Urbanspace, which creates markets in New York such as the Holiday Shops at Bryant Park, is stretching to Long Island where it is establishing The Holiday Market by Urbanspace inside the Roosevelt Field Shopping Center.The Holiday Market by Urbanspace will showcase handmade gifts from local artisans and "complement the broad offering available at Long Island's largest mall," according to Simon Property Group, owner of the Roosevelt Field shopping center located in Garden City, N.Y.Working with Urbanspace is an example of how mall operators need to create different experiences and offer new products on their properties to generate greater traffic and points of distinction."We are always looking for these unique experiences to complement our retail lineup," Zach Beloff, Simon's director of business development and leasing, told WWD. "This is a great way to bring local craftmakers into the shopping center."The Holiday Market by Urbanspace will house 12 independent merchants, including Ambica New York, a boutique for handmade jewelry; the New York Puzzle Co., which sells puzzles depicting vintage images from magazines, children’s books and posters; The Lodge, a men’s accessory boutique selling wallets, dopp kits and crafts; All Across Africa, which sells woven baskets and other home goods made by craftswomen in Rwanda; Lovepop, a Boston-based startup that makes intricate and cheeky 3-D cards, among other shops.“The agility that Urbanspace provides with its market concept means that we can bring retailers into Roosevelt Field where they immediately benefit from the high volume of customers who routinely shop there," Beloff said. "Likewise, our shoppers get to see and experience unexpected brands that they might otherwise never come in contact with, so everyone benefits.”The Holiday Market by Urbanspace at Roosevelt Field will be open from Nov. 25 through Dec. 24. It will occupy about 2,000 square feet in the North Court section of the mall, right by the Santa set. Each merchant in the market will have about 60 square feet of space.Beloff characterized the market as "a pilot….Who knows where we will be this next year? But I can imagine us doing this for other major holidays, Easter for example, or something we could do permanently in the right shopping center. We are always open to new and bigger ideas."I don't see this competing at all with our permanent tenants," Beloff said. "This is compliment to them."While space is tight in Roosevelt Field, Beloff said it's possible some space could be available for the market brands, such as with a cart in a common area.Urbanspace is the tenant in the mall, with Simon Property Group collaborating with Urbanspace to determine which brands to include in the market.Urbanspace curates and manages markets in London and New York, including Mad. Sq. Eats, Broadway Bites, the Union Square Holiday Market, Columbus Circle Holiday Market, the Holiday Shops at Bryant Park, and Urbanspace Vanderbilt food hall in the Helmsley Building at 230 Park Avenue. The Urbanspace Vanderbilt food hall is permanent. In London, Urbanspace has the Camden Lock Market and Spitalfields, which are also both permanent markets.
Taking the final spot on the mens’ portion of New York Fashion Week calendar next month will be none other than @tomford. Though he’s shown his men’s wear in New York in the past, this will mark the first time the designer has shown his men’s collection alone during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. His runway show will debut on February 6 at the Park Avenue Armory. #wwdfashion
London-based couture house @ralphandrusso has certainly been in the spotlight, having its dresses worn by @beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Meghan Markle in her engagement photos and more. For couture, Tamara Ralph focused on ornamentation — think: feathers with chain mail, jet embroidery and clusters of pearls and crystals. See the rest of the collection on WWD.com #wwdfashion #couture (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
Minnie Mouse celebrated her 90th birthday by getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For her celebratory luncheon, @coach’s creative director @stuartvevers dressed her in a custom made prairie dress, complete with Vever’s take on the polka dot – black sequined versions – under a cropped motorcycle jacket. The designer also put his own mark on Minnie’s classic red shoes, infusing the color with sparkles and adding some Coach crystals. “We chose colors that were very Minnie and also represented quintessential Coach elements,” said Vevers. #wwdfashion #nationalpolkadotday (📷: George Chinsee)
@nickjonas is unveiling his first-ever apparel collection through a partnership with John Varvatos. The limited-edition capsule, which makes its debut in spring, also marks the first time the designer has collaborated with anyone on a line. “The process in working with Nick is amazing. It’s inspiring to be around someone who is not only connected with the trade that they do, but also with what’s happening in the environment around him, and how that connects to what we do with style,” said Varvatos. (RG: @johnvarvatos) #wwdfashion
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)