Haute Hippie isn’t going the safe route with its first store on the West Coast.
While many brands of its ilk are planting stores on Beverly Drive, Melrose Place and Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, the New York-based label opted for the Sunset Plaza complex on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood for its 1,725-square-foot store opening today. The complex isn’t bereft of brands — Nicole Miller, Zadig & Voltaire, Calypso St. Barth, BCBG Max Azria, Sand and Oliver Peoples are among those with shops there — and it abuts the Hollywood Hills, but it hasn’t quite found its mojo as a fashion destination with beauty spots and restaurants becoming the main attractions.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)