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 2hEvan 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 7hEvan 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.

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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.

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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 7hKellie 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.

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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.

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“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.

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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 22hSamantha 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 23hJennifer 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.

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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

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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

Cynthia Daniels

Business Features

Black Business Friday to Launch Online Nov. 27

Two hundred Black-owned businesses will participate in the event, which is designed to bolster sales during the pandemic.

clock October 27, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

Chip BerghWWD Apparel and Retail CEO Summit, New York, USA - 24 Oct 2017

Human Resources

Levi’s Realigning Around Direct-to-consumer Business

The ceo promoted key executives to focus in on brand and connect with consumers.

clock October 27, 2020Evan Clark

Walmart

Retail

Walmart’s Furner Prepares for Uncertain Future

The U.S. division’s president and ceo, John Furner, says the pandemic has led Walmart to “reimagine” how to serve customers more quickly.

clock October 27, 2020Jean E. Palmieri

Young business woman working online e-commerce shopping at her shop. Young woman seller prepare parcel box of product for deliver to customer. Online selling, e-commerce.

Business Features

Brex Introduces Instant Payouts and Tailored Rewards

The offerings aim to unblock growth barriers in the e-commerce industry.

clock October 27, 2020Alexandra Pastore

tiffany store at night

Financial

Tiffany Stock Gains On Fresh Hopes For LVMH Deal

The jeweler’s stock has rebounded on reports that it would consider something more than $130 a share.

clock October 27, 2020Evan Clark

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 October 27, 2020Natalie 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.

clock October 27, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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.

clock October 27, 2020Kali Hays

Drew Barrymore, 2015

Business Features

Etsy Names Annual Design Award Winners

The winners were culled from 100 finalists.

clock October 27, 2020Rosemary 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.

clock October 27, 2020Evan Clark

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.

clock October 27, 2020Kellie Ell

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.

clock October 27, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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 October 26, 2020Sindhu Sundar

XRC Labs

Markets

XRC Labs Opens Applications for 11th Cohort

Start-ups accepted into the program receive $100,000 in capital, targeted programming and access to events, resources and conferences.

clock October 26, 2020Lisa Lockwood

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 October 26, 2020Evan 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 October 26, 2020Adriana Lee

Media

Chris Giglio Returns to Rubenstein

He joins from Kekst CNC where he was a partner for a little under a year.

clock October 26, 2020Kathryn Hopkins

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.

clock October 26, 2020Ryma Chikhoune

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 October 26, 2020Jennifer Weil

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