Although it’s that time of year when retailers battle each other tooth and nail for business, on Madison Avenue there’s a collaborative disposition this week.
Graff, Georg Jensen, Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Mulberry and Missoni are among 85 retailers from 57th to 86th Streets participating in “Miracle Saturday” on Dec. 7 by donating 20 percent of their sales — up to $15,000 — to support the pediatric initiatives of The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. That’s 25 more than last year’s miracle day, according to the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District which organizes the event. “The season of giving has been imbued with the spirit of partnership on Madison Avenue,” said Matthew Bauer, president of the Madison Avenue BID. “This is a 27-year philanthropic tradition supporting children in need.”
The event gets promoted in grand style on Thursday, when The Society of MSKCC president Martha Vietor Glass, along with event chairs Muffie Potter Aston and Courtney Arnot, flip the switch to ignite the “shooting stars” on the lamp poles along Madison Avenue. The Hewitt Carolers, a choir of second graders, will also be performing.
Town & Country magazine, for the first time, is the media partner for the day and has created a 44-page gift guide for the Madison Avenue retailers for the December issue focusing on philanthropy. The magazine will give another lift to the cause by stationing editors in the stores Saturday to help shoppers with selections and styling tips.
“It will be a personalized experience that Town & Country editors bring to the avenue,” said Jennifer Levene Bruno, the magazine’s publisher. Town & Country also created a gift guide for Rodeo Drive retailers, polybagged with magazines distributed on the West Coast. Rodeo Drive retailers are conducting their own charity efforts.
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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)
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“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
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@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)