Come holiday time,stores of every stripe are putting their most promotional foot forward.The month of ecember accounts for a disproportionate amount of yearly sales for many retailers.Here ’s how much business different types of stores did during...
Come holiday time,stores of every stripe are putting their most promotional foot forward.The month of ecember accounts for a disproportionate amount of yearly sales for many retailers.Here ’s how much business different types of stores did during December 2001.For the story behind the list,see below.
Jewelry stores rely heavily n December sales.Zale ’s newspaper inserts tout sale items and offer 12 months f interest-free financing.Tiffany &Co.’s financing deal sounds like a come-on for car buyers:no money down and no interest for 90 days,a policy the company said was instituted in 1837.
National department stores have a lot f eggs in the Christmas basket.J.C.Penney Co.chairman and ceo Allen Questrom said:"There is no other basket. The fourth quarter represents 40 to 70 percent f people ’s profits."Despite discounts,Sears said it ’s focused n growing its top line throughout the year.
What would Christmas be without cashmere?The ubiquitous luxury fiber is in evidence everywhere from Kohl ’s Croft &Barrow separates,originally $68 to $80,n sale for $34 to $40,to Nordstrom ’s cashmere mock-turtle tunic,a deal at $149.
At Ann Taylor Loft,items are showcased in the windows with large hangtags reading "$10 off."Calvin Klein is running discreet ads announcing a 40- percent-off sale on fall collections.At Bebe,selected items are discounted up to 70 percent.
Lord &Taylor has been running full-page ads touting a laundry list f categories on sale including handbags,reduced 50 percent,and already reduced watches discounted an extra 40 percent.Macy ’s advertises doorbusters,red-star specials and super buys with 40 to 50 percent ff coats and sweaters.
Kmart began its holiday advertising about two weeks earlier than usual to promote the new Martha Stewart holiday collection and the Joe Boxer brand.At Wal-Mart,the "Every Day Low Price "mantra is a recurring theme throughout the season."We ’re competing like heck n price,"aWal-Mart spokesman said.
The category,as defined by the U.S.Department f Commerce,takes in conventional department stores,discounters,supercenters,warehouse clubs and dollar stores,which include chains such as Goody ’s and Dollar General,where the motto is,"Nothing should cost more than it comes to."
Sure,Costco sells bulk toilet paper and cleaning products,but it also carries gifts,including .33-carat,three-diamond necklaces for $389.99,XBOX bundles for $239.99 and two-speed John Deere Gators,licensed to yuppie stroller manufacturer Peg Perego,for $329.99.
Gap ’s online store features 25 percent ff jackets and free shipping on purchases of $100 or more.J.Crew ’s Web site has an entire page devoted to holiday sales,including 30 percent ff sweaters and 20 to 40 percent ff outerwear.
@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
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Breaking News: @hedislimane joins @celine as its new artistic, creative and image director. One of fashion’s preeminent image-makers and trendsetters, Slimane is to join the LVMH brand on Feb. 1 and unveil his first fashion proposition for men and women next September during Paris Fashion Week. It marks a major homecoming for Slimane, who cemented his reputation – and influenced men’s tailoring for more than a decade – as the designer of Dior Homme between 2000 and 2007. He went on to reinvent and ignite the house of Yves Saint Laurent, which he rechristened Saint Laurent, between 2012 and 2016 – all the while maintaining a close relationship with the Arnault family, which controls LVMH and Dior. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
“Personally I believe the Eighties have been the richest and more vivacious period for international fashion,” Giorgio Armani said when asked what his favorite decade of fashion is. It was a moment of disruption and experimentation and only thinking back to the first years of that decade is always an emotion for me, for what they have meant to me and my work.” The influence is clear in @giorgioarmani spring 2018 collection, pictured here, which was full of bright colors and unexpected prints. Read more about which decades designers loved most on WWD.com #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
For Lady Gaga’s only Italian show on her “Joanne World Tour,” the singer wore a range of @versace_official outfits. The standout piece: this custom-made bodysuit inspired by the brand’s spring 2018 collection. #wwdfashion (RG: @ladygaga)
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