Tommy’s Paris flagship, My-wardrobe lands investment, Grown-up models, Mittelmoda awards, Dior blooms

Tommy Hilfiger Summer 2010 | Source: Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger Announces the Opening Champs Elysees Store (PR Newswire) “The Champs Elysees store will serve as a true flagship for our brand in France and will further anchor our significant retail presence in Europe… It is an important milestone in our continued efforts to establish anchor stores in every major city around the world.” Balderton invests $9m in My-wardrobe (FT) “My-wardrobe is also looking

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Enticing Chinese consumers, US brands weary, Fuzzy recovery, Oscar talks Twitter, M. Givenchy looks back

Coach Kristin bag, detail | Source: Coach

Leading fashion brands entice China’s nouveau riche (Guardian) “Thanks to its booming economy, numerous high-profile fashion houses have announced their intention to expand operations on the Chinese mainland… Burberry has confirmed that it will add 66 stores to its current 44 Chinese outlets by 2012.” U.S. luxury brands may slow European growth (Reuters) “European expansion plans for top U.S. luxury

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Paris menswear comes to a close, ASOS profit soars, Retro revival, Vintage inspiration debate

Lanvin, Dior, and Paul Smith S/S 10, courtesy of

Paris menswear week winds down with Dior, Lanvin (AP) “The French capital’s spring-summer 2010 menswear displays wound down Sunday with a harder-than-usual silhouette from romantic label Lanvin, a retro rocker at British dandy Paul Smith and a sheer, shorn look at Dior Homme.” ASOS says trading robust as profit doubles (Reuters) “British Internet fashion retailer ASOS Plc posted an expected 93 percent rise

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Rodeo and Robertson: Build it, and they will come

After having checked out some of the more up-and-coming areas of L.A, it was time to visit the king and queen of luxury and fashion here: Rodeo Drive and Robertson Boulevard. The most remarkable thing about both these streets is that the stores really are an extension of the brands themselves. In Paris, London and even New York, most brands are constrained by existing building facades and building codes which they must work around as they design their stores. In Los Angeles, it appears that the brands have complete freedom in design, and therefore, if done well, every aspect from the sparkling exteriors, the natural lighting, the size of logos outside the building, and even the dramatic entrances off the…

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