Yigal Azrouel launches exclusive, limited-edition collection at Macy’s

Yigal Azrouel launches exclusive, limited-edition collection at Macy’s


The new line of architecturally feminine blouses, dresses and jackets is available now at 149 Macy’s stores and on macys.com

NEW YORK, 2017-Feb-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s today (Feb. 15, 2017) announced the release of an exclusive, new collection by famed designer Yigal Azrouel. YYIGAL, an architecturally-influenced, limited-edition line, embodies the sophisticated and feminine spirit of the Yigal Azrouel brand through signature tops, blouses, faux-leather motorcycle jackets, intricate dresses and a statement jumpsuit. YYIGAL is available at 149 Macy’s stores and on macys.com today.

“YYigal represents the effortless style, cool confidence and modern sophistication that is at the core of my brand,” said Yigal Azrouel. “From the intricate lace detailing and architectural silhouettes, to the delicate draping that has become signature to my design; each piece was created to stand out and make the wearer feel empowered. This is my first collaboration with Macy’s, and they’ve been an incredible partner in helping bring my point-of-view to their customers.”

The dynamic line taps into the core aesthetic of Yigal Azrouel’s design DNA—as it combines delicate draping with expert construction, resulting in a collection that is fresh and modern, but also exudes the timelessness inherent in high style. Vivid prints are rendered in a refined color palette of black, white and blush, and lace embellishments, inserts and bodices are new and edgy interpretations of the traditionally hyper-romantic and feminine fabric.

“Yigal Azrouel is an iconic New York designer known for his impeccable attention to detail and designs that make women look and feel amazing,” said Cassandra Jones, senior vice president of Macy’s Fashion. “He is a master at drawing inspiration from his various interests in travel, architecture, and of course, New York City, and creating breathtaking clothing that speaks to the modern woman. We’re bringing this seasoned, fashion-first practical approach to every day dressing to the Macy’s customer in a new way through this collection, and she’s going to love it.”

The pieces are reflective of Azrouel’s New York roots and global vision, and thoroughly embody today’s woman and her life. The clothing is bold and powerful, yet sophisticated and continental, and clean silhouettes make for easy wearing, day-to-night dressing. The effortlessly cool collection projects confidence, style and an ultra-chic urbane flare.

The exclusive, limited-edition collection retails between $69 and $199, and is available in 149 Macy’s stores and on macys.com.

About Macy’s

Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M), delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 670 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy’s is known for such epic events as Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores — including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California — are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $69 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

For Macy’s media materials, including images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.

Media Relations:
Julie Strider

Billy Dumé

Source: Macy’s


Argos launches its exclusive The sunshine-themed pendant for Macmillan Cancer Support

Milton Keynes, UK, 2016-Jul-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Let your light shine this Christmas as Argos launches its exclusive pendant for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The sunshine-themed pendant is available in Argos stores and online from 16 July retailing at £27.99. Of this, £5 from every sale will be going to Macmillan to fund vital hours of nursing care, helping to ensure that no one has to face cancer alone.

The pendant will add a little sparkle to anyone’s Christmas and features an uplifting message, making it a perfect gift for your loved ones.

Stephanie Wilkes, Jewellery Buyer at Argos, said: “This gorgeous pendant is the perfect way to light up the lives of your loved ones this Christmas, and with £5 from each sale going straight to Macmillan, you’ll be helping to pay for vital hours of care from Macmillan nurses.

“We’re so proud to be supporting Macmillan, and hope the sales of these pendants will help make a real difference to the lives of those affected by cancer.”

Alix Wooding, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Macmillan Cancer Support, added: “Christmas can be a difficult time of year for many, especially those who have lost loved ones, and we know that lots of people feel lonely as festivities go on around them. The money Argos customers will raise with every pendant sold goes towards funding vital care and support from Macmillan nurses, helping people affected by cancer to feel less alone. I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who puts this pendant on their Christmas list, with your support Macmillan can make a real difference.”

Since voting to support Macmillan as their UK charity partner last year, Argos colleagues and customers have raised £1.2 million, funding over 44,000 hours of vital Macmillan nursing care to help Macmillan ensure that no one faces cancer alone.

To buy a pendant for your loved one visit your local Argos store, or buy online at www.argos.co.uk

Notes to Editors:

About Macmillan Cancer Support
When you have cancer, you don’t just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life. Whether it’s concerns about who you can talk to, planning for the extra costs or what to do about work, at Macmillan we understand how a cancer diagnosis can take over everything.

That’s why we’re here. We provide support that helps people take back control of their lives. But right now, we can’t reach everyone who needs us. We need your help to make sure that people affected by cancer get the support they need to face the toughest fight of their life. No one should face cancer alone, and with your support no one will.

To get involved, call 0300 1000 200 today. And please remember, we’re here for you too. If you’d like support, information or just to chat, call us free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am–8pm) or visit macmillan.org.uk

About Argos
Argos is a leading UK digital retailer, offering around 60,000 products through www.argos.co.uk, its growing mobile channels, stores and over the telephone.

Argos continues to be the UK’s largest high street retailer online with around 120 M customer transactions a year through its stores and over 975 million website and app visits in the 12 months to February 2016.  Customers can take advantage of Argos’ convenient Check & Reserve service available through its network of 842 stores and concessions across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

In the financial year to February 2016, Argos sales were £4.1 billion and it employed c.30,000 people across the business.

Argos is part of Home Retail Group, the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer.

For high res imagery or further information, please contact:

Laura Williams
Assistant Media & PR Officer
Macmillan Cancer Support
020 7840 3583 (out of hours 07801 307068)

The Argos Press Office
0845 120 4365
email: media.relations@argos.co.uk


Argos launches its exclusive The sunshine-themed pendant for Macmillan Cancer Support
Argos launches its exclusive The sunshine-themed pendant for Macmillan Cancer Support

Source: Argos

Barnes & Noble entered into an exclusive print partnership with Adaptive Studios

New York, NY, 2016-Jul-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that it has entered into an exclusive print partnership with Adaptive Studios (http://adaptivestudios.com), an innovative content creator and publisher that acquires intellectual property such as unproduced screenplay ideas and scripts, and repurposes it across a range of traditional and digital entertainment platforms including books, film and TV properties, and digital series. Through this exclusive partnership, Barnes & Noble is the only retailer to offer a leading selection of titles from Adaptive Books, the publishing imprint of Adaptive Studios. Books will be available both in stores and online at www.bn.com.

“We believe that Adaptive Studios offers one of the most innovative and exciting publishing programs we have come across,” said Mary Amicucci, Chief Merchandising Officer, Barnes & Noble. “Our partnership with Adaptive will allow Barnes & Noble customers to experience fabulous, high-concept stories, which represent the best of what the publishing and entertainment worlds have to offer.”

Ms. Amicucci noted that Barnes & Noble’s work with Adaptive Studios is an extension of the company’s successful “From Page to Screen” promotion featuring books that were adapted into movies: “Our ‘From Page to Screen’ promotion has been one of our highest-selling promotions for readers of all ages since we launched it a few years ago, and we anticipate that customers will love experiencing Adaptive Studios’ reimagined stories from screenplays and scripts in adult and teen books, children’s picture books, graphic novels and more.”

“Storytelling is at the heart of what we do at Adaptive – whether on the page, screen, phone or tablet – and it’s an exciting moment to have our books find an exclusive home with the ultimate destination of stories:  Barnes & Noble,” said T.J. Barrack, Founding Partner, Adaptive Studios. “Starting with our concept, every Adaptive property is a collaboration between us, the creator, and our audience. This partnership will allow our stories to reach a much larger group of readers and viewers, and we look forward to working with Barnes & Noble to continue to develop titles that speak to customers around the country.”

Barnes & Noble is offering two exclusive Adaptive Books teen titles starting this month,Air by Ryan Gattis and The Silence of Six (paperback) by E.C. Myers. Each exclusive book will receive prominent placement in Barnes & Noble stores and online at BN.com, in addition to promotional and marketing support. Upcoming releases available exclusively at Barnes & Noble include the adult books DC Trip (paperback) by Sara Benincasa and Pasta Wars by Elisa Lorello; teen books Against All Silence by E.C. Myers, Bleeding Earth(paperback) by Kaitlin Ward, Dawn of Spies (paperback) by Andrew Lane and the movie tie-in edition for Coin Heist written by Elisa Ludwig; and kids’ books The Memory Thief by Bryce Moore and SPOOKS by Adam-Troy Castro. Customers can visit http://adaptivestudios.com to view book trailers for many of Adaptive Books’ titles.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products.  The Company operates 640 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com).  The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK® tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store features more than 4 million digital books in the US (www.nook.com), plus periodicals and comics, and offers the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps™ available for Android™, iOS® and Windows®.General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the Company’s corporate website at www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

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About Adaptive Books
Adaptive Books is the publishing imprint of Adaptive Studios, a pioneering entertainment media company whose credits include HBO’s Project Greenlight and The Runner on Verizon Go90.  Adaptive Books publishes original content across a variety of genres – including fiction, memoirs, and graphic novels for adult, young adult, and middle grade readers – which are adapted into film, television, and digital projects by Adaptive Studios.  Adaptive’s publishing arm includes Adaptive Comics, dedicated to graphic novels and comic books, and StyleHaul Books, a joint venture that publishes a slate of books from StyleHaul’s network of fashion, beauty, and lifestyle digital creators.  The first YA book published under the Adaptive Books banner — COIN HEIST by Elisa Ludwig — is also the first to be adapted into a film, which will debut in 2016.  Sara Benincasa’s DC TRIP and Ryan Gattis’ AIR are also slated to be developed for the screen.   To date, Adaptive Books has released ten titles and will publish an average of ten books and graphic novels annually.  For more information on Adaptive, visit the company’s website at www.adaptivestudios.com.

Mary Ellen Keating
Senior Vice President
Corporate Communications
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-3323

Alan McNamara
Senior Director
Corporate Communications
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-3379

Source: Barnes & Noble, Inc.