RATING THE RETAILERS: Zagat Survey will launch its first-ever New York Shopping Guide on Monday at Bloomingdale’s, with ratings and reviews on more than 2,000 stores in the New York City area. “The company is really trying to cover...
RATING THE RETAILERS: Zagat Survey will launch its first-ever New York Shopping Guide on Monday at Bloomingdale’s, with ratings and reviews on more than 2,000 stores in the New York City area. “The company is really trying to cover virtually everything leisure,” a Zagat spokeswoman said. “We cover golf courses, movies, now stores, and we’re creating a music guide in the fall, with the top recordings of all times. This has been going on for the last 10 years.” Zagat Survey was founded by Tim and Nina Zagat almost 25 years ago.
MASTERS OF THE (VIRTUAL) UNIVERSE: The mysteries were few as to why the 16 e-tail sites selected in The E-tailing Group’s fifth annual Mystery Shopping Study were crowned as the Web’s best merchants. Several basic features continue to prevail at the Internet’s easiest-to-shop sites: zoom functions; gift registries and tools; brand boutiques, and themed areas. Fashion and lifestyle e-tailers making The E-tailing Group’s sweet 16 included: Coach.com for accessories; Landsend.com and Victoriassecret.com for apparel; Nordstrom.com, department stores; Sephora.com, health and beauty; Godiva.com, gifts, and QVC.com, mass merchants. Two apparel sites were named to reflect the category’s broader representation online, compared with other segments.
BUGGED AT BURLINGTON: A Burlington Industries Inc. shareholder, concerned that the 2.5 million shares held by him and his family will become worthless, has asked a Delaware bankruptcy court to appoint an equity security committee in the case to represent shareholders. Walker F. Rucker filed his request on Tuesday. Under the proposed plan of reorganization, which contemplates acquisition of the firm by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, existing shareholders would see no recovery. Last year, an equity committee was appointed in the Kmart bankruptcy.
@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
@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)