In Brief: Visualizing Saks … Night Shift … Adidas Sues Polo
VISUALIZING SAKS: Stephen R. Byers has been named executive vice president of stores and visual merchandising for Carson Pirie Scott & Co., a division of the department store group of Saks Inc. Byers will oversee store and visual...
VISUALIZING SAKS: Stephen R. Byers has been named executive vice president of stores and visual merchandising for Carson Pirie Scott & Co., a division of the department store group of Saks Inc. Byers will oversee store and visual merchandising operations for the division’s 31 Carson Pirie Scott, 14 Bergner’s, 10 Boston Store, 40 Herberger’s, and 50 Younkers stores. He will report to Michael R. MacDonald, chairman and chief executive officer of Carson Pirie Scott. He succeeds Kit Shaw, who retired. A 40-year veteran of retailing, Byers was senior vice president/territory director of stores for Kohl’s Department Stores since 2000, where he was responsible for the operations of 180 stores and oversaw 80 store openings. From 1994 to 2000, he was senior vice president and regional manager for Sears, and prior to that he worked at L.S. Ayres, Lazarus, and Strawbridge & Clothier.
NIGHT SHIFT: Seeking to reduce cargo delays, traffic and air pollution, the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex, the nation’s largest, will extend operations to nights and weekends. The “PierPass” program, set to start in November, will use fees from cargo owners — $20 for 20-foot cargo containers and $40 for 40-foot cargo containers — to pay for the longer hours. The cost is estimated at $150 million annually for three years. Cargo owners moving their goods during the off-peak hours will have fees refunded. “We think this will create an economic incentive to shift operations from the day,” said Tupper Hull, spokesman for PierPass. About 17 percent of all port cargo moves during off-peak hours.
ADIDAS SUES POLO: Adidas’ U.S. subsidiary filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. in federal court on Aug. 13. Portland-based Adidas America Inc. claimed in a suit filed with the U.S. District Court in Portland that a Polo jacket with two stripes on its sleeves infringes on its own trademark jacket with three stripes. In the complaint Adidas said Polo’s “merchandise is likely to cause confusion and to deceive consumers and the public regarding its source, and [Polo’s] merchandise dilutes and tarnishes the distinctive quality of Adidas’ trademark.” In February and July Adidas filed similar lawsuits against the U.S. Polo Association and Vision Sports Inc., respectively, over the use of striped footwear.
My character, Dinah Madani, is just the coolest, [most] badass woman imaginable," says @amberroserevah. The actress stars in @marvel's newest series on @netflix, @thepunisher. To prepare for her role, Revah sat down with Homeland agents to get a real sense of with Dinah's day-to-day life is really like. Read our full interview on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
A scene from the 91st annual @macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade, which boasts 50 million TV viewers and 3.5 million on-site spectators, is considered one of the largest and most watched parades in the world. (📷: Jason Szenes/EPA-REX)
The circus came to @bloomingdales 59th Street on Tuesday night and lit up Lexington Avenue with acrobatic dancers, death-defying knife throwing, sword swallowing and aerial acts with no net. The 45 minutes of theatrics built up to unveiling the holiday windows depicting @swarovski crystal-encrusted circus pieces and scenes from “The Greatest Showman” – songs from the soundtrack included. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Joshua Scott)
The psychedelic fashion that pervaded the ’60s is back with an exhibit at the @museumofcityny. “Mode New York: Fashion Takes a Trip” chronicles the changing styles from 1960 through 1973 and features designers such as @ysl, @oscardelarenta and more. The exhibition, which is on display through April 1, is organized into four periods: First Lady Fasion, Youthquake, New Bohemia and New Nonchalance. Pictured here is model Pat Bardonella during the Garvey Day Parade in 1968. (📷: @kwamebphoto) #wwdeye #wwdfashion
“People should be a lot more honest in expressing both the dark and light of themselves. We need to give each other the space to do that because it’s the only way we can grow and evolve,” says @noelwells of her new film “Mr. Roosevelt,” which is largely based on her own struggles. Unexpectedly leaving @nbcsnl in 2014 after just one season, Wells felt set back in her self-esteem and career trajectory. She quickly refocused her energy to more personal projects, which led to the completion of “Mr. Roosevelt.” Read the rest of WWD’s interview with the “Master of None” actress on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
@barbrastreisand is giving fans a chance to see her perform up close in a new concert series, which makes its debut on @Netflix today. From behind-the-scenes takes to her concert performance in Miami last December, the two-hour streaming special captures Streisand in her element. Pictured here is the singer/actress photographed for WWD in 1963. (📷: Palmieri Tony) #wwdeye #wwdarchive
@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)