Today’s Fashion Headlines. January 12, 2012

January 12, 2012 • Fashion, Fashion Blog

Glen Senk moves to David Yurman, Issac Mizrahi starts children's clothes and Zappos changes their shipping

Glen Senk Moves to David Yurman

Glen Senk, who surprised the retail world when he stepped down as chief executive officer of Urban Outfitters Inc. on Tuesday, will be joining David Yurman Inc. as CEO on Feb. 27. David and Sybil Yurman, the husband-and-wife artists and company founders, declined to disclose the exact size of Senk’s stake. “First and foremost, he is a friend,” Sybil Yurman said. “We have seen what he has done in his professional life, so for us it was a really easy decision. He just has an exceptional record in expanding multichannel and multinational retail.”

At Yurman, Senk is succeeding Paul Blum, who held the role of ceo for five years but left the company within the past 18 months to join Kenneth Cole Productions. The CEO role had been vacant since. “He [Blum] did what he set out to do, what we asked him to do, and we really appreciate what he did,” Sybil Yurman explained. “He really guided us through one of the worst recessions, and we were extremely successful through that recession.”

Issac Mizrahi Planning for Babies (‘ Clothing)

Newly married Issac Mizrahi‘s got babies on the brain, but not the way you’re thinking. For the first time in his 30-year career, the designer is launching a signature collection for newborns and infants. Xcel Brands Inc. has lined up a licensing deal with bon bébé to manufacture and distribute newborn, infant apparel and accessories for the Isaac Mizrahi New York brand.

The new collection includes a black and white group that is meant to be a funny take on sophisticated adult clothing. The 25-piece infants’ collection will debut in department stores and specialty stores, with girls’ and boys’ clothing expected to be added down the road. Robert D’Loren, chairman and chief executive officer of Xcel Brands said, “I am very excited to partner with bon bébé to launch our fall 2012 newborn and infant collections. This license is a great addition to our growing brand.”

Zappos Cuts One-Day Free Shipping

Without so much of a peep, Zappos decided to cut their one-day free shipping service to their customers. Now customers will have to wait the dreaded for to five business days to receive their packages. So, what will this mean for customers? Zappos’ free overnight delivery is what put the shoe e-commerce website on the map in te first place. Overnight shipping will cost you a bit of money… so will this cause companies like Shoestruck or Endless to take to de-throne the shoe haven? Stay tuned…

– Taneisha Jordan

Source: WWD; Refinery 29
Photo: WWD

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