Burlington Arcade, a Regency period, glass-covered row of boutiques, which stands in the middle of Mayfair, has become a go-to for accessories in London. Since its debut in 1819, the arcade has been known for quaint antique jewelry and silver shops. But in recent months, an influx of Modish accessories labels has flooded the space, too. Footwear designer Beatrix Ong has relocated her flagship to the row from posh Primrose Hill, installing a glittering crystal chandelier in the all-white space to match the jeweled-toned shoes in her collection. Meanwhile, Omega, in partnership with antique watch specialist George Somlo, has opened its first vintage watch store, carriying styles from the Thirties, Forties and Fifties. The heritage cashmere brand N. Peal has revamped its store, under the auspices of new creative director Sara Berman. The space is now decked out with zebra-print carpets and filled with rows of orange, pink and black cashmere knits. Church’s, the heritage footwear label known for its classic brogues, has a store in the arcade, as does Pickett, the London leather goods maker. Even edgy retail experiments have a place on the row—Comme des Garçons opened a pop-up store there for a week in December, to launch its 8 88 fragrance. But one of the institutions in Britain’s first shopping arcade remains firmly unchanged—its own private police force, the Beadles, who guard against shoppers running, whistling or singing on the row.
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion