Designer Richard Chai--the brother of one part of the Den duo--is the newest inhabitant to grace the Den pop-up space in the East Village. Chai, who recently launched menswear and his own Go International collection for Target, will sell most of his Spring 09 men's range, a capsule of the women's range, and some exclusives in the newly revamped space. Check out this first look at the new space, along with three of Chai's menswear looks for spring.
Stefano Pilati's unisex line for Yves Saint Laurent, called Edition Unisex, is poised to debut during New York Fashion Week--alllllll the way downtown. The pop-up will run for the entirety of the week, from tomorrow's first fashion murmurs through next week's straggling finales. The range, inspired by Pilati's Spring 2009 Men's collection, will include washed silk blazers, silk organza trench coats, and pants in crepe de chine which "maintain the men's silhouettes while offering an implicit femininity". Looks like downtown is good for more than just an after-party these days.
Just in time for the holidays and after a thorough sample sale from the Odin and Pas de Deux stores, pop-up space Den is hosting a literary installation with a selection of new and rare books. If you're in New York stop by Den for the Artbook installation, open through January. If you're not in New York but fancy a coffee table book just the same, check out Artbook's website where the same titles can be purchased online. Thanks to Den and the loveliness of e-commerce, it's a win-win. Photos from the new pop-up below. To read about Den's sister shop for gals, check out our review of the just-opened Pas de Deux
The Cyber Monday numbers are in and it has been reported that they've exceeded last year's numbers by 15 percent. Online purchases came to $846 million this year, from a period of Black Friday through Cyber Monday.
We want to let this story die...but we just can't. NY Mag posted their own round-up of rumors and analysis regarding Anna Wintour's supposed departure from American Vogue. The plot thickens...
A Rugby pop-up in a weak economy is like an American flag being raised on election day. Or..well, polos! You can afford one, kaaaaamawwwwn. This one's online only, grab your classics at Refinery 29 all month long.
Live coverage of Art Basel in Miami is another thing that just might stimulate some small part of the economy. Well, we can hope. Get your art fix with The Moment.
Last night British designers and fashion industry pioneers were saluted for their accomplishments at the British Fashion Awards. Among them were Matthew Williamson for Red Carpet Designer, Jourdan Dun for Model of the Year, Nicholas Kirkwood for Swarovski Emerging Talent, and Luella Bartley for Designer of the Year. For a list of the award winners and nominees click here and to see our photo galleries of the event click here.
The long anticipated Soho flagship of Vera Wang is set to open on Black Friday. To read the interior descriptions click here and for Racked's ongoing stalking of the site, which date back over a year, click here.
The suspense builds as Black Friday approaches--we've noticed nervousness in our retail-proximate friends as they try to anticipate just how low a markdown will move the merchandise. Now, WWD rallies up the evidence.
Brooklyn retailer Bird is counting on a pop-up shop to bring in extra sales during the holiday season. A new Williamsburg location will be partially open for the month of December and will include limited edition designs from Steven Alan, Stella McCartney accessories, and holiday collections from the likes of Tsumori Chisato and Rachel Comey. Sounds like a Brooklyn holiday to us.
This Friday will mark the opening of Samantha Pleet's first free-standing store which will feature Pleet's signature line along with her own curation of accessories lines and treasures from abroad. Pleet's recent collaboration with Urban Outfitters has won her recognition outside of New York (where she has remained a downtown favorite) and so it seems fitting that the designer would mark her spot elsewhere. The pop-up space, designed by architect, designer, and husband to the designer, Patrick (Pleet) McGovern, will feature a cavernous-like atmosphere with "mystical surroundings". Check out Pleet's Fall, Spring, and Urban Outfitters look books right here.
Last night, Alexander Wang was awarded the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund award, granting him a 200,000 dollar allowance and mentorship for one year. The designers of Vena Cava and Albertus Quartus were the runners up and the two brands were each awarded 50,000 dollars and a business mentor. To see photos from last night's event, click here. To see Alexander Wang's Spring 2009 collection, click here.
A 1980's themed Reebok pop-up has opened on the Bowery in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Reebok pump. Limited edition sneakers will run Reebok fans a mere 90 dollars--not much compared to the competition.
Burberry reports a 13.1 percent increase in profits this half, however, the company articulates their concerns that there is worse to come. Burberry stated that U.S. department stores have unexpectedly decreased their re-orders.
Suzy Menkes reports on the new Yohji Yamamoto flagship recently opened in Paris and the cultivation of a new pocket of cutting edge boutiques in the area.
There's nothing more satisfying than a round up of fashion happenings on a Friday afternoon--really, it's like getting ready before prom.
M.I.S.S. Crew hits up a pop-up in Costa Mesa with ever-changing artwork--this time around, the space is decorated with artwork from Greg "PNUT" Galinsky. If we lived in California we might have a clue who this Mr. PNUT was.
The mother of all Friday afternoon links...Stylebubble goes to a press preview for Topshop Spring 09. Buy a hat and hold on to it.
A record number of shoppers will do their holiday shopping online, causes range from the inanity of black Friday, to gas prices, to an overall growing confidence in e-commerce methods. The numbers, as reported by consultancy Deloitte, should be up to 71 percent with apparel reaching the second most popular gift giving category.
Speaking of Black Friday, H&M's New York and San Francisco flagships will be open 24 hours on the biggest shopping day of the year. H&M attributes their decision to the success of last year, when the New York store held around the clock hours.
(Speaking of the success of H&M, Rei Kawakubo drew a three-day wait this week when her collection for the mass retailer opened in the Harajuku district of Japan)
In other news...Michael Kors took his contemporary shoe business in house, Harold's (not Harrods), the high-end Dallas based retailer, filed Chapter 11 and a 24 hour Paper pop-up (say that three times as fast) in Los Angeles hosted in-demand vendors such as Rodarte and Jeremy Scott--no news on whether they sold everything but they did have a 1400 dollar sale at 4am during the event.
Here's a pop-up concept with a little more depth than just collaboration t-shirts and last season's overstock--The Metal Shop, opening in New York this Thursday, will host a variety of designers with the theme of metals in mind. Michael Kors, Helmut Lang, and Patrik Ervell are among designers included in the pop-up which will appear at participating designer, Issey Miyake's Tribeca retail space. The pop-up is being curated in conjunction with The Metal Ball, an event inspired by the legendary Bauhaus Metallic Festival and held in the wake of Performa's 2006 White On White Party. The Bauhaus School was once decorated entirely in metallic colors and it is the aim of the Performa sponsored Ball and resulting pop-up store to once again celebrate that, well, celebration. Just in time for the holidays too...