Wanda Gierhart is stepping down from the American luxury specialty department store after working 7 years as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. She is leaving to focus on other interests.
The Italian manufacturer specialised in denim has opened a development centre outside of Italy for the first time. The centre was established at a 1,200 m² venue in LA, in order to be as close as possible to premium Californian denim brands.
Shoemaker Arezzo&Co is fighting for a bigger share of the cutthroat U.S. market, a place many other Brazilian manufacturers fear to tread, with a flagship LA store opening next month and a planned nationwide rollout in 2017.
The Italian luxury footwear brand keeps on growing, and has diversified in every way, including the recently doubled retail area of its store on Madison Avenue, New York. It has also announced new openings in China.
Until 17 April, customers can visit the pop-in areas created by Olivia Kim, Nordstrom's Vice-President of creative projects, featuring 55 Italian brands put forth by the The Italian Foreign Trade Institute.
Mimmo Mariottini, who for a long time worked at Bally, will co-manage the American subsidiary of the German luxury brand, at the same time overseeing worldwide sales. Porsche Design has also added three new hires to its watch division.
Ikea, the world's biggest furniture retailer, expects to start building its first store in Serbia in the coming weeks, following seven years of delays due to bureaucratic procedures, the company's director for Southeast Europe said.
Jimmy Reilly heads to Karl Lagerfeld from Rogue where he served as creative director. The appointment follows G-III's announcement last week that it has taken a 19 percent stake in the Karl Lagerfeld brand.