Federico Marchetti

Human Resources

YNAP Group Names New CEO, Federico Marchetti Stays on as Chairman

Geoffroy Lefebvre, currently group digital distribution director at parent group Compagnie Financière Richemont, will succeed Federico Marchetti effective Jan. 4.

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Ian Rogers

Human Resources

Ian Rogers Transitions to Advisory Role at LVMH

After five years as its chief digital officer, he is joining Paris-based tech startup Ledger.

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holiday shopper

Business Features

What’s on Retail’s Wish List This Holiday?

At the height of the holiday shopping season, WWD asked some top execs what they plan to give and what they’ve learned from the difficult season so far.

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Inside the first Norwegian Rain Compact Store in Copenhagen.


Are Tiny Stores the Next Big Idea in Retail?

The Norwegian Rain Compact Store just opened in Copenhagen, showcasing only six styles of raincoats.

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Black Friday shoppers in New York City.


Black Friday Shoppers in New York City 2020

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Black Friday Weekend Meets Modest Expectations in a Swirl of Highs and Lows

In a Thanksgiving weekend unlike any other, department stores and fashion specialty retailers fought hard for business and met their modest expectations. They extended Black Friday promotions through the weekend, from weeks before. They emphasized over and over again the measures implemented to help shoppers in stores feel safe from COVID-19. And assortments, while lean, […]

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Evans C. Reitman-Swiss

Business Features

Textile Executive Evans C. Reitman-Swiss Dies at 91

The former textile executive died of complications from COVID-19.

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**FILE PHOTO** Former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, Has Passed Away at 46. LAS VEGAS, NV - November 17: Tony Hsieh at Las vegas Rock n Rol Marathon in Las Vegas, Nevada. Credit: Erik Kabik Photography/MediaPunch. /IPX


Zappos Cofounder Tony Hsieh Dies at Age 46

Tony Hsieh cofounded Zappos in 1999 and pioneered many of the online and corporate strategies in use today.

clock November 28, 2020Katie Abel

Outside a Best Buy store in Manhattan on Black Friday.


Black Friday Scorecard: Online Soars, Brick and Mortar Sinks

Surging online sales should help many retailers come out ahead this holiday season.

clock November 28, 2020David Moin

Kylie Jenner had a major makeup collaboration with Topshop.


COVID-19 Could Tip Topshop’s Troubled Parent Into Bankruptcy

Arcadia, which was already forced to shut stores and restructure, could file for administration in the U.K. as early as next week, according to reports.

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The launch issue cover of Konfekt


Monocle Adds New Women’s Title, Konfekt, Based in Zürich

The quarterly will be edited in Zürich with a focus on fashion, architecture and design for the German-speaking regions.

clock November 27, 2020Tianwei Zhang

Shoppers on Black Friday in New York City.

Business Features

The Outside View: Finding the True Value in Black Friday

If you must shop, choose by carefully considering the sense of value, appreciation and worth – not just the price.

clock November 27, 2020Eva Kruse

Exterior of the Anne-Taylor Loft store in Paramus, N.J.


Ascena Sells Off Divisions to Sycamore Partners

The deal would significantly expand Sycamore Partners’ retail portfolio.

clock November 26, 2020David Moin


Business Features

MooRER Eyes Business Expansion in 2021

The Italian company’s founder Moreno Faccincani is mapping out a development in the U.S., China and Russia.

clock November 26, 2020Luisa Zargani

Mulberry Presentation RTW Fall 2020, photographed in London on 14 February 2020

Business Features

China, Korea and Digital Channels Help to Buoy Mulberry in First Half

Mulberry is returning to growth, with the Asia-Pacific region and digital channels both notching double-digit growth in the first half and into the current period.

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A screenshot from the Adeam x Noami Osaka e-commerce website.

Business Features

Clicks Fast Overtaking Bricks in Fashion, Luxury Arena, Says McKinsey

“We’ve seen more than seven years of online growth in nine months,” said Anita Balchandani, a McKinsey partner and head of the apparel, fashion and luxury team in the U.K. and EMEA.

clock November 25, 2020Samantha Conti


MadaLuxe Group Gets Into Licensing

The formation of the licensing arm is the latest expansion move by the family-run firm.

clock November 25, 2020David Moin

A model presents a creation from Valentino Haute Couture collection by designer Pierpaolo Piccioli during a fashion show at the Aman Summer Palace in Beijing.

Business Features

Why Being Physically and Digitally Present in China Is Only Way Forward

Digitalization is important, but storytelling is essential.

clock November 25, 2020Sandra Salibian


Neiman’s Links With Affirm on Payment Options

Retailers are seeking to spur more business by providing additional options on how and when shoppers can pay their bills.

clock November 25, 2020David Moin

Denise Balugo photographed by her son Jahmad Balugo on the cover of Love magazine.


Them’s Whembley Sewell Takes Over Love Magazine

The Condé Nast-owned title will move from London to New York.

clock November 25, 2020Kathryn Hopkins

Anya Hindmarch's 'I Am A Plastic Bag' campaign

Business Features

Anya Hindmarch Bans Black Friday, Donates to Charity Instead

Like other brands and designers, the London-based Hindmarch has been changing her delivery schedule, clamping down on discounts, and focusing on in-season selling.

clock November 25, 2020Samantha Conti

Chiara Ferragni in the Pomellato video


Aeffe Shares Climb After Chiara Ferragni Agreement

Velmar, controlled by the Italian fashion group, has signed a multi-year licensing agreement to produce and distribute underwear and beachwear collections branded Chiara Ferragni.

clock November 25, 2020Luisa Zargani

Chantal Gaemperle

Human Resources

LVMH to Fund Hotel Stays for Women Escaping Domestic Violence

An upsurge in domestic violence, which the U.N. has dubbed the “Shadow Pandemic,” is overwhelming shelters and helplines.

clock November 25, 2020Mimosa Spencer

The brand’s “Krissy” crew and sweatpants.

Business Features

American Made Goods and Production Are the Focus of USAstrong

The New York-based company is relying on directors in other states to help source new items.

clock November 25, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

Miu Miu

Business Features

Women’s Empowerment, Diversity Cornerstones of Miu Miu Brand

In her first interview since joining the brand as general manager in February, Benedetta Petruzzo maps out avenues for further growth.

clock November 25, 2020Luisa Zargani

President-elect Joe Biden


Equal Measure: The Biden Administration Could Mean New Protections for Retail Workers

The long pandemic has exacerbated wage and worker safety issues that the next administration could address through policy and appointments.

clock November 25, 2020Sindhu Sundar

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Business Features

The Outside View: Wake Up to the Ways of Gaming

Fashion can’t fully embrace gamification while it still clings to a 19th-century mind-set.

clock November 25, 2020George Gottl

Robert C. Baker

Real Estate

Obituary: Robert Baker, Developer, Philanthropist

The real estate mogul founded the National Realty Development Corp.

clock November 24, 2020David Moin

In this May 22, 2018, cosmetic products are prepared for display inside the new Givenchy space at the revamped second floor devoted to beauty at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York.  Stores like Saks and Macy’s are promising workouts for your face, augmented reality and beauty treatment concierges as they try to attract millennial customers and make the cosmetics aisles more of a destination than a stopover. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)


Study: Online Beauty Shoppers Reluctant to Try New Brands, Products

Experimentation’s great, but over e-commerce, 56 percent of beauty consumers stick with what they know.

clock November 24, 2020Adriana Lee

gap store pick up in store mask


Gap Profits Fall 32.1 Percent on Flat Sales

The retailer named Sandra Stangl as president and chief executive officer of Banana Republic.

clock November 24, 2020Evan Clark

Erik Nordstrom


Nordstrom Sees Net Decline; Cites Improving Trends

Nordstrom’s famous Anniversary Sale shifted from the second to the third quarter this year and helped results.

clock November 24, 2020David Moin

Christmas windows at BHV Marais


French President Announces Easing of Lockdown Measures

Shops will reopen on Nov. 28, further restrictions will lift on Dec. 15

clock November 24, 2020Mimosa Spencer



Amazon Joins Feds on Anticounterfeit Strike Force

Amazon and IPR Center launch “Operation Fulfilled Action” to block fakes from entering the U.S.

clock November 24, 2020Adriana Lee

The New Yorker's new store image.


The New Yorker Goes Beyond Tote Bags With New Online Store

But there is other stuff to buy, and more to come, according to the creative director heading up the project.

clock November 24, 2020Kali Hays

Kendra Bracken Ferguson


DBA Cofounder Joins G&B Advisory Board

G&B has reached nearly $4 million in profits since it was founded five years ago.

clock November 24, 2020Alexa Tietjen

Libby Wadle


Wadle Steps Up to J. Crew Group CEO; Singer Departs

Though J. Crew Group recently emerged from bankruptcy, the J. Crew brand still requires a turnaround.

clock November 24, 2020David Moin

J.C. Penney


J.C. Penney Gets Green Light for Chapter 11 Plan

The retailer, working to close its going concern sale to landlords and lenders, also got its Chapter 11 plan approved in bankruptcy court.

clock November 24, 2020Sindhu Sundar

ModaResa founder Stephanie Smith


Start-up ModaResa Wants to Fix Everyone’s Fashion Week Schedules

The company has recently joined LVMH’s La Maison des Startups accelerator program.

clock November 24, 2020Natalie Theodosi

Rebecca Hessel Cohen, founder of LoveShackFancy.


LoveShackFancy Opens Romantic Upper East Side Boutique

The romantic women’s brand is also planning to open stores in Texas in the new year and is considering a London location.

clock November 24, 2020Jean E. Palmieri



Walmart Mexico Under New Antitrust Investigation

The division is Walmart’s largest, outside of the U.S., and was at the root of a long bribery investigation settled last year.

clock November 24, 2020Kali Hays

Vanity Fair's The Hive.


Vanity Fair Makes Three New Hires

Miriam Elder, Cassie da Costa and Kia D. Goosby are joining Vanity Fair.

clock November 24, 2020Kathryn Hopkins

Business Features

‘New Cotton Project’ Aims to Build a Better Business Model for Circular Fashion

The international effort will call for innovation, development and analysis to try to expedite circular fashion.

clock November 24, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

Courtney Bonnell Bradarich


Coterie Taps Courtney Bradarich as Vice President of Events

Coterie’s live and digital event dates for 2021 will be released in the coming weeks.

clock November 24, 2020Lisa Lockwood

holiday shopping


ICSC: Shoppers to Dole Out $470 Over Weekend Holiday

The survey also revealed that 85 percent of consumers planned to go shopping Thanksgiving weekend through to Cyber Monday.

clock November 24, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz


Saks Off 5th Site Adds Klarna for Payment Flexibility

Given the state of the economy, many consumers may seek payment options on their holiday gift purchases.

clock November 24, 2020David Moin

Abercrombie & Fitch in Columbus, Ohio


A&F Posts Strong Quarter, Cites Potential COVID-19 Related Closings

Strong digital sales and improving sales at stores were tempered by concerns over spiking coronavirus cases.

clock November 24, 2020David Moin



Chico’s FAS’s Digital and Innerwear Businesses Continue to Be Company Standouts

But the retailer is still registering losses from its other brands.

clock November 24, 2020Kellie Ell



Tiffany Profits Soar With Strength in Asia

The jeweler’s sales in the third quarter were down only slightly despite disruption from the pandemic.

clock November 24, 2020Evan Clark

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Shoppers on Black Friday in New York City.


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