Highest Annual Total in the Company’s History Auction Sales Top $109 million *Up 22% on 2018*
Driven by Record Prices, including for An Independent Watchmaker and An English Watch $4.6m for George Daniels’ Legendary “Space Traveller I”
Landmark “Masterworks of Time” Collection Generates Enthusiasm among International Collectors
2019 In Figures
A Record Year
• Auction sales achieved an unprecedented $108.7m – up 22% on 2018 (153% on 2010)
• 44% of the lots realised prices over their high estimate • Average lot value: $49,000 (up 10% on last year) • 7 timepieces sold over $1m (16 over $500,000) • Record for an English watch & an independent watchmaker: $4.6m for George Daniels’ Space Traveller I
• Record year for private sales • More Sales – New Experiences: Record number of lots sold: 3,369 lots (24% more than last year) Cars & Watches: Auction highlights are exhibited alongside RM Sotheby’s flagship sales around the world
An Ever-Expanding Globalized Market
• 100 countries across the globe participated in our watch sales (17% more than last year)
• Half of the buyers had never taken part in watch auctions at Sotheby’s before
The Continued Growth of Online Sales
• 56% of the lots sold online, four times more than five years ago • 80% of the bidders participated online • 65% of the buyers placed their winning bids online (up 20% over last year)
• The proportion spent online has more than tripled in the past five years. This year, it was up 22% over 2018
• Top Watch sold online set an auction record for a Millennium wristwatch by George Daniels: a Millennium in yellow gold from 2000 sold for US$ 289,800 in Hong Kong in April.
• Online-only Sales have doubled in value since 2018. Many of these were driven by innovative thematic and partner sales. For example in February, an IWC Big Pilot’s watch that was worn by Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper while attending and performing at the 91st Academy Awards ceremony, sold for $75,000. Proceeds went to the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation.
MASTERWORKS OF TIME – History in the Making
Pocket watches stole the show this year, with “Masterworks of Time”, one of the most important collections of timepieces remaining in private hands, setting many landmarks. With two additional auctions scheduled in 2020, the first wave of auctions has already brought $15.8 million, thereby surpassing the low estimate for the entire 800-watch strong collection (est. $15-27m). Two of the highest prices of the year were achieved in London in July:
World record for a timepiece by an independent watchmaker and an English watch: George Daniels’ legendary “Space Traveller I”, rocketed to a sky-high $4.6m – over 30 times the price set by the watch 31 years ago (pictured left and on p.1). Conceived to honour the astronauts that the great watchmaker so admired, this is one of the most technically accomplished watches of all time. For further information, a post-sale release is available here.
Record for a 17th-Century Watch: A masterpiece of enamel, Jehan Cremsdorff’s extraordinary gold, enamel and diamond-set verge watch, realized $2.7 million. When this watch last appeared at auction in 1986, it took collectors by storm, soaring to CHF 1.8 million ($998,336) – then the highest price for any pocket watch ever sold at auction.
PRIDE OF PLACE FOR PATEK PHILIPPE
• A Reference 2499, first series made in 1951 realised US$ 1.5m
• A Skymoon Tourbillon Reference 5002 in pink gold, circa 2011 fetched US$ 1.4m
• A Skymoon Tourbillon, reference 5002p-001 from 2006 fetched US$ 1.1m
• Record for a Reference 2497 in pink gold: a model from 1953 with a remarkable case by Emile Vichet achieved US$ 979,775
• Record for a Reference 5208: a reference 5208P-001 from circa 2014 made US$ 888,145
• Record for aReference 5020: a possibly unique platinum perpetual calendar chronograh made in 2008 achieved US$ 709,900
Something For Everyone This Holiday Season and All with a Touch of Glamour
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Badgley Mischka’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide has no-fail items that are guaranteed to put smiles on all your hard-to-buy-for friends and family’s faces. There are glamorous options for all, whether it’s beautiful women’s jeweled shoes, which dress up any holiday outfit, to newly launched men’s shoes and stylish sneakers, to girls shoes, perfect the little ones on your list. The stand out this year is the new fragrance, Forest Noir, in its gorgeous emerald green jeweled designed bottle. Both the Badgley Mischka Fragrance and Badgley Mischka Forest Noir have gift sets with body cream, and purse size sprays to complete the collection.
Men’s and women’s eyewear make a perfect stocking stuffer as well as Badgley Mischka’s latest colorful cashmere sweaters with beading and flower details to make any outfit; even your perfect pair of old jeans look dressed up. Choose to give your loved one the topper of a brightly colored winter coat, and she will thank you every time she heads out into the cold. And no need for extra tinsel when you give shimmering, festive Badgley Mischka jewelry to your favorite relative. For that extra special person on your list, surprise a loved one with a Badgley Mischka designed luggage collection and maybe pop in tickets to a favorite destination?
More Deals of the Day and Deeper Discounts Than Ever Before on Buzzworthy Holiday Gifts Across Every Department
Kicking off this Friday, November 22, Amazon’s Black Friday deals week will offer new deals all day, every day from fashion to toys, home, electronics, Amazon Devices and more
Save up to 40% on toys from LEGO, Barbie, Hot Wheels and more; up to 50% on Lands’ End clothing and accessories; $40 off the Echo Show 5; deep discounts on brands including Adidas, KitchenAid, L’Oreal Paris and more; plus exclusive deals from Amazon Brands, Amazon Music, Audible and more
today shared a sneak peek of top deals for its
Black Friday Deals Week,
which will offer customers new deals all day, every day totaling
thousands of amazing deals across every category, plus more Deals
of the Day
and deeper discounts than ever before. Starting this Friday,
29 (Black Friday),
customers can shop thousands of incredible deals on this year’s
most popular gifts, new and trending finds, holiday essentials, and
more, across toys, electronics, fashion, beauty, kitchen, home,
Amazon Devices and more. All of Amazon’s Black
Friday deals can
be found by visiting amazon.com/blackfriday
on the Amazon App. Customers can also shop on
find the same amazing deals and Amazon shopping experience, with the
added bonus that AmazonSmile
donate a portion of the purchase price of eligible products to a
charity of your choice.
top of the wide selection of deals and discounts available throughout
Amazon’s week of Black Friday deals, customers can also take
advantage of select one-time-only, amazing deals from top-tier and
most-loved brands across electronics, home, fashion, toys and more,
all at jaw-dropping prices. These deals are expected to sell out,
with new one-time only deals launching throughout the day on
November 28 (Thanksgiving), November 29 (Black Friday) and
December 2 (Cyber Monday).
customers are getting a head start on their gift lists, readying
their homes for family festivities or grocery shopping for holiday
feasts, Amazon makes the holidays easier than ever with top deals and
low prices. In fact, according to a recent Profitero study,
Amazon prices were found to be 20% cheaper on average than other
FRIDAY DEALS PREVIEW:
deals included below – and many more – will be available on
various dates and times between November
Friday), while supplies last, at amazon.com/blackfriday,
on the Amazon App, or by simply asking “Alexa,
what are my deals.”
$27.99 off – just $22.00 or get a 3-pack for just $64.97
up to 50% on men’s and women’s clothing from Amazon Brands,
including Amazon Essentials, Goodthreads, Daily Ritual, and The Drop
up to 30% on bedding & bath for the family from AmazonBasics,
Stone & Beam and Rivet
up to 30% on furniture from Rivet and Stone & Beam
up to 30% on office furniture and supplies from AmazonBasics
up to 30% on phone accessories from AmazonBasics
up to 30% on kitchen electrics and housewares from AmazonBasics &
Stone & Beam
up to 30% on luggage and travel from AmazonBasics
up to 25% on food and beverages from Amazon brands, including
AmazonFresh, Happy Belly and Wickedly Prime
25% on household supplies and personal care from Solimo
up to 15% on beauty, vitamins, and supplements from Amazon brands
including Belei and Revly
Save up to 35% on Herschel backpacks, wallets, hip packs, and more
Save up to 50% on Oakley & Ray-Ban sunglasses
Save up to 30% on Calvin Klein underwear
Save up to 35% on the newest Fossil smartwatches
Save up to 35% on adidas shoes, clothing, and accessories for the family
Save up to 40% on Levi’s for the family
Save up to 50% on Lands’ End clothing and accessories
Save up to 30% on Tommy Hilfiger clothing
Save up to 50% on top watch brands including Daniel Wellington, Movado, and more
Save up to 40% on Under Armour for the family
Save up to 30% on men’s dress shirts
Save up to 30% on Izod clothing
Save up to 50% on Samsonite and American Tourister luggage
Save 35% on 14K gold diamond stud earrings
Save on Samsung, Sony, and LG TVs
Save on Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note 10
Save up to 45% on streaming devices and accessories
Save up to 30% on select Nintendo Switch Software
Save up to 33% on select Nintendo Joy-Con
Save on Canon and Nikon cameras
Save on Headphones from Bose, Sony and other top brands
Save on Nintendo Switch Console with Digital Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Save on Xbox One
Save on PC gaming laptops, desktops, monitors, components, and accessories
Save up to 33% on PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB bundle
Save on Oculus Rift S
Save on Garmin smart watches
Save 30% on select cell phone cases
Save on Klipsch speakers
Save on Jabra Elite Active 65t Earbuds
Save up to 35% on select iOttie Car Mount Phone Holders
Save on Garmin Forerunner 235 and DriveSmart
Save up to 40% on Corsair gaming products and accessories
Save up to 45% on Netgear products
Save 40% on Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020
Save up to 50% on Brother printers
Save up to 60% on HP Deskjet 2622
Save $30 on HP Sprocket 2nd Edition
Save 30% on MYNT3D Professional Printing 3D Pen
Save $50 off Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019
Save over 70% on new Norton 360 Premium
Save on Kodak and Polaroid photo printers
Save on SanDisk and WD
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15% on L.O.L. Surprise! Winter Disco Bigger Surprise (Amazon
40% on the LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Millennium Falcon
40% on tricycles and the 3-in-1 Wagon from Radio Flyer
40% on the KidKraft Cinderella Royal Dream House
40% on the Little Tikes Bake n’ Grow Kitchen
up to 30% on select strategy games
up to 30% on Glitter Girls fashion dolls and accessories
up to 30% on Barbie, Hot Wheels and more from Mattel
up to 30% on select party games
Kitchen and Home Furnishings
up to 30% on SodaStream sparkling water makers
on Hamilton Beach
up to 35% on Vitamix
on Dash Appliances
up to 44% on KitchenAid
on Instant Pot
on Conitgo Water bottles, Food Saver and Rubbermaid food containers
up to 25% on select mattresses
on Ashley Mattresses
up to 48% on Degrees of Comfort weighted blankets
up to 15% on Bissell Lifestyle 220
up to 19% on Bissell SpotClean Pro
on Casper Sleep Soft and Supima Cotton Sheet
up to 37% on Bissell Icon Pet Stick
up to 41% on Ecovacs N79S
up to 36% off Ecovacs Deebot 661
up to 26% Bissell Crosswave
up to 19% on Bissell SpotClean Pro
up to 22% on Bissell MyAir
up to 20% on Oreck Commercial XL Commercial Upright Vacuums
on AIRMEGA 400S The Smarter App Ena
on Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Protect Waterproof Mattress Protector
up to 15% on Bissell Lifestyle 220
on TEMPUR Adapt Plus Cooling Topper
NEN110A Whirlwind Bagless Canister
on Sunbeam Cordless or Corded Iron
up to 50% on Simplisafe 12-Piece Security System
up to 20% on Kidde products
up to 30% on Hunter ceiling fans
up to 30% on DeWalt tools
up to 30% on select SKIL tools
up to 25% on BLACK+DECKER drill kit
up to 15% on Opal Countertop Nugget Icemaker
15% on NewAir Dual Zone Beverage Cooler
on Chamberlain MyQ Garage Hub at $17.98
on iRobot Roomba 960 at $399.00
on iRobot Roomba 675 at $199.99
on the new LG 82″ 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV at $1,699.99
up to $79.90 on Arlo Technologies products
on Shark IQ Robotic Vacuum at $399.99
over 30% on Netgear wifi & routers
$200 on Sony Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos and Wireless Subwoofer
up to 39% on ecobee SmartThermostat and Switch bundle
up to 35% on holiday live plants
on the Sun Joe SPX4000-PRO Pressure Washer
35% on Greenworks 80V outdoor power tools
up to 30% on Keter Cool Bar & more
up to 35% on fire pits and patio heaters
Music, Video & Books
Audible: Between November 25 and 27, new members receive a bonus $15 Amazon credit and continue to save 53% on the first three months of an Audible membership at $6.95 a month. Additional offers to be announced through the holiday season.
For a limited time, new Amazon Music Unlimited customers can get the best holiday deal in Amazon Music’s history – four months of the premium streaming tier for just $0.99, to enjoy unlimited access to more than 50 million songs, ad-free.
With purchase of select Echo devices, new Amazon Music Unlimited customers in the US, UK, Germany and Japan will also receive four months of the premium, ad-free streaming tier for free.
Prime Video: Between November 29 and December 5, Prime members can enjoy 50% off to rent or buy on new release movies.
The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show, Prime Video’s first foray into the holiday special space, will premiere globally on Friday, November 29. The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show will also be accompanied by an official soundtrack available on Amazon Music and other DSPs beginning November 29. Learn more at amazon.com/kaceychristmas.
Get 3 months of Kindle Unlimited for free – Enjoy unlimited access to over 1 million books, popular magazines and thousands of books with Audible narration. Offer valid for new subscribers only.
Get a one-time $5 Amazon Credit when you add $20. Limited to
first-time Amazon Cash customers.
Prime members who book a car rental with Avis between November 28
and December 2 can receive up to 15% of the reservation price
back in an Amazon gift card, an incentive to put towards other
up to 35% on top selling iOttie Wireless accessories
on Dash appliances
up to 35% on select party games for grown-ups including Exploding
up to 44% on Geekee True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds
15% or more on select LuminAID Solar phone chargers and lanterns
25% or more on select Jack Link’s beef jerky
up to 30% on select Victor Allen’s coffee packs
15% on select TAZO K-Cup pods
20% on select Soylent meal replacement shakes and protein bars
35% on Tea Forte tea gifts for the holiday season
and Whole Foods Market are offering special savings on
organic and classic turkeys in celebration of Thanksgiving. All
customers can choose from select organic ($3.49/lb) and classic
turkeys ($2.49/lb), and Prime members will save even more on turkeys
($2.99/lb for organic and $1.99/lb for classic). The offer is valid
until November 28, while supplies last. Prime members can also
receive exclusive deals on organic jewel sweet potatoes ($1.29/lb),
organic cranberries ($2.69/12-oz bag), and Bonafide frozen broths
and soups (35% off).
THE SEASON’S HOTTEST GIFTS
can also shop Amazon’s biggest-ever selection of curated gift
guides and exclusive storefronts this year, which offer gifting
inspiration and more:
Must Haves: New
this year, Amazon teamed up with award-winning singer &
songwriter Mariah Carey to give fans a sneak peek into how she
celebrates the holidays: amazon.com/mariahcarey.
some of the most interesting and fun products that customers are
sure to love. You are able to “like” certain products and will
be shown similar items in the future. Explore even more curated
collections of Stocking
addition to amazon.com/blackfriday,
can shop Amazon’s week of Black Friday deals in the following ways:
Customers can visit Amazon.com/espanol
use the Amazon App to shop, browse and search for millions of
products, view their carts, and place orders in Spanish.
Amazon App: The Amazon App allows customers to conveniently shop for their holiday needs – anytime and anywhere – and never miss a great deal. Customers can use the Watch a Deal feature to “Watch a Lightning Deal” and receive a notification on their mobile phone when the deal is about to start. Additionally, first time app users have an opportunity to save big this holiday. New customers will receive $10 the first time they sign-in to the Amazon App and an additional $15 when they make their first purchase on the app.
Alexa Shopping: Customers can add to their Amazon wish list with Alexa by saying, “Alexa, add headphones to my wish list” and track packages and confirm your delivery date with Alexa by saying, “Alexa, where’s my stuff?”
Amazon Business: Save big when shopping for work with deals on everything you need for your business. Find deals on supplies for the office holiday party, employee and client gifts, and items for community donation drives. Stock up for the new year with savings on the business essentials you need. Visit amazon.com/holidayforbusiness, For more information and to sign up for a free business account, visit amazon.com/business.
Amazon Books: Whether customers want to discover a new book for the holidays, test-drive a device, or purchase Amazon Gift Cards, Amazon Books offers gifts for everyone. To find the store nearest you visit: www.amazon.com/stores.
Amazon 4-star: Designed around Amazon.com customers, Amazon 4-star stores feature products that are 4 stars and above, top sellers, new and trending, and most popular from top categories including devices, consumer electronics, toys, games, books, kitchen, and home. To find the store nearest you visit: www.amazon.com/stores.
Amazon Live: Watch Amazon Live’s shoppable Black Friday livestream throughout the day on November 29 for demonstrations on top deal products and cameo appearances from celebrities you love. Tune in starting at 4am PST by visiting www.amazon.com/live.
Treasure Truck: Discover great gifts you never thought of on Treasure Truck. Opt-in by texting ‘TRUCK’ to 24193 and receive notifications for same-day offers – order the item and pick up at the truck the same day. This Black Friday, gift givers who act fast will find an incredible deal on a holiday-must-have tech item on the truck in select cities, while supplies last.
Whole Foods Market: Prime members who shop at Whole Foods Market have access to a number of benefits year-round, like deep discounts on dozens of select popular products each week and an additional 10 percent off hundreds of in-store items. Additionally, Prime members in thousands of cities and towns can shop their local Whole Foods Market store using Amazon.com or the Amazon App.
Woot! offers daily deals on customers’ favorite brands and free shipping for Prime members. Visit woot.com from November 24 through November 29 or download the Woot! App for great deals.
BACK THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, AND BEYOND
is committed to making holiday giving and giving back easier than
jump right into holiday shopping and support your favorite
charitable organization at the same time, simply visit
starting with smile.amazon.com,
find the same Amazon experience, with the added bonus that Amazon
donate a portion of the purchase price of eligible products to a
charity of your choice.
Lists give charitable organizations an easy way to create wish lists
of products needed, while providing a convenient way for customers
to donate these essential items directly to the causes. Customers
are able to contribute items that are truly critical, to charities
they care about, no matter how big or small. Customers can shop
thousands of Charity Lists by visiting
new charities joining all the time.
RED) Shopathon: For
the third year,
is teaming up with (RED),
the charitable organization founded by Bono
in 2006, to fight AIDS. Amazon is providing customers a single
destination to shop more than 150 (RED) products, including the
exclusive (RED) edition of the all-new Echo, which will be available
for a limited time. For every all-new Echo (RED) edition sold,
Amazon will donate $10 to the Global Fund. Plus, customers
interested in donating to support (RED)’s fight can do so on any
Echo device by simply asking, “Alexa, donate to (RED).” (RED)
products will be available starting today at amazon.com/red.
DELIVERY MADE EASY
addition to free delivery on more than 100 million items for all
Amazon customers, Amazon has expanded its fast, free, and convenient
delivery options for Prime members and customers this holiday season:
and Reliable One-Day and Same-Day Delivery.
Throughout the season, Prime members in the U.S. can shop a
selection of over 10 million items for Prime Free One-Day Delivery
and millions of items available for Same-Day Delivery in 46 major
metropolitan areas. Not a Prime member yet? Join Prime or start a
30-day free trial at www.amazon.com/prime.
and FREE grocery delivery: Now
Prime members get free and fast grocery delivery from
Selection includes a variety of products for all your holiday needs,
from meat to seafood, produce, snacks, and household essentials,
with options for fast one- and two-hour delivery windows. Prime
members who live in one of the more than 2,000 cities and towns
where grocery delivery is available can request an invitation to
shop Amazon Fresh or Whole Foods Market delivery. Learn more at
and delivery on your terms: This
holiday season, customers can pick up their packages at a number of
including thousands of in-store staffed Counter
pickup points across the U.S. within Rite
as well as at Health
Mart independent pharmacies.
Additionally, tens of millions of products can be easily and
conveniently delivered to 900 cities and towns across the country
To find an Amazon Hub location, visit amazon.com/Hub.
In addition, Prime members in 50 U.S. cities and surrounding areas
can also enjoy secure, convenient package delivery with Key by
Each day, Profitero monitors prices and other data on more than 450 million product pages at more than 8,000 online retailers. For this study, Profitero analyzed daily prices collected from July 8, 2019 to September 30, 2019 across 19 leading online retailers. Categories analyzed included Appliances, Baby, Beauty, Electronics, Grocery, Home Furniture, Household Supplies, Music & CDs, Office Supplies, Pet Supplies, Sports & Outdoors, Tools & Home Improvement, Toys & Games, and Video Games. The study only compares prices collected on the same day, with both retailers in-stock. Amazon prices reflect 1P only on Amazon.com, exclusive of Fresh and Prime Now. The other retailer online prices studied could reflect promoted prices, but exclude coupons, other discounts that require additional shopper action, or special prices available through retailer-specific programs such as Target REDcard.
continues to celebrate its ongoing collaboration with Disney through
the unveiling of a new Disney Princess
Diamond Timepiece collection, available for purchase
exclusively at Zales.
delights its Disney timepieces with some of the most beloved Disney
princess characters including Ariel, Belle,
Cinderella and Snow White.
Each watch is adorned with treasured symbols from each princess that
true Disney fans will cherish.
collection commences with a limited-edition Snow White-inspired
timepiece showcased two-tone stainless steel and gold tone case and
bracelet. The dial is embellished with Snow White’s floral
wreath pattern etched onto elegant mother of pearl. Hidden
amongst the detailing is Snow White’s signature red apple placed
between the 3 and 4 o’clock markers. One diamond and one red
Swarovski Genuine Topaz dance freely among the unique outer ring
designs allowing them to interplay with light on the wrist. The
timepiece is complete with the iconic phrase “Fairest of them all”
noted on the case back.
the Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast, Citizen’s new
Belle inspired watch is showcased in rose gold-tone stainless
steel with a beautiful mother of pearl dial. A rose seen in a
bell jar is embellished in gold detailing paying homage to the
enchanted scene. A collection of diamonds is placed on the dial while
a single diamond and yellow Swarovski Genuine Topaz move freely along
the outer ring. Etched on the case back is a reminder to always “Find
the beauty inside.”
the Princess who never stopped dreaming, Cinderella is honored
in the collection with a stainless-steel timepiece that dazzles
with a blue gradient mother of pearl dial. The exquisite dial
features Cinderella’s pumpkin carriage etched in silver print.
Complete with Roman numeral indexes, whimsical hands, and a singular
diamond placed at the 12 o’clock position, the timepiece is
finished with “A dream is a wish your heart makes” on the case
rounds out the Disney Princess Diamond collection making a
splash with the princess of the sea, Ariel. The timepiece
inspired by the world’s most iconic mermaid is held in a
stainless-steel case and bracelet adorned with a teal gradient mother
of pearl dial. The dial showcases her majestic fin etched in a
shimmering print and a clam shell embellished with a diamond on the
12 o’clock marker. Freely floating on the outer ring is a diamond
and purple Swarovski Genuine Topaz. “Above the waves adventure
awaits” graces the case back of the timepiece.
Princess Diamond collection
is exclusively available for purchase in-store and online at Zales.
Later this year, two other Disney heroines will be honored through
additional celebratory timepieces by Citizen. To view the full
The Very Best Gifts Along With Convenient Services To Make Gifting Easy, Nordstrom Is A One-Stop Holiday Destination For Customers
the season for cozy sweaters, fuzzy socks and gift-giving, and
is excited to offer customers the very best gifts for everyone on
their list, along with services to make gifting easy and fun. With
curated product in-store and on Nordstrom.com,
Nordstrom has thousands of gifts for everyone at every price point,
making the season of giving a little more convenient and a lot more
thrilled to welcome the holiday season and provide customers with a
single destination to find gifts for their friends and family,”
said Jamie Nordstrom, president of stores. “We know this can
be a busy and stressful time of the year, and we hope to provide
great gifts at a range of price points coupled with convenient
services to take the guessing out of gifting so our customers can
spend more time doing the things they love.“
holiday season, Nordstrom.com
gifts for everyone with a curated selection of exclusive, unique and
tried-and-true items from brands customers know and love. From
festive candles, to the perfect winter jackets, Nordstrom makes it
easy and stress-free to shop the best gifts by recipient, price or
Gift Shop: More than 70 Nordstrom stores will feature “The
Gift Shop” – an all-in-one shop for the perfect gifts at
accessible prices, including $22 cozy hats, $16 candles and $12 tote
bags. The Gift Shop will also include new-to-Nordstrom brands like
DECIEM, Compartés Chocolatier and Joya Studio.
Rack Gift Shops: Nordstrom Rack will offer in-store gift
shops to make it easy for customers to shop its top giftable items
by recipient and price point during the holiday season. Nordstrom
Rack will also launch ‘Holideals‘ beginning December 8,
which will feature a series of specially priced items available for
a limited time.
the holidays with the latest iteration of Pop-In@Nordstrom
and the rest of the Peanuts
along with hundreds of uncommon gifts. Featuring 1,000+ items, the
shop will also feature a wide range of gifts at every price, such as
home décor, health and wellness, travel, tech, beauty, accessories
and much more.
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.
From a limited-edition 007 Aston Martin to a Michelin-starred Taste of Italy, the 2019 Fantasy Gifts are revealed in a digital campaign brought to life by award-winning actress Rachel Brosnahan, filmed in Neiman Marcus at Hudson Yards
Today, Neiman Marcusunveiled the 2019 Christmas Book, a curated selection of nearly 800 extraordinary holiday gifts for everyone on the customers’ wish lists. Included in the Christmas Book are the legendaryNeiman Marcus Fantasy Gifts, which celebrate their 60th anniversary and were unveiled last night at an event in Neiman Marcus at Hudson Yards.
Neiman Marcus Christmas Book and our Fantasy Gifts are a tradition
that customers look forward to year-after-year,” said Lana
Todorovich, President and Chief Merchandising Officer, Neiman Marcus.
“For the 60th anniversary of Fantasy Gifts, we’ve pulled out
all the stops – both with the gifts themselves and the way we’re
unveiling them to customers.“
The 2019 Fantasy Gifts will delight customers this holiday season through a series of videos starring award-winning actress Rachel Brosnahan. “Rachel perfectly brings our Fantasy Gifts to life and truly reveals them in a magical way to our customers,” said Todorovich. The series, which will be promoted through Neiman Marcus’ social channels, introduces each gift in a whimsical way that evokes the feeling of holiday nostalgia. In addition, for everyFantasy Gift purchased with a Neiman Marcus credit card, purchasers will receive an InCircle membership to the President’s Circle; subject to credit approval.
year’s Christmas Book also presents an assortment of
extraordinary holiday gifts across a broad range of categories and
price points. A few notable and exclusive gifts include a Neiman
Marcus-edition Moët & Chandon Vending Machine
($35,000, page 29), a Versace Punching Bag
($1,550, page 184), a Bey Berk Cigar Humidor
($165, page 205), and a Funboy Holiday
Inflatable Snowmobile($99, page 227), to name a
First published in 1926 as a 16-page booklet, the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book was initially intended as a Christmas card to the store’s best customers. Over the years, the book has evolved into a legendary source for alluring and spectacular gifts while maintaining its personal and timeless touch.
GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK Neiman Marcus has a history of giving back and community outreach has always been an integral part of the company’s core values. In 2018, the efforts of The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation impacted more than 2.5 million children. As in years past, a portion of every Fantasy Gift is donated to the foundation, bringing art-enriching experiences nationwide.
year, Neiman Marcus continues its three year partnership with the
& Girls Clubs of America, an
organization committed to offering resources to help benefit 4.3
million kids and teens nationwide to reach their full potential as
productive, caring and responsible citizens. Neiman Marcus has
pledged a $750,000 financial commitment over three years to focus
both on local and national programs aimed at bringing meaningful art
experiences to communities in need.
2019 Fantasy Gifts include:
ASTON MARTIN DESIGNED BY DANIEL CRAIG
your secret agent fantasies in an Aston
Martin DBS Superleggeradesigned by 007 himself, Daniel Craig. Available in a
run of seven – naturally – each limited-edition car comes in a
beautiful inky blue and features a powerful twin-turbo 5.2-liter V12
engine, producing immense torque and extraordinary in-gear
performance. As if that weren’t enough, you’ll also receive one of
only seven limited-edition, all-platinum Seamaster Diver 300M
OMEGA timepieces – each featuring a unique hand-engraved case
back – plus tickets to the world premiere of No Time to Die,
the 25th installment in the James Bond series.
the purchase of each 007 Fantasy Gift, 12 percent of the
Fantasy Gift purchase will be donated to The Opportunity Network,
with a guaranteed minimum donation of $330,000; shipping
charges and taxes may apply. Limited production of seven packages
available. ($700,007; page 259-260)
VERY VIP TASTE OF ITALY
all foodies: This gift’s for you. Take a once-in-a-lifetime trip
for two kicking off in Modena, Italy. Get ready for food and fun—and
more food—in the days to come. Visit the Pastificio Di Martino
factory, where you’ll learn the art of Italian pasta making from
third-generation pasta maker Giuseppe Di Martino. The next day
enjoy a cooking lesson from Chef Massimo Bottura, followed by
dinner at an exclusive table inside the wine room of his
three-Michelin-starred restaurant, Osteria Francescana.
Continue with a guided tour of the local markets, all while driving
exotic cars through the Emilia Romagna region, aka “Italy’s
the purchase of the Taste of Italy experience, $10,000 will
be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation and
Pastificio Di Martino will make a donation of $50,000 to
Food for Soul, a cultural project raising awareness of food
waste and social isolation; shipping charges and taxes may apply.
Gift limited to one experience ($200,000; page 265-266)
FASHION WEEK LIKE AN INDUSTRY INSIDER
fashion fantasies will come to life as you and a plus-one jet to New
York City to join a Neiman Marcus insider at FASHION WEEK.
Sit front row at four of the week’s most coveted shows—you’ll get
to pick a look from each designer—hobnob with designers backstage,
and reminisce over the view from the front row with cocktails in hand
at Neiman Marcus at Hudson Yards. You’ll enjoy five-star
treatment from doorstep to red carpet, and you’ll look good while
doing it, thanks to hair, makeup, and styling courtesy of Neiman
the purchase of the Fashion Week experience, $12,000
will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation;
shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience.
($250,000; page 273-274)
IT IN TOKYO WITH SNEAKER LEGEND, JEFF STAPLE
for the latest drops? This is your chance for all-access to the
mastermind of cool collaborations, Jeff Staple. You’ll head to
Tokyo to meet the designer and streetwear icon for a
once-in-a-lifetime experience. Visit Jeff’s favorite boutiques, enjoy
a private dinner with Jeff at his favorite restaurant, Narisawa,
and stay at Aman Tokyo, a five-star hotel conveniently located
near the shopping hubs of Ginza and Shibuya. Then,
every collector’s dream: Throughout 2020, you’ll also receive a
minimum of eight Staple collaborations, each with a signed
letter of authenticity from Jeff himself with the option to have each
the purchase of the Sneaker Legend experience, $7,500
will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation;
shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience.
($110,000; page 267-268)
IN A MAKEUP BY MARIO INSTAGRAM VIDEO
every beauty junkie’s dream come true: an hour in the chair of
makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic. Travel to meet up with Mario
for a personalized makeup session, and see for yourself why
celebrities around the world book him a year in advance. He’ll do
your makeup using some of his favorite products from Neiman Marcus,
and you’ll be featured on his Instagram channel, where he’ll showcase
your ultimate beauty look. The fun doesn’t end there. You’ll receive
tickets to The Masterclass, Mario’s sought-after makeup master
class, including a special meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with
Mario. Finally, you’ll also receive a special package with some of
the products Mario used during your glam experience.
the purchase of the Makeup by Mario experience,$15,000
will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation;
shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience.
($400,000; page 271-272)
CUSTOM PET PARADISE BY ROCKSTAR PUPPY AND DENISE RICHARDS
your dog feel most at home in a Cape Cod beach cottage or a Brooklyn
brownstone? Maybe his style’s more midcentury modern with a
traditional twist. In any case, make your pampered pet feel right at
home in a one-of-a-kind doghouse, produced in collaboration with
Rockstar Puppy, purveyors of a luxe canine lifestyle, and
actress/animal lover Denise Richards. Houses are designed to
your specifications inside and out, and nothing is off limits. You’ll
share your vision with Jessica Clark, the creative mind behind
Rockstar Puppy, discuss the design with Denise via video chat, and
then Rockstar Puppy will work its magic, bringing your unique
creation to life.
the purchase of the Pet Paradise gift,$5,000 will be
donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation and Denise
Richards will make a donation of $25,000 to American
Humane Society; shipping charges and taxes may apply.
Limited to one gift. ($70,000; page 269-270)
BEHIND THE SCENES EXPERIENCE WITH BOUCHERON
treasure trove awaits at 26 Place Vendôme in Paris, home of
Maison Boucheron since 1893. Meet Creative Director Claire
Choisne and enjoy exclusive access to the house’s workshops and
design studio, where you’ll get an up-close look at the artistry that
goes into creating each spectacular piece. Take home the exclusive
Perle Au Trésor, a precious objet d’art that opens to reveal
a necklace, bracelet, and two broaches. Then, retire in style with
luxury accommodations, including two nights at Le 26,
Boucheron’s stunning Place Vendôme apartment. You and your guest
will be among the few to stay in the highly exclusive apartment,
which was added during a recent refurbishment of the historic
building, formally known as Hôtel de Nocé. Très magnifique.
the purchase of the Boucheron experience, $35,000 will
be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation; shipping
charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience.
($695,000 page 261-262)
A COUTURE PAIR OF CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTINS
jetting to Paris to paint the town red à la Christian Louboutin.
You and a guest will visit the designer’s favorite haunts and browse
the original Christian Louboutin boutique on rue Jean
Jacques Rousseau, where you’ll select five pairs from the latest
collection. Next, you’ll visit the designer’s atelier and work with
the atelier director and a group of master artisans to design your
very own one-of-a-kind custom couture shoe. Wine and dine at
Michelin-starred restaurant Divellec, enjoy a show at the
legendary cabaret club, the Crazy Horse, and call it a night
in a two-bedroom signature suite at the luxurious Mandarin
Oriental, Paris, an award-winning, five-star hotel on chic rue
Saint-Honoré. After you’ve bid Paris au revoir and returned home,
your one-of-a-kind pair of shoes and an original sketch of the design
from Mr. Louboutin himself will be delivered to your door.
the purchase of the Christian Louboutin experience, $18,000
will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation;
shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience.
($125,000; page 263-264)
AROUND THE WORLD
For the first time ever, Neiman Marcus presents an additional Fantasy Gift accessible exclusively to InCircle members. Circle the World with InCircle will take customers aboard a Privé Jet to five world-class destinations with luxury accommodations. Guests will stay three nights at each location, then board the private jet to set off to the next location. The luxurious adventure begins at Kasbah Tamadot near Marrakech, Morocco, then off to Lefay Resort & Spa near Dolomiti, Italy, next Ice Hotel in Sweden, then Jade Mountain in St. Lucia, and the trip culminates at The Lodge at Blue Sky in Utah. For more information and to join InCircle, visit www.incircle.com. ($575,000)
Neiman Marcus!” said award winning actress Rachel Brosnahan.
“After 60 years you’ve simply outdone yourself. Nothing puts me
in the holiday spirit like these glamorous goodies… an 11-room
doggie mansion, a 10 out of 10 makeover by Mario, nine courses of the
Italian countryside, eight Jeff Staple collaborations, 007’s Aston
Martin, six pairs of Louboutins, five curated destinations, four
fashion week shows, three Boucheron baubles. This holiday season, the
gift of fantasy is two words and one of a kind… Neiman Marcus.”
Neiman Marcus is a Dallas-based luxury retailer, providing luxury customers access to exclusive and emerging brands, anticipatory service, and unique experiences since 1907. Each day, Neiman Marcus digitally connects with customers around the world while delighting them with interesting, interactive, and immersive experiences across a physical 43-store presence in the U.S. From delectable dining and indulgent beauty services to bespoke experiences and exclusive products, there’s something for everyone. Neiman Marcus is part of the Neiman Marcus Group, which is comprised of a multi-branded, luxury shopping experience under the Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodma, Neiman Marcus Last Call, and Horchow brand names. To keep up with the latest news and events happening at Neiman Marcus, visit www.neimanmarcus.com or follow the brand on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and WeChat.
This New Location Marks The Company’s Second Connecticut Store and The First Of Two East Coast Openings This Fall
past week, leading
fashion retailer Nordstrom,
the doors to Nordstrom
the SoNo Collection,
the company’s second full-line store in Connecticut. The three-level,
140,000 square-foot store features the latest store design, a
brand-new service concept, a new beauty and wellness experience, and
a comprehensive offering of clothing, shoes and accessories for the
entire family. The first Nordstrom store in Connecticut opened at
Farmington in 1997.
The SoNo Collection (100 N. Water St, Norwalk, CT 06854 +1-203-299-0701) is a new 83-store strong shopping, dining, art, and entertainment destination located near I-95 in South Norwalk, Connecticut , just one hour outside of New York City. The SoNo Collection has a lot to offer, including an expansive selection of your favorite fashion retailers and an abundance of one-of-a-kind art and entertainment experiences in Fairfield County.
newest store design concept includes lighter fixtures, more windows
and natural light that connect the shopping experience to the outside
world. The goal was to create spaces where customers want to spend
their leisure time, to encourage a sense of discovery for new brands
or styles they haven’t tried before.
apparel features fashion in a variety of price points including
of-the-moment brands like rag
& bone, Veronica Beard, FRAME,
designer brands including
Missoni, Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta;
and exclusive and limited distribution brands like Madewell,
and more than 35
Nordstrom Made labels.
In shoes, customers can find everything from Nike
Doc Martens to
including several Nordstrom Exclusive styles from Valentino,
Prada, Golden Goose
The store also has four specialty handbag boutiques including Chloe,
will also find the retailer’s latest beauty concept Nordstrom
which highlights wellness, haircare and beauty tools with top
trending brands and services to pamper customers from head-to-toe –
whether they have 30-minutes or three hours. Services include:
Beverly Hills Brow Suite:
A boutique brow experience with experts trained to reshape and
sculpt using the Anastasia method.
Coat Nail Salon:
Featuring manicures and pedicures using plant-based and mostly
This light bar service brings convenient and effective five to
sixty-minute treatments to customers using the latest LED
technology. The facial bar offers various treatments ranging from
spot treatments to peels.
beauty brands include dedicated boutiques by Chanel,
Atelier Cologne, Diptyque, Jo Malone,
as well as Charlotte
Tilbury, Sulwhasoo, Arcona, Herbivore, Kopari
Shoes and clothing include designer brands like
Ksubi, Norse Projects,
as well as Madewell
Men, Patagonia and
to name a few. The Kid’s Wear department features Tucker
+ Tate, Miles Baby
and the store also has an
At Home department,
a full-service bistro-style restaurant Bazille,
for artisan coffee and snacks.
eager to welcome customers to showcase our latest store design and
some of the company’s most exciting new beauty and service concepts,
in addition to great fashion at a breadth of price points,”
said Molly Carmody, Nordstrom the SoNo Collection store manager. “We
can’t wait for customers to experience the best of what we have to
offer and look forward to welcoming them right here in Norwalk.”
the retail landscape continues to evolve, Nordstrom is looking to
make shopping in-store and online a seamless experience that’s easy,
convenient and serves customers on their terms. The answer? A new
service concept called Express
launching at Nordstrom the SoNo Collection for the first time. This
new department features a dedicated 2,700 sq. ft. area where
customers can pick-up online orders, try them on, issue express
returns and access in-store alterations and tailoring services all in
one place. Additional services include Curbside
bra and prosthesis fitters,
Day kicked off at 8 a.m. with Beauty
a high energy beauty party – just outside the store’s SoNo
Collection mall entrance. Customers enjoyed a preview of the store’s
exciting cosmetics selection as well as one-on-one time with
Nordstrom beauty experts who provided inside scoop on fall beauty
trends. More than 320 employees welcomed customers when the doors
officially opened at 10 a.m.
night before opening, Nordstrom hosted Nordstrom
Night Out –
an opening party that raised more than $80,000 for Fairfield County’s
Foundation and Domestic Violence Crisis Center.
More than 1,000 guests were in attendance to experience an exclusive
preview of the new store while enjoying cocktails, gourmet delights
and desserts; entertainment from artists DJ
fall fashion presentations and an opportunity to shop the season’s
the end of the month, Nordstrom the SoNo Collection will be joined by
– the company’s first flagship store in New York City, opening
Men’s Store NYC
opened in April of 2018.
This holiday season, Nordstrom wants to make shopping fun with Gifts That Do Good, Gifts That Inspire, and innovative services that help make the holidays completely stress-free in-store and online. The marketing campaign was produced by Nordstrom and directed and photographed by Theo Wenner, who has worked on original campaigns for Chanel, Chloe, and Topshop/Topman, as well as editorials for Vogue and Rolling Stone. The cast includes Guinevere Van Seenus, who began her modeling career walking a Nordstrom fashion show as a teenager, as well as longtime Nordstrom customer and model Jan De Villeneuve, who has been gracing runways for over 50 years.
NORDSTROM LOGO (Courtesy: Nordstrom PR)
The campaign includes a colorful, cheerful video that will run on Nordstrom.comand on the retailer’s social and digital platforms, print and out of home. A national TV commercial will launch on November 5.
Campaign visuals from the 2018 Nordstrom ‘Let’s Go Gifting!” Holiday campaign to run in O: The Oprah Winfrey magazine (Courtesy: Nordstrom PR)
GIFTS THAT DO GOOD
Giving back feels good any time of year, but particularly during the holidays. From gift cards that give back, to gifts that do good, Nordstrom is making it easier than ever for customers to find the perfect gift.
Campaign visuals from the 2018 Nordstrom ‘Let’s Go Gifting!” Holiday campaign to run in InStyle magazine (Courtesy: Nordstrom PR)
Campaign visuals from the 2018 Nordstrom ‘Let’s Go Gifting!” Holiday campaign to run in US Harpers Bazaar magazine (Courtesy: Nordstrom PR)
Gift Card Give Back– Nordstrom donates 1% of all gift card sales to nonprofits across the U.S. and Canada. This year alone, the company has donated over $7.5 million to more than 600 organizations.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals™– In partnership with its customers, Nordstrom is supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals™ (CMNH) to make a difference in the lives of children. Now through December 24, Nordstrom invites customers to support CMNH through the purchase of $10 giving cards at any Nordstrom full-line store in the U.S. and Canada. All donations will stay local to the community in which they were given, including 55 network hospitals in regions with Nordstrom stores. The donations will fund critical treatments, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care for children and their families across the U.S. and Canada.
Nordstrom Signature– Nordstrom is introducing a new cashmere collection featuring beautiful designs for women, men, and children. Select products within the collection are produced in factories where Nordstrom has partnered withBSR’s HERprojectto implement workplace training programs on topics like health, finance, and gender equality. Since 2007, Nordstrom has partnered with BSR to launch worker empowerment programs in 27 factories around the world, reaching more than 18,000 workers.
Campaign visuals from the 2018 Nordstrom ‘Let’s Go Gifting!” Holiday campaign to run in US Elle magazine (Courtesy: Nordstrom PR)
Campaign visuals from the 2018 Nordstrom ‘Let’s Go Gifting!” Holiday campaign to run in US Marie Claire magazine (Courtesy: Nordstrom PR)
Treasure & Bond– Nordstrom donates 2.5% of net sales from this exclusive, private-label brand to programs that empower young people to make a difference in their community. To date, the company has donated $2.5 million. This year, Treasure & Bond is supporting WECharity, which provides educators and students with curriculum and educational resources that help them gain an understanding of the root causes of pressing social issues and provides the tools necessary to take action and make an impact. Treasure & Bond features laid-back wardrobe staples with an Americana aesthetic for women, men, children, as well as home, a new category that launched this year.
GIFTS THAT INSPIRE
Nordstrom aims to be THE destination for unique holiday gifts at a range of price points, from a chic Topshop faux fur shoulder bag for $48 to showstopping Gucci boots for $1,790, including emerging brands and exclusive items.
November 27 – Treasure & Bond Patterned Pullover
November 28 – Monica Vinader Havana Mini Friendship Bracelet
November 29 – Sant and Abel Santa Pajamas
Daily Drops – Beginning November 27 through December 18, Nordstrom will release exclusive, limited products each day called ‘Daily Drops,’ to create a sense of discovery in-store and online throughout the shopping season. Products will be added to Nordstrom.com/holidaygiftsat 6:00am PST, as well as on the @Nordstrom Instagram. ‘Daily Drops’ will feature exciting, new-to-market items and styles from brands like Something Navy, Christian Louboutin, Charlotte Tilbury, Rothy’s, Treasure & Bond, Le Labo, Sant & Abel, Hugo Boss x Jeremyville, and Rag & Bone x Mickey.
Gift Guides – Based on top-demanded categories and search terms by Nordstrom customers, the company is introducing a persona-based gift guide featuring curated and unique ideas for 11 customer personalities. Examples include The Tech Collector, The Luxe Lover, The Traveler, The Witty One, and theDo-Gooder, among others, and can be found on Nordstrom.com/holidaygifts.
Nordstrom, Inc. opened the doors Thursday, April 12, to its very first flagship, full-line New York City location and first ever stand-alone men’s store at 235 West 57th Street. The three-level 47,000 square foot store offers a differentiated merchandise assortment across all categories, including popular and designer brands, along with a range of convenient services to serve customers on their terms.
Nordstrom Incorporated logo. (PRNewsFoto)
The Nordstrom Men’s Store NYC features the company’s newest store design concepts, including an all-glass façade to bring in more natural light, unboxing the display windows, and connecting the shopping experience to the city. An open, flexible floor plan allows for an evolving curation of how products are displayed over time, depending on what New York customers respond to. The store environment will create a sense of discovery, allowing customers to navigate easily and find new brands they haven’t experienced before.
Calvin Klein Boutique at Nordstrom Men’s Store NYC
Nordstrom has been a longtime believer in investing in artwork for its stores. New Yorkers will experience an extensive collection, featuring 39 works by both international and American artists, with a quarter being local. Suspended in the center of a three-story staircase, a floating, diaphanous tree sculpture entitled “Arctic Tree” by the Seattle-based artist John Grade is a nod to the retailer’s Seattle roots.
EXCLUSIVE MERCHANDISE CONCEPTS Olivia Kim, Nordstrom vice president of creative projects has curated a special Comme des Garçons(CDG) shop that will feature one of the largest local selections of the fashion house’s coveted brands. Olivia commissioned artist Marc Hundley to design a space that invokes both the ethos of CDG and the streets of New York City. In a first for Nordstrom, the men’s flagship will also feature designer shops by Calvin Klein, Balenciaga, Valentino, and Dior. Each space is united by a chainmail motif, but are distinguished by personalized fixtures adhering to each brand. The shoe department houses a Christian Louboutin shop displaying a wide range of the shoemaker’s sporty and formal offerings. The Nike Men’s Project, a sportswear and shoe destination for style and fitness-obsessed customers, will offer the brand’s latest sneakers and apparel collections.
Comme des Garcons shop at Nordstrom Men’s Store NYC
The store also features an array of customization and personalization experiences, including the Levi’s Tailor Shop, where customers can shop Levi’s Authorized Vintage, one of the largest vintage denim collections in existence, and also design custom embroidery on any item, heat press a shirt or get an express hem while they wait; Shinolawill offer watch customization in addition to a selection of tech products; exclusive to the flagship, Samuelson Custom Suit Visualizer is an interactive digital made-to-measure suiting experience at an accessible price point; Eton Endless Aisleis a digital touchscreen offering an expanded assortment of dress shirts and ties; and cult-favorite Le Labowill create personalized fragrance labels in the grooming department.Continue reading →
Company was Founded by Henry Sands Brooks, Two Hundred Years Ago April 7, 1818
On April 7, 2018, Brooks Brothers, America’s oldest retailer, reached its milestone 200-year anniversary. Since opening its doors on April 7, 1818, in New York City, Brooks Brothers has grown from a small family haberdasher to become a global brand that has shaped and defined American style through its product innovations.
Brooks Brothers logo
“Our anniversary today marks a significant and historic milestone not only for Brooks Brothers but also for the retail industry,” said Claudio Del Vecchio, Chairman, and CEO of Brooks Brothers. “This is a moment to celebrate two hundred years steeped in both tradition and innovation.“
American fashion today is a result of years of groundbreaking innovations and revolutionary disruptions by Brooks Brothers. While perhaps best known today as a “classic” brand, it is important to note that the brand’s founder, Henry Sands Brooks (1772 – 1833), was no traditionalist at all. He was actually a dandy and an influencer among his peers, always on the lookout for the newest and most novel styles for his emporium in lower Manhattan selling “every new style of cloth, of the finest quality, made to order in the best and most fashionable mode.”
Brooks Brothers 346 Madison Avenue Flagship Store NYC Entrance
It is therefore ironic that some of Brooks Brothers’ most classic items today were the result of either invention and innovation — many radical for their time. In fact, Brooks Brothers is notably responsible for the introduction and popularization of some of fashion’s most iconic and enduring items, including the navy blazer, the reverse striped rep tie, the polo coat and the Number One Sack Suit. Even today’s athleisure trend has its origins in Brooks Brothers’ adaptations of sports clothes for daily life — most notably the 1900 invention of the Original Polo® Button-Down Oxford shirt. Finally, Brooks Brothers was responsible for the single most significant contribution to fashion — ready-to-wear tailored clothing, which was introduced to America in the mid-1800s as a consequence of the Gold Rush.
Brooks Brothers Recent Fashion Show — BROOKS BROTHERS Fall/Winter 2018 FIRENZE PALAZZO VECCHIO JANUARY 2018 — in Florence Italy – Jan 10, 2018 (Photo Credit: Dan Lecca)
This sartorial passion was passed down from Henry to his sons, Elisha, Daniel, Edward, and John: the actual Brooks Brothers. These were fashion’s earliest influencers. For the past two centuries — and straight through to today — Brooks Brothers has outfitted an ever-changing world and is consistently pursuing quality and innovation, always with a respect for the past and an eye toward the future.
A Selection of Brooks Brothers Milestones:
Before there was the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, the Statue of Liberty, Grand Central Terminal, and the cities of Hollywood and Chicago, there was Brooks Brothers.
In 1818, Henry Sands Brooks opened clothing shop “H. & D. H. Brooks & Co” on the corner of Catherine and Cherry Streets. The first recorded transaction was actually a loan to a friend.
In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln wore a custom-made Brooks Brothers coat to his second inauguration. Sadly, he was also wearing it when he was assassinated a month later.
Brooks Brothers Original Polo Button Down Oxford
In 1900, Brooks Brothers invented the original button-down-collar shirt after noticing that polo players in England were pinning down their collars while playing.
In 1902, Brooks Brothers introduced the reverse-stripe rep tie, an adaptation of British regimental ties.
In 1915, Brooks Brothers opened its 346 Madison Avenue flagship store, where it remains today.
In 1953, Brooks Brothers invented the first ever non-iron shirt.
In 1957, Brooks Brothers introduced Argyle socks to America.
In 1961, Brooks Brothers designed the “#2 suit” — a favorite of longtime customer President John F. Kennedy.
In 1976, Brooks Brothers launched a full women’s collection.
In 1979, Brooks Brothers was one of the first international brands to expand to Japan.
In 2008, Brooks Brothers acquired Southwick in Massachusetts so that it could resume the manufacturing of tailored clothing in America.
In 2016, Brooks Brothers appointed Zac Posen as creative director for the Women’s Collection.
Throughout its history, Brooks Brothers have forged relationships with generations of customers: artists and politicians, working people and captains of industry, and Hollywood legends, as well as 40 out of 45 U.S. Presidents.
Today, Brooks Brothers currently have more than 280 stores in the United States and more than 700 locations internationally in 45 countries and continue to lead with a pioneering spirit, continually developing materials and designs that deliver performance, innovation and high-quality design.
Stores To Carry Highly Anticipated Limited Edition True Blaze Fine Timepieces
Swiss watchmaker Rado recently announced that it will begin selling its exquisite timepieces in select U.S. Nordstrom stores, starting August 2017. The locations, four of Nordstrom‘s top-performing stores in the nation, are Costa Mesa, California (South Coast Plaza); Bellevue, Washington (Bellevue Square); Seattle, Washington (Downtown Seattle); and Los Angeles, CA (Westfield Century City) which is slated to open late fall. The brand’s timepieces will also be available through Nordstrom online at www.shop.nordstrom.com.
Rado True Thinline Plasma
Rado’s highly anticipated limited edition True Blaze, co-designed with interior designer Sam Amoia, will also be sold at these stores. One of Rado’s most sought-after watch designs, the True Blaze is a celebration of glitz and glamour. The dial features a textured metallic structure, reflecting Amoia’s distinctive approach to design. At the same time, the timepiece conveys a minimalist message due to the unique placement of the gold-colored logo and indexes. Only 1001 pieces of the True Blaze are available worldwide.
Rado True Blaze designed in Collaboration with Interior Designer, Sam Amoia
“It is very exciting to now be selling our watches in top-performing Nordstrom stores in the U.S.,” comments Rado CEO Matthias Breschan. “Our presence in Nordstrom is a great way to reach U.S. customers, and a wonderful opportunity to showcase the unparalleled quality, durability, and beauty of the Rado brand.”
Founded in 1917 in Lengnau, Switzerland, Rado is a pioneer in high-tech ceramic, which is lightweight, durable, scratch-resistant and hypoallergenic. Ever since its beginnings, Rado has had a pioneering spirit, with the brand philosophy “if we can imagine it, we can make it” still holding true today.
Patek Philippewill present The Art of Watches, Grand Exhibition New York 2017 which will take place from July 13th – 23rd, 2017 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York (and will be open to the general public free of charge). The aim of the Grand Exhibition is to recreate elements of the company that will provide an unforgettable experience for each visitor as close as possible to the feeling Patek Philippe guests have when they visit the company’s manufacture in Geneva, The Patek Philippe Museum, and the historical Salons on the Rue du Rhone. The exhibition is a partnership with partners with The Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club. The Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club offers innovative after-school and enrichment programs for more than 10,000 youth, ages 6 through 18, in ten locations throughout the Bronx, New York.
The Art of Watches, Grand Exhibition New York 2017 Logo
The 11-day public exhibition will showcase Patek Philippe‘s tradition of high-precision watch manufacturing, an insight into the company’s 178-year history as well as its heritage in the domain of Haute Horologerie. Visitors will have the opportunity to discover the world of the last privately family owned Geneva watch company from the inside.
James Ward Packard’s Patek Philippe Astronomical Pocket Watch
Patek Philippe Pocket Watch with enamel portrait of George Washington
Patek Philippe Star Caliber 2000
Visitors will have access to exceptional pocket and wrist watches dating back to 1530 in a space of 13,218 square feet. Watchmaker and Artisan demonstrations are some of the interactive activities taking place during the exhibition as a way to educate visitors on the inner-workings of fine watchmaking. After visitors have concluded their tour they are welcome to rest and relax in the Patek Philippe Café.
The Art of Watches, Grand Exhibition New York 2017 Entrance
For the first time ever a two-story structure has been created within Cipriani to accommodate the square footage required for an exhibition of this scale. Ten specific rooms (including the Theater Room, Current Collection Room, Museum Room, US Historic Room, Rare Handcrafts Gallery and Grand Complications Room) have been created to showcase unique environments. Visitors will have access to exceptional pocket and wristwatches dating back to 1530. Watchmaker and Artisan demonstrations are some of the interactive activities taking place during the exhibition as a way to educate visitors on the inner-workings of fine watchmaking.
Patek Philippe U.S. President, Larry Pettinelli commented, “We are tremendously proud to have been allowed this rare opportunity to educate the public not only about Patek Philippe, but also the historical significance of timekeeping through the ages.” Additionally, Pettinelli noted, “New York was a logical choice for the U.S. Grand Exhibition, as this was one of the first landing spots for Patek and Philippe in the 1800’s when they began to explore the new world.”
In addition, Patek Philippe has announced The Art of Watches Grand Exhibition New York Family Day, to take place on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Family has always remained important to the privately owned independent watch manufacture in Geneva, making a dedicated day for families synonymous with the company’s culture and overall philosophy. Family Day will provide visitors with educational opportunities to explore the world of fine Swiss mechanical watchmaking.
Patek Philippe will also offer a commemorative catalog, available for purchase at a nominal fee during the exhibition. This one-of-a-kind catalog will highlight the historical timepieces, current novelties, Rare Handcrafts, and Grand Complications that will be showcased throughout the exhibition. Patek Philippe will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from the catalog to The Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.
“We are so thrilled to be able to use the Grand Exhibition to give back to the local community through the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club,” Pettinelli added. “We could have not chosen a more fitting partner than the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club to benefit from the Exhibition, which we hope will educate thousands of individuals from around the world on the history and current state of watchmaking.”
Chairman Michael Kowalski Will Serve as Interim CEO; Board Will Work with Executive Search Firm to Recruit Successor
Company Reaffirms FY 2016 Earnings Guidance
Tiffany & Co. today announced that Frederic Cumenal has stepped down as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. The Board of Directors has commenced a search to recruit a successor in which it will be assisted by a leading executive search firm. During this process, Michael J. Kowalski, Chairman of the Board of Directors and previous CEO of Tiffany, will serve as Interim CEO while continuing as Chairman
Tiffany is the internationally renowned jeweler founded in New York in 1837. Through its subsidiaries, Tiffany & Co. manufactures products and operates TIFFANY & CO. retail stores worldwide, and also engages in direct selling through Internet, catalog and business gift operations.
“On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, I would like to thank Frederic Cumenal for his contributions to Tiffany,” said Mr. Kowalski. “At a time of continuing challenges in the global luxury market, Frederic has enhanced the management team and taken important steps to position Tiffany for success in the long term. We wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
Mr. Kowalski continued, “The Board is committed to our current core business strategies, but has been disappointed by recent financial results. The Board believes that accelerating execution of those strategies is necessary to compete more effectively in today’s global luxury market and improve performance. As such, we remain focused on enhancing the customer experience, increasing the rate of new product introductions and innovation, maximizing marketing effectiveness, optimizing the store network, and improving our business operations and processes, all while efficiently managing our capital and costs. We believe these initiatives and the pace oftheir execution are key to driving shareholder value. Tiffany is an iconic brand with a family of talented and committed employees to match, and I look forward to supporting both during the transition.”
Mr. Cumenal said, “I am proud of what we have accomplished at Tiffany and would like to thank the management team and our many talented employees around the world with whom I have had the pleasure to work. I have great confidence in Tiffany’s brand, strategic direction, and people, and I believe the Company will have many exciting opportunities in the future.”
Reaffirms Annual Guidance
The Company also affirmed, based on its plans and assumptions detailed in the January 17, 2017 holiday period sales news release, its fiscal year 2016 guidance described in that press release. The Company expects to report its fourth quarter and full 2016 fiscal year results, and also to provide its expectations for the 2017 fiscal year, on March 17 before the market opens.
For additional information, please visitwww.tiffany.comor call the shareholder information line at 800-TIF-0110.
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s leading luxury products group, recorded revenue of €37.6 billion in 2016, an increase of 5% over the previous year. Organic revenue growth was 6%.
In the fourth quarter, revenue increased by 9% compared to the same period of 2015. Organic growth was 8%. The American market remains on a good track as does Europe. Asia, excluding Japan, continued its good momentum.
Profit from recurring operations reached €7 billion in 2016, an increase of 6%, to which all business groups, apart from selective distribution, contributed. This result compares to 2015 which was itself a year of growth. Operating margin reached 18.7%. Group share of net profit was €3 981 million, representing growth of 11%.
Bernard Arnault, Chairman and CEO of LVMH, said: “LVMH achieved an excellent performance in 2016 within a context of geopolitical and economic instability. Continued innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and the quest for excellence: all Maisons continue to assert these core values while maintaining rigorous execution of their strategies on the ground. In an environment which remains uncertain, we can count on the appeal of our brands and the agility of our teams to strengthen, once again in 2017, our leadership in the universe of high quality products.”
Key highlights from 2016 include:
Record revenue and profit from recurring operations
Growth in the United States, Europe and Asia
Good performance of Wines & Spirits in all regions
The success of both iconic and new products at Louis Vuitton, where profitability remains at an exceptional level
Progress at Fendi
The sale of Donna Karan and the acquisition of Rimowa, a leader in luggage of excellence
Good momentum at Parfums Christian Dior driven by successful product innovations
Market share gains at Bvlgari and TAG Heuer
Growth at Sephora which strengthened its position in all its markets and in digital
Free cash flow of €3 974 million, an increase of 8%
Gearing of 12% at end of December 2016
WINES & SPIRITS: GOOD YEAR WITH PROGRESS IN THE UNITED STATES AND REBOUND IN SHIPMENTS TO CHINA
The Wines & Spirits Business Group recorded an increase in organic revenue of 7 %. On a reported basis, revenue growth was 5 %. Profit from recurring operations increased by 10 %. With volumes up 3%, solid growth continues for champagne and prestige cuvees performed particularly well. Hennessy cognac enjoyed an excellent year with 10% volume growth. The American market is growing well and China saw better momentum after a tough 2015 due to destocking by distributors. Other spirits, Glenmorangie and Belvedere, continued their growth.
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is represented in Wines and Spirits by a portfolio of brands that includes Moët & Chandon, Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, Krug, Ruinart, Mercier, Château d’Yquem, Domaine du Clos des Lambrays, Château Cheval Blanc, Hennessy, Glenmorangie, Ardbeg, Belvedere, Chandon, Cloudy Bay, Terrazas de los Andes, Cheval des Andes, Cape Mentelle, Newton, Bodega Numanthia and Ao Yun.
FASHION & LEATHER GOODS: GOOD PERFORMANCE OF LOUIS VUITTON, OTHER BRANDS STRENGTHENED THEIR POSITIONS
The Fashion & Leather Goods Business Group recorded organic revenue growth of 4% in 2016. On a reported basis, revenue growth was 3 %. Profit from recurring operations increased by 10%. Louis Vuitton had a good year driven by the level of creativity across all its businesses. The continued success of its iconic product range and the strong demand for recent creations such as the new luggage designed by Marc Newson and the Louis Vuitton fragrances, all contributed to this growth. Fendi recorded robust growth crossing the symbolic revenue threshold of 1 billion euros during the year. Loro Piana continued to expand its distribution network and opened a flagship store in Paris. Céline, Loewe and Kenzo all continued to grow. Marc Jacobs continued to work on changes to its collection. Donna Karan was sold in December to the American G-III group. Rimowa, world leader in luggage of excellence, joined the LVMH group.
Its Fashion and Leather Goods division includes Louis Vuitton, Céline, Loewe, Kenzo, Givenchy, Thomas Pink, Fendi, Emilio Pucci, Marc Jacobs, Berluti, Nicholas Kirkwood, Loro Piana and Rimowa.
PERFUMES & COSMETICS: CONTINUED SUCCESS OF INNOVATIONS; EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE IN MAKEUP
The Perfumes & Cosmetics Business Group recorded organic revenue growth of 8%. On a reported basis, revenue growth was 6%. Profit from recurring operations increased by 5%. The inauguration of the new atelier for the creation of fragrances, Les Fontaines Parfumées, at Grasse was a highlight of the year. Parfums Christian Dior grew market share in all regions, driven by the worldwide success of Sauvage and the vitality of its iconic perfumes J’adore and Miss Dior. The progress of makeup also contributed to the Maison’s excellent performance. Guerlain benefitted from the successful launch of its new makeup collection inspired by its fragrance La Petite Robe Noire. Benefit experienced strong growth driven by the success of its new collection for eyebrows. Make Up For Ever, Fresh and Kat Von D performed well.
LVMH is present in the Perfumes and Cosmetics sector with Parfums Christian Dior, Guerlain, Parfums Givenchy, Kenzo Parfums, Perfumes Loewe as well as other promising cosmetic companies (BeneFit Cosmetics, Make Up For Ever, Acqua di Parma and Fresh).
WATCHES & JEWELRY: MARKET SHARE GAINS FOR BVLGARI AND TAG HEUER
The Watches & Jewelry Business Group recorded organic revenue growth of 5%. On a reported basis, revenue growth was 5%. Profit from recurring operations increased by 6%. Bvlgari continued to gain market share with enhancements to its Serpenti, Diva and B.zero1 lines. Growth continued in China, Korea and in the Middle East. TAG Heuer grew despite a difficult market for watches, gained market share and benefitted from the success of its new collections and its connected watch. Hublot accelerated its development in Asia and recorded the best year in its history. Chaumet continued to move its product lines upmarket and inaugurated a new boutique concept in Hong Kong.
LVMH‘s Watches and Jewelry division comprises Bulgari, TAG Heuer, Chaumet, Dior Watches, Zenith, Fred, Hublot and De Beers Diamond Jewellers Ltd, a joint venture created with the world’s leading diamond group.
SELECTIVE RETAILING: GOOD PERFORMANCE AT SEPHORA, DFS IMPACTED BY A DIFFICULT TOURISM CONTEXT IN ASIA
The Selective Retailing Business Group recorded organic revenue growth of 8%. On a reported basis, revenue growth was 7%. Profit from recurring operations declined by 2%. Sephora gained market share across all regions and once again recorded double-digit growth in both revenue and profits. More than a hundred stores were opened in 2016 including notably a flagship store in the World Trade Center in New York and major renovations in Boston and Singapore. Its online offer accelerated with the launch in six new countries. DFS continued to face a difficult environment, notably in Hong Kong. The expansion into new destinations continued. The opening of the T Galleria in Angkor in Cambodia and one in Venice, Italy were the highlights of the year.
LVMH is also active in selective retailing as well as in other activities through DFS, Sephora, Le Bon Marché, La Samaritaine, Royal Van Lent and Cheval Blanc hotels.
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Movado has introduced a new Special Edition Movado Edge collection, developed in collaboration with world-renowned industrial designer Yves Béhar and his design firm fuseproject. A breakthrough design that brought a dynamic new level of artistry and innovation to the legendary Museum Dial, created in 1947 by artist/design Nathan George Horwitt, the Movado Edge collection premiered in 2015 to critical acclaim.
The Movado Edge Special Edition collection brings new creative thinking and modern materials to Edge and includes a bangle bracelet watch for women, and men’s bracelet watch and chronograph models.
“We are excited to continue our creative collaboration with Yves Béhar and to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the launch of Movado Edge with these new special edition timepieces,” stated Efraim Grinberg, Chairman & CEO, Movado Group. “Edge represents an incredible opportunity to take the purity and distinctiveness of the Museum Dial in creative new directions, and we are extremely proud of this latest result.”
Stark and striking, the iconic Museum Dial has no numbers and is defined only by a solitary gold dot at 12 o’clock, symbolizing the sun at high noon, while its simple moving hands suggest the daily rotation of the earth on its axis. This conceptual, groundbreaking dial is one of the most acclaimed watch designs of all time, and one of the most important of the 20th Century.
Edge reinterpreted Horwitt’s original design in three dimensions, with the signature dot emerging from the dial’s curved, newly textured landscape, and sculpted ridges around the edge suggesting the sun’s rays, while subtly marking the minutes. The transformative launch collection included men’s, women’s and chronograph models on stainless steel link bracelets and black leather or rubber straps.
“A year ago, we introduced the Edge collection for Movado – one of the brand’s most important design collaborations since the creation of the iconic Museum Dial watch in 1947,” said Yves Béhar, Founder and Principal Designer, fuseproject, “On the first anniversary of Edge, I designed a Special Edition signature line constructed with a dial made of a unique casting process, and with an organic pattern that celebrates the subtleties of the original collection.“
The Movado Edge Special Edition collection brings new creative thinking and modern materials to Edge. The distinctive concave dials are defined by a new organic texture, reminiscent of lava rock. Offered in stainless steel with a startling blue lava-textured dial and tonal dot, and in black and rose gold ion-plated stainless steel with a black lava-textured dial detailed by a rose gold-toned dot, these special edition designs feature case-backs engraved with Béhar’s signature. The inspired new Special Edition Edge collection includes a bangle bracelet watch for women, and men’s bracelet watch and chronograph models.
Tourneau, the nation’s leading luxury watch retailer for over a century, announced that it has opened its first dedicated shop-in-shop at Bloomingdale‘s Century City in Los Angeles. This newly renovated Bloomingdale’s location will be the first to carry Tourneau’s extensive selection of premium new and Certified Pre-Owned watches. This 1,200 square foot boutique will offer men’s and women’s fine watches from Cartier, Omega, Breitling, Panerai, Longines and more. This partnership will offer Tourneau customers a new audience of fashion-forward consumers, while providing Bloomingdale’s customers with unparalleled expertise and service in the watch industry.
“Tourneau’s 116 years of expertise in the watch retail industry coupled with Bloomingdale’s rich heritage as a luxury retailer make this a perfect partnership,” says Ira Melnitsky, CEO of Tourneau. “We are excited to be bringing fine watches to such a premier location in Los Angeles.”
Established in 1900, Tourneau is the leading retailer of luxury watches in the United States, offering more than 100 world-famous brands, including Rolex, Patek Philippe, Cartier, Vacheron Constantin, Jaeger-Le Coultre, Breitling and TAG Heuer in more than 8,000 unique styles. The company also sells Certified Pre-Owned timepieces and watches under the Tourneau brand name. Tourneau is known for its extensive selection and unparalleled customer service. For more information or to shop any time visit www.tourneau.com.
Stuart Weitzman Opens Separate Flagship at Same Location
Coach, Inc. announced the opening of its newest flagship in one of the world’s most prestigious shopping districts at 685 Fifth Avenue in New York City. Timed to coincide with the brand’s 75th Anniversary Year, this unique retail concept marks a defining moment in both the company’s history and brand transformation.
Coach, Inc. is a leading New York design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands. The Coach brand was established in New York City in 1941, and has a rich heritage of pairing exceptional leathers and materials with innovative design.
The 20,000 square foot retail space dedicated to the Coach brand, designed byExecutive Creative Director Stuart Vevers in partnership withWilliamSofield, Designer and President of Studio Sofield, showcases the brand’s distinctive modern luxury positioning. Specifically, the interior features an impressive blackened steel and concrete staircase, which creates a sense of discovery while shopping, as well as a glass enclosed, vintage inspired elevator. Throughout the three-level flagship is a mix of eclectic and bespoke furniture and objects, accented by custom-designed cabinetry, warm lighting, proprietary carpets and fine millwork. Additional architectural elements include a glass-block facade, expansive windows and a captivating mechanized conveyor belt installed with a rotation of Coach products.
The center atrium houses a 12-foot sculpture of Coach’s dinosaur, Rexy, designed by renowned artist Billie Achilleos, and constructed entirely from Coach bags and proprietary hardware. In addition, a monumental contemporary sculpture, Scribing the Void, created by Brooklyn artist Kurt Steger traces the surface of iconic rock formations in Central Park, and is a nod to Coach’s New York City roots.
Victor Luis, Chief Executive Officer of Coach, Inc. said, “With Coach House, we are celebrating our New York heritage and 75-year history of craftsmanship. The flagship features the full expression of our women’s and men’s collections including bags, small leather goods, footwear, and ready-to-wear, in addition to offering a full range of customization and leather services. Together with the opening of the adjacent Stuart Weitzman flagship store, we are bringing two global brands born in New York City to one iconic location.”
The company is also launching two concepts unique to Coach House flagships that speak to the brand’s heritage of leather craftsmanship and innovative design. First, the Made to Order Rogue, which allows customers to create a bespoke Rogue bag, selecting from nine points of customization and over one million possible combinations. Second, the Coach House Workshop – which is the first of its kind – offering expanded leather and craftsmanship services, including special monogramming and exclusive vintage product, featuring a resident master craftsman with nearly 30 years of experience in the New York Workshop at Coach’s headquarters.
Andre Cohen, President North America and Global Marketing, added, “We are thrilled to open a true home for the Coach brand on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 54th Street, an address globally recognized for fashion. We’re confident that our modern luxury store environment will be warmly embraced by discerning New York shoppers and international visitors alike.“
Coach is sold worldwide through Coach stores, select department stores and specialty stores, and through Coach’s website at www.coach.com. In 2015, Coach acquired Stuart Weitzman, a global leader in designer footwear, sold in more than 70 countries and through its website at www.stuartweitzman.com.
Eleven Jameshas introduced an extensive collection of the most desirable women’s timepieces on the market. Founded in January 2014, Eleven James launched with luxury men’s and unisex timepieces andprovides members with unmatched access to an incredibly diverse collection of watch brands and styles at a fraction of the cost to purchase a single one, aligning with consumer behavior that increasingly prioritizes access and experiences over ownership. Whether a member wishes to test-drive a watch before making a purchase, likes to change up their style seasonally, or wants to revitalize their existing collection, an Eleven James membership can be personalized to suit virtually every desire.
Eleven James Women’s Collection. Pictured here (clockwise): Audemars Piguet Ladies Royal Oak, Cartier Tank Francaise, Baume and Mercier Promesse, Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36mm, Cartier Ballon Bleu, Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36mm (yellow gold), Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36mm (rose gold). (PRNewsFoto/Eleven James)
In response to both existing demand and cultural and style trends, the company has now expanded its offering to include women’s timepieces. Despite the growing presence of “smart” devices for athletics and other specific use cases, luxury watches remain one of the most personal and curated elements of fashion-conscious men’s and women’s wardrobes.
The Women’s Collection – which can be viewed here: www.elevenjames.com/collection/women– includes watches from Rolex, Cartier, Bäume and Mercier, and more, starting at $149 a month. Women’s Collection memberships are available now for pre-sale, with initial watch rotations to commence in January 2017. The announcement was made by Randy Brandoff, Founder & CEO of Eleven James.Continue reading →
Find Hundreds Of Black Friday Specials Starting At 5 P.M. Thanksgiving Evening And Online All Day At Macys.Com
Then, Cyber Week Offers Five Days Of Savings To Customers Shopping Macys.Com Beginning With A Preview On Sunday, Nov. 27
Plus, For The First Time, Macy’s Customers Who Want A Head Start Can Shop Select Specials A Week Early At The Black Friday Doorbusters Preview Sale Starting Thursday, Nov. 17
Today, Macy’s announced its full list of Black Friday specials that will be available starting at 5 p.m. at most stores on Thanksgiving and online all day onmacys.com. With big savings in apparel and accessories, fine jewelry, cosmetics, housewares, furniture, and more, there is something for everyone to get excited about this season. In addition, Macy’s is extending savings for Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping event of the year – beginning with a preview on Sunday, Nov. 27 through Thursday, Dec. 1, for a week of cyber specials.
“We know our customers enjoy getting a head start in finding the perfect gift and they consider Black Friday one of the most important shopping times of the year,” said Tim Baxter, Macy’s chief merchandising officer. “In addition to all the great Black Friday discounts in store and online, this year we’ll offer even more opportunities to save through Cyber Week – with five full days of online specials, so they will have the freedom to shop all week long at their leisure, scoring big on hundreds of deals.”
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This year, for the first time ever, customers can also shop select Black Friday picks a week early at the Black Friday doorbusters preview sale beginning Thursday, Nov. 17 from 5 p.m. to close, through Saturday, Nov. 19, from store opening until 2 p.m., and all day on macys.com. Early birds looking for a jump start on incredible savings will find select sales previewed earlier than ever, including 50 percent off cold weather accessories, $15.99 Kids’ puffer coats, 60 percent off Charter Club Damask bedding, and $19.99 for select handbags.
Shop Macy’s and macys.com for amazing doorbuster deals including $39.99 Charter Club cashmere (Photo: Business Wire)
Below is a sneak peek of Macy’s Black Friday doorbuster deals and top Cyber Week specials. While supplies last, Black Friday items are available from 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24 to 2 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25; Friday, Nov. 25 from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 26 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cyber Week specials begin Sunday, Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. and run through Thursday, Dec 1.Continue reading →
This Holiday Season, Customers Can Enjoy More Deals Than Ever Before On Everything From Hd Tvs To Stylish Kitchen Staples To Some Of The Most Popular Toys Of The Year
To Help Customers Find The Perfect Gift For Everyone On Their Shopping List, Amazon Offers Curated Holiday Gift Guides For Electronics, Home, Handmade, And Other Categories
Alexa, What Are Your Deals? New This Year, Prime Members Can Use Alexa Voice Shopping To Shop For Almost Anything, Including Exclusive Deals For Customers With An Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap, Amazon Fire Tv, Or Fire Tablet
Amazon.com has announced the launch of its Black Friday Deals Store and more than a dozen curated holiday gift guides, officially marking the start of the holiday countdown. Customers can enjoy tens of thousands of deals this holiday season onAmazon.com, with new deals as often as every five minutes on everything from HD TVs to stylish kitchen staples to some of the most popular toys of the year. In addition, Amazon offers curated holiday gift guides to help take the guesswork out of shopping for loved ones and make it easier for customers to find the perfect gift for everyone on their list.
“Customers love discovering the best deals on the most sought-after products, and our Black Friday Deals Store and curated Holiday Gift Guides offer them a place to do just that – plus enjoy the most convenient shopping experience with tons of super-fast shipping options,” said Doug Herrington, Senior Vice President of North American Retail at Amazon. “This holiday season, we’re offering more deals than ever before and – for the first time ever – giving Prime members an opportunity to use Alexa voice shopping for purchasing their holiday gifts hands-free. They can make purchases simply by asking Alexa-enabled devices, like the new Echo Dot, while relaxing at home with family and friends.”
Black Friday Deals Store
Available atwww.amazon.com/blackfriday, the Black Friday Deals Store is the leading deals destination for customers with tens of thousands of deals, and new deals as often as every five minutes, now through December 22. Customers can enjoy more deals than ever before this holiday season, including low prices on top gifts such as electronics, toys, clothing, jewelry, kitchen items, and more. In fact, Amazon is offering up to 20 compelling Deals of the Day in a single day. Some examples of the great deals Amazon customers can take advantage of this holiday season include: $20 off the Kindle Paperwhite, savings on an LG 55” 1080p Curved Smart OLED TV, and up to 40% off select Magformers toys.
Electronics Gift Guide
Available atwww.amazon.com/electronicsgiftguide, the 2016 Amazon Electronics Gift Guide features more than 500 of this year’s hottest technology products all in one convenient location. Enthusiasts can explore new releases such as 360-degree cameras and buzz-worthy gifts like virtual reality headsets and 3D printers. The Electronics Gift Guide also features innovations from up-and-coming startups in theAmazon Launchpad program. Customers can browse more than 10 categories, including smart home, home entertainment, music, wearables, photography, gaming, gadgets and gizmos, and more. The Electronics Gift Guide also includes expert reviews and product demonstration videos to help customers find the perfect gift. And shoppers looking for budget-friendly gift ideas can find top gifts under $100.
Home Gift Guide
Available atwww.amazon.com/homegiftguide, the 2016 Amazon Home Gift Guide is a curated list of more than a thousand of this season’s must-have products for the home. Filled with gift ideas for indoors and outdoors, customers can easily discover presents for everyone on their list, including cooks, bakers, home decorators, arts and crafters, smart home tech lovers, pets, backyard enthusiasts, kids and more, curated by experts in the industry such as Smitten Kitchen and Design*Sponge. Holiday decorators and party planners will find everything they need to set a festive scene at home. Customers can also shop the latest trends in the Home Gift Guide, including copper appliances, rose gold cutlery, and handmade ceramics, as well as browse products that are new this holiday season, including the KitchenAid Mini,NEST Fragrances Classic Candle (Hearth),Petcube Play Wi-Fi Pet Camera, and Bissell 1650A Pet Hair Eraser Vacuum.
Handmade at Amazon Holiday Gift Guide
Available atwww.amazon.com/handmade, the Handmade at Amazon Holiday Gift Guide offers customers curated lists of genuinely handcrafted items sold directly by artisans. Featuring products for her, for him, and for kids, as well as handcrafted stocking stuffers for friends and family, the Gift Guide makes finding the perfect holiday present easier than ever. Heading into this holiday season, Amazon customers visiting the Handmade at Amazon store will see hundreds of thousands more handcrafted items, thousands of which are eligible for Free Two-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime. For shoppers looking for a personal touch, over half of the items listed on Handmade have options for customer personalization. With handcrafted items in categories from toys and games, to home décor, handbags and accessories and kitchen and dining, Handmade at Amazon is a one-stop-shop for artisan-crafted gifts this holiday season.Continue reading →
Nordstrom Inc. is celebrating its customers and their stories through a holiday campaign that thanks them called ‘Love, Nordstrom.’ The company is using the marketing campaign as a stage for larger-than-life love notes to thank customers for the special relationship they share. The campaign debuted in the U.S. and Canada on November 1st.
With this year’s campaign, Nordstrom is prioritizing a pure holiday spirit and expressing gratitude to connect emotionally with its customers in a special way. More than 30 real Nordstrom customers were photographed in Los Angeles, Nashville and Seattle and are featured in the national campaign that was produced in partnership with creative agency Partners & Spade.
“This holiday, we want to remember and thank the people who are most special to us at Nordstrom – our customers,” said Nordstrom Vice President of Creative Projects Olivia Kim. “We reached out to our employees and asked them to share some of their favorite customer stories. We met with as many people as we could, asked them to bring along some of the things that make up their signature style and took photos of them. It was so fun to connect with our customers who make us who we are. The result was our Love, Nordstrom campaign.”
The integrated campaign components include digital, print, out of home, in-store window displays, shopping bags and coffee sleeves. There will be a ‘Love, Nordstrom’ navigation tab onNordstrom.com. In an effort to reach and thank every single Nordstrom customer, the campaign also includes a charming video of employees singing the song “Thank You for Being Friend” to let all customers know how much they are appreciated. The video will be posted on Nordstrom.comand on the retailer’s social and digital platforms.
WHERE THE GIFTS ARE
This holiday season, Nordstrom hopes to be a gift-giving destination that inspires customers at all price points. A few highlights include:
Available now, the company is introducing Mini Boden inspired by Roald Dahl – an exclusive limited-edition collection for kids celebrating six stories including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and more.
Starting November 18, Nordstrom VP of Creative Olivia Kim will curate ‘Love, Pop-In@Nordstrom,’ a colorful holiday selection of apparel, accessories and tech toys including everything from smart luggage to unisex casualwear, turntables to instant cameras, cozy candles to nail art supplies, and more.
Starting November 25 in select stores, Nordstrom is launching shops with fresh gifting ideas such as Wit & Wonder (a one-stop shop for gifts with personality), The Trim Shop (featuring ornaments and decor), The Wonder Bar (for stocking stuffers), The Toy Shop (of course), Bow & Drape (for personalized gifts) and Gifts & Glam (for beauty).
Tourneau‘s ‘Watch Doctor’ Terry Irby provides watch maintenance tips for fall Daylight Saving Time
Tourneauwill begin preparing for Daylight Saving Time on Friday, November 4th. Tourneau watch professionals across the country will take on the arduous task of updating more than 100,000 timepieces from the over 100 brands carried by the retailer, prior to the end of Daylight Saving Time at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 6th.
Tourneau, the largest luxury watch retailer in the United States, was established in 1900. Renowned for its unparalleled customer service and extensive selection of new and Certified Pre-Owned watches, Tourneau offers more than 8,000 unique styles from over 100 world-famous brands, including Rolex, Patek Philippe, Cartier, Breitling, Vacheron Constantin, Jaeger-LeCoultre, IWC, Panerai, TAG Heuer, and Longines. In addition to expert service and repairs facilities, Tourneau also purchases and trades timepieces online and in stores nationwide.
Tourneau, the world’s leading watch retailer (PRNewsFoto-Tourneau)
Tourneau invites the media, watch owners and enthusiasts to visit any of the more than 30 store locations nationwide to witness the detailed process. In addition, to celebrate the semi-annual time change Tourneau will be offering watch owners a complimentary time reset and polish in-store, as well as a signature five-point check to ensure proper functionality.
Many valuable timepieces require expert knowledge to reset the time, especially the more complicated watches which require professional care and maintenance. Terry Irby, Tourneau’s “Watch Doctor” and Vice President of Technical Service, recommends using Daylight Saving as a reminder on the importance of watch maintenance. The following tips from Terry can help watch owners keep their watches in top shape all year round:
The resetting of a watch should never be done on the wrist. Always take the watch off so as not to break the stem.
Never change the calendar with the quick set between 9:00 PM and 3:00 AM. During this time, the watch gears are engaged to change the calendar, so changing the time can easily cause breakage.
They recommend coming into any of Tourneau’s stores for a time reset, especially for complicated watches and perpetual movements that have a higher chance of breakage while changing the time.
They also recommend bringing your watch in to Tourneau to have it demagnetized. With all of the technology around us, a magnetic field can throw off a watch’s timekeeping – causing a watch to run erratic.
“Daylight Saving Time is an opportunity for everyone at Tourneau to demonstrate our unparalleled commitment to best-in-class service, as stores across the country come together to reset thousands of timepieces and provide expert watch care for our valued customers,” says Ira Melnitsky, CEO of Tourneau.
To find a local Tourneau store, shop the extensive selection of new and Certified Pre-Owned timepieces, or to learn more about watch maintenance visit www.tourneau.com.
From Fashion And Tech To Home Goods And Stocking Stuffers, Macy’s Wide Assortment Makes Holiday Shopping A Breeze.
Plus Extra Help Is Always Available From The Gift Specialists At My Stylist@Macy’s
The holiday season is a celebration of happiness that brings loved ones together, and Macy’s has the perfect gifts to make family, friends, and all those near-and-dear feel special. Whether it’s the runway show-obsessed fashionista, the diehard athlete, the tech fanatic, or the master chef, Macy’s has an abundance of items at every price point sure to warm the hearts of those who mean the most.
“No [other] time of [the] year inspires the sentiments of love, caring and generosity quite like the holiday season,” said Kathy Hilt, Senior Vice President of My Stylist@Macy’s. “This year, we’ve truly topped ourselves with the most unique assortment of gifts for every person on your list. Plus, if you need a little help, Macy’s dedicated gift specialists at My Stylist@Macy’s make picking the perfect present easier than ever.”
The Gift of Style
Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list this holiday season at Macy’s stores and on macys.com; I.N.C. International Concepts Slippers, $39.50. (Photo: Business Wire)
With a roster of top brands and celebrated designers, Macy’s is the ultimate destination for items to elevate that special someone’s wardrobe this holiday season. For her, handbags, shoes, jewelry and always-on-trend athleisure items will inspire pure joy. Jewel-embellished slip-ons from MICHAEL Michael Kors are chic, sporty and rendered in luxe velvet, applying the must-have fabric of the season in a unique and unexpected way. A signature Mickey Mouse wristlet in a bright hue from Coach is whimsical, practical and stylish, while a funnel neck hoodie and tights from Nike, or Calvin Klein Performance logo joggers and sweaters can take her from yoga to brunch with flair. Give her the gift of both comfort and glamour with a pair of fabulous faux fur-trimmed glitter moccasins from I.N.C. International Concepts.
Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list this holiday season at Macy’s stores and on macys.com; Kenneth Cole Reaction Wallets, $48 each. (Photo: Business Wire)
For him, a velvet sport coat from Alfani immediately adds panache to any look. Pair the coat with bar III slim trousers and a tie for a more formal approach, or layer with jeans and loafers or boots for a look that is relaxed, yet polished and urbane. Polarized aviators from Ray-Ban are a classic, but undeniably sleek and stylish way to protect his eyes from the sun, and a zipper slim billfold wallet from Kenneth Cole Reaction is an excellent way to update a staple he uses every day.
Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list this holiday season at Macy’s stores and on macys.com: YSL mon paris parfum spray, $122
Beauty and grooming are the finishing touches, and Macy’s has a wide array of fabulous products that are sure to delight. The Impulse Beauty artistry palette and 9-piece brush set allows her to experiment with countless looks in an awe-inspiring number of colors and shades. For him, Kiehl’s 4-piece Hydration Hits set gives the oft-coveted gift of smooth and healthy skin.Continue reading →
Emporio Armani marks its entrance into the field of connected wearables with the Emporio Armani Connected collection of hybrid smartwatches.
The Emporio Armani Connected Hybrid Smartwatch Collection (PRNewsFoto/Emporio Armani)
The Emporio Armani Connected line of hybrid smartwatches brings together the unmistakable design of Emporio Armani timepieces and the advantages of wearable technology. With the ability to sync to your smartphone via Bluetooth, these hybrid smartwatches offer the following features:
Time keeping perfection: ensure maximum precision, automatically changing time zones and date while you’re traveling
Second time zone: accurately convert the hour with ease
Discreet notifications: can be set to subtly notify you of calls, messages, or other important notifications
Activity tracking: automatically track and monitor your daily activities
No charging: the quartz batteries allow for prolonged use without the need to recharge
Control your music: allow for easy access to your phone’s music playlist to start, stop, skip, or go back
Sleep tracking: to automatically monitor sleep patterns
Alarm: for scheduled alerts from your timepiece
Camera: wirelessly take photos on your smartphone
Find your lost device: to quickly locate your misplaced smartphone
The Emporio Armani Connected line of hybrid smartwatches will be available onwww.emporioarmaniconnected.com, in select boutiques and wholesale accounts worldwide, in a choice of rose gold-tone, black, gunmetal, and stainless steel, with a three-piece link or leather strap. The texturized face, with rose gold-tone or silver hands, carries the unmistakable Emporio Armani character.
The launch of this line of hybrid smartwatches is the first step of a wider project that will culminate in 2017 with the official presentation of the first Emporio Armani display smartwatch.
Stylish, New Watches Give Women More Options In A Small, Feminine Size
Petite Promesse, the newest ladies collection from luxury Swiss watchmaker, Baume & Mercier, is now available in stores and online. Feminine and striking in its design, the 22mm Petite Promesse case features a diamond bezel, mother of pearl dial, and two diamonds at the 6 and 12 o’clock indexes. It is finished with a chic and colorful wrap-around leather or wrap-around steel bracelet. Its petite size blurs the lines between jewelry and watch and is sure to appeal to women looking to make a fashion statement.
Petite Promesse, the newest ladies collection from luxury Swiss watchmaker, Baume & Mercier.
Baume & Mercier introduces the Petite Promesse Collection after the successful launch of the core ladies collection, Promesse in 2014. Fred Martel, President of Baume & Mercier North America shares, “Promesse was an instant best-seller for us and illustrated that the ladies watch market is in need of new, wearable designs in distinctive sizes and fresh colors. Petite Promesse delivers an every day watch that can be worn to the office, but also dressed up with bracelets for the evening. It’s the perfect addition to our current assortment and is a great value for a Swiss made timepiece from a reputable brand such as ours.“
Petite Promesse is available with stainless steel (10289), bright blue leather (10288) or vivid orange leather (10290) straps, offering women bold color options as well. The interplay of oval and round between case and bezel infuses the watch with a subtle beauty to create a unique, modern look. Three watches, each with a strong personality provides many possibilities given your style, character or current mood.
The Petite Promesse Collection ranges in price from $2,450-$3,300 and is available now in stores and online. To view the full Baume & Mercier Collection, visit www.baume-et-mercier.com.
Gilt.com, the innovative online shopping destination, announces the debut of #GiltLife, a 360-degree brand campaign that captures the thrill of enjoying life in style. As part of the campaign, Alessandra Ambrosio, Kate Bosworth, and Marcus Samuelsson will be featured in custom video spots that capture each living their own #GiltLife. The multi-channel campaign includes four video spots, 17 campaign images, sponsored content, and a dynamic pop-up townhouse in New York City.
Gilt Groupe logo (PRNewsFoto/Gilt) (PRNewsFoto/Gilt)
Gilt (www.gilt.com) is an innovative online shopping retailer offering its members special access to the most inspiring lifestyle merchandise and experiences – all at exceptional prices. Gilt is a daily destination for discovery of the most coveted brands and products, including fashion and accessories for women, men, and children; home décor; and unique activities in select cities and destinations.
“Gilt is a destination for the total life—we offer our members the best of fashion, beauty, home, local activities, and travel. We’ve evolved the flash sale model to more seamlessly showcase unique lifestyle content, merchandise and experiences, so that our members can shop for a stylish life in just a few clicks,” said Jonathan Greller, President of Gilt. “We are thrilled to launch the #GiltLife campaign as a vehicle to present Gilt as an expert curator of an inspiring and colorful lifestyle.“
The first video spot focuses on three young women embarking on a road trip to a country house, where they meet up with friends of all ages to play bocce ball, savor an outdoor dinner, take group photos and enjoy the outdoors. Each person dons a different eye-catching ensemble, showcasing the range of styles and merchandise offered on Gilt.
Additional video spots will be released on a rolling basis starting Thursday, Sept. 29 featuring Actress Kate Bosworth, Monday, Oct. 3 featuring Chef Marcus Samuelsson, and finally on Wednesday, Oct 5 featuring Model Alessandra Ambrosio. Each spot grants an intimate glimpse into their lives. All three tastemakers have also curated collections featuring their favorite fashions, home décor, and local experiences, which will launch in tandem with their video spots, on Gilt and Gilt City.
In New York City, the campaign will come to life through an interactive pop-up space, the #GiltLife House. This luxury, four-story townhouse will showcase the brand’s varied lifestyle offerings through a series of captivating events tied to fashion, food, fitness, family fun, weddings, beauty and wellness, and travel. These intimate experiences, including classes, exhibitions, and performances, will take place from Friday, Sept. 30 through Saturday, Oct. 8. Members can buy event tickets on a first-come, first-served basis on GiltCity.com beginning Tuesday, Sept. 27. Products and experiences highlighted in the space will be available for purchase on Gilt.com beginning Thursday, Sept. 29.
Brands and partners featured within the #GiltLife House include: Bermuda Tourism Authority, BULLDOG London Dry Gin, Crayola, exhale, Fiddler on the Roof, Chef Chris Fischer, The Prisoner Wine Company, Safavieh, SCOPE Art Show, Sony Entertainment & RED Distribution (musical performances), and Chef Michael White and Altamarea Group.
The #GiltLife campaign video spots are running on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, YouTube and in native advertising. The campaign imagery is featured in out-of-home NYC street furniture and on Facebook and Instagram. Sponsored content will run on national and New York-specific fashion and lifestyle digital outlets.
Gilt is part of the Hudson’s Bay Company portfolio of brands.
August 17th marked the 25th Anniversary of McCall’s annual Motorworks Revival, which has become known as the kickoff party to the world-renowned Monterey Car Week, Drawing thousands to celebrate the finest in aviation and automotive interests.
The event also served as a platform for luxury Swiss watch brand, Baume & Mercierto introduce four limited edition chronographs that pay homage to Shelby Cobra racecar drivers who competed behind the wheel of the famous Shelby Cobra CSX2128 in the early 1960’s.
Baume & Mercier honored racecar drivers Dan Gurney (No. #15), Ken Miles (No. #50), Dave MacDonald (No. #97) and Allen Grant (No. #96) with a watch displaying their distinct racecar number as well as incorporating aesthetic elements of the Cobra 289 racecar. Only 15 of each of the four limited edition Legendary Driver Capeland Shelby(R) Cobra chronographs will be available worldwide (No. #15 shown here). For more information about Baume & Mercier, visit http://www.baume-et-mercier.com. (PRNewsFoto/Baume & Mercier)
Baume & Mercier honored racecar drivers Dan Gurney (No. #15), Ken Miles (No. #50), Dave MacDonald (No. #97) and Allen Grant (No. #96) with a watch displaying their distinct racecar number as well as incorporating aesthetic elements the Cobra 289 racecar. Only 15 of each of the four limited edition Legendary Driver Capeland Shelby® Cobra chronographs will be available worldwide. These tribute watches will retail for $4,850 and will be available in North America exclusively at Feldmar Watch Company in Los Angeles, CA and Ca D’Oro in Las Vegas, NV beginning in October 2016. Please contact the retailers directly if interested in additional information.
For fans of Baume & Mercier and/or Shelby Cobra, Baume & Mercier has a full Capeland Cobra collection inspired by the legendary racecars. Visit www.baume-et-mercier.com to view current timepieces and learn more about the brand’s ongoing partnership with Shelby Cobra.
SB, a line of stainless steel, modern design watches is launching it’s newly re-designed e-commerce website. The new website gives customers a more sophisticated and simple shopping experience, showcasing the exceptional design and quality of each timepiece.
SB 40mm Pink Dial
The new website will feature the four SB watch collections in an all new format. The mensand ladies watches are 40mm and 36mm. They feature simple and solid color dials with either leather straps, stainless steel mesh bracelets or stainless steel link bracelets. You can also purchase these watches with or without a diamond bezel. Prices start at $275 for the SB mens and ladieswatches.
SB Stair Crazy Watch
The SB Select collection features original limited edition designs created by New York industrial artist, Fredi Brodmann. Fredi Brodmann was born in Vienna in 1956 and was originally a renowned cartoonist. Brodmann has been designing the SB watch collections in collaboration with owner Raphael Cohen. Together, their amazing vision has produced a fine and exciting line of wrist watches.
SB Watch with Black Dial
The most recent collection to be born from the minds of Brodmann and Cohen is The Metropolis collection, made with passion and attention to details. The case is made from 3 parts with an assortment of striking dials. Just added, is the newest Metropolis timepiece: Countdown, which features a completely glow-in-the-dark dial and rugged leather strap.
All SB watches are equipped with a stainless steel case, buckle and back as wells as a fine Swiss quartz movement. Each watch also is water-resistant to 165 feet, has a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and carries a 2-year warranty.Continue reading →
This spring,Americana Manhasset debuts its full color 64-page Fashion Book and corresponding short film, “Hawaii 6-Oh!” Spring ready-to-wear, accessories and jewelry from the most luxurious brands in the world are captured in a high-style picture book starring top runway and editorial models Lindsey Wixson and Sean O’Pry.
Americana Manhasset, situated on Long Island’s Gold Coast, about 30 minutes from Manhattan, is a high-end, open-air “premier shopping destination”* located in Manhasset, New York. It is the largest and most well known high-end retail center in the Long Island Gold Coast vicinity along a stretch of Northern Boulevard commonly referred to as the Miracle Mile of Manhasset. With its limestone shopfronts, granite sidewalks and colorful flower beds, Americana ManHasset‘s 60 shops sell the priciest status brands and some customers have been known to spend more than $100,000 a year and five times that if they’re planning a wedding or buying fine jewelry.
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2016 marks the 60th Anniversary ofAmericana Manhasset and the Spring campaign launches a year-long anniversary celebration. Hawaii has always been a perfect destination for celebrating important milestones. In fact, Americana owners Frank & Rita Castagna celebrated their honeymoon 60 years ago in Hawaii, providing inspiration for this season.
Photographed, produced and styled by Laspata/DeCaro, the campaign was shot in various locations in and around Oahu’s famed North Shore. The pristine beaches and lush, dramatic mountains provide the backdrop to Lindsey and Sean’s fashion-filled getaway, with Sean calling to mind a modern version of a young Elvis in Blue Hawaii. Authentic hula girls and flame throwers are featured, and a full-blown luau was created for the cover image. The campaign is festive and young, with a definitively tropical vibe.
Americana’s Spring Book is direct-mailed to 130,000 targeted households. The images are being featured in national and regional print ads in publications such as The New York Times, T-Style magazine; WSJ: The Wall Street Journal magazine and The World Journal newspaper, as well as in various digital media such as www.nytimes.com. For the first time, the campaign will be featured on the outside of the Hampton Jitney with a total bus wrap. The campaign is also being shown prominently throughout the season on Americana’s website, www.americanamanhasset.com and featured on Americana social media outlets.
Rolex at London Jewelers
In conjunction with the still images, Americana Manhasset has debuted a short film, entitled “Hawaii Six-Oh!” which stars Wixson and O’Pry and captures the fun spirit of the campaign set to a tribal beat. The piece will be featured in digital advertising as well as front and center on Americana’s website, along with an entertaining and fast-paced behind-the-scenes video of the photo shoot.Continue reading →