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Mens Designer Luxury

Brioni Reveals New Industrial Plan, Job Cuts

Brioni revealed an industrial plan extending to 2025, expecting to expand in other product categories and high-end leisurewear, but estimating to cut around 320 jobs.

clock April 13, 2021Luisa Zargani

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Financial

Gary Gensler to Lead the SEC, as Retail Scrambles for Recovery

Gensler, who led the Commodity Futures Trading Commission after the subprime mortgage crisis, is expected to be a watchful eye over retail.

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A look from Moss Bros.

Retail

CaaStle, Rental Tech Platform, Expands to the U.K. With L.K. Bennett and Moss Bros.

Moss Box will allow customers to rent styles from such men’s wear brands as Moss Bros. Hugo by Hugo Boss, Barberis and Ted Baker.

clock 4hLisa Lockwood

Retail

Nordstrom Recycling Bras, Partners With Harper Wilde

The bra brand was founded in 2016 by two women seeking to disrupt an industry.

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alden shoe

Legal

Former Alden Shoe CFO Pleading Guilty to $30M Embezzlement Scheme

Richard Hajjar agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud, unlawful monetary transactions and filing a false tax return.

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Aerie Swimwear

Financial

American Eagle Outfitters Anticipates Revenues to Top $1 Billion This Spring

The retailer will continue to invest in stores and product assortment.

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Jeff Gennette

Retail

Macy’s Inc. Sees a Brighter Light in a World of Uncertainty

Macy’s Inc. executives exude optimism during J.P. Morgan presentation.

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An image from Frankfurt Fashion Week's new brand identity.

Retail

Further Details Emerge on Germany’s Newest Fashion Week in Frankfurt

Organizers reveal their new brand identity, a tough focus on sustainability goals and uncertainty about how the pandemic will impact plans for a “hybrid” trade show and conference.

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Kohl's

Retail

Board Shake-up: Kohl’s Reaches Pact With Activist Investors

The agreement ends months of harsh claims by activist shareholders that Kohl’s was underperforming the industry due to mismanagement.

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China's JD.com will redirect LV search results to Louis Vuitton's WeChat Mini-porgam from Thursday midnight Beijing time.

Retail

Louis Vuitton Sides With JD.com to Expand Online Reach in China

This partnership is also a creative approach for JD.com to stay competitive in China’s online luxury war.

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Tahar Rahim in the advertising campaign campaign for Louis Vuitton’s new Tambour Street Diver watch.

Media

EXCLUSIVE: Tahar Rahim Appears In His First Louis Vuitton Campaign

The French actor stars in ads for the new Tambour Street Diver watch alongside South Korean actor Lee Min-ho and Sophie Turner.

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Lycra

Business Features

The Lycra Company CEO Discusses Sustainability, Shift to Circular Economy

The Lycra Company discusses its new product offerings made from 100 percent textile waste.

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Kate Moss stars in Self-Portrait's pre-fall 2021 campaign.

Media

Kate Moss Stars in Self-Portrait’s Campaign, Shot by Nigel Shafran

The British fashion turned fine art photographer Shafran shot Moss near her home in Gloucestershire, England.

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Stella & Dot product offerings.

Markets

Stella & Dot Doubles Down on Giving Back

More support is being directed to organizations benefiting the economic, physical and emotional well-being of women and children.

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Katrina Lake is stepping down as CEO, transitioning into executive chairperson, effective Aug. 1.

Technology

Katrina Lake to Step Away From Stitch Fix CEO Role

The Stitch Fix founder will become executive chairperson, and president Elizabeth Spaulding will move into the CEO position on Aug. 1.

clock April 13, 2021Adriana Lee

Pattern

Business Features

Italy’s Pattern Group Building Hub of Luxury Fashion Engineering

A leader in pattern-making and 3D prototyping, the group is eyeing additional acquisitions in building the Italian Hub of Luxury Fashion Engineering.

clock April 13, 2021Luisa Zargani

Louis Vuitton Men's store Los Angeles Beverly Hills

Financial

M&A? LVMH Has ‘Other Fish to Fry’

As speculation around luxury M&A intensifies, LVMH says it wants to focus on its latest acquisition, U.S. jeweler Tiffany & Co.

clock April 13, 2021Joelle Diderich

Martine Reardon with Macy's Amy Kule [left] at the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in 2014.

Human Resources

Martine Reardon Joins NRF

The former Macy’s marketing executive has been helping the NRF through the pandemic.

clock April 13, 2021David Moin

businessman using laptop computer sitting working office.

Technology

PTC’s FlexPLM Now Enables Automatic Optimization of 3D Assets

Retailers and brands can now “seamlessly scale their use of 3D in product design, development, and downstream consumer experiences.”

clock April 13, 2021WWD Staff

Pietra wants to help influencers make products and become consumer brands, and it's offering to connect them with world-class vendors.

Technology

This New Platform Aims to Turn Influencers Into Product Brands

Pietra just launched a platform to help creators get into product and build their consumer brands, and thousands are already on board. 

clock April 12, 2021Adriana Lee

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Retail

Flipkart’s Warehouse Venture to Bolster Walmart’s India Presence

Walmart’s 2018 acquisition of a majority stake in Indian e-commerce business Flipkart is opening doors for the retailer.

clock April 12, 2021Sindhu Sundar

Aarthi Ramamurthy with Sriram Krishnan, hosts of "The Good Time Show" on the Clubhouse app.

Technology

How Sriram Krishnan and Aarthi Ramamurthy Blew Up on Clubhouse

Hosts of the influential “The Good Time Show” on how it started and its guests, from Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg to DVF and Virgil Abloh.

clock April 12, 2021Adriana Lee

Jessica Alba

Financial

Honest IPO: 5 Truths From the Clean Beauty Brand’s Filing

The “likeness agreement” Jessica Alba has with the company she founded, its sales, losses, growth plans and more.

clock April 12, 2021Evan Clark

Young woman in safety mask purchasing in clothes store. African american shopkeeper man wearing medical mask and gloves working at clothing store

Retail

Pandemic ‘Sparks’ Innovation Across Consumer, Retail Sector

Accenture’s latest consumer survey shows the impact of COVID-19 on consumer behavior and suggest how companies should respond.

clock April 12, 2021Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Anthropologie

Financial

Anthropologie Group Names CEO; Parent Company Reveals Current Quarter Sales Update

But investors weren’t sold. Company shares closed down nearly 3 percent Monday.

clock April 12, 2021Kellie Ell

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Media

2021 Media Moves: Gawker’s New Editor in Chief and More

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

clock April 12, 2021Kathryn Hopkins

Augmented Reality technology maintenance and service of mechanical parts, technician using smartphone with AR interface on screen in smart industry, automated monitoring process

Technology

‘Right to Repair’ Movement Spotlights Need for AR Support

Just-released research from CGS shows that consumers want merchants and brands to offer AR assistance for product set-up, education and repair.

clock April 12, 2021Arthur Zaczkiewicz

A rendering of the new Resorts World development.

Retail

Las Vegas’ New Resorts World Sets Inaugural Lineup of Retailers

The pandemic created many hurdles for the massive $4 billion Vegas development, but its president said, “We did not want to create a mall.”

clock April 12, 2021Kali Hays

Attractive asian female is typing messages on a laptop while sitting against the wide windows of a coffee shop. a hipster girl is working on a portable computer in a cafe.

Business Features

PayPal Addresses the Growing Cost of Online Fraud With Protection Solution Launch

The enhanced Fraud Protection Advanced tool recognizes various needs in the industry with customizable offerings.

clock April 12, 2021Alexandra Pastore

Alibaba

Financial

Alibaba Shares Rise Nearly 7% After Antitrust Remarks

China’s largest e-commerce operator said it would roll out new measures and incentives to help keep businesses on its platforms.

clock April 12, 2021Tiffany Ap

MSCHF has initiated a voluntary buyback program for the “Satan Shoes” that were developed in collaboration with Lil Nas X.

Business Features

The Other ‘Satan Shoe’ Drops: Lawyers Size Up Nike’s Settlement With MSCHF

While some saw the legal dispute as a trademark-relation issue, others considered it to be a free speech one.

clock April 12, 2021Rosemary Feitelberg

shipping

Business Features

FedEx Discusses Learnings After a Year in Peak Shipping

Ryan Kelly, vice president of e-commerce and alliances, discusses the short- and long-term impacts of the pandemic.

clock April 12, 2021Alexandra Pastore

Candace Cameron Bure

Retail

Candace Cameron Bure Teams With QVC for Women’s Collection

Best known for playing D.J. Tanner on “Full House,” Bure is also an author, director, producer and businesswoman.

clock April 12, 2021Lisa Lockwood

Vogue's december cover with British artist Harry Styles photographed by Tyler Mitchell on local newsstand in New York, NY on November 24, 2020. Harry Styles has become the first solo male cover star of Vogue in the magazine's 128-year history. Photo by Charles Guerin/Abaca/Sipa USA(Sipa via AP Images)

Media

The Magazines People Have Actually Been Reading During the Pandemic

Home decor, bookazines and food are among the categories that have performed well in print and online.

clock April 12, 2021Kathryn Hopkins

Elmira College's Hamilton Hall.

Business Features

Tommy Hilfiger’s Family Establishes Fashion Business School at Elmira College

The school will offer a concentration and minor in fashion marketing and fashion merchandising.

clock April 12, 2021Lisa Lockwood

A view outside the headquarters campus of Alibaba Group in Hangzhou.

Financial

Alibaba Fined $2.78 Billion for Monopolistic Behaviors in China

It’s one of the largest penalties Chinese regulators have ever issued.

clock April 9, 2021Tianwei Zhang and Tiffany Ap

Glossier Boston

Retail

Investors Funneled $2B to Beauty and Personal Care in 2020

Funding for beauty start-ups hit an all-time high last year, CB Insights says. And 2021 is shaping up to be even bigger.

clock April 9, 2021Adriana Lee

Rick Caruso

Real Estate

Caruso’s Latest Development: Connecting With Cryptocurrency

Caruso will be accepting rent payments for both residential and retail properties in bitcoin.

clock April 9, 2021David Moin

Retail

Lee Delaney of BJ’s Wholesale Club Dies Unexpectedly at 49

The sudden passing of the CEO triggered certain management changes with more to come.

clock April 9, 2021David Moin

Netflix's L.A. headquarters

Media

Netflix Sets Post-Labor Day Return to Office Life

CEO Reed Hastings has previously expressed his distaste for work from home culture created by the pandemic.

clock April 9, 2021Kali Hays

Retail

JWoww Jumping Into Retail at American Dream

The reality TV celebrity says opening a shop has been a lifelong dream.

clock April 9, 2021David Moin

Valentino

Human Resources

Fire Burns Down Valentino Shoe Manufacturing Plant; Company Reveals Action Plan

A week after a fire devastated a Valentino shoe manufacturing plant in Tuscany, the company revealed a plan to help resume production — also thanks to Prada CEO Patrizio Bertelli’s solidarity.

clock April 9, 2021Luisa Zargani

Protesters rally support from drivers as they pass by a rally in support of unionizing Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama in front of the law office of Morgan and Lewis during a national day of action in Philadelphia, PA, on March 20, 2021. Morgan and Lewis are known for their union-busting activities and are assisting Amazon in its efforts to bust up the unionizing efforts in Bessemer, Alabama. (Photo by Cory Clark/NurPhoto via AP)

Retail

Amazon Prevails in Vote Count as Union Alleges Interference

Friday’s count yielded more votes against unionizing with the RWDSU, but the union targeted Amazon’s conduct in the run-up to the vote.

clock April 9, 2021Sindhu Sundar

Nike store

Marketing and Promotion

Nike Again Tops Annual Apparel 50 Study From Brand Finance

Nike maintained its lead despite dropping in value while Gucci ranked second and Louis Vuitton overtook Adidas for the third position.

clock April 9, 2021Mimosa Spencer

Hunter

Retail

Adyen Taps Afterpay to Offer Buy Now, Pay Later

The partnership officially launched with outdoor lifestyle brand Hunter offering the payment option.

clock April 9, 2021Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Marketing and Promotion

Executives Pin Future Success on Social, With Consumers Aligned

Sprout Social commissioned The Harris Poll to gauge business leaders and consumers.

clock April 9, 2021Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Pandora

Financial

Pandora Q1 Revenue Grows 13% at Constant Rates

Pandora prereleased quarterly financial figures showing that business crept closer to pre-pandemic crisis levels.

clock April 9, 2021Mimosa Spencer

Chiara Ferragni

Human Resources

Tod’s Group Appoints Chiara Ferragni Member of the Board

With Chiara Ferragni, the Italian group is reaching out to a younger generation and pledges to continue to support solidarity projects.

clock April 9, 2021Luisa Zargani

Orvis

Business Features

Field Notes: Fly Fish Fashion Forward

Fly fishing in style means staying dry with the latest water-repellent technology for high-performing fabrics and dressing up like a pro.

clock April 9, 2021Tracey Meyers

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