While American retail numbers are still disappointing, designers and brands are expanding elsewhere. This month, Versace opened a jewelry boutique and a flagship boutique inside The Dubai Mall. The recent openings bring Versace's total number of Middle East stores to nine--the same as the United States. See images of the two new boutiques in the gallery below. For more on Versace, check out the Resort 2010 collection.
Liz Claiborne is intent to revive their menswear line, Claiborne. First they hired John Bartlett to take helm of design and today they're opening a West Village pop-up store.
Sophia Kokosalaki has been hired for a lead design role at Diesel Black Gold.
Contemporary stores, such as Intermix and Shopbop, are selling a lot of casual denim and tailored jersey pieces this summer.
In celebration of New York's new and improved bike lanes, Topshop is renting out bicycles this weekend.
H&M will launch a collaboration with Jimmy Choo, spanning bags, shoes and accessories, for holiday.
Kate and Laura Mulleavy said that the bright lights on stage at the CFDA Awards were what kept them calm.
Alexa Chung posed for Wren's holiday look book alongside Tennessee Thomas from The Like.
J.Crew in Soho turned their store-in-store space, which has its own entrance, into an accessories store.
Eva Mendes stars in a new steamy ad campaign for Calvin Klein underwear and jeans.
New Comme des Garçons contemporary label, Black, is already selling out in Tokyo. ..
Marc Jacobs has been looking at real estate in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
Current/Elliot is launching a range of deadstock-inspired styles using Japanese denim.
Last night Burberry staked their claim on the New York City skyline by lighting up 50-foot-long Burberry signs atop their new Madison Avenue headquarters. Thanks in part to the establishment of The Burberry Foundation and a $50,000 donation to local youth projects, Mayor Bloomberg declared yesterday "Burberry Day" in New York. There to celebrate were Burberry's Christopher Bailey, Lily Donaldson, Terence Koh, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld and more. Check out photos from last night's rooftop fête atop The Palace Hotel in the gallery below.
"Fashion's Night Out" is turning out to be quite a fete with 12 cities across the globe in participation and over 100 stores already signed on. ..
French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld spoke with The Guardian about her tenure at the magazine and her sex appeal.
Los Angeles based retailer Ron Herman will open its first international store in Tokyo this August.
The Cannes Film Festival is bringing out fashion's own stars, among them, Natasha Poly, Georgina Chapman and Roberto Cavalli.
London-based designer Marios Schwab will become the creative director at Halston effective July 1st. His first collection at the helm will be Fall 2010.
The team at POP just launched a new website for the magazine, which promises to be full of original content.
Gap plans to launch online stores in Canada and the U.K. by 2010, followed by Japan in 2011. They will also open stores in six new countries this year.
Thom Browne's skirt suit might not have sold out at its original price of $4,370 but on Gilt Groupe, it flew off the shelf.
LVMH is said to be taking a stake in Edun, the eco label launched by Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson.
Sir Phillip Green wants to open two more Topshops in Manhattan and is currently hunting for the real estate.
Trish Goff modeled Erdem's Resort collection which called up the designer's abstract florals and embroideries.
Suzy Menkes taught Academy of Art University students how to crash fashion shows.