Zara Opens Giant Upscale Store; Alessandro Dell’Acqua Closes


• Zara just opened a new, 12,000-square-foot prototype store offering more upscale merchandise than the everyday Zara. Items include a $1,099 mink-colored leather coat. [WWD]

Alessandro Dell'Acqua just closed its Madison Avenue shop, but you can purchase the store's furniture tomorrow. [Fashionista]

• Ivanka Trump's new recession-friendly spring fine-jewelry collection ranges in price from $4,000 to $45,000. Her diamond pieces can cost $100,000 and more. [Heard on the Runway/WSJ]

• Here's a look at Victoria Beckham's dress collection, which is on sale in department stores in the U.K. No word on whether instructions on how to walk in them are included. [Guardian]

• Whitney Port was spotted getting out of a cab and entering Il Bastardo with a dark-haired man, filming The City. The restaurant also appeared on recent episode of The Hills. We wonder if other spots are anti-Hills. [NYP]