WAL-MART’S APPEAL: Wal-Mart isn’t giving up on its bid to open an urban Supercenter near downtown Dallas. The world’s largest company was dealt a humbling setback on June 6 when the Dallas Plan Commission denied the $218 billion...
WAL-MART’S APPEAL: Wal-Mart isn’t giving up on its bid to open an urban Supercenter near downtown Dallas. The world’s largest company was dealt a humbling setback on June 6 when the Dallas Plan Commission denied the $218 billion retailer a zoning change required before the radical two-story Supercenter can be built near Love Field Airport in the trendy Oak Lawn neighborhood. On Tuesday, a Wal-Mart spokeswoman said the chain has appealed the commission’s ruling and plans to take the matter before the Dallas City Council for a deciding vote sometime this fall, though the date hasn’t been confirmed. Opposing neighborhood groupsare expected to be out in force at the meeting.
SPLITSVILLE: Shares of Chico’s FAS split 2-for-1 Tuesday, its second split this year. The Fort Myers, Fla.-based specialty chain, which caters to women over 35, announced June 27 its intent to split the stock. As a result of the stock split, the number of outstanding shares of common stock will increase to about 82.4 million from approximately 41.2 million. Chico’s split 3-for-2 on Jan. 18. Chico’s shares closed at $17.70, down 34 cents, or 1.9 percent, in New York Stock Exchange trading Tuesday.
THOUGHT FOR FIT: The Fashion Institute of Technology said it has received $588,732 worth of Microsoft software to be used in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies’ Enterprise Technology Center — the school’s department for entrepreneurial business. The software is designed to support e-commerce Web sites, among other uses. This is the second grant that FIT has received from Microsoft’s Working Connections program, which supports information technology programs at community colleges and was created in 1997 with the American Association of Community Colleges. In 2000, FIT got $275,000 to get the school’s Internet Business Strategies and Internet Business Design noncredit certificate programs off the ground.
Assouline is paying homage to the late Azzedine Alaïa with a reprint of "Alaïa Livre de Collection.” The book is comprised of photographs of the designer's summer 1992 runway show with models Christy Turlington Burns, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks, pictured here at right. #wwdfashion #alaia #tyrabanks
Fall 2018 accessories take on a painterly hue, with Nebulas Blue among Pantone’s top 10 colors of the season. (📸: @jonghyupstudio ; editor: @twallz21 ; stylist and set designer: @haideefindlaylevin ) #wwdaccessories
@americanapparelusa is relaunching the brand outside of the U.S. today, opening its online store to more than 200 countries. The company is also contemplating a return to brick-and-mortar, though details have not been confirmed. In tandem with the expanded distribution is a recasting of a social media ad campagn, called “Back to Basics,” pictured here, with a focus on diversity and a cast of models above the age of 21. Read more on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @britneyspears is continuing to expand her brand. The pop icon, who appears in @kenzo ’s latest campaign, is partnering with Epic Rights to launch a line of branded merchandise. Read @hernameislex ‘s story, link in bio. #wwdnews #britneyspears
The Duchess of Cambridge channeled Princess Diana’s look upon giving birth to Prince Harry, when she and the Duke of Cambridge departed the hospital with the new baby Prince this afternoon in London. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
The new Prince of Cambridge has arrived! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed with the 8-pound newborn. She wore a look from one of her go-to designers, @jennypackham. Tap link in bio for more. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
Jewelry label @alisonlou has made a name for itself with fine jewelry that speaks to the Millennial market. Now @twallz21 reports that the label is bringing those playful ideas to a new affordable line of lucite hoops with the launch of Loucite by Alison Lou. Here’s a look from the line modeled by @emrata. #wwdaccessories
@sarahjessicaparker and @gilt are teaming up on a bridal ready-to-wear line. Tomorrow, Parker will launch SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Bridal — and as part of the launch, Gilt will offer 15 exclusive styles from the SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker footwear collection that were designed to complement the new line. Made out of 10 styles, the line is designed for a variety of occasions, from bridal showers to receptions. Get more details on WWD.com #wwdfashion