The French brand Zadig & Voltaire will open its first German store in Hamburg in Mai. Can’t wait, since it’s one of the numerous French brands I miss here! The store will be 210m² big, and will be taking over the old G-Star store. The second store will open in Munich (!!!) During the summer.
H&M is probably planning to create a more qualitative line, comparable to COS. This piece of news wasn’t confirmed by the company itself, since “they always have ideas in development” but was communicated by a local Swedish business magazine. According to them, the new designer Behnaz Aram, would be involved in this project. Let’s hope this line will be launched!
Hermès increased their earning by 41% in 2011. They are planning 3 new stores in 2012. Micheal Kors’ earnings also grew by about 59%.
The city of Paris will be opening a new shopping center at the train station St Lazare. After 10 years of planning and construction, they will open a huge shopping area of 10 000m². A great way to spend some time waiting for a train. Brands like Lacoste, Guess, Aigle, will be there, as well as a Muji Store focusing on travel items. We love the idea!
The Fashion Week in Berlin will probably have to move its tent further away from the Brandenburger Tor for this summer’s shows, and will “camp” in the Strasse des 17. July, around 2km away from its original location. The reason for this, is the football (soccer) Europa Cup starting at the same time. We’ll see who wins the best spot!
As some of you might have seen, or read, Zara has opened its first new concept store in New York. The ambiance is much more simple with lots of white and light, which makes the whole concept much more stylish. Although, I am a bit afraid the prices might raise (again). Can’t wait to see the first stores in Europe.
(Zara Store – New York)
Uniqlo is opening its biggest store in Tokio. It will be one of the several flagship stores of the world, like New York, Paris, Seoul, Osaka…
More news coming up soon!