Melrose Ave. Makes Room for Minkoffs
Rebecca Minkoff is set to open its Melrose flagship store on August 27th marked as its largest store in the world. The store altogether is 4,600 square feet of dedicated ath-leisure space, gallery and the first Uri Minkoff storefront. The store is also has dressing room technology which aides customers when choosing sizes, style looks and finding additional information on a touchscreen dressing room mirror! This technology has been quite a hit at Minkoffs other locations in San Francisco and New York increasing the stores sales and putting them on the retail map which is another reason why the brand chose Melrose. “We wanted a location in L.A. that had great proximity to other great brands that we admire and also one that was close to stylists as well as to where a lot of the local people in L.A. in the industry live and work,” said CEO and Co-founder Uri Minkoff. A Chicago location is to open late November giving Chicago shoppers something to look forward to!
Cornelia Guest and Donna Salyers for Faux Fur
Designer Cornelia Guest has teamed up with Donna Salyers’ Fabulous Furs to create a faux fur collection of her own. Guest’s venture with Salyers is based entirely off her love for animals and has been known for her immense support toward the ethical treatment of animals. She appeared in the campaign, ‘I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur’ and is the owner of eight dogs, eight cats, a donkey and a tortoise. For fall 2016, Guest’s 5-10 faux-fur styles will wholesale from $150 to $400 in better specialty stores as well as the company website. She will also be featured on Salyers’ site via “Cornelia’s Picks,” how-to-styling photos and a Q&A with Salyers!
Bebe Sport Shoe Offering
Retailer Bebe is now joining the sport shoes game with a line set to make its debut this month at Macy’s in a move to generate more interest in the label. The footwear launch includes four styles ranging from $69 to $89 as well as an additional fifth style set to come out in October. The collection will expand to include sandals in January. Select Bebe stores will also carry the line.
– Jasmine Dunn
Source & Photo: WWD
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