Updates on industry movers and shakers

Reese Witherspoon Bows New Fundraising Necklace to End Violence Against Women

Reese Witherspoon wears new Avon Empowerment Necklace to end domestic violence

New York—Reese Witherspoon may be known for her film roles and her Academy Award, but the actress is speaking out on International … [Read more...]

Manolo Blahnik Celebrates 40 Years with New Collaborations

Manolo Blahnik shoe

Hong Kong—It’s a good thing Manolo Blahnik is a shoe designer. Because if the around-the-world-celebration of his 40th year in … [Read more...]

American Apparel: Sales Performance “Solidly Positive”

American Apparel

Los Angeles—In a continued effort to assure that its business is rising again from near bankruptcy a year ago, American Apparel … [Read more...]

JCPenney Appoints Another Apple Alum to Store Redesign Post


Plano, TX—Ron Johnson, JCPenney’s ceo, is once again tapping into the Apple talent pool where he once served as head of the tech … [Read more...]

“Hate to Shop” e-Books Provide Style Tips to Busy Women

IH2S Volume IV - Accessories

Washington—While the U.S. job market may be slowly improving, there still are plenty of people out of work, looking for an added … [Read more...]

Emerging Designers Honor Icon André Leon Talley

Diane von Furstenberg with André Leon Talley, Emerge!'s Fashion Innovator Award winner

New York—The up-and-comers of fashion took time this week to honor a towering figure in fashion, someone who “has made” it: André … [Read more...]

Ron Hersh Launches Biaggi, a Luggage Brand

Mode Duffle by Biaggi

New York--Ron Hersh has a new bag. The former president  of Rosetti Handbags and Accessories, which was sold to Li & Fung for … [Read more...]

Calvin Klein Gives $2 Million to FIT

Calvin Klein

New York—As the fashion industry gets so much of tomorrow’s talent from graduates of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), … [Read more...]

Hudson’s Bay Co. Completes Lord & Taylor Buy, Names New CEO


New York—The Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) said today that it completed its acquisition of its sister affiliate, Lord & Taylor … [Read more...]

Brendan Hoffman to Helm Bon-Ton Stores

Brendan Hoffman becomes president/ceo at Bon-Ton Stores on Feb. 7

York, PA—The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. announced today that Brendan L. Hoffman, former president and ceo at Lord & Taylor, will … [Read more...]

Executive Changes: Walmart, Old Navy, JCPenney, Lane Bryant, Laura Ashley

Executive Moves

 Rosalind Brewer to Head Sam's Club; Internal Promotions at Walmart Bentonville, AR—Rosalind Brewer, who has been president of … [Read more...]

Urban Outfitters Defends New CEO Choice

Richard Hayne, chairman and president of Urban Oufitters, will assume CEO duties from departing Glen T. Senk

Philadelphia—Shares of Urban Outfitters Inc. rebounded in early trading today after the specialty retailers’ stock plunged earlier … [Read more...]