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Acne to open first UK store this week

Premium brand Acne will open the doors to its first UK store on London’s Dover Street on Thursday.

The London Acne Studio, will be the Swedish brand’s largest store worldwide. The building has four floors, which will house all its categories including both men’s and womenswear and furniture.

The Mayfair space at 13 Dover Street will also house an art gallery, a roof terrace and a garden.

Acne creative director Jonny Johansson said: “Ever since we formed Acne we always talked about a house with different levels of creativity to house all of our artistic endeavours. We have the house in Stockholm - a large old bank once owned by the Wallenberg family and to be able to recreate that in Mayfair is one of my absolute dreams. The Studio will be more than just clothing it will be a house of differing creativity.”

Acne commissioned artist Jeremiah Goodman to produce some paintings that re-create the look of Acne’s Stockholm office and design studio for the London store.The canvasses have been shipped from Goodman’s New York studio to be hung on the walls of the Dover Street store.

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