Parisian brand Gerard Darel is opening two permanent brick-and-mortar stores in the US this holiday season, including a flagship in NY and another location in LA in the newly renovated Westfield Century City.
Hobbs seems to be progressing with its turnaround as the womenswear chain’s sales and profits move upwards.In the year to January, its sales rose 9% to £119.5m, which just beat the 8.7% rise in gross profit to £76.2m.
The teen specialty retailer formed a new Board of Directors that includes executives with previous tenures at Uniqlo, Wal-Mart and Forever 21. Rue21 also appointed Dr. Mark Chrystal as Chief Analytics Officer.
Founded in 2011 as an affordable beauty brand, Baublebar has now expanded its offering to include fine jewelry. The new collection will introduce 18-karat-gold jewelry pieces, retailing for under $100.
UK-based Smiley World has launched a new collection with leading Brazilian retailer Ellus Second Floor. The two firms have created a selection of women’s and menswear including T-shirts, jackets, jeans and denim jackets.
Fashion Forward Dubai (FFWD) is adding a high-powered panel discussion to its showroom in Paris. To discuss: The Globalization of Fashion: Value Creation Through Business Exchange Between Dubai and Paris.