MILLS MAN: The Mills Corp. has named Jim Napoli president of the operating division to direct all leasing activities and oversee the management of operating centers. The position is new, and includes responsibilities that were held by Judith Berson,...
MILLS MAN: The Mills Corp. has named Jim Napoli president of the operating division to direct all leasing activities and oversee the management of operating centers. The position is new, and includes responsibilities that were held by Judith Berson, executive vice president of leasing, who retired this month. Napoli will be responsible for broadening the base of tenancies in traditional Mills centers and emerging international and mixed-used developments and streamlining the company’s operating properties. Napoli was executive vice president of leasing at Simon Property Group, where he headed leasing and other functions since 1989. Before that, he worked at May Centers Inc. and Jim Wilson & Associates.
TARGET SITE: Target Corp. has revamped its Web site to include merchandise offerings from Target and its sister chains Marshall Field’s and Mervyn’s, as well as Amazon.com. The new site, target.com, is powered by Amazon. "The relaunch of Target.com is the first time that Amazon has provided an end-to-end e-commerce platform solution at a totally separate URL," said a spokeswoman for Amazon.com. Target.com shoppers will now be able to access, search and shop from all four sites under one umbrella.
JOSEPH TO MADISON: Joseph, the European designer brand, has signed a 10-year lease for 2,300 square feet of space at 816 Madison Avenue, according to real estate firms Cushman & Wakefield and McDevitt Co. The space has been occupied by Dolce & Gabbana and Joan & David. Joseph plans to consolidate its two Madison Avenue locations, at 796 and 804 Madison, to the new address, C&W noted. The store is set to open in November. Joseph also has a store in SoHo, at 106 Green Street. Alan Napack, a director at C&W, and Scott Schuster, a vice president at McDevitt, jointly represented Joseph. Harvey Clarke of AJ Clarke represented the owner.
ACCOUNTING RECOUNT: Cutter & Buck Inc. reported Monday that an internal investigation has turned up accounting irregularities related to consignment shipments for fiscal 2000 and 2001 and that Stephen Lowber resigned Friday as chief financial officer. Chief executive Fran Conley said in a statement that the Seattle-based sportswear marketer will restate its audited financial statements for the years ended April 30, 2000, and April 30, 2001 to correct entries of sales into incorrect periods and inaccurate reporting of sales by distribution channels. While the matter is still under review, Conley added that Cutter & Buck has no reason to believe that the firm’s current net worth or its sales totals for the past three years will be affected.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews