David Moin

David Moin has been covering the retail industry and related sectors for WWD for three and a half decades. He feels fortunate to be living in New York, the world’s most dynamic retail landscape, giving him an edge into the ebb and flow of the consumer economy and a headstart covering anything from a store opening to a bankruptcy and all the good and bad in between. “It’s a turbulent, fast-moving industry, a mix of art and science, with lots of news, many interesting people and always new players.” Prior to joining WWD, he worked on weekly community newspapers in pre-gentrified Brooklyn, completed an internship at the Smithsonian Institute tracking its media coverage, and worked on a farm in Maine.

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Jewelry

Zales to Spotlight ‘Maverick’ Designers

The goal is to support diversity and emerging fine-jewelry designers impacted by the pandemic.

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Neiman Marcus in The Shops at Hudson Yards is close to declaring bankruptcy due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic forcing closures across America, New York, NY May 1, 2020. (Anthony Behar/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)

Retail

Court Records Reveal Neiman’s Store Closings

The closures include the retailer’s store in Hudson Yards.

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FILE - This March 5, 2013 file photo shows an Ann Taylor store in Mount Lebanon, Pa. The Ascena Retail Group is buying the owner of Ann Taylor and Loft stores in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $2.16 billion. Ascena's brands include Lane Bryant, Dress Barn and Cacique. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Retail

Ascena Tackled a Tough Market and Fell Short

COVID-19 cut short efforts to recover from an acquisition strategy that ultimately proved unmanageable.

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FILE - This March 5, 2013 file photo shows an Ann Taylor store in Mount Lebanon, Pa. The Ascena Retail Group is buying the owner of Ann Taylor and Loft stores in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $2.16 billion. Ascena's brands include Lane Bryant, Dress Barn and Cacique. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Retail

Ascena Retail Group Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

The retailer reach agreement with the majority of its secured lenders on a restructuring plan cutting debt by about $1 billion.

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Chopard's Madison Avenue flagship will be replaced by a Fifth Avenue flagship.

Jewelry

EXCLUSIVE: Chopard Relocating to Fifth Avenue’s Crown Building

The Swiss jewelry and watch firm’s upcoming flagship will replace its Madison Avenue flagship.

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Target Wild Fable jeans

Retail

Stores Take Cautious Course in Perplexing B-t-s Season

Computers and other at-home learning tools will outpace apparel sales.

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Neiman Marcus

Retail

Neiman Marcus to Face Creditors Over Chapter 11 Plan

The luxury retailer heads to a hearing this week over its restructuring plan, as creditors continue to eye the Mytheresa transaction.

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Retail

Gap Inc. to Require Customers to Wear Masks

Increasingly, major retailers are requiring shoppers to wear masks.

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Stores prepare for shoppers as New York City enters phase two of reopening.

Retail

Saks CEO Sends Upbeat Dispatch to Vendors

Managing vendor relationships is far more vexing in a pandemic and all of its uncertainties.

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Two people outside Starbucks taking orders on Greenwich Avenue.

Retail

COVID-19 Response: Guiding Principles and Changes at Starbucks

A “pickup” format for convenience spurred by factors related to the pandemic is being developed.

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Dani by Danielle Nicole backpacks depict Disney characters.

Fashion Scoops

Disney Characters in a Danielle Nicole Diffusion Line

Hot Topic launched the Gen Z-targeted Dani by Danielle Nicole.

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Two women walk into the JCPenney store in Peabody, Mass. J.C. Penney Co. reports earnings Thursday, Feb. 27Earns JC Penney, Peabody, USA - 14 Aug 2019

Retail

COVID-19 Response: Penney’s Cutting 1,000 Workers

The $11 billion retailer has a good chance of emerging from bankruptcy but greatly pared down.

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Neiman Marcus Hudson Yards

Retail

Neiman Marcus Moves on Permanent Store Closings

The luxury retailer is working with A&G Real Estate Partners to unload the Washington D.C.; Palm Beach, Fla.; Bellevue, Wash., and Walnut Creek, Calif., locations.

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Babi and Sachin Ahluwalia

Fashion Features

Sachin & Babi Launch The Good Kloth Company

The new normal has spurred the special-occasion fashion firm to create PPE, performance workwear and casual fashion.

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RTW Retailwinds has begun liquidating many of its stores.

Retail

RTW Retailwinds Teetering for Too Long

Formerly called New York & Co., turnaround strategies revolving around celebrities, plus sizes and digital growth, were too late.

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