Staples and Katy Perry continue to help teachers across the country this back-to-school season

DALLAS, 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) announced that every Dallas teacher-led project posted on DonorsChoose.org received full funding as part of Staples’ $1 million donation to DonorsChoose.org, a charity that has funded more than 700,000 classroom projects for teachers and has positively affected more than 18 million U.S. students.

As part of the Staples for Students program, Staples and Katy Perry continue to help teachers across the country this back-to-school season. Staples funded the balance of every teacher-led project listed on DonorsChoose.org in Dallas. With a donation of $185,155, Staples helped 212 teachers make more happen in local classrooms, impacting more than 33,000 students in the community.

For example, Mrs. Hatcher at W. E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy will receive nine Kindle Fires for students in her Advancement Via Individual Determination program. Many students in this program will be the first in their families to attend college and don’t have internet access in their homes. The Kindle Fires will give her students instant internet access in class in order to access information such as college and career research projects, information for tutorials and taking virtual tours of college campuses.

Katy Perry said, “When I teamed up with Staples in 2014, I learned firsthand how desperately teachers need our support, with many of them having to dig into their own pockets to provide simple tools that we would expect to already be available in our classrooms. So when Staples approached me again this year, I jumped at the opportunity because I saw the lasting effect our collaboration had on DonorsChoose.org and thousands of teachers and students. I believe in education as the foundation for a great life, so I want to make sure that students across the country are inspired by their teachers and are afforded opportunity to realize their dreams.”

Driven by insight from the Education Market Association that an estimated 99.5 percent of all public school teachers’ use their own money to equip their classrooms, Staples takes great pride in helping to alleviate some of the pressure placed upon teachers.

“We’re overjoyed to partner with Katy Perry again to highlight the impact teachers have on our children’s lives and the need to support classrooms,” said Frank P. Bifulco, Jr., executive vice president global marketing, Staples. “Knowing that teachers spend an average of more than $400 per year from their own pockets to better prepare their classrooms, Staples is committed to supporting DonorsChoose.org in order to help teachers and contribute to a fulfilling learning experience.”

Katy Perry and Staples have also collaborated to create a public service announcement that is currently airing nationwide, further increasing visibility around the need to celebrate and support teachers.

“We’re so thankful for the continued support from Staples and its loyal customers, as well as Katy Perry, which has helped bring classroom dreams to life for countless teachers and students nationwide,” said Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose.org. “Staples’ million dollar donation to DonorsChoose.org will go a long way to helping educators across the country, like those supported today in Dallas.”

Donate in Stores or Snap to Help Local Teachers
Katy Perry has been helping Staples raise awareness of how easy it is to support teachers by making a $1 donation either in stores or online at www.StaplesForStudents.com, with proceeds funding DonorsChoose.org projects. Beginning in early August, every customer who donates in-store will receive a free, exclusive Katy Perry pencil, while supplies last.

Dallas residents can secure more donations for their local classrooms by using the Staples for Students Snapchat Geofilter. Beginning July 19 and running through July 21, every use of the Staples for Students Snapchat Geofilter will trigger a $1 donation (up to $5,000) from Staples to be used towards Dallas classroom projects on DonorsChoose.org. The Geofilter will be available for use in the Staples store in the Preston Forest Shopping Center (located at 11700 Preston Road, STE 720) and in the surrounding area.

Sponsored Geofilters allow brands to take part in Snaps sent between friends on Snapchat – a platform used by over 100 million people each day. When Snapchatters take a Snap in a certain area, they’ll be able to see a Geofilter and use it to explain where, when and why they took the Snap.

Win a $50,000 Scholarship and Chance to Meet Katy Perry
Now through September 10, 2016, fans who spend $25 or more in any Staples store will receive a unique entry code on their receipt to enter the sweepstakes online at www.StaplesForStudents.com.

One grand prize winner will win a $50,000 scholarship plus a trip for two to Los Angeles to meet global pop music star, Katy Perry. Four first prize winners and one guest each will also win air travel to Los Angeles and accommodations for two nights to meet Katy Perry at the VIP Winners Celebration.

Entries must be submitted before September 10, 2016 at 11:59 PM ET. Entrants must be 13 years or older. Visit www.StaplesForStudents.com for official rules.

About Staples, Inc.
Staples retail stores and Staples.com help small business customers make more happen by providing a broad assortment of products, expanded business services and easy ways to shop, all backed with a lowest price guarantee. Staples offers businesses the convenience to shop and buy how and when they want – in store, online, via mobile or though social apps. Staples.com customers can either buy online and pick-up in store or ship for free from Staples.com with Staples Rewards minimum purchase. Expanded services also make it easy for businesses to succeed with in-store Business Centers featuring shipping services and products, copying, scanning, faxing and computer work stations, Tech Services, full-service Print & Marketing Services, Staples Merchant Services, small business lending and credit services.

Staples Business Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc., helps mid-market, commercial and enterprise-sized customers make more happen by offering a curated assortment of products and services combined with deep expertise, best-in-class customer service, competitive pricing and state-of-the art-e commerce site. Staples Business Advantage is the one-source solution for all things businesses need to succeed, including office supplies, facilities cleaning and maintenance, breakroom snacks and beverages, technology, furniture, interior design and Print & Marketing Services. Headquartered outside of Boston, Staples, Inc. operates throughout North and South America,Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. More information about Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.

About Staples for Students
Staples has a long history of supporting students, teachers and classrooms. Staples for Students is an ongoing program that helps students and teachers with the school supplies and essential items needed to achieve success in education. The Staples for Students campaign has included school supply drives, support for teachers in classrooms, donations for education projects, classroom initiatives such as Designed by Students, and the sale of products that give back to communities and classrooms in need.

About DonorsChoose.org
Founded in 2000, DonorsChoose.org makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Teachers at over 70 percent of all the public schools in America have created project requests, and more than 2 million people have donated over $425 million to projects that inspire them. Over 18 million students—most from low-income communities, and many in disaster-stricken areas—have received books, art supplies, field trips, technology, and other resources that they need to learn.

Contacts:

Kristine Houston
508-253-8468
Kristine.Houston@Staples.com

Carrie McElwee
508-253-1405
Carrie.McElwee@Staples.com

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Staples and Katy Perry continue to help teachers across the country this back-to-school season
Staples and Katy Perry continue to help teachers across the country this back-to-school season

Source: Staples, Inc.

Stella McCartney presented her new Autumn 2016 collection at Amoeba Music in Hollywood

Los Angeles, 2016-Jan-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tonight (January 12th 2016), Stella McCartney presented her new Autumn 2016 collection at Amoeba Music in Hollywood and paid homage to the local music culture. Alongside the fashion launch were surprise musical performances by Dhani Harrison, New Orleans’ Dirty Dozen Brass Band, You + Me, a collaboration between P!nk and Dallas Green, Beach Boy, Brian Wilson, and Johnny Depp and Marilyn Manson. This is the first time the designer has shown her collection in Los Angeles and the first fashion event for the iconic and largest independent record store remaining in California.

Guests that joined Stella McCartney to celebrate the evening included: Gwyneth Paltrow, Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Leonardo DiCaprio, Orlando Bloom, Mary J Blige, Ringo Starr, Katy Perry, Kate Hudson, Melanie Griffith, Anjelica Huston, Chelsea Handler, Quincy Jones, Beck, Maya Rudolph, Sarah Silverman, Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Dave Grohl, Natasha Lyonne, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Pamela Anderson, Rashida Jones, Nicole Richie, Selma Blair, Lake Bell, Emilia Clarke, Lily Collins, Elizabeth Olsen, Jemima Kirke, Lola Kirke, Stella Banderas, Riley Keough, Odeya Rush, Kiernan Shipka, Amandla Stenberg, Nana Ghana, Gia Coppola, Kim Gordon, Anthony Kiedis, Dhani Harrison, Jakob Dylan, Soko, Alana Haim, Danielle Haim, Estee Haim, Whitney Cummings, Demi Lovato, Ellen von Unwerth, Petra Cortright, Anthony James, Kate Upton, Amber Valletta, Angela Lindvall, Liberty Ross, Frankie Rayder, Dree Hemingway, and more.

The new collection illustrating an individual attitude in a playful style combination of sophisticated, sporty and romantic was showcased on models in fun animated vignettes within the record store. Models dressed in the Autumn 2016 looks played with vintage pin ball machines, video games, a jukebox and video screens. The designer’s signature take on masculine and feminine dressing was well represented in the collection of bold animal prints, sporty diagonal stripes, graphic shapes, and romantic silhouettes.

Accessories that complement the collection including the Falabella bag, Elyse, Binx and Odette shoes alongside the eco-friendly eyewear fabricated from bio materials were prominently displayed.Staying true the designer’s commitment to sustainability every aspect of the collection has been considered to be made in an environmentally responsible way and is consistent with the vegetarian philosophy, completely cruelty free.

To commemorate the event, a limited edition t-shirt will be available for purchase for $35 exclusively in-store at Amoeba Music. 100% of the sales of the t-shirt will be donated to No-Kill Los Angeles, an initiative of Best Friends Animal Society whose mission is to end killing dogs and cats in LA city shelters.

About Stella McCartney
Stella McCartney is a 50/50 joint venture partnership between Ms. Stella McCartney and Kering established in 2001. A lifelong vegetarian, Stella McCartney does not use any leather or fur in her designs. The brand’s ready-to-wear, accessories, lingerie, fragrance, kids and adidas by Stella McCartney collections are available through 49 other free-standing stores including London, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Paris and Milan as well around 600 wholesale accounts in key cities worldwide.
For more information about Stella McCartney, please visit www.stellamccartney.com

SOURCE: Stella McCartney Ltd 

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Stella McCartney presented her new Autumn 2016 collection at Amoeba Music in Hollywood

Stella McCartney presented her new Autumn 2016 collection at Amoeba Music in Hollywood

H&M releases the first images of Katy Perry’s Holiday print campaign for H&M

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2015-11-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — H&M is pleased to release the first images of Katy Perry’s Holiday print campaign for H&M. In the images, Katy wears pieces from the H&M Holiday collection, which coincides with the spectacular H&M Holiday commercial she has filmed for cinemas, TV and online. The full-length commercial will debut worldwide on November 23 at hm.com/life.

H&M’s Holiday 2015 commercial is the ultimate celebration of the season. Katy first appears as a fairy before conjuring to life an unbelievable cast of characters, from life-sized gingerbread men, to oversized presents on roller skates and giant teddy bears. The action is fast-paced and ever-changing, with Katy giving every scene her own twist. The soundtrack to the commercial is “Every Day Is A Holiday,” a new song written by Katy for the Holiday commercial, and produced by Duke Dumont.

“I had such a festive time shooting this larger-than-life holiday commercial with Jonas Åkerlund, and all of the fun clothes, especially my favourite, the Elfie Selfie sweater. H&M has been a part of the evolution of my personal style since I was 13, when I would start to incorporate fun, affordable H&M pieces into my vintage wardrobe. I can’t wait for you to give your wardrobe some sparkle with this magical holiday collection,” says Katy Perry.

In both the commercial and accompanying print campaign, Katy appears in looks from the H&M Holiday collection that mix festive glamour, style and fun. It includes pieces such as lipstick-red dresses, tuxedos with open sleeves and a T-shirt embroidered with sequined red bows. There are special details everywhere, from the fringing on a black mini skirt to the perfect Christmas jumper. H&M’s Holiday collection will be available in H&M stores worldwide from mid-November.

“I love the mix of style and updated traditions in this year’s Holiday collection. These are pieces for pure pleasure, whether it’s the perfect party dress for the best night out, or the cosiest fun jumper for relaxing with friends and family,” says Pernilla Wohlfahrt, H&M’s Head of Design.

This holiday season, H&M is committed to supporting the children in Myanmar with specially-designed gift cards. For each card bought, the H&M Conscious Foundation will donate 5% of the price to UNICEF. UNICEF will then use the money to provide quality education for vulnerable children in Myanmar, where there is urgent need to improve access to basic education. Through the gift card campaign, UNICEF and the H&M Conscious Foundation aim to directly reach more than 350,000 children with quality primary and lower secondary school education in the Rakhine State. The gift cards will be available in H&M stores globally until December 31.

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H&M releases the first images of Katy Perry’s Holiday print campaign for H&M

H&M releases the first images of Katy Perry’s Holiday print campaign for H&M