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Nike Will No Longer Sell Directly to Amazon (CNBC)
In an effort to sell to customers online directly, Nike will no longer sell wholesale goods to Amazon. “As part of Nike’s focus on elevating consumer experiences through more direct, personal relationships, we have made the decision to complete our current pilot with Amazon Retail,” a spokeswoman told CNBC. “We will continue to invest in strong, distinctive partnerships for Nike with other retailers and platforms to seamlessly serve our consumers globally.” The athletic brand originally partnered with the e-commerce giant in 2017. In exchange for Amazon being stricter on counterfeits and “unsanctioned sales of its products,” Nike sold products directly to Amazon.
Naomi Campbell Is Opening a Pop-Up Shop (Harper’s Bazaar UK)
To support her charity, Fashion For Relief, Naomi Campbell is opening a high-fashion pop-up shop in London this month. Fans will be able to find limited-edition pieces donated by major brands, Campbell’s friends, and even pieces from her own closet. “This is a unique opportunity for everyone to get their hands on some really special fashion pieces at accessible prices,” she said. “Whether you are shopping for Christmas presents or just treating yourself, you can do so here knowing that the money is going to help improve the futures of young Londoners.” The pop-up will be open at Westfield London from November 27 until December 8.
Vogue International Editor Heads to Bustle (WWD)
Last week, news broke that Bustle was laying off some staff members to make room for marquee hires. This was all part of a 2020 relaunch plan. Today, we’re learning of the first big name to join the publication: Sam Rogers, Vogue International’s former fashion features and news editor. Starting in January, she will be the executive editor of Bustle UK.
Designer Josephus Thimister Has Died at 57 (Vogue)
Couturier and former Balenciaga designer Josephus Thimister has died, having taken his own life. According to Hamish Bowles, Thimister had long suffered from depression. He was 57 years old.
Stephanie Gottlieb and Carolyn Rowan Release Their Collaboration With Bandier
Jewelry designer Stephanie Gottlieb and accessories designer Carolyn Rowna teamed up to create a special capsule collection of rainbow Swarovski-embellished cashmere pieces perfect for holiday lounging. “It’s important for female entrepreneurs to support one another and build each other up and that’s what this collaboration is about”, said Gottlieb. “[It’s] paving the way for future generations of women who have good role models, showing them that if they work hard, they can do whatever they want to do!” The collection retails for $145 – $798 and is available now on Bandier.com.
The Mondrian Los Angeles $19 Million Dollar Redesign Is Ready For You
The iconic Mondrian Los Angeles is unveiling a redesign of its 236 rooms, including its Skyview Loft and Penthouse, a new lobby, meeting spaces, and an upgraded fitness center. The design is by Dawson Design Associates (DDA) with inspiration from Alice in Wonderland. “Mondrian Los Angeles is an iconic hotel in our sbe portfolio,” Sam Nazarian, founder and CEO explains. “We are proud, along with our owner and longtime partner Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, to have redesigned the property, from the guest rooms to the lobby, continuing the legacy of this iconic property by disrupting the hospitality space. The Mondrian brand is very important in the sbe portfolio and we are proud to see the first Mondrian to be reimagined, brings a refreshing new energy to the hotel and continuing its legacy.” Located on West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip, Mondrian opened doors in 1996.