As assured as the sight of tulips blooming in Central Park, is the specter of Upper East Siders in velour track suits ambling as their West Side countparts sprint by.
No more! Athleta, the Gap sports brand that’s been slowly muscling its way into major U.S. cities, is opening its second New York location at Read More
Gap has a disappointing new logo and that logo has its own Twitter account. [Twitter]
Stacey Bendet-Eisner, alice + olivia designer and wife of film producer Eric Eisner, is pregnant with her second child. [Page Six]
There is a giant leather cheeseburger displayed in the Fifth Avenue window of Bergdorf Goodman. Read More
For almost as long as there have been yuppies, there’s been a Gap in the Flatiron district. The retailer will continue its reign over an entire block on Fifth Avenue by renewing its 35,000-square-foot lease for 10 years.
The store between 17th and 18th streets is the largest retail space leased this year in the Read More
A pair of space-suited astronaut arms reaches out from a wall on the ground floor of 75 Wall Street, flanking a television that plays an animation of a control panel whose hand-drawn screen flashes the word “FAILURE,” followed by “SUCCESS.”
The artwork, “Jupiter Mission,” by the artist team Pamela Reed and Matthew Rader, was unintentionally Read More
On Monday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will once again swell with celebrities, socialites and fashion editors for the annual Costume Institute Gala to kick off the this year’s exhibit titled “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity.” But since this year Gap is the official sponsor and Gap creative director Patrick Robinson is honorary co-chair Read More
Since Michelle Obama told Jay Leno that she was wearing a J. Crew ensemble, web traffic to J. Crew’s website has increased by 464 percent. [WWD]
Donatella Versace admitted that she was insecure about taking over her brother’s label in 1997. That is, until Jennifer Lopez wore her jungle-printed, sheer dress to Read More
It could be that fashion industry types are drinking away their slow-economy blues this Fashion Week, or perhaps they’ve just finally acknowledged that many runway looks are more attractive after a strong drink, but alcohol is is increasingly prevalent even in daytime Fashion Week events. Designers providing free liquor to their guests so far include Read More
Target confirmed yesterday that Thakoon Panichgul is set to design its next diffusion line, which will arrive in stores in September and be available through January. [WWD]
Despite causing a stir with her case of fashionably saggy jeans, Katie Holmes will not be designing her own line of clothing according to Read More
Candace Bushnell is insisting that the use of designer labels in her writing is about women’s identities, not dropping brand names. [Vogue UK]
"Not interested," said Christian Louboutin, when asked if he might ever expand into designing clothes. [Vogue UK]
After bringing success to her own brand of Jimmy Read More
With government stimulus checks mostly spent, July was a gloomy month for retailers. WWD took a toll of the national chains that either fell short of expectations or took a hit last month–or both–compared to July 2007.
Sales were up 3 percent year-over-year at Wal-Mart, falling short of the 3.4 percent boost analysts Read More