Today’s Fashion Headlines: Wednesday, February 13, 2013

February 13, 2013 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

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Topshop Expands To L.A.

Along with the news that Tommy Hilfiger has recently opened a West Coast location, it would appear that another retailer is following suit. Topshop has opened their fourth location in the U.S. This new store is the brand’s the first in L.A., but second location on the West Coast. The store which opens on Thursday is 30,000-square-foot located at Caruso Affiliated’s The Grove.

The store sits on a highly visible corner of one of the country’s most “highly trafficked shopping centers.” This move is vital for the brand as it is strategizing to become a more serious retailer worldwide.

“The object is opening flagship stores, but you want something individual for each market,” Sir Philip Green, owner of Topshop said.

Steve Madden Hits The Big Screen

What do Steve Madden and Martin Scorsese have in common? Nothing really, aside from the fact that Madden will appear as a character in Scorsese’s latest film, “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Although the character is a minor one, it will be played by Dustin Hoffman’s son Jake.

“The Wolf of Wall Street” is based on the memoir by American stockbroker Jordan Belfort. The action surrounds the rise and fall of of Belfort’s empire at the brokerage firm that he founded, Stratton Oakmont. At one time, the company employed over 1,000 stockbrokers, but things came crashing down when Belfort was convicted of money laundering and securities fraud.

But what does this have to do with Madden? One insider said that the successful equity raising that Belfort did for Steve Madden Ltd. was one of the stockbroker’s greater moments.

But if this doesn’t seem compelling to you, you might just want to stick around for the leading men. This film is set to feature the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey. 

Bobbi Brown For Safilo

Makeup artist, founder and creative officer of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, Bobbi Brown, an obtained an eyewear deal with Safilo Group. This partnership marks “the first time a major figure in the beauty industry has launched an eyewear collection.”

This deal is with Brown and not with the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. Although the owner of Brown’s cosmetic firm doesn’t have  a stake in the deal, the partnership still signifies a broadening of the lifestyle brand.

“Anything I do outside of the company, I naturally get the support of Estée Lauder,” Brown said.

The unisex eyewear line will be available first in the U.S. and then it will make its launch worldwide.

– Jamie Wilson

 Source & Image: WWD

 

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