Today’s Fashion Headlines: Wednesday, May 7, 2014

May 7, 2014 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

Marigay McKee

Marigay McKee

Marigay McKee is Making her Mark on Saks

Marigay McKee is now the president of Saks Fifth Avenue and is impacting the luxury retail scene. Her influence will be most noticeable starting next year, with changes including new labels on the selling floors, innovative events, and strategies to elevate the Saks shopping experience. The retailer is also looking to open a location in lower Manhattan, planning several stores in Canada, and has a $250 million renovation plan for its Fifth Avenue flagship. McKee emphasized that Saks is going through “an evolution, not a revolution” and that the company would “cautiously invest on a journey to become America’s foremost luxury retailer.” McKee is the former chief merchant at Harrods and is now an honorary professor of GCU, where her inaugural master class was aptly titled “The Business of Luxury.”

Bergdorf Goodman Has Rush Delivery

New York luxury department store Bergdorf Goodman is giving consumers the opportunity to shop without leaving home by offering rush delivery this month. The retailer promises to deliver purchases to Manhattan residents within three hours on Thursdays and Fridays for four weeks. “Bergdorf’s promotion is a great strategy to increase their profile as a high level service retailer. This is a huge driver of long-term customer loyalty. From a consumer perspective, this helps increase their perception on the level of service from Bergdorf and it satisfies their need to get a hot new product for their weekend,” noted industry expert Dave Rodgerson. Bergdorf Goodman first offered rush delivery the weekend of April 11th and revived the offer on May 1st. Delivery will be valid Thursdays and Fridays through May 23rd.

Alicia Keys is Parfums Givenchy’s New Face

Alicia Keys has signed on with Parfums Givenchy to be their new face. This is the Grammy winner’s first time as the face of a fragrance. Keys will star in an advertising campaign for a yet-to-be-revealed Givenchy perfume starting in September. “I’m honored to introduce the world to the newest scent by Givenchy, which has long been one of the world’s most iconic luxury fashion houses, and a personal favorite of mine,” Keys said in a statement.

– Claire Mykrantz

Source: WWD, LuxuryDaily.com

Image: WWD

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