Lundgren Upbeat As Net Rises 3.9%

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Department Store Sales Fell in July

Overall retail sales in the economy remained flat.

clock August 13, 2014Kristi Ellis


Target CEO Brian Cornell Discusses Personalization

On Wednesday, the new chief held a town hall event at the retailer’s headquarters, his first meeting with company employees.

clock August 13, 2014Sharon Edelson

Designer and Luxury

Louis Vuitton to Open in Dover Street Market

The label will unveil a temporary boutique for its fall 2014 collection in the London emporium Friday.

clock August 13, 2014Nina Jones

Lauren Bacall


Designers Remember Lauren Bacall

Indelible as her film career was, the actress, who died Tuesday at age 89, also left a lasting impression on the fashion industry.

clock August 13, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Jan Clevenger

Human Resources

Jan Clevenger Moves Up Belk Ranks

She has been promoted to executive vice president and general merchandising manager of men’s, home and kids.

clock August 13, 2014Arnold J. Karr


Ideeli Repositions Under Groupon

The flash-sale site is changing its name to Ideel and expanding the breadth of its category offerings.

clock August 14, 2014Rachel Strugatz


Lojas Renner, Michael Kors Earn Top Facebook ‘Likes’

Brands are taking their own paths to the hearts of Facebook fans.

clock August 13, 2014Evan Clark

Inside Guangzhou's TaiKoo Hui mall.

Street Style

They Are Wearing: Beyond Shanghai

Recent shopping trips to China’s Wuhan and Guangzhou demonstrated that young women and men in both cities tend to favor casual looks.

clock August 14, 2014WWD Staff

Tillmann Lauterbach’s recycled denim sweater.

Fashion Features

Fabric Innovations Fueling Creativity in Men’s Wear

Buoyed by fleets of more fashion-conscious customers, high-end men’s wear designers are turning to women’s wear for clues to elevate their collections.

clock August 14, 2014Paulina Szmydke

Terry Lundgren


Terry Lundgren Upbeat as Macy’s Profits Rise

Back-to-school is proceeding well and the company will meet its stated earnings goal for the year, the retailer’s ceo told WWD in an interview Wednesday.

clock August 14, 2014David Moin and Arnold J. Karr

Spring cofounders Octavian Costache, chief technology officer; Ara Katz, chief marketing officer; David Tisch, chairman of the board and Alan Tisch, chief executive officer.


Shopping App Spring Lures Major Backers

The app, which launches today, aims to take mobile shopping head on.

clock August 14, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Lord & Taylor has identified the jogger as a must-have item.


Activewear, Technical Fabrics Seen as Key Trends in Las Vegas

What’s next? That’s the burning question for retailers who are headed to the trade shows this weekend.

clock August 14, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Cockpit USA’s satin jacket, SLVDR’s polyester swim trunks and Marc Ecko Cut & Sew’s cotton joggers.

Fashion Features

Las Vegas Men’s Trend: Young and the Restless

An active lifestyle aesthetic infused with a hint of streetwear will be one dominant trend at the upcoming trade shows.

clock August 14, 2014Alex Badia

Argyle Culture

Ready To Wear

New and Newsworthy in Las Vegas

Some men’s wear brands to check out at the upcoming shows.

clock August 14, 2014WWD Staff

Saturday Surf


Saturday Surf Adds Accessories

The sportswear brand will unveil a collection of wallets and belts at its four stores — two in New York City, two in Japan — on Wednesday.

clock August 14, 2014David Yi

A shoe from Greats and Orley’s collaboration.


Greats Gets Its Start in Sneakers

Footwear veterans Ryan Babenzien and Jon Buscemi are projecting good things from their new brand.

clock August 14, 2014David Yi

A look from John Lewis & Co.


John Lewis & Co. Gets Slim for Fall

The British retailer is introducing a new tailored clothing line that spotlights English and Italian fabrics and contemporary silhouettes.

clock August 14, 2014Nina Jones

An image from the Polo Ralph Lauren women's campaign shot by Bruce Weber.


Ralph Lauren Gearing Up for Polo Women’s Launch

Bruce Weber, an old friend of the house, shot the advertising campaign as well as a Polo video series.

clock August 14, 2014Marc Karimzadeh


Survey Gauges Web User Response to Native Advertising

The study from the Interactive Advertising Bureau and Edelman Berland found high levels of acceptance of what it termed “sponsored content” and “native ads.”

clock August 14, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Allue BeautyBooked


Allure Launching Salon and Spa Booking Service

The magazine is utilizing its Salon & Spa Directory of editorial reviews and partnering with BeautyBooked, an online beauty booking service.

clock August 14, 2014Jayme Cyk

Fashion Scoops

Macy’s Glamorama ‘Fashion Rocks’ Show Returns to Chicago

The annual event, which benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities, featured collections by the retailer’s staple brands as well as private labels.

clock August 14, 2014Kristin Larson

Fashion Scoops

Lacoste Sponsoring Tennis Clinic in Central Park

Players John Isner, Murphy Jensen and Denis Kudla will be on hand at the special clinic to launch the U.S. Open Championships.

clock August 14, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Issa Inks Deal to Enter Swimwear

The new line, Issa Beach, will launch with resort 2015, set to land in stores in October.

clock August 14, 2014Samantha Conti


Today's Must Read

An Esprit store.


Esprit CEO Calls Expected Loss 'Very Disappointing'

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Social Studies