Dutch department store chain de Bijenkorf has introduced a number of new names to its brand offer; including Off-White and Coach 1941. For some labels, de Bijenkorf is the only available point of sale in the Netherlands.
The US fashion and lifestyle brand has opened its first store in France; a visually unique 900-square-metre space located at number 146 rue de Rivoli. The store kicked off with an open-invite party on February 21.
Alessandro Michele’s Gucci makeover continues to keep the brand in top spot when it comes to desirability, and Rihanna is the top influencer, while sleeves have replaced shoulders as the statement zone this year.
Equistone Partners Europe, one of the continent’s major mid-market private equity investors, is buying a controlling stake in German multichannel streetwear and hip-hop retailer DefShop for an undisclosed sum.
Part of the Printemps group, the youth retailer will open a 1,700 square metre store on the famous avenue. The outlet looks to reach a more international clientele, as well as attracting more women through its doors.