Style Snippets: Victoria Beckham Opens New York Office & Cath Kidston Announces Flagship

07 November 2013 by

This week we've had no shortage of fashion and beauty news, as Jennifer Lawrence got a pixie crop, the Duchess of Cambridge sat on a bus next to Barbara Windsor (seriously) and David Beckham turned designer for Belstaff. But we don't want you to miss out on any style news, so have rounded up everything else you need to know this week below...

Victoria Beckham moves to New York (err, kind of)

Fashionista reports that Victoria Beckham is opening its first office outside of London at 511 West 25th St. in Chelsea. VB is reportedly moving into the 4,500-square-foot space, where the U.S wholesale team and showroom will be based, in time for January. CEO Zach Duane explains: 'Following a period of expansion for the brand in the [U.S.] market over the past two years, the launch of pre collections across all categories signaled a need for a permanent office in the U.S. to support the business. We are looking forward to opening our first office outside of the UK and will be announcing the details of our U.S. team shortly.'

Citizens of Humanity founder Jermone Dahan gets sketched

Deer Dana is known for their limited-edition tees which feature sketches of cultural icons, featuring everyone from Prince Harry to Iris Apfel. To celebrate their 10th anniversary, Citizens of Humanity have collaborated with the cult label to create an exclusive tee featuring their founder Jermone Dahan. The Jermone t-shirt will be available exclusively in the UK at Harrods and will be free with any Citizens of Humanity purchase over £250 in the women’s department, and free with any Citizens of Humanity purchase in the men’s department from Tuesday 29th October until Christmas. Sounds like the perfect excuse to splurge on a new pair of boyfriends to us!

Cath Kidston opens a new flagship store

On the 5th December Cath Kidston will open a new 7070 sq feet flagship at 180 Piccadilly, London, selling home, fashion, accessories and kids items. There will be a number of unique services at the flagship, including a life size house in the basement dedicated to Christmas goodies, with gift advisors on hand to help you find the perfect present and wrap up your gifts. There will also be a bespoke upholstery service, with prints available exclusively at 180 Piccadilly, plus talks and demonstrations will be hosted in store.

Cath Kidston comments: 'Twenty years ago, when it first began, in a small shop in Holland Park, I never imagined that we would have over 100 stores across the UK, Europe and Asia. We are so excited about the London flagship launch and delighted that we have found this perfect landmark site in Piccadilly. It fits our brand perfectly.'

All aboard the Harrods Express!

There are certain things that signal the start of Christmas - the Starbucks red cup, seasonal ads on the telly and last but by no means least the magical Harrods Christmas windows. This year the display is inspired by an iconic British steam train, with each window transformed into a train carriage, housing 1920s dinner parties, piano bars and afternoon tea parlours. We've never seen so much sparkle - seriously this could make The Great Gatsby look frugal. The facade also features two 30-foot Christmas trees, plus the Harrods Grotto is back for another year. Go on a tour of the festive windows by watching the video below...

Now these are happy feet...

What do you get when you cross super-iconic photographer, David LaChapelle, with Swedish label Happy Socks? Giant phones, gold jock straps and of course, gazillions of bright socks. David LaChapelle was given free rein to photograph the Happy Socks AW13 campaign and the result is a series of 9 high-fashion kitsch images that will be exhibited in their brand new one-off London shop. It’s certainly a twist on the traditional Christmas stocking filler. Check out the uber-camp craziness at the Happy Socks shop from 1 November at 20 Foubert’s Place, Carnaby W1.


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