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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The RealReal Chicago

Retail

The RealReal Opens Store on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue

The flagship has a strong focus on watches and jewelry.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

Ralph Lauren International Women's Day Campaign images of women

Business Features

Fashion Has a New Roadmap for Ending the Industry’s Glaring Gender Inequities

There’s little question as to whether there’s work to be done in improving gender parity across the industry, but one answer may lie in a new roadmap for fashion.

clock October 22, 2020Tara Donaldson

Flat out of Heels

Business Features

This Contactless Retail Solution Puts Its Best Foot(wear) Forward

PopCom’s Kiosk vending machines for retailers will soon offer chic rollable flats for contactless purchasing.

clock October 22, 2020Tracey Meyers

Holli Rogers, chief executive officer of Browns in London.

Retail

After 50 Years, the Customer Still Rules at Browns in London

“You really wanted to look after your customer, to help them. You wanted them to come to you because you’ve got the best of the best,” said Browns’ honorary chairman Joan Burstein in a joint interview with the chief executive officer Holli Rogers.

clock October 22, 2020Samantha Conti

American Eagle retail associates

Retail

EXCLUSIVE: American Eagle Outfitters to Spend $5 Million on Retail Associates’ Education

Employees who have a proven track record of fighting for social justice issues are eligible to receive up to $40,000 for college expenses.

clock October 22, 2020Kellie Ell

Mark Badgley’s joyful illustrations reflect the festive mood of the clothes.

Retail

The Badgley Mischka Store In Palm Beach

clock October 22, 2020WWD Staff

Moncler Grenoble

Business Features

Moncler Unveils Born to Protect Sustainability Plan

Among the numerous initiatives, Moncler has pledged to establish a Diversity and Inclusion Council to boost cultural change, internally and externally, by January 2021.

clock October 22, 2020Luisa Zargani

Financial

Asian Garment Sector Struggles in COVID-19’s Wake

An ILO report found massive declines in exports from 10 key producing countries.

clock October 21, 2020John Zarocostas

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Government and Trade

Better Cotton Initiative Stops Xinjiang Field Activity

The sustainability-minded BCI said the allegations of forced labor have made for an “increasingly untenable operating environment.”

clock October 21, 2020Evan Clark

A new service from PayPal allows its customers to buy, hold and sell cryptocurrency directly from their PayPal account.

Technology

PayPal Enters Cryptocurrency Game

The payments platform gets on board with the digital decentralized, cash for transactions and shopping.

clock October 21, 2020Adriana Lee

Visa announces new Tap to Phone solution, that turns Android phones into fully untethered mobile contactless payment terminals.

Technology

Visa Turns Android Phones Into Contactless Payment Terminals

The financial services company announces launch of new Tap to Phone solution for 15 markets, just in time for the holidays.

clock October 21, 2020Adriana Lee

Retail

Another ‘Stalking-Horse’ Bid Emerges for Justice

Bluestar Alliance said it topped a previous stalking-horse bid for Justice.

clock October 21, 2020David Moin

Retail

Auctioning One-of-a-Kind Designer Denims, for a Good Cause

Delivering Good has reimagined its annual fund-raising gala.

clock October 21, 2020David Moin

Backstage at Salvatore Ferragamo RTW Spring 2021

Mergers and Acquisitions

Salvatore Ferragamo Denies Sale Rumors

Shares soared on the Italian Stock Exchange following rumors the Ferragamo family was in contact with investors and eyeing the sale of a minority stake.

clock October 21, 2020Luisa Zargani

Shoppers were out at the stores, and using their phones to price check.

Retail

Dire Forecast: KPMG Sees Holiday Spending Down 18%

While KPMG’s forecast for holiday seems bleak due to the impact of COVID-19, the NRF and others tend toward optimism for holiday 2020.

clock October 21, 2020David Moin

Facebook's LDU transition period — set up to ease businesses into the data privacy tool — expires on Tuesday.

Technology

Facebook’s Limited Data Use Transition Expires Tuesday

Facebook developed LDU in response to California’s privacy law. Here’s what it means to brands. 

clock October 21, 2020Adriana Lee

Li Jiagi, China's "King of Lipsticks"

Retail

Livestream Shopping, Social Selling Help Evolve Retail Industry

These emerged as key topics at the latest edition of the e-Pitti innovation and technology summit, virtually hosted by Pitti Immagine on Wednesday.

clock October 21, 2020Alessandra Turra

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Business Features

Reports Reveal Disproportionate Impact on Women Amid Pandemic

The social media giant conducted two reports to better understand how the crisis is showing gender inequality in business and at home.

clock October 21, 2020Alexandra Pastore

Gap Holiday

Financial

Gap May Close European Stores Or Seek Partnerships

The group is reviewing the warehouse and distribution model, and Gap and Banana Republic e-commerce operations in Europe.

clock October 21, 2020Mimosa Spencer

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Mergers and Acquisitions

Retail M&A Update: Is It Time to Sell?

Andrew D. Postal, managing partner of MMG Advisors Inc., discusses the state of M&A trends in the retail and fashion apparel market.

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Malika Savell

Human Resources

Prada Group Appoints Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

This is a new role for the Italian luxury company, which Malika Savell joins from the LVMH group.

clock October 21, 2020Luisa Zargani

Los Angeles Retail Reopening amid COVID-19 Pandemic - 28 May 2020

Government and Trade

L.A. Stuck in Strict COVID-19 Measures as California Starts Loosening

Personal-care services are now open statewide, but too many COVID-19 cases in L.A. continue to have the area’s businesses restricted.

clock October 20, 2020Kali Hays

An image from Banana Republic's holiday campaign.

Media

Banana Republic Returns to TV Advertising for Holiday Season

The TV campaign, which starts Nov. 9, will be accompanied by a digital and direct mail campaign that begins Wednesday.

clock October 20, 2020Lisa Lockwood

Kohl's is piloting Lands' End presentations inside 150 stores.

Retail

How Kohl’s Intends to ‘Reignite’ Its Women’s Business

Pivoting toward active, casual and beauty brands, and streamlining women’s brands, men’s, handbags and fine jewelry is the order of the day.

clock October 20, 2020David Moin

j.c. penney store

Legal

Penney’s Firms Up Sale Deal With Lenders and Landlords

The retailer said Tuesday that it’s on track to sell to Simon, Brookfield and lenders, insisting that “failure has never been an option.”

clock October 20, 2020Sindhu Sundar

The Venice's Ponte di Rialto.

Retail

With the Coronavirus Spiking in Italy, Domestic Consumption Drops

In September, the sales of fashion, beauty, interior design products, as well as the business of restaurants, bars and cultural institutions, decreased 34.8 percent compared to last year.

clock October 20, 2020Alessandra Turra

Google CEO Sundar Pichai appears before the House Judiciary Committee to be questioned about the internet giant's privacy security and data collection, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. Pichai angered members of a Senate panel in September by declining their invitation to testify about foreign governments' manipulation of online services to sway U.S. political elections. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Technology

DOJ, 11 States Slap Google With Antitrust Lawsuit

The Department of Justice, along with 11 states, accuses the search giant of anticompetitive practices. This could be just the beginning.

clock October 20, 2020Adriana Lee

Gap Holiday 2020

Business Features

Gap Celebrates Modern American Optimism With New Campaign

The “Dream the Future” engages Gap’s community through dance to share hope and happiness during the holiday season.

clock October 20, 2020Alexandra Pastore

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