After experimenting with "shop in shops" at Henri Bendel in New York and The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas over the past nine months, online dress and accessories rental company Rent the Runway is now planning to open its first freestanding store. The 1,700-square-foot space will
Two months ago, former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts assumed her much buzzed-about position as Apple's new Senior Vice President of Retail. The 54-year-old fashion executive moved to the tech giant after filling her resume with brands like DKNY andHenri Bendel. Taking to her LinkedIn Page to update the world about her first few weeks on the job, Ahrendts noted, "Silicon Valley can feel like a country unto itself!" While Ahrendts might seem like a fish out of water jumping from one exclusive world to another, she's just one of sever
New York -- Rent the Runway, the popular online retailer specializing in rentals of designer dresses and accessories, has entered into its first brick-and-mortar partnership, opening a 1,400-sq.-ft....
New York -- Disappointing same-store sales results in June weren’t necessarily unexpected, as the month typically trends weaker as shoppers have fewer reasons to shop. Thomson Reuters, which polls 18 U.S. retail chains, projected its Same-Store Sales Index to inch up 0.5% in June, far below last year’s 6.7% rise for the month. Analysts have said that warm weather may have prompted consumers to make summer apparel purchases earlier than usual, shifting sales from later months like June. Just before the July 4th holiday, the International Council of Shopping Centers trimmed its earlier June same-store sales forecast of a
Henri Bendel, a subsidiary of Columbus, Ohio-based Limited Brands Inc., will open two stores in Las Vegas, according to www.wwd.com. The first store is slated to open at the FashionShow Mall on Aug. 29. A second shop will open at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace on Nov. 15. The Las Vegas openings are part of the retailer’s national expansion of downsized, accessories-focused stores, which began in 2009. Currently, there are 21 Henri Bendel locations in the United States. SAVE | EMAIL | PRINT | MOST POPULAR | RSS DDI's RetailDesignDiva blog is dedicated to retail design issues,
Columbus, Ohio -- Limited Brands, parent to Victoria's Secret, Pink, Bath & Body Works, La Senza and Henri Bendel, said Thursday it will buy back up to $250 million of its shares. The new share repurchase program follows the completion of a $500 million share repurchase program. So far this year, Limited has repurchased $1.1 billion worth of its stock.