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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

Mass Protest Goes on at China Shoe Plant

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No resolution has been reached between one of the world’s largest shoe manufacturers and tens of thousands of workers who are on strike.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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A look at La Perla's retail format at Printemps.


La Perla Expands Global Presence

The company is looking to bolster its image and brand equity on three fronts: retail, product expansion and an aggressive marketing and advertising initiative.

clock April 14, 2014Karyn Monget

Poppy Delevingne in Superdry and Lisa Marie Fernandez with Kate Bosworth in Dior.


Jimmy Choo Toasts Beverly Hills Boutique

The brand hosted a glamorous fete at art collector Eugenio López’s Beverly Hills pad, timed to celebrate the reopening of its Rodeo Drive boutique.

clock April 16, 2014Marcy Medina

The MM6 Maison Martin Margiela store in SoHo.

Designer and Luxury

MM6 Opens Second New York Unit

MM6 Maison Martin Margiela has opened a 1,400-square-foot store for its casual, New York-inspired collection, at 91 Grand Street in SoHo.

clock April 16, 2014Sharon Edelson


Mulberry Issues Another Profit Warning

The British brand re-thinks its strategy, lowers its prices, and downshifts the pace of new store openings in the current year.

clock April 17, 2014Samantha Conti


Sears Shares Boosted by Tisch Investment

The board member pumps more money into company; U.S. retail shares inch up 0.1 percent overall.

clock April 17, 2014Evan Clark

Human Resources

Gant Taps Patrik Nilsson as CEO

Succeeding Nilsson at Adidas as president of the North American division is Mark King, who is due to take up his new post on June 1.

clock April 17, 2014Paulina Szmydke

Ann Taylor RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Features

Ann Taylor Fall 2014

This year marks Ann Taylor’s 60th anniversary, but instead of reflecting on the past, the company is focusing on moving forward.

clock April 17, 2014WWD Staff

A rendering of Paintbox's 17 Crosby Street location.

Color Cosmetics

Paintbox Paints a Fresh Picture for Nails

The SoHo space serves as a place to enjoy coffee, espresso, sparkling water, Champagne or wine while soaking off gel polish or receiving a quick polish change.

clock April 17, 2014Julie Naughton

Lacoste's Live fragrance


Lacoste Launches New Scent for Men

The brand is going after the edgy, creative urban set with its latest scent, Live.

clock April 17, 2014Jennifer Weil

Alexandra and Chantal Roos


Chantal Roos Creates Dear Rose Fragrance Range

France’s first lady of fragrance is back — and this time, she’s doing it her way.

clock April 17, 2014Julie Naughton

Agnes Scwartz and Kosiman Sigman


Opening Ceremony Fetes COS

L.A.’s fashion set got a small taste of the Swedish retailer on Wednesday night at a pop-up shop.

clock April 17, 2014Lindzi Scharf

One9, Nas, Jungle and Erik Parker.


‘Time Is Illmatic’ Opens Tribeca Film Festival

The festival kicked off on Wednesday night with the documentary about the seminal 1994 album “Illmatic” by Nasir Jones, better known as Nas.

clock April 17, 2014Kristen Tauer

Julien Farel Suelyn Farel flagship Loews Regency Hotel

Human Resources

A New Home for Julien Farel

After months of final touches, the Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa in the freshly redesigned Loews Regency Hotel on Park Avenue is open for business.

clock April 18, 2014Belisa Silva

Government and Trade

Alliance Talks Milestones in Bangladesh

Showing its willingness to be transparent and share progress, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety held a press briefing in Dhaka Thursday.

clock April 17, 2014Mayu Saini

Marcello Mastroianni on this year’s official Cannes Film Festival poster.

Fashion Scoops

Westerns See Revival at Cannes Film Festival

Surveying the lineup revealed in Paris on Thursday, one can’t help but notice: the Western is having a revival.

clock April 17, 2014Paulina Szmydke


Currency, Investments Hit OTB Net in 2013

Revenues at the fashion group were in line with the previous year and the foundation has been set for further expansion.

clock April 18, 2014Luisa Zargani


Net-a-porter Eyeing Activewear

Signaling the strength of the active trend in fashion, one of the industry’s biggest online players is about to flex its muscles in the arena.

clock April 18, 2014Miles Socha

Daniella Vitale

Human Resources

Daniella Vitale, Tom Kalenderian to Be Honored

The High School of Fashion Industries has selected the Barneys New York executives as the honorees for its annual Student Style Celebration.

clock April 18, 2014Jean E. Palmieri


Tech IPOs Proliferate on Wall Street

In the area of fashion and apparel, don’t expect these soon-to-be-newly listed firms to be pure tech plays. Think more e-commerce and Web plays.

clock April 18, 2014Vicki M. Young

A look re-created for the Vogue Beauty Talents event.

Beauty Features

Uncertain Times Spur Concern at Cosmoprof

A depressed domestic market is not the only headache tormenting the Italian beauty industry.

clock April 18, 2014Pete Born and Cynthia Martens and Jennifer Weil

Perfume Holding’s new scent, Liu Jo.

Beauty Features

Navigating Milan’s Beauty Scene

Despite a lackluster domestic market for cosmetics goods, manufacturers and retailers of are pushing against negative momentum.

clock April 18, 2014Pete Born and Cynthia Martens


Jean-Paul Agon Addresses Body Shop Challenges

At L’Oréal’s annual general meeting on Thursday, the firm’s chairman and ceo fielded tough questions from shareholders.

clock April 18, 2014Alex Wynne

Government and Trade

No Resolution Yet in China Protests

Tens of thousands of workers continue their strike over a benefit dispute at factories in the southern province of Guangdong.

clock April 18, 2014Lara Farrar


Vlisco Hires Bank to Explore Options

The Dutch maker of bold and colorful textiles could be the next elite fashion supplier to be snapped up by a luxury group — or possibly even go public.

clock April 18, 2014Miles Socha

Martha Stewart and Zac Posen


The Hollywood Reporter, Fortune Magazine Toast Power Pack in N.Y.

It was power night in Manhattan Wednesday as both magazines celebrated their own “Most Powerful” lists.

clock April 18, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg and Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Industry Gets Behind New Set of Born Free Initiatives

The momentum continues to build for Born Free, the project that seeks to end mother-to-child HIV transmission in Africa.

clock April 18, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Karl Lagerfeld to Show Chanel’s Cruise Collection in Dubai

The May 13 event will be on an island less than half a mile off the coast of the city.

clock April 18, 2014Miles Socha


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A look from Deveaux and F.S.Z., which will be offered on Continuum


Liberty Fairs Creates E-commerce Site With Farfetch

clock 11hJean E. Palmieri

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