Archive for December, 2011

ShopNBC Debuts Calvin Klein Handbags Tomorrow

December 9, 2011

Things are dead on the home shopping front, but here’s a tidbit of news: ShopNBC will premiere Calvin Klein Handbags tomorrow at 9 p.m.

“The debut show will be the brand’s first full-hour foray into television retailing,” according to ShopNBC’s press release Wednesday.

The hour-long premiere will feature clutches, satchels, totes and feminine duffels – each styled in napa leather, some printed with exotic textures and others in classic updated jacquard.

“We are excited to introduce Calvin Klein’s timeless handbag offering to our consumer,” Annette Repasch, ShopNBC Chief Merchandising Officer, said in a canned statement. “The classic styling and minimalist designs of Calvin Klein will further expand our fashion assortment, and we anticipate that this launch will keep our viewers excited this holiday season with must-have wish list items.”

The line will be presented on-air by Ulrich Grimm, Calvin Klein’s creative director for shoes and accessories.

Calvin Klein Inc., a subsidiary of PVH Corp., is one of the leading fashion design and marketing studios in the world. It designs and markets women’s and men’s designer collection apparel and a range of other products that are manufactured and marketed through an extensive network of licensing agreements and other arrangements worldwide.

Brands/lifestyles include Calvin Klein Collection, ck Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans and Calvin Klein Underwear. Product lines under the various Calvin Klein brands include women’s dresses and suits, men’s dress furnishings and tailored clothing, men’s and women’s sportswear and bridge and collection apparel, golf apparel, jeans, underwear, fragrances, eye wear, women’s performance apparel, hosiery, socks, footwear, swimwear, jewelry, watches, outerwear, handbags, small leather goods, and home furnishings (including furniture).

PVH, one of the world’s largest apparel companies, owns and markets the iconic Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands worldwide. It is the world’s largest shirt and neck wear company and markets a variety of goods under its own brands, Van Heusen, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, IZOD, ARROW, Bass and G.H. Bass & Co., and its licensed brands, including Geoffrey Beene, Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Sean John, Chaps, Donald J. Trump Signature Collection, JOE Joseph Abboud, DKNY, Ike Behar and John Varvatos.


HSN’s Michael DiCesare Has Headed Over To ShopNBC

December 5, 2011

Well, it looks like longtime HSN vendor Michael DiCesare, who sells hair products, has joined the the long list of people who have moved over to ShopNBC.

We noticed DiCesare’a name on ShopNBC’s program lineup today. He will have ShopNBC’s Today’s Top Value tonight at midnight.

We always liked DiCesare because he has curly hair like ours, and for years wore it long and flowing.

No doubt HSN CEO Mindy Grossman played no small part in his exit.

ShopNBC’s Program Schedule: All Invicta, All The Time

December 5, 2011

We know this will really shock you home-shopping geeks, but ShopNBC has an Invicta watch as its Today’s Top Value Monday — AGAIN!

This time, it is a Sea Spider Chronograph Lume Dial stainless steel watch for $100.

So it is time to play the Homeshoppingista holiday drinking game. Take a swig of alcohol on us.

In fact, from 8 p.m. Sunday to 11 p.m. Monday ShopNBC has 19 hours of Invicta Holiday Gift Celebration programming scheduled.

How many watches can you collect?

HSN Debuts ‘$1’ Facebook Promotion To Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

December 2, 2011

This sounds like a good thing.

Today through Christmas Day, fans of the HSN Facebook page will have a chance to “share” an ornament from the “HSN Cares” heART HSN 2011 Designer Ornament Collection and support the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

HSN will donate $1 to St. Jude for each person who shares an ornament, up to $100,000.

“HSN Cares”, supports women and families by raising awareness and funds for trusted organizations. As a part of its annual campaign for St. Jude, HSN kicked off the 2011 holiday shopping season with the annual heART HSN 2011 Designer Ornament Collection, limited-edition designer ornaments, personally designed by HSN celebrities.

All, as in 100 percent, of the profits – no less than 30 percent of the purchase price of each ornament — is donated to St. Jude.

Fans can raise money for St. Jude three ways – by sharing an HSN ornament from Mariah Carey, Emeril Lagasse, Heidi Daus, Martha Stewart, Nate Berkus, Joy Mangano, Marlo Thomas, Jennifer and Sly Stallone, Rhonda Shear, Colin Cowie, Diane Gilman or Twiggy; buying an ornament from the collection; or making a customer donation through HSN.