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Justin Bieber to Host NYC Pop-Up Shop for Purpose Merchandise [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Kanye did it. Drake did it. Now, Justin Bieber is the latest artist to launch a pop-up shop in New York City to sell his tour merchandise. The singer teamed up with VFiles to host a pop-up store on Mercer Street in Manhattan on Wednesday and Thursday from 12 to 7 p.m. ET. Bieber’s official Purpose tour garb (manufactured by Bravado) will be on sale during the two-day event, but, like ‘Ye and Drizzy before him, the Biebs will no doubt sell out of his merch — and fast.
Bottega Veneta Plans Co-Ed Show to Celebrate 50th Anniversary [Business of Fashion]
In celebration of its 50th anniversary as well as 15 years under creative director Tomas Maier, Bottega Veneta has decided to combine its spring 2017 men’s and women’s collections into one show at Milan Fashion Week this September — an approach also adopted by Gucci and Burberry. The brand considers the step a natural one, especially given that Maier folded a few women’s looks into his menswear presentation in January, but they currently have no concrete plans to continue the co-ed shows beyond the spring 2017 season. One thing is for sure, however: Bottega Veneta will not participate in the see-now, buy-now trend.
Marcelo Burlon x Tyga Capsule Collection Coming to Saks Fifth Ave [WWD]
Rapper Tyga has partnered with Italian designer Marcelo Burlon for a capsule collection which will be sold exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue’s New York flagship and online at SaksFifthAvenue.com. The collection includes hoodies, tees and shorts (not yet priced), however the capsule is extremely limited — only 100 units of each style will be produced. On the plus side, Burlon will create 50 iPhone cases as a free gift with purchase.
Sports Authority Pursuing Sale, May Close Remaining Stores [Forbes]
In March, Sports Authority filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and announced a restructuring plan which included the closure of 140 store locations. On Monday, however, the company revealed that it would not be reorganizing after all and would instead pursue a sale. Many speculate that the sale of the retailers’ remaining assets (scheduled for May 16) could result in the liquidation of its 450 remaining stores.
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