polo assn shirts Macy’s exec makes Lauren new home
Guzzetta, 62, retired as chairman and chief executive of Macy’s Inc.’s northern division this year after the unit, made up of the former Field’s stores, was consolidated into New York based Macy’s East.
“I had no intention of going back to work or doing anything permanent,” he said. “Then I got a call and they said they had an opening. I love the Ralph Lauren brand. I launched it as a buyer at Woodward Lothrop. It was just an exciting opportunity and I decided it would be fun.”
As the head of Ralph Lauren’s home business, which spans lighting, paint and bedding, Guzzetta is charged with increasing sales during one of the toughest housing markets in recent memory. A challenge,
no doubt. But it is unlikely that he will have to face as many disgruntled shoppers as he did as head of the old Field’s.
Marshall Field’s fans are planning to stage a rally Sept. 9 in front of Macy’s on State Street to mark the second anniversary of Field’s conversion to Macy’s. They continue to call for the return of Marshall Field’s.
Oh, those cheeky Brits: Streaking, or at least a slower version of it, is making a comeback, albeit for a good cause and with some millennial modifications. Workers at Lush in Lincoln Park, the soap and cosmetics store, donned nothing but an apron reading “Ask Me Why I’m Naked” and a smile Wednesday in hopes of urging shoppers to avoid products with too much packaging, a waste of plastic and paper that hurts the environment, they say.