Henry Stupp

Human Resources

Henry Stupp Joins ABG to Oversee EMEA, India Regions

The former Cherokee executive will be based in London where he will be opening an office and building a team.

clock 1hJean E. Palmieri

The lit Neiman Marcus exterior at the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, N.Y.

Retail

Neiman’s Turns Toward Technology With Heightened Investments

NMG cites its acquisition of Stylyze Inc. personalization platform as an indication that it’s rebounding and in a position to invest in further technology capabilities.

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Media

Voting Is Open for the 2021 Rivet 50

Voters can now go to the Rivet site to submit their choices for the most influential leaders advancing the business of making and marketing denim.

clock 2hAlexandra Polkinghorn

afterpay

Business Features

Afterpay Launches Genderfree Shop

The shop is part of larger commitments to self-expression, diversity and inclusion.

clock 2hAlexandra Pastore

An assortment of items made by Black designers.

Business Features

Design-minded Companies Come Together to Create Opportunities for Black Designers and Students

Nineteen companies are the initial members and their hope is that more will join to help with their efforts.

clock 4hRosemary Feitelberg

Daniela Ott

Technology

Aura Blockchain Consortium Appoints General Secretary

Industry veteran Daniela Ott has worked in luxury hotels, at Kering, and ran her own consultancy.

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Converse CX

Business Features

Converse’s Holistic New Approach Listens to Consumers, Puts Comfort First

The company’s CX series aims to fuel movement with its progressive design ethos.

clock 5hAlexandra Pastore

Atmosphere at Chanel Resort 2021.

Financial

Chanel Revenues Up Double Digits in H1 2021 After 18% Drop in 2020

Chanel chief financial officer Philippe Blondiaux said profitability was on track to return to 2019 levels after plummeting last year.

clock 5hJoelle Diderich

FILE - In this June 19, 2020, photograph, a man carries a child on his shoulders as they march near Central Park during a Juneteenth celebration, in New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, officially making Juneteenth, a day commemorating the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States, a New York state holiday. Although President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863, not everyone heard about it right away. It wasn't until June 19, 1865, that enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, found out about it from Union army personnel, making them among the last to know about their freedom. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Business Features

As Companies Acknowledge Juneteenth, What Now?

Observing Juneteenth was widely marketed last year, but this year brands aren’t being as proactive.

clock 5hRosemary Feitelberg

H&M in London as the shops re-open.

Financial

H&M Sales Climb Above Pre-pandemic Levels

The fast-fashion retailer said sales rose 2 percent increase in the June 1 to 13 period compared to 2019.

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The Joor platform.

Technology

Joor Raises $46 Million for Growth

The self-described “digital ecosystem” for brands and retailers has set a variety of growth initiatives.

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Jens Grede and Emma Grede at the Frame office in Culver City, California.

Business Features

Jens and Emma Grede are Moguls in the Making

The husband-and-wife team already oversee Skims, Good American and Frame denim with partners like the Kardashians and some heavy-hitting backers. Now they not only have big plans for those three brands, they see even more in their future.

clock 13hBooth Moore

Bally's store in New York's Meatpacking District.

Retail

Bally Bets on the U.S. Market With New York Flagship and Growth Strategy

Bally has opened a new interactive flagship in New York’s Meatpacking District, which represents a larger strategy to engage younger shoppers with experiences.

clock 13hMisty White Sidell

Chari Hawkins

Business Features

Hilo Nutrition Announces Rebrand

The gummy supplements company has partnered with track and field star Chari Hawkins and the Kansas City Chiefs’ Travis Kelce.

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woman sales associate in mask

Legal

Washington Prime Ch. 11 Marks New Uncertainties for Retail

The mall REIT’s bankruptcy included a prepared restructuring proposal, but the process will also test retail’s uncertain value in a pandemic.

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 2: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets arrives prior to a game against the New York Knicks on March 2, 2020 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Retail

Pro-Basketball Star James Harden Joins Saks Board

Harden, known for his cool style both on and off the courts, has made a minority investment in Saks.

clock 20hDavid Moin

The scene at the 29th edition of textile trade show Milano Unica.

Markets

International Trade Show Calendar — Second Half 2021

All the key dates and places for trade shows in the second half of this year.

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PVNY

Business Features

International Trade Shows Find Renewed Purpose Post-COVID-19

Trade show organizers are also offering new formats and approaches to better engage attendees.

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Elizabeth Rutledge

Media

Media People: Elizabeth Rutledge, CMO of American Express

Amex’s CMO chats to WWD about the new-look Departures, partnering with media brands for its first Membership Week and what spending trends Amex is seeing.

clock June 14, 2021Kathryn Hopkins

paypal

Business Features

PayPal, Forrester Research Discuss the Future of Shopping

The companies shared insights as to why payments and tech partnerships are key at the FN CEO Summit 2021.

clock June 14, 2021Alexandra Pastore

Adaptation x Ocean Pacific

Mergers and Acquisitions

Iconix Inks Go-private Deal With Lancer Capital

The all-cash transaction values the brand house at $585 million, including net-debt.

clock June 11, 2021Evan Clark

Palacio de Hierro Santa Fe boutique

Retail

EXCLUSIVE: El Palacio de Hierro to Remodel Key Mexico City Stores

The renovations come as retail sales are beginning to rebound, with Mexico seeing fewer infections and deaths from COVID-19.

clock June 11, 2021Ivan Castano

Saudi 100 Brands 2021.

Business Features

Saudi Arabia’s Fashion Commission CEO Burak Cakmak Maps Out Strategy

The culture sector aims to create 100,000 jobs and add $23 billion to the Saudi economy in the next 10 years.

clock June 11, 2021Rosemary Feitelberg

Valentino RTW Fall 2021

Financial

COVID-19 Impact Hurts Valentino’s Bottom Line, Revenues in 2020

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the travel restrictions and closure of stores resulted in Valentino reporting a net loss and a 28 percent decline in revenues in 2020.

clock June 11, 2021Luisa Zargani

Forever 21

Retail

Hudson’s Bay Brings Forever 21 Back to Canada

Hudson’s Bay has so far launched large Forever 21 shops inside two Toronto area stores on Friday and plans to significantly widen the distribution of the brand.

clock June 11, 2021David Moin

Highsnobiety's Not in Paris 3rd edition

Media

Highsnobiety to Open Pop-up in Paris for Third Edition of Not in Paris

The pop-up will support 15 collaborations between Highsnobiety and designers such as Thom Browne, B.Stroy and RTFKT Studios.

clock June 11, 2021Obi Anyanwu

Media’s Beauty Business Play

Media

Media’s Beauty Business Play

As traditional media advertising revenues continue to slump, more titles are eyeing the beauty market.

clock June 11, 2021Kathryn Hopkins

A first look at the new Ferrari store concept in Maranello, designed by Sybarite.

Retail

The Italian Stallion’s New Home in Maranello

London-based Sybarite has created a new-concept Ferrari store that’s an ode to 21st-century Italian design with sensual curves and a sophisticated mood.

clock June 11, 2021Samantha Conti

Hermès Troy, Michigan

Retail

Hermès Entering Detroit Market as Retail Count in U.S. Grows

The French luxury brand is opening stores in Troy, Mich., and East Rutherford, N.J., and expanding in South Coast Plaza.

clock June 11, 2021Jean E. Palmieri

Local discovery features in Shopify's Shop app.

Technology

Shopify Dishes on Main Street’s Prospects

Shopify’s latest study takes a look at the state of retail discusses, and how brick-and-mortar needs to adapt to the new retail environment.

clock June 10, 2021Adriana Lee

Markets

Vince Holdings Narrows First-Quarter Losses

Vince and Rebecca Taylor continued to experience strong consumer response but there’s a pause on developing new products at Parker.

clock June 10, 2021David Moin

Media

Riz Ahmed Teams with USC’s Annenberg to Address Hollywood’s Misrepresentation of Muslims

A new study from Dr. Stacy L. Smith’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative shows that Muslims make up less than 2 percent of speaking characters in movies.

clock June 10, 2021Marisa Guthrie

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 23: Chrissy Teigen attends POPSUGAR Play/Ground at Pier 94 on June 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Lars Niki/Getty Images for POPSUGAR and Reed Exhibitions )

Media

2021 Media Moves: Popsugar’s New President and More

A roundup of who’s been hired, fired or maybe just jumped ship in media land over the past few weeks.

clock June 10, 2021Kathryn Hopkins

1stDibs.com

Financial

1stDibs Sees Shares Jump on Nasdaq Debut

Building on the resale momentum, the luxury marketplace went for an IPO to explore new growth avenues and raise capital.

clock June 10, 2021Natalie Theodosi

A back-to-school scene from July 2019.

Retail

Mastercard Forecast: B-t-s Retail Sales Rising 5.5 Percent

Retailers will fare well selling jeans, backpacks and hoodies for the 2021 back-to-school season as in-classroom learning resumes.

clock June 10, 2021David Moin

Mergers and Acquisitions

Groupe Beaumanoir in Exclusive Talks to Buy Caroll

Groupe Beaumanoir plans to invest in expanding Caroll internationally.

clock June 10, 2021Mimosa Spencer

Netflix.shop marks the arrival of the streaming provider into direct e-commerce.

Technology

Netflix Shopping Is Now a Thing

The streaming platform now sells exclusive, limited-edition products tied to its shows, including apparel, collectibles and even furniture.

clock June 10, 2021Adriana Lee

Selfridges, Oxford Street

Retail

Will Selfridges Change Hands?

The store has declined to comment on press reports in the U.K. that it has received an offer in excess of 4 billion pounds.

clock June 10, 2021Samantha Conti

klarna

Business Features

New Round of Funding Brings Klarna to $45.6 Billion Valuation

The $639 million in funding was led by investors of other companies such as SpaceX, Spotify, Airbnb, GoPro and Lyft.

clock June 10, 2021Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Macy's annual 4th of July fireworks.

Retail

Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks: The Show Goes On

Macy’s has been staging Fourth of July fireworks extravaganzas since the nation’s bicentennial.

clock June 10, 2021David Moin

Brand diagram concept on virtual screen. Awareness increase, Design, Marketing and advertising solution in Business.

Business Features

What Does It Take to Launch a Fashion Brand?

Fashion Business Essentials, an online course by Parsons and WWD, and powered by Yellowbrick, offers insights into what it takes to create a fashion brand.

clock June 10, 2021WWD Staff

Woman is holding credit card and using laptop computer. Online shopping concept. Close up.

Business Features

FMG Tech Forum Workshop Spotlights ‘Payment Authorization Failures’

Payment authorization failures are a $600 billion problem at retail.

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Alex and Ani

Financial

Alex and Ani Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

The affordable jewelry brand has a restructuring support agreement with backers and is testing its options for a sale.

clock June 10, 2021Evan Clark

Piercing

Financial

Signet Jewelers Continues to Sparkle

Revenues increased in nearly all categories at the specialty jewelry retailer, causing shares to close up nearly 14 percent.

clock June 10, 2021Kellie Ell

Technology

Shopify Embraces ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ Thru Affirm Partnership

After months of building and beta testing, the partnership providing an alternative payment solution for consumers officially launches today.

clock June 10, 2021David Moin

Box Equities recently purchased this distribution center in Mexico, Mo., which is anchored by Home Depot.

Real Estate

Dabah Family Buying Up Distribution Centers

The rapid rise in e-commerce and COVID-19 has propelled industrial real estate into a bustling market for acquisitions.

clock June 10, 2021David Moin

Klarna

Business Features

A$AP Rocky Wants Consumers to Drop the Lockdown Look

The musician’s global campaign with Klarna is encouraging consumers to rediscover fashion.

clock June 10, 2021Alexandra Pastore

Enrico De Finis, Angela Masiero, Olivier Billon and Matteo Baldi

Mergers and Acquisitions

European Influencer Marketing Agencies Join Forces

Paris-based Ykone has acquired a 51 percent share in MB New Media Agency, founded in Milan by Matteo Baldi.

clock June 10, 2021Alessandra Turra

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