Ivanka Trump opening store in her father’s namesake building
The Ivanka Trump brand is making its second foray into freestanding retail.
The company will open a location in Trump Tower on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue this fall, giving the tourists who visit the site a chance to buy Ivanka Trump-branded merchandise, Bloomberg reported.
The brand previously had a jewelry shop in Manhattan, which closed in 2015. It also shuttered its only other location, a luxury shop in Beijing.
A sign in the lobby of the Trump Tower announces the coming store with a floral design fashioned in Ivanka Trump’s signature pink.
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Going Dutch: Are bike garages in your future?
As more retailers begin to adopt the Bonobos-style showroom store as their brick-and-mortar strategies, will bike garages become a new fixture in malls and shopping centers?
If so, the city of Utrecht in the Netherlands might prove the design test case. It just opened the first phase of what will be the world’s largest bike garage at the Central Train Station, a 184,000-sq.-ft. space capable of holding 12,500 bikes at full build-out.
Since the Hoog Catharijne shopping mall was built near the stationin the 1970s, traffic congestion has plagued the area and more bikers have filled the streets.
More such garages are planned for the bike-mad nation, which has more bicycles than people. An 8,500-bike garage is being built in The Hague and similar facilities are underway in Amsterdam and Delft.
Canadian outerwear brand in brick-and-mortar expansion
A premium outerwear best known for its signature goose-down jacket with fur-trimmed hood is expanding its fledgling store footprint.
Canada Goose Holdings Inc. announced plans to open three additional retail stores this fall, with locations in Boston, Calgary (Canada), and Tokyo, Japan. Also opening this fall are two previously announced stores in Chicago and London.
“Having a flagship store in Tokyo is particularly exciting as Japan continues to be one of our strongest growing markets and we can now better answer the call of our Asian customers by giving them an opportunity to engage with our brand, unfiltered,” said Dani Reiss, president & CEO, Canada Goose. “We are equally excited to extend our footprint in North America, where we know our brand’s proud Canadian heritage and unparalleled product innovation and design resonates with locals and tourists alike.”
In Boston, the Canada Goose store will be located in the Prudential Center. The Calgary store will mark the brand’s second store in Canada and will be located in the Cadillac Fairview Chinook Centre. The 3,100-sq.-ft. Tokyo flagship will be operated by the company’s distribution partner and be located in the Sendagaya neighborhood, one of the high-end fashion centers of the city.
Each of the three new stores will feature signature Canadian design elements and select heritage pieces from the company’s six-decades of archives as well as a broad assortment of seasonal collections and exclusive collaborations.
The 60-year-old Canada Goose opened its first freestanding stores in 2016, with flagships in Toronto and New York City.