The health-care company owns Keeps, which provides direct-to-consumer hair loss treatments.
The Swedish brand expands its children's wear line, offering clothes for ages 0 to 10 years.
The hotelier and restaurateur debuts his latest hospitality concept and discusses his forthcoming members-only club.
Zendaya will collaborate with Hilfiger to create a Tommy x Zendaya capsule collection and be featured in the ad campaign.
WWD: What is the state of American fashion today? AMY SMILOVIC: People feel that they’re in this rat race, on this gerbil wheel we’ve all built for ourselves. You could characterize American fashion as dominated by brands that are completely faceless and driven by venture capitalists or private equity, or it’s driven by struggling brands who are trying to figure out: “I’m 22, I just graduated and I’ve been sold this idea that you, too, can start a line tomorrow.” I’m not in either of those camps. I’m not burdened by the investors checking in on me, and I hate that these 21-year-olds are sold this bill of goods, that they should open a collection tomorrow. I’m a big believer in going out and getting lots of life experience and applying that to opening a business. WWD: What are the strengths of American fashion? AS: Typically, Americans would be described as optimistic. My European friends are always saying, ‘it’s always sunny in America; you guys always have this rosy outlook.” You never see runway shows that are too angry. As tough as it’s been the last two years, that general optimism comes through. Right now, these European brands — it seems like they’re eating everyone’s lunch with a lot of creativeRead More...
Chatting with the founder of a brand on the verge as he went from Arlington Heights streetwear fan to deals with Evian, Champion, K-Swiss and on.
While accessory trends are slow-moving, buyers did note a new, feminine tone in luxury collections for spring 2019.
Edward S. Lampert: Close Up A look at the financier’s path from Wall Street fast track to retail ruin. • Lampert is born on July 19,1962, in Roslyn, N.Y. • He graduated from Yale, summa cum laude, in 1984 with a B.A. in economics. • Lampert marries Kinga Lampert in 2001. They have three children. • From 1985 to 1988 he works with Robert Rubin in the Goldman Sachs risk arbitrage department. • In 1988, he becomes founder, chairman and chief executive officer of ESL Investments, which was started with $28 million in seed money from Richard Rainwater. • The hedge fund grows to $9 billion. • In 2003, he brings Kmart Holdings Corp. out of bankruptcy by acquiring a controlling stake for $1 billion. • The same year, Lampert escapes from kidnappers after being held for two days. • In 2004, his earnings top $1 billion. He is believed to be the first Wall Streeter to hit the mark in a single year. • In 2005, he acquires Sears Roebuck & Co. and merges it with Kmart to create Sears Holdings; he becomes its chairman. • In 2006, Lampert makes Time 100 list as one of the most influential individuals in the world who leads a new group of activist hedgeRead More...
The Sears Saga The retailer’s journey from catalogue innovator to retail powerhouse to bankruptcy. • In 1886, Richard Sears starts the R.W. Sears Watch Co. in Minneapolis. The following year, Sears moves to Chicago. • Alvah C. Roebuck joins the business as a watchmaker. • In 1893, the company changes its name to Sears Roebuck & Co. • In 1895, the catalogue, a 532-page magazine for apparel, wagons, fishing tackle, stoves, furniture, china, saddles, firearms, watches and jewelry, is produced. • Sears goes public in 1901. • Kenmore is introduced in 1913. • In 1925, the first Sears store opens at a Chicago mail-order plant. • In 1927, Craftsman is launched. • In 1931, Sears’ retail stores account for 53.4 percent of the total $180 million in sales. • In 1945, sales top $1 billion. • In 1967, Diehard launches. • In 1976, Sears introduces its “Where America Shops” campaign. • In 1985, Sears rolls out Discover credit card. • In 1986, Sears turns 100. • In 1990, ground breaks for new headquarters at Hoffman Estates, Ill. • In 1993, “The Softer Side of Sears” campaign launches. U.S. catalogue operations are closed. • In 1999, Sears Direct is launched, combining specialty catalogues, telemarketing, direct mail and Internet operations. Sears.com debuts. • In 2001, the Sears flagship onRead More...
PARIS — It seems that reports of the death of independent retailers have been exaggerated. Buyers at the recent women’s wear Tranoï, Woman and Première Classe Dressing trade shows in Paris were mostly enthusiastic, refuting talk of small boutiques suffering under changes to the industry. “I’ve seen a big revival the last few years of small, individual stores. People say retail is over, that all shops are closing, but it’s really the big stores that are closing,” Christiane Celle, founder of Calypso and owner of the Clic concept stores, said at the Woman show. “Shoppers and the younger generation are different today. People don’t want to look exactly like everybody else, and they’re more educated,” she said. Celle’s business continues to expand with a new store in Larkspur, Calif. “There’s a niche for individual things, so I still do amazingly well,” she reported. Among the spring looks she saw, “there’s a trend of not revealing as much. A lot of women realize that being sexy doesn’t mean showing off all your body.” Celle sees Paris adopting more streetwear, while New York is leaning more minimal. Still, colorful tailored and unisex suits made their mark. Among her finds was the Japanese brand Toujours, andRead More...
How the company's trip to bankruptcy will ripple across the retail landscape.
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Most recently, Chandler was with Under Armour where she served as chief human resources officer.
Skow, an avid swimmer and bon vivant, was married to Turk for 33 years.
Ken Downing designs interiors for a model condo with bright colors and rule breaking.
Sales rose by just 0.1 percent in September, following a weak August.
The fashion magazine is still for sale, along with Brides and Golf, but the timeline for finding a buyer is said to have extended.
Garten was the special guest speaker at the Central Park Conservancy Women's Committee fall luncheon.
The Lincoln Center Corporate Fund has planned a gala for Nov. 29.
After the removal of its founder, Deciem has reopened stores and updated its Instagram account.