SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — Watch maker TAG Heuer has launched its first online shopping boutique. Paying homage to the brand's eight avant-garde retail boutiques nationwide, the new online boutique will mimic TAG Heuer's "lifestyle lounge," which allows...

Culver City, Calif.-based Sporteve has changed its company name to Sports for Eve. “We are changing the name to reflect the evolution of what we have become,” said D’Lynda Fischer, president for Sports for Eve. “Sports for Eve will remain a premiere shopping environment for athletic apparel that embodies a woman’s style and grace. But it’s also become a place where women discover what makes them feel beautiful, confident and powerful.” The bright, airy, 3,000-sq.-ft. store, which is located in downtown Culver City, recently received a fresh new look from Seattle-based Bruce Hale Design. Some of the upgrades include

Italy-based fashion brand Bottega Veneta opened a women’s-only store in New York on Nov. 5, according to www.wwd.com. Situated at 849 Madison Ave., the 2,000-sq.-ft. store represents a new retail concept that segregates the sexes. Standout design features include walls covered in suede, door handles sheathed in leather and a pair of leather sofas that were designed in collaboration with high-end furniture company Poltrona Frau. The store also includes glass shelves atop ready-to-wear fixtures dramatically suspended from the ceiling that hold a single pair of shoes. SAVE | EMAIL | PRINT | MOST POPULAR | RSS DDI's RetailDesignDiva

Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple Inc. reopened its Fifth Avenue store in New York on Nov. 4, after nearly five months of construction, according to www.huffingtonpost.com. As part of the remodel, the entire structure was removed and rebuilt. Apple replaced the 90 panels that previously comprised the store's glass cube with 15 large glass panels. The project involved completely removing the old glass and its hardware, upgrading the surrounding plaza and reinstalling the new cube. In addition, the company currently is building its fifth bricks-and-mortar New York store in Grand Central Terminal. At 23,000 sq. ft., the new location will be

Glenwillow, Ohio-based fast-fashion retailer Dots LLC will open a new flagship store in Bronx, N.Y., on Nov. 10. The new store will be located within the Bay Plaza Shopping Center. In addition to this location, Dots plans to open 45 new locations and remodel 70 existing locations in 2012. Currently, the company operates more than 400 stores in 28 states. SAVE | EMAIL | PRINT | MOST POPULAR | RSS DDI's RetailDesignDiva blog is dedicated to retail design issues, opinions and frustrations of the day.Read the Diva's recent rantings. DDI's Retail Design Newswire Sign up to receive the

New York-based Macy’s Inc. has announced a multiyear renovation of its flagship store at Herald Square in New York. The company is investing approximately $400 million in the project over the next four years. Additional selling space will be added to allow for expanded assortments and upgraded presentations in key merchandise categories, including shoes, handbags, cosmetics and fashion brands. Work will begin in early spring 2012 and continue in phases through fall 2015. The majority of every floor, virtually every department and the exterior of the building will be improved over the course of the renovation. The store will

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