JOURDAN RETURNS: Charles Jourdan is due for a comeback. A spokeswoman for Groupe Royer, which acquired the beleaguered footwear brand in December 2008, confirmed the first collection under designer Alexandra Neel will be unveiled at Paris’ Premiere Classe salon in September.
Y-3 TAKES PHILLY: Y-3 will open its first U.S. women’s and men’s shop-in-shop at Joan Shepp in Philadelphia on Saturday. Shepp has been carrying Yohji Yamamoto’s collection for 25 years and has carried the Y-3 line since spring-summer 2007.
Located on the store’s mezzanine level, the 600-square-foot Y-3 shop-in-shop will be designed in a contemporary black-and-white minimalist style. To kick off the shop’s opening, Shepp will throw a party Aug. 20 at the Rittenhouse Square store.