Under proposed consent orders that apply for 20 years, the companies are barred from violating the Fur Act but will not be held liable if they don’t embellish or misrepresent claims provided by the items’ manufacturers, don’t sell them as private label product and weren’t aware or couldn’t have been aware that the products were marketed in violation of the act. The settlement doesn’t require any payments by the three retailers.
The alleged violations by Neiman Marcus involved three items — a coat from Burberry, a flat shoe from Stuart Weitzman and a coat by Alice + Olivia — carried on its Web site. The fur content of shoes sold in its catalogue, in ad materials sent to consumers and on its bergdorfgoodman.com Web site was also misrepresented, according to the complaint.
The complaint about drjays.com involved misrepresentation of fur content and failure to disclose content on the exterior and lining of jackets and vests. Eminent Inc., which does business as Revolve Clothing, allegedly either failed to disclose the animal name for the fur on four items or misrepresented the composition of the fur.
Confirming the agreement, Neiman Marcus said it “is dedicated to providing complete and accurate information to our customers. To this end, we maintain a robust program to comply with all laws and regulations intended to protect consumers, which is as good or better than any program in the industry.” In addition to its commitment to “identify correctly and promote accurately” fur and faux fur products, the retailer said it will continue to work with vendors and the FTC to provide “transparent and accurate product information that our customers expect and desire.”
Calls seeking comment from drjays.com and Revolve weren’t returned.
The agreements will be available for public viewing, the FTC said, and public comment will be possible until April 18, after which the FTC will decide whether to make the settlements final.
@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
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“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