Masculinity rules, India innovates and China makes, Tiffany expansion, The Bay makes Room, Styletrek coming soon

Dolce and Gabbana Summer 2010 | Source: Dolce and Gabbana

Dolce and Gabbana Summer 2010 | Source: Dolce and Gabbana

Keeping it Masculine (WSJ)
“Men have more style than ever to choose from. Luxury labels from France’s Hermés to American icon Ralph Lauren are opening stores dedicated to men…  — Gucci, Prada, Dior, Chanel, Burberry — dress men too.”

India Innovates, China Makes, America Buys (WSJ)
“Anyone whose daily commute includes the clogged roads of Mumbai would be temporarily enthralled by the butter-smooth roads and highways of China… it is not hard to marvel at the infrastructure built by the Chinese to boost their economy and support their factories.”

Tiffany reiterates 2010 expansion plans (Bloomberg)
“Fernandez affirmed Tiffany’s plan to open 16 stores in 2010, including six in the Americas, eight in Asia-Pacific and two in Europe. Tiffany now operates 223 stores in 22 countries.”

Department store pushes the envelope (Inside Retailing)
“[Canadian] department store, The Bay (formerly known as Hudson Bay), has pushed the envelope on department store retailing when it comes to its Toronto designer fashion space, The Room.”

Fashion Spawn for Sale (NY Times)
“Styletrek will start officially on Sept. 7, when 50 designers will have clothing and accessories for sale. Candidates must be in business at least three seasons and submit to a review process.”