The Bloomingdale's By Mail catalogue will be discontinued early next year, and the chain will accelerate enhancements to its Web site.
Store officials said 17 jobs will be cut. A total of 125 staffers work in Bloomingdale's Direct — comprising Bloomingdale's By Mail and bloomingdales.com. Many in creative, buying and production positions work for both units.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"