Headline Round-Up

  Neiman Marcus Names New Men’s Fashion Director     This week, Matthew Singer stepped up as Men’s Fashion Director for Dallas-based Neiman Marcus. He follows Nick Wooster in the role, who left last May. Via NM Daily we learned that the 32-year-old New Yorker is currently on a whirlwind working tour of Florence, Milan, and Paris, but we do hope Singer will stop by Big D for a visit soon.           American Apparel Gets Groupon Boost    Oft-embroiled retailer American Apparel clings to life, while its search for aid in covering massive debt continues. WWD reports that a pre-Black Friday Groupon offer contributed to a 15% sales increase in the month of December. CEO Dov Charney said to the publication, “We’re getting our groove back a bit.” He was reached for comment in San Antonio, wrapping up a 10-day visit to various stores in southern states. Wonder why he didn’t come to Dallas? Our Nancy Upton may have a guess.         Collaborations Galore     Earlier this week, we shared the latest on upcoming designer collabs from both Target and H&M. Jason Wu’s capsule line will hit the bullseye on February 5th. Marni for H&M bows March 8th, but the Swedish retailer is still not divulging whether or not Dallas stores will receive the goods.       Also in the news, Target has announced an upcoming store-in-store program, complimenting its existing designer collaboration strategy. The “Shops at Target” will debut in stores and online on May 6th, featuring limited-time goods from indie boutiques including San Francisco’s The Candy Store and The Webster in Miami. View a cool behind-the-scenes video here.     REUSE Jeans Now Open at Park Lane   Finally, REUSE Jeans is now open at Dallas’ Park Lane complex. Offering jeans made of 80% recycled materials, priced at $95 (women) and $125 (men), styles range from basic flares and skinnies in blues and bright colors to those with oversized pocket embellishments and cargo detailing. Worth noting, our pal Raya Ramsey over at ShopTalk reports that REUSE Jeans also make for a “perky hiney”. Nice.         (Photo credits, from top: 1. NeimanMarcus.com, 2. DFW Style Daily, 3. ABullseyeView.com, 4. REUSEJeans.com)  


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