It’s no secret that HSN CEO Mindy Grossman has been purging (remember Suzanne Somers?) the No. 2 home shopping channel of many long-time vendors, as she brings in well-known designers such as Badgley Mischka.
Lewis, who many years ago worked as a host on HSN, for several years now has sold a line, Classic Luxuries, on the channel. The collection was apparel and accessories that had a timeless look. One of her specialties was leather coats, pants and skirts. We have several of those pieces, including a pair of glove-soft black leather pants (no wiseacre comments, please).
But Lewis has not been on very much recently, and a peek at HSN.com will show that HSN has only a few of items in its inventory, with nearly all of them on clearance.
We e-mailed HSN’s PR department last night to find out what is happening with Lewis, and still haven’t received a response.
HSN has a number of African-American vendors, more so than any other of the major home shopping channels, and Lewis was one of the first of them.