Pop-In@Nordstrom, a series of themed pop-ups located at the retailer’s eight flagship locations, on Friday launched a Poketo shop based on the Los Angeles retailer whose philosophy is, “Art and Design for Your Every Day.” Other upcoming Pop-Ins include a Rag & Bone shop in August, which will include exclusive pieces, and a socially responsible shop in September.
Pop-In@Nordstrom is the brainchild of Olivia Kim, director of creative projects, who handpicks merchandise with price points spanning the high and low range. Kim was vice president of creative at Opening Ceremony before Nordstrom hired her last year. She doesn’t like to play it safe. “They’re about disrupting the space,” she said of the Pop-Ins.
The shops have a different theme each month. Past shops have featured home and gift items from Merci in Paris, a custom black-on-black Rolex by Bamford, a private astrology reading by identical twin sisters and astrologers the Astro Twins, and apparel from rapper Drake’s October’s Very Own label.
Now that she has six Pop-Ins under her belt, Kim said she’s learned that “what works really well is when we can tell a complete story. Also, when we can offer the high-to-low price point — we always try to have something that starts at $1. When we can introduce new designers and vendors to customers, that works really well. We want our customers to be able to come back and discover something. We’re tapping into their curiosity.”
Kim said some designers introduced through Pop-Ins have gone on to be picked up by other buyers in the store.
An avid pen collector and self-proclaimed old-fashioned card writer, Kim was taken by Poketo’s products and ties to the art and design community. The Pop-In will be the first time customers outside of Los Angeles will be able to shop the brand’s offerings. Kim said the Pop-In will look like Poketo’s store. “It was a real collaboration,” she said. “It will be very colorful.”
Poketo’s products range from the whimsical to the practical with everything in between. There’s a build-it-yourself paper hanging mobile, fruity beeswax candles and charcoal facial puffs. The Pop-In also sells Pendleton blankets and beach towels, Sweets linen tea towels and woven leather chairs, tables and planters from artist and designer Eric Trine, as well as exclusive Ben Medansky ceramic lanterns, Clare Vivier’s chic minimalist bags and necklaces and cuffs from L.A.-based HighLow jewelry. “Poketo is really known for celebrating their friends and doing incredible workshops in their store,” Kim said. “We have a paper sculpting class that we’re hosting with an artist who’ll come in and teach customers how to make paper flowers.”
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion
“I’m Russian and I love to use all these little tricks that I got from my grandma or my mom. We didn’t have a lot of money for creams or anything like that so we would use a garden as a beauty treatment regime. We’d put cucumber in the fridge and do a cucumber mask,” says model @irinashayk on one of her beauty hacks. WWD asked celebs what their go-to self-care rituals are. See what Naomie Harris, Freida Pinto and more said on WWD.com. #wwdeye #wwdbeauty (📷: @zefashioninsider)
Exclusive: @viktorandrolf are teaming up with @Zalando on a collection made from leftover clothing. The lineup, which lands at the retailer February 1, includes 17 pieces adorned with sliced up and repurposed overstock from the retailer’s private label collection. Pictured here is a look from the collection –– see more on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews
@duewestnyc is the newest bar joining the collection of intimate neighborhood-focused spaces in the West Village. The cocktail menu, which includes bitters and syrups made in-house, offers a “Build Your Own Old-Fashioned” – like the one pictured here – where guests can choose from a list of spirits and unexpected sugars and bitters. #wwdeye
Spotted at last night’s National Board of Review gala in NYC: Angelina Jolie. Jolie – along with Meryl Streep, @lupitanyongo and more – continued the all-black dress code from Sunday’s Golden Globes. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)