Today’s Fashion Headlines: Friday, May 24, 2013

May 24, 2013 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

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VC Signature NYC Flagship Opens

The upscale line from Vince Camuto, VC Signature is opening a 1,600 square foot flagship store this Saturday on Madison Avenue. The boutique offers selections from both VC Signature and Vince Camuto footwear, handbags, apparel, jewelry, swim, eyewear, women’s and men’s watches, as well as pieces exclusive to the Madison Avenue location. VC Signature footwear retails from $195 to $695, whereas Vince Camuto footwear retails from $118 to $275. In addition to footwear, the VC Signature range includes handbags, sunglasses and jewelry. The jewelry, which retails from $150 to $300, features statement pieces such as necklaces, bracelets and cuffs. Vince Camuto plans on opening five more U.S. stores and twenty more international locations by year’s end.

J. Crew Launching London Pop-Up Shop

J. Crew is giving London a preview of what’s in store before the official store opening later this year. For two days only, the brand will run a pop-up shop at the Western Transit Shed in King’s Cross, selling looks from its spring women’s, men’s and children’s collections. A preview of the fall collection will also be on show. A selection of cashmere pieces and one-of-a-kind jeweled collars will also be available, as well as the signature J. Crew monogramming service. The shop is next to the new home of Central Saint Martins, which J. Crew is supporting with a new design project and scholarship program. Exact dates for the pop-up shop have not been released at this time.

Necklace Valued At $2.6 Million Stolen In Cannes

Cannes has been struck by a second major jewelry heist, days after a reported $1 million-worth of jewels was stolen from the room of a Chopard employee who was staying at the city’s Novotel hotel. Fellow Swiss jeweler de Grisogono announced that a high jewelry necklace worth 2 million euros, or around $2.6 million at current exchange rates, was stolen during the house’s 20 the anniversary party at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d’Antibes on Tuesday night, which had over 700 attendees, despite heavy-duty security. The missing necklace was part of de Grisogono’s 20th anniversary high jewelry collection, which was showcased at the event.

+ Selicia A. Walker

Source: WWD

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