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Business

Starbucks' Schultz Sees Sweeping Retail Consolidation

As U.S. retailing consolidates, Starbucks sees adding 12,000 stores worldwide through 2021.

clock December 7, 2016David Moin and Evan Clark

Business

Jewelry Brand Kendra Scott Puts Stake on the Block

The Austin, Tex.-based jeweler could be valued at $1 billion or higher in the Jefferies-run process.

clock 21hEvan Clark

Business

Hear J. Crew's Mickey Drexler Getting Succession-Minded

J. Crew Group is working to improve its business and moving to create a succession plan.

clock December 7, 2016David Moin

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

Gurhan Orhan

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

Jason Wu Pre-Fall 2014

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

Frida Giannini, Jessica and Bruce Springsteen.

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

Michael Jeffries

Human Resources

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

Joe Gromek

Human Resources

Joseph R. Gromek Named Tumi Chairman

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

clock December 9, 2013Vicki M. Young

Versace Pre-Fall 2014

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

Band of Outsiders Pre-Fall 2014

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

Donna Karan Pre-Fall 2014

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

Prabal Gurung Pre-Fall 2014

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

The “driftwood” installation at the Sass & Bide store in SoHo.

Retail

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

Zero + Maria Cornejo Pre-Fall 2014

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

10 Crosby Derek Lam Pre-Fall 2014

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

Kaplona Akter

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

Media

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

Al Sharpton, Scott Stringer, Kirsten John Foy and Ed Goldberg.

Retail

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

Carolina Herrera Pre-Fall 2014

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

Dennis Basso Pre-Fall 2014

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

A Calvin Klein Jeans store.

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

Francisco Costa

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

Severe weather across the country has had a negative impact on store traffic.

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

Media

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

David Remnick

Media

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

The Porter logo.

Media

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

Media

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

Isaac Mizrahi's sketches for "Peter & The Wolf" at the Guggenheim in New York.

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

Victoria Beckham’s wedding-day tiara.

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

Sarah Jessica Parker and AnnaSophia Robb

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

A sketch of the metallic tree draped in hand-dyed wool with denim-wrapped presents from Buffalo David Bitton’s “Blank Check Series.”

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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Amy Mellen

Fashion

Calvin Klein’s Amy Mellen, Senior VP of Home, Is Leaving

clock December 7, 2016Lisa Lockwood

Social Studies