Alberto Guardiani, the fast-growing Italian brand of shoes and leathergoods, is opening a showroom in Milan, on Corso Venezia 29, and a spate of new stores, particularly in Eastern Europe. It will install a store in Moscow’s prestigious Crocus City Mall after recent openings in Baku, Budapest, Riga and Zagreb, taking the international door count up to 12 units. Further openings are planned in China and Japan.
Through a worldwide licensing agreement with Derek Lam Company, Tod’s will manufacture and distribute women’s designer shoes and handbags under the name of this New York-based fashion brand. The two-year agreement carries the option of being renewed for an additional three years.