OLSENS HIT THE U.K.: Now tweens in the U.K. can tap into Mary-Kate and Ashley's style. The Olsen twins' Mary-kateandashley accessories line is set to make its debut at Claire's Stores in the U.K. in July, concurrent with the line's launch at Claire's in the U.S. The collection of belts, bags and jewelry, designed exclusively for the costume jewelry and accessories retailer, will be sold at 65 Claire's Stores across the U.K. The accessories will retail alongside the twins' cosmetics line, which launched in partnership with Claire's in the U.S. in February. Prices will range from $5.60 for a mascara to $22.50 for a handbag. "For millions of tween girls nationwide, Claire's is a preferred shopping destination," said Diane Reichenberger, chief executive officer of Dualstar Entertainment Group, the Olsens' company. "We are very happy with the Claire's Stores relationship in the U.S. and look forward to a successful partnership in the U.K."
WORLD CUP T-SHIRTS: Steve & Barry's, the apparel chain, has entered into a licensing agreement with the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, in time for soccer's biggest event, the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany, which takes place Friday through July 9. Steve & Barry's has produced a variety of 2006 FIFA World Cup licensed T-shirts for women, men and children. The licensed collection features graphic T-shirts emblazoned with the logos of participating countries, including the U.S., Mexico, Italy, Germany, France and defending FIFA World Cup champion Brazil. The FIFA World Cup T-shirts are priced at $9.98 and are being sold in Steve & Barry's stores across the country.
SALLY NAMES PRESIDENT: Sally Beauty Co. has tapped Michael G. Spinozzi as president, a new position, to oversee the 2,100-unit Sally Beauty Supply retail chain in the U.S. and Canada. The former executive vice president and chief product officer for Borders will oversee U.S. and Canada store operations, merchandising, purchasing, advertising, customer service, customer relationship marketing and loyalty programs. Spinozzi will report to Gary Winterhalter, president of Denton, Tex.-based Sally Beauty Co. and Beauty Systems Group, a $2 billion group consisting of Sally Beauty Supply stores, BSG professional-only beauty stores, a distributorship and sales representatives. The need for Spinozzi's position emerges as the role of Michael Renzulli, chairman, Sally Beauty Co., in day-to-day business decreases.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)