John Varvatos Enters Middle East With Dubai Mall Store

John Varvatos has made a move into the Middle East.
The New York-based men’s brand on Tuesday night opened a 2,937-square-foot store in the Fashion Avenue section of the Dubai Mall.
The store, which is the 31st retail unit for the label, is part of a geographical licensing deal with Casa Vida, which is part of Emaar Properties, a real estate firm that owns the Dubai Mall, according to Mark Brashear, chief executive officer of John Varvatos.
Under the terms of the deal, Brashear said, Casa Vida will open two additional stores in the Middle East over the next 18 months. The locations have not yet been identified, he said. “We’re looking at a couple of different options.”
Emaar operates over 6.7 million square feet of retail space in Dubai and also owns the Dubai Marina Mall, Souk Al Bahar and the Gold & Diamond Park, according to its web site.
The addition of Varvatos is part of the expansion of the fashion and lifestyle offerings at the Dubai Mall that involves adding another 1 million square feet and 150 new brands to the Fashion Avenue area of the mall. The company has a goal of attracting over 100 million visitors in the next three to

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Epic Games Announces Store Launch, 88% Revenue Share with Developers

Epic Games announced Tuesday the launch of their new online store, which will have an 88 to 12 percent split for developers.

A date for the store opening has not been released, but a statement from Epic said it will launch soon and will include, “a hand-curated set of games on PC and Mac and will open up more broadly to additional games and other open platforms throughout 2019.”

Games developed with any game engine are allowed in the store, but the first releases include Unreal, Unity and others.

Epic has stated they will not take a profit from any of the games made with Unreal Engine.

“As a developer ourselves, we have always wanted a platform with great economics that connects us directly with our players,” Epic Games founder and CEO, Tim Sweeney, said. “Thanks to the success of Fortnite, we now have this and are ready to share it with other developers.”

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How a Niche Jazz Imprint, Resonance, Became Record Store Day’s Mascot Label

There’s no such thing as an “official label of Record Store Day,” of course; all of the majors and a significant portion of indie imprints participate in the semi-annual April and November gold rushes for limited-edition vinyl. But if Record Store Day had a mascot label, it would be Resonance Records, a small, L.A.-based jazz independent […]

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Carroll & Co. to Close Store, Begin New Chapter

BEVERLY HILLS — This isn’t a story about a retailer that’s succumbed to a challenging business environment or digital disruptors.
Beverly Hills men’s retailer Carroll & Co. — frequented by Hollywood celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Cary Grant, Gene Kelly, Jimmy Stewart and Jack Lemmon — is in the midst of a store-closing sale after nearly 70 years as the founder’s son looks to relocate and reinvent the business.
John Carroll, whose father Richard Carroll started the business in 1949, has his work cut out for him overseeing the store closing sale. But once that task is wrapped, he will reenter the men’s made-to-measure business — a segment of Carroll & Co. that has taken off in recent years. About 400 square feet of the store’s 8,000-square-foot footprint is dedicated to made-to-measure and so much of its business is done there, Carroll said.
“We do so much of our business out of that small space with our plethora of loyal custom clothing customers that, for me to transition our business and be able to continue to service those people who have been so loyal over the years, makes all the sense in the world,” he said. “We do more custom business than we

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Cremieux to Replace SoHo Unit With Hudson Yards Store

NEW YORK — Count Cremieux as the latest upscale tenant to sign on at Hudson Yards.
The French men’s wear brand, which got its start in Saint-Tropez in 1976, will open an 800-square-foot store at The Shops and Restaurants at Hudson Yards, a key element of the neighborhood that is being built on Manhattan’s far West Side. When completed, Hudson Yards will include more than 18 million square feet of commercial and residential space, more than 100 stores, a collection of restaurants, 4,000 residences, a 750-seat public school, a 200-room Equinox hotel and 14 acres of public open space.
The Cremieux store is expected to open in mid-March and will join anchor Neiman Marcus as well as Dior, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Coach, Kiehl’s, AG Jeans by Adriano Goldschmied and Forty-Five-Ten.
At Hudson Yards, the store will be located near Cartier, Dior, Fendi and other brands with a similar aesthetic, said Stephane Cremieux, chief executive officer of Cremieux and son of founder Daniel Cremieux.
The shop will replace the 700-square-foot, two-level unit at 65 Mercer Street that closed in June. That store had been open for four years but the lease was up for renewal and the landlord would not reduce the rent, Cremieux said.

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New & Lingwood Opens Store on Upper East Side

The British invasion of New York continues.
On Thursday, New & Lingwood, the men’s wear brand that traces its history to Eton High Street in 1865, opened the door of its first store in the U.S. The 2,300-square-foot, two-level unit at 970 Lexington Avenue, between 70th and 71st Streets, is only the third location for the label and joins the original 153-year-old shop in Eton as well as the flagship that has been on Jermyn Street in London since 1922.
The New York store offers ready-to-wear and furnishings on the main floor — including a vast selection of socks — and made-to-measure, formalwear and limited-edition silk dressing gowns on the second level. The store also boasts an unusual feature for Manhattan — an outdoor garden in the rear, which New & Lingwood can utilize for events in the nice weather.
New & Lingwood is one of several U.K. brands to make a move to Manhattan. In June, Harrys of London, the footwear and accessories label, opened a boutique at Park Avenue and 57th Street. Harrys is owned by billionaire real estate developer Charles Cohen, who also owns a majority stake in Richard James and is close to opening a 2,000-square-foot flagship for that brand next door.

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Los Angeles is a Fashion Wasteland. Can One Store Change That?

Dover Street Market, a mammoth multi-brand store mixing high fashion and hyped-up streetwear, just opened its sixth location in downtown L.A. But will it find an audience in this notoriously dressed-down city?
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Psycho Bunny to Open First U.S. Retail Store in Miami

Psycho Bunny is jumping into the retail fray in Miami.
The New York-based men’s brand with the slightly maniacal rabbit logo with its teeth hanging over a skull and crossbones, is opening its first store in the Aventura Mall this fall.
The brand operates two stores in Panama, two in Mexico and will open one in Bogotá, Colombia, by the end of the year. There are also 17 retail locations in Japan, including a flagship in Shibuya.
The concept is a bit unorthodox since the store will have two iterations: a 1,400-square-foot space will open as a pop-up at the beginning of November and stay in operation through the middle of January. At that point, it will be closed until the middle of March when it will reopen permanently as a 1,600-square-foot flagship.
“Because of the timing of when we signed the lease, we needed more time to [create a flagship],” said Robert Goldman, who operates the brand with Robert Godley. So to capitalize on the holiday traffic, a pop-up was created that will replicate a working artist’s studio. It is being designed by the Montreal-based architectural firm, Aedifica, which has worked with Adidas, Aldo and others.
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Hatch Cracks the West Coast With Brentwood, Calif., Store

Hatch, the digitally native lifestyle brand for women before, during and after pregnancy, today opens its second permanent brick-and-mortar location after New York, in the tony Los Angeles enclave of Brentwood.
Located across from the Brentwood Country Mart at 260 26th Street, the 1,400-square-foot space was designed by Hilary Koyfman and Caitlin Levin, the same designers of Hatch’s New York flagship in SoHo. The store will house not only Hatch’s ready-to-wear apparel and Hatch Mama beauty products, but also serve as a community center to educate women through ongoing panel discussions, wellness programs and expert series talks that focus on everything from lactation support to sleep training to labor and delivery options.
Launched by Ariane Goldman in 2011, the brand’s mission is to empower women through community and offer solution-based clothing and natural beauty products for all stages of their lives.
“California is our second-biggest market, and we had a pop-up a few years ago in West Hollywood for four weeks that was a success, so we knew we’d be back,” Goldman said. The store, in a brick house-style building, sits across the street from Jenni Kayne’s Brentwood Country Mart store. It’s a popular strolling neighborhood for locals, but Goldman said Hatch is also

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‘Made in France’ Brand Rue Begand Opens First Store

PARIS — One is in Troyes, a city in eastern France with a deep-rooted textile history. The other is located in the Haut Marais, a trendy shopping district in the center of Paris.
Rue Begand — the men’s fashion brand — has opened its first brick-and-mortar store on the Rue Charlot, after launching wholesale in January at L’Exception in France and United Arrows in Japan.
Doubling as the label’s headquarters, the shop sports a photo studio in its basement where the fall 2018 and spring 2019 collections were shot for the Rue Begand e-shop, set to launch in a couple of weeks.
Named after a street in Troyes that used to house a number of clothing workshops, the brand is a celebration of local savoir faire.
“Eighty percent of our clothes are made in Troyes,” said Rue Begand’s founder Samuel Granata, adding that the remaining part is manufactured in a nearby town, with a few of the more voluminous pieces being made in Tunisia.
Rue Begand works with L’Atelier d’Ariane, a historical clothing manufacturer based in Troyes run by Granata’s mother Véronique. “My family has had the atelier for over 20 years,” said the 25-year-old founder, who runs the brand with his brother Arthur. “I spent most of

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EXCLUSIVE: Neil Barrett to Debut First London Store

MILAN — Neil Barrett is boosting its distribution with key openings and a new web site.
As a first step of a retail strategy aimed at bringing the brand founded in 1999 by British designer Neil Barrett in the most prestigious streets of the key international cities in the world, the fashion label is gearing up to unveil its first store in London.
Opening its doors just in time for the holiday season, the shop will occupy 2,153 square feet on Conduit Street in the heart of the Mayfair neighborhood and feature a “revisited, cozier version of the store concept by Zaha Hadid Architects, which is already on show in our 30 monobrand stores around the world,” said Neil Barrett chief executive officer Carlo Barone Lumaga, during an interview at the company’s headquarters in Milan.
“This is an important step for the brand and it’s even more relevant because Neil is British and he is very connected with his roots,” said Barone Lumaga, adding that the store will enable the brand to fully showcase its collection in a key market for the company. “We will definitely maintain our tight relationships with the British department stores and in the course of next year we will

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Schiaparelli to Open Pop-Up Store at Bergdorf Goodman

NEW DIGS: Schiaparelli will open a pop-up store at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City on Oct. 18, marking the first time since its relaunch that the couture house will be available outside its salons in Paris.
The temporary store on the fourth floor will carry Story#1, the brand’s new ready-to-wear collection dedicated to Man Ray, alongside its first handbag, The Secret. Bergdorf Goodman plans to celebrate the exclusive partnership with a dedicated window display, an online look book and the cover of BG Magazine’s Holiday Luxe Book.
“I can’t imagine another place more aligned with the spirit of Schiaparelli than Bergdorf Goodman,” said Linda Fargo, senior vice president, fashion office and store presentation at Bergdorf Goodman.
“We are both utterly unique entities. We both believe deeply in beauty and excellence and the exquisite. We fully appreciate that we are their first home away from home, and that Schiaparelli is more than clothes…it’s an immersion in a place and a feeling. It’s not rushed. It’s personal and rare,” she added.
The window display on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 58th Street will be designed by David Hoey, senior director, visual presentation at Bergdorf Goodman, in collaboration with the Man Ray Trust, which is

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Lauren Conrad Opens a New Store and Shares 3 Fall Fashion Must-Haves

ESC: Lauren ConradLauren Conrad is a girl’s girl.
With multiple lifestyle ventures in the works, the former star of The Hills is using her beauty and style prowess to empower women. With co-owner…

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Carbon38’s First Retail Store Opens in Palisades Village

E-commerce destination Carbon38 is now a bicoastal brick-and-mortar presence with the graduation of its Bridgehampton pop-up to permanent status, and next week’s opening of a newly built boutique in Palisades Village.
Like the other boutiques in the retail center, Carbon38 was able to impart its own design aesthetic on the exterior as well as the interior. The 1,141-square-foot store designed by Montalba Architects features a blackened steel storefront and charred wood canopy riffing on the “carbon” in Carbon38, while the inside is clean, white Calcutta marble.

The interior of Carbon 38’s Palisades Village store. 

The store will carry items from the brand’s most recent collaborations with Cushnie, Alala and Selkie and offer complimentary tailoring, private shopping events, in-store panel discussions and a bar-style “community table” where customers can learn about the brand and product.
“We’ve been traipsing around different neighborhoods across the globe for a while, but I wanted our first store to be in our hometown,” said cofounder and chief executive officer Katie Warner Johnson. “Spaces and architecture are so important to us, and it’s rare to be walking into a space that’s wet clay, and a gift that it’s so close to home.”

The interior of Carbon 38’s Palisades Village store. 

Warner Johnson was

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Facebook Removes Data-Security App From Apple Store

Facebook pulled its data-security app Onavo from Apple’s app store after the iPhone maker ruled that the service violated its data-collection policies.
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“Oh S–t!” Kristin Cavallari’s Caterer Leaves Her Scrambling Without Food Just Before Her Store Opening

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Marquee Brands Opens Second NYC BCBGMaxAzria Store

The new BCBGMaxAzria store at 77 Mercer Street in SoHo features the brand’s updated modern store concept and layout.
The space totals 5,200 square feet, and is large enough to house the full range of the brand’s extensive product offerings that include sportswear, dresses, shoes, handbags and jewelry, as well as its new denim line.
Diane Bekhor, senior vice president of BCBG Group, said, “We are thrilled to open the new BCBGMaxAzria store in the heart of such an iconic New York neighborhood.” She added that the new SoHo store “represents our new store concept that is bold, contemporary and clean.”
It is the first store opening in Manhattan for the brand since it came under new ownership. Marquee Brands, a brand management firm, acquired the company last year. Global Brands Group has oversight of the new store location. The other BCBGMaxAzria Manhattan store is the original flagship store at 461 Fifth Avenue.
Cory Baker, chief operating officer, said, “Expanding our BCBGMaxAzria retail presence in New York City is a testament to the fashion-focused customer demand for this timeless brand and an exciting addition to our portfolio.”
Baker’s firm Marquee Brands is also involved in two other store openings next month, one for Ben Sherman and

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Google bans crypto-mining apps from Play Store

The change means apps that let people mine coins on their phones will soon be purged.
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Descendant of Thieves to Open First Retail Store

Men’s brand Descendant of Thieves is not afraid of all the empty storefronts on Bleecker Street and will open its first brick-and-mortar store on the beleaguered strip in November.
The shop at 203 Bleecker is to house a 600-square-foot retail store and 1,000-square-foot showroom and office. The building has housed only two other tenants in its 100-year-plus existence: a bakery and a leather goods shop. It’s located on the east side of Sixth Avenue, near Minetta Street. Its design will be a nod to the history of the space and include vintage furnishings and vintage-inspired fixtures.
“Descendant of Thieves is going against the grain in leading a movement to bring back the independent shops of yesteryear and reignite New York City’s retail,” said Matteo Maniatty, creative director and cofounder of the brand. “We chose the 203 Bleecker Street landmarked location because we knew this was exactly where we wanted to be — among other independently owned businesses that give Greenwich Village its unique character.”
The store will showcase a variety of programming, including performances, art exhibitions and community events and also offer 60-minute delivery within New York.
“We are looking forward to re-creating — not renovating — the space back to its original feeling and

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Books of The Times: ‘Convenience Store Woman’ Casts a Fluorescent Spell

In Sayaka Murata’s small, elegant and deadpan novel, a woman keeps herself at a remove from society while working for many years in a dead-end job at a Smile Mart.
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Goldman Sachs-Backed Game Cloner Brags About App Store Manipulation

“Game cloning” (copying the core mechanics and gameplay loop of a released or in-development title) continues to be a rampant problem, especially on mobile storefronts. The latest victim is “Donut County,” a game by Ben Esposito and published by Annapurna. Not only did a copycat beat “Donut Country” to the market, Voodoo (the company behind […]

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Gabriela Artigas & Company Opens First Retail Store on Melrose Avenue

Gabriela Artigas & Co., the 10-year-old Los Angeles-based jewelry brand that wholesales in more than 70 brick-and-mortar stores globally, has opened its first retail store at 7970 Melrose Avenue, a stone’s throw from Reformation, G-Star, Adidas Originals, Revolve showroom, Fred Segal and Jonathan Adler.
Influenced by their roots in Mexico City, sisters Gabriela and Tere Artigas, who are designer and director of sales, respectively, founded the line, which ranges from delicately minimalist earrings to bold architectural necklaces and bracelets, in 2008. The company formerly occupied a studio and private showroom space nearby, but when water damage forced them to move, they found the Melrose space and decided to try retail.

Tere and Gabriela Artigas in the Los Angeles boutique. 

“We’ve learned so much about our customer over the last decade that we felt confident enough to present our own space,” said the designer.
The 850-square-foot store is a design collaboration between the Artigas sisters and their friends Tatum Kendrick of Studio Hus; Hillary Taymour of contemporary apparel line Collina Strada, and their brother, Alex Artigas of Artless Corp., who custom designed the mid-century modern and minimalist-style furniture.
Decorative elements and hardware in the store reference the jewelry itself, from the metals used in the collection to

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Res Ipsa Opens First Store on Nantucket

Res Ipsa has jumped into the retail fray.
The brand known for its brightly colored footwear and accessories, has opened its first store in the downtown retail district of Nantucket, Mass.
Located at 4 South Water Street, the shop sells the complete Res Ipsa collection of slippers, sneakers and chukka boots made from vintage Turkish kilim rugs as well as bags and other small accessories such as wallets and key chains. The store also serves as the launch of the brand’s new carry-on luggage collection.
In addition to Res Ipsa, the store also carries a selection of other complementary brands including L’Egoïste, a French men’s label, OAS, a Swedish brand of men’s and women’s swimwear, towels and terrycloth shirts, candles from New York-based Abbott and beaded jewelry from Dallas-based Billy Baker Co.
Throughout the summer, the store will feature trunk shows from brands including active and golf label Greyson, ribbon belt brand FH Wadsworth and men’s label R. Swiader.
Other retailers that are opening in Nantucket this summer are Southern Tide, Lemon and Line, and The Black Dog Tavern Co., which joins existing brands including Vineyard Vines, Ralph Lauren and Faherty Brand.

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Peter Millar Teams With Mahi Gold for Store in Boston Seaport

Peter Millar has tapped Mahi Gold, a Massachusetts-based lifestyle brand and retailer, to open a store in Boston’s Seaport district.
The store at One Seaport marks the brand’s 12th boutique for the brand and offers the Peter Millar Collection, its high-end Crown Sportswear line as well as performance apparel and activewear from the Crown Sport line.
“Over the last few years, we have had a front row seat to the brand’s explosive success. Peter Millar has set the new standard for men’s wear, and we look forward to our partnership with this leader in the lifestyle apparel industry,” said Mahi Gold co-owner, Mike Gorman. The brand has a flagship in Chatham, Mass., that measures 3,600 square feet.
Rebecca Voelkel, co-owner, said the Seaport District “is the most exciting and innovative part of the city and experiencing incredible growth.” The mixed-use project offers 250,000 square feet of shopping, dining and entertainment space in the heart of the city.
Scott Ruerup, president of Peter Millar, believes Boston’s “discerning fashion audience” will be drawn to his brand. “We couldn’t be more excited to open a destination in the Seaport District where we can showcase the exceptional fabrics, sartorial details, and customer service that exemplify our heritage.”
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Suitsupply Opens Store in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg Neighborhood

Suitsupply has become a go-to spot for Millennial men seeking fashionable, modern tailored clothing. And so the Amsterdam-based company is moving into one of the neighborhoods where they spend a lot of their time: Williamsburg in Brooklyn.
On Thursday night, Suitsupply threw a party to celebrate the opening of its new store at 57 Wythe Avenue, just steps away from the Brooklyn Brewery and Brooklyn Bowl.
This store joins the company’s units in SoHo, on Madison Avenue and in Brookfield Place in Manhattan, but is its first in a borough.
“We have a huge customer base here,” said Fokke de Jong, founder and chief executive officer of Suitsupply, who was in New York to host the party. “This area is booming and we have a good, solid online business here, so it’s a very logical place for us to open. It’s so cool to make landfall here.”
The store is located in the same building as the William Vale boutique hotel, which has a popular rooftop bar and pool. “At night and on the weekends, people are always strolling around. There are a lot of younger families and young people, so it’s cool for us to make landfall here.”

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Phillip Lim Celebrates Cinco de Mayo, 1st Anniversary of L.A. Concept Store

Phillip Lim celebrated Cinco de Mayo in Los Angeles, where his downtown Arts District concept store also marked its one-year anniversary with the launch of “Global Series: Mexico” in collaboration with artisanal tequila Casa Dragones. The monthlong installment celebrates Mexico’s art and design culture, and kicked off with a party Friday night
featuring performances by local bands Sin Color and The Mexican Standoff.

The 3.1 Phillip Lim concept store in downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District 
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“We envisioned this as a space that’s always changing, a place where we could host events for the community,” said Lim. Indeed, while some of the collectible furniture pieces remained the same over the year, others were added or moved to make way for art installations. The clothes and shoes were not the focus but instead a small edit of pieces displayed as one-off installations themselves.
Others were worn by those in attendance, including 3.1 Phillip Lim chief executive officer and cofounder Wen Zhou, models Sami Miro and Chloe Norgaard and actor Jack Falahee. Also in the mix were designers Eddie Borgo and Trina Turk, Barneys New York creative ambassador-at-large Simon Doonan and Magasin owner Josh Peskowitz.

Phillip Lim and guests celebrate Cinco de Mayo in his L.A.

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Welcome to the New Convenience Store

Once a late-night last resort, mini marts now offer far more than Cheetos and cigarettes. Kombucha on tap, anyone?
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Experimental Concept Store, 50m, Set to Open in London’s Belgravia

LONDON — An experimental concept shop that’s set to open in London’s Belgravia next month is channeling the multiple zeitgeists sweeping through fashion and design: Experiential retail, the sharing economy, sustainability — and community.
The store, called 50m, will launch with 10 emerging labels on May 24 at the Eccleston Yards development near Victoria Station, WWD has learned.
Created by a socially minded, London-based collective called Something & Son, 50m aims to tackle the problem of high shop rents in London, support new design talent and build a creative and commercial community.
The store, which spans 2,420 square feet, will allow emerging talent to showcase their wares in a space that will also include hot-desking and events areas, a café and a social meeting spot.
Launch brands include Ryan Lo, Kepler, a clothing line founded in 2016 by Alexandra Hadjikyriacou and Jaimee Mckenna; men’s wear designer and Royal College of Art graduate Bianca Saunders; the creative director of Simo Markus Wernitznig, and the jewelry studio Räthel & Wolf, run by Sari Räthel and Ricarda Wolf.
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Encounters: Olympian Gus Kenworthy Runs Into His Celebrity Crush at Store Party

The 26-year-old freestyle skier arrived at the new Nordstrom store in New York with his boyfriend.
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Corridor Men’s Sportswear Fetes NoLIta Store

Creating a fashion collection is a far cry from working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but that’s the journey Dan Snyder took with his men’s brand, Corridor.
Snyder started his business career as an independent contractor for the government agency but hated the way his suits fit. So he borrowed his aunt’s vintage Kenmore sewing machine and learned how to sew. He started making shirts in his East Village walk-up in New York and decided to take a booth at the Capsule show to test the waters. He wrote orders with 12 independent men’s wear stores from that one rack in 2013 and was on his way.
Today, Corridor, which Snyder refers to as “new American sportswear [that] melds Northeastern prep with New York City’s modern sensibility,” is now carried in 90 stores in the U.S. and internationally including Stag, Unionmade and others that serve a contemporary men’s shopper. The line has also grown to include jackets, pants, shorts, accessories and a small women’s wear component.
And on Thursday, the company will host a party at its store on Mott Street in NoLIta to introduce the brand to press and influencers.
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Hermès Converts N.Y. Men’s Store Into Record Shop

NEW YORK — Hermès has gotten the memo.
The French luxury brand has taken the movement toward experiential retailing to the next level, completely transforming its men’s store here into a vinyl record store for 10 days.
On Thursday night, the Madison Avenue emporium debuted Silk Mix, an art installation centered around music that has already been showcased in Madrid and Rome and now makes its way into the U.S.
“It’s all about silk and music,” said Robert Chavez, chief executive officer of Hermès. The concept was the brainchild of Véronique Nichanian, artistic director of Hermès men’s wear, and Christophe Goineau, creative director of men’s silk. They worked with Thierry Planelle, who has curated music for the company’s men’s shows for the last 15 years, to bring the idea to life.
The main floor was reworked to replicate an old-fashioned record store with bins of albums on display and a bank of turntables to give them a spin. But these albums had an Hermès twist: each of the covers sported a different silk design from the men’s assortment. “There are 225 styles and 53 different patterns,” Chavez said. “And you can pick your favorite and then play it.”

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Sears to Close Last Chicago Store

Sears Holdings Corp. is set to close its last Chicago store in the city where the retailer opened its first store back in February 1925.
The last surviving Sears store in Chicago is located at the area known as “Six Corners,” the intersection of Milwaukee, Cicero and Irving Park Roads.
Howard Riefs, a spokesman for Sears, said the store would close in mid-July, with the Sears Auto Center at the site closing in mid-May. The store site is part of the 265 stores sold to Seritage Growth Properties. Sears has been leasing the store site. The sale agreement allows Seritage to recapture both the store and the auto center.
Riefs said, “The store will remain open for customers in the meantime and will begin its liquidation sale by April 27. The Sears at Six Corners was the shopping district’s anchor business since it first opened to large crowds on Oct. 20, 1938. We have proudly served our members and customers on Chicago’s northwest side for the last eight decades.”
The spokesman emphasized that Sears, for more than 120 years, has called Illinois home and “that is not changing.” He added that while the last Chicago store is closing, that does not change either the

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How Woolrich Built a Store for the Future

Woolrich, the American brand based in Pennsylvania that was founded in 1830, has been undergoing some internal changes over the past few years, which Andrea Cane, its creative director, outlined at the beginning of his talk.
In 2016, the company merged with WP Lavori in Corso, Italy, its longtime licensee partner, which controls Woolrich Europe, and after that merger they formed Woolrich International. Late last year, Woolrich sold a minority stake in its overall business to Goldwin Inc., a Tokyo-based manufacturer and seller of technical sportswear, to expand the label internationally. Goldwin has purchased shares from WP Lavori in Corso, Woolrich International’s majority shareholder, and has also committed a “dedicated capital increase,” Cane said.
Woolrich previously operated under three divisions: Woolrich Outdoor, a moderately priced outdoors line; Woolrich John Rich & Bros., the contemporary offering, and a collection of wool textiles and blankets that it creates at its mill in Woolrich, Pa. But now everything is marketed under the Woolrich name.
With Goldwin’s investment, Woolrich has focused on infusing technology into its outerwear and building stores to fit this new ethos.
Cane detailed the stores that have inspired him, which ranged from Supreme because of its consistency and exclusivity to L.L. Bean because of its dedication

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Chad Kessler on Staying Relevant and the Store Experience

“I believe that in order to be successful, you have to lead with great product; a strong brand proposition. You have to have a fantastic experience in your stores and now, of course, in your digital and online channels. And you have to be obsessed with everything about your customers — what he wants, and what’s going to be next for him.”
That’s the key advice on staying relevant from American Eagle Outfitters’ Chad Kessler.
Although Kessler is global brand president for the core American Eagle brand, he also spoke briefly about the new store concepts the retailer has been working on for all of its formats. In addition to American Eagle, it has the intimates concept Aerie; men’s wear designer Todd Snyder, and Tailgate, which sells licensed collegiate products.
Kessler said he loves stores, and told attendees that malls are important to the company’s brands. Further, the company works with landlords to drive traffic. But he also said the company is always looking at other locations, a move to make sure its brands are in the right sites. That’s because the customers haven’t gone away, but maybe the mall may have changed, he explained.
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Trump Organization’s Web Store Collects Sales Tax in Only Two States

The Trump administration is pushing for online retailers to pay more in state and local taxes. One retailer that could be affected by a stricter tax policy: the online store of the Trump Organization, which collects sales tax from consumers in only two states.
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Karl Lagerfeld to Open First U.S. Store in SoHo Saturday

Karl Lagerfeld is ready to take SoHo by storm.
On Saturday, the Karl Lagerfeld brand will open its first U.S. store at 420 West Broadway in New York, which features a mix of Lagerfeld’s European collection and Karl Lagerfeld Paris, which is a joint venture with G-III Apparel Group.
“The moment seems to be right and the space is great,” Lagerfeld told WWD. He noted that distribution of his signature brand, re-launched in the burgeoning masstige category in 2012, first put down retail roots in Europe and then China. “Our first tests in the U.S. were great.”
Inspired by the designer’s personal home and studio, the 3,230-square-foot store has a sophisticated yet inviting, open feel. Each of the furnishings has an unusual story behind it, from antique mirrors to velvet chairs and luxurious marble finishes to the giant Tokidoki silver cartoon sculpture of Lagerfeld — with a ponytail — holding his famous feline, Choupette. A bespoke carpet has a red border around its edges, similar to the border that the designer draws on all of his sketches. A full-size photograph of Lagerfeld, wearing fingerless gloves and chains, and taking a photo with his camera, greets visitors at the entrance.
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Gabriela Hearst to Open First Store

The ink on the lease is dry. Gabriela Hearst has signed a lease to open her first store in New York at the Carlyle House at 991 Madison Avenue, adjacent to the Carlyle Hotel, through which customers will enter the store. Hearst, whose collection is three years old, has been eyeing store locations for a while. She plans to open for fall 2018. It’s a big year for her. Last month the designer opened a Paris showroom at 1 Avenue Montaigne and earned her first CFDA Awards nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year. 
 
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Jack Erwin to Open Store on Madison Avenue

J​ack Erwin​, a men’s online footwear brand, will open its first full-service brick-and-mortar store in Manhattan this summer.
The flagship will be located at ​488 Madison Avenue​, between 51st and 52nd Streets, and will carry the brand’s full line of European-made, handcrafted shoes as well as some exclusives.
“Over the past three years, the Tribeca showroom has shown us that many of our customers not only want to try on our shoes for fit and comfort, but also really enjoy seeing the quality of our materials and craftsmanship while engaging with our team in-person,” said co-founder Lane Gerson. “As Jack Erwin grows, it’s important for us to continue nurturing these customers by improving and expanding our retail experience, and with so many new products launching this year, we think now is the perfect time to introduce Jack Erwin Madison.”
Jack Erwin launched in 2013 and sells primarily online, although it is also carried in Nordstrom.

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Acne Studios to Open Second Store in Los Angeles

Amid denials of reports touting a potential sale, Acne Studios is chugging along with its global retail expansion plans.
On Friday, the 21-year-old Stockholm-based brand will open its newest store in West Hollywood, its second Los Angeles location following its downtown L.A. opening in 2013.
The 2,700-square-foot store at 8920 Melrose Avenue, down the street from Maxfield and James Perse, and around the corner from Hedi Slimane’s design studio and Jenni Kayne, is the company’s 54th location worldwide.

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“L.A. is one of the most vibrant and creative cities in the world. We keep coming back to the city for inspiration and for the special atmosphere. Downtown L.A. was a great starting point for us, but we always knew we wanted a store on the westside also. Anyone who has ever been stuck in L.A. traffic will understand why. Store scouting is always about the combination of space and location, and in 8920 Melrose Avenue we were lucky enough to find what we were looking for on both parameters. We love the mood of this store,” said Mattias Magnusson, Acne’s chief executive officer.
As a niche yet relatively mature company, Acne can afford to think outside the box. “The retail

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Stadium Goods to Open Store Inside Nordstrom

Stadium Goods is aligning with another big entity.
LVMH Luxury Ventures recently backed the streetwear and sneaker retailer, which is now partnering with Nordstrom to operate a concept space within its new men’s store, which is slated to open on April 12 at 235 West 57th Street.
“Sneakers are the fastest growing category in men’s footwear and partnering with Stadium Goods punctuates our commitment to showcasing the best and most rare sneakers from the hottest brands that have long sold out elsewhere,” said Kristin Frossmo, executive vice president and general merchandise manager for shoes at Nordstrom. “Sneakers have disrupted fashion and are now being mixed with everyday looks — from desk to dinner. We couldn’t be more excited to be Stadium Goods first retail partner of choice.”
This innovative deal brings after-market sneakers into a retail space that sells brand new shoes. According to John McPheters, who cofounded Stadium Goods with Jed Stiller, this has been in the works for a couple of years, but it wasn’t a difficult sell.
“We’ve spent so much time trying to elevate the after-market experience,” said McPheters. “And we feel like we are getting to a great place to be able to sell our product in Nordstrom. It’s a

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The Tie Bar to Open Philadelphia Store

The Tie Bar continues to expand its retail reach.
The Chicago-based men’s brand, which launched as strictly an online player, will add its fifth brick-and-mortar store in Philadelphia next month.
The store will be located at 1527 Walnut Street in the ground floor of The Beacon apartment building. The 900-square-foot unit is slated to open on April 9 and will join the two Tie Bar stores in Chicago as well as units in New York  and Boston.
“We couldn’t be happier bringing The Tie Bar to Philadelphia, it’s a rapidly growing market for us and offers so much potential to expand our in-person business,” said Allyson Lewis, chief executive officer. “Our existing stores continue to buck the retail trends of late, providing our clientele a unique in-person shopping experience while remaining profitable for the brand. An aggressive retail strategy was essential to our further growth this year and it made perfect sense for that to include Philadelphia.”
The store will offer the brand’s assortment of furnishings and accessories — dress shirts, neckties, bow ties, tie bars, pocket squares, belts, socks, shoelaces. It will also offer the company’s newest product category: dress pants. The pants will be available starting on March 20 and will be sold

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Thom Browne Talks London, Store Developments and Challenges

LONDON – Thom Browne is certainly a creature of habit: When he comes to London (a few times each year) he always stays at Claridge’s, has dinner at The Ivy and visits the National Portrait Gallery. And he’ll never give up his tailored shorts, even in the chilly and damp London weather.
During an interview at Claridge’s earlier this week, he was dressed in a tailored suit — a jacket and shorts, despite the unseasonable weather — from his own line. Although he visits London often, this week marked the first time he spoke at Sarabande: The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation, where he talked about his love of showmanship on the catwalk.
At Claridge’s, he talked about his upcoming Miami store, which will open later this year, “It will feel very true to Miami, but in the world of Thom Browne,” and his 1,500-square-foot shop on Albemarle Street in Mayfair. Browne called it a visually strong store: “I just love the way it looks,” he said of the store, which has been done in gray, black and white with marble walls.
Asked about fashion in London – and especially men’s fashion, which is all about streetwear – Browne said, “London is always innovative and

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Apple to Store Sensitive Encryption Keys in China

When Apple begins shifting the iCloud accounts of its China-based customers to a local partner’s servers, it also will take a step that alarms some privacy specialists: store the encryption keys for those accounts in China.
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Danish Jeweler Monies Names CEO, Adds Paris Store

NEW ROOTS: Signaling its aim to expand, Danish jewelry brand Monies has named Anne Christine Persson as chief executive officer and is opening a Paris store with a Palais Royal address, the company said on Tuesday.
The label, known for chunky, handmade necklaces made out of petrified wood, cowbone and shells, said Persson will manage and develop the company’s business in Denmark and abroad, also handling its strategy for the future. The executive, who takes her position in April, worked at the Danish Fashion Institute and was involved in Copenhagen’s fashion week.
Founded in 1973 by goldsmiths Gerda and Nikolai Monies, the jeweler has a workshop in Copenhagen.
The new Palais Royal location will place Monies alongside brands including Stella McCartney and Acne Studios. The store stretches over 1,000 square feet on two floors, serving as a showroom for the jewelry and a place for events and exhibits as well, the founders said, noting that Paris has always been an important place for the label to meet both private and wholesale customers.

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Z Supply Enters Retail Fray With Fashion Island Store

Z Supply LLC has opened its first store with plans of growing its retail footprint over time.
The 1,362-square-foot temporary store at Fashion Island in Newport Beach carries the company’s namesake basics brand and is also set to be used to test categories from the line.
The assortment includes the women’s collection in addition to some pieces from the Z Supply men’s line. The company will also sell items from its Zoo Supply line for pets, which launched last year.
The Fashion Island pop-up is scheduled to be open for a period of three to six months.
Z Supply chief operating officer Heidi Muther called the timing right to look at retail, as the company follows the game plans of a number of born-online brands or businesses with traditional wholesale models exploring direct-to-consumer through physical retail in a bid to learn more about their respective consumer bases.
Z Supply, the brand, has seen steady growth since its 2013 launch and is in more than 2,000 stores in the U.S. It’s part of a portfolio of brands created by Z Supply LLC that includes Black Swan, White Crow, Others Follow, Rag Poets, Icons of Culture and Pirate Surf. In total, the company closed 2017 with $ 50

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Rapper Drake buys groceries for entire store

People in Miami enjoyed a rare treat this week as Drake showed off his generosity while in town filming a new music video.
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Amazon’s Cashierless Convenience Store Set to Open

Amazon Go, the online retailer’s cashierless convenience store, is slated to finally open to the public on Monday, after a yearlong delay during which the company trained the store’s algorithms to account properly for customers and their habits.
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Theory Opens Palm Beach Store at Royal Poinciana Plaza

THEORY’S PALM BEACH PAD: Theory is diving deeper into the South Florida market. The contemporary brand today opened its second freestanding store in Florida at Royal Poinciana Plaza in Palm Beach. Spanning 1,300 square feet, the boutique houses women’s, men’s and accessories collections.
The store features a series of arches and natural materials to reflect the region’s colonial architectural heritage. Theory’s other South Florida store is located in Miami’s Design District. The company, which has more than 225 stores globally, declined to give first-year sales projections.
The Royal Poinciana is a land-marked 60-year-old, 180,000-square-foot, open-air setting in Palm Beach, Fla., designed by architect John Volk. Among the tenants are Saint Laurent, Hermès, Kirna Zabête, Haute Yoga, Joey Wölffer, Cremieux, Assouline, Beach 100% Capri, Cynthia Rowley and Palm Beach Grill.

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The Paris Vintage Shoe Store That’s a Resource for Top Designers

PARIS — Situated among orthopedic shoe stores, natural wine bars and bobo restaurants, La Petite Fripe sells vintage footwear to fashion designers and their Parisian muses.
The pocket-sized boutique, located in the 11th arrondissement’s trendier zone, exclusively sells unworn, dead stock vintage shoes. While only open since September, the store has quickly culled a fan base including girl-about-town Clara Cornet, model Louise Follain and actress Pauline Jacquard. It has also become a sourcing ground of inspiration for footwear designers at some of Paris’ leading fashion houses, with designers accounting for half the shop’s sales.
Founded by antique and vintage dealer Lhassan Oubakrim, La Petite Fripe’s shelves have recently housed an assortment of Eighties metallic mule pumps, dandy loafers and embroidered mukluk boots. Shoes are typically priced around 80 euros, with boots hitting the highest price point at about 280 euros.
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Prada’s Milan Store Robbed

MILAN — Prada’s store in Milan’s tony Via della Spiga was robbed overnight between Wednesday and Thursday.
According to Italian media reports, two unidentified thieves broke one of the store’s five windows to steal bags and accessories for an estimated worth of more than 100,000 euros.
Reached for a comment, the company confirmed the theft but didn’t provide further details on the economic damage, both in terms of structure and stolen goods.
According to media reports, Italian authorities have started investigations analyzing the images from the security cameras in the area, which show two people with faces covered by balaclavas and wearing gloves.
This is not the first time Milan’s luxury fashion district has been a target for thieves during this holiday season as reports indicate that two Tom Ford employees and a doorman working for both the American designer brand and for Céline have been accused of stealing branded merchandise.

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Cremieux Opens Second U.S. Store, Creates New Label for Dillard’s

Cremieux has embarked on a dual-pronged growth strategy as it works to increase sales.
The French brand, which got its start in Saint-Tropez in 1976, has opened its second store in the U.S. and has also created a new contemporary men’s brand for Dillard’s, its longtime American retail partner.
On Dec. 1, Cremieux opened an 800-square-foot boutique at the Royal Poinciana Plaza in Palm Beach, Fla. This joins the company’s SoHo store on Mercer Street that opened nearly four years ago.
A Florida store has long been on the wish list for Stephane Cremieux, chief executive officer of Cremieux and son of founder Daniel Cremieux. “Ever since the brand was founded, we wanted to open a store in Florida,” he said. “So when this opportunity came up, we took it.”
He said the recently renovated Royal Poinciana center is “a special place” with a curated assortment of luxury brands. “You can’t call it a mall. It’s like being in a summer house with fountains, lots of green and palm trees.” The center is home to 30 stores including Cynthia Rowley, Hermès, Magasin, Orlebar Brown and Serenella.
The design of the Cremieux store is very reminiscent of Saint-Tropez, he said, with photos of the French Riviera and

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Bombay Shirt Co. to Open First U.S. Store

Bombay Shirt Co., an Indian online custom shirt brand, will open its first American store in New York’s SoHo on Wednesday.
The unit, at 223 Mott Street, will offer a variety of men’s custom shirts that will sell for $ 59 and up, with most selling for less than $ 200. Both casual and dress shirts will be offered and fabric choices include Egyptian cottons, linens, denims, flannels and others from India, Italy, Japan, Portugal and Turkey.
The design of the store is minimalistic and contemporary and the unit will have a fit specialist as well as stylists on hand to help walk customers through the process.
“New York City has always been on our radar and was an obvious choice expanding outside India,” said Akshay Narvekar, founder and creative director.
Bombay Shirt Co. was founded in 2012 and operates six stores in India and one in Dubai.

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Adidas Y-3 Store Returns to Los Angeles

Y-3 is back in Los Angeles, planting a flag this time on La Brea Avenue.
Los Angeles marks the fourth Y-3 unit in the U.S. with stores globally now totaling 104.
“As a brand, the U.S. market is extremely important, with Los Angeles being a key city,” said Torben Schumacher, Adidas Originals general manager. “We saw such success and excitement among our customers when we opened the previous pop-up shops, and we felt it was time to re-establish a presence and continue to build momentum in the city.”
The brand had been in the market in the past with temporary shops, one in 2007 on Sunset Boulevard and another between 2008 and 2009 on Melrose Avenue. The permanent door aims to serve a customer base already in the market with an appetite for the brand, which is a partnership between the sportswear firm and Japanese designer Yohji Yamamato. The label was originally created to focus on the merging of fashion and streetwear, a convergence that’s clearly taken hold more broadly across industries the past few years.
“There is an existing audience in Los Angeles that we want to explore further and give a chance to interact with the brand on a more tangible level,”

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Wal-Mart’s New Name: It’s Not Just a Store Anymore

Wal-Mart Stores will shorten its legal name to Walmart Inc., highlighting the company’s shift from traditional stores toward competing online with Amazon.
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Thom Sweeney Opens First Store Outside the U.K. in New York

NEW YORK — Thom Sweeney is making a statement with its first U.S. store.
The London-based brand that got its start as a bespoke maker in 2006, today will take the wraps off a 3,000-square-foot store at 362 West Broadway in SoHo — its first unit outside its home country.
The store stocks the brand’s ready-to-wear — which it started producing in 2013 — and has a large room dedicated to fittings for its signature made-to-measure and custom garments. It also features a special cutting room where a U.K.-based cutter will visit once a month to tend to clients along with a bar and lounge areas to encourage customers to stay a while.
“We think it stands out because there’s nothing else in the area like it,” said Thom Whiddett, who founded the brand with Luke Sweeney.
The two men met while they were both working for British tailor Timothy Everest — Whiddett as an apprentice and Sweeney as the head of the made-to-measure department. They decided to team to create the Thom Sweeney label, setting up shop in a small apartment in Mayfair, where they took private orders.
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Dior Fetes Reopening of Madrid Store

DOUBLE OR NOTHING: Dior celebrated the opening of its renovated and expanded boutique in Madrid with a masked ball on Wednesday attended by Spanish celebrities including Pedro Almodóvar and his muse Rossy de Palma, as well as the young, buzzed-about designer Alejandro Gómez Palomo.
The French fashion house has doubled the surface of the store, located on Calle Ortega y Gasset in the tony Salamanca district. It originally opened in 2002.
The ground floor houses leather goods, accessories, shoes and perfumes alongside a video wall by Yoram Mevorach Oyoram, while the first floor is home to ready-to-wear and homewares. The boutique also boasts a terrace with a garden.
Dior opened its first franchised stores for women and men in the Spanish capital in 1986. It also has boutiques in Barcelona and Marbella, in addition to corners at two Madrid branches of department store chain El Corte Inglés.

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A Bathing Ape to Open Store in Paris

SPACE FOR AN APE: A Bathing Ape, the Japanese streetwear label, is opening a store in central Paris on Dec. 1.
The first French standalone store for the brand, which was founded in 1993 by Tomoaki Nagao, known as Nigo, will be on the Rue de la Verrerie, a street that runs parallel to the Rue de Rivoli not far from the capital’s City Hall.
Stretching across 1,500 square feet, the space will bring a futuristic touch — via stainless steel walls and grey marble floors — to a Haussmann-style building facing Paris department store BHV Marais. A Bathing Ape’s owner, I.T, has teamed up with BHV parent company Galeries Lafayette Group for the store.
Artworks by Adam Lister, known for depicting popular paintings with magnified pixels, will decorate the back wall, while mirror and light box ceilings will add dimension to the ceilings.
The Bape store will sell limited-edition items including Eiffel Tower and tricolor motifs in blue, white and red, alongside the brand’s signature ape head and shark designs. Rubber bracelets and tote bag gifts will be handed out to some shoppers at the grand opening.
The brand plans to open other Bape store spaces in “familiar corners of Los Angeles” and elsewhere

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Porsche Design Opening New Concept Store in South Coast Plaza

A new Porsche Design concept store — the company’s first in the U.S. — will open at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif., on Nov. 15. The unit replaces a store that first opened in the Southern California mall in 1988.
The new store is nearly 1,600 square feet and located in the Carousel Court in the center of the plaza. It is a collaboration with Porsche Cars North America and will feature a rotating collection of Porsche cars that will serve as the centerpiece of the floor. There will also be a 16-x-9-foot video wall.
In addition, the store will offer men’s apparel, timepieces, electronics, luggage, writing tools, fragrances, smoking accessories, leather goods, eyewear and home accessories.
The only other store featuring this concept is in Milan and it opened in February.
“F.A. Porsche founded Porsche Design in 1972, with the design of a racing-inspired chronograph made for Porsche race car drivers,” said Dr. Jan Becker, chief executive officer of The Porsche Design Group. “Now, nearly 30 years after opening the original store, shifting gears and taking our retail concept to the next level with Porsche cars is a logical progression for us.”

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Retail Lab Recipients for 2018 Revealed as Prabal Gurung Store Opens

Title of Work, Dannijo, Rosetta Getty and Rachel Zoe are the next group of designers who have been chosen for the Retail Lab program from the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Cadillac.
The class of 2018 will join Timo Weiland, Cushnie et Ochs, Public School, Tanya Taylor, Pamela Love and Prabal Gurung who each took over the ground floor rotating retail space at Cadillac House at 330 Hudson Street in TriBeCa this year.
Gurung is the final designer to open a store this year and it will remain in operation through the holiday season.
Gurung’s store offers the designer’s latest collection in addition to skin-care products created in partnership with Belif and hand-crafted artisanal products from his home in Nepal. Prominently featured in the store are his statement T-shirts and a range of exclusive sweatshirts from the fall collection that were created in response to the current political climate and to bring attention to women’s rights.
The store also offers pieces from his Stronger in Colour spring line and heart Ts that are exclusive to the Retail Lab and his own e-commerce site. A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of those products, which are intended to raise awareness of racial and gender

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Apple Store Lines Return as iPhone X Debuts

Hundreds of customers lined up in Australia and Singapore, aiming to be among the first in the world to get their hands on the most expensive iPhone ever.
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British Designers Turn Out for Browns East Halloween Store Launch

SPOOKY SPACE: “I’m not a big fan of Halloween I must say, but I have to be for my daughter,” said Roksanda Ilincic at the Browns East launch in London on Tuesday evening. “We were carving pumpkins in the office and also with my daughter. So there were a lot of pumpkins going on.”
Ilincic, Peter Pilotto, Christopher de Vos, Sandra Choi, Molly Goddard and Nicholas Kirkwood were among the guests who turned out to mark the launch of the retailer’s concept store in Shoreditch.
In October, Browns opened the 4,000-square-feet unit on the corner of Club Row and Redchurch Street in east London. It is the first iteration of the Browns Nomad project that will see the retailer move its multi-brand shop from venue to venue, or city to city, around the world.
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Just one block from the concept store and around the corner from Shoreditch House, the retailer hosted a Halloween-themed party. The warehouse venue was transformed into a spooky space that was darkly lit and smoky.
There was a makeshift laboratory where bartenders wore lab coats and concocted drinks, some of which were served in IV fluid bags. A

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Sogo Department Store Unveils APAC’s Largest Screen

HONG KONG – Department store Sogo has unveiled what it says is Asia Pacific’s largest LED outdoor screen, installed on the facade of its flagship store in Causeway Bay.
Facing Hennessy Road, the screen, called Cvision, began operating on Oct. 27. It measures approximately 19 meters by 72 meters (62 feet by 236 feet)—covering a surface area of more than five full-sized tennis courts. 
“Since its inception in 1985, Sogo Hong Kong, the city’s largest department store, has become an important cultural landmark in Causeway Bay and a must-go retail destination for tourists and citizens alike,” said Alfred Cheng, head of sales & marketing for the company. “The launch of Cvision further cements Hong Kong’s status as a world-class metropolis and demonstrates our relentless push to innovate and adapt in the digital age.” 
Powered by Mitsubishi Electric, the screen produces exceptionally vivid colors with a 50 percent deeper contrast than that of conventional LED screens, parent company Lifestyle International said. Eave-like louvers allow for an 80-degree vertical viewing angle, nearly double that of conventional screens, to maximize street-level visibility.

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The screen’s operating hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays, extended for an extra hour

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WeWork Venture to Buy Lord & Taylor’s NYC Flagship Store

Real-estate startup WeWork has struck a deal to acquire Lord & Taylor’s flagship New York City store for $ 850 million, a move that will convert the landmark building into the startup’s headquarters next year.
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Supreme Confirms Brooklyn Store

NEW YORK — Supreme has landed in Brooklyn.
After months of speculation, the company has confirmed that it will open a store on Thursday at 152 Grand Street in Williamsburg.
The cavernous space is sparse, much like Supreme’s other shops, but features skylights and a bowl for skating. This is the brand’s second New York store.
Resellers say rumors of a Brooklyn store have been percolating for a few years because of the crowds Supreme draws at its SoHo store on Thursdays when new product drops, but talks started to dissipate once the company created a drop system that alleviated those crowds on Lafayette Street. Customers now meet in a park the Monday before Thursday drops and put their names on a list. They then receive a number that dictates when they can enter the flagship, eliminating the need for a line.
In July, Louis Vuitton had to cancel its Supreme pop-up on Bond Street because Manhattan’s Community Board No. 2 unanimously denied the proposal, citing Supreme’s tendency to violate New York permit requirements and its lack of a plan to manage the crowds on a quiet, residential street. The collection was never released in New York.
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The Tie Bar to Make Madison Avenue Store Permanent

The Tie Bar is putting down permanent stakes in New York.
The Chicago-based men’s accessories brand opened a pop-up shop at 400 Madison Avenue in May that was originally expected to be open for only six months. But the success of the location, which is between 47th and 48th Streets, prompted the brand to make it the company’s first permanent store in the city.
“New York continues to be a rapidly growing market for us, so to maintain a permanent store presence here was a must,” said Allyson Lewis, chief executive officer of The Tie Bar. “Our now family of stores has proven extremely effective for the brand, exposing us to a new regional clientele.”
The brand, which offers neckwear, dress shirts, socks, pocket square, ties bars and other accessories, also has a store in Chicago and recently opened a unit in Boston. Both of those locations also got their start as pop-ups.
According to the company, the brand expects to expand to several other “key markets” in 2018. Specific cities were not disclosed, but a spokesman said The Tie Bar is looking at the East and West Coasts as well as in parts of the South.
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Adidas Opens Largest Originals Store Globally in Chicago With Focus on Local Community

Thursday’s opening of the Adidas Originals flagship in Chicago will be the largest in the world, and the seventh one in the U.S.
With nearly 5,000 square feet of shoppable space, the 10,000-square-foot store at 1532 North Milwaukee Avenue is taking a hyper-local approach. In the never-ending chase to bridge the online community with the in-store experience, the company is playing up the city’s heritage through design accents. A fitting room reflects the materials and route of the L train, with walls wrapped with ribbed brush steel reminiscent of the elevated line’s cars. There is also a bench that is modeled after the ones found in all CTA stations.
The city’s transit system was also the inspiration for custom signs displayed throughout the store, which are similar to the ones displayed on the L train line and in its stations. The Adidas versions direct shoppers to silhouettes from the brand’s past, highlighting the year each model made its debut and other information. Wednesday night’s opening party, featured performances from BJ The Chicago Kid, Knox Fortune and DJ ELZ. The site is near two other streetwear and sneaker stores, RSVP Gallery and Saint Alfred.
A Community Wall will highlight local events, concerts and releases

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Why Supreme Opened a Second New York Store

NEW YORK — After more than 20 years of being in business, Supreme’s Manhattan store was beginning to bust at the seams.
The streetwear brand had alleviated the lines and crowds with a new release system — customers no longer need to camp out as they put their name on a list and enter the store during a designated time slot — but demand for the product has continued to increase, which is why the team opted for a 3,000-square-foot store in Brooklyn at 152 Grand Street between Bedford Avenue and Berry Street. On Thursday morning, when the shop opened to the public, Mayor Bill De Blasio commemorated the occasion by cutting the ribbon, which was appropriately covered with the Supreme logo.
“The truth is we maxed out on the Manhattan space. We were at capacity,” said Angelo Baque, Supreme’s former brand director who started his own creative agency but still oversees art direction for the company. “We couldn’t serve any more customers or sell more items.”
The new, larger space follows Supreme’s retail formula: wooden fixtures, sparse merchandising that lines the perimeter of the store, a flat screen playing skate videos in the window and a couple of concrete blocks for seating. The

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Grace Coddington, Michael Roberts Host Book Signing at London’s Smythson Store

BOOK SIGNING: “There’s a slight familiarity with Gingernutz — she’s me,” said Grace Coddington at the London book signing of “GingerNutz: The Jungle Memoir of a Model Orangutan” on Thursday evening.
Held at the Smythson store on New Bond Street, British designers including Erdem Moralioğlu, E. Tautz owner and creative director Patrick Grant and Stephen Jones were among the guests who turned up to show support.
Coddington recalled the first time she encountered the main character — illustrated by longtime friend Michael Roberts — and thought she was so cute. Roberts had drawn a series of illustrations from the point of view of a baby orangutan and depicted the little ape’s journey navigating the fashion world. Alongside her book, Coddington will also be contributing to the December issue of British Vogue.
“I have already contributed,” Coddington said. “And I can’t wait for it to come out. I’ve only done one and it’s at the early stages. Edward [Enninful] loved it and that’s the main thing. I loved it. I’m very happy with it. It’s a surprise.”
While Coddington, couldn’t divulge too many details, she noted that working with British Vogue’s new editor in chief was a great experience. “We’re friends so we go back

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Brett Johnson to Open Store in New York

Brett Johnson is taking the plunge into retail.
The designer, who launched his eponymous men’s wear collection in 2013, will open his first store in SoHo on Thursday.
The unit at 109 Mercer Street between Prince and Spring Streets, will have 1,600 square feet of selling space and around 1,400 square feet devoted to showrooms and offices. There will be a soft opening this week and a grand-opening party is scheduled for Oct. 12.
Johnson, who was formerly based in Virginia, has relocated to New York to be closer to the business.
“For us, it’s just easier to control everything from out of the store,” he said. “Our clientele is primarily based in New York, so it just made sense.”
Johnson, the son of Black Entertainment Television founders Robert and Sheila Johnson, got his start designing his own interpretation of the Nike Air Force One sneakers and then branched out into apparel. The Brett Johnson line of outerwear, knitwear, woven shirts and trousers are all manufactured in Florence.
The collection has been sold at Neiman Marcus as well as a handful of specialty stores in the U.S. He said the best-selling items are outerwear and knitwear, but the store will also offer made-to-measure, a category that

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Free Medication Help Donated to Warsaw Rexall Drug Store by Charles Myrick of ACRX

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

Gentle Monster to Open Second U.S. Store in Downtown Los Angeles

Korean eyewear brand Gentle Monster will open its second U.S. location and first West Coast store in downtown Los Angeles on Oct. 5 in an impressive new space that embodies the “high-end experimentation” and disruption the brand has become known for with its product, space, styling, culture redesign and technology.
The 4,800-square-foot museum-like space at 814 S. Broadway will include kinetic sculpture and interior installations by Floria Sigisomondi, and the opening night party will feature a performance by Victoria Modesta.
The Los Angeles store experience was inspired by traditional methods of harvesting, as the stretched path inside guides visitors through a journey reimagining the process of harvesting, drying and threshing ripened rice crops. The space was designed to touch on ideas associated with the season, and fall being the time of harvest.
Scarecrows greet visitors high on top of terraced “fields,” where mother-of-pearl finishes add a layer of Eastern ambience. Nearly 2,000 metallic rods, symbolizing rice, stand just behind the inner entrance. The twigs left after the harvest are represented by rugs designed by knitting designer Misu A Barbe. An installation by artist Jung Uk Yang at the far back of the space represents the final step in harvesting rice: threshing.
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EXCLUSIVE: Balenciaga’s Avenue Montaigne Store Opens Sept. 23

INDUSTRIAL CHIC: Balenciaga is to open a boutique Saturday on Avenue Montaigne, transporting the design concept of its minimalist Rue Saint-Honoré store to the tony luxury strip.
The Haussmannian space has been outfitted with industrial touches, such as warehouse conveyor rails, aluminum display tables and slick, gray flooring in resin. Flat benches with thin, khaki-colored velvet cushions contrast with the shell of an old fireplace, original molding and marks from kids who once drew on the walls.
Artwork by American street artist Mark Jenkins is scattered around the store, including the figure of a woman in an oversized, puffy jacket slumped against a smooth, white wall.
With the opening, the brand will count three stores in Paris. The new Avenue Montaigne address, to be Balenciaga’s new Paris flagship, is its second foothold in the golden triangle district, one of the French capital’s most exclusive neighborhoods.
Balenciaga has shuttered its men’s store on Rue de Varenne.
The label has a handful of other locations designed under the eye of its artistic director Demna Gvasalia, including in London and on Madison Avenue in New York.

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Birkenstock Pops Up With New Ephemeral Store in Milan

BOXING CLEVER: The Birkenstock Box world tour continues apace. Following its European premiere in Berlin and U.S. launch in partnership with Barneys New York, the latest stop is Milan – just in time for fashion week.
The project involves a mobile retail concept created by architects Gonzalez Haase AAS, whereby a converted freight container is customized at each location in tune with a partnering store’s interiors concept. In this case, it’s the hip 10 Corso Como.
The Milan edition has been installed in Piazza XXV Aprile, a stone’s throw from the Corso Como store. Rectangular in shape, it features glass sides with aluminium ends recalling an airstream van. Kris Ruhs, the artist/designer behind Corso Como’s visual merchandising, has created the interiors in signature ink blot-style motifs.
The Box is a foray into guerrilla marketing for Birkenstock, according to chief marketing officer Yvonne Piu. “It gives us a new platform,” she said.
To celebrate the collaboration, Corso Como creative director Carla Sozzani has created six limited-edition designs for the classic Arizona sandal. Done in black and white, the printed iterations, which riff off Ruhs’ motifs, are all on display and available to buy inside the Box.
“It’s been so exciting to learn about creativity from other people,”

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Noah Opens Store in Tokyo

Noah has landed in Tokyo.
The streetwear brand, which was relaunched in 2015 by Brendon Babenzien, the former design director of streetwear brand Supreme, has set up shop in Harajuku with the Noah Clubhouse, a 2,500-square-foot boutique that’s designed to mimic a home rather than a store. Babenzien’s wife, Estelle Bailey-Babenzien, designed the space.
“The goal is for it to be a place where people feel like they can do more than just shop,” said Babenzien. “In New York, the store is really like a home away from home for us. We have friends visit us there. I take meetings there, etc. It’s really not just a place to buy things.”
The two-story Clubhouse features a gallery, library, study area, an open-plan living area and kitchen, a men’s salon, a dressing room and an outdoor balcony. It’s decorated with wooden fixtures and artwork from Oliver Jeffers, Curtis Kulig, Henry Leutwyler and more. The artwork in the gallery will change every six months.
According to Babenzien, Noah has never wholesaled in Japan, so this will be the first time customers can purchase something from a store as opposed to Noah’s e-commerce site. The shop will also be stocked with Tracksmith running apparel, Aprix footwear, Taschen books,

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Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos Launch a Townhouse Concept Store

FRIENDLY TAKEOVER: Best known for their artsy approach to fashion, design duo Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos have taken over a three-story townhouse in South Kensington, as part of the Brompton Design District partnership with brands, which runs within the London Design Festival.
The duo set up a art and design space, filled with quirky pieces from their friends, who happen to be artists, as well. The objects are exclusive collaborations, all available for purchase, and are shown alongside the brand’s ready-to-wear collections, including spring-summer 2018, which debuted on Sunday and will be available for pre-order.
This is a premier of sorts for the brand, which doesn’t have its own brick-and-mortar.
“Yes, this is a suggestion of what [our store] might look like, but we are actually excited by the idea that this is temporary and that it gives a sense of ‘see it now or you might miss something,’” explained Pilotto at the opening on Sunday. Added De Vos: “We really don’t like the word pop-up, but we’ve been using it because this is a five-week-stunt, and it is a concept that works for us. There are so many different aspects to us and our work, and this is a great way

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Apple's App Store is about to get a lot better with iOS 11Apple's App Store is getting a major update in iOS 11, and it's going to make finding new apps far better.



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Isaia to Open Store in Frank Lloyd Wright House in San Francisco

Isaia will open its first store in San Francisco in a landmarked Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building at 140 Maiden Lane.
The 7,900-square-foot store will have 4,000 square feet of selling space and will open on Sept. 22.
In converting the historic building, the Naples-based luxury brand retained all of Wright’s original features and materials. That includes the wall plaster, millwork, trim, railings, bubbled ceilings, suspended planter, glass entry and the brick and stone facade.
Wright designed the building for the V.C. Morris Gift Shop in 1948. It was used by the architect as a prototype for the circular ramp at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, which he also designed.
“This year marks our 60th year as a brand,” said Gianluca Isaia, chief executive officer and third generation of the men’s wear brand. “It is personally very important to me that we are always pushing to do new things, while paying homage to our heritage. Opening a shop in the landmarked Frank Lloyd Wright building accomplishes just that.”
He added that the company was “honored to have the opportunity to work within such a respected piece of American architecture. We kept the integrity of every design feature intact.”
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Jennifer Meyer to Open First Store at Palisades Village by Caruso

Los Angeles-based fine jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer is set to open her first brick-and-mortar boutique in Caruso’s new Palisades Village by Caruso retail project next year. Meyer’s shop will be a 500-square-foot jewel box, appropriate for her delicate baubles.

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“I’ve always had in the back of my mind a vision for a store, but I could never find a location that felt right. I grew up in Malibu so I know Pacific Palisades, and when they approached me about opening there, it was a very attractive mix of tenants,” she said.
Other fashion brands have yet to be announced but are said to include a homegrown contemporary label also opening its first store, and an international luxury lifestyle brand that makes both swimwear and cocktail dresses.
Meyer, whose jewelry is also sold at Barneys New York and Net-a-porter, said she was wary of competing with her wholesale partners, who up until now have been her distribution focus. She recently launched e-commerce because she found that “it’s a totally different customer that doesn’t compete with my stores.” But she said the retail offerings in the seaside enclave of Pacific Palisades are slim save for Elyse Walker’s boutique. “There’s just not a

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Berluti Opens First Los Angeles Area Store

Berluti’s Parisian world of leather goods has made its way to the Los Angeles market.
The Paris-based maker of shoes, accessories and apparel bowed its first boutique in the Los Angeles area, located in Beverly Hills on Brighton Way. This marks the company’s second stand-alone store in California after South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. The company also has a shop-in-shop store at Neiman Marcus in San Francisco.
“This emblematic Beverly Hills address is an affirmation of our presence in the U.S. and marks the opening of our fifth store in America,” said Berluti chief executive officer Antoine Arnault in a statement. “The innovative new concept pays homage to Los Angeles while remaining faithful to Berluti’s deep traditions in the art of leather and patina.”
The 1,100-square-foot space was designed with herringbone patterned wood floors, gray walls, onyx and lacquered fixtures and touches of bronze.
The Beverly Hills boutique, which held a soft opening this week, exclusively carries Berluti’s Playfield sneaker in natural lizard.
The company, founded in 1895 as a shoemaker, has since gone on to introduce leather goods in 2005 followed by apparel in 2011.
Berluti operates more than 45 stores globally.
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Tinder tops Apple App Store with new feature

New feature Tinder Gold lets users see who has liked them even if they haven’t matched.
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Housed within a luxury department store, the shop will benefit Jewish, Buddhist and Islamic charities.
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John Varvatos to Open Dallas Store at NorthPark Center

Texas is at the forefront of everyone’s minds right now and that includes John Varvatos.
The designer is still planning to open his 21st store in Dallas on Friday, but due to Hurricane Harvey, which has devastated Houston and other communities in the area, the new store as well as the Houston boutique will be donating 10 percent of their sales to the American Red Cross during the month of September.
The Dallas store, at the NorthPark Center, will be Varvatos’ 28th unit globally. The 2,800-square-foot unit will carry the brand’s full assortment of John Varvatos Collection, Star U.S.A. and Converse x John Varvatos apparel and accessories.
Not surprisingly, the store will have a rock ‘n’ roll theme. The designer has teamed with Rock Paper Photo to showcase a selection of images of rock legends including Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan as well as Texas natives Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
The storefront features glazed brick and antique-finished zinc metal, the floors are rift and quartered wood and the walls are white brick and walnut. Displays include vintage tables, leather seats, custom benches and oversize mirrors as well as the brand’s signature “Edison Bulb” chandelier with more than 1,300 lights.
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COS Opens Downtown L.A. Store, Chicago Up Next

GROWING SCENE: COS is set to open the doors to its 5,511-square-foot store in downtown Los Angeles on Friday afternoon.
The space, located within the 90-year-old Olympic Theatre building, places it roughly a block away from the Broadway and Ninth Street corridor that a cluster of retailers — including Mykita, Tanner Goods, Aesop, BNKR, Acne and A.P.C. — call home.
COS partnered with The Gentlewoman, the British magazine, on a map available in-store pointing out Los Angeles landmarks. Among the stops are the building where the new COS store sits along with the Eames House, Frank Gehry’s residence and Walt Disney Concert Hall.
In late 2015 the minimalist retailer, part of H&M Group, tested the downtown market with a pop-up shop designed in collaboration with design firm Snarkitecture.
“L.A. has always been a city of huge importance to the COS brand and the architecture, art and design scene here are all points of inspiration to our creative team,” said COS managing director Marie Honda. “We are very happy with the brand’s growth in the U.S. and look forward to introducing more stores into the market in 2018.”
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Dolls Kill Readies for First Store in Haight District

TESTING, TESTING: Dolls Kill on Saturday makes the leap into the physical world for the first time with a temporary shop in San Francisco’s Haight District.
The 1,100-square-foot store, located at 1475 Haight Street, kicks off with a collection the company’s calling “In Dust We Trust.” The offering consists of futuristic platform boots, catsuits and furry tops and jackets. The store will continue to roll out the fall collection in addition to having a broad footwear assortment. It’s expected to be stocked with costume and party wear closer to the store’s planned closing after Halloween.
Dolls Kill, based in San Francisco, has carved a niche for itself in online retailing since its launch in 2011 building a business it says is “for the misfits and miss legits” and an Instagram following of 1.3 million. Its multibrand online boutique carries its own line along with that of others such as Obey, The Ragged Priest, Petals and Peacocks, For Love & Lemons, Wildfox, Dr. Martens and Lazy Oaf. The company’s managed to resonate across a broad spectrum of subcultures in what could generally be defined as an antiestablishment sort of ethos with what it calls its dolls. Each doll’s personality aims to click with

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Fall Opening Planned for Ivanka Trump Collection Store in Trump Tower

IVANKA READY FOR FALL: The Ivanka Trump brand will be opening a boutique in Trump Tower this fall, according to sources.
As for whether the label’s full selection — dresses, sportswear, shoes, handbags, jewelry and accessories — will be available remains to be seen. A spokeswoman for the company declined comment Friday about any specifics regarding square footage, the actual launch date and whether company president Abigail Klem is concerned that the store may appear to some to be a conflict of interest even though Ivanka has stepped away from the company.
Prior to her father’s inauguaration in January, Trump announced that she would give up her role running her fashion brand as well as her post as executive vice president of acquisitions and development at the Trump Organization. Her stepping back followed the appointment of her husband Jared Kushner in as a senior adviser to the Trump administration. At that time, her husband’s attorney Jamie S. Gorelick said in a statement issued to Vanity Fair that Trump would also “sell all of her common stock and restructure her participation in Trump Organization transactions so that she no longer benefits from the profits.”
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Jackie Rogers to Open Men’s Store

Jackie Rogers is going back into men’s retail.
The muse of Coco Chanel who has also been a big-band singer, Hollywood starlet, New York model and designer over the course of her storied career, relaunched a men’s line earlier this year and has experienced enough success to devote an entire space to it.
Rogers, 85, who has a women’s store on the tony Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, Fla., took over the former jewelry store next door last fall in hopes of opening an art gallery. But those plans never came to fruition so she decided to convert the 600-square-foot space into a men’s store. She will offer a small assortment of jackets, shirts and some accessories, she said.
The space, which is connected to her women’s store, will debut by Oct. 15 and there will be a grand opening later that month or in November, “when the people are there,” she said. It will carry a ready-to-wear collection but will also offer made-to-measure. Shirts will retail for $ 300 to $ 600 and jackets for $ 895 to $ 3,000. The less-expensive models will be unconstructed, she said, but they will also sport the Jackie Rogers signature silhouette: a narrow shoulder, higher armhole and no vents.

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VPN providers say US tech giant has ‘sided with censorship’ by pulling their products.
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Fashion power players share their memories of Colette, the Paris store that is closing after 20 years.
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Peter Millar, Andrisen Morton to Open Store at Broadmoor

Peter Millar is partnering with Andrisen Morton, the high-end Denver men’s wear store, to open a boutique at the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs this fall.
When the shop opens in September, it will mark the second collaboration between the two companies.
The Peter Millar store will become part of an upscale collection of shops at the Broadmoor. It will feature a walnut interior accented by burnished brass and will carry the brand’s
tailored clothing, soft sport coats, sportswear, and performance apparel.
“The Broadmoor provides the highest level of service in every experience for their visitors,  from their accommodations and services to their activities,” said Scott Ruerup, president of Peter Millar. “We are proud to open a new store at their resort with Andrisen Morton, who also share those values of service and quality that they have shown throughout their history.”
Craig Andrisen, co-owner of Andrisen Morton with Dave Morton, said: “We have witnessed the brand continue to evolve with us and our customers since we began carrying the line in our own shop and are excited to introduce [it] to visitors from across the country at The Broadmoor.”
The store will be Peter Millar’s 11th in the U.S. and its second in Colorado. The other is

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Apple Agrees to Store Data for Chinese Customers in China

The iPhone maker will begin storing data for its customers in China with a government-owned company—a move that means relinquishing some control over its Chinese data.
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In Detroit, Artists Explore the Riches of the 99-Cent Store

For a summer exhibition titled “99 Cents or Less,” the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit has begun to resemble a dollar shop.
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Rochas Opens Pop-Up Men’s Store

POP LIFE: With Paris men’s fashion week around the corner, Rochas has opened its first pop-up store dedicated to its fledgling men’s wear line under creative director Beatrice Ferrant.
Located at 420 Rue Saint-Honoré, the minimalist space, with a décor mixing parquet flooring, linear black units and a black marble counter, offers a selection of picks from across the brand’s fall 2017 ready-to-wear and accessories lines. Spanning sweatshirts with craggy textures and crease-free tuxedo pant with elasticated waists, the urban-chic collection is the debut effort under Ferrant, who was tapped by the Inter Parfums-owned house last September to revive its men’s line after a 22-year hiatus.
Along with buzzy men’s wear label OAMC, Rochas in April was elected a full-fledged member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Mode Masculine. The house will present its spring 2018 men’s collection on June 22.

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Herno to Open First U.S. Store, Plots American Expansion

NEW YORK — “I like to work.”
That’s a good thing, since not only is Claudio Marenzi spearheading a major expansion of Herno, his family’s venerable outerwear company, but he’s also the new president of Pitti Immagine.
Marenzi made a quick stop in New York before heading to Toronto and back home to Italy to take one more look at the space that will become Herno’s first American store. The 3,000-square-foot space at 95 Greene Street between Prince and Spring Streets, is scheduled to open by the end of June. It will be sandwiched between Chloé and Tiffany & Co. and near Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, MCM and A Bathing Ape. A Fendi store is expected to open on the block later this year.
“It’s very luxury, but there’s also Bape and MCM,” Marenzi said over a coffee at Sessanta in SoHo. “This is a block where multichoice customers can shop.”
Herno, which was founded by Marenzi’s parents Giuseppe Marenzi and Alessandra Diana
in Lesa in Italy, in 1948, has built a reputation for manufacturing high-end outerwear for nearly 70 years. The brand started after World War II when Giuseppe lost his job working for an airplane manufacturer and joined a raincoat producer. He applied the

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AT&T Wireless Store Workers Begin Weekend Strike

Thousands of AT&T Inc. employees walked off the job Friday afternoon, starting a three-day protest to demand more protections for retail workers, call-center staffers and technicians.
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Bergdorf’s Men’s Store Ups Its Street Cred

NEW YORK — Bergdorf Goodman is going street.
Over the past two years the upscale retailer has increasingly been partnering with some of the more trend-setting streetwear labels on special capsules and in-store events to update the mix on the third floor of its Goodman’s men’s store.
Brands from John Elliott and Kith to Off-White and NikeLab have worked with the retailer on special installations, and the latest one will hit today when Kith’s second capsule for the store is delivered.
Exclusives are nothing new for retailers. Merchants are constantly negotiating with vendors for something unique they can offer their customers that also differentiates them from their competitors.
But in the past few years Bergdorf Goodman has pushed the envelope, aligning with hot brands that have generally eschewed traditional retail. The result has been a win-win for both.
“When we joined three years ago, we examined the third floor and where we saw fashion moving,” said Bruce Pask, Bergdorf’s men’s fashion director. “Then we set a direction to put designers in place to address that.”
So together with Melissa Lowenkron, senior vice president of men’s, women’s footwear, handbags and beauty, the store worked initially with John Elliott, who was the first of the new breed of men’s designers to create

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Balenciaga to Open Avenue Montaigne Store

HEAVY METAL: Balenciaga is on a retail roll, with the second store under creative director Demna Gvasalia’s artistic direction set to open in Paris in September.
It marks the brand’s fourth boutique in the capital and second in its so-called golden triangle, which also counts a store on the neighboring Avenue George V that Balenciaga said it plans to keep.
The boutique, located at 57 Avenue Montaigne, will sport the same metal-based industrial concept unveiled at the recently revamped Rue Saint-Honoré flagship in March, based on a clothing warehouse, and is to house Balenciaga’s full men’s and women’s collections.
In the Saint-Honoré store, clothes hang on industrial conveyor rails similar to those in the brand’s production headquarters in Italy. Adding to the factory feel of the space, ceilings are covered in aluminum foil, the changing room walls are made of cast concrete and the utilitarian benches are covered in synthetic leather. Other industrial touches include silicone changing-room curtains and long, aluminum tables for displaying accessories.
The Kering-owned brand, which has 115 stores worldwide, under its new chief executive officer Cédric Charbit recently revved up its management team for merchandising and retail development.
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Supreme Said To Be Opening Brooklyn Store

Supreme is said to be opening its second New York location in Brooklyn.
According to the @supreme__hustle Instagram account, which is dedicated to all things Supreme, the streetwear brand will open a store in Williamsburg and a real estate source said Supreme had been eyeing a 3,000-square-foot space on Grand Street.
Resellers say rumors of a Brooklyn store have been percolating for a couple years because of the crowds Supreme draws at its SoHo store on Thursdays when new product drops. In 2014 the New York Police Department temporarily shut down the location due to safety concerns surrounding the release of the Supreme Nike Air Foamposite sneakers. The NYPD recently closed Palace, a streetwear brand based in London, due to unruly customers during its store opening.
Andre Arias, who resells Supreme, said talks of a Brooklyn store started to dissipate once the company created a new drop system that alleviated crowds on Lafayette Street. Arias said customers now meet in a park the Monday before Thursday drops and put their names on a list. They then receive a number that dictates when they can enter the flagship, thus eliminating the need for a line.
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Lardini Opens First Store in Japan

MILAN — Lardini’s first store in Japan has opened in Tokyo’s Marunouchi shopping district.
The unit covers 1,080 square feet and is marked by an almost entirely transparent facade with an expansive door that allows a view into the interior. Garments are displayed behind two glass windows between natural-stone cubes and smokescreens in woven glass.
 

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The brand, which was launched in 1993, is no stranger to Japan — one of its biggest markets, and where it is already widely distributed via an extensive network of multibrand shops and department stores.
This is the sixth unit for the Italian brand, following three in Seoul, Busan and Daegu, South Korea; one in Xi’an in China, and one on Milan’s Via Gesù.
In Tokyo, the venue includes a Gabriele Pasini shop within a shop. The brand is also owned by the company, which is controlled by the Lardini family.
A parquet floor in natural oak was installed in a herringbone pattern which evokes the flooring of old villas and the walls are clad in ribbed oak paneling. The changing rooms have been fully carpeted in soft taupe. A large contemporary chandelier contrasts with the dark-gray ceiling.
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Palace Opens First U.S. Store

In the middle of Palace’s new New York flagship there’s a bronze cherub-like sculpture holding a “P” and urinating into a P-shaped pool of water. On its Instagram account, Palace, a popular streetwear brand based in London, identified the structure as a fountain of youth and a temple of pea pea.
This type of humor is intrinsic to Palace Skateboards, which was founded by Lev Tanju in 2014, and the fountain is Instagram bait for the young crowd — people started to gather at 49 Howard Street on Thursday afternoon in anticipation of the store opening on Friday morning.

Company officials declined to comment about the store and its entry into the American market.
About an hour before the shop opened at 11 a.m., things were civilized and a sizable line of shoppers snaked down Mercer Street — at one point the crowd erupted in excitement when YouTube star Casey Neistat skateboarded down the block. Then the store opened and disorder ensued, so much so that the New York City Police Department had to close down the shop and turn away customers.
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Palace to Open New York Store

Palace is making its way to New York.
The skate brand, which is headquartered in London, took to Instagram to post a cryptic video earlier this week with the date “5.5.17” spinning against a city backdrop. And today the brand confirmed it would open in New York with another Instagram video featuring Jonah Hill, a Chihuahua, a robot and a dancing Palace logo.
Palace was founded by former skater Lev Tanju in 2009. Tanju opened a London shop in 2015 and he’s created a strong following with his graphic logo and collaborations with brands including Adidas and Reebok.

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Jenny Slate, Ted Danson Celebrate Bird Brooklyn’s First West Coast Store at Platform L.A.

Bird Brooklyn has finally flown the New York coop and landed in Los Angeles. The cult favorite designer boutique, which has four locations in Brooklyn, has opened its first store outside of New York at Platform, Runyon Group’s edgy new retail development in Los Angeles’ Culver City.
The 5,000-square-foot space, one of the largest in the complex, features loft-like ceilings, large plate-glass windows and blonde wood walls and shelves.
“I get to be sort of like an anchor in an exciting new development, which is so cool,” said Bird owner and founder Jen Mankins. “I never would have said yes to being in a ‘retail development’ because it sounds like you’re in a mall, but Runyon reached out to me and once I saw what it was all about, I was, like, ‘I’m in.’”
Bird joins other high-end brands such as Magasin, Janessa Leone, Freda Salvador, Aesop, Poketo, Linda Farrow and Velvet by Graham & Spencer. Among its current pop-ups are Catbird, Pop & Suki and Salt Surf, with Prism and Garmentory coming soon, and it is the creative headquarters for SoulCycle, Criteo and Technicolor.
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Chow Tai Fook Expands U.S. Footprint With Hawaii DFS Store

HONG KONG–Expanding its U.S. footprint, Chinese jeweler Chow Tai Fook has teamed up with travel retailer DFS to open a boutique in Hawaii in the duty free retailer’s T Galleria.
The agreement was revealed Monday and when it opens its doors next month, the unit will be Chow Tai Fook’s second American store. Last November, the brand debuted in Macy’s in Manhattan. The 970-square foot store in Honolulu is well placed to capitalize on the Hawaiian capital’s popularity as a wedding and honeymoon destination, the two companies said.
“With over 50 years of experience in Hawaii, we are confident that T Galleria’s reputation as the world traveler’s preferred destination for luxurious shopping will attract many new customers to Chow Tai Fook,” Philippe Schaus, DFS Group chief executive officer, said.
A DFS spokeswoman said the Hawaii boutique was the only joint operation the two firms are planning for the time being.
Aside from the usual Chow Tai Fook assortment, the new store will carry some Hearts of Fire branded diamond and wedding jewelry. Chow Tai Fook bought the Boston-based jeweler in 2014. The Hong Kong-listed company is one of the largest jewelers in the world with over 2,300 points of sale across greater China, Singapore, the

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Round Two to Open New York Store

Round Two is bringing its popular retail concept to New York.
The secondhand store, which allows customers to buy, sell and trade vintage along with modern apparel — consider it the Beacon’s Closet of streetwear — will open in Manhattan this summer. This comes after a successful pop-up held late last year at Procell, a vintage store on the Lower East Side.
Co-owners Sean Wotherspoon, Chris Russow and Luke Fracher have yet to lock down a location, but customers can expect the same lively atmosphere they’ve cultivated at their Los Angeles shop on Melrose. Shoppers regularly line up outside of the store, which is stocked with Nike sneakers, pieces from Supreme, band T-shirts and vintage items from Guess, Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger.
“People are drawn to the pace of the store,” said Justin Esposito, Round Two’s creative marketing director. “Every single day there’s new inventory. People are always coming in to resell us stuff.”
Wotherspoon, Russow and Fracher opened their first Round Two location in Richmond in 2013 and in 2015 introduced the Los Angeles location, which is frequented by celebrities and influencers including Kendall Jenner, Migos, DJ Khaled and Lil Yachty. They recently opened The Gallery, a by appointment only space that

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Fashion Store Calls This A ‘Chandelier Head Clip,’ And Twitter Isn’t Happy

A maang tikka, known to some as a tikli, is a traditional South Asian accessory typically worn by brides from the center part of their hair to the forehead, over the ajna chakra.

It symbolizes the bride’s third eye as well as the union between two people on a spiritual, physical and emotional level, according to BollywoodShaadis.com.

So when ASOS, a British-based fashion retailer, put one up for sale on its website and labeled it a “chandelier hair clip,” many people of South Asian descent were not OK.

South Asian and Hindu accessories have been the target of cultural appropriation for a while, but especially since the rise of trendy “festival wear.”

The bindi, for example, is typically worn by South Asian women to signify their marital status, to remind them of prayer or, like the maang tikka, mark the anja shakra. Today, some people wear it just to look cool at Coachella.

But ASOS’ apparent rebranding of the tikka was the last straw for many people.

Some people assumed the company was too lazy to learn the South Asian accessory’s real name. Others wanted ASOS to drop the “chandelier” nonsense and call it what it is.

“Dear @ASOS,” one Twitter user wrote. “If you really want to be a cultural appropriation enabler, the least you can do is call it a Tikka, not a chandelier hair clip!!”

Aisha Haque, a Bengali woman in London who goes by @ashlibob on Twitter, was one of the first people to call ASOS out on its “chandelier hair clip,” according to Globalnews.ca.

She told the Canadian news site that ASOS, much like many other fashion companies, gets away with appropriating a culture she holds dear.

“You can’t just blatantly take something from another culture and give no acknowledgment. That is highly offensive,” Haque told Globalnews.ca.

“These big companies get away with it again and again,” she added. “I’d like to tell people to start understanding what cultural appropriation is and that it’s very much okay to make noise when you see it happening.”

At the very least, ASOS appears to have noticed the chandelier backlash.

As of Thursday evening, the “Faux Pearl Chandelier Hair Clip” was no longer available on the ASOS website, but slightly similar products, including one named the “Orelia Semi Precious Festival Hair Tika” were.

ASOS did not immediately return The Huffington Post’s request for comment.

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Jussara Lee Plans ‘Hand Me Up’ Pop-Up Thrift Store at Her West Village Boutique On April 22

NEW YORK – Always asking herself how to conserve natural resources and raw materials to spare the environment, Jussara Lee will unveil a “Hand Me Up” pop-up thrift store next month.
After reading that the average American doesn’t wear 75 percent of what’s in his or her closet, Lee decided unused clothing would be the resource for the April 22 shop at her Bedford Street boutique. An assortment of gently-used designer labels and brands (none of which are her own) that she has repurposed will be sold. To keep things manageable, two of Lee’s clients will each bring about 50 to resell. “I’m trying to keep things at bay because we have a small operation and a small studio,” she said. “I have a lineup of clients and as soon as I start talking about it, they say, ‘Oh my God, please come to my closet.’”
Trying to attract younger shoppers, Lee said that everything will be sold for under $ 250 and most of the items will have double-digit price tags. Making the point that even a $ 250 item would “have to be some amazing item like Commes des Garçons“ to deserve such a price, Lee said, “The idea is really to

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Machine-A’s Stavros Karelis on Curating His Indie Concept Store

LONDON — Stavros Karelis likes nothing better than going where few fashion retailers have gone before — and taking a risk on emerging talent for his independent multilabel concept boutique Machine-A, in London’s Soho. The shop, at 13 Brewer Street, spans 700 square feet and stocks men’s and women’s wear brands ranging from Gosha Rubchinskiy, Cottweiler and Expert Horror to Chalayan, Raf Simons and Mugler.
While many retailers tend to be risk-averse, favoring labels with a well-established customer base, Karelis said he is speaking to a customer who is “willing to spend on a lot of the unknown brands and young, emerging designers. They want to collect them from the beginning and grow with them, because ultimately they will become the future of fashion. It’s great to be able to buy those collections from the beginning.”
Karelis, cofounder and buying director, launched Machine-A in 2013 with Anna Trevelyan, the store’s fashion director.
“In retail you always have the challenge on how you remain at the frontline,” said Karelis. “And how you remain is to always push the boundaries and offer to your customers the best possible merchandising — with the best possible pricing. I think in that sense we have tried to represent and

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Amazon Delays Convenience Store Opening to Work Out Kinks

Amazon.com is delaying the public opening of its first cashier-less convenience store because of technical complications.
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Haggar Sees Growth From E-commerce as Department Store Business Slows

Haggar is having a moment.
The Dallas-based brand, which celebrated its 90th anniversary last year, had both the best-selling non-denim casual pant and dress pant at U.S. department stores and national chains in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the NPD Group.
But for Michael Stitt, chief executive officer, there’s more growth to be had, particularly online.
Haggar just relaunched its web site, which is the fastest-growing portion of the business, with improved functionality that is intended to enhance the shopping experience.
“Online sales on Haggar.com grew by 28 percent last year,” Stitt said. “Our digital team spent the last eight months developing, testing and perfecting our new platform. Our new site offers the most extensive selection of Haggar pants and suit separates in an easy to navigate environment.”
The site includes a new pant finder that asks consumers a number of questions to help identify the right style pant. It also offers a reorder function for the first time.
Haggar hired a chief digital officer, Eve Richey, two years ago and the company is investing in direct-to-consumer capabilities, including spending $ 5 million to modernize its distribution center, Stitt said.
Although online is seen as a major growth area, mid-tier department stores still represent 75 percent of

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Armed Robbers Raid Cartier Store in Monte Carlo

DAYLIGHT ROBBERY: French police are hunting for two suspects following a dramatic heist at a Cartier jewelry store on Monte Carlo’s Casino Square on Saturday afternoon.
According to a statement from the Monaco prosecutor’s office, three masked men carrying at least one firearm robbed the store at gunpoint at 3:40 p.m. They allegedly made off with a haul of jewelry, with the details on the items and their value yet to be confirmed. One of the suspects was arrested after having been shot and wounded by police who were able to recoup a weapon, but the two others managed to escape. No others were harmed in the incident, with no hostages taken.
Shoppers took refuge in stores and cafés during the dramatic intervention after police cordoned off the area around the square in the center of the Mediterranean principality, according to local reports.
Cartier wasn’t immediately available for comment.
The news is bound to make Cannes officials and organizers of the upcoming Cannes Film Festival a little jittery, given the string of jewelry robberies to hit the Riviera city in recent years. Nicole Kidman, Isabelle Huppert, and Julianne Moore are among actresses expected to attend the red-carpet event, which will take place from May 17 to 28.
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Las Vegas’ Bellagio Put on Lockdown After Allegedly Armed Robbers Burglarize Rolex Store: Reports

Las Vegas police have taken one suspect in to custody and are on the search for more after armed robbers wearing pig masks burglarized a high-end retail store at the Bellagio Resort & Casino early Saturday morning, according to multiple outlets.

Police were called to the resort around 12:50 a.m., Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Michael Rodriguez said — in response to false 911 reports of an active shooter, the Las Vegas Review Journal reported.

Upon investigation, Rodriguez said there was only one shot fired — isolated to inside the store, which was closed at the time, the Las Vegas Review Journal reported. No one was injured.

“Currently investigating burglary at @bellagio,” Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department tweeted at 2:13 a.m. “Initial reports indicated there was an ‘active shooter’ which was false. NO injuries.”

A Las Vegas police spokesman confirming that the store in question was a Rolex store, located in the basement of the high-end casino, the New York Daily News reported. A preliminary investigation suggested three robbers used a sledgehammer to break in to the property, the spokesman said.

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Eyewitnesses shared photos of the scene on Twitter, including one woman named Kira who showed one alleged assailant wearing all black clothing and a pig mask and holding a sledge hammer standing outside the store. (Police did not confirm reports that the men were wearing pig masks.)

She also reportedly saw another in a similar outfit, holding a handgun.

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“He was screaming at people, pointing his gun, making sure that anyone who was close just got away,” Kira told the Daily News — adding he was repeatedly shouting “Get out! Get out!”

As of 2:15 a.m., one person had been taken into custody, the Las Vegas Review Journal reported.

The Bellagio was on lockdown after the incident for about 30 minutes, ABC News reported, with certain areas of the hotel closed off to patrons.

Many fled to the streets, according to social media reports.

Lt. Hank told the outlet that they had detained a few other individuals but were continuing to search for suspects.

Las Vegas police did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.


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Thom Browne to Open Store in Milan

 MILAN FOR BROWNE: Thom Browne continues to expand in Europe with the opening of a store in Milan.
A sign with the brand’s logo has appeared on a retail space in Via Gesù, dubbed the Via dell’Uomo, or men’s street, near the Four Seasons Hotel. The street is home to brands ranging from Caruso and Rubinacci to Brioni and Stefano Ricci, to name a few.
Details about the store were not available at press time.
Thom Browne, as reported in January, has set its sights on a shop in London, its first in Europe, which will be located in Mayfair on Albemarle Street.
The opening of the London store is the first major expansion move by the company since Sandbridge Capital acquired a majority stake in Thom Browne last May from Japan’s Stripe International. Stripe retains a minority stake. Sandbridge’s other investments include stakes in Derek Lam, Tamara Mellon, Farfetch, Rossignol, Topshop and Karl Lagerfeld.
The New York-based designer, who was awarded the CFDA men’s wear designer award last year, launched his men’s business in 2001, and has become known as one of the most directional designers in American fashion in both men’s and women’s wear. Browne shows his men’s collections in Paris and his women’s in New York. He also

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Destination XL Opens First Canadian Store

Destination XL Group Inc. has opened its first DXL store in Canada.
The unit in Ajax, Ontario is 5,028 square feet and is located at 20 Kingston Road West in the Harwood Centre. It will be segmented into lifestyle sections: essentials, active, club, studio, footwear, loungewear/clearance and traditional. DXL stores service men size 38 and up and offer over 100 brands, including Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren, Buffalo Jeans, Nautica, Levi’s, Cole Haan and others. The stores also carry big and tall collections exclusively from Brooks Brothers and Lacoste.
David Levin, president and chief executive officer of Destination XL Group Inc., said, “We know that our customers who typically wear XL sizes have a harder time finding high-quality clothing and styles that look great and we’re committed to providing them with a superior solution. DXL Men’s Apparel offers the perfect combination of quality, selection and service in one convenient location, making shopping easy and enjoyable so all men can look and feel their best, regardless of size.”
The Massachusetts-based big and tall men’s retailer will open a second store in Canada in April, the company said.

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Mitchell & Ness Revamps Apparel Section at NBA Store

The Mitchell & Ness apparel section at the NBA Store in New York has a new look.
The Philadelphia-based company has updated its Hardwood Classics department to mimic a locker room. Previously, the aesthetic was more in line with the rest of the NBA store, but now it features  lockers, custom-made walnut fixtures and two glass-encased displays that highlight the latest headwear and apparel. The section is stocked with jerseys, dad hats, snapbacks, warm-up jackets and shooting shirts.
To celebrate the launch, Mitchell & Ness has rereleased former NBA player Allen Iverson’s black NBA Finals jersey from 2001, which comes with an Iverson x Enterbay figurine. Iverson will appear at an in-store event today.
According to Adam Herstig, vice president of marketing at Mitchell & Ness, the brand hopes to partner directly with more NBA players. Other plans for 2017 include focusing on premium jerseys, collaborating with brands and doing more activations. During the NBA All Star Weekend in New Orleans last month, the brand operated a pop-up shop featuring Lids, Reebok and Sneaker Politics.
The 25,000-square-foot NBA store opened in late 2015 and is operated by Fanatics, which sells licensed sports items and memorabilia and has operated the NBA’s e-commerce site for close to

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Rodd & Gunn to Open Store in Brooklyn

Rodd & Gunn, a New Zealand-based men’s wear brand, will open its second U.S. store in New York City in March.
The 3,200-square-foot store at 81 Front Street in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn joins a flagship that opened in Fashion Island in Newport Beach, Calif., in October.
Rodd & Gunn operates 85 stores in New Zealand and Australia, but entered the American market as a wholesaler.
Asked why the brand chose Brooklyn instead of Manhattan for its East Coast debut, Mike Beagley, chief executive officer, said, “We weren’t really looking at opening on the East Coast, but this opportunity came up and we thought it was a great way of commencing in New York quickly. It is an amazing building in an iconic location that we believe is an emerging retail and lifestyle area of Brooklyn – incredibly high average household income and literally a stone’s throw from Wall Street.”
He said the California store has performed “exceptionally well and we are really happy in how the Newport Beach community has embraced us. We are trading well above plan and selling all of our categories from hand-made in New Zealand luggage to outerwear and footwear.”
Beagley said the plan calls for opening eight to 10

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Emily Ratajkowski in Twinset Simona Barbieri’s Milan Store

A DJ set, cocktails being served throughout the store, but above all: followers — a very small part of her 11 million Instagram followers, of course. Model and actress Emily Ratajkowski was in Twinset Simona Barbieri’s Milan store Tuesday night to launch the brand’s spring ad campaign.
“I do like Twinset because it’s chic and elegant,” explained Ratajkowski. Creative director Simona Barbieri “creates easy-to-wear dresses, which are very sexy and feminine with a touch of a masculine look at the same time.”
Ratajkowski wore a total white look. “I really feel at ease in this dress, I feel very cool,” she said.
The model said she knew the Italian brand long before being its face. “I remember when I traveled to Venice with my parents, I saw Twinset posters around the city and that’s when I started to like it,” she said.
The new Twinset campaign tells the story of two friends’ journey — Ratajkowski and Sasha Pivovarova — and was photographed in Santa Barbara, Calif., by Giampaolo Sgura. Edward Enninful styled the campaign.

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Dior Homme Opens New Store in South Coast Plaza

Dior Homme is maintaining its expansion, opening its seventh store in the U.S. at South Coast Plaza.
Owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and overseen by creative director Kris Van Assche, the luxury brand plans to unveil a clean, modern storefront in Costa Mesa, Calif., on Tuesday. The men’s store joins the Christian Dior boutique for women that opened its doors in 2010. In the past seven years that location has secured a spot as one of the brand’s top 10 doors selling women’s fashion, buoyed by business from regional customers as well as international traffic.
Showing growth in the last few years, Dior Homme also can take advantage of South Coast Plaza’s proximity to Hollywood. Joe Jonas, Mahershala Ali and Rami Malek were some of the celebrities who donned clothes by the brand during this year’s awards season.
“South Coast Plaza is an important market for us,” said Renaud de Lesquen, president of Christian Dior Couture and Parfums Christian Dior. “We have wanted to open a Dior Homme boutique in South Coast Plaza for a number of years, but we also wanted to make sure we had the ideal space and perfect location within the plaza in order to best showcase

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NikeLab to Open Shop at Bergdorf Goodman Men’s Store

Bergdorf Goodman is linking up with Nike on a NikeLab space within its men’s store.
The 400-square-foot shop, which will open on Friday on the third floor, has a New York Made theme and is inspired by basketball. The shops-in-shop resembles a deconstructed basketball court and features leather, cork and wood with white finishes along with hanging fixtures.
“We have always admired Nike’s forward design sensibility and approach to performance and technical apparel and footwear,” said Melissa Lowenkron, senior vice president and general merchandising manager for men’s, women’s footwear, handbags and beauty at Bergdorf’s. “Their pursuit of innovative collaborations has placed them at the forefront of fashion and speaks directly to our customers’ interests and lifestyle.”
Nike currently operates eight stand-alone NikeLab locations in major cities including New York, London, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Paris, Tokyo and Milan. There are also four additional spaces within Dover Street Market shops around the world. The space will debut with the NikeLab Dunk Lux Chukka x R.T., Nike’s latest collaboration with Riccardo Tisci, and a Nike “Made in Italy” Destroyer jacket commissioned by New York artist Eric Elms, which will be available exclusively at Bergdorf’s. According to Lowenkron, there will be new drops of product every few

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