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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 2hDavid Moin and Evan Clark


Brooks Brothers Buys Alexis Bittar Jewelry Business

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

clock 2hJean 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 8hSophia Chabbott

The New CEO: Wal-Mart’s McMillon Brings Global View

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Change is coming at the top of the world's largest retailer. C. Douglas McMillon will take over the reins at Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the company said Monday.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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The Beaugrenelle shopping center in Paris


‘Exceptional’ Mall Opens in Paris

The Beaugrenelle center aims to draw 12 million visitors per year.

clock October 29, 2013Joelle Diderich


Fire Ravages Abercrombie Flagship in Paris

The blaze tore through the second floor of the Champs-Elysées store early on Sunday.

clock November 25, 2013Joelle Diderich

Etro Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Etro Pre-Fall 2014

Veronica Etro put a new spin on the house’s signature paislies by matching them with tribal graphics.

clock November 25, 2013WWD Staff

Human Resources

Peter McMahon to Head Shopko

Former Loblaw and Wal-Mart executive has been named chief executive officer of the Green Bay, Wis.-based mass merchant.

clock November 25, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Helena Helmersson

Government and Trade

H&M Talks Fair Living Wages

Living wages as both a human right and a corporate responsibility was the theme of a two-day conference in Berlin.

clock November 25, 2013Susan Stone

Covent Garden in London.


Covent Garden Undergoing Transformation

The neighborhood’s covered market has become the heart of a dynamic retail project.

clock November 26, 2013Samantha Conti

Bond Street

Designer and Luxury

Europe’s Luxury Rents on the Rise

The unstinting demand for retail properties in prime locations has helped boost rents on a number of luxury streets over the past year.

clock November 26, 2013Nina Jones

Shoppers crossing Madison Avenue at 60th Street.


Northern Expansion Along Madison Avenue

Fashion brands are pushing the limits of of the Manhattan shopping thoroughfare upwards, beyond 72nd Street.

clock November 26, 2013Sharon Edelson

Mary Krug

Human Resources

Mary Krug, Neiman Marcus Exec, Dead at 61

The longtime Neiman Marcus merchant died Sunday in a Dallas hospital following a brief illness, according to the company.

clock November 25, 2013Holly Haber

Real Estate

REITs Benefit From Sellers’ Market

Real estate investment trusts focus on the better part of their portfolios.

clock November 26, 2013Evan Clark

Marketing and Promotion

Subway Stations Gain Steam as Retail Destinations

A new Metropolitan Transit Authority program hopes to bring new tenants to the underground.

clock November 26, 2013David Moin

The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, in Cape Town Harbour.


ICSC Preview: Remaking Malls in an Internet Era

Mall owners and operators are at a tipping point, seeking formats and ideas to reestablish the relevancy of their properties.

clock November 26, 2013David Moin

Phillip Lim

Designer and Luxury

3.1 Phillip Lim Lands in London

Meanwhile, the designer himself was in Beijing this week to host a splashy party marking the opening of his first store in China.

clock November 26, 2013Nina Jones and Kathleen E. McLaughlin


Holiday E-commerce Still Growing

Forrester Research predicted Monday that U.S. online sales this holiday season would reach almost $78 billion, a 15 percent increase from last year.

clock November 25, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Wish List


Mavericks & Bombshells: Good Reads

From Henry Ford 2nd to Madonna, fall’s best reads look back at trendsetters’ early beginnings.

clock November 26, 2013Lorna Koski

Government and Trade

U.S., Bangladesh Accord Opens Door for Dialogue

The countries signed the Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum Agreement at a ceremony in Washington Monday.

clock November 26, 2013Kristi Ellis and Mayu Saini


UBS Sees Private-Label Goods Diminishing

Inexpensive private label apparel is losing its appeal, according to the findings of a new report.

clock November 26, 2013Evan Clark

Beyond the Rack website.


Beyond the Rack Names Mike Bhaskaran COO

The e-commerce retailer has also closed a sixth round of financing, adding $25 million to its coffers through contributions from three new investors.

clock November 26, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Doug McMillon

Business Features

Wal-Mart’s New CEO: McMillon Brings Youth, Global View

C. Douglas McMillon, president and ceo of Wal-Mart International, will take over the reins at Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the company said Monday.

clock November 26, 2013Sharon Edelson and Arnold J. Karr

Sam Walton

Human Resources

Wal-Mart’s Corner Office

The world’s largest retailer has had only four chief executive officers in its 51 years. Here, a look at their time at the top.

clock November 26, 2013WWD Staff

Stanley Whitman

Human Resources

Bal Harbour’s Stanley Whitman Looks Back

The luxury center’s owner and visionary developer turned 95 on Nov. 15, and yet continues to go to work two to three days a week.

clock November 26, 2013David Moin


Media Moves at The New York Times

Bruce Headlam, the newspaper’s media editor, has been promoted to managing editor of video.

clock November 26, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Alexa Chung in the Longchamp campaign.


Longchamp Taps ‘It’ Girl Alexa Chung

The brand’s spring campaign is the first volley in a year’s worth of events to mark the 20th anniversary of its best-selling Le Pliage bag.

clock November 26, 2013Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Tiffany & Co. Hosts Annual Holiday Luncheon

Chairman and chief executive officer Michael Kowalski took a few moments to brief the crowd on the company’s latest developments.

clock November 26, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

NYC Commission on Human Rights Launches Probe

The commission had sent letters to 17 chief executive officers of the largest retail stores doing business in the city.

clock November 26, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Jill Granoff

Fashion Scoops

Vince’s Jill Granoff Opens the NYSE

The contemporary brand’s chief executive officer rang the opening bell on Monday.

clock November 26, 2013Vicki M. Young

A scene from “Supermodels on a Rampage.”

Fashion Scoops

Rampage Parodies Black Friday Shopping in Ad Campaign

IMG Models Chrissy Teigen, Hannah Davis and Tori Praver left the recent shoot with a few the casualties, but they were all in good fun.

clock November 26, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Burberry Prorsum Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Burberry Prorsum Pre-Fall 2014

Texture — of the cozy and colorful sort — was at the core of the collection, designed by Christopher Bailey.

clock November 26, 2013WWD Staff


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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