In Brief: Signing on at AOL … Ferragamo Taps Glazer … Apparel’s Virtual Holiday …
SIGNING ON AT AOL: Watch retailer Tourneau and shoe merchant Stuart Weitzman plan to open in The Shops at Columbus Circle in the AOL Time Warner Center’s mixed-use complex under construction. Other retailers that have signed leases there include...
SIGNING ON AT AOL: Watch retailer Tourneau and shoe merchant Stuart Weitzman plan to open in The Shops at Columbus Circle in the AOL Time Warner Center’s mixed-use complex under construction. Other retailers that have signed leases there include Hugo Boss, Joseph Abboud, A|X Armani Exchange, Cole Haan, J. Crew and Eileen Fisher. Tourneau will occupy 1,200 square feet and Stuart Weitzman, 1,800 square feet. Both will be on the ground level of the 2.1 million-square-foot structure, and will open when the complex bows in the fall. Designed by David M. Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the complex is being developed by The Related Companies L.P. and Apollo Real Estate Advisors L.P.
FERRAGAMO TAPS GLAZER: Dana Glazer has been named vice president of marketing at Ferragamo, a new post. She will be responsible for overseeing communications for the U.S. subsidiary of Italian-based Ferragamo, managing its advertising, visual, public relations and production departments. She reports to Jean Marc Gallot, president and regional director of Ferragamo USA. One of Glazer’s initial priorities is the opening of the Ferragamo USA flagship store on Fifth Avenue in fall 2003. Most recently, Glazer was with Baccarat as vice president of marketing, and helped launch the jewelry line.
APPAREL’S VIRTUAL HOLIDAY: Online sales of apparel to consumers during November and December surged 20.3 percent to $2.68 billion, making it the second-largest e-commerce category for holiday 2002, according to the eSpending Report released Monday by Goldman Sachs, Harris Interactive and Nielsen/NetRatings. The leading sector — books, music, videos and DVDs — registered a combined 40 percent increase to online volume of $3.11 billion. Overall ’Net holiday sales rose 22 percent to $15.7 billion, as shoppers surveyed said they allocated 16 percent of their holiday budgets to the Web, compared with 14 percent in 2001. Women represented 51 percent of holiday cybershoppers, up from 50 percent a year ago. People ages 18 to 24 were the only ones to gain share of the online shopping population, accounting for 17 percent of shoppers this holiday, from 10 percent a year ago. With free shipping widely seen as the key to the spurt in holiday e-tailing, analysts such as Ken Cassar at Jupiter Research are advising firms to maintain that policy, compensate by managing distribution more efficiently and perhaps gradually raise prices on goods to help make up the difference.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty