American entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuck has joined the advisory board of Dutch company Juramy, the parent company of fashion label Balr., which is one of the fastest-growing fashion companies in the Netherlands.
The Netherlands’ Cavallaro Napoli will be the formal wear partner of the Dutch national football team for the coming five years. The label will dress both the women’s and men’s teams along with the management staff.
The media group has announced that the former head of Elle Japan will join the company on May 7. Yves Bougon has been CEO of Hearst Fujingaho in Tokyo since 2011 and will take over at Condé Nast from Xavier Romatet.
Luggage and accessories label Travelteq has opened its first flagship store in Amsterdam. The shop carries a collection of bags, trolleys and accessories as well as travel-related products, including books.
Following the bankrupt toy retailer’s announcement that it plans to shut down its US locations, the e-commerce giant is said to have considered taking over some of the spaces to expand its brick-and-mortar footprint.
While UK shopping mall giants Hammerson and Intu are accelerating towards their planned merger, the plans could be impacted by the arrival of Klepierre, with reports emerging that it made a bid for Hammerson this month.
Leidsche Rijn Centrum, the new retail district in Utrecht, has announced that it will add five Dutch fashion retailers to its store portfolio, including vanHaren, Zeeman, Casanova Milano, Lotus and Avec Bel'Ghir.
Luxury fashion house Chanel has revealed a new store design following the re-opening of its Amsterdam-based store. The shop is designed by Peter Marino and references the style of the Paris apartment of Coco Chanel.
Chinese investor and philanthropist Wendy Yu, on behalf of her Hong Kong-based company, Yu Holdings, has created an endowment in perpetuity for the position of the Wendy Yu Curator in Charge of The Costume Institute.