The Von Maur-owned apparel retailer announced on Wednesday that it plans to open 19 new locations this year, as part of an accelerated nationwide growth plan which will see the chain expand into seven new states.
“My father was in charge of manufacturing for 45 years here and never ever wanted anyone in our factory,” chuckled Nadja Swarovski after opening the doors of the family's famed crystal-making plant in the Austrian Alps.
Coast became the latest casualty of the tough UK fashion environment on Thursday with an administration filing, although large parts of the business were quickly bought out of administration by Karen Millen.
On the eve of its semi-annual results, the company celebrated the reopening of its Milanese flagship. FashionNetwork.com analyses the event that reveals the intricacies within the omnichannel retail giant.