Posts Tagged ‘Nordstrom’

QVC Selling Luxury Jewelry Brand Alor

October 14, 2017

Jewelry brand Alor, which you can find in stores like Nordstrom, has arrived at QVC, to our surprise.

It incorporates stainless steel cables and sometimes diamonds. We have one piece that we picked up in TJ Maxx years ago.

Love it.


HSN Drops Trump Merchandise

February 8, 2017

First, HSN pulled Bajalia jewelry off the air and its website. Now, it has joined a number of businesses, such as Nordstrom, that are dropping Trump-related merchandise.

There were numerous media reports, a bit muddled, on Tuesday that said HSN had stopped offer Ivanka Trump items. We never remember the network selling them.

Other accounts claimed that it was Trump Home products, some lamps, that were dropped by HSN.

The network copped to dropping something.

“At HSN we are non-partisan and our product decisions are based solely on a continual evaluation related to our business,” HSN flak Jill Kermes told told BuzzFeed News.

“While we don’t take a political position at HSN, we recognize that our employees, our partners and our customers will have wide-ranging views on politics and public policy. That sometimes means people will have differences of opinion, but we welcome and encourage that diversity of thought.”

TJ Maxx Alert: Bali Bracelets Like John Hardy’s At Fraction Of Price

July 14, 2012

We made our nearly weekly joint — we mean jaunt — to the great TJ Maxx in Paramus, N.J., yesterday and found a treasure trove in the jewelry department.

That store had a wide variety of handcrafted woven sterling silver jewelry, bracelets and earrings, made in Bali. The price range was $100 to $250 on the bracelets, $50 on the earrings.

The pieces looked just like the John Hardy bracelets that Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus are selling right now at double, triple and four times the price as the ones in TJ Maxx. Like Hardy, the TJ Maxx Bali bracelets have dashes of 18 carat gold on them, and some had small diamonds (although not of very good quality).

If you only wear designer jewelry, we get that. But if you are not fussy, or don’t mind mixing non-designer stuff with your John Hardy or Lagos pieces, then check out your TJ Maxx for this Bali jewelry.

HSN Swipes Nordstrom Executive As Chief Merchandising Officer

April 19, 2012

HSN has appointed Nordstrom Inc. veteran Anne Martin-Vachon its chief merchandising officer, effective May 14, the company said Thursday.

Martin-Vachon will oversee HSN’s merchandising and planning teams and report directly to HSN CEO Mindy Grossman.

Martin-Vachon joins HSN from Nordstrom, where she served as the chief marketing officer responsible for all marketing, visual merchandising and marketing operations for Nordstrom, and Nordstrom Rack. In this role, she is credited with growing Nordstrom’s new customer file.

Prior to joining Nordstrom, Martin-Vachon was president and CEO of the international beauty and skincare company Lise Watier Cosmetiques Inc., where she oversaw all aspects of the company including product development and operations.

Before Lise Watier, she was the chief marketing officer at Bath & Body Works. Martin-Vachon started her career at Procter & Gamble where she spent over 20 years and held a variety of positions in beauty, global cosmetic innovation and branding for numerous household and personal care brands in the P&G portfolio.

In her role as HSN’s chief merchandising officer, Martin-Vachon will oversee the product development, assortment, pricing, category expansion and merchandising of HSN brands across all product categories.

In addition, she will be responsible for the overall merchandising strategy, development of new product offerings and brand partners as well as work closely with HSN’s executive team to determine investment opportunities to expand and complement HSN’s diverse merchandise assortment.

She will also work on developing packaging and pricing designed to deliver significant growth and profitability to the company and fresh experiences to customers.

“With robust television and digital video platforms, HSN is uniquely positioned to launch new brands, expand established brands into new categories and bring first-of-their-kind products to market,” said Mindy Grossman, Chief Executive Officer for HSN, Inc. “The addition of Anne’s proven merchandising and product development expertise across mass market, specialty and luxury brands will be essential in our ongoing effort to expand our portfolio of differentiated brands and assortment of innovative product to continually engage our customers.”

She earned an MBA in Marketing and International Business from McGill University and a bachelor degree from the University of Quebec.

ShopNBC Got Its Foxes Mixed Up, So Strike Our Blog About Hot Actress Megan Fox Doing A Handbag Line For The No. 3 Home Shopping Network

November 18, 2009

We guess it was a Freudian slip, or wishful thinking, but ShopNBC CEO Keith Stewart got the wrong Fox when he talked about a new handbag line coming to the No. 3 home shopping network.

It’s not sexy actress Megan Fox who is doing it, it’s handbag veteran Emma Fox.

During a third-quarter conference call Wednesday, Stewart said that his network was debuting a number of new fashion lines in the fourth quarter, including “Megan Fox handbags.”

That got our attention. Another celebrity doing a home shopping line.

Well, it turns out that Stewart misspoke and got his Foxes mixed up. It is handbag designer Emma Fox that will have the ShopNBC line, not Megan.

For some reason, Stewart has Megan Fox on the brain.

So about our post about Megan Fox doing the handbags, strike that. But it wasn’t our bad, it was ShopNBC’s.

But here’s the dope on up-and-coming designer Emma Fox. ShopNBC will be one of the first retailers to have her purses, and Emma Fox’s company will have a link to ShopNBC on its Web site two weeks befoe the first show. Fox will also include ShopNBC on its Facebook page and on Twitter.

The other retailers that will be launching Emma Fox handbags are Nordstrom, TSC-Shopping Channel in Canada and specialty stores.