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Macy’s Inc. Names New Chief Strategy, Chief Growth Officers

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Cincinnati—Macy’s Inc. today named two key senior executive changes as the company moves to grow its omnichannel business based on intensive insight into evolving consumer preferences and changing shopping patterns. First, Peter Sachse, who has served over the past year as Chief Innovation and Business Development Officer, will assume a …

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Fashion Group International Awards Rising Star Awards in Jewelry, Accessories

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New York—The Fashion Group International named last week its roster of the 19th annual Rising Star Awards at a luncheon at Cipriani 42nd Street. Linda Fargo of Bergdorf Goodman delivered the keynote address. Event sponsors were Hearst Magazines and Saks Fifth Avenue. The awards recognize outstanding individuals recognized for innovation, …

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Accessories Honors 2016 Merchants Hall of Fame Inductees

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 New York—Accessories magazine proudly presents the 2016 class of its annual Merchants Hall of Fame! The recipients were selected by the vendor and retailing community for their exceptional retailing expertise and business/fashion acumen. Each received a full-page profile in Merchants Hall of Fame section in the January/February 2016 issue of Accessories. …

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Ferragamo Bash Salutes Hollywood and the Stars in NYC

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New York—It was nearly a Hollywood on the Hudson experience. Salvatore Ferragamo celebrated Tuesday night the culmination of its 100 Years 100 Days digital cycle last night with a live interactive event, highlighting the luxury Italian House’s century-long ties to cinema and honoring its illustrious founder’s pioneering spirit. Ferragamo welcomed …

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Shopbop.com Bows Capsule Collection by Mira Mikati

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New York—Known for her playful motifs on sophisticated ready-to-wear silhouettes, Mira Mikati widens her signature aesthetic beyond apparel into cold weather accessories, jewelry, and lifestyle product, exclusively available on Shopbop.com. The exclusive styles were created from key silhouettes in Mikati’s eponymous collection, featuring varsity jackets, sweaters, pom-pom beanies, scarves and …

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Haskell Hires Henri Bendel’s Denise Venice as EVP, Creative Director

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New York—Haskell Jewels recently announced the appointment of Denise Venice as executive vice president, creative director brands. Venice is familiar from her 8-year tenure at Henri Bendel where she served as vice president of Design Gifting, Fashion Accessories and Jewelry. Not only did she oversee Bendel’s launch of branded product …

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AAFA’s Juanita Duggan to Take on New Role as Board Begins CEO Search

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Arlington, VA—The American Apparel & Footwear Association today announced that its President/CEO Juanita Duggan will step down. Duggan will become  president/ceo of the National Federation of Independent Business in February, after current NFIB leader Dan Danner retires. The officers of the AAFA Board of Directors are developing a leadership transition plan. “When …

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Ross Stores Hires Stein Mart’s Brian Morrow to Head dd’s Discounts

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Dublin, CA and Jacksonville, FL—Ross Stores, Inc. announced today that Brian Morrow will join as President and Chief Merchandising Officer at dd’s DISCOUNTS effective December 7. Most recently Morrow was president/chief merchandising officer at Stein Mart. Morrow will report directly to Barbara Rentler, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, and be …