His new New York store is on the corner of Howard Street and Crosby Street in SoHo.
The decision could set a precedent and topple other beach bans that have caused an international furor.
The designer’s visit drew an A-list crowd in London on Wednesday.
The substance abuse charity held its annual dinner amid New York’s snowy conditions.
The fashion house set the production in the Cour Carré of the Louvre, the site of its big-budget fashion shows for the past few seasons.
Third-quarter results from Nordstrom Inc., Dillard’s Inc. and Kohl’s Corp. showed chains that gained ground over the last few months.