Rebecca Minkoff’s accessories have developed something of a cult following. Legions of young ladies are devoted to her studded bags, and now men can worship at the altar of Minkoff too, as she launched an accessories line for men this past summer. But she got her start as an apparel designer (before launching her accessories line in 2005) and last year launched ready-to-wear. She’s building a lifestyle brand so it follows that everything Minkoff should have a brick-and-mortar home.
At our first “How I’m Making It” panel last night (more on that soon), Minkoff revealed plans to open her first store sometime early next year. No word on a location yet, but we’d put money on SoHo or Nolita. While the store will obviously stock all things Minkoff, it will also feature, as Minkoff described it, “things I love.” Think assorted treasures from her travels like journals, books, or even pottery (yes, she said pottery). According to Minkoff’s PR, the store will also aim to support fellow CFDA inductees.
A Rebecca Minkoff store seems like a logical step for the expanding brand. Minkoff’s been a force in online–in ecommerce and in social media–so we figure her first solo retail venture IRL will be a success as well.