Piana player Italian cashmere label Loro Piana has opened a store in Harbour City. The 1,700sqft boutique (below) stocks men's, women's, home, accessories and gift collections, plus a new Baby Cashmere line. Shop G213, Harbour City, TST, tel: 2175 3368. Issey good enough? Fashion house Issey Miyake has appointed Dai Fujiwara to take over as designer from Naoki Takizawa, who will launch his own label under the Miyake group next year. Fujiwara and his team will unveil their first collections for Miyake next year in Paris - the autumn-winter 2007 collection for men in January, and for women in March. Asprey arrives British luxury- goods label Asprey has opened its first store in Hong Kong, at the Peninsula. Founded in 1781, the lifestyle brand has several collections, including fine jewellery, watches and clocks, leather goods, silver, china, ready to wear, accessories and fragrance. The store is kitted out with stone and oak wood floors, polished plaster walls and bronzed brass details. Asprey, shop W7, G/F, the Peninsula, Salisbury Road, TST, tel: 2118 5604. Here at last Gucci has opened a main, two-level store at the Landmark, covering more than 10,750sqft. The interior was co-designed by Frida Giannini and features materials such as Rosewood, travertine, gold and silver metals. The Landmark, Central, tel: 2524 4492. Brand new book The Cult of the Luxury Brand (HK$250) by marketing and retail experts Radha Chadha and Paul Husband explores the phenomenon and future of the luxury market. Available at local bookstores. Watch this space Luxury watch brand Jaeger LeCoultre will host an exhibition until Sunday. Called the Manufacturer Comes to You, it showcases historical pieces, standouts from the current collection and exclusive items to demonstrate the art behind watchmaking, including enamelling and gem-setting. Daily, 10am to 9pm, Pacific Place, Admiralty, inquiries: 2532 7668. White stuff Another bridal boutique has opened in Hong Kong. White Bridal Couture stocks a range of gowns from the US and Italy, as well as its own line, the Charmeuse collection. Accessories include veils, gloves, garters and jewellery. 14/F, 1 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, tel: 2521 3288 ( www.white-bridal.com ). Bebe factor Following in Mischa Barton's footsteps, actress Rebecca Romijn is the new face of US fashion label Bebe. Romijn will appear in the line's ad campaign from March, and her contract will last for a year. 'I love their new dresses and I think it's going to be a great year,' says Romijn. 'I'm thrilled to be a part of it.' Fashion statement New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced that New York Fashion Week will continue to be held in the tents at Bryant Park. There has been concern that the event has outgrown the facilities at Bryant Park, but a permanent home has yet to be found.