Macy’s becomes the exclusive U.S. department store for DKNY women’s apparel and accessories

NEW YORK, 2017-Mar-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M), one of the nation’s premier retailers, and G-III Apparel Group, Ltd., a leading manufacturer and distributor of apparel and accessories under licensed brands, owned brands and private label brands, today announced an agreement under which Macy’s will serve, beginning February 2018, as the exclusive U.S. department store for sales of DKNY women’s apparel and accessories.

Under the agreement, Macy’s exclusivity covers DKNY women’s apparel, handbags and shoes, in addition to women’s and men’s outerwear and swim, which will be available at Macy’s locations nationwide and on macys.com. Macy’s and G-III will work closely on brand extensions and exclusive products that build upon the founding principles of the iconic New York–based brand. The agreement also plans for increased and enhanced DKNY shop-in-shops in Macy’s stores.

“We want to create partnerships that offer our customers products and experiences that they can find only at Macy’s, and DKNY is a fashion-first brand we know our customers love,” said Jeff Gennette, president and chief executive officer of Macy’s, Inc. “By offering exclusive access in key categories, we are confident that DKNY will quickly become one of our top brands. Their remarkable global recognition combined with our expansive footprint make Macy’s and DKNY a perfect partnership.”

“We believe that Macy’s is the ideal partner as we implement our strategy for DKNY to be the premier brand in the world for women’s apparel and accessories,” said Morris Goldfarb, chairman and chief executive officer of G-III. “We have worked well with Macy’s in the past with respect to our portfolio of brands and we are confident that this partnership with Macy’s will help DKNY flourish and capture market share.”

G-III will continue to operate the freestanding global DKNY stores and DKNY.com. G-III also will maintain DKNY’s agreements with international license partners and distributors outside of the United States. Products outside the exclusive categories and products distributed by DKNY’s various licensees under other categories in the DKNY family will continue to be sold to a broad range of department stores, including Macy’s.

About G-III Apparel Group, Ltd.

G-III is a leading manufacturer and distributor of apparel and accessories under licensed brands, owned brands and private label brands. G-III’s owned brands include Donna Karan, DKNY, Vilebrequin, Eliza J., Andrew Marc, Marc New York, Bass, and Jessica Howard. G-III has fashion licenses under the Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Karl Lagerfeld, Kenneth Cole, Cole Haan, Guess?, Vince Camuto, Ivanka Trump, Kensie, Jessica Simpson, Levi’s and Dockers brands. Through its team sports business, G-III has licenses with the National Football League, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League, Hands High, Touch by Alyssa Milano and more than 100 U.S. colleges and universities. G-III also operates retail stores under the DKNY, Wilsons Leather, Bass, Vilebrequin and Calvin Klein Performance names.

Statements concerning G-III’s business outlook or future economic performance, anticipated revenues, expenses or other financial items; product introductions and plans and objectives related thereto; and statements concerning assumptions made or expectations as to any future events, conditions, performance or other matters are “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined under the Federal Securities laws. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and factors which include, but are not limited to, reliance on licensed product, reliance on foreign manufacturers, risks of doing business abroad, the current economic and credit environment, the nature of the apparel industry, including changing customer demand and tastes, customer concentration, seasonality, risks of operating a retail business, customer acceptance of new products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, dependence on existing management, possible disruption from acquisitions, risks relating to G-III’s acquisition ofDonna Karan International Inc. and general economic conditions, as well as other risks detailed in G-III’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. G-III assumes no obligation to update the information in this release.

About DKNY

DKNY is one of the world’s leading fashion brands. From the house founded by Donna Karan in 1984, DKNY emerged in 1989. The company designs, markets and distributes collections of apparel, accessories, footwear and select licensed product with distribution in free standing stores and select department and specialty stores globally. The label continues to merge modern tailoring with sophisticated ease, celebrating the aspirational and practical spirit of New York. Acquired by G-III Apparel Group in December 2016, the company continues to be recognized as one of the most heralded names in American fashion.

About Macy’s, Inc.

Macy’s, Inc. is one of the nation’s premier retailers. With fiscal 2016 sales of $25.778 billion and approximately 140,000 employees, the company operates more than 700 department stores under the nameplates Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, and approximately 125 specialty stores that include Bloomingdale’s The Outlet, Bluemercury and Macy’s Backstage. Macy’s, Inc. operates stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico, as well as macys.com, bloomingdales.com and bluemercury.com. Bloomingdale’s stores in Dubai and Kuwait are operated by Al Tayer Group LLC under license agreements. Macy’s, Inc. has corporate offices in Cincinnati, Ohio, and New York, New York.

All statements in this press release that are not statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of Macy’s management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this release because of a variety of factors, including conditions to, or changes in the timing of, proposed real estate and other transactions, prevailing interest rates and non-recurring charges, store closings, competitive pressures from specialty stores, general merchandise stores, off-price and discount stores, manufacturers’ outlets, the Internet, mail-order catalogs and television shopping and general consumer spending levels, including the impact of the availability and level of consumer debt, the effect of weather and other factors identified in documents filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Macy’s disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

(NOTE: Additional information on Macy’s, Inc., including past news releases, is available at www.macysinc.com/pressroom)

Contact:
Julie Strider Fukami
646-429-5213
julie.striderfukami@macys.com

DKNY
Jacalyn Bouza
212-768-5903
jbouza@dkny.com

Source: Macy’s, Inc.

DKNY, Marc Jacobs, Edun: Winds of change swept across New York women’s fashion week

NEW YORK, NY, 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Winds of change swept across New York women’s fashion week. Marc Jacobs unveiled his latest designs under his new unified label, which blends Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc Jacobs into one brand. Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne presented their first collection for DKNY. And Edun creative director Danielle Sherman took the concept of ethical, cross-cultural fashion to new heights.

This year’s revelation, Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne were named DKNY’s new creative directors last spring. Introducing a more low key, pared-down visual identity for the brand, the designers presented their first collection for Spring/Summer 2016. Born and raised in New York, they revisited their creative roots in the city to craft an extremely rigorous, edgy wardrobe. Straight shapes and bold motifs, strong black/white contrasts and Wall Street suits with an inventive Brooklyn twist brought studied sophistication and a surprising touch to DKNY.

For Marc Jacobs, the show was all about celebrating the present and the creativity spawned by social and digital media. Superimposed styles and eras set the tone, with a voluntary focus on the timeless and universal present. More than a style, Marc Jacobs’ show revealed a thought process, the capacity to be inspired by everything and everyone, to explore archives from a fresh point of view, to invent a very personal vision of the present moment. In the elegant, baroque setting of the Ziegfeld Theatre, extra-large, long trench coats inspired by 1950s movies met baggy jeans borrowed from 90s American campuses, and long hippie-era long lacy dresses.

For Edun, Danielle Sherman was inspired by the beautiful motifs of the ceremonial dance costumes of the Kuba Kingdom in Central Africa. Lines and polka dots decorated abstract, geometric shapes borrowed from artists of the 1930’s. Tops with straight collars and exposed shoulders, long dresses and tunics layered over large solid patches, created structured yet flowing silhouettes.

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DKNY, Marc Jacobs, Edun: Winds of change swept across New York women’s fashion week

DKNY / Marc Jacobs / Edun

Finding the Perfect Perfume to Suit Your Personality

A lot of people will have found themselves standing in the perfume aisles, endlessly trying on various different scents until they find the one that perfectly suits their style. But not many people know that there is a scientific reason why people are attracted to certain scents.

The section of the brain that registers different smells is also the part that controls emotions, so finding the ideal perfume could all come down to a person’s typical characteristics. Here, online perfume retailer Fragrance Direct highlights some of the most popular perfume aromas, and how each one matches up to our personalities.

FLORALS

From roses and jasmine flowers, to peonies and freesia, floral perfumes are for indulging the feminine side, leaving an aroma that is flirtatious, delicate and blooming with confidence. For the perfect floral perfume, Fragrance Direct suggests Giorgio Armani Code Pour Femme (30ml, £33.99), which is built around orange flowers and jasmine.

CITRUS AND GREENS

The citrus perfumes on the market will most likely engage with sporty, active females. With a laid-back nature and a tomboy-ish charm, these girls are willing to take risks and are up for anything. An ideal citrus perfume for sporty girls at Fragrance Direct is Donna Karan DKNY Be Delicious (30ml, £25.99), its apple shaped bottle hinting at the fresh green aromas that lie within.

ORIENTALS

Infused with spices from all over the world, oriental perfumes are for girls who dare to be unique. Not everyone will find the rich, intoxicating aromas of these scents to their tastes, but those who do are often considered to be mysterious and enigmatic, like the perfumes themselves. Fragrance Direct recommends Calvin Klein Euphoria (30ml, £27.99) for reflecting your one of a kind personality.

WOODS

Some might mistake a “woody” perfume as being bland and unadventurous, but the opposite is true. A “woody” girl is for loving, compassionate women who love the earth and its sensual nature. The luxurious Gucci by Gucci (30ml, £32.50) is available from Fragrance Direct, and is sure to encompass the warm, free spirited nature of those who wear it.

There are plenty of perfumes on the market to suit all manner of personalities, from floral aromas to woody scents, and all of these can be ordered at discounted prices by visiting the Fragrance Direct website at http://www.fragrancedirect.co.uk/.

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Ernest Jones Has Launched A Range Of New And Exclusive Watches From The World’s Top Brands For Christmas And Beyond

Ernest Jones, the diamond and watch specialist has launched 34 new and exclusive watches, enhancing its already impressive range of watches. Just in time for Christmas, this collection offers customers the chance to buy an exceptional gift for themselves.

The collection features a stunning range of new watches including the Nautica NMXmen’s titanium chronograph, SEIKO Sportura chronograph and the stylish Tissot T-Touch Expert men’s watch plus many more. Each of the watches is exclusive to Earnest Jones online and in store.

Stephen Gaunt, Ernest Jones’ brand manager, is very excited about this new offering. He said: “Our partnerships with the world’s major brands result in exclusive designs which are available only at Ernest Jones. These pieces include prestigious watches from TAG Heuer, Rado and Hamilton, fashion brands such as DKNY, Emporio Armani, Burberry and Nautica, as well as traditional brands such as Tissot, Seiko, Rotary and Citizen.”

He continued; “Ernest Jones has one of the largest ranges of watch brands on the High Street and we’ve just enhanced this range with some new and exclusive timepieces. This season we’ve added over 800 new watches to our collection. We’re particularly excited about the new Ball watches.”

TAG Heuer has been leading the Swiss watch industry for almost a century and a half. Ground breaking and innovative, this brand is endorsed by the world’s most glamourous sporting celebrities including Tiger Woods, Maria Sharapova and Lewis Hamilton.

DKNY watches for ladies and men are packed with the creativity, quality and innovation that is frequently associated with Donna Karan, whilst also expressing the energy and excitement of New York.

SEIKO has also enjoyed a long and prestigious relationship with the sporting world through sponsorship agreements. They have been involved in the Olympic Games, international athletics, Formula One, football world cups and sailing. SEIKO is an official partner of the Honda F1 Racing team.

Hamilton is one of America’s leading watch brands. Renowned for accuracy, durability, style, technology and innovation, Hamilton watches also has a long relationship with Hollywood, appearing in more than 300 films. Hamilton watches have been worn by a number of Hollywood legends, from Will Smith to Elvis Presley.

Watches from the aforementioned brands are available at Ernest Jones stores and from the Ernest Jones website now.

About Ernest Jones:
Ernest Jones, the diamond and watch specialist has over 200 stores and a retail website at www.ernestjones.co.uk. Featuring a wide range of leading brand watches and high quality jewellery, Ernest Jones also has a stunning selection of gifts for all occasions. Ernest Jones is part of Signet Jewellers Limited, the world’s largest speciality jewellery retailer.

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