Kris Wu is the brand ambassador for Kans' facial mask line.

Financial

C-Beauty Brands Kans, One Leaf’s Parent Company Chicmax Mulls IPO

After years of IPO talks, Chicmax last week finally signed a pre-listing tutoring agreement with CITIC Securities.

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Shops at Motcomb Street.

Government and Trade

British Fashion, Retail, Beauty Lobbies Welcome New Government Support

British Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled his spring budget on Wednesday offering a fresh support package for business, although many would argue there is still much more to be done.

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Pinterest held its first global advertising summit, Pinterest Presents, on Wednesday across six countries.

Technology

Pinterest Ad Summit: Ad Tools, Growth in Gen Z, Men, Plus Dan Levy

At its first global ad summit, Pinterest revealed new ad tools, surprising growth among younger users and men, and special guest Dan Levy.

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Carlo Capasa

Government and Trade

Italian Fashion Seeks 3B Euros in Aid From Government

The Camera della Moda estimated that 3 billion euros is needed to restart the country’s fashion industry, impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Muge Erdirik Dogan at the 2016 WWD Beauty CEO Summit

Business Features

Amazon Fashion Names Muge Erdirik Dogan President

Dogan takes over from Christine Beauchamp, who will now head up Amazon’s consumer categories in North America.

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Government and Trade

Italy’s Fashion and Textile Sectors Map Out Five-Year Rebound Plan

Sistema Moda Italia is turning to the government for aid to help the industry rebound.

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Circular Design

Markets

Tommy Hilfiger Introduces First Circular Design Denim Collection

The company has partnered with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Jeans Redesign project.

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Venus Williams in the I Am Wonder Woman Collection by EleVen by Venus Williams for Saks Fifth Avenue

Retail

Saks to Launch I Am Wonder Woman Collection by EleVen by Venus Williams

Inspired by the superhero in every woman, the I Am Wonder Woman collection was designed in honor of Women’s History Month.

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Megan Thee Stallion is featured in Calvin Klein's spring campaign.

Media

Megan Thee Stallion and Others Strip Back to Essentials in Calvin Klein’s Spring Campaign

The ads were photographed by Mario Sorrenti and directed by Terence Nance.

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BIPOC-owned influencer agencies

Media

These People of Color-owned Influencer Agencies Are Advancing Opportunities for People of Color

As brands consider how to promote greater diversity through their activations, WWD highlights influencer agencies owned by people of color.

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Carlo Capasa

Government and Trade

Italy’s Fashion Industry Needs 3 Billion Euros, Camera Della Moda Says

Carlo Capasa, head of Italy’s fashion body, told the Italian government that 3 billion euros are needed to restart the country’s fashion industry, impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Headquarters of The New York Times

Media

NYT Lets Go of Trademark Lawsuit Against Time Magazine

The newspaper late last year sued Time over its launch of “Time 100 Talks.”

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The Urban Outfitters Paris store.

Financial

Urban Outfitters CEO Sees Hope in ‘Going-out’ Fashions

Richard Hayne said stepping-out styles have seen an uptick recently, despite the pandemic, boding well for spring.

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The Outdoor Voices brands in the "center stage" at the Nordstrom flagship in Manhattan.

Retail

‘Unexpected Headwinds’ Drag Nordstrom Sales and Earnings Down

The upscale retailer had a tough year but feels confident it will gain market share, achieve $17 billion in volume in three to five years and restore profitable growth.

clock March 2, 2021David Moin

Government and Trade

Shiseido Surges in Trademark Applications, L’Oreal Slides

The latest application metrics by the Geneva-based WIPO show that fashion and beauty companies worldwide were active filers.

clock March 2, 2021John Zarocostas

Stephanie Davis Michelman

Retail

M.M.LaFleur Names Stephanie Davis Michelman to Board

She is the vice president/general manager of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics.

clock March 2, 2021Lisa Lockwood

Michelle Gass

Financial

Michelle Gass’ Master Plan at Kohl’s Starts to Click Into Place

Under pressure from analysts and reporting sales declines for the year, the CEO’s vision is coming together.

clock March 2, 2021Evan Clark

Top row, from left, the speakers at the WWD 2021 Tokyo Retail Forum: Doug Stephens, founder of Retail Prophet; Anne Pitcher, managing director of Selfridges Group; Tal Zvi Nathanel, chief executive officer and cofounder of Showfields. Middle row: Mark Walker, CEO of Outerknown; designer Heron Preston; Romain Gaillard, CEO and founder of The Detox Market. Bottom row, from left: James Reinhart, CEO and cofounder of Thredup; Lisa Yamai, president and CEO of Snow Peak Inc.; fashion designer Tomo Koizumi.

Media

Navigating Post-COVID-19 Opportunities at WWD’s 2021 Tokyo Retail Forum

Adapted to an online format this year, the event continued to seek innovative ideas with the help of a strong lineup of speakers.

clock March 2, 2021Tianwei Zhang

Gideon Lichfield

Media

Condé Nast Pulls New Wired Editor From MIT

He succeeds Nicholas Thompson, who departed to take on the the chief executive officer tole at The Atlantic.

clock March 2, 2021Kathryn Hopkins

Hailey Bieber in Versace's spring 2021 advertising campaign.

Markets

Capri Taps Alejandro Martinez-Galindo as Chief Information Officer

Most recently, Martinez-Galindo was CIO of Walgreens.

clock March 2, 2021Lisa Lockwood

Zuley Clarke

Human Resources

XRC Labs Names Inaugural Fellowship Winners

In addition to accelerator classes, working sessions and networking opportunities, Fellows receive a $5,000 grant to help with expenses during the program.

clock March 2, 2021Lisa Lockwood

Chico's store

Financial

Chico’s FAS Loses $360 Million in 2020

E-commerce and lingerie brand Soma continue to be bright spots. But not enough to offset losses.

clock March 2, 2021Kellie Ell

Retail

Abercrombie & Fitch Reports 4th Quarter Above Expectations

Abercrombie & Fitch continued to reduce its fleet of underperforming flagships while opening smaller, omni-enabled, more profitable stores.

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Kohl's store drive up

Financial

Kohl’s Posts Q4 Profit and Predicts Sales Growth in 2021

Even as CEO Michelle Gass seeks to get the company back on track after COVID-19, activists are looming.

clock March 2, 2021Evan Clark

Wrangler

Financial

Kontoor Brands Signals It’s Rounding a Corner

The retailer reported growing revenues and projected more recovery from the pandemic’s economic fallout.

clock March 2, 2021Sindhu Sundar

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Financial

Target to Invest $4 Billion Annually to Grow Its Ecosystem

The retailer plans to accelerate the pace of new store openings, update fulfillment capabilities and add more local distribution centers.

clock March 2, 2021Kellie Ell

Eve Lom

Mergers and Acquisitions

Perfect Diary’s Yatsen to Buy Eve Lom From Manzanita Capital

Manzanita Capital will continue to hold a minority stake in the business. The acquisition is expected to be completed in the coming weeks.

clock March 2, 2021Tianwei Zhang

The interior of Paris concept store La Manufacture.

Retail

Experience Matters: Paris Store La Manufacture Celebrates Slow Luxury

The concept store, located near the Paris Opera, carries a fashion and interiors line rooted in French style and Italian craftsmanship.

clock March 2, 2021Joelle Diderich

Lauren Ralph Lauren

Retail

Ralph Lauren Enters the Rental Business With ‘The Lauren Look’

Starting at $125 a month, the size-inclusive subscription allows members to rent looks from the most recent Lauren Ralph Lauren collections.

clock March 2, 2021Lisa Lockwood

A sunken seating area dominates the new Crosby Studios space.

Retail

Moscow’s Newest, Bluest Hangout Isn’t Quite a Store: Experience Matters

Architect and furniture designer Harry Nuriev put a coffee bar — and lots of royal blue — into the Crosby Studios Store.

clock March 2, 2021Anvar Sidorov

Retail

Macy’s Sets Senior-level Changes; Eliminates COO

The retailer said the executive changes will make the company nimbler and more efficient.

clock March 1, 2021David Moin

A page from The Calendar Magazine, a micro-magazine on Instagram.

Media

Green Screen: The Calendar Magazine Launches on Instagram

Former Elle U.K. editor in chief Anne-Marie Curtis has created a consumer-facing, micro-magazine to showcase green fashion, beauty, design as well as sales and rental formats.

clock March 1, 2021Samantha Conti

Maureen Chiquet

Retail

Ajay Kavan Steps Down as Matchesfashion CEO After One Year

Maureen Chiquet, a non-executive director on the Matches board since 2018, will act as executive chairwoman as the company hunts for a new CEO.

clock March 1, 2021Samantha Conti

Instagram's Live Rooms launches globally with Paris Fashion Week programming, among other panels.

Technology

Instagram Launches Live Rooms With Fashion Programming

Instagram’s live “talk show” feature with multiple guests rolls out with Paris Fashion Week programming, #BuyBlack beauty sessions.

clock March 1, 2021Adriana Lee

boomer shopping preferences

Retail

Baby Boomers Warm to Cross-border Online Shopping

EShopWorld surveyed more than 22,000 consumers in 11 countries.

clock March 1, 2021Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Calvin Klein Underwear.

Retail

Fall 21′ Lift: Calvin Comes to Kohl’s

Calvin Klein adds to the retailer’s string of recent big-name brand introductions to its assortment.

clock March 1, 2021David Moin

The active area at Nordstrom's Manhattan flagship.

Retail

Let’s Get Physical: Nordstrom Pumps Up Active

The Seattle-based retailer is aggressively introducing active labels, across the athleisure, performance wear and fitness gear categories.

clock March 1, 2021David Moin

man wearing gucci detroit shirt

Business Features

Gucci Vs. Everybody: The Changemakers Collaboration Launches

The luxury powerhouse has linked with Tommey Walker’s Detroit Vs. Everybody for its first Changemakers product collaboration.

clock March 1, 2021Evan Clark

Saks Fifth Avenue

Retail

Saks to Recognize Women Leaders in the Mental Health Space

On March 16, this year’s Visionary Voice Award recipients will be highlighted on Saks’ digital channels.

clock March 1, 2021Lisa Lockwood

Birkenstock sandal

Mergers and Acquisitions

Birkenstock Deal Adds Heat to Comfy Shoe Sector

Private equity giant L Catterton and family holding Financière Agache took a majority stake in the 250-year-old German footwear maker.

clock March 1, 2021Miles Socha and Cathrin Schaer

Screenshots of Farfetch's Tmall store

Retail

A First Look at Farfetch’s Tmall Store

Like many others on the Alibaba platform, there’s a heavy emphasis on grand-opening promotions and options for interest-free payment plans.

clock February 28, 2021Tianwei Zhang

Fred Segal obituary

Retail

Fred Segal, Famed L.A. Retailer, Dies

Segal began with a store that sold jeans in 1961, but that store grew into a new style of retail altogether.

clock February 26, 2021Kali Hays and Booth Moore

Retail

Abercrombie & Fitch Commits to Renewable Energy at Home Base

The program at its home office and distribution centers will eliminate approximately 16,000 metric tons of carbon from the atmosphere annually.

clock February 26, 2021David Moin

Government and Trade

Brazil Must Step Up Sustainability Efforts, Report Says

The study reveals that emissions from the country’s cotton farming and production chain have reached critical levels while textile waste remains a growing problem.

clock February 26, 2021Ivan Castano

Mive uses an augmented reality "measuring tape" to take down shoppers' dimensions.

Technology

Slow Fashion Marketplace Mive Announces Launch

The start-up uses AR measuring tech to bring size inclusivity to fashion shopping.

clock February 26, 2021Adriana Lee

Fanatics' fan apparel.

Retail

Fanatics, Hillhouse Deal Seen Serving Fashion Fans in China

Significantly more licensed sports product from European soccer leagues and American sports teams will now be sold in that Asian country.

clock February 26, 2021Jean E. Palmieri

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Business Features

New Data Finds Exceptional Service Is Still the Outlier, Not the Norm

Gladly’s annual customer expectations report reveals what consumers look for in a modern online shopping experience.

clock February 26, 2021Alexandra Pastore

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Business Features

Do Recent Adoptions of Subscription Services Have Staying Power?

Pitney Bowes’ latest BoxPoll data reveals the future of both digital and physical services that peaked during the pandemic.

clock February 26, 2021Alexandra Pastore

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