Margin Worries Hit Kate Spade Shares

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In the battle of the handbag firms, it was first all about market share. Now it’s about margins.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Gender, Demographics Influence Mobile Sales

Millennial and Gen X women are most likely to use a smartphone or tablet to make purchases, while 81 percent of Boomers prefer a desktop or laptop.

clock August 11, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Pandora rings


Pandora Q2 Net Profit Jumps 53.6%

The Copenhagen-based jewelry firm announced it was creating a Disney-themed jewelry collection to launch this fall.

clock August 12, 2014Joelle Diderich

A Bogner store in Seoul.

Designer and Luxury

Bogner Said Seeking Buyer

The company will be marketed to private equity groups with a penchant for consumer and retail assets.

clock August 12, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Kate Spade RTW Fall 2014

Business Features

Kate Spade Stock Drops on Margin Concerns

Shares plummeted 25.4 percent on Tuesday, even though the company posted a substantial narrowing of its second-quarter loss from a year ago.

clock August 12, 2014Vicki M. Young

Human Resources

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson Named Glamsquad CEO

The on-demand beauty service app delivers at-home beauty services by experienced stylists.

clock August 12, 2014Lisa Lockwood

The Polaroid Fotobar at The Linq.


Las Vegas Scene: The Latest Attractions in Sin City

A sampling of the latest attractions, eateries and activities.

clock August 13, 2014Sarah Elizabeth Tooker

Jack by BB Dakota's polyester jumpsuit at WWDMAGIC. Necklace by Dogeared at ENK Vegas; shoes by Tommy Bahama at Stitch.

Fashion Trends

Las Vegas Preview Trend: One and Only

Jumpsuits have become a cool-girl uniform and they’re cropping up in an assortment of playful patterns for spring.

clock August 13, 2014Antonia Sardone

Dear Creatures' dress at WWDMAGIC. Sam Edelman necklace at ENK Vegas; shoes by Klub Nico at WWDMAGIC.


Las Vegas Preview Trend: Vibrant Vibes for Denim

Look to the bright side. The mantra returns for spring as designers embrace happy, bold colors.

clock August 13, 2014Antonia Sardone

Nicole Miller's jacquard dress at ENK Vegas. Van's sunglasses and canvas shoes at Agenda. Happy Socks' cotton socks at Project.

Fashion Trends

Las Vegas Preview Trend: Graphic Edge

Some of spring’s freshest prints are black and white and cool all over.

clock August 13, 2014Antonia Sardone

G-Star Raw's polyester and cotton eyelet dress at Liberty Fairs. 2 Lips Too leather and lace boots at WWDMAGIC.

Fashion Trends

Las Vegas Preview Trend: She’s Crafty

Spring gets a homespun feel as designers play with lace, crochet and eyelet on everything from denim jackets to boots.

clock August 13, 2014Antonia Sardone

Marketing and Promotion

Digital Coupons Influencing Purchase Behavior

The survey provided recommendations to retailers on how to best leverage consumer behavior from digital coupons to cross-selling in the physical store.

clock August 12, 2014Vicki M. Young

American Apparel store in New York.


American Apparel Trims Q2 Loss

Sales flat in quarter as gross margin and operating expenses decline.

clock August 12, 2014Arnold J. Karr

A three-piece denim suit from Ralph Lauren's Purple Label spring collection.

Fashion Features

Ralph Lauren Men’s RTW Spring 2015

In a presentation of his collection at his Madison Avenue offices, the designer opened with a “very big, strong statement” of Purple Label.

clock August 13, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Elizabeth S. Marcus

Business Features

LIM College Celebrates 75 Years

Today, the college boasts a bustling undergraduate program, multiple graduate programs and a growing global footprint.

clock August 13, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Maxwell F.  Marcuse

Business Features

Timeline: LIM College Through the Years

Highlights from the college’s first 75 years.

clock August 13, 2014WWD Staff


Topshop, Miss Selfridge to Sell on ShangPin

Arcadia Group has inked a deal with the online multibrand retailer of designer and contemporary fashion to sell the brands on the site as of September.

clock August 13, 2014Samantha Conti

Carolina Herrera's Herrera Style App.


Carolina Herrera Readies Style App

The brand on Thursday will begin to test Herrera Style, an exclusive app that will better connect sales associates with their shoppers.

clock August 13, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Macy’s Brooklyn flagship could be renovated  into a new format, as Macy’s rethinks certain real estate across the country.


Promotions Expected to Hit Retail Earnings

Retailers managed to pick themselves up after a disastrous start to the year — but they’re still just limping into the second half.

clock August 13, 2014Evan Clark

Michele Promaulayko


Michele Promaulayko Tapped to Head Yahoo Health

While editor in chief at Women’s Health, Promaulayko saw the title grow in circulation and ad revenue.

clock August 13, 2014David Yi

Fashion Scoops

Opening Ceremony Staging One-Act Play During NYFW

Director Spike Jonze and Jonah Hill are cowriting a the play to be staged in lieu of Opening Ceremony’s traditional fashion show.

clock August 13, 2014Jessica Iredale

Fashion Scoops

Lolë White Tour Hits the Hamptons

The activewear brand is hosting a special yoga session at Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, N.Y., to benefit the museum’s Community Partnerships Program.

clock August 13, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Giorgio Armani and Fossil Extend Watch Partnership

The companies said late Tuesday that the license covering Emporio Armani watches has been renewed through 2023.

clock August 13, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Anna Camp Aritzia Fall

Fashion Scoops

Canadian Retailer Aritzia Unveils #FallForUs Campaign

The retailer has enlisted almost 200 women to pose for its social-media based campaign, including actresses, artists, musicians, influencers and stylists.

clock August 13, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Fashion Scoops

Mia Moretti Adds to Partnership With MAC Cosmetics

The DJ’s Lollapalooza-inspired makeup collection is just the cusp of her relationship with the cosmetics brand.

clock August 13, 2014Kristin Larson

MAGIC Marketplace, including WWDMAGIC, opens Monday, while Sourcing at MAGIC starts a day earlier.


25 Things to Know at the Las Vegas Shows

The assemblage of trade shows and events can be overwhelming. Here’s a roundup of key points to know and events not to miss.

clock August 13, 2014Marcy Medina and Khanh T.L. Tran

At Kingpins, texture, selvage and soft, comfortable fabrics were popular trends.


Denim Alternatives Take Root at Kingpins L.A.

Mills, designers see climate slowly improving for better jeans market.

clock August 12, 2014Khanh T.L. Tran


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First lady Melania Trump boards a plane at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., to travel to TexasMelania Trump, Andrews Air Force Base, USA - 21 Jun 2018


First Lady's Jacket Causes Uproar, But Her Stylist Never Saw It Before

clock 49mRosemary Feitelberg

Social Studies