TJX PICKS CEO: TJX Cos. Inc., the largest off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide, named Carol Meyrowitz, 52, chief executive officer. The appointment takes effect on Jan. 28, the start of the firm’s fiscal year. Meyrowitz will retain her current title as president and has become a director of the company. She succeeds Bernard Cammarata, 66, who has been serving as acting ceo and will continue as board chairman.
SAKS CREDIT CARD: Saks Fifth Avenue is launching a World Elite MasterCard, its first cobranded credit card, issued by HSBC. The card has an enhanced rewards program and travel benefits. Customers who qualify for the card will be automatically enrolled in the SaksFirst loyalty program instead of having to spend $1,000 in the calendar year on their current Saks card. Customers receive as much as 6 percent back on their Saks purchases and 1 percent on other purchases. Customers’ points will be converted automatically into Saks electronic gift cards good for merchandise at Saks. The retailer also said it will close its 100,000-square-foot leased store at the North East Mall in Fort Worth, Tex., on Sept. 16 and focus on its Dallas Galleria and Plano, Tex., stores.
DOING DUBAI: Hennes & Mauritz took its first steps in the Middle East this week as it inaugurated two stores in Dubai in the Mall of the Emirates. “Opening day was a great success, and we were very pleased to see shoppers in Dubai lining up for our fashions,” said H&M chief executive officer Rolf Eriksen. The Swedish fast-fashion giant plans to open a third store in Dubai, in the Ibn Battuta mall, on Wednesday. An H&M store is scheduled to bow in Kuwait City on Sept. 20. Both the Dubai and Kuwait ventures are the first fruits of a franchise agreement between H&M and M.H. Alshaya, one of the Middle East’s leading retailers.
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