GaGa Too Sexy for Indonesia
The Indonesian police have denied Lady Gaga‘s permit for her sold-out June 3 show in Jakarta due to security concerns over threats made against her and outfits. According to the AP, a fringe group of Muslim extremists has criticized her sexy ensembles and promised to use physical force to prevent her from performing. The local and national police are worried that they won’t be able to guarantee Gaga’s safety and have therefore recommended that she cancel her visit and concert — which was to be the biggest on her Asian tour, with 52,000 attendees in total.
J.C.Penney Still Has Losses
J.C. Penney Co. Inc. logged a $163 million first-quarter loss, but chief executive officer Ron Johnson signaled that the retailer’s transformation is “way ahead of schedule” and setting the store on a more fashionable path. “We are proactively going through a year of transformation, learning every day, but in the big picture, it’s just one year,” Johnson told a crowd of almost 400 analysts and vendors at a presentation in Manhattan.
And are you confused with the pricing system? You’re not the only one. Still, Penney’s new pricing structure isn’t resonating enough and still needs to be clarified. “We’ve got to get our pricing across,” Johnson stated. “We’re not everyday pricing. We run 12 promotions a year,” as well as clearances every first and third Friday of the month, which are being marketed now as “the big deal starts today… We didn’t have enough impact in the store on pricing,” he admitted.
Time for Another Target Shop!
The Shops at Target’s just started on May 6…. and now it’s almost time for another one! All four, like the first set, will last six weeks. The new ones will be introduced Sept. 9 and will include Boston-based Patch NYC, Kirna Zabête, Odin and The Curiosity Shoppe. Odin co-founders Eddy Chai and Paul Birardi focused on sweaters, Henleys, button-downs, pants, shoes and accessories, as well as a black moleskin jacket while Kirna Zabête created 100 styles for Target, including original prints with signature motifs such as kisses.
– Taneisha Jordan
Source: WWD; NY Mag