NEW YORK — Emporio Armani is building a small empire in the U.S.
Tonight, the Armani Group will fete the return of Emporio Armani to 601 Madison Avenue with a mini-music festival featuring performances by The Drums, Skylar Grey and Ladyhawke, as well as DJ Mayer Hawthorne. The celebrations mark more than just the new Manhattan store, which quietly opened its doors last week: They also signal a flurry of retail activity for the 31-year-old brand. By the end of this year, Armani will operate 16 Emporio Armani stores in the U.S., doubling the number from last year, with additions in cities such as Chicago, San Diego and Santa Monica, Calif. RELATED STORY: Emporio Armani Teams Up With Spotify >>
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