Retro fashion retailer Bettie Page opens in Nashville
Las Vegas — Apparel retailer Bettie Page, which specializes in contemporary designs inspired by the 1940’s and 50’s, has made its Nashville debut. It is the company’s 15th location to date.
"Our newest Bettie Page boutique is situated in the heart of Nashville," said Jan Glaser, co-CEO, Tatyana Designs, parent company of Bettie Page.
One unique feature of the Nashville store is that the company has leased the entire 14,000-sq.-ft. building.
"The ground floor is our boutique," said Glaser, "but we have fully improved space for three stories on top which we intend to use for additional services that integrate with our community’s needs. A pin up oriented hair salon, photography studio and tattoo parlor are all on our radar. Moreover, there is sufficient improved warehouse space to incorporate a second distribution center which will help us service our Mid-west, East Coast and Southern locations more efficiently and economically."
Belle Foods to close 13 stores
New York — Belle Foods plans to close 13 stores by Aug. 3, including six in Alabama, according to a report by the Birmingham Business Journal. The shutters are part of a reorganization following the chain’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.
Of the 13 store closures, 12 are Food Worlds and one is a Piggly Wiggly.
Australia’s Seafolly to make U.S. retail debut
New York — Australian swimwear brand Seafolly will open its first U.S. freestanding store in October, Women’s Wear Daily reported.
The company will open a 1,800-sq.-ft. location in Fashion Island mall, in Newport Beach, Calif. Seafolly has been selling its goods at select stores in the United States for about five years. It also does an exclusive line for Nordstrom, the report said.