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Retail

Future at Stake: Neiman's Battles the Luxury Drought

A deal to sell the Dallas-based luxury chain would be difficult to execute.

clock 8hDavid Moin

Fashion

Inside Giorgio Armani's Chic Spring Collection

Dubbing his collection ‘Charmani,’ Giorgio Armani’s spring line radiated a chic charm that felt fresh and alluring.

clock September 23, 2016Bridget Foley

Fashion

Versace Rethinks Ath-leisure for Spring 2017

Donatella Versace played an athletic hand for the win for spring.

clock September 24, 2016Jessica Iredale

Alexander Wang’s Asian Expansion

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Overview

First stop, New York. Next stop, Beijing. That’s the route of the Alexander Wang retail express, set to gather major speed beginning next month with the opening of the designer’s Beijing flagship.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Executive Changes

Wal-Mart China Taps New CEO

Retailer has promoted Greg Foran from post of senior vice president for Wal-Mart International.

clock February 7, 2012Amanda Kaiser and Lara Farrar

Financial

Swatch Posts 18.1% Rise in Profit for Year

Momentum continued in January with double-digit growth in the watches and jewelry segment.

clock February 7, 2012Joelle Diderich

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Online On Track for 20 Percent Share

E-commerce likely to account for one in every five dollars spent on specialty apparel in 2012.

clock February 7, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Digital

Social Commerce IQ: Rules of Engagement

There are various methods for social engagement, and what works for one brand isn’t necessarily what works for another.

clock February 7, 2012Vicki M. Young

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Keen Goes Global With E-Commerce

It has become a global brand due to a cohesive, single-platform e-commerce strategy.

clock February 7, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Saks’ Incandela: Mutichannel Retailing Is Critical

Technology that was considered cutting edge or experimental is now mainstream, said the chief marketing officer and president of Saks Direct.

clock February 7, 2012Sharon Edelson

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

What’s Hot at Cold Copenhagen’s Fashion Week

Highlights from the fashion-packed five-day event included Kopenhagen Fur’s International Talents show and an uptick in Japanese visitors.

clock February 7, 2012Katya Foreman

Financial

Levi’s Seeks $1.2B in Dockers Sales

On earnings call, ceo Chip Bergh noted brand has “struggled” and that stopping its “rapid erosion” was among his top priorities.

clock February 7, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Marketing

Melding Mobile With Retail: Lacoste’s Erik Lautier

As digital evolves, firms need to consider whether an app is really necessary, how to best use QR codes and own correct digital locations.

clock February 7, 2012Vicki M. Young

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Project Preview: Women’s Gets Spotlight

To appeal to women’s buyers and exhibitors in a show dominated by men’s wear, the trade show is revamping its women’s section.

clock February 7, 2012Khanh T.L. Tran

Designer and Luxury

Oscar de la Renta’s Focus on Innovation

Erika Bearman, OscarPRGirl, mapped out a five-point strategy — be innovative, develop evangelists, eliminate middlemen, move first and sell more stuff.

clock February 7, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

JustFab Links With Avril Lavigne’s Abbey Dawn Line

The singer will next month launch accessories from her brand’s spring collection on the online accessory subscription footwear and styling service.

clock February 7, 2012Rachel Brown

Designer and Luxury

Kate Spade Likes Digital All Wrapped Up

The brand’s holiday ad campaign helped hike last year’s e-commerce sales by 11 percent.

clock February 7, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Human Resources

Recruiting in a Digital World

Where do online and brick-and-mortar retailers look to hire tech-savvy, merchant-friendly, self-starting, collaborative job candidates?

clock February 7, 2012Sharon Edelson

Digital

Instant Gratification: Remodelista’s Lifestyle Approach

The online home design publication has a following that’s borderline obsessive.

clock February 7, 2012Amy Wicks

Designer and Luxury

Accessories, Men’s Wear Propel Luxe Spending

Industry executives predict more of the same in 2012.

clock February 7, 2012Luisa Zargani

Digital

The Web’s Latest Wave: Rise of Social Commerce

Wade Gerten of 8thBridge said the future of e-commerce lies within reshaping the experience completely around people.

clock February 7, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Fashion

Face Value: Five Models Talk Fashion Week

WWD caught up with a handful of breakout models to discuss how they’re gearing up for their second season of New York collections.

clock February 8, 2012Taylor Harris

Advertising

James Franco Goes Vintage in Seven For All Mankind Ads

The actor stepped behind the camera to direct a series of vignettes that will break on the denim brand’s dedicated YouTube channel beginning Feb. 15.

clock February 7, 2012David Lipke

Trends

Project Trend: Attention Grabber

The fall season is brimming with look-at-me color and abstract prints.

clock February 8, 2012Kim Friday

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Project Preview: Seminar Series

The trade show will hold the following seminars in Las Vegas Feb. 13 and 14.

clock February 8, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Marc Jacobs Pays Tribute to ‘South Park’

Eric Cartman, Randy Marsh and Butters Stotch are featured on T-shirts to benefit The Interdisciplinary Melanoma Cooperative Group at NYU.

clock February 8, 2012Taylor Harris

Fashion Scoops

Rag & Bone to Unveil First ‘Techcessory’

The team has designed a case for the Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone, which will be sold exclusively at AT&T beginning Feb. 19.

clock February 8, 2012Kristi Garced

Fashion Scoops

Carmen Marc Valvo Rings Closing Bell

The designer will show his fall collection at Nasdaq’s Times Square outpost at 6 p.m. Sunday.

clock February 8, 2012Evan Clark

Fashion Scoops

The Model Alliance Fetes Launch at The Standard

The long-in-the-works nonprofit aims to improve working conditions in the American modeling industry.

clock February 8, 2012Matthew Lynch

Memo Pad

Bloomingdale’s, ‘Jane by Design’ Team Up

Store windows this week feature looks inspired by the ABC Family series and curated by Stephanie Solomon, the retailer’s fashion director of ready-to-wear.

clock February 8, 2012Sharon Edelson

Memo Pad

Americana Manhasset Releases Spring Catalogue

Karlie Kloss and Simon Nessman play house in a Neutra-style ranch filled with Fifties details such as shag carpets, rotary phones and mid-century furniture.

clock February 8, 2012Sharon Edelson

Memo Pad

Newsstand Sales End 2011 on Down Note

The entire magazine industry was down an average of 10 percent during the second half of last year, with some fashion titles falling much harder.

clock February 8, 2012Amy Wicks

Memo Pad

Barneys New York Unveils Spring Campaigns

For the women’s campaign, Penelope Tree is joined by seven other novelty models, including Jane Aldridge, Jessica Saund and Julia Sarr-Jamois.

clock February 8, 2012Jessica Iredale

Advertising

ChinaFile: Lolita in China

Young designer Liu Lu spotlights China’s open secret of young mistresses by featuring Chinese Lolitas in her latest ad campaign for Luvon.

clock February 8, 2012Huang Hung

Designer and Luxury

Alexander Wang’s Asian Expansion

The designer’s retail express is set to gather major speed with the opening next month of a flagship in Beijing.

clock February 8, 2012Bridget Foley

Designer and Luxury

Designer Inspirations: Part Three

What do you get when a prim girl meets a “big, bad handsome man”? Or when “ice ice baby” intersects with warm modernism?

clock February 8, 2012WWD Staff

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