In Brief: Kohl’s Taps Capuano … Wal-Mart Storm Impact
KOHL’S TAPS CAPUANO: Kohl’s Department Stores said Chris Capuano joined the retailer as executive vice president, general merchandise manager for home and footwear. She reports to president Kevin Mansell. For the past eight years,...
KOHL’S TAPS CAPUANO: Kohl’s Department Stores said Chris Capuano joined the retailer as executive vice president, general merchandise manager for home and footwear. She reports to president Kevin Mansell. For the past eight years, Capuano served as senior vice president of home at Federated Merchandising Group, a unit of Federated Department Stores. Prior to that, Capuano was vice president and divisional merchandise manager of home textiles at Macy’s.
WAL-MART STORM IMPACT: In Wal-Mart’s weekly sales call, the world’s largest retailer said while 70 stores were impacted by Hurricane Ivan for the period ended Sept. 18, same-store sales “are currently tracking to be up in the 2 to 4 percent range for the September period.” The company said hurricanes “are events which affect the timing of sales, but are in the end mildly accretive to sales.” The company said the Southeast and West performed the best last week with higher average sales tickets driving results. “The mid-month paycheck cycle was pronounced this past week at a level similar to what we have seen in prior months,” he firm said adding that by segment, the strongest categories for the U.S. “include bedding, electronics, food, pet supplies, and sporting goods.”
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty