NEW YORK--Vanity Fair Mills, a division of VF Corp., said it will relocate a large part of its New York-based operations to Atlanta, beginning in fall 1996. The moving schedule and specific sites within the Atlanta area have not been finalized, but Vanity Fair is considering several "campus-like sites" in the North Fulton County suburbs, said J. Thomson Wyatt, Vanity Fair president.Some 120 employees here--a large majority of the New York staff--have been asked to relocate to Atlanta, said Wyatt. The divisions to be relocated include sales, product development, marketing, forecasting, product engineering, scheduling and purchasing and three finance sections--general accounting, planning and treasury services. The Vanity Fair showrooms and offices at 8 West 38th St. will continue to operate as a sales and customer service area. While a sales staff will continue to operate in New York, Wyatt said the firm was "still wrestling over whether we need to leave any product intelligence behind in New York." Vanity Fair opened its offices at West 38th Street in 1993. The company's sales staff had been located at the firm's 640 Fifth Ave. offices for over 30 years, and will vacate the premises Aug. 1, when the lease expires. "This is clearly a business simplification effort," said Wyatt. "This is not an effort to reduce costs, it's to improve efficiency." He explained that the move to Atlanta will mean executives will be only 42 minutes away via corporate jet from the firm's big distribution center in Monroeville, Ala. The move to Atlanta will be concurrent with the centralization of distribution, manufacturing and customer service operations in Monroeville, which is due for expansion as well. While some 160 employees based in Monroeville have been asked to relocate to Atlanta, the space will be doubled to 1 million square feet by May 1996, and employ approximately 150 to 200 additional people. Monroeville currently employs 2,300. "We have an annual payroll of $50 million in Monroeville," said Wyatt. Wyatt also said one of two distribution facilities will be closed in McAllen, Tex., within the next 1 1/2 years. "The employees in McAllen will be redistributed to build up manufacturing support as we grow our Mexican [production] base," said Wyatt.
@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)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)