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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Paris is Sexier than EVER! A&F Paris Now Open!

Picture perfect at the entrance of A&F Paris | Screenshot from A&F Paris Opening Day (image source)
Ladies and Gentlemen, Abercrombie & Fitch has opened doors to A&F Paris! Rejoice in the fact its elegant elegant doors now lay open to what awaits for you within...paradise à la FIERCE! All of the anticipation that had been building up until this day has reached a conclusion that rivals - arguably - any other flagship opening in the history of A&F. If you were present in Paris for the opening, than consider yourself among the exclusive few in the entire world...if you were not, than thats just really sad...A&F Paris is a dream.

People flocked all over France, Europe...hell, the entire world, to the grand gates of 23 Avenue des Champs-Élysées. The crowd, as in every opening of an internation Abercrombie & Fitch flagship, was huge and the multitude of people spread all up and down the famed Avenue on either side of the flagship. From the balconies up high came down the salutes from countless models. Many of these them came out (in jeans, sky-blue checkered shirts or in only navy hoodies) to finally get the hundreds of Abercrombie-crazed fans into a winding, thick line. (A&F Ginza reportedly boasted a recordbreaking 1,500 people in line, so we'll see soon how many showed up for A&F Paris - apparently more!) As the gates were opened, everyone proceeded up a wide driveway to the front doors of the amazing white stucco structure that houses said paradise. Those doors, towering and stately with an astonishing elegance, must have been created as so for the purpose of guarding FIERCE heaven....The gates of FIERCE heaven, indeed! And so it was these doors that swung open at 10:00am (CET)...

Our favorite boy-toy Chris in the entrance hall. (image source)
Within awaits the most beautiful Abercrombie & Fitch flagship in the world...honestly, the most beautiful. It has an elegance that out does even the grandeur of A&F at 7 Burlington Gardens at Savile Row in London. Facing the entrance is tall mural of three poised nude males (their muscled backs and well-formed butts on full display). Here, in the entrance hall, stood Christ as the store greeter - the model you take your pictures with for the wonderful memory - as he did back when A&F Milan opened in October 2009. The smell of FIERCE can be described as utterly entoxicating; the atmosphere pulsing to the rhythym of ultra-cool as the A&F Playlists blasts throughout!

Looking around, utter elegance worthy of Abercrombie & Fitch's home in Paris, the city of haute-style. There is a central aspect to the decor; gold detailing. It graces the front gates, the doors, and is dotted as opulent metalwork in order and class throughout the interior design. The Company spent a reported figure of  4,9 million (a little over $7 million USD) in the renovations...and it looks it! Four floors measuring at 31,000 square feet hold the weight of the best that A&F has to offer up to the world, here in Paris, served on a golden platter. The signature staircase that commands attention - and why wouldn't it, you have to walk up and down on it - so tiring! - and accends around the romantic and powerful bronze statue of a chiseled athletic male (another signature piece found in all A&F flagships)...

On its official Facebook page Abercrombie & Fitch posted, "Today is the day!...The A&F Paris Flagship is officially open!" at 11:00am (EST). That's all! You could be upset about how it has no absolute coverage for its fans the world over. Honestly, though, it adds even more of an air of exclusivity to the whole affair. The opening of A&F Paris is a treat for those fans residing in Paris...and only for them; like an exclusive party going down in the City of Lights, invitation only - that being the luck of actually being able to travel to Paris for the special day...your jealousy must be FIERCE!

Abercrombie & Fitch in Paris...blows our breaths away...heavenly FIERCE!