Monique Lhuillier, the fashion house established by French-Filipino designer Monique Lhuillier and her husband, Tom Bugbee, has announced an upcoming flagship salon located at South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, California.
Set to open in early fall, the new 7,000 square-foot stores will stock Monique Lhuillier’s entire ready-to-wear, bridal and accessories collections, as well as exclusive items, the brand said. The new flagship opening will also mark the retail debut of the ML Monique Lhuillier contemporary collection in all of the brand's flagship locations.
“I am excited about expanding our retail presence with the addition of our third flagship location at South Coast Plaza, an iconic fashion destination,” said Monique Lhuillier, who serves as the brand's creative director.
“The beautiful space and interiors will welcome you to my world and showcase my collections from fragrance to ready-to-wear, contemporary, and of course, bridal."
The designer further announced that the brand is set to launch intimate apparel in 2021, aligning with her brand's 25th anniversary. The move marks a continued string of recent expansions for the brand, which launched its first fragrance in February.
Founded in 1996, the Monique Lhuillier brand currently operates flagship stores in Los Angeles and New York City. Renowned for its lavish gowns and luxurious bridalwear, the brand has been seen on celebrities including Emma Stone, Blake Lively, Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Michelle Obama, and Melania Trump, among others.
In addition to her namesake house, Lhuillier has launched multiple licensed brands in partnership with Pottery Barn, including Monique Lhuillier & Pottery Barn, Monique Lhuillier & Pottery Barn Kids, and Monique Lhuillier & Pottery Barn Teen.
The brand's products are currently available through its stores and through retailers like Net-a-Porter, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Bergdorf Goodman.