Luxury fashion brands often venture into other categories to sell the so-called “lifestyle.” Home decor, furniture, accessories, cosmetics, and even sports equipment are just some of the common categories.
Some of your favorite labels now even operate and house their very own cafés, restaurants, and bars.
So the next time you feel peckish while shopping, head to these chic luxury fashion brand-themed eateries.
Armani / Ristorante
Giorgio Armani was one of the first fashion designers to enter the dining scene. To date, the Armani group has 18 restaurants and cafés in locations such as New York, Chile, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Italy, Cannes, Munich, and Paris. The fashion house operates under the names Armani / Ristorante, Emporio Armani Caffé, Armani/Aqua, Armani/Privé, and Armani/Café. Much like his designs, Armani’s restaurants offer "delightfully tasty haute cuisine recipes with traditional Italian and modern twist on classics.”
As a Wes Anderson-designed café, it’s safe to say that Bar Luce is like something straight out of a movie. Prada collaborated with the film director to create a “typical Milanese café” located inside the brand’s art complex Fondazione Prada. The retro-pastel haven is outfitted with a Zissou-themed pinball machine and serves pastries, paninis, tartines, and cocktails.
From the menu to the interiors, Chanel’s Alain Ducasse-headed restaurant in Tokyo’s Ginza district stays true to the house’s code. The two Michelin-starred restaurant is a mix of cultures, with Ducasse’s French dishes using Japanese produce. Don’t miss its chocolate in the shape of Coco Chanel's favorite flower, the camellia.
The Blue Box Café
Tiffany & Co. recently opened its Blue Box Café, where you can relive Holly Golightly’s famous breakfast inside the store. Situated on the fourth floor of the Fifth Avenue flagship store, the café serves coffee, avocado toast, and “Tiffany Tea” which starts at $29.
Bulgari Il Ristorante
Aside from jewelry and timepieces, Bulgari has a number of hotels, resorts, and restaurants around the world. Its Il Ristorante boasts a gastronomic journey through various aromas and flavors of Italian cuisine. The luxury restaurant has branches in Bulgari’s Milan Hotel and Bulgari’s Tokyo flagship.
Under the roof of Dior’s Gangnam flagship store sits a chic and cozy café that serves nothing but Pierre Hermé treats. The dove gray space is the perfect modern retreat for Christian Dior fans and shoppers alike. Café Dior offers a selection of picture-perfect macarons, chocolates, cakes, ice creams, pastries, and drinks.
Gucci’s four-floor flagship in Ginza houses the Gucci Café. The lunch and afternoon tea spot
Hermès Le Café
If you want to rest in between shopping excursions then Hermès’ Le Café is a must-visit.
Named after the Burberry founder, Thomas’s serves an all-day menu of British classics. Located at the 121 Regent Street flagship in London
Ralph's Coffee & Bar
Ralph’s offers homemade cookies, nitrogen-infused cold brew, classic American roast, indulgent chocolate layer cake, and heirloom recipe cheesecake. Aside from the brand’s permanent spaces, the café opens as a pop-up store in select Ralph Lauren shops around the world. Then there are also the label’s other restaurants: The Polo Bar in New York, Ralph’s in Paris, RL in Chicago, and Ralph’s in London.
Red Fleece Café
Rose Bakery is Dover Street Market and Comme des Garçons’ entry to the world of retail-dining. The bakery was originally a standalone eatery in Paris, but soon enough outlets opened in DSM and CDG stores. Instead of luxe ingredients, the eatery offers healthy and organic dishes with tea drinks and baked goods. Rose Bakery can be found in DSM and CDG stores in London, Seoul, and Tokyo.