GALYANS APPOINTMENT: Galyans on Monday named Rick Leto president and chief merchandising officer, effective mid-June, confirming a WWD report. Leto will be responsible for the marketing, merchandising, planning and allocation and will report to...
GALYANS APPOINTMENT: Galyans on Monday named Rick Leto president and chief merchandising officer, effective mid-June, confirming a WWD report. Leto will be responsible for the marketing, merchandising, planning and allocation and will report to Edwin J. Holman, chief executive officer. Galyans has 47 stores and specializes in equipment, apparel, outerwear and footwear for 150 sports and outdoor activities.
BULGARI TAKES SCENTS: Bulgari is moving its U.S. fragrance business in-house. Starting in January, Bulgari Corp. of America will officially take over all sales, marketing and financial operations of Bulgari Parfums USA, functions that had been handled since 1994 by Fragrances Exclusive Inc. “After successfully growing our business over the last decade with Fragrances Exclusive,” Bulgari chief executive officer Francesco Trapani said in a statement, “Bulgari will internalize its fragrance business as a natural evolution and long-term strategy to further strengthen our position in the U.S. market.” FEI’s vice president and general manager, Connie Ruscio, said, “We’re very happy we could bring them to this point. FEI has been instrumental in helping Bulgari to build a strong position in the U.S. marketplace. The fragrance division had grown significantly and we were pleased to have been partners.”
CFO SHUFFLE: David Tehle resigned as chief financial officer of Haggar Corp. to take the same position at Dollar General Corp., both companies said Monday. Haggar appointed John Feray, who has been vice president, finance, since 2000, as interim cfo. He will begin on June 3, when Tehle’s resignation becomes effective. Meanwhile, Tehle, who will join Dollar General on June 7, will take over the cfo duties from chief executive officer David Perdue, to whom he also will report.
SEARS APPOINTMENT: Sears, Roebuck & Co. named Linda Knapp vice president and general merchandise manager of juniors’ and dresses, reporting to Patti Simigran, senior vice president and gmm of women’s apparel. Knapp, 51, was vice president and gmm for Mishmash, the former teen business of Too Brands, a division of The Limited Too. Prior to joining The Limited Too in 2002, she worked at Lane Bryant, May Co. and The Venator Group in Toronto.
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye