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.
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