SHARE AND SHARE ALIKE: Loehmann’s Holdings Inc. will begin trading on the Nasdaq on July 29. The Bronx-N.Y. based retailer, which had been trading on the over-the-counter bulletin board, will continue to trade under the ticker symbol LHMS. In a...
SHARE AND SHARE ALIKE: Loehmann’s Holdings Inc. will begin trading on the Nasdaq on July 29. The Bronx-N.Y. based retailer, which had been trading on the over-the-counter bulletin board, will continue to trade under the ticker symbol LHMS. In a separate development, Loehmann’s also announced that it has completed the sale of its building in the Bronx and received $5 million in cash from the transaction. The company’s corporate headquarters will continue to be located in the Bronx facility.
OF NOTE: J.C. Penney Corp. extended, until Aug. 7, the expiration date of its offer to exchange various outstanding notes for new notes maturing in 2012 and bearing an interest rate of 9 percent. The offer was originally set to expire July 24.As of that date, an aggregate of $227 million of the outstanding notes were accepted and became irrevocable.
EMPORIO REDO: Giorgio Armani has remodeled its six-year-old Emporio Armani storeat 601 Madison Avenue and is reopening it today. The store has 9,000 square feet, including 6,000 square feet and two floors of selling space. Giorgio Armani designed the remodeled store with Manhattan-based architectural firm Janson Goldstein, similar to the smaller Emporio location in SoHo that opened in April 2001. There’s a dramatic entrance with an open atrium, a suspended staircase, and illuminated opaline plexiglas columns and wall panels in contrast to chocolate brown wenge walls. There is also a strip of Pietra Serena stone above the doors on the facade.
TRADE TALKS CONTINUE: House and Senate lawmakers late Thursday were still locked in their second full day of talks over a trade bill that includes apparel duty breaks for Andean countries and enhanced breaks for the Caribbean Basin and sub-Saharan Africa. The main point of contention is what workers should qualify for federal assistance if they lose their jobs as a result of new trade concessions. Democrats have made a broadening of the Trade Adjustment Assistance program — which now applies to workers who lose their jobs as a result of NAFTA — a must-have item. On the other side of the aisle, Republicans want to pass the trade bill because it would give President Bush the Trade Promotion Authority he desires. Lawmakers are scrambling to resolve the House and Senate versions of the bill before they leave for their summer vacations next week.""
Yesterday, the Parisian fashion house @azzaro_official cut the ribbon on a temeporary retrospective at the wing of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The exhibition, which shows the lasting influence of the brand’s founder Loris Azzaro, is titled “Azzaro, Fifty Sparkling Years” and presents 50 looks. In it’s ’70s heyday, fans of the brand included Jane Birkin, pictured here, Raquel Welch, Brigitte Bardot and more. See more photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@trinaturk and @macys Inc International Concepts line are linking up on a collection for summer — filled with accessories, swimwear and shoes. The collection will also include a Mr Turk men’s line, both of which are the designer’s first entry into a more accessibly priced area. “It’s very world-traveler, gypset-inspired,” said Turk. The Trina Turk x INC line will launch on May 15th. #wwdfashion
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