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Paris Couture Houses Braced for Change After Turbulent Year

As Dior and Schiaparelli mark anniversaries, Versace has canceled its Atelier Versace couture show in favor of client events.

clock 16hJoelle Diderich


Condé Nast Braces for Consolidations This Week

Consolidations are said to take place this week in advance of a trove of annual meetings.

clock 16hAlexandra Steigrad


Uncertainty — and Fear — Grip Fashion World as Trump Era Dawns

The fashion community is in wait-and-see mode as President Trump kicks off his agenda.

clock January 22, 2017Evan Clark


A rendering of the new Ikea store in London


Ikea to Open New Sustainable Store Concept in London’s Greenwich

The company said it would submit its planning application to the Royal Borough of Greenwich in Feb.

clock 2hLorelei Marfil

Edcon South Africa


South Africa’s Edcon Aims for Turnaround in 2017

The country’s largest apparel retailer has a new owner and hopes restructuring initiatives will result in consistent profits.

clock 5hBambina Wise

From the Eloquii collection.


Eloquii Next in Line to Test Bricks-and-Mortar

Eloquii is riding momentum in the plus-size market.

clock 7hDavid Moin

Yaya and Vittorio Coin


Vittorio Coin Dies at 77

The executive took the helm of his family’s retail chain Coin in 1974.

clock January 22, 2017Alessandra Turra


Getting Techie: Top Platforms, Products at NRF 2017

Retail’s Big Show debuted a smattering of services from approachable robots to trackable products in order to enhance the experience of the all-powerful consumer.

clock January 20, 2017Elizabeth Doupnik


Target Corp. Fills Marketing Hole, Promotes Rick Gomez

Retailer has been without a chief marketing officer since September.

clock January 19, 2017Sharon Edelson

Samsøe & Samsøe’s first German flagship store.


Danish Brand Samsøe & Samsøe Opens Berlin Flagship

As part of an intense expansion strategy, Danish brand Samsøe & Samsøe opened its first German flagship at Berlin’s Bikini Mall.

clock January 19, 2017Quynh Tran

Edie Parker


Will Fashion Retail Go to Pot?

The latest crop of “hash bags” and other pot-centric merchandise still carry a certain taboo.

clock January 19, 2017Roxanne Robinson

Nancy Slavin


Aggressive Macy’s Consolidation Unleashes Massive Retail Talent for Hire

As Macy’s downsizes its store count and corporate offices, a number of key executives have just left or are soon leaving the firm. “I am not retiring. I am leaving Macy’s,” Nancy Slavin, the outgoing head of marketing for Macy’s stable of private brands, told WWD. “I had a storied and very privileged career building […]

clock January 19, 2017David Moin

Kip Tindell and Sir Richard Branson


A Sympathetic Sir Richard Branson Dispenses Advice To Retailers

The self-described “serial entrepreneurial” takes business seriously but still believes it can fun and that sometimes it’s OK to fail.

clock January 19, 2017David Moin


Alibaba Sponsors Olympics, Will Provide Official E-commerce Platform

Alibaba will provide cloud computing services, an Olympics channel destined for China and an e-commerce platform for Games-licensed merchandise and sports products.

clock January 19, 2017Amanda Kaiser

YYigal at Macy's.


Macy’s Teams With Yigal Azrouël on Capsule Collection

The department store chain is seeking to step up designer collaborations.

clock January 19, 2017David Moin

BCBG Max Azria RTW Fall 2016


BCBG Latest to Announce Restructure Amid Rugged Retail Landscape

The company’s plans call for store closures with a greater focus on the firm’s digital presence and licensing deals.

clock January 18, 2017Kari Hamanaka


Target Hit By Holiday Weakness

Mass merchant succumbs to the lackluster holiday season.

clock January 18, 2017Sharon Edelson


Retail Apparel Prices Continue to Fall in December

Retail prices continued to fall as part of a long-term deflationary pattern.

clock January 18, 2017Kristi Ellis

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clock January 21, 2017Kristi Ellis and Leigh Nordstrom

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