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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have big plans for their Elizabeth and James line, which recently included a handbag debut and within the next few years, should include some free-standing stores. WWD explains: "The brand will open its first retail store within two years. Expect two or three stores to be added soon after. Doors will likely open in New York, Los Angeles and South Florida, with Tokyo, Seoul and London as potential future markets for international expansion."
Given the success of the most recent sample sale, which was almost alarmingly well organized, we'd say it's about time.
· Elizabeth and James Launches First Bag Line, Eyes Retail Growth [WWD]
· The Elizabeth and James Sale Is Exceptionally Well Organized [Racked NY]