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.
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)
Breaking News: @hedislimane joins @celine as its new artistic, creative and image director. One of fashion’s preeminent image-makers and trendsetters, Slimane is to join the LVMH brand on Feb. 1 and unveil his first fashion proposition for men and women next September during Paris Fashion Week. It marks a major homecoming for Slimane, who cemented his reputation – and influenced men’s tailoring for more than a decade – as the designer of Dior Homme between 2000 and 2007. He went on to reinvent and ignite the house of Yves Saint Laurent, which he rechristened Saint Laurent, between 2012 and 2016 – all the while maintaining a close relationship with the Arnault family, which controls LVMH and Dior. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
“Personally I believe the Eighties have been the richest and more vivacious period for international fashion,” Giorgio Armani said when asked what his favorite decade of fashion is. It was a moment of disruption and experimentation and only thinking back to the first years of that decade is always an emotion for me, for what they have meant to me and my work.” The influence is clear in @giorgioarmani spring 2018 collection, pictured here, which was full of bright colors and unexpected prints. Read more about which decades designers loved most on WWD.com #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
For Lady Gaga’s only Italian show on her “Joanne World Tour,” the singer wore a range of @versace_official outfits. The standout piece: this custom-made bodysuit inspired by the brand’s spring 2018 collection. #wwdfashion (RG: @ladygaga)
@_camillaruth_ is expanding on the wellness-craze concept with @westbourne – a new NYC restaurant that’s both a healthy-minded café as well as a business that gives back to the community. Marcus works with the Robin Hood foundation to give back to The Door, a non-profit providing youth development services, and also hires employees through The Door. Read our full interview with Marcus on giving back through food on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)