Jun 042013
 

Leica Store Los Angeles Grand Opening this Month!

My invite to the big opening of the Leica flagship store in Los Angeles has arrived and the store is celebrating the Grand Opening in true Leica style with gallery exhibits, artwork and the unveiling of a brand new special edition camera. 

Hmm. Wonder what that special edition will be? The grand opening is set for June 20th but since I leave bright and early on the 21st for Seattle and the Palouse workshop I am not able to attend the Leica event. Damn.

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But this is going to be one beautiful store! From the image it is almost Apple-Esque looking. Now…what is this new “special edition” camera they are unveiling? :)

Leica Store LA Opening - Invitation

Mar 062013
 

PRESS RELEASE

LEICA CAMERA ANNOUNCES LEICA STORE MIAMI OPENING

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“Leica is excited to open its Miami location where we can now showcase inspiring photography and products in a city that is rich in art, culture and international business.” says Roland Wolff, vice president of marketing and corporate retail.  “Along with the Leica Store DC and Leica Store SoHo, this new location in Coral Gables is the newest addition to the network of locations dedicated to bringing the Leica products and lifestyle to a wider audience.”

A unique lifestyle destination, the 2,200 square-foot Leica Store Miami has opened in conjunction with Dale Photo & Digital, based in Ft. Lauderdale.  Customers will be able to experience the iconic brand and marvel at the photographic exhibits in an atmosphere that befits Leica’s tradition of German innovation and artistic excellence.  In addition to the entire product portfolio, the location will also offer a variety of special edition Leica Camera products such as the Leica X2 Edition Paul Smith.

Dale Photo & Digital has long been considered a leading Leica dealer. Our Leica specialists all have extensive product knowledge and an unmatched passion for the Leica brand,” said David Farkas, owner of Dale Photo & Digital along with wife Juliana. “We are extremely pleased and excited to bring this expertise and enthusiasm to Leica Store Miami. For us, opening one of the first Leica Stores in the United States was a logical progression for our business and we look forward to serving the Leica community.”

Leica Stores and boutiques complement an extensive dealer network and serve to further grow the brand in North America. In addition to the new Miami location, Leica Stores can also be found in Washington D.C.  and New York City. Leica Camera will continue to expand in 2013 with additional North America store locations.

The Leica Store Miami is open Monday through Saturday and provides customers the opportunity to schedule private appointments by calling (305) 921-4433. Hours, directions and the latest event information can be found online at www.leicastoremiami.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LeicaStoreMiami.

 

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About Leica Camera:

Leica represents a union of craftsmanship, technology and experience. It is at once an extension of art, knowledge and philosophy, providing a state-of-the-art optical experience in a precision, hand-made photographic instrument. Leica Camera has a simple mission: to provide users with an incomparable experience, an instrument that defines an unsurpassed heritage and sets a standard of excellence for the industry to meet. www.leica-camera.comi

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About Leica Camera:

Leica represents a union of craftsmanship, technology and experience. It is at once an extension of art, knowledge and philosophy, providing a state-of-the-art optical experience in a precision, hand-made photographic instrument. Leica Camera has a simple mission: to provide users with an incomparable experience, an instrument that defines an unsurpassed heritage and sets a standard of excellence for the industry to meet. www.leica-camera.com

Mar 302012
 

PRESS RELEASE

LEICA CAMERA ANNOUNCES LEICA STORE WASHINGTON DC

Retail concept debuts in North America with inaugural location grand opening May 2nd - 3rd

Allendale, NJ (March 30, 2012) – Leica Camera Inc., the legendary German camera and sport optics brand, announces the debut of its new retail concept in North America with the opening of the Leica Store Washington DC. Located at 977 F Street, NW, in the heart of downtown Washington, DC’s Penn Quarter, the store will feature the entire Leica photography and sport optics product portfolio.  Serving as a gateway into the world of Leica Camera, the Leica Store Washington DC will celebrate an official grand opening on Wednesday, May 2nd and Thursday, May 3rd.

“Perfect for Leica enthusiasts, professional photographers and new customers alike, the Leica Store Washington DC creates a completely immersive experience into the world of photography,” said Roland Wolff, Director of Corporate Retail at Leica Camera Inc. “Leica Camera has always represented the best in German engineering and the special culture of the picture. We are now able to offer a complete showcase for our products and services as well as a creative setting for our customers, bringing this central mission to life in a new way.”

A unique lifestyle destination, the Leica Store Washington DC will provide customers the opportunity to discover the art of photography with a retail space, a photography gallery featuring exhibitions shot with the Leica portfolio and a studioset up to demonstrate the exceptional performance of the Leica S-System. Keeping in line with Leica Camera’s commitment to increasing the enjoyment of photography and deepening photographic knowledge, the Leica Store Washington DC will also be an ideal setting for the immensely popular Leica Akademie workshops. In addition, the store will be designated as an S2 Pro Dealership and provide specialized demonstrations, consultations and support for professional photographers utilizing this revolutionary digital camera system. A knowledgeable and enthusiastic team of retail and photographic professionals will deliver expert information and advice to create the finest customer experience.

To celebrate the grand opening of the Washington, DC location, Leica Camera will host programming throughout a two-day event May 2nd - 3rd which includes workshops highlighting Leica’s product portfolio, a cocktail hour for professional photographers and an official opening ceremony showcasing the new setting to invited guests. The gallery space will feature an exhibition by internationally acclaimed Photojournalist Peter Turnley. As part of a new Leica Lecture Series, Turnley will present “Peter Turnley: Moments of the Human Condition” on May 2nd. Attendees of this lecture will not only view Turnley’s iconic photographs but also hear the stories behind the images that have shaped views of world history from the fall of the Berlin Wall and the 1989 revolutions in Eastern Europe to the devastation at Ground Zero on September 11, 2001 and most recently, the turning point in the Egyptian Revolution.

Leica Stores complement an extensive dealer network and serve to further grow the brand in North America. At present, Leica Camera has confirmed two additional store locations in the United States slated to open later this year, Leica Store New York SoHo and Leica Store Miami. Additionally, the company’s store-in-store concept will continue to expand with the Leica Boutique in Rancho Mirage, CA (located at Camera West) and Leica Boutique in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada (located at Broadway Camera).

The Leica Store Washington DC will be open seven days a week and provides customers with the opportunity to schedule private appointments.

For additional information, please visit www.leica-store-dc.com.

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