Pantone Reveals Color of the Year 2020: PANTONE® 19-4052 Classic Blue

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.

Pantone Reveals Color of the Year 2020: PANTONE® 19-4052 Classic Blue

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.

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Mark Badgley and James Mischka Debut Badgley Mischka 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

Something For Everyone This Holiday Season and All with a Touch of Glamour

Use Code HOLIDAY30 for 30% off sitewide (Some Exclusions May Apply)

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.

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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Holiday Gift Guide: Skechers Premium Heritage Limited Edition Collection Returns with New Capsule of Styles in Time for Holiday

The Skechers Premium Heritage Limited Edition Holiday Collection is set to drop worldwide tomorrow, November 15. The five-pack offering, designed with luxurious materials on the Company’s most iconic outsoles, follows on the heels of the successful launch of the Premium Heritage One collection.

The Skechers Premium Heritage Limited Edition Holiday Collection drops around the world on November 15. (Photo: Business Wire)

In a world with fast trends and social media creating demand for the latest hot item, consumers want newness, freshness, and something that stands out and is available for a limited time,” said Michael Greenberg, president of Skechers. “That’s the foundation of our Skechers Premium Heritage concept. These are statement shoes with high-end materials and design details on signature Skechers outsoles. It’s a capsule that creates buzz with key opinion leaders.”

The new range expands on the first wave of Premium Heritage styles that launched in September. The Skechers Energy – Captains View updates the original chunky sneaker with red leopard print, tassels, blue overlays and an intricate rope collar. The Skechers D’Lites – Golden Idea delivers a subtle luxe look with soft black leather and gold chain detailing. And there are two looks on the Skechers D’Lites 3.0 – the Cheetah Queen delivers animal power with multi-colored cheetah print plus jeweled laces, and the Flashy Stud (available in both white and black colorways) runs with current logo trends with a massive rhinestone D’Lites embellishment over snakeskin detailing.

Skechers Logo

Skechers pioneered the chunky sneaker two decades ago with the Skechers Energy, and the look soon gained popularity around the globe thanks to the help of stars like Britney Spears who appeared in the style. The style evolved with the introduction of Skechers D’Lites – a lighter version of its original style – in 2007. Ten years later, Skechers D’Lites reemerged in Asia on the retro chunky sneaker trend, sparking a global movement that included models walking runways in New York, London, Milan, Berlin and other cities. Always remaining fresh and relevant, the classic look was updated with the more modernized chunkier Skechers D’Lites 3.0 collection and featured in numerous celebrated collaborations. The styles have appeared on fashion editorial pages globally, and covered by taste-making sites like HypeBae, HypeBeast and High Snobiety.

The new range of Skechers Premium Heritage Limited Edition styles launch November 15 exclusively at skechers.com and in select Skechers retail stores in the United States and around the globe as well as in select specialty retailers in international markets.

Kohl’s Launches Unprecedented Number of Brands Just in Time for Holiday

A Significant Number Of New Brands Join Kohl’s Product Portfolio

Kohl’s celebrates the launch of a significant number of new brands joining its product portfolio during the fall and holiday seasons, offering newness at every turn for Kohl’s customers. Shoppers will discover new brands across product categories including new brands to Kohl’s, exciting collaborations and new partnerships with existing Kohl’s brands.

Kohl’s Logo

The following brands have launched or will launch at Kohl’s stores and Kohls.com this year. While store locations offering each brand vary, customers can shop the full assortment of all brands online at Kohls.com.

Now in Kohl’s Stores and on Kohls.com

Family

  • Fanatics: A long-term partnership with Fanatics to significantly broaden Kohl’s fan gear assortment online, including officially licensed men’s, women’s, and kids apparel, jerseys, hats, collectibles, and tailgating and novelty products, launched in September
  • ED Ellen DeGeneres Pet Collection: Exclusive pet offerings from Ellen DeGeneres, featuring toys, beds, apparel, and accessories, launched in October

Women’s

  • Nine West: Footwear, handbags, jewelry, and an exclusive apparel collection featuring an expanded wear-to-work offering, launched in September
  • Cara Santana x Apt. 9*: Exclusive, limited-time apparel collaboration between actress and tastemaker Cara Santana and Kohl’s private label brand Apt. 9, featuring blazers, sweaters, pants, skirts, outerwear, and more, launched in October

Men’s

  • Caliville*: Men’s lifestyle apparel from country music star Brett Young, exclusively at Kohl’s, featuring a selection of short sleeve and long sleeve graphic tees, fleece, flannels, and joggers, launched in October

Home

Koolaburra by UGG at Kohl’s
  • Koolaburra by UGG: Exclusive home collection featuring a variety of luxury soft home products, including bedding and bathroom linens, throws and decorative pillows, launched in September
  • Scott Living at Kohl’s: Exclusive home offerings from HGTV’s Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott, featuring modern home basics and décor, including furniture, bedding and bath, kitchen décor, and more, launched in October

Curated Brands: Curated by Kohl’s

In addition to these new brands in women’s, men’s and kids, Kohl’s also recently announced a cross-category platform for new brands called Curated by Kohl’s, launched in October. Beginning in 2020, Kohl’s will partner with Facebook on brand curation, identifying and engaging with brands that have built a strong online community on the social media platform. While the selection will refresh quarterly, the first selection of items include the following brands:

United By Blue 9L Bluff Utility Backpack
  • Adore Me: Designed by women, for women, Adore Me celebrates every body type with high-quality, affordable lingerie styles made for every occasion. The Curated by Kohl’s assortment will feature a selection of Adore Me bras, panties and sleepwear available in all sizes.
  • East Adeline by Dia&Co: Rooted in the belief that everyone, regardless of size, deserves to express their personal style on their own terms, East Adeline by Dia&Co is a collection of select styles, exclusively for plus size women. Curated by Kohl’s will offer East Adeline by Dia&Co’s versatile designs, including statement pieces, modern prints, and closet staples available in sizes 14 – 32.
  • Kid Made Modern: Craft kits and accessories, including on-the-go travel kits, jewelry kits, holiday decorating kits and various art supplies. Through imaginative and innovative arts and crafts, Kid Made Modern is on a mission to inspire kids and parents to find and enjoy creativity everywhere. Curated by Kohl’s will offer a variety of Kid Made Modern craft kits and accessories, including on-the-go travel kits, jewelry kits, holiday decorating kits and various art supplies.
  • Lovepop: With a mission to create one billion magical moments, Lovepop creates beautiful laser-cut pop-up cards designed with ship-building software and handcrafted in the ancient art form of kirigami. Curated by Kohl’s will offer a wide selection of Lovepop cards to make every occasion magical — from birthdays and anniversaries to holidays and “just because.”
  • Luca + Danni: After losing his brother to cancer, Fred Magnanimi founded Luca + Danni to honor his brother’s memory and share his “”embrace the journey”” spirit. Curated by Kohl’s will offer Luca + Danni iconic stacking bracelets, made in the U.S. and shaped to sit on top of the wrist to express what matters to you most.
  • United by Blue: From reusable straw kits and drinkware to eco-friendly clothing and bags, United By Blue designs products built for sustainable living. For every product sold, UBB removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways.
Lovepop “Champagne Toast” Greeting Card

Curated Brands: The Beauty Checkout

Kohl’s is proud to announce The Beauty Checkout, a rotating selection of products from emerging beauty and skincare brands, launched in October. Beginning in 2020, Kohl’s partnership with Facebook will also support The Beauty Checkout.

We see the beauty category at Kohl’s as an opportunity for growth, and our nimble approach ensures we can quickly bring new trends to customers, as well as continually test emerging products and brands as part of our assortment,” said Robert Jezowski, Kohl’s vice president, divisional merchandise manager of beauty. “We are looking at many categories across the beauty department and one of the many trends we are launching at Kohl’s is CBD beauty products, including facial care, body care and topical creams, in select stores.”

While The Beauty Checkout selection will be refreshed quarterly, the first selection of items include the following brands:

Barefoot Scientist Podium LineUp
  • Banila Co: clean skincare
  • Barefoot Scientist: footcare solutions, including blister prevention spray, pain relief cream, hydration therapy and more
  • Busy Beauty: showerless products, including dry shampoo, body wipes and shave gel
  • Cleo & Coco: natural deodorant
  • Dr. Botanicals: natural skincare, including pomegranate sleeping mask and kale superfood moisturizer
  • Evolution_18: ingestibles, featuring gummies, glow capsules, collagen powder, probiotics and more
  • Honey Belle: clean skincare
  • Lucie & Pompette: face polish
  • Pure Aura: masks, including glow glitter mask, 24K gold foil mask, rose gold foil mask and paper cloud cleansing mask
  • Real Her: lip kits
  • Savannah Bee: hand and body care
  • Uncle Bud’s: hemp skincare, including body lotion, body wash and roll-on pain relief
  • Vital Proteins: beauty collagen

Additional Beauty Offerings: Kohl’s continues to bring newness to beauty with trending and relevant brands, including:

  • Chopstick Hair Tools
  • Elizabeth and James fragrance
  • Formawell Beauty by Kendall Jenner
  • Hempz
  • Jason Wu fragrance
  • La Vie est Belle fragrance by Lancome
  • Hemp Beauty** – CBD offering
  • Uncle Bud’s** – CBD offering
  • MOX** – CBD offering

Coming Soon for the Holiday Season

Women’s

Elizabeth and James*: Exclusive retailer of Elizabeth and James apparel, handbags and accessories from designers Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, launching in November

JW Jason Wu*: Exclusive, limited-edition women’s holiday apparel capsule from globally-renowned designer Jason Wu, feature signature pieces for holiday dressing, including dresses, jumpsuits, and jackets, launching in November

We are thrilled to amp up newness and discovery across our stores and Kohls.com with a strong pipeline of new brands and partnerships to excite existing customers and attract new customers to Kohl’s,” said Doug Howe, Kohl’s chief merchandising officer. “As our product portfolio evolves, we are bringing new offerings in every department including women’s, men’s, home, and beauty to inspire shoppers this holiday season with a modernized, relevant merchandise assortment.

As always, customers can take advantage of Kohl’s many conveniences and values, including shopping via the Kohl’s App, the option to Buy Online, Pick Up In Store and the ability to earn Kohl’s Cash, a Kohl’s-only value that can be earned on anything or anywhere customers shop – in store, at a kiosk or online. Additionally, Amazon Returns at Kohl’s is now available at more than 1,100 stores nationwide. Customers can now visit their local Kohl’s store to return eligible Amazon items, without a box or label, for a free return.

To shop all these brands and more, visit Kohls.com.

*Products available in select Kohl’s stores and for all customers on Kohls.com.

**Products available in select Kohl’s stores only.

Neiman Marcus Unveils The 93rd Edition Of The Iconic Christmas Book And Legendary Fantasy Gifts

From a limited-edition 007 Aston Martin to a Michelin-starred Taste of Italy, the 2019 Fantasy Gifts are revealed in a digital campaign brought to life by award-winning actress Rachel Brosnahan, filmed in Neiman Marcus at Hudson Yards

Today, Neiman Marcus unveiled the 2019 Christmas Book, a curated selection of nearly 800 extraordinary holiday gifts for everyone on the customers’ wish lists. Included in the Christmas Book are the legendary Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gifts, which celebrate their 60th anniversary and were unveiled last night at an event in Neiman Marcus at Hudson Yards.

The Neiman Marcus Christmas Book and our Fantasy Gifts are a tradition that customers look forward to year-after-year,” said Lana Todorovich, President and Chief Merchandising Officer, Neiman Marcus. “For the 60th anniversary of Fantasy Gifts, we’ve pulled out all the stops – both with the gifts themselves and the way we’re unveiling them to customers.

2019 Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gifts

The 2019 Fantasy Gifts will delight customers this holiday season through a series of videos starring award-winning actress Rachel Brosnahan. “Rachel perfectly brings our Fantasy Gifts to life and truly reveals them in a magical way to our customers,” said Todorovich. The series, which will be promoted through Neiman Marcus’ social channels, introduces each gift in a whimsical way that evokes the feeling of holiday nostalgia. In addition, for everyFantasy Gift purchased with a Neiman Marcus credit card, purchasers will receive an InCircle membership to the President’s Circle; subject to credit approval.

This year’s Christmas Book also presents an assortment of extraordinary holiday gifts across a broad range of categories and price points. A few notable and exclusive gifts include a Neiman Marcus-edition Moët & Chandon Vending Machine ($35,000, page 29), a Versace Punching Bag ($1,550, page 184), a Bey Berk Cigar Humidor ($165, page 205), and a Funboy Holiday Inflatable Snowmobile($99, page 227), to name a few.

First published in 1926 as a 16-page booklet, the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book was initially intended as a Christmas card to the store’s best customers. Over the years, the book has evolved into a legendary source for alluring and spectacular gifts while maintaining its personal and timeless touch.

GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK Neiman Marcus has a history of giving back and community outreach has always been an integral part of the company’s core values. In 2018, the efforts of The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation impacted more than 2.5 million children. As in years past, a portion of every Fantasy Gift is donated to the foundation, bringing art-enriching experiences nationwide.

This year, Neiman Marcus continues its three year partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, an organization committed to offering resources to help benefit 4.3 million kids and teens nationwide to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Neiman Marcus has pledged a $750,000 financial commitment over three years to focus both on local and national programs aimed at bringing meaningful art experiences to communities in need.

The 2019 Fantasy Gifts include:

007 ASTON MARTIN DESIGNED BY DANIEL CRAIG

007 ASTON MARTIN DESIGNED BY DANIEL CRAIG

Fulfill your secret agent fantasies in an Aston Martin DBS Superleggera designed by 007 himself, Daniel Craig. Available in a run of seven – naturally – each limited-edition car comes in a beautiful inky blue and features a powerful twin-turbo 5.2-liter V12 engine, producing immense torque and extraordinary in-gear performance. As if that weren’t enough, you’ll also receive one of only seven limited-edition, all-platinum Seamaster Diver 300M OMEGA timepieces – each featuring a unique hand-engraved case back – plus tickets to the world premiere of No Time to Die, the 25th installment in the James Bond series.

With the purchase of each 007 Fantasy Gift, 12 percent of the Fantasy Gift purchase will be donated to The Opportunity Network, with a guaranteed minimum donation of $330,000; shipping charges and taxes may apply. Limited production of seven packages available. ($700,007; page 259-260)

A VERY VIP TASTE OF ITALY

Chef Massimo Bottura

Calling all foodies: This gift’s for you. Take a once-in-a-lifetime trip for two kicking off in Modena, Italy. Get ready for food and fun—and more food—in the days to come. Visit the Pastificio Di Martino factory, where you’ll learn the art of Italian pasta making from third-generation pasta maker Giuseppe Di Martino. The next day enjoy a cooking lesson from Chef Massimo Bottura, followed by dinner at an exclusive table inside the wine room of his three-Michelin-starred restaurant, Osteria Francescana. Continue with a guided tour of the local markets, all while driving exotic cars through the Emilia Romagna region, aka “Italy’s Motor Valley.”

Italian Street Scene

With the purchase of the Taste of Italy experience, $10,000 will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation and Pastificio Di Martino will make a donation of $50,000 to Food for Soul, a cultural project raising awareness of food waste and social isolation; shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience ($200,000; page 265-266)

EXPERIENCE FASHION WEEK LIKE AN INDUSTRY INSIDER

EXPERIENCE FASHION WEEK LIKE AN INDUSTRY INSIDER

Your fashion fantasies will come to life as you and a plus-one jet to New York City to join a Neiman Marcus insider at FASHION WEEK. Sit front row at four of the week’s most coveted shows—you’ll get to pick a look from each designer—hobnob with designers backstage, and reminisce over the view from the front row with cocktails in hand at Neiman Marcus at Hudson Yards. You’ll enjoy five-star treatment from doorstep to red carpet, and you’ll look good while doing it, thanks to hair, makeup, and styling courtesy of Neiman Marcus.

With the purchase of the Fashion Week experience, $12,000 will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation; shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience. ($250,000; page 273-274)

KICK IT IN TOKYO WITH SNEAKER LEGEND, JEFF STAPLE

Live for the latest drops? This is your chance for all-access to the mastermind of cool collaborations, Jeff Staple. You’ll head to Tokyo to meet the designer and streetwear icon for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Visit Jeff’s favorite boutiques, enjoy a private dinner with Jeff at his favorite restaurant, Narisawa, and stay at Aman Tokyo, a five-star hotel conveniently located near the shopping hubs of Ginza and Shibuya. Then, every collector’s dream: Throughout 2020, you’ll also receive a minimum of eight Staple collaborations, each with a signed letter of authenticity from Jeff himself with the option to have each piece signed.

With the purchase of the Sneaker Legend experience, $7,500 will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation; shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience. ($110,000; page 267-268)

STAR IN A MAKEUP BY MARIO INSTAGRAM VIDEO

Makeup Artist Mario Dedivanovic

It’s every beauty junkie’s dream come true: an hour in the chair of makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic. Travel to meet up with Mario for a personalized makeup session, and see for yourself why celebrities around the world book him a year in advance. He’ll do your makeup using some of his favorite products from Neiman Marcus, and you’ll be featured on his Instagram channel, where he’ll showcase your ultimate beauty look. The fun doesn’t end there. You’ll receive tickets to The Masterclass, Mario’s sought-after makeup master class, including a special meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with Mario. Finally, you’ll also receive a special package with some of the products Mario used during your glam experience.

With the purchase of the Makeup by Mario experience, $15,000 will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation; shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience. ($400,000; page 271-272)

A CUSTOM PET PARADISE BY ROCKSTAR PUPPY AND DENISE RICHARDS

Denise Richards

Does your dog feel most at home in a Cape Cod beach cottage or a Brooklyn brownstone? Maybe his style’s more midcentury modern with a traditional twist. In any case, make your pampered pet feel right at home in a one-of-a-kind doghouse, produced in collaboration with Rockstar Puppy, purveyors of a luxe canine lifestyle, and actress/animal lover Denise Richards. Houses are designed to your specifications inside and out, and nothing is off limits. You’ll share your vision with Jessica Clark, the creative mind behind Rockstar Puppy, discuss the design with Denise via video chat, and then Rockstar Puppy will work its magic, bringing your unique creation to life.

Pet Paradise Experience

With the purchase of the Pet Paradise gift, $5,000 will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation and Denise Richards will make a donation of $25,000 to American Humane Society; shipping charges and taxes may apply. Limited to one gift. ($70,000; page 269-270)

A BEHIND THE SCENES EXPERIENCE WITH BOUCHERON

26 Place Vendôme in Paris, home of Maison Boucheron

A treasure trove awaits at 26 Place Vendôme in Paris, home of Maison Boucheron since 1893. Meet Creative Director Claire Choisne and enjoy exclusive access to the house’s workshops and design studio, where you’ll get an up-close look at the artistry that goes into creating each spectacular piece. Take home the exclusive Perle Au Trésor, a precious objet d’art that opens to reveal a necklace, bracelet, and two broaches. Then, retire in style with luxury accommodations, including two nights at Le 26, Boucheron’s stunning Place Vendôme apartment. You and your guest will be among the few to stay in the highly exclusive apartment, which was added during a recent refurbishment of the historic building, formally known as Hôtel de Nocé. Très magnifique.

Jewelry by Boucheron

With the purchase of the Boucheron experience, $35,000 will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation; shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience. ($695,000 page 261-262)

CREATE A COUTURE PAIR OF CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTINS

CREATE A COUTURE PAIR OF CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTINS

Imagine jetting to Paris to paint the town red à la Christian Louboutin. You and a guest will visit the designer’s favorite haunts and browse the original Christian Louboutin boutique on rue Jean Jacques Rousseau, where you’ll select five pairs from the latest collection. Next, you’ll visit the designer’s atelier and work with the atelier director and a group of master artisans to design your very own one-of-a-kind custom couture shoe. Wine and dine at Michelin-starred restaurant Divellec, enjoy a show at the legendary cabaret club, the Crazy Horse, and call it a night in a two-bedroom signature suite at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental, Paris, an award-winning, five-star hotel on chic rue Saint-Honoré. After you’ve bid Paris au revoir and returned home, your one-of-a-kind pair of shoes and an original sketch of the design from Mr. Louboutin himself will be delivered to your door.

Christian Louboutin

With the purchase of the Christian Louboutin experience, $18,000 will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation; shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience. ($125,000; page 263-264)

INCIRCLE AROUND THE WORLD

Circle the World with InCircle will take customers aboard a Privé Jet to five world-class destinations with luxury accommodations.
The Lodge at Blue Sky, Utah
Medium Deluxe Suite at Once upon A Time, Ice Hotel

For the first time ever, Neiman Marcus presents an additional Fantasy Gift accessible exclusively to InCircle members. Circle the World with InCircle will take customers aboard a Privé Jet to five world-class destinations with luxury accommodations. Guests will stay three nights at each location, then board the private jet to set off to the next location. The luxurious adventure begins at Kasbah Tamadot near Marrakech, Morocco, then off to Lefay Resort & Spa near Dolomiti, Italy, next Ice Hotel in Sweden, then Jade Mountain in St. Lucia, and the trip culminates at The Lodge at Blue Sky in Utah. For more information and to join InCircle, visit www.incircle.com. ($575,000)

The Lefay Resort & Spa near Dolomiti, Italy at Dusk
Exclusive SPA Suite at the Lefay Resort & Spa

“Bravo Neiman Marcus!” said award winning actress Rachel Brosnahan. “After 60 years you’ve simply outdone yourself. Nothing puts me in the holiday spirit like these glamorous goodies… an 11-room doggie mansion, a 10 out of 10 makeover by Mario, nine courses of the Italian countryside, eight Jeff Staple collaborations, 007’s Aston Martin, six pairs of Louboutins, five curated destinations, four fashion week shows, three Boucheron baubles. This holiday season, the gift of fantasy is two words and one of a kind… Neiman Marcus.”

2019 Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gifts Presented by Award Winning Actress Rachel Brosnahan


Neiman Marcus is a Dallas-based luxury retailer, providing luxury customers access to exclusive and emerging brands, anticipatory service, and unique experiences since 1907. Each day, Neiman Marcus digitally connects with customers around the world while delighting them with interesting, interactive, and immersive experiences across a physical 43-store presence in the U.S. From delectable dining and indulgent beauty services to bespoke experiences and exclusive products, there’s something for everyone. Neiman Marcus is part of the Neiman Marcus Group, which is comprised of a multi-branded, luxury shopping experience under the Neiman MarcusBergdorf GoodmaNeiman Marcus Last Call, and Horchow brand names. To keep up with the latest news and events happening at Neiman Marcus, visit www.neimanmarcus.com or follow the brand on InstagramFacebookYouTubeTwitter, and WeChat.

Celebrate Personal Expression In Macy’s New Fall 2019 Campaign, ‘For Every You’

Check out Macy’s Presents The Edit online to get inspired for fall with fashion trends and advice from Macy’s Fashion Office

Shop Newness In Store With thredUP, Mango Woman, the Watch Drop, Sam Edelman and more

Each 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 totally personal.

Looking 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.

The 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.

Macy’s incredible fall assortment of fashion, accessories, home and beauty is full of perfect pieces to make shoppers feel remarkable. INC International Concepts clothing and accessories, $79.50-$109.50 (Photo: Business Wire)

For Every You

Macy’s 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 and social.

Social Media

On 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.

Fall Fashion

This 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 neon.

Midi 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.

Macy’s incredible fall assortment of fashion, accessories, home and beauty is full of perfect pieces to make shoppers feel remarkable. Club Room clothing, $30-$135 (Photo: Business Wire)

In 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.

Fall Beauty

Embrace 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.

Macy’s incredible fall assortment of fashion, accessories, home and beauty is full of perfect pieces to make shoppers feel remarkable. Skincare by concern, $18-$229 (Photo: Business Wire)

The 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 online Beauty Hub to get pro tips and curated product recommendations that’ll keep you confident and radiant in your skin this fall.

Fall Home and Entertaining

Macy’s incredible fall assortment of fashion, accessories, home and beauty is full of perfect pieces to make shoppers feel remarkable. Martha Stewart Collection quilt, $200 (Photo: Business Wire)

Live 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.

New In-Store and on macys.com

Lots 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.

Macy’s 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.

Exciting 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.

Macy’s 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 style.

Macy’s 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.

Discover School of Style

School is back in session at STORY at Macy’s, 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.

UGG Collective Launches For Autumn/Winter 2019

Brand Ushers In Seasonal Marketing Campaign With A Fresh Cast Including Musician H.E.R. And Entrepreneur Luka Sabbat

The iconic lifestyle brand continues to celebrate its uniqueness and elevated position by featuring personalities who highlight the diversity and spirit of UGG®.

Global lifestyle brand UGG® unveiled their sixth UGG® Collective global campaign for Autumn/Winter 2019, featuring a cast of real Californians including GRAMMY® Award-winning musician Gabi Wilson of H.E.R., plus entrepreneur and style influencer Luka Sabbat.

(PRNewsfoto/UGG)

From majestic mountains and wild woodlands to buzzing cities and quiet beach towns, California represents an eclectic paradise that brings together people from all across the world. For the brand’s new campaign, UGG® and the cast traveled across San Francisco finding breathtaking locations in the Presidio and historic Battery Chamberlain.

The UGG Collective consists of Californian musicians, actors, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, photographers and professional athletes. Like UGG®, they are bold, provocative, free-spirited, optimistic and real,” said Andrea O’Donnell, President, Fashion & Lifestyle Brands. “Each season, we select new groups of unique individuals to represent the brand. In telling their stories, we tell ours.”

This season the cast includes:

  • Gabi Wilson/H.E.R. dives into enigma to get listeners to focus on her sound rather than the person behind it. Writing and practicing music since the age of three, the California native’s soulful songs have garnered praise from the likes of Alicia Keys, Bryson Tiller, and Rihanna. Touted as one of R&B’s rising stars, she won her first GRAMMY Award in February 2019 and is part of a growing group of young creatives who are revising identity and art in the digital age.
  • Luka Sabbat does everything his own way. Growing up between New York and Paris with fashion-industry parents, he has an innate sense of style infused into everything he does—most notably, his self-made project “Hot Mess,” a collaborative collection of unapologetically raw photography, film, clothing, and furniture. Boldly unfiltered, he redefines what it means to be a young creative entrepreneur.
  • Crystal Moselle is intent on bringing more female perspectives to film, turning her lens on an all-girl cast in Skate Kitchen, which follows a group of unapologetically young, queer, and feminist skateboarders in NYC. Honest in her storytelling, Moselle’s tender curiosity allows her to create soft yet extraordinary moments on screen—uncovering beauty in pain, and truth in fiction.
  • Daniel Woods never cowers in the face of failure, embracing it as a ladder to greatness. Competitively climbing since age eight, he is currently at the top of his game, winning a gold medal at the IFSC World Cup in 2010 and dominating the American Boulder Series for the last decade. Passionate and daring, he pushes the limits of possibility on a daily basis.
  • Lola McDonnell is a free-spirited model whose wild heart and love for travel lead her to some of the world’s most beautiful places. Often accompanied by fiancé and fellow Collective member Zackery Michael, she leads an unconventional life of adventure.
  • Zackery Michael lives life on his own terms as a self-taught photographer who’s always on the road. From shooting fashion editorials in NYC and celebrities in L.A. to documenting the mountain tribes of Myanmar, his photography focuses on intimate shots of people and places, often featuring his girlfriend Lola McDonnell.

The brand campaign was shot by photographer Frederic Auerbach and produced by 3Star Productions. The cast was assembled by casting director Shay Nielsen, and came to life with the help of wardrobe stylist Kate Ruth, hair stylist Nikki Providence and makeup artist Dana Delaney. The locations were given flair and detail with the assistance of set designer Eli Metcalf.