This story first appeared in the January 7, 2004 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
- MORE WINSTON SALONS: Harry Winston is adding two more salons later this year. The venerable Fifth Avenue jeweler will open a 1,000-square-foot salon at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and an 800-square-foot unit at the Regent Formosa Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan. Similar to Harry Winston’s Tokyo and New York boutiques, the new stores will feature the company’s trademark arched doorway and sycamore wood panel interiors. The jeweler also has salons in Beverly Hills, Calif.; Osaka, Japan; Geneva, and Paris.
- BOGNER PROMOTES: Daniel Chirico has been promoted to president of Bogner of America from chief financial officer. He continues to be based at the offices in Newport, Vt., and reports to Willy Bogner, owner and chief executive officer of Bogner GmbH. Chirico will lead the charge for the firm’s renewed focus on marketing and sales in its export markets. That includes launching a golf collection at the PGA Show this month in Orlando, Fla., and expanding Bogner Kids collection and Fire + Ice, a?Bogner brand positioned aggressively in style and price for younger active consumers. There are also plans to set up an online catalogue to offer retailers 24/7 order-writing. Willy Bogner also plans to unveil a new audio-visual communication system, called Bogner Vision, to North American retailers at the SIA Show in Las Vegas this month.
- BOLAND EXPANDS ROLE AT MCNAUGHTON: Fran Boland, vice president of sales and marketing for special markets at Norton McNaughton, a division of Jones Apparel Group, has widened the scope of her duties to include the entire division, taking on responsibilities formally handled by Howard Greenberg, who left the company. A McNaughton veteran, already logging more than eight years with the brand, Boland retains the title of vice president of sales and marketing and reports to Lynne Coté, president of Jones’ moderate sportswear group.“Fran’s product skills, understanding of the moderate sportswear market and extensive retail background will be key to taking Norton McNaughton into 2004,” Coté said.