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Technology

What Pinterest’s New AR Eye Shadow Try-on Signals

Tech’s race to own the face is heating up, and that may cement virtual makeup’s place in beauty for the long term.

clock 3hAdriana Lee

ASos, fashion, collection, sustainability

Business Features

Asos, Boohoo and Next: Britain’s New Retail Rulers

Online giants with deep pockets will alter the shape of the British high street as they snap up ailing brick-and-mortar chains, and recast the retail experience.

clock 5hSamantha Conti

A mask window mural in Beverly Hills

Government and Trade

Calif. Lifts Stay-at-home Order, Leaving Counties to Decide Opening Status

Given the still-high number of cases in Los Angeles, it’s unclear that things like outdoor dining and salon services will return immediately.

clock 6hKali Hays

President Biden is issuing an executive order meant to raise the bar for government spending on products made in America.

Government and Trade

Biden’s ‘Made In America’ Push and Apparel Manufacturing

President Joe Biden pursued an executive order meant to incentivize domestic manufacturing, a move hailed by national textile lobbyists.

clock 7hSindhu Sundar

Jade Iovine podcast

Media

Jade Iovine Gets Interview Podcast on iHeartRadio

The daughter of music executive Jimmy Iovine said the show is intended not to be aspirational, but to help people “feel less alone.”

clock 8hKali Hays

Heirs to the Throne at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles.

Retail

Taubman’s Pipeline for Pop-ups

The shopping center developer has stepped its program for pop-ups as the availability of space has grown due to store closings and bankruptcies.

clock 10hDavid Moin

Luke Bahrenburg

Media

WSJ. Magazine Publisher Joins Penske Media as Head of Luxury Sales

Luke Bahrenburg has been named head of luxury sales and executive vice president and chief revenue officer of Robb Report.

clock 12hKathryn Hopkins

Asos x MAC campaign.

Retail

Asos Confirms Talks to Buy Topshop

Asos has a leg up in the bidding race, given the customer overlap and its interest in also buying the Topman, Miss Selfridge and HIIT brands as part of the deal.

clock 13hNatalie Theodosi

The spring issue of The Knot features Andrea Pitter, founder and designer of Pantora Bridal.

Business Features

The Knot Worldwide Aims to Support Underrepresented Businesses

Thirty fellows will be chosen for the company’s eight-month “Fellowship for Change” program.

clock 13hRosemary Feitelberg

Dr. Martens 1461 Keith Haring

Financial

Dr. Martens Kicks Off Roadshow, Valuation Could Reach 3.7 Billion Pounds

The British bootmaker is joining a raft of fashion and accessories brands tapping into the buoyant public markets.

clock 15hSamantha Conti

An image from boohoo.com's summer shoot.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Boohoo Snaps Up Debenhams Brand, Website — but Not the Physical Stores

The pure-play online giant has made a habit of buying struggling British high street retailers at knockdown prices, and moving their businesses online.

clock 17hSamantha Conti

Government and Trade

Retail Global Foreign Direct Investment Plunges Due to COVID

Foreign direct investment in the retail/apparel sector fell by more than 50 percent and is expected to decline again in 2021, a U.N. study said.

clock January 24, 2021John Zarocostas

The New York Times Homepage

Media

NYT Refutes Claims That Editor Was Fired Over ‘Single Tweet’

Media figures are publicly questioning the firing of Lauren Wolfe, purportedly over a tweet showing support of Joe Biden.

clock January 24, 2021Kali Hays

Johann Rupert, Federico Marchetti

Business Features

Richemont Defends Johann Rupert’s Early COVID-19 Vaccination

Rupert has come under fire from a Swiss newspaper for getting an early vaccine from a clinic in which one of his companies has a financial interest.

clock January 23, 2021Samantha Conti

Walmart

Retail

Walmart Says It Is Gearing Up for COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

The retailer said it is preparing to provide between 10 million and 13 million doses a month when vaccine supplies increase.

clock January 22, 2021Sindhu Sundar

Ben Stubbington

Business Features

Lululemon’s Stubbington on Blending Creativity and Commercialism

Joe’s Blackbook hosted a conversation between Stubbington and designer Robert Geller.

clock January 22, 2021Jean E. Palmieri

The ribbon-cutting at The Vitamin Shoppe in Hanoi.

Retail

The Vitamin Shoppe Expands in Asia

The health and wellness retailer sees opportunity for further expansion in Asia.

clock January 22, 2021David Moin

Brokaw with fellow NBC News anchors, from left to right, Chuck Todd, Savannah Guthrie, Lester Holt and Andrea Mitchell and guest Tom Brokaw, during midterm election coverage in 2018.

Media

Tom Brokaw Making Full Retirement From NBC After 55 years

The longtime broadcast reporter and anchor started at NBC in Los Angeles in the late 1960s.

clock January 22, 2021Kali Hays

Guess store

Legal

Model Sues Guess for ‘Enabling’ Paul Marciano Sexual Abuse

A former unnamed Guess model claims the company is protecting a “sexual predator” who assaulted her last year.

clock January 22, 2021Kali Hays

Amina Muaddi x Mytheresa.com featuring Pernille Teisbaek

Financial

Mytheresa Stock Keeps Rising After IPO

The German luxury fashion e-commerce site made further gains in its second day on Wall Street.

clock January 22, 2021Evan Clark

Francesca's

Retail

Francesca’s Gets Bankruptcy Sale Approved

The retailer got a Delaware bankruptcy court’s approval for a sale that would help it emerge from bankruptcy as a going concern.

clock January 22, 2021Sindhu Sundar

Michael DeLellis

Markets

Calvin Klein’s Michael DeLellis, EVP, Marketing Operations Officer, to Step Down

He will transition to a consulting role through the end of April.

clock January 22, 2021Lisa Lockwood

Condé Nast

Media

Condé Nast Entertainment Pulls Another Top Hire From Walt Disney

New president Agnes Chu also announced a series of promotions within the entertainment division, while former president Oren Katzeff is understood to have left the company.

clock January 22, 2021Kathryn Hopkins

bustle digital group

Media

What the SPAC? Media’s New Favorite Funding

Bustle Digital Group, Group Nine and Joanna Coles are among the players getting in on the action.

clock January 22, 2021Kathryn Hopkins

tipsy elves

Retail

Tipsy Elves Tops List of Fastest-Growing Direct-to-Consumer Brands

SimilarWeb’s rankings examine quarter-to-quarter growth of branded websites.

clock January 22, 2021Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Woman with backpack hiking Lifestyle adventure concept forest and lake on background active vacations into the wild

Retail

Euromonitor International Reveals Top 10 Global Consumer Trends List

Euromonitor International’s list includes “thoughtful thrifting” and “craving convenience.”

clock January 22, 2021Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Christiane Lemieux

Business Features

Anthropologie, Wayfair Interior Designer Discusses ‘Decade of Home’

Christiane Lemieux takes a deep dive into “the decade of home” — what it is and what it means for our culture.

clock January 22, 2021Tracey Meyers

Louis Vuitton Los Angeles Window

Retail

Shopping in a COVID-19 Hot Spot: Los Angeles

Despite thousands of new virus cases a week in L.A., and dozens of brands and retail operators with worker outbreaks, nonessential shopping continues.

clock January 22, 2021Kali Hays

Reclassified store in shopping mall Hkri Taikoo Hui in Shanghai.

Mergers and Acquisitions

CITIC Capital Invests in Chinese Fragrance Brand Reclassified

Founded in 2013, the Shanghai-based Reclassified sells a variety of scented products via its over 100 retail outlets in 50 Chinese cities.

clock January 22, 2021Tianwei Zhang

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Technology

Eyeing the World: How Citizens of Humanity Leverages Cross-Border E-comm to Boost Global Sales

Executives from Flow Commerce and Citizens of Humanity joined WWD in discussing attracting and converting international customers.

clock January 22, 2021Alexandra Pastore

Retail

SFA’s Marc Metrick on the Pandemic, Changes and Leadership

The CEO says Saks was making changes pre-pandemic that have helped the business navigate through the crisis.

clock January 21, 2021David Moin

President Joe Biden kicked off his presidency with moves to address worker issues.

Retail

Biden Admin’s Signals to Labor

The new president has proposed a $15-an-hour minimum wage, moved to preserve protections for LGBTQ workers, and fired the NLRB general counsel.

clock January 21, 2021Sindhu Sundar

Simone Rocha, Michael Kliger, Roberto Eggs

Financial

Mytheresa Shares Leap 19 Percent on NYSE Debut

CEO Michael Kliger believes Mytheresa can fight right alongside behemoths such as Farfetch in the online luxury space. “It’s not a question of whether one model will win. It’s my firm belief that there are many different customers,” he said.

clock January 21, 2021Samantha Conti

The Saks.com homepage.

Retail

Hudson’s Bay Co. Planning to Take Saks.com Public

HBC would take Saks.com public, establishing Saks.com and the Saks Fifth Avenue brick-and-mortar stores as separate companies.

clock January 21, 2021David Moin

A Filippa K look

Human Resources

Filippa K Taps Former Acne, Alexander Wang Executive as CEO

Rikard Frost is the Scandinavian label’s new CEO, effective as of April.

clock January 21, 2021Natalie Theodosi

Backstage at Salvatore Ferragamo RTW Spring 2021

Financial

Salvatore Ferragamo Shares Climb After Governance News, Rumors of C-suite Changes

Salvatore Ferragamo shares rose in Milan on Thursday following the announcement.

clock January 21, 2021Luisa Zargani

Mytheresa executives at the new york stock exchange virtually

Financial

Mytheresa IPO Pushes Valuation Up 26.2 Percent

The e-commerce site’s market capitalization hit $2.9 million in its Wall Street introduction.

clock January 21, 2021Evan Clark

David Beckham, Victoria Beckham and Kim Jones

Business Features

Sales Climb, Losses Widen at Victoria Beckham’s Brand in 2019

David and Victoria Beckham’s businesses are growing at different speeds, but the couple are sharing the spoils, and took home a dividend of 14.5 million pounds in 2019.

clock January 21, 2021Samantha Conti

The New Yorker homepage.

Media

The New Yorker Staffers Stage 24-hour Virtual Walkout Over Pay Battle With Condé Nast

“Simply, we deserve better,” said Natalie Meade, unit chair of The New Yorker Union.

clock January 21, 2021Kathryn Hopkins

Government workers lock down a neighborhood in Huangpu district, the center of Shanghai, China Thursday, after a worker at a hospital found suspected of COVID-19 during a routine coronavirus test. Three new covid-19 cases were confirmed in the neighborhood by Thursday morning.

Retail

Shanghai’s Locally Transmitted COVID-19 Cases Dampen Spending Outlook

Luxury spending in China might stagnate in the short term as strict rules are introduced to contain the virus ahead of Chinese New Year.

clock January 21, 2021Tianwei Zhang

online shopping

Business Features

Consumer Survey Predicts American’s Renewed Commitment — Starting With Retail

Engine Insights’ pulse of the American Consumer data reveals optimistic sentiment as the New Year begins.

clock January 21, 2021Alexandra Pastore

Sustainable viscoses in poppy colors at Miatex.

Business Features

Texworld Shines Light on Innovation, Education for Winter Edition

Texworld’s digital winter edition focused on innovations and education in the textile industry.

clock January 21, 2021Tracey Meyers

Designs from Grant Blvd.

Business Features

Beyoncé Gives Boost to Philadelphia-Based Fashion Business Grant Blvd.

The company is committed to social justice issues, local production and helping the incarcerated.

clock January 21, 2021Rosemary Feitelberg

American Eagle Outfitters

Financial

American Eagle Charts Path Forward; Aerie Surpass $1 Billion in Revenues

The retailer lays out its three-year growth strategy at the company’s Investor Day.

clock January 21, 2021Kellie Ell

AC magazine

Media

Accessories Magazine Rises Again

Rebranded as AC magazine, the publication is being chartered by the Accessories Council.

clock January 21, 2021Thomas Waller

Looks from Mytheresa's first coed capsule with Balmain.

Financial

Mytheresa Increases IPO Price to $26 A Share

The e-commerce company will start out with a valuation of $2.3 billion when introduced on Wall Street.

clock January 20, 2021Evan Clark

Darren Walker and Andre Leon Talley

Media

André Leon Talley Talks Race and Power in Fashion

Vogue’s former editor at large shared some highs and lows of his career with Ford Foundation president Darren Walker.

clock January 20, 2021Rosemary Feitelberg

Algonomy

Business Features

RichRelevance and Manthan Software Complete Merger, Form Algonomy

The newly formed company is helping brands and retailers accelerate digitalization.

clock January 20, 2021Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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