Apple opens in Grand Central Terminal
New York –Apple on Friday, opened its newest Big Apple store, a 23,000-sq-.ft. outpost in the landmarked Grand Central Terminal. The company said 2,500 people were waiting in line before the opening, and the store had nearly 4,000 visitors before noon.
The space had been previously occupied by a restaurant, which closed earlier this summer. It is Apple’s fifth location in Manhattan,
The store—one of Apple’s largest—features sleek tables for product testing and two Genius Bars for technical support. In a nod to commuters, it is offering 15-minute express classes on Apple products.
New Era opens Los Angeles flagship
Buffalo, N.Y. — Lifestyle brand New Era said it has opened its eleventh global flagship store, located in the West Hollywood shopping district of Los Angeles.
The brand’s first West Coast retail space joins current U.S. locations in New York, Chicago and Atlanta. The 3,300-sq.-ft. store will house licensed and New Era branded headwear, apparel and accessories for men, women and kids.
"We have completely re-energized our design concepts for our flagships," said Cal Lawson, director of retail operations. "Our updated store concept allows for fully integrated merchandising of apparel, headwear and accessories. This leads the consumer through a clean, modern and consistent retail environment."
Forever 21 set to expand in China
New York City — Forever 21 signed an agreement Tuesday to open a flagship in Beijing, China, one part of a plan by the fast-fashion retailer to expand into the world’s largest emerging consumer market, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The Los Angeles-based chain will open a 24,000-sq-.ft. store in a multi-story mall located in Beijing’s central shopping district, Wangfujing, with additional stores set to open in Shanghai and Hong Kong, the report said.