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Vera Wang to Hit Rodeo Drive, Still Refuses to Live in LA

Image of Melrose boutique via Vera Wang
Image of Melrose boutique via Vera Wang

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Big-spender brides, listen up: if you're in the midst of scanning next year's calendar for your nuptials, you may want to consider an extended engagement. Why? Vera Wang plans to unveil a massive 5,500-square-foot boutique on Rodeo Drive next January.

The designer recently had a chat with WWD and revealed the epic, two-story space will showcase bridal and ready-to-wear gowns, accessories and fragrances, plus a new shoe collection. Wang also tells the pub that high-class architect Brian Sawyer—who also revamped Wang's New York apartment—has been tapped to design the new Beverly Hills store.

So does this mean we'll be seeing Wang scouting the hills for a new abode? Absolutely not, the A-list dresser tells the fashion trade pub. Though she's been jet-setting to the West Coast over the past 24 years and already has a zen escape within the Trousdale Estates, the gown guru has no plans to settle in Los Angeles anytime soon. "I have never lived there, nor would I live there," says Wang. "I have a business to run in New York."
· Vera Wang [Official Site]
· Vera Wang Headed to Rodeo Drive [WWD, sub req]
· Vera Wang's One-Day-Only Bridal Sale is Back December 9th [Racked]
· Calling All Brides: Vera Wang's LA Trunk Show Starts March 28th [Racked]

Vera Wang

428 N. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA