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MCM and Anne Fontaine, two international luxury retail brands, are set to open their first Louisiana stores in Canal Place this year.

MCM, a German company which sells high end leather goods such as handbags, belts, backpacks and shoes, will open a 2,000-square-foot store within the next week. The store will be on the first floor of Canal Place, across from Michael Kors.

Anne Fontaine, a French women’s fashion retailer, known for its take on the classic white shirt, will open a 700-square-foot store by the fall, also on the first floor.

Officials with Canal Place said this will be the only Gulf Coast stores for both brands. They join a lineup of other luxury retailers that includes Saks Fifth Avenue, Louis Vuitton, Brooks Brothers, Tiffany & Co. and Tory Burch.

The 260,000 square foot shopping center is in the midst of a two year renovation aimed at creating a modern retail environment. O’Connor Capital Partners, which manages and leases Canal Place, would not release an exact dollar value for the renovations but said it is a “multi-million dollar” project.