As the offspring of immigrants, Rose Marie Bravo and Tapestry’s ceo Victor Luis described their American-made dreams and emphasized the need for industry-wide change.
Kate Spade New York will host a Global Mental Health Awareness Day for employees.
One of the designer’s brothers criticized the leaking of “false, speculative information that maligns Kate’s character and belittles the health issues she bravely fought.”
“There was no indication and no warning that she would do this.”
For both firms, the key focus continues to be handbags, although the brands are expanding further into other categories such as accessories and footwear.
Chelsea Clinton, Mindy Kaling and Reese Witherspoon were among those to offer condolences upon the designer’s tragic death.
Meanwhile, investors were focused on the shorter-term outlook.
Coach’s North American sales were a plus; Kate Spade contributed to the bottom line and Stuart Weitzman had execution issues.
Laura Dern, Tavi Gevinson and Sasheer Zamata are the faces of the campaign.
Hale and Isla Fisher attended Kate Spade’s presentation on Friday morning.
Buying back overseas businesses would give the company total control over brand distribution.
The company also announced some acquisitions in connection with its overseas distribution.