Lisbon named Europe's green capital 2020

Business Features

Can Portugal Aid Fashion’s Sustainability Agenda?

A recent Sustainable Fashion Business conference held in Lisbon, Europe’s Green Capital 2020, highlighted how Portuguese manufacturing is equipped to help fashion supply chains become more sustainable.

clock 2mNatalie Theodosi

Closet Candy Boutique

Business Features

Closet Candy Boutique, Away and Tower SUP Make Top D-to-C List

SimilarWeb ranks the top sites by measuring average monthly site visits.

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E. Jean Carroll, left, who says President Donald Trump raped her in the 1990s, leaves the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse following a hearing in her defamation lawsuit against Trump, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Media

Trump Can’t Dodge E. Jean Carroll Suit, Judge Says

The President tried to argue that the Department of Justice should take over the case on his behalf.

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Drew Barrymore, 2015

Business Features

Etsy Names Annual Design Award Winners

The winners were culled from 100 finalists.

clock 3hRosemary Feitelberg

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Human Resources

Joanne Crevoiserat Named Tapestry CEO

She had been interim ceo since former chief Jide Zeitlin left the company in July.

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Sheertex hosiery tights

Financial

EXCLUSIVE: Sheertex ‘Unbreakable’ Pantyhose Raises $44 Million Despite Surge in Work-from-home Attire

Investors include H&M Co:Lab, the venture capital arm of the H&M Group.

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Neha Singh

Technology

Experiential E-commerce Platform Obsess Plants Future Growth With Seed Round

The platform uses AR and VR technology to create virtual shopping experiences.

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j.c. penney store

Legal

J.C. Penney Heads Toward Sale Hearing

The retailer moves closer to formalizing its sale to landlords and lenders, as a minority lender group continues to mount its opposition.

clock 17hSindhu Sundar

tiffany box and setting ring

Financial

LVMH-Tiffany Deal Gets European Approval

But the dispute over the $16.2 billion deal is still set to be decided in a Delaware courtroom.

clock 18hEvan Clark

Livestream Shopping LG smart TV QVC HSN

Technology

LG’s Livestream Shopping App Brings QVC, HSN to Smart TVs

LG Electronics launches a livestream shopping app, complete with Qurate Retail Group’s home shopping brands.

clock 19hAdriana Lee

Avon

Retail

First Look: Avon’s Inaugural Retail Experience Opens in L.A.

Located in Koreatown, the 19,000-square-foot, two-story space opens today.

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A list of French brands on Twitter.

Government and Trade

Calls to Boycott French Products in Islamic World Amplify

Turkey’s president on Monday called for Turks to boycott goods from France.

clock 21hJennifer Weil

The Maje flagship at Rockefeller Center.

Financial

SMCP Sales Down 9.5%, Group Sets Financial, Ecological Goals

The group plans to focus on organic growth and is doubling marketing investments next year.

clock 21hMimosa Spencer

Patrick Janelle

Media

Patrick Janelle Named Chairman of American Influencer Council

He succeeds Chriselle Lim, who will remain an active founding member.

clock 23hLisa Lockwood

Salesfloor

Retail

Salesfloor Names Winners of Associates of the Year Awards

Winners hailed from retailers such as Bloomingdale’s and Chico’s FAS.

clock October 26, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Reliance Retail is already the biggest retailer in India.

Retail

Amazon Aims to Stop Reliance Deal to Buy India’s Future Group

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) has put a stay on the $3.38 billion deal between Reliance Retail and Future Group in response to Amazon’s claim made earlier this month of a breach of contract.

clock October 26, 2020Mayu Saini

Highsnobiety debuts Jazz TV

Media

Highsnobiety Turns Cable TV in Honor of Newport Jazz Festival

For the next three days, the publication will turn its web site into a makeshift television channel, streaming DJ sets, performances and panel talks that celebrate the art form of jazz.

clock October 26, 2020Natalie Theodosi

Chloe Sevigny

Media

Playgirl Is Back and Very Different From Its Last Issue

The iconic Playgirl Magazine, founded in 1973, relaunched in print Monday.

clock October 26, 2020Kathryn Hopkins

GCNYC graduates.

Business Features

GCNYC Introduces Master’s Program in Sustainable Fashion

A sustainability curriculum will replace its International Fashion Marketing M.S. program.

clock October 26, 2020Tracey Meyers

Playgirl archival images.

Media

Playgirl Magazine: Now and Then

clock October 26, 2020WWD Staff

The central staircase inside Canali's new New Bond Street store in London.

Retail

Canali Moves to High-profile Location on London’s New Bond Street

The Italian company has moved into a new development on the corner of New Bond Street and Brook Street in Mayfair, one of London’s hottest retail neighborhoods.

clock October 26, 2020Samantha Conti

sourcing journal summit

Business Features

Sourcing Journal Summit: The Time for Change Is Now

The event convened industry thought leaders from across the entire value chain.

clock October 26, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Stefen Welch

Retail

Saks Off 5th Turns On Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

The off-price chain in August formed a council for diversity, equity and inclusion.

clock October 26, 2020David Moin

Saks Off 5th in Tsawwassen Mills in Delta, British Columbia, Canada.

Retail

Saks Off 5th’s Paige Thomas Talks Liquidity, Brand Relevance and Differentiating

Saks Off 5th senses an opening to seize market share.

clock October 26, 2020David Moin

A list of French products to boycott on Twitter.

Government and Trade

Calls Mount in Islamic World to Boycott French Products

There has been a backlash to French President Emmanuel Macron’s vow that France “will not give up on caricatures, drawings,” while defending secular values.

clock October 25, 2020Jennifer Weil

Chaumet workshop

Human Resources

LVMH Marks Annual Apprentice Program Online, With Workshop Visits

The luxury group’s Institut des Métiers d’Excellence, which was set up in 2014, has bulked up online training.

clock October 23, 2020Mimosa Spencer

Jennifer Foyle, chief creative officer of American Eagle Outfitters Inc. and global brand president for Aerie.

Business Features

LIM College Streams Virtual Commencement, Honors Aerie Executive, DVF

Diane von Furstenberg received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree.

clock October 23, 2020WWD Staff

Hamptons Magazine

Media

Media Carousel: Modern Luxury’s New Digital Content Head and More

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

clock October 23, 2020Kathryn Hopkins

Nobis

Business Features

Luxury Outerwear Brand Launches Upcycling Campaign With Nonprofit

Luxury outerwear brand Nobis will launch its “No Cold Shoulder” initiative focused on giving back through coat donations on Nov. 1.

clock October 23, 2020Tracey Meyers

Fivestory

Retail

Fivestory Relocates, Rejiggers and Settles in on Madison Avenue

The store has created a pre-owned and vintage shop and now offers more-inclusive sizing.

clock October 23, 2020Jean E. Palmieri

Intimissimi Calzedonia stores California

Retail

EXCLUSIVE: Intimissimi and Calzedonia Are Moving to Los Angeles

Stores opened this month on the West Coast, part of the Italian parent company’s U.S. expansion plans.

clock October 23, 2020Kellie Ell

Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland.

Business Features

In Advance of U.S. Election, Retailers and Cities Practice Preparedness

Officials and business owners in Seattle; Portland, Ore.; Minneapolis, and other major cities are being proactive about safety.

clock October 23, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

WSJ. Magazine's Innovator covers from 2019.

Media

WSJ. Magazine Reduces Print Frequency, Hosts First Virtual Innovators Awards

Print issues will be reduced from 12 to eight with a renewed focus on digital.

clock October 23, 2020Kathryn Hopkins

The RealReal Chicago

Retail

The RealReal Opens Store on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue

The flagship has a strong focus on watches and jewelry.

clock October 23, 2020Jean E. Palmieri

Changes are coming to WhatsApp to enable more shopping.

Technology

Facebook’s Retail Push to Hit WhatsApp

Updates to the chat app will bring more shopping powers and hosting services, as well as fees for business services.

clock October 22, 2020Adriana Lee

Old Navy

Financial

Gap Shares Soar After Company Unveils Three-year Growth Strategy

The plan includes closing Gap and Banana Republic stores, doubling the Athleta business and growing Old Navy from a $8 billion to $10 billion brand.

clock October 22, 2020Kellie Ell

Moncler Genius x Richard Quinn RTW Fall 2020

Financial

Moncler Banking on Mainland China, Internalizing Online Business

The fashion company is seeing improvements in the third quarter, after a 23 percent drop in sales in the nine months.

clock October 22, 2020Luisa Zargani

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

Technology

Senate Judiciary Authorizes Twitter, Facebook Subpoenas

Judiciary Republicans see bias against conservatives. But here’s why everyone should pay attention, regardless of politics.

clock October 22, 2020Adriana Lee

Penske Media Corp., the publisher of WWD, Variety and Rolling Stone, among others, and MRC are merging their respective data businesses.

Media

PMC Corp., MRC Ink New Data Deal

The new deal will bring together Variety Business Intelligence, Alpha Data and MRC Data.

clock October 22, 2020Kathryn Hopkins

A page from the holiday catalogue.

Retail

Bloomingdale’s to Host Virtual Holiday Benefit, Launch Activations and Ad Campaign

Andra Day will be joined by ABT dancers Misty Copeland, Skylar Brandt, Herman Cornejo and Gabe Stone Shayer for the Virtual Holiday Benefit.

clock October 22, 2020Lisa Lockwood

white sneakers people walking

Financial

Adidas Considering Reebok Sale: Sources

The long-rumored sale seems to have been made more likely by the coronavirus pandemic.

clock October 22, 2020Evan Clark

Moncler Genius X JW Anderson RTW Fall 2020

Financial

Moncler 9-Month Sales Down 23%

The COVID-19 pandemic affected the performance of the company, but to a lesser extent in the third quarter.

clock October 22, 2020Luisa Zargani

Details at Bottega Veneta RTW Spring 2020

Financial

Gucci Casts Shadow on Positive Q3 for Kering

Kering’s star brand lagged behind sector peers, with sales remaining in negative territory.

clock October 22, 2020Joelle Diderich

Shopping cart on the screen.

Marketing and Promotion

Time to Court the High Spenders? Report Reveals Key Online Spending Trends

Bluecore’s 2020 Retail Email Benchmark Report examines conversion rates across multiple categories. The comparison is eye-opening.

clock October 22, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Thierry Guibert has been named CEO of Maus Freres

Human Resources

Maus Frères Names Thierry Guibert CEO

Guibert replaces Didier Maus who held the position for 28 years.

clock October 22, 2020Mimosa Spencer

Rendering of the D. Place mall in Guiyang

Financial

Galeries Lafayette Expands in China With Plans for Third Store

The store will be in Guiyang’s D. Place shopping mall, owned by HLC Commercial Real Estates Group.

clock October 22, 2020Mimosa Spencer

Alan Jope

Financial

Unilever Defies Market Expectations, Posting 4.4% Growth in Q3

Underlying growth was fueled by new shopping habits brought on by COVID-19.

clock October 22, 2020Samantha Conti

Hermes Denver

Financial

Hermès Swings Back to Growth in Q3

The French luxury goods purveyor is expanding its store network abroad at a fast clip.

clock October 22, 2020Mimosa Spencer

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