An Expanded Range of Sketchers Styles Feature Goodyear Rubber Technology Outsoles For Enhanced Grip, Stability And Durability
Global footwear powerhouse Skechers is building on the technology in its footwear through a new collaboration with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Select styles across multiple categories for men, women and kids will utilize Goodyear rubber technology in custom Skechers outsoles that will deliver increased grip, stability and durability.
“This collaboration is an example of two trusted brands coming together to create a high-tech product that will truly benefit our consumer,” said Michael Greenberg, president of Skechers. “Through this effort, select products will feature Goodyear Performance Outsoles, offering that extra edge where it’s needed most—be it enhanced stability on a run, excellent grip over slippery surfaces in the workplace, or durability on the playground for long-lasting wear. We expect this will resonate with our customers who need these innovations in the comfortable Skechers footwear that they love.”
“Goodyear has always worked to create innovative products that provide consumers with high-performance tires, and now we’re using that same ingenuity to enable consumers to wear high-performance shoes,” said Christian Jurado, Goodyear’s global director of licensed products.
The shoes, featuring Goodyear Performance Outsoles, are designed for durability with long-lasting wear, excellent grip on a variety of surfaces and weather conditions and enhanced stability through exceptional traction. This is made possible with Goodyear-developed rubber technology that contains a special polymer including sustainable soybean oil—a renewable, bio-based material used in some of the company’s top-performing tires – available in the U.S. and Canada – the Assurance® WeatherReady®, Eagle® Exhilarate® and Eagle® Enforcer® All Weather® and the Assurance ComfortDrive®.
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.
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?
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.
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.”
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 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.
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.
A Significant Number Of New Brands Join Kohl’s Product Portfolio
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
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
in Kohl’s Stores and on Kohls.com
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
Ellen DeGeneres Pet Collection: Exclusive pet offerings from
Ellen DeGeneres, featuring toys, beds, apparel, and accessories,
launched in October
handbags, jewelry, and an exclusive apparel collection featuring an
expanded wear-to-work offering, launched in September
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 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
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
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:
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.
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.
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
The Beauty Checkout selection will be refreshed
quarterly, the first selection of items include the following brands:
Co: clean skincare
Scientist: footcare solutions, including blister prevention
spray, pain relief cream, hydration therapy and more
Beauty: showerless products, including dry shampoo, body wipes
and shave gel
& Coco: natural deodorant
Botanicals: natural skincare, including pomegranate sleeping
mask and kale superfood moisturizer
ingestibles, featuring gummies, glow capsules, collagen powder,
probiotics and more
Belle: clean skincare
& Pompette: face polish
Aura: masks, including glow glitter mask, 24K gold foil mask,
rose gold foil mask and paper cloud cleansing mask
Her: lip kits
Bee: hand and body care
Bud’s: hemp skincare, including body lotion, body wash and
roll-on pain relief
Proteins: beauty collagen
Beauty Offerings: Kohl’s continues to bring newness to
beauty with trending and relevant brands, including:
and James fragrance
Beauty by Kendall Jenner
Vie est Belle fragrance by Lancome
Beauty** – CBD offering
Bud’s** – CBD offering
– CBD offering
Soon for the Holiday Season
retailer of Elizabeth and James apparel, handbags and accessories
from designers Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, launching in November
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
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
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.
shop all these brands and more, visit Kohls.com.
available in select Kohl’s stores and for all customers on
available in select Kohl’s stores only.
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 Marcusunveiled 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 legendaryNeiman Marcus Fantasy Gifts, which celebrate their 60th anniversary and were unveiled last night at an event in Neiman Marcus at Hudson Yards.
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.“
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.
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
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.
year, Neiman Marcus continues its three year partnership with the
& 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.
2019 Fantasy Gifts include:
ASTON MARTIN DESIGNED BY DANIEL CRAIG
your secret agent fantasies in an Aston
Martin DBS Superleggeradesigned 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.
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)
VERY VIP TASTE OF ITALY
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
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)
FASHION WEEK LIKE AN INDUSTRY INSIDER
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
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)
IT IN TOKYO WITH SNEAKER LEGEND, JEFF STAPLE
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
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)
IN A MAKEUP BY MARIO INSTAGRAM VIDEO
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.
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)
CUSTOM PET PARADISE BY ROCKSTAR PUPPY AND DENISE RICHARDS
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.
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)
BEHIND THE SCENES EXPERIENCE WITH BOUCHERON
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.
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)
A COUTURE PAIR OF CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTINS
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.
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)
AROUND THE WORLD
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)
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.”
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 Marcus, Bergdorf Goodma, Neiman 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 Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and WeChat.
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.
Ushers In Seasonal Marketing Campaign With A Fresh Cast Including
Musician H.E.R. And Entrepreneur Luka Sabbat
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.
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
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
Ralph Lauren, Brandon Maxwell, King Ranch, and Erin Wasson Help Mark the Brand’s 135th Year in Business
Lucchese Bootmaker, headquartered in El Paso Texas, is celebrating its 135th anniversary this year with a variety of partnerships and capsule collections. Known for making the finest cowboys boots on the planet, Lucchese has always balanced rugged, frontier traditions with an appeal to those focused on aesthetic.
Lucchese Fall News Press Release Image
Below are a few of the highlights of how Lucchese is marking its anniversary this year:
Erin Wasson in the Jacqueline Boot: Designed with Texas native Erin Wasson, the Jacqueline boot ($1,595 with free ground shipping) is a traditional western silhouette for the modern woman. The smooth black goat is accented by white stitch pull holes and piping. Single stitch welt construction. Leather sole. Handmade in Texas.
ERIN WASSON: Continuing their presence in the style arena, Lucchese just released a limited collection of fashion-focused boots with model/designer Erin Wasson. The brand has partnered with another iconic Texas brand — Neiman Marcus – to provide wider access to both traditional boots and fashion boots alike. This move signifies a shift in consumer demand, as exotic cowboy boots are now becoming a staple in consumer wardrobes, available at a wider range of retailers ranging from Western-focused to luxury fashion.
The King Ranch Barn Boot
KING RANCH: Lucchese has partnered with another legendary Texas brand, the King Ranch, to produce a limited edition collection of boots that are rugged enough for the harsh environment of South Texas. In addition to this partnership, Lucchese has released a well-reviewed technical product called the Barn Boot, its first foray into the “work boot” category. The mud and grime releasing outsole and cushioned insole was an immediate hit with both new and long-time Lucchese loyalists.
RALPH LAUREN: In addition to staying true to its roots with traditional products, Lucchese was in the spotlight during New York Fashion Week in September. Ralph Lauren, who has worn Lucchese boots for many years, selected them as his favorite bootmaker. Lucchese worked with Mr. Lauren to create co-branded boots which debuted in Central Park at the legendary designer’s 50th-anniversary collection show.
BRANDON MAXWELL: Fashion designer and fellow Texan Brandon Maxwell used custom boots as the invite for guests at his Spring/Summer 2019 New York Fashion Week show.”It was a dream to work with Lucchese on our invitations,” said Brandon. “Lucchese is a quintessential Texas brand so to share this bit of my home state with our guests immediately showcased hospitality. Seeing videos of friends and guests receive this big Texas dose of generosity made it all the more special.“
Texas-based Lucchese is a legendary bootmaker and iconic brand of the American West. Applying the same craftsmanship principles and techniques since 1883, Lucchese artisans use only the finest leathers, preeminent materials and a proprietary twisted cone last to construct boots of unrivaled quality, fit, comfort and style.
This holiday season, Nordstrom wants to make shopping fun with Gifts That Do Good, Gifts That Inspire, and innovative services that help make the holidays completely stress-free in-store and online. The marketing campaign was produced by Nordstrom and directed and photographed by Theo Wenner, who has worked on original campaigns for Chanel, Chloe, and Topshop/Topman, as well as editorials for Vogue and Rolling Stone. The cast includes Guinevere Van Seenus, who began her modeling career walking a Nordstrom fashion show as a teenager, as well as longtime Nordstrom customer and model Jan De Villeneuve, who has been gracing runways for over 50 years.
NORDSTROM LOGO (Courtesy: Nordstrom PR)
The campaign includes a colorful, cheerful video that will run on Nordstrom.comand on the retailer’s social and digital platforms, print and out of home. A national TV commercial will launch on November 5.
Campaign visuals from the 2018 Nordstrom ‘Let’s Go Gifting!” Holiday campaign to run in O: The Oprah Winfrey magazine (Courtesy: Nordstrom PR)
GIFTS THAT DO GOOD
Giving back feels good any time of year, but particularly during the holidays. From gift cards that give back, to gifts that do good, Nordstrom is making it easier than ever for customers to find the perfect gift.
Campaign visuals from the 2018 Nordstrom ‘Let’s Go Gifting!” Holiday campaign to run in InStyle magazine (Courtesy: Nordstrom PR)
Campaign visuals from the 2018 Nordstrom ‘Let’s Go Gifting!” Holiday campaign to run in US Harpers Bazaar magazine (Courtesy: Nordstrom PR)
Gift Card Give Back– Nordstrom donates 1% of all gift card sales to nonprofits across the U.S. and Canada. This year alone, the company has donated over $7.5 million to more than 600 organizations.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals™– In partnership with its customers, Nordstrom is supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals™ (CMNH) to make a difference in the lives of children. Now through December 24, Nordstrom invites customers to support CMNH through the purchase of $10 giving cards at any Nordstrom full-line store in the U.S. and Canada. All donations will stay local to the community in which they were given, including 55 network hospitals in regions with Nordstrom stores. The donations will fund critical treatments, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care for children and their families across the U.S. and Canada.
Nordstrom Signature– Nordstrom is introducing a new cashmere collection featuring beautiful designs for women, men, and children. Select products within the collection are produced in factories where Nordstrom has partnered withBSR’s HERprojectto implement workplace training programs on topics like health, finance, and gender equality. Since 2007, Nordstrom has partnered with BSR to launch worker empowerment programs in 27 factories around the world, reaching more than 18,000 workers.
Campaign visuals from the 2018 Nordstrom ‘Let’s Go Gifting!” Holiday campaign to run in US Elle magazine (Courtesy: Nordstrom PR)
Campaign visuals from the 2018 Nordstrom ‘Let’s Go Gifting!” Holiday campaign to run in US Marie Claire magazine (Courtesy: Nordstrom PR)
Treasure & Bond– Nordstrom donates 2.5% of net sales from this exclusive, private-label brand to programs that empower young people to make a difference in their community. To date, the company has donated $2.5 million. This year, Treasure & Bond is supporting WECharity, which provides educators and students with curriculum and educational resources that help them gain an understanding of the root causes of pressing social issues and provides the tools necessary to take action and make an impact. Treasure & Bond features laid-back wardrobe staples with an Americana aesthetic for women, men, children, as well as home, a new category that launched this year.
GIFTS THAT INSPIRE
Nordstrom aims to be THE destination for unique holiday gifts at a range of price points, from a chic Topshop faux fur shoulder bag for $48 to showstopping Gucci boots for $1,790, including emerging brands and exclusive items.
November 27 – Treasure & Bond Patterned Pullover
November 28 – Monica Vinader Havana Mini Friendship Bracelet
November 29 – Sant and Abel Santa Pajamas
Daily Drops – Beginning November 27 through December 18, Nordstrom will release exclusive, limited products each day called ‘Daily Drops,’ to create a sense of discovery in-store and online throughout the shopping season. Products will be added to Nordstrom.com/holidaygiftsat 6:00am PST, as well as on the @Nordstrom Instagram. ‘Daily Drops’ will feature exciting, new-to-market items and styles from brands like Something Navy, Christian Louboutin, Charlotte Tilbury, Rothy’s, Treasure & Bond, Le Labo, Sant & Abel, Hugo Boss x Jeremyville, and Rag & Bone x Mickey.
Gift Guides – Based on top-demanded categories and search terms by Nordstrom customers, the company is introducing a persona-based gift guide featuring curated and unique ideas for 11 customer personalities. Examples include The Tech Collector, The Luxe Lover, The Traveler, The Witty One, and theDo-Gooder, among others, and can be found on Nordstrom.com/holidaygifts.
Look to Lands’ End for a social, snuggable, shoppable and smart holiday season
There are gifts, and then there are gifts from Lands’ End.Each item is thoughtfully designed, meticulously crafted and made-to-order with ease so that the gift giver and recipient alike can experience the delight of quality, the heart of five-star customer service and the integrity of a company that cares. Lands’ End today unveils its 2018 Holiday and Christmas Collection filled with something special for everyone on the list. The complete collection can be found in the Holiday Shop at landsend.com.
With its new Scientific Warmth Ratings Guide Families on Outerwear Choices, Lands’ End Offers a Coat for Every Level of Warmth this holiday season
“There’s a quality at Lands’ End that permeates everything we do. From our designers to the pickers and packers in the warehouse, we carry with us the heart of first-rate customer service. We strive to make the holiday season easier for busy families with quality gifts that they’ll be proud to present,” said Gill Hong, EVP, chief merchant and head of international at Lands’ End.
“Lands’ End offers timeless, classic style and is a part of many family traditions with gifts such as fine cashmere sweatersand our handstitched, personalized Needlepoint Stockings. But we’re also modern, with gift ideas that are social media friendly, easy to shop and heartwarming during this busy season, making Lands’ End the smart stop for all our customers’ holiday shopping.”
Lands’ End Makes It an Easier and Merrier 2018 Holiday Season Filled with Great Gifts, Traditions, and Warmth
‘Tis the season for sharing memorable moments on social media.Soon, pages and profiles will be lit up with holiday scenes including favorite gift ideas. Lands’ End offers gifts ideas for social media mavens that will look great when scrolling on smartphones and tablets.
For a primo family photo “op,” family Christmas pajamasin the same Rich Red Multi Plaid will look fantastic for the Christmas day around-the-tree shots. Kids’ graphic tees in holiday themes including snowflakes, a Christmas tree and snow plows bring personality to holiday baking pics. For outdoor snow play shots, consider colorful down coats and jackets with faux fur trim around the hood along with vivid, cold-weather accessories including the Fair Isle Stripe Scarf, Beanie Hat and Convertible Mittens. Buffalo Check in red and navy can be seen throughout the Lands’ End gift collections in sweaters, wraps, slippers, accessories and more. This pattern stands out in just about any photo and brings the holiday spirit. Felt Animal Slippers for women with delightful creatures such as a sheep, polar bears, and even a cow will pop on the page when shown photographed alongside the Kids Critter Slipperswith a snowman, a penguin and more.
Even the family dog has a place at Lands’ End. Look for a complete collection of dog vests, dog beds, collars, leashes and even dog treats and a newPup Tentat Lands’ End. Since pets are special, plus make the most adorable photos, customers are encouraged to tag their dog sporting the latest looks from Lands’ End with #LandsEndPets.Continue reading →
Vineyard Vines, the lifestyle brand best known for its smiling pink whale logo, announced a new footwear collaboration with the iconic American footwear brand, Sperry. With a shared love for the water, the two brands have partnered on a multi-season collection for men, women, kids, and baby that draws inspiration from their East Coast roots and passion for sailing. Reflecting the aesthetics of both brands—vineyard vines’ classic design approach and Sperry’s renowned craftsmanship, the exclusive footwear collection will launch with Sperry’s Authentic Original boat shoe and the Seaside Slip-on adorned with vineyard vines’ signature whale designs and unique patchwork prints. Retail prices range from $40.00 to $125.00. (Launched October 4, 2018, the premiere collection will be available for pre-sale at www.vineyardvines.com, www.sperry.com and select vineyard vines stores, followed by a more extensive Spring assortment hitting in early 2019.)
The lifestyle apparel brand best known for its smiling pink whale logo was founded in 1998 on Martha’s Vineyard when brothers Shep and Ian Murray cut their ties with corporate America to start making ties that represented the Good Life. In addition to signature neckwear, vineyard vines offer a variety of clothing and accessories for men, women, and children.
“We started our company with the mission to create quality products inspired by living the Good Life with our family and friends, much like Paul Sperry did over eighty years ago,” said Ian Murray, vineyard vines CEO & co-founder. “The Sperry collaboration is a perfect and fitting partnership between two American brands. We couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with the Sperry team.” Shep Murray, vineyard vines CEO and co-founder adds, “We have always been a fan of their shoes and excited for our two brands to come together.”
Sperry was founded in 1935 by an avid sailor, inventor, and intrepid explorer Paul Sperry. From the invention of the world’s first boat shoe, the iconic Top-Sider, Sperry continues its eight-decade tradition of offering innovative, fashion-forward styles that are perfect at sea or on the street. The company Paul Sperry founded in his own name is now fully rooted in the history of American style.
“This collaboration represents the ultimate partnership of two iconic New England-based brands. We are excited to collaborate with vineyard vines on a capsule collection of shoes,” says Tom Kennedy, President at Sperry. “This initial release, which features vineyard vines heritage prints on Sperry’s most-loved silhouettes, evokes the nostalgia of simpler times, youthful fun, and family vacations at the shore.”
Vineyard Vines products are sold in over 600 specialty and department stores worldwide, through a seasonal catalog at 1.800.892.4982, online at www.vineyardvines.com and at over one-hundred freestanding stores. Sperry is distributed in department stores and independent retailers in North America, Asia, Europe, and Latin America, as well as Sperry specialty retail stores and www.Sperry.com. Sperry is a division of Wolverine World Wide, Inc. one of the world’s leading marketers of branded casual, active lifestyle, work, outdoor sport, athletic, children’s and uniform footwear and apparel. For a complete look at the Vineyard Vines Sperry Collection, please visit www.vineyardvines.com or www.sperry.com.
Supermodel Adwoa Aboah and Fashion Designer Heron Preston to star in Global Anniversary Campaign
UGG® celebrates four decades with “UGG: 40 Years“, a global campaign which launched on October 4th. From what started as a men’s surf brand in 1978 and transcended into a fashion industry authority, UGG® continues to show what it means to live the California lifestyle by being bold, provocative and free-spirited. Adorned with boldly colored poppies, California’s state flower, the campaign pays homage to that legacy and features current ambassadors, model Adwoa Aboah and designer Heron Preston, who have played a role in the brand’s success this year.
Founded in 1978 by an Australian surfer on the coast of California, UGG® is a global lifestyle brand renowned for its iconic Classic boot. First worn by Hollywood royalty, fashion editors and then the world, UGG® designs and retails footwear, apparel, accessories and homewares with an uncompromising attitude toward quality and craftsmanship.
“From free-spirited surfers to provocative fashion designers and California creatives, UGG has embraced bold, unapologetic individuality for 40 years,” said Andrea O’Donnell, President, Fashion Lifestyle Brands. “What the UGG brand stands for is more important than ever and this year we celebrate who we are now and look onward with excitement to the next 40 years.”
On October 4th, UGG® hosted an exclusive event to celebrate its 40th anniversary and global brand campaign at the iconic Hollywood hotel Chateau Marmont. Campaign stars Adwoa Aboah and Heron Preston were joined by Vanessa Hudgens, Teyana Taylor, Justine Skye, Luka Sabbat, H.E.R., SIMIHAZE, Hailey Clauson, Cozy Boys, Gianni Lee, Amanda Steele, Anne Winters, Neels Visser, and more to fete the momentous occasion. The event featured musical performances by H.E.R., Cherry Glazerr, and Heron Preston, and included art installations by Gianni Lee and Cleo Wade. After H.E.R. performed, she announced her role as the new UGG® brand ambassador and star in the brand’s Autumn/Winter 2019 campaign.
To celebrate this important milestone, the brand envisions a new future that’s still deeply rooted in its past by teaming its most popular icons with icons in fashion, innovation, and art. These unique individuals represent the next generation of UGG®.
Adwoa Aboah. With her bold personality, Adwoa Aboah rewrites the script of what it means to be a modern woman. A model and activist who has fronted campaigns for Chanel, Burberry, and Revlon. She challenges traditional standards of beauty, champions unconventionality, and builds a safe space for women to discuss mental health, sexuality, and body image without stigma and shame through Gurls Talk, a platform she founded with her best friend.
Heron Preston. A genre-bending artist, creative director, content creator, designer, and DJ, Heron Preston carves his own path in the fashion industry through his commitment toward innovation, experimentation, and unpredictability. His unconventional style has led to collaborations with Virgil Abloh, Nike, Kanye West, and the NYC Department of Sanitation. His relationship with UGG® was teased during Coachella, when Preston put his spin on a limited run of UGG® Classic II Mini boots with the designer’s signature pull tab and logo. The brand’s full collaboration will launch in 2019.
Additional cast members will be unveiled throughout the month of October.
“UGG: 40 Years” was shot by photographer and visual artist Erik Madigan Heck, who is known for creating elaborate and surreal environments in his work. Heck brings a fine art sensibility to the campaign by reimagining iconic California landscapes, such as Big Sur and the Redwood Forest in saturated imaginative sets with vibrant colors and bold patterns, such as the sea of poppies, California’s state flower.
Women’s Classic Short II, Classic Mini II, Ansley and Tasman II 40:40:40 in Sand
Men’s Classic Short, Neumel, Ascot, Tasman and Scuff 40:40:40 in Sand
Kids’ Classic II, Neumel II, Tasman and Infants’ Jessie II 40:40:40 in Sand
UGG® also ushers in their 40:40:40 Collection to commemorate the milestone. The limited-edition collection reissues its most beloved styles in the brand’s original colorway, Sand. The capsule includes 40:40:40 branding in Women’s, Men’s and Kids’ with prices ranging from $55-$180.
The limited-edition collection is now available at UGG® stores worldwide, ugg.com and at the select global wholesale accounts while supplies last.
North America: Nordstrom
Europe: Office (U.K.), Printemps (France) and Breuninger (Germany)
The Limited Edition Reissue Will Feature Iconic 90’S Pieces Across A Series Of Drops Through 2019
Perry Ellis International, Inc. (PEI), fashion house for the iconic menswear label Perry Ellis®, announced today the launch of Perry Ellis America®; a limited edition capsule collection of the brand’s famed sub-label, which first debuted in 1984. A homage to the original collection, PEI is exploring its archives to recreate some of its most recognizable Perry Ellis America pieces, while introducing new additions inspired by the bold logos and vibrant colors of the 90’s. The unisex collection will revisit the fashion history Mr. Ellis helped to create, by bringing 90’s streetwear staples back for a limited time for enthusiasts around the world.
Perry Ellis America logo (Photo Credit: Perry Ellis)
(Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high-quality men’s and women’s apparel, accessories and fragrances. The company’s collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear, dresses and men’s and women’s swimwear is available through all major levels of retail distribution.)
From prep to grunge, to logos and back, fashion guru Perry Ellis (Mr. Ellis) defined American fashion for generations. In 1984 – in partnership with Levi’s – Mr. Ellis launched Perry Ellis America, the very first clothing collaboration of its kind. The collection fused luxury fashion with everyday classics to create a fresh, unique direction in American sportswear; a concept that would be imitated but never duplicated.
Perry Ellis America
The first limited edition 12-piece capsule will include an assortment of instantly recognizable hallmark Perry Ellis America styles, including reissued nylon tracksuits, washed denim, color-blocked outerwear, and an assortment of logo-heavy fleeces and tees.Continue reading →
The Bata Shoe Museum, a North American cultural landmark with a strong international reputation, has announced the opening of the highly anticipated traveling exhibition MANOLO BLAHNIK: THE ART OF SHOES, a stunning, well-received retrospective by one of the world’s most influential figures within the fashion industry. After being showcased internationally at venues in Milan, St. Petersburg, Prague and Madrid, between May 16, 2018, through January 6, 2019, Toronto is excited to host the final and only North American stop on this world-class tour.
Mr. Manolo Blahnik at the opening of “Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes” exhibition at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto. (Photo Ryan Emberley) (CNW Group/Bata Shoe Museum)
For over 45 years, Blahnik’s inventiveness and superb artisanship have crossed boundaries between fashion and art, inspiring elegance and perfection. The underlying theme of the exhibition – that shoes are art – aligns perfectly with Blahnik’s own approach to creating footwear. Using architectural and sculptural lines within his work, Blahnik exquisitely captures the imagination, transforming an everyday accessory into masterpieces of contemporary design.
Embracing its carefree spirit 60 years since it launched, Hush Puppies presents its Spring/Summer 2018 collection offering pops of color, eye-catching prints, and on-trend textures. In 1958, Hush Puppies introduced the world to a new kind of footwear – shoes with casual style and an easygoing attitude made to relax in. Now, Hush Puppies is a global brand, a household name and a cultural icon that embodies the lighthearted spirit of its beloved basset hound. It is the go-to footwear, accessory, and apparel brand that delivers the right mix of timeless style and dependable comfort.
The iconic footwear, accessory, and apparel brand encourage women and men to enjoy all of life’s moments, starting with the perfect pair of shoes at hushpuppies.com.
“Sixty years ago, we created a shoe that injected a casual approach to fashion – a style that has continued today,” says Richard Prenderville, Chief Marketing Officer, Hush Puppies. “This year, we are celebrating the carefree spirit that has powered the brand since 1958 by encouraging consumers to live life off the leash in our stylish and comfortable collections.“
HUSH PUPPIES CELEBRATES 60 YEARS – SPRINGSUMMER 2018 WOMEN’S COLLECTION
Fresh feminine silhouettes, the Dreamy Collection provides unrivaled comfort with DRM² Cushion™ footbed for step-in softness and effortless wear and movement.
Help make cancer a part of the past with QVC’s annual shoe shopping bash. Leading multiplatform retailer QVC is set to join forces with the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) to help conquer cancer with its annualQVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale”broadcast event, scheduled to air Thursday, October 12 from 6 to 9 PM (ET). As part of QVC’s ongoing commitment to support charitable causes that promote the success and wellness of women through the power of relationships, QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale”has generated more than $53 million, benefitting various breast cancer research and education institutions.
As part of QVC’s ongoing commitment to support charitable causes that promote the success and wellness of women through the power of relationships, QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” has generated more than $53 million, benefitting various breast cancer research and education institutions.
“Each October, the entire QVC community looks forward to uniting with the Fashion Footwear Association of New York as we continue our crusade against breast cancer,” said Mike George, President, and CEO of QVC. “This event is truly a shining moment for us as we leverage the power of relationships to address an issue of paramount concern not only to our customers but to our team members and surrounding communities as well. I am incredibly proud of the impact we have made in the field of breast cancer research and education, and I look forward to building upon that momentum and bringing us one step closer to eradicating this deadly disease once and for all.”
During the event, shoe aficionados will be offered a chic selection of approximately 140 donated shoe styles from more than 80 brands, including 12 newcomers like Imagine by Vince Camuto, Marc Fisher LTD, Eric Javits and 1.State, among others. All shoes will be offered at HALF the manufacturer’s suggested retail price* with a minimum of 80 percent of the purchase price** benefitting various breast cancer research and education institutions, including:
Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
The Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Michigan Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Breast Oncology Program
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
The Margie and Robert E. Petersen Breast Cancer Research Program at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center.
The success of this event is contingent upon the generous donations of so many brands. This year, four footwear companies have been designated as Special Pink Benefactors for contributing more than $500,000 in shoe donations each. Nine West Holdings, Inc., which boasts such brands as Anne Klein, Bandolino and Nine West; Caleres, offering items from Bzees, Carlos by Carlos Santana, Dr. Scholl’s Footwear, Fergie Footwear, Franco Sarto, Lifestride, Naturalizer, Rykä, Sam Edelman and Via Spiga; Camuto Group, whose donation includes styles from 1. State, ED Ellen DeGeneres, Imagine by Vince Camuto, Jessica Simpson, Lucky Brand and Vince Camuto; and Marc Fisher Footwear, with styles from Guess, Indigo Rd., Kendall and Kylie, Marc Fisher, Marc Fisher LTD, Tommy Hilfiger and Tretorn.
QVC, Inc. is the world’s leading video and e-commerce retailer, committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products.
This year, QVC and the Special Pink Benefactors are encouraging shoppers to share photos explaining why and for whom they are shopping. Select photos will be featured on-air during the QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” broadcast. QVC is also collaborating with influencers who will post “shoefies” of their favorite styles from this year’s event using #shoes4acure and encourage their followers to do the same.
In addition to the broadcast event, shoe lovers can shop the Shoe of the Day, a special style unveiled each weekday between 7 and 9 AM (ET) on QVC during the month of October. Additional styles can be found in the online collection offered on QVC.com. Shoes will be available through QVC.com, the QVC apps or by calling 800.345.1515.
The Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation was created to support ongoing research and education programs in the fight against breast cancer and is supported by members of the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY). Donated footwear is sold on live television through QVC during the Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation‘s annual charity benefit, QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale.” Funds are distributed to leading breast cancer research and education institutions across the United States, including beneficiaries for the 2017 event. The Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation makes its home at 274 Madison Avenue, Suite 1701, New York, NY 10016, www.FFANY.org.
*The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is based on supplier’s representation of value. No sales may have been made at this price.
**Purchase price excludes shipping, handling and tax.
It’s been 10 years since Saks revolutionized the shoe industry with a shoe floor so big it needed its own zip code; the luxury retailer marks this incredible milestone with more than 75 exclusive styles, windows featuring custom designer birthday cakes, exclusive made-to-order programs, and more
On August 17, Saks Fifth Avenue will celebrate the 10th birthday of its famed 10022-SHOE salon. A pioneer in the footwear industry, Saks Fifth Avenue was among the first retailers to place a greater focus on shoes by creating a shoe department so big, the U.S. Postal Service granted the floor its own ZIP code―10022-SHOE. And now, 10 years later, 10022-SHOE is home to 110 designer brands―a number that has more than doubled since its inception in 2007; holds as many as 200,000 pairs of shoes; and has been expanded into 25 locations in the U.S. and Canada. Brands such as Jimmy Choo, CHANEL, Christian Louboutin, Dior, Saint Laurent, and Gucci, among others, have been with 10022-SHOE since the very beginning and will honor its 10th birthday at Saks with exclusive styles, made-to-order programs, custom birthday cake window designs, and more.
(Photo Courtesy of PRNewsfoto/Saks Fifth Avenue)
Throughout the past 10 years, Saks Fifth Avenue has held a constant and dominating presence in the shoe industry, selling on average 850,000 pairs of shoes per year, which equates to approximately 8.5 million over the course of its 10 year history―that’s enough “shoe footage” to travel up and down the Empire State Building close to 2,000 times!
Coupled with its impressive selection, 10022-SHOE has played host to many launches, exhibitions and firsts:
In 2008, 10022-SHOE was chosen to host the 70th anniversary exhibition of ruby slippers honoring the 1939 film, “The Wizard of Oz,” which included styles by designers including Oscar de la Renta, Stuart Weitzman and Roger Vivier, as well as Judy Garland‘s original ruby slippers designed by Adrian Greenberg of MGM studios;
From 2008 to 2015, designers such as Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Edgardo Osorio of Aquazzura, Paul Andrew and Nicholas Kirkwood, among many others, made special appearances at 10022-SHOE locations across the country;
In early 2015, 10022-SHOE paid tribute to Disney’s live-action film inspired by the classic fairy tale, “Cinderella,” by collaborating, in partnership with Disney Consumer Products, with nine luxury designers―including Paul Andrew, Tabitha Simmons, Nicholas Kirkwood, Jimmy Choo and Salvatore Ferragamo―to create their own interpretations of Cinderella‘s famed glass slipper;
Later in 2015, 10022-SHOE made history with the launch of Manolo Blahnik’s first U.S. shop-in-shop in the United States; and
In 2016, Saks opened its first store dedicated solely to shoes—10022-SHOE Greenwich—located in the heart of Greenwich, CT.
“The strength and growth of 10022-SHOE over the past 10 years is a testament to Saks’ commitment to the footwear category as well as our customers’ desire for the depth and breadth of our designer and emerging designer shoe assortment,” stated Tracy Margolies, Chief Merchant, Saks Fifth Avenue. “10022-SHOE is a landmark for shoe lovers in New York City and around the world for one-of-a-kind merchandise and experiences that they cannot find anywhere else―a core principle of Saks’ identity.”
Beginning this month, Saks Fifth Avenue is celebrating 10022-SHOE‘s 10th birthday with:
More than 75 exclusive shoe styles from powerhouse brands such as Aquazzura, Gucci, Giuseppe Zanotti, Valentino Garavani and Gianvito Rossi;
12 exclusive made-to-order programs, including programs by Prada, Alexandre Birman, Manolo Blahnik, Nicholas Kirkwood, Roger Vivier and Jimmy Choo; and
16 designer Happy Birthday 10022-SHOE cakes featured in the New York flagship store’s windows designed by brands such as Valentino Garavani, Gianvito Rossi, Gucci and Prada.
From Thursday, Aug. 17 until Sunday, Aug. 20, Saks will showcase a visual installation in its New York flagship, entitled “10 Galleries: A Decade of Shoes.” Each of the 10 installations will play off the 10022-SHOE exclusive items and trends and invite customers to discover, interact with, and celebrate all things shoes.
Notable footwear designers share memories about Saks Fifth Avenue and 10022-SHOE:
Designer Christian Louboutin speaks about his fondest memory of Saks’ 10022-SHOE: “Doing a personal appearance on the shoe level when it was first opened where women told me intimate stories about themselves and their shoes. It made me understand the desire of the American customer, their differences in their approach, and their taste for luxury.”
Designer Manolo Blahnik speaks about his fondest memory of Saks’ 10022-SHOE: “I think when we first launched our boutique in 2015―we had a book signing and dinner. It was an honour to meet so many women who loved my shoes … I love it [Saks]! It has always been one of my favourite stores, so beautiful and feminine!”
Designer Sandra Choi of Jimmy Choo―a brand which first launched at Saks Fifth Avenue in 1997―recalls her favorite memory, designing the commemorative 2007 10022-SHOE stamp: “The custom Jimmy Choo stamp I designed for the inauguration of the shoe floor 10 years ago. It was designed to reflect the unique zip code that was created to mark the opening. It featured a sketch I drew of a signature pump, it was such a fun and original idea.”
Designer Nicholas Kirkwood speaks to his exclusive 10022-SHOE birthday style: “I wanted to create something completely different to celebrate the 10022-SHOE 10th birthday, but also something special, and I loved the idea of the interplay between masculinity and femininity so it was from there that I designed the Combat boot.”
Designer Paul Andrew speaks about his partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue: “Saks has been a signifier of style and sophistication since they opened their doors for the first time in 1924. When I launched my own brand in 2013, my very first order came from Saks. It was a surreal moment—and Saks will always hold a special place in my heart for that reason.”
Designer Edgardo Osorio of Aquazzura speaks fondly about Saks Fifth Avenue: “Saks is such an iconic shopping hub, especially the historic Fifth Avenue flagship, and it’s just amazing to be carried there and all over the United States … Saks was the first department store to buy AQUAZZURA in the U.S. and as one of our key partners, they have continued to believe in me and my designs ever since. Over the years the working relationship has blossomed into a friendship.“
Check out Saks’ 10 top shoe trends in the upcoming Saks Fifth Avenue Shoe Book, which will be available in stores and on saks.com August 16. Visitors can view their local stores’ 10022-SHOE celebratory activities on the Store & Locations page on Saks.com. Saks Fifth Avenue also welcomes viewers to connect via its social channels, and to follow #10022SHOE for insider access.
Cole Haan, the global lifestyle brand and retailer, is joining forces with renowned street culture icon, Jeff Staple, to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of his Staple Design brand with the launch of the Cole Haan 2.ZERØGRAND Stitchlite™ x Staple Design sneaker to mark the occasion. Fusing tradition and modernity, the collaboration marks a hallmark moment for the two innovative brands by providing a sophisticated, well-crafted product that exudes street sensibility, without sacrificing craft, style or comfort.
Jeff Ng (aka “jeffstaple”) is an established graphic and fashion designer, curator, branding expert, footwear aficionado, and all-around creative visionary. He founded Staple Design, Inc. in 1997: now a well-known streetwear brand (@StaplePigeon), creative consulting agency (Staple Design) and retail store (@ReedSpace, which opened in 2002). Over the years, Jeff has taken Staple’s motto, “A Positive Social Contagion” to whole new levels, spreading his instinctual design know-how and fresh knowledge across all media platforms and worldwide.
Cole Haan 2.ZERØGRAND Stitchlite™ x Staple Design Sneaker
“Working with Cole Haan represents an opportunity to show the world how far Staple has come in this — our 20th year of existence. Cole Haan to me is at the perfect intersection of innovation, sophistication, and design. I am extremely proud that Staple is now a part of its storied history,” commented Staple.
Cole Haan 2.ZERØGRAND Stitchlite™ x Staple Design Sneaker 1
Cole Haan elevated the original ZERØGRAND Stitchlite™ by executing the Cole Haan 2.ZERØGRAND Stitchlite™ x Staple Design in twisted yarn for a marbled spectator effect to create the classic Cole Haan wingtip design. The shoe’s functional zonal knitting ensures stability and breathability. Featuring a sleek heather grey colorway and iconic Staple Pigeon logo, this is sneaker innovation at its finest.
“Cole Haan is honored to work with NYC’s cultural icon, Jeff Staple, and Staple Design, especially on his 20th anniversary,” said Scott Patt, Vice President of Design & Innovation at the Cole Haan Global Innovation Center in New Hampshire. “Jeff and his work represent all that is New York in its grit, adaptation, and individuality. This partnership is a celebration of our shared values and our dedication to craft, style, and engineering in everything we make.”
Priced at $300, the Cole Haan 2.ZERØGRAND Stitchlite™ x Staple Design will be available exclusively on www.ColeHaan.com.
Here comes the bride…to a Stuart Weitzman boutique. The Stuart Weitzman Spring 2017 Bridal Collection enhances the brand’s iconic minimalist sandal silhouettes with elegant new details and materials for the bride to walk down the aisle in style. The sexy, simple NUDIST sandal is available in three heel heights and a variety of luxe materials, including white satin, argento noir, platinum gold noir and rose gold patent leather. The popular NEARLYNUDE block heel sandal is updated for the spring bridal collection, offered in white or light blue leather and finished with a glittering heel. The bride-to-be looking to add a little sparkle to her step still has the option to embellish these iconic styles with clear, chalk white or “Something Blue” light sapphire Swarovski crystals.
The Stuart Weitzman 2017 Bridal Collection
Footwear plays a major role in every bride’s big day, so for those Instagram-able moments, the brand will continue to offer a customization based on Weitzman’s own proposal to his wife of 50 years, Jane, when he got down on one knee with a shoe instead of a ring. The lining of the one-of-a-kind shoe was inscribed “Made expressly for the future Mrs. Weitzman.” The bridal customization program takes a page out of the designer’s playbook by offering brides the option to personalize their sock lining with their new married name and wedding date.
The Stuart Weitzman 2017 Bridal Collection
Additional silhouettes round out the assortment, including the MEMOIR, a low strappy sandal in glitter lace and a duo of chic barely-there flat sandals, the TWEETY and the BALLSOFFIRE. The MOREPEARLS, a block heel sandal adorned with feminine pearls, offers an ornate option for the bride. Retail prices range from $398 – $485. The Swarovski crystal-encrusted NEARLYNUDE and NUDIST retail for $2,200.
On the heels of last year’s successful Bridal Collection relaunch, the brand will bring the bridal program, previously available online only, to select regional boutiques this spring. The collection will debut exclusively at the Michigan Avenue, Madison Avenue, Greenwich Avenue, Rodeo Drive, South Coast Plaza, NorthPark Center and Lenox Square boutiques and will continue to be available at www.stuartweitzman.com. The collection will arrive in stores and online mid-April.
Stuart Weitzman will celebrate the new bridal collection with in-store events at below locations:
Thursday, April 20th – Madison Avenue, New York boutique – 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Tuesday, April 25th – Michigan Avenue, Chicago boutique – 2pm – 6pm
Highlighted Includes Release of New Nike Air VaporMax
Nike Unveils Collection to Celebrate Air Max Day (Photo Business Wire)
Three years ago Nike launched Air Max Day, a response to global fervor for one of the most beloved footwear platforms of all time. Today, Nike begins a journey to this year’s Air Max Day, a worldwide celebration of Air highlighted by the long-awaited release of the Nike Air VaporMax.
Nike will celebrate Air Max Day on March 26 by marking the 30th anniversary of the Air Max 1, the shoe that pushed footwear to unprecedented heights with new cushioning style and performance features. Throughout March, Nike will release a mix of retros, remixes, and innovations. This fresh line-up of Air, including the highly anticipated Nike Air VaporMax, represents the latest chapter of Nike’s longstanding commitment to serving athletes. The new product delivers on what consumers want, by transforming the athletic footwear landscape with the most powerful and resilient underfoot platform yet.
“The Nike Air VaporMax is a tremendous example of what happens when we harness the combined insights of our design collective. When designers embrace the technology and push its potential, we have a boundless future. Just as the Air allows us to run forever, it allows our imaginations to ponder near limitless permutations,” said John Hoke, Vice President, Global Design for Nike.
Air has been an integral part of Nike since it was first introduced in the 1979 Air Tailwind. In the decades since, it’s drawn strong consumer devotion; a massive and passionate consumer fan base that has driven design and depth of product. Nike Air has disrupted the industry with color, materials and the Air platform itself. For the first eight years, it was hidden – felt rather than seen. Then, in 1987, it became visible with Air Max. It soon evolved, spreading from running to basketball to training and tennis, all while becoming a coveted lifestyle product across the globe. The line quickly endeared itself to consumers because of its responsiveness to movement, its durability, and its groundbreaking and beautiful design.
Through it all, Nike Air technology has driven the industry forward and continues to define what’s possible with underfoot cushioning. With Nike Air VaporMax, athletes get closer to the sensation of Air than ever, with layers removed between the foot and the Air platform itself. This innovation and dedication have created a product that consumers are passionate about, and demand year after year – and the Nike Air Max delivers yet again.
In 2016, by popular vote, consumers “voted back” the Nike Air Max 1 atmos Elephant, which makes its return as part of the Air product line-up. The Women’s Nike Air Max Jewell is the second-ever women’s Air Max shoe. Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Flyknit delivers on what consumers expect, and ask for Flyknit, a high-performing, breathable, supportive upper; and Air, responsive, agile, strong, beautiful and light.Continue reading →
Annual Retail Study Also Uncovers Top Shoe Brands, And Trends In Consumer Confidence, Wearables And E-Commerce
Nordstrom’s fan base is as fervent as ever. For the fifth time in a row, Nordstrom ranked as the nation’s favorite fashion retailer in an annual retail industry study conducted byMarket Force Information (Market Force). Market Force polled over 10,000 consumers for the study, which ranks top fashion retailers, reveals retail technology trends and looks at spending plans and habits.
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The survey was conducted online in December 2016 across the United States. There was an overall pool of 10,714 respondents covering all four U.S. Census regions. Within the survey pool, 7,241 reported shopping for fashion at a favorite retailer within the past 90 days, and 5,494 reported shopping for shoes within the past six months. There was a broad spectrum of income levels, with 54% indicating incomes of over $50,000 a year. Respondents’ ages ranged from 18 to over 65. Approximately 75% were women and 25% were men. For the rankings, Market Force asked participants to rate their customer satisfaction with their most recent fashion retailer experience, and their likelihood to refer the brand to others. The results were averaged to attain a Composite Loyalty Score. Only retailers with at least 100 locations were included.
Dillard’s and T.J. Maxx Climb Higher in Rankings
Nordstrom, which has built a reputation for incomparable customer service, ranked first among the retailers studied with a score of 64%, up 6% from 2016. Dillard’s made even larger strides from last year, gaining 16% percentage points to rank second with 54%, and was closely trailed by off-price retailer T.J. Maxx, which earned a 53% score. Ann Taylor and Nordstrom Rack landed in the top of the rankings, after not making the cut last year, tying with Kohl’s for fourth place. [See Graph 1].
Graph 1 – 2017 Fashion Retailer Rankings
Nordstrom Top for Value, Dillard’s for Creating Full Looks
In the attributes that set one retailer apart from the others, Nordstrom, Ann Taylor and Dillard’s all performed exceedingly well. Overall-winner Nordstrom ranked first for value, atmosphere, and ease of finding items, while Dillard’s took the No. 1 spots for creating a look and finding correct sizes. Ann Taylor landed in the top three in all of these categories. T.J. Maxx and Ross were called out for merchandise selection, and American Eagle has the fastest checkout speeds. [See Graphs 2 and 3].
Graph 2 – Rankings by Attributes
Graph 3 – Rankings by Attributes
Sizing up Sales Support
Despite the fact that sales assistance is shown to boost satisfaction and sales, less than half (42%) of consumers report being helped by an associate during their last shopping trip. Lane Bryant’s and Nordstrom’s associates assisted customers most often, while Target and T.J. Maxx shoppers received the least help. [See Graph 4].
“Sales associates are the front-line representatives for retailers, and how they engage with customers can make or break the shopping experience and impact sales,” said Cheryl Flink, chief strategy officer for Market Force Information. “The research shows that 90% of customers who were assisted by a sales associate bought something. When customers were not assisted, only 82% made a purchase. That 8% difference in conversion rate is a key reason why fashion retailers need to invest in their sales staff.”Continue reading →
The American Apparel & Footwear Association today announced its 2017 American Image Awards honorees: Andrew Rosen, Founder and CEO of Theory (Person of the Year); Marc Fisher Footwear (Company of the Year); Stuart Vevers of Coach, Inc. (Designer of the Year); Nick Graham (Fashion Maverick); and Ed Nardoza (Lifetime Achievement Award). Owned and operated by the AAFA, the American Image Awards began in 1977 to honor those who have exemplified leadership, excellence, and outstanding achievement in all sectors of the apparel and footwear industry, including education, design, manufacturing, and retail. Award-winning stage and screen actor Alan Cumming will emcee the gala. Presented on April 24 in New York City, the American Image Awards will benefit the Fashion Manufacturing Initiative (FMI), part of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Foundation. This year’s ceremony will take place at the historic 583 Park Avenue venue in New York City.
Representing more than 1,000 world famous name brands, the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) is the trusted public policy and political voice of the apparel and footwear industry, its management and shareholders, its four million U.S. workers, and its contribution of $361 billion in annual U.S. retail sales. AAFA stands at the forefront as a leader of positive change for the apparel and footwear industry and delivers a unified voice on key legislative and regulatory issues. The organization enables a collaborative forum to promote best practices and innovation and its comprehensive work ensures the continued success and growth of the apparel and footwear industry, its suppliers, and its customers.
The Fashion Manufacturing Initiative (FMI) is a program of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in partnership with the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC)and was created to nurture, elevate, and preserve garment production in New York City, ultimately connecting fashion designers to local manufacturing. The program includes: FMI Grant Fund offering matching grants to facilities committed to improving their services through innovation and technology; Apparel Skills TrainingCourses to generate a stronger workforce; a New York City Production Database onwww.CFDA.com; and ongoing professional development sessions, industry events and collaborative partnerships.Continue reading →
Cole Haan announces the launch of ZERØGRAND Stitchlite™, a stylish transformation of the traditional leather Wingtip Oxford. Taking shape in a distinctive knit style, the shoe delivers dramatic improvements in lightness and breathability through the art of construction.
Cole Haan Men’s ZERØGRAND Stitchlite(TM) in Marine Blue/Optic White
“ZERØGRAND Stitchlite™ is our newest elegant innovation as we continue our quest to reimagine and reinvent the definition of dress footwear,” says Jack Boys, Chief Executive Officer at Cole Haan. “We are excited to deliver this outstanding shoe to customers that are as comfortable in the office as they are about town.”
Cole Haan Men’s ZERØGRAND Stitchlite(TM) in Ironstone/Ivory
Cole Haan has artfully constructed the men’s and women’s ZERØGRAND Stitchlite™ as the next frontier in innovative wingtips; versatile, lightweight and understatedly elegant. The men’s ZERØGRAND Stitchlite™ Wingtip Oxford arrives just in time for Spring, with an array of vibrant colorways like Burnt Orange, Optic White, and Marine Blue. With a nod to the storied heritage of Cole Haan, subtle leather details accompany the men’s styles. For women, the shoes come in Optic White Knit/Vapor grey, Ironstone Knit/Tropical Peach and Marine Blue Knit/Optic White.
“This groundbreaking oxford features zonally designed dynamic stitching and static tight gauge-stitching to create a customized, foot-hugging fit while open, pointelle-stitching details improve breathability and moisture control,” says Scott Patt, Vice President of Design & Innovation at the Cole Haan Global Innovation Center in New Hampshire. “The upper design of the ZERØGRAND Stitchlite™ Wingtip Oxford works in harmony with an anatomically engineered outsole mimicking the natural motion of the foot.”
Cole Haan Women’s ZERØGRAND Stitchlite(TM) in Ironstone/Tropical Peach
Rubber pods on the forefoot and heel allow for an improved grip on any surface while a signature Grand.ØS energy foam footbed and unit sole provides cushioning for the ultimate in comfort.
The ZERØGRAND Stitchlite™ collection is available now on www.ColeHaan.com and in the US and international Cole Haan Stores.
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s leading luxury products group, recorded revenue of €37.6 billion in 2016, an increase of 5% over the previous year. Organic revenue growth was 6%.
In the fourth quarter, revenue increased by 9% compared to the same period of 2015. Organic growth was 8%. The American market remains on a good track as does Europe. Asia, excluding Japan, continued its good momentum.
Profit from recurring operations reached €7 billion in 2016, an increase of 6%, to which all business groups, apart from selective distribution, contributed. This result compares to 2015 which was itself a year of growth. Operating margin reached 18.7%. Group share of net profit was €3 981 million, representing growth of 11%.
Bernard Arnault, Chairman and CEO of LVMH, said: “LVMH achieved an excellent performance in 2016 within a context of geopolitical and economic instability. Continued innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and the quest for excellence: all Maisons continue to assert these core values while maintaining rigorous execution of their strategies on the ground. In an environment which remains uncertain, we can count on the appeal of our brands and the agility of our teams to strengthen, once again in 2017, our leadership in the universe of high quality products.”
Key highlights from 2016 include:
Record revenue and profit from recurring operations
Growth in the United States, Europe and Asia
Good performance of Wines & Spirits in all regions
The success of both iconic and new products at Louis Vuitton, where profitability remains at an exceptional level
Progress at Fendi
The sale of Donna Karan and the acquisition of Rimowa, a leader in luggage of excellence
Good momentum at Parfums Christian Dior driven by successful product innovations
Market share gains at Bvlgari and TAG Heuer
Growth at Sephora which strengthened its position in all its markets and in digital
Free cash flow of €3 974 million, an increase of 8%
Gearing of 12% at end of December 2016
WINES & SPIRITS: GOOD YEAR WITH PROGRESS IN THE UNITED STATES AND REBOUND IN SHIPMENTS TO CHINA
The Wines & Spirits Business Group recorded an increase in organic revenue of 7 %. On a reported basis, revenue growth was 5 %. Profit from recurring operations increased by 10 %. With volumes up 3%, solid growth continues for champagne and prestige cuvees performed particularly well. Hennessy cognac enjoyed an excellent year with 10% volume growth. The American market is growing well and China saw better momentum after a tough 2015 due to destocking by distributors. Other spirits, Glenmorangie and Belvedere, continued their growth.
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is represented in Wines and Spirits by a portfolio of brands that includes Moët & Chandon, Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, Krug, Ruinart, Mercier, Château d’Yquem, Domaine du Clos des Lambrays, Château Cheval Blanc, Hennessy, Glenmorangie, Ardbeg, Belvedere, Chandon, Cloudy Bay, Terrazas de los Andes, Cheval des Andes, Cape Mentelle, Newton, Bodega Numanthia and Ao Yun.
FASHION & LEATHER GOODS: GOOD PERFORMANCE OF LOUIS VUITTON, OTHER BRANDS STRENGTHENED THEIR POSITIONS
The Fashion & Leather Goods Business Group recorded organic revenue growth of 4% in 2016. On a reported basis, revenue growth was 3 %. Profit from recurring operations increased by 10%. Louis Vuitton had a good year driven by the level of creativity across all its businesses. The continued success of its iconic product range and the strong demand for recent creations such as the new luggage designed by Marc Newson and the Louis Vuitton fragrances, all contributed to this growth. Fendi recorded robust growth crossing the symbolic revenue threshold of 1 billion euros during the year. Loro Piana continued to expand its distribution network and opened a flagship store in Paris. Céline, Loewe and Kenzo all continued to grow. Marc Jacobs continued to work on changes to its collection. Donna Karan was sold in December to the American G-III group. Rimowa, world leader in luggage of excellence, joined the LVMH group.
Its Fashion and Leather Goods division includes Louis Vuitton, Céline, Loewe, Kenzo, Givenchy, Thomas Pink, Fendi, Emilio Pucci, Marc Jacobs, Berluti, Nicholas Kirkwood, Loro Piana and Rimowa.
PERFUMES & COSMETICS: CONTINUED SUCCESS OF INNOVATIONS; EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE IN MAKEUP
The Perfumes & Cosmetics Business Group recorded organic revenue growth of 8%. On a reported basis, revenue growth was 6%. Profit from recurring operations increased by 5%. The inauguration of the new atelier for the creation of fragrances, Les Fontaines Parfumées, at Grasse was a highlight of the year. Parfums Christian Dior grew market share in all regions, driven by the worldwide success of Sauvage and the vitality of its iconic perfumes J’adore and Miss Dior. The progress of makeup also contributed to the Maison’s excellent performance. Guerlain benefitted from the successful launch of its new makeup collection inspired by its fragrance La Petite Robe Noire. Benefit experienced strong growth driven by the success of its new collection for eyebrows. Make Up For Ever, Fresh and Kat Von D performed well.
LVMH is present in the Perfumes and Cosmetics sector with Parfums Christian Dior, Guerlain, Parfums Givenchy, Kenzo Parfums, Perfumes Loewe as well as other promising cosmetic companies (BeneFit Cosmetics, Make Up For Ever, Acqua di Parma and Fresh).
WATCHES & JEWELRY: MARKET SHARE GAINS FOR BVLGARI AND TAG HEUER
The Watches & Jewelry Business Group recorded organic revenue growth of 5%. On a reported basis, revenue growth was 5%. Profit from recurring operations increased by 6%. Bvlgari continued to gain market share with enhancements to its Serpenti, Diva and B.zero1 lines. Growth continued in China, Korea and in the Middle East. TAG Heuer grew despite a difficult market for watches, gained market share and benefitted from the success of its new collections and its connected watch. Hublot accelerated its development in Asia and recorded the best year in its history. Chaumet continued to move its product lines upmarket and inaugurated a new boutique concept in Hong Kong.
LVMH‘s Watches and Jewelry division comprises Bulgari, TAG Heuer, Chaumet, Dior Watches, Zenith, Fred, Hublot and De Beers Diamond Jewellers Ltd, a joint venture created with the world’s leading diamond group.
SELECTIVE RETAILING: GOOD PERFORMANCE AT SEPHORA, DFS IMPACTED BY A DIFFICULT TOURISM CONTEXT IN ASIA
The Selective Retailing Business Group recorded organic revenue growth of 8%. On a reported basis, revenue growth was 7%. Profit from recurring operations declined by 2%. Sephora gained market share across all regions and once again recorded double-digit growth in both revenue and profits. More than a hundred stores were opened in 2016 including notably a flagship store in the World Trade Center in New York and major renovations in Boston and Singapore. Its online offer accelerated with the launch in six new countries. DFS continued to face a difficult environment, notably in Hong Kong. The expansion into new destinations continued. The opening of the T Galleria in Angkor in Cambodia and one in Venice, Italy were the highlights of the year.
LVMH is also active in selective retailing as well as in other activities through DFS, Sephora, Le Bon Marché, La Samaritaine, Royal Van Lent and Cheval Blanc hotels.
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Group share of net profit
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Net financial debt
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UGG® for Men (a division of Deckers Brands) announced it will launch a Limited Edition Fall ‘17 collaboration with designer Phillip Lim as part of his 3.1 Phillip Lim line. The limited edition capsule collection will feature four distinct styles of men’s Classic footwear starting at $250.
3.1 Phillip Lim’s provides an approachable designer experience with beautiful everyday classics accented with touches of madness. The result – cool, easy, chic looks for men and women that embody youthful elegance and personal style. Phillip Lim debuted his self-titled brand, 3.1 Phillip Lim, in 2005 to instant success, both critically and commercially. Over ten years later, the brand is now available in over 50 countries and 450 boutiques and department stores worldwide. The company’s vision of designer clothes at contemporary prices has opened up the once dormant bridge market, establishing itself as a respected business model and is seen as a pioneering force in the industry.
Featuring the Classic High, Classic Short, Outdoor High and Outdoor Short boots the four-piece collection includes classic plaids, bright pops of color and masculine hardware zipper detailing.
As creative director, Lim took his effortless, modern aesthetic and reimagined the California-cool Classic boot UGG® for Men is known for. Featuring the Classic High, Classic Short, Outdoor High and Outdoor Short boots the four-piece collection includes classic plaids, bright pops of color and masculine hardware zipper detailing.
“As a designer, I am constantly interested in exploring unexpected elements to create new aesthetic propositions. One of the reasons I wanted to collaborate with UGG is because I felt that together we could create a collection that would inspire a laid back sense of cool. The approach stemmed from my California roots and memories of wearing UGG – a pure expression of unexpected fun and casual elegance” says Lim.
“Phillip Lim brings a fresh perspective to our men’s line, reimagining our iconic styles in a new way. This collection reflects his thoughtful craftsmanship in artful stitching and precise detail. We are thrilled to partner with him on this innovative capsule collection this season” adds Andrea O’ Donnell, UGG® Brand President.
Cole Haan Raises The Bar For Work, Working Out, And Every Adventure In Between
Cole Haan has announced the launch of StudiøGrand: a most versatile women’s lifestyle collection which features understated, minimalist silhouettes made for women who make the most of every step, from studio to street and beyond.
Cole Haan STUDIØGRAND – Sara Mearns (Principle Dancer at the New York City Ballet)
The Cole Haan StudiøGrand Collection draws inspiration from kindred spirits and pioneers of movement, like Principal Dancer Sara Mearns of the New York City Ballet whose poised athleticism and street-to-studio schedule demanded a shoe that merges substance with style. Other visionaries that have joined the campaign include Coco Rocha – Model, Owner & Director of NoMad Management, and 27-year-old CEO and Co-Founder of groundbreaking Y7 Studio, Sarah Larson Levey.
Cole Haan STUDIØGRAND – Coco Rocha (Model, Owner & Director of NoMad Management)
Cole Haan STUDIØGRAND – Pack & Go Trainer in Marine Blue, Duffle and prAna Yoga Mat
“StudiøGrand was born out of a need for style and substance in and out of the studio. We have collaborated with extraordinary women, like Sara Mearns, who demand more out of their feet than anyone, to create a collection for the multi-faceted woman constantly moving between the various studios of her life,” says David Maddocks, Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager of Business Development at Cole Haan.
The StudiøGrand Collection includes an array of functional accessories designed for the active woman, including footwear, outerwear, bags, sunglasses, an umbrella and a yoga mat.
The footwear collection highlights the StudiøGrand Pack & Go Trainerwith lightweight GRAND.ØS Energy Foam. In addition, the collection also includes a feminine floral embossed StudiøGrand Sneaker, StudiøGrand Packable Ballet Flat, accompanied with a zipper shoe bag for pack-and-play ease, and a breathable StudiøGrand Knit Trainer.Continue reading →
Available via the Nike+ SNKRS App, Celebrating the Past, Present, and Future of Basketball
For the first time ever, Nike is launching the best of the past, present, and future of basketball through the 12 Soles Collection, a series of silhouettes that celebrate Nike and Jordan Brand’s impact on the sport of basketball. Just in time for the holiday season, the coveted set of footwear featuring performance and reimagined icons will launch across the entire month of December, culminating with a Christmas day surprise launch. The first shoe drops this Saturday and will be available on the Nike+ SNKRS app, on nike.com, and at select retailers globally.
Nike presents the 12 Soles Collection this weekend, December 3-4, via the Nike+ SNKRS app. (Photo: Business Wire)
The collection represents several highlights of Nike’s basketball heritage: the Nike Air Force 1 (through its latest iterations, the SF AF-1 and AF-1 Upstep Warrior), Nike Air Max 2 Uptempo, Nike Uptempo, Nike Uptempo 97 and Nike Air Foamposite Pro.
These shoes join some of Nike’s most impactful recent innovations: the Nike Kobe XI Elite Low, Nike Zoom KD 9, Nike Kyrie 2 and Air Jordan XXXI. Rounding out the assortment are three Jordan icons: the Air Jordan IX Retro, Air Jordan XI Retro and Air Jordan XVI Retro.
“Since Nike’s entry into basketball, with the Bruin and Blazer in 1972, we’ve been constantly innovating to meet the changing needs and style of the basketball athlete and consumer,” said VP, GM Nike Global Basketball, Craig Zanon. “Basketball leaves an imprint on popular culture beyond the court and 12 Soles is a way to celebrate that.”
The full collection is on display and will be sold at the new Nike Soho store (529 Broadway).
Sarah Jessica Parker will debut her first standalone boutique at theMGM National Harborwith the resort’s opening on December 8, 2016. SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker will feature the designer’s chic collection of shoes, handbags, accessories and the SJP LBD little black dress line.The boutique will be open daily from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. beginning December 9 and can be reached at 301-971-6094.
Sarah Jessica Parker to Debut First Standalone SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Boutique at MGM National Harbor. (PRNewsFoto/MGM National Harbor)
An array of colorful shoes, handbags and accessories synonymous with the brand await at SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker. Also available will be the American-made SJP LBD, the brand’s latest collection of little black dresses. Accessories and handbags range from $30 to $695, shoes start at $240 and the SJP LBD collection will premiere at $395.
SJP was founded in February 2014 by Sarah Jessica Parker and partner George Malkemus III. The accessories collection stems from Sarah Jessica’s love for the single sole and vivid memories of New York City fashion in the latter part of the 70s. The collection showcases the brand’s theme of colors acting as neutrals and encourages women to take risks and break away from fashion rules they imagine.
“Opening a standalone store has long been a dream we have been working towards and we feel truly privileged to be doing so with the expertise, guidance and support of our brilliant partners at MGM Resorts,” said Parker. “It’s been very exciting to have been involved in all steps of the process, from on-site construction visits to the actual layout and design of our boutique. I’m honored to be included in this massive undertaking and I’m very much looking forward to celebrating in December. Because perhaps then I will believe it’s real.“
Bill Boasberg, general manager of MGM National Harbor, said “When curating our retail collection, we first and foremost wanted to align ourselves with a luxury brand that represents style, elegance and, most of all, fun. We know this boutique will appeal to a wide variety of women and we’re looking forward to inviting them in to discover their new favorite shoe, handbag or little black dress.”
The newest addition to the MGM Resorts International portfolio, MGM National Harbor‘s unrivaled setting offers stunning panoramic views of the eastern shore of the Potomac River in Maryland. The $1.4 billion resort sits a short distance from Washington, D.C. to the north and historic sites, including George Washington‘s Mount Vernon estate across the river in Virginia.
In addition to a shopping spree, MGM National Harbor guests are invited to enjoy the resort’s stunning amenities whether just for the day or as a weekend getaway. From restaurants created by the nation’s most celebrated chefs to a luxury suite collection and destination spa, the resort has a variety of offerings to entice even the most discerning of guests. Resort amenities include:
308 rooms, including 74 premier suites
Restaurants from world-renowned chefs Marcus Samuelsson, José Andrés and the Voltaggio Brothers, in addition to many other exciting culinary concepts
The Spa and Salon at MGM National Harbor
A 125,000-square-foot casino offering slots, table games and poker
Two nightlife venues with unrivaled cocktail programs
The MGM National Harbor Heritage Collection featuring artwork inspired by the Capital Region’s rich heritage
The 24-story resort will feature premier amenities and experiences for locals as well as visitors from around the world including a dynamic casino with over 125,000 square feet of space that includes slots, table games and poker; a world-class spa and salon; an entertainment theater with flexible seating for up to 3,000; high-end branded retail; 50,000 square feet of meeting space; and restaurants from renowned local, national and international chefs. MGM National Harbor is scheduled to open December 8, 2016.