In support of the NRF Foundation, the National Retail Federation announced the 25 individuals named to its annual "List of People Shaping Retail’s Future."They will be honored Jan. 14 at the NRF Foundation Gala held during NRF's Big Show retail convention and trade show in New York. Proceeds from the gala benefit the NRF Foundation, NRF’s nonprofit arm committed to shaping the future of retail talent and awarding scholarships.Among those being honored are Jane Elfers, president and chief executive officer, The Children's Place Inc.; James "JC" Curleigh, president, Levi’s Brand; Helena Foulkes, executive vice president, CVS Health, and president, CVS Pharmacy; Greg Scott, ceo of New York & Co., and Mary Campbell, executive vice president, commerce platforms, QVC. They are being honored in the "power player" category.Being honored as "disruptors" are Jeff Barnett, ceo of Commerce Cloud, Salesforce; Adam Goldenberg, co-ceo, TechStyle Fashion Group; Paul Hennessy, ceo of Vroom; Jeff Kearl, ceo of Stance; Chris McCann, president and ceo of 1-800-Flowers.com, and Emily Weiss, founder and ceo, Glossier.“An industry as dynamic as retail needs leaders with a range of talents from creatives to humanitarians to entrepreneurs,” said NRF Foundation executive director Ellen Davis.In addition, the NRF Gala will recognize Wal-Mart president and ceo Doug McMillon as “The Visionary.” The gala is expected to raise more than $2.5 million for NRF Foundation programs.Also on the 2018 List of People Shaping Retail’s Future:Dreamers: Isabelle and Katherine Adams, co-ceo's, Paper For Water; Michael Lastoria, cofounder, ceo and creative director, &pizza; Carley Ochs, founder, ceo and designer, Bourbon and Boweties, and Kate Ross LeBlanc, ceo and cofounder, Saje Natural Wellness.In the "givers" category being honored are Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale, owner and philanthropist, Gallery Furniture; Brittany Merrill Underwood, founder and ceo, Akola Project; Karin Norington-Reaves, ceo, Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership; Buddy Teaster, president and ceo, Soles4Souls, and Hamdi Ulukaya, founder, chairman and ceo, Chobani.In the "Influencers" category, being honored are Matthew Boss, managing director, equity research, Consumer Discretionary/Retailing, J.P. Morgan; Amanda Curtis and Gemma Sole, cofounders, Nineteenth Amendment; Jonathan Sokoloff, managing partner, Leonard Green & Partners; Rob Sweeney, global head of the consumer/retail group, Goldman Sachs, and Barbara Thau, contributing retail writer, Forbes.com.
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
@longchamp, which marks its 70th anniversary this year, just opened its biggest U.S. store on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. On the lower level there’s a floor-to-ceiling display of the brand’s iconic Le Pliage bag – in all of its different colors, shapes and sizes. Customers can also have their product personalized in-store by imprinting names, initials or emblems. #wwdfashion (📷: @ericmtownsend)
“Whenever I’m in that place of sound and music, I don’t have fear or nervousness…This album has a lot of themes of courage and boldness and I want to be the soundtrack for people’s lives. I’ll be so happy if [my songs] evoke strength in people, which I know music has done for me,” says @kimbramusic of her newest album “Primal Heart.” The New Zealand-born singer sat down with WWD to talk about her music, newest tour and connecting with hear fans — read more on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
Luxury handbag resale company @rebagofficial is planning to sell a rare collectible for $70,000: the @hermes White Crocodile Himalayan Birkin. The exclusive Birkin sold for about $100,000 in 2008, when @davidbeckham bought one for his wife @victoriabeckham to add to her collection. Read more about the rare Birkin on WWD.com #wwdaccessories
With her costume pearl necklace and what-you-see-is-what-you-get style, Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday at age 92, was a straight-shooter from start to finish.
Born Barbara Pierce in New York City, Bush served as the 37th first lady, as well as the country’s second lady from 1981 to 1989. In addition to being part of the longest presidential marriage — 73 years — Bush also had the unlikely distinction of having one son, George W., become the 43rd president and another son, Jeb, run unsuccessfully in 2016. Having served as second lady during the Reagan administration’s two terms and lived all over the world during her own husband’s ascending political career, Barbara Bush made it clear that literacy — not fashion — was her priority. Read more from Rosemary Feitelberg’s obituary on the late First Lady in WWD.com, link in bio. #barbarabush #wwdnews
Western and ’90s trends have influenced denim for fall 2018. Think raw, dark and coated jeans mixed with bold prints and tough leather. #trendtuesdays #wwdfashion (Styled by @thealexbadia;📷: @ryanplett)