Why is Victoria Wieck leaving HSN
Why is she leaving?
CEO Mindy Grossman left HSN last April.
It is QVC’s parent company, Liberty Interactive, that is buying 62% of HSN.
Liberty Interactive Already owned 38% of HSN, so now they own all of it !
Google “QVC is buying HSN for $2.1 billion” and look for the Forbes article.
Over half of the HSN jewelry I own is from Jean Dousset.. I noticed some time ago that he had cut his jewelry here Way back, and I figured he was going to leave.. Hated that…
I hate to see Victoria leave, also.. Someone has said here that Absolut is leaving !?
Oh Nooo !
That is Very bad news, IMO !
I like some of Joan Boyce’s jewelry, too, but I don’t think she’s leaving…
Whose diamond simulant stones will the designers who are staying going to use with Absolut gone ?.. I guess the same one QVC uses.. Can’t remember the name right now.
Can I name drop here ?…It’s just an observation from me….. It is QVC and HSN’s big rival in TN (JTV) that does Not provide a video on individual item’s pages from when the item was featured on TV.. I don’t know why JTV does not do that.. I told a lady in HSN’s customer service that that ONE thing is what really sells the jewelry !.. Seeing it worn by someone and them moving around wearing it.. That’s what sells the piece for me more than Anything else… I hope they do Not change that !
BUMMER. I LOVE VICTORIA – NO HYPE, NO SCREAMING – A REAL CLASS LADY. HAVE A FEW OF HER PIECES THAT I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. WELL, THERE’S ALWAYS HER STORE IN BEVERLY HILLS. LOL!!! ALSO MISS SEEING XAVIER, DOUSSET, TWIGGY & OTHERS.
I was very sad and shocked to hear Victoria Wieck was leaving! I happened to be watching that day and I bought the most beautiful faux diamond watch from her on that show–and all of sudden the guy w/ her says that it’s her last show!! Whaa? I felt bad when Suzanne Somers left – and now I hear this? No special send off? Really sad to find out this way.
I too am so saddened that Victoria Wieck has left HSN. I absolutely feel she had the best jewelry line on HSN. I buy so much from HSN, just ask on husband and the UPS driver!! I think it is strange that so many vendors are leaving. I was not aware of this until reading the comments today. I didn’t know that Mindy Grossman had also left. The new CEO has really big shoes to fill. We all know changes are hard, even positive ones. I can’t imagine how they will ever, ever replace VW. Time will tell.
Don’t know why, but so upset she is leaving..What’s happening HSN, why don’t you come out and let your customers know? Not too many reasons to keep shopping HSN….
I read on qvc community that Mindy Grossman may had seen the writings on the wall and left before hsn pushed out of the door. if you know, hsn isn’t doing that well, there sales are declining. I also just noitce that Ava or riva’ the elderly lady with her jewelry I haven’t seen her ether. there is definitely a shake up at Han,only god knows why.
I am really, really sad that Victoria Wieck is leaving hsn. this news comes as a shock to me. this is the first time that I am hearing of this. in all honesty, I have watched a lot of on air shows with Victoria and the last couple of years she has been complaining on air that her stuff was not selling and that she could not understand why. when it came down to it, she was also very open about having a very tight bond with her absolute stone vendor/manufacturer and she ALWAYS said that this man gave her a “family” price for her items so that she could keep her hsn prices low. why her hsn sales have slowed over the years is a mystery to me. I never, ever thought that an hsn staple like Victoria would leave, similarly to sharif, I was shocked when I found out he was leaving too.
also, let me take this opportunity to acknowledge the departure of mindy grossman, hsn ceo. even though I have expressed my regrets over this decision on another thread, I do want to say that I really do think that it was oprah who lured her to weight watchers. I really don’t think that mindy woke up one day and decided to corporately shop around.
many top designer brand-name vendors stayed with hsn as a result of mindy’s welcome. she
gave vendors many breaks and concessions in any effort to keep them happy and at home with hsn. as far as I could tell, these items were affordably priced and sold out under mindy’s watchful eye.
I am not sure who is currently shaking things up at hsn but I do hope no other vendors will fly the hsn nest. I am sure all of this will become quite clear in the near future when hsn names its new ceo and staff. I only wish hsn the best. I really do hope that the hsn quality that mindy created continues to go up and not down. again, only time with tell. we love you mindy, Victoria and sharif!!! oh, sigh.. xoxo
I love Victoria and have bought many of her pieces through the years. I am sadden to know she is leaving, but understand the desire to try new paths. I have especially enjoyed giving her jewelry as gifts, but now wish I had kept a few more for myself! 🙂 Her jewelry is always the highest quality and always beautiful. Very sad day!
We have been so pleased and privileged to offer you the Victoria Wieck jewelry collection for 18 years at HSN. Victoria has been a great friend and design partner to us all. But now, Victoria has decided to take a new path and move on to other ventures. We say goodbye to our dear friend and wish her well in all of her future endeavors.
I will also miss VW,and many of the other vendors.I’ve noticed prices going up on both HSN & QVC.
I, myself, am having to wait for sales and watch my budget more than usual. What was once 29.95 is now 49.95 regardless of where I shop.Shopping malls have been declining for the past few years and empty malls are now at an all time high everywhere around the US, so I read.Online shopping has been available for many years so I don’t think that has anything to do with the situation.I am hoping for the best for all of us, including the vendors.
I do not knows Skittles but it seems HSN is changing its focus to much younger buyers. I have noticed DG2 and Joan Boyce headed that way. If Heidi Daus and Slinky ever change or leave, so do I.
Why have so many vendors left HSN?
Victoria also said she would be doing custom pieces. I bet you can still reach her via FBook if you are on there- maybe twitter too.
I’m sad to see her go.
I got the impression from today’s shows that she is starting something specifically with Swarovski. She told us about having a special relationship with them and that she loves creating new things. She mentioned gems not being a renewable resource and that Millennials seem to prefer jewelry that is environmentally friendly. Maybe she is starting a bridal line at Swarovski. She’d become the Vera Wang of jewelry then. Lastly, I remember her also saying today that she is going to do more commissioned couture jewelry. Who knows?! I wish her well and am so glad I have some of her pieces.
Almost all my gemstone rings belong to Victoria Wieck’s brand. She had integrity in each piece that she sold on HSN. She refused to cheapen her jewelry in anyway because her name was on each piece. I found her quality to be excellent and was a repeat buyer of her rings. I was very saddened to hear she is leaving HSN. I didn’t know Mindy Grossman was leaving HSN as their CEO. It seems to me the station flourished under her management and programming ideals. They will be hard pressed to find someone to replace Victoria her pricing was fair to the consumer. I will miss her very much and I wonder what the gem market on HSN will be like without her quality.
Also sad to hear the news. She is my favorite too. I always look forward to watching her shows.
Wish you well Victoria.
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08.20.17 9:31 AM