The Estée Lauder Cos. is sticking with its department store partners in the U.S. and abroad, executives said at the company’s shareholder meeting Tuesday.
“Department stores’ online sales are growing nicely,” Lauder chief executive officer Fabrizio Freda said, adding that while foot traffic is still slow in the U.S. department stores, department stores in other regions — like Selfridges — still do very well. Plus, Lauder’s recent move further into the specialty retail space is making up for softness in U.S. department stores, he said.
As 2018 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at the best party photos of the year. First up, newlyweds Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra in black tie at Ralph Lauren’s 50th anniversary show in September.
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“Sand, summer, sea,” is how designer Sarah Staudinger describes of the beginnings of her latest collection for Staud, writes @elmercer.
Summer was encapsulated through an array of adorable picnic inspired garb in poppy hues like tablecloth gingham compact knit playsuits and matching sets and plenty of crudite-emblazoned offerings. The best foodie-looks included a salad printed waffle minidress with matching cardigan or a matching neon green knit set with fringe made of mini glass lemons (and matching croakies). #wwdfashion
With a litany of sold-out collabs, a history-making debut show for Louis Vuitton men’s and armfuls of awards, Virgil Abloh is WWD’s Newsmaker of the Year. 📸: @lexieblacklock .