About 100 to 150 executive jobs in the central offices in Lord & Taylor’s Fifth Avenue flagship and at branch stores are expected to be eliminated, sources said to Women's Wear Daily. Executive positions in support functions such as human resources, finance and planning, and possibly department managers are among those said to be affected.
Hal Kahn, the former chairman and chief executive officer of Macy’s East, has come out of retirement to become ceo of Steve & Barry’s. The N.Y.-based specialty chain known its cheap celebrity-endorsed lines went bankrupt in July and was bought out of Chapter 11 by Bay Harbour Management in August.
In the first 90 minutes alone, shoppers at FFANY Shoes on Sale’s annual benefit Wednesday night at the Waldorf bought more than 33,000 pairs of half-priced shoes, raising more than $1 million for breast cancer research and education.
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The design duo Julie Park and Vanessa Vogel behind Parkvogel are preparing to launch The Organic Collection, a range of organic cotton separates and dresses for spring/summer 2009.
Mark Badgley and James Mischka will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their company this spring and to celebrate they are launching Badgley Mischka Couture a new fragrance that they will introduce in February.