Sears: to take over Eleven?? - TennisForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 2008, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
V's a star's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 5,032
                     
Sears: to take over Eleven??

Sears Holdings Corp. has reportedly named Craig M. Israel to a newly created job as president of its apparel division, according to a report in Monday's Women's Wear Daily magazine.

Israel will have his hands full as Sears, based in Hoffman Estates, has been burdened by too-large inventories of clothes and resulting markdowns that have pulled down its financial results.

Israel will report to Bruce Johnson, interim Sears CEO. He will oversee clothing and accessories for men's, women's and children's, according to the WWD report.

Sears has set up shops featuring Lands' End clothing, and recently launched a line of young men and girls' casual clothes with rapper LL Cool J.

The retailer also has been reported to be in talks with Steve & Barry's, the low-cost retail chain that has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, to take over licenses with celebrities such as the clothing line "Bitten" by Sarah Jessica Parker and "Eleven" by Venus Williams.


Most of its better-known fashion labels — Bitten, Dear by Amanda Bynes and Eleven by Venus Williams, as well as a group of TV-related brands from CBS Consumer Products — are believed to be licensed to it, rather than wholly owned. The status of these labels in a sale or liquidation is uncertain.


So sad but Vee will get sumthing better

Last edited by V's a star; Jul 14th, 2008 at 05:26 PM.
V's a star is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 2008, 04:53 PM
Dubai Love
 
Uranium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 52,528
                     
Re: Sears: to take over Eleven??

, glad to see EleVen is wanted so quickly.


Uranium is offline  
post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 2008, 04:54 PM
Senior Member
 
Just Do It's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 47,403
                     
Re: Sears: to take over Eleven??

Hmmm is then that good or bad for venus ? I'm not sure, but it looks like Venus expected eleVen to do better ?

Stay away.
Just Do It is offline  
post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 2008, 04:56 PM
it's just me against the music.
 
In The Zone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 26,615
                     
Re: Sears: to take over Eleven??

Like darrinbaker has expressed, Venus needs to get some internet exposure in order for the line to be truly successful.

If she moves to Sears, she'll get that ecommerce.

Good to hear.
In The Zone is offline  
post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 2008, 08:06 PM
Serena's #1 Hater
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Berkeley, CA
Posts: 19,721
                     
Re: Sears: to take over Eleven??

Quote:
Originally Posted by JustDoIt View Post
Hmmm is then that good or bad for venus ? I'm not sure, but it looks like Venus expected eleVen to do better ?
The problem is that if you want to buy EleVen merchandise today, you would have to physically walk into a Steve & Barry's store, of which there are only 276 in the United States (and 11 of the 50 states don't have one at all); if you live outside of the U.S., you're out of luck. With Sears, anyone on the planet with Internet access could buy EleVen. Personally, I think Venus should do whatever it takes to get her tennis-specific clothing and shoes into Tennis Warehouse, because I know a lot of people who buy online from them.

"He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord." -- Proverbs 18:22

"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." -- Herb Brooks

"A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life." -- Muhammad Ali
darrinbaker00 is offline  
post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 2008, 08:21 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 29,649
                     
Re: Sears: to take over Eleven??

Quote:
Originally Posted by darrinbaker00 View Post
The problem is that if you want to buy EleVen merchandise today, you would have to physically walk into a Steve & Barry's store, of which there are only 276 in the United States (and 11 of the 50 states don't have one at all); if you live outside of the U.S., you're out of luck. With Sears, anyone on the planet with Internet access could buy EleVen. Personally, I think Venus should do whatever it takes to get her tennis-specific clothing and shoes into Tennis Warehouse, because I know a lot of people who buy online from them.
Couldn't have said it any better myself.
Agape is offline  
post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 2008, 08:34 PM
Senior Member
 
DOUBLEFIST's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: LA
Posts: 10,559
                     
Re: Sears: to take over Eleven??

Marketing wise, you really couldn't ask for Eleven to be in better shape. It's creator and largest proponent just won Wimby and now, with the whole chapter 11 thing with Steve and Barry's, it's receiving a slew of free publicity. The fact that Vee just won Wimby sort of helps people associate "Eleven" as being a sucessful winner despite Steve & Barry going under.

Vee comes out a winner in this and actually better positioned to for more lucrative offers.

JA ME KA IS THE GOAT!!!
22!!!!The Debate is OVER, Suckas!!
Queen Vee , Keys!, Steffi , Maria,Pre-Carlos Na A-Rad
DOUBLEFIST is offline  
post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 2008, 09:18 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1,050
                     
Re: Sears: to take over Eleven??

Quote:
Originally Posted by JustDoIt View Post
Hmmm is then that good or bad for venus ? I'm not sure, but it looks like Venus expected eleVen to do better ?
EleVen has done very well financially. I heard it will be sold on line OR QVC not sure which one.
court70 is offline  
post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 2008, 09:29 PM
country flag RVD
Senior Member
 
RVD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 33,165
                     
Re: Sears: to take over Eleven??

Quote:
Originally Posted by darrinbaker00 View Post
The problem is that if you want to buy EleVen merchandise today, you would have to physically walk into a Steve & Barry's store, of which there are only 276 in the United States (and 11 of the 50 states don't have one at all); if you live outside of the U.S., you're out of luck. With Sears, anyone on the planet with Internet access could buy EleVen. Personally, I think Venus should do whatever it takes to get her tennis-specific clothing and shoes into Tennis Warehouse, because I know a lot of people who buy online from them.
Nicely put darrin.
Is Marketing your forte ?

Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery. - Malcolm X
A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything. - Malcolm X
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. - Confucius
The greatest scholars are not usually the wisest people. - Geoffrey Chaucer
RVD is offline  
post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 2008, 09:50 PM
Senior Member
 
drake3781's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 15,915
                     
Re: Sears: to take over Eleven??

Quote:
Originally Posted by darrinbaker00 View Post
The problem is that if you want to buy EleVen merchandise today, you would have to physically walk into a Steve & Barry's store, of which there are only 276 in the United States (and 11 of the 50 states don't have one at all); if you live outside of the U.S., you're out of luck. With Sears, anyone on the planet with Internet access could buy EleVen. Personally, I think Venus should do whatever it takes to get her tennis-specific clothing and shoes into Tennis Warehouse, because I know a lot of people who buy online from them.
The problem is that a licensing agreement is usually exclusive; she would probably need to go exclusive with TW (if they were interested), which would leave a lot of items out in the cold, or come up with a different line of tennis-only gear for TW, and even that may make it harder for her to market the Eleven line.
drake3781 is offline  
post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 2008, 10:58 PM
Senior Member
 
southpaw58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 667
                     
Re: Sears: to take over Eleven??

Her line could easily be marketed as an athletic line as well. haha that's obvious though. So sears is good, cause a lot of families who can't afford the high end name brands they can easily access athletic clothing.

Venus Williams. Serena Williams.
southpaw58 is offline  
post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 2008, 12:21 AM
Senior Member
 
Dawn Marie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: North by Northwest
Posts: 15,255
                     
Re: Sears: to take over Eleven??

SEARS is known for their name alone. So involvement with them is a great deal.

Only after the last tree has been cut down
Only after the last river has been poisoned
Only after the last fish has been caught
Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten. "Cree Native American Prophecy"
Dawn Marie is offline  
post #13 of 26 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 2008, 01:02 AM
Senior Member
 
SV_Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 7,346
                     
Re: Sears: to take over Eleven??

This is bitter sweet
SV_Fan is offline  
post #14 of 26 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 2008, 01:12 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 29,649
                     
Re: Sears: to take over Eleven??

I keep on thinking the title says "Serena to take over EleVen??"
Agape is offline  
post #15 of 26 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 2008, 01:33 AM
Senior Member
 
Tennisation's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 10,870
                     
Re: Sears: to take over Eleven??

who goes shopping at Sears? They have trouble staying in business themself
Tennisation is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome