STORY at Macy’s teams up with Well+Good to demystify wellness with curated products, health tips and experiences at 36 stores nationwide
STORY at Macy’s, the ever-changing, narrative-driven retail concept inside 36 Macy’s stores nationwide, unveils its latest theme: “Feel Good.” Now through April 2020, Feel Good STORY brings a fresh focus on wellness and uses merchandise curation and events to explore simple and actionable ways for customers to find greater balance, energy and nourishment. In partnership with the award-winning fitness and wellness media platform, Well+Good, Feel Good STORY leverages its expertise in the field to help define and demystify what it means to live a healthy life through both editorial tips and product picks.
The wellness-focused retail narrative invites discovery through three curatorial spaces and each introduces merchandise and experiences to help you feel Balanced, Energized and Nourished. The Balanced moment is all about mindfulness and invites guests to pause for a complimentary meditation in partnership with Calm, the number one app for sleep, meditation and relaxation. To feel Energized, customers are invited to explore something new, from weighted arm bangles by Bala to an in-store barre fitness class. Finally in Nourished, healthy habits are the focus with new takes on snacking from Dada Daily and alcohol-free elixirs by Seedlip.
STORY at Macy’s product curation meets with editor-approved intel from Well+Good to add a simple, informative layer to the experience. For example, shoppers will discover that to get a good night’s sleep, editors suggest “cooling down your bedroom,” alongside the dodow, a glowing timer that teaches you to fall asleep. Additional tips cover topics like the benefits of dark chocolate, relaxation techniques, and how to maximize your crystals. Well+Good also supports STORY’s merchandise curation by leveraging its 2020 Wellness Trends to inform product selections like snack-able chickpeas. Within these broad moments, STORY at Macy’s and Well+Good take aim at trending topics like sleep, self-care, exercise, hydration, muscle recovery and healthy snacking.
“Well+Good decodes and demystifies wellness to help our community live a healthy lifestyle in a way that works for them,” said Alexia Brue, co-founder of the award-winning media company Well+Good. “Partnering with STORY at Macy’s allows us to share our rigorously researched editorial content in a new and exciting way, giving people in-person tips to feel more Balanced, Energized and Nourished.”
To bring the Feel Good experience to life, STORY energizes its in-store environment with meditation spaces in partnership with the Calm app at all locations and a range of community-centered events focused on wellness. The concept will host events featuring local experts in the health and wellness space for cooking classes, panel discussions, journaling and meditation workshops, a manicure bar, yoga and barre classes, and mocktail-faking workshops.
A special selection of STORY at Macy’s wellness product will also be available on macys.com, curated by the three focus areas. From a lavender mimosa candle by Paddywax in Balanced and collapsible foam roller by Brazyn Life in Energized to a mocktail faking kit by Luckies of London in Nourished, online shoppers will be able to discover something that will make them feel good, too.
In 1976, the U.S. government introduced Black History Month in conjunction with the nation’s bicentennial to honor the achievements and cultural richness of the African-American community. Today, more than 44.5 million U.S. citizens identify as Black. As such, the company celebrates the gifts, voices and legacy of this diverse population.
Macy’s celebrates Black History Month 2020 at select locations nationwide with special appearances by influencer Monica Veloz, Hair Love writer, director and producer Matthew Cherry, comedian Phoebe Robinson, activist Marley Dias, NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, celebrity hair stylist Kim Kimble, and many more.
Macy’s Black History Month events will be held at the following stores:
Macy’s Baldwin Hills (Los Angeles) – Saturday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. with Monica Veloz
Macy’s State Street (Chicago) – Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. with Matthew Cherry
Macy’s Herald Square (New York City) – Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. with Phoebe Robinson and Marley Dias
Macy’s Union Square (San Francisco) – Saturday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. with Jerry Rice
Macy’s Lenox Square (Atlanta) – Saturday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. with Kim Kimble
Macy’s Aventura (Miami) – Saturday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. with The Workshop at Macy’s
The month’s events kick off at Macy’s Baldwin Hills in Los Angeles with a make-up tutorial and discussion about diversity and inclusion in the beauty industry from influencer Monica Veloz. At Macy’s State Street, Chicago native Matthew Cherry will screen his 2020 Oscar®-nominated short-film Hair Love and discuss how he used the power of family to tell a compelling story about real people. Comedian and co-star of podcast 2 Dope Queens, Phoebe Robinson, and 14-year-old activist and creator of #1000blackgirlbooks, Marley Dias, will appear at Macy’s Herald Square in New York City for an evening of insightful dialogue. Three-time Super Bowl® champion and Hall of Famer Jerry Rice will appear at Macy’s Union Square in San Francisco. At Macy’s Lenox Square in Atlanta, customers can enjoy a demonstration and celebration of the diversity of Black hair from celebrity stylist Kim Kimble. At Macy’s Aventura in Miami, representatives from Macy’s Diversity and Inclusion team and The Workshop at Macy’s will participate in a discussion on the diversity of Black people and Black culture as well as select a high potential Black-owned business to join The Workshop at Macy’s class of 2020.
In addition to appearances by these notable innovators, Macy’s will showcase Black History Month-themed windows throughout February in Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Macy’s locations. The windows were created in partnership with Maplewood, New Jersey artist, Lisa Hunt. “My work explores the spatial and meditative relationships found within repeat patterns,” she commented. “The windows are expressed with a minimalist approach inspired by Art Deco, traditional African and Eastern textiles comprised of graphic shapes, symbols, and re-imagined typographic elements. The screen printed patterns employ an aesthetic use of gold leaf as a nod to its adorning use throughout art history.”
ONYX, Macy’s Black Employee Resource Group, was instrumental in developing this year’s campaign including the theme, display windows, and volunteer opportunities across the country. Throughout the campaign, Macy’s will contribute a total of $10,000 to charitable organizations such as Jerry Rice’s 127 Foundation and local Urban Leagues.
“Macy’s mission is to embed diversity and inclusion into how we think, act, and operate. We are strongest when we are representative of the many communities we serve and we are thrilled to offer our customers engaging Black History Month events that honor and reflect the Black experience and its impact on global culture,” said Shawn Outler, Macy’s chief diversity officer.
Lancôme and Photographers Duo Mert & Marcus Announce a Flaming Hot New Make-up Collection
Lancôme andMert & Marcus has unveiled a unique make-up capsule collection. The world’s leading luxury beauty brand and the photographers duo bring their expertise and creativity on beauty to new heights with a game changing electric colored collection.
Over the years Lancôme has formed a unique creative partnership with Mert & Marcus – the iconoclastic creative powerhouse behind images of the world’s most influential brands and celebrities. Together they have defined our perception of modern beauty. Today, their partnership raises the stakes on rebellion with an explosive, must-have collection for make-up lovers.
Audacious Mert & Marcus colors meet Lancôme’s characteristically addictive textures in next-generation formulas to blow your mind. Get ready to break all the rules, the Lancôme x Mert & Marcus After Dark Collection has arrived.
“Working with such talented and exceptional personalities like Mert & Marcus has been an exhilarating and passionate adventure. Mert & Marcus are not only brilliant artists and renowned photographers, but they are also incredible beauty experts. I am extremely proud of this collaboration, the visual universe they have created and the innovative textures.” states Françoise Lehmann, Lancôme Brand President
Mert and Marcus is the working name of two fashionphotographers (Mert Alaş and Marcus Piggott) who work together on a collaborative basis.
Mert & Marcus adds “We were never really interested in beauty in its original form. Somehow, what excited us over the past 26 years, was transforming and creating characters with light, make-up and stories, and this is what we tried to achieve with this collection.”
By day, the Lancôme woman is sophisticated and elegant – the epitome of French allure; by night, she reveals her dark side. Radically glamorous, her cat-like eyes smolder as cold as ice, her flaming lips seduce – as hot as fire. The collection includes the following:
EYE LIKE ICE, SET LIPS AFLAME: Her partner by day; her partner in crime by night. Electrifying eyes and lips, the After Dark collection includes Lancôme’s first-ever make-up kits for the most dramatic looks. Expect only the unexpected. The collection features:
EYES COLD AS ICE KIT: Liquid shadow, a glittery topper, flared cat-eye lashes and Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara come together in Lancôme’s first make-up kit for eyes that command all the attention. Available in Green 01 and Blue 02.
Iconic Stylist Enters New Decade with a Clean Start
A new year typically means cleaning up your diet, your fitness routine or your bank account. This year make it about cleaning your hair, and in turn the environment. 73% of consumers are open to changing their habits in an effort to reduce their environmental impact. They just need more options. Enter Frédéric Fekkai. A pioneer in hair care innovation and a fierce advocate of environmentally conscious practices, he has taken his passions and channeled them into FEKKAI – the first hair care collection that delivers salon-level results with environmentally friendly packaging and the most optimal plant derived ingredients.
“Being green became important to me over a decade ago, and since then I’ve made a commitment to live a more sustainable life both personally and professionally. A natural next step was to take my passion for the environment and make an impact on the beauty industry,” says Fekkai. “We are extremely proud to introduce FEKKAI and hope to provide another means for consumers to take small steps towards changing their environmental footprint.“
Every bottle in the collection is made with 95% high-grade repurposed plastic and is 100% recyclable. In the brand’s first year, they will repurpose 64 million grams of plastic. That’s roughly 7 million plastic bottles – and they are just getting started.
Each FEKKAI product contains optimum levels of natural or naturally-derived ingredients, while never compromising on achieving the highest standards of softness, texture, and movement that is synonymous with luxurious hair. Sourced from nature and perfected in the lab, these shampoos, conditioners, and treatments then experienced the ultimate trial: extensively tested by the world-renowned Frederic Fekkai stylists who put each product through the most rigorous in-salon evaluation processes to date. With a focus on glossing, repairing, strengthening, and protecting the hair, each product is free of parabens, sulfates, silicones, phthalates. The FEKKAI line is 100% vegan and gluten-free.
FEKKAI consists of 15 products and 5 silos – Technician Color, Brilliant Gloss, Full Blown Volume, Super Strength and Baby Blonde. Some of the hero SKUs include:
The Technician Color Treatment Powerful Flash Mask – an intense treatment that taps the hydrating properties of Mirabelle Plum Seed Oil
Brilliant Gloss Multi-Tasker Perfecting Crème – a moisture-packed versatile finisher with a soufflé-like consistency which incorporates French cold-pressed olive oil to impart high-shine and protect against frizz
Super Strength Roots-to-Ends Balm – the most versatile product and fortified by the reparative properties of Camargue Rice Water, it can be used as a quick-yet-intense rinse-out mask or can be applied to dry hair and left in all day to maximize its bond-building benefits
FEKKAI haircare line is available at Target, Walgreen, CVS, and Fekkai.com. Available in the UK at Selfridges and Feelunique.com in March 2020.
With only 11 shopping days until Christmas, Bath & Body Works®, has something for everyone on your shopping list. As owner of some of America’s bestselling fragrance collections, such as Japanese Cherry Blossom and Eucalyptus Spearmint, and a leader in several personal care categories, including America’s #1 Body Moisturizer brand, Bath & Body Works is a year-round go-to for fragrance and gifting that only amplifies during the holiday season. In fact, there will be 91 million gifts from Bath & Body Works under Christmas trees across America this year.
To help customers complete their gift shopping in the last push to Christmas, Bath & Body Works has announced its first ever Body Care Day – a one-day sale on the retailer’s entire collection of personal care products. On Saturday, December 14, all of the retailer’s nearly 600 body care products will be on sale.
While some may find selecting the perfect gift challenging or intimidating, Bath & Body Works makes gift gifting a no brainer, standing by every product with a 100% guarantee – if at any time, for any reason a customer (or gift recipient) isn’t satisfied with a purchase, the item can be returned.
About Bath & Body Works’ First Ever Body Care Day
On December 14, for one day only, ALL Body Care lines are $4.95 – that’s up to a 70% discount!
This is the first sale of its kind for the retailer – on all fragrances and all collections – all promotions are typically offered by form, fragrance or category.
Bath & Body Works’ First Ever Body Care Day will be available in stores nationwide & online. Many locations are offering extended hours with many stores opening at 7 a.m.
Shop nearly 600 Bath & Body Works-exclusive personal care products: 85 Moisturizers, 75 Cleansers, 60 Fragrances including the Men’s Collection and Aromatherapy.
Three exclusive fragrances will make their debut for the day:
NEW Christmas Cocoa & Mint rounds out Bath & Body Works’ customer-favorite Holiday Traditions collection.
Adding nostalgia to the assortment, Black Amethyst, which was a customer favorite from 2008 to 2012, is back with a new look.
Pink Velvet Cupcake, which launched in the fall and became a buzzy fan favorite, returns for the day.
About the Assortment
Bath & Body Works is the #1 brand in America for Fine Fragrance Mist; Body Moisturizers, including #1 Body Lotion and #1 Body Cream; Men’s Body Moisturizer; Body Scrub.
Gingham, the brand’s NEW signature fragrance, has been a top seller since its launch in April and Into The Night, Bath & Body Works’ newest launch, is the retailer’s bestseller for Christmas. Other customer-favorites and go-to gifts include Japanese Cherry Blossom, A Thousand Wishes and Champagne Toast. From year-round favorite fragrances to beloved seasonal scents that celebrate the season, there are dozens of Bath & Body Works-exclusive fragrances to choose from.
Bath & Body Works’ Men’s Collection offers seven exclusive fragrances, including its newest addition, Midnight. Also new to the collection and easy grooming gifts for guys, Moisturizing Body Wash, Shave Gel and Aftershave Balm in select fragrances have been added to the lineup for Christmas.
Bath & Body Works’ Aromatherapy Headquarters features 13 mood-boosting essential oil blends, including customer-favorites Stress Relief and Sleep as well as new and limited-edition seasonal exclusives Peaceful and Balance. The collection, which offers more than 80 aromatherapy products is the ultimate way to give self-care this Christmas.
Bath & Body Works is one of the world’s leading specialty retailers and home to America’s Favorite Fragrances® offering a breadth of exclusive fragrances for the body and home, including the #1 selling collections for fine fragrance mist, body lotion and body cream, 3-wick candles, home fragrance diffusers and liquid hand soap. For more than 25 years, customers have looked to Bath & Body Works for quality, on-trend products and the newest, freshest fragrances. Today, these fragrant products can be purchased at more than 1,800 Bath & Body Works and White Barn retail locations worldwide as well as on bathandbodyworks.com. Bath & Body Works stands by every product with a 100% guarantee – if at any time, for any reason you aren’t satisfied with a purchase, you can return it. Join in the social conversation on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube.
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Boston, the only Forbes Five-Star Spa in Massachusetts, is pleased to be the first Spa in the United States to offer Aromatherapy Associatesnew Forest Therapy Journey, inspired by the Japanese art of Shinrin-Yoku (aka Forest Bathing) which entails spending time in nature amongst the trees to improve overall well-being.
An intimately luxurious hotel, Mandarin Oriental, Boston combines classic New England elegance with refined Oriental touches to create one of the most distinctive hospitality experiences in the region. Awarded both Forbes Five-Stars and AAA Five-Diamonds, Mandarin Oriental, Boston features 148 of the city’s most spacious guestrooms and suites, exquisite meeting and event facilities and legendary personalized service. Hotel amenities include Massachusetts’ only holistic Five-Star awarded spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center and our signature restaurant Bar Boulud, a French-inspired bistro and wine bar from internationally acclaimed chef Daniel Boulud. A short 15-minute drive from Logan International Airport, Mandarin Oriental, Boston connects guests to the city’s finest shopping, cultural venues and business institutions from its prime location in the heart of Boston’s chic Back Bay on Boylston Street.
The 1 hour 20-minute treatmentprovides similar mind and body calming benefits that one experiences when in a peaceful natural landscape. Through Forest Therapy®,Aromatherapy Associates new unique essential oil blend, guests will immediately feel restored from the stresses of modern day living. A cleansing guided meditation, followed by a deep, long massage, relieves restlessness and agitation. The treatment concludes with a grounding mud mask for the feet and a soothing scalp massage. Priced at USD 230 (Monday to Thursday) and USD 260 (Friday to Sunday).
The hand-crafted Forest Therapy® oil blend is fresh, clean and invigorating. It was created using a collection of nature’s most caring ingredients: evergreen Pink Pepper fruit native to the Peruvian Andes, uplifting Juniper Berry gathered from the mountainous regions of Macedonia, calming Mediterranean Cypress and cleansing Taiwanese Ho Wood. When blended, these ingredients work synergistically to form a fragrance that’s powerfully effective yet emotionally healing.
In addition to the treatment, which is available now, The Spa will also offer the Forest Therapy® Bath & Shower Oil and Wellness Mist.
For reservations or additional information, please email email@example.com call +1 (617) 535 8820.
A Reassuring Presence Instilling Calm, Confidence, And Connection
Tapping into sight, sound, smell, taste, and texture Pantone makes PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue the first multi-sensory Color of the Year in the company’s history.
Pantone, provider of professional color language standards and digital solutions, today announced PANTONE 19-4052, Classic Blue, as the Pantone® Color of the Year for 2020; a timeless and enduring hue elegant in its simplicity. Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring qualities of the thought-provoking PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue highlight our desire for a dependable and stable foundation from which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.
“We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Imbued with a deep resonance, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue provides an anchoring foundation. A boundless blue evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue encourages us to look beyond the obvious to expand our thinking; challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective and open the flow of communication.”
The Color of the Year selection process requires thoughtful consideration and trend analysis. To arrive at the selection each year, Pantone’s color experts at the Pantone Color Institute comb the world looking for new color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films in production, traveling art collections and new artists, fashion, all areas of design, popular travel destinations, as well as new lifestyles, playstyles, and socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from new technologies, materials, textures, and effects that impact color, relevant social media platforms and even up-coming sporting events that capture worldwide attention. For 21 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design. Past selections for Color of the Year include:
PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral (2019)
PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet (2018)
PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery (2017)
PANTONE 15-3919 Serenity and PANTONE 13-1520 Rose Quartz (2016)
PANTONE 18-1438 Marsala (2015)
PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid (2014)
PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald (2013)
PANTONE 17-1463 Tangerine Tango (2012)
PANTONE 18-2120 Honeysuckle (2011)
PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise (2010)
PANTONE 14-0848 Mimosa (2009)
PANTONE 18-3943 Blue Iris (2008)
PANTONE 19-1557 Chili Pepper (2007)
PANTONE 13-1106 Sand Dollar (2006)
PANTONE 15-5217 Blue Turquoise (2005)
PANTONE 17-1456 Tigerlily (2004)
PANTONE 14-4811 Aqua Sky (2003)
PANTONE 19-1664 True Red (2002)
PANTONE 17-2031 Fuchsia Rose (2001)
PANTONE 15-4020 Cerulean (2000)
The color selected as the Pantone Color of the Year 2020 was taken from the Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors Color System, the most widely used and recognized color standards system for fashion, textile, home, and interior design.
Imprinted in our psyches as a restful color, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge. Aiding concentration and bringing laser-like clarity, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue re-centers our thoughts. A reflective blue tone, Classic Blue fosters resilience.
As technology continues to race ahead of the human ability to process it all, it is easy to understand why we gravitate to colors that are honest and offer the promise of protection. Non-aggressive and easily relatable, the trusted PANTONE 19-4052, Classic Blue lends itself to relaxed interaction. Associated with the return of another day, this universal favorite is comfortably embraced.
“The Pantone Color of the Year highlights the relationship between trends in color and what is taking place in our global culture at a moment in time, a color that reflects what individuals feel they need that color can hope to answer.” added Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute. “As society continues to recognize color as a critical form of communication, and a way to express and affect ideas and emotions, designers and brands should feel inspired to use color to engage and connect. The Pantone Color of the Year selection provides strategic direction for the world of trend and design, reflecting the Pantone Color Institute’s year-round work doing the same for designers and brands.”
To fully bring to life the true meaning of PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, Pantone has translated PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue into a multi-sensory experience. By extending the sensory reach of PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, Pantone is hoping to reach a greater diversity of people to provide everyone with an opportunity to engage with the Color of the Year 2020 in their own unique way.
“As we all head into a new era, we wanted to challenge ourselves to find inspiration from new sources that not only evolve our Color of the Year platform, but also help our global audiences achieve richer and more rewarding color experiences,” added Pressman. “This desire, combined with the emotional properties of PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, motivated us to expand beyond the visual, to bring the 2020 Pantone Color of the Year to life through a multi-sensory experience.”
Classic Blue in Fashion
PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is a poised and self-assured blue hue elegant in its simplicity. Genderless in outlook and seasonless in endurance, this foundational anchor shade enables color mixes throughout the spectrum, as well as making a strong statement on its own. Emblematic of heritage but at the same time highly contemporary, versatile PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue takes on distinct appearances through application to different materials, finishes and textures from shimmering metallics, lustrous sheens and high-tech materials to hand crafted looks and more fragile fabrics.
Classic Blue in Beauty
In the ultimate display of personal expression, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue makes a dramatic statement for eyes, nails and hair in a variety of finishes from glittery and glam to dusty matte.
Classic Blue in Home Décor
Offering the promise of protection PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is a pervasive favorite for home. Creating a stable foundation from which to build, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue injects creative confidence into interiors, transforming a space through unique color combinations and tonal statements. Easily applied across so many different materials, textures and finishes, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is a dependable blue that can take you in different directions expressing tradition and elegance as well as unexpected boldness.
Classic Blue in Graphic Design and Packaging
Because of PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue’s relation to the sky at dusk, something we see every day, it maintains a perception of dependability and constancy. A color we respond to viscerally as being trustworthy, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is an ideal shade for many applications of graphic design. This is especially true for packaging where PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue conveys the message of honesty, credibility and reliability that today’s consumers are connecting to.
Celebrate the holidays at Pop-In@Nordstrom with Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts Gang, and discover hundreds of uncommon gifts to light up those who make life brighter. Featuring more than 100 exclusive items and 1,000+ gifts spanning home and health, travel and tech, and even presents for your friends on four legs, Happiness Is Pop-In@Nordstrom (Now through to January 5) has something for everyone on your list. The shop is up and running now in select Nordstrom locations and online at Nordstrom.com/pop.
This season for holiday Pop-In@Nordstrom were expanded to additional Nordstrom locations. New stores are starred below:
The Ultimate Destination For Unique Holiday Gifts Curated By Olivia Kim And Special Celebrity Guests
This Holiday season, Nordstrom presents Best Gift Ever!, a singular gift shop at Nordstrom NYC featuring unique and bespoke gifts curated by Olivia Kim, VP of Creative Projects at Nordstrom. Best Gift Ever! is the shopping destination for everyone on your gift list. With prices ranging from $5 stocking stuffers to a $9,500 custom Rolex to a $27,000 African safari, the shop includes a wide array of gifts including art, collectibles, stationery, fashion accessories and apparel,jewelry, ceramics, apothecary and fragrance, tech, toys, experiences and much more.
To help bring the shop to life, Kim enlisted a group of special curators to share their gifting picks and donate personal, pre-owned items to the shop. Featured curators include Mary J Blige, Grace Coddington, Barbie Ferreira, Bill Nye, RuPaul, Amy & David Sedaris, and Chloë Sevigny. Each curator developed a list of hand-picked gifting recommendationsfor customers to browse. Customers will also have the chance to shop one-of-a-kind gifts, like an illustration that David Sedaris hung in his office; a set of Steiff stuffed cats from Grace Coddington’s personal collection; earrings worn by Mary J. Blige on tour; one of Bill Nye’s signature bow ties from his closet; an afternoon tea with Chloë Sevigny, as well as other unique items, special to each curator.
Proceeds from these one-of-a-kind gifts will benefit New York City based charitable organizations supported by Nordstrom, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City and the Hetrick-Martin Institute.
In addition to Olivia Kim sharing her own personal curation, she has invited a group of friends to compliment the offering with their own favorite items, including a blend of notable New Yorkers and industry tastemakerssuch as creative director Jen Brill, stylist Mel Ottenberg, designer Simone Rocha, and DJ Stretch Armstrong.
“The holidays can be a hectic and stressful time and we wanted to make holiday gifting fun for all. The curators that we have brought together are a diverse group of talented people that I have long admired, each with a distinct personality and eye – their pooled creativity has truly made this a unique shop,” says Kim. “This is our first holiday season at Nordstrom NYC and we wanted to create a shopping experience that stands out. We are so excited to introduce some of our friends to our customers and give them the rare opportunity to treat themselves and their loved ones to these meaningful, one of a kind items. We hope that everyone who visits the shop will walk away with that perfect, unexpected gift that inspires a sense of surprise and discovery.”
Something For Everyone This Holiday Season and All with a Touch of Glamour
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Badgley Mischka, the iconic American design house that exemplifies timeless glamour, invites you to celebrate this holiday season with the legendary designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka‘s top picks for gift giving. You don’t have to be a famous fashion designer to exchange gifts like these two! Badgley Mischka 2019 Holiday Gift Guide is full of wonderful items and offers gifts for everyone on your list from under $50 to $595 MSRP. When ordering, use code HOLIDAY30 for a 30% off discount sitewide. (Some exclusions may apply. Offer only valid midnight PST Wednesday, Nov 27th until midnight PST Cyber Monday.)
Badgley Mischka’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide has no-fail items that are guaranteed to put smiles on all your hard-to-buy-for friends and family’s faces. There are glamorous options for all, whether it’s beautiful women’s jeweled shoes, which dress up any holiday outfit, to newly launched men’s shoes and stylish sneakers, to girls shoes, perfect the little ones on your list. The stand out this year is the new fragrance, Forest Noir, in its gorgeous emerald green jeweled designed bottle. Both the Badgley Mischka Fragrance and Badgley Mischka Forest Noir have gift sets with body cream, and purse size sprays to complete the collection.
Men’s and women’s eyewear make a perfect stocking stuffer as well as Badgley Mischka’s latest colorful cashmere sweaters with beading and flower details to make any outfit; even your perfect pair of old jeans look dressed up. Choose to give your loved one the topper of a brightly colored winter coat, and she will thank you every time she heads out into the cold. And no need for extra tinsel when you give shimmering, festive Badgley Mischka jewelry to your favorite relative. For that extra special person on your list, surprise a loved one with a Badgley Mischka designed luggage collection and maybe pop in tickets to a favorite destination?
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up to 30% on furniture from Rivet and Stone & Beam
up to 30% on office furniture and supplies from AmazonBasics
up to 30% on phone accessories from AmazonBasics
up to 30% on kitchen electrics and housewares from AmazonBasics &
Stone & Beam
up to 30% on luggage and travel from AmazonBasics
up to 25% on food and beverages from Amazon brands, including
AmazonFresh, Happy Belly and Wickedly Prime
25% on household supplies and personal care from Solimo
up to 15% on beauty, vitamins, and supplements from Amazon brands
including Belei and Revly
Save up to 35% on Herschel backpacks, wallets, hip packs, and more
Save up to 50% on Oakley & Ray-Ban sunglasses
Save up to 30% on Calvin Klein underwear
Save up to 35% on the newest Fossil smartwatches
Save up to 35% on adidas shoes, clothing, and accessories for the family
Save up to 40% on Levi’s for the family
Save up to 50% on Lands’ End clothing and accessories
Save up to 30% on Tommy Hilfiger clothing
Save up to 50% on top watch brands including Daniel Wellington, Movado, and more
Save up to 40% on Under Armour for the family
Save up to 30% on men’s dress shirts
Save up to 30% on Izod clothing
Save up to 50% on Samsonite and American Tourister luggage
Save 35% on 14K gold diamond stud earrings
Save on Samsung, Sony, and LG TVs
Save on Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note 10
Save up to 45% on streaming devices and accessories
Save up to 30% on select Nintendo Switch Software
Save up to 33% on select Nintendo Joy-Con
Save on Canon and Nikon cameras
Save on Headphones from Bose, Sony and other top brands
Save on Nintendo Switch Console with Digital Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Save on Xbox One
Save on PC gaming laptops, desktops, monitors, components, and accessories
Save up to 33% on PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB bundle
Save on Oculus Rift S
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Save 30% on select cell phone cases
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Save up to 40% on Corsair gaming products and accessories
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Save 40% on Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020
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Receive a $10 Gift Card with purchase of TurboTax Software
15% on L.O.L. Surprise! Winter Disco Bigger Surprise (Amazon
40% on the LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Millennium Falcon
40% on tricycles and the 3-in-1 Wagon from Radio Flyer
40% on the KidKraft Cinderella Royal Dream House
40% on the Little Tikes Bake n’ Grow Kitchen
up to 30% on select strategy games
up to 30% on Glitter Girls fashion dolls and accessories
up to 30% on Barbie, Hot Wheels and more from Mattel
up to 30% on select party games
Kitchen and Home Furnishings
up to 30% on SodaStream sparkling water makers
on Hamilton Beach
up to 35% on Vitamix
on Dash Appliances
up to 44% on KitchenAid
on Instant Pot
on Conitgo Water bottles, Food Saver and Rubbermaid food containers
up to 25% on select mattresses
on Ashley Mattresses
up to 48% on Degrees of Comfort weighted blankets
up to 15% on Bissell Lifestyle 220
up to 19% on Bissell SpotClean Pro
on Casper Sleep Soft and Supima Cotton Sheet
up to 37% on Bissell Icon Pet Stick
up to 41% on Ecovacs N79S
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up to 26% Bissell Crosswave
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up to 20% on Oreck Commercial XL Commercial Upright Vacuums
on AIRMEGA 400S The Smarter App Ena
on Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Protect Waterproof Mattress Protector
up to 15% on Bissell Lifestyle 220
on TEMPUR Adapt Plus Cooling Topper
NEN110A Whirlwind Bagless Canister
on Sunbeam Cordless or Corded Iron
up to 50% on Simplisafe 12-Piece Security System
up to 20% on Kidde products
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up to 30% on DeWalt tools
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up to 25% on BLACK+DECKER drill kit
up to 15% on Opal Countertop Nugget Icemaker
15% on NewAir Dual Zone Beverage Cooler
on Chamberlain MyQ Garage Hub at $17.98
on iRobot Roomba 960 at $399.00
on iRobot Roomba 675 at $199.99
on the new LG 82″ 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV at $1,699.99
up to $79.90 on Arlo Technologies products
on Shark IQ Robotic Vacuum at $399.99
over 30% on Netgear wifi & routers
$200 on Sony Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos and Wireless Subwoofer
up to 39% on ecobee SmartThermostat and Switch bundle
up to 35% on holiday live plants
on the Sun Joe SPX4000-PRO Pressure Washer
35% on Greenworks 80V outdoor power tools
up to 30% on Keter Cool Bar & more
up to 35% on fire pits and patio heaters
Music, Video & Books
Audible: Between November 25 and 27, new members receive a bonus $15 Amazon credit and continue to save 53% on the first three months of an Audible membership at $6.95 a month. Additional offers to be announced through the holiday season.
For a limited time, new Amazon Music Unlimited customers can get the best holiday deal in Amazon Music’s history – four months of the premium streaming tier for just $0.99, to enjoy unlimited access to more than 50 million songs, ad-free.
With purchase of select Echo devices, new Amazon Music Unlimited customers in the US, UK, Germany and Japan will also receive four months of the premium, ad-free streaming tier for free.
Prime Video: Between November 29 and December 5, Prime members can enjoy 50% off to rent or buy on new release movies.
The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show, Prime Video’s first foray into the holiday special space, will premiere globally on Friday, November 29. The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show will also be accompanied by an official soundtrack available on Amazon Music and other DSPs beginning November 29. Learn more at amazon.com/kaceychristmas.
Get 3 months of Kindle Unlimited for free – Enjoy unlimited access to over 1 million books, popular magazines and thousands of books with Audible narration. Offer valid for new subscribers only.
Get a one-time $5 Amazon Credit when you add $20. Limited to
first-time Amazon Cash customers.
Prime members who book a car rental with Avis between November 28
and December 2 can receive up to 15% of the reservation price
back in an Amazon gift card, an incentive to put towards other
up to 35% on top selling iOttie Wireless accessories
on Dash appliances
up to 35% on select party games for grown-ups including Exploding
up to 44% on Geekee True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds
15% or more on select LuminAID Solar phone chargers and lanterns
25% or more on select Jack Link’s beef jerky
up to 30% on select Victor Allen’s coffee packs
15% on select TAZO K-Cup pods
20% on select Soylent meal replacement shakes and protein bars
35% on Tea Forte tea gifts for the holiday season
and Whole Foods Market are offering special savings on
organic and classic turkeys in celebration of Thanksgiving. All
customers can choose from select organic ($3.49/lb) and classic
turkeys ($2.49/lb), and Prime members will save even more on turkeys
($2.99/lb for organic and $1.99/lb for classic). The offer is valid
until November 28, while supplies last. Prime members can also
receive exclusive deals on organic jewel sweet potatoes ($1.29/lb),
organic cranberries ($2.69/12-oz bag), and Bonafide frozen broths
and soups (35% off).
THE SEASON’S HOTTEST GIFTS
can also shop Amazon’s biggest-ever selection of curated gift
guides and exclusive storefronts this year, which offer gifting
inspiration and more:
Must Haves: New
this year, Amazon teamed up with award-winning singer &
songwriter Mariah Carey to give fans a sneak peek into how she
celebrates the holidays: amazon.com/mariahcarey.
some of the most interesting and fun products that customers are
sure to love. You are able to “like” certain products and will
be shown similar items in the future. Explore even more curated
collections of Stocking
addition to amazon.com/blackfriday,
can shop Amazon’s week of Black Friday deals in the following ways:
Customers can visit Amazon.com/espanol
use the Amazon App to shop, browse and search for millions of
products, view their carts, and place orders in Spanish.
Amazon App: The Amazon App allows customers to conveniently shop for their holiday needs – anytime and anywhere – and never miss a great deal. Customers can use the Watch a Deal feature to “Watch a Lightning Deal” and receive a notification on their mobile phone when the deal is about to start. Additionally, first time app users have an opportunity to save big this holiday. New customers will receive $10 the first time they sign-in to the Amazon App and an additional $15 when they make their first purchase on the app.
Alexa Shopping: Customers can add to their Amazon wish list with Alexa by saying, “Alexa, add headphones to my wish list” and track packages and confirm your delivery date with Alexa by saying, “Alexa, where’s my stuff?”
Amazon Business: Save big when shopping for work with deals on everything you need for your business. Find deals on supplies for the office holiday party, employee and client gifts, and items for community donation drives. Stock up for the new year with savings on the business essentials you need. Visit amazon.com/holidayforbusiness, For more information and to sign up for a free business account, visit amazon.com/business.
Amazon Books: Whether customers want to discover a new book for the holidays, test-drive a device, or purchase Amazon Gift Cards, Amazon Books offers gifts for everyone. To find the store nearest you visit: www.amazon.com/stores.
Amazon 4-star: Designed around Amazon.com customers, Amazon 4-star stores feature products that are 4 stars and above, top sellers, new and trending, and most popular from top categories including devices, consumer electronics, toys, games, books, kitchen, and home. To find the store nearest you visit: www.amazon.com/stores.
Amazon Live: Watch Amazon Live’s shoppable Black Friday livestream throughout the day on November 29 for demonstrations on top deal products and cameo appearances from celebrities you love. Tune in starting at 4am PST by visiting www.amazon.com/live.
Treasure Truck: Discover great gifts you never thought of on Treasure Truck. Opt-in by texting ‘TRUCK’ to 24193 and receive notifications for same-day offers – order the item and pick up at the truck the same day. This Black Friday, gift givers who act fast will find an incredible deal on a holiday-must-have tech item on the truck in select cities, while supplies last.
Whole Foods Market: Prime members who shop at Whole Foods Market have access to a number of benefits year-round, like deep discounts on dozens of select popular products each week and an additional 10 percent off hundreds of in-store items. Additionally, Prime members in thousands of cities and towns can shop their local Whole Foods Market store using Amazon.com or the Amazon App.
Woot! offers daily deals on customers’ favorite brands and free shipping for Prime members. Visit woot.com from November 24 through November 29 or download the Woot! App for great deals.
BACK THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, AND BEYOND
is committed to making holiday giving and giving back easier than
jump right into holiday shopping and support your favorite
charitable organization at the same time, simply visit
starting with smile.amazon.com,
find the same Amazon experience, with the added bonus that Amazon
donate a portion of the purchase price of eligible products to a
charity of your choice.
Lists give charitable organizations an easy way to create wish lists
of products needed, while providing a convenient way for customers
to donate these essential items directly to the causes. Customers
are able to contribute items that are truly critical, to charities
they care about, no matter how big or small. Customers can shop
thousands of Charity Lists by visiting
new charities joining all the time.
RED) Shopathon: For
the third year,
is teaming up with (RED),
the charitable organization founded by Bono
in 2006, to fight AIDS. Amazon is providing customers a single
destination to shop more than 150 (RED) products, including the
exclusive (RED) edition of the all-new Echo, which will be available
for a limited time. For every all-new Echo (RED) edition sold,
Amazon will donate $10 to the Global Fund. Plus, customers
interested in donating to support (RED)’s fight can do so on any
Echo device by simply asking, “Alexa, donate to (RED).” (RED)
products will be available starting today at amazon.com/red.
DELIVERY MADE EASY
addition to free delivery on more than 100 million items for all
Amazon customers, Amazon has expanded its fast, free, and convenient
delivery options for Prime members and customers this holiday season:
and Reliable One-Day and Same-Day Delivery.
Throughout the season, Prime members in the U.S. can shop a
selection of over 10 million items for Prime Free One-Day Delivery
and millions of items available for Same-Day Delivery in 46 major
metropolitan areas. Not a Prime member yet? Join Prime or start a
30-day free trial at www.amazon.com/prime.
and FREE grocery delivery: Now
Prime members get free and fast grocery delivery from
Selection includes a variety of products for all your holiday needs,
from meat to seafood, produce, snacks, and household essentials,
with options for fast one- and two-hour delivery windows. Prime
members who live in one of the more than 2,000 cities and towns
where grocery delivery is available can request an invitation to
shop Amazon Fresh or Whole Foods Market delivery. Learn more at
and delivery on your terms: This
holiday season, customers can pick up their packages at a number of
including thousands of in-store staffed Counter
pickup points across the U.S. within Rite
as well as at Health
Mart independent pharmacies.
Additionally, tens of millions of products can be easily and
conveniently delivered to 900 cities and towns across the country
To find an Amazon Hub location, visit amazon.com/Hub.
In addition, Prime members in 50 U.S. cities and surrounding areas
can also enjoy secure, convenient package delivery with Key by
Each day, Profitero monitors prices and other data on more than 450 million product pages at more than 8,000 online retailers. For this study, Profitero analyzed daily prices collected from July 8, 2019 to September 30, 2019 across 19 leading online retailers. Categories analyzed included Appliances, Baby, Beauty, Electronics, Grocery, Home Furniture, Household Supplies, Music & CDs, Office Supplies, Pet Supplies, Sports & Outdoors, Tools & Home Improvement, Toys & Games, and Video Games. The study only compares prices collected on the same day, with both retailers in-stock. Amazon prices reflect 1P only on Amazon.com, exclusive of Fresh and Prime Now. The other retailer online prices studied could reflect promoted prices, but exclude coupons, other discounts that require additional shopper action, or special prices available through retailer-specific programs such as Target REDcard.
festive 2019 holiday campaign is out. To mark his first holiday
campaign for the fashion house, Burberry Chief Creative Officer,
Riccardo Tisci has assembled a cast of global talent to
celebrate the notion of togetherness, union, hope and love.
entire cast includes Alexis Chaparro, Arah Clarke, Ava Valentine,
Blanket, Bodhi Horton, Boychild, Carla Bruni, Casper Chatfield,
Cassius Varghese, Cecilia Chancellor, Christian Guzman, Dahely Nunez,
Daisy Middleton, Elis Moaven, Fran Summers, Hector Polio, Howard
Griffiths, Ikram Abdi Omar, Jacob Guerra, Jaeda Sherman, Jose Polio,
Keith Summers, Kristians Jakovlevs, Lea T, Leissy De La Cruz, Louis
Chatfield, Mahmood, Marina Morena, Noah Carlos, Noah Landes, Regina
Limon Vega, Reia Zhing Cheong, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Sasha Pivovarova,
Shay, Valentin Bedford, Wu Tsang, Yoo Ah-in, Zhou Dongyu
‘I am connected to the idea of unity, togetherness and challenging the perception of what love is today. This for me is the real spirit of the season. It’s one of my favorite times of the year – when I can stop, reflect and reconnect with those who make me feel happy and at home, no matter where I am in the world. I loved the idea of bringing together a group of people that have been so supportive of me since I joined Burberry to celebrate my first holiday campaign for the house,” states Riccardo Tisci, Burberry Chief Creative Officer.
campaign centres around a film of the cast dancing to the soundtrack
of ‘What Is Love?‘ by Deee-Lite and is shot by
renowned photography duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott.
was a real pleasure working on this project for Burberry. Working
with Riccardo is about connection, it’s about the back and forth of
discussing creative ideas and it’s this that makes our jobs even
more interesting and exciting. We have been friends for many years so
I guess we know each other’s sensibilities – there are always a
lot of laughs!” says Mert and Alas. “My favourite
Christmas memory is when we were preparing a Christmas dinner and the
oven literally blew up! I burnt my lashes and of course we had no
turkey. Disappointing, but it was a funny night!”
the cast itself seems to have had a fun and memorable time as well.
BRUNI: “I love the
concept of the campaign – this big group of different people coming
together. I had a fabulous time with Riccardo and was thrilled to
find myself behind the lens of Mert & Marcus again. On set,
Riccardo gave me this feeling of freedom and modernity – his talent
is beyond words. You can see that he has this profound and precious
knowledge of fashion, and has this simplistic way of using the past
to invent the future. My most precious festive memory is a Christmas
Eve in a castle completely buried in snow in Touraine.”
Men’s Grooming Brand Provides Men With The Bare Essentials To Enhance Their Manscaping Experience
the below-the-waist grooming company providing precision-engineered
tools and accessories for a simple and effective manscaping routine,
announced today that its Essentials
will hit shelves nationwide at Target
A distinctive men’s grooming package featuring products specifically
designed to trim a man’s most intimate areas, the Essentials Kit is a
must-have for every man’s grooming routine.
Essentials Kit contains the Lawn Mower 2.0 and Crop
Preserver – together these two grooming essentials work to change
the ordinary man into a refined MANSCAPED gentleman:
The Lawn Mower 2.0 – The precision-engineered electric trimmer, and cult favorite, features a 6,000 RPM motor, anti-nick SkinSafe™ and QuietStroke™ technology, and the brand’s signature replaceable ceramic blade head to minimize painful tugs, snags, and cuts when trimming a man’s most delicate areas.
Crop Preserver – The below-the-waist, anti-chafing ball deodorant with aloe vera provides up to 24-hours of Active pH Control™, keeping a man’s most sensitive areas dry, fresh, and cool.
started and continues to lead the manscaping revolution and offering
these popular products in Target stores will no doubt spread the
ever-growing popularity of men’s below-the-waist grooming across the
country,” said MANSCAPED Founder and CEO, Paul Tran.
“We are thrilled to have our products available at Target so
that every man can experience the confidence and refinement that
humorous marketing videos and posts across all channels of social
media, MANSCAPED was the first company to provide men with the right
tools and formulations for safe, simple, and superior men’s
below-the-waist grooming hygiene. The MANSCAPED product line includes
precision-engineered tools and features Active pH Control™,
essential ingredients for helping the refined gentleman stay clean,
dry, and healthy. MANSCAPED products range from $9 to $74 and can be
purchased online at manscaped.com
and in Target stores nationwide.
The Very Best Gifts Along With Convenient Services To Make Gifting Easy, Nordstrom Is A One-Stop Holiday Destination For Customers
the season for cozy sweaters, fuzzy socks and gift-giving, and
is excited to offer customers the very best gifts for everyone on
their list, along with services to make gifting easy and fun. With
curated product in-store and on Nordstrom.com,
Nordstrom has thousands of gifts for everyone at every price point,
making the season of giving a little more convenient and a lot more
thrilled to welcome the holiday season and provide customers with a
single destination to find gifts for their friends and family,”
said Jamie Nordstrom, president of stores. “We know this can
be a busy and stressful time of the year, and we hope to provide
great gifts at a range of price points coupled with convenient
services to take the guessing out of gifting so our customers can
spend more time doing the things they love.“
holiday season, Nordstrom.com
gifts for everyone with a curated selection of exclusive, unique and
tried-and-true items from brands customers know and love. From
festive candles, to the perfect winter jackets, Nordstrom makes it
easy and stress-free to shop the best gifts by recipient, price or
Gift Shop: More than 70 Nordstrom stores will feature “The
Gift Shop” – an all-in-one shop for the perfect gifts at
accessible prices, including $22 cozy hats, $16 candles and $12 tote
bags. The Gift Shop will also include new-to-Nordstrom brands like
DECIEM, Compartés Chocolatier and Joya Studio.
Rack Gift Shops: Nordstrom Rack will offer in-store gift
shops to make it easy for customers to shop its top giftable items
by recipient and price point during the holiday season. Nordstrom
Rack will also launch ‘Holideals‘ beginning December 8,
which will feature a series of specially priced items available for
a limited time.
the holidays with the latest iteration of Pop-In@Nordstrom
and the rest of the Peanuts
along with hundreds of uncommon gifts. Featuring 1,000+ items, the
shop will also feature a wide range of gifts at every price, such as
home décor, health and wellness, travel, tech, beauty, accessories
and much more.
Explore The Wonder Of The Season With New Brands, Experiences And Services To Make Shopping Easy In-Store And Online at macys.com
As The Holiday Gift Destination, Macy’s Offers A Festive Assortment Of The Perfect Gifts For The Whole Family
Macy’s Puts Holiday In The Palm Of Each Shopper’s Hand With Store Maps And Style Inspiration Directly From Its Award-Winning App
year, Macy’s makes navigating
holiday shopping even easier with a seasonally curated assortment of
the best gifts in-store and online, brands that will deck the halls
and keep guests happy, plus services to make picking out the perfect
gift more convenient than ever. From finding a new fragrance or
creating a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry to using technology to
refresh any space for entertaining, what’s new at Macy’s this
holiday has everyone covered.
on the role of Santa and head into your local Macy’s for unique and
custom experiences to make shopping for gifts fun and convenient.
holidays are the perfect time to gift a new scent, and Macy’s new
Bar allows customers to find their favorite. The
Fragrance Bar’s interactive screens activate when shoppers engage
with them by picking up a fragrance bottle, scent stick, or simply
touching it. From there, customers can learn all about the selected
fragrance, including scent notes, information about the perfumer and
customer reviews, and each product has a QR code enabled for product
purchase, allowing them to scan and pay through Macy’s mobile app,
and pick up in-store. Visit Macy’s fragrance hub online to take a
quiz to uncover your perfect scent match, learn about the newest
scents of the season, and more.
Your Own Jewelry
the most luxe, one-of-a-kind gift this holiday season, visit stores
to experience Macy’s newly launched “Create Your Own”
jewelry program. Shoppers work with a Macy’s colleague to
choose gemstones, diamonds, metals, shapes, settings and more via
in-store tablets. Options for men and women include incredible
engagement rings, wedding bands, necklaces, earrings, bracelets and
charms. Once the design is complete, the final, personalized piece
will be delivered to the customer’s home or local store in seven
days, making thoughtful gifting simple this holiday season.
Lane for Trim and Toys
the wonder of the holidays by visiting Macy’s
Holiday Lane Toy
to shop a festive assortment of Christmas décor and toy gifts. These
independent store fronts in select locations will make spirits bright
by showcasing some of the season’s most popular toys, glistening
ornaments and classic decorations, plus beautiful wreath adornments
and lush garlands to make this year’s holiday a memorable one.
customers can shop both trim and toys in more than 500 Macy’s
stores across the country, featuring exclusive items from F.A.O.
Schwarz, plus a well-rounded assortment from popular
brands including Barbie®, Hot Wheels®,
Fisher Price®, Board Games, L.O.L. Dolls, PAW Patrol®
Reality in Furniture
yourself the ultimate seasonal splurge and purchase a new piece of
furniture just in time for holiday entertaining. With Macy’s
“See Your Space IRL” technology, shoppers can
virtually see each piece in their home through the in-store VR
experience. Now available in 140 stores nationwide, virtual reality
technology allows customers to ensure that their purchase will
elevate their next holiday gathering, whether they’re looking to
buy a comfy couch for the whole family or an apartment-sized dining
table. There are thousands of products to choose from, including new
additions, such as rugs, upholstery and lighting. Starting
mid-November, shoppers’ favorite Customize It feature will now be
available in a VR experience. Choose from an assortment of different
fabrics and colors to design a truly unique piece of furniture.
Customers can also use their mobile device to visualize select
furniture pieces in their space via augmented reality technology
through Macy’s app and make a purchase from the convenience of
Park at Herald Square
At Macy’s iconic 34th Street Flagship, customers can shop the re-imagined men’s store featuring new and exciting products, fashion-forward brands and a curated space highlighting trends called The Park, which completely refreshes every eight to 12 weeks. The newly unveiled 14,500 square foot main floor experience is a lifestyle hotspot for the fashion-conscious, urban customer to be inspired and discover new brands and fashion in a trendy, au courant setting.
Whether you’re shopping for mom, dad or the one and only best friend, Macy’s selection of gift ideas takes the guesswork out of finding the perfect gift.
for the Home
comfort and coziness top of mind this season with Hotel
Collection’s new line, Hotel
Collection Classic. Created exclusively for Macy’s, the
new line was designed for the traditional customer looking for
elevated luxury expressed in an authentic classic aesthetic. From
rich jacquards and stunning velvets to beautiful embellishments,
Classic offers timeless elegance for the home. The line has a range
of pieces that will impress your holiday houseguests, including
duvets, comforters, shams, coverlets, sheets, bed skirts and
our increasingly hectic and urbanised world, silence is a precious
commodity, which is why The
Spas at Mandarin Oriental are
‘turning down the volume’ once again with their annual offer of a
night of silence in their spas worldwide on December 11,
multi-award-winning Spas at Mandarin Oriental are havens for
contemplation and discovery. Guided by the Group’s oriental
heritage but influenced by local cultural diversity, Mandarin
Oriental has created distinctive concepts with highly sophisticated
spa offerings. Each Spa at Mandarin Oriental is designed to
offer a complete holistic experience that goes well beyond simply
delivering massages to tired bodies. Highly trained therapists are
thoroughly educated to the Group’s own exacting standards, and all
take pride in delivering a bespoke service to meet guests’ personal
Silent Night, all the Group’s spas will offer their normal
treatment menu, but after 5pm there will be no talking and no music
within the spa to instill a sense of peace and allow for individuals
to experience contemplation and mindfulness. All communication will
take place in a brief consultation at the beginning of the spa
journey, before the guest changes into their robe.
lot of the value of a spa experience comes from simply disconnecting
from technology and experiencing time for yourself in silence,”
said Jeremy McCarthy, Group Spa Director for Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Group. “During this stressful time of the year, we want to
create a space where people can press the pause button and have some
time to think, meditate, or just take a break from being inundated
are encouraged to come alone or to bring a loved one with whom they
would like to share an experience of silent connection. This is also
the perfect time to take advantage of the Group’s Digital
Wellness initiative. This provides guests with access to a range
of wellness advice and activities designed to help them disconnect
from technology. Mandarin Oriental has developed a number of
tips and guidelines that can help establish personal boundaries on
the use of technology, clear mental chatter and establish a healthy,
digitally balanced lifestyle.
those who wish to immerse themselves more fully, a Digital
Wellness Escape can be booked at all of the Group’s spas. This
1 hour 20-minute experience focuses on grounding both body and mind
through the power of human touch, and is designed to provide a
calming and peaceful respite from the outside world and the stress of
experts agree that silence, and the absence of incessant digital
noise, is key to our health and wellbeing,” said Susie Ellis,
Chairman and CEO of the Global Wellness Institute. “What a
perfect time of year to create an opportunity for people to
experience disconnection, silence and stillness along with the health
benefits that result. Mandarin Oriental’s Silent Night should
become a model for all of us to practice throughout the year.”
can also enjoy additional events in certain locations in honour of
Silent Night, such as Silent Yoga in Bangkok, Guangzhou,
Kuala Lumpur, Munich and Marrakech, Meditation Classes
in Boston, Canouan, Macau and Hong Kong, or Singing Bowl
therapies in Prague and Singapore. Mandarin
Oriental Miami and Canouan will have massages on the beach
to encourage guests to enjoy Silent Night outdoors and
reconnect with nature.
Photo Credits: All Images photographed by Connie Zhou, Mo Daoud, and David Zheng (and provided by Nordstrom Inc. PR)
On October 24th, Nordstrom, Inc. opened the doors to its first-ever flagship store for women and children in New York City. Located at 225 West 57th Street, across from the Nordstrom Men’s Store which launched in April 2018, the new store occupies the base of Central Park Tower, the tallest residential building in the world. Customers can shop 320,000 square-feet of retail space across seven-levels in the heart of the city. Nordstrom NYC represents the biggest and best statement (as well as the biggest gamble) of what the brand has to offer.
diverse as New York City itself, merchandise includes a curated
offering across all categories. Customers can shop a comprehensive
selection of apparel brands across a broad range of accessible and
aspirational price points, including Dries Van Noten, Givenchy,
Saint Laurent, Vince, Ted Baker London, Madewell, Reformation and
Topshop, complemented by an extensive selection of accessory
brands like Longchamp, Chloe, Valentino, Fendi, Loewe, MCM, Coach
its heritage in shoes dating back to 1901, Nordstrom NYC offers
customers three shoe departments, including one entire
floor dedicated to women’s shoes. The vast shoe selection will
include Gucci, Prada, Christian Louboutin, Golden Goose, Tory
Burch, Birkenstock, UGG, Steve Madden, Nike and more.
testament to the ever-evolving nature of the New York City store, the
first level will be home to a rotating series of installations,
kicking off with a Christian Louboutin pop-up featuring an
exclusive 30-piece capsule of footwear, handbags and gift items
for men & women, inspired by the Palais de la Porte Dorée
Museum near Louboutin’s childhood home in Paris.
to its roots in shoes, Nordstrom is launching Perfect Pairs,
an exclusive collaboration with 14 customer favorite brands, and a
diverse group of NYC muses, bringing together the likes of Steve
Madden with model Winnie
Harlow; Cole Haan with
poet and activist Cleo Wade; Nike with
Tennis champion Maria Sharapova; Birkenstock
with celebrity stylist Leslie Fremar; UGG with costume
designer Patricia Field, and more.
Kim, Nordstrom Vice President of Creative Projects, also brings
the unique Nordstrom offering to life, curating concepts within the
flagship to create a sense of newness and discovery for customers.
Beginning with British fashion house Burberry, the exclusive Nordstrom concept shop will showcase products from the Autumn/Winter 2019 collection, housed within a giant, immersive installation spanning five rooms, accented with wood paneled walls and raised theatre style seating, windows for visitors to illustrate or tag with graffiti, and a café featuring Nick Knight‘s Portrait of a Rose print throughout with a menu of British classics available to order.
off fall with Nordstrom x Nike (NxN), Nordstrom has developed
the ultimate women’s sneaker boutique with a distinctive view on
style and sport. NxN is the place to find coveted Nike product with a
curated selection of merchandise from the most compelling brands in
fashion. To celebrate the opening, the shop will exclusively launch a
Jordan Air Latitude 720 sneaker with Swarovski and the Nike by
Olivia Kim capsule collection of sneakers and apparel, inspired
by Kim’s NYC-experience during the 90s, launching in-store on October
opening of the New York City flagship brings the exciting in-store
curation of SPACE, a boutique featuring advanced and emerging
designer collections selected by Olivia Kim from brands such as
Cecille Bahnsen, Bode, Eckhaus Latta, Jacquemus, Martine Rose,
Molly Goddard, and Simone Rocha, as well as exclusives
from Tom Wood and Sandy Liang. Unique to the flagship,
SPACE includes the first branded in-store shop from Acne Studios,
and a one-of-a-kind Comme des Garçons shop designed with
artist and furniture designer Marc Hundley.
Collection Features 20 Products Across All Categories And 33 Gift Sets For Everyone On This Year’s Shopping List
holiday, M·A·C Cosmetics plays with a classic symbol of the
celebratory season with its Starring You
taking the twinkling star in all-new directions – on packaging, in
a glittering lineup of products and kits, and in dazzling new looks.
More than just the inspiration behind shimmering hues, the star is
YOU. A legendary lineup for eyes, lips and face encourages
everyone to create, make a name for themselves and claim center
working with the Starring You collection, the first word that came to
my mind was ‘opulent,’” said Fatima Thomas, M·A·C Senior
Artist. “The finishes are reflective, varying from moderate
frost to high-beam metallic, and apply smoothly. The colour palette
is sophisticated and urbane. After the predominantly fiery coppers
and rusts of SS19, it’s refreshing to create looks with rich plums,
pinots, irons and garnets laced with sparkle.“
In the new collection, stars are born this holiday season. All-new glitter-coated Kiss Of Stars Lipstick serves subtle glam or full-on glitz with creamy, eye-catching shimmer in six shades. Newly returned Spellbinder Shadow is another must-have, with magnetically charged ionized pigments that cling to eye lids. Four deep velvety shades provide intense, dimensional color payoff. For Pro-worthy application, Thomas suggests starting with a layer of Prep + Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base, then spritzing Prep + Prime Fix + onto a brush loaded with Spellbinder Shadow before patting onto lids.
de Peau Beauté, the premier luxury skincare and beauty brand
by SHISEIDO Company, Limited, has unveiled a revitalized
edition of the iconic La Crème, its high-performance face
cream that perfectly embodies the brand’s DNA: intelligent,
uncompromising and exquisite. A culmination of unique insights,
cutting-edge technology, meticulous craftsmanship, and exceptional
performance, the new La Crème is poised to launch in
on a unique insight of Skin Intelligence, the skin’s innate
ability to distinguish between bad and good stimuli, and also the
ability of skin cells to transmit the information among themselves,
La Crème harnesses a deep understanding of skin cell behavior
to deliver exceptional results. Recrafted eight times since its
launch in 1982, each version of La Crème is advanced with the
latest discoveries from Clé de Peau Beauté‘s ongoing
research, and each is more potent and sophisticated than its
new La Crème features a highly potent blend of a proprietary
complex: the Skin-Empowering Illuminator, which comprises a
powerhouse blend of five key ingredients: Platinum Golden Silk
Essence, Japanese Pearl Shell Extract, Theanine, Perilla Extract and
Angelica Acutiloba Extract, helping to amplify Skin
Intelligence and enhance skin’s ability to repair and defend
itself from damage caused by various stressors.
addition, the revitalized formulation contains the new CeraFerment
Extract which is crafted from a yeast that was discovered in
Japan’s Akita Prefecture and enhances skin’s ability to regenerate
and become firm from within.
Crème’s exceptionally rich and luxuriant texture was crafted by
masters over multiple days in a precise multi-step process and highly
measured approach, meticulously blending over sixty curated
ingredients to unlock an inner radiance and effectively improve skin
for an appearance that feels rejuvenated with youthful density in 12
new La Crème, presented in an exquisite jewel-like packaging, was
unveiled in an exclusive event that took place in Central London’s
landmark Serpentine Magazine located in Hyde Park,
where over 100 key editors, influencers and retailers from around the
world were hosted by Yukari Suzuki, Chief Brand Officer for Clé
de Peau Beauté, and Katsunori Yoshida, Chief Technology
Officer of the Clé de Peau Beauté Laboratory.
light-filled venue, a physical celebration of La Crème’s promise of
radiance, was the perfect setting where technology and light were
fully deployed to create an interactive and holistic brand experience
— each touch point highlighting the milestones Clé de Peau Beauté
achieved in pushing boundaries in science and innovation. Guests were
brought through digital and interactive multimedia installations that
showcased the brand journey, the evolution of La Crème and
scientific discoveries around skin that form the bedrock of La
Crème’s exceptionally luxurious performance.
event also marked another significant milestone — the brand’s launch
in Europe with London as its first port of call.
Suzuki commented: “La Crème sits at the heart of Clé de
Peau Beauté and we are proud and honored to present the new and
revitalized formulation, which is underpinned by our relentless
commitment to science and skincare innovation. It is an icon of
luxury that incorporates technologies of the highest order to empower
the innate abilities of skin for radiance that evolves day-by-day.
we decided to host this reveal in London as this illustrious city
represents the very first step of our brand journey in Europe. We are
excited by the endless possibilities ahead that are charted by the
dedication of a committed R&D team, constantly striving to forge
new scientific frontiers to deliver a radiance so remarkable that it
emanates from within.”
launch was also celebrated with a gala dinner at the Corinthia
Hotel London, which Clé de Peau Beauté co-hosted with
their global brand ambassador, Felicity Jones.
This New Location Marks The Company’s Second Connecticut Store and The First Of Two East Coast Openings This Fall
past week, leading
fashion retailer Nordstrom,
the doors to Nordstrom
the SoNo Collection,
the company’s second full-line store in Connecticut. The three-level,
140,000 square-foot store features the latest store design, a
brand-new service concept, a new beauty and wellness experience, and
a comprehensive offering of clothing, shoes and accessories for the
entire family. The first Nordstrom store in Connecticut opened at
Farmington in 1997.
The SoNo Collection (100 N. Water St, Norwalk, CT 06854 +1-203-299-0701) is a new 83-store strong shopping, dining, art, and entertainment destination located near I-95 in South Norwalk, Connecticut , just one hour outside of New York City. The SoNo Collection has a lot to offer, including an expansive selection of your favorite fashion retailers and an abundance of one-of-a-kind art and entertainment experiences in Fairfield County.
newest store design concept includes lighter fixtures, more windows
and natural light that connect the shopping experience to the outside
world. The goal was to create spaces where customers want to spend
their leisure time, to encourage a sense of discovery for new brands
or styles they haven’t tried before.
apparel features fashion in a variety of price points including
of-the-moment brands like rag
& bone, Veronica Beard, FRAME,
designer brands including
Missoni, Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta;
and exclusive and limited distribution brands like Madewell,
and more than 35
Nordstrom Made labels.
In shoes, customers can find everything from Nike
Doc Martens to
including several Nordstrom Exclusive styles from Valentino,
Prada, Golden Goose
The store also has four specialty handbag boutiques including Chloe,
will also find the retailer’s latest beauty concept Nordstrom
which highlights wellness, haircare and beauty tools with top
trending brands and services to pamper customers from head-to-toe –
whether they have 30-minutes or three hours. Services include:
Beverly Hills Brow Suite:
A boutique brow experience with experts trained to reshape and
sculpt using the Anastasia method.
Coat Nail Salon:
Featuring manicures and pedicures using plant-based and mostly
This light bar service brings convenient and effective five to
sixty-minute treatments to customers using the latest LED
technology. The facial bar offers various treatments ranging from
spot treatments to peels.
beauty brands include dedicated boutiques by Chanel,
Atelier Cologne, Diptyque, Jo Malone,
as well as Charlotte
Tilbury, Sulwhasoo, Arcona, Herbivore, Kopari
Shoes and clothing include designer brands like
Ksubi, Norse Projects,
as well as Madewell
Men, Patagonia and
to name a few. The Kid’s Wear department features Tucker
+ Tate, Miles Baby
and the store also has an
At Home department,
a full-service bistro-style restaurant Bazille,
for artisan coffee and snacks.
eager to welcome customers to showcase our latest store design and
some of the company’s most exciting new beauty and service concepts,
in addition to great fashion at a breadth of price points,”
said Molly Carmody, Nordstrom the SoNo Collection store manager. “We
can’t wait for customers to experience the best of what we have to
offer and look forward to welcoming them right here in Norwalk.”
the retail landscape continues to evolve, Nordstrom is looking to
make shopping in-store and online a seamless experience that’s easy,
convenient and serves customers on their terms. The answer? A new
service concept called Express
launching at Nordstrom the SoNo Collection for the first time. This
new department features a dedicated 2,700 sq. ft. area where
customers can pick-up online orders, try them on, issue express
returns and access in-store alterations and tailoring services all in
one place. Additional services include Curbside
bra and prosthesis fitters,
Day kicked off at 8 a.m. with Beauty
a high energy beauty party – just outside the store’s SoNo
Collection mall entrance. Customers enjoyed a preview of the store’s
exciting cosmetics selection as well as one-on-one time with
Nordstrom beauty experts who provided inside scoop on fall beauty
trends. More than 320 employees welcomed customers when the doors
officially opened at 10 a.m.
night before opening, Nordstrom hosted Nordstrom
Night Out –
an opening party that raised more than $80,000 for Fairfield County’s
Foundation and Domestic Violence Crisis Center.
More than 1,000 guests were in attendance to experience an exclusive
preview of the new store while enjoying cocktails, gourmet delights
and desserts; entertainment from artists DJ
fall fashion presentations and an opportunity to shop the season’s
the end of the month, Nordstrom the SoNo Collection will be joined by
– the company’s first flagship store in New York City, opening
Men’s Store NYC
opened in April of 2018.
range, award-winning personal care brand founded in the United
available in the US. Inspired by a need for naturally-sourced,
effective and affordable skincare products, the brand prides itself
on a selection of organic, active ingredients that are cruelty free
and free from parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), artificial
colors, phthalates, petroleum, glycols, cocamide diethanoalamine
(DEA), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), isothiazolinones, mineral oil,
and silicones. Dr.Organic
is now available on Ulta.com
will be available exclusively in-store at select Ulta locations
Sunday, October 20.
more than 40% of women say that “made with organic or natural
ingredients” is one of their top three reasons for choosing new
skincare products, making Dr.Organic a must-have for skincare
enthusiasts this fall.§
beauty^ means the world to us, and more importantly, consumers are
looking for organic, naturally-sourced options. That’s why we knew we
had to bring this premium UK brand stateside,” says Rimma
Fehling, VP of Incubator and New Ventures at The Nature’s Bounty Co.
“Until now, it was difficult to find a collection that is
organic while also being affordable and effective – Dr.Organic
fills this important gap in the beauty space.“
includes four key ingredient ranges – Aloe Vera, Rose, Snail
Gel, and Tea Tree. Each collection targets a different
skin area, from fine lines and oil control to dryness. Additionally,
Aloe Vera provides deep nourishing and hydrating benefits to the
skin. Collection details include:
Vera: Harvested from Mexico, organic Aloe Vera is a naturally
hydrating ingredient renowned for cooling, calming and soothing dry,
irritated and sun-exposed skin.
This heavenly scented essence restores and hydrates all skin types.
Extracted from organic roses, Rose Otto is one of the highest
quality rose oils in the world. Renowned for its beautiful floral
fragrance and naturally soothing properties.
Gel: Rich in collagen, elastin and glycolic acid, snail mucin
naturally hydrates and rejuvenates aging skin. Snail farmers
discovered the healthy aging properties of snail mucin when they
realized how soft their hands felt after a day’s work. Dr.Organic
gel is humanely sourced from snails living in natural habitats in
Tree: Known for its purifying properties, Tea Tree oil is ideal
for balancing out oily and combination skin. Hailing from Australia,
organic Tea Tree Oil is a stimulating essential oil trusted by the
Aborigines for centuries.
Nature’s Bounty Co. is a privately held, global leader in health
and wellness with a rich history and proven track record in the
nutritional market. As a manufacturer, marketer and online seller of
vitamins, dietary supplements, minerals, herbals, protein bars and
powders, and ethical beauty products, the company is committed to
supporting consumers’ wellness needs through high quality products
backed by science. The brands of The Nature’s Bounty Co. are some of
the most trusted in the world including Nature’s Bounty®, Pure
Protein®, Solgar®, Osteo Bi-Flex®, Dr.Organic®, Sundown®, Body
Fortress®, MET-Rx® and Ester-C®.
Source: Kantar Consulting 2018 USM Beauty Concerns for Females Data
defined as all products free from parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate
(SLS), artificial colors, phthalates, petroleum, glycols, cocamide
diethanoalamine (DEA), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT),
isothiazolinones, mineral and silicones
Acquisition Adds Innovative, Rapidly-Growing Prestige Skincare Favorite to Shiseido’s Global Portfolio of Prestige Brands
Shiseido Company, Limited (Tokyo Stock Exchange, First Section: 4911) (“Shiseido”) announced that Shiseido Americas Corporation (“Shiseido Americas”), a subsidiary of Shiseido, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire DRUNK ELEPHANT™ (“Drunk Elephant”), a leading and fast-growing prestige skincare brand and a recognized expert in developing clean compatible and effective products for $845,000,000. The acquisition of Drunk Elephant strengthens Shiseido’s leadership in the global prestige skincare market.
Uotani, President and CEO of Shiseido, said, “We are
thrilled to announce the acquisition of Drunk Elephant, one of the
fastest-growing prestige skincare brands in history. This transaction
is squarely aligned with Shiseido’s VISION 2020 goal of
accelerating growth and creating value through strategicpartnerships. Drunk Elephant’s approach strongly resonates with
its highly engaged and loyal consumers, who value the integrity and
effectiveness of Drunk Elephant’s formulations combined with a fun,
curious approach. I am confident that under Marc Rey’s leadership
in the Americas and Shiseido’s global platform and unique
resources, we will strongly support Drunk Elephant on its ongoing
growth trajectory. I am very pleased to welcome Tiffany and the Drunk
Elephant team to the Shiseido Family and together, pursue our
long-term mission of “BEAUTY INNOVATIONS FOR A BETTER WORLD”.
Elephant was founded in 2013 by Tiffany Masterson as a
solutions-oriented, cross-generational brand for all skin types, and
has since experienced exponential growth across a full range of
consumer demographics, including Gen Z and Millennials. Its curated
assortment of iconic hero products use biocompatible ingredients that
directly benefit the skin’s health and support the integrity and
effectiveness of the formulations. Drunk Elephant’s effective
products, unique and playful brand voice, and strong community
engagement have helped to build a loyal following, creating
substantial room for further growth as it is introduced to more
consumers around the world.
Masterson, Founding Partner and Chief Creative Officer at Drunk
Elephant, said, “I started this business as an industry
outsider, and from the beginning I did things a little differently.
To join with a powerhouse beauty company such as Shiseido that leads
the industry in innovation and global excellence is a dream come true
for me and for Drunk Elephant. We share similar values, most
importantly an unwavering commitment to the consumer. I chose a
partner who will let the brand continue to be itself, with the same
formulations and the same team.”
Elephant is known for creating the Clean Compatible category
and is beloved for powerful, effective, biocompatible formulas that
help consumers achieve healthy, glowing skin and only uses
ingredients that either directly benefit the skin’s health or
support the integrity and effectiveness of the formulations. Drunk
Elephant’s streamlined offerings, free of the Suspicious Six
(Essential Oils, Drying Alcohols, Chemical Sunscreens, SLS, Silicones
and Fragrances/Dyes) provide solutions-oriented skincare for all
skin. Drunk Elephant is offered in select global markets. (For more
information, please visit www.DrunkElephant.com.)
a result of this merger, Drunk Elephant will be able to leverage
Shiseido’s global platform and resources to expand into new and
existing markets both in the Americas and internationally including
Europe and Asia. Shiseido’s Global Innovation Center and Digital
Center of Excellence will provide a wealth of expertise and a unique
support network, maximizing Drunk Elephant’s opportunities for
growth and development across all channels.
Rey, CEO, Shiseido Americas and Chief Growth Officer of Shiseido,
said, “This new and incredibly exciting partnership builds on
Shiseido’s significant momentum and successful track record of
acquiring distinctive, best-in-class brands. Drunk Elephant is
changing the way people understand and experience beauty by offering
products that are effective and clean compatible. Drunk Elephant is
built on a strong brand foundation and a unique philosophy that fits
perfectly with Shiseido’s values and skincare heritage. Our
innovative and people-first cultures are well aligned, and we share
an unwavering commitment to our consumers. I also believe the brand
will contribute to the business performance of Shiseido Americas. We
are thrilled to welcome Tiffany and the Drunk Elephant team to the
Shiseido family and I know they will feel at home from day one.”
transaction was led by Shiseido Americas and the New
York-based Shiseido Global M&A team, in close coordination
with Shiseido Company, Limited, the company’s headquarters.
Upon closing, Drunk Elephant will operate within Shiseido Americas,
and Tiffany Masterson, Founding Partner and Chief Creative Officer of
Drunk Elephant, will continue in her role as Chief Creative
Officer and assume the additional role of President,
reporting directly to Marc Rey. The transaction is subject to
customary regulatory approvals and closing conditions and is expected
to close before year end.
LLC acted as financial advisor to Shiseido Americas, and Jones
Day served as Shiseido Americas’ legal counsel. Financo and
Moelis & Company, LLC served as Drunk Elephant’s financial
advisors and Sidley Austin LLP as legal counsel.
Tiffany & Co. today announced the launch of the brand’s latest fragrances, Tiffany & Love for Him and Tiffany & Love for Her, produced and distributed by Coty Inc., and debuting globally in October 2019.
Tiffany & Love is the next chapter in perfumery for Tiffany & Co., and honors the brand’s legacy of celebrating love and commitment. The two complementary fragrances are a tribute to emotional connection, and the many ways love is defined and expressed. This is the brand’s first exploration into the dual fragrance category, and the inaugural launch of men’s fragrance under the creative direction of Reed Krakoff, chief artistic officer, Tiffany & Co.
a brand, we’ve always celebrated the enduring power of love in all
its forms,” says Krakoff. “Our new Tiffany & Love
fragrances are a reflection of modern love and the authentic
connections that reflect the strength, joy, and promise we find in
Inspired by Krakoff’s creative vision and the energetic spirit of New York City, legendary photographer, director and artist Cass Bird shot the global advertising campaign in black and white on the streets of New York City. Through Bird’s lens, the campaign imagery captures intimate moments between real couples with their hands intertwined in gestures of love.
To demonstrate this idea of commitment, acceptance and togetherness, Tiffany & Co.’s iconic ampersand symbol is elevated to signify personal connections that create a bond between two people. To accompany the campaign video (here), Tiffany & Co. selected Grammy® award-winning music producer Mark Ronson and singer-songwriter King Princess to remake The Turtles’ song “Happy Together,” an ode to love.
the launch of Tiffany & Love, we sought to create fragrances for
romantics that define love in their own way,” says Simona
Cattaneo, chief marketing officer, Coty Luxury. “The fragrances
embody and embrace all forms of love, inspiring all to join the
#LoveYourWay conversation by sharing authentic stories of personal
love and connection.”
The Tiffany & Love fragrances are both crafted by a duo of perfumers, and express the magnetism and electricity of love. Each fragrance has its own unique structure but share a common hero ingredient, blue sequoia. Tiffany & Love for Him is a citrusy aromatic fragrance with a wood-infused base created by perfumers Sophie Labbé and Nicolas Beaulieu of IFF. Tiffany & Love for Her is a modern woody floral scent created by perfumers Honorine Blanc and Marie Salamagne of Firmenich.
Building on the brand’s legacy of extraordinary craftsmanship and design, the Tiffany & Love flacons are cylindrical in shape, and honor the iconic Tiffany Blue® hue. Complementary but distinct, the Tiffany & Love glass bottles are each tinted a different shade reminiscent of Tiffany Blue® and feature a gleaming ampersand that echoes the iconic Tiffany & Co. logo and acts as a symbol of connection. A silver plaque sits on the shoulders of each bottle bearing the signature ingredients of each juice, while a Tiffany Blue® cap for Her and a contrasting black for Him, are embellished with a graphic T pattern.
In 1837, Charles Lewis Tiffany founded his company in New York City where his store was soon acclaimed as the palace of jewels for its exceptional gemstones. Since then, TIFFANY & CO. has become synonymous with elegance, innovative design, fine craftsmanship and creative excellence. Today, with more than 14,000 employees, TIFFANY & CO. and its subsidiaries design, manufacture and market jewelry, watches and luxury accessories – including more than 5,000 skilled artisans who cut diamonds and craft jewelry in the Company’s workshops, realizing its commitment to superlative quality. The Company operates more than 300 TIFFANY & CO. retail stores worldwide as part of its omni-channel approach. To learn more about TIFFANY & CO. as well as its commitment to sustainability, please visit Tiffany.com
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
Tiffany & LOVE For Her Eau de Parfum 1.7oz $105
Tiffany & LOVE For Her Eau de Parfum 3.0oz $135
Tiffany & LOVE For Him Eau de Toilette 1.7oz $77
Tiffany & LOVE For Him Eau de Toilette 3.0oz $95
Tiffany & Love will launch globally as of October 1, 2019.
out Macy’s Presents The Edit online to get inspired for fall with
fashion trends and advice from Macy’s Fashion Office
Newness In Store With thredUP, Mango Woman, the Watch Drop, Sam
Edelman and more
fall, we get the opportunity to effect a fresh start and a chance to
reintroduce the world to our most remarkable selves. Macy’s
incredible assortment of fashion, accessories, home and beauty is
full of perfect pieces to make shoppers feel confident, while cooling
temperatures offer new ways to layer trends in a way that feels
to spark your personal style inspiration? Check out Macy’s Presents
The Edit, a digital destination for all the latest style advice,
curated by the experts at Macy’s Fashion Office. For some fresh
fall fashion, check out new additions to Macy’s including thredUP,
Mango Woman, the Watch Drop, Sam Edelman, Beatles product, and more.
start of autumn truly sparks a renewed sense of creativity as it
relates to getting dressed,”
said Durand Guion, vice president, Macy’s Fashion Office. “We’ve
curated the season’s top trends including animal print power and
plaid mixing, highlighting the must-have patterns of the season, in
addition to a color spotlight on green and all of its rich and deep
variations. Our take on beauty this season celebrates a bold and
beautiful look. This fall, we’ll offer more style options than ever
to help her express a remarkable sense of individual style.”
fall campaign, “For Every You,” features the power of
fashion as self-expression and follows women on the journey to the
ideal look to the soundtrack of Lizzo’s “Like a Girl.” Women
choose an outfit for more than outward appearance, as a look can also
express who they want to become while wearing it. Macy’s vast
fashion selection gives women freedom to express all parts of
themselves and bring their inner dreams and aspirations into the
world. Produced by Macy’s in collaboration with BBDO New York, the
30-second spot began airing across television and digital September
8, along with robust supportive content rolling out across digital
Instagram, Macy’s is launching Besties,
a first-to-market collaboration with Instagram and Bustle Digital
Group, featuring the time-honored tradition of shopping with your
best friend. No one can offer fashion advice quite like your BFF, so
follow along with three real-life sets of friends as they shop Macy’s
fall fashion collection and explore the season’s featured trends
with fully shoppable content. Want to show off your own style? Post a
selfie of your own Macy’s fall fashion look on Instagram, Twitter
or Facebook and hashtag #macyslove for a chance to be featured on
@macys Instagram or macys.com.
autumn, shoppers can seek out remarkable style and engage with key
trends in a personal way. For women, greenery is the central hue for
fall. Deep shades of kelly and olive reference the natural world and
tones can be mixed and matched effortlessly. Varied textures add
interest and dimension, like a snake and crocodile I.N.C.
International Concepts pump. For a little more boldness, walk on the
wild side with animal prints of every variety. From natural leopard
on faux fur coats to neon hues of snake on Bar III dresses, pattern
is king of the jungle this season. Try a new twist on plaid with bold
color mixes and prints of all sizes, like a tweed Julia Jordan dress
or a Vince Camuto plaid top and skirt with just the right hint of
lengths are key in skirts and dresses, like those from Tommy
Hilfiger, especially when paired with oversized sweaters. Add some
drama to a casual look with a voluminous sleeve or make the ultimate
style statement with a Lauren Ralph Lauren head-to-toe plaid suit.
Animal prints make marks on everything from handbags to Calvin Klein
intimates, while statement earrings approach the trend with
tortoiseshell prints. Western accents adorn shoes, hats and saddle
bags with buckles, fringe and whipstitch details. Chunky sole
sneakers, like those from DKNY, keep any look feeling fresh and new
arrivals shoes from Sam Edelman offer something for every style.
menswear, gray matters this fall. From sleek tailored suiting in
windowpane patterns by Tommy Hilfiger to streetwear sets by Ellesse,
the head-to-toe monochromatic look is sure to turn heads. For a
standout moment, try a silver metallic moto trucker jacket from
Michael Kors or an abstract printed trench from Alfani. The modern
utility trend also offers new twists on menswear favorites. A
military jacket from Levi’s is an effortlessly cool take on the
trend, while a head-to-toe wine-colored camo suit from I.N.C.
International Concepts is the ultimate statement.
your fearless self this fall and don’t be afraid to play with
color! Bold and bright eyes are the hottest beauty trend this season.
Pack on the pigment with Anastasia Beverly Hills x Jackie Aina
Palette or clean beauty brand PÜR’s Barbie Endless Possibilities
Pressed Pigments Palette. Use the same shade on the lower lash line
to amp up the wow factor! On days where you want to up the ante but
don’t have the time, try the season’s hottest lip trend, the
flame lip. It’s great to wear on its own and make a chic bold
statement. Channel your inner French girl with Dior Rouge Dior
Lipstick in 080 Red Smile or Chanel Rouge Allure Liquid Powder in 954
Radical. This modern twist on the classic red lip brings orange hues
out to play.
transition into the colder months also brings on new skincare needs
and regimens. Macy’s has made the task of finding what works best
for all skin types easy by offering skincare solutions by concern.
Whether it’s dryness, dullness, anti-aging, oily skin, dark circles
or acne, find the right products to target and remedy issues and help
you put your best face forward. Go to a local store or visit our
get pro tips and curated product recommendations that’ll keep you
confident and radiant in your skin this fall.
Home and Entertaining
La Dolce Vita this fall with pieces designed with the simplicity and
craftsmanship of the Italian lifestyle in mind. Tuscan tile-inspired
decals and olive branch embossing bring depth to plate settings,
quilts and serveware. Terracotta hues, rich blues and vibrant yellows
breathe life and authenticity into home decor. Martha Stewart
Collection serveware and textiles bring the richness and comfort of
the Old World countryside right to your home. Inspired by
family-style culture, highlight your hosting skills with an olivewood
Lazy Susan or marble wine and cheese pieces from Thirstystone. Set
out a cheese board, equipped with a built-in slicer for easy
self-serving, or keep guests’ wine at temperature all evening with a
sleek marbled wine chiller. Achieve the peak Italian lifestyle by
recreating the perfect espresso with coffee and espresso machines
from Brim and Nespresso. Made for countertop convenience, these
modern appliances will transport you to a café in Milan.
In-Store and on macys.com
of newness is in store this autumn, beginning with the recent launch
of Mango Woman in select Macy’s stores and on macys.com. The
chic assortment from the Spain-based label includes womenswear and
accessories, with inspiration reflecting the essence of Mediterranean
style with a contemporary twist.
has also partnered with thredUP, the world’s largest fashion
resale marketplace, on a pilot program to create a secondhand
shopping experience in select Macy’s stores. Millions of consumers
use thredUP to sell clothes they no longer wear and buy vetted
secondhand apparel; now Macy’s will add a selection of those high
quality secondhand products to 40 stores, allowing customers to
discover the thrill of the thrift with great deals on the new-to-you
brands and constant new arrivals.
launches are also hitting the menswear floor in select stores and on
macys.com, like a created for Macy’s capsule of Beatles
apparel. These tees and fleeces celebrate the 50th anniversary
of the legendary “Abbey Road” album.
will also be commemorating another Hollywood icon with the exclusive
Barbour International Steve McQueen Collection. McQueen was
one of the British brand’s most famous fans since wearing their
designs in the 1964 ISDT (International Six Days Trial) in East
Germany, and the collection pays homage to his classic Americana
Watch Drop program
is returning this fall, with 25 exclusive, limited-edition men’s,
women’s and unisex watches. These special timepieces will drop
online at macys.com/watchdrop
in three waves on September 10, September 24 and October 15.
School of Style
is back in session at STORY
the always changing “store to explore” inside 36 Macy’s
locations nationwide. This semester, expressing personal style is the
top major during STORY’s third experiential concept – School of
Style STORY. Opening September 12 and running through October 24, the
STORY at Macy’s campus is the place to discover and master your own
unique flair. The course catalogue features options like adding
timeless basics to your wardrobe in Trend Equations 101 to Studio Art
4U, where a blank canvas can be transformed into a masterpiece. The
fall class can also hit the stacks of the Style Library to learn how
to enhance their home and life on the go. With a host of electives
focused on styling sessions and customization workshops, the School
of Style class of 2019 will be prepped to conquer the fall fashion
scene and graduate with honors.
Special appearances by Grammy winners Jesse & Joy, musical talent Amara La Negra, Buzzfeed’s Curly Velasquez, Grammy nominated Los Rakas, and comedian and actor Cheech Marin
Local art displays featuring artists, David Le Batard and Gonzalo “Papi” Le Batard, and Salvadorian art
Stitch Lab and Macy’s introducing Latinx brands at select stores
Macy’s will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 through October 15, highlighting the creation of unity through art, music and fashion. During the month-long celebration, Macy’s will host free events around the country to celebrate how visual art, music and fashion by Latinx producers can create harmony across different cultures and communities.
is thrilled to provide a platform for Latinx musicians, artists and
designers, as well as our own colleagues, to shine at our stores
nationwide,” said Shawn Outler,
Macy’s chief diversity officer. “We
are proud to support the work and influence of these leaders in the
Hispanic community – bringing individuals together to honor their
culture with pride.”
Cheech Marin, Mexican-American comedian, actor and one of the world’s largest collectors of Chicano art, will visit Macy’s Victoria Gardens on September 18 to discuss the new Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture & Industry. The center is scheduled to open in 2021 in collaboration with the Riverside Art Museum.
At Macy’s Valley Fair on September 28, Latin Hip-Hop duo and Panamanian cousins, Los Rakas, will perform hits that led to their 2017 Grammy nomination. The duo will take guests on a cultural journey through their music.
Star of Love & Hip-Hop: Miami, Amara La Negra, will appear in New York City at Macy’s Herald Square on October 10, performing her top hits. The Afro-Latina from Miami, FL, and born to Dominican parents, is a musical powerhouse to all.
Mexican siblings, composers, musicians, and social activists, Jesse & Joy, will perform at Macy’s Dadeland on October 12 and Macy’s Memorial City on October 13.
Macy’s locations in Florida, Illinois, and California, including Macy’s Victoria Gardens, Macy’s Baldwin Hills, Macy’s Pembroke Lakes, and Macy’s Gurnee Mills stores, will honor unity through unique forms of local Hispanic art. Local artists David Le Batard and Gonzalo “Papi” Le Batard will be featured at Macy’s Pembroke Lakes.
Macy’s and Stitch Lab are uniting forces to promote emerging Latinx brands across the United States by showcasing four talented designers from Latin America exclusively at The Market @ Macy’s. Josefina by Vero Solis and Quote Me will be available at Macy’s Century City and Macy’s Fashion Show Mall, and PETRA and Demasiado will be available at Macy’s Lenox Square and Macy’s North Star Mall for the months of September and October. The Market @ Macy’s is a full-service marketplace that offers shoppers the chance to discover new products, services, and activations each month in a boutique setting.
Macy’s is dedicated to making life shine brighter through service to our customers, colleagues, and communities. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Macy’s will provide a total of $40,000 in grants to organizations that support education through scholarships and enlightening school programs.
Current partners, who are helping with the grant distribution, are the Hispanic Federation, Hispanic Scholarship Fund and LULAC. The Hispanic Federation aims to provide parents and children alike with the tools to succeed in the education system. The Hispanic Scholarship fund empowers families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a high education, while providing scholarship and support to as many students as possible. LULAC, League of United Latin American Citizens, is the oldest surviving Latino civil rights organization in the United States and focuses on the advancement of the Hispanic population in the United States.
Hispanic Heritage Month events will be held at the following stores:
Victoria Gardens (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) – Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 6
p.m. Chicano Art with Cheech Marin
Baldwin Hills (Los Angeles) – Saturday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m.
honoring Salvadorian culture with Curly Velasquez and Salvies Who
Valley Fair (Santa Clara, CA) – Saturday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m.
celebrating through music with bilingual Hip-Hop duo Los Rakas
Pembroke Lakes (Miami) – Friday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. with Miami
artists David Le Batard and Gonzalo “Papi” Le Batard
Herald Square (New York City) – Thursday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m.
celebrating through music with Dominican-American Artist Amara La
Gurnee Mills (Chicago) – Saturday, Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. celebrating
art and music for families
Dadeland (Miami) – Saturday, Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. celebrating through
music with Mexican Pop Duo Jesse & Joy
Santa Ana Mainplace (Santa Ana, CA) – Saturday, Oct. 12 at 2 p.m.
embracing style with best-selling author and expert Erika De La Cruz
Memorial City (Houston) – Sunday, October 13 at 2 p.m. celebrating
through music with Mexican American Pop Duo Jesse & Joy
additional information on Macy’s Hispanic Heritage Month
festivities and special guests, please visit www.macys.com/celebrate.
U.S./New York-based Condé Nast and London-based Condé Nast International Are Integrated as One Global Team. New Consumer Marketing Function to Bring Focus on Direct-to-Consumer Efforts With Unified Commercial Team to Better Serve Global Clients’ Holistic Needs
New Leadership Structure is Expected to Help Further Turn the Financial Ship Around As Company Moves Beyond Closing and Selling Off Magazine Titles, Layoffs and Consolidation of Workforce Across All Titles
Long expected, Condé Nast yesterday appointed a new global leadership team designed to accelerate the company’s evolution into a 21st-century media company. The new organizational structure, which combines Condé Nast and Condé Nast International into a unified global team, was created with several guiding principles in mind, including the preservation of local editorial voice and authority, an enhanced focus on the consumer, unification of the company’s ad and commercial sales functions to reflect clients’ local and global needs and the development of new ways to share capabilities and best practices across the company.
Condé Nast is a global media company, home to iconic brands including Vogue, The New Yorker, GQ, Glamour, AD, Vanity Fair, and Wired, among many others. The company’s award-winning content reaches 84 million consumers in print, 367 million in digital and 379 million across social platforms, and generates more than 1 billion video views each month. The company is headquartered in London and New Yorkand operates in 32 markets worldwide including China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico & Latin America, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, the U.K., and the U.S., with local license partners across the globe. Launched in 2011, Condé Nast Entertainment is an award-winning production and distribution studio that creates programming across film, television, social and digital video and virtual reality.
“One of my top priorities has been to define our organizational structure so that we can take full advantage of our unique growth opportunities and exceptional content around the world,” said the recently-appointed CEO of Condé Nast, RogerLynch “I’m confident that our new global structure will better enable us to collaborate across teams and markets and, ultimately, deliver unparalleled experiences for our consumers and clients.“
new structure is as follows:
Global Content Functions:: Anna Wintour, U.S. Artistic Director, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue U.S. and (newly-appointed) Global Content Advisor, will continue in her role as U.S. Artistic Director and Editor-in-Chief of Vogue U.S., and will add Global Content Advisor and oversight of Vogue International to her responsibilities. In her expanded role, Wintour will advise the executive leadership team on global content opportunities and act as a resource to editors-in-chief and editorial talent worldwide.
Oren Katzeff, President of Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE), will expand the company’s digital video, film and television operations to create best-in-class video content experiences for audiences worldwide. The company has been increasing its focus on video content and currently generates 1.1 billion video views per month. Under Oren’s leadership, CNE will now be the core of our global network of video teams, supporting the growth of our video businesses in all markets.
David Remnick, Editor-in-Chief of The New Yorker, will also continue to report directly to Lynch.
Global Operations Organization: Wolfgang Blau, President, International & Chief Operating Officer will oversee all non-U.S. markets, as well as selected global strategic functions, including Product & Technology, Data, Licensing, Global Editorial Operations, Business Development, and Delivery & Business Transformation. This organization will ensure day-to-day operational excellence and capability sharing across the business.
Global Commercial Organization: Pamela Drucker Mann, Global Chief Revenue Officer & President, U.S. Revenue, will lead a new global revenue organization that brings together the company’s U.S. and international ad sales, creative and agency, B2B marketing and client service capabilities. Jamie Jouning, promoted to Chief Client Officer, will report to Drucker Mann and oversee key global accounts, multi-market deals, and central digital ad operations. Drucker Mann will define ad sales and ad product strategies globally, and work closely with Jamie and the central team and commercial leads in the company’s worldwide markets to drive overall ad, agency, and B2B revenue and share best practices.
Consumer Marketing Organization: Condé Nast is creating a new consumer marketing organization that will be led by a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and will bring added focus to the company’s direct-to-consumer efforts. As the company expands its consumer offerings, this team will be charged with developing best-in-class capabilities and consistency across consumer experiences on every platform. The team will also be responsible for consumer revenue, with a core focus on subscriptions and memberships. In addition, the team will have responsibility for global brand management, consumer research, and insights and global audience development, ensuring a data-driven approach to the company’s efforts. The search for a CMO to lead this new organization will begin immediately.
Corporate Functions: The company is also globalizing its three corporate functions to leverage skills, expertise and standardize processes and best practices: People, Finance and Communications. The company will begin an immediate search and selection process for these and other open roles. Until new leaders are identified, teams will maintain their existing reporting lines and responsibilities.
bringing added focus to our direct-to-consumer efforts and will build
a new consumer marketing function that will be charged with
developing best-in-class subscription and membership capabilities,
and maintaining the authenticity of our iconic global brands,”
Lynch continued. “And by transforming our sales organization
into a unified global team, Condé Nast will be better positioned to
serve the holistic needs of our clients around the world and make it
easier for them to do business with us.“
new structure and appointments take effect immediately.
Retailer Commemorates 20 Years Of Great Designs Accessible To All
Audiences With A Limited Edition Anniversary Collection
This fall, Target Corporation celebrates the 20th anniversary of its first collaboration with a designer, a bold initiative that has continued to differentiate this great chain as a provider of Fashionable and affordable designs. This project, which began with renowned architect Michael Graves in 1999, has resulted in more than 175 collaborations with designers in the last two decades.
To celebrate this anniversary, Target will relaunch almost 300 original and emblematic articles from 20 collaborations with past designers. This limited edition collection includes clothing, accessories, home decor and kitchenware. The Anniversary Collection will be available, while supplies last, until September 14 at all Target stores and on Target.com, with prices ranging from $ 7 to $ 160. Designers’ collections and items will vary between stores and customers can purchase up to five items per size and color. Customers can visit Target.com when the catalog is available to properly plan their visits. To underline Target’s commitment to inclusion, all women’s fashion will come with expanded size.
has always been part of Target’s DNA. From our stores and the
products we create, to the collaborations we establish, our
commitment to affordable designs differentiates Target and is one of
the reasons why customers enjoy shopping with us, “said Rick
Gomez , executive vice president and digital and marketing director
of Target. “Our marketing campaign will celebrate the
inclusive nature of Target’s designs, and will include a book and
documentary to highlight Target’s impact on the retail sector and the
lives of our customers by making large designs available to all
the occasion of this event, Target has turned to its archives to
offer its customers a limited edition collection with 20 of its
collaborations with past designers, which incldes the following:
Derian (2008, 2010)
has forever changed the retail scenario by doing what was believed
impossible, offering great designs at an incredible price. This
anniversary celebrates our extensive design history and the wide
variety of collaborations we have offered to our customers over the
past 20 years “said Mark Tritton , executive vice
president and director of Marketing for Target. “All the
collaborations have contributed something special and exciting to our
clients and, with 20 years behind us, we can say that this is only
the beginning. We hope to continue offering our clients more
incredible, inspiring and affordable designs, and increase the
presence of Target every day. “
addition to the launch of Target’s Anniversary Collection,
Rizzoli, an editorial known for its extensive catalog of books
of great quality and beauty, will publish a book that gathers
Target’s rich design history, with comments from designers and
followers of the collaborations of the retailer, which will be
available from Tuesday, September 3.
has also recruited RadicalMedia, a producing partner, to
create a documentary that will be released this fall and that closely
analyzes how Target’s innovative approach to affordable designs has
forever changed the retail sector.
documentary includes the testimony of people who have played a key
role in the collaborations of the retailer, both with emerging brands
and designers, as well as with others already consolidated.
Braun’s range of female & male products will be the holiday gifts that make those near and dear look and feel great
We’ve all been there – that moment of panic when you realize that you don’t know what gift to buy for that special person in your life to show them that you care. Whether it’s your partner, parent or friend, make sure those closest to you not only look, but also feel great this holiday season. With Braun’s innovative and high-quality beauty and grooming tools, you can give the gift of self-care so your loved ones can feel confident during the moments that matter all year round.
Braun, a subsidiary of Procter & Gamble founded in Germany in 1921, develops and manufactures a wide variety of small domestic appliances that marry technical innovation, reliable quality, and distinctive design. These range from electric shavers to beauty products. Braun products enjoy worldwide distribution.
Whether you are a thoughtful planner or a last-minute shopper, Braun offers a unique range of products at various price points and customized to accommodate different routines. Combining sophisticated design and innovative technology, Braun creates the perfect gift for the tech lover in your life – or for the loved one who simply wants to look and feel their best every day, thanks in part to their beauty or grooming routine.
Braun beauty and hair removal devices are the perfect gifts for the busy woman who doesn’t have time to shave or wax regularly or the beauty-obsessed woman that loves trying something new in her routine. Help her discover her new beauty secret.
Braun Silk·épil 9 SensoSmart™
The world’s first smart epilator, the Braun Silk·épil 9 SensoSmart™ features new SensoSmart™ technology, which helps you to epilate with optimal pressure to remove even more hair in one stroke for up to 4 weeks of smooth skin. (Photo: Business Wire)
The world’s first smart epilator, the Braun Silk·épil 9 SensoSmart™ features new SensoSmart™ technology, which helps you to epilate with optimal pressure to remove even more hair in one stroke for up to 4 weeks of smooth skin. SensoSmart™ technology gently provides guidance via its light-signal so that you do not push too hard – while precisely removing even the shortest hairs that wax can’t catch. Cordless and 100% waterproof, the epilator can be used in the bath or shower for gentle hair removal. The Silk·épil 9 SensoSmart™ set features 7 extras, including a facial cap and additional bikini trimmer. Available at Amazon for $149.99
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Braun Silk·épil 5 SensoSmart™
Cordless and waterproof, the Braun Silk·épil 5 SensoSmart™ epilator can be used on dry skin or in the bath or shower for extra comfort and convenience. Perfect for beginners, the innovative SensoSmart™ technology guides your epilation so you use the right amount of pressure, removing even more hairs in one stroke. The starter set comes with 5 extras, including a skin contact cap, a shaver attachment and trimmer attachment for sensitive areas like the bikini line. Available at select online and in-store retailers for $89.99
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Venus Silk·expert 5 IPL powered by Braun
Venus Silk·expert 5 IPL gives you the gift of long-lasting smooth skin while saving you trips to the salon. (Photo: Business Wire)
Venus Silk·expert 5 IPL gives you the gift of long-lasting smooth skin while saving you trips to the salon. The SensoAdapt™ technology provides safe, fast and effective IPL treatment for permanent visible hair reduction that you can use from the comfort of your home. SensoAdapt™ technology is FDA-cleared for use on face and body and always ensures the right light intensity for your skin tone, giving you noticeable results in as few as four weekly treatments. Available at select online and in-store retailers $399.99
Venus Silk·expert 3 IPL powered by Braun
Perfect for first-time users, Venus Silk·expert 3 IPL powered by Braun is a more accessibly priced IPL device providing visibly reduced hair growth after just twelve weekly treatments. (Photo: Business Wire)
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Give him the gift of a clean, smooth and comfortable shave with Braun’s innovative and high-quality premium grooming tools. Whether you’re shopping for the perfect gift for dad, brother or a friend, Braun’s premium products will provide him with an unmatched shaving experience each time he performs his grooming routine.
The Braun Series 9 Shaver
The Braun Series 9 is the perfect one-stroke grooming tool for the guy who appreciates a top-notch shave. (Photo: Business Wire)
For the man who deserves the very best – gift him the world’s most efficient and exceptionally gentle shaver, the Braun Series 9. With its innovative design and superior comfort level, the Series 9 will make him look and feel in control every day. For the ultimate, bespoke shave, the Series 9’s smart AutoSense technology adapts to beard density and gives power just where he needs it. Featuring shaving elements unique to Braun, including a specialized golden Titanium coated trimmer, the Series 9 is engineered for superior efficiency and gentleness on his skin. Available at Target, Walmart, and Amazon (MSRP: $324.99)
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Britain’s largest makeup for men brand, MMUK MAN, has officially sailed across the Atlantic ocean, to provide its premium men’s cosmetics range in North America. With the growth in makeup for men in recent years and the increasing demand for their cosmetic and skincare products, MMUK MAN has teamed up with online retail store Moda Men, to build its brand awareness and streamline services for its customers based in Canada and the United States.
This award-winning men’s makeup brand offers everything the modern man desires and more, with over 70 luxurious cosmetic products, designed specifically for men’s skin in their range – currently unrivaled by any other male cosmetic house across the globe. MMUK MAN is a trusted brand, used by more than 100,000 gentlemen all around the world, also boasting incredible feedback of their products, highlighted heavily on their 5-star rated Trustpilot page.
A selection of products in the MMUK men’s make up range.
When asked about their launch, MMUK MAN CEO Alex Dalley states, “We’re incredibly excited to announce the launch of MMUK MAN in Canada and the United States. We’ve put an awful lot of work behind this launch, as we strive to make the brand the number one and most recognized in the world. More and more North American men are picking up their grooming game and with the natural progression leading us into makeup for men – we couldn’t be more in a better place. We continue to help men put their best face forward and providing an exclusive online store where gentlemen can shop in comfort and confidence is just the first step of a huge journey in the rise of male makeup right to the top. Together, we will continue to bulldozer the boundaries of beauty.”
Founder Returns to Iconic Haircare Brand and Establishes Leading Beauty Portfolio Including Luxury Beauty Brand Bastide
Portfolio Creates Significant Opportunities for Collaboration and Growth
Frédéric Fekkai, in partnership with Cornell Capital LLC (“Cornell Capital”), has announced the acquisition of Frédéric Fekkai Brands (“Fekkai Brands” or the “Company”), the beauty and haircare brand that Mr. Fekkai founded under his namesake in 1996, from a group of investors.
Frédéric Fekkai. Photo Credit: Pamela Berkovic
Founded by Mr. Fekkai more than 20 years ago, Fekkai Brands develops and produces hair and body care products, including shampoos, conditioners, treatments, hair fragrances, and styling products. Additionally, the Company owns and operates a number of premier salons across the U.S. Mr. Fekkai sold Fekkai Brands in 2008.
Selling the Fekkai brands is an ownership group of Dilesh Mehta, Tony Bajaj, Joel Ronkin and Amy Sachs, which purchased the business in 2015. Joel Ronkin, exiting CEO of Fekkai Brands added: “Frédéric is an accomplished entrepreneur with a proven track record of building highly desirable brands. We are confident that his return to the Company will be instrumental in fueling its growth and driving innovation.”
Blue Mistral LLC, a holding company founded by Mr. Fekkai and Cornell Capital, will own and operate Fekkai Brands together with Bastide, the fast-growing Provence-based provider of luxury fragrances and hand and body care products that Mr. Fekkai has led since 2017. As Chief Executive Officer of Blue Mistral, Mr. Fekkai will further accelerate the growth of the Fekkai Brands and salons by placing a heightened emphasis on education, innovation, and the customer’s overall experience while leveraging opportunities for collaboration with Bastide.
“I am thrilled to rejoin Fekkai Brands and eager to reconnect with the salons, teams, and consumers,” said Mr. Fekkai. “This acquisition will provide me the opportunity to reinfuse my passion for innovation into the brand while reigniting its growth and guiding Fekkai Brands through its next chapter in a modern and exciting way.”
“The opportunity to partner with Frédéric, a proven entrepreneur in the beauty sector, as he returns to the helm of his iconic brand is truly compelling,” said Henry Cornell, Senior Partner of Cornell Capital. “Leveraging Cornell Capital’s cross-border network and operational expertise, and Frédéric’s deep relationships and reputation within the industry, Fekkai Brands is well-positioned to succeed in the growing global cosmetics and personal care industry.“