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From A.P.C. to Isabel Marant to Maje to Sandro, it's clear that French brands really dig LA. Hell, Céline even unveiled a love letter to our city back in May. The latest Parisian favorite to hit the scene is The Kooples, who has just announced that they're planning to open their first-ever US store on Robertson Blvd.
We first mentioned that the label was planning a West Coast debut last year. After a long wait, it's finally been revealed that The Kooples have set its sights on the corner space at 100 South Robertson Blvd, which was formerly occupied by Seven For All Mankind. New neighbors include AllSaints, Intermix and a Robertson mainstay, Kitson. No word on opening date yet.
You may recall that Norwegian brand Moods of Norway ditched the shopping stretch in May because "many of the trendy brands have left Robertson." Can The Kooples make Robertson cool again?
· The Kooples [Official Site]
· The Kooples to Open First U.S. Store in L.A. [WWD]
· Céline's New Video is a Love Letter to LA [Racked]
· French Brand The Kooples to Join Marant, A.P.C. in LA [Racked]
· Today, Isabel Marant Welcomed Shoppers on Melrose Place [Racked]