After just two seasons as the Creative Director of Paris-Based Fashion House, Paco Rabanne, Manish Arora has left the building. The word on the street is that this was a mutual decision, where Rabanne stated that Arora brought the label back to life after a 5-year hiatus. With his keen sense of high fashion and his modern eye, Arora created two fantastic seasons worn by celebs like Lady Gaga and J.Lo. And in an industry that shows no mercy, his collections even created positive buzz and received great reviews.
Meet Your New Brooklyn Barneys: Barneys Co-op has been shopping around for a Brooklyn location since December, finally finding a brownstone-like home at 194 Atlantic at the corner of Court. There are high hopes for this 6,300 square foot location, as this chic-luxe addition to the neighborhood should transform the street into a real powerhouse. Meanwhile, Brooklyn natives still have to travel waters to Manhattan until the new store opens during the second week of September. Rumor has it that this new Barneys will launch on Fashion's Night Out. Ideal, no?