JC Penney Page 1
Taking cues from the success of Target‘s high fashion collaborations, JC Penney has tapped Nigerian-born and London-based designer Duro Olowu for a collaboration slated to hit its stores next month.
The showdown between Macy’s and J.C. Penney rages on.
While J.C. Penney has been earning accolades from the fashion industry for their updating their brand image, hiring very a cool openly-gay talk show host as a spokesperson (that would be Ellen Degeneres), and eliminating sales in favor of year-roud low prices, there are people out there who really don’t want to see the retailer change. And no, we aren’t talking about One Million Moms.
JC Penney has been taking some major flak from conservative family values group One Million Moms for naming talk-show host (and noted lesbian) Ellen DeGeneres as its new spokesperson. The retail chain hasn’t backed down, and today, DeGeneres will use the monologue portion of her show to say that she’s not backing down, either.
In what is probably the most amusing case of the pot calling the kettle black this year so far, Macy’s filed a lawsuit in which it claimed that Martha Stewart shouldn’t be allowed to sell her home goods collection at JC Penney because that store’s “less upscale” market cheapens the value of Stewart’s Macy’s line.
This is just asking for you to play “Hipster or 1980s J.C. Penney denim model?” Also, who do you think did the choreography?
This was the week Duchess Catherine returned! This was also the week of many fashion show missteps — Tom Ford, Nicola Formichetti, and Kanye West all got horrible runway reviews. Scott Schuman made us really mad, and Ryan Gosling made us really happy, but Fashimals changed our lives forever.
We’re starting to wonder if J.C. Penney is actively courting bad press. Hot on the heels of their “I’m Too Pretty To Do Homework” shirt debacle, the mass market retailer launched a new campaign that uses Phoebe Cates‘ iconic red bathing suit scene from Fast Times At Ridgemont High to sell men’s dress shirts. Wait, what?
September has not been a good month for whoever makes the big decisions at JC Penney. First there was the alarmingly dumb t-shirt that told little girls that being pretty was more important than doing their homework, and now the mass retailer has reneged on a promise to compensate the families of several hundred workers who died in a Bangladesh factory fire.
This was the week Kim Kardashian allowed her wedding dress to get knocked off, Muslim women got knocked out at an amusement park, and a 3-year-old girl wore fake boobs and got lauded for it. Also, some designers pushed back their collections because of the hurricane, and Tavi Gevinson announced a launch date for Rookie.
Granted it probably won’t inspire the same firestorm of controversy started by JC Penney‘s “I’m Too Pretty To Do Homework” t-shirt, that doesn’t mean this t-shirt from Urban Outfitters isn’t completely stupid.
Oh, man. There is no worse way to start the morning than to be introduced to what is arguably the worst shirt of all time. Ever.
How excited are we that an apparel brand finally had a good logo redesign? JC Penney will unveil an updated logo and slogan during the Oscars on Sunday, and they’re both really good. Meanwhile, The Gap and Urban Outfitters are kicking themselves in the shins for not hiring whoever did the new work for Penney’s.
You know those JC Penney commercials where Cindy Crawford is prancing around her house with her two adorable kids trying to sell her home decor line, Cindy Crawford Style? This month’s Harper’s Bazaar UK is a wake-up call for anyone who thought Crawford’s high-fashion days were done.