Born and raised in Paris, the global epitome of elegance and chic, Delphine Laurenceau-Diratz has been working for the three iconic brands Hermès, Chanel and Louis Vuitton in the French capital.
Her contributions have been crucial to the development of Hermès (Al Mana Retail) in the Middle East with the launch of various stores in Dubai and the GCC.
By working closely with VVIP clients as a personal buyer she gained a specialised understanding of the needs and desires of her local clientele.
After collaborating with another prominent local retail group and advisory on luxury goods, interior design, concepts and merchandising finally pushed her, after more than 15 years of experience in retail, to develop her own concept store.
Imperial Scentury was born as a destination of French elegance, luxury and sophistication with the launch of the first boutique in Dubai in 2014.
After the much anticipated opening of the second boutique in Al Ain in 2016, Delphine’s vision of opening an even more glamorous and iconic boutique in Abu Dhabi was born to cater to the requests of her prominently Emirati, Saudi, Qatari and wider GCC clientele.
Imperial Scentury has been designed as a luxurious, extraordinary concept store representing an unparalleled insight into the world of true French luxury living. It is a place of elegance, an oasis of contemplation that captures dreams and emotions. A visit to the boutique is an experience without signs of minimalism or simplicity - it is a journey of discovery in an exuberant royal environment and represents a completely new way of shopping.
It is neither a home decoration store, nor a fashion or fragrance boutique - Imperial Scentury offers an exceptional combination of unique, exclusive and luxurious products combined with the ultimate in personal service in a mix unseen in the region. Niche products, glamorous fashion, custom made collections, exclusive and rare fragrances, unique objects, museum-style baroque inspired furniture - all of that and much more represents the luxury on offer.
Imperial Scentury inspires and opens the eyes to a whole new level of elegance and sophistication with the product range and its’ opulent decor, dominated by gold, burgundy, rich carpets, chandeliers, private seating areas…