There's a retail revolution imminent in Lower Manhattan.
Today’s unveiling of the West Concourse of the World Trade Center is the latest step in the renaissance of the emotionally resonant site, which is expected to become a major draw for office workers, tourists, residents and shoppers. Australian shopping mall developer Westfield, which is guiding the project’s 440,000 square feet of retail space, has an ambitious plan involving soaring ceiling heights, architectural prowess and a $1.2 billion price tag at full build out. Westfield paid the Port Authoritu $612.5 million for its 50 percent stake. The entire campus of 16 acres has a $20 billion price tag.
“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)