Christina Hammond

Business Features

Leveraging Connections — and Knowledge — to Succeed

From “multi-preneur” to “mom-preneur,” Christina Hammond’s career path is one that continues to evolve.

clock October 30, 2020WWD Staff

Perfect Diary's no.200 store in Shenzhen

Markets

C-Beauty Unicorn and Perfect Diary Parent Yatsen Files For U.S. IPO

A pioneer in the D2C model, Yatsen will be the first Chinese beauty company to ever list on the New York Stock Exchange.

clock 10hTianwei Zhang

Undated combined photo shows the logos of (clockwise from top L) Google LLC, Apple Inc., Facebook Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. (Kyodo via AP Images) ==Kyodo

Technology

Big Tech Shares Stumble After Earnings Results

Earnings results looked decent overall, but not decent enough for Wall Street.

clock 16hAdriana Lee

Madison Avenue BodAugust 11, 2020© Julienne Schaer

Retail

A ‘BID’ for Pop-ups

The Madison Avenue Business Improvement District has a template facilitating pop-up agreements between property owners and retailers.

clock 16hDavid Moin

The big screen for magnifying diamonds at a co-branded Jared-James Allen store.

Retail

At Jared, a Year of Transformation

The $1.09 billion jewelry division of Signet is working to elevate its image and differentiate its merchandise.

clock 17hDavid Moin

Business Features

Secteur 6 Focuses on Transparency and Adoptable Practices

The two founders also created another business rooted in organics: Heavenly Organics.

clock 18hRosemary Feitelberg

Kanye West

Media

Kanye West Takes Out Political Ad in The New York Times

“Our future holds a better America. In our future, we will H.E.A.L. Hold Everyone Accountable to Love,” West wrote in the ad.

clock 21hLayla Ilchi

A look from the Paul Smith capsule collection for Bloomingdale's.

Retail

Bloomingdale’s Engages Shoppers Through ‘On Screen’ Series

The virtual series replaces in-store events and most recently featured Sir Paul Smith.

clock 21hJean E. Palmieri

Lululemon store

Human Resources

Lululemon Expands C-suite

The athletic apparel and accessories maker has tapped execs from Adidas and Abercrombie & Fitch.

clock 23hKellie Ell

gift giving

Business Features

Amex Trendex Finds Travel and Experience Is on Consumers’ Minds

Amid the holiday shopping season, consumers want to reconnect with loved ones through gift-giving.

clock 23hAlexandra Pastore

Under Armour store

Financial

Under Armour’s Better-than-expected Earnings and Sale of MyFitnessPal Boost Shares

Meanwhile, the footwear, accessories, international and e-commerce businesses gain traction, while the wholesale and North American divisions continue to lag.

clock October 30, 2020Kellie Ell

Robinsons flagship location at The Heeren

Retail

After 162 Years, Singapore’s Robinsons Department Stores to Shut Down

The heritage retailer calls it quits on its last two locations.

clock October 30, 2020Tiffany Ap

Danielle Bernstein

Retail

EXCLUSIVE: Danielle Bernstein Partners With Showfields for Curated Shop Featuring Small Businesses

The endeavor with Showfields comes amid accusations of Bernstein of copying designs from other brands

clock October 30, 2020Kellie Ell

Cosmopolitan is launching a wine brand.

Media

Cosmopolitan Magazine Launches Wine Brand

The idea predated the pandemic, but editor in chief Jessica Pels said the timing of the launch is spot on.

clock October 30, 2020Kathryn Hopkins

An Amazon Prime logo appears on the side of a delivery van as it departs an Amazon Warehouse location, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Dedham, Mass., (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Technology

Amazon Q3 Sails Past Expectations, Revenues Jump 37%

The pandemic has been better to Amazon than anyone realized, thanks to online shopping surges.

clock October 29, 2020Adriana Lee

Huntsman at Home relies on Toshi's business-to-business delivery services.

Technology

Heritage Tailor Deploys Chat Tech, Robotics to Serve Clients at Home

Savile Row’s Huntsman brings its heritage into the modern era with new Huntsman at Home suite of tech services. 

clock October 29, 2020Adriana Lee

Columbia's Black Dot Three Forks jacket.

Financial

Columbia Shuffles Leaders as Third Quarter Shows Improvement

The outdoors brand is focusing more on omni-channel initiatives as future growth opportunities.

clock October 29, 2020Jean E. Palmieri

A Tiffany diamond

Mergers and Acquisitions

LVMH Seen Driving Tiffany More Upscale

Luxury analysts say the French group is likely to “re-enchant” the brand with renewed stores, products and leadership.

clock October 29, 2020Miles Socha and Evan Clark

Ralph Lauren at his Spring 2019 RTW show.

Financial

A More Focused Ralph Lauren for the Pandemic

The company, which is moving Chaps to a licensed model, started coming back in the second fiscal quarter with narrower losses.

clock October 29, 2020Evan Clark

Alibaba announces its new approach to Singles' Day.

Retail

Alibaba Adds Three More Days to Singles’ Day Sale

New format to include two separate shopping windows, spaced more than one week apart, for customers to ring up their purchases.

clock October 29, 2020Tiffany Ap

Retail

Saks Fifth Avenue Reconstructs Its E-commerce Experience

Digital growth and online innovation are critical to offset difficult business at stores and meet changing customer expectations.

clock October 29, 2020David Moin

A shopper peers into a closed Pier 1 Imports store, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. The chain plans to shutter all stores and liquidate due to COVID-19. Many beaches and businesses have reopened during the new coronavirus pandemic. (Phelan M. Ebenhack via AP)

Retail

Pier 1 Imports Finds New Life as E-commerce Only Site

Retail Ecommerce Ventures has retained the 58-year-old home goods retailer’s senior buyers for the relaunch.

clock October 29, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Molly Taylor and Kate Brems

Retail

Saks Off 5th Pumps Up Executive Team

The off-pricer’s new chief merchant previously worked at Century 21 and Nordstrom Rack.

clock October 29, 2020David Moin

Kate Hudson Fabletics Girl Up Campaign

Retail

Fabletics Doubles Down on Retail With Rowing Machine Deal, More Stores

The pandemic has not made the athleticwear brand averse to physical retail.

clock October 29, 2020Kali Hays

Ralph Lauren

Financial

Ralph Lauren Moves Chaps to Licensed Model, Narrows Losses

The firm’s second-quarter top and bottom line showed improvement over the first quarter.

clock October 29, 2020Evan Clark

A French policeman stands guard near the scene of the knife attack at the Notre Dame church in Nice, France.

Government and Trade

France on Edge After New Terror Attack, Hours Before Lockdown

Three people were killed Thursday morning in the southern city of Nice, two inside the Notre Dame basilica.

clock October 29, 2020Jennifer Weil

Wrangler

Retail

Kontoor Warily Eyes Recovery From COVID-19 Impact

The lifestyle company reported a dip in third-quarter revenues, but said it is expecting some recovery even as the pandemic continues.

clock October 29, 2020Sindhu Sundar

Coach store

Financial

Recovery Starts to Take Shape for Tapestry Inc., Parent to Coach and Kate Spade

The retailer logged a $231 million profit for the quarter, up from $20 million the same time last year.

clock October 29, 2020Kellie Ell

The FiloBlu HQ outside Venice, Italy.

Technology

Integration of Functions, Data Backbone Key to Support Business in COVID-19 Era

Christian Nucibella, founder and ceo of consultancy FiloBlu, believes a project-based, cross-functional mind-set is key to thrive.

clock October 29, 2020Martino Carrera

inside a j.c. penney store

Financial

J.C. Penney Inks Asset Deal With Landlords, Lenders

The retailer said it is charting a course to exit bankruptcy before the holiday season.

clock October 28, 2020Evan Clark

Bogner will open a pop-up shop in Toronto on Nov. 1.

Retail

Bogner Expands Canadian Business With Toronto Pop-up

The shop, which features luxury skiwear and casual sportswear, will open Nov. 1.

clock October 28, 2020Lisa Lockwood

Bernard Arnault Alexandre Arnault Alessandro Bogliolo talking at Tiffany store.

Financial

Tiffany and LVMH Conclude New Deal

The parties agreed on new purchase price of $131.50 in cash per share and to settle their pending litigation.

clock October 28, 2020Evan Clark and Miles Socha

“The Future Streets” installation in the Meatpacking District.

Business Features

New York City Lends a Hand to Retailers With Open Storefronts Program

Several leaders of the city’s Business Improvement Districts have been calling on city officials to give stores more outdoor space.

clock October 28, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

Roland Mouret and Arizona Muse

Retail

London’s Grosvenor to Invest in Retail, Food Businesses on Its Estate

The U.K. property owner is stepping up its game, and could soon take a stake in Roland Mouret.

clock October 28, 2020Samantha Conti

The Eiffel Tower.

Government and Trade

France Poised to Lock Down Again

The country, facing a surge in coronavirus cases, will shut down non-essential stores, among other measures.

clock October 28, 2020Jennifer Weil

Balmain's Olivier Rousteing at Paris Fashion Week, set against a virtual front row equipped with LG displays.

Technology

LG FOMO Channel Makes Debut With Balmain’s Spring 2021 Paris Runway

Balmain’s latest Paris runway ushers in a new TV channel from LG, with a short film all about Lady Gaga’s “911” music video to follow.

clock October 28, 2020Adriana Lee

The Rue21 store in Tyler, Texas.

Retail

Rue21 Taps Bill Brand as CEO

The retailer needs to build up the digital side of its business and raise its profile but expects to exit 2020 with more profits than last year.

clock October 28, 2020David Moin

Businessman hand showing shopping cart with smart phone, on line shopping concept. (GDA via AP Images)

Technology

Adobe E-Commerce Report: 2020 Holiday Spending Will Break Records

Online shopping will rake in $189 billion, a 33 percent year-over-year jump that equals two years of growth crammed into one season, Adobe said.

clock October 28, 2020Adriana Lee

The moodboard for Lanificio F.lli Cerruti fall 2020 collection.

Human Resources

Lanificio Fratelli Cerruti Gets New CEO

Filippo Vadda, a former Loro Piana executive, succeeds Paolo Torello Viera in the role.

clock October 28, 2020Martino Carrera

political-story-main

Media

Top Political Reporters Talk 2020 Election So Far — and What’s Ahead

It’s been an election cycle like no other, and even less than a week from Election Day, it’s likely far from over.

clock October 28, 2020Kali Hays and Kathryn Hopkins

The latest colorful addition to Puma's RS line of sneakers.

Financial

Puma Q3 Results Underscore Activewear’s Resilience

Barring further drastic lockdown measures, the company expects a positive operating profit for 2020. 

clock October 28, 2020Cathrin Schaer

Boathouse Sports

Business Features

Boathouse Sports Sets Sights on Redefining Performance Wear

The Philadelphia-based brand hired Cindy DiPietrantonio as its new president and chief executive officer.

clock October 28, 2020Tracey Meyers

Ned Sims wearing Palace photographed by his father ​David Sims​ for the i-D magazine 40th anniversary issue.

Media

Alastair McKimm on Celebrating i-D Magazine’s 40 Years of Legacy

The editor in chief of the magazine said he has collected every issue since the first copy he bought after leaving Belfast in 1997.

clock October 28, 2020Tianwei Zhang

Loose Tiffany diamonds.

Financial

Price Cut Could Settle Tiffany vs. LVMH

The jeweler’s stock rebounded on reports that it would consider less than the $135-a-share price set last year.

clock October 27, 2020Evan Clark

Business Features

Giving Back Is Still Important for Brands During the Pandemic

As companies struggle with steep wholesale declines, some brands are trying to connect more with consumers by holiday giving.

clock October 27, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

j.c. penney store

Legal

J.C. Penney Lender Fight Shows Competing Bankruptcy Interests

The ongoing conflict between J.C. Penney’s lender constituencies reflects the ever-present struggles in a bankruptcy.

clock October 27, 2020Sindhu Sundar

Joanne Crevoiserat Tapestry

Financial

Joanne Crevoiserat Marks New Era for Tapestry As Permanent CEO

Crevoiserat, who has been serving as interim ceo since July, is the first woman to lead the fashion company that houses the Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman brands.

clock October 27, 2020Kellie Ell

Shopify and TikTok will make it easier for merchants to lean on the short video platform.

Technology

TikTok, Shopify Announce New Partnership

Shopify merchants can now lean into social video much more easily, as TikTok takes another step toward becoming a Gen Z shopping mall.

clock October 27, 2020Adriana Lee

Nordstrom Local on Third Avenue in Manhattan

Retail

Nordstrom Local Bolsters Its L.A. Presence

Nordstrom Locals are seen in L.A. and New York and could surface in other metro areas around the country.

clock October 27, 2020David Moin

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