LONDON - Roland Mouret and Gap are heading to Manhattan.
The designer’s new capsule collection of dresses for Gap will hit shop floors at selected stores in New York by early December, according to Stephen Sunnucks, president of Europe, Gap Inc., International.
“A very small selection will go into six or seven Manhattan stores by late November, early December,” Sunnucks said Monday during a press breakfast to unveil the line, which makes its European debut on November 7, and will be available until the end of December.
Sunnucks, a U.K. retail industry veteran who joined Gap in June 2005, said he hoped this collection was the first of “many seasons” with Mouret. He added that, in Europe, Gap had already pumped up its design team to 35 people.
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