New Zara unveiled in Rome

Yet another reason to look forward to our visit to Italy in the new year (as well as, of course, Pitti and the Milan Fashion Week shows) – it’s another impressive Zara store for us to drop some pennies at. Not letting the heritage of the 120 year old Palazzo Bocconi building get in the way of innovation (a lesson MYER Melbourne could learn plenty from), the new Zara store is apparently the most cutting edge and eco-friendly yet.

The palazzo’s sweeping renovation drew on extensive historical documentation of the building’s original architectural characteristics and included many elements that allow the store to blend historical tradition with contemporary architecture.

Come 2011 Zara is set to expand to the markets of Australia and South Africa.

You can see more pictures of the new Zara Rome store below.

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