- I'LL TAKE MANHATTAN: Trade show Moda Manhattan, which runs Sunday through Tuesday, is for the first time offering a buyers' wine and cheese reception on Monday, 6 to 7 p.m., at its two venues: the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, and the Altman Building, 135 West 18th Street. The two buildings are adjacent and connected by an interior walkway so buyers can move between the show spaces. Business Journals produces the event, which showcases more than 450 ready-to-wear, sportswear and accessories lines.
- TAG EXPANDS: Telsey Advisory Group, an independent research and consulting firm founded by veteran Wall Street retail analyst Dana Telsey, now has a national presence with the recent opening of offices in Boston and San Francisco. The company, based in Manhattan, said Wednesday that the Boston office, at Two Liberty Square, is managed by Doug Pearl, and the San Francisco office, at One Market Street, is headed up by Keith Swart. "Opening offices in Boston and San Francisco establishes a national footprint for Telsey Advisory Group and gives us the ability to better service our clients," said Telsey, chief executive officer and chief research officer, in a statement.
- HOLT TO BUILD IN CALGARY: Holt Renfrew plans to build a 140,000-square-foot store in the Eaton Center in Calgary, Canada. Construction is to begin in the spring and the store is scheduled to open in spring 2009, replacing Holt's 80,000-square-foot store in the downtown area. The interior is being designed by the Janson Goldstein architecture firm of New York, which also designed Holt's expanded Bloor Street flagship in Toronto. Caryn Lerner, president and chief executive officer, said the retailer was expanding because of Calgary's business growth and desire for more luxury brands.
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"