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Retailers Keep Holiday Plans Conservative and Inventories Tight

Inventories are being kept tight in hope of increasing full-price selling and reducing markdowns.

clock 10hDavid Moin

Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Fenty Puma Show

The music star had launched the collection last February during New York Fashion Week.

clock 5hMiles Socha

Retail

Aéropostale Bankruptcy Jeopardizes 10k Jobs

Teen retailer Aéropostale is awaiting a decision from a bankruptcy judge that is likely to impact whether it can find a buyer.

clock 13hVicki M. Young

In Focus

Roger Federer on His Nike Collaboration and Coming Back Strong in 2017

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Coach Aims Higher in Turnaround Push

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Overview

Coach Inc. wants to grab more of the “white space.” Those are handbags that retail in the $400-plus range, which will again form the core offering for the accessories giant.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

BCBG Retrospective Marks a Quarter Century

On Tuesday, the company unveiled an exhibit called “Living the Bon Chic Life Anniversary Retrospective” in its Vernon, Calif., headquarters.

clock April 30, 2014Marcy Medina

People

Getting Arty: BCBG Sponsors Whitney Biennial

The sponsorship is the result of a long-standing interest in art by chief creative director Lubov Azria.

clock April 30, 2014Erik Maza

Footwear

BCBG: Topping It Off With Accessories

Accessories echo the distinct personalities of the three brands and present opportunities for growth.

clock April 30, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Advertising

BCBG’s Woman on the Go

Lubov Azria discusses capturing the active woman in the brand’s ad and marketing campaigns.

clock April 30, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Features

The BCBG Journey: Timeline

A timeline of the company’s history.

clock April 30, 2014Dianne M. Pogoda

Financial

BCBG Max Azria Group: The Financial Picture

The company has been trying to restructure its $685 million in debt for nearly a year.

clock April 30, 2014Vicki M. Young

Digital

The Social Graces of BCBG

Bloggers are a key component in the company’s social media strategy.

clock April 30, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Merchandising

BCBG Milestone: Building the Flagship Brand

The evolution of the core label has taken it from baby-doll dresses to sophisticated sportswear, eveningwear, bridal and beyond.

clock April 30, 2014Marcy Medina

Beauty Features

BCBG Beauty on the Runway

Lubov Azria’s exacting eye naturally extends to the beauty aspects of the brand’s ready-to-wear collections.

clock April 30, 2014Julie Naughton

Retail Features

BCBG’s Omni Approach to Retail

Bricks-and-mortar stores are becoming more category-focused, while e-commerce is strategizing for significant growth.

clock April 30, 2014Rachel Brown

Fragrance

BCBG’s Fragrance Match Game

For Lubov Azria, chief creative officer of BCBG Max Azria, beauty is an integral part of the brand’s overall DNA.

clock April 30, 2014Julie Naughton

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

BCBG Milestone: The Max Attitude

Founder Max Azria reflects on the evolution of BCBG as he prepares for the future.

clock April 30, 2014Marcy Medina

Specialty Stores

BCBGeneration Eyes Millenials

Part of the brand’s overall group strategy is to cultivate younger customers with the Generation brand.

clock April 30, 2014Khanh T.L. Tran

Designer and Luxury

Moving Hervé Léger Ahead

Max Azria set out to transform French heritage brand.

clock April 30, 2014Marcy Medina

Fashion

BCBG’s Hollywood Glamour Quotient

Building a relationship with stylists has boosted the company’s presence on the red carpet.

clock April 30, 2014Marcy Medina

Design

The Azrias’ Sunny Place

La Maison de Soleil in the Los Angeles enclave Holmby Hills is the Azria family sanctuary.

clock April 30, 2014Rachel Brown

Business Features

Etro in China Push

The brand held a fashion show and retrospective in Beijing on Friday night.

clock April 28, 2014Hannah Gardner

Business

Hermès Sales Jump 10.1% in Q1

The French firm is maintaining its long-term guidance for 10 percent annual growth despite currency headwinds.

clock April 29, 2014Joelle Diderich

Business

Coach Aims Higher in Turnaround Push

The company is targeting the $400-plus handbag market to maintain its position in the affordable luxury space.

clock April 30, 2014Vicki M. Young

Executive Changes

Target Corp. Names New CIO

Bob DeRodes will lead the retailer’s information technology transformation beginning May 5.

clock April 29, 2014Sharon Edelson

Real Estate

Qatar Holdings Buys Stake in French Property Firm

Unibail-Rodamco agreed to sell its 7.25 percent stake in Société Foncière Lyonnaise.

clock April 29, 2014Joelle Diderich

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

BCBG Max Azria Trend: Fine Lines

Strong silhouettes and graphic elements offer serious edge for fall.

clock April 30, 2014Kim Friday

Trends

Hervé Léger Trend: Precious Metal

Metallic colors and intricate embellishment turn up the volume on glamour.

clock April 30, 2014Kim Friday

Juniors

BCBGeneration Trend: ‘It’ Girl

With an eye on trends, this little sister line has it all — from grunge looks to goddess glam.

clock April 30, 2014Kim Friday

Fragrance

Comme des Garçons Fetes Serpentine Fragrance

The scent aims to capture the smells of Kensington Gardens in Hyde Park, where the Serpentine Galleries are located, as well as London’s urban air.

clock April 30, 2014Julia Neel

Trends

BCBG Max Azria Bridal Trend: Say Yes

Forget frothy confections, these bridal gowns and special occasion dresses are fit for a modern-day wedding or a great party.

clock April 30, 2014Kim Friday

Business

Columbia Sportswear to Acquire Prana

Cash purchase for $190 million in cash expected to close during second quarter.

clock April 29, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Human Resources

Dov Charney’s 2013 Pay Drops

Absence of stock awards for American Apparel chief sends reported compensation down 92.7% last year.

clock April 29, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Specialty Stores

Kate Moss Unveils Topshop Line in London

Hordes of shoppers massed in front of the retailer’s Oxford Circus store to see the model appear in the window to launch her new collection.

clock April 30, 2014Nina Jones

Department Stores

‘Pradasphere’ Goes Inside the Mind of Miuccia

The inquiring mind of Miuccia Prada will be laid bare today at Harrods with an exhibition dedicated to the designer’s “diverse obsessions.”

clock April 30, 2014Samantha Conti

Designer and Luxury

Talent Hunt in Hyères

The four-day festival trumpeted record attendance, suggesting that a renewed focus on fashion prizes is bringing additional attention to upstart talents.

clock April 30, 2014Laure Guilbault

Fashion Features

Catching Up With Steve Hiett in Hyères

The British fashion photographer presided over the photography jury at this year’s festival.

clock April 30, 2014Laure Guilbault

Designer and Luxury

Lagerfeld Brand Inks Deal in Middle East

The designer is plotting a network of boutiques for his signature brand in the region.

clock April 30, 2014Miles Socha

Retail Features

Russians Still Buying Western Brands

The new sanctions imposed by the U.S. and heated rhetoric coming out of Russia cause a lot of uncertainty for apparel and footwear brands.

clock April 30, 2014Kristi Ellis and Joy Neumeyer

Forecasts and Analysis

Ledbury Sees Ukraine Impact as Short Term

The Ukrainian crisis will result in “only a short-term drop” in luxury spending in London, according to a note by Ledbury Research.

clock April 30, 2014Samantha Conti

Mergers and Acquisitions

Fashion Delivers, Kids in Distressed Situations Complete Merger

The charities, who said last summer that they intended to merge, will now be known as KIDS/Fashion Delivers Inc.

clock April 30, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Amazon Enters Wearable Tech

The e-tailer launched a storefront Tuesday that sells fitness and wellness trackers, smart watches, health care devices and wearable cameras.

clock April 30, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Food

Chef’s Choice: Meet the James Beard Award Best Chef Nominees

WWD got the five nominees for Best Chef in New York City out of their chef coats to chat about how they were feeling pre-ceremony, what they plan on wearing.

clock April 30, 2014Taylor Harris and Kristi Garced

Memo Pad

Condé Nast Entertainment Unveils Next Phase of Development

At CNE’s NewFront presentation, Dawn Ostroff said publications getting channels this year include The New Yorker, Lucky and Bon Appétit.

clock April 30, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Isabel Toledo Nominated for Tony Award

She designed the costumes for “After Midnight,” a musical ode to the Twenties and such Harlem hot spots as the Cotton Club and the Savoy.

clock April 30, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Adèle Exarchopoulos to Receive Chopard Award at Cannes

Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett is to hand over the prize, which recognizes up-and-coming talent.

clock April 30, 2014Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

The Colleagues and Oscar de la Renta Celebrate Spring Luncheon

Princess Charlene of Monaco was honored with the Champion of Children award at the Tuesday event.

clock April 30, 2014Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

Zac Posen’s Whirlwind Toronto Tour

The designer was the guest of honor at Suzanne Rogers’ 400-person black-tie affair on Monday night that raised $800,000 for children’s charities.

clock April 30, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Joyce Azria’s Grooming Lessons

The creative director of BCBG’s younger line and eldest of Max’s daughters discusses her evolution in the company and relationship with her family.

clock April 30, 2014Khanh T.L. Tran

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

BCBG Milestone: Lubov Azria’s Story

Azria negotiates many roles — chief creative officer, mother, Max’s wife — as she strives to build the BCBG lifestyle.

clock April 30, 2014Rachel Brown

Fashion Scoops

Lupita Nyong’o to Present at CFDA Fashion Awards

The actress will present the Womenswear Designer of the Year award, which will be decided between Alexander Wang, Joseph Altuzarra and Marc Jacobs.

clock April 30, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

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