NEW YORK — In its bid to buy Saks Fifth Avenue, Hudson’s Bay Co. faced competition right down to the wire.
According to sources, Neiman Marcus Group, working with private equity firm KKR & Co., was back in the running for Saks as late as last week, after an earlier pursuit that fell flat. The second time around was a more compelling offer, sources said, but Saks nixed Neiman’s because a government antitrust investigation of a Neiman’s-Saks combination would have delayed a deal for months and caused administrative burdens for both retailers considering the enormous documentation that would have been required by the government.
Hermès is launching a Laundromat pop-up shop in NYC - dubbed Hermèsmatic - where customers can bring their old scarves to be dip-dyed by an expert. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @donstahl)