Jessica Simpson's fashion line hauls in about $1 billion in annual sales, an aberration in a retail landscape littered with dead celebrity brands. David Hasselhoff's Malibu Dave, Mandy Moore's Mblem, Heidi Montag's Heidiwood … the list of defunct fashion labels of the famous is endless. Yet Simpson's line has not only survived, it's grown over the past decade into a true lifestyle empire. How did she accomplish such a feat? According to the pop star, Simpson just knows what women want.
_ EXCLUSIVE And you thought the swimming trunks were pricey. Vilebrequin the French luxury swimwear label whose latest designs include hand-embroidered mens shorts that retail for $590 is close to being acquired by New York-based G-III Apparel, The Post has learned. G-III is looking to take the plunge with an offer north of $150 million more than 13 times Vilebrequins Ebitda, or earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortization, said a source briefed on the talks. The lofty price tag signals optimism for luxury sales worldwide despite the economys iffy prospects overall, as the ranks of super-rich continue to
Footcandy Shoes announced the launch of its Footcandy mobile shop. The 34-ft. luxury coach vehicle is styled out and stocked with designer shoes, currently touring West Coast proper from Los Angeles to San Diego, Seattle and beyond. The Footcandy mobile shop is also for hire, adding a fresh take on wedding parties, showers, private fashion functions and events.
Zales is teaming up with celebrity Jessica Simpson on an exclusive collection of diamond fashion jewelry. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. Simpson has become quite successful in the fashion world. Her Jessica Simpson Collection, which sells shoes, clothing, fragrances and other goods, is said to be worth about $1 billion.
Macy’s ability to create addictive in-store experiences is a major factor in its multichannel success. The retailer has just expanded its popular Backstage Pass campaign, which sees consumers scan QR codes to access celebrity fashion videos on their mobile device.
Take a stroll down Hollywood Boulevard today and you’ll find it’s not as sleazy or creepy as it once was. Urban renewal has been in full force with the rise of the Kodak Theatre (home of the Academy Awards) and the Hollywood & Highland Center shopping complex adjacent to the reinvigorated and timeless tourist attraction, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Like the boulevard it resides on, Frederick’s of Hollywood has been undergoing a makeover of sorts. But for the 61-year-old cataloger/retailer of racy women’s lingerie, the past decade has been a rough ride. It began in 2000, with a two-and-a-half-year reorganization under Chapter 11 bankruptcy