Fashion

Dior Pre-Fall 2019

clock 3hJoelle Diderich

Business

Under Armour Game Plan Underwhelms

clock 10hJean E. Palmieri

Beauty

Bloomingdale's Reveals Revamped Cosmetics Floor

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Technology

Radial, Locus Robotics Partner to Streamline Prior to Seasonal Peaks

Radial will implement “LocusBots” to help optimize its warehouse efficiencies and workplace quality.

clock December 11, 2018Tracey Greenstein

Minimum usage fee is £35Mandatory Credit: Photo by Cultura/REX/Shutterstock (4794771a)Close up of three christmas gifts with ribbonsVARIOUS

Retail

Merchandise Returns Threaten Online Apparel’s Happy Holidays

E-commerce shines, but for online fashion stores, the lights will dim in post-holiday returns, say experts. And fit’s the culprit.

clock December 10, 2018Adriana Lee

Surveying 1,000 U.S. holiday shoppers, price and values are top motivators.

Retail

Brands Need Values to Woo Holiday Shoppers

New study from SAP reveals more than half, or 54 percent, of Americans consider themselves to be “socially conscious shoppers.”

clock December 6, 2018Kaley Roshitsh

A journalist looks at a computer screen with webpages arranged to show Cyber Monday deals by various online retailers, in New York. The physical rush of Black Friday and the armchair browsing of Cyber Monday are increasingly blending into one big holiday shopping event as more customers buy items online and pick them up at brick-and-mortar storesHoliday Shopping, New York, USA - 26 Nov 2018

Retail

‘Cyber Monday Week’ a Win With Tactical Markdowns

Promotions were calculated and tactical, and consumers won with bargain prices.

clock November 30, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Michael R. Marra of Fisher Phillips speaks of seasonal hiring.

Human Resources

Think Tank: Don’t Get Caught in the Cold During Seasonal Hiring

Michael R. Marra, co-managing partner of Fisher Phillips, shares his insight on seasonal hires and mitigating legal risk.

clock November 29, 2018Michael R. Marra

Kenzo pop-up shop.

Marketing and Promotion

What’s New for Holiday Pop-up Shops

WWD speaks with Frank Poore of CommerceHub for greater insight into the pop-up retailing space during the holidays.

clock November 28, 2018Kaley Roshitsh

Retail

Dear Retailers, Holiday Shoppers Want Convenience

GPShopper found holiday shoppers crave convenience above all else in its “Holiday Shopping Experience: Immediacy as Currency” report.

clock November 28, 2018Kaley Roshitsh

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Financial

Amazon Breaks Records for Black Friday to Cyber Monday Shopping Weekend

This year’s Cyber Monday, the day dedicated to online shopping, was the single biggest shopping day in the company’s history.

clock November 27, 2018Kellie Ell

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Retail

When Size Matters: Small Business Saturday Sets Record

More than 100 million consumers were planning to shop at small businesses this year.

clock November 26, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

ThredUp Holiday Purge Surge

Media

The So-Called Naughty and Nice List of Second-Hand Clothing

ThredUp’s ‘Holiday Purge Surge’ report lists J.Crew, ASOS and Victoria’s Secret among the brands received “new-with-tags” for resale.

clock November 26, 2018Kaley Roshitsh

Nordstrom and Operation Warm provide "green guardian" coats to children in need.

Fashion Scoops

Helping People, and the Planet: Nordstrom Partners With Operation Warm

On track to distribute their three millionth coat, Operation Warm partners with Nordstrom in its inaugural green guardian coat.

clock November 23, 2018Kaley Roshitsh

Baby bouncers rank 10th among popular holiday gift items this year, according to Loop Commerce.

Retail

Holiday Season Pegged as a Winner, Top Categories Include Apparel — and Baby Bouncers

IBM, Loop Commerce and JLL cite top products and see sales gaining 5 percent this year.

clock November 20, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Frida Giannini sporting the Christmas jumper she designed for OVS to support Save The Children.

Fashion Scoops

Frida Giannini Designs Charitable Christmas Jumpers for OVS

The jumpers designed by Giannini will benefit Save the Children.

clock November 20, 2018Martino Carrera

Small businesses experience cash fluctuations during Q4.

Financial

Study Finds Small Businesses Lean Into Q4 Profitability

While 70 percent of retailers agree the yearend reaps the most profits, cash flow remains an issue during Q4.

clock November 19, 2018Kaley Roshitsh

Target Store Black Friday

Retail

ICSC Sees ‘Digital Convergence’ Driving Thanksgiving Weekend Spending

The organization said the “retail renaissance” has prevailed.

clock November 14, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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WWD Beauty Inc Awards: Product of the Year

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