NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Bloomingdale’s today announces the 50th anniversary of its iconic Big Brown Bag. To celebrate 50 years of the globally recognized Brown Bag, Bloomingdale’s will be debuting a lineup of incredible partnerships, online and in-store activations at The Carousel @ Bloomingdale’s: Big Brown Bazaar, as well as events celebrating fall fashion trends through the milestone this September.
Bloomingdale’s, a renowned brand and pioneer of modern retail igniting trends and inspiring its customers, has stood the test of time. As an innovator, Bloomingdale’s knew that what you carry is as important as what’s inside, and The Big Brown Bag, featuring Massimo Vignelli’s “bloomingtype,” exudes simplicity in an iconic way. Initially created to accommodate the growing sales of pillows and blankets, the bag was then adapted to include a breadth of sizing with the introduction of both the “Medium and Little Brown Bags” more suitable for other products, cosmetics and accessories. The Big Brown Bag has grown to become a globally recognized and iconic calling card for fashion-conscious shoppers, as well as an incredible branding tool for Bloomingdale’s.
To commemorate this milestone and celebrate the anniversary, Bloomingdale’s has curated The Carousel @ Bloomingdale’s: The Big Brown Bazaar. The Carousel will feature limited-edition products designed and created to celebrate the most recognizable shopping bag in fashion. Shoppers will have access to exclusive collections in- store and online from MOTHER denim, Helmut Lang, Stoney Clover Lane, among others. New York must have items will be available from the Plaza Hotel, Economy Candy, and Kule x Café Panna, accompanied by 70’s inspired finds from Impala Skates and an assortment of merchandise in celebration of 50 years of NY Hip Hop. As part of the Bazaar, guests will also find a curated pickleball shop complete with essentials from Rally and exclusive paddle designs from Recess X Bloomingdale’s.
“The Big Brown Bag has become an incredible Bloomingdale’s marketing tool, and representing the first sustainable shopping bag, was truly ahead of its time,” says Frank Berman, Chief Marketing Officer at Bloomingdale’s. “We are a company that pushes to innovate and strives to be like none other and the Big Brown Bag is an exemplary product of this ethos. It has become a historical part of pop culture moments and an icon of the luxury lifestyle. The bag itself is synonymous with fashion and the Bloomingdale’s brand and we are thrilled to be celebrating its 50th anniversary with the launch of our incredible pop-up shop, unique merchandise, exclusive customer experiences, and in-store animation.”
To continue the excitement around the milestone anniversary, Bloomingdale’s is activating for shoppers in all stores across the country with the store’s first-ever “Big Brown Bash” on September 9 from 1-4pm. Shoppers are invited to fill up a limited-edition Brown Bag with a range of custom merchandise from brands including the iconic Bloomingdale’s Forty Carrots, Moleskine, and Alexa Leigh.
Throughout the month of September, and as a part of Bloomingdale’s b the change, customers can support Bloomingdale’s x FIT Sustainable Innovation Fund in partnership with the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), by rounding up in-store purchases up to the nearest dollar or making a donation at check-out. Donations will directly support FIT’s Genspace Scholars Program, where students research and experiment on creative approaches to sustainable design and materials.
For more information on how Bloomingdale’s will celebrate this iconic anniversary, The Carousel @ Bloomingdale’s: The Big Brown Bazaar or the Big Brown Bash events and activations, please visit Bloomingdales.com and follow along on social @bloomingdales.
Bloomingdale’s is America’s only nationwide, full-line, upscale department store. A division of Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE: M), it currently operates 34 Bloomingdale’s stores, 20 Bloomingdale’s The Outlet stores, and two Bloomie’s stores in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. In addition, Bloomingdale’s has an international presence with a location in Dubai and Kuwait. Founded in 1872, the iconic retailer celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2022. Be sure to follow @bloomingdales on social media, become a Loyallist, and for more information, or to shop any time, visit www.bloomingdales.com.
Neil Lane is a Proud Participant in the Season Finale of ABC’s Reality Series “The Golden Bachelor”
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — Neil is a proud participant in the finale episode of ABC’s “The Golden Bachelor.” The episode culminates in an emotional proposal from our first golden bachelor to Theresa Nist, set against the stunning scenery of tropical Costa Rica. This episode of “The Golden Bachelor,” aired THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, at 8/7c, on ABC and is available to stream on Hulu.
A retired restaurateur and doting father and grandfather, Gerry [GAIR-ee] Turner lives in his dream house on a beautiful lake in Indiana.
He’s often busy hosting barbecues, playing pickleball, cheering on his favorite Chicago sports teams, four-wheeling and spending time with friends and family at restaurants and local haunts. Always a romantic, Turner married his high school sweetheart, Toni, in 1974. Together, they lived a full and happy life with their two daughters, Angie and Jenny, and later two granddaughters, Charlee and Payton. Sadly, after 43 years together, Toni suddenly fell ill and passed away in 2017. Six years after Toni’s passing and with the support of his family, Turner is ready to put himself out there and find a love that will stand the test of time in his golden years.
In the final episode of Gerry’s season, he got down on one knee and proposed to the last love of his life Theresa Nist, with a platinum ring centering a princess cut diamond accented by two baguette cut diamonds with a further 128 small round brilliant cut diamonds with a total of 3.15 carats all hand crafted in platinum. Designed and signed by Neil Lane.
ABOUT NEIL LANE
Neil Lane is the go-to jeweler for Hollywood brides-to-be. He has designed engagement rings for stars like Reese Witherspoon, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Hudson, Jessica Simpson, Emily Blunt and Miley Cyrus, among others, and shares his unique aesthetic with his Neil Lane Bridal® collection at Kay® Jewelers.
An avid collector and designer of fine jewelry with an eye for style and elegance, Neil Lane has earned the respect and admiration of A-list stars. From the Oscars®, to private celebrity events and red-carpet engagements, Neil Lane’s iconic pieces have adorned some of the most beautiful and powerful women in Hollywood, including Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lopez, Brie Larson, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Garner, Sofia Vergara, Oprah and many others.
For more information on Neil Lane Couture visit www.neillanecouture.com.
ABOUT “THE GOLDEN BACHELOR”
After more than 20 years of fostering love on “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise,” “The Golden Bachelor” showcases a whole new kind of love story – one for the golden years. On this all-new unscripted series hosted by Jesse Palmer, one hopeless romantic is
given a second chance at love in the search for a partner with whom to share the sunset years of life. The women arriving at the mansion have a lifetime of experience, living through love, loss and laughter, hoping for a spark that ignites a future full of endless possibilities. In the end, will our Golden man turn the page to start a new chapter with the woman of his dreams? Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu.
“The Golden Bachelor” is produced by Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon. Claire Freeland, Jason Ehrlich, Bennett Graebner and Andrew Frank serve as executive producers.
For more information on “The Golden Bachelor,” visit dgepress.com.
Follow “The Golden Bachelor” (#TheGoldenBachelor) on Facebook, Instagram and X.
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An Elevated Slipper Concept With Built-In Christmas Surprise: ELF x TIME Slippers Collaboration Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Beloved Holiday Film
KINNELON, N.J. /PRNewswire/ — In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Elf, TIME Slippers and Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products will soon launch limited-edition slippers inspired by Buddy the Elf’s whimsical outfit. The slippers feature a stunning emerald suede upper with a yellow reindeer embossment. A clever touch to the design is a bright red feather tucked into the laces that bear Buddy the Elf’s famous quote, “Treat every day like Christmas.” This sentiment aligns perfectly with TIME Slippers’ brand philosophy of appreciating the minutes and seconds of our lives, no matter how ordinary. Simply slip the feather off and use as holiday décor for years to come.
The collaboration merges the timeless charm of “Elf” with the innovative design of TIME Slippers. These slippers are not just a fashion item, but also a true testament to comfort, featuring a collapsible heel that offers both slip-on convenience and full support. They also have stretch laces, a soft-wool lining, and yoga mat insoles.
“We have one of the most creative teams in the world, and we’re showing it off with this product,” said Ryan Dougherty, Founder of TIME Slippers. “In an industry in which it’s exceedingly difficult to innovate, our team produces exciting comforts that delight customers year after year. We really like to go in for challenging and innovative projects, and I think we’ve proven that the results are worth it when you get it right,” said Dougherty, referring to the detachable feather component that serves as both Christmas décor and a style accessory. “And what better brand and property to work with than Warner Bros. Discovery and Elf? Everything we did together stems from this beautiful, beloved, hilarious film that remains relevant and cherished around the world, even after 20 years.”
The ELF x TIME limited edition slippers will be available exclusively through the TIME Slippers website on November 17th. Orders will begin shipping in early December with delivery guaranteed for Christmas 2023. Only a limited quantity produced, so fans of Elf and TIME Slippers alike are encouraged to act swiftly to secure their pair of these enchanting slippers before they become a collector’s item.
About TIME Slippers
TIME Slippers is an innovative brand that utilizes classic footwear silhouettes but builds them with ultra-soft premium materials, making beautiful designs focused on comfort. For more information about the ELF x TIME collaboration and TIME Slippers, please visit [https://www.timeslippers.com/pages/elf-x-time-slippers] and follow @TIMEslippers on social media.
About Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products (WBDGCP), part of Warner Bros. Discovery Global Brands, Franchises, and Experiences, extends the company’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBDGCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on award-winning toy, fashion, home décor and publishing programs inspired by the biggest franchises from Warner Bros.’ film, television, animation, and games studios, HBO, Discovery, DC, Cartoon Network, HGTV, Eurosport, Adult Swim, and more. With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, and promotional partnerships, WBDGCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
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FOOT LOCKER UNVEILS NEW GLOBAL PLATFORM – THE HEART OF SNEAKERS
Foot Locker’s Global Holiday Campaign Features NBA Stars Kevin Durant, LaMelo Ball, Anthony Edwards, and Steph Curry, Musician Enisa, and Foot Locker’s Iconic Stripers
NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Today, global retailer Foot Locker, part of Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE:FL), launched The Heart of Sneakers – a new global platform in tandem with its star-studded 2023 holiday campaign.
The Heart of Sneakers celebrates sneaker culture while showing how Foot Locker continues to play an integral role as an originator and leader in the sneaker community. Sneakers are more than shoes, they’re a way of life, and at the center of it all you’ll find Foot Locker – the global home of all things sneakers. Foot Locker’s iconic store associates, known as Stripers, will continue to be the connection between sneakers and the sneaker-passionate. The Heart of Sneakers is an ongoing platform that will weave into all of the brand’s campaigns, online and in-store experiences, community-rooted events, and more moving forward.
“For nearly 50 years, our authentic connection to sneaker culture and our Stripers have been the magic behind Foot Locker,” said Kim Waldmann, Global Chief Customer Officer at Foot Locker. “Through The Heart of Sneakers platform, created with our advertising agency of record, Preacher, we’ll continue to put the heart of our company’s DNA front and center in communities globally, creating an unrivaled experience only found at Foot Locker.”
In tandem with The Heart of Sneakers platform unveil, Foot Locker debuted its star-studded 2023 global holiday campaign just in time for the season of giving. With an incredible roster of NBA talent, Foot Locker cements its leadership position at the center of basketball and sneaker culture. In the campaign, Foot Locker partners alongside Kevin Durant with Nike, LaMelo Ball with PUMA, Anthony Edwards with adidas, Steph Curry with Under Armour, as well as global musician, Enisa, who all tap Foot Locker’s Stripers as their all-star crew to bring “hype for the holidays”. Whether completing an ordinary task, or celebrating a fresh fit, each star knows they can rely on the Stripers to bring the hype and joy this holiday season. Foot Locker’s Stripers continue to be the heart of the shopping experience, as sneaker enthusiasts across the globe have long looked to them as their reliable experts. Consumers will see this high-reach campaign across TV, digital out of home, YouTube, TikTok, Instagram and other social channels throughout the holiday season.
- Light up the holidays with Melo and PUMA here.
- Ant’s Hype Crew with adidas here.
- Get hype for the holidays with Enisa here.
Foot Locker continues to be the destination for all things sneakers, while offering the latest releases and must-haves for kids, teens and adults. Notable brands to shop this holiday season include Nike, Jordan, PUMA, adidas, On, New Balance, Hoka, Under Armour, UGG, Timberland and more – best sellers and trending silhouettes can be found on Foot Locker’s site here.
ABOUT FOOT LOCKER, INC.
Foot Locker, Inc. is a leading footwear and apparel retailer that unlocks the “inner sneakerhead” in all of us. With approximately 2,600 retail stores in 26 countries across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, and a franchised store presence in the Middle East and Asia, Foot Locker, Inc. has a strong history of sneaker authority that sparks discovery and ignites the power of sneaker culture through its portfolio of brands, including Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports, WSS, and atmos.
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