FRED SEGAL’S OVERSEAS MOVE: Fred Segal is getting ready to bring its edgy Southern California heritage to Japan. The retailer, majority owned by Sandow, will open its first store outside the U.S. in Tokyo this spring. The store will occupy three of five buildings at Log Road Daikanyama, a modern converted railway site being built in Tokyo’s upscale Daikanyama neighborhood. While details are slim, one building in the complex will be called “Fred Segal Woman” and will have women’s luxury apparel, cosmetics and lifestyle goods. Another will house “Fred Segal Man,” which will consist of two floors of retail space showcasing high-end men’s apparel ranging from casual to formal, as well as lifestyle and home products. A third building will be named “The Mart at Fred Segal,” featuring a food market. The company declined to reveal specific brand partners until closer to the launch.
The Daikanyama complex will be followed by other locations across Japan next year. The retailer has three Los Angeles locations and opened seven boutiques at the SLS Las Vegas last August.
This story first appeared in the December 12, 2014 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.