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Madelaine Petsch in a style from her Prive Revaux collaboration.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Privé Revaux Takes on Private Equity Partner

TSG Consumer Partners has taken a minority stake in the affordable eyewear brand.

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The Swatch store in Times Square.

Financial

Swatch Group Sales Rise 12.6% in First Half

The Swiss watch company clocked double-digit sales growth in North America.

clock July 18, 2018Mimosa Spencer

First Aid Beauty gets playful with Hello FAB.

Beauty Features

With Updated Acquisition Strategy, P&G Buys First Aid Beauty

In line with Procter & Gamble’s new attitude toward beauty acquisitions, First Aid Beauty will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary.

clock July 18, 2018Allison Collins

A package from Amazon Prime is loaded for delivery on a UPS truck, in New York. Amazon is extending its annual "Prime Day" promotion to 30 hours this year. Amazon will offer discounts and other deals in an effort to boost sales during the slower summer months. This year's Prime Day will start at 9 p.m. ET on July 10, 2017. While Amazon has claimed success, there have been grumblings that Prime Day deals have been unimpressive or involve older modelsTEC--Amazon-Prime Day, New York, USA - 09 May 2017

Financial

Retail’s Prime Day Pile On

Amazon’s massive sale suits its own purposes, but Prime Day creates both challenges and opportunities for other merchants.

clock July 16, 2018Evan Clark

Amazon Echo

Technology

Amazon Prime Day — a Coming Out Party for Voice Shopping?

Whether it’s selling Alexa devices or tempting Echo users with deals, Amazon really wants its voice to take off.

clock July 16, 2018Adriana Lee

Veronica and Vanessa Merrell.

People

Influence Peddler: YouTube Stars The Merrell Twins Dive Into Fashion With True Img Label

The identical twins have created a school-appropriate collection of affordable junior apparel that is meant to help build confidence.

clock July 16, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne

Retail

Emaar Malls Names Bousquet-Chavanne CEO to Boost Digital Efforts

Bousquet-Chavanne will join Emaar in August from Marks & Spencer plc.

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Helena Christensen, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Donatella Versaces, Claudia Schiffer and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy on the catwalkVersace show, Runway, Spring Summer 2018, Milan Fashion Week, Italy - 22 Sep 2017

Financial

Versace Expects Growth in 2018, Company Pays Dividends

The Versace family cashed in 3.1 million euros.

clock July 13, 2018Luisa Zargani

Masses of women leave their factories at the end of the day in Chittagong, southern Bangladesh. This region has more than 500,000 people employed in its garment sector.

Government and Trade

In Bangladesh’s Factories, Rohingya Refugees Work in Fear Under the Radar

Fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh, members of the Rohingya group secretly work in the nation’s apparel sector — but hide their true origins.

clock July 13, 2018Dene-Hern Chen

According to the NRF survey, b-t-s shoppers plan to spend the most on clothing - $236.90 - on average.

Retail

NRF Projects Robust B-t-s Spending but Slightly Under Last Year

This year the outlook for retail has shifted from gloomy to bright.

clock July 12, 2018David Moin

Looks from Longchamp's fall 2018 collection.

Fashion Scoops

EXCLUSIVE: Longchamp to Stage First Fashion Show in New York

The show will cap the brand’s 70th anniversary celebrations, with a tandem event scheduled for the Opéra Garnier in Paris.

clock July 12, 2018Katya Foreman

Products from Butter London

Beauty Features

Astral Brands Adds Butter London to Portfolio

Astral already owns Aloette, Cosmedix and Pür.

clock July 12, 2018Allison Collins

Riccardo Tisci x Vivienne Westwood Collaboration for Burberry

Financial

Burberry Retail Sales Rise 3% in First Quarter, Brand Confirms in Update

Sales were 479 million pounds in the 13 weeks to June 30.

clock July 11, 2018Samantha Conti

Retail

WWD Retail 20/20 London: The New Store Experience

Brand leaders gathered at London’s Wellcome Collection on June 27 to talk shop floors, customer seduction and the importance of savvy sales staff.

clock July 11, 2018Samantha Conti

Romee Strijd, Karlie KlossLevi's Trucker 50th Anniversary at Levi's Haus of Strauss, Los Angeles, USA - 5 October 2017

Financial

Levi Strauss Growth Charges On Despite Trade Worries

Ceo Chip Bergh told WWD he’s more worried about the impact trade wars could have on the economy than on production.

clock July 10, 2018Evan Clark

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England soccer fans react as they watch a live broadcast on a big screen of the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Hyde Park, LondonBritain WCup Soccer England, London, United Kingdom - 11 Jul 2018

Business

Britons Were More Preoccupied With the World Cup Than Shopping

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