Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...


Fashion Crowd Raises Record Amount at amfAR Gala

Heather Graham, Adriana Lima, Dita Von Teese and Lottie Moss were among the evening's guests at the 2016 amfAR gala at Milan Fashion Week.

clock 13hJoelle Diderich


Inside Bottega Veneta's 50th Anniversary Show

Tomas Maier eschewed trends in favor of a design ethos of “private luxury” for a collection that was effortlessly sophisticated.

clock September 24, 2016Bridget Foley


Ghesquière ‘Dives Deep’ Into Louis Vuitton

Designer and Michael Burke reflect on progress, next steps in creative retooling of luxury megabrand.

clock September 23, 2016Miles Socha

Wal-Mart Said Eyeing Bangladesh Pullback

No cover image


There is widespread talk in the industry that the world's largest retailer has a strategy to gradually wind down its sourcing from the country.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue


Tom Kartsotis Builds on Bedrock

The founder of watch giant Fossil Inc. retired as chairman in 2010 and has since dedicated himself to building up his private equity and brand management firm.

clock March 17, 2013David Lipke

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Belk: Upping the Digital Ante

The retailer is throwing substantial resources into building an omnichannel strategy.

clock March 18, 2013Sharon Edelson

Department Stores

Belk: Raising the Private Profile

The retailer’s $1 billion private-brand operation steps out with Cynthia Rowley and quarterback Cam Newton.

clock March 18, 2013David Moin

Department Stores

Belk Timeline: Family History

Key moments in the retailer’s 125 years.

clock March 18, 2013Dianne M. Pogoda

Department Stores

Kathryn Bufano on Belk’s Southern Accent

The president and chief merchandising officer drives home the retailer’s heritage of Southern style.

clock March 18, 2013David Moin

Department Stores

Men’s Wear Pushes the Needle at Belk

Men’s wear sales have grown 25 percent, outpacing the store as a whole, David Zant revealed.

clock March 18, 2013Jean E. Palmieri


Belk: Ready-to-Wear, Ready-to-Go

The corporate silhouette in women’s wear is decidedly slim at Belk.

clock March 18, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Department Stores

Belk: Innovation Station

The retailer proves there are myriad ways to initiate change.

clock March 18, 2013David Moin

Department Stores

The Business of Belk

The company’s past as a group of partnerships shaped its destiny.

clock March 18, 2013Evan Clark

Department Stores

Arlene Goldstein: Belk’s Tastemaker

The executive cultivates the style of the stores.

clock March 18, 2013Lisa Lockwood


Dior, Harrods Mark Collaboration With Dinner

Antoine Arnault, Gillian Anderson, L’Wren Scott, Jade Jagger and Tallulah Harlech gathered at Harry’s Bar in Mayfair.

clock March 15, 2013Samantha Conti


Magistrate Appointed in Hermès Case

Luxury brand “encouraged” by probe into LVMH’s investment in its share capital.

clock March 15, 2013Miles Socha


Belk: Covering All the Beauty Basics

The traditional business is strongest in beauty at the moment, but Belk is launching strategies to keep the category moving forward.

clock March 18, 2013Julie Naughton

Department Stores

Belk: Bowled Over

Sponsoring a college football bowl game has been a boon for exposure.

clock March 18, 2013David Moin

Department Stores

Belk: The Heart of the Matter

The retailer’s philanthropy covers medical research, disease prevention and disaster relief, as well as building education programs.

clock March 18, 2013Sharon Edelson

Department Stores

Home Goods See Sales Growth at Belk

“For the past two years, home has had the biggest sales increase,” said David Zant, executive vice president and general merchandise manager of men’s and home.

clock March 18, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Department Stores

Belk Marks 125 Years With Commemorative Items

The retailer did better than expected in its bid to get its vendors to create exclusive pieces.

clock March 18, 2013David Moin

Department Stores

Accessories, Footwear Growth Areas for Belk

The categories are reaping the benefits of department makeovers.

clock March 18, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Business Features

Wal-Mart Said Considering Bangladesh Pullback

There is widespread talk in the industry that the world’s largest retailer has a strategy to gradually wind down its sourcing from the country.

clock March 18, 2013Karyn Monget and Mayu Saini

Forecasts and Analysis

Craig Leavitt Sees $4B Future for Kate Spade

Executive outlines ambitious long-term growth plan at an investor conference for the brand.

clock March 18, 2013Evan Clark

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Karin Gregersen Named President of Vince

She will oversee design, merchandising, product development, sales, marketing and all creative initiatives.

clock March 18, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Executive Changes

Jones Group Taps Greg Clark

Longtime J.C. Penney executive joins the company as chief marketing officer.

clock March 18, 2013Marc Karimzadeh


China’s Second-Tier Cities: A Closer Look

Retailers are looking beyond Beijing and Shanghai at the country’s smaller markets.

clock March 18, 2013Kathleen E. McLaughlin


The Sak Brand Group Seeks an Investor, Adds Jewelry

The operator of Sak, Sakroots and Elliott Lucca looks to grow in a significant way via further category expansion and potentially, a strategic partner.

clock March 18, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Human Resources

PVH Corp. to Trim Warnaco Jobs

Company said 900-1,000 jobs would be cut in wake of the acquisition.

clock March 18, 2013Evan Clark


Fall 2013 Trend: Cape Escape

Designers have rediscovered the cape for fall.

clock March 18, 2013Antonia Sardone

Designer and Luxury

Fall 2013: Los Angeles Fashion Week

No longer restrained to a week, the collections began last week with a sprinkling of shows and continue into next week.

clock March 18, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Features

The Countess and the Ploucs

Louise J. Esterhazy discovers that ploucs are all around.

clock March 18, 2013Louise J. Esterhazy

Fashion Scoops

Central Saint Martins Responds to Speculation About John Galliano Post

The designer is not taking up a teaching post at his alma mater, after all.

clock March 18, 2013Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Madonna Takes the Stage at GLAAD Media Awards

The singer made her hotly anticipated appearance to present the Vito Russo Award to the recently out Anderson Cooper.

clock March 18, 2013David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

Qatar Investment Authority Eyes Marks & Spencer

The Gulf state’s sovereign wealth fund is talking to private equity companies and banks with an eye to forming a consortium to bid for the retailer.

clock March 18, 2013Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Gemfields Fetes Official Launch of Mila Kunis Campaign

The designers whose works were on display at the London art gallery Phillips on Thursday included Jordan Askill, Duffy, Bina Goenka, Hoorsenbuhs and Fabergé.

clock March 18, 2013Julia Neel

Fashion Scoops

Royals Head to the Races at Prestbury Park

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge made an impromptu appearance at the Cheltenham Gold Cup Day on Friday.

clock March 18, 2013Lorelei Marfil

Fashion Scoops

Theodora & Callum, Coach Host a Sunset Cocktail Party

Ashlee Margolis’ pals felt comfortable enough to kick off their shoes — literally — and do some personal shopping.

clock March 18, 2013Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

Nicole Miller to Be Honored at Philadelphia University Fashion Show

The designer will receive the 2013 Spirit of Design Award on April 27th.

clock March 18, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

First Gant Rugger Store Opens in London

The 1,162-square-foot location is the first in a global rollout for Gant’s younger brand planned for this year.

clock March 18, 2013Lorelei Marfil

Memo Pad

Anna Wintour Addresses Condé Nast Editors

Her brief remarks — Wintour’s first since of the announcement of her new title — were boilerplate.

clock March 18, 2013Erik Maza

Memo Pad

Karl Lagerfeld Shoots Cara Delevingne for Melissa Magazine

The ninth issue of the Brazilian jelly-shoe giant’s in-house magazine Plastic Dreams trumpets its collaboration with the designer.

clock March 18, 2013Miles Socha

Memo Pad

Ermenegildo Zegna Group Taps Alessio Vannetti

He will act as communication director of the group’s women’s wear brand, Agnona.

clock March 18, 2013Alessandra Turra

Department Stores

Belk: The Master Plan

The retailer is embracing change and investing big to bolster its image of “Modern. Southern. Style.”

clock March 18, 2013David Moin


Today's Must Read


The Markets

Ralph Lauren Corp. to Fold Denim & Supply Into Polo Brand

clock September 22, 2016Vicki M. Young

Latest Galleries

Social Studies