To design their new bespoke stores, Dolce&Gabbana chose French-born, Japan-based architect, Gwenael Nicolas. After the Tokyo store, the brand’s new home for the designer couple’s bespoke items and prestigious accessories in Via Montenapoleone, Milan, recently opened its doors. The large, sumptuous space on three floors is dominated by a brand new combination of briar root and Brazilian Portoro marble, with the feature tones being mesmerising green and gold. It is said that a whole Brazilian quarry was used to complete the building. The walls are decorated with fabrics and wallpaper with brocade motifs. Of course, the inevitable large mirrors with their gilt baroque frames – a distinguishing feature of the brand – are all in place. Each floor has a central relaxation area with vintage armchairs and occasional tables, to make purchasing an experience to be savoured in luxurious tranquillity. The jewellery has its own special floor, where it is on show in display cases with marble backgrounds, placed on miniature baroque chairs.