Feb 16, 2010

Noteworthy Fashion News

  • Miu Miu plans to open a Shanghai boutique in April. The boutique will be opened in the American-owned Shanghai Center which currently houses brands including Salvatore Ferragamo, Marc Jacobs and Stefano Ricci. Tom Ford is rumored to also be eyeing a space in the same shopping complex. Miu Miu opened it’s first China location last year in Shenzhen. 

  • The Sonia Rykiel Pour H&M collection will hit stores February 20th. Items include dresses for $39.95, tunics for $49.95, sweaters for $49, and blazers for $69.95. There will also be mini versions of the women’s styles available in girls sizes 8 months to 8 years. 

  • Women have thousands of beauty sites to turn to for products and now men finally have one too! Bellevue based Drugstore.com recently launched a health and grooming site called “At His Best”.com. The product mix blends drugstore and department store brands on everything from shampoo, to skincare and shaving products. 

  • Forever 21 is buying out old Mervyn’s store locations to open new, expanded stores that encompass 85,000+ square feet of retail selling space. The larger store format will allow Forever 21 to expand select categories including lingerie, swimwear, shoes and even plus-size merchandise. The first large store format to open will be in Los Cerritos, California and include Forever 21’s first ever children’s wear collection. The chain plans to open at least 30 more large concept stores at various locations including Times Square and Las Vegas. 

  • Reebok has partnered with Emporio Armani to launch a co-branded collection titled EA7. The line made it’s debut at Armani’s Fall fashion show in Milan and will be available in July for retail sale at Emporio Armani boutiques and select Reebok concept store locations. 

  • NY Fashion week ends on Thursday with and London Fashion Week begins on Friday. Click here for a London fashion week schedule. Click here for a recap of the Fall 2010 trends from NY Fashion Week. 

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