Armani Exchange has opened a new 4,370-sq ft boutique in Central, containing both men's and women's lines. Armani Exchange, Shop C, G/F, Entertainment Building, 30 Queen's Rd Central, tel: 2521 8422
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli have taken over from Alessandra Facchinetti as creative directors of Valentino. For the past 10 years the pair oversaw the label's accessories line, and will now add the ready-to-wear and haute couture lines to their list of responsibilities.
Sergio Rossi has appointed Francesco Russo as its creative director. Russo replaces Edmundo Castillo, and will be in charge of both women's and men's footwear as well as handbags and accessories.
'Clyde' back in style
In other Sergio Rossi news, the footwear label has teamed up with Puma on a capsule collection of sporty heels (top right) and slick trainers based on Puma's classic Clyde style that will debut in Hong Kong in February.
Jewellery with heart
Italian jeweller Loffredo - in support of the Hong Kong Cancer Fund's 2008 Pink Revolution - has released a special collection of coral jewellery pieces to benefit the initiative. Look for earrings, rings and brooches (HK$7,500 to HK$24,000). Loffredo, Shop 225, Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2522 2507
Treats in store
SLY has opened a new shop in Hong Kong. To celebrate the store's opening, a limited-edition gift (left) will be given to customers for every single net purchase of HK$3,000 or more from the brand's autumn/winter 2008 collections. While stocks last. SLY, Shop 503 Times Square, Causeway Bay, tel: 2506 1172
Smart and available
EQ:IQ has opened a new main store in Hong Kong. Covering 1,300 sq ft, the shop (below) carries the label's apparel, accessories and footwear for women. EQ:IQ, Shop B, G/F, 56-58 Wellington Street, Central, tel: 2530 9691
To pay homage to its autumn 2008 advertising campaign in the US, Lucky Brand Jeans has enlisted eight local artists and one photographer to create a series of works for an in-store exhibition that will run from tomorrow until December 10. Elements mall, IFC Mall, Sole Town and its new location at LCX Harbour City.