Armani Privé Couture Fall 2021

Financial

China, U.S. Boost Giorgio Armani Sales in First Half

The Italian designer expressed confidence in the resilience of his namesake company, which registered a 34 percent increase in sales in the first half of 2021, after a 2020 impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Adidas collaboration with A Bathing Ape

Legal

Adidas, Reebok Target Websites Over Alleged Counterfeits

The athletics apparel brands sued dozens of websites over what they alleged are counterfeit sales of Yeezy and other footwear.

clock July 23, 2021Sindhu Sundar

An image of Cindy Crawford, who features on the cover of Tatler's upcoming September issue.

Media

Young Guns, and Older Ones, Too: A Look at Tatler’s September Issue

Editor in chief Richard Dennen doesn’t see age — just fabulous-ness — and has put the 55-year-old Cindy Crawford on the cover of the September issue in a Chanel miniskirt.

clock July 23, 2021Samantha Conti

Harvey Nichols, The Fragrance Room

Business Features

Harvey Nichols Emerges From Tough Year of COVID-19 Damage, New Investment

Sales in the year to March 30, 2020 dipped 2.9 percent due to COVID-related store closures, and a lack of international tourists.

clock July 23, 2021Samantha Conti

Justin Bieber in the Balenciaga campaign.

Media

Justin Bieber Stars in Balenciaga’s New Campaign

The “Sorry” singer and Isabelle Huppert were photographed by artist Katy Grannan for the campaign.

clock July 23, 2021Joelle Diderich

Nativa

Business Features

Nativa, Quantis Partner for Responsibly Sourced Wool Farming Initiative

The Nativa Regenerative Agriculture program is focused on responsibly sourced Merino wool.

clock July 23, 2021Tracey Meyers

The new Ganni boutique in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Retail

Ganni Unfurls New Store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

This marks Ganni’s sixth store in the U.S., and second in New York City.

clock July 23, 2021Lisa Lockwood

The totes.

Media

Graydon Carter’s Air Mail Joins Forces With Kule for Tote Collab

The oversize totes will be available on Kule.com, as well as Air Mail’s e-commerce site Air Supply and will retail for $248.

clock July 23, 2021Kathryn Hopkins

Family wearing face mask in shopping mall in Asia. Mother and children wear facemask during coronavirus and flu outbreak in China. Virus and illness protection. Kids in masks in public crowded place.

Retail

Back-to-school Spending to Resemble 2019 Numbers: ICSC Survey

Consumers intended to spend more last year on b-t-s, but that’s because of increased spending on furniture for remote learning.

clock July 22, 2021Lisa Lockwood

Miu Miu sunglasses manufactured by Essilor Luxottica

Government and Trade

French Competition Authority Fines Luxottica 125M Euros

The watchdog said the eyewear maker fixed prices and prevented retailers from selling its products online.

clock July 22, 2021Joelle Diderich

Emanuele Farneti

Media

Vogue Italy’s Editor in Chief Emanuele Farneti Steps Down

The Italian editor joined the magazine in 2017, succeeding the late Franca Sozzani.

clock July 22, 2021Alessandra Turra

Lapo Elkann portrayed inside Garage Italia's "Materioteca" area

Mergers and Acquisitions

Lapo Elkann Becomes Largest Shareholder of Garage Italia’s New Parent Company

The Italian entrepreneur has invested in Youngtimers AG, a company listed on the Swiss Bourse which fully acquired Garage Italia earlier this year.

clock July 22, 2021Martino Carrera

Avery Dennison

Business Features

Avery Dennison Debuts ‘Sustainable ADvantage’ Range

Avery Dennison launched Sustainable ADvantage to “set the benchmark for innovation and sustainability.”

clock July 22, 2021Tracey Meyers

Visa

Business Features

Visa Is Reintroducing Itself With a Multiyear Brand Evolution

The 60-year-old brand is launching a global marketing campaign that profiles people living their best lives through commerce experiences.

clock July 22, 2021Alexandra Pastore

Artsy

Business Features

U.N. Women and Artsy Team Up for a Benefit Auction

The art exhibition and auction features work by 26 Black women artists, benefiting Black women.

clock July 22, 2021Alexandra Pastore

FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo, Jay-Z makes an announcement of the launch of Dream Chasers record label in joint venture with Roc Nation, at the Roc Nation headquarters in New York. Moet Hennessy is acquiring a 50% stake in the rapper and entrepreneur's Champagne brand, Armand de Brignac, in an effort to up its cool factor and expand sales. Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, said the partnership will help Armand de Brignac grow and flourish.  (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

Media

Roc Nation to Launch Multimedia Brand

Edition will consist of a mix of print, digital, social and experiential activations.

clock July 22, 2021Kathryn Hopkins

CNMI

Business Features

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Sparking Inclusivity in Fashion

Camera Nazionale Della Moda Italiana’s “Fashion Deserves the World” project teams up with Mygrants to help international migrants and refugees find a place in fashion.

clock July 22, 2021WWD Studios

The denim company said it is bringing on Wall Street veteran Mame Annan-Brown as its new head of communications.

Retail

Kontoor Brings on New Comms Head

The denim company said it is bringing on Mame Annan-Brown as its new head of communications.

clock July 22, 2021Sindhu Sundar

Retail

Gap Inc. Enriches Rewards Program

The apparel specialty retailer says it wants to convert shoppers into “lifetime loyalists” with better rewards and experiences.

clock July 22, 2021David Moin

Unilever's London headquarters.

Financial

Unilever Skincare, Prestige Beauty Sales See Robust Growth in First Half

Unilever’s overall underlying sales were up 5.4 percent to 25.8 billion euros in the six months to June 30, while profit declined due partly to cost price inflation.

clock July 22, 2021Samantha Conti

An image from Browns' kids' wear editorial "Honey, I Shrunk the Fashion."

Retail

Browns Expands Into Kids’ Wear

Some 16 brands will be available in the Browns East kids’ wear pop-up, and online from Thursday.

clock July 22, 2021Tianwei Zhang

Photo by: STRF/STAR MAX/IPx 2021 2/3/21 Google stock price soars on strong earnings from YouTube Ad revenue. STAR MAX Photo: Google and Youtube logos photographed on Apple devices.

Technology

Google Reveals Commerce-Related Updates

Google has been busy with initiatives to expand on its commerce business, including a new YouTube live shopping beta.

clock July 21, 2021Adriana Lee

Since its settlement over the Lil Nas X “Satan Shoes,” the athletics wear retailer is targeting companies in California and Oregon.

Legal

Nike Targets Sale of ‘Customized’ Jordans, AF1s, Chuck Taylors

Since its settlement over the Lil Nas X “Satan Shoes,” the athletic wear retailer is targeting companies in California and Oregon.

clock July 21, 2021Sindhu Sundar

Retail

Bluemercury Gets a New CEO

Maly Bernstein, formerly with CVS, will lead all aspects of the Bluemercury business.

clock July 21, 2021David Moin

Wil Beedle is leaving AllSaints to focus on his brand Shoreditch Ski Club.

Human Resources

Wil Beedle Leaves AllSaints to Focus on Shoreditch Ski Club Brand

Beedle launched the responsibly sourced winter clothing brand in 2018, and had been juggling it with his AllSaints role.

clock July 21, 2021Samantha Conti

A bird's-eye view of the recast Bed, Bath & Beyond flagship in Manhattan.

Retail

Bed Bath & Beyond Takes Its Flagship to Another Dimension

The retailer’s modernized flagship in Manhattan sets a tone for the multibillion-dollar chain and marks a milestone in turnaround efforts.

clock July 21, 2021David Moin

Human Resources

Audrey Hu Named Vogue China Fashion Director

The title also appointed former Dazed China fashion director Alvin Yu as fashion director of Vogue Me.

clock July 21, 2021Tianwei Zhang

Francesco Trapani

Mergers and Acquisitions

Gruppo Florence Acquires Another Italian Manufacturing Gem

The Italian luxury industrial pole has welcomed in its portfolio Emmegi, a Lombardy-based manufacturer focused on informal outerwear.

clock July 21, 2021Alessandra Turra

An image from Mulberry's fall/winter 2021 campaign.

Financial

Mulberry Swings Back to Profit in Busy Pandemic Year

The company was swift to slash costs, and focus on digital sales, with fewer markdowns.

clock July 21, 2021Samantha Conti

A look at the Burberry concept store opening in Knightsbridge.

Real Estate

Knightsbridge Reawakens With Burberry, and More Luxury Stores to Come

The Knightsbridge Estate has been spiffing up acres of prime retail, residential and office property tucked between Harrods and Harvey Nichols, and the focus is on enriching the local community.

clock July 21, 2021Samantha Conti

Doug Mack of Fanatics.

Business Features

CEO Talks: Doug Mack on Fanatics’ Fast Rise

The sports merchandising company is now in the big leagues with a valuation of nearly $13 billion.

clock July 21, 2021Jean E. Palmieri and Evan Clark

Mary Davis

Legal

Former FIT Grad School Dean Doubles Down On Defamation Claims

Mary Davis backed her defamation suit against the Fashion Institute of Technology over allegedly racist designs featured in a fashion show.

clock July 20, 2021Sindhu Sundar

Tiffany South Coast Plaza

Legal

The Tiffany-Costco Trademark Dispute Highlights ‘Generic’ Debate

Tiffany finally settled with Costco, ending a years-long IP dispute that dealt with whether an arguably generic meaning can trump a brand name.

clock July 20, 2021Sindhu Sundar

Alina Cho

Media

Alina Cho Launches Newsletter on Facebook Bulletin

She plans to post new interviews on Tuesdays and Fridays.

clock July 20, 2021Lisa Lockwood

A frame of the "Not in Milano" short video.

Marketing and Promotion

Margherita Maccapani Missoni, Rossana Orlandi Front Spot to Promote Milan Abroad

Using an ironic tone, the “Not in Milano” short clip rejecting stereotypes on business tourism will be broadcasted in the U.S., U.K., France and Germany starting next week.

clock July 20, 2021Sandra Salibian

Céline Assimon, currently chief executive officer of De Beers Jewellers, will take on the additional role of CEO at De Beers Forevermark.

Human Resources

De Beers Gives Céline Assimon Double CEO Role in Management Shakeup

Céline Assimon, currently chief executive officer of De Beers Jewellers, will take on the additional role of CEO at De Beers Forevermark, and lead both jewelry houses.

clock July 20, 2021Samantha Conti

Lands' End

Business Features

PTC, Lands’ End, Celebrate 15-Year Partnership, Digital Transformation

Lands’ End loyalty to FlexPLM is one of the “broadest and deepest implementations” of Retail PLM in the world.

clock July 20, 2021Tracey Meyers

Salvatore Ferragamo RTW Fall 2021

Financial

Greater China, North America Boost Salvatore Ferragamo Revenues in First Half

Revenues of the Florence-based company grew 44.1 percent in the first six months of the year compared with the same period of 2020.

clock July 20, 2021Luisa Zargani

Tencel

Business Features

Denim Industry Leads Sector With Natural, Sustainable Materials

Denim continues to go green in many facets, inclusive of organic, recycled and compostable materials.

clock July 20, 2021Tracey Meyers

Young woman shopping online with credit card and laptop at home

Technology

Qubit Reveals New CommerceAI

The deep learning-powered engine will enable retailers to harness new revenue streams as the digital shift continues to accelerate.

clock July 20, 2021Alexandra Pastore

Julien Born and Carlo Centonze.

Markets

Lycra Teams Up With HeiQ to Deliver Sustainable Textile Solutions

The companies said they will leverage complementary strengths.

clock July 20, 2021Arthur Zaczkiewicz

An image from the Madewell Forever campaign.

Retail

Madewell and ThredUp Advance Their Partnership

The new resale program, called Madewell Forever, launches today and represents an ambitious progression from an earlier collaboration between the two companies.

clock July 20, 2021David Moin

Owner of LVMH Luxury Group Bernard Arnault, Stylist Virgil Abloh and CEO of Louis Vuitton Michael Burke attending the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France on June 21, 2018. Photo by Aurore Marechal/Abaca/Sipa USA(Sipa via AP Images)

Mergers and Acquisitions

LVMH Widens Virgil Abloh’s Role Beyond Fashion

The luxury group has bought a majority stake in Off-White LLC, the trademark owner of Abloh’s Off-White brand, as part of its deal with the designer.

clock July 20, 2021Joelle Diderich

The Bally fall 2021 ad campaign starring Johnny Huang.

Marketing and Promotion

Bally Taps Chinese Actor Johnny Huang as Global Brand Ambassador

The move reflects the growing importance of the Chinese market for the Switzerland-based luxury brand.

clock July 19, 2021Martino Carrera

Verishop has become one of just 12 partners to develop a Snapchat Mini.

Technology

Verishop Dishes on Its New Snapchat Shopping Mini

Verishop talks to WWD about bringing social shopping and a new mood-based experience with its new Snapchat Mini.

clock July 19, 2021Adriana Lee

The retailer is updating its distribution center technology at a time when the pandemic has highlighted global supply chain vulnerabilities.

Retail

Walmart Automates Warehouses Amid Focus on Global Supply Chain Weak Points

The retailer is updating its distribution center technology at a time when the pandemic has highlighted global supply chain vulnerabilities.

clock July 19, 2021Sindhu Sundar

victoria's secret model

Financial

A More Demure Victoria’s Secret Hitting Wall Street

CEO Martin Waters laid out his vision of the company’s bright future — and its past missteps.

clock July 19, 2021Evan Clark

Retail

Abercrombie Picks a New Chief Digital Officer

The multibrand youth fashion specialty retailer has been transforming to a digitally led business model.

clock July 19, 2021David Moin

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Sephora is acquiring Feelunique.

Beauty

Sephora Acquiring Feelunique, the U.K. Online Prestige Beauty Seller

clock July 23, 2021Jennifer Weil and Samantha Conti

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