Mazda North American Operations today announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show that the racing version of the 2014 Mazda6 will make its motorsports debut at the Rolex 24 endurance race on January 26-27, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Fla. The Mazda6 racecar will be powered by a Mazda SKYACTIV-D Clean Diesel engine and is being developed for the new GRAND-AM GX class. This will be the first time a diesel-powered vehicle of any type has ever raced at the Rolex 24. Mazda will be seeking their 24(th) class win in the American endurance classic, having most recently won in 2008 and 2010. Continue reading
Rent the Runway (www.RenttheRunway.com), the leading online destination for dress and accessory rentals, has received a $20 million investment with all existing investors participating in the fundraising round including Advance, parent company of Conde Nast, Bain Capital Ventures, Highland Capital Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Prior to the $20 million investment, Rent the Runway had raised more than $31 million in venture capital.
Jennifer Hyman, CEO and co-founder of Rent the Runway, commented, “The aspirational woman rents the runway because she is enamored with the lifestyles created by many of Advance’s Conde Nast properties. We see this as a partnership with limitless opportunity.”
Rent the Runway currently boasts over 3 million members and 170 designer brands, and recently introduced the first-ever online social shopping platform – Our Runway – which allows women to shop based on user-generated photos of real women with their similar body type, rather than the typical model image. With an overall brand mission to democratize luxury fashion, Our Runway adds another layer of accessibility to Rent the Runway.
“We are excited about our new association with Rent the Runway and look forward to creating unique consumer-centric programs with them,” said Bob Sauerberg, president of Conde Nast, who will be joining Rent the Runway’s Board of Directors.
ABOUT RENT THE RUNWAY:
Rent the Runway is the premier online destination for dress and accessory rentals. With a revolving roster of over 170 top designers, 35,000 of the season’s hottest dresses, and 7,000 accessories, Rent the Runway is designer fashion delivered to her doorstep for a fraction of the price. For all of life’s special occasions, www.RenttheRunway.com provides the Cinderella experience for women everywhere.
ABOUT CONDE NAST:
Conde Nast is home to some of the world’s most celebrated media brands. In the United States, Conde Nast publishes 18 consumer magazines, four business-to-business publications, 27 websites, and more than 50 apps for mobile and tablet devices, all of which define excellence in their categories. The company also owns Fairchild Fashion Media (FFM), whose portfolio of brands serves as the leading source of news and analysis for the global fashion community. Conde Nast has won more National Magazine Awards over the past ten years than all of its competitors combined. For more information, visit condenast.com or follow us on Twitter @CondeNastCorp.
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Sears Optical is excited to announce the launch of their online boutique with Kardashian Kollection Eyewear. The collection has proven to be extremely popular at retail locations nationwide since its debut in July 2012, leading Sears Optical to offer the stylish eyewear online to customers everywhere.
The Kardashian Kollection Eyewear is inspired by Kim, Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian‘s individual styles. The exclusive prescription-ready eyewear from Kardashian Kollection offers both eyeglass ophthalmic and sunglass styles.
The online boutique will offer eight Kardashian Kollection Eyewear pieces in six color ways. The collection will offer round, square and cateye frames available in black, brown, tortoise shell, gold, silver and nickel to appeal to a variety of shopper tastes. All sunglasses will be sold with a non-prescription sun lens with UV protection, featuring clear plastic anti-reflective lenses.
“The addition of the Kardashian Kollection Eyewear to stores nationwide has appealed to both new and existing customers. We’re thrilled to make the collection accessible to more shoppers,” said Lana Krauter, President of Sears Apparel and SVP of Sears Holdings. “Providing an option to purchase online was essential in ensuring the availability to reach the Kardashian brand fan base.”
The Kardashian Kollection Eyewear sunglasses will retail for $99.99 and the eyeglass styles will retail for $119.99. The Sears Optical online shopping boutique will provide free domestic shipping and, for a limited time, offer a free eyewear case with every purchase. The collection can be viewed and purchased at http://SearsOptical.com/kardashian.
Please visit the Sears Optical Kardashian Kollection Eyewear online boutique at www.searsoptical.com/kardashian or view the product line at ShopYourWay. You can check out more Kardashian Kollection styles at http://www.searsStyle.com.
ABOUT SEARS, ROEBUCK and CO.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services and is part of ShopYourWay, a social shopping experience where members have the ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical and digital formats through ShopYourWay.com. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through its Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada. Sears, Roebuck also offers a variety of merchandise and services through sears.com, landsend.com, and specialty catalogs. Sears, Roebuck offers consumers leading proprietary brands including Kenmore, Craftsman, DieHard and Lands’ End — among the most trusted and preferred brands in the U.S. The company is the nation’s largest provider of home services, with more than 15 million service and installation calls made annually. For more information, visit the Sears, Roebuck website at www.sears.com or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at www.searsholdings.com.
ABOUT LUXOTTICA GROUP
Luxottica Group is a leader in premium, luxury and sports eyewear with approximately 7,100 optical and sun retail stores in North America, Asia-Pacific, China, South Africa, Latin America, and Europe, and a strong, well-balanced brand portfolio. House brands include Ray-Ban, the world’s most famous sun eyewear brand, Oakley, Vogue, Persol, Oliver Peoples, Arnette and REVO, while licensed brands include Bvlgari, Burberry, Chanel, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Polo Ralph Lauren, Prada, Tiffany and Versace. In addition to a global wholesale network involving 130 different countries, the Group manages leading retail chains in major markets, including LensCrafters, Sears Optical, Pearle Vision and ILORI in North America, OPSM and Laubman & Pank in Asia-Pacific, LensCrafters in China, GMO in Latin America and Sunglass Hut worldwide. The Group’s products are designed and manufactured at its six manufacturing plants in Italy, two wholly owned plants in the People’s Republic of China, one plant in Brazil and one plant in the United States devoted to the production of sports eyewear. In 2011, Luxottica Group posted net sales of more than EUR6.2 billion. Additional information on the Group is available at www.luxottica.com.
ABOUT INSPECS USA
Inspecs USA is the American sector of British based Inspecs, a design and innovation driven global eyewear company. The company was established in 1988 with the mission to produce desirable eyewear with excellent value. Inspecs designs, manufactures and markets a wide spectrum of products to appeal to a varied customer base, from competitively priced and uniquely tailored private label programs to expertly crafted branded collections, including the Kardashian Kollection Eyewear line. For more information on Inspecs products and collections, visit the website at www.inspecsusa.com.
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A marca Trump e o grupo de desenvolvimento YY anunciaram o desenvolvimento da Trump Tower Punta del Este, uma nova torre residencial de luxo à beira-mar da marca Trump, planejada para o enclave exclusivo de Punta del Este, Uruguai, e prevista para ser concluída no outono de 2016, em uma conferência de imprensa da qual participaram o Sr. Donald Trump e seus familiares Eric, Ivanka e Donald Jr. Continue reading
Today the world-renowned Casio watch brand, G-SHOCK, is opening its flagship store in the United States within New York City’s prime shopping district of SOHO, on West Broadway. The G-SHOCK store pays tribute to its innovative design and reputable heritage by displaying a timeline of the timepieces released over the brand’s 30 year history, offering limited edition collaborative product available only at the shop as well as current inline models. Continue reading