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Los Angeles and Tokyo are definitely having a bit of a fling. Kitson opened a branch in a Shinjuku department store in March, Opening Ceremony has plans for a Tokyo shop this fall, and now Ron Herman is joining the party with its first non-California store, set to open in August in a residential neighborhood called Sendagaya. (The location's not totally remote—it's near world-famous shopping district Harajuku.) Herman explained to WWD that he wants to export his brand's LA vibe to Japan, rather than let the local style influence the way the boutique is set up. That means even the small details, like the shrubbery out front, will resemble their counterparts in the LA stores. Ideally, this will be the first of many international Ron Hermans—the company now has its eye on Europe and the rest of Asia.
· Ron Herman to Open in Tokyo [WWD, subscription req'd]