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Fred Segal to Debut First International Store in Tokyo

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New York–Fred Segal today announced that it will open its “first international lifestyle center” in Tokyo in Spring 2015. Marking the retail brand’s first location outside the United States, Fred Segal will occupy three of five buildings in a converted railway site at 13 Daikanyama-cho Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. ‘Cutting-Edge California Style’ …

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Seventeen Fashion Collection To Launch Exclusively At Sears

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New York—Already boasting such junior brands as Bongo, Kardashian Collection and Nicki Minaj, Sears today held the exclusive launch of Seventeen Magazine‘s fashion collection. The addition of the Seventeen Fashion Collection to its brand portfolio is designed to make Sears a destination for teens to get stylish looks, offering apparel, …

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Victoria’s Secret Angels Gear Up For A Supermodel Cycle Ride To Benefit Cancer Research

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New York—Victoria’s Secret Models Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge, Elsa Hosk, Lais Ribeiro, and Martha Hunt hosted Supermodel Cycle to benefit Pelotonia–an annual grassroots bike tour that raises funds for cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Each year, more than 6,000 …

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HSN Celebrates Birthday With Top Celebrity Debuts, New Launches

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St. Petersburg, FL—Throughout the month of July, HSN will host one of its biggest birthday celebrations ever to commemorate the company’s 37th birthday. The birthday bash will include shopping experiences, exclusive launches, celebrity debuts, and daily surprise giveaways. Nicki Minaj Too Now through July 31, HSN will be surprising customers …

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Brooks Brothers Appoints Zac Posen Creative Director Women’s Collection, Accessories

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New York–Brooks Brotherstoday announced that Zac Posen has been named creative director for its signature Women’s collection and accessories. In this new role, Posen will direct the current Brooks Brothers design and merchant teams and will be responsible not only for the women’s collection but will also affect a variety …

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Kerry Washington, Lyn Paolo To Debut “Scandal” Collection at The Limited

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Columbus, OH—Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actress Kerry Washington and costume designer Lyn Paolo, in partnership with Elliot Staples, head of design from The Limited, have developed a new fashion line exclusively for The Limited inspired by Shonda Rhimes’ top-rated ABC drama, Scandal, which airs Thursdays and premieres its fourth …

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Bon-Ton Stores to Launch Annual Charge Against Breast Cancer

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Milwaukee, WI—The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. which operates Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner’s, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers stores, will kick off its annual trademarked program, Charge Against Breast Cancer, October Pink Shops on September 17. The program will run in all 262 Bon-Ton Department stores throughout the month of October, National …

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Macy’s Celebrates “Pride + Joy” with the LGBTQ Community

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New York—This month, Macy’s commemorates National LGBTQ Pride Month with its celebratory campaign, Pride + Joy, featuring a wide array of in-store events, specialty merchandise, commemorative advertising and sponsorships. Pride + Joy, the company’s annual LGBTQ campaign continues to highlight Macy’s long-standing commitment to diversity, inclusion and respect. “We are …

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DSW Announces Finalists in Its Shoe Lovers Care Philanthropic Program

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Columbus, OH—DSW Inc., the branded footwear and accessories retailer, is giving back to the community once again through its Shoe Lovers Care Leave Your Mark program. After reviewing almost 200 nonprofit organizations that were nominated by DSW employees nationwide, the retailer has selected 7 finalists: Alzheimer’s Association, ASPCA, Big Brothers …

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Fred Segal to ‘Reinvent Retail Experience’; Paul Blum Named CEO of Parent Co.

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New York—Sandow, owner of LA-based retailer Fred Segal, has plenty to talk about this week. For one, the company has partnered with equity investor Evolution Media Partners. Secondly, Paul Blum, best known for helming brands such as David Yurman, Kenneth Cole and Juicy Couture, has been named Sandow’s chief executive …

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Groupon Launches Tablet-Based Gnome Platform for Retailers

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Chicago–Groupon today announced Gnome, a tablet-based platform that offers “sophisticated tools for local merchants to more effectively run their businesses and understand their customers.” The tablet lets merchants recognize their Groupon customers as they enter their business, seamlessly redeem Groupons and save time and money with a simple point of-sale system …

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HSN to Market Around Maleficent, Two Other Disney Films

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St. Petersburg, FL—Summertime is known for its blockbuster movies and one home shopping channel is betting three upcoming box office draws will translate into fashions fans will clamor for. HSN recently announced a multi-film marketing collaboration with Disney Studios for three highly anticipated films, Maleficent, Cinderella and The Hundred-Foot Journey. …