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Human Resources

The RealReal Adds Two Female Board Members

Caretha Coleman and Carol Melton join the luxury consignment shop’s eight-person board, effective immediately.

clock August 4, 2020Kellie Ell

Adidas headquarters in Germany

Financial

Adidas Sees Q2 Sales Slide 34 Percent

But there’s “light at the end of the tunnel,” the company says, citing e-commerce surges and Chinese sales rebound.

clock 2hCathrin Schaer

Montblanc

Technology

YNAP Drives New Montblanc E-store

The agreement between the two companies, both controlled by Compagnie Financière Richemont, is effective starting this month.

clock 4hLuisa Zargani

RFID

Business Features

Digital Identities: Technologies That Propel

An Avery Denison executive joined WWD in discussing how beauty brands and retailers can find success amid uncertainty.

clock 5hAlexandra Pastore

The Burberry store in Shenzhen, China.

Business Features

London’s Designers Battle to Rebuild Businesses in Testing Times

British brands of all sizes are suffering from shrinking sales, desolate shop floors and a lack of international tourists. Restructuring is proving painful, but they’re pressing ahead.

clock 5hSamantha Conti

Jamie Nordstrom

Retail

Jamie Nordstrom on Navigating Nordstrom Through COVID-19

Nordstrom Inc.’s president of stores discusses the state of the business, challenges and what’s on the minds of associates and consumers.

clock 11hDavid Moin

Tara Donaldson

Media

Editorial Changes Announced at WWD and Sourcing Journal

Tara Donaldson has been named executive editor at WWD, while Peter Sadera joins Sourcing Journal as editor in chief.

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Paul Jowdy

Media

Paul Jowdy to Depart WWD and Fairchild Live

During his almost nine-year tenure, Jowdy helped drive WWD’s transformation into a truly digital product, as well as growth in multiple areas.

clock 12hWWD Staff

The limited-edition Thom Browne collection for Samsung.

Technology

Thom Browne Designs Latest Samsung Devices

The American fashion designer brings his signature flair to some of Samsung’s newest gadgets.

clock 13hAdriana Lee

Joey Zwillinger

Human Resources

Pandemic Provides New Playbook for Leadership

Being empathetic, agile and flexible will be the keys to survival.

clock 14hJean E. Palmieri

Google loomed large at CES 2019.

Technology

The Era of Big Tech Acquisitions Could Be Over…Maybe

Europe’s side-eye over Google’s $2 billion Fitbit acquisition may not change anything. But what happens next might.

clock 16hAdriana Lee

Tatiana Weston Webb for Body Glove.

Markets

Body Glove Signs Itochu to Grow in Japan

The hope is to double the business there in two to three years.

clock 18hJean E. Palmieri

Agnona RTW Fall 2020

Mergers and Acquisitions

Agnona Has a New Owner

The transaction ensures continuity as the Ermenegildo Zegna board has approved the sale of the majority of Agnona Srl to the Aimone family, another branch of the Zegna family.

clock 18hLuisa Zargani

Backstage at Moschino RTW Fall 2020

Financial

Aeffe Takes Action to Contrast COVID-19 Effects in First Half

The pandemic hurt the Italian fashion group’s bottom and top line in the period.

clock 18hLuisa Zargani

family holiday shopping

Business Features

Will Rapid Changes in Consumer Behavior Impact Holiday Shopping?

New data from Qubit reveals a lasting shift to e-commerce and diminished brand loyalty.

clock 20hAlexandra Pastore

A drone picture shows the scene of an explosion at the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. A massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the city's port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky. More than 70 people were killed and 3,000 injured, with bodies buried in the rubble, officials said. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Retail

Lebanese Designers Count the Damage of Massive Blast in Beirut

Designers including Elie Saab and Rabih Kayrouz reported no victims from the explosion, which destroyed their headquarters.

clock 20hJoelle Diderich

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

The New York Times Sees Another Spike in Digital Subscriptions, but Advertising Plunges

The quarterly changes in advertising and subscriptions also meant that for the first time digital brought in more revenues than print.

clock 20hKathryn Hopkins

The Michael Kors flagship in Paris.

Financial

Revenues Slide 66.5 Percent at Capri, Loss Totals $180 Million

That’s on top of the $551 million the retailer lost last quarter. 

clock 21hKellie Ell

Versace spring 2020 advertising campaign

Media

What Fashion, Beauty Companies Are Saying About Advertising

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren and L’Oréal are among the public companies that have talked marketing plans in recent weeks.

clock 22hKathryn Hopkins

Marco Pirone

Human Resources

Harmont & Blaine Taps New CEO

A former Kiton executive, Marco Pirone succeeds the brand’s cofounder Paolo Montefusco, who will remain as creative director and chairman of the board.

clock 23hAlessandra Turra

G-star raw, jeans, denim, sustainability, fall

Marketing and Promotion

Short Takes: Onward With ‘Collective Action,’ Virtual Fashion Shows

G-Star Raw, Diesel and more are injecting circularity into their lines for fall, while industry groups are grooming digital experiences.

clock August 5, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

Floriane de Saint Pierre© Julio Piatti

Human Resources

Equal Measure: Board Watchdog Has Seen Women Make Strides

France has the highest female representation at 46.4 percent for companies on the CAC 40.

clock August 5, 2020Miles Socha

Steven Waldberg at Maybelline New York's Beauty Bash in L.A.

Media

Steven Waldberg Exits Calvin Klein Inc.

Earlier he was at Bulgari as senior director of global communications.

clock August 4, 2020Lisa Lockwood

Neiman Marcus in The Shops at Hudson Yards is close to declaring bankruptcy due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic forcing closures across America, New York, NY May 1, 2020. (Anthony Behar/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)

Legal

Neiman’s Consignment Vendors Who Await Payments

A number of consignment vendors who shipped their products to the retailer before its bankruptcy are waiting to hear if they’ll be paid.

clock August 4, 2020Sindhu Sundar

Senior couple sitting in shopping mall with gifts

Business Features

Report Reveals Needs of Aging Consumers, Impact of Recession

The Euromonitor report, released this week, examines the trends impacting consumer spending over the next 20 years.

clock August 4, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

ralph lauren store

Financial

Ralph Lauren Reinventing in COVID-19 Crisis

Ceo Patrice Louvet has pulled the brand out of 200 wholesale doors, cut inventories, raised prices and is encouraging a little experimentation.

clock August 4, 2020Evan Clark

Fitbit Alta

Technology

Google’s Fitbit Acquisition Hits EU Roadblock

European regulators are not easing scrutiny of Big Tech. Facebook, Amazon and Apple are all facing their own EU investigations.

clock August 4, 2020Kali Hays

Off-White

Technology

Farfetch, New Guards Group on Future, Technology

The companies align craftsmanship, design and innovation.

clock August 4, 2020Luisa Zargani

woman shopping apparels in clothing boutique with protective face mask as new normal requirement in Malaysia

Retail

For SMBs Looking to Restructure Rent This Fall, Data Can Help

Using historical and real-time sales data can help negotiate a better lease.

clock August 4, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

shopping online

Business Features

Amex Trendex Finds Shifts in Global Spending

The new trend report from American Express shows consumers’ willingness for travel, dining and socially distanced leisure activities.

clock August 4, 2020Alexandra Pastore

Stores prepare for shoppers as New York City enters phase two of reopening.

Business Features

Online Shopping Begins to Slow Down, But Avoidance Remains High

New data suggests consumers might be shopping back in brick-and-mortar stores.

clock August 4, 2020Tracey Meyers

Ralph Lauren at the Ch‰teau de Versailles Dinner celebrating the designer.

Financial

Ralph Lauren Revenues Fall 65.9 Percent

Hit hard by the COVID-19 shutdown, the company said it is using the crisis to drive new areas of growth.

clock August 4, 2020Evan Clark

Men's Wearhouse

Financial

Tailored Brands Gets Court OK on $500M DIP Financing Package

The judge also allowed the company to continue to pay employees, honor gift cards and fulfill custom orders.

clock August 4, 2020Jean E. Palmieri

Jos. A. Bank New York Flagship

Financial

Bankruptcy Reckoning Hits Retail With Tailored Brands, Le Tote Failing

Tailored Brands and Le Tote with Lord & Taylor join the list of firms tripped up by dealmaking and now in Chapter 11.

clock August 4, 2020Evan Clark

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Talitha Getty by Jeanloup Sieff for Vogue Paris, February 1970.

Fashion

Saint Laurent Acquires Major Private Collection of Vintage YSL Clothes

clock 4hJoelle Diderich

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