Mango opened a new flagship store in Lisbon. The event marked a special anniversary
Whether they came from Paris or London, last week all of the #MangoGirl(s) flocked to Lisbon to celebrate the opening of the Spanish company’s flagship store – Camille Charrière, Lucy Williams, Joanna Halpin, and Jeanne Damas included. With the addition of this new, immensely spacious branch on Praça dos Restauradores, Mango now operates 205 megastores worldwide. More are in the planning stage: Lucerne, Switzerland; Bogota, Colombia; and another new store in Portugal, this time in the city of Loulé.
The day picked for the opening was no accident: It was exactly 25 years before, on the 30th of November, 1992, that Mango opened its first store in Portugal, a move that marked the beginning of the label’s international expansion. And so two important events in the company’s history were celebrated at the same time. The festivities began at a reception accompanied by the musical talents of Cape Verde artists Mayra Andrade and Jon Luz, followed by the presentation of the new flagship store. Located in the former Teatro Edén cinema, the Art Deco style building dates from 1931 and was designed by the architects Cassiano Branco and Carlo Florencio Dias.
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A lot of photos from the party that followed the reception and presentation that evening popped up on Instagram: Full Mango looks alongside the beautiful azulejos that are so typical of Lisbon and decorate the interior of the Palácio Belmonte. This, one of the oldest buildings in the city, is where Mango hosted its 250 exclusive guests. Here the artists performed for a second time before Daniel Baughman took over as DJ.