Deb’s Retail Dish and Deals: Holiday Apparel

The year ends with many new apparel retailers just in time for holiday shopping, including a number making their East Coast or U.S. debuts.

 All About Apparel and Accessories

Hermes has relocated its flagship around the block, to 706 Madison Ave., in a 20,250-square-foot space that fuses three existing buildings connected by the Parisian architecture agency RDAI. The store unfolds in a series of salons, each distinctive and boasting its own unique elements. GU, a sister of Uniqlo, opened its first store outside Asia at 579 Broadway. California activewear company Vuori has come cross-country, opening its first store on the East Coast at 106 Spring St.

 Contemporary apparel and accessories brand Staud has opened a New York flagship at 45 Greene St. in Soho, joining a Los Angeles shop at Melrose Place. Down the street, Alpha Industries’ pop-up will offer its military style jackets, apparel and accessories and other styles through January at 12-21 Greene St.

 Italian outerwear brand Save the Duck made its U.S. debut at 496 Broadway. Sustainable apparel retailer Reformation opened its sixth Los Angeles store at The Shops at Sportsmen’s Lodge at Studio City, California.

 Remember Esprit, with its colorful apparel in the ’80s and ’90s? It’s making a comeback with a Los Angeles, California pop-up through the end of December, a London store by year-end and a New York branch in the first quarter of 2023.

Look for 20-plus Forever 21 openings at major outlet centers through June 2023 at Cape Cod Mall in Hyannis, Massachusetts; Chicago Premium Outlets in Aurora, Illinois; Florida Keys Premium Outlets in Florida City, Florida; Grove City Premium Outlets in Grove City, Pennsylvania; Las Vegas Premium Outlets North in Las Vegas, Nevada; Leesburg Premium Outlets in Leesburg, Virginia; Mayaguez Mall in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico; Norfolk Premium Outlets in Norfolk, Virginia; The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta in Woodstock, Georgia; The Outlets of Des Moines in Altoona, Iowa; The Outlets at Tejon in Tejon Ranch, California; Ross Park Mall in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Warwick Mall in Warwick, Rhode Island. 

 Just Gems

Gorjana, the Southern California-based jewelry brand known for its laid-back style, is continuing its nationwide retail expansion with a new store at Domain Northside, Austin, Texas. Daniel’s Jewelers, a family-operated specialty jeweler with more than 100 stores across California, Arizona, Texas, Nevada and New Mexico, announced that it will expand into the Miami market in 2023. Since its founding in 1948, Daniel’s Jewelers has developed special expertise in serving the unique cultural and financial preferences of Hispanic consumers.

 To Your Health and Beauty

Barry’s will offer its high-intensity fitness classes at 200 Montague St., its first location in Brooklyn. Tanger Factory Outlet Centers has opened Ulta Beauty at its Rehoboth Beach, Delaware center. The 10,000-square-foot destination is the first Ulta Beauty store within Tanger’s portfolio. The Lotus Method, an exercise focused on pre- and post-natal clients, has taken space at 50 Hudson St., near other fitness specialists such as Orange Theory.

 Home Sweet Home

Artemest, a showcase for more than 1,400 Italian artisans, has opened Artemest Galleria (its first physical showroom) at 518 West 19th St. The location will also serve as an events space, and an office where architects, interior designers and other clients can plan and source home decor, furniture and lighting. Blu Dot, the Minneapolis-based home furnishings brand, has opened its first store in Dallas, Texas, marking the company’s 11th store within the U.S. 

 Wining and Dining

Russ & Daughters will bring its appetizers, smoked salmon, rugelach and more to 502 West 34th St. at Hudson Yards in the spring, reports the New York Post.

 Merging the Physical and Digital

Pacsun has unveiled its newest location and redesigned retail space at Fashion Valley in San Diego. The latest storefront in Pacsun’s home base in South California features a modernist look indicative of the new design formula and layout for the youth retailer. Within the redesign, additional details fuse Pacsun’s physical and digital efforts with components that directly connect its social and digital channels, such as streaming video, showing seasonal campaigns and content from social channels. The store will also provide more convenient shopping options such as buy online pick up in store (BOPIS) and same day delivery.  

 At the Airport

Hudson, the ubiquitous travel experience retailer with more than 1,000 stores in airports, commuter hubs, landmarks and tourist destinations across North America, unveiled its combination Decanted and Hudson Nonstop concept at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). The Hudson Nonstop, which adjoins Decanted, is powered by Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology and Amazon One. California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) opened a new franchise location at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The opening marks the brand’s second location within the airport as CPK continues to expand across U.S. markets. 

 Happy Thanksgiving, and happy holidays!!!!