BULGARI MARCHES ON: Bulgari, which outside of Beverly Hills is not widely known on the West Coast, is "really trying to make a mark in California," said Bonnie Kyle, West Coast retail manager. The upscale...
BULGARI MARCHES ON: Bulgari, which outside of Beverly Hills is not widely known on the West Coast, is "really trying to make a mark in California," said Bonnie Kyle, West Coast retail manager. The upscale jewelry manufacturer and retailer, based in Rome, has Kyle exploring new opportunities. Reportedly, Bulgari is in discussions to open two stores, in Orange County's South Coast Plaza and in Hawaii, but Kyle declined to comment on any potential new locations or strategies. Formerly managing director of the Regency Club in Los Angeles, Kyle oversees the Beverly Hills store at the corner of Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Boulevard and the only other Bulgari unit in California, a small shop in the Campton Place Hotel in San Francisco. She also oversees the firm's units in Aspen, Colo., and Las Vegas.
BULLOCK'S BRANCH REBUILDS: Bullock's in Sherman Oaks plans to reopen its fourth floor for misses' sportswear, petites and dresses in mid-October. The unit was severely damaged by last January's earthquake, centered in the Northridge section of Los Angeles. During the quake, the top of the building collapsed onto the floors below, but the store has managed to gradually rebuild. The third floor for designer and sportswear areas reopened two weeks ago, and the first two floors, which house accessories, home, cosmetics and women's shoes, reopened June 9. Before June, Bullock's sold much of its merchandise at a nearby vacant building formerly occupied by I. Magnin. That space now carries misses sportswear, petites and dresses. Bullock's Northridge Fashion Center location was very extensively damaged and is still closed. Other retailers also continue to rebuild damaged units. Robinsons-May has reopened four of its seven stores shuttered after the quake. The Sherman Oaks unit and two others in the Northridge Fashion Center are still closed. The Broadway expects to open the first two floors of its Sherman Oaks store by the end of this month, and its entire Northridge unit should be open for business this November. A temporary dome erected by the Broadway in Northridge sells home furnishings and has reported strong sales as residents replace home items lost in the quake.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews