“…Gennette will have a total view of Macy’s merchandise assortment and marketing strategy — both in stores and online — consistent with our omnichannel vision.” — Terry J. Lungren, Macy’s Inc. chairman and chief executive officer.
“The customer is in the driver’s seat. We’re just trying to get in front of what she wants.” — Karen Katz, president and chief executive officer of Neiman Marcus Group Ltd. LLC, speaking about technology at the Oracle Industry Connect Conference.
“She is a client; she shops for herself. We are very happy that she wears our clothes. She is a discrete and efficient woman.” — Dominique Hazan, general manager of Georges Rech and Apostrophe, on newly-elected Paris mayor, Anne Hildago (shown).
“I trust her completely to head the city, including to boost the creation and fashion industry. I have known her for years; I feel very close to her.” — Pierre Berge on the newly elected mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo.
“Wal-Mart’s specific program of Made in the USA could conceivably have an impact on the supply chain, but you’ve got to remember there is very little cut-and-sew left in the U.S.” — outgoing NCTO chairman Bill Jasper.
“I’ve never really looked into archives anywhere I’ve worked, actually…I feel, like it or hate it, it doesn’t matter. I just like it to be strong. I think it’s worth doing something differently.” — Phoebe Philo, Celine.
“My advice to you all would be to believe, to appreciate what life gives you and try to be optimistic and just to be happy.” — Valentino at the third annual Vogue Festival in London.
“I do everything. I sketch, I try the shoes, I do everything. I’m surprised that people have teams, that’s crazy. The only thing I don’t do is the sizing, because I don’t like numbers.” — Manolo Blahnik speaking at the Vogue Festival.
“It has to be organic; you can’t strategize Instagram months in advance,” the designer said. “It’s called Instagram — it has the word ‘insta’ in it.” — designer Diane von Furstenberg.
“I saw a few Lichtensteins, met a few granddaughters. I could see trading your granddaughter for a Lichtenstein. I’d be down with that.” — singer Katy Perry on brushing up on her knowledge of modern art.
“Up until a week ago, I’ve had one pair of glasses ever. This pair I’ve been wearing for the past four years are Paul Smith and then he just gave me a [new] pair.” — singer-songwriter, Dan Croll on his simple fashion style.