Style Notes: The Weeknd's Pop-Up Shops Are Coming; Sonia Rykiel Shutters Second Line
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The Weeknd Launches Tour Merch Pop-Up Shops [Instagram]
The Weeknd has officially gone through the pop-star rite of passage. That's right, he's launching his very own tour merch pop-up shops. Ahead of the release of his new album, Starboy, Bella Hadid's beau is launching a series of shops from Nov. 4-6. Locations and other details have not yet been released, though we expect that — like Kanye West before him — the 26-year-old will make the announcements 24 hours ahead of time.
Sonia Rykiel Shutters Secondary Line, Sonia by Sonia Rykiel [WWD]
Sonia Rykiel is shuttering its secondary, more affordable, Sonia by Sonia Rykiel line and laying off one quarter of its staff. The company will shift its focus to the main Sonia Rykiel line and introduce lower price points in order to be more competitive in the contemporary market. The four stand-alone Sonia by Sonia Rykiel stores will be shuttered by the end of 2017. Sonia Rykiel is one of several brands to end their secondary lines, including Victoria Beckham and Marc Jacobs.
Aritzia's Wilfred Brand Collaborates With Citizens of Humanity [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Wilfred, one of Canadian retailer Aritizia's in-house brands, has collaborated with denim label Citizens of Humanity on an exclusive capsule collection for fall 2016. The brand celebrated the three-piece collection with a soiree at the Sunset Tower hotel in Los Angeles on Tuesday evening, where guests including Emmanuelle Chriqui and Whitney Port enjoyed beats by DJ Pamela Katz, and got their jeans hand-painted on site. The new collaboration, priced between $188-$235, is now available at Aritzia stores and online.
Sarah Jessica Parker Collaborates With Kat Florence on Jewelry Collection [WWD]
Sarah Jessica Parker has partnered with London-based fine jeweler Kat Florence on The Flawless Diamond collection. The Divorce actress not only helped in the design process, but also stars as the face of the collection. SJP was photographed by Peter Lindbergh for the black-and-white ads. Each of the collection's 100 pieces, priced at $1,600 and up, is fitted with D-grade flawless stones and available today.