Nordstrom Inc., seeing sales gains across all selling channels, said its second-quarter net earnings rose to $162 million, or 95 cents a share, compared with $110 million, or 65 cents, during the same period last year.
The results topped both the store’s and analysts’ expectations, and triggered a 13 percent rise in after-hours trading. Other major retailers this week also reported strong results, including Macy’s Inc. and Walmart Inc., though J.C. Penney Co. Inc. showed disappointing numbers.
Cosmetics entrepreneur Charlotte Tilbury came face to face with one of her inspirations when Queen Elizabeth handed her an MBE, or Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, at Buckingham Palace earlier today. #wwdbeauty
Stella McCartney has been designing wedding looks for years for customers, friends, family — and herself for years.
And now, leveraging the success of the dress she designed for the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding reception in May, McCartney is launching, Made with Love, a bridal line including eight dresses and an ivory tuxedo, reports @natalietheodosi . “I feel very protective over the bride, because I know what it was like when I got married, and for me to do my own wedding dress. There are moments that are so personal and private, so emotional and loaded with many different issues,” McCartney told WWD in an interview in June. “I think we are really blessed to have the emotional trust with a woman. She’ll come in and feel the love that we put into everything. What she chooses can be conventional or unconventional. It’s a personal experience.” #wwdnews