At Bergdorf Goodman, an undeniably luxurious Chanel boutique for handbags, costume jewelry and watches opens today, situated on the main floor in direct line of sight from the Fifth Avenue entrance to maximize traffic. At 1,400 square feet, it’s twice as large as the old space.
“The Chanel boutique is the first of many exciting renovations and launches in the upcoming months that will further enhance the beauty of the store and excite our customers,” said Joshua Schulman, president of Bergdorf’s, which has 40 projects in the works for new designers, shops and merchandise concepts at Bergdorf’s Fifth Avenue women’s and men’s stores.
Making their debut in the Chanel shop are accessories from the 2012-13 Métiers d’Art collection Paris-Edimbourg, jewelry watches from the Mademoiselle Privé collection, and what Chanel fashion division president Barbara Cirkva characterized as Chanel’s “latest, most coveted accessories” to complement Chanel’s ready-to-wear salon on the second floor. The shop design, inspired by Mademoiselle Chanel’s Paris apartment and Peter Marino’s boutique concept, has a palette of black, white, beige and gold, and custom details including a set of three handwoven carpets, hand-painted plaster wall finishes applied by local artisans and hand-crafted textured bronze vases. One area with gold ceilings and walls wrapped in handwoven metal showcases exotics such as python, alligator and galuchat handbags.
A new Joan Rivers coffee table book, titled “Joan Rivers Confidential,” gives readers never-before-seen photos and letters of the late comedian throughout her life. “Because of her drive to always be fresh, she kept records of every appearance, every performance, all the jokes that were used on TV, all the clothes that were worn,” said Rivers’ daughter Melissa. Here, Rivers poses at the “Tonight Show” in Tracy Mills in 1985. Read more about the book and see more photos at WWD.com. #wwdeye
After a career at New York hot spots like Narcissa, Dovetail and Nix, @chefjfraser has expanded to the West Village with The Loyal, a modernized take on an American brasserie. “And as I’ve gone through my career I’ve felt some departure from that kind of simple, straightforward [cooking]. This is meant to take on the idea of ‘what if the American brasserie was invented today?’” #wwdeye (📷: @chinseephoto)
@bellahadid and @lilyaldridge at @bulgariofficial’s celebration on Friday night, toasting the brand's new Peter Marino-designed flagship on Fifth Avenue. The two-part event included a cocktail party at the store followed by a dinner at a mystery location — the Met Cloisters. #wwdeye
From overseeing America’s fastest-growing speciality retailers to codifying cool, WWD talked to the women who are leading the way for the future of beauty. Check out our Instagram Stories to see how these women built today and are creating tomorrow. (📸: @hannah_khymych) #wwdbeauty
For @laperlalingerie's spring 2018 show, the brand chose to host their event at @thevenetianmacao. With Chinese megastars @bingbing_fan and @hubing in attendance, La Perla debuted a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired collection. The show marked the start of Sands Macao Fashion Week, which runs from October 19 to 24 — the city’s first such event. Pictured here are models backstage with glimmering eyes. #wwdfashion (📷: Cheuk-Yin To)
Trending for spring 2018: top stitch design. Gone are the days of stitch just for seams — designers are using the once-minimal detail to create strong decorative elements. (📷: Paola Testa; Styled by @andrew_shang) #wwdfashion
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews