Versace

Business Features

Versace Inks Home License With Lifestyle Design Group

The agreement pertains to the brand’s furniture category and Versace Home will be sold and distributed through a new global network that will include a showroom located in Milan’s Via Durini.

clock September 17, 2020Luisa Zargani

Apparel from Amazon Essentials, Basic Faith and Mippo on Amazon.com.

Retail

‘One-Stop Shop,’ Brand Awareness and Product Fit Driving Retail Sales

SimilarWeb’s Greg Malen shares insights into what’s fueling sales in the retail market.

clock 5hWWD Staff

Hazzys by JD.com Inc RTW Spring 2020

Retail

EXCLUSIVE: JD.com Opens Omnichannel Solutions to Luxury Brand Partners

In a big push to win over luxury houses, JD.com is leveraging its logistic network, low return rate, and high-spending user base in China.

clock 6hTianwei Zhang

Marina Moscone RTW Spring 2021

Business Features

Plenty of Upsides, and Downsides, to NYFW

Retailers singled out their favorite designers and key trends.

clock 6hDavid Moin and Jean E. Palmieri and Rosemary Feitelberg

Facebook announces new Facebook Business Suite to help small businesses manage accounts across Facebook apps.

Technology

Facebook Offers New Tool to Wrangle Business Accounts

Facebook offers new launchpad for business accounts across Facebook, Instagram and Messenger.

clock 12hAdriana Lee

Retail

Kohl’s CEO on Pivoting Thru COVID-19 and for Holiday 2020

Michelle Gass discusses Kohl’s stores, market opportunities and leadership in a conversation with NRF’s Matt Shay.

clock 12hDavid Moin

street in xinjiang chinese flags

Financial

Xinjiang’s Cotton Ban Debated in House Hearing

While activists pushed to lock out 20 percent of the world’s cotton supply over forced labor, the AAFA argued for broader government action.

clock 12hEvan Clark

Loop

Markets

Zero Waste Packaging Platform Loop Expands Across the U.S.

Loop is taking its effort to curb single-use packaging national with expansion to 48 states.

clock 13hKaley Roshitsh

Rent the Runway store

Retail

Rent the Runway Ends Unlimited Plan

The new price plan allows shoppers to choose between four, eight or 16 pieces a month.

clock 13hKellie Ell

Nike M maternity collection.

Markets

Nike Doubling Down on Digital, New Product Introductions

This marked John Donahoe’s first annual shareholders meeting as ceo.

clock 13hJean E. Palmieri

Chinese actress Tong Yao attends the opening ceremony of Bottega Veneta pop up in SKP Beijing.

Markets

Six Ways to Get Ready for China in 2021: Heuritech Report

Fashion-technology start-up Heuritech released an overview report with data analysis firm Luxurynsight for brands to better understand China.

clock 13hTianwei Zhang

People Magazine Beautiful Issue 2020: Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson, Rani Rose on Cover

Media

Meredith Lays Off 180 Staffers Amid the Pandemic

Like much of the media industry, the company is grappling with unprecedented sliding ad revenues due to COVID-19.

clock 14hKathryn Hopkins

Tiffany tempoary flagship

Mergers and Acquisitions

LVMH Fires Back at Tiffany Over Timing of Court Battle

The French luxury group accuses Tiffany of “meritless allegations and aggressive misdirection campaign tactics.”

clock 20hMiles Socha and Sindhu Sundar

Alber Elbaz

Human Resources

EXCLUSIVE: Alber Elbaz Finds CEO for Fashion Start-up

Laurent Malecaze joins Paris-based AZfashion from The Webster in New York.

clock 21hMiles Socha

Michela Panero

Mergers and Acquisitions

Made in Italy Fund Acquires Majority Stake in Accessories Brand Rosantica

Made in Italy Fund will boost the international business of Rosantica with a focus on the U.S.

clock 21hAlessandra Turra

A still from Roland Mouret's "No Show" film to mark the brand's launch on the Amazon Luxury Stores app.

Business Features

Roland Mouret Joins Amazon’s Luxury Stores Lineup

In the past year, Amazon customers ordered more than 1 billion fashion items on the mobile app, according to a company spokesperson, one reason why the online giant is getting into the luxury fashion game.

clock 23hSamantha Conti

Tiffany

Legal

Jilted Tiffany & Co. Fires Back at LVMH

Chairman Roger Farah said the luxury giant’s “shifting explanations” for pulling out of the $16.2 billion deal “indicate bad faith.”

clock September 16, 2020Evan Clark

Victor Glemaud

Media

Fashion Insiders Strive for Change With Action, Not Words

Some panelists spoke of discrimination they have dealt with in their careers.

clock September 16, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

The Room's silver decor.

Retail

The Room With a New View

High fashion at Hudson’s Bay in Vancouver shows breadth through an innovative renovation and reimagining of The Room.

clock September 16, 2020David Moin

FabFitFun

Retail

FabFitFun Sees Consecutive Data Breaches Affect Hundreds of Customers

The monthly subscription box this summer saw two back-to-back breaches of shopper information, WWD has learned.

clock September 16, 2020Kali Hays

Facebook cofounder and ceo Mark Zuckerberg streaming his keynote at the virtual Facebook Connect conference.

Technology

Facebook Announces Luxottica Deal, Unveils Plans for AR Glasses

Facebook says Luxottica-designed smart glasses will arrive next year, while revealing plans for future AR glasses and new Oculus VR tech.

clock September 16, 2020Adriana Lee

Backstage at Ann Demeulemeester RTW Fall 2020

Mergers and Acquisitions

Antonioli Acquires Ann Demeulemeester

This confirms a WWD report on July 5 that the Italian retailer was eyeing the Belgian fashion brand.

clock September 16, 2020Miles Socha

Salvatore Ferragamo Resort 2021

Financial

Salvatore Ferragamo Shares Climb After Reporting Encouraging Signs in Asia

Shares of the Florence-based company closed up more than 8 percent after reporting its first-half figures, despite a challenging performance.

clock September 16, 2020Luisa Zargani

shipping

Business Features

Retailers’ Pandemic-related Shipping Challenges Continue as Holiday Season Approaches

An expert from Berkley Asset Protection provides insights on the ongoing struggle to ensure timely and secure shipping amid COVID-19.

clock September 16, 2020Alexandra Pastore

Gregor Simmons in her new showroom.

Markets

Gregor Simmons Opens New Co-op Showroom in New York

Simmons is representing several apparel and home decor lines.

clock September 16, 2020Lisa Lockwood

young shopper in mask clothing store window

Financial

Retail Sales Slow, Anxieties Over Stimulus Remain

Fashion specialty stores gained ground in August, but department stores slid back.

clock September 16, 2020Evan Clark

online shopping

Business Features

New Consumer Behavior Study Reveals Thrifty Is Attractive

Data from Honey provides insights into how Americans are changing how they shop and showcase thriftiness.

clock September 16, 2020Alexandra Pastore

The Hut Group's Matthew Moulding

Financial

The Hut Group Makes a Splash on the London Stock Exchange

THG made its stock market debut on Wednesday, becoming the U.K.’s largest tech IPO and the biggest market listing for the past five years.

clock September 16, 2020Samantha Conti

Patrick Robinson at work on Pashko.

Business Features

Patrick Robinson Champions Maker-Made Movement With Pashko Label

Having worked for Giorgio Armani, Gap and other fashion companies, the designer is working to employ and empower displaced garment workers.

clock September 16, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

Zara's revamped flagship in Milan.

Financial

Inditex Swings to Profit as Fast Fashion Bounces Back

Online sales grew 74 percent over the first half.

clock September 16, 2020Mimosa Spencer

Express Tan France

Retail

EXCLUSIVE: Tan France to Host First Express Dream Big Day

The virtual event kicks off Express’ Dream Big Project, which helps a variety of organizations in need.

clock September 16, 2020Kellie Ell

Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin.

Media

The Skimm Launches Skimm Well, Focused on Physical and Mental Health

Skimm Well looks to navigate and advocate for its millennial readers’ health by breaking down complex topics and recommending products.

clock September 16, 2020Lisa Lockwood

FILE - This June 22, 2019 file photo shows the exterior of the New York Times building in New York. The New York Times Co. said Wednesday, July 22, 2020, that it is promoting its chief operating officer, Meredith Kopit Levien, to CEO. She will start in the new role on Sept. 8, succeeding Mark Thompson, who has been president and CEO since 2012. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Media

Why The New York Times Prefers Facebook News to Apple News

The publisher ended its partnership with Apple News in June.

clock September 15, 2020Kathryn Hopkins

Apple Fitness+, a new virtual fitness service, will work across Apple's TV, devices and smartwatch.

Technology

Apple Introduces New Watches, iPads and Fitness+

The universe of Apple tech has expanded, with new devices and a brand new subscription service for virtual workouts.

clock September 15, 2020Adriana Lee

Charles "Chuck" M. Jayson

Human Resources

Charles ‘Chuck’ M. Jayson Joins Hilco Merchant Resources

The veteran executive has held posts at many retailers and brands.

clock September 15, 2020David Moin

Kohl's

Financial

Kohl’s Cuts Corporate Workforce by 15 Percent

The retailer said it’s realigning costs to pandemic realities.

clock September 15, 2020Evan Clark

Safilo

Financial

Safilo Inks 108 Million-Euro Term Loan

The loan will support the company’s business in the wake of a deteriorating economy.

clock September 15, 2020Martino Carrera

Amazon

Retail

French Increasingly Embrace Internet Commerce  

Amazon tops the list of most visited e-commerce sites in France.

clock September 15, 2020Mimosa Spencer

Kering

Technology

Kering, L’Oréal Sponsor New French AI Research Center Hi! Paris

Hi! Paris is backed by the Haute École de Commerce Paris and the Institut Polytechnique de Paris.

clock September 15, 2020Mimosa Spencer

Backstage at Thom Browne RTW Fall 2018

Financial

Sandbridge Raises $200 Million Blank Check

The firm, affiliated with Tommy Hilfiger and Domenico De Sole, is on the hunt for a business ready to thrive despite COVID-19.

clock September 15, 2020Evan Clark

A shot of the View in 360 interactive feature.

Business Features

All About the Journey: Amazon Luxury Looks to Tmall for Inspiration

Amazon’s new app is about a lot more than simply selling luxury goods.

clock September 15, 2020Samantha Conti

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