Retail stocks rose to new highs again today as the good vibes from Friday’s strong report on the job market lingered on Wall Street.
The S&P 500 Retailing Industry Group gained 0.4 percent, or 2.90 points, to 762.65, as the S&P 500 advanced 0.2 percent, or 3.08 points, to 1,617.50. Both indices set new highs.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which set a new high Friday, was roughly flat at 14,968.89. The fashion industry gainers included Stein Mart Inc., which shot up 13.2 percent to $9.72 after the company’s fourth-quarter earnings rose 130 percent to $13.5 million; American Apparel Inc., 4.1 percent to $2.05, and The Bon-Ton Stores Inc., 1.3 percent to $15.21.
European markets were off today. Milan’s FTSE MIB fell 0.4 percent to 16,862.99 as Frankfort’s DAX declined 0.1 percent to 8,112.08, and Paris’ CAC 40 decreased 0.2 percent to 3,907.04. The London Stock Exchange was closed for a bank holiday.
The decliners included LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, down 0.9 percent to 134.05 euros; Hermès International, 0.7 percent, to 262.10 euros, and Aeffe S.p.A., 0.4 percent to 0.60 euros. The euro traded at $1.31 against the dollar.
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For @laperlalingerie's spring 2018 show, the brand chose to host their event at @thevenetianmacao. With Chinese megastars @bingbing_fan and @hubing in attendance, La Perla debuted a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired collection. The show marked the start of Sands Macao Fashion Week, which runs from October 19 to 24 — the city’s first such event. Pictured here are models backstage with glimmering eyes. #wwdfashion (📷: Cheuk-Yin To)
Trending for spring 2018: top stitch design. Gone are the days of stitch just for seams — designers are using the once-minimal detail to create strong decorative elements. (📷: Paola Testa; Styled by @andrew_shang) #wwdfashion
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)