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The Armani Box pop up shop in Soho.

Beauty Features

Beauty Lessons: What Holiday 2017 Taught the Industry

The sector saw a strong holiday season, but worked hard to register the gains with everything from pop-ups to launches.

clock January 23, 2018Pete Born

From Abercrombie's 2017 campaign, "This Is the Time."

Financial

Abercrombie’s Martinez to Retire as Executive Chairman

The company also provided an update to Q4, and scheduled its first Investor Day in almost 5 years.

clock January 22, 2018Vicki M. Young

Backstage at Mary Katrantzou RTW Fall 2017

Mergers and Acquisitions

Exclusive: Wendy Yu Invests in Mary Katrantzou, Eyes Growth in China

She’s on the prowl for more brands, and has $20 million earmarked to invest in emerging businesses in 2018.

clock January 22, 2018Samantha Conti

Hedi Slimane

Designer and Luxury

Retailers Cheer Hedi Slimane’s Return to Céline

“I am enchanted, what a great choice,” Karl Lagerfeld enthused.

clock January 22, 2018WWD Staff

Chalayan Men's Fall 2018

Financial

Hussein Chalayan Secures Minority Investment From Centricus

The acquisition is Centricus’ first in fashion industry.

clock January 19, 2018Samantha Conti

Aimee de Mars Parfum, Buly 1803, Mod’s Hair and Les Parfumeurs du Monde are among a new breed of French perfumers combining the niche and naturals trend.

Fragrance

Fragrance Goes Au Naturel

The natural niche trend is rising in the birthplace of modern perfumery.

clock January 19, 2018Jennifer Weil

Back to Black? Designers React to the Red Carpet in the Season of Time's Up

Fashion Features

Back to Black? Designers React to the Red Carpet in the Season of Time’s Up

Donatella Versace, Zac Posen, Prabal Gurung, Pierpaolo Piccioli and more react to the politics of red carpet dressing during an unusual awards season.

clock January 19, 2018WWD Staff

Backstage at Burberry RTW Spring 2018

Business Features

Markets Wonder Who Will Succeed Bailey as Burberry Q3 Retail Sales Dip

Retail sales dipped 2.2%, hit by the U.K., while underlying sales rose 1%.

clock January 18, 2018Samantha Conti

Target's newest exclusive is Good Chemistry.

Fragrance

In the Bull’s Eye: Target Plans to Make More Dollars With Scents

Mass-market fragrance sales haven’t enjoyed the uptick registered in specialty doors. Target hopes it has the right recipe to turn the spigot back on.

clock January 18, 2018Faye Brookman

Rokid's AR glasses are on display at CES International, in Las VegasGadget Show Rokid, Las Vegas, USA - 10 Jan 2018

Technology

The Future of Shopping: When Tech and Retail Meet

The rising tide of tech trends this year will bring about an era that doubles down on personalization and experiential retail.

clock January 17, 2018Adriana Lee

Adrian Cheng

Retail

Adrian Cheng Continues Investments in Millennial, Gen Z-Focused Businesses

Cheng has made new investments in Finery, the digital wardrobe manager and Undone, a platform specializing in made-to-order timepieces.

clock January 16, 2018Natalie Theodosi

Première Vision

Markets

Première Vision Returns to New York for Its Winter Edition

Première Vision New York will take place at Pier 94 on Jan. 16 to 17.

clock January 16, 2018Tracey Greenstein

Spring Studios will be the new home of NYFW: The Shows, beginning in February.

Fashion Scoops

IMG Releases NYFW: The Shows Roster

For the first time, Spring Studios will serve as the centralized hub for NYFW: The Shows-related activity.

clock January 12, 2018Lisa Lockwood

Backstage at Fenty Puma by Rihanna RTW Spring 2018

Financial

Kering to Distribute Majority of Puma Shares

The brand operator is looking to “reinforce” its focus on luxury by limiting its stake in Puma — and another brand is next to go.

clock January 11, 2018Kali Hays

Walmart employee Kenneth White, left, is coached by Shabazz Bonner while using an inventory app during a class at the Walmart Academy at the store in North Bergen, N.J. The retail industry is being radically reshaped by technology and nobody feels that disruption more starkly than the 16 million Americans working as shelf stockers, salespeople and cashiersFuture of Work-Changing Retail, North Bergen, USA - 08 Nov 2017

Financial

Walmart Bumps Up Hourly Wage Citing New Tax Breaks

The retailer bumped up wages for the third time since 2015 the same day it closed more than 60 Sam’s Club locations.

clock January 11, 2018Kali Hays

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