Century 21 opens first store outside the Northeast

December 16, 2016
Century 21

Century 21,  a New York-based chain of retail stores that sells designer wear at discount prices, has opened its first location outside of the Northeast.  The 85,000-square foot store—which launched on December 16, 2016—is in Sunrise Florida,  at Sawgrass Mills, a Simon Center.

The Century 21 in Sunrise has departments for men, women,  children, shoes, accessories, fine jewelry,  cosmetics (including an in-store MAC Cosmetics) and home departments.  The store also has the C21-On-1 Stylist Program, providing guests the opportunity to book a free one-on-one appointment with a fashion stylist.  C21 has also partnered with LXR&Co. to offer an exclusive collection of vintage designer handbags, accessories, jewelry and watches.

The Sunrise location is one of several business expansions for Century 21. In October 2016, the retailer opened a location at City Point in Brooklyn, New York. In September 2016,  Century 21 teamed up with Alliance Data Systems Corporation for a long-term agreement to provide private label credit card services for Century 21. In 2018, Century 21 will open at the entertainment destination American Dream in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Selena Gomez signs spokesmodel deal with Coach

December 16, 2016

Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez (Photo courtesy of Dick Clark Productions)

Singer and actress Selena Gomez has signed a deal to represent the accessories/lifestyle brand Coach,  She will appear in Coach’s fall 2017 fashion campaign.  Her partnership with Coach will also include a special design project with Coach executive creative director Stuart Vevers, as well Gomez teaming up with Coach Foundation in its support of Step Up, a national organization dedicated to the empowerment of underprivileged teenage girls.

Kathy Ireland extends partnerships for intimate apparel, sleepwear and lighting

December 15, 2016

Kathy Ireland Worldwide and PPI Apparel Group have extended their partnership for Kathy Ireland Intimates & Sleepwear through 2023.  The upcoming collections will have expansion in girls’ apparel and the launch of an underwear line for men called I’M1.  PPI Apparel Group and Kathy Ireland Worldwide first debuted Kathy Ireland Intimates & Sleepwear in spring 2012. The two companies recently celebrated a milestone of $100 million in sales.

In addition, Kathy Ireland Worldwide has expanded and extended its partnership through 2022 with Pacific Coast Lighting, one of the largest decorative lighting manufacturers in the United States. The two companies are sell Kathy Ireland-branded lamps and lighting fixtures.

Kathy Ireland and Clark Linstone
Kathy Ireland Worldwide chair/CEO/chief designer Kathy Ireland and Pacific Coast Lighting president Clark Linstone. (Photo courtesy of Pacific Coast Lighting)

Fashion Forms launches backless bra for large breast sizes

December 14, 2016

Fashion Forms' The Voluptuous Silicone Lift Bra
Fashion Forms’ The Voluptuous Silicone Lift™ Bra (Photo courtesy of Fashion Forms)

Fashion Forms has launched the Voluptuous Silicone Lift Bra, which the company says is “the first backless plunge adhesive bra available for fuller breast sizes C, D, DD,  DDD, F, G and H.” The bra is now available at online retailers, specialty and major department stores in the United States and the United Kingdom. Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Dillard’s and Bare Necessities  are some of the retailers that have the bra.