Macy’s Stumbles in Qtr. And Retail Shares Fall

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After a long string of quarterly comp-sales gains, Macy’s Inc. took a stumble in the second quarter leading to weakness in juniors, jewelry, shoes, cosmetics, fragrances and watches.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Ralph Lauren Purple Label Men's RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Features

Ralph Lauren Men’s RTW Spring 2014

From the rugged RLX and the preppy sensibility of Polo to the edgy Black Label and the luxurious classics of Purple Label, the collections meshed seamlessly.

clock August 13, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Terry Lundgren


Macy’s Stumbles and Retail Shares Fall

Weak consumer spending hit the retailer’s profits in the second quarter.

clock August 14, 2013David Moin

Ken Kolker

Human Resources

Kenneth Kolker, Former May Co. Executive, Dead at 89

The former top merchant at May Department Stores Co. died Tuesday night after a long illness.

clock August 14, 2013David Moin

A look from Dielmar.

Ready To Wear

Five of a Kind: New and Noteworthy Additions to Las Vegas

From a Portuguese tailored clothing maker to cool Canadian backpacks, bet on this group of global brands.

clock August 15, 2013WWD Staff


Vegas Preview: Men’s Shows and Events

The shows at a glance.

clock August 15, 2013WWD Staff

Dillard’s: The Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas


Dillard’s Net Gains 17.7% in Quarter

Regional department store shines, stock gains in aftermarket trading.

clock August 14, 2013Evan Clark

A Forever 21 store.


Forever 21 Settles Discrimination Claim

The retailer is settling allegations that it violated the antidiscrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

clock August 14, 2013Kristi Ellis

A look from the Vince Camuto neckwear collection.


Vince Camuto Signs Neckwear License

Randa Accessories will manufacture, market, distribute and sell the brand’s neckwear in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

clock August 14, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Burkman Bros.’ jacket and Esemplare’s pants, both in cotton, showing at project.

Fashion Features

Men’s Wear Trend: Botanical Garden

Hawaiian prints and camouflage designs are some of the graphic elements that define the vibrant collections that will be shown at the Las Vegas trade shows.

clock August 15, 2013Alex Badia


Jos. A. Bank Investor Calling for Change

Activist investor BeaconLight Capital has voiced concerns about the company’s direction.

clock August 15, 2013Vicki M. Young

Northern Grade in St. Paul, Minn.


Pop-Up Markets Bring Online Brands to Life

Markets promote brands that cater to the demand for authentic and Americana-themed product among a notable subset of fashion consumers.

clock August 15, 2013David Lipke


Wet Seal Teams With ABC Family

Fans will soon be able to dress like characters from their favorite shows with the Crush by ABC Family collection launching in late October.

clock August 15, 2013Rachel Brown

Jesse Cole and Trish Wescoat Pound

Fashion Scoops

Haute Hippie Inks Exclusive With GoldenEye Resort in Jamaica

A 500- to 700-foot store will open in time for the start of high season in mid-November and will feature an exclusive capsule resort collection.

clock August 14, 2013Evan Clark

Fashion Scoops

Jones Group Still Looking to Sell Entire Business

The bidders for pieces of the group are lining up, but the process is still focused on selling the apparel and footwear businesses separately.

clock August 15, 2013Evan Clark

Tanya Taylor’s colorful invite for her spring '14 show.

Fashion Scoops

Tanya Taylor Takes a Personal Direction for Spring

On Tuesday afternoon, invitees received their own Tanya Taylor original in the form of a mini, hand-painted canvas.

clock August 15, 2013Lauren McCarthy

Fashion Scoops

Kate Spade Fetes 20th Anniversary in Tokyo

A New York taxi cab welcomed attendees to the event, held in Roppongi restaurant.

clock August 15, 2013Kelly Wetherille


Condé Nast Names Pilar Guzmán to Condé Nast Traveler

She succeeds Klara Glowczewska, who held the title since 2005.

clock August 15, 2013Erik Maza

An image from A/X Armani Exchange’s fall '13 campaign.


A|X Armani Exchange Gets Cinematic for Fall

Inspired by an actor’s studio, the campaign was photographed by Robbie Fimmano in the backstage area of Loew’s Jersey Theatre in Jersey City.

clock August 15, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Sarah Jessica Parker wearing a headpiece on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar.


Deja View for Harper’s Bazaar’s Sarah Jessica Parker Cover?

In the edition sent to subscribers, SJP wears an enormous feathered headdress by Ellen Christine Couture — an image that may seem familiar.

clock August 15, 2013Erik Maza

WeChat homepage

Marketing and Promotion

Tapping Into China’s WeChat Boom

A new social networking service has emerged that is rapidly becoming the next must-use tool to communicate with tech-savvy Chinese consumers.

clock August 15, 2013Lara Farrar


CEO’s Future Could Rest on Kohl’s Q2

Kevin Mansell could be the next on the hot seat.

clock August 15, 2013Lisa Lockwood


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