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04.17.2014
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The crowd at the opening party of the Louis Vuitton flagship in Dallas had only one complaint — they wanted more merchandise.

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Daniel Lalonde

Daniel Lalonde

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VUITTON PLEA: The Champagne-quaffing, caviar-nibbling crowd at the opening party of the Louis Vuitton flagship in Dallas had only one complaint — they wanted more merchandise. “I love Louis Vuitton,” said Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, who lent her name to the Thursday evening fete as hostess. “I wish they had the clothing here. I’m going to try to talk them into it.” Daniel Lalonde, president and chief executive officer of Louis Vuitton North America, heard the same plea from so many well-heeled women, including Kary Brittingham and Tina Craig, that he was mulling it over. “It wouldn’t be that hard to do,” he said later that evening at a private dinner in the cozy wine cellar of The Mansion on Turtle Creek. “We have space for a mezzanine.” Brittingham, for one, was feeling the urge to spend. “I am so ready for this economy to be over,” she said. “I want to go shopping and not feel guilty about it.” With the Dallas store open, Lalonde and his team have turned their attention to the three-level 17,000-square-foot flagship opening Dec. 3 at CityCenter in Las Vegas. It will stock the brand’s full product range, including clothing. “It’s unique,” Lalonde said. “It has a lit facade and will be one of our top three largest stores in North America.”

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