• REDCATS HEAD LEAVES: PPR is losing another top executive. Thierry Falque-Pierrotin, head of the Redcats mail order division, will step down at the end of the year to pursue another professional opportunity, the French luxury and retail group said Monday. Falque-Pierrotin has worked at PPR since 1990 when he was chairman and chief executive officer of Francois Pinault’s wood and construction activities. PPR said a successor to Falque-Pierrotin would be appointed before the end of the year. PPR last month said Mark Lee, the chief at Gucci, would step down for personal reasons. He is being replaced by Patrizio di Marco of Bottega Veneta. Falque-Pierrotin’s successor will face challenges. Redcats struggled recently, with sales falling slightly last quarter. During his tenure, Falque-Pierrotin tried to modernize the cataloger by pumping up its e-commerce activities and focusing on niche businesses, such as The Golf Warehouse and The Sportsman’s Guide in the U.S.
• GREEN SCENE: The 10th annual New York Fashion Conference, “Green: Sustainability, and Style,” is set for Dec. 4 to 6 at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York on Fifth Avenue at 34th Street. The conference will explore natural materials, alternative fibers, eco-responsible and bio-friendly packaging, and the marketing of green to a global consumer.Among the speakers are Mike Kowalski, chairman and chief executive of Tiffany & Co.; Tom Cole, vice chairman of Macy’s Inc., and Julie Gilhart and Simon Doonan, senior fashion director and creative director, respectively, of Barneys New York.
Hermès is launching a Laundromat pop-up shop in NYC - dubbed Hermèsmatic - where customers can bring their old scarves to be dip-dyed by an expert. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @donstahl)