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Presidential Election Seen Clouding the Spending Picture

Studies show that shoppers are both ready to spend for the holidays and holding off because of the election.

clock 13hDavid Moin and Evan Clark


Brooks Brothers Buys Alexis Bittar Jewelry Business

The retailer's Carolee division will operate the newly acquired label.

clock 13hJean E. Palmieri


Gigi Hadid Dishes On Her Family's Thanksgiving Traditions

There Will Be Pie, Lots of Pie

clock 19hSophia Chabbott

Wal-Mart’s Goal: Turn Bronx Cheer Into Welcome Mat

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The retailer is adopting a new strategy armed with an arsenal of store formats, including some never-before-seen concepts and a rejigged SuperCenter.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Guatemala Labor Practices Under Scrutiny

The country’s textiles and apparel industry has rejected U.S. and local trade union claims of significant labor law violations.

clock December 30, 2010Ivan Castano

Paul Wesley wears Z Zegna’s trench, Surface To Air’s T-shirt, Y-3’s cotton hoodie and Maison Martin Margiela’s denim jeans, all in cotton.

Fashion Features

On the Dark Side: Paul Wesley Talks Acting and ‘Vampire Diaries’

The actor has had recurring roles on shows including “Everwood” and “24” but the CW series marks his most in-depth experience to date.

clock December 30, 2010Vanessa Lawrence

Lori, Shelly, and Caryn Hirshleifer


Daughters of Hirshleifer’s Founder Think Big

The family-owned fashion retailer, which just celebrated its centennial, has a bright future.

clock December 30, 2010Sharon Edelson

A view of Worth Avenue in Palm Beach.


A Makeover for Palm Beach’s Old Guard

Worth Avenue, the city’s famed retail district, gets a tasteful 21st-century update.

clock December 30, 2010Rebecca Kleinman

Tom Ford is headed to Rodeo Drive.

Real Estate

L.A. Retail: A Sporadic Recovery

There’s been a flurry of leasing activity on Rodeo Drive but second- and third-tier shopping districts are struggling.

clock December 30, 2010Rachel Brown

Marketing and Promotion

Parisian Beauty Line Keeps Natural Focus

Baume 27 got its name from the fact that its formula contains that number of active ingredients.

clock December 30, 2010Jennifer Weil

Shoppers tread lightly in Manhattan on Monday.


Storm’s Two-Day Toll Could Be $1B

ShopperTrak expects many of the lost dollars to be recouped.

clock December 30, 2010Arnold J. Karr

Marina Schiano, Loulou de la Falaise and Yves Saint Laurent.

Fashion Features

September 22, 1978: Fete Accompli

After a blowout bash, a special issue and daily flashbacks, WWD wraps up its 100th anniversary celebrations with a look back at one of fashion’s biggest fetes.

clock December 30, 2010Venessa Lau

A rendering of a smaller-format, urban Wal-Mart.


Wal-Mart Adopts New Strategy in Quest for NYC Store

The retailer is armed with an arsenal of store formats, including some never-before-seen concepts.

clock December 30, 2010Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

No Topshop Deal for Rihanna… Jeannie Lee and Louis Verdad Make a Dress…

Contrary to the speculation sparked by a Tweet, there is no deal in the works for Rihanna at Topshop, sources say.

clock December 30, 2010WWD Staff


Memo Pad: Giorgio Armani, Head Judge

The designer will head the jury panel that will choose the logo of Expo 2015 in Milan.

clock December 30, 2010Luisa Zargani

Government and Trade

Feds Seize $100K in Fakes in Pittsburgh

Counterfeit National Hockey League and National Football League merchandise was among the items confiscated.

clock December 30, 2010Liza Casabona

Sisleÿum will retail for $265.

Designer and Luxury

Sisley to Launch First Men’s Product

Sisleÿum, an all-in-one skin care product, will be available in more than 90 countries.

clock December 30, 2010David Lipke

The original SoHo store.


Sean Cassidy Expands in Men’s Specialty Retail

The retailer will open new Sean stores and enter the wholesale business next year.

clock December 30, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

The first Toronto store is profitable in its first year.


Dunning Sportswear to Add Retail, Triathlon Line

Canadian brand plans to open stores in the athletic meccas of Boulder, Colo., and San Diego.

clock December 30, 2010Jean E. Palmieri


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A look from Deveaux and F.S.Z., which will be offered on Continuum


Liberty Fairs Creates E-commerce Site With Farfetch

clock 22hJean E. Palmieri

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