Fashion Roundup: Vera, Betsey Say Bye, Bye Bryant Park; Miu Miu Opens One Store, Closes Another

In an effort to cut costs and be sensitive to the times, Vera Wang plans to show her Fall 2009 collection in her new Mercer Street store instead of at Bryant Park. [WWD

Betsey Johnson has also dropped out of showing her collection in February at Bryant Park, a venue that typically costs at least $100,000. [WSJ]

Gareth Pugh plans to design his first menswear collection, which he’ll show during Paris Fashion Week this year. [Vogue UK

Miu Miu opened its third New York location at 57th Street and Fifth Avenue last week with an opening party attended by Claire Danes and Ciara. But this week, the company seems to have quietly closed their other uptown store at Madison and 69th Street. [FWD]  

Despite reports about Zac Posen getting ready to design a secondary line, all efforts are currently on hold until the economy brightens up. [WWD

Fashion Roundup: Vera, Betsey Say Bye, Bye Bryant Park; Miu Miu Opens One Store, Closes Another