Currently with over 20 locations in mainland China, PPR-owned Bottega Veneta recently opened two new southwest China boutiques in Chongqing and Guiyang. Designed by Bottega Veneta creative director Tomas Maier, the Chongqing and Guiyang locations precede upcoming openings in Kunming, Wuhan, Taiyuan and Shanghai. Considering it has been a magnet for major brands in recent years and has a population larger than that of Australia, BV’s decision to expand into Chongqing is fairly obvious. However, we’re intrigued by the choice of Guiyang, capital of Guizhou province — one of the poorest regions in China — which currently lacks even a Louis Vuitton boutique.
Bottega Veneta Chongqing (Starlight 68 mall, 1F, 68 Yanghe Road, Chongqing; 重庆市洋河一路68号星光68广场首层)
Bottega Veneta Guiyang (Lavant mall, 1F, Zhongshan Rd. South, Guiyang; 贵州市中山南路荔星名店首层)