CHANGES AT BURBERRY: Leslie Dance has been named Burberry's senior vice president, global marketing, replacing Pat Doherty, who revealed plans earlier this year to step down. Dance, 51, was formerly at Motorola, where her title was corporate vice president and general manager for global marketing and communication. Prior to Motorola, she worked for Hill and Knowlton, and in the hotel industry, for the Ritz-Carlton and Hyatt Regency groups. In addition, Sarah Manley has been promoted to senior vice president, global p.r. and communications. Her expanded role includes responsibility for Burberry's business and corporate p.r., in addition to fashion p.r., special events and internal communications.
TARGET BUYS BACK: Target Corp. authorized Thursday the repurchase of up to $3 billion in additional shares, boosting the company's total permitted buyback to $8 billion from its current $5 billion. To date, the Minnesota-based mass retailer has bought back about $4 billion of its common stock under its current buyback program. The plan, which the company expects to complete by 2010, brings Target's repurchasing power to $4 billion.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)