NEW BOUTIQUES AND 80,000 RED CARNATIONS: THE OPENING OF THE NEW BOUTIQUES AT GALERIA CANALEJAS

June, 2, 2022

On June 3, the historic doors of the monumental Galería Canalejas buildings will open for the first time to celebrate the opening of new boutiques for the most prestigious international brands in the world. This grand opening has attracted internationally prestigious fashion and beauty brands to Spain for the first time.

A spectacular art installation of more than 80,000 red carnations accompanies the highly anticipated grand opening of the main heart of the new international icon of luxury in the capital, Galería Canalejas.

Come and visit the new boutiques of the most prestigious international brands in the world. Aquazzura, the emblematic Italian footwear firm opens its first boutique in Spain in Galería Canalejas to offer the Italian savoir-faire and good taste of its designer, Edgardo Osorio. Galería Canalejas also becomes the incomparable setting in which OMEGA inaugurates the new international concept of the firm's boutiques in Spain.Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, and Giorgio Armani, will also return to Madrid after 8 years without a store in the capital.

Crossing the threshold of the historic building that once housed the Banco Hispano Americano (1902) at Plaza de Canalejas Nº 1 in Madrid, customers and visitors to Galería Canalejas will be able to enjoy both the wealth of historic heritage and some of the more than 17,000 pieces that have been meticulously restored and returned to the buildings of Centro Canalejas Madrid.

The majestic original Art Déco style stained glass piece that once oversaw activity in the operations hall of Banco Zaragozano (1940) now shines once again since it has been carefully restored in the central atrium of Galería Canalejas. The historic original mailbox signed by the master Juan José García for Banco Español de Crédito (1920) and the imposing 19-tonne door of the reinforced safe recovered from the underground levels of those banks can now be seen on display in Galería Canalejas for both customers and visitors to enjoy.

In a heartfelt tribute to the heritage of these iconic historic buildings, some of the boutiques also house historic pieces. Hermès displays the unmistakable green marble counters of the Equitativa building; and Zegna, an exceptional 1920's lamp and the plaques with the keys to the client's private safes of the Banco Español de Crédito. Maison Cartier, in its case, pays homage to the city with an exquisite tapestry with a composition in which its iconic panther strolls through Madrid's Royal Botanical Gardens.

The two new historic entrances, located at Plaza de Canalejas 1 and Calle Alcalá 10, are from now on, the entrance to the new universe of Galería Canalejas, where luxury, gastronomy, fashion, culture and the history of the 7 monumental historic buildings on which it sits, come together in a unique and global experience.

From now on, Galería Canalejas awaits you at Plaza de Canalejas, 1.

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