Ella Alexander of the UK VOGUE.COM called it "Acne Domination". She was, of course, referring to the July opening of the first Acne store in London during fashion week.
Designer Blake Kuwahara had a chance to visit the store and see first hand what all the fuss was about.
Leave it to the Swedes to open a minimal yet warm and inviting "studio" as they call it (not a store) on Dover Street just a few doors down from Dover Street Market. Four floors- one each dedicated to denim, accessories, womenswear, and menswear- with their tall ceilings, large vertical, leaded glass windows, and whitewashed walls and floors is a place you not only want to shop but to live. My criteria for a great store is one that you could just add a kitchen and call home. This one even comes complete with a landscaped rooftop terrace and large canvasses by artist Jeremiah Goodman. - Blake Kuwahara, London Oct. 2010