A FEW TOO MANY: Too Inc. said Wednesday that a preliminary injunction has been issued by a federal district court in Ohio against The TJX Cos., barring the off-pricer from selling 31 styles of alleged Limited Too brand apparel. The lawsuit was filed...
A FEW TOO MANY: Too Inc. said Wednesday that a preliminary injunction has been issued by a federal district court in Ohio against The TJX Cos., barring the off-pricer from selling 31 styles of alleged Limited Too brand apparel. The lawsuit was filed earlier this year by Too charging that certain styles of apparel sold by T.J. Maxx and Marshalls were either unauthorized or counterfeit. Too said that it would suffer "irreparable harm" from TJX Cos.’ continued sales of unauthorized Limited Too apparel.
SAKS’ STOCK SURGE: Investors rewarded Saks Inc. for its stronger-than-expected results, reported Tuesday after the market closed, with a market-beating rally Wednesday. Shares of the firm swelled $1.41, or 15.8 percent, to close at $10.31 on the New York Stock Exchange. By contrast, the Standard & Poor’s Retail Index inched up 4.27 points, or 1.4 percent, to end the day at 302.49. Over the last 52 weeks, Saks’ stock has traded as low as $4.60 and as high as $15.75. As reported, Saks narrowed its second-quarter losses to $20.4 million, or 14 cents a share, while Wall Street was looking for steeper losses of 18 cents. The department store operator also stood by its guidance for the back half and sees same-store sales in the low- to mid-single-digit range with expanding gross margins.
MORE ITALIAN ZARAS: Inditex, parent of the hot Spanish chain Zara, and its Italian real estate partner Percassi are preparing to roll out three more Zara stores in the rich northern Italian towns of Monza, Turin and Bologna — further intruding onto Benetton’s home turf. Zara opened its first Italian store in April in Milan. The Monza and Turin stores will open this winter, but "we don’t know yet if it will be before Christmas or after Christmas," said a spokeswoman, adding that Bologna will open "definitely next year." She was not able to provide further information on store locations or investments, nor quantify sales at the bustling Milan store on Corso Vittorio Emanuele.
There'll be no rest for those headed to Europe for men's, as Paris just closed the gap with Milan. According to a provisional calendar released by the Chambre Syndicale, Paris Men's Week will now open a day earlier on January 16. See new highlights on the official lineup on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
BREAKING: Jonathan Saunders is leaving @DVF. The designer has resigned from his position as chief creative officer of Diane von Furstenberg, the company said in a statement on Friday. At the time of his hire, von Furstenberg said Saunders’ arrival symbolized and facilitated her stepping back from the day-to-day duties that occupy the work of a full-time creative director. The British designer joined DVF in May 2016 and was in charge of all product categories. #wwdnews
For @versace_official’s spring ad campaign, the brand emphasized the archival prints from the spring tribute collection dedicated to the late Gianni Versace. Closing out the show were five of Gianni’s favorite models: Cindy, Naomi, Carla, Helena, and Claudia. Bowing on December 18, the new campaign is yet another tribute to supermodel-dom as the images by Steven Meisel are fronted by @iamnaomicampbell, @cturlington, @gisele and more. #wwdfashion
Four-time Oscar-nominated actress Annette Bening has been waiting 20 years to play Gloria Graham in "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool," which will be released on December 29. The movie about Graham – a Hollywood star known for her controversial relationship with a younger Englishman named Peter Turner – is based off a memoir Turned wrote. "She felt vulnerable to him, because she loved him, she really did love him. And anyone that we really truly are in love with, we re vulnerable to in a very deep way," said Bening. Read our full interview with the modern icon of an actress on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @ninebagatelles; Styled by @cristinaehrlich)
The crisp white button down: a staple that can be dressed up or down and accessorized throughout the decades. Here, on a Art Basel-goer in 2017 on the left and on the iconic Audrey Hepburn in “Roman Holiday” in 1953 on the right. #tbt #wwdfashion (📷: Andrew Morales)
Known for her work with @victoriassecret, 25-year-old model @georgiafowler is raising her profile in Hollywood. Fowler stars in @vincecamuto’s holiday campaign, which launched in partnership with “Pitch Perfect 3.” “Almost every shoot with Vince Camuto, I’ve had to face a fear…It was definitely a challenge. I’m so grateful for it, though. I’ve always wanted to be a pop star, so that was the perfect chance,” Fowler said. Head to WWD.com to read about Fowler’s experience modeling, including at the #VSFashionShow, and her relationship with Nick Jonas. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
EXCLUSIVE: Huda Kattan just became the first beauty influencer to land a major beauty deal. Kattan's business, @hudabeauty, has received a minority investment from private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners. The brand, which industry sources say is on track to do $200 million in retail sales for 2017, will receive support on product, retail and geographic expansion through the deal. Get all the details on the deal and read @_a_collins' interview with Kattan on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdbeauty #wwdnews
Peruvian model @juanaburga_official – who is known for walking the runways of @rodarte, @viviennewestwood and @torybuch – is making the move to the big screen with drama “Los Últimos.” The film premiered in Argentina in November and arrives in the U.S. and Europe in 2018. On making the switch from modeling to acting, Burga told WWD: “It’s a completely different thing – a lot of people think it’s similar or try to connect things, especially like getting used to the camera or being looked at all the time or playing these different characrers, but film is a completely different story.” #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
London’s newly opened @designmuseum will look back on the life and work of Azzedine Alaïa in a show that the designer helped to curate before he died of heart failure last month. The retrospective, which Alaïa had worked on with Mark Wilson, chief curator of the @groningermuseum, will look at the impact of his work worldwide. The show, “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier,” will run from May 10 to October 7. Read more about the exhibit on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @zefashioninsider)