Bush Furniture introduces Kathy Ireland office line
JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — Kathy Ireland has put her name on a new line of office furniture for Bush Furniture. The Kathy Ireland Office line will be available in retail stores as early as this fall.
Each of the four collections in the line – New York Skyline, Volcano Dusk, Sonnet and Grand Expressions – includes coordinated home office furnishings and storage accessories, creating a complete work-and-play environment for people in business and their families.
Gap Inc. lives ‘la dolce vita’ with new Rome flagship
ROME — Gap Inc. announced that it will open its first Gap flagship store in Rome on Via del Corso, the city’s premier shopping district. The company said it expects to open the store on July 30.
“Our Milan store launch has been a phenomenal success, exceeding our expectations and underscoring the potential for our brands in Italy,” said Stephen Sunnucks, president international for Gap Inc. “The opening of our first flagship in Rome, a city at the heart of the arts and culture, as well as a top global tourist destination, is an exciting development in our European growth.”
The two-story, 14,111 sq. ft. store will house the Gap adult, GapKids, babyGap and GapBody brands. According to the company, the store will include several of the structure’s original elements including a 1940’s mural by Giulio Russo showcasing men on a scaffold wearing white T-shirts and denim. Gap has also reinterpreted and localized Gap’s American store design through the use of premium materials such as marble and warm toned woods. At the heart of the stores is a floating white staircase composed of stone and white glass and a sky light positioned directly above.
Gilte Group names editorial director for women’s category
NEW YORK — Gilt Groupe Inc., a members-only online shopping destination, has named Melissa Liebling-Goldberg as editorial director for the women’s category, effective immediately. In this position, Liebling-Goldberg is charged with expanding the category’s editorial voice and building strong, lasting partnerships in the category while producing dynamic content for the website. Liebling-Goldberg will report directly to Jyothi Rao, general manager of Women’s at Gilt Groupe.
"We see content as playing a critical role in e-commerce and Melissa’s deep digital and editorial experience will help solidify Gilt’s leadership in the market and further Gilt’s mission to be a curated shopping site that offers trusted style advice," said Rao. "We are thrilled to have Melissa join our team and look forward to putting her creative, impactful ideas into action."
Liebling-Goldberg comes to Gilt from PeopleStyleWatch.com and People.com where she began as senior editor style and rose to style director. Prior to her time at People, Liebling-Goldberg held positions with Teen Vogue as the associate beauty editor and the New York Post as the ShopWatch Columnist and features contributor. Before transferring to the fashion editorial side, Liebling-Goldberg had worked on the photo desks of the New York Post, Seed and New York Magazine. An entrepreneur, Liebling-Goldberg has also launched two women’s collections – ASP, a women’s designer clothing boutique and label, and E. 9th Jewelry, a line of Lucite and cameo jewelry.