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Prada Opening Store in Bari

The label's first location in the city is located on Via Sparano, at the center of the high-end shopping district.

NEW LOCALE: Prada is opening its first store in Bari, capital of the Apulia region, Thursday on Via Sparano, at the center of the city’s high-end shopping district. Designed by architect Roberto Baciocchi, the 6,372-square-foot store is spread across two levels connected by a black Marquina marble staircase, and it will offer men’s wear, women’s wear and accessories, with a special area dedicated to luggage. The ground floor features Prada’s signature black-and-white checkered marble, with green fabric walls, green velvet sofas and crystal tables.

In conjunction with the new opening, Prada teamed up with the Italian National Trust, a non-profit organization that aims to promote and preserve Italy’s artistic and cultural heritage, to restore two local treasures: artist Antonio Vivarini’s 1467 polyptych in the Pinacoteca Provinciale, and the well in the 12th-century Santa Maria di Cerrate abbey near Lecce.

Prada is known for its support of the arts. In 2010, the Italian fashion company funded the restoration of four gypsum statues at Bologna’s Accademia delle Belle Arti, and last year it helped restore various works at Padua’s Santa Giustina abbey.

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