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TRY, TRY AGAIN: Wal-Mart will take a third shot at opening a discount store on Long Island, this time in Middle Island, in Suffolk County. The company already has a Sam's Club in Medford that opened last year, but could not get...
TRY, TRY AGAIN: Wal-Mart will take a third shot at opening a discount store on Long Island, this time in Middle Island, in Suffolk County. The company already has a Sam's Club in Medford that opened last year, but could not get approvals to build an adjacent Wal-Mart unit there. The retailer also had plans to open a Wal-Mart and a Sam's on the site of the former Roosevelt Raceway in Westbury, but it said construction estimates were too high. The Middle Island unit, a 125,000-square-foot store on Middle Country Road, is slated for a fall opening. The company reportedly has plans for a store in Commack, but a spokeswoman declined comment.
FLAT YEAR: Stein Mart reported 1993 net sales rose 23.2 percent, to $342.7 million, but same-store sales inched up just 0.6 percent.
For the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, sales jumped 23.5 percent, to $124.4 million, with same-store sales up 2.3 percent.
The company, based in Jacksonville, Fla., expects to release full financial results the first week in March. Stein Mart opened 15 new stores in 1993, including seven in the fourth quarter, for a total of 66 stores, primarily in the South and Southeast.
PAUL PICKED: Gerald Paul, chairman and chief executive of Paul Harris Stores, has been named to the National Retail Federation board. The company, based in Indianapolis, operates 162 Paul Harris and Pasta stores, and 50 stores under the name $5-$10-$15-$20 Place.
OFF-PRICE MEETING: Off-price and outlet retailers will gather April 19-21 in Tampa, Fla., for a convention and trade expo. The event will feature 20 business sessions on such topics as marketing, real estate and operations, and more than 400 vendor booths.
It will be held at the Tampa Convention Center and is sponsored by Value Retail News of Clearwater, Fla.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@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)