We are happy to report that retailers, overall, did quite well this Black Friday despite the fact that many thought there might be zero turnout at all. WWD reports that outlet and discounters did exceptionally well but even department stores saw an impressive turnout.
There's nothing more fashionable than a well-planned dinner party--thirty dollar budget or no. The NY Times put a world renowned event planner to just that task and the results, we have to say, were quite stylish.
You could call it the ol' Gucci Group shuffle. Fredrick Lukoff, formerly of Lanvin (extra-GG), has accepted a position as the new president and chief executive officer of Stella McCartney. Lukoff will be replacing Marco Bizzarri who will go on to join Bottega Veneta.
Marc Jacobs (a la Louis Vuitton) is heading up a new collaboration, this one resurrected from the Vuitton archives in honor of a retrospective at Deitch Projects. Jacobs' 2001 collaboration with artist Stephen Sprouse will be reworked and re-released--giving fashion an optimistic dose of day-glo and graffiti prints come January 01.