Urban Outfitters Loses its CEO
Glen Senk has resigned as chief executive officer of Urban Outfitters Inc. He will be succeeded by Richard Hayne, the company’s founder, chairman and president. Hayne co-founded Urban Outfitters, based in Philadelphia, in 1970 and has been chairman and president since its incorporation in 1976. According to the company’s 2011 proxy, issued last April, he owned 16.9 percent of its outstanding shares.
Senk’s gave no reason for his departure, although the company indicated he would remain with the company for an unspecified period of time to assist in the executive transition. The company said Senk “plans to pursue another opportunity.”
Katy Perry Designs Eyelashes
Wanna get the glam “eye game” that Katy Perry sports? Well, next month you can! Perry designed a new lash range for Eylure to be sold exclusively at Ulta stores. Eylure revealed the news on Twitter yesterday.The collection will consist of four varieties of false lashes.
“As a false lash lover herself, Katy had a very clear idea of what she wanted to achieve and was involved in every step of the design process,” Eylure says in a press release. “We were keen to create a range of lashes that were a direct extension of her own personal style.”
Women’s Axe Spray Coming Soon
The Axe brand from Unilever, which made a name for itself with risque ads featuring women chasing men who doused themselves with its body spray, is rolling out a debut fragrance for women.
The Anarchy line has his and her versions, and will hit store shelves with a new ad campaign. Barret Roberts, senior brand manager for Axe, said that the Anarchy line represents “a new evolution” of the brand. “We know guys love the smell of Axe and the confidence it gives them, and our success is, in part, due to the way girls have also embraced the brand,” Roberts said in a statement.
– Taneisha Jordan
Source: WWD; Fashion Etc.; LA Times