NIKE WOMEN’S PUSH: Sneaker giant Nike Inc. plans to ship its first women’s catalogue next week. Nikewomen will weigh in at 56 pages and focus on yoga, running and training shoes and apparel. The Beaverton, Ore.-based firm began rolling out the Nikewomen banner on its U.S. women’s stores in July.
WANG TO BOSTON: Vera Wang Ltd. has opened a Vera Wang Bridal Salon at 253 Newbury Street in Boston, in conjunction with L’Elite Bridal Boutique, a bridal store at 276 Newbury Street. Wang’s freestanding 1,000-square-foot salon showcases the world of Vera Wang Bridal, including Vera Wang footwear, accessories, fragrance, china, crystal, silver and gifts, and the designer’s book, “Vera Wang on Weddings.” This is Wang’s fourth freestanding Vera Wang Bridal Salon. Other freestanding salons are in conjunction with Mimi’s of New Orleans, Hugo Nicholson of Toronto and Saks Jandel of Washington.
This story first appeared in the November 1, 2004 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.