Maria Luisa closing down
A page turns for influential fashion maven Maria Luisa Poumaillou. Her multi-brand store set up in 1988 is closing its doors for good on Sat 7 Aug, less than a year after inaugurating a new space on the corner of rue Rouget de Lisle and rue du Mont Thabor, (and just around the corner from the original space rue Cambon). Maria Luisa has said she’ll now be concentrating on ‘contemporary sales platforms’: department stores and online. Fashion director of the Printemps, and with a magnificent ‘shop in shop’ there on the second floor, she’ll also continue selling her astute selection of designers (Alaia, Balenciaga, Jil Sander, Margiela, Christopher Kane, Marios Schwab…) via the website the.corner.