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MILAN — Bottega Veneta is making a statement in Milan.

The Italian luxury brand on Tuesday will officially open its first store in the city designed by creative director Matthieu Blazy. It is Bottega Veneta’s third unit in Milan, joining the existing stores on tony shopping streets Via Montenapoleone and Via Sant’Andrea, which will remain open.

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The new boutique is located in storied luxury shopping arcade Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a landmark location between the city’s Duomo cathedral and the Teatro alla Scala.

Covering almost 2,600 square feet over two levels, it was modeled after Blazy’s striking blueprint, first unveiled in Paris on 12 Avenue Montaigne last September, followed by Aspen last December.

“There are different experiences of space in the store,” Blazy told WWD. “I wanted to express the idea of a domestic interior referring to Italian modernist architecture that contrasts with the aesthetic of a spaceship. And to capture the intimacy and the imagination of getting dressed.”

The boutique carries the brand’s leather goods and shoes for men and women, and women’s ready-to-wear.

Inside the new Bottega Veneta store in Milan.

Inside the new Bottega Veneta store in Milan.

“We are delighted to open our latest Bottega Veneta store in such an iconic location,” said the company’s chief executive officer Leo Rongone. “Galleria Vittorio Emanuele is a historical Milanese landmark that is renowned as a discerning luxury destination, attracting visitors from all over the world.”

The store is centrally placed in a strategic location in the Galleria that used to house a Gucci boutique, which moved to the other side of the arcade. Both Bottega Veneta and Gucci are owned by Kering.

“We look forward to welcoming new and established clients in an intimate and elevated environment, where every design detail expresses our profound relationship with Italian materials and craft,” said

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