Within the next few months, shoppers in the U.S. will be granted two additional Tom Ford stores at which to snatch up his coveted designs. With three current locations in New York, Las Vegas and Beverly Hills, these two new locations will bring the tally of stores up to 95 worldwide. Slated to open their grandiose doors in August of this year, the Chicago flagship will match the luxurious elegance of the wares dappling its marble floors.
Sandro is hitting up Sin City. The French-based brand is opening its first West Coast retail den tonight at The Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas. The 975-square-foot outpost, situated across from Intermix and between Carmine’s and LK Bennett, will feature a refined yet modern interior, complete with white walls, marble tiles, and herringbone flooring. Currently, the brand’s presence out West is limited to select Bloomingdale’s locations in California.
Our pals at Page Six are reporting that Anne V is now dating DJ Calvin Harris. The two were spotted getting all kinds of cozy last week in Las Vegas at a Sports Illustrated party at 1OAK. The newbie lovers were first seen together in public at Provocateur during NYFW where sources reveal they “couldn’t keep their hands off each other.” Young love. Anne V and Adam Levine split last April.
Seasoned industry vet (and all around good guy) Tommy Fazio has had leadership roles at companies such as Nordstrom, Simon Spurr, and Bergdorf Goodman. Now he’s taken on a new challenge as the president of Project, which winds down their biannual men’s trade show today at Pier 92. Is this the man who will revolutionize trade shows? We’d place our bet on it…
BY EDDIE ROCHE
Changes ahead on the department store front: Macy’s is reconfiguring its retail layout for 2013 and beyond. The shopping giant is shuttering six stores this spring; the largest locations closing up shop will be in downtown Houston, Paseo Colorado in Pasadena, and a five-story store in St. Paul. Additionally, the Fashion Show Mall outpost in Las Vegas will pack it in along with its Belmont, Mass. location, as well as its downtown Honolulu site. As for the good news? Macy’s will be opening up a fresh slew of noteworthy haute spots in the next two years. The list is long: the Shops at Summerlin and a men’s store in the Fashion Show Mall; Mall at Bay Plaza in the Bronx, University Town Center in Sarasota, Fla.; Mall of Victor Valley in Victorville, Calif.; and Gurnee Mills in Gurnee, Ill.. If that isn’t enough to pique your retail interest, the company will also be consolidating two Macy’s at Ridgedale Center in Minnetonka, Minn. into a single 286,000 square feet structure in 2014. New year, new retail map!