Bestseller Opens Permanent U.S. Showroom in SoHo

Bestseller, the Danish apparel conglomerate behind the Selected Homme, Jack & Jones, Vero Moda and Only brands, has opened its first permanent showroom in the U.S. in SoHo. The company had previously operated a temporary space in Midtown.
The 7,500-square-foot space at 96 Spring Street was designed by architecture firm Loda Design, and features a floor-through, loft-like design that blends the original architecture of the building with a design inspired from the company’s headquarters in Aarhus, Denmark. Each brand is given its own distinct space within the showroom.
Bestseller is a family-owned apparel and accessories company founded by Troels Holch Povlsen in 1975. It produces 20 brands that are sold in some 15,000 retailers in 70 markets and operates 3,000 branded stores across the globe.
The opening of the New York showroom is part of a larger strategy to expand the company’s reach in North America.
According to Brian Edgar, president of Bestseller North America, the new showroom “showcases our brands’ DNA more accurately, which helps elevate our presence in the marketplace. The space is much larger than our previous one allowing us to really show what each Bestseller brand can offer.”

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Meghan Markle’s New Charity Cookbook Is Already a Bestseller

The cookbook backed by Meghan Markle is off to a sizzling start!

Together: Our Community Cookbook has sold nearly 11,000 copies in the U.K. alone in its first week and is at the top of the nonfiction charts, according to the official list compiled by The Bookseller. It is number six on the Amazon charts of all books in the U.S. too.

The Duchess of Sussex, 37, launched the cookbook along with the women who created the recipes at a special Kensington Palace party last week.

In a surprise move, her proud mother, Doria Ragland, joined her, along with husband Prince Harry — who enjoyed quietly sampling some of the nibbles on offer.

Meghan wrote the foreword for the book, which features recipes from women whose community was affected by the Grenfell Tower fire in which more than 70 people died last year.

The women set up the Hubb Community Kitchenin response to the tragedy, and Meghan was inspired to help them after visiting in January. She suggested they create the book and, with the Royal Foundation, helped them find a publisher to raise money in order to keep the kitchen open for longer.

Thanking those who had helped with the book, Meghan said at the launch last week, “This is more than a cookbook, and what I mean by that is, the power of food is more than just the meal itself. It is the story behind it.”

“And when you get to know the story of the recipe, you get to know the person behind it. And that’s what we’re talking about in terms of coming together, to really engage and talk, and to be able to celebrate what connects us rather than what divides us.”

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