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.