The Streets of Buckhead has signed Loro Piana, to the list of boutiques slated to open in the shopping district in 2009. The store will be located on Buckhead Avenue just east of Peachtree Road, and will occupy over 2,000 square feet of space.

Loro Piana is known worldwide for its sportswear and leisurewear for men, women, and children, knitwear, accessories, bags, small leather goods and items for the home, created with select yarns and fabrics.

“Loro Piana is proud to be part of this exciting project and is looking forward to establishing a strong presence in the Atlanta market,” stated Pier Luigi and Sergio Loro Piana, CEOs of Loro Piana & C. The company had been looking for an opportunity in this market for a while but did not move forward until the Buckhead development came along. “We see this as an excellent opportunity to meet our clientele in an environment that is ideal to communicating Loro Piana’s core brand values,”

Originally from Trivero, the Loro Piana family started as merchants of wool fabrics at the beginning of the 19th century. The company opened its first directly operated store in New York in 1993 and in Milan and Venice in 1999. Today they are over 100 stores worldwide. Among the 12 locations are in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami, and Aspen.