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HBC Hires Ed Burstell to Accelerate Innovation

HBC sees Burstell engaged in bringing innovative concepts to all of its divisions.

clock 17hDavid Moin


Balenciaga Names Cédric Charbit as New CEO

A product and marketing executive at Yves Saint Laurent, he will take over Isabelle Guichot's role.

clock 18hMiles Socha


Tokyo Fashion Week: Watching for See-Now-Buy-Now

New sponsor Amazon didn't make vast changes to the format, while the local industry seemed open to the Instant Fashion experience.

clock 12hKelly Wetherille

Sears Shares Plummet on Store Closure Plan

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Sears Holdings Corp. is the latest company to join the store-closing game that is likely to be a major feature of retailing in the year ahead.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

Salvatore Ferragamo to Show Marilyn Monroe Exhibition

The exhibit will run June 2012 through Jan. 2013 at the brand’s museum in Florence.

clock December 1, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Gaspard Yurkievich Launching Footwear for Spring

The Italy-produced line will feature six elaborate styles.

clock December 1, 2011WWD Staff



Sears Shares Plummet on Store Closure Plan

The retailer expects to close 100 to 120 Kmart and Sears units.

clock December 27, 2011Vicki M. Young


Consumer Confidence Rises in December

Boosting confidence levels were improved assessments of the job market.

clock December 27, 2011Vicki M. Young

Government and Trade

Retailers Gauge Impact of N. Korea Leadership Change

In the long run, the uncertainty created by the death of Kim Jong-il could further dampen consumer sentiment and spending in South Korea.

clock December 27, 2011Hye-Seung Seo

A freight ship in China.

Government and Trade

Mexico Eyes Antipiracy Deal With China

Country is seeking similar agreements with several regional apparel associations, which it intends to sign throughout 2012.

clock December 27, 2011Ivan Castano

A fall '11 Christian Louboutin style with its 'Chinese red' sole.


YSL Files Response in Louboutin Appeal

A hearing date has been set for Jan. 24 for oral argument before the federal court of appeals in Manhattan.

clock December 28, 2011Vicki M. Young

Terminal 21, a 377,000-square-foot six floor shopping center, just opened at the intersection of Bangkok’s underground metro and SkyTrain.

Designer and Luxury

Bangkok Luxury Retail Market Expands

More than three million square feet of new retail space is opening in the next two years.

clock December 27, 2011Joyce Barrett

Madonna Badger

Marketing and Promotion

Stamford Officials Rule on Cause of Fire

The Christmas Day fire that killed the family of fashion advertising executive Madonna Badger was apparently caused by embers from a fireplace.

clock December 27, 2011Arthur Friedman

Government and Trade

China Currency Reform Meets U.S. Satisfaction

Treasury report cites continued appreciation.

clock December 27, 2011Arthur Friedman

Spring accessories with African inspired prints, materials and intricacies.

Accessory Trends

Spring 2012 Accessories Trend: Tribal Beat

The bolder, the better this spring as accessories designers pile on a medley of Africa-inspired prints, materials and intricacies.

clock December 28, 2011Roxanne Robinson


The New York Times Co. Sells Off Regional Newspapers

Halifax Media Holdings, a Daytona Beach, Fla.-based investment firm, purchased the 16 regional newspapers for $143 million in cash.

clock December 28, 2011Amy Wicks

Nicole Kidman


Australia’s Down Under Awards to Be Revamped

The film and television awards ceremony is going to be renamed, relocated and moved to a new time slot.

clock December 28, 2011Patty Huntington

Holiday shoppers in New York.


Traffic Counts Up at Apparel, Beauty Specialty Stores

NPD Group reported that 69 percent of U.S. consumers visited stores last week.

clock December 28, 2011Arnold J. Karr

The Lamb and Flag store in Brea, California.


Lamb & Flag Combines House, Outside Brands

Kellwood retail brand could expand to more than 700 units, most overseas.

clock December 28, 2011Rachel Brown

Fred Hayman


Fred Hayman Recounts Wild Ride on Rodeo Drive

Hayman has received much appreciation this year, sometimes uncomfortably for the man referred to as the Godfather of Rodeo Drive, or Mr. Rodeo Drive.

clock December 28, 2011Rachel Brown

Robin Wright


Face Time With Robin Wright

The actress and Peter Lindbergh teamed up again for Gerard Darel’s latest ad campaign, which will be the French firm’s first international one.

clock December 28, 2011Marcy Medina


Carrefour Set to Reduce Supermarket Properties

The beleaguered retailer said that it will dispose of a real estate portfolio including 97 supermarket properties in France.

clock December 28, 2011Jennifer Weil


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Antony Karabus is ceo of HRC.


HRC Report Shows Impact of Online, Recommends Rethinking Retail Real Estate

clock 4hArthur Zaczkiewicz

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