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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 4hDavid Moin and Evan Clark


Brooks Brothers Buys Alexis Bittar Jewelry Business

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

clock 4hJean 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 10hSophia Chabbott

Retail Shares Struggle on Tougher Outlook

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After an abbreviated holiday season in which unprecedented levels of promotion failed to generate increases in traffic and further depleted top-line results, stores are now facing disappointing January sales.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Dan Stevens


Dan Stevens Talks ‘Summer in February’

The actor, who made his name by playing Matthew Crawley on the phenomenally successful British TV series “Downton Abbey,” has new projects in the works.

clock January 16, 2014Lorna Koski

Leelee Sobieski in Dior.


Sidaction Gala Draws Fashion Pack

Charity event for AIDS research capped off couture week.

clock January 24, 2014WWD Staff

Gianluca Brozzetti

Designer and Luxury

Gianluca Brozzetti, Carlo Di Biagio Exiting Roberto Cavalli

Their posts and operative tasks will be delegated to the company’s namesake designer and to Daniele Corvasce.

clock January 24, 2014Luisa Zargani

Ashley Smith and Chelsea Leyland


Ashley Smith, RVCA Toast Collaboration

The dinner, at East Village eatery Acme, sussed out the downtown cool crowd.

clock January 24, 2014Lauren McCarthy

The Aimer website.


Chinese Innerwear Labels to Watch

Aimer, Embry and Maniform commanded the biggest slices of the country’s market for underwear, nightwear and swimwear in 2012, according to Euromonitor.

clock January 27, 2014Lara Farrar

Triumph and Wacoal are among the biggest international innerwear brands in China.


China’s Intimate Opportunity

Makers aim to capitalize on sharp growth in the category with a range of strategies.

clock January 27, 2014Kathleen E. McLaughlin and Samantha Conti

N Natori's Nirvana Robe.


Innovations Lead Growth in Innerwear

Makers are flooding the market with advances in technology, fit and fashion.

clock January 27, 2014Karyn Monget


Italian Hosiery Firms Look to Untapped Markets

Companies in the Castel Goffredo region have initiated marketing campaigns targeted at specific regions.

clock January 27, 2014Cynthia Martens

A look from La Perla's Paisley Collection.


La Perla Bounces Back

The luxury Italian lingerie and swimwear brand’s newfound financial stability has paved the way for expansion.

clock January 27, 2014Cynthia Martens

Agent Provocateur’s Matilda corset in a shot from its image campaign.


Shapewear Stands Out

The category is innovating with equal parts style and function to attract a larger audience.

clock January 27, 2014Nina Jones and Laure Guilbault

The Tang Tang Tang Tang in Hong Kong.


Sir David Tang’s Pajama Party

Tang’s latest venture is the two-month-old Tang Tang Tang Tang, a China-chic boutique along Johnston Road in Hong Kong’s busting Wan Chai district.

clock January 27, 2014Bambina Wise

LACE COURSE: Stella McCartney


Innerwear Trends: New Takes on the Classics

By now a classic, black lace lingerie mixes the sweet with the sensual.

clock January 27, 2014WWD Staff

Triumph's campaign to encourage women to get fitted for bras.

Marketing and Promotion

Triumph Launches ‘Stand Up For Fit’ Campaign

The Swiss lingerie firm wants to empower women — from the waist up.

clock January 27, 2014Samantha Conti

The scene outside the mall in Columbia, Maryland.


Murder-Suicide Highlights Security Efforts

After a rash of shootings in public spaces retailers, mall operators and police have been preparing for the worst.

clock January 26, 2014Evan Clark

Cartier Watch


SIHH Upbeat Despite China Concerns

At nearly 20 billion Swiss francs, or $21.5 billion, exports of Swiss watches by value climbed almost 2 percent in the first 11 months of 2013.

clock January 27, 2014Haig Simonian

Fashion Features

Bridget Foley’s Diary: Pre-Fall — It’s a Long Story

Despite energetic p.r. to the contrary, the more we see during a 10-week pre-season, the less the fashion resonates.

clock January 27, 2014Bridget Foley

Zooey Deschanel wearing one of her designs with Tommy Hilfiger.


Zooey Deschanel Teams With Tommy Hilfiger

The capsule collection, which mainly consists of flirty dresses, will make its debut at Macy’s this spring.

clock January 27, 2014Marc Karimzadeh


P&G Stresses Organic Beauty Growth

The Procter & Gamble Co. is focusing on strengthening its existing beauty portfolio, as it looks to accelerate its business in the category.

clock January 27, 2014Arnold J. Karr

A rendering of the forthcoming Moynat store in London.

Designer and Luxury

Moynat to Open London Unit

The French leather goods maker is joining the Mount Street juggernaut, setting its first boutique outside Paris on the luxurious shopping strip.

clock January 27, 2014Miles Socha



Designers Team With Fabergé on Big Egg Hunt

Get your baskets ready — Fabergé’s Big Egg Hunt is coming to New York.

clock January 27, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Bullet bras and high-waisted briefs are back.


Innerwear Trend: … And God Created Woman

Bullet bras and high-waisted briefs are back, an homage to glamazon Brigitte Bardot.

clock January 27, 2014Mayte Allende

A J.C. Penney store.


Retail Shares Struggle on Tougher Outlook

After rising 43.9 percent in 2013, the S&P 500 Retailing Industry Group has fallen back 5 percent so far this year, shedding 2.1 percent last week alone.

clock January 27, 2014Arnold J. Karr

The cover of Dr. Oz The Good Life


Hearst’s Dr. Oz Magazine Ready for Debut

Dubbed Dr. Oz The Good Life, the title will hit newsstands Feb 4.

clock January 27, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

A spring Lanvin ad image.


Lanvin Unveils Spring Ad Campaign

A fashion video shot at the campaign shoot makes its debut today on the brand’s Web site, YouTube and Facebook.

clock January 27, 2014Miles Socha

Kate Moss for Alexander McQueen.


Alexander McQueen Taps Kate Moss for Spring

Inspired by the 1960 cult thriller “Peeping Tom” and shot by Steven Klein, the ads and accompanying film have a dark, creepy, almost extraterrestrial feel.

clock January 27, 2014Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Wendy Wurtzburger Exits Anthropologie

Sources said the chief merchandising and design officer of Anthropologie North America’s last day was Thursday.

clock January 27, 2014Sharon Edelson

Lindsey Vonn

Fashion Scoops

Lindsey Vonn to Walk in Red Dress Collection Fashion Show

The American skier will be among the celebrity models in the show, the official starter for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.

clock January 27, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Swarovski Reveals Fall 2014 Designer Collaborations

The group includes Prabal Gurung, Rodarte, Emilia Wickstead, Alexis Mabille and Anthony Vaccarello, along with three new designers.

clock January 27, 2014Nina Jones

Bouchra Jarrar Couture Spring 2014


Spring 2014 Couture Trend: Plume Service

A mainstay of couture, feathers made a runway appearance in all sorts of ways.

clock January 27, 2014WWD 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 13hJean E. Palmieri

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