JONES INKS ESPRIT DEAL: Jones Apparel Group has signed a letter of intent for a licensing deal with the U.S. subsidiary of Esprit Holdings Ltd. for women's handbags, luggage, small leather goods and footwear. Jones will manufacture and distribute...
JONES INKS ESPRIT DEAL: Jones Apparel Group has signed a letter of intent for a licensing deal with the U.S. subsidiary of Esprit Holdings Ltd. for women's handbags, luggage, small leather goods and footwear. Jones will manufacture and distribute Esprit, Esprit Sport, Esprit de Corp. and EDC by Esprit products through its Nine West Group division. Esprit's U.S. subsidiary previously manufactured its accessories in-house. Esprit accessories will be distributed to department and specialty stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The products will be launched for transition/early spring retailing.YSL BEAUTE KEEPS FENDI FRAGRANCE LICENSE: An arbitration panel in Rome has ruled that YSL Beaute, the beauty and fragrance division of Gucci Group, will be able to retain its Fendi fragrance license until October 2005, a Gucci spokesman said. Fendi Adele Srl had taken the case against Fendi Profumi, a division of YSL Beaute, to an arbitration court last year in an effort to win back the license. The three-member panel decided in Gucci Group's favor last month, the spokesman confirmed. Fendi fragrances have sales of approximately $14.3 million annually.NOTED TARGET: Fitch Ratings rated Target Corp.'s new $750 million debt issuance at "A" with a stable outlook. The notes, maturing in 2009, bear an interest rate of 5.375 percent. "Target's credit profile is expected to remain solid despite a continuing high level of capital expenditures to finance growth in square footage at the Target division," said Fitch analyst Philip Zahn in a statement. The Minneapolis-based retailer on Thursday also laid out plans for a 1.3 million-square-foot distribution center in Topeka, Kan., initially employing approximately 650 people.
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