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.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)