Backstage at Gucci RTW Fall 2017

Financial

Kering Powers Ahead in Q1 as Gucci Defies Predictions

Organic sales at Gucci rose 48.3 percent, their strongest increase in two decades, as luxury clients clamored for Alessandro Michele’s distinctive designs.

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Media

Ex-Jed Root Artists Find a Home at Statement Artists, A New Agency

Statement Artists is a new boutique beauty-centric agency, which opened in March.

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Despite declining sales and foot traffic, Wall Street analysts kept a stable outlook for retail, mainly thanks to more online shopping.

Financial

E-commerce Seen as Stabilizing Retail

Despite big changes and “weakness” in the industry, Moody’s thinks retail is in stable condition.

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Technology

‘Mud’ Jeans Fan So-Called War on Work, Ensnare Nordstrom

Nordstrom was dragged into the social media spotlight, again, as Dirty Jobs’ Mike Rowe claimed the retailer doesn’t value authenticity.

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25:  (L-R) Martha Stewart, Cindi Leive and Katiti Kironde attend the Glamour and L'Oreal Paris 2017 College Women of the Year Celebration at La Sirena on April 25, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Glamour)

Media

Martha Stewart Celebrates Next Generation of Female Leaders at Glamour Event

The event drew Martha Stewart, Katie Couric, Lydia Polgreen and Public School’s Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne.

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Retail

Brown: The World Isn’t Ending, but Retail and Shopping Centers Are Suffering

The retail industry is in dire straits, but all is not lost.

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Retail

Top Takeaways From WWD’s Retail 20/20 Forum: The New Store Experience

Speakers included Tom Chapman, Deborah Nicodemus and Sharmadean Reid.

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College students are strongly influenced by YouTube beauty tutorials for cosmetic advice.

Technology

Study Shows Gen Z’s Preferences for Beauty and Cosmetics

WWD collaborated with Chegg to survey female college students about beauty trends and shopping preferences.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) and U.S. President Donald Trump (right)

Government and Trade

Think Tank: War-gaming Seen as an Antidote to Trump Trade Policy Uncertainty

Experts from A.T. Kearney weigh in on the topic.

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Retail

In Turnaround Mode: J. Crew Triggers Cuts and Management Shifts

J. Crew is cutting staff and working to hone its products and respond faster to customer demands.

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Human Resources

Coty Hires Nathalie Durán

The executive now serves as senior vice president of luxury fashion brands at the company.

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