GARDEN STATE SEARING: New Jersey officials said Monday that Sears, Roebuck & Co. is one of four companies the state plans to sue for massive pension fund losses. At a press conference, Gov. Jim McGreevey and other state officials said New Jersey will...
GARDEN STATE SEARING: New Jersey officials said Monday that Sears, Roebuck & Co. is one of four companies the state plans to sue for massive pension fund losses. At a press conference, Gov. Jim McGreevey and other state officials said New Jersey will bring a securities class-action lawsuit against the retailer and some of its officers and directors alleging that the defendants violated federal securities laws by issuing a series of materially false and misleading statements to the market between Jan. 17 and Oct. 17. Along with Sears, New Jersey plans to bring suits against Tyco International Ltd., Qwest Communications Inc. and Electronic Data Systems for allegedly causing more than $150 million in state pension system losses. The state’s fund lost more than $6 billion last quarter, and more than $20 billion over the past three years.
ALL EYES ON STELLA: Gucci Group and Safilo Group, the Italian eyewear manufacturer, aren’t wasting time when it comes to developing branded sunglasses. After Bottega Veneta, it’s Stella McCartney’s turn. She will launch an initial sunglass collection comprising six styles, which will bow globally next spring. Details on prices and distribution were not available.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)