STELLA’S NEW STORE: Stella McCartney is revving up for the April opening of her first London unit: a four-story, 10,000-square-foot Georgian house on Bruton Street. The designer plans to dedicate an entire floor to bespoke tailoring —not surprising, since McCartney did some of her training on Savile Row — and open a perfume room to showcase her first fragrance, which launches in September. Another room will be covered in marquetry, the 17th-century decorative technique using carved and inlaid wood. Other rooms will have tiled walls and handprinted wallpaper. In addition, a central skylight will illuminate all four floors. Later this year, the spotlight will fall once again on McCartney when a documentary about her life and work airs on terrestrial TV in Britain. Geoff Wonfor, who directed "The Beatles Anthology" and a documentary about Sir Paul McCartney, is shooting the film, which begins with McCartney’s last show at Chloé and follows her on her travels through Paris, London and Italy.

IT’S IN THE BAG: A shoe man for years, Christian Louboutin is finally striding into the handbag business. He plans to unveil his first full collection, with about 25 variations, during Paris Fashion Week in early March. Louboutin said he’s tested a few bags in his boutiques — with positive sales results — but most have been closely related to shoe styles. "But now, it will be more grown-up," he said. "Even if they’re twins [with the shoes], they don’t always have to go out together!"

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