H&M has reported strong growth in 2008; the Swedish chain plans to open 225 stores worldwide and add 7,000 jobs this year. [WWD]
Pierre Berge, the longtime partner of Yves Saint Laurent, is getting ready to finally sell off the late designer’s highly prized art collection, which took over 30 years to Read More
Noted fashion photographer and America’s Next Top Model judge Nigel Barker is the proud father of a baby girl. [Us Weekly]
Doo Ri plans to launch a lower-priced, secondary line next year featuring leather jackets, leather leggings, silk-screened t-shirts, and jersey dresses. A name for the line has not yet been Read More
The boys of Proenza Schouler are launching their first bag collection in December, named PS1 after the New York City public school system. [Vogue UK]
H&M has teamed with up with Matthew Williamson for its latest designer collection, which will arrive in stores in April. [WWD]
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This morning, the Daily Transom hustled over to the H&M on Fifth Avenue and 51st Street where at 8:30 or so, a huddled mass of around 250 shivering Comme des Garcons enthusiasts were shuffling around outside. They were waiting for the 9 a.m. debut of Rei Kawakubo‘s special, low-priced line for H&M, and many of Read More
Stylish and poorly financed Brooklynites, rejoice! Swedish retailer H&M has officially signed a 15-year lease at Al Laboz’s 497 Fulton Street, in the Fulton Mall.
The sizable, 29,600-square-foot store, between Hoyt and Bridge streets, will be H&M’s first street location in the outer borough, and Brooklyn’s second location (the other is in the Kings Read More
H&M lost profits in the third quarter because the company had to slash prices on their already inexpensive fashions in order to survive in a punishing retail economy. [WWD]
Valentino‘s designer, Alessandra Facchinetti, might depart from the fashion house only a year after taking it over from the retired designer, and Read More
Usually at this time of year, there is a little flutter of excitement as one confronts one’s closet: all those layers and accessories necessitated by the slight snap in the air; the contemplation of the long party season begetting a kind of dream shopping space that doesn’t end till January. But in fall 2008?
A Comme des Garcons dress for H&M will reportedly retail for $350. [Fashionista via The Cut]
Chunky party earrings are making a comeback. [NY Times]
Interior decorator Jonathan Adler (who recently wed The Observer‘s Simon Doonan) will open his first Upper West Side store Read More
Last Friday, the windows of various H&M outlets across the city were transformed into a brain-boggling, Austin Powers-dazzle of color. Orange, yellow, red, and grape soda-purple, exploded in 60s-esque chaos: a swingy hot-pink-and-orange trapeze dress, an ankle-length high-waist skirt in olive green with tangerine lava-lamp bubbles, a canary yellow and purple tunic.
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At 12:10 PM, I arrived at the H&M at 18th and Broadway, the nearest chez Observer, thinking I’d check out Roberto Cavalli’s new line for the chain. Its debut this morning had been hyped for weeks by images of Leigh Lezark, Jessica Stam, Erin Wasson, and Lydia Hearst partying it up with male models at Read More