“It is tough to see how 3.5 percent like-for-like growth, the lowest quarterly growth since the depths of the global recession in 2009, can be described as ‘encouraging.’” — Andrew Wood, on L’Oreal’s Q1 report.
“We have the real luxury brands, we have the designer brands, and then the rest, but I don’t really think there is a designer who focuses on that need for my time off, my free time, my weekend, for the casual side of life.” — designer Tomas Maier.
“Joe is a singular person. His talents are specific to his background. There is nobody else like Joe — we’re never going to find another Joe.” — Elle editor in chief Robbie Myers on her longtime creative director, Joe Zee, moving to Yahoo.
“The Koji truck is my favorite food truck at the festival — Jared Leto likes it, too. He was just wandering around by himself.” — Trina Turk in her Coachella photo diary.
“We wanted to take modernism and shake it up a little. It’s naughtiness with elegance.” — architect Joshua Prince-Ramus on the concept house he designed for the Calvin Klein event celebrating the brand’s new Collection stores in Asia.
“If you are not listening to Millennials, you will totally miss the boat. We do it through product first.” — Terry J. Lundgren, chairman and chief executive officer of Macy’s Inc., at a conference focused on the Millennial consumer.
“I’ve come here before and I’ve raged a lot more. Because I’m older I’m a little more tired.” — Brittany Snow on the cavalcade of Coachella parties.
“The richness of the concept is its contrasting materials…a shoe shop is also a place of service, a place of discovery, and that’s what we tried to [create].” — Pierre Denis, chief executive officer at Jimmy Choo, unveiling their new store concept.
“Usually our shoes are recognized. We’re like a gateway drug to Christian Louboutin.” — Steve Madden, launching a redesign of his company’s e-commerce site.
Photo by Photo by George Chinsee; Illustration by Wendy Plovmand