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Aussie Peter Alexander, known for his pajamas for women, men and kids, is really making a move on LA. He just opened up a 2,000-square-foot shop at Americana at Brand in Glendale, and per Women's Wear Daily, "Alexander plans to open a 2,200-square -foot flagship in the fall at 109 South Robertson Boulevard. "Whereas the Americana store features "crystal-encrusted beds, mahogany shelving and display units, mirrors with inset flat-screen video monitors that display a fake fireplace and gold-plated logos and signage throughout," Retail VP Christopher Tate told the fashion trade, "The Robertson store will really be our upmarket presence; it's one of those image-making streets and the concept will be far more luxury-oriented than our other two California stores." This also includes the crystal-encrusted beds by the way, plus "to-be-announced collaborations with U.S. designers that will include Los Angeles exclusives." Retail prices range from $5, up to $10,000.
· Peter Alexander Flagship Set for Robertson Boulevard [WWD, subscription req]