Moncler opens first store in Oz

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Cheyenne Tozzi for French label Moncler, which is has opened its first stand-alone stone in Australia.

SINCE Drake wore one in his Hotline Bling video, the Moncler outlet puffer jacket has become a status symbol in outerwear.

The Hotline Bling clip alone sparked a huge surge in sales of the US $1150 red Maya puffer jacket, as seen on the Canadian rapper.

Sales of the garment more than doubled after the video was released in 2015, according to Vanity Fair, making Drake an unofficial face of the brand (he has since worn it frequently).

“We had a great result on the e-commerce sale of the Maya model,” a Moncler outlet spokesman told vanityfair.com at the time.
Drake wears Moncler outlet in Hotline Bling

Hotline Bling — which has now had more than a billion views on YouTube — was a defining moment for Moncler, which had been close to bankrupsy in the early 2000s.

Nearly two years on from Drake’s now-iconic video, the French luxury brand has finally opened its first stand-alone store in Australia.

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Model Cheyenne Tozzi in a blush-pink Moncler puffer jacket, at the brand’s new Chadstone store.

“It’s a country that I believe can become important for our brand,” Moncler president and chief executive Remo Ruffini said.

“We have planned to further consolidate our presence on both sides of the distribution channels, both retail and wholesale, through opening this shop-in-shop”.

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Cheyenne Tozzi in the Cercis bomber jacket.

The Moncler store officially opened at Chadstone shopping centre in Melbourne last week.

It houses the brand’s prêt-à-porter collections of up-market outerwear and accessories, including its cheap moncler jackets Grenoble, Moncler Enfant, Moncler Lunettes and Moncler Gamme Bleu ranges.

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Client Liaison, pictured at the new Moncler store in Chadstone.