>> Alber Elbaz Doesn't Believe in Pushy Salespeople
—At the end of the week, Lanvin is opening its first Manhattan boutique at 815 Madison Ave; a Los Angeles outpost, too, is in the works. “My dream when I started at Lanvin was to create this kind of luxury supermarket,” Elbaz said of the store experience. “It would have everything you needed — T-shirts, bridal dresses, jeans, handbags, jewelry and shoes." As for his sales philosophy: “In Paris I said [to the associates], ‘Please don’t sell,The only thing I would love you to do is help the women look beautiful. The moment they look beautiful, they will buy.’” [WWD]