BAUER ON NASDAQ: Eddie Bauer Holdings Inc. said Wednesday that the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Department approved the company’s application for listing of the firm’s common stock. Bauer said it was advised that the common stock will begin trading today on the Nasdaq Global Market, under the symbol “EBHI.” Bauer, established in 1920, is a specialty “outdoor lifestyle” retailer that sells casual sportswear and accessories. The company operates 375 stores and also sells its products through its catalogue operation and online.
DVF FETES DESIGNERS: On Oct. 18, Diane von Furstenberg will cohost an exhibit of five young designers from her native Belgium with Renilde Loeckx-Drozdiak, consul general of Belgium. Titled The Blossom Project, the event will take place at New York’s Chelsea Art Museum, and will showcase the work of Cathy Pill, Sandrina Fasoli, Nele Feyen, Ann Torfs and Anthony Vaccarello. The designers have been selected by Trace magazine, which also will showcase their work in an eight-page spread in its next issue, which is themed “Styles Ahead” and is expected to hit newsstands on Nov. 1. Trace magazine is also sponsoring The Blossom Project, along with car company Infiniti.
ORIGINAL PENGUIN TAPS LYSOHIR: Original Penguin has appointed Pam Lysohir as vice president of women’s sales and merchandising. Lysohir joins the Perry Ellis-owned brand with 15 years’ experience, most recently with Stamford-based Vineyard Vines, where she was director of sales for women’s wear. Before that, she was director of key accounts at Lilly Pulitzer and senior account executive at Polo Ralph Lauren. In her New York-based post, Lysohir will oversee the 300 current women’s accounts for Original Penguin and further expand domestic distribution, and she will report to Chris Kolbe, president and brand manager for Original Penguin.