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Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport has announced the opening of three new retail shops and five more coming this month.
JFKIAT, the management company that operates the terminal, which is undergoing a major redevelopment program, announced the opening of Victoria’s Secret; Bijoux Terner, which sells watches, earrings, necklaces, scarves, bags and other accessories under $10; and Bluewire electronics, where customers can try before they buy.
Bra shopping is rife with first world-problems like shoddy sizing and pushy salesladies. And where there’s a first-world problem, you can bet there’s a tech startup trying to disrupt things.
After hearing about three bra startups in a row, I set out to see if a tech company could actually get a handle on my band width. It may seem strange to leave such an intimate issue in the hands of the tech industry. But keep in mind that tech types are already poking their noses into matters of defecation, baby-making and sexual prowess.
Nothing is too intimate when you’ve got the right algorithm.
On November 13, Victoria’s Secret held it’s annual Fashion Show.
Security at the downtown armory was air tight for this year’s glitzy mess of a spectacle.
With all those bedazzled ta-tas, Taylor Swift and leggy front-row fixtures, there was little question as to why. Next, the hoi polloi shuffled to the Meatpacking District’s newly minted Tao Read More
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Fashion Week Observed
These ladies put Victoria’s Secret through a real thong and dance.
Four women have been accused of stealing more than $3,000 worth of underthings from a Victoria’s Secret store in Soho last week, DNAinfo reported today.
Allegedly, the women managed to sneak off with 200 thongs and 28 garter belts, amounting to Read More
The Lease Beat
Navigating the realm of fashion publication relations can be a difficult job. For in-house publicists and leading New York PR firms, such as KCD, PR Consulting, Karla Otto, Starworks, Bismarck Phillips and HL Group—fashion week is a marathon: RSVP-management, developing press releases, endless email chains, photography and artistic direction, event and runway production, front-of-house organization, Read More
Limited Brands Inc., an apparel company that owns several major retailers including Victoria’s Secret and Bath and Body Works, has reached a deal to add nearly 100,000 square feet of space at 1740 Broadway, a building owned by Vornado.
Limited Brands will take floors 14 through 17 in the expansion and will now occupy about 500,000 square feet in the roughly 700,000 square foot property. The company, formerly known as The Limited, is represented by a team from the real estate services firm CBRE, led by CBRE’s New York area Chief Executive Mary Ann Tighe and executives Eric Deutsch and Ken Meyerson.
The first thing we noticed about the den of Angels was the smell.
Hours before the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, the creaky freight elevator in the Lexington Avenue Armory rattled up to the fifth floor. As the doors opened, a sharp tang of beauty-product acid smacked up against us, a collision of perfumes cut with a sweet whiff of lotions, the clouds of hairspray gushing from big bottles and wafting throughout the space. Past two aisles of models in pink gowns, beyond the couch where the most beautiful women in the world sat tonging mounds of salad with silver implements, was Karlie Kloss, a St. Louis native who, at 19 years of age, may be the most important model in the world.
Last week in Paris, Kanye West unleashed his first line of womenswear. It received mixed reviews , with critics harping on the poor fittings and messily dreamed-up designs. Mr. West was unfazed, and defended his choices in an extended rant at Club Silencio, David Lynch’s oddball foray into nightlife locales. “This is my first Read More
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show — an enormous, loud and lavish no-holds-barred explosion of sex and skin, wholly and unapologetically resplendent, soaked in excess, overflowing with sequins, feathers, technicolor stripes and oceans of fuchsia-tangerine blast-lighting — took place last night at the 69th Regiment Armory last night.
“Welcome to Club Victoria,” a voice echoed over Read More