MEXICO CITY — “We are doing very well and our 10 percent sales target will be reached,” boasted Ana Maria Baca, online manager at Sears.com.mx, the e-tailing arm of Sears Operadora México S.A. de C.V., the fortunes of which are rising after last year’s earthquakes destroyed one of its flagships and dented sales.
Indeed, the nearly 100-strong department-store network belonging to Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is about to reopen its key shop in Galerías Coapa, a Mexico City mall owned by rival Liverpool that was heavily damaged in last fall’s earthquake.
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