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Retail

Speculation Grows About Baker's Chase for Neiman's

A deal to sell the Dallas-based luxury chain would be difficult to execute.

clock 24hDavid Moin

Fashion

Inside Giorgio Armani's Chic Spring Collection

Dubbing his collection ‘Charmani,’ Giorgio Armani’s spring line radiated a chic charm that felt fresh and alluring.

clock September 23, 2016Bridget Foley

Fashion

Versace Rethinks Ath-leisure for Spring 2017

Donatella Versace played an athletic hand for the win for spring.

clock September 24, 2016Jessica Iredale

The Holiday Lull Worse Than Ever

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Overview

There’s always a lull in shopping from right after the Thanksgiving/Cyber Monday rush to about 10 days before Christmas. But this year the lull appears particularly pronounced.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Jewelry

Gurhan Makes Retail Debut in TriBeCa

The 1,500-square-foot atelier in TriBeCa features an open workroom where the jewelry designer can collaborate with clients on custom pieces.

clock December 6, 2013Sharon Edelson

Fashion Show Reviews

Jason Wu Pre-Fall 2014

“Pre-fall is all about sweater dressing and hybrids,” said the designer. “The palette is pure autumn but the weight is light.”

clock December 9, 2013WWD Staff

Parties

Stars Shine at Gucci Paris Masters

Bruce Springsteen, Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet were among the guests to attend a VIP luncheon at the show-jumping event.

clock December 9, 2013Laure Guilbault

Executive Changes

Abercrombie Extends Michael Jeffries’ Employment Contract

He has received a new one-year contract as chairman and ceo that limits his severance package in the event of termination.

clock December 9, 2013Arnold J. Karr and Vicki M. Young

Executive Changes

Joseph R. Gromek Named Tumi Chairman

Former Warnaco chief succeeds Richard Hanson, who has stepped down.

clock December 9, 2013Vicki M. Young

Fashion Show Reviews

Versace Pre-Fall 2014

Creative director Donatella Versace incorporated feminine accents into the house’s iconic rock ’n’ roll look.

clock December 9, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Band of Outsiders Pre-Fall 2014

Scott Sternberg honored the pragmatic point of view inherent to pre-seasons, viewing pre-fall as an opportunity to “get to the core of the brand.”

clock December 9, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Donna Karan Pre-Fall 2014

The shirt and the skirt. The sportswear staples provided the foundation for Donna Karan’s elegant pre-fall, for a look that she riffed on in several ways.

clock December 9, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Prabal Gurung Pre-Fall 2014

As he approaches five years in business, the designer said he’s got his customer figured out: she wants “femininity with a bite.”

clock December 9, 2013WWD Staff

Financial

Giorgio Armani Tops Pambianco List

Each year, the consulting firm Pambianco Strategie di Impresa ranks the top 50 Italian fashion and luxury goods firms that have the requisites to go public.

clock December 9, 2013Gordon Sorlini

Specialty Stores

Sass & Bide Opens New York Store

The brand’s first international store at 480 Broome Street in SoHo is the first location in a planned expansion strategy.

clock December 9, 2013Sharon Edelson

Fashion Show Reviews

Zero + Maria Cornejo Pre-Fall 2014

The collection was designed with textural fabrics that can carry the clothes from summer through fall.

clock December 9, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

10 Crosby Derek Lam Pre-Fall 2014

“More and more, each season is starting with the textiles,” said design director Elizabeth Giardina.

clock December 9, 2013WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Bangladesh Worker Advocate Presses the Cause

Kaplona Akter, executive director of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity, this week is wrapping up nearly a month-long trip to the U.S. and Canada.

clock December 9, 2013Kristi Ellis

Memo Pad

Kimberly Cutter Exiting Harper’s Bazaar

After a one-year stint at the magazine, the executive editor is leaving to work on her second novel.

clock December 9, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Retail Features

Retail Task Force Sets Roadmap to Address Racial Profiling

Retailers and civil rights groups hammered out a Customers’ Bill of Rights, listing what consumers can and cannot expect when they shop in stores.

clock December 9, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Show Reviews

Carolina Herrera Pre-Fall 2014

These clothes had a playful spirit and could brighten up any festivity.

clock December 9, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Dennis Basso Pre-Fall 2014

Furs were of course a main element but here they were done with a twist.

clock December 9, 2013WWD Staff

Financial

PVH Q3 Earnings Rise 17.3%

Ongoing struggles with the Calvin Klein Jeans business didn’t stop the firm from beating Wall Street’s and its own expectations for earnings in the period.

clock December 9, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Parties

Goodbye, Art Basel Miami Beach

The 2013 edition of the fair reached its crescendo Thursday night, leaving the remaining three official days of the fair to more low-key celebrations.

clock December 9, 2013Erik Maza

Marketing and Promotion

Shopping Lull Seen Hitting Holiday Results

This year the lull appears particularly pronounced, to a degree self-inflicted by retailers and one that is bound to impact margins.

clock December 10, 2013David Moin and Vicki M. Young and Jean E. Palmieri

Memo Pad

Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp Lays Out Company Plan

Contrary to reports citing the back half of 2014, Time Inc. is still aiming for the second-quarter for its initial public offering, an insider told WWD.

clock December 10, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Memo Pad

NBC News Taps David Remnick for Sochi Gig

The New Yorker editor, a former Moscow correspondent for The Washington Post, will contribute to coverage of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

clock December 10, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Memo Pad

Net-a-porter Unveils Logo for Porter Magazine

Robin Derrick, Porter’s new creative director, designed the hand-drawn, bespoke logo for the women’s print title.

clock December 10, 2013Samantha Conti

Memo Pad

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Go Editorial

The comedians, who will be hosting the Golden Globes in January, guest edited the upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly.

clock December 10, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Luxottica Group to Settle Up With Italian Revenue Agency

Following the tax audit started in January concerning the year 2007, the company will pay 33 million euros, or $45 million at current exchange rate.

clock December 10, 2013Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Isaac Mizrahi Takes On ‘Peter & the Wolf’ at the Guggenheim

In his seventh year narrating the holiday run of the classic children’s story, Mizrahi has also signed up as director, costume designer and set designer.

clock December 10, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Authentic Brands’ Nick Woodhouse to Receive Award

The brand management firm’s president and chief marketing officer is the recipient of FashInvest’s Brand Innovator of the Year Award.

clock December 10, 2013Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Victoria Beckham’s Wedding Tiara Fails to Sell at Auction

The tiara wasn’t being sold at Bonhams in London by Beckham, but by its designer, Slim Barrett.

clock December 10, 2013Nina Jones

Parties

Cosmo 100: Not Just a Lunch

Sky Ferreira, Sarah Jessica Parker, Barbara Walters and more turned out to Cosmopolitan's second annual luncheon, hosted by Joanna Coles.

clock December 9, 2013Erik Maza

Fashion Scoops

Buffalo David Bitton Taps Kate Young for Lord & Taylor Shop

The retail installation at Lord & Taylor’s New York store is the second leg of the brand’s “Blank Check Series,” which kicked off in October.

clock December 10, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Essentialist

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The candidates and their families wear George W. Bush-era fashions, conjuring adversarial, provocative styles that could emerge during either party’s administration: From left to right: Chelsea Clinton as Paris Hilton, Hillary Clinton in Juicy Couture, Bill Clinton as Blink-182’s Travis Barker, Melania Trump as Avril Lavigne, and Ivanka and Donald Trump as Britney Spears and Kevin Federline.

Fashion

Could the Election Be Good for Fashion?

clock 24hMisty White Sidell

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