Gap, Wal-Mart Lift Hopes for Retail

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The U.S. consumer struggled in the second quarter, and the world abroad continued to be an economic minefield, but some key retailers gained enough confidence to cautiously raise 2012 profit guidance.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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A view of Massimo Dutti's Web site.


Massimo Dutti to Open First U.S. Store

The younger, less developed sibling of Zara has plans to unveil a New York flagship on Fifth Avenue in October.

clock August 14, 2012Sharon Edelson

Construction on Buckhead Atlanta, what will become the Southeast’s newest luxury destination.

Real Estate

Atlanta’s Buckhead Project Starts Anew

After a three-and-a-half-year hiatus, construction cranes are back in action in the upscale neighborhood.

clock August 16, 2012Brenda Lloyd


Komar Acquires Biflex Group

New York-based Biflex has a history of more than 50 years in the innerwear industry and is a specialist of basic bras, daywear and sleepwear.

clock August 15, 2012Karyn Monget

Carmen Ejogo, Jordin Sparks and Tika Sumpter.


‘Sparkle’ Screens in New York

The film, the late Whitney Houston’s last, chronicles three sisters and their attempt to hit it big in the music industry in Sixties Detroit.

clock August 15, 2012Belisa Silva

A sketch of a Michael van der Ham design inspired by Minnie Mouse.

Fashion Scoops

London Designers Take on Minnie Mouse

Giles Deacon, Richard Nicoll and Katie Hillier among those creating designs inspired by the Disney character.

clock August 16, 2012Nina Jones

Martha Stewart


Macy’s Sues J.C. Penney Over Martha Stewart Contract

Macy’s claims unfair competition and tortious interference.

clock August 16, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Cellular Power Serum

Skin Care

La Prairie Adding Cellular Power Serum

The serum will make its debut in September and is the third stockkeeping unit in the collection.

clock August 16, 2012Julie Naughton

The entrance to the C. Wonder store at Fashion Island in Newport Beach.


C. Wonder Heads to West Coast

The whimsical apparel, accessories and home concept by Christopher Burch aims to become an international retailer.

clock August 16, 2012Rachel Brown


Perry Ellis Posts $2.4M Loss in Second Quarter

Strength in golf, women’s contemporary merchandise and direct-to-consumer was not enough to keep the company out of the red.

clock August 16, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Prabal Gurung

Fashion Features

Barneys Fetes Prabal Gurung for ICB

The retailer held a beach party at its Chelsea Co-Op on Wednesday.

clock August 16, 2012Matthew Lynch

Joe's Jeans flagship on Melrose Place.


Joe’s Jeans Unveils Melrose Place Flagship

After opening its first store in Manhattan’s SoHo last year, the denim company opened a 2,700-square-foot store in Los Angeles on Thursday.

clock August 16, 2012Rachel Brown

A view of La Roche-Posay and Vichy Laboratoires products.


Critical Mass: Walgreens Ups Dermatological Offerings

L’Oréal is developing a new kiosk to merchandise the company’s La Roche-Posay and Vichy Laboratoires brands.

clock August 16, 2012Faye Brookman

Katy Perry for GHD.


GHD Sets Sights on U.S.

The British hair tools and implements brand has plans to relaunch and expand its presence.

clock August 16, 2012Belisa Silva

Sophie Buhai


Vena Cava and GenArt Party in L.A.

The fete celebrated the label’s 10-year alumni status.

clock August 16, 2012Marcy Medina


Shopping Site to Launch

Web site will define customers by lifestyle rather than age.

clock August 16, 2012Sharon Edelson

Looks from Thom Browne's capsule collection.

Ready To Wear

Thom Browne to Launch Capsule Line

Designer is launching a men’s collection for fall called Thom Grey that will be offered at a lower price than his signature line.

clock August 16, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Jessica Chastain

Human Resources

Jessica Chastain on Scents and the Stage

The actress — who is a new ambassador of Yves Saint Laurent’s latest women’s fragrance, Manifesto — has long had an emotional connection with the brand.

clock August 17, 2012Jennifer Weil

The ad for Manifesto.


A New Manifesto for YSL Beauté

Manifesto, the new Yves Saint Laurent women’s fragrance, “is a declaration of contemporary femininity,” said Stephan Bezy.

clock August 17, 2012Jennifer Weil



Wal-Mart, Gap Gains Aid Retail Sector

The U.S. consumer struggled in the second quarter, but some retailers gained enough confidence to cautiously raise 2012 profit guidance.

clock August 17, 2012WWD Staff


Tough First Half for British Magazines

Figures published by the U.K.’s Audit Bureau of Circulations showed that most fashion and lifestyle titles either declined in circulation or grew marginally.

clock August 17, 2012Nina Jones

An ad visual from Supima's fall campaign.


Supima Launching Fall Campaign

Dubbed “Superior,” the first iteration features models Tatiana Cotliar and John Hein in pieces from some of the brand’s premier licensee partners.

clock August 17, 2012Arthur Friedman

Fashion Scoops

Jack Spade, Barbour Team Up for Capsule Collection

The collection comprises two waxed jackets — called the Plimpton and the Hopper — along with four bag styles.

clock August 17, 2012Lorelei Marfil

Fashion Scoops

Tommy Bahama Sponsors Yankees Giveaway

The Seattle-based manufacturer is in the midst of a campaign to make National Relaxation Day on Aug. 15 a national holiday.

clock August 17, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Scoops

Tommy and Dee Hilfiger Join Autism Speaks Board

Their involvement will give a lift to the organization’s efforts to increase awareness and advocate on behalf of those affected by the disorder.

clock August 17, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

New York’s Hotel Americano Adds Online Store

Through a new arrangement with L-atitude, guests can use iPads in their rooms to check out the hotel’s e-shop.

clock August 17, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Jordin Sparks

Fashion Scoops

Gilbert Chagoury, Jordin Sparks Walk the Red Carpet at ‘Sparkle’ Premiere

The “American Idol”-winner-turned-actress wore one of the designer’s red dresses.

clock August 17, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fornasetti's Flora.


United Perfumes Expands Fornasetti Franchise

The London-based beauty company will unveil Flora, a second home fragrance, in September.

clock August 16, 2012Samantha Conti


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