JOHANNESBURG — It was just the shot of adrenaline the South African retail scene needed. In one fell swoop, the new 322,800-square-foot Protea Court extension at the sprawling Sandton City mall in Johannesburg opened, with fast-fashion giant Zara as the anchor tenant and main attraction.
At a cocktail reception to mark the opening earlier this week, the most coveted invitation was not that of Sandton City; it was the Zara launch. While a plastic wristband guaranteed access to the mall’s party, only an orange, blue or white string bracelet allowed access into Zara’s cordoned premises.
Hermès is launching a Laundromat pop-up shop in NYC - dubbed Hermèsmatic - where customers can bring their old scarves to be dip-dyed by an expert. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @donstahl)