Carhartt’s Fall Campaign Celebrates Those Who Embrace Hardworking Lifestyles During The Toughest Conditions

Workwear brand’s latest campaign honors the resilience of the men and women who rely on Carhartt’s Full Swing®, Rugged Flex®, and Storm Defender® technologies built to take on any weathercarhartt-1510011936286-null-HR

Carhartt, America’s premium workwear brand since 1889, has launched its 2017 fall marketing campaign across multiple platforms including broadcast, digital, mobile, social, and thousands of retail locations. The campaign’s focal point is a commercial that places emphasis on pursuing a hardworking lifestyle, regardless of the weather. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPBw-Tb9cXo)

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Carhartt is a global premium workwear brand with a rich heritage of developing rugged products for workers on and off the job. Headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, with more than 5,000 associates worldwide, Carhartt is family-owned and managed by the descendants of the company‘s founder, Hamilton Carhartt.

Carhartt_s fall campaign honors those who know what it takes to get the job done.

Carhartt’s fall campaign honors those who know what it takes to get the job done.

This campaign celebrates the Carhartt men and women who lead hardworking lifestyles while embracing nature’s most difficult, uncertain conditions,” said Tony Ambroza, chief brand officer at Carhartt. “Our consumers expect durable, functional clothing equipped with Carhartt performance solutions like Full Swing® and Rugged Flex® to improve range of motion on the job site, along with Storm Defender® to stand up to the worst weather winter has to offer. Just as our brand has done for more than 128 years, Carhartt will continue to create rugged products to meet the needs of hardworking people.”

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Carhartt’s fall campaign celebrates hardworking people who live a Carhartt Way of Life.

Evidence of Carhartt’s continued commitment to providing consumers with premium workwear products dates back more than a century. Perhaps the brand’s most iconic style, the Carhartt Chore Coat is an example of the company’s legacy of creating durable, lasting apparel. Continue reading

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Williams Sonoma Launches In Store Pick Up Services for Online Purchases

Customers Can Save Time and Money this Holiday Season by Picking Up Online Purchase at All 221 Williams Sonoma Stores

Williams Sonoma, a specialty retailer of high-quality home products has announced the launch of in store pick up services for purchases made on www.williamssonoma.com. Customers that place an order through the Williams Sonoma website will be able to pick up their order at any of the 221 Williams Sonoma retail locations of their choosing. By using the new ‘Free Pick Up In Store’ option when making a purchase on the Williams Sonoma website, customers can pick up product in store quickly after completing their transaction and request items be gift wrapped at no additional cost.Temporary_Williams_Sonoma_Brandmark_041116

Our stores are designed to service and inspire our customers and now we can use them to assist our online shoppers with the benefits and satisfaction of same day pick up,” said Janet Hayes President of Williams Sonoma. “Whether you want to shop in our stores, overnight ship product from williamssonoma.com or pick up an online order quickly, we are here to offer our customers every level of convenience with their shopping experience.

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Williams Sonoma launches buy online pick up in store services with free gift wrap for holiday shopping season (Photo: Business Wire)

Shane Brogan Senior Vice President of Brand Strategy and Store Operations added, “Our omni-channel retail strategy allows customers to seamlessly shop with Williams Sonoma through our catalog, call centers, website, social media channels, retail stores and the customer’s own mobile devices. The ability to pick up an online order in our store merges both our online and offline retail strategies for an additional level of convenience and efficiency for our customers.

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Williams Sonoma launches buy online pick up in store services with free gift wrap for holiday shopping season (Photo: Business Wire)

For more information on Williams Sonoma’s ‘Buy Online, Pick Up In-store’ services, please visit: www.williamssonoma.com/instorepickup

 

Holiday 2017: Give the Best This Holiday Season with Gifts We Love from Macy’s

Make Your List and Check It Twice, Macy’s Has Everything You Need This Holiday Season

Offering An Incredible Assortment Of The Perfect Gifts For Him, Her, Kids And Home, Including Fashion, Accessories, And Beauty, That Will Delight Loved Ones This Holiday Season

Macy’s has upped the ante for 2017 through partnerships, specially created collections, and a handy guide of the best presents that will make gifting friends and family fun and easy. Additionally, Macy’s Fashion Office brings shoppers the latest and greatest trends from around the globe, with a curated selection of festive wares perfect for every occasion, from cozy nights in and office fetes to full-blown holiday extravaganzas. Find the perfect gift for the fashionista, techie, beauty guru, at-home chef, interior décor connoisseur, and everyone in between, and ensure you look chic and party-ready — all at Macy’s.

The holidays are a celebratory time when loved ones come together and show how much they appreciate having each other in their lives,” said Cassandra Jones, senior vice president of Macy’s Fashion. “I truly believe that the perfect gift can bring people together. To enhance that experience for our customers, we’ve created an unparalleled assortment of gift-giving items, from tech to beauty, so that each present is the perfect one. Plus, we’ve curated fashion and accessories to ensure our customers will look and feel incredible wherever their celebrations take them this season.”

From new brands and technology to an updated reservation system at Herald Square Santaland in New York City, Macy’s makes life easier this holiday season

Plus, shop hundreds of the hottest Black Friday specials beginning at 5 p.m. in most stores and all day at macys.com on Thanksgiving, November 23macyslogo

This holiday season, make your list and head to Macy’s to find the best new brands and tech gifts galore, look your best for every occasion and make sure your home is company-ready. Plus, Macy’s will open most full-line department stores at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 23. Customers who want to begin their holiday shopping on Thanksgiving Day will find hundreds of Black Friday specials in-store and online at macys.com.

For Her

Give the gift of luxury with opulent knits and sparkly pieces that pack as much glamour as they do comfort. A tiered, ruffle-sleeved sweater from I.N.C International Concepts is both fabulous and cozy, but also versatile and can be dressed up and down with ease. Glitter slippers, also from I.N.C, are perfect for the one whose sparkle is never dulled. For a true high-shine moment, give the special lady in your life the opportunity to feel like a star with an EFFY® sapphire bracelet certain to take her breath away or choose a cultured pearl strand for a timeless gift she will treasure. The trend-obsessed fashionista is no doubt a diehard fan of the 90s athletic-inspired logo craze strutting the runways, so a Tommy Hilfiger logo sweater is right up her style alley. A statement-making messenger bag from Michael Kors or luxurious leather wallet from Coach will help her stay stylish while keeping all her essentials organized. She’ll be party-ready with Clinique’s Pick Your Party set, created for Macy’s. This charming collection of Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer holiday lip shades treats lips to bold color packaged in a limited-edition tin. Give her a gift from her favorite designer with a fragrance from Gucci, Carolina Herrera, Dior or Yves Saint Laurent, or give beauty lovers the gift of options with Macy’s Beauty Box; for $15 a month, customers will receive five deluxe beauty samples selected by Macy’s beauty experts, plus a bonus sample and a $5 coupon to use in-store or on macys.com on their next beauty purchase.

For Him

Macy’s gift choices are just as great for guys. Upgrade his style game with eye-catching intarsia sweaters from I.N.C International Concepts while making sure he also smells the part with eau de toilette from Coach. Pamper his feet with out-of-this-world soft slippers from Ugg® and make sure his face always glows with the Hydration Hits four-piece face cream set from Kiehl’s. Deepen his musical history knowledge with the book, Hip Hop: A Cultural Odyssey. The luxury, large-format coffee table book explores the origins, evolution and cultural impact of Hip Hop culture over the last four decades through critically acclaimed essays and profiles, as well as captivating images. A puffer jacket from Calvin Klein or denim trucker jacket from Levi’s will keep him warm throughout the holiday season. Sprezza Box is a surefire way to revamp his style in one easy step. There are four distinct boxes created for Macy’s, each containing five items including ties, pocket squares, socks, sunglasses, wallets and money clips, curated by the experts at Sprezza. Each box evokes a specific look and feel—pick the right one for the guy on your list and instantly add panache to his style.

Tech

Keep the tech whiz in your life up-to-date with the latest releases in drones, Virtual Reality, acoustics, and more with the phenomenal offerings from Macy’s. Star Wars Battle Drones from Propel let fans recreate the epic clashes from their favorite Star Wars movies, while the Dream Vision virtual reality headset combines mind-blowing visuals with crisp audio to transport users and immerse them in any world they choose. Give the gift of convenience with the Amazon Echo Dot, the hands-free, voice-controlled device that enables you to make calls, send and receive messages, play music, set alarms, and more. For those true music fans, old school meets new school with the Victrola Acrylic turntable with Bluetooth speakers.

Home and Entertaining

Home is where the heart is, and whether you’re gifting someone a special item for their home or entertaining in yours, Macy’s has the best in décor, cuisine and service tools for the holiday season. Hotel Collection glassware and barware, along with the exceptional bar cart, are sophisticated and urbane. Tumblers and decanters boast a modern shape while the cart and bar tools mix polished wood and steel for a beautifully mid-Century aesthetic. Give the gift of holiday charm with decorative pillows from Martha Stewart Collection featuring an array of adorable critters from cats and dogs to stags and polar bears. Studio Mercantile novelty bar games are excellent ways to take parties up a notch, and decorative lighting, also from Studio Mercantile, provide ambiance to a setting. Appreciate the true essence of coffee by embracing the deep flavors of a freshly ground and pressed brew with the Primula French press bundle. The press draws out the natural oils and robust taste of beans, preparing six cups at a time. The bundle, created for Macy’s, comes with the press and a tumbler so you can share the experience with friends and coffee lovers everywhere. Gourmet gift baskets created for Macy’s from Di Bruno Bros. are sure to make an impression. Choose a curated basket with themes including “Let’s Brunch,” and “The Sriracha Foodie” filled with a wide variety of specialty foods and products that have all been hand-selected for top quality.

New Brands

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Macy’s has everything you need this holiday season; SB by Sachin & Babi, Bossa Top $89, Oak Skirt $129 (Photo: Business Wire)

Sachin & Babi Ahluwalia, known for producing stunning pieces through their eponymous line that has redefined eveningwear, have created a dazzling collection for Macy’s that makes dressing up fun, easy, and empowering this holiday season. With close attention to detail and high fashion artistry, SB by Sachin & Babi goes beyond traditional special occasion wear with a selection of breathtaking dresses and gowns, stylish statement jackets, and mix-and-match tops, skirts, and pants. Fans of the new collection can preview the line on macys.com now, prior to the official launch in 149 stores on Nov. 15. Continue reading

When You Wish Upon A Star, Saks Fifth Avenue And Disney Celebrate The Season With Once Upon A Holiday

On Monday, Nov. 20, Saks Fifth Avenue, collaborating for the first time on a holiday experience with Disney, will debut its iconic New York holiday windows and 10-story-tall theatrical light show in true fairytale fashion, in celebration of the 80th anniversary of Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Sofia Carson, the multi-talented actress, star of Disney’s “Descendants“, and Hollywood Records/Republic recording artist, will perform live at the unveiling event accompanied by a 40-person choir and appearances by Snow White, Snow Prince, and the seven dwarfs.

The fantastical new show, entitled Once Upon a Holiday, will include the unveiling of 14 animated holiday window displays, presented by Mastercard, marking the first time Saks will animate all of the windows along Fifth Avenue in its 94-year history.

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Alberta Ferretti one-of-a-kind fairytale gown sketch for Saks Fifth Avenue.

In all things we do at Saks, we strive to reach the people in a meaningful way that captures their emotions—it’s what we call the New Luxury. This comprehensive and unprecedented collaboration with Disney in our stores, on Saks.com, and in our New York flagship windows exemplifies that strategy by bringing the magic of the holiday season into the lives of our customers everywhere,” said Marc Metrick, President, Saks Fifth Avenue.

Highlights of the multi-faceted program include:

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The 14 Fifth Avenue windows will each depict a different scene from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, beautifully translating the iconic story into real-life delights. Vignettes will include Snow White dancing among woodland creatures, the seven dwarfs “heigh-ho!”-ing home from a day’s work in the diamond caves, and the Wicked Queen‘s mischievous trickery with the infamous red apple. Also new to the windows this year is aSaks_Fifth_Avenue_Logo 3D layering technique which incorporates original artwork from the film into the backdrops for each display.

In Saks New York’s 49th Street and 50th Street windows, four legendary designers—Alberta Ferretti, Naeem Khan, Monique Lhuillier, and Marchesa—have created one-of-a-kind fairytale gowns for a 21st century Snow White. The luxury dresses will be set against a fantasy forest backdrop.

The New York window unveilings will be live-streamed via Saks.com, at 6:45 p.m. ET, for audiences around the world to enjoy. The window animation and light show will continue throughout the holiday season until Jan. 2, 2018. Continue reading

Samsung Experience to Launch at Macy’s Herald Square

Just in time for the holiday season, customers at Macy’s flagship store in New York will be able to experience an integrated Samsung product ecosystem, featuring innovative technologies in mobile, virtual reality, QLED television, home audio, and moremacyslogo

Macy’s and Samsung has announced the launch of a unique Samsung experience at the retailer’s flagship location in New York City. Customers shopping at Macy’s Herald Square will be able to explore and purchase a range of Samsung products, including an assortment of the most innovative technologies in virtual reality, tablet, smartphone, wearable, the Family Hub refrigerator, QLED television, home audio and smart home categories.

At Macy’s, we are focused on providing what matters most to our customers – an even more engaging shopping experience and the best, most innovative products,” said Marc Mastronardi, Macy’s executive vice president of business development. “With the new Samsung experience at Macy’s Herald Square, we are creating an innovative and beautiful, one-of-a-kind digital playground in a flagship department store, featuring numerous installations and touch points for customer engagement.”

For the first time, customers can experience an integrated Samsung ecosystem designed to simplify daily life, all in a specially curated 1,000 square foot space on the main floor at Macy’s Herald Square. Explore the next innovation television wall, featuring The Frame, which seamlessly transforms from a 4K UHD TV to a gallery-like art display for a premium entertainment experience. Accessorize your smart TV with a variety of home audio and video products, including Sound+ soundbar and Blu-ray players.

Customers can take a ride in the 4-D virtual reality roller coaster experience that puts you at the center of an out of this world journey to a new landscape with the Gear VR with Controller powered by Oculus.

A full range of Samsung product and accessories will round out the tech lover’s paradise, including Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Note8 smartphones, cases, wireless mobile accessories and more. Customers will also have the opportunity to test and purchase the latest Samsung wearables, including the Gear Sport, Gear Fit2 Pro and Gear S3, and complete their home tech ecosystem with the Samsung Connect Home Smart Wi-Fi System and assortment of Samsung SmartThings hubs, outlets and sensors.

To experience the Samsung flagship ecosystem, including one-on-one concierge-like customer care, and purchase select products, customers can now visit Macy’s Herald Square during regular store hours.

Here Comes The Bra

Victoria’s Secret Angel Lais Ribeiro Wears The $2 Million 2017 Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra Designed And Hand-Crafted With Jewels By Mouawad

This holiday, Victoria’s Secret introduces the highly anticipated Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra. Victoria’s Secret Angel Lais Ribeiro will wear the Fantasy Bra for the first time on the runway in the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which airs November 28th at 10/9c PM on CBS.

The 2017 $2 Million Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra

The 2017 $2 Million Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra

Valued at $2 million, the 2017 Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra was designed exclusively for Victoria’s Secret by world-renowned jeweler Mouawad. Handset with diamonds, yellow sapphires and blue topaz in 18 karat gold, the jewels are set into a Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels Demi bra.

Glamorous and glittering and weighing more than 600 carats, the Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra took almost 350 hours to create and is embellished with nearly 6,000 precious gemstones.

The new Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels collection features bras (Dream Angels Demi/Dream Angels Push-Up), panties (Dream Angels Wicked) and lingerie (Dream Angels Bustier) in shimmering shades of champagne and was inspired by the Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra—the champagne shade is a must-have addition to any lingerie wardrobe. Continue reading

Macy’s Announces the Fifth Annual “Buy A Coat & We’ll Donate One” Coat Campaign in Support of Clothes4Souls

Share the Warmth! Buy a coat at Macy’s stores or macys.com from October 24 to 29, and Macy’s will donate a new coat to someone in needmacyslogo

Macy’s and Clothes4Souls announces the fifth annual “Buy a Coat & We’ll Donate One” campaign. From Tuesday, Oct. 24 through Sunday, Oct. 29, Macy’s will donate one new coat, up to 35,000 coats, to Clothes4Souls, for every coat purchased in the men’s, women’s, juniors’ and children’s outerwear departments at Macy’s stores and macys.com. Through this program, Macy’s and its partners have donated 165,000 new coats, with a retail value of more than $6.6 million, since 2013.

To help customers save while giving back, Macy’s will offer 40 percent to 50 percent off a large selection of outerwear during the campaign.

Macy_s 'Buy A Coat & We_ll Donate One' campaign in support of Clothes4Souls begins Oct. 24 (Photo Business Wire)

Macy’s “Buy A Coat & We’ll Donate One” campaign in support of Clothes4Souls begins Oct. 24 (Photo: Business Wire)

This year, Macy’s will celebrate the fifth season of our ‘Buy a Coat & We’ll Donate One’ campaign in partnership with Clothes4Souls,” said Holly Thomas, Macy’s group vice president of cause marketing. “With the help of our customers, we’re aiming to deliver another 35,000 new coats to the men, women, and children who need them most this upcoming winter season. The impact of this program has been remarkable, and we are proud to invite our customers to join us once again in giving to this important cause.

Clothes4Souls, a division of Soles4Souls, is a not-for-profit global social enterprise committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of clothing. Clothes4Souls works with nonprofit partners including homeless shelters, after-school programs, international relief, and disaster relief organizations to provide clothes to those who need them most, domestically and globally.

We are always so excited for this time of year,” said Buddy Teaster, president and CEO of Clothes4Souls. “The opportunity to work with Macy’s, its vendors, and dozens of agencies around the country to distribute 35,000 brand-new, high-quality coats to men women and children, creates[ing] real value for those in need. Thank you, Macy’s, for five years of partnership and helping 165,000 people here in the U.S.”

The organization advances its anti-poverty mission by collecting new and used clothing from individuals, schools, faith-based institutions, civic organizations and corporate partners, then distributing those clothes both via direct donations to people in need and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Clothes4Souls is committed to the highest standards of operating and governance.

Coats donated through the program average in retail price from $40 to $100 and distribution will take place in cities across America, beginning in November. To view this year’s outerwear assortment and participate in “Buy a Coat & We’ll Donate One,” visit macys.com.

Macy’s “Buy a Coat & We’ll Donate One” campaign is made possible through support from Ben Sherman, Bernardo, Calvin Klein, Carters, CB Sports, Celebrity Pink, Coffeeshop, Guess, Hawke and Co, HK by Hawke, Jessica Simpson, Laundry, London Fog, OshKosh, Rampage, Sebby, Tommy Hilfiger, Via Spiga, Vince Camuto, Weather Tamer, and 32 Degrees.