ISSEY TO TRIBECA: Issey Miyake will open a shop and offices in New York’s TriBeCa, at 119 Hudson Street. It will be the brand’s headquarters in the U.S. The new shop will sell the Issey Miyake, Issey Miyake Men, Pleats Please, Haat, Me Issey Miyake and A-POC collections. The latter three will make their American debuts when the shop opens on Sept. 7. The total space is 15,000 square feet. Miyake’s two other Manhattan shops will remain open.
LEIBER TO LASPATA: The Leiber Group has awarded the Judith Leiber handbag account to Laspata/DeCaro, the New York-based advertising agency. For the past five years, the account has been handled by Carey Raffle, also in Manhattan, with an annual ad budget of about $1 million. Laspata DeCaro’s clients include Harry Winston, Blackglama and Ultima. A new Leiber ad campaign will begin this fall.