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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 14hDavid Moin and Evan Clark


Brooks Brothers Buys Alexis Bittar Jewelry Business

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

clock 14hJean E. Palmieri


Gigi Hadid Dishes On Her Family's Thanksgiving Traditions

There Will Be Pie, Lots of Pie

clock 20hSophia Chabbott

Fashion Industry PACs Lean to Republicans

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The fashion industry so far appears to be voting Republican when it comes to the upcoming midterm Congressional elections in November.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Macy’s Settles Profiling Cases for $650K

Settlement resolves more than a dozen recent complaints of profiling and false detentions at the Macy’s Herald Square flagship in Manhattan.

clock August 20, 2014Vicki M. Young


Target’s Q2 Profits Drop; Lowers Full Year Guidance

The company said updated guidance does not include an estimate of future data breach-related expenses.

clock August 21, 2014Vicki M. Young


American Eagle Shares Jump Despite Net, Sales Declines

Earnings, revenue “beats” drive 12% increase in teen retailer’s shares.

clock August 20, 2014Arnold J. Karr


CondΓ© Nast Names Publisher

Matt Rice has been elevated to the role of publisher of and NowManifest, effective immediately.

clock August 20, 2014Alexandra Steigrad


Fashion Features

Las Vegas Shows: Trend Right

Here are the key trends from the Las Vegas men’s trade shows.

clock August 21, 2014WWD Staff


Trinity Profits Slip in First Half

The men’s wear retailer posted a 47.3 percent drop in net profits in the first half amid ongoing economic slowdown in China.

clock August 20, 2014Ellen Sheng

Sen. Dick Durbin

Government and Trade

Fashion Industry PACs Favoring GOP in Midterms

The industry so far appears to be voting Republican when it comes to the upcoming midterm Congressional elections in November.

clock August 21, 2014Kristi Ellis


Finazzo Sentenced to 8 Years

He also was ordered to pay $13.7M in restitution to Aéropostale Inc.

clock August 20, 2014Vicki M. Young


Leather Goods

Parabellum Opens First Retail Store

Cofounders Jason Jones and Mike Feldman are outspoken advocates of durable accessories.

clock August 21, 2014Rachel Brown

Sass & Bide's cotton and viscose top and cotton, nylon and silk pants. Heather Benjamin earrings; Me&Ro necklace. Anna Coroneo scarves; Mignonne Gavigan necklace; Satya tassel necklace; Me&Ro coin necklace.

Fashion Trends

Resort 2015 Trend: Gypsy Girl

Cultural musings have long fueled designers’ imaginations. This season, layers of rich textiles and intricate embellishments evoke a relaxed exoticism.

clock August 21, 2014Mayte Allende


Saks to Open in Miami’s Brickell Centre

The retailer has a growing appetite for real estate after years of pruning the fleet.

clock August 21, 2014David Moin

Human Resources

Morris Marmalstein Dead at 80

Services will be held this afternoon at Riverside Memorial Chapel for the longtime Seventh Avenue executive.

clock August 21, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Laverne Cox and Marc Bouwer


Laverne Cox: With Fame, Comes Responsibility

The “Orange Is the New Black” actress said she buckled with tears as she recalled the high points of the past six months.

clock August 21, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Saint Paul


Las Vegas Trade Show Highlights in Men’s Wear

Top brands included everything from accessories and swimwear to technical outerwear.

clock August 21, 2014Jean E. Palmieri and Luis Campuzano and Alex Badia and David Yi


L Brands Q2 Net Rises to $188.4M

L Brands Inc. managed higher profits in the second quarter and ended the period in a tidy inventory position.

clock August 21, 2014Arnold J. Karr


Mark Bozek Lays Out ValueVision Plan

The newly installed chief executive officer of is showing he is thinking out-of-the-box.

clock August 21, 2014Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Gallery

While the long-awaited Fondation Louis Vuitton won’t officially open until Oct. 27, the fashion pack is set to have a preview during Paris Fashion Week.

clock August 21, 2014WWD Staff

Sharleen Ernster Lazear Guess

Fashion Scoops

Sharleen Ernster Lazear Exits Guess

Lazear, a veteran of Victoria’s Secret’s merchandising ranks, where she served as executive vice president of design, couldn’t be reached for comment Wednesday.

clock August 21, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Biba Farfetchcom

Fashion Scoops Adds Initiatives

The London-based company will release Farfetch Discover, a global shopping app for iPhone users, in the fall.

clock August 21, 2014Kristen Tauer

Fashion Scoops

Italy’s Wealthiest Investors Named in Annual Survey

Several fashion executives made the top 10.

clock August 21, 2014Cynthia Martens


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 24hJean E. Palmieri

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