In a story about how business in SoHo has been impacted since last September’s terrorist attacks on page 6, Wednesday, customers were characterized as being generally value-oriented. Comments from Caroline Banker, executive vice president of...
In a story about how business in SoHo has been impacted since last September’s terrorist attacks on page 6, Wednesday, customers were characterized as being generally value-oriented. Comments from Caroline Banker, executive vice president of Insignia Douglas Elliman, may have implied that Chanel’s business, in particular, was suffering as a result.
However, Chanel, which has a store at 139 Spring Street in that lower Manhattan neighborhood, reports sales at that unit continue to be in excess of $1,000 a square foot, with 40 percent coming from ready-to-wear, according to Barbara Cirkva, executive vice president at the luxury goods firm.
"From the beginning, the boutique has attracted a new audience for Chanel fashion and has built a strong local and tourist business," she said. "The traffic continues to increase, with the boutique receiving over 500 people a day on the weekends." Chanel’s lease there runs through 2010.
The settlement between Donna Karan International and its shareholders that was approved by a federal judge this week confirmed the amount already paid to public shareholders was $243 million, but required no additional payment to shareholders. This was unclear in a brief on page 2, Thursday. In addition, Donna Karan is currently looking for a design director for its women’s collection. The position was incorrect in a fashion scoop on page 14, Thursday.
@beyonce chose a custom gown by @falgunishanepeacockindia for mother @mstinalawson 's second annual Wearable Art Gala last night. The gown, which took 10 days to make, was inspired by Nubian warrior queen Amanishakheto. Reporting by @hernameislex . #wwdeye 👑 🐝#beyonce
After dressing @justintimberlake for his Super Bowl halftime performance last month, @stellamccartney has designed the star’s "Man of the Woods" tour wardrobe. Timberlake will be wearing a mix of pieces from McCartney’s fall men's collection as well as custom designs and items from his own closet. #wwdfashion
@carmeloanthony is upping his fashion game once again, introducing a hat collection with @goorinbros. Called Fresh Greens by Melo x Goorin, the line consists of five unisex models, all of which are made in America from 100 percent wool. Each hat is lined with Anthony’s signature and the inscription “Knowledge of self, wisdom and understanding.” You can purchase the collection line at Goorin’s website as well as three off its stores in San Francisco, New York City and Las Vegas #wwdaccessories
“I am of tradition, but that doesn’t mean I have an old outlook on life,” Hubert de Givenchy told WWD in an interview in 1978. The legendary designer, who died last week at the age of 91, achieved wide success soon after launching his own couture boutique in the early ’50s, but he refused to pine for that time. For the first time since its original publication, read our interview with Givenchy on his awe for Audrey Hepburn and looking forward. Link in bio. #wwdarchives #fbf (📷: Pierre Schermann)
About last night: @alexachung and @supergausa toasted the launch of their capsule collection. “It’s the shape that I love, so rather than amend the last and make the sole crazy or do anything wild, we just did really subtle additions that I think make it look really luxe-y,” said Chung. #wwdfashion (📷: Marc Patrick)
Exclusive: @off____white’s @virgilabloh is launching an exclusive eyewear capsule collection @sunglasshut. The unisex collection, which is made up of three styles, first made its debut on the brand’s fall runway show in Paris. Get all the details on WWD.com – link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion