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.
Taking the final spot on the mens’ portion of New York Fashion Week calendar next month will be none other than @tomford. Though he’s shown his men’s wear in New York in the past, this will mark the first time the designer has shown his men’s collection alone during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. His runway show will debut on February 6 at the Park Avenue Armory. #wwdfashion
London-based couture house @ralphandrusso has certainly been in the spotlight, having its dresses worn by @beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Meghan Markle in her engagement photos and more. For couture, Tamara Ralph focused on ornamentation — think: feathers with chain mail, jet embroidery and clusters of pearls and crystals. See the rest of the collection on WWD.com #wwdfashion #couture (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
Minnie Mouse celebrated her 90th birthday by getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For her celebratory luncheon, @coach’s creative director @stuartvevers dressed her in a custom made prairie dress, complete with Vever’s take on the polka dot – black sequined versions – under a cropped motorcycle jacket. The designer also put his own mark on Minnie’s classic red shoes, infusing the color with sparkles and adding some Coach crystals. “We chose colors that were very Minnie and also represented quintessential Coach elements,” said Vevers. #wwdfashion #nationalpolkadotday (📷: George Chinsee)
@nickjonas is unveiling his first-ever apparel collection through a partnership with John Varvatos. The limited-edition capsule, which makes its debut in spring, also marks the first time the designer has collaborated with anyone on a line. “The process in working with Nick is amazing. It’s inspiring to be around someone who is not only connected with the trade that they do, but also with what’s happening in the environment around him, and how that connects to what we do with style,” said Varvatos. (RG: @johnvarvatos) #wwdfashion
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)