International fashion house Christian Dior is to open a 10,000 square foot flagship store at 185 Post Street in San Francisco, following an interior fit-out that is expected to take about two years.
Grosvenor Americas, which completed a renovation of 185 Post Street in 2006-07, has leased 10,000 square feet of retail space on three floors to Dior.
“Christian Dior, one of the world’s most iconic fashion houses, is the perfect tenant for our glass-enclosed building at 185 Post Street, and a prime example of Grosvenor’s leadership in attracting the world’s most exciting high street retailers to our properties in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, and other cities,” says Andrei Gog, asset manager with Grosvenor Americas.
After acquiring 185 Post Street in 2005, Grosvenor Americas began a complete building renovation that preserved the original 1908 brick exterior by encapsulating it in layers of translucent and frosted glass. In addition to creating the new façade, Grosvenor Americas upgraded all building systems including seismic protection. The building has won two major architectural awards.
Grosvenor Americas also owns the properties at 251 and 180 Post Street in San Francisco’s tony Union Square shopping district, leased to prominent retailers including Coach, The North Face, Ghurka, Facconable, and others. In Los Angeles, the company owns 308-310 North Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, home to jeweller Harry Winston and luxury fashion house Chanel.