BURBERRY OPENS MADRID STORE: Burberry has opened its first stand-alone store in Madrid, located on the city's Calle Ortega y Gasset. The 6,500-square-foot store will carry men's and women's collections and accessories from the Burberry Prosum line, alongside the Burberry London collection for men, women and children. The Madrid store is part of the company's plans to increase its net retail space by a minimum of 10 percent this fiscal year, with stores set to open before the end of the year in cities such as Kansas City, Mo., and Sydney.
MARGIELA AND BARNEYS: Maison Martin Margiela and Barneys New York have teamed up to exhibit one-of-a-kind garments at the Madison Avenue flagship. The three-week installation will be focused on Margiela's women's Artisanal collection of new and old pieces found around the globe that have been reworked entirely by hand. The clothes will be located on the fourth-floor women's area from Saturday through Sept. 30.
NATION OF SHOPKEEPERS: Historic sights might be the top draw for tourists visiting Britain, but the British luxury goods lobby Walpole is hoping a new initiative will persuade visitors to spend as much time on Bond Street as at Buckingham Palace. The committee, which represents British brands such as Burberry, Jimmy Choo and Harrods, has launched "Great Britain, The Greatest Brands," a marketing initiative to promote British brands to visitors in the run-up to the London Olympics in 2012. The company said in a statement that, although the number of visitors to the U.K. has risen by 122 percent since 1979, tourists' spending had increased by only 40 percent. The not-for-profit organization plans to approach the U.K. government to ask it to devote more funds to pitch the U.K. as a shopping destination to tourists, and to ease visa requirements for tourists visiting from countries such as China.
“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)