Kate Spade News

lululemon athletica, Calvin Klein and Brighton Collectibles Open New Outlets in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas, Primm Nevada announces the addition of lululemon athletica, Calvin Klein and Brighton Collectibles to its lineup of unique outlet brands. Lululemon outlet, the first of its kind in the Las Vegas Market, is known for their designer yoga wear, and has made it their vision to elevate the world from mediocrity to greatness. Calvin Klein is one of the best known designer names in the world, offering women's and men's designer collection apparel and a range of other products. Brighton is known for its exquisitely crafted women's handbags, jewelry, and charms for bracelets, along with many other stylish accessories. (more...)

Reed Krakoff Names New President and Chief Digital Officer
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Luxury fashion house Reed Krakoff, LLC announced the appointment of Stacy Van Praagh to Global President. Van Praagh will report directly to Reed Krakoff, who will retain the position of CEO, and will be based out of the brands' headquarters inNew York City. (more...)

Lawmakers Urge Apple, Google, and Carriers to Play Their Part in Personal Safety
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

To be clear, we love every last Kate Spade wearing, Starbucks drinking, Candy Crush enthusiast out there, says CEO Peter Cahill. But it's left some asking, with initiatives rolling in all over the country from the President's "A Renewed Call to Action", to state's implementing new reporting requirements for sexual assaults, why are the proverbial distributors & OEMs (operating equipment manufactures) waiting on the sidelines when it comes to safety? What's taboo about violence? (more...)

J.Crew Expanding Presence in London
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

WWD reported that J. Crew is planning to open it's fourth London outpost in Sloane Square. The 4,500 square-foot store will open its doors in September with Tiffany & Co., Kate Spade, Smythson and Cartier as neighbors. (more...)

Kate Spade and Jack Spade Collaborate with Gap Kids for Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Kate Spade and Jack Spade took to Twitter this morning to announce a holiday collaboration with Gap Kids. Kate Spade Tweeted: We've been scheming with @gap and our collaboration with #gapkids is launching this november. (more...)

Fashion One Reveals Its Top Picks For 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Fashion One LLC., a premiere fashion, entertainment and lifestyle international broadcaster, is set to release five new specials showcasing the top fashion trends and the most stylish celebrities in this year's first season. The fashion network's top picks will highlight the best-dressed stars on the red carpet, the most stylish men and couples of recent times and the most sought after styles in menswear for 2014 and also the Spring/Summer 2014 collections. Which celebrities made it to their lists? What trends are a must wear this season? Join them on our countdowns! (more...)

eBags.com Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

DENVER, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ eBags.com, the leading online retailer of luggage, handbags, backpacks, and accessories, announced two milestones on March 1 st. First, the company celebrated the 15 year anniversary of the launch of eBags.com. In addition, eBags.com announced it surpassed 20 million bags sold. (more...)

Lenox Corporation Celebrates 125 Years Of American Style, Design And Craftsmanship
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

BRISTOL, Pa., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Lenox, the leader in home entertaining, is proud to announce its 125 th anniversary year. This momentous event in the company's history will be celebrated throughout 2014 and will serve to create new excitement about the brand among loyal consumers while drawing new customers to the exciting variety of products that Lenox offers. (more...)

Macerich And ArcLight Cinemas To Bring Premier Movie Theater Concept To Award-Winning Santa Monica Place
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/  Los Angeles-based ArcLight Cinemas and Santa Monica-based Macerich (NYSE: MAC), one of the nation's leading shopping center owners and operators, today announced a new 14-screen ArcLight Cinemas theater will open in mid-2015 at Santa Monica Place, the award-winning, open-air shopping and dining destination located next to Third Street Promenade and just two blocks from the beach. (more...)

Fifth & Pacific Changes Name to Kate Spade & Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2014

Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc. announced that it is changing its name to Kate Spade & Company to reflect the Company's mono-brand focus. In addition, William L. McComb, Chief Executive Officer of Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc., will be stepping down from his role and will be succeeded by Craig Leavitt, currently Chief Executive Officer of Kate Spade. George Carrara, currently Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Fifth & Pacific Companies, will be promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer of Kate Spade & Company; Deborah Lloyd continues in her role as Chief Creative Officer of the renamed Company. Additionally, Mr. Leavitt and Ms. Lloyd will join the Company's Board of Directors. The corporate name change and management transition are scheduled to take place following the release of fourth quarter earnings results on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at which time the Company will begin trading as NYSE:KATE. (more...)

New Balance and Amazon Fashion Unveil The Gladiator Showdown for the Maratona di Roma
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

New Balance and Amazon Fashion are teaming up to unveil an exciting new program called The Gladiator Showdown. The Showdown will invite contestants throughout the U.S. to snap a photo showing their inner gladiator, use the hashtag #NBGladiator and post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for a chance to win a 10-day VIP trip, with a companion, to Rome to run in the New Balance sponsored Maratona di Roma race. In addition to the Showdown champion, the three semifinalists will also win 5-day trips to Rome, with companions, to run the race. The program kicks off January 6, 2014 and concludes on January 20, 2014 with fans voting to decide the fate of the 16 brave gladiators. For official rules and conditions please visit https://www.facebook.com/Amazon/app_448952861833126 (more...)

Fifth & Pacific to Sell Lucky Brand for $225M
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Lucky Brand Jeans to an affiliate of Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. (LGP) for total consideration of $225 million, with $140 million of the sale price to be paid in cash at closing and the remaining $85 million to be financed in the form of a three year seller note. The seller note can be repaid by LGP at any time prior to the end of its three year term, bears cash interest of $8 million per year, and provides for additional interest of $417 thousand per month, resulting in a $100 million maximum payment obligation at maturity. Further, the note will be secured by a first priority lien on the Lucky Brand trademark and also by a second priority lien on the other assets of Lucky Brand that are expected to be pledged to third party lenders. Under LGP's ownership, Lucky Brand Jeans will also assume the proportionate share of FNP's sourcing contract with Li & Fung in addition to other FNP obligations. This $225 million purchase price reflects a multiple of over 7 times the brand's latest twelve months pro forma adjusted standalone EBITDA (inclusive of corporate costs estimated to run the business on a standalone basis). Consummation of this transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to occur in the first quarter of 2014. (more...)

Kate Spade Saturday Opens Two NYC Outposts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 2013

Kate Spade Saturday opened two stores in this week in NYC: the first is their much anticipated Soho store and the second is a high tech pop-up inside JetBlue's Terminal at JFK Airport. The pop-up will be open from December 9th through the 20th while the Spring Street store joins the existing pop-up in Meatpacking District. (more...)

Safilo Group And Kate Spade LLC Announce The Launch Of Jack Spade Eyewear
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

Safilo Group, a leader in the premium eyewear sector and Kate Spade LLC, owned by Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc., jointly announced the signing of a five-year North American eyewear licensing agreement for the design, production and distribution of Jack Spade, and the three-year extension of the current Kate Spade new york international licensing agreement. Both agreements are in effect through December 31, 2018. (more...)

I.P.S. Innovative Packaging Solutions announces first deliveries to Elizabeth Arden
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2013

BAAR, Switzerland, Nov. 25,2013 /PRNewswire/ Airolux AG, a joint venture between I.P.S. Innovative Packaging Solutions AG and Resilux NV, announced the completion of the first delivery of their Airopack system to prestige beauty company Elizabeth Arden. The revolutionary patented Airopack technology offers a safe and clean alternative for traditional aerosol-dispensing systems and is a perfect fit for the enhanced formulation and dispensing requirements at Elizabeth Arden. (more...)

Glasses.com Launches iPhone Version of Popular Virtual Try-On Application
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

On Monday, November 11 the CFDA and Vogue announced the recipients of the tenth annual awards from the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund (CVFF). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway's MAMMA MIA! Celebrates 5,000th Performance
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Nov 10, 2013

Broadway's long running hit Mamma Mia! celebrated 5,000 performances at its new home at The Broadhurst Theatre with a special performance yesterday, November 9th. Check out a look back at the celebration with the cast, crew, and creators below! (more...)

Exhibition by Avant Garde Fashion Collection threeASFOUR to Open at The Jewish Museum, 9/15-11/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 09, 2013

Beginning September 15, 2013, the adventurous fashion collective threeASFOUR will present its latest project, MER KA BA, a multimedia installation fusing avant-garde couture, architecture, and video projections, at The Jewish Museum. Blending ancient symbols with new technologies to evoke a timeless desire for cross-cultural unity, the exhibition includes examples from threeASFOUR's new spring-summer 2014 collection, featuring 3D-printed textiles made in collaboration with the architect Bradley Rothenberg. The clothing line and its environment are inspired by sacred geometry and tile patterns found in synagogues, churches, and mosques around the world. threeASFOUR is also working with Studio Christian Wassmann to build an architectural structure in the form of a six-pointed star, and with the 3D animation designer Alex Czetwertynski on video projections of the five Platonic solids. threeASFOUR: MER KA BA will remain on view through November 10, 2013. (more...)

eBags.com Your One-Stop Online Shop for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 05, 2013

DENVER, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ According to the National Retail Federation, the average person plans to complete 40 percent of holiday shopping online. We know what that means; the web will play a crucial role for retailers and shoppers this year. eBags.com, the leading online retailer of bags and accessories for all lifestyles, is a one-stop online shop for the holidays. (more...)

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