• The WWD List: Who Said They Are Opening Stores

    2 monthes ago - By WWD

    So far brick-and-mortar is holding its own this year.
    While fashion-related retailers have continued to close some stores this year, they are also opening doors as well. So far 3,299 stores are set to close this year, with 2,846 doors slated to open. That nets out to only 453 net store closings - not too bad for a sector that last year was overindexed toward the graveyard due to major bankruptcies and liquidations. In 2017, nearly 7,000 store closures were announced, and slightly more than 5,000 doors were actually shuttered.
    The 2,846 doors scheduled to open this year account for just the...
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  • Jonathan Simkhai Opens First Retail Store, Headquarters in L.A

    2 monthes ago - By WWD

    LOS ANGELES - Jonathan Simkhai is living the California dream. A little over a year after becoming bicoastal, the founder and creative director of his namesake label has moved his entire company to the West Coast and opened his first flagship store smack in the middle of the city at 653 North La Cienega Boulevard in West Hollywood.
    “I didn't want to be downtown, I wanted to be inspired every day and live the California life,” Simkhai said. “My brother moved to L.A. when I was a senior in high school and I would come visit him all the time. I always felt liberated coming here; I would push...
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  • Digital First ‘Leisurée' Brand Lively Opens First Retail Store

    2 monthes ago - By WWD

    Digital-born brand Lively is expanding its off-line presence - but with an Instagram mind-set. On July 25, the body positive “leisurée” company will open the doors to its first physical store in SoHo.
    Lively was founded “for women based on community,” according to founder and chief executive officer Michelle Cordeiro Grant, and launched online in April 2016 with bras and underwear. Grant said the styles were mostly inspired by swimwear and ath-leisure - “those were the types of products people were proud to wear outwardly, like on a Saturday” - which is how she came up with the term...
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