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®.
STORY at Macy’s teams up with Well+Good to demystify wellness with curated products, health tips and experiences at 36 stores nationwide
STORY at Macy’s, the ever-changing, narrative-driven retail concept inside 36 Macy’s stores nationwide, unveils its latest theme: “Feel Good.” Now through April 2020, Feel Good STORY brings a fresh focus on wellness and uses merchandise curation and events to explore simple and actionable ways for customers to find greater balance, energy and nourishment. In partnership with the award-winning fitness and wellness media platform, Well+Good, Feel Good STORY leverages its expertise in the field to help define and demystify what it means to live a healthy life through both editorial tips and product picks.
The wellness-focused retail narrative invites discovery through three curatorial spaces and each introduces merchandise and experiences to help you feel Balanced, Energized and Nourished. The Balanced moment is all about mindfulness and invites guests to pause for a complimentary meditation in partnership with Calm, the number one app for sleep, meditation and relaxation. To feel Energized, customers are invited to explore something new, from weighted arm bangles by Bala to an in-store barre fitness class. Finally in Nourished, healthy habits are the focus with new takes on snacking from Dada Daily and alcohol-free elixirs by Seedlip.
STORY at Macy’s product curation meets with editor-approved intel from Well+Good to add a simple, informative layer to the experience. For example, shoppers will discover that to get a good night’s sleep, editors suggest “cooling down your bedroom,” alongside the dodow, a glowing timer that teaches you to fall asleep. Additional tips cover topics like the benefits of dark chocolate, relaxation techniques, and how to maximize your crystals. Well+Good also supports STORY’s merchandise curation by leveraging its 2020 Wellness Trends to inform product selections like snack-able chickpeas. Within these broad moments, STORY at Macy’s and Well+Good take aim at trending topics like sleep, self-care, exercise, hydration, muscle recovery and healthy snacking.
“Well+Good decodes and demystifies wellness to help our community live a healthy lifestyle in a way that works for them,” said Alexia Brue, co-founder of the award-winning media company Well+Good. “Partnering with STORY at Macy’s allows us to share our rigorously researched editorial content in a new and exciting way, giving people in-person tips to feel more Balanced, Energized and Nourished.”
To bring the Feel Good experience to life, STORY energizes its in-store environment with meditation spaces in partnership with the Calm app at all locations and a range of community-centered events focused on wellness. The concept will host events featuring local experts in the health and wellness space for cooking classes, panel discussions, journaling and meditation workshops, a manicure bar, yoga and barre classes, and mocktail-faking workshops.
A special selection of STORY at Macy’s wellness product will also be available on macys.com, curated by the three focus areas. From a lavender mimosa candle by Paddywax in Balanced and collapsible foam roller by Brazyn Life in Energized to a mocktail faking kit by Luckies of London in Nourished, online shoppers will be able to discover something that will make them feel good, too.
In 1976, the U.S. government introduced Black History Month in conjunction with the nation’s bicentennial to honor the achievements and cultural richness of the African-American community. Today, more than 44.5 million U.S. citizens identify as Black. As such, the company celebrates the gifts, voices and legacy of this diverse population.
Macy’s celebrates Black History Month 2020 at select locations nationwide with special appearances by influencer Monica Veloz, Hair Love writer, director and producer Matthew Cherry, comedian Phoebe Robinson, activist Marley Dias, NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, celebrity hair stylist Kim Kimble, and many more.
Macy’s Black History Month events will be held at the following stores:
Macy’s Baldwin Hills (Los Angeles) – Saturday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. with Monica Veloz
Macy’s State Street (Chicago) – Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. with Matthew Cherry
Macy’s Herald Square (New York City) – Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. with Phoebe Robinson and Marley Dias
Macy’s Union Square (San Francisco) – Saturday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. with Jerry Rice
Macy’s Lenox Square (Atlanta) – Saturday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. with Kim Kimble
Macy’s Aventura (Miami) – Saturday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. with The Workshop at Macy’s
The month’s events kick off at Macy’s Baldwin Hills in Los Angeles with a make-up tutorial and discussion about diversity and inclusion in the beauty industry from influencer Monica Veloz. At Macy’s State Street, Chicago native Matthew Cherry will screen his 2020 Oscar®-nominated short-film Hair Love and discuss how he used the power of family to tell a compelling story about real people. Comedian and co-star of podcast 2 Dope Queens, Phoebe Robinson, and 14-year-old activist and creator of #1000blackgirlbooks, Marley Dias, will appear at Macy’s Herald Square in New York City for an evening of insightful dialogue. Three-time Super Bowl® champion and Hall of Famer Jerry Rice will appear at Macy’s Union Square in San Francisco. At Macy’s Lenox Square in Atlanta, customers can enjoy a demonstration and celebration of the diversity of Black hair from celebrity stylist Kim Kimble. At Macy’s Aventura in Miami, representatives from Macy’s Diversity and Inclusion team and The Workshop at Macy’s will participate in a discussion on the diversity of Black people and Black culture as well as select a high potential Black-owned business to join The Workshop at Macy’s class of 2020.
In addition to appearances by these notable innovators, Macy’s will showcase Black History Month-themed windows throughout February in Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Macy’s locations. The windows were created in partnership with Maplewood, New Jersey artist, Lisa Hunt. “My work explores the spatial and meditative relationships found within repeat patterns,” she commented. “The windows are expressed with a minimalist approach inspired by Art Deco, traditional African and Eastern textiles comprised of graphic shapes, symbols, and re-imagined typographic elements. The screen printed patterns employ an aesthetic use of gold leaf as a nod to its adorning use throughout art history.”
ONYX, Macy’s Black Employee Resource Group, was instrumental in developing this year’s campaign including the theme, display windows, and volunteer opportunities across the country. Throughout the campaign, Macy’s will contribute a total of $10,000 to charitable organizations such as Jerry Rice’s 127 Foundation and local Urban Leagues.
“Macy’s mission is to embed diversity and inclusion into how we think, act, and operate. We are strongest when we are representative of the many communities we serve and we are thrilled to offer our customers engaging Black History Month events that honor and reflect the Black experience and its impact on global culture,” said Shawn Outler, Macy’s chief diversity officer.
Macy’s Makes Last-Minute Gift Shopping Easier than Ever with Grab and Go Gifts, Extended Store Hours and Special Deals
Gifts Arrive In the Nick of Time with Fast Shipping Solutions
It’s beginning to look a lot like … you waited until the last minute. Eight tiny reindeer aren’t coming to the rescue, but Macy’s has it covered with unique and thoughtful last-minute ideas from ultra-luxe to gifts under $100, $50 or $25 to make everyone believe their special gift was wrapped and sitting under the tree weeks ago. Whether you’re looking for something sparkly from the Forevermark Tribute™ Jewelry Collection or scoring an out of this world gift like First We Feast’s “Hot Ones” exclusive hot sauce pack and gear from the hit Complex Networks series, Macy’s makes finding great gifts on every budget so easy that they’re sure to get everything on the “what they really, really want” list.
When the elves have left the building, Macy’s is here to help wrap it up fast with extended store hours, fast shipping solutions and special deals. To ensure everyone’s checked off the list, Macy’s will open early and close late until Dec. 24, check your local store for up-to-date hours.
On Dec. 21, grab your wallet and dash to your local Macy’s, the first 250 shoppers in-store will receive a free $10 Macy’s Reward Card.
Orders placed by Saturday, Dec. 21 with standard shipping or by noon EST on Sunday, Dec. 22 with express delivery will arrive by Christmas.
Orders placed by 3 p.m. on Dec. 24 can be picked up in-store by 6 p.m., just in time for Christmas morning!
STORY at Macy’s
Faster than you can call on Dasher, Dancer or Prancer, score the perfect gift from STORY at Macy’s. “Home for the Holidays STORY,” the latest theme at the narrative-driven concept store inside Macy’s locations nationwide, features more than 900 unique presents from 200 small businesses. Experience this editorial-inspired living gift guide and discover a wonderland of gifts for everyone on the list in the ultimate home setting. From grooming kits and whimsical games to food-themed finds and rock music inspired collectibles, STORY at Macy’s gifts add wonder and merriment to any holiday celebration. Visit STORY at Macy’s at select locations or shop a highlight of gifts online at macys.com/STORY.
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.
festive 2019 holiday campaign is out. To mark his first holiday
campaign for the fashion house, Burberry Chief Creative Officer,
Riccardo Tisci has assembled a cast of global talent to
celebrate the notion of togetherness, union, hope and love.
entire cast includes Alexis Chaparro, Arah Clarke, Ava Valentine,
Blanket, Bodhi Horton, Boychild, Carla Bruni, Casper Chatfield,
Cassius Varghese, Cecilia Chancellor, Christian Guzman, Dahely Nunez,
Daisy Middleton, Elis Moaven, Fran Summers, Hector Polio, Howard
Griffiths, Ikram Abdi Omar, Jacob Guerra, Jaeda Sherman, Jose Polio,
Keith Summers, Kristians Jakovlevs, Lea T, Leissy De La Cruz, Louis
Chatfield, Mahmood, Marina Morena, Noah Carlos, Noah Landes, Regina
Limon Vega, Reia Zhing Cheong, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Sasha Pivovarova,
Shay, Valentin Bedford, Wu Tsang, Yoo Ah-in, Zhou Dongyu
‘I am connected to the idea of unity, togetherness and challenging the perception of what love is today. This for me is the real spirit of the season. It’s one of my favorite times of the year – when I can stop, reflect and reconnect with those who make me feel happy and at home, no matter where I am in the world. I loved the idea of bringing together a group of people that have been so supportive of me since I joined Burberry to celebrate my first holiday campaign for the house,” states Riccardo Tisci, Burberry Chief Creative Officer.
campaign centres around a film of the cast dancing to the soundtrack
of ‘What Is Love?‘ by Deee-Lite and is shot by
renowned photography duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott.
was a real pleasure working on this project for Burberry. Working
with Riccardo is about connection, it’s about the back and forth of
discussing creative ideas and it’s this that makes our jobs even
more interesting and exciting. We have been friends for many years so
I guess we know each other’s sensibilities – there are always a
lot of laughs!” says Mert and Alas. “My favourite
Christmas memory is when we were preparing a Christmas dinner and the
oven literally blew up! I burnt my lashes and of course we had no
turkey. Disappointing, but it was a funny night!”
the cast itself seems to have had a fun and memorable time as well.
BRUNI: “I love the
concept of the campaign – this big group of different people coming
together. I had a fabulous time with Riccardo and was thrilled to
find myself behind the lens of Mert & Marcus again. On set,
Riccardo gave me this feeling of freedom and modernity – his talent
is beyond words. You can see that he has this profound and precious
knowledge of fashion, and has this simplistic way of using the past
to invent the future. My most precious festive memory is a Christmas
Eve in a castle completely buried in snow in Touraine.”
Holiday Window Unveiling to Include Live Performance by Idina Menzel, the voice of Elsa in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2”
Fifth Avenue today reveals additional details of their
holiday collaboration with Disney. The two brands will come
together to delight shoppers this holiday season with dazzling
“Frozen 2”-inspired windows, exclusive product and
a one-of-a-kind in-store experience.
holiday season is an important moment for Saks and gives us an
opportunity to stretch our imagination,” said Marc Metrick,
President of Saks Fifth Avenue. “Each year we look for ways
to entertain our customers and connect on an emotional level through
meaningful experiences. Our collaboration with Disney is the perfect
way to capture the joy of this time of year and we look forward to
bringing this one-of-a-kind concept to all stores across the country
and our digital platforms.”
will debut its holiday windows on Monday, November 25 and
continue its long-standing tradition of holding a spectacular holiday
show in the middle of Fifth Avenue. The epic unveiling event will
include a musical performance by Idina Menzel (voice of Elsa)
of a song from the “Frozen 2” Original Motion
Picture Soundtrack, along with a song from her upcoming holiday
album, “Christmas: A Season of Love.” The
production will also include a 10-story-tall theatrical light show
and entertainment from a 50-person choir, along with a flurry of
Disney entertainers. The event will be livestreamed on
“FROZEN 2”-INSPIRED WINDOWS
by Disney’s “Frozen 2,” Saks’s center six windows of
the flagship store will bring scenes from the film to life. The
displays will depict Elsa and Anna’s extraordinary journey to
discover truths about their past while encountering the four spirits
of nature. Adored characters Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven will also
appear throughout the vignettes as they champion the sisters along
color, texture and cavernous landscapes inform the overall
composition of the remaining windows that wrap the building.
Theatrical lighting in bold hues illuminate the landscapes and create
a surreal environment—a perfect backdrop for mannequins dressed in
over-the-top designer fashion.
featured is Ferrero Rocher® premium chocolate. The two corner
windows of the store will display the brand’s signature pyramids made
of fine hazelnut chocolates delicately wrapped in gold foil.
FROZEN 2 ENCHANTED FOREST EXPERIENCE AT SAKS
Frozen 2 Enchanted Forest Experience at Saks will be an
immersive, wonder-filled experience that will offer visitors the
chance to be transported to the spectacular world of “Frozen
2” and experience Anna and Elsa’s journey through the
enchanted forest, encountering the four spirits of nature and other
beloved characters along the way. Located on the ninth floor of the
New York flagship store, the activation will run from Tuesday,
November 26 through Tuesday, December 24. Tickets are $5
each (+ taxes and fees) and Saks will donate $5 from the sale of each
ticket to New York-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky
Children’s Hospital. Tickets can be purchased at
X DISNEY FROZEN 2 PRODUCT
special “Frozen 2”-inspired fashion, accessories and
giftable items are available at all U.S. Saks stores and on Saks.com.
Created in collaboration with designers like Roberto Coin,
Converse and S’well, shoppers can purchase product
inspired by the beautiful imagery and elements from the film.
Exclusive to Saks are “Frozen 2” limited-edition Elsa
and Anna dolls. Designed by Disney store artists, the dolls will
awaken a new spirit of adventure in Disney fans and collectors alike.
GIVING & SERVICES
Customers can find Saks’s
ultimate guide to exclusive gifts and designer delights within the
120-page Holiday Book, featuring
Idina Menzel on the cover. Available now in stores and on Saks.com.
Concierge: For the
holiday season, Saks offers a dedicated digital concierge to assist
customers with all of their gift-giving needs, including, shipping,
delivery, or simply finding that perfect present. Customers may
access the holiday concierge 24/7 on Saks.com/Locations/Services
beginning on November 15.
Gift Guide Chatbot: Available
on Facebook Messenger beginning on November 15,
the Holiday Gift Guide Chatbot curates the perfect gift
recommendations from Saks.com based on the user’s needs. To access,
visit Saks Fifth Avenue’s Facebook page and click “Send
Avenue Club: Customers can make an appointment with the Fifth
Avenue Club (FAC), located at select Saks stores, and work with
an expert Style Advisor to find everything from gifts for
loved ones, to a must-have holiday look. Throughout the holiday
season, the FAC will also offer gift wrapping and assistance with
from abroad can visit the International
which offers a multi-lingual concierge to assist with service needs
including luggage and coat storage, package pick-up and more.
Fifth Avenue and Disney welcome viewers to connect via their social
media channels, listed below, and to follow #SaksHoliday and
#SaksxDisneyFrozen2 for insider access.
Get a head start on select savings with Macy’s Black Friday Preview beginning in stores and online on Thursday, Nov. 21
Doorbusters begin on Wednesday, Nov. 27 with Black Friday deals continuing through Saturday, Nov. 30 in-store and on macys.com
Plus, find the best Cyber Monday savings in-store and online from Sunday, Dec. 1 to Monday, Dec. 2 with Daily Deals continuing through Saturday, Dec. 7
the holidays this year withMacy’s
and the best Black Friday and Cyber Week specials on the hottest
items of the season. From buzz-worthy gifts for everyone on the list
to amazing deals on fashion for the whole family, fine jewelry, tech,
beauty and home, the ultimate one-stop shop for holiday gifting has
a broad assortment of offers across favorite brands, these
limited-time deals will begin in stores and online on Thursday,
Nov. 21 with a special Black Friday preview and carry
through Cyber Week (Sunday, Dec. 1 to Saturday, Dec. 7).
Be sure not to miss the unbelievable selection of doorbuster items,
with major savings or free after mail-in rebate.*
Friday and Cyber Week mark the true start of holiday shopping for
many of our customers,” said John Harper, Macy’s chief stores
officer. “Macy’s is pleased to offer the very best gifts and
holiday entertaining must-haves at unbelievable prices with multiple
days to save. Our curated assortment of deals, both in-store and
online, are sure to help shoppers find the perfect gift at the best
price this season.”
For shoppers looking to get a head start on saving, Macy’s Black Friday preview will offer a selection of Black Friday Doorbusters from Thursday, Nov. 21 through Tuesday, Nov. 26 including:
to 60 percent off outerwear for the family
percent off Effy jewelry
to 65 percent off select Damask and Hotel Collection for the home
women’s Charter Club cashmere sweaters
percent off Carter’s and First Impressions
Begin the savings with doorbusters on Wednesday, Nov. 27 and kick off Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving Day with most stores open at 5 p.m. through 2 a.m., Friday, Nov. 29 from 6 a.m. through 10 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 30 from 8 a.m. through 10 p.m. Store hours vary by location. Go to macys.com and click on stores to find local information. Customers can shop online all day from the comfort of their couch at macys.com and on Macy’s mobile app. For more information on Black Friday and Cyber Week deals, store hours and shipping, visit www.macys.com/blackfriday.
a sneak peek at some of the great deals available on Black Friday,
while supplies last:
Him, Her and Home
diamond earrings with any purchase of $50 or more
percent off select dresses
percent off select designer brands
and under Family Pajamas
small kitchen appliances after $12 mail-in rebate
select suits, sport coats and overcoats for him
Charter Club cashmere sweaters
percent off select women’s designer coats
percent off select boots and shoes for her
percent off select men’s loungewear
percent off select designer handbags
percent off select kids’ styles
select kids’ puffer jackets
percent off select diamond studs and earrings
select MAC lipsticks
$100-$200 off select Dyson vacuums
men’s or women’s five-piece fragrance box
beauty products from brands like Clinique, Too Faced, Benefit, Urban
Decay, and more
Nespresso bundle machines
percent off select barware and dinnerware
select Created for Macy’s 1200-thread count sheet sets in queen or
at Macy’s, the always-changing, narrative-driven concept
store inside 36 Macy’s locations nationwide, kicks off the holiday
season with the launch of its latest theme: “Home
for the Holidays.” As an editorial-inspired, living
gift-guide, the concept showcases gifting options within home-themed
environments. Up and running through December 31, “Home
for the Holidays STORY” offers a one-stop destination
for everyone on your holiday list as shoppers explore stylized spaces
that correspond to different gift recipients. Featuring more than 900
gifts from 200 small businesses, including items for foodies, lovers
of travel, glam treats, tech and DIY kits, pet accessories and more,
STORY at Macy’s is the home base for a wonderland of
presents to explore and discover this holiday season.
is a retail concept that changes every few months to bring a new
narrative experience to life through curated merchandise and event
programming. The ever-changing experience began in 2010 in New York
City, where STORY operated as an
independent small business for seven years and pioneered a retail as
media business model that changed every eight weeks to open a new
theme while engaging brands as sponsors for each themed story. Macy’s
acquired STORY in 2018 and its founder, Rachel
Shechtman, now serves as Macy’s brand experience
officer. STORY relaunched in spring of 2019 as STORY
at Macy’s. (Visit www.macys.com/STORY
for more information.)
“This is our first ‘Home for the Holidays’ installation at our new home inside 36 Macy’s stores nationwide,” noted Rachel Shechtman, STORY founder and Macy’s brand experience officer. “For this year’s living gift guide, we are bringing shoppers a wonderland of gifts for everyone on their list in the ultimate home setting! Our special event programming will bring the magic of the season to life helping shoppers enhance their holiday celebrations.”
section of the ultimate holiday home features merchandise that speaks
to a number of recipients. For the person who has everything,
shoppers will discoverfood-themed
finds, party and entertaining
gifts, whimsical games,
as well as travel, office, and pet accessories. For someone who
deserves to treat themselves, it’s all about glam
and comfort gifts. Cozy up with cold weather must-haves
from Echo, candles from illume,
and super-soft cashmere socks from iLux,
all housed inside a warm and woodsy space. For someone especially
hard to shop for, “Home for the Holidays
STORY” offers the perfect gifts from grooming kits
to tech items and rock music-inspired collectibles, and
even a cocktail kit from Brooklyn’s Hella Bitters. And
finally, for someone little and bright on your list, customers can
discover great space and science-themed gifts, DIY
kits and animal plush toys.
Home for the Holidays is also about how we spend time together – so drop by for pop-up card making sessions and ornament crafting. Tired from shopping? Pop in for a workshop or art class where the staff will be customizing gifts for everyone on your list – yourself included. If you’re gearing up to host family friends this season, join us to discover how to take your tablescape up a notch with napkin ring customization, decorating tips, ceramic bowl customization, and cookie decorating classes for mini-makers. This season, it’s all happening at Home for the Holidays – so remember to RSVP and get on our nice email list for updates and more.
would the holidays be without sweet treats? STORY
at Macy’s has joined forces with Kellogg’s Rice
Krispies Treats, a favorite in homes across the country for
generations. “We are excited about bringing our brands to life
in new contexts and occasions. When the opportunity to be a part of
STORY’s Home for the Holidays installation at Macy’s came up, it
seemed perfect for Rice Krispies Treats, to further spread our
message of love through holiday events,” shared Gail Horwood,
chief marketing officer Kellogg North America. In all 36 STORY at
Macy’s locations, customers will be able to take a break from
shopping and decorate their own holiday Rice Krispies Treats
to gift to friends or enjoy at their own family celebrations.
STORY at Macy’s flagship location inside Macy’s Herald Square
in New York City, the wonder of the holidays will be celebrated with
a larger-than-life experience, created with designer David Stark.
“For the flagship location, we wanted to give shoppers the
ultimate home experience and introduce them to our friends who’ve
been part of STORY holidays year after year – David Stark designed
our amazing flagship environment, artist Darcy Miller will bring our
NYC section to life with original art and will host special events,
and Iris Apfel is back by popular demand to sell jewelry from her
personal collection,” added Shechtman.
Global Advertising Creative Aims To Energize Scotch Whisky Conventions And Evoke A Thirst For Exploration
pioneering legacy of Johnnie Walker was built on challenging
conventions and inspiring people to stretch their boundaries. Today,
the brand reveals a vibrant creative world as part of its Keep
Walking campaign, inviting a new generation of whisky drinkers to
taste more out of life and explore the rich possibilities of their
world with Johnnie Walker.
the new campaign, created by Anomaly, Johnnie Walker comes to
life through a bold new visual identity that celebrates the sensorial
dynamism of its blends, conveys a range of cocktails and occasions,
and breaks down traditional Scotch conventions creating a desire to
discover and explore the brand in a whole new way. As people continue
seeking new experiences, Blended Scotch Whisky has become a
more vibrant and exciting category for discovery, with Johnnie Walker
itself seeing a 9% net sales growth in North America in Fiscal 19
(reported net sales).
Photo Credits: All Images photographed by Connie Zhou, Mo Daoud, and David Zheng (and provided by Nordstrom Inc. PR)
On October 24th, Nordstrom, Inc. opened the doors to its first-ever flagship store for women and children in New York City. Located at 225 West 57th Street, across from the Nordstrom Men’s Store which launched in April 2018, the new store occupies the base of Central Park Tower, the tallest residential building in the world. Customers can shop 320,000 square-feet of retail space across seven-levels in the heart of the city. Nordstrom NYC represents the biggest and best statement (as well as the biggest gamble) of what the brand has to offer.
diverse as New York City itself, merchandise includes a curated
offering across all categories. Customers can shop a comprehensive
selection of apparel brands across a broad range of accessible and
aspirational price points, including Dries Van Noten, Givenchy,
Saint Laurent, Vince, Ted Baker London, Madewell, Reformation and
Topshop, complemented by an extensive selection of accessory
brands like Longchamp, Chloe, Valentino, Fendi, Loewe, MCM, Coach
its heritage in shoes dating back to 1901, Nordstrom NYC offers
customers three shoe departments, including one entire
floor dedicated to women’s shoes. The vast shoe selection will
include Gucci, Prada, Christian Louboutin, Golden Goose, Tory
Burch, Birkenstock, UGG, Steve Madden, Nike and more.
testament to the ever-evolving nature of the New York City store, the
first level will be home to a rotating series of installations,
kicking off with a Christian Louboutin pop-up featuring an
exclusive 30-piece capsule of footwear, handbags and gift items
for men & women, inspired by the Palais de la Porte Dorée
Museum near Louboutin’s childhood home in Paris.
to its roots in shoes, Nordstrom is launching Perfect Pairs,
an exclusive collaboration with 14 customer favorite brands, and a
diverse group of NYC muses, bringing together the likes of Steve
Madden with model Winnie
Harlow; Cole Haan with
poet and activist Cleo Wade; Nike with
Tennis champion Maria Sharapova; Birkenstock
with celebrity stylist Leslie Fremar; UGG with costume
designer Patricia Field, and more.
Kim, Nordstrom Vice President of Creative Projects, also brings
the unique Nordstrom offering to life, curating concepts within the
flagship to create a sense of newness and discovery for customers.
Beginning with British fashion house Burberry, the exclusive Nordstrom concept shop will showcase products from the Autumn/Winter 2019 collection, housed within a giant, immersive installation spanning five rooms, accented with wood paneled walls and raised theatre style seating, windows for visitors to illustrate or tag with graffiti, and a café featuring Nick Knight‘s Portrait of a Rose print throughout with a menu of British classics available to order.
off fall with Nordstrom x Nike (NxN), Nordstrom has developed
the ultimate women’s sneaker boutique with a distinctive view on
style and sport. NxN is the place to find coveted Nike product with a
curated selection of merchandise from the most compelling brands in
fashion. To celebrate the opening, the shop will exclusively launch a
Jordan Air Latitude 720 sneaker with Swarovski and the Nike by
Olivia Kim capsule collection of sneakers and apparel, inspired
by Kim’s NYC-experience during the 90s, launching in-store on October
opening of the New York City flagship brings the exciting in-store
curation of SPACE, a boutique featuring advanced and emerging
designer collections selected by Olivia Kim from brands such as
Cecille Bahnsen, Bode, Eckhaus Latta, Jacquemus, Martine Rose,
Molly Goddard, and Simone Rocha, as well as exclusives
from Tom Wood and Sandy Liang. Unique to the flagship,
SPACE includes the first branded in-store shop from Acne Studios,
and a one-of-a-kind Comme des Garçons shop designed with
artist and furniture designer Marc Hundley.
The Main Floor Men’s Department Has Undergone A Transformation, Including The Launch Of The Park, A Revolving Destination For The Latest Trends
Herald Square last week unveiled a major renovation to its iconic
34th Street flagship main floor men’s destination. The reimagined
store layout features new and exciting products, fashion-forward
brands and a curated space highlighting trends called The Park.
reimagination sets the bar with our men’s customer,” said
Mark Stocker, general business manager of men’s and kids. “We’re
transforming his shopping experience, and I’m excited to see the
concept rolling out to the remaining flagships with great fashion
expressed in every Macy’s.”
newly unveiled, 14,500 square foot main floor experience is a
lifestyle hotspot for the fashion-conscious, urban customer to be
inspired and discover new brands and fashion in a trendy, au courant
setting. The space features new additions Scotch & Soda,
Coach men’s apparel, and a premium denim zone with J
BRAND, 7 For All Mankind, Fidelity, Naked & Famous Denim, as
well as a revolving door of new brands including Desigual, Avirex,
Paisley & Gray, INC Onyx, Goorin Bros, Brooklyn Brigade and
more, hosted in The Park.
Park is a 4,500 square foot hub within the experience that
features on-trend, cutting edge men’s fashion and completely
refreshes every eight to 12 weeks. The Park provides shoppers the
opportunity to build outfits from head-to-toe across apparel,
accessories, shoes, and more.
curated assortment inspires our customer to express himself through
fashion, while showing him how to effortlessly wear head-to-toe
looks,” said Durand Guion, vice president of Macy’s fashion
office. “We know that he loves to shop according to his style,
is drawn to elevated fashion and continues to trust us to offer
everything he needs, including the best brands and must-have items to
update his wardrobe.”
The Park and shop select styles at macys.com/thepark
and for more on the latest men’s fashion at Macy’s, check out The
Edit on macys.com or
follow @macysmen on Instagram.
Steps from Metro: LodgeWorks Partners, L.P. Hand-Picked Scotts Run South for Development of its 178-Room Luxe Property, Marking the Seventh Hotel for the Growing Brand
Hotel Tysons, a new-build property in the heart of Scotts
Run South, is officially underway. LodgeWorks Partners, L.P.,
the owner, operator and developer of the growing Archer
Hotel collection, hand-picked this location adjacent to the
McLean Silver Line Metro Station, which provides easy access
to Washington, D.C., just nine miles away, and the city’s
two airports, Dulles International and Reagan National.
highly anticipated hotel will be filled with curated luxuries,
thoughtful touches and local discoveries, all of which are at the
core of this award-winning brand’s success. In less than four years
Archer Hotelhas made
coveted “Best of Lists” in leading consumer magazines such
as Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure, in
addition to being at the pinnacle of its competition set –
occupying the top one to five percent (5%) spots in each city – on
trusted review sites.
ARCHER Hotelis a boutique collection with a focus on sincere service, curated luxuries and a dedication to details big and small. With properties in sought-after destinations and carefully selected suburbs, the hotels are designed to feel like welcoming residences, each with distinct nod to the location they call home. The hotels consistently rank in the top spots on trusted review sites based on guest feedback, with a strong theme of exceeding expectations. Current Archer locations can be found in sought-after cities – New York, Austin and Napa Valley – as well as up-andcoming destinations in top metro areas, such as Burlington, MA; Florham Park, NJ; and Redmond, WA. All of its city properties — New York, Napa and Austin — are in the running for Condé Nast Traveler’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards, which was recently published in November 2019 edition of Conde Nast Traveler magazine.
(The Archer Hotel Austin came in 19th (93.28 points)–of 20– on the Texas list of Best City Hotels. The Archer Hotel Napa came in 16th (96.18 points) –of 25– on the Northern California list of Best City Hotels in California. The Archer Hotel New York failed to place on this year list, but, hey, the competition was quite stiff all around with a record 600,000 registered voters, nearly 10,000 hotels, spas, airlines, trains, cruises, counties, islands, and destination resorts receiving votes. Of those, barely 15% made the final cut.)
Hotel Tysons is currently the only hotel in the development plans
for Scotts Run South. The dynamic Scotts Run development is
destined to be a new walkable urban village and will attract a
wonderful cross-section of guests with plans for approximately 6.5
million square feet of new residential and commercial development,
comprised of residential units, restaurants, retail, office space,
and an expansive public plaza. The Scotts Run stream valley park runs
through the site and on to the Potomac River, connecting
guests with wellness and nature.
Tysons locale boasts megacity attributes and infrastructure, while
retaining welcoming touches like tree-lined streets and a
lower-stress lifestyle. LodgeWorks is dedicated to bringing
sophistication to discerning guests who have an appreciation for
boutique hotel experiences and a fondness for attention to details
big and small. This the seventh hotel in the growing collection in
just five years since its first property opened. The preliminary
opening timeline for Archer Hotel Tysons is summer 2021.
seven-story hotel’s 178 guest rooms and suites will have a variety
of design palettes, which is true of all Archer properties. Just as
no two bedrooms in a home would be alike, the accommodations vary
throughout in both design and layout. Guests can choose from
Classic King, Double King (uncommon to find in hotels), Archer
King Suite and Archer’s Den, which are the largest
accommodations in the hotel. Archer’s Den is a one-bedroom suite
which offers a separate living area furnished with a comfy
chesterfield-style sofa, side chair and a 55-inch flatscreen TV.
Combine this with the fully-stocked wet bar and this room is the
perfect option for longer stays and entertaining.
by LK Architecture, Inc., Archer Hotel Tysons blends
historic adaptive reuse architecture with the modern urban infill to
create a distinctive experience at Scotts Run. Tumbled multi-color
brick mixes with contemporary metal panels, and floor-to-ceiling
muntin framed windows to create an urban chic destination in the
exciting new urban development.
Hotel Tysons will boast a rooftop event venue, a fitness
studio, bar and restaurant. The hotel will also
offer underground valet parking. Archer Hotel Tysons will
play host to meetings and events with more than 6,500 square feet of
space, including the rooftop with outdoor terrace, a board room
and several breakout rooms. Legendary James Beard award-winning
Chef Charlie Palmer who has already teamed up with
LodgeWorks at Archer in both New York and Napa, will operate the
hotel’s restaurant and be the exclusive provider of all food and
beverage services at the hotel including its events catering.
location of this hotel is ideal for both business and leisure
travelers. Tysons is the twelfth largest central business district in
the US, with 30 million square feet of office space, home to five
Fortune 500 headquarters and two super regional malls – Tysons
Corner Center, which is the 10th largest mall in the US, and
Tysons Galleria with anchors including Saks Fifth Avenue,
Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Bloomingdales; luxury stores
including Cartier, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton;
and technology stores which include Apple, Microsoft and
LodgeWorks Partners, L.P., is a privately held hotel development and management company with a rich history as hospitality brand innovators, industry-leading guest satisfaction, sophisticated development acumen and an experienced team that has successfully collaborated for more than 30 years. The company launched the ARCHER® Hotel boutique collection with a trio of high-profile U.S. destinations. In May 2014 Archer Hotel debuted in New York City/mid-town Manhattan, followed by an August 2016 opening in Austin at The Domain NORTHSIDE, and a much-anticipated November 2017 opening in downtown Napa, California. The collection continued its strategic development plan in upscale metro markets with a February 2018 opening in Burlington, MA (just outside of Boston), followed by a May 2018 addition in Florham Park, NJ, and in late May 2019 with a location in Redmond, WA (a high-tech Eastside suburb of Seattle).
LodgeWorks continues to own, franchise and/or manage a portfolio of branded hotels, including Hyatt House®, Hyatt Place®, Aloft®, Hampton Inn®, and Hilton Garden Inn®. For more information, please visit www.lodgeworks.com.
RH Interiors and RH Modern Source Books Feature Over 120 New Collections by the World’s Leading Designers
RH has released its Fall 2019 RH Interiors and RH Modern Source Books. At more than 1,100 pages combined, these design resources present the largest assortment of luxury home furnishings in the world, with over 120 new collections by the industry’s leading designers.
Chairman and CEO Gary Friedman commented, “Our
2019 Source Books reflect our vision to curate and integrate the work
of many of the most dynamic thinkers and designers in the world
today. These bespoke collections were years in the making and
represent some of our finest work to date. I applaud our people and
partners’ passion and persistence in bringing these collections and
Source Books to life, inspiring a new and evolving way to live.”
Gracing the cover of the Interiors Source Book, T-Brace by Julie Lawrence(Virginia) pays tribute to the iconic infrastructure of the American Industrial Age with solid oak timbers supported by stanchions of hand-cast brass. Lawrence’s reverence for rich materials and superior craftsmanship is also revealed in the Thaddeus Chair, where a frame of hand-forged brass evokes the work of sculptor Diego Giacometti.
one of the brand’s most expansive launches to date, the Van
recalling 19th-century European campaign pieces with hand-cast
hardware accenting the rustic grain of beautifully finished oak.
Inspired by classical forms, the Dutch designers also introduce
elegantly proportioned cabinets, tables and chairs.
creates a dramatic presence with Sirene,
a stunning reproduction of a 1950s chandelier from Murano, Italy,
with cascading ribbons of textured amber cast glass; and Chiaraby
the minimalist spirit of 1950s Venice with dozens of handblown glass
polyhedrons radiating from tiered brass frames.
the cover of the new RH Modern Source Book is The
Lucien Parchment collection–
an exercise in graceful refinement, where waterfall forms sheathed in
hand-pieced parchment recall the transcendent style of famed French
designer Jean-Michel Frank. Balmain
and Harrison Condos introduces
coffee, console and dining tables with understated plank bases
supporting richly grained, chamfer-edged tops accentuated by sleek
world’s most comfortable sofa collection now includes the striking
modern sculptural statement offers generous track arms and deep seats
designed for lounging in ultimate comfort; and Maddox
renowned Los Angeles-based architects Leo
Marmol and Ron Radziner,
an homage to the graceful restraint and perfect proportions of 1930s
makes a striking statement withÉclatant
Francisco), a design inspired by 18th-century architect Etienne-Louis
visionary plans for the cenotaph of Sir Isaac Newton; and Thomas
evoking the drama of vintage theater stage lights, with its pair of
concentric disks, one in gleaming, hand-rubbed brass, the other in
translucent white linen – rest upon a tripod base, reflecting and
diffusing the light to stunning effect.
art from the GENERAL
PUBLIC for RH collection–
which sees a vast expansion this season to nearly 200 works from
acclaimed artists across the globe – is prominently featured
throughout the Source Book. Longtime art collector, Portia
founded GENERAL PUBLIC with a view to bringing good art to more
people. Her company’s groundbreaking 3-D technology makes that
possible by redefining the limits of printing – capturing every
nuance of brushwork, texture, and technique to authentically reveal
the artist’s hand.
debuting this fall is an entirely new Rug
by superlative artistry, exquisite materials, unparalleled quality
and unmatched breadth, this exclusive collection – available in
stocked and custom sizes – brings together the finest handcrafted
rugs in the world. From hand-knotted New Zealand wool to hand-spun
silk, Mongolian cashmere to South American hides, 200 styles span
Abstract to Traditional, Contemporary to Natural, Flatweave to
Short Film Captures the Brand’s Quest to Create One of the World’s
Most Innovative Retail Experiences
Marking the first anniversary of one of its most iconic spaces to date, RH announced the release of “RH New York, The Movie,” a short film documenting the creation of RH New York, The Gallery in the Historic Meatpacking District. This first-of-its-kind, 90,000-square-foot retail experience features a skylit six-story atrium with transparent glass elevator, Rooftop Restaurant, Barista Bar & Wine Terrace, Interior Design Firm, “New York Night,” a dramatic art installation by Alison Berger, and full floors dedicated to RH Interiors, RH Modern, RH Outdoor, RH Baby & Child, and RH TEEN.
took seven years of improvising, adapting and overcoming all of the
obstacles until it became what it is today, which is arguably the
most innovative new store in the world, in the most important city in
Chairman and CEO Gary Friedman says in the film’s opening moments.
not a better place to express truly what you believe in.”
experience RH New York, The Movie, visit
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.
Wrangler Pop-Up Experience At Fred Segal La Will Explore Archival
Pieces From 1919, The 60s, 70s And 80s.
Wrangler®, a global icon in jeanswear and casual apparel, took over the pop up at Fred Segal Sunset (California) to present a modern day, immersive interpretation of four of the brand’s pivotal points in history. The six-week long Wrangler Pop Up Experience at iconic, experiential retailer Fred Segal’s flagship location, located at 8500 Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, opened to the public on Sept. 7.
limited-edition Wrangler collection for men and women celebrates the
legacy that defines the brand today, pulling straight from the
brand’s archives and taking cue from distinctive eras that testify
to its cultural influence as a whole. Further tapping into the
brand’s heritage, many of the products were handmade at the
Wrangler Service Supply Center incorporating denim from Cone Mills,
which is headquartered in its hometown of Greensboro, N.C.
and Fred Segal have both held significant roles in the history of
fashion for decades,” said Tom Waldron, global brand president
at Wrangler. “As Wrangler evolves in front of a global audience,
we embrace the opportunity to bring new experiences to consumers that
allow us to stay true to our heritage, but show an unexpected and
featured era will rotate every few weeks, highlighting one-of-a-kind
pieces inspired by each decade’s attitude. The three additional
eras, along with foundational product in vintage-inspired denim
washes and T-shirts, will also be featured in the space throughout
the duration of the pop-up.
Wrangler can trace its roots back to the emerging textile mills of
Greensboro, where the Blue Bell Overall Company was born. This
archive-inspired capsule, “Bluebell 1919,” celebrates the
foundation of the Wrangler brand – from the laborers who wore its
first coveralls to the talented tradespeople who made them.
Authentic Blue Bell patches can be seen on workwear-inspired jackets
and coveralls that have been updated as stylish wardrobe essentials.
As one of the most culturally complex periods in recent past, the
Sixties were simultaneously unpredictable and pervaded by infectious
optimism. It was during this decade that Wrangler became the
definitive brand of youth culture, with garments worn by
revolutionaries, riders, and rock stars alike. Every design in this
collection, “War & Peace,” captures a monumental moment in
time – one longing for change. Bold, rebellious pieces are
complemented by fun and carefree tiedye for a juxtaposition of two
Empowered by the appeal of protest and the promise of progress, the
Seventies was a decade defined by bold experimentation. This
psychedelic age introduced a new cultural landscape, which
frequently blurred the lines between art, fashion, and music. Flirty
flares, hypnotic patterns, and colorful prints from this capsule,
“Psychedelic,” highlight the exhilarating sound and style of the
extraordinary disco era.
With an attitude impacted by the pulse of pop culture, the Eighties
ushered in an era where style reigned supreme. Wrangler answered the
call of this legendary decade in denim with front-row seats at top
racetracks, leading the racing craze with booty shorts, graphic
tees, and the Wrangler Jeans Machine. The “Racing” collection
pays tribute to Wrangler’s ties to racing and the fashions of this
time in history.
Segal opened its doors in 1961, debuting fashion denim as a
lifestyle concept that instantly secured the brand as an integral
part of the Los Angeles scene and celebrity culture. A unique
retailer that offers an effortless, lifestyle experience inspired by
the free-spirited style of Los Angeles, Fred Segal has discovered and
launched some of the most beloved fashion and lifestyle brands
throughout the decades.
Segal is a place of invention and reinvention, for the best brands in
the world,” said John Frierson, president of Fred Segal. “We
love the references to Wrangler’s incredible heritage story in this
experiential pop up, but we’re also excited to launch these
exclusive new products that are highly relevant right now.”
Fred Segal, which is owned by
Global Icons, offers a curated and refreshing selection of new brands
together with food and pop culture experiences. In addition to its
flagship location on Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood, CA, the brand
has expanded to Los Angeles International Airport’s International
Terminal, Malibu Village and has opened stores in Europe & Asia
including Taipei, Zurich, Basel, Bern and Lausanne. FredSegal.com and
on Instagram @FredSegal.
complete the pop up experience, guests can grab a selfie next to a
custom Wrangler Indian Bobber Scout and pose in front of the large
Wrangler logo that changes with each decade.
Wrangler capsule collection apparel will be available in-store
exclusively at Fred Segal Sunset for a limited time, with select
pieces available online. An exclusive launch party will be held Sept.
19 for influencers and media to experience the first featured era –
U.S./New York-based Condé Nast and London-based Condé Nast International Are Integrated as One Global Team. New Consumer Marketing Function to Bring Focus on Direct-to-Consumer Efforts With Unified Commercial Team to Better Serve Global Clients’ Holistic Needs
New Leadership Structure is Expected to Help Further Turn the Financial Ship Around As Company Moves Beyond Closing and Selling Off Magazine Titles, Layoffs and Consolidation of Workforce Across All Titles
Long expected, Condé Nast yesterday appointed a new global leadership team designed to accelerate the company’s evolution into a 21st-century media company. The new organizational structure, which combines Condé Nast and Condé Nast International into a unified global team, was created with several guiding principles in mind, including the preservation of local editorial voice and authority, an enhanced focus on the consumer, unification of the company’s ad and commercial sales functions to reflect clients’ local and global needs and the development of new ways to share capabilities and best practices across the company.
Condé Nast is a global media company, home to iconic brands including Vogue, The New Yorker, GQ, Glamour, AD, Vanity Fair, and Wired, among many others. The company’s award-winning content reaches 84 million consumers in print, 367 million in digital and 379 million across social platforms, and generates more than 1 billion video views each month. The company is headquartered in London and New Yorkand operates in 32 markets worldwide including China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico & Latin America, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, the U.K., and the U.S., with local license partners across the globe. Launched in 2011, Condé Nast Entertainment is an award-winning production and distribution studio that creates programming across film, television, social and digital video and virtual reality.
“One of my top priorities has been to define our organizational structure so that we can take full advantage of our unique growth opportunities and exceptional content around the world,” said the recently-appointed CEO of Condé Nast, RogerLynch “I’m confident that our new global structure will better enable us to collaborate across teams and markets and, ultimately, deliver unparalleled experiences for our consumers and clients.“
new structure is as follows:
Global Content Functions:: Anna Wintour, U.S. Artistic Director, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue U.S. and (newly-appointed) Global Content Advisor, will continue in her role as U.S. Artistic Director and Editor-in-Chief of Vogue U.S., and will add Global Content Advisor and oversight of Vogue International to her responsibilities. In her expanded role, Wintour will advise the executive leadership team on global content opportunities and act as a resource to editors-in-chief and editorial talent worldwide.
Oren Katzeff, President of Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE), will expand the company’s digital video, film and television operations to create best-in-class video content experiences for audiences worldwide. The company has been increasing its focus on video content and currently generates 1.1 billion video views per month. Under Oren’s leadership, CNE will now be the core of our global network of video teams, supporting the growth of our video businesses in all markets.
David Remnick, Editor-in-Chief of The New Yorker, will also continue to report directly to Lynch.
Global Operations Organization: Wolfgang Blau, President, International & Chief Operating Officer will oversee all non-U.S. markets, as well as selected global strategic functions, including Product & Technology, Data, Licensing, Global Editorial Operations, Business Development, and Delivery & Business Transformation. This organization will ensure day-to-day operational excellence and capability sharing across the business.
Global Commercial Organization: Pamela Drucker Mann, Global Chief Revenue Officer & President, U.S. Revenue, will lead a new global revenue organization that brings together the company’s U.S. and international ad sales, creative and agency, B2B marketing and client service capabilities. Jamie Jouning, promoted to Chief Client Officer, will report to Drucker Mann and oversee key global accounts, multi-market deals, and central digital ad operations. Drucker Mann will define ad sales and ad product strategies globally, and work closely with Jamie and the central team and commercial leads in the company’s worldwide markets to drive overall ad, agency, and B2B revenue and share best practices.
Consumer Marketing Organization: Condé Nast is creating a new consumer marketing organization that will be led by a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and will bring added focus to the company’s direct-to-consumer efforts. As the company expands its consumer offerings, this team will be charged with developing best-in-class capabilities and consistency across consumer experiences on every platform. The team will also be responsible for consumer revenue, with a core focus on subscriptions and memberships. In addition, the team will have responsibility for global brand management, consumer research, and insights and global audience development, ensuring a data-driven approach to the company’s efforts. The search for a CMO to lead this new organization will begin immediately.
Corporate Functions: The company is also globalizing its three corporate functions to leverage skills, expertise and standardize processes and best practices: People, Finance and Communications. The company will begin an immediate search and selection process for these and other open roles. Until new leaders are identified, teams will maintain their existing reporting lines and responsibilities.
bringing added focus to our direct-to-consumer efforts and will build
a new consumer marketing function that will be charged with
developing best-in-class subscription and membership capabilities,
and maintaining the authenticity of our iconic global brands,”
Lynch continued. “And by transforming our sales organization
into a unified global team, Condé Nast will be better positioned to
serve the holistic needs of our clients around the world and make it
easier for them to do business with us.“
new structure and appointments take effect immediately.
Retailer Commemorates 20 Years Of Great Designs Accessible To All
Audiences With A Limited Edition Anniversary Collection
This fall, Target Corporation celebrates the 20th anniversary of its first collaboration with a designer, a bold initiative that has continued to differentiate this great chain as a provider of Fashionable and affordable designs. This project, which began with renowned architect Michael Graves in 1999, has resulted in more than 175 collaborations with designers in the last two decades.
To celebrate this anniversary, Target will relaunch almost 300 original and emblematic articles from 20 collaborations with past designers. This limited edition collection includes clothing, accessories, home decor and kitchenware. The Anniversary Collection will be available, while supplies last, until September 14 at all Target stores and on Target.com, with prices ranging from $ 7 to $ 160. Designers’ collections and items will vary between stores and customers can purchase up to five items per size and color. Customers can visit Target.com when the catalog is available to properly plan their visits. To underline Target’s commitment to inclusion, all women’s fashion will come with expanded size.
has always been part of Target’s DNA. From our stores and the
products we create, to the collaborations we establish, our
commitment to affordable designs differentiates Target and is one of
the reasons why customers enjoy shopping with us, “said Rick
Gomez , executive vice president and digital and marketing director
of Target. “Our marketing campaign will celebrate the
inclusive nature of Target’s designs, and will include a book and
documentary to highlight Target’s impact on the retail sector and the
lives of our customers by making large designs available to all
the occasion of this event, Target has turned to its archives to
offer its customers a limited edition collection with 20 of its
collaborations with past designers, which incldes the following:
Derian (2008, 2010)
has forever changed the retail scenario by doing what was believed
impossible, offering great designs at an incredible price. This
anniversary celebrates our extensive design history and the wide
variety of collaborations we have offered to our customers over the
past 20 years “said Mark Tritton , executive vice
president and director of Marketing for Target. “All the
collaborations have contributed something special and exciting to our
clients and, with 20 years behind us, we can say that this is only
the beginning. We hope to continue offering our clients more
incredible, inspiring and affordable designs, and increase the
presence of Target every day. “
addition to the launch of Target’s Anniversary Collection,
Rizzoli, an editorial known for its extensive catalog of books
of great quality and beauty, will publish a book that gathers
Target’s rich design history, with comments from designers and
followers of the collaborations of the retailer, which will be
available from Tuesday, September 3.
has also recruited RadicalMedia, a producing partner, to
create a documentary that will be released this fall and that closely
analyzes how Target’s innovative approach to affordable designs has
forever changed the retail sector.
documentary includes the testimony of people who have played a key
role in the collaborations of the retailer, both with emerging brands
and designers, as well as with others already consolidated.
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 →
Spoons at the ready, Free Cone Day is back! On April 10th, Ben & Jerry’s 40th Free Cone Day arrives and as always, YOU are invited to celebrate.
Imagine waking up to a day of endless ice cream … plus unlimited chunks and swirls. It must be Free Cone Day 2018. Free scoops of Ben & Jerry’s euphoric ice cream, packed with chunks and swirls, will be offered at Scoop Shops around the country.
Ben and Jerrys Cherry Garcia: Ben & Jerry’s annual Free Cone Day is April 10, 2018.
Ice cream lovers will be able to choose a longtime favorite like Cookie Dough or dig their spoons into something completely new. Your appetite is the only limit to the number of times you can get back in line. Dreamy right?
Cup or cone, It’s your choice on Free Cone Day, April 10.
Okay, so this celebration is hardly a surprise … the company’s first Free Cone Day was way back in 1979. Back then, it was highly unusual for a company to share, rather than sell, its product, but Ben and Jerry wanted to thank their dedicated, ice cream loving community for helping them get through their first year. These days Ben & Jerry’s hands out more than one million free scoops of ice cream across the world each April.
Ben and Jerrys Over The Counter: Choose your favorite flavor or try something completely new. It’s your choice on Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day, April 10, 2018
“We believe in having fun, and in thanking our fans with free ice cream as each year goes by,” said Ben & Jerry’s CEO Jostein Solheim. “To us, it’s a chance to have a bit of a party, to build connections with our fans, and show them how much we appreciate them!“
To be part of the euphoria and to find a participating Scoop Shop in your area, visit www.BenJerry.com.
Redefining the Consumer Shopping Experience by Bringing Provence on the Road
L’Occitane en Provence, the prestige beauty company with high-quality skincare, body care, and fragrance, continues to evolve its experiential retail strategy with the launch of the L’Occi Truck – the first-ever traveling shop experience for the brand. The retail store encapsulated on wheels, presents a new direct-to-consumer shopping model, bringing the spirit and beauty of Provence across North America.
“We are constantly challenging ourselves to surprise and delight our customers and, as a result of this, our in-store shopping experience has evolved dramatically in recent years. From our FLATIRON Experiential Community Flagship boutique in New York to the new Sunshine Retail Concept that was launched in 2017, and most recently the digitally enhanced and Multisensory flagship boutique at Yorkdale, we are addressing customers varying shopping needs in a variety of unique and unexpected ways,” said Paul Blackburn Vice President, Concept Design, Construction & Merchandising North America. “Continuing this trend, and inspired by the food-truck revolution, we are ‘driving’ our customer-first strategy even further by launching the #LOcciTruck. The L’Occi Truck will allow us to bring the best of our magical brand directly to our customers, in a modern and agile way.”
Inspired by the vintage French Citroën H Van, often used by small-town French farmers, the retro-like design truck is cladded in L’Occitane’s signature Provençal sunshine yellow and is approximately 16 feet long by 7 feet high. Two window-like openings, featured at the truck’s side spanning across the entire length and rear, invite customers to view an internal shelving display filled with a curated-assortment of product as well as relevant campaign imagery. A tester-rail and foldable display counter anchored under the truck’s side opening will feature an interactive station for passerbys to test-and-play with product. For a connected shopping experience, a large exterior screen is to display video content showcasing the spirited Provençal lifestyle and brand history. At each destination, expert Beauty Associates will accompany the truck to guide and captivate the guests’ senses through exclusive demonstration rituals with hero product ranges and an assortment tailored to each regional area.
Kicking off in Washington, D.C. at the Cherry Blossom Festival on April 7th, the truck will stop throughout key cities and regions with and without brick-and-mortar as well as buzz-worthy events and festivals that align with the brand’s DNA. Additionally, the L’Occi Truck will serve as a supporting asset for future store closings due to renovations to ensure the brand is always present for the consumer’s needs. L’Occitane will leverage e-commerce, e-mail marketing, and social media platforms to communicate with customers on the scheduled stops and detailed information on the truck’s offering through an interactive landing page.
“Entering a boutique can often be intimidating to a consumer; this dynamic concept is truly more approachable while still an extension of the multi-sensory and hospitable customer experience from our boutiques. We are excited to bring Provence to our customers, including areas we may not have a brick-and-mortar presence,” said Caroline Le Roch Commercial Chief Officer North America. “The L’Occi Truck is a great discovery tool for those who have yet to be introduced to L’Occitane. The bright and festive exterior of the truck is sure to capture your attention, especially on social media where we look to see a rise in user-generated content.“
Upcoming stops include the following destinations:
April 7th – Cherry Blossom Festival’s Petalpalooza! event in Washington, D.C.
April 21st – 22nd – Beautycon at Jacob Javits Center in New York City, NY
October 2018 – Pop-up at The Grove in Los Angeles, CA
Macy’s Downtown Flagships Showcase a Floral Spectacular In New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco
Sunday, March 26 – Sunday, April 9, 2017
Step right up to get a front row view of lush gardens celebrating the color and whimsy of Carnival as the Macy’s Flower Show® welcomes the renewal of spring. Macy’s annual floral extravaganza sprouts once again at three flagship locations nationwide including Herald Square in New York City, State Street in Chicago, and Union Square in San Francisco. From Sunday, March 26 through Sunday, April 9, 2017, Carnival, the theme of this year’s exhibition will transport more than a million spectators into a world of imagination, filled with brilliantly-hued flora expertly landscaped into breathtaking gardens that bring the magic of a traveling roadshow to life.
Macy’s Flower Show presents Carnival, a floral spectacle blooming from March 26 through April 9 in New York City, Chicago and San Francisco (Photo: Business Wire)
“As we celebrate the renewal of the spring season, this year’s Macy’s Flower Show will take spectators on a trip through a classic fair, where the deep colors, patterns, and displays recreate everyone’s favorite carnival elements. From the big top to the fun house with thrilling stops on a rollercoaster and Ferris wheel, ‘Carnival’ will surprise and delight more than a million spectators who step into these floral wonderlands at our three flagship stores,” said Susan Tercero, group vice president, special productions/Macy’s Parade & Entertainment Group.
At the center of the spring celebration, a colorful two-tiered carousel complete with animated column horses will bloom with thousands of rhododendrons, bromeliads, and other exotic flora, welcoming guests into the funhouse atmosphere. As spectators walk through the midway, they will see a kaleidoscope of color as the world of Carnival reveals classic fair favorites, including a roller coaster, bumper cars, a Ferris wheel and games of whimsy, all recreated using more than 5,000 types of florals and plants.
For more than 70 years, Macy’s Flower Show has delighted generations of floral aficionados with over-the-top presentations of lavish gardens that showcase millions of live flowers, plants, and trees from around the globe. Native to many different landscapes, Macy’s Flower Show features floral material blooming in unison despite their unique climatic DNA. Taking root in unexpected settings such as store countertops, windows and specially-designed architecture, including grand bridges, columns, and topiaries, Macy’s Flower Show is staged in unique fashion at each of the three locations nationwide.
In addition to the floral wonder, spectators will have the opportunity to enjoy a host of special in-store events, including floral, food and fashion demonstrations, celebrity appearances, and more during the two weeks the show is in full bloom.
Macy’s springtime tradition is made possible nationally thanks to partners Girl Scouts of the United States of America, Sinclair Oil Corporation, and the Sino-American Friendship Association.
Free to the public, Macy’s Flower Show will be open during regular store hours.
For additional information about these events contact the Macy’s Flower Show Hotline at (212) 494-4495, or visit www.macys.com/flowershow.
Throughout the past year,Lane Bryant, the most recognized specialty size apparel brand, has shown what #ThisBody is made for, and how #ThisBody shines through negativity. Now, the company aims to demonstrate how #ThisBody’s powerful mantra inspires, through a message of body-inclusivity and empowerment with its newest campaign: Inspired by #ThisBody.
Lane Bryant Introduces New Spring 2017 Campaign: Inspired by #ThisBody
Inspired by #ThisBody enlists the talent of some beyond inspirational women: recording artist Lizzo, artist and poet Ashlee Haze, and members of the dance company, Pretty Big Movement. Through powerful and thought-provoking imagery and video, shot by famed fashion photographer Peggy Sirota, Lane Bryant will invite those who interact with the campaign to share what inspires #ThisBody throughout their daily lives.
Lane Bryant Introduces New Spring 2017 Campaign: Inspired by #ThisBody
Lane Bryant Introduces New Spring 2017 Campaign: Inspired by #ThisBody
Inspired by #ThisBody will also include powerful testimonials from Lizzo, Ashlee, and Pretty Big Movement, sharing how each woman was inspired along her respective journey to who she is today. The campaign will roll out across Lane Bryant’s stores and social media channels, as well as on billboards, magazines, partnerships with Refinery 29 and Glamour, as well as a strong digital presence. Fashion from the campaign creative is also shoppable in store and on www.lanebryant.com.
The campaign will be visible throughout the pages of top publications, including the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue (with an ad starring model Denise Bidot in Cacique Swim) and Glamour magazine. The Prabal Gurung X Lane Bryant collection also debuted in the March issue of Vogue magazine, with an Inspired by #ThisBody-esque ad starring Gurung and campaign model Ashley Graham.
Lane Bryant Introduces New Spring 2017 Campaign: Inspired by #ThisBody
The #IAmNYandCo Campaign Launched Online and in Atlanta Stores on February 22nd
Specialty women’s apparel chain, New York & Company, Inc. has announced the launch of collections inspired by customers. These collections will derive inspiration directly from New York & Company’s most loyal shoppers to create diverse styles that attest to the brand’s dedication to empowering women.
The first collection of this kind is inspired by long-time New York & Company customer, Dr. Roblena E Walker. Walker, a Research Scientist and Public Health Professor, has been a loyal New York & Company client for over 20 years. Since her first purchase of white-washed boot cut jeans, Walker has believed in the clothing and the brand. “The thing I love most about this brand is that the pieces are more than just clothes – it’s a way of life. I am New York & Company,” Walker expresses. “When I slip on a beautiful dress and statement necklace, I can conquer any obstacle I may encounter. More importantly, I immediately obtain a huge boost in confidence that further positions me to empower other women.”
Dr. Roblena E Walker, a Research Scientist and Public Health Professor, has been a loyal New York & Company client for over 20 years and the inspiration for New York & Company’s first Customer-Inspired Capsule Collection.
Walker stars in the brand’s newest campaign, where she styles each look herself. “It’s always exciting to see how our clients style each piece in their own way,” states Greg Scott, CEO of New York & Company. “We will continue turning to them for inspiration while in doing so, #IAmNYandCo will give women who share a love for fashion a chance to inspire each other.”
To celebrate, New York & Company is hosting in-store launch parties for Walker in her hometown of Atlanta, GA on February 24th and 25th at Cumberland Mall and The Shoppes at Webb Gin, respectively. The capsule collection will consist of 9 styles, which is now available online and in select Atlanta stores.
This monthAmericana Manhasset debuts its full-color 64-page Spring Fashion book entitled, “Taking it to the Street.” Spring ready-to-wear, accessories and jewelry from the most coveted brands in the world are captured in a high-style picture book starring top runway models Grace Hartzel and William Los.
‘Taking It To The Streets’ – Americana Manhasset Spring 2017 Lookbook – Bottega Veneta
Americana Manhasset is a premier collection of over 60 fine shops, including Hermès, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Cartier, Ermenegildo Zegna, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bottega Veneta, Hirshleifers, Ralph Lauren, London Jewelers and more, all within a unique outdoor environment designed by renowned architect Peter Marino and landscape designer Oehme van Sweden. Americana Manhasset offers a complimentary Personal Shopping Service, a remarkable luxury fashion, and gift resource. Located on Long Island’s beautiful North Shore, Americana Manhasset is 20 miles from Manhattan and 50 miles from the Hamptons.
‘Taking It To The Streets’ – Americana Manhasset Spring 2017 Lookbook – Louis Vuitton
‘Taking It To The Streets’ – Americana Manhasset Spring 2017 Lookbook – Zimmerman
Photographed, produced and styled by Laspata DeCaro, the campaign was shot throughout Los Angeles, from the skate parks of Venice Beach and the gritty sidewalks of downtown LA to the bougainvillea-lined boulevards of Santa Monica and the fringes of the Hollywood Hills.
‘Taking It To The Streets’ – Americana Manhasset Spring 2017 Lookbook – Burberry
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 →
Designed For An Exceptional And Personal Customer Experience
Remember when Abercrombie & Fitch was a nightmare shopping experience with that dark cave atmosphere and enough overpowering perfume odor (not smell) to kill an asthma patient? Well, that’s on its way out and a new dawn is coming over the horizon.
Abercrombie & Fitch announced that for the first time in more than 15 years, it will unveil a new store concept. The store will open on Friday, February 17th, at the Polaris Fashion Mall in Columbus, Ohio and 20% of all opening weekend sales will be donated toNationwide Children’s Hospital. Designed by MJ Sagan Architecture, which was also involved in the creation of the company’s New Albany headquarters, the prototype’s look and feel is in line with the brand’s new evolution.
Abercrombie & Fitch Unveils First New Store Concept in Over Fifteen Years
This boutique, which is 4,860 feet in size, is the first of seven that will be built this year and provides the customer with a new vision of the brand. In line with the changes that have taken place over the past eighteen months, the space was imagined with the best customer experience in mind, encouraging the discovery of the brand’s new collections.
“It is important that our stores reflect what the Abercrombie & Fitch brand is today, so we’ve created a new space for our customers, that is warm, inviting, inclusive and open. We are excited for customers old and new to rediscover what is at the core of this American Heritage brand: timeless, high-quality clothing that you want to live in,” said Stacia Andersen, Brand President of Abercrombie & Fitch and abercrombie kids.Continue reading →
Gap Pays Homage To The Past And Celebrates Emerging Talent With Rumer Willis, Coco Gordon, Evan Ross, Chelsea Tyler, Lizzy Jagger, TJ Mizell and Naomi Campbell
Gap announces the launch of a limited-edition collection – the ’90’s Archive Re-Issue – for men and women featuring iconic styles from the ’90’s including the Bodysuit, Reverse Fit and Easy Fit Denim, Pleated Khakis and the timeless Pocket Tee, available online and in select stores globally starting February 7.
The design team came up with the idea for the collection after multiple visits to Gap’s on-site archives studio in New York where the company houses key fashions from all of the brands spanning the course of the company’s 46-year history. After pouring through racks and racks of some of the brand’s most beloved styles, the team realized that so many key ’90’s fashions are not only relevant today, but many of these timeless pieces are so uniquely Gap.
To launch the collection, Gap collaborated with director Kevin Calero to create ‘Generation Gap,’ a film that is the ultimate contemporary homage to the iconic Gap ads of the ’90’s with references to “Mellow Yellow,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “Just Can’t Get Enough” and updated with a modern twist. ‘Generation Gap‘ features a roll call of emerging talent cast from the offspring of stars of the iconic Gap ’90s ads with a special cameo from the timeless icon and Gap alumni Naomi Campbell wearing the iconic pocket tee that she modeled in 1992 for her Steven Meisel shoot. Set to an a capella version of the 1992 Billboard music #1 hit ‘All 4 Love‘ by Color me Badd, ‘Generation Gap‘ is a nod to the past and a celebration of the next generation as they reimagine the iconic Gap looks in their own unique style.
Gap Launches Limited-Edition ’90’s Archive Re-Issue Collection with ‘Generation Gap’ Film
This reissue is a true homage to some of their customers’ favorite ’90s trends. In fact, the design team was so committed to the authenticity of the project, that the pieces will feature the exact same tags, trims, hardware and denim washes that some may still have in their drawers.
“We were determined to replicate the same color and washes of the original denim pieces from the ’90s using our current fabrics, some innovative wash techniques, and a sustainable process. We sent our manufacturing partners photos, swatches, and multiple samples to make sure we got everything exactly right,” said Natalie Nelson, Wash Manager of Gap’s denim design.Continue reading →
Rodeo Drive Curbside Valet Parking Ushered in in Grand Style and Now Available for Beverly Hills Guests and Shoppers
New Valet Offering Enhances Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel’s Arrival Experience As the Only Hotel on the World-Famous Shopping Street
Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotelannounced today in partnership with the Rodeo Drive Committee and the City of Beverly Hills that curbside valet parking has officially arrived at the legendary shopping street. Rodeo Drive, internationally recognized as the intersection of fashion and entertainment, is an exceptional destination for both Southern California residents, as well as visitors from around the globe. The more than 100 distinguished retailers all help create an unparalleled atmosphere only found on the three blocks of this famed drive. (For more information about Rodeo Drive, please visit www.rodeodrive-bh.com and follow us on Instagram at @RodeoDrive. #OnlyOnRodeo)
Left to Right: Regional General Manager of Luxe Hotels, Adam Sydenham, Chairman and Founder of Luxe Hotels, Efrem Harkham and Beverly Hills Mayor, John Mirisch, welcome curbside valet to Rodeo Drive. (Photo: Business Wire)
Starting today, the first-ever street level valet service in Rodeo Drive’s history arrives just in time for the Valentine’s Day shopping season. Hotel guests and Rodeo Drive visitors alike will experience a grand sense of arrival to the world-famous shopping destination. Located in front of Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel’s iconic address, 360 N. Rodeo Drive, the street’s new valet amenity will be available for hotel guests of the property and is also open to the street’s shopping visitors, ensuring a luxurious experience that only Rodeo Drive can deliver.
The flagship of the Luxe Hotels brand, Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel boasts the distinction of being the only hotel located on the world-famous street, Rodeo Drive, known globally for its high-end designer boutiques and the glamor of Beverly Hills. Set amongst couture fashion houses and restaurants, it is the ideal choice for guests seeking a glamorous backdrop for virtually any Los Angeles or Beverly Hills experience. The hotel gives guests a sense of being in a private club, with exclusive access available only to guests staying in the hotel. The 88-guestroom hotel conveys a stylish blend of the relaxed Southern California spirit and the elegance of Beverly Hills. The Luxe Club on Rodeo lounge offers a tasting room and bar offerings in a social club “members only” ambiance. It is a place like none other where guests can relax, gather and converse over a fine selection of beer, wines and spirits and delectable bites. The hotel’s wrap-around penthouse terrace and open rooftop deck is the only space in the hotel accessible to the public and is an ideal spot for hosting functions with spectacular views. It is the only rooftop available on the legendary street. (Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel,www.luxerodeo.comis a brand of Harkham Hospitality, Inc.)Continue reading →