Muir & Mirrielees

TsUM – Central Universal Department Store – is one of the most renowned department store
Department store
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s in Moscow
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. It is located in a six-story historical building at Petrovka street. TSUM is a part of Mercury group.

TSUM today

Nowadays TSUM is one of the most fashion
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able and trendiest places in the city, the largest fashion department store in Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe
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. It carries in its stock more than 1000 brands of fashionable apparel, perfume
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ry and jewelry, as well as “TSUM Globus Gourmet” gastronome, a fusion
Fusion cuisine
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 restaurant, a cigar room, a café and Champagne-bar “Veuve Clicquot
Veuve Clicquot
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin is both a champagne house in Reims, France, and a brand of premium champagne. Founded in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot-Muiron, Veuve Clicquot played an important role in establishing champagne as a favored drink of haute bourgeoisie and nobility throughout Europe...


TSUM new seasonal collections appearance is supported by sound advertising campaign
Advertising campaign
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s with world-famous fashion stars – Cindy Crawford
Cindy Crawford
Cynthia Ann "Cindy" Crawford is an American model. Known for her trademark mole just above her lip, Crawford has adorned hundreds of magazine covers throughout her career. She was named #3 on VH1's 40 Hottest Hotties of the 90s...

, Milla Jovovich
Milla Jovovich
Milla Jovovich December 17, 1975)is an American model, actress, musician, and fashion designer. Over her career, she has appeared in a number of science fiction and action-themed films, for which music channel VH1 has referred to her as the "reigning queen of kick-butt".Milla Jovovich began...

, Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell
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, Daria Werbowy
Daria Werbowy
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, Malgosia Bela
Malgosia Bela
Małgosia Bela is a Polish fashion model and actress.Bela became a successful runway and editorial model in the late nineties, appearing on the covers of many international editions of Vogue, including Vogue Italia and Vogue Paris...

, Mathias Lauridsen
Mathias Lauridsen
Mathias Lauridsen is a Danish model from Copenhagen, Denmark and has been featured in numerous ad campaigns including Jil Sander, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Lacoste, Louis Vuitton and Hermès....


The world renowned couturieres – Roland Mouret
Roland Mouret
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, Ralph Rucci, Carolina Herrera
Carolina Herrera (fashion designer)
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, Dennis Basso
Dennis Basso
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, Michael Kors
Michael Kors
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 and Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham
Victoria Caroline Beckham is an English singer-songwriter, dancer, model, actress, fashion designer and businesswoman. In the late 1990s, Beckham rose to fame with the all-female pop group Spice Girls and was dubbed Posh Spice by the July 1996 issue of the British pop music magazine Top of the Pops...

 – participate in TSUM events introducing to the guests and clients of TSUM their newest collections in person.

TSUM clients enjoy European service and a number of unique facilities: VIP-shopping and professional stylists’ advice, cosmetic procedures, lectures on modern art
Modern art
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TSUM history

In 1857 merchants Andrew Muir and Archibald Mirrielees founded “Muir and Mirrielees” Trade Company. In 1880-s the Company acquired a building for the shop in Theatre Square. The new building was erected in 1908 in the style of European gothic with some modern touch. The project was implemented by the famous Russian architect Roman Klein
Roman Klein
Roman Ivanovich Klein , born Robert Julius Klein, was a Russian architect and educator, best known for his Neoclassical Pushkin Museum in Moscow. Klein, an eclectic, was one of the most prolific architects of his period, second only to Fyodor Schechtel...

. “Muir and Mirrielees” was the first and the largest department store in those days Russian Empire
Russian Empire
The Russian Empire was a state that existed from 1721 until the Russian Revolution of 1917. It was the successor to the Tsardom of Russia and the predecessor of the Soviet Union...

 (one could buy clothes, shoes, jewelry, perfumery and toys there). The store attracted highest public interest: “In the eyes of the Moscovites “Muir and Mirrielees” is a kind of exhibition of all that the capital trades, be that for the rich and secular, or the middle-class customers” – wrote one of the contemporaries. TSUM new modern look was created in different periods. The last reconstruction took place in 2007.

TSUM branches

TSUM branch in Barvikha
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 Luxury Village began its work in April 2008; in June 2009 TSUM Outlet opened its doors in Mega Teply Stan (a discount
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 store carrying last season’s collections of TSUM brands).

Charitable and cultural activity

TSUM has participated in a number of beneficial projects: in September 2009 TSUM organized an action to support orphan
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s, in March 2010 a photo-project to support the struggle against cancer
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 was presented.
Exhibitions and art-projects are supported by TSUM Art Foundation (specializing in modern art). As a part of the II Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art in 2007 TSUM presented the “American video-art” project. It was followed by Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono
is a Japanese artist, musician, author and peace activist, known for her work in avant-garde art, music and filmmaking as well as her marriage to John Lennon...

’s monographic exhibition “The Odyssey of Cockroach”, the exhibition of Chinese art
Chinese art
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 “China, forward!” and Oleg Kulik
Oleg Kulik
Oleg Kulik is a Russian performance artist of Ukrainian ethnicity, sculptor, photographer and curator.Kulik was born in Kiev, graduated from Kiev Art School and Kiev Geological Survey College , and was awarded a scholarship by the Berlin Senate in 1996...

’s “MOSCOW. TSUM” installation project in 2009.
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