Philadelphians, meet your new favorite store.
In fashion news that will make you squeal with glee: Saint Laurent (yep, still looks sorta naked without the ‘Yves’) has opened a new store! In Pennsylvania! In the King of Prussia mall! Yes, go on. Let that soak in for a little bit. Okay, here are the details: The space is in the lower level of the Plaza, sandwiched between Ferragamo and David Yurman, right across from Neiman Marcus. It’s 1,800 square feet, and features men’s and women’s ready-to-wear and accessories.
I spoke with the store’s general manager, Jacquelyn Merrin, who confirmed the store opened this morning, without much fanfare (in fact, there were still ladders up yesterday!). “We try to keep it word of mouth,” she said. “We like to keep it exclusive. And the response today has been phenomenal. We’ve had everyone in here checking out the collection. We’re making our stamp.”
The store’s open until 9pm tonight. Go there. Now. (Oh, and welcome to the neighborhood, Hedi.)
Here’s Mouna, in a dress that costs more than your house.
Mouna Ayoub is a regular woman just like you and me. She once worked as a waitress, she eats egg sandwiches and sometimes she wears jeans. And also she owns a yacht, enjoys sleepovers with the King of Spain and has the largest private collection of haute couture in the world (over 1,600 pieces, each costing up to $400,000).
But it gets better. Keep reading here.
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- All you need to know about high fashion right now: Moschino designer Jeremy Scott sent McDonalds, Fritos and SpongeBob SquarePants down the runway. [Fashion Bomb Daily]
Mondays stink. Shoppist doesn’t. More ahead!
Quick: How do you pronounce Proenza Schouler? (That last name sounds like ‘schooler.’) Dries Van Noten? (It’s actually ‘drees.‘) And Rodarte? (That would be ‘row-dar-tay.’) There’s no shortage of designers with terrifyingly tongue-twister names—Mary Katrantzou, Maison Martin Margiela, Ann Demeulemeester, to name just a few—and pronouncing them wrong can be fashion suicide. But sometimes, pronouncing them correctly (outside of the fashion world, at least) can feel akin to ordering “pommes frites” at Burger King.
Click to a pronunciation guide, complete with audio!
First things first: Chloé’s summer 2014 collection is absolutely gorgeous. Gauzy, diaphanous silhouettes in crisp whites, army greens, and splashes of deep blue were complemented by restrained accessories—glints of gold, small cross-body bags. But then there were the shoes. Read more »