SASSY DON’T: Claire’s Stores is looking to divest — or possibly discontinue — operations of its Pembroke Pines, Fla.-based Sassy Doo arm, a unit that services drugstores with teen cosmetics and hair accessories. A...
SASSY DON’T: Claire’s Stores is looking to divest — or possibly discontinue — operations of its Pembroke Pines, Fla.-based Sassy Doo arm, a unit that services drugstores with teen cosmetics and hair accessories. A Claire’s official said the decision to shutter or sell the unit was made two weeks ago.
Sassy Doo pumps out trendy teen accessories to stores such as Rite Aid and Eckerd Corp., based on Claire’s best-selling stock. Claire’s, which is one of the industry’s leading specialty retailers, operates some 2,800 stores across the country. Aside from its promotional teen items, Sassy Doo is probably best known for Bye Bye Blemish, an acne regimen for teens.
Dino Valentino, Sassy Doo’s former president, is now president of Worldwide Cosmetics retail division, based in Hollywood.
NEW GUY ON THE BLOCK: David Cooper joined Charles Worthington USA as vice president of sales, a new position. It seems Charles Worthington is looking to beef up the presence of his hair care line here. Results, Big Hair and Takeaways brands now have a limited distribution in U.S. drugstores, and the upscale Dream Hair brand sells in Bloomingdale’s. Cooper joins Worthington from John Frieda Professional Hair Care, where he served as vice president of strategic planning. Prior to Frieda, Cooper worked as senior vice president, customer sales, at data provider Information Resources Inc. Cooper also worked for Unilever for 11 years. Worthington hair care products are sold in 10 countries around the world.
NAUGHTY BEAUTY: Beauty junkies who want their products to make them feel — and look — good have a new place to shop. Drugstore.com is launching sexualwellbeing.com, an online store that will focus on educating consumers about all things related to love, intimacy and sex. The site will also sell beauty products for those in touch with themselves — literally. Beauty products on the site include a selection from the Kama Sutra brand, such as Pleasure Balm, an edible liquid designed to gently numb the place on which it’s applied. Pleasure Balm retails for $12 for 1.5 ounces. There’s also a Kama Sutra gift set of five body oils for $29 and a Kama Sutra Massage Cream Trio for $24. The Shunga brand provides a tingling bath gel, which can double as a bubble bath, shampoo and shaving cream, and retails for $12. Not Soap, Radio gets things in a lather with a bubble bath designed to activate pheromones, which sells for $14.99, while Primal Elements gets to the point with a message-bearing bar of soap that reads SEX. Notes of amber, musk, and exotic florals help get the message delivered. Each bar retails for $7.49. The site launches Sunday, Jan. 26.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews