Half a year after opening a Tokyo store, KITH has opened its first European flagship location in Paris. The store spans 16,000 square feet across three stories and a courtyard of the historic Pershing Building, not far from the Arc de Triomphe. Like others of KITH’s outposts, the location will do triple-duty, this time housing a KITH Retail, KITH Treats and KITH for Sadelle’s restaurant.
From the ground floor, visitors will ascend a restored Carrara marble staircase to the apparel level, which includes men’s, women’s, kid’s and footwear suites. The ceiling above the staircase is adorned with a bespoke chandelier crafted with resin-cast Nike Air Max 1s; with each new flagship continent, KITH highlights a different legacy sneaker silhouette and the Air Max 1 was chosen for Europe in tribute to Paris’s Pompidou Center.
The first floor mezzanine looks out onto the glass-covered courtyard, designed with a green wall and multi-colored Carrara marble floors. The Sadelle’s restaurant occupies the courtyard space and will serve a unique brunch menu including New York classics and caviar options. The KITH Treats is adjacent to to the restaurant within the ground floor of the building.
In the basement level, you’ll find a rotating gallery space which will host a variety of immersive programming in line with KITH’s latest collaborations and drops.
And, to further celebrate the store’s opening, KITH has joined (air) forces with Nike to create a commemorative Air Force 1 sneaker inspired by the French flag which will be available exclusively at the new location.