Kering Q1 Sales Rise 27.1% as Gucci Soars Again

clock 3hJoelle Diderich


Swiss Watch Sales Increase 4.8% in March

clock 10hJoelle Diderich


Amazon Prime Members Can Now Forego Heavy Lifting

clock 3hElizabeth Doupnik and Sharon Edelson

Uniqlo, Dover Street Link Tokyo Flagships

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Rei, meet Tadashi. In what might be seen as an odd fashion pairing, Rei Kawakubo’s Dover Street Market has opened a store that connects to the largest Uniqlo flagship to date.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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The Uniqlo store in Ginza.


Uniqlo, Dover Street Market Link Tokyo Flagships

The fast-fashion brand’s new store is a clear attempt to elevate its image on its home turf, where it is still considered a mass market player.

clock March 15, 2012Amanda Kaiser and Kelly Wetherille


Abercrombie & Fitch Stock Weakness Invites Speculation

Analyst runs leveraged buyout numbers of chain and finds that the economics of a deal “can’t be denied.”

clock March 15, 2012Evan Clark and Samantha Conti


Net-a-Porter Taps Lucy Yeomans

She is leaving her long-held post as editor of Harper’s Bazaar U.K. to take on the newly created role of editor in chief of the online retailer.

clock March 15, 2012Samantha Conti


Higher Raw Materials Costs Hit Benetton

In 2011, revenues decreased 1 percent to 2.03 billion euros, or $2.82 billion.

clock March 15, 2012Luisa Zargani


Qatar Holding Buys Stake in LVMH

The owner of Harrods in London has taken a 1.03 percent stake in the French luxury giant.

clock March 15, 2012Miles Socha

Business Features

Salvatore Ferragamo Profits Rise 69.8% in Year

Except for Japan, revenues by geographical area rose globally close to or higher than 30 percent.

clock March 15, 2012Luisa Zargani


Casual Male to Boost Tailored Business

On Thursday the company released better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings.

clock March 15, 2012Jean E. Palmieri and Arnold J. Karr

Requiem RTW Fall 2011

Designer and Luxury

Requiem’s Raffaele Borriello Said Headed to Leonard

According to market sources, he is poised to succeed Maxime Simoens at the design helm of the French fashion house.

clock March 15, 2012Miles Socha

The fragrance advertising.


Ralph Lauren to Launch Big Pony Collection for Women

The designer is riding back into the women’s fragrance arena with the new scent quartet, which is scheduled for an April launch.

clock March 15, 2012Julie Naughton

Paul Smith and Mick Rock


Paul Smith’s Booming Birthday Bash

An overflow crowd joined the British designer in toasting the store’s silver anniversary.

clock March 15, 2012Jean E. Palmieri


Edward Lampert, ESL Assure of Shipments to Sears

Separately, a spokesman said a small number of Sears stores are reallocating floor space to better meet the needs of local shoppers.

clock March 15, 2012Vicki M. Young and Evan Clark

The retail shop and lounge area at Flywheel’s Flatiron location in New York.

Human Resources

Lew Frankfort’s Fly Investment

The chief executive officer of Coach is a strategic investor in Flywheel, an indoor cycling company.

clock March 15, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Marcus Samuelsson


Seeking Transcendence Downstairs at Ginny’s Supper Club

Marcus Samuelsson introduces the newest addition to his Harlem empire with a glamorous, swinging supper club right under Red Rooster.

clock March 15, 2012Alessandra Codinha

Lawrence Wechsler

Human Resources

Lawrence Wechsler, Revlon Executive, Dies at 86

He headed many of the company’s prestige market businesses before retiring on July 31, 1991.

clock March 15, 2012Pete Born

Marvin and Lee Traub


Martha Graham Company Honors Marvin and Lee Traub

The two-part evening started with a performance of four works from the Graham repertoire.

clock March 15, 2012Matthew Lynch

An aerial view of the main floor.


Lord & Taylor to Open in New Hampshire

The department store’s first new full-line store to open in more than a decade bows today at the Mall at Rockingham Park in Salem, N.H.

clock March 15, 2012Sharon Edelson

Anthony Vaccarello RTW Fall 2012

Human Resources

Estée Lauder Taps Arizona Muse

The model, 23, joins Elizabeth Hurley, Carolyn Murphy, Hilary Rhoda, Constance Jablonski, Liu Wen and Joan Smalls in the Lauder roster of spokesmodels.

clock March 16, 2012Julie Naughton

Donald Trump


Donald Trump’s Latest Quest: A Second Fragrance

The the real estate mogul and reality TV star sat down with WWD to talk about his newest men’s fragrance, aptly titled Success by Trump.

clock March 16, 2012Pete Born

Nu Skin’s recently introduced Galvanic Body Spa.


Nu Skin Pursues High Octane Model

Avon Products Inc. may have its problems, but its competitor is making the direct-selling model fire on all cylinders.

clock March 16, 2012Molly Prior

Samantha Cameron with Michelle Obama.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Parade Continues at State Dinner

Opting for a key color of the two countries’ flags, both first ladies stuck to blue: Samantha Cameron in Alessandra Rich and Michelle Obama in Marchesa.

clock March 16, 2012Matthew Lynch

Christopher Peters

Fashion Scoops

DVF Studio Hosts Cocktail Reception for CFDA

Election season for the American fashion constituency officially kicked off Wednesday evening when the nominees for the 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards were announced.

clock March 16, 2012Jessica Iredale

Fashion Scoops

Sportiqe to Outfit MSG Retail Staff for Game

They will wear New York Knicks T-shirts designed by the Arizona-based brand for Friday’s game against the Indiana Pacers.

clock March 16, 2012David Lipke


Today's Must Read

Britney Spears


Britney Spears to Launch Fashion and Lifestyle Merchandise

clock 7hAlexa Tietjen

Social Studies