Ann Taylor shoe showroom


Ann Taylor Embarks on Tests With Rentals, Showrooming

The retailer’s trying new service offerings outside its traditional in-store experience.

clock November 1, 2017Kari Hamanaka

Mrs Roslyn Jaffe, Soledad O'Brien


Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards Honor ‘Everyday Heros’

More than 650 guests came to Cipriani 42nd Street to honor innovative organizations serving communities.

clock October 30, 2017David Moin

Loft's confidence and self-esteem-boosting mural is a conversation starter.


Loft’s Plus Equals New Collection

The retailer is addressing a long-overlooked audience.

clock September 27, 2017Sharon Edelson

Ann Taylor Spring 2017


Ascena Stock Jumps on Tempered Financial Results, Cost-Cutting Plans

The brand operator is still closing hundreds of stores and posted a $1 billion loss, but the year didn’t turn out as bad as feared.

clock September 25, 2017Kali Hays

Tommy HilfigerTommy x The Chainsmokers press preview, New York, USA - 05 Sep 2017


Tommy Hilfiger, David Jaffe Advise on Navigating Industry Change

The industry leaders believe legacy brands are positioned to adapt to changing consumer shopping patterns.

clock September 12, 2017David Moin

Loft president Gary Muto at Loft Rockefeller Center.Gary Muto, New York


Struggling Ascena Pumps Up Gary Muto

The latest management changes are designed to help reverse sagging sales trends.

clock August 1, 2017David Moin

Ralph Lauren Beverly Hills

Business Features

Retail’s Future? Being Happy With Less

The days of expansion equaling sales growth for the industry’s most ubiquitous brands are gone — probably for good.

clock July 6, 2017Kali Hays

Ann Taylor Spring 2017


Ascena Posts $1B Loss, Set to Close Hundreds of Stores

The brand operator even floated the possibility of a sale.

clock June 8, 2017Kali Hays

Wal-Mart Signage outside a Wal-Mart store in Duarte, Calif. Wal-Mart is promising it won't be beat on prices this holiday season. But online shoppers shouldn't expect free shipping without any restrictionsRetail Holiday, Duarte, USA


An Inkling of Stability From Wal-Mart, Gap and Ross

The three companies managed to turn in decent results despite deep weakness in the retail market.

clock May 19, 2017WWD Staff

Ann Taylor Spring 2017


Ascena Cuts Forecast, Stock Plummets

Ceo David Jaffe projected a year or two more of tough sledding for retail.

clock May 17, 2017Evan Clark

Ann Taylor Spring 2017


Ascena Gets Downgrade After ‘Deterioration’ in Revenues

Moody’s cut the retail operator’s long-term credit rating, pointing to a first-quarter dip in sales and revenue.

clock May 1, 2017Kali Hays

Ascena board members


Ascena Takes a ‘Fearless’ Stand on Gender Equality

Four of the eight members of the Ascena board are women.

clock March 16, 2017David Moin


Ascena Deepens Loss but Sees Signs of Spring Pickup

Executives felt good about business in the second half of February, fueling hopes for spring.

clock March 6, 2017David Moin


Ascena Loss Deepens in Second Fiscal Quarter

CEO cites sluggish shopper traffic, price promotions and “disruptive” ecommerce trends for declines.

clock March 6, 2017David Moin

American Eagle Outfitters Fall 2016 #WeAllCan ad campaign.


Ascena Suffers During Holiday, American Eagle Muddles Through

The two retailers struggled with weak sales and poor traffic over the Christmas season.

clock January 10, 2017Evan Clark

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The "Snow White" Saks holiday windows with dresses by  Alberta Ferretti and Naeem Khan.


Breakfast at Saks, Disney-Style, in a ‘Snow White’ Holiday Campaign

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