Today’s Fashion Headlines: Ralph Lauren Hit by Expansion, Kenneth Cole Social Action, Lizzie Fortunato at Neiman Marcus

August 7, 2014 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

 Kenneth Cole Social Action

Ralph Lauren New Hit by Expansion

Ralph Lauren may be experiencing the early stages of retail push for growth. This was the gist of comments by president and chief operating officer, Jackwyn Nemerov, and chief financial officer, Christopher H. Peterson. Yet, even though results were better than expected, profits still slid due to the infrastructure investments like store opening costs. Future store openings include: a Ralph Lauren luxury flagship in Greater China this fall, a Polo flagship on Fifth Avenue at the end of this month, a Polo store in Singapore next month, two Club Monaco stores in London, and the company is officially launching its Polo women’s line when the Fifth Avenue location opens.

Kenneth Cole Taking Social Action for Fall

Kenneth Cole Productions Inc. will launch a fall campaign titled “Look Good, For Good.” The Kenneth Cole Foundation will support specific charitable projects under three company pillars: Collective Health, Civil Liberties and Artistic Activism. When it comes to the charities they include: St. Luke Foundation for Haiti, Help USA and the Sundance Institute. The campaign features a national print, outdoor, digital and social media strategy.

Lizzie Fortunato Entering Neiman Marcus Stores

Accessory brand Lizzie Fortunato is taking the steps into expanding her business. The e-commerce site is being relaunched today and the brand is entering its first department store, Neiman Marcus. The fall collection will be revealed next week, but Neiman Marcus’ e-commerce site will carry the brand starting in November with its resort collection.

 

–Rachel Bogo

Source: WWD

 

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