Pietro Beccari’s Fendi Vision on Madison Avenue
Fendi‘s new Madison Avenue store represents more than just a relocation from Fifth Avenue. The move is the culmination of Fendi Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Pietro Beccari’s vision since joining the brand nearly three years ago. His approach is in elevating the brand and its overall perception, touching on everything from store design to the range of accessories. The new, Peter Marino-designed flagship quietly opened its doors on Saturday afternoon. Beccari called the new store “a very unique positioning” of luxury, workmanship and touches of fun, all at once.
Cyber Monday Still Growing – A Bit
Cyber Monday may still break sales records, but the day lost some of its momentum with so many promotions that started last week. Black Friday’s online sales reached a record $2.4 billion for the single day. While Cyber Monday’s overall sales take is expected to be 15 percent higher than last year, that is still a slower growth than the 25 percent gain seen on Black Friday, according to early data from Adobe Digital Index. (Last year, the firm recorded Cyber Monday sales grew 16 percent to $2.29 billion.)
Adobe Digital tracked 27 million visits to 4,500 retail Web sites between midnight and 10 a.m. Monday, so the day started off strong with 17 percent year-over-year growth. In the first 10 hours, $719 million was spent online, with total sales for the day projected to surpass $2.6 billion. Mobile sales from smartphones and tablets fueled 26 percent of total sales online, up from 18 percent last year. By day’s end, Adobe projected that sales growth would even out to about 15 percent as mobile shopping tapers off later in the evening.
Chrome Hearts Artsy New Miami Store
Laurie Lynn Stark is a mother, photographer, friend of movie stars and a creative force behind Chrome Hearts’ bold accessories and fashion. She is also a patron of emerging artists and young fashion designers. To highlight this, Stark and her husband Richard have christened a new retail store in Miami’s Design District (pictured below) that devotes nearly every inch of its 5,000 square feet to art and art-inspired fashion. It will open on Wednesday with a performance by Zoë Kravitz. Stark says, “People think it’s weird and hippie. It’s an ancient art,” she says. “We’re into nurturing the arts. To me, [the store] just blends all art.”
– Carol Calacci
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