Yellow Box store makes California debut
Columbus, Ohio — DSW’s Affiliated Business Group division and Yellow Box Corporation have opened the first-ever Yellow Box Footwear store in California, at the Westfield Topanga Mall, in Canoga Park.
Founded in 1998, Yellow Box is a footwear wholesaler best known for its jeweled sandals for women. The Yellow Box retail concept made its debut in June, with a store in Miami.
"We are very excited to debut our first Yellow Box Footwear store in southern California,” said Affiliated Business Group’s senior VP and general manager Christopher Lanning. “Yellow Box is a proven women’s footwear brand with a strong positioning in the market place. Customers will have a great opportunity to experience Yellow Box’s unique brand of fun and fashion in an incredible retail setting."
American Apparel relocates Aix-en-Provence store in France
Los Angeles – American Apparel has relocated its Aix-en-Provence store in France. Set in a former private hotel, the new location features an open, single floor layout and flower garden.
The shop maintains much of the building’s early architecture including stone walls, a fireplace (transformed into a shoe display) and double front doors depicting the city’s emblem of two lion faces. With history dating back to the 16th century, it marks the company’s oldest interior in Europe.
The storefront opened on July 29, and features products for men, women and children. The new location is situated among retailers The Kooples, Sandro, American Vintage, Petit Bateau, Loft, Gap, Hermes, MAC, Zadig & Voltaire and Bang & Olufsen.
American Apparel has 11 other French locations in Paris, Toulouse and Lyon.
Cold Stone Creamery opens first Pakistan store in September
Scottsdale, Ariz. – The Cold Stone Creamery will open its first store in Pakistan in September. Kahala Brands, the parent company of Cold Stone Creamery, has signed a master franchise agreement with Venus Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd., part of the Venus Group of companies, spearheaded by Adnan Asad.
The stores in Pakistan will be called Cold Stone Creamery Cafes. The first location will open at the Gulberg Galleria in Lahore, the cultural capital of Pakistan. The Galleria houses international and local high-end brands and eateries. A second Cold Stone Creamery Cafe will open by the end of 2014 in Karachi, a metropolitan city with a diversified culture and the business capital of the country.