Women's Wear Daily

Time Inc. U.K. Closes Local Edition of InStyle

GOING, GOING, GONE: Time Inc. U.K. has axed the local edition of InStyle once and for all, shutting down the magazine, which became digital-only in 2016. “As a result of Time Inc. U.K.’s new ownership, the company has decided it will not be continuing with the InStyle U.K. license,” a company spokeswoman said Tuesday. “From May 21, the InStyle U.K. web site will automatically redirect to http://www.instyle.com so U.K. users will continue to enjoy the InStyle experience.” The celebrity-focused magazine transitioned to a digital-only brand in 2016. At the time, the company said the relaunch of InStyle U.K. was meant to address the changing needs of the magazine’s “fashion-obsessed audience.” The company had promised to deliver “24-hour content, with more daily stories and videos than any other U.K. fashion title.” The InStyle closure is one of the first moves by the new owners, private-equity firm Epiris. Earlier this year, Epiris confirmed its purchase of Time Inc. U.K. from Meredith Corp. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The termination of InStyle U.K. comes in the wake of Interview magazine’s closure, which was revealed Monday. The publication, launched by Andy Warhol in 1969 and owned by billionaire Peter Brant, is headed for liquidation and the

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Qurate Retail Group Nabs Zulily President From Amazon

Qurate Retail, Inc., named Jeff Yurcisin president of Zulily, LLC, effective August 15. Yurcisin joins Qurate from Amazon, where he most recently was vice president of Amazon Fashion’s Private Brands business. There he oversaw the launch of numerous brands across women’s, men’s and children’s wear, including “Amazon Essentials (basics for men and women), Lark & Ro (women’s everyday essentials), Core 10 (women’s premium activewear), and Spotted Zebra (playful apparel for kids). Prior to that he led teams across Amazon Fashion’s men’s, women’s and kids/baby sectors and was general manager and chief executive officer of Shopbop. At Zulily, he will be based in Seattle and oversee its staff of 3,200. In addition to Yurcisin, Qurate president and chief executive officer Mike George revealed several other management appointments today, including:   Mary Campbell has been named chief merchandising and interactive officer, Qurate Retail Group, effective immediately. Aidan O’Meara has been named president of Qurate Retail Group International, effective July 2. Tom Bazzone has been named president of Frontgate. Qurate owns eight retail brands including QVC, HSN, Zulily, Ballard Designs, Frontgate, Garnet Hill, Grandin Road and Improvements.   “We’ve built our businesses and customer loyalty by always staying a step ahead and giving customers a different experience – a third way to shop

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