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.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)