They Are Saying: 08/02/2014

WWD's week in quotes, culled from stories that ran the week of July 28 to August 2.

WWD’s week in quotes, culled from stories that ran the week of July 28 to August 2.


“She has the bandwidth. She’s very unassuming but she gets results and is tenacious.” — a retail ceo on Kathryn Bufano, named Bon-Ton’s new president and ceo.

“I just felt like there was this unfinished business in me. It’s a little bit of pride, hubris and vanity that motivated me coming back.” — Mark Ecko on his men’s contemporary line Cut & Sew

“I was always in front of the camera. My mom was really passionate about photography — I have pictures of my whole life. I’ve always just been in front of my mom’s camera and it’s always comfortable to me.” — 19-year-old model Gigi Hadid on her mother Yolanda Foster

“It’s microcosmic. If you help a baby, you help a family. When you help a family, you help a community. When you help a community, you affect change in a real way.” — Jessica Seinfeld, talking at the Baby Buggy Summer Dinner sponsored by Giorgio Armani

“When size small started selling, we knew we had a women’s business,” — Kevin Plank, founder and chief executive officer at Under Armour.

“Given the increasing popularity of minimalist fashion, women will continue to use accessories to follow trends,” — Chris Burch, who recently invested in BaubleBar.

“They picked an outsider because they knew they needed an outsider’s perspective. He’s an insider outsider.” — Amy Koo, a senior analyst at Kantar, on Brian Cornell’s hire as ceo of Target.

“Everything about Snoopy is funny — the costumes are funny, they make you laugh.” — Jean Schulz on the cartoon character, who got the Cinderella treatment courtesy of an impressive list of designers.

“What’s the definition of a contemporary denim brand? People want newness but they still like the traditional look,” — Andreas Åhrman, international sales and marketing director of Nudie Jeans, at the Bread & Butter trade show in Berlin.

“This is the first time on Amazon that we’ve built such an experience that allows users to leave their own mark on a product,” — Petra Schindler-Carter, director for Amazon Marketplace sales, on the retailer’s 3-D printing marketplace.

“You see almost every week something about a brand’s video. It’s just a print ad moving. They’re not really engaging videos. They’re just people walking down the street. People talk about wanting to disrupt all the time…but I don’t think they mean it.” — Neil Kraft, ceo of Kraftworks, on fashion advertising.

“I don’t think the fundamental need to show off luxury in China — except in government circles, of course — has gone away. The desire to flaunt wealth and privilege is still there, they’ve just become a bit more sophisticated about it.” — Jason Spencer, Millward Brown Shanghai’s managing director, on the evolution of look-alike products in China.

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