Rollins Joins Randa in Top Marketing Post

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NEW YORK – Donna Rollins has joined Randa Accessories in the new post of senior vice president of marketing. She will oversee all of Randa’s marketing efforts, including strategic acquisition of domestic and international licenses, worldwide marketing and retail business development. She reports to Jeffrey Spiegel, president of Randa, and …

Akademiks Gets “Wired”

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NEW YORK – Cast members from “The Wire,” HBO’s Peabody Award-winning drama series, will be featured in the upcoming Fall advertising campaign by Akademiks. As the show enters its fourth season, Michael K. Williams (Omar), JD Williams (Bodie), Jamie Hector (Marlo Stanfield) and Gbenga Akinnagbe (Chris) will make their print …

Hartmarx Q2 Net Drops, Guidance Pared

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CHICAGO – Shares of Hartmarx Corp. suffered an 11.3% setback in New York Stock Exchange trading Thursday after the firm, hurt by weakness in its moderate tailored clothing business, reported a decline in second-quarter earnings and scaled back its year-end guidance. For the three months ended May 31, net income …

Q4 Sales, Earnings Advance at Cutter & Buck

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SEATTLE – Cutter & Buck registered increases in sales and earnings during the fourth quarter, but year-end profits declined 26.3% despite the first year-over-year sales increase in five years. In the three months ended April 30, net income advanced 1.5% to $2.9 million, or 27 cents a diluted share, from …

Granoff to Claiborne in Direct-to-Consumer Post

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NEW YORK – Jill Granoff has joined Liz Claiborne Inc. as group president of direct-to-consumer with responsibility for the company’s specialty retail and outlet stores and its U.S. e-commerce Web sites. Her post is new, and her addition to the company marks the first time that all retail operations have been …

Federated Sells L&T

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Lundgren sharpens Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s focus. NEW YORK — Federated Department Stores said Thursday that it has agreed to sell its Lord & Taylor division to NRDC Equity Partners for $1.195 billion in cash. The transaction confirms a report that appeared in Thursday’s Wall Street Journal. L&T includes 48 stores, including …

YMA Changes Name, Expands Mission

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NEW YORK – In a move to reflect its wider scope and establish a “platform for broadened fundraising activities,” YMA has changed its name to YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund. Under its new moniker, the group remains dedicated to advancing the fashion industry through scholarship, mentoring and internship programs in support …

Jaimee Marshall Joins Kirk Palmer

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NEW YORK – Jaimee Marshall has joined Kirk Palmer & Associates, the fashion-focused executive search firm based here, as senior vice president. Marshall was most recently director of business development for Fairchild Publications and joined Fairchild in 2001 as part of its launch of WWD.com. She was also involved in …

Eddie Fadel Tees Off with Greg Norman

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NEW YORK – Eddie Fadel has joined Greg Norman Collection as vice president of merchandising, a new post. He reports to Suzy Biszantz, president and chief executive officer of the golf apparel brand, and will work closely with the design team headed by Sarah Hand McAleer, senior design director. He …

Three Fairchild Trade Pubs on the Block

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NEW YORK – Condé Nast Publications said Thursday that it is exploring the sale of three of its trade titles – Supermarket News, Home Furnishings News and InFurniture. All three were acquired by CNP when it bought Fairchild Publications in 1999. “While each of these properties plays a leading role …

Dan River Pens Phat Home Licensing Deal

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NEW YORK – Dan River is taking Phat Fashions to bed. Kellwood Co.’s Phat Fashions division said Wednesday that Dan River will develop lines of bedding, bath furnishings and window treatments under the Phat Farm and Baby Phat brand names, with distribution in department and specialty stores slated to commence …

Crookhorn and Sims Join Trafalgar

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NEW YORK  –  Terry Tackett, senior vice president of Randa Accessories, announced today that Ed Crookhorn and Ed Sims have joined The Trafalgar Company as parts of a new management team. Ed Crookhorn, Trafalgar’s new president, for the past 18 years has been president of Crookhorn Davis, the men’s accessory company. …

J.C. Penney’s Ken Hicks To Accept AMY Award

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NEW YORK – Ken Hicks, president and chief merchandising officer of J.C. Penney Co. Inc., will be the recipient of the AMY Award at the YMA’s annual AMY Awards Dinner.            The dinner will be held Jan. 11, 2007, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel here. Two additional industry winners are expected …

Whose Blog Is It Anyway?

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A few weeks ago someone asked me to explain the difference between my alumni association’s Web site and its blog. I have to admit, though I designed both, I couldn’t offer a clear explanation. Since we are about to start blogging at MRketplace.com, the magazine’s new Web site, I thought …