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Gucci unzips first sumptuous Fort Worth boutique at Shops at Clearfork
UPDATE 10-14-2022: After a couple of false starts, Gucci finally opens today - Friday, October 14, a store spokesperson confirms. Doors open at 10 am.
UPDATE 9-27-2022: Opening day has been pushed back to Monday, October 10, a store representative says.
Fort Worth fashionistas who, for months, have eagerly watched for the "Open" sign to appear on the city's first Gucci store, can finally grab their handbags and head over. Gucci will open at The Shops at Clearfork on Friday, September 30.
The Italian luxury brand's first standalone Fort Worth boutique spans more than 4,500 square feet and carries a wide selection of men’s and women’s shoes, handbags, luggage, small leather goods, jewelry, watches, and eyewear, according to a release.
The Clearfork location is the seventh Gucci boutique in Texas. But it's the first time Fort Worth shoppers don't have to trek east across the Metroplex — to Dallas' Galleria or NorthPark Center, or even further to Plano's Legacy West — for a full-scale Gucci experience.
And while the luxury goods may pull shoppers in, the elegant Clearfork store itself may keep them entranced.
"With a look that invites customers to feel welcome and relaxed, the interior design is discreet," the release says. "In keeping with the elegant and contemporary eclecticism that characterizes Gucci’s collections, the store sees the combination of traditional and modern, industrial and romantic. Contrasting merchandising elements represent different design codes, combining to create curiosity, inviting customers to feel like they are constantly discovering new aspects of the store."
Design details include:
- Custom geometric carpet, which, they say, produces decorative three-dimensional effects on the floors.
- Mechanical display units that contrast with soft, rich fabrics adorning the rooms.
- Round tables that offset rectangular ones.
- Varnished, gold iron wall finishes that complement red velvets on upholstery and fitting rooms.
- Luxurious chairs and benches for a textured effect.
- LED lighting to promote energy efficiency.
"The result is a space that entices, surprises and feels personal to Gucci," they say.
Established in Florence, Italy, in 1921, Gucci is one of the world’s leading luxury brands. President and CEO Marco Bizzarri and Creative Director Alessandro Michele now lead the brand, which is part of the global luxury group Kering.
"Following the House’s centenary, Gucci forges ahead into the next hundred years, continuing to redefine luxury while celebrating the creativity, Italian craftsmanship, and innovation at the core of its values," the release says.
The Shops at Clearfork boutique is located next to Louis Vuitton, near Tory Burch and Kate Spade New York. Hours are 10 am-7 pm Monday-Thursday, 10 am-8 pm Friday-Saturday, and 12-6 pm Sunday.