David McCreight, chief executive officer of the Anthropologie Group, is exiting the company.His responsibilities will be covered by Hillary Super, Anthropologie group president for apparel and accessories, which includes Beauty and BHLDN; and Andrew Carnie, Anthropologie group president, home, garden and international. Together, they will lead the brand, Anthropologie's parent company, Urban Oufitters Inc., said in a press release Thursday.McCreight, who also held the title of president of Urban, will vacate his positions on April 27.“We thank David for his six years of service to the company, during which time the Anthropologie group opened 60 stores and grew revenue by over 35 percent,” said Richard A. Hayne, chairman and ceo. “Both Hillary and Andrew are strong leaders and excellent merchants with a solid understanding of the Anthropologie customer. Anthropologie Group’s current business is particularly robust, and we are excited about both the near- and longer-term opportunities for growth under their leadership.”Urban Outfitters Inc.'s portfolio includes 247 Urban Outfitters stores; 226 Anthropologie Group stores; 132 Free People stores in the United States and Canada, and 10 food and beverage restaurants. The company also operates web sites and catalogues, and Free People and Anthropologie Group wholesale their products.Urban Outfitters Inc. saw sales during the year ended Jan. 31 increase 2 percent to $3.61 billion, while profits fell by more than 50 percent to $108.26 million from $218.12 million a year ago. The picture for the fourth quarter was similar, with sales growing 5.7 percent to $1.09 billion, a company record, and profits falling to $1.3 million from $64.3 million at the end of 2016.The company said overall sales in its retail segment came in flat for the year, even with the net addition of seven stores, while wholesale sales increased 9.5 percent. Online sales also grew by double digits for each brand, although average order size ended flat, but comparable sales in stores remained negative.
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion