WWD writes on Topshop's opening in Soho. The article revealed that clothing prices will not be adjusted according to the exchange rate and that expansion strategies do not include shopping mall locations. Instead, Sir Phillip Green intends to launch brick and mortar locations at a brisk pace, recession or not. Our favorite New York shopping site, Racked, however, recently articulated their skepticism for an October opening date of the first U.S. flagship.
YSL will be the next pop up venture at London's Dover Street Market, following in the footsteps of Chanel in the Edition 24 space. Located on the third floor of the building, the pop up will feature a collection of travel-inspired pieces and, most notably, a small collection of limited edition YSL pieces with a Yves Saint Lauent/Dover Street Market label. We're pretty sure that's the single greatest collaboration and yet, we're guessing Spring & Clifton for Urban Outfitters will get more attention.
Donna Karan held a private trunk show for her Resort collection and, apparently, in just an hour and half, sold $350,000 in clothing. The Resort collection, heavy on pinks and nudes, was ulta-feminine and well-received by editors. Also, Karan rode her bike to the showing and took a car home which impresses us more than anything.
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