Manhattanites, prepare to add a new destination to your shopping map. River Island, the high-street chain with fans like Lana Del Rey,Eliza Doolittle and most of the Saturdays, may open its first US store in New York as soon as next year, the Independent reported.
The retailer is understood to have begun scouting potential sites in Manhattan. The news comes just weeks after River Island announced a major collaboration with Rihanna. Set to appear in stores in spring 2013, the high-profile tie-up could prove a perfect launch pad into the US for the British chain.
‘I find London really inspiring and River Island loves to have fun with clothes,’ Rihanna said when River Island announced the collaboration in July. Between the singer’s frequent appearances in River Island designs and her high-profile Styled to Rock series, we’re sure US shoppers will find River Island inspiring in no time too.