Style Scoop: Rebecca Minkoff Opens Flagship Store, Andy Cohen Was Working On A Show Starring Joan Rivers, Michael Kors Launches #InstaKors


Rebecca Minkoff unveiled her first flagship store at 96 Greene Street on November 15. Developed in partnership with eBay Inc., the store boasts an immersive and technology-driven shopping experience. The SoHo store is the vision of co-founder and CEO Uri Minkoff, whose goal was to showcase never-before-seen retail technology that merges the online and physical shopping experience through the lens of the Minkoff brand, to specifically cater to “next-generation” shoppers. [Glam Inbox]

Andy Cohen headed to the 92nd Street Y for a chat with BFF Anderson Cooper, meant to promote his new book The Andy Cohen Diaries. The Watch What Happens Live host, who was friendly with Joan Rivers, revealed that he was working on a pitch with the late comedienne for a new show before she passed away. The reality show was to be called What’s Your Problem? Featuring Rivers as a Judge Judy-type character who would judge real-life Housewife-esque people on their issues with one another. [Glam Inbox]

Michael Kors is taking a new approach to Instagram with the launch of #InstaKors. The social shopping feature will allow the brand’s 3 million followers to instantly shop the full spectrum of Michael Kors products featured in select Instagram posts. Users can access the #InstaKors platform by registering their email address and Instagram handle on the specially designed landing page. A “like” on a shoppable post will trigger an email to be sent to the user with direct links to the products featured. [Glam Inbox]

Footwear label Charlotte Olympia is celebrating the holidays in the most generous way possible—by giving away shoes and handbags! From December 1 until December 12, the label will debut an online slot-machine game called “Spin to Win.” Customers will be able to play the virtual game, which aims to match images of Charlotte Olympia shoes and handbags. Potential winnings include glitter flats, a clutch and platform heels—so, yeah, get spinning. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Westfield World Trade Center is nearly up and running, and has released a partial tenant roster. Who should we expect to see taking up space in the new downtown shopping mecca? Michael Kors, Hugo Boss, John Varvators, Turnbull & Asser, Montblanc, Breitling, Zadig & Voltaire, Reiss, Desigual, Tumi, Bose, Vince Camuto, Camper, Asics, MAC, Kiehl's and Aesop. Of course, that's only about 15% of the center's total roster–while there are many other deals done that Westfield didn't release, there are just a handful of spaces left to be leased. [Women's Wear Daily]

Farfetch launched its click-and-collect service on Monday, with collection available at over 100 boutiques worldwide. The e-commerce startup closed $66 million in venture capital funding in May and immediately expressed intention to develop a program that would allow customers to buy an item from one boutique in its network online and pick it up in-store from another. Well, it’s here, and just in time for the holidays. [Fashionista]