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Nordstrom Picks a Manhattan Location; Is Yohji Yamamoto for Sale?

Natalia Vodianova for <em>Jalouse</em>.
Natalia Vodianova for Jalouse. Photo: Matthias Vriens-McGarth/Jalouse

• Nordstrom will, in fact, open its first Manhattan location (in 2018) at the base of a skyscraper to be built at 157 West 57th Street, between Broadway and Seventh Avenue. [Reuters]

• Yohji Yamamoto wore a jacket with the words “For Sale” on the back at his menswear show in Paris today. Now, what could this mean? [WWD]

• Natalia Vodianova covers the July-August 2012 issue of Jalouse, photographed by Matthias Vriens-McGrath, and inside, she just can’t … get off … the couch. [Design Scene]

• Ford Models tweeted, “Is Kanye also doing a menswear show this week in Paris?” If he is, rest assured that there will be no “hoodies with sport coats,” or “long ass sideburns with the line up RnB beard.” [Fashionista]

• Refinery29 launched R29 Shops today, which includes boutiques from Keds Apparel, Norma Kamali, Steven Alan, Dolce Vita, and Rebecca Minkoff, and collaborations with Cosabella, Jack Rogers, and Carolyn Suzuki stationery. [WWD]

• A new competition called Project PopUp NYC starts today, giving the city’s fashion retailers and technology start-ups the chance to win pop-up shops, PR and marketing support, or business mentoring. [BoF]

• Lana Del Rey looks like Jackie O in her new “National Anthem” video. [JustJared]

• Akris turned 90. [WWD]

• Jennifer Hudson will be wearing Jennifer Hudson to her upcoming wedding: “I designed my dress, but it wasn’t the first time because I also designed my prom dress. I’ve always had a love for making things my own. With my wedding dress, I was like, ‘It has to be me.’ My mother used to say, ‘If you want something done right, do it yourself.’ The dress has three compartments: a coat, a dress and a train.” [WWD]

• Per capita retail sales in the outer boroughs are well below national averages. [NYT]

• Gene Simmons’s daughter Sophie and wife Shannon are collaborating with the Home Shopping Network on an accessories collection. It’s called Sophie & Shannon’s Jewel Box. [WWD]

• Here are pictures from Pamela Love’s wedding, which she called “perfect, like hippie summer camp.” [Vogue]

Nordstrom in Manhattan; Yohji Yamamoto for Sale?