Inès de la Fressange’s Retail Comeback
Inès de la Fressange is back on the Parisian retail scene after sixteen years. After the closing of her namesake store in Paris, the French fashion icon is reviving her brand and opening a Left Bank boutique the sells chic items ranging from olive oil to bicycles. The space was once a bronze foundry and has been remodeled to preserve original details. Additional products for sale include jewelry, shoes, eyewear, scarves and stationery. De la Fressange is the author of the best-selling style guide, “Parisian Chic” and is a Roger Vivier and L’Oréal brand ambassador.
Was Lilly Pulitzer Fat Bashing?
Lilly Pulitzer is taking heat for a slide show of the clothing line’s Pennsylvania headquarters on New York Magazine’s blog The Cut. It showed two drawings ridiculing overweight people. Among shots of Lilly products and the staff was a wall decorated with a drawing of a woman with sagging fat in a bikini saying “Put it down carb face.” and another with “Just another day of fat, white and hideous. You should probably just kill yourself.”
The Cut later updated to explain the image “shows the personal illustrations of an employee not pictured in this story.” A Lilly Pulitzer spokeswoman told Bloomberg, “We are a female-dominated company and these images do not reflect our values. We apologize for any harm this may have caused.”
Lilly drew flack in January when its plus-size line for Target was only sold online. Target said plus sizes had not done well in stores for a previous designer.
Glossier Popping Up in Nasty Gal
Sophia Amoruso and Emily Weiss, of Nasty Gal and Glossier respectively, have coordinated a Glossier pop-up inside Nasty Gal’s recently opened Santa Monica boutique. The pop-up will be open June 5th to 7th and will sell Glossier skin-care products and offer “make-unders” for shoppers. The beauty brand hopes to grow brand recognition among existing Nasty Gal customers and even pull in new ones.
– Claire Mykrantz
Source: WWD, PageSix