Sears Holdings Corp. is back at the cash machine that apparently is Edward S. Lampert.The department store amended, for the second time in a little more than two weeks, a loan agreement with JPP LLC and JPP II LLC, entities controlled by Lampert’s hedge fund ESL Investments Inc., to tap another $40 million in financing. Lampert, Sears’ chairman and chief executive officer, just loaned the company $100 million in the same fashion, presumably in time for the holiday season. The new amendment also allows for an additional $60 million to be drawn by mid-November, if additional collateral is put up, which would bring the amended loan amount to $200 million. Sears’ current debt to Lampert through the JPP entities is $524.1 million, according to a disclosure filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.While the initial incremental loan was due to be repaid in April, the date has been pushed back to May, but it’s still backed by 66 real property assets. The remainder of the outstanding loan is not due until 2020.A Sears spokesman said the loan will be used to fund Sears' operations.
"We continue to focus on actions to provide the company with additional financial flexibility to generate liquidity and demonstrate our ability to manage our business while meeting all of our financial obligations," the spokesman added.
As for whether the $60 million also available under the second amendment is likely to be drawn, the spokesman declined to speculate.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia