I could have my Gucci on
Luxe Italian designer Gucci debuts first San Antonio boutique at La Cantera
Italian luxury designer Gucci is opening its first directly operated store in San Antonio on Friday, December 9. The new outpost will be located in The Shops at La Cantera, marking the brand's eighth boutique in Texas.
Founded in Florence, Italy, in 1921, the luxury brand is known for its creativity, craftsmanship, and innovation. The new store will represent those three pillars: Spanning over 4,400 feet, its interior will be both elevated and discreet, weaving beautiful and distinct materials with an elegant and modern minimalist touch.
Design highlights include rich fabrics (sage green wall finishes with complementary pink, gray, and moss green velvets on upholstery and in fitting rooms); custom geometric painted wood floors with marble polychrome inlays for a three-dimensional effect; sumptuous chairs; and vintage oriental rugs.
The overall effect will speak to the brand's combination of elegant and contemporary, traditional and modern, industrial and romantic — all working to create a space that sparks curiosity and yet feels both familiar and personal to Gucci.
In support of the brand's sustainability targets in its stores worldwide, the new store will also feature LED lighting1 to guarantee lower energy consumption, cut down managing costs, and promote longer-lasting lighting. In addition, a Building Management System (BMS)2 will monitor and promote energy efficiency by measuring and controlling heating, ventilation, cooling, hot water and lighting in buildings.
As for products, San Antonio shoppers will suffer no lack of inspiration. The La Cantera location will carry a wide selection of men's and women's shoes, handbags, luggage, small leather goods, jewelry, watches, eyewear, and Gucci Beauty products.
The new store will be open Monday through Thursday 11am to 7pm; Friday through Saturday from 11am to 8pm; and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm.