- LVMH STOCK SLIDE: LVMH Möet Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s stock closed down 5.26 percent to 63.30 euros, or $99.36 at current exchange, on the Paris Bourse Friday versus the prior day’s close. Reports suggest shareholders were taking profits on a stock that has outperformed its peers.
- NORTHPARK CENTER SECURITY: NorthPark Center in Dallas is ramping up security after three recent crimes and an increase of shoplifting. The mall has boosted the hours of its in-house security team and beefed up the number of off-duty police officers it hires for peak shopping times, said marketing director Christine C. Szalay. It also hired a firm to conduct security audits. A woman was shot in the face in the mall’s parking lot in May. Last month, five men robbed NorthPark’s Ben Bridge Jewelers in June of about $260,000 worth of Rolex watches. In the most recent incident, four men smashed a Chevrolet Suburban through Nordstrom’s glass doors after hours and stole an ATM. There were 145 incidents of shoplifting in first six months of 2008 compared with 117 for the same period last year.
- DMC EXEC NAMED: The Dallas Market Center has named Lee Taitel executive vice president and chief financial officer. He replaces Nancy Winton, who has left the company. Taitel oversees all accounting, finance and purchasing departments and reports to Bill Winsor, president and chief executive officer at the DMC. Before joining the DMC, Taitel was vice president of investment accounting for Hudson Advisors, Dallas. The DMC, which includes FashionCenterDallas, is the world’s largest wholesale merchandise complex with more than $8 billion in annual transactions.
Exclusive: @britneyspears is continuing to expand her brand. The pop icon, who appears in @kenzo ’s latest campaign, is partnering with Epic Rights to launch a line of branded merchandise. Read @hernameislex ‘s story, link in bio. #wwdnews #britneyspears
The Duchess of Cambridge channeled Princess Diana’s look upon giving birth to Prince Harry, when she and the Duke of Cambridge departed the hospital with the new baby Prince this afternoon in London. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
The new Prince of Cambridge has arrived! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed with the 8-pound newborn. She wore a look from one of her go-to designers, @jennypackham. Tap link in bio for more. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
Jewelry label @alisonlou has made a name for itself with fine jewelry that speaks to the Millennial market. Now @twallz21 reports that the label is bringing those playful ideas to a new affordable line of lucite hoops with the launch of Loucite by Alison Lou. Here’s a look from the line modeled by @emrata. #wwdaccessories
@sarahjessicaparker and @gilt are teaming up on a bridal ready-to-wear line. Tomorrow, Parker will launch SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Bridal — and as part of the launch, Gilt will offer 15 exclusive styles from the SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker footwear collection that were designed to complement the new line. Made out of 10 styles, the line is designed for a variety of occasions, from bridal showers to receptions. Get more details on WWD.com #wwdfashion
A grooming moment between @tanfrance and @antoni last night at the The LGBT Community Center Trailblazer Awards honoring Anna Wintour, Ricky Martin and more. See more photos at WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“It was a very surreal feeling. It wasn’t like we were in the studio together coming up with it — it’s more like he discovered it and loved it. I didn’t let myself get my hopes up, but then it happened it was very exciting,” said singer-songwriter @nombe on discovering that @pharrell would be using his song, “Cant Catch Me” on his HBO documentary series “Outpost.” The German-born singer — named Noah MacBeth — talked to WWD about feminism, using art as a platform for political expression and personal style. Read more on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
This season, denim is going west – in influence. Brands like @fathersdaughterla (pictured here), @tommyhilfiger Jeans, @levis and more are opting for raw, top-stitching styles. (Styled by @thealexbadia; 📷: @ryanplett)