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HBC Hires Ed Burstell to Accelerate Innovation

HBC sees Burstell engaged in bringing innovative concepts to all of its divisions.

clock 21hDavid Moin


Balenciaga Names Cédric Charbit as New CEO

A product and marketing executive at Yves Saint Laurent, he will take over Isabelle Guichot's role.

clock 22hMiles Socha


Tokyo Fashion Week: Watching for See-Now-Buy-Now

New sponsor Amazon didn't make vast changes to the format, while the local industry seemed open to the Instant Fashion experience.

clock 16hKelly Wetherille

Prestige Beauty Site Unveiled by Amazon

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With the launch on Thursday of the Luxury Beauty Store, the company hopes to revolutionize how — and as importantly, where — prestige beauty products are sold.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Jamee Gregory in Oscar de la Renta.


Museum of the City of New York Hosts Fall Fundraiser

Uptown doyennes descended upon the pool room of The Four Seasons on Tuesday night for the annual Director’s Council After Dark party.

clock October 9, 2013Taylor Harris

Naomi Watts in Erdem.


New York Academy of Art Holds Annual Take Home a Nude Auction

Among those on hand for the Chanel-sponsored event were Mary-Kate Olsen, Olivier Sarkozy and the night’s honoree, Walton Ford.

clock October 10, 2013Matthew Lynch

The Prada store in Ginza

Fashion Scoops

Prada Set to Open Ginza Store

The brand is relocating its store closer to the main intersection of the district.

clock October 10, 2013Amanda Kaiser

Exterior of a Buckle store.


Comp Store Sales: Weak Traffic Cuts Into September Sales

Stores miss analysts’ estimates; increases rare and small.

clock October 10, 2013Arnold J. Karr

The Blend by Fred Segal.


Fred Segal Brings Personalization to Fragrance

The Blend, a do-it-yourself fragrance kit, will be launched in November.

clock October 10, 2013Julie Naughton


Richemont Denies Net-a-porter for Sale

The company’s statement follows a WWD story on Thursday in which sources said Yoox Group was in talks earlier this year to buy Net-a-porter.

clock October 10, 2013Samantha Conti

An ad for Versace Bright Crystal Absolu.


Versace Launches Bright Crystal Absolu Scent

The brand hopes that the new eau de parfum will reel in fans of its predecessor.

clock October 10, 2013Cynthia Martens

The Band of Outsiders store in Tokyo.

Designer and Luxury

Band of Outsiders to Open First Tokyo Store

The 1,768-square-foot store is located on the ground floor of a new three-level building.

clock October 10, 2013Amanda Kaiser

Colors from the SensationNail Fuse Starter Kit.

Color Cosmetics

Retailers’ Infatuation With Nail Polish Wanes

The category’s performance this season is expected to play a pivotal role in determining the long-term growth prospects of the nail polish business.

clock October 10, 2013Molly Prior and Faye Brookman

The Lord & Taylor store in Boca Raton, Fla.


Lord & Taylor Opens in Boca Raton

The 80,000-square-foot store in the Mizner Park mixed-use lifestyle center marks the department store’s return to Florida.

clock October 11, 2013David Moin

Blisslabs Active 99.0

Skin Care

Bliss Enters Antiaging Category With New Skin Care Range

Industry sources believe Blisslabs Active 99.0 could generate $10 million globally in its first year at retail.

clock October 11, 2013Belisa Silva

Michael Fassbender in Emporio Armani.


Michael Fassbender Headlines ‘The Counselor’ Screening in N.Y.

The Cinema Society showed the Ridley Scott-directed, Cormac McCarthy-penned drama on Tuesday.

clock October 10, 2013Matthew Lynch


Neiman Marcus to Invest $100M in Omnichannel

The company said the cost of the project will be spread over the next three to five years.

clock October 10, 2013Holly Haber and Vicki M. Young

Inside Atelier Cologne’s third freestanding shop at 357 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill neighborhood.


Atelier Cologne Plots Expansion

On Wednesday, the company opened the doors to its third freestanding shop, located at 357 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill neighborhood.

clock October 11, 2013Molly Prior

Karen Harvey

Marketing and Promotion

Think Tank: Bring on the Marketing King

The chief executive officer of Karen Harvey Consulting Group weighs in on searching for the next generation of ceo’s.

clock October 11, 2013Karen Harvey

Michael Kors and Gwyneth Paltrow

Designer and Luxury

Michael Kors, Gwyneth Paltrow Team Up

The designer and actress are joining forces with a special holiday collaboration for Paltrow’s Goop site.

clock October 11, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Nicolas Ghesquière

Designer and Luxury

LVMH Denies a Deal Is Done With Nicolas Ghesquière for Louis Vuitton

Despite frenzied rumors all over the Internet on Thursday, a spokesman told WWD, “Nothing has been decided.”

clock October 11, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Francisco Costa’s Dallas Stopover

The designer made a quick visit on his way to Reykjavik for a four-day inspirational sojourn.

clock October 11, 2013Holly Haber

Fashion Scoops

Lisa Perry Fetes Robert Indiana Collection

The designer is a pro at embracing a theme with a perfect touch of whimsy, a point she proved during a dinner at her home on Wednesday night.

clock October 11, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Karin Gregersen and Jill Granoff

Fashion Scoops

A Busy Fall for Vince

The brand threw a housewarming party Wednesday night at its new 3,050-square-foot SoHo flagship at 89 Mercer Street in Manhattan.

clock October 11, 2013Lisa Lockwood


Protests Increase Over Bangladesh Working Conditions

Industry workers protested in front of the Press Club, demanding immediate punishment for the owner of the Palmal Group.

clock October 11, 2013Mayu Saini

Erin Fetherston

Fashion Scoops

Erin Fetherston, Cosabella Fete Bridal Collection

Stewart and ballerina Tiler Peck were among the guests at a luncheon celebrating the bridal intimates collection.

clock October 10, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Kenneth Cole and Don Loftus


Kenneth Cole’s Evolutionary Scent

The designer is launching a new men’s fragrance fittingly called Mankind.

clock October 11, 2013Pete Born's Luxury Beauty Store.


Amazon’s Bold Beauty Play

With the launch on Thursday of the Luxury Beauty Store, the company hopes to revolutionize how — and as importantly, where — prestige beauty products are sold.

clock October 11, 2013Jenny B. Fine


Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness Vie for Newsstand Sales

Both magazines unveiled redesigns in June and carried a similar number of advertising pages through September.

clock October 11, 2013Erik Maza


Today's Must Read

Antony Karabus is ceo of HRC.


HRC Report Shows Impact of Online, Recommends Rethinking Retail Real Estate

clock 9hArthur Zaczkiewicz

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