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Presidential Election Seen Clouding the Spending Picture

Studies show that shoppers are both ready to spend for the holidays and holding off because of the election.

clock 3hDavid Moin and Evan Clark


Brooks Brothers Buys Alexis Bittar Jewelry Business

The retailer's Carolee division will operate the newly acquired label.

clock 3hJean E. Palmieri


Gigi Hadid on Bootie Collaboration With Stuart Weitzman

Gigi Hadid on her collaboration with Stuart Weitzman and the corresponding James Franco-directed film in which she boxes in heels.

clock 9hSophia Chabbott

Joe Fresh Launch Key for Penney’s

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The mammoth launch of Joe Fresh shops inside 681 J.C. Penney stores simultaneously Friday is taking on greater significance than either party would have imagined last July when the deal was struck.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Full House Expected at Dallas FIG

Comparatively strong business in Texas is fueling interest in showroom leasing, Matt Roth said.

clock March 11, 2013Holly Haber

Pretty Polly's suspender pantyhose.


Dallas Market Center Doubles Footwear Exhibitors

Permanent shoe showrooms making their debut at the March 21 to 24 show are Bernie Mev, Sbicca and Grazie, Passions Footwear, Rockport and Volatile.

clock March 11, 2013Holly Haber

"Fighting Weight," one of the series on GQ's YouTube channel


Condé Nast Launches Digital Channels

With the debut of GQ and Glamour channels on YouTube, Condé Nast Entertainment is finally off the ground.

clock March 12, 2013Erik Maza

A view of the Bon-Ton store.


Bon-Ton Tops Profit Projections in Fourth Quarter

Despite overall loss in 2012, the department store expects to return to profitability for 2013.

clock March 12, 2013Evan Clark

Brunello Cucinelli RTW Fall 2013

Business Features

Brunello Cucinelli Profits Climb 26.2%

The company closed the year of its initial public offering on a high note with growing profitability and sales.

clock March 12, 2013Luisa Zargani

Cone Denim will offer Crailar flax in its denim.


Cone Denim, Crailar Technologies in Flax Agreement

Textile companies will market and develop the use of Crailar flax in Cone’s denim fabric line.

clock March 12, 2013Arthur Friedman

The Louis Vuitton store at the NorthPark Center in Dallas.

Real Estate

NorthPark Eclipses $1.1B as Expansion Continues

Sales record ranks the white brick quadrangle among the nation’s highest-volume shopping malls.

clock March 12, 2013Holly Haber

Richard Hobbs and Peter Caplowe


Hub Market Plans August Launch in Hong Kong

Principals Richard Hobbs and Peter Caplowe hope to draw between 100 and 120 exhibitor companies to the debut show in August.

clock March 12, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Sara Blakely


Spanx, Yummie Tummie Face Off

A legal dispute is shaping up between Sara Blakely, founder and owner of Spanx Inc., and Heather Thomson, creator of the Yummie Tummie brand.

clock March 12, 2013Karyn Monget


Nancy Shachtman Leaves Guess Post

Executive spent nearly 27 years with the firm and served as president of North America.

clock March 12, 2013Arnold J. Karr


Brands Pitch Investors at New York Conference

The first day of the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2013 Consumer and Retail Conference drew a diverse group of companies, from Coach to Wal-Mart Stores.

clock March 12, 2013Evan Clark and Vicki M. Young and Arnold J. Karr and Alexandra Steigrad

A Miansai timepiece.


Miansai Unveiling Trio of Watches

The accessories brand, best known for its leather cord and hook bracelets, will today introduce timepieces exclusively at and

clock March 13, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Burberry Prorsum RTW Fall 2013

Designer and Luxury

Burberry to Show Men’s at London Collections

Company is bringing its men’s wear collection home after more than 10 years in Milan.

clock March 13, 2013Samantha Conti

Comme des Garçons RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Trends

Fall 2013 Trend: Stars of Stripes

The fine lines of pinstripes were redrawn in a multitude of inventive ways for fall.

clock March 13, 2013WWD Staff

Mickey Sumner


Mickey Sumner’s Big Spring

Her official off-Broadway debut opposite Carol Kane in “The Lying Lesson” is just the start of what figures to be a breakout season for the actress.

clock March 13, 2013Matthew Lynch


Fiona Dallanegra Named Publisher of i-D

The appointment marks her return to the magazine; she was named fashion editor of i-D in 1997, and later worked for Chanel in Paris.

clock March 13, 2013Samantha Conti

The Joe Fresh shop, inside Penney’s prototype center at the store in the Valley View mall in Dallas.


Eyes Turn to J.C. Penney’s Joe Fresh Launch

The mammoth launch of 681 shop-in-shops is taking on greater significance than either party would have imagined.

clock March 13, 2013David Moin

Fashion Scoops

Diet Coke Celebrates Milestone, Marc Jacobs Tie-up in London

“Diet Coke is an icon…and I love an icon!” shouted Jacobs from the stage at the German Gymnasium to mark the brand’s 30th anniversary.

clock March 13, 2013William de Martigny

Behind the scenes at the Vogue Eyewear campaign shoot with Eva Mendes and Mario Testino.

Fashion Scoops

Eva Mendes Fronts for Vogue Eyewear Campaign

The actress hosted a Beverly Hills party on Wednesday night thrown by the brand, which is owned by Luxottica.

clock March 13, 2013Marcy Medina

A look from Teen Vogue’s collection for Macy’s Mstylelab.

Fashion Scoops

Macy’s Introducing Teen Vogue Brand

The fashion-forward line, developed by Teen Vogue editors in collaboration with the retailer, launches today at Mstylelab, its juniors-focused department.

clock March 13, 2013Sharon Edelson

Rubie bag from Mackage's fall '13 collection.

Fashion Scoops

Mackage Designers Launching Handbags

The debut 12-piece collection, which also includes totes and clutches, features the brand’s signature leather detailing.

clock March 13, 2013Kristi Garced

Fashion Scoops

A Fashion Crowd Turns Out for Christine Quinn Fund-raiser

The New York City mayoral candidate stopped by at the home of John Auerbach and Andrew Black on Monday night.

clock March 13, 2013David Lipke

John Malkovich

Fashion Scoops

John Malkovich Teams With Yoox for Line

The actor has created a summer men’s wear capsule under his Technobohemian fashion label, which launched in 2009.

clock March 13, 2013Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Nikki Reed Does Double-Duty at SXSW

At the festival premiere of her psychological thriller “Snap,” the actress ditched sky-high heels in favor of worn-in Theory booties.

clock March 13, 2013Jenny Sundel

A clutche from SK's Exotica Collection.

Fashion Scoops

Wilbur Pack Jr. Unveils Exotica Collection

The handbag collection is inspired by the African tundra and the ancient temples of Indonesia and other “enchanting locales in the world.”

clock March 13, 2013Alexandra Steigrad


Today's Must Read

A look from Deveaux and F.S.Z., which will be offered on Continuum


Liberty Fairs Creates E-commerce Site With Farfetch

clock 12hJean E. Palmieri

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