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  • Recent Press


April 6, 2016


We are delighted to announce our 2016 interview on Modern Living with kathy ireland®. See details below in our joint press release!



Modern Living with kathy ireland® Highlights Loehmann's Online Shopping Experience.



Company Co-Presidents Discuss Unique Online Customer Experience


Tune in to E! Entertainment as sponsored programming on Thursday, April 7, 2016 and Bloomberg International on Sunday, April 10 & 17, 2016. See market-by-market listings below.



(Los Angeles, CA, April 3, 2016) – Modern Living with kathy ireland® announces an exclusive interview with the executives of Loehmann's, a leading fashion marketplace that has built and maintained a trusted, loyal following since 1921. During the feature story, Kathy Ireland interviewed co-presidents Andrew Sole and Elisabeth Wadsworth. 

Mr. Sole started by talking about some of the main challenges brands and retailers are facing when it comes to staying relevant with customers. He said, "All brands and retailers today are trying to stay relevant with their customers in light of the changing customer profiles and technology. We know that Millennials will shop and price compare and look at brands very differently than the Baby Boomers. In terms of the technology, people will shop and look at brands and price check very differently. Customers have very busy lives. There is not enough time in the day. It is important to be online and be available 24/7 to them."

Elisabeth Wadsworth discussed how Loehmann's addresses and overcomes these challenges. She said, "Because we are purely online, we can be more nimble with the brands that are working and the brands that are not. Loehmanns.com is open 24/7. We are focused on building a unique customer experience. We want to make sure that no matter how she is shopping with us or the time of day, that we are creating a win situation for her. So we want to always have trusted brands on the site, free shipping, easy returns, and great prices."

Over the years, Loehmann’s has undergone multiple ownership changes, and recently re-emerged as an online discounter, bringing customers the same bargains with the convenience of the web. The same spirit that Loehmann’s had since 1921 is still very much alive in their extensive selection of deeply discounted designer merchandise. For 93 years, Loehmann's has given savvy shoppers the edge on designer goods by delivering the same department store fashion for 30%–65% less, every day. With a newly expanded offering and over 1400 of the best brands in fashion, Loehmann’s is still one of the leading fashion marketplaces in the business.

Modern Living with kathy ireland® Vice President of Programming, JL Haber added, "Loehmann's has stood the test of time and is continuing to show competitors how to evolve to remain relevant."

Tune in to see the Loehmann’s feature story on E! Entertainment as sponsored programming on Thursday April 7, 2016 at 6:30am ET/PT and Bloomberg International on Sunday April 10, 2016 at 2:30pm HKT, April 17, 2016 at 10:30am D.F.



About Modern Living with kathy ireland®



Modern Living with kathy ireland® is a weekly business television program featuring real-world insights from corporate executives from all over the globe.

Modern Living with kathy ireland® airs Thursday mornings throughout North America on E! Entertainment Network as part of their sponsored programming lineup and to over 50 countries throughout the world on Sundays on Bloomberg International as part of their sponsored programming lineup.

  • THE BEGINNING


  • A paralyzed lip started a fashion empire. Suffered by Frieda Loehmann’s husband, a flutist with a symphony orchestra, it spurred her into the department store business. In 1921, Frieda and her son Charles opened the Original Designer Outlet in an automobile showroom below her Brooklyn apartment on Bedford Avenue. Her vision was simple yet groundbreaking. She rounded up designer overstock and discontinued lines at a fraction of wholesale prices, discounting them up to 75%. It was Haute Couture at bargain basement prices, a dream come true for fashion savvy women. The store was such a success that Frieda became known as the Grand Dame of Cut-Rate Fashion. Equally famous was the wild and extravagant décor: gilded concrete dragons chasing flaming pearls adorned the roof, stained glass peacock windows the façade, and Venetian columns, marble lions, and prismatic chandeliers the inside.


    A paralyzed lip started a fashion empire. Suffered by Frieda Loehmann’s husband, a flutist with a symphony orchestra, it spurred her into the department store business. In 1921, Frieda and her son Charles opened the Original Designer Outlet in an automobile showroom below her Brooklyn apartment on Bedford Avenue. Her vision was simple yet groundbreaking. She rounded up designer overstock and discontinued lines at a fraction of wholesale prices, discounting them up to 75%. It was Haute Couture at bargain basement prices, a dream come true for fashion savvy women. The store was such a success that Frieda became known as the Grand Dame of Cut-Rate Fashion. Equally famous was the wild and extravagant décor: gilded concrete dragons chasing flaming pearls adorned the roof, stained glass peacock windows the façade, and Venetian columns, marble lions, and prismatic chandeliers the inside.


  • A PIONEERING DISCOUNTER


In 1930, Charles C. Loehmann decided it was time to expand, opening a second store in the Bronx. Loehmann’s upheld its reputation as a discounter of high quality, premium clothing. By purchasing manufacturer’s overruns and odd lots, processing them, and selling them in store within 48 hours, Loehmann’s allowed women to buy couturier-designed clothes for as little as one third the price of competing stores. A lack of advertising also helped keep prices to a minimum. By the end of the 1950s, Loehmann’s had three stores outside New York, and in 1964 it went public.



When George J. Greenberg succeeded Charles as president in 1964, the company was renamed Loehmann’s Inc. Over the 1960s, Loehmann’s added 10 new stores, including a Los Angeles store in 1969. Maintaining distance from major fashion retailers and keeping advertising to a minimum allowed the stores to thrive, leading to the first Midwestern outlet in a Chicago suburb. Only in 1975, with 31 stores in 12 states, did they begin to advertise in newspapers. During this time, Loehmann’s was turning over its inventory twice as much as the average retailer, allowing its customers to discover fresh new finds week after week. Blouses could be purchased for as little as $8.98, alongside sales of sables and minks for as much as $12,000. By 1980 there were 48 stores in 21 states, with more than half in shopping centers, including 19 in Loehmann’s Plaza locations.


  • THE MODERN ERA


By 1988, Loehmann’s had grown to 82 stores in 26 states. Loehmann’s selection continued to evolve, giving customers something new upon each visit. Equally revered was the legendary Back Room, which housed collections of the world’s foremost designers and became the haven of generations of savvy shoppers. In many stores, this blossomed into Back Room Events, and in New York, Loehmann's Back Room hosted Fashion Night Out events during Fashion Week. The Bronx store was closed, paving the way for a 35,000 square foot outlet, the largest in the company chain. In March of 1992, Robert Friedman took helm, adding shoes, lingerie, hosiery, hats, jewelry, and perfume to its offerings. A new 60,000 square foot Manhattan store opening in October of 1996 drew huge crowds to its sales of heavily marked down Giorgio Armani, Jones New York, and DKNY merchandise. Menswear was introduced in 1997, including dress shirts, ties, sportswear, pants, and jackets. By 1999, Loehmann’s had grown to 100 stores in 17 states.




  • LOEHMANN'S TODAY


Since then, Loehmann’s has undergone multiple ownership changes, and has now re-emerged as an online discounter, bringing customers the same bargains with the convenience of the web. The spirit of the 1921 Brooklyn store is still alive in our extensive selection of deeply discounted designer merchandise. For 93 years, Loehmann's has given savvy shoppers the edge on designer goods by delivering the same department store fashion for 30%–65% less, everyday. Online, the story is no different. With a newly expanded offering and over 1400 of the best brands in fashion, Loehmann’s is still one of the leading fashion marketplaces in the business.


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