Retail

Zappos Co-Founder Tony Hsieh Dies at Age 46

Tony Hsieh co-founded Zappos in 1999 and pioneered many of the online and corporate strategies in use today.

clock 14hKatie Abel

Outside a Best Buy store in Manhattan on Black Friday.

Retail

Black Friday Scorecard: Online Soars, Brick and Mortar Sinks

Surging online sales should help many retailers come out ahead this holiday season.

clock 14hDavid Moin

Kylie Jenner had a major makeup collaboration with Topshop.

Retail

COVID-19 Could Tip Topshop’s Troubled Parent into Bankruptcy

Arcadia, which was already forced to shut stores and restructure, could file for administration in the U.K. as early as next week, according to reports.

clock November 27, 2020Samantha Conti

The launch issue cover of Konfekt

Media

Monocle Adds New Women’s Title, Konfekt, Based in Zürich

The quarterly will be edited in Zürich with a focus on fashion, architecture and design for the German-speaking regions.

clock November 27, 2020Tianwei Zhang

Shoppers on Black Friday in New York City.

Business Features

The Outside View: Finding the True Value in Black Friday

If you must shop, choose by carefully considering the sense of value, appreciation and worth – not just the price.

clock November 27, 2020Eva Kruse

Retail

Ascena Sells Off Divisions to Sycamore Partners

The deal would significantly expand Sycamore Partners retail portfolio.

clock November 26, 2020David Moin

MooRER

Business Features

MooRER Eyes Business Expansion in 2021

The Italian company’s founder Moreno Faccincani is mapping out a development in the U.S., China and Russia.

clock November 26, 2020Luisa Zargani

Mulberry Presentation RTW Fall 2020, photographed in London on 14 February 2020

Business Features

China, Korea and Digital Channels Help to Buoy Mulberry in First Half

Mulberry is returning to growth, with the Asia-Pacific region and digital channels both notching double-digit growth in the first half and into the current period.

clock November 26, 2020Samantha Conti

A screenshot from the Adeam x Noami Osaka e-commerce website.

Business Features

Clicks Fast Overtaking Bricks in Fashion, Luxury Arena, Says McKinsey

“We’ve seen more than seven years of online growth in nine months,” said Anita Balchandani, a McKinsey partner and head of the apparel, fashion and luxury team in the U.K. and EMEA.

clock November 25, 2020Samantha Conti

Markets

MadaLuxe Group Gets Into Licensing

The formation of the licensing arm is the latest expansion move by the family-run firm.

clock November 25, 2020David Moin

A model presents a creation from Valentino Haute Couture collection by designer Pierpaolo Piccioli during a fashion show at the Aman Summer Palace in Beijing.

Business Features

Why Being Physically and Digitally Present in China Is Only Way Forward

Digitalization is important, but storytelling is essential.

clock November 25, 2020Sandra Salibian

Retail

Neiman’s Links With Affirm on Payment Options

Retailers are seeking to spur more business by providing additional options on how and when shoppers can pay their bills.

clock November 25, 2020David Moin

Denise Balugo photographed by her son Jahmad Balugo on the cover of Love magazine.

Media

Them’s Whembley Sewell Takes Over Love Magazine

The Condé Nast-owned title will move from London to New York.

clock November 25, 2020Kathryn Hopkins

Anya Hindmarch's 'I Am A Plastic Bag' campaign

Business Features

Anya Hindmarch Bans Black Friday, Donates to Charity Instead

Like other brands and designers, the London-based Hindmarch has been changing her delivery schedule, clamping down on discounts, and focusing on in-season selling.

clock November 25, 2020Samantha Conti

Chiara Ferragni in the Pomellato video

Financial

Aeffe Shares Climb After Chiara Ferragni Agreement

Velmar, controlled by the Italian fashion group, has signed a multi-year licensing agreement to produce and distribute underwear and beachwear collections branded Chiara Ferragni.

clock November 25, 2020Luisa Zargani

Chantal Gaemperle

Human Resources

LVMH to Fund Hotel Stays for Women Escaping Domestic Violence

An upsurge in domestic violence, which the U.N. has dubbed the “Shadow Pandemic,” is overwhelming shelters and helplines.

clock November 25, 2020Mimosa Spencer

Miu Miu

Business Features

Women’s Empowerment, Diversity Cornerstones of Miu Miu Brand

In her first interview since joining the brand as general manager in February, Benedetta Petruzzo maps out avenues for further growth.

clock November 25, 2020Luisa Zargani

The brand’s “Krissy” crew and sweatpants.

Business Features

American Made Goods and Production Are the Focus of USAstrong

The New York-based company is relying on directors in other states to help source new items.

clock November 25, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

President-elect Joe Biden

Retail

Equal Measure: The Biden Administration Could Mean New Protections for Retail Workers

The long pandemic has exacerbated wage and worker safety issues that the next administration could address through policy and appointments.

clock November 25, 2020Sindhu Sundar

George gottl headshot

Business Features

The Outside View: Wake Up to the Ways of Gaming

Fashion can’t fully embrace gamification while it still clings to a 19th-century mind-set.

clock November 25, 2020George Gottl

Robert C. Baker

Real Estate

Obituary: Robert Baker, Developer, Philanthropist

The real estate mogul founded the National Realty Development Corp.

clock November 24, 2020David Moin

In this May 22, 2018, cosmetic products are prepared for display inside the new Givenchy space at the revamped second floor devoted to beauty at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York.  Stores like Saks and Macy’s are promising workouts for your face, augmented reality and beauty treatment concierges as they try to attract millennial customers and make the cosmetics aisles more of a destination than a stopover. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Technology

Study: Online Beauty Shoppers Reluctant to Try New Brands, Products

Experimentation’s great, but over e-commerce, 56 percent of beauty consumers stick with what they know.

clock November 24, 2020Adriana Lee

gap store pick up in store mask

Financial

Gap Profits Fall 32.1 Percent on Flat Sales

The retailer named Sandra Stangl as president and chief executive officer of Banana Republic.

clock November 24, 2020Evan Clark

Erik Nordstrom

Retail

Nordstrom Sees Net Decline; Cites Improving Trends

Nordstrom’s famous Anniversary Sale shifted from the second to the third quarter this year and helped results.

clock November 24, 2020David Moin

Christmas windows at BHV Marais

Retail

French President Announces Easing of Lockdown Measures

Shops will reopen on Nov. 28, further restrictions will lift on Dec. 15
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clock November 24, 2020Mimosa Spencer

Amazon

Retail

Amazon Joins Feds on Anticounterfeit Strike Force

Amazon and IPR Center launch “Operation Fulfilled Action” to block fakes from entering the U.S.

clock November 24, 2020Adriana Lee

The New Yorker's new store image.

Media

The New Yorker Goes Beyond Tote Bags With New Online Store

But there is other stuff to buy, and more to come, according to the creative director heading up the project.

clock November 24, 2020Kali Hays

Kendra Bracken Ferguson

Media

DBA Cofounder Joins G&B Advisory Board

G&B has reached nearly $4 million in profits since it was founded five years ago.

clock November 24, 2020Alexa Tietjen

Libby Wadle

Retail

Wadle Steps Up to J. Crew Group CEO; Singer Departs

Though J. Crew Group recently emerged from bankruptcy, the J. Crew brand still requires a turnaround.

clock November 24, 2020David Moin

J.C. Penney

Legal

J.C. Penney Gets Green Light for Chapter 11 Plan

The retailer, working to close its going concern sale to landlords and lenders, also got its Chapter 11 plan approved in bankruptcy court.

clock November 24, 2020Sindhu Sundar

ModaResa founder Stephanie Smith

Technology

Start-up ModaResa Wants to Fix Everyone’s Fashion Week Schedules

The company has recently joined LVMH’s La Maison des Startups accelerator program.

clock November 24, 2020Natalie Theodosi

Rebecca Hessel Cohen, founder of LoveShackFancy.

Retail

LoveShackFancy Opens Romantic Upper East Side Boutique

The romantic women’s brand is also planning to open stores in Texas in the new year and is considering a London location.

clock November 24, 2020Jean E. Palmieri

Walmart

Retail

Walmart Mexico Under New Antitrust Investigation

The division is Walmart’s largest, outside of the U.S., and was at the root of a long bribery investigation settled last year.

clock November 24, 2020Kali Hays

Vanity Fair's The Hive.

Media

Vanity Fair Makes Three New Hires

Miriam Elder, Cassie da Costa and Kia D. Goosby are joining Vanity Fair.

clock November 24, 2020Kathryn Hopkins

Business Features

‘New Cotton Project’ Aims to Build a Better Business Model for Circular Fashion

The international effort will call for innovation, development and analysis to try to expedite circular fashion.

clock November 24, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

Courtney Bonnell Bradarich

Markets

Coterie Taps Courtney Bradarich as Vice President of Events

Coterie’s live and digital event dates for 2021 will be released in the coming weeks.

clock November 24, 2020Lisa Lockwood

holiday shopping

Retail

ICSC: Shoppers to Dole Out $470 Over Weekend Holiday

The survey also revealed that 85 percent of consumers planned to go shopping Thanksgiving weekend through to Cyber Monday.

clock November 24, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Technology

Saks Off 5th Site Adds Klarna for Payment Flexibility

Given the state of the economy, many consumers may seek payment options on their holiday gift purchases.

clock November 24, 2020David Moin

Abercrombie & Fitch in Columbus, Ohio

Retail

A&F Posts Strong Quarter, Cites Potential COVID-19 Related Closings

Strong digital sales and improving sales at stores were tempered by concerns over spiking coronavirus cases.

clock November 24, 2020David Moin

Soma

Financial

Chico’s FAS’s Digital and Innerwear Businesses Continue to Be Company Standouts

But the retailer is still registering losses from its other brands.

clock November 24, 2020Kellie Ell

Tiffany

Financial

Tiffany Profits Soar With Strength in Asia

The jeweler’s sales in the third quarter were down only slightly despite disruption from the pandemic.

clock November 24, 2020Evan Clark

Janine Rubenstein

Media

People to Launch Weekday Podcast With Host Janine Rubenstein

People Every Day debuts on Feb. 1 in partnership with iHeart Media.

clock November 24, 2020Kathryn Hopkins

Claudia Plant has joined Hunter as chief marketing officer.

Human Resources

Retail Veteran Claudia Plant Becomes Hunter’s Chief Marketing Officer

Plant, a co-founder of Net-a-porter, recently held brand and consumer marketing roles at Burberry and Charlotte Tilbury Beauty.

clock November 24, 2020Samantha Conti

Looks from Mytheresa's first coed capsule with Balmain.

Financial

With Markets Bubbling, Mytheresa Moves Toward an IPO

Analysts and industry sources alike believe Mytheresa is keen to IPO after watching Farfetch and Richemont stocks surge in the wake of a landmark deal forged earlier this month with Alibaba.

clock November 24, 2020Samantha Conti

An image from the Dior spring 2021 men's advertising campaign.

Media

Dior Spring Men’s Campaign Is an Ode to Color

Rafael Pavarotti’s highly saturated portraits were inspired by the works of Ghanaian painter Amoako Boafo.

clock November 24, 2020Joelle Diderich

ShopShops Rebecca Minkoff

Retail

Rebecca Minkoff Kicks Off ShopShops U.S. Launch

The livestream shopping platform launches Stateside on Nov. 28, with a campaign featuring female-founded brands.

clock November 24, 2020Kellie Ell

A rendering of Hong Kong's Skycity development.

Real Estate

New World Development’s 11 Skies Mega-Complex at Hong Kong Airport to Bow in 2022

Adrian Cheng’s company is almost ready to unveil Hong Kong’s largest retail, dining and entertainment complex in the Greater Bay Area.

clock November 24, 2020Martino Carrera

Looks from Bloomingdale's catalogue.

Retail

The Bloomingdale’s Battle for Holiday Sales

The upscale department store’s ceo said uncharacteristic items and categories have been added to the sales mix.

clock November 24, 2020David Moin

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clock November 27, 2020Eva Kruse

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