JACK & JONES extends its range of styles with larger sizes from 2XL to size 6XL

JACK & JONES extends its range of styles with larger sizes from 2XL to size 6XL

BRANDE, Denmark, 2017-Dec-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Plus sizes are in high demand and JACK & JONES is now meeting this demand by extending its range of styles with larger sizes from 2XL to size 6XL. The focus across all categories is fitting and well-balanced proportions that complement the plus size segment.

Menswear brand JACK & JONES is extending its range by adding sizes 2XL-6XL to the assortment. The plus sizes are spread across categories within the JACK & JONES portfolio, providing the plus size segment with a much larger selection of trend styles, designs and colours.

Sales Director Dennis Birk Jørgensen explains:

We want to make sure our consumers, regardless of their size, can get on-trend styles and look. We have done this for our well-known collections – now with styles in every size”.


We have developed the new fittings for more than a year and we have refined and adjusted through in-depth analysis and in cooperation with Hirmer, one of the German market leaders when it comes to plus size fashion:

“The years of analysis and studies we have on fitting and size was the foundation of the plus size range. We have adjusted well-known JACK & JONES fittings to the plus size segment and adapted them according to current size studies. In close cooperation with Hirmer, each product category has been examined in detail and adjusted to achieve the desired fit. It’s something that we are particularly proud of and we hope the consumers will embrace this extension of our product range”, Sales Director Dennis Birk Jørgensen continues.

The plus size collection is available across JACK & JONES’ active markets and on www.jackjones.com from August 2018. To follow current trends and seasonal colours, there will be six collections available per year.


For more information, please contact:
Ditte Dalsgaard Pedersen, Marketing Coordinator
Phone: +4599421899
Mail: ditte.dalsgaard@bestseller.com


Inditex Group’s net sales rose by 10% to €17.96 billion in Q3 2017

  • The Group continues to develop its integrated offline-online platform, rolling out same-day delivery in six cities and next-day delivery in six markets, including Spain, France, the UK and China.
  • Inditex is deploying automated in-store pick-up points for online orders.
  • Store count reached 7,504 with a footprint in 94 markets, having opened its first stores in Belarus in the third quarter.
  • The Group’s retail brands opened new stores in 52 different markets during the reporting period, including in the US, Vietnam, China and Turkey.
  • The Group’s online presence reached 45 markets, following the launch of www.zara. com in India. Bershka’s online platform also went live in the US.
  • Net profit for the first nine months of the fiscal year registered growth of 6% to €2.3 bn.
  • The Group renewed its community investment agreements for emergency relief with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
  • The third quarter was marked by the tenth anniversary of the Framework Agreement between Inditex and IndustriALL Global Union; a meeting took place with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to monitor the joint projects underway.
  • Store and online sales increased by 13% in local currencies between 1 November and 11 December 2017.

Key information

Arteixo, Spain, 2017-Dec-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Inditex Group’s net sales rose by 10% in the first nine months of fiscal 2017 – from 1 February to 31 October –, on top of the growth of 11% recorded in the same period of 2016, to €17.96 billion. Net profit was €2.3 billion, with year-on-year growth of 6%.

The Group’s achieved a strong operating performance in the period. It made further progress on the global roll-out of its fully integrated store and online model, whilst also continuing to bolster its strategy of opening and refurbishing flagship stores on the world’s busiest shopping streets and optimising its sales floor area.

Commenting on the online-offline model, the company’s Chairman and CEO, Pablo Isla, highlighted the “increasingly integrated management of the platform, which is translating into value-added customer services”. Isla highlighted services such as same-day delivery, -already on offer in Madrid, London, Paris, Istanbul, Taipei and Shanghai-, next-day delivery, -available in Spain, France, the UK, Poland, China and South Korea- and the rollout of automated in-store pick-up points for orders placed online. Also, remarked the simultaneous offline and online transition between collections, both between seasons and every fortnight when the various collections are refreshed.

International expansion

In the current reporting period, the Group continued to expand its integrated online-offline sales platform and its sales floor area increased across all geographies. During the first 9 months, Inditex opened 212 stores in 52 markets, increasing its global footprint to 94 markets, with the inauguration of a 4,000 square metre flagship Zara store, as well as Massimo Dutti, Pull&Bear, Bershka, Stradivarius, Zara Home and Oysho stores, in Minsk (Belarus) last August.

Inditex opened 74 stores in Europe, 48 in the Americas and 90 in Asia and the rest of the world, with all of the Group’s retail formats adding to their store counts.

As for the online platform, Inditex’s reach currently extends to 45 markets in the wake of the inauguration of Zara’s online operations in India in October. During the 9M17, Zara also launched online sales in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

The period was also marked by the inauguration and expansion of multiple Zara flagship stores worldwide, including: the iconic 6,000 square-metre establishment at Castellana 79 in Madrid (Spain); Zara’s first street store in Bombay, which occupies 4,800 square metres in the emblematic Ismail Building; the new 2,200 square-metre Zara Cloud Nine store in Shanghai (China); and a 4,500 square-metre space in Hanoi (Vietnam). The last two flagship stores opened to the public in November.

Additionally, Zara also opened new stores in in the US, in California, New Jersey, Michigan and, most recently in Florida. In Canada, Zara recently opened stores in Toronto, Calgary and Halifax. Finally, Zara opened numerous high-profile stores in the Chinese cities of Harbin, Shenzen, Hangzhou, Chongquing, Yiwu and Shanghai.

Turning to store expansion and refurbishment, Zara reopened stores in the Marineda shopping centre in A Coruña (Spain) -equipped with one of the Group’s in-store pick-up points for online orders-; its flagship store in Seoul (Korea); Westfield Century City shopping centre in Los Angeles (US); Forum des Halles in Paris (France); Smáralind shopping centre in Reykjavik (Iceland); Avenida de Santa Fe in Buenos Aires (Argentina); in the Wanda and Sky Mall shopping centres in Shanghai (China) and on Corso Garibaldi in Regio Calabria (Italy).

These came on the heels of other flagship reopenings earlier in the year such as the refurbished 4,000 square-metre Zara Opera store in Paris (France) and the 2,500 squaremetre Zara Nagoya store in Japan.

Bershka, meanwhile, reopened its flagship store in the Tokyo’s Shibuya district on 15 September. The refurbished store has been updated to portray the brand’s newest image, embodied by the Stage concept, across 1,000 square metres over four floors which house the Bershka, Bsk and Man collections.

Bershka also opened high-profile stores in Bielefeld (Germany), Harbin (China), Bogota (Colombia) and the Mall of Egypt in Cairo (Egypt), a shopping centre in which Massimo Dutti, Oysho, Pull&Bear, Stradivarius and Zara Home also recently opened new stores.

Bershka also increased its online reach, launching its e-commerce platform in South Korea, Japan and the US. The US launch was accompanied by a pop-up store in the heart of New York’s SoHo district which is going to remain open until the end of December, showing the brand’s autumn-winter collections.

Massimo Dutti, Pull&Bear and Stradivarius opened their first stores in Vietnam, in Ho-Chi Minh City, while Zara Home inaugurated its maiden stores in Armenia and the Czech Republic, a market in which Oysho, also extended its footprint to Honduras during the quarter.

During the period, Massimo Dutti opened high-profile stores, in Baku (Azerbaijan); Hangzhou (China); Goyang (South Korea); Cracow and Wroclaw in Poland; and in the Torre Manacar shopping centre in Mexico D.F.

In addition, it reopened its stores in Ermou in Athens (Greece) and in the Sturegalleriaen in Stockholm (Sweden), following significant expansions. In addition, inaugurated a 1,500 square-metre flagship store in Valencia (Spain) and another one in Zurich (Switzerland) on 1 December. Massimo Dutti also updated its image at its store on Massira Al Khadra in Casablanca. The new image is true to the brand’s hallmark values: elegance, quality, sobriety and sustainability.

Pull&Bear, opened major stores in Moscow (Russia); Graz (Austria); the Loom shopping centre in Bielefeld (Germany); the Yiwu City Life Square shopping centre in Yiwu (China); Bogota (Colombia), Puebla (Mexico); Yogyakarta (Indonesia); Ra’anana (Israel); Lule (Portugal); Kiev (Ukraine); and two new stores in Istanbul and another in Bursa (Turkey). Pull&Bear also reopened and expanded existing stores including Porto Pi, Palma de Mallorca (Spain); on Île de France (France) and on Via Independenza in Bologna (Italy).

In addition to expanding its online platform to South Korea, Oysho opened a significant number of new stores in the quarter, including in the Wharf IFS shopping centre in Chongqing (China); the La Felicidad shopping centre in Bogota (Colombia); in the cities of Patras (Greece); Goyang (South Korea), Genoa (Italy), Moscow (Russia) and Turkey, where it opened three new stores between Istanbul and Bursa. It also expanded its Spanish flagship stores on Barcelona’s Paseo de Gracia and on Logroño’s calle San Antón.

Zara Home, welcomed its customers to new stores in Riad (Saudi Arabia); Las Condes in Santiago de Chile (Chile); and the Chinese cities of Hangzhou and Shenzhen. Other new establishments included those added in Goyang (South Korea); Cairo (Egypt); and Diezerstraat in Zwolle (Netherlands).

The home fashion chain also opened two stores in Poland, three in Turkey and new establishments in Punta Cana (Dominican Republic), Moscow (Russia) and Madrid (Spain). Zara Home refurbished and expanded its flagship stores on Grosse Bleichen in Hamburg (Germany) and in the W Shopping centre in Brussels (Belgium).

Stradivarius, meanwhile, opened high-profile stores in Poland – specifically in the Arkady Wroclawskie shopping centre in Wroclaw -, Motril (Spain), Palermo (Italy), Tangier (Morocco), Beirut (Lebanon), Puerto Vallarta (Mexico), Serris and Villeneuve la Garenne (France), the Binjiang Paradise Walk shopping centre in Hangzhou (China) and in the Hilltown shopping centre in Istanbul (Turkey).

Stradivarius reopened its flagship store in the emblematic Plaza de Lugo in La Coruña (Spain). This store, which spans over 600 square metres, reflects the brand’s renewed style and introduces genuine ash timber for the first time to complement the industrial characteristic of Stradivarius’s Cube stores.

During the quarter, Stradivarius also extended its store in Casa Fortuny in Villafranca del Penedés (Spain) and its premises in the Luz del Tajo and El Rosal shopping centres in Toledo and Ponferrada (Spain), respectively.

It is also worth highlighting the refurbishment work undertaken at the chain’s stores on Avenida de Viya in Cadiz (Spain) and in the Arcadia shopping centre in Warszawa (Poland).

Uterqüe continued to expand and renew its store network during the quarter, opening major stores in Moscow (Russia), Wroclaw (Poland) and Riad (Saudi Arabia). Uterqüe also entered new markets this year, including Romania for the first time. In parallel, the brand continued to execute on its plan to roll out its new store image to flagship stores such as the one located on calle Rodríguez Árias in Bilbao (Spain).

Commercial initiatives

The third quarter was once again marked by a plethora of commercial initiatives by all the chains. Zara collaborated with the prestigious photographer Steven Meisel on the images for Zara’s autumn/winter 17/18 women’s collection, inspired by all things British with a touch of the 90s, complete with classic pieces re-imagined for a feminine and sophisticated look. Zara also expanded the scope of its Join Life collections, launching men’s and baby ranges.

Massimo Dutti participated in the TMall platform’s Super Brand Day, creating a lookbook featuring the celebrity, Bosco Wong, and organising a catwalk fashion show.

Pull&Bear celebrated Marc Márquez’s victory in the MotoGP world championships by launching the second Marc Márquez X Pull&Bear collection, for which design the six-time world champion gets actively involved. This brand also launched its first complete line of women’s beauty products (eyeliners, eyeshadows, lip balms, face masks, nail polish, etc.) under the Hey Beauty! trademark.

Oysho went ahead with its Yoga Tour, organising events in Madrid and Istanbul in October. More than 3,000 people participated in the yoga master class given on Madrid’s Paseo del Prado.

The brand also launched its first ski collection, with premium finishes and performance fabrics. The ski jackets, made using a special waterproof, breathable fabric with added features hidden in the hood, are the star feature. The use of Thermolite® technology makes the more lightweight pieces warmer to wear.

Bershka launched its Misunderstood collection in collaboration with Italian singer Fedez, with 41 platinum and 20 gold releases under his belt. The collection, which went on sale on 6 October, and was available online and in select stores, drew from the retro 90s look and featured highly colourful garments inspired by the worlds of sports and tattoos. This partnership translated into a collection which represented the rap scene, as well as the brand’s youthful spirit.

Zarahome.com celebrated its tenth anniversary on 29 October and launched a their new image on Instagram. Uterqüe participated once again in the Gallery Weekend initiative which took place in Madrid from 14 – 16 September and in Barcelona during the weekend of 29 September – 1 October. The goal is to introduce the general public to contemporary art and promote the Madrid and Barcelona art scenes on the international stage. Uterqüe also extended its collaboration with the world of art by hosting exhibitions in its flagship store on Paseo de Gracia in Barcelona (Spain).


In line with its strategic goal to achieve a circular economy model, the Group continued to roll out its used-clothing collection programme in collaboration with various international NGOs. This programme is already fully operational in 562 stores in eight countries (Spain, Portugal, the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Denmark, China and Sweden). Planning is in progress for implementation of the scheme in another 22 markets, with pilot tests underway in some of these, including Austria (four stores) and Canada (13 stores).

The Salta project

The Salta project, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, was set up in France in 2008 – under the name of Jeunes [Youths] – with the aim of training and providing in-store work experience to people at risk of social exclusion due to serious difficulties in accessing the job market.

The chairman and CEO of Inditex, Pablo Isla, met with some of the ‘graduates’ of the programme to mark the occasion. The event was attended by members of the last group of participants and representatives from the prior 20 groups. To date the programme has helped 780 people to access work across the Group’s stores, factories and logistics centres; 67% of these youths are still working at the company and 7% have already been promoted internally.

Today the project is up and running in 12 cities under the name of Salta [Leap]: Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, Milan, Athens, Hamburg, Warsaw, London, Lisbon, Mexico City, São Paolo and New York.

Some 1,259 company employees have participated in the project as teachers, tutors or mentors. The endeavour has also boasted the participation of celebrities such as the French football side’s coach Raymond Domenech, the former cyclist Bernard Hinault, the mountain climber Edurne Pasaban, the painter Lita Cabellut and the dancer Nadia Adame, who shared their own experiences on how to overcame tough challenges. More than 40 charities have collaborated with the initiative, helping with the selection process, as well as training and subsequent monitoring of the participants once on the job.

‘for&from’ programme

Elsewhere, the Group has also continued to foster its ‘for&from’ programme this year, having opened a new ‘for&from’ Oysho store in Llagostera (Spain), which is being managed by the NGO, Moltacte. The new store is staffed with five people with different kinds of disabilities. With this newest establishment, there are now 13 stores within Inditex’s ‘for&from’ programme, which employs 151 people with different forms of disability.

Inditex, IndustriALL and the ILO

Inditex also celebrated another important tenth anniversary during the quarter: its Global Framework Agreement with IndustriALL Global Union, which represents over 50 million workers in 140 countries. During an event that took place at the Madrid head offices of the Economic and Social Council, the chairman and CEO of Inditex, Pablo Isla, and the general secretary of IndustriALL, Valter Sanches, reviewed the key progress made under this pioneering agreement, aimed to protect and promote labour conditions throughout the entire supply chain.

During his presentation, Pablo Isla stressed that the work performed together during the past decade “ratifies the Global Framework Agreement as one of the best tools for continuing to ensure and encourage best labour practices among the companies that supply the garment industry”. He noted that universal entitlement to the freedom of association and right to collective bargaining were the cornerstones of this effort.

Pablo Isla also met with the Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Guy Ryder, in October to review and reinforce the various projects for which the two entities are collaborating with the overriding aim of enhancing labour conditions at all levels of the garment sector value chain.

During the meeting, Pablo Isla emphasised “Inditex’s firm commitment to the ILO conventions, on which our Code of Conduct for Manufacturers and Suppliers is based, and to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, especially those related to decent work”. He went on to highlight the projects on which Inditex is already underway, in countries such as China, Turkey, Cambodia, Brazil and Indonesia.

Humanitarian aid

In November, Inditex renewed its agreements with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF for its acronym in French), one of the key entities through which Inditex channels its concerted investment in humanitarian assistance.

Inditex has renewed its commitment to the medical and humanitarian relief work carried out by MSF with Syrian refugees in the Turkish province of Kilis and to the Emergency Desk operated from MSF’s headquarters in Spain. Thanks to this annual agreement, which consisted of a total contribution of €2.3 million, Inditex’s support will extend to the Al Salamah Hospital in the Azzaz district of the Syrian province of Aleppo. The collaboration also covers care for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and a programme for combating severe malnutrition in children in India.

The agreement was signed by Pablo Isla and the managing director of MSF Spain, Joan Tubau, at Inditex’s headquarters in Arteixo (La Coruña), at a ceremony also attended by the president of the medical-humanitarian organisation in Spain, David Noguera.

Fourth-quarter 2017 trading update

Online and offline store sales increased by 13% in local currency terms between 1 November and 11 December 2017.

SOURCE: Inditex

Communication and Corporate Affairs Division
Edificio Inditex
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Tommy Hilfiger and Barbie® launch a special edition TommyXGigi Barbie

Tommy Hilfiger and Barbie® launch a special edition TommyXGigi Barbie


Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2017-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH], and Barbie® announce the launch of a special edition TommyXGigi Barbie created in the likeness of Gigi Hadid, international supermodel and global brand ambassador for TOMMY HILFIGER womenswear. The doll will be available on tommy.com and Barbie.com, at select TOMMY HILFIGER flagship stores in London, Paris, Düsseldorf, Amsterdam, and New York City, and with select retailers globally starting at 6:00 a.m. EST on December 5, 2017.

“The collaboration with Gigi and Barbie was an exciting new twist on our brand’s history of partnering with pop culture icons and our ongoing ambassadorship with Gigi,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “The final look of the TommyXGigi Barbie doll is a celebration of a defining moment in the history of TOMMY HILFIGER womenswear.”

Designed in collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger, the TommyXGigi Barbie celebrates the unforgettable runway event where Gigi Hadid was introduced as global brand ambassador for TOMMY HILFIGER womenswear. The doll is styled in a classic navy TOMMY HILFIGER flag hoodie, white shorts with red trim and brand logo, and white slip-on sneakers, matching Gigi Hadid’s closing look for the Fall 2016 TOMMYNOW experiential runway event at which the first TommyXGigi capsule collection was introduced. The doll has a suggested retail price of $50/€89,90 and comes with a doll stand and certificate of authenticity.

“I’m so honored to have my own Barbie, which celebrates my partnership with TOMMYHILFIGER,” said Gigi Hadid. “Seeing the doll for the first time was surreal, and I’m so happy that we now get to share her with TommyXGigi and Barbie fans around the world!”

“We’re thrilled to partner with Tommy Hilfiger and Gigi Hadid on this TommyxGigi doll and delight our fans just in time for the holiday season,,” said Sejal Shah Miller, Vice President of Global Marketing for Barbie.

Both Tommy Hilfiger and Mattel have a long history of working with inspiring pop culture icons. Tommy Hilfiger has previously collaborated with David Bowie, Iman, Beyoncé, Naomi Campbell, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Lenny Kravitz and The Rolling Stones. Recent TOMMY HILFIGER brand ambassadors include Rafael Nadal, Gigi Hadid and The Chainsmokers. This Barbie® doll joins the ranks of more than 80+ designers and top fashion influencers who have been honored by the brand.

Friends and followers of the brand are invited to join the conversation on social media using #TommyXGigi, #TommyHilfiger, @TommyHilfiger, #Barbie, #barbiestyle and @barbiestyle.


Jeroen Vermeer
Senior Global Communications Manager
T +31 88 588 9236

Roos Smits-Blits
Global Communications Manager



Les Journées Particulières LVMH returns in 2018

Paris, 2017-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following the resounding success of the previous three editions, Les Journées Particulières LVMH will be back in 2018! Save the dates October 12, 13 and 14, 2018 for an unforgettable visit behind the scenes at LVMH Group Maisons.

Les Journées Particulières reflect the commitment to excellence of the LVMH Group and its Maisons. These open days were created in 2011, guided by Antoine Arnault, Chief Executive Officer of Berluti and a member of the LVMH Board of Directors, to showcase the remarkable diversity of métiers and savoir-faire that LVMH Maisons preserve in their activities. Les Journées Particulières have met with an enthusiastic response from the public, welcoming some 145,000 visitors in 2016.

“Les Journées Particulières is a special opportunity for the LVMH Group to share the passion that inspires all our employees. In 2018 the event will more than ever underline our commitment to artisanal excellence, along with our strong contemporary engagement,” says Antoine Arnault.

Rendezvous on October 12-14, 2018 for a new edition of an event unique in the world!


LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH

Zenith opens pop-up boutique at the renowned Place Vendôme in Paris

Zenith opens pop-up boutique at the renowned Place Vendôme in Paris


Paris, 2017-Dec-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Zenith chose the renowned Place Vendôme in Paris for its new 160-square-meter boutique in Paris. The Maison inaugurated a pop-up space that showcases its savoir-faire with Swiss prestige style, kicking off a series of exclusive events.

The highly symbolic Place Vendôme in Paris is home to the world’s most celebrated watch and jewelry houses, including Chaumet, Fred, Louis Vuitton, Hublot and Bulgari. This makes it the perfect setting for Zenith’s 160-square-meter pop-up boutique, the largest ever opened by the Swiss Maison. Featuring a trademark blend of cutting-edge innovation and time-honored tradition, the  Zenith boutique invites visitors into a sophisticated universe with a refined atmosphere.

The space will present Zenith’s unrivalled watchmaking expertise for several months, showcasing some 80 watches, along with a preview of upcoming 2018 releases and two special Vendôme editions. The boutique will also host a series of exclusive events, including gourmet dinners, workshops and special experiences to illustrate the universe of the Swiss manufacture.


LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH


The Limited® relaunches at Belk stores

CHARLOTTE, N.C., 2017-Dec-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Limited®, a legacy brand known for empowering women in the workforce for over 50 years, recently returned to TheLimited.com and debuted in 150 Belk stores. Known for delivering Modern. Southern. Style. for nearly 130 years, Belk is expanding its quality roster of national brands and private-label fashion by becoming the exclusive distributor for The Limited brand.

“The Limited provides customers with tailored, feminine looks to seamlessly carry the modern woman from work to her social life,” said Nadine Rauer, Belk Executive Vice President and General Merchandise Manager. “We’re committed to not only delivering the products that The Limited is known for, but also expanding the assortment to take this iconic brand to the next level.”

The Limited products are now available in plus size – a first for the brand – and the relaunch will also include designs in petite, tall, and denim. The Limited will once again offer boardroom-ready looks and fashion-forward designs that can be mixed and matched throughout every season.

With the TheLimited.com, customers beyond Belk’s 16-state footprint will have access to the brand’s collections whenever they want to shop. The Limited will be managed as an exclusive, private brand, like Belk favorites Crown & Ivy, Kaari Blue, New Directions and True Craft, to name a few. In 2018, Belk will launch The Limited in an additional 74 stores.

About Belk, Inc.

Belk, Inc., a private department store company based in Charlotte, N.C., is where Southern customers shop for their perfect Sunday dress, the Saturday night outfit, and where family and community matter most. But Belk is more than shopping – it’s where you find your own unique way to express who you are. It’s where Southern style lives. Shop Belk in 16 Southern states and on www.belk.com to find an assortment of national brands and private-label fashion, shoes and accessories for the entire family, along with top-name cosmetics, a wedding registry and Southern style for the home.

For further information:
Tyler Hampton

SOURCE: Belk, Inc.

LVMH launches the second edition of the LVMH Innovation Award

Paris, 2017-Dec-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — LVMH launches the second edition of the LVMH Innovation Award, which will be presented during the upcoming Viva Technology show (May 24-26, 2018). All startups working on issues related to the luxury sector can apply and win a chance to be part of the LVMH Lab during the event. The winning startup will receive support for its development from the LVMH Group.

A top-tier international event for key players in the digital transformation and all those who are inventing the future, Viva Technology is a unique opportunity for leading businesses to engage with promising startups and help them grow. LVMH has supported this global showcase of new technologies since its creation in 2016 by media group Les Echos and Publicis Group.

With the third edition of Viva Technology set for May 24-26, 2018 in Paris, the LVMH Group has announced the challenge for the second LVMH Innovation Award, which will be given to a budding startup from France or another country. Created in 2017, the LVMH Innovation Award celebrates new ideas and is open to any startup created within the past five years with a valuation of under $100 million, fewer than 50 employees, and whose solutions are relevant to the challenges addressed by the LVMH Group and its Maisons. Startups that satisfy these criteria can apply online at the LVMH Innovation Award site until February 15, 2018. The finalists selected will have a space in the LVMH Lab and have a chance to pitch their business model during the event.

This award reaffirms LVMH’s values of creativity, excellence, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, the pillars of the Group’s culture, business model and growth.


LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH

Stefan Cooke announced as the newly crowned winner of the H&M Design Award 2018

Stefan Cooke announced as the newly crowned winner of the H&M Design Award 2018


STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2017-Dec-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Yesterday in London, Stefan Cooke was announced as the winner of the H&M Design Award 2018. A graduate of MA programme at Central Saint Martins, United Kingdom, Stefan was selected from eight international finalists by a jury of fashion experts chaired by H&M’s creative advisor Ann-Sofie Johansson. As the newly crowned winner of the H&M Design Award, Stefan will receive up to €50,000 in prize money.

After spending time with each of the eight finalists and looking through their collections, Stefan was ultimately selected by an international jury of fashion experts led by Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative Advisor at H&M.

“It was really tough to come to a decision, but everybody on the jury panel agreed that Stefan’s collection felt really fresh, innovative and well-executed. You were immediately drawn to each of the pieces, becoming more and more curious about the processes involved. He’s such a clever person and very driven, but at the same time, a really humble person. We’re all so happy for him,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M’s creative advisor.

It was innovation that won Stefan Cooke the 2018 H&M Design Award – innovation in technique, silhouette, materials and most importantly, imagination. A graduate of the MA at Central Saint Martins, United Kingdom, 25-year-old Stefan first worked under fashion design visionaries such Walter van Beirendonck and John Galliano before his appointment to Maison Margiela. For his winning H&M Design Award collection, Stefan explored the idea of an everyday wardrobe for men and subverted pieces such as jeans, a leather jacket or cricket jumper by replicating them in unusual ways, either printing them onto elastic or pulling out threads of knitwear to create a type of mesh. It was this kind of forward-thinking and wit that ultimately impressed the jury.

“I feel overwhelmed right now about winning the award. I really wanted to show the exact things that men wear, but then recreate them in an entirely new way. Because I was a textiles student, I began looking for new ways to get certain things across visually and I came across elastic. I just found that the possibilities with it were endless,”

Stefan Cooke

This year, the jury members comprised of Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative Advisor at H&M, Alex Fury, Fashion Journalist, Author, Critic and Editor of AnOther magazine, Veronika Heilbrunner, Stylist and Founder of Hey Woman, Luke Day, Editor GQ Style, Michal Pudelka, Photographer represented by Katy Barker, Sarah Richardson, Fashion Stylist and Consultant Maxim Fashion Agents, Richard Quinn, Designer and Winner of H&M Design Award 2017, Floriane de Saint Pierre, President Floriane de Saint-Pierre et Associés, and Margareta van den Bosch, Creative Advisor at H&M. Together they deliberated in private and announced the winner to an audience in London of international fashion editors, journalists and stylists.

“For me, what Stefan does really stands out for two reasons. One, it’s really exciting to see someone who’s doing something so innovative and experimental in menswear. Two, the way he’s experimenting with silhouette and materials, the finish of things and playing with pattern, Stefan is very inventive. It all feels incredibly new, especially on the menswear scene,” says Alex Fury, jury member and fashion journalist.

The H&M Design Award has always been about finding the most promising graduates from the world’s top fashion schools and giving them the opportunity to progress their career in fashion. For 2018, the winner, Stefan Cooke, will be awarded a prize of €25,000 as well as a six-month internship at H&M’s Head Office in Stockholm to work alongside the design team best suited to his skills and experience. Or, he can exchange the internship for a grant of €25,000, which would bring the total prize sum to €50,000.

Along with the winner, the jury was impressed with the quality and design talent of all the finalists, who each were awarded €5,000. The finalists were:

Rushemy Botter – Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Belgium
Ken Boonsong Thaodee – Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Belgium
Flore Girard de Langlade – HEAD – Geneva University of Art & Design, Switzerland
Katiuscia Gregoire – Parsons, U.S
Emma Chopova & Laura Lowena – Central Saint Martins, United Kingdom
Kevin Germanier – Central Saint Martin, United Kingdom
Sueim Yang – SADI, Samsung Art & Design Institute, Korea


The H&M Design Award was founded in 2012 to support young designers. Each year, students and graduates from some of the most respected fashion and design colleges take part, bringing together some of the most exciting new talent from across the globe. The annual prize underlines H&M’s strong commitment to the future of fashion, encouraging young designers as they begin their careers, as well as inspiring the next generation to choose fashion as their future path.

For more information about H&M Design Award, please visit designaward.hm.com.


Head of Media Relations
Katarina Kempe
+46 8 5780 85 54



RIMOWA collaborates with Fendi to design an exceptional suitcase

RIMOWA collaborates with Fendi to design an exceptional suitcase


Paris, 2017-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — To celebrate the 80th anniversary of its iconic aluminum suitcase, RIMOWA has unveiled an exclusive collaboration with Fendi. For the first time, the benchmark in premium luggage has combined its expertise with the savoir-faire of the Roman fashion house to create a unique carry-on case.

This year marks the 80th anniversary of RIMOWA’s emblematic line of aluminum luggage. To mark the event, RIMOWA has teamed with Fendi to design an exceptional suitcase with the Roman fashion house.

RIMOWA stands apart for its unyielding quest for excellence, constant innovation and impeccable craftsmanship. Now, for the first time, RIMOWA has combined its savoir-faire with the inimitable style of Fendi. “RIMOWA stands for design, durability and craftsmanship, and Fendi is the perfect partner with their distinctive DNA and bold creativity,” says Alexandre Arnault, co-CEO of RIMOWA.

The two Maisons have created an aluminum carry-on case with sophisticated Fendi styling details, including the emblematic Fendi double F logo in brushed aluminum that changes perspective in different lighting, as well as a web belt that runs across the case. Fendi’s artisanal savoir-faire is featured in Cuoio Romano leather handles and the black neoprene interior lining, also embossed with the double F logo. The case is a concentrate of RIMOWA innovations too, fitted with the silent Multiwheel® system for optimum maneuverability and the Flex-Divider system for the most efficient possible packing.

“We are thrilled to be the first Maison in the LVMH Group to work with RIMOWA, a world leader in premium luggage. This case expresses the distinctive DNA of both Maisons, resulting in a superb quality contemporary piece for both women and men,” said Pietro Beccari, President and CEO of Fendi.


LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH


H&M Foundation and UNICEF launch new initiative to make early childhood development programmes more accessible to children with disabilities

H&M Foundation and UNICEF launch new initiative to make early childhood development programmes more accessible to children with disabilities


H&M Foundation and UNICEF have launched a new partnership to support young children, in particular those with disabilities. The initiative is worth SEK 30 million (USD 3.7 million) and one aim is to reach more than 9,000 young children with disabilities and their family members with specialized early childhood development services over the next three years.

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — During the earliest years of life, love, good nutrition, protection, and stimulating activities such as play, singing and early learning give young children the best possible chance of reaching healthy brain development. Yet, millions of young children around the world, in particular those with disabilities, are deprived of these critical experiences and are growing up in unsafe and unstimulating environments.

“When the brains and bodies of young children are protected from violence and pollution, stimulated through love, play and early learning activities, and nurtured with responsive caregiving and nutritious food, they have the best possible chance of developing fully, learning effectively, and contributing to their economies and societies when they reach adulthood,” says Pia Britto, UNICEF Chief of Early Childhood Development.

The initiative aims to scale up existing UNICEF early childhood development programmes in Bulgaria, Peru and Uganda to make them more accessible and tailored to the needs of children with disabilities and their families. Around 20,000 family members and caregivers will be reached with support to help them provide young children with the good nutrition, stimulation and protection they need through health, education and social services.

“Through our new partnership with UNICEF, we hope to transform the lives and futures of thousands of young children with disabilities. We hope this initiative inspires the private sector to invest in children’s early years – helping them reach their full health, happiness, wellbeing and learning ability, says Diana Amini, Global Manager at H&M Foundation.

The support provided to UNICEF’s early childhood development programmes through the partnership will help better assess babies and young children for disabilities and developmental delays, improving their chance of receiving specialised early childhood development care at the earliest opportunity. Creating a more inclusive support system aims to reduce discrimination that young children with disabilities may face.

“UNICEF is grateful to H&M Foundation for its commitment to helping provide life-changing support to young children, in particular those with disabilities.”

Pia Britto, UNICEF

Giving young children with disabilities the best chance of reaching their optimal development also helps considerably reduce the costs of special education, unemployment and institutionalization.

This initiative is the newest in a longstanding partnership between H&M Foundation and UNICEF, who have collaborated since 2014 to provide quality education and early learning opportunities for the most vulnerable children.


The H&M Foundation is a non-profit global foundation, privately funded by the Stefan Persson family, founders and main owners of H&M group. Its mission is to drive long lasting, positive change and improve living conditions by investing in people, communities and innovative ideas. Through partnerships with organizations around the globe, the H&M Foundation drives change within four focus areas; Education, Water, Equality and Planet. In addition to this, the Foundation can also provide emergency relief. Since 2013, the Stefan Persson family has donated 1.3 billion Swedish krona ($177 million/€144 million) to the H&M Foundation. Visit hmfoundation.com and follow @hmfoundation on Facebook and Instagram.


UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, to build a better world for everyone. For more information about UNICEF and its work for children visit unicef.org. Follow UNICEF on Twitter and Facebook.


Malin Björne
PR & Communications Manager, H&M Foundation
+46 70 796 39 75

Ingeborg Ekblom
Public Relations Officer, UNICEF Sweden
+46 70 9955916

Source: H&M


LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence expands in Italy with the opening of its new headquarters in Florence

LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence expands in Italy with the opening of its new headquarters in Florence


Paris, 2017-Nov-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — After France and Switzerland, the LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence is expanding in Italy, setting up its Italian headquarters in Florence in Palazzo Pucci, the historic home of Maison Emilio Pucci. The IME program will train the talented artisans and retail specialists of tomorrow. This major initiative was celebrated with an inaugural ceremony on November 27th attended by Florence Mayor Dario Nardella, Toni Belloni, LVMH Group Managing Director, Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Group Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Synergies, and future apprentices at the LVMH Istituto dei Mestieri d’Eccellenza.

The LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence was created in 2014 to transmit the unique savoir-faire of LVMH Maisons in professions that involve artisanal craftsmanship and creative and retail skills. Since its creation, the IME has trained more than 300 students in its different programs. This vocational training program combines theoretical courses at partner schools with professional experience at different Maisons of the LVMH Group. Students also take language classes and learn through innovative formats during Master Classes.

Following its successful development in France and more recently in Switzerland, the IME has expanded to Italy with its new headquarters in Florence, underscoring the program’s European scope and reasserting its goal of transmitting skills and developing the employability of new generations. The new headquarters of the LVMH Istituto dei Mestieri d’Eccellenza in Florence is located in the Palazzo Pucci.

An inaugural ceremony on November 27th celebrated the arrival of the IME in Italy. Florence Mayor Dario Nardella was joined by Toni Belloni, LVMH Group Managing Director, Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Group Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Synergies, and Gabriella Scarpa, Chairman of LVMH Italy, who welcomed future apprentices to the program.

The event marks a key stage in the history of the IME, notes Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Group Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Synergies: “The LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence LVMH continues to build its presence in Europe with new courses and an expanding network of partners. We are delighted to mark an exciting milestone today with the inauguration of the IME in Palazzo Pucci, a building rich in history that is emblematic of the creativity that inspires the Italian Maison.”

The inauguration was also an opportunity to mark the beginning of the academic year for apprentices in the two Italian programs already established by the LVMH IME in Italy with Polimoda in leather goods and For.Al in jewelry. They will soon be joined by programs in retail and shoes in the Veneto region, adding to the IME’s 18 current training programs. These new professional tracks further diversify the range of training proposed in partnership with prestigious schools in key sectors for LVMH including jewelry, vineyards and winemaking, couture, retail, design, leather goods, watchmaking and the culinary arts.


LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH


Debenhams unveils Womenswear SS18

Debenhams unveils Womenswear SS18


LONDON, 2017-Nov-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Studio by Preen launches a range of timeless, premium statement dresses for SS18. Beautifully hand-etched florals sit back with bold block colours. Clashing colourways combined with Preen’s eponymous floral prints and reworked fabrications create a collection for every summer occasion. Hero pieces include the silk sulphur yellow and parrot blue silk floral dress and the lilac drop waist smock dress.

Vibrant tones of paprika red, sulphur yellow, bright green and brilliant pink inspire the palette at J by Jasper Conran this season. Fluid sateens, polished cotton, structured poplin and premium knitwear are cut into the seasons silhouettes; waisted full skirts, high straight necklines, low backs and relaxed tailoring. Prints are upscaled with bold stripes, abstract prints and meadow florals, referencing the catwalk trends. Key pieces include the rainbow block print full skirt and block colour trouser suit.

The RJR. John Rocha collection presents a relaxed monochromatic palette with hand crafted finishes reflective of the designers’ core handwriting. Silhouettes are softer this season with delicate frills, romantic pussy bows and feminine sleeve details. Whimsical hand painted florals add an element of colour and true femininity to the collection. Key items include the trouser suit and floral tie midi dress.

Impactful and intricate red carpet dresses bring the Hollywood WOW factor to the Star by Julien Macdonald collection. Decadent beading, contour panelling and bodycon silhouettes reference the elevated glamour seen on the catwalk. Neon brights and digital prints are combined with key design details. Chains, lace and studs add drama to daytime dressing. Tailoring returns for SS18 with shoulder sharp blazers, tuxedo dresses and signature stud finishes.

SS18’s No.1 Jenny Packham collection epitomises opulence for the new season. Intricate embroideries, shimmering fabrics and bright summer florals create the ultimate look for true occasion dressing. Head to toe sequin styles are key for SS18, including the “hero” hand beaded mustard floor sweeping gown. Delicate hand painted florals in simple silhouettes and complementary separates are presented in Jenny’s elegant handwriting for a fresh take on occasionwear.

With a floral explosion of bold blooms comes the new season MW by Matthew Williamson collection. Bohemian maxi dresses and chic jumpsuits in soft pinks and navy undertones are adorned in coloured English blooms. Beading and decorative embellishment add Matthew’s handwriting to a range of beautiful summer party looks.

Summer nostalgia encapsulates the Nine by Savannah Miller collection this season. The wrap dress is a must in sunshine yellow and sky blue cloud print; simply add the Victoriana lace blouse and denim for a relaxed vibe. Stripes add punch to separates whilst soft sequins add shimmer to the collection. Key pieces include Savannah’s signature embroidered jacket and the lace kimono.

Electric florals juxtapose standout stripes for H! by Henry Holland this season. Poppy prints are given a true Henry twist with a “bug” detail found in the summer tee and asymmetric dress. Henry’s signature slogan tees also make a welcome return with a fun jitterbug nod. Must have pieces for SS18 include the floral trouser suit and glitter stripe pleated skirt for eye-catching street style dressing.

Sweet milkshake tones serve as inspiration for the Red Herring range this season in an assortment of sizzling summer prints. From pretty postcard details on co-ords, vibrant parrot motifs on sundresses and zesty lemon details on the must have rain mac. Embellishments add texture to the collection, with pearl decorated denim and broderie anglaise finishes and make a perfect combination for summer dressing.

Colour drenching makes a powerful statement at Principles. The lilac blazer suit is a must have power dressing piece this season and for purists, a white broderie anglaise shirt dress. Palm prints in soft pastel tones offer a tropical feel enhanced with sorbet stripes. In contrast, monochromes and bold brights provide an alternative look with retro block prints and multi-stripe separates.

SS18 sees the launch of prom for Debut, a collection filled with head turning statement looks. From all over sequin, floor sweeping gowns to hand beaded tulle dresses and vibrant cutwork lace dresses, the range offers a variety of classic and contemporary prom inspired looks. Available in a rainbow palette of sorbet pastels and summer brights, making the collection perfect for all summer occasions.

For further information, sample and image requests please contact the Debenhams PR Team:
020 3549 6420

Source: Debenhams


Sephora moves into its new headquarters in Neuilly-sur-Seine

Sephora moves into its new headquarters in Neuilly-sur-Seine


Paris, 2017-Nov-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — With exceptional growth and a presence in 34 countries around the world, Sephora is embarking on an exciting new phase in its development with the inauguration of a new headquarters building in Neuilly-sur-Seine, on the western edge of Paris. This new international hub will support all Sephora activities, with an emphasis on training for team members.  Discover a stunning site that embodies the creativity and dynamism synonymous with the Maison.

Sephora has left its legacy headquarters in Boulogne-Billancourt and moved to Neuilly-sur-Seine. Located on rue d’Ybry, the new 15,000-square-meter headquarters spans eight levels and will welcome 700 employees.

The move gives Sephora an opportunity to reaffirm its distinctive corporate culture with an emphasis on agility. Workspaces are designed to encourage the special creativity that defines Sephora. The Maison has also focused special attention on training and education to continually sharpen the service, fragrance and makeup skills of the brand’s teams. “Our new headquarters is an inspiring place for exchanges and sharing that’s true to the inclusive spirit of Sephora,” says Chris de Lapuente, CEO of Sephora and a member of the LVMH Executive Committee.

The building’s central atrium is emblematic of this commitment to collaborative creativity, along with open spaces that encourage colleagues to mingle and nurture cross-cutting approaches to their work. The new headquarters also functions as an innovation accelerator thanks to a 150-square-meter “store lab”, a replica of retail spaces to test new ways to surprise and delight customers before rollout in Sephora stores.


LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH


Majid Al Futtaim: American Girl opens brand new store at City Centre Mirdif

Majid Al Futtaim: American Girl opens brand new store at City Centre Mirdif

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2017-Nov-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, today announced that American Girl, the premium brand loved by girls everywhere, has officially opened its doors in the UAE! The brand new store at City Centre Mirdif is American Girl’s first location in the region and first to open outside of North America.

The new American Girl will offer all of the store’s fan-favourites. This includes a complete assortment of the popular historical and contemporary dolls, along with a selection of doll outfits, accessories, Dress Like Your Doll® clothing, and the company’s best-selling books. Also, for fashionable youngsters, the store features a “Creativi-tees” boutique, where girls can create stylish T-shirts for themselves and their dolls. The store is also equipped with unbeatable party packages, making it the perfect destination to celebrate birthdays and other special occasions.

Commenting on the launch, Cameron Mitchell, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Majid Al Futtaim – Leisure & Entertainment, said: “We are delighted to have partnered with American Girl and be part of launching their very first store in the region! With its strong ideals, personality, and retailtainment elements, the iconic brand provides engaging and immersive retail experiences, making it the perfect addition to the Majid Al Futtaim – Leisure & Entertainment family. We continue to encourage our guests to share great moments together, and we are very excited to bring the befitting American Girl experience to residents in the UAE. We look forward to spreading American Girl values that inspire and empower young girls across the GCC!”

Katy Dickson, president of American Girl, American Girl, said: “For over thirty years, American Girl has been inspiring young girls to be strong, confident, and proud of who they are. Through our unique characters, publications, and retail experiences, we hope to instill strong values in women from a young age. This is something we are thrilled to expand into the Middle East. Over the years, we have attracted a dedicated international audience and we are excited to better cater to them, with the help of Majid Al Futtaim – Leisure & Entertainment!”

To celebrate this key milestone, American Girl will be hosting a spectacular launch event on Friday, November 24th at the City Centre Mirdif store location. The event will feature exclusive experiences, tasty treats, and pampering perfection for all guests and their little ones!

For more information on the new American Girl store, please go to www.americangirlmena.com.


Media Contact:
Taylyn Bush
Weber Shandwick
04 445 4222/050 644 4843

Note to the Editor: The legal name of this company is “Majid Al Futtaim” and should not be shortened or replaced by an acronym to avoid confusion with another business entity.

Disclaimer: All facts and figures in this release are accurate at the time of issuance.

About Majid Al Futtaim Leisure & Entertainment
Majid Al Futtaim- Leisure & Entertainment is the dedicated recreational and leisure arm of Majid Al Futtaim- Ventures. It currently operates Ski Dubai, the region’s first indoor ski resort at Mall of the Emirates, and has recently opened Ski Egypt at the Mall of Egypt in March 2017. It also operates 31 Magic Planet family entertainment centres across the Middle East, Africa and Asia and has given the region its first temperature controlled indoor/outdoor water park Wahooo! at City Centre Bahrain. Majid Al Futtaim – Leisure & Entertainment also partnered with the LEGO® Group in 2014 and has since opened 9 LEGO® Certified Stores in the Middle East. It also operates Little Explorers, the advanced edutainment centre, which opened its second location at Dubai Marina Mall in 2016, and iFLY Dubai, the one-of-a-kind indoor skydiving facility at City Centre Mirdif.

For more Information about our brands, please visit www.theplaymania.com

About Majid Al Futtaim
Founded in 1992, Majid Al Futtaim is the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

A remarkable business success story, Majid Al Futtaim started from one man’s vision to transform the face of shopping, entertainment and leisure to ‘create great moments for everyone, every day’. It has since grown into one of the United Arab Emirates’ most respected and successful businesses spanning 15 international markets, employing more than 39,000 people, and obtaining the highest credit rating (BBB) among privately-held corporates in the region.

Majid Al Futtaim owns and operates 21 shopping malls, 12 hotels and three mixed-use communities, with further developments underway in the region. The shopping malls portfolio includes Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, City Centre malls, My City Centre neighbourhood centres, and four community malls which are in joint venture with the Government of Sharjah. The Company is the exclusive franchisee for Carrefour in 38 markets across Middle East, Africa and Asia, and operates a portfolio of more than 210 outlets in 15 countries.

Majid Al Futtaim operates 284 VOX Cinema screens and 31 Magic Planet family entertainment centres across the region, in addition to iconic leisure and entertainment facilities such as Ski Dubai, Orbi Dubai and Ski Egypt, among others. The Company is parent to the consumer finance company ‘Najm’, a fashion retail business representing international brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, AllSaints, lululemon athletica, Crate & Barrel and Maison du Monde; and a healthcare business that operates City Centre Clinics. In addition, Majid Al Futtaim operates Enova, a facility and energy management company, through a joint venture operation with Veolia, a global leader in optimised environment resource management. The Company also owns the rights to The LEGO Store and American Girl in the Middle East and operates in the food and beverage industry through a partnership with Gourmet Gulf. www.majidalfuttaim.com


Veuve Clicquot presented its 45th Business Woman Award to Sarah Lavoine and The Prix Clémentine to Bénédicte de Raphélis Soissan

Jean-Marc Gallot, President of Maison Veuve Clicquot, Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Group Executive Vice President Human Resources & Synergies, Sarah Lavoine, Business Woman Award winner, Bénédicte de Raphélis Soissan, winner of the Prix Clémentine, Delphine Arnault, Executive Vice-President of Louis Vuitton and Philippe Schaus, Chief Executive Officer of Moët Hennessy.

PARIS, France, 2017-Nov-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Tuesday, November 21st, Veuve Clicquot presented its 45th Business Woman Award to Sarah Lavoine, interior designer and founder of Maison Sarah Lavoine. The Prix Clémentine was given to Bénédicte de Raphélis Soissan, founder of the startup Clustree.

Veuve Clicquot once again celebrated women entrepreneurs at the 2017 Business Woman Award ceremony, which took place at the Automobile Club de France in Paris. Created in 1972 to mark the bicentennial of the Maison, the award recognizes women with exceptional entrepreneurial spirit and pays tribute to Madame Clicquot, founder of the Champagne house and a trailblazing businesswoman. “This award celebrates remarkable women who have shown entrepreneurial initiative and innovated, women who inspire us with their vision, their creativity and above all their bold achievements,” said Jean-Marc Gallot, President of Maison Veuve Clicquot.

For the 45th anniversary of the Business Woman Award the jury of 400 people – including LVMH executives, prominent industry and decision leaders and previous winners – chose Sarah Lavoine and Bénédicte de Raphélis Soissan, in attendance of Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Group Executive Vice President Human Resources & Synergies, Delphine Arnault, Executive Vice-President of Louis Vuitton and Philippe Schaus, Chief Executive Officer of Moët Hennessy.

An interior designer known for a style synonymous with elegant Parisian taste expressing a contemporary aesthetic and artisanal excellence, Sarah Lavoine created her studio in 2002. Putting art de vivre at the core of her booming business, she was soon recognized as one of the world’s top designers, with a brand sold at 70 partner stores internationally, opening her own “Maison” on Place des Victoires in Paris, in late 2016. “Receiving the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award is a tremendous honor. Veuve Clicquot is an inspiring figure on many levels, for her uncompromising standards as well as her daring in breaking established codes,” says Sarah Lavoine.

Created in 2014, the Prix Clémentine – named after Madame Clicquot’s daughter – recognizes women who Veuve Clicquot sees as the coming generation of businesswomen. This year’s Prix Clémentine was given to Bénédicte de Raphélis Soissan, founder of Clustree, a human resources recommendation platform that allows businesses to recruit from a greater diversity of profiles thanks to artificial intelligence.


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Calvin Klein launches new CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR and CALVIN KLEIN JEANS global multi-media advertising campaign

Calvin Klein launches new CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR and CALVIN KLEIN JEANS global multi-media advertising campaign

First Chapter of New Campaign Led by Solange and Her Curated Cast of Artists


NEW YORK, 2017-Nov-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Calvin Klein, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH], today (Nov. 20, 2017) announced its new CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR and CALVIN KLEIN JEANS global multi-media advertising campaign. The campaign introduces an evolution in the CALVIN KLEIN brand’s globally recognized #MYCALVINS call to action: “Our Family. #MYCALVINS.”

The group is shot together as a “chosen” musical family, illustrating the overarching message of the campaign. The evolved #MYCALVINS concept has family at its center, a display of unity between strong individuals, further emphasized by the symbolism of the traditional American quilt. This campaign captures these bonds and brings to life different ways we can inspire families – both born and made – to connect with one another, and celebrate the things that unite us.

This launch marks the first moment of the new Our Family. #MYCALVINScampaign rollout, with a series of campaign launches that will run from Holiday 2017 through the Spring 2018 season. The talent featured will represent the bridging of several generations stylistically, musically and culturally. They will bring their stories to life as “Our Family” with family and community at the epicenter of the conversation.

For the first time, the brand is embracing a digital first, socially powered mindset in communicating the evolution of the globally successful #MYCALVINS campaign originally launched in 2014. The #MYCALVINS campaign leverages influencers’ and existing consumer behavior to express themselves, and maximizes the cultural ‘selfie’ and viral image-sharing phenomenon. With dedicated digital support in 12 countries and key high impact outdoor in several key markets throughout the holiday season, the Our Family. #MYCALVINS initiative will be communicated to a global audience.

About Calvin Klein

CALVIN KLEIN is a global lifestyle brand that exemplifies bold, progressive ideals and a seductive aesthetic. We seek to thrill and inspire our audience while using provocative imagery and striking designs to ignite the senses.

Founded in 1968 by Calvin Klein and his business partner Barry Schwartz, we have built our reputation as a leader in American fashion through our clean aesthetic and innovative designs. Global retail sales of CALVIN KLEIN brand products exceeded $8 billion in 2016 and were distributed in over 110 countries. CALVIN KLEIN employs over 10,000 associates globally. We were acquired by PVH Corp. in 2003.

About PVH Corp.

With a history going back over 135 years, PVH has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest apparel companies in the world. We have over 35,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and over $8 billion in annual revenues. We own the iconic CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER, Van Heusen, IZOD,ARROW, Speedo*, Warner’s and Olga brands, as well as the digital-centric True & Co. intimates brand, and market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands.

*The Speedo brand is licensed for North America and the Caribbean in perpetuity from Speedo International Limited.

IMAGE CREDITS: © 2017 Willy Vanderperre
SOCIAL MEDIA: facebook.com/calvinkleincalvinklein.tumblr.com;google.com/+calvinklein;
snapchat: calvinklein
brand handle: @calvinklein

Alexandra Wagner
Corporate Communications

Amanda Peña
Corporate Communications

Source: Calvin Klein, Inc.


Calvin Klein, Inc. and Amazon Fashion announce the CALVIN KLEIN X Amazon Fashion holiday retail experience

Calvin Klein, Inc. and Amazon Fashion announce the CALVIN KLEIN X Amazon Fashion holiday retail experience


NEW YORK, 2017-Nov-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Calvin Klein, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH], and Amazon Fashion today (Nov. 16, 2017) announced the CALVIN KLEIN X Amazon Fashion holiday retail experience, available for customers to shop now through December 31st. The experience will include pop-up shops in New York City and Los Angeles, as well as an online brand store on Amazon.com/mycalvins.

The holiday retail experience is a first between Amazon Fashion and CALVIN KLEIN, and will include exclusive styles available only to Amazoncustomers at the pop-ups and the online brand store. The pop-ups will be located in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood and in the city of Santa Monica in Los Angeles. Each location will sell CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR products, including men’s and women’s underwear and loungewear offerings, while the online CALVIN KLEIN brand store will offer an expanded selection of both CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR and CALVIN KLEIN JEANS product.

”We are proud to collaborate with Amazon Fashion on this exciting retail concept,” said Cheryl Abel-Hodges, head of Calvin Klein Underwear and President, The Underwear Group of PVH. “It is our goal to deliver an immersive and content-driven shopping environment to the consumer, and we are thrilled to introduce this experience to CALVIN KLEIN and Amazon shoppers, both online and offline, just in time for the holiday season.”

Visitors to the pop-up shops will be able to easily purchase by scanning a bar code in the Amazon App and having their items delivered to their home, or they can purchase in-store. Fitting rooms will contain AmazonEcho devices, which will allow shoppers to ask Alexa various questions about the CALVIN KLEIN product and experience, control lighting features, and play music of their choice.

Both pop-up shops will feature areas aimed to engage and entertain customers. Customization stations will allow shoppers to have their purchased CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR items personalized with special embroidery. Content creation spaces will encourage shoppers to create their own unique, sharable social media clips. Lounge areas will connect shoppers between the bi-coastal shops via video calling on the AmazonEcho Show, allowing them to interact and share exciting content in real time.

Throughout the holiday season, the shops will host special events with notable personalities, including supermodel and entrepreneur Karlie Klossand comedian and author Lilly Singh. Both Kloss and Singh are featured in the Amazon.com/mycalvins brand shop and prominently in store throughout the duration of the holiday retail experience.

“The holiday season is one of the most important shopping times for our customers, and we are delighted to team up with CALVIN KLEIN to provide a fun, interactive experience that connects our customers to product in an engaging way,” stated Michelle Rothman, Vice President at Amazon Fashion. “Customers will also be able to shop exclusive CALVIN KLEIN items on amazon.com/mycalvins.”

CALVIN KLEIN is a global lifestyle brand that exemplifies bold, progressive ideals and a seductive aesthetic. We seek to thrill and inspire our audience while using provocative imagery and striking designs to ignite the senses.

Founded in 1968 by Calvin Klein and his business partner Barry Schwartz, we have built our reputation as a leader in American fashion through our clean aesthetic and innovative designs. Global retail sales of CALVIN KLEIN brand products exceeded $8 billion in 2016 and were distributed in over 110 countries. CALVIN KLEIN employs over 10,000 associates globally. We were acquired by PVH Corp. in 2003.

With a history going back over 135 years, PVH has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest apparel companies in the world. We have over 35,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and over $8 billion in annual revenues. We own the iconic CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER, Van Heusen, IZOD,ARROW, Speedo*, Warner’s and Olga brands, as well as the digital-centric True & Co. intimates brand, and market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands.

*The Speedo brand is licensed for North America and the Caribbean in perpetuity from Speedo International Limited.

RETAIL CREDIT – NYC: CALVIN KLEIN X Amazon Fashion Pop-Up, 545 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
RETAIL CREDIT – LA: CALVIN KLEIN X Amazon Fashion Pop-Up, 1444 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401
IMAGE CREDITS – NYC: © 2017 Griffin Lipson/BFA.com
IMAGE CREDITS – LA: © 2017 Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: facebook.com/calvinkleincalvinklein.tumblr.com;google.com/+calvinklein;
snapchat: calvinklein
brand handle: @calvinklein

Alexandra Wagner
SVP, Corporate Communications

Amanda Peña
Director, Corporate Communications

Source: Calvin Klein, Inc.


H&M opens its first store in Georgia

H&M opens its first store in Georgia


The long-awaited store finally opened its doors at 12:00 November 18th. One of the world’s largest fashion retailers H&M greeted nearly 2000 fashion lovers who was lining up from 5 AM in the morning to be among the first to grab the latest fashion. The 3000 square metre store which spans over three levels, houses a selection of fashion and accessories for men, women, youth and kids.

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2017-Nov-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — The earliest H&M customers were welcomed with coffee, water and snacks. The lucky first 1003 customers entering the store received gift cards, including 200 GEL to the 1st in line, 100 GEL to the 2nd and 50 GEL to the 3rd in line and the rest 1 000 received 30 GEL. The 1003 fans also received a limited edition tote bag as a gift celebrating the opening of the store. Customers also received 20% off the entire assortment, all day. Charismatic Tv presenter Irakli Makatsaria and actress Salome Kokuashvili  together with popular DJ Rembo, counted down to the opening. H&M joyous staff team performed a lively dance in honor of opening of the first store in Georgia. Claudia Oszwald, the Country Manager for H&M Austria, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia and Georgia together with Store Manager officially cut the red ribbon and welcomed the first eager shoppers.

 “We have been waiting for this day for a long time now and we are very happy to see so many H&M admirers in Tbilisi! I am so proud to welcome shoppers to our very first store and we are pleased to be able to offer our customers added value through fashion, quality and sustainability at the best price,” says Claudia Oszwald.

The H&M Tbilisi store is located at Galleria Tbilisi, Rustaveli Avenue 2/4 with regular opening hours Monday to Sunday from 10:00 am- 22:00 pm. At H&M fashion never sleeps!


Head of Media Relations
Katarina Kempe
+46 8 5780 85 54



Tommy Svensson appointed acting CFO of the KappAhl Group

Tommy Svensson appointed acting CFO of the KappAhl Group


Mölndal, Sweden, 2017-Nov-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — During the period of 1 December until April 2018, until new CFO Peter Andersson will claim his position, Tommy Svensson will lead the financial work of the KappAhl Group. Tommy Svensson was born in 1958 and has a B.Sc. in Business Administration and Audit. Tommy has many years of experience from qualified work in financial management out of strategic and operational perspectives. He is a consultant at TSS Consult & Invest AB with assignments relating to business development and development of finance and management functions and has previously worked for Vårdapoteket, Hemtex and Lindex among others.

This information is information that KappAhl AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation and the Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out below, at 12.00 CET on 17 November 2017.

KappAhl was founded in Gothenburg in 1953 and is a leading fashion chain in the Nordic region with 370 KappAhl and Newbie stores, including Shop Online, in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Poland and Great Britain. Our business idea is to offer value-for-money fashion of our own design to the many people. Sustainability-labeled fashion accounts for 53 per cent of the range. Sales for 2016/2017 totaled SEK 4.9 billion and the company has approx. 4,000 employees in nine countries. KappAhl is quoted on Nasdaq Stockholm. More information at www.kappahl.com

For further information:
Danny Feltmann
President &amp
Tel +46 31 771 5661

Charlotte Högberg
Head Corporate Communications
Tel +46 704 71 56 31

Source: KappAhl


Debenhams launches new mobile site for UK customers

Debenhams launches new mobile site for UK customers


  • Debenhams is strengthening its multi-channel offering with the launch of a new mobile site for UK customers that brings together the best features of mobile apps with the broad reach of mobile web
  • The Progressive Web App (PWA), which uses Google-backed technology, creates a smooth and streamlined app-like shopping experience online, without requiring an app store download

LONDON, 2017-Nov-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Leading British retailer, Debenhams is strengthening its multi-channel offering with the launch of a new mobile site for UK customers that brings together the best features of mobile apps with the broad reach of mobile web.

The Progressive Web App (PWA), which uses Google-backed technology, is a key development in Debenhams digital and multi-channel strategy. The PWA creates a smooth and streamlined app-like shopping experience on the web, without requiring an app store download. The new site means that customers will be able to browse twice as fast as before.

Delivered by SapientRazorfish and Mobify, the new site went live in early October after less than four months of development.

Ross Clemmow, Managing Director Retail, Digital, Food & Events at Debenhams, said: “We have seen unprecedented growth in mobile in the last two years. Research shows that 50% of UK online retail sales are now made through mobile devices (smartphones and tablets)¹. We know customers get frustrated by a slow site, even more so on mobile, with as many as 70% admitting they would leave a site if it loaded slowly.

“The new site will transform our customer’s experience of shopping with Debenhams on their mobiles. We now have technology that not only delivers a better, faster experience but allows us to keep pace with shoppers expectations’ whilst on the move.”

Mobify CEO, Igor Faletski, said: “Debenhams recognised the need to put mobile customers first. The PWA gives them a premium online shopping experience and positions them for future growth. We’re very excited to be working with the Debenhams team.”

See the new Debenhams streamlined Progressive Web App here:


Notes to Editors

¹ https://www.imrg.org/media-and-comment/press-releases/over-half-of-online-sales-now-made-through-mobile-devices/

Debenhams is a leading international, department store destination with a proud British heritage which trades out of around 250 stores across 25 countries and is available online in more than 60 countries.  Debenhams gives its customers around the world a unique, differentiated and exclusive mix of own brands, international brands and concessions.

Debenhams has been investing in design for over 20 years through its exclusive Designers at Debenhams portfolio of brands.  Current designers include Abigail Ahern, Jeff Banks, Jasper Conran, Sadie Frost and Jemima French, Patrick Grant, Henry Holland, Ben de Lisi, Todd Lynn, Julien Macdonald, Savannah Miller, Jenny Packham, Aliza Reger, John Rocha, Ashley Thomas, Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi, Eric Van Peterson and Matthew Williamson.

For more information, visit www.Debenhams.com

Debenhams Press Office
020 3549 6420

Source: Debenhams


Amazon offers a sneak peek of its plans for Black Friday deals

  • Black Friday will feature more than 30 Deals of the Day and thousands of Lightning Deals across 30 categories
  • Save up to 35% on Melissa & Doug toys and furniture; Premium brand 40-inch smart TV only $279.99; Echo Dot only $29.99 – the lowest price ever!
  • Shop deals from small businesses and entrepreneurs, including startups in the Amazon Launchpad and Amazon Exclusives programs, on everything from toys and electronics to sporting equipment and clothes

SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon is offering a sneak peek of its plans for Black Friday and, with deals across 30 categories, there is something for everyone this holiday. Now through Black Friday, customers will find deals on items including toys, electronics, fashion, beauty, kitchen, sporting goods, and more, in addition to Amazon Devices and products from small businesses and entrepreneurs, at amazon.com/blackfriday. Customers can expect to find incredible deals across a wide selection of top holiday products throughout the duration of the “Turkey 5” – those five popular shopping days starting at midnight PT on Thanksgiving and continuing through Cyber Monday. Black Friday will feature more than 30 Deals of the Day and thousands of Lightning Deals. Customers will find new deals every day, all season long.

Discover all of the great Amazon Black Friday deals at amazon.com/blackfriday or shop anytime, anywhere with the Amazon App (to download, visit amazon.com/mobileapps from your mobile browser). Customers shopping with the Amazon App can also set Watch a Deal alerts to ensure they never miss out on a hot holiday product, and even use AR view, a new augmented reality feature, to view thousands of items in their space before they buy. Voice Shoppers can shop select Black Friday deals, starting as early as 5pm PT, Wednesday, Nov. 22 – just ask Alexa.

All Amazon customers can choose from more than one hundred million items that are eligible for free shipping this holiday and all year long. This includes eligible orders of $25 or more shipped by Amazon, as well as free shipping offers from small business and entrepreneurs selling on Amazon.

The deals included below will be available on various dates and times between Nov. 17 and Nov. 24 (Black Friday), while supplies last, at amazon.com/blackfriday or on the Amazon App.

Amazon Devices

  • Save $20 on Echo Dot, only $29.99 – the lowest price ever for Echo Dot
  • Save $20 on All-New Echo, only $79.99
  • Save $30 on Echo Plus, only $119.99
  • Save $50 on Amazon Tap, only $79.99
  • Add a smart plug to any Echo purchase for only $5 ($20 off)
  • Save $20 on Amazon Cloud Cam, only $99.99
  • Save $30 on Fire 7 Kids Edition, only $69.99 – and save an additional $10 when you buy two Fire 7 Kids Edition tablets, only $129.98
  • Save $40 on Fire HD 8 Kids Edition, only $89.99 – and save an additional $10 when you buy two Fire HD 8 Kids Edition, only $169.98
  • Save $50 on Fire HD 10, only $99.99 – the lowest price ever for the Fire HD 10
  • Save $30 on Fire HD 8, only $49.99
  • Save $30 on Kindle Paperwhite, only $89.99
  • Save $30 on Kindle, only $49.99
  • Save $30 on Kindle for Kids Bundle, only $69.99
  • Save $15 on Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, only $24.99


  • Premium brand 40-inch smart TV, only $279.99
  • Sony 75-inch 4K Ultra HD smart LED TV (2017 Model), only $1,999.99
  • Sony 70-inch 4K Ultra HD smart LED TV (2017 Model), only $1,199.99
  • Samsung UN65MU8000 65-inch 4K Ultra HD smart TV (2017 Model), only $1,297.99
  • Sony 65-inch 4K Ultra HD smart LED TV (2017 Model), only $1,499.99
  • Samsung UN55MU8000 55-inch 4K Ultra HD smart TV (2017 Model), only $897.99
  • Sony 55-inch 4K Ultra HD smart LED TV (2017 Model), only $999.99
  • 32-inch 720p TV, only $69.99
  • 49-inch 4k TV, only $159.99
  • Save up to 30% on select TP-Link smart home and networking products
  • Save up to 25% on select Seagate hard drives
  • Save up to $150 on Acer Helios 300 Gaming Laptop
  • Save up to $120 on Cyberpowerpc Gaming Desktop
  • Save 30% on Corsair K70 Gaming Keyboard
  • Save up to 35% on select SanDisk memory products
  • Save up to 40% on PC gaming laptops, desktops, components and more
  • Save up to 25% on select 3D printers


  • Save up to 35% on Melissa & Doug toys and furniture
  • Save up to 40% on K’NEX Thrill Rides-Kraken’s Revenge Roller Coaster
  • Save up to 30% on select Crayola arts and crafts
  • Save up to 30% on select Paw Patrol toys
  • Save up to 50% on select Zoomer toys

Home Furnishings

  • Save up to 35% on select Thanksgiving and holiday décor
  • Save up to 40% on select mattresses, furniture and area rugs
  • Save up to 35% on select Rubbermaid products
  • Save up to 40% on select Thermos products

Smart Home

  • Save up to $40 on Schlage Smart Lock – Works with Amazon Alexa
  • Save $50 on Bluetooth-enabled Opal Nugget Ice Maker
  • Save $100 on SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit

Video Games

  • Save up to $100 on select Playstation virtual reality bundles
  • Save up to 50% on Just Dance 2018 Gold Box

Music, TV, Movies & Books

  • For the first time ever, non-Prime members as well as Prime members who haven’t yet tried Amazon Music Unlimited can get three months of the full catalog on-demand service with access to tens of millions of songs, for just $0.99 starting today
  • Save 40% on new release movies and TV seasons, as well as catalog best sellers available to rent or purchase and instantly stream on Amazon Video
  • Save up to 80% on select Kindle best-selling books


  • Save 35% on Soft WellBites Dog Treats
  • Save 15% on Fluval 2.6-Gallon Aquarium Kit

Sports & Outdoors

  • Save up to 60% on New Balance shoes and apparel
  • Save up to 30% on Under Armour TB12 Recovery Sleepwear
  • Save 20% on select Tumbl Trak products
  • Save on Bushnell Binoculars and Camelbak Hydration
  • Save up to 35% on select camo apparel
  • Save 20% on select Barska products
  • Save up to 25% on Nikon Coolshot 80 Rangefinder
  • Save 20% on Atomic Foosball Table
  • Save 25% on select X-Rocker Gaming Chairs
  • Save up to 35% on select Killerspin Table Tennis Rackets
  • Save 20% on select Paragon popcorn machines

Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs: Small businesses and entrepreneurs selling on Amazon come from every state in the U.S., and more than 130 countries around the world. Customers can shop deals from small businesses and entrepreneurs, including startups in the Amazon Launch pad and Amazon Exclusives programs, on everything from toys and electronics to sporting equipment and clothing:

  • Save 30% on Segway Minipro 2018 Edition
  • Save 20% on Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit
  • Save $30 on Anki Cozmo
  • Save 80% on Queen Rose Full Pregnancy Body Pillow
  • Save 20% on CoffeeGator Pour Over Coffee Maker
  • Save 60% on Silpada ‘Santa Fe’ Sterling Silver, Brass and Turquoise Bracelet

Voice Shop to Get Early Access to Deals: Customers who voice shop with Alexa will get an exclusive shopping window several hours earlier than the general public with access to some of the best deals starting at 5pm PT, Wednesday, Nov. 22. Available on the Amazon Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Dot and Amazon Tap, as well as screened devices such as the all-new Amazon Fire TV, all-new Fire HD 10 Tablet, Echo Show and soon to be released Echo Spot, it’s as simple as asking Alexa. Customers can voice shop with Alexa for tens of millions of Prime-eligible items every day of the year. Changed your mind? No problem, any physical product purchased with your voice is eligible for free returns. Customers must be Prime members with default payment and shipping information. To learn more, visit amazon.com/voiceshopping.

Amazon Prints: Beginning Nov. 19 for a limited time, holiday cards are 50% off. Create high-quality, custom cards and share holiday messages with friends and loved ones. Cards are printed on ultra-thick, matte cardstock and include envelopes with free return address printing plus free delivery with Prime. Go to amazon.com/prints to learn more.

Amazon Restaurants: Prime members making their first Amazon Restaurants order will get $10 off their order plus FREE delivery when they make a qualified purchase on Amazon.com or Prime Now between Nov. 24 and Nov. 27. Go to amazon.com/restaurants to learn more.

Amazon Books: Customers can also discover great deals on books, devices, toys and games in store at Amazon Books in Seattle, New York City (on 34th St and at Columbus Circle), Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston (Dedham and Lynnfield), San Diego, San Jose, Portland, Bellevue(Wash.) and Paramus (N.J.). Whether customers want to discover a new book for the holidays, test-drive a device, or purchase Amazon Gift Cards, Amazon Books offers gifts for everyone.

Amazon.com in Spanish: Customers can shop, browse and search for deals across 30 categories in Spanish. Customers can update their language settings in their Amazon App, as well as visit Amazon.com and click the ‘globe’ button – located in the navigation bar at the top of their Amazon home screen – to set and begin shopping in their preferred language. Preferred language settings will be saved for future site visits under ‘Your account’ settings.

Fast Shipping, Deals and More with Prime: Prime is designed to make your life better every day including the convenience of fast, free shipping and great entertainment. Prime members can shop thousands of Lightning Deals with 30-minute early access and, with the Amazon Prime credit card, members will earn even bigger rewards this holiday season. Members can also enjoy Free Two-Day Shipping with AmazonPrime, as well as Prime FREE One-Day Shipping and Prime FREE Same-Day Delivery on more than one million items in orders of $35 or more available to members in over 5,000 cities and towns. And, with Prime Now, Prime Members in more than 30 U.S. cities can benefit from one-and-two hour delivery. In addition, Prime members in 37 cities and surrounding areas across the U.S. now have access to Amazon Key, the new service that radically improves the convenience of receiving deliveries. Amazon Key allows Prime members to have eligible packages securely delivered inside their homes without having to be there.

About Amazon

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about and follow @AmazonNews.

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KappAhl estimates lower operating profit for the first quarter 2017/2018

KappAhl estimates lower operating profit for the first quarter 2017/2018


KappAhl AB (publ.) estimates that their operating profit for the first quarter 2017/2018 will be lower than the first quarter 2016/2017.

Mölndal, Sweden, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sales during the quarter has not lived up to our expectations so far. This is mainly depending on our price- and campaign strategy that has not given the effect we wished for in the tough market climate during the fall, says KappAhl’s President and CEO Danny Feltmann.

KappAhl estimates that the operating profit for the first quarter 2017/2018 will be approximately 100 MSEK, compared to 145 MSEK for the first quarter 2016/2017.

Sales during the quarter has not lived up to the company’s expectations so far. A lower consumption in general during the warm fall has resulted in reduced traffic.

– With these insights we see that we did not adapt our price- and campaign strategy, aiming to increase full price sales, quickly enough. Going forward we will adjust our price- and campaign strategy at a pace more adapted to the market as well as keeping a continued good cost control, says Danny Feltmann.

KappAhl’s financial report for the first quarter, September-November 2017, will be published as planned on 20 December at 07.30, followed by a telephone conference at 09.00 o’clock the same day.

This information is information that KappAhl AB is obliged to disclose pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was released for public disclosure through the agency of President and CEO Danny Feltmann on 13 November 2017 at 07.30 CET.

KappAhl was founded in Gothenburg in 1953 and is a leading fashion chain in the Nordic region with 370 KappAhl and Newbie stores, including Shop Online, in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Poland and Great Britain. Our business idea is to offer value-for-money fashion of our own design to the many people. Sustainability-labeled fashion accounts for 53 per cent of the range. Sales for 2016/2017 totaled SEK 4.9 billion and the company has approx. 4,000 employees in nine countries. KappAhl is quoted on Nasdaq Stockholm. More information at www.kappahl.com

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For further information:
Danny Feltmann
President and CEO.
Tel. +46 317 715 661

Anders Bülow
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Tel +46 706 610 988.

For company information and photos:
Charlotte Högberg
Head Corporate Communications
Tel. +46 704 715 631

Source: KappAhl


Zenith and Bulgari recognized at the 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève awards

Zenith and Bulgari recognized at the 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève awards


Paris, 2017-Nov-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The prestigious Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève awards took place on November 8th in Geneva. The international jury saluted watchmaking excellence, innovation and expertise, awarding 16 prizes. The Innovation Prize went to the Zenith Defy Lab, while Bulgari took home two prizes for its Octo Finissimo Automatic and Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Skeleton men’s watches.

Considered “the Oscars of watchmaking”, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève announced its 2017 prizes on November 8th. Zenith won the Innovation Prize for its Defy Lab, the world’s most accurate mechanical watch thanks to a groundbreaking oscillator. Awarded triple certification, this exceptional timepiece revisits the balance and hairspring regulator invented in January 1675 by the scientist Christiaan Huygens. A concentrate of precision and innovation, the Defy Lab is the first watch made from Aeronith, an aluminum composite lighter than titanium, aluminum or carbon fiber.

Bulgari was also celebrated at the awards, receiving the Men’s Watch Prize for the Octo Finissimo Automatic, plus the Tourbillon and Escapement Watch Prize for the Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Skeleton. Unveiled at the 2017 edition of Baselworld, the Octo Finissimo Automatic has a thickness of just 5.15 mm, making it the thinnest automatic watch in the market.

The Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Skeleton features the world’s thinnest tourbillon, revealing an open-work movement with 253 components and featuring 13 rubies and eight ball bearings. This double win recognizes two icons of contemporary horological creativity and unrivalled watchmaking mastery.


LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH


Prada Spa in full transparency with the Italian Tax Authority; admitted to the “Cooperative Compliance Regime”

Milan,, 2017-Nov-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Prada Spa has been admitted to the “Cooperative Compliance Regime” (as provided for by the Italian Legislative Decree no.128/2015), consisting in an ongoing dialogue in full transparency with the Italian Tax Authority, thereby strengthening the level of certainty on the most relevant tax matters.

Adhering to this regime is part of the broader tax strategy of the Prada Group, which has always been based on risk prevention and commitment to promote a business culture based on fairness and compliance with the law.

This represents an important milestone in the path of cooperation and mutual trust started by Prada with Tax Authorities long ago, being increasingly aware that a transparency-based tax risk management is beneficial to all Group’s stakeholders.

The PRADA Group – HKSE Code: 1913 – is one of the world leaders in the luxury goods sector where it operates with the Prada, Miu Miu , Church’s and Car Shoe brands in the design, production and distribution of luxury handbags, leather goods, footwear, apparel and accessories. Moreover, in 2014,mPrada Spa acquires 80% of Angelo Marchesi srl, owners of the historic Milanese pastry shop founded in 1824. The Group operates, under licensing agreements, in the eyewear and fragrance sectors. Its products are sold in 70 countries worldwide through a network that included 613 directly operated stores (DOS) at July 31, 2017 and a selected network of luxury department stores, independent retailers and franchise stores.

For further information, please contact:
Prada Press Office

Source: PRADA Group

Nicola Glass named Creative Director of Kate Spade

NEW YORK, 2017-Nov-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tapestry, Inc. (NYSE:TPR) (SEHK:6388), a leading New York-based house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands, today (Nov. 8, 2017) announced the appointment of Nicola Glass as Creative Director of Kate Spade. She is expected to join the company early in the new calendar year, and will succeed Deborah Lloyd, the brand’s current creative director who, in the wake of the Tapestry, Inc.acquisition, made the decision to exit the brand in 2018. Ms. Glass will ultimately report to the Brand President and Chief Executive Officer of Kate Spade, a role currently held by Tapestry, Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer, Victor Luis, in an interim capacity. Ms. Glass will be responsible for leading all creative aspects of the Kate Spade brand, including all product design, brand imagery and store environments.

“The appointment of Nicola Glass marks an important milestone in the next chapter of the Kate Spade brand,” said Victor Luis, Chief Executive Officer of Tapestry, Inc. “There are very few creative executives like her, who have both the talent to lead creative teams and the appreciation and understanding of how to scale a growing handbag and accessories-driven business. We are extremely pleased that she will be leading the strong creative team already in place, while bringing her unique aesthetic and personal style to Kate Spade. Nicola fully understands the feminine, fun and fashionable style of Kate Spade and is excited to bring its distinctive style to global audiences. Her depth and breadth of experience will be an invaluable asset to the business in general – and especially the design and brand teams – as we grow and develop the business globally.”

Ms. Glass joins Kate Spade from Michael Kors where she currently holds the role of Senior Vice President of Accessories Design overseeing all design and development of Michael Kors Collection and MICHAEL Michael Kors. She leads a team including all accessory, hardware and technical design, and is responsible for sourcing and developing all leathers and fabrics. Ms. Glass has been with Michael Kors since 2004, contributing to the business and holding successively more senior roles over her 13-year tenure with the company. Prior to Michael Kors she worked at Gucci as an accessories designer. Ms. Glass holds a Masters of the Arts in Fashion Accessories from the Royal College of Art, London.

Victor Luis added, “Nicola’s sensitivity and appreciation of Kate Spade along with her leadership skills, and deep design experience, uniquely qualify her to provide creative direction for Kate Spade. I am confident that her expertise – grounded in accessories – will enable her to build upon the brand’s fun, feminine and fashionable positioning to create innovative product and brand imagery, delighting customers in a singularly Kate Spadeway, full of color and playful sophistication.”

“I’m very honored to be joining Kate Spade as the new Creative Director,” said Ms. Glass. “It is a brand I’ve long admired and I look forward to leading the team in this next chapter of Kate Spade’s evolution and growth.” Ms. Glass will succeed Deborah Lloyd, who has been President and Chief Creative Officer of Kate Spade since November 2007. “We have great admiration for Deborah’s accomplishments and her vision and creative leadership have been instrumental to the growth of Kate Spade,” said Victor Luis. “We wish her every success in the future and look forward to welcoming Nicola.”

Tapestry, Inc. is a New York-based house of modern luxury lifestyle brands. The Company’s portfolio includes Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman. Our Company and our brands are founded upon a creative and consumer-led view of luxury that stands for inclusivity and approachability. Each of our brands are unique and independent, while sharing a commitment to innovation and authenticity defined by distinctive products and differentiated customer experiences across channels and geographies. To learn more about Tapestry, please visit www.tapestry.com. The Company’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TPR. The Company’s Hong Kong Depositary Receipts are traded on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited under the symbol 6388.

Neither the Hong Kong Depositary Receipts nor the Hong Kong Depositary Shares evidenced thereby have been or will be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account of, a U.S. Person (within the meaning of Regulation S under the Securities Act), absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. Hedging transactions involving these securities may not be conducted unless in compliance with the Securities Act.

This information to be made available in this press release may contain forward-looking statements based on management’s current expectations. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements that can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “can,” “should,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “continue,” “project,” “guidance,” “forecast,” “anticipate,” “moving,” “leveraging,” “developing,” “driving,” “targeting,” “assume,” “plan,” “pursue,” “look forward to,” “achieve” or comparable terms. Future results may differ materially from management’s current expectations, based upon a number of important factors, including risks and uncertainties such as expected economic trends, the ability to anticipate consumer preferences, the ability to control costs and successfully execute our transformation and operational efficiency initiatives and growth strategies and our ability to achieve intended benefits, cost savings and synergies from acquisitions, etc. Please refer to the Company’s latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a complete list of risks and important factors.

Analysts & Media:
Andrea Shaw Resnick
Global Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

Christina Colone
Senior Director, Investor Relations

Source: Tapestry, Inc.

Esprit inaugurates the “YES Center – Youth Empowerment through Skills” educational center in Multan, Pakistan


Ratingen, Germany, 2017-Nov-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Within the context of its comprehensive sustainability strategy, Esprit launched the “YES Center – Youth Empowerment through Skills” educational project in autumn 2016. Its purpose is that of conveying important competences to young people in supplier countries, thereby allowing them an economically-independent and self-determined life. Following the successful opening of the first school in Bangladesh in 2016, the official inauguration ceremony of the second YES Center in Pakistan takes place on 8 November 2017. The Yes Center in Pakistan is a school for girls only. It aims to promote the economic independence of girls and young women and, as such, to contribute in combatting poverty in Pakistan.

Esprit shares the self-concept of the United Nations, seeing high-quality education as one of the most important interventions toward more peace, prosperity, health, equality and fairness. Therefore, the company took the decision to sponsor selected supplier countries for two years. After the opening of the first schools in Cox’s Bazar and Dhaka in Bangladesh in 2016, this is now followed by another school in Pakistan. The girl’s school, which is located in the Multan district in South Punjab, will be officially inaugurated on the 8th of November in the presence of local authorities and representatives of NGOs.

All in all, 430 students between the age of 15 and 22 years are to be educated. All measures have the goal of strengthening the young girls’, women’s and female entrepreneurs’ competences in Pakistan. Knowledge and know-how transfer, as well as good technical equipment on site are to facilitate women entering regional and international markets. In the coming two years, they will acquire knowledge in different areas that will prepare them for the labor markets and convey the skills that are needed to be in a position to act independently.

The funding of the YES Center was made possible by the Esprit Cares Trust, which was founded in 1993 with the objective of supporting charity-related activities. All projects funded through the Esprit Cares Trust are committed to charitable activities. The YES Center was initiated by Esprit and the YOU Foundation. Until the end of 2018, three additional YES Centers will be opened in Vietnam and India as well as another location in Bangladesh.


corporate communications
Hartmut Schultz (HQ & Europa)
t +49 89 9924 9620

Source: Esprit

LVMH announces appointments to its Executive Committee

Paris, 2017-Nov-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Group announces the following appointments to its Executive Committee:

Sidney Toledano becomes Chairman and CEO of the Fashion Group after 20 years at the helm of Christian Dior Couture. The CEOs of Céline, Givenchy, Loewe, Pucci, Kenzo, Marc Jacobs, Rossimoda and Nicholas Kirkwood will report into him. Sidney Toledano becomes a member of the LVMH Executive Committee.
Pietro Beccari has been appointed Chairman and CEO of Christian Dior Couture after heading up Fendi since 2012. He also becomes a member of the LVMH Executive Committee.

Pierre-Yves Roussel steps down as head of the Fashion Group after ten years and becomes Special Advisor to Bernard Arnault. He will shortly assume new operational responsibilities within the LVMH Executive Committee, of which he has been a member for 14 years.

Bernard Arnault commented: “Sidney Toledano is the driving force behind the huge success of Christian Dior Couture across the world. Over the past 25 years, he has done an outstanding job of developing the exceptional House of Christian Dior Couture and of promoting its elegance and modernity through its highly talented team of designers. I want to offer my profound gratitude and am delighted that we will continue to work together and benefit from his expertise.”

“The appointment of Pietro Beccari as head of Christian Dior Couture signals a new era,” added Bernard Arnault. “Having been an integral member of our Group for 12 years, Pietro has an excellent track record. After several years as Marketing Director of Louis Vuitton, he oversaw strong growth at Fendi by expertly harnessing the creativity of Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi and closely aligning it to the Roman influence of the House. He will be an excellent leader who will steer Dior towards ever greater success in the future.”

Bernard Arnault added: “I am sincerely grateful to Pierre-Yves Roussel for his excellent work. Thanks to his leadership, the Fashion Group’s various brands have achieved remarkable success over the last 10 years. In particular, he has played an instrumental role in the selection of the best creative talents and in implementing innovative strategies and high-performing teams within the different Houses.”

These appointments will take effect from the beginning of 2018.

The new CEO of Fendi will be announced in the near future.

Media Contacts:
Jean-Charles Tréhan
+33 1 44 13 21 22

France: Michel Calzaroni / Olivier Labesse /
Hugues Schmitt / Thomas Roborel de Climens
DGM Conseil
+33 1 40 70 11 89

UK: Hugh Morrison / Charlotte McMullen
Montfort Communications
+44 203 770 7903

Italy: Michele Calcaterra / Matteo Steinbach
SEC and Partners
+39 02 62 49 991

US: Jim Fingeroth / Molly Morse / Anntal Silver
Kekst & Company
+1 212 521 4800

Source: LVMH

Bon-Ton Stores to open at 11:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day for Black Friday Shopping

Bon-Ton Stores to open at 11:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day for Black Friday Shopping


Free gift card to the first 200 customers at every store

MILWAUKEE, 2017-Nov-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — This holiday season, The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (OTCQX: BONT) is delighting shoppers with unexpected gifts for everyone on their shopping list, offering better brands and bigger savings at their local Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner’s, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s or Younkers stores and online at bonton.com.  All Bon-Ton stores will open early on Thursday, November 23 at 11:00 a.m. with more than 700 Door Busters on a huge selection of holiday gifts, fashion, toys and décor for the home.  Stores will be open through Friday, November 24 at 10:00 p.m.and Door Busters will be available through 3:00 p.m. on Friday offering customers 28 hours of incredible deals. The first 200 customers at the door on Thursday will receive a gift card valued between $5 and $500 with a guaranteed $500 gift card at every store.

“Bon-Ton is ready for the kick-off of the holiday shopping season with fantastic savings on great gifts for the entire family,” said Bill Tracy, president and chief executive officer for The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. “Whether shopping in our stores or online, customers will find not only great deals but extra special offers and giveaways to get the holidays started.”

In Store and Online Door Busters
Here are a few highlights of some of the Door Buster deals Bon-Ton will offer in-store starting at 11: 00 a.m. on Thursday, November 23 and online starting 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 19 (while supplies last):

  • $19.97 Rampage boots and coats
  • $19.97 Any size Living Quarters down-alternative comforters
  • $9.97 Kitchen Electrics; slow cooker, griddle, toaster, blender and more (no rebate needed).
  • $99.97 Select ladies designer coats in packable down, puffers and active from Calvin Klein, Nautica, Michael Kors and more
  • Buy 1 Get 2 FREE men’s flannels, fleece and more from Izod, Van Heusen and Ruff Hewn
  • $39.97 3-piece, hardside spinner luggage set from Travel Quarters
  • $17.97 entire stock kids puffer jackets (girls 2-16, boys 8-20)
  • 50% off designer clearance handbags and shoes
  • Buy 2 get 1 FREE fragrance rollerballs and pens sprays
  • $19.99 1/8 ct. diamond earrings
  • $19.97 ladies PJ sets from Intimate Essentials, Hue and Zoe&Bella.

Black Friday Online Previews
For shoppers looking to get started a little sooner Bon-Ton will offer daily online Black Friday Door Buster “previews” starting Monday, November 13 at 6:00 a.m. through Friday, November 17. A variety of 30 different items will be unveiled each day on the company’s websites bonton.combergners.combostonstore.comcarsons.comelder-beerman.comherbergers.com and younkers.com.  Free shipping will be offered on all purchases of $25 or more (surcharges may apply).

Daily exclusive online Door Busters include items such as:

  • $24.97-29.97 Boots from Sugar, Rocket Dog, Seven Dials, Indigo Rd. G by Guess, White Mountain, Life Stride and Relativity
  • $19.97 Any Size LivingQuarters Reversible down-alternative comforters
  • $99.97 Ladies down and puffer coats
  • Buy 1 Get 2 FREE Men’s free Izod, Van Heusen, Ruff Hewn sportswear
  • Up to 60% off FAO Schwarz toys

Better Brands, Bigger Savings
Customers can get even bigger savings when they use the Bon-Ton app to access coupons and take full advantage of the company’s rewards programs to save more on everything in the store including all the better brands, like Calvin Klein, Steve Madden, Nautica, Anne Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, IZOD, Guess , Jockey and many more. Customers using a Bon-Ton charge card will save up to 20% on purchases made for the entire day when they open a new account in any of our store locations (subject to credit approval). Cardholders earn a variety of benefits, including a $20 Rewards Card for every $200 spent.

About The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.
The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 260 stores, which includes 9 furniture galleries and four clearance centers, in 24 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates. The stores offer a broad assortment of national and private brand fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as cosmetics and home furnishings. The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. is an active and positive participant in the communities it serves. For store locations and information visit bonton.com. Join the conversation and be inspired by following Bon-Ton on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest.

SOURCE: The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.


Michael Kors Holdings Limited to present at the Morgan Stanley Global Consumer & Retail Conference in New York

Michael Kors Holdings Limited to present at the Morgan Stanley Global Consumer & Retail Conference in New York


LONDON, 2017-Nov-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE:KORS), a global fashion luxury group, today (NOVEMBER 8, 2017) announced that the company will be presenting at the Morgan Stanley Global Consumer & Retail Conference, held at The Crowne Plaza Times Square in New York City, on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at 10:00 AM Eastern Time. John D. Idol, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Thomas J. Edwards, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, will host the presentation.

The audio portion of the presentation will be webcast live on the Company’s Investor Relations website, www.investors.michaelkors.com. An archived replay will be available two hours after the conclusion of the live event.

About Michael Kors Holdings Limited

Michael Kors Holdings Limited is a global fashion luxury group, consisting of iconic brands that are industry leaders in design, style and craftsmanship. Its brands cover the full spectrum of fashion luxury categories including women’s and men’s accessories, footwear and apparel as well as wearable technology, watches, jewelry, eyewear and a full line of fragrance products. The company’s goal is to continue to extend the global reach of its brands while ensuring that they maintain their independence and exclusive DNA. Michael Kors Holdings Limited is publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker KORS.

Michael Kors Holdings Limited
Christina Coronios

ICR, Inc.
Jean Fontana

ICR, Inc.
Alecia Pulman

Source: Michael Kors Holdings Limited


H&M announces 2017 Holiday campaign film featuring Nicki Minaj

H&M announces 2017 Holiday campaign film featuring Nicki Minaj


H&M is pleased to announce that the 2017 Holiday campaign film will star Nicki Minaj alongside Jesse Williams and John Turturro. Directed by Johan Renck, the film tells a story of a parallel fantasy world filled with memorable characters and a universal message of caring for one another.

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2017-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — A modern take on the classic fairytale, the film centres around a heroic little girl who tracks down the evil brother of Santa Claus in order to save the holiday season from his selfishness. Nicki Minaj stars as the mother of the little girl as well as the fabulous fairy named the Wisest Thingy, while Jesse Williams plays the dual role of the father and the supernatural Fastest Fairy, and John Turturro takes on the part of both Santa Claus and the evil brother of Santa Claus.

“I love the film’s over all empowering message. I love seeing this young girl become the champion that lives in all of us. There’s always magic in the air during the Holidays,”

Nicki Minaj

“It’s exciting to see our festive designs come to life together with such inspirational talents. They definitely added some extra magic to the film and we hope that our customers will love how the fashion is presented throughout the holiday season at H&M,” says Pernilla Wohlfahrt, H&M’s Head of Design and Creative Director.

A wide range of festive fashion for the whole family and selected garments seen in the film will be available in stores and online at hm.com during the Holiday campaign period, which starts November 9.

Scroll down to see the teaser film. The full version of the Holiday film will go live on hm.com November 28. For more images, please visit our Image Gallery.

Press inqueries regarding H&M group please contact:
+46 8 796 53 00

Source: H&M group