Bluefly has so far eschewed the private-sale format, but on June 8 will hold its first invitation-only, limited-time sale. The goods will be estate jewelry from Tiffany, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari and Cartier. Prices will be in the thousands, so Bluefly is pulling out all the customer service stops with a dedicated sales person for each item who will complete each order over the phone; a full-refund policy (albeit with a shorter return-time window), and free shipping.
“Vintage and estate is just a wonderful match for consumers today who care about important brands but don’t want to feel guilty about making a purchase,” said Bluefly president and chief executive Melissa Payner.
“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)