Anne Klein jumped into e-commerce Thursday with a dedicated site after parent company Jones Apparel Group Inc. issued a tender offer for its debt.
The e-commerce site, anneklein.com, features the complete Anne Klein New York offerings and AK Anne Klein clothing, footwear, handbags, jewelry and watch collections. It also celebrates the brand’s history in a legacy section highlighting the story of founder Anne Klein and the succession of designers who followed.
“Anne Klein is one of the foremost brands in women’s fashion apparel, and we are happy to make this collection even more accessible to the Anne Klein consumer, who will no doubt enjoy shopping at our new, online flagship store,” said Ron Offir, president of Jones Apparel Group e-commerce.
To mark the launch, anneklein.com is offering a chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree.
Meanwhile on Wednesday, Jones Apparel Group Inc., along with Jones Apparel Group Holdings Inc., Jones Apparel Group USA Inc., Nine West Footwear Corp. and Jones Retail Corp., commenced a cash tender offer to purchase their outstanding 4.25 percent senior notes due 2009, as well as a consent solicitation for those 2009 notes, the 5.125 percent senior notes due 2014 and the 6.125 percent senior notes due 2034.
The tender offer and consent solicitation follow Jones’ new senior secured $650 million credit facility. As of Monday, there was an outstanding $250 million principal amount of each set of notes, totaling $750 million.
Adoption of the proposed amendments requires the consent of holders of at least a majority in the principal amount of the notes outstanding. The tender offer expires by midnight April 29, and the consent solicitation expires on midnight on April 15. Citi has been retained to serve as the lead dealer manager for the tender offer and the lead solicitation agent for the consent solicitation.
Taking the final spot on the mens’ portion of New York Fashion Week calendar next month will be none other than @tomford. Though he’s shown his men’s wear in New York in the past, this will mark the first time the designer has shown his men’s collection alone during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. His runway show will debut on February 6 at the Park Avenue Armory. #wwdfashion
London-based couture house @ralphandrusso has certainly been in the spotlight, having its dresses worn by @beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Meghan Markle in her engagement photos and more. For couture, Tamara Ralph focused on ornamentation — think: feathers with chain mail, jet embroidery and clusters of pearls and crystals. See the rest of the collection on WWD.com #wwdfashion #couture (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
Minnie Mouse celebrated her 90th birthday by getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For her celebratory luncheon, @coach’s creative director @stuartvevers dressed her in a custom made prairie dress, complete with Vever’s take on the polka dot – black sequined versions – under a cropped motorcycle jacket. The designer also put his own mark on Minnie’s classic red shoes, infusing the color with sparkles and adding some Coach crystals. “We chose colors that were very Minnie and also represented quintessential Coach elements,” said Vevers. #wwdfashion #nationalpolkadotday (📷: George Chinsee)
@nickjonas is unveiling his first-ever apparel collection through a partnership with John Varvatos. The limited-edition capsule, which makes its debut in spring, also marks the first time the designer has collaborated with anyone on a line. “The process in working with Nick is amazing. It’s inspiring to be around someone who is not only connected with the trade that they do, but also with what’s happening in the environment around him, and how that connects to what we do with style,” said Varvatos. (RG: @johnvarvatos) #wwdfashion
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)