Retail roundup: H&M to sell exclusive line of clogs, Kardashian Silly Bandz, Ontario Mills adds Lacoste outlet
-- H&M is adding to its selection of cheap-chic apparel with a line of clogs. Yep, you read that right -- H&M says the wooden-soled shoes, made by "cult shoe label" Swedish Hasbeens, will be "one of this spring's must-haves" and will be available April 20 in 150 stores worldwide.
Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M's head of design, said the shoes -- H&M is releasing three styles priced from $59.95 to $69.95 -- "take something traditional and Swedish and make it contemporary and modern."
"These Hasbeens for H&M fit perfectly with the '70s bohemian look that's so important this coming season," she said.
-- They've already got reality TV shows, boutiques, multiple apparel lines, dietary supplements, a book and perfume deals, and now the Kardashians are moving into children's toy products.
Kim, Kourtney and Khloe have teamed up with Silly Bandz to release their own pack of the collectible rubber bands that are molded into various shapes. The Kardashians' Silly Bandz feature silhouettes of the individual girls as well as a stiletto heel, perfume bottle, kiss lips, sunglasses and other "glam" shapes.
-- Ontario Mills mall will be opening a Lacoste Outlet location this summer, joining a new Sports Authority store and "greatly expanded" Forever 21 and Burlington Coat Factory locations. The Lacoste store will feature 25% to 80% off the brand's regular prices, the mall said.
-- Andrea Chang
Photo: Swedish Hasbeen clogs, exclusively at H&M starting in April. Credit: H&M