Versace Rumors Swirl in Milan

clock 8hLuisa Zargani


Camera della Moda Responds to New York Times Article

clock September 22, 2018Luisa Zargani


José Neves and Farfetch Ready for Business After Blockbuster IPO

clock September 21, 2018Samantha Conti and Evan Clark


The Innovation Lab at NRF 2018


NRF Punches Up Outlook for 2018 Retail Gains

While bullish on the sales outlook, the trade organization believes tariffs could have a chilling effect on consumer spending.

clock August 13, 2018David Moin

Customers leave happy from a Walmart store in Bentonville, AR, with their Black Friday items on . This year, Walmart stocked its digital and physical aisles with more than 1.5 million televisions, nearly two million tablets and computers and three million video gamesWalmart Thanksgiving shopping events, Bentonville, USA - 24 Nov 2016


Hiring Challenges Could Impact Holiday Sales Gains

Retailers are stepping up efforts due to the tight labor market.

clock August 3, 2018David Moin


NRF Foundation Boosts Training Initiative to Fill Retail Jobs

America’s labor pool isn’t big enough or skilled enough to fill the vast number of unfilled retail jobs.

clock July 24, 2018David Moin

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


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

Signs for American Express, Master Card and Visa credit cards are shown on a New York store's doorCredit Cards Minimum Payments, New York, USA


Swiped: Supreme Court Sides With Amex

National Retail Federation bemoans “missed opportunity” to lower credit-card fees in high-court ruling.

clock June 25, 2018Evan Clark


Business Features

WWD Viewpoint: Eddie Lampert and the Saga of Sears

Sears Holdings Corp. is having a tough time. But its ceo and chairman, Eddie Lampert, is not.

clock June 18, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Mens Retail Business

Father’s Day Spending Expected to Hit $15.3 Billion This Year

This figure is down marginally from the $15.5 billion spent last year.

clock May 30, 2018Jean E. Palmieri


Business Leaders Join New Influencer Network

A diverse group of retailers, investors, tech experts and industry analysts have been invited to participate in the network.

clock May 9, 2018David Moin

Donald. J. TrumpDonald Trump signs the 'Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017', Washington, USA - 11 Apr 2018United States President Donald. J. Trump listens to victims' stories before signing bill 'H.R. 1865', the 'Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017' at The White House in Washington, DC, USA, 11 April 2018. With Trump are victims and family members of victims of online sex trafficking and members of the Congress.

Government and Trade

Retail Execs Meet With Trump at White House

The National Retail Federation said the brief talk was “constructive.”

clock April 11, 2018Kali Hays

Donald J. TrumpTrump places tariffs on Chinese imports, Washington, USA - 22 Mar 2018US President Donald J. Trump speaks before signing a presidential memorandum targeting what the White House termed 'China?s economic aggression' in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 22 March 2018. China is threatening retaliation for the tariffs on $50 billion US dollars (40 billion euros) of Chinese imports, sparking further fears of a trade war.

Government and Trade

Trump’s New China Tariffs Roil Retail, Fashion Groups

The industry sees its much-loved tax cuts slipping away with the strong possibility that new tariffs will hit apparel.

clock March 22, 2018Kali Hays

President Donald Trump shows off the tax bill after signing it in the Oval Office of the White House, in WashingtonTrump, Washington, USA - 22 Dec 2017

Government and Trade

No Timeline for Amending Mistakes in Tax Reform Bill

Retailers could be stuck with worse tax write-offs, and related cash-flow problems, for a while.

clock March 12, 2018Kali Hays

Donald J. TrumpUS President Donald J. Trump signs a presidential proclamation on tariffs, Washington, USA - 08 Mar 2018US President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks before signing a presidential proclamation on steel and aluminum tariffs, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 08 March 2018. President Trump is imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. A decision to impose the tariffs on Canada or Mexico will not be decided until negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Fashion Scoops

Retail, Fashion Industries Worried by New Trump Tariffs

Industry groups aren’t up for a “trade war” that may well have broad effects.

clock March 8, 2018Kali Hays

Otherland's Valentine's Day Candle collection.

Beauty Features

Who Needs Cupid? Beauty Industry Aims at Self-Purchase to Sweeten Valentine’s Day Sales

No sweetheart is no problem for this year’s crop of Valentine’s Day beauty gift ideas as the holiday is expected to rack up 7 percent sales gains over last year.

clock February 12, 2018Faye Brookman


NRF Hires Cybersecurity Expert

Cybersecurity is a big threat to retailers and their customers.

clock February 9, 2018David Moin


NRF Outlook: 2018 Retail Sales Will Be Up Mid-Single Digits

This year could be a good one for retailers with sales gains potentially topping last year’s.

clock February 8, 2018David Moin

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Milan Hosts First Azzedine Alaïa Exhibition

clock September 22, 2018Joelle Diderich

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