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They Are Saying: 12/28/2013

WWD's week in quotes, culled from stories that ran the week of December 23 to December 27.

WWD’s week in quotes, culled from stories that ran the week of December 23 to December 27.


“We wanted something that signifies strength and femininity — and yet be beautiful.” — Vince Camuto on his new fragrance. 

“The Chinese keep shopping, they travel in more countries and more in New York and the U.S.” — Patrizio Bertelli.

“We are perceived as a truly Italian brand and there is a gap in the masstige segment that we can fill without chasing the fast-fashion model. From a basic family brand, we see potential to cater to urban and sophisticated women aged 25 to 35.” — Alessandro Benetton.

“It is a very difficult lesson to have learned, at a very heavy cost.” — Farah Kabir, country director, Bangladesh Action Aid.

“You are still going to see the largest amount of money spent on holiday ever.” — Bill Martin, founder and chief executive officer of ShopperTrak.

“We know this consumer is very community-driven with a lifestyle that extends beyond a fitness life.…Going back to fitness roots of the early Eighties, we call it the Fit Generation, a generation of 25-year-olds in body and spirit. These people have always embraced a fitness lifestyle as a way of life.” — Yan Martin, Reebok’s vice president of global brand marketing.

“Japanese men show a high sensibility, a very sophisticated taste and attitude for Church’s shoes.” — Davide Sesia, president and representative director of Prada Japan.

“People generally joke about socks being the lemon gift. But it will mean a lot with Janie saying ‘These are my picks.’” — Brian Berger, founder and chief executive officer of Mack Weldon on collaborating with “Mad Men” costume designer Janie Bryant.

“Lip really is the new nail.” — Laura Weinstein, vice president marketing Sally Hansen and NYC New York Color.

“I only work when I truly like the idea of doing it. I don’t do it for the sake of money and that is a great freedom, because I love to collaborate with people, but I also need to bring my personality to it.” — Luca Guadagnino on helming an eight-part Web series for Salvatore Ferragamo.

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