Monday, February 8, 2016 at 9:01pm
LEVI’S MILKY RAINBOW: Levi Strauss & Co. has teamed with the Harvey Milk Foundation to launch the global Pride collection for 2016, which includes, among other gender-neutral products, an exclusive ringer T-shirt and tank top with a Harvey Milk bottle graphic and pride... read more
Monday, February 8, 2016 at 9:01pm
It’s a double play for Tarte. The color cosmetics brand has produced two fresh brands for two different retailers: Rainforest of the Sea for Sephora and Double Duty Beauty for Ulta Beauty. Both are exclusive to those respective retailers and will be considered subbrands within... read more
Monday, February 8, 2016 at 5:16pm
One of the best-loved dolls of the 20th century celebrates haute couture history at “Barbie Expo,” a new exhibition spearheaded by Montreal’s upscale shopping center Les Cours Mont-Royal. Billed as the largest permanent exhibition of haute couture Barbie dolls in the world,... read more
Monday, February 8, 2016 at 4:48pm
The Oscar Nominees Luncheon is considered a relatively private affair for the chosen ones to celebrate amongst themselves. That said, press is still invited and the obligation for the stars to pose and answer questions is there. They have to sing for their supper, so to speak,... read more
Monday, February 8, 2016 at 4:12pm
Gap Inc. had a tough holiday season with disappointing sales seen across its big brands. Comparable sales for the fourth quarter fell 7 percent, versus a 2 percent gain a year earlier. Net sales totaled $4.39 billion and marked a decline from $4.71 billion in the year-ago... read more
Monday, February 8, 2016 at 4:08pm
Welcome back Barneys. On Monday, Barneys New York will open its Chelsea store, officials told WWD, marking a nostalgic return to the neighborhood where the company was founded. The day before the opening — Valentine’s Day — Barneys will stage a friends and family preview at the... read more
Monday, February 8, 2016 at 4:01pm
The Hudson Bay Co., which last week completed its deal to acquire the $550 million Gilt Groupe Holdings Inc. for $250 million, has decided to open a Gilt retail shop inside the upcoming Saks Off 5th store on 57th Street in Manhattan, WWD has learned. Both are scheduled to open... read more
Monday, February 8, 2016 at 3:37pm
On Saturday, Rochelle Gores Fredston and Philanthropic Society Los Angeles hosted its first Winter Gala (the annual fund-raiser was formerly held earlier in the year and titled The Autumn Party) to raise funds for Children’s Institute, Inc. and honor art patrons Sutton and... read more
Monday, February 8, 2016 at 3:32pm
The Bailey Group, parent company of brands including Bailey44, Superfine, Fine and Ali & Jay, is launching a new women’s label called 44 on Tuesday just ahead of New York Fashion Week. The company’s chief executive officer Chris Tate, formerly president of Helmut Lang and... read more
Monday, February 8, 2016 at 3:27pm
Bigger is not only better — it’s beautiful. That’s the essence of the new campaign “This Body” being launched by Lane Bryant, the nation’s largest specialty retailer of large sizes for women. The $1 billion chain, which operates more than 750 stores selling sizes 14 to 28, is... read more