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WWD’s day in quotes from today’s edition.
“Now, $100,000 is not enough. For a young, upstart blogger, $100,000 may seem like a lot of money. [But] as a business, a legit business, $100,000 won’t really bring you that far. You have a lot of expenses.” — Bryanboy’s Bryan Grey-Yambao on rising blogger incomes.
“There is an upward trend among clients for individuality, and bespoke tailoring in its own right is individual — it fits you and no one else.” — William Skinner, master tailor at London’s Dege & Skinner, a founding member of the Savile Row Bespoke Association.
“When you join the army, they give you a uniform: pants, a shirt, a jacket, boots. We wanted this to feel more like a guy’s uniform.” — Rag & Bone’s Marcus Wainwright on relaunching their denim collection under the Standard Issue label.
“We are going to set the bar high. We strive to be not just the best in retail, but to be among the best, period.” — Roxanne Austin, Target interim non-executive chairman.
“I do not care. I will not watch it.” — Oklahoma Thunder star Russell Westbrook on the Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs NBA finals.
“Part of the role of any new ceo, if you want to run a successful fashion retailer, is to get out to where the product is. The good news is that I love fashion. I love listening to designers talk about [what] they’re making, what fabrics they’re using. They really want buyers to be buyers and to really curate an assortment that’s right for our customers. We want strong partnerships, newness and exclusivity. There is an opportunity for us to be a more complete department store.” — Bloomingdale’s ceo Tony Spring, meeting with young designers at a CFDA Fashion Incubator program lunch.
“There is no other event like the World Cup. It’s unique in terms of exclusivity and worldwide exposure,” — Peter Rohlmann, a German marketing consultant on sports apparel marketing during the World Cup.
“At the highest level, games are decided in a moment, [so anything can happen]. It’s going to be very difficult, we’re going to be facing three of the toughest teams in the tournament, but that’s what excites us.” — Soccer midfielder, Michael Bradley, on competing in the World Cup.
“The chance to showcase one of my most popular works to a new generation of people was inspiring. H&M delivers great fashion season after season and [it will be] nice to see my work at their new store.” — artist Jeff Koons on the limited-edition Balloon Dog bag he designed for H&M.
“When you start talking to people about their animals, their whole bodies smile.” — Suzanne Donaldson on launching MrsSizzle.com, a web site featuring dogs.