JCP Wire: JCPenney Opens Design Cente...

JCP Wire: JCPenney Opens Design Center in NYC to Revive Private Brands

There are 2 comments on the Racked story from Jun 12, 2013, titled JCP Wire: JCPenney Opens Design Center in NYC to Revive Private Brands. In it, Racked reports that:

JC Penney opened an apparel design center in Manhattan that will focus on reviving its in-house labels like Liz Claiborne , St. John's Bay , and Arizona .

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Racked.

Starting from ground zero

Newport News, VA

#1 Jun 21, 2013
Too bad Ronnie canned that staff with all that design experience. I seriously doubt those people hung around for the Ronnie canning. I seriously doubt they would ever want to work for JCP again.

Since: Feb 13

West Lafayette, IN

#2 Jun 21, 2013
Ronnie was the one who got the Manhattan property last year to get away from the Plano "design team". There is a firm belief by many that JCPenney's made a huge mistake moving their HQ to Texas and that was the beginning of their downfall. RJ's plan was to get back to where top designers actually lived, worked and dreamed. I suspect this announcement is simply a masked attempt to make it look like this is a new and exciting idea. Throwing in the "traditional JCPenney brands" into the announcement makes it sound like JCPenney was finally doing the right thing.

I don't know all the drama behind the move from NYC to Texas but I worked for the company when NYC was the HQ. The top designers MOVE to NYC, not to Texas.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Newfoundland Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Buffalo Diocese Announces More Parish Closings ... (Oct '07) 13 min Anonymoose 59,897
Where can you find a good prostitute in St. Joh... (Dec '06) Jul 15 allen 112
News Faroese man charged in air rage case (Jun '10) Jul 1 YoyoMoFo 2
News Red Deer accommodating growing Filipino community Jun 30 Phillip Eans 1
News Winnipeg's parks -- spring into them (Apr '13) Jun '15 JUSTIN TRUDEAU 9
News St. John's United to host Hymns for Haiti (Jan '10) Jun '15 now Nepal 3
News RCMP 'inept, outdated,' Cummins says (Nov '11) Jun '15 Mike 5
More from around the web