Ethan Allen to open Austin location
Austin, Texas The Weitzman Group announced that Ethan Allen Design Center, a new location for authorized Ethan Allen retailer Georgetown Manor, has leased a 22,908-sq.-ft. freestanding retail building in Austin, Texas.
The newest location features the retailer’s latest concept floor plan, which features a series of “shops” that offer home furnishings in categories such as Dine, Media, Live, Sleep, Leather and Outdoor. The new Austin Design Center also offers state-of-the-art touchscreen technology for easy-to-locate product information, as well as a custom drapery work area.
Anthropologie set to debut accessories concept
New York City Anthropologie will premier its accessories-only format on Oct. 29, in Chevy Chase, Md., according to Women’s Wear Daily.
The 1,4000-sq.-ft. store will feature shoes, handbags, scarves, costume and fine jewelry, and in a first for the brand, estate and antique jewelry, the report said.
Dick’s Sporting Goods names new board member
PITTSBURGH Dick’s Sporting Goods announced that Jacqualyn Fouse has been elected to the company’s board of directors.
Effective September 27, Fouse will be joining Celgene Corporation, a global biopharmaceutical company, to serve as its CFO. Since July 2007, she has served as the CFO of Bunge Limited, a global agribusiness and food company.
“We are pleased to welcome Jackie to our board,” said Edward Stack, chairman and CEO. “She is well seasoned in the world of finance with nearly 30 years of experience. Her combined insight and expertise will be an excellent contribution to and further enhancement of the Dick’s Sporting Goods board.”