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J. Crew's Credit Rating Downgraded

Credit watchdog Moody's downgraded the debt backing J. Crew to “Caa2” from “B3.”

clock December 2, 2016Evan Clark

Business

Sweatshops Persist in U.S. Garment Industry

Despite decades of enforcement, labor investigators keep turning up violations in garment shops in California.

clock 21hKristi Ellis and Khanh T.L. Tran

Business

Italy's Prime Minister Resigns

Renzi acknowledged the result of the exit polls following the referendum on Sunday, which showed the “no front” ahead almost 60 percent.

clock December 4, 2016Luisa Zargani

Digital’s Big Trends: Mobile, Localization

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Overview

Mobile commerce is primed to dominate the digital space over the next 12 months. Also expected in the year ahead is a rapid adoption of capturing data and personalizing the online experience platform-wide.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Exterior of Lefties store in Madrid, Spain.

Retail

Low-Cost Brands Thriving in Spanish Economy

Recession-stricken Spain’s finances are in a sorry state, but the value fashion retail sector is up and running.

clock January 4, 2013Barbara Barker

Government and Trade

Stores Buck Trend, Cut Jobs in December

Overall economy adds 155,000 jobs in the month, the Labor Department reported on Friday.

clock January 6, 2013Kristi Ellis

Government and Trade

FTC Fines Stores $1.6M Over Bamboo Flap

Macy’s, Sears, Amazon and Leon Max allegedly falsely labeled rayon products as made of bamboo.

clock January 6, 2013Kristi Ellis

Vittorio Missoni

Designer and Luxury

Search Continues for Missing Missoni

Lightning strike, misinformation floated as possible causes for missing plane.

clock January 5, 2013Luisa Zargani and Alessandra Turra

Beauty Features

FGI Names Rising Star Award Finalists

This year’s event is set for Jan. 24 with Ralph Rucci as the keynote speaker.

clock January 7, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Fung Retailing Takes Stake in Suhyang Networks

The South Korean children’s apparel maker operates more than 210 shops-in-shop in department stores in the country.

clock January 7, 2013Vicki M. Young

Clockwise from top left: Coach wedge; Delman flat; Mark Cross bag; Tiffany & Co. bag; Kotur bag; Stuart Weitzman shoe; Vince Camuto flats; Yestadt hat; Alexander Birman bag; Tommy Bahama bag; Zoraide wedge; AGL bootie; Felix Rey bag; Tory Burch necklace

Accessory Trends

Spring 2013 Trend: Natural Selection

Worked in straw, raffia, rattan and jute, the season’s woven accessories go from utilitarian to ultrachic.

clock January 7, 2013Roxanne Robinson

Marcjacobs.com was relaunched late last year.

Retail

Big in Digital for 2013

Mobile commerce is primed to dominate the digital space over the next 12 months.

clock January 7, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Gilles Bensimon's "Untitled, Number Thirty-Three."

People

Gilles Bensimon Photography Exhibit Opens in London

For the “Watercolour” series, the photographer submerged freshly cut flowers underwater, taking close-up shots from above.

clock January 7, 2013Taylor Harris

A dining area at Ma Cocotte, designed by Philippe Starck.

Lifestyle

Feast for the Eye: Going to Market: Parisians Flock to Ma Cocotte

The cafeteria-style restaurant, located in the remote suburb of Saint-Ouen, was designed by Philippe Starck.

clock January 7, 2013Laure Guilbault

A sketch of looks from the Banana Republic Milly Collection.

Ready To Wear

Michelle Smith, Banana Republic Team for Milly Collection

The 60-plus item line for men and women will bow in May.

clock January 7, 2013Sharon Edelson

An ad from Alexander Wang's spring 2013 campaign.

Media

New Look for Alexander Wang’s Spring Campaign

Steven Klein was brought in to shoot Malgosia Bela for the campaign, which was art directed by Pascal Dangin.

clock January 7, 2013Erik Maza

The January cover of Vogue Italia, featuring Fei Fei Shun, photographed by Steven Meisel.

Media

Vogue Italia January Issue Celebrates Global Fashion

The magazine’s latest issue aims to defeat lingering bias by showcasing the global, unique nature of fashion and beauty.

clock January 7, 2013Alessandra Turra

Media

Andrej Pejic Fronts for Elle Serbia

The cover is the androgynous male model’s first for a mainstream glossy magazine.

clock January 7, 2013Julia Neel

Fashion Scoops

Richemont Brands Win Counterfeit Judgment

A handful of the company’s watch brands won a hefty $100 million default judgment against cyber counterfeiters in New York Federal Court Friday.

clock January 7, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Nary Manivong Launching Own Line

After shutting down the NAHM label he designed with Alexandria Hilfiger in September, the designer will be launching a collection under his own name for fall.

clock January 7, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Columbia Sportswear Reduces Staff

Executives will not say exactly how many, but insiders said about 10 employees were laid off before the holidays.

clock January 7, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Happy Socks Taps Curtis Kulig

Artist Curtis Kulig will incorporate his signature “Love Me” stylized script on three sock styles for Valentine’s Day.

clock January 7, 2013David Lipke

Sophia Bush

Fashion Scoops

Joe’s Opens Two Stores in Southern California

The denim brand has opened locations on Melrose Place in L.A. and at South Coast Plaza in Orange County.

clock January 7, 2013Marcy Medina

Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2013

Women’s studio director Julie de Libran looked to the heroines of François Truffaut’s Sixties films for the collection.

clock January 7, 2013WWD Staff

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Joshua Scott/WWD

Business

Minkoff to Offer Self-Checkout Option at SoHo Store

clock 21hLisa Lockwood

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