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Franco Fieramosca and Cristina Nannelli in Capri.


Franco Fieramosca, Former Gucci and Prada Executive, Dies at 81

Franco Fieramosca was instrumental in building the footwear businesses of Gucci, Prada and other luxury brands in the U.S. market.

clock January 22, 2021Katie Abel

John Camuto

Human Resources

John Camuto, Member of Camuto Shoe Family, Dies at 31

The son of the late Vince Camuto served at Camuto Group and also had his own shoe line.

clock December 19, 2020Katie Abel

**FILE PHOTO** Former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, Has Passed Away at 46. LAS VEGAS, NV - November 17: Tony Hsieh at Las vegas Rock n Rol Marathon in Las Vegas, Nevada. Credit: Erik Kabik Photography/MediaPunch. /IPX


Zappos Cofounder Tony Hsieh Dies at Age 46

Tony Hsieh cofounded Zappos in 1999 and pioneered many of the online and corporate strategies in use today.

clock November 28, 2020Katie Abel

FN China Launches


Footwear News Launches China Edition

China Mind Next, which also produces WWD China and Beauty Inc China, will be the licensee for FN China.

clock November 2, 2020Katie Abel

Alfredo Piferi


Luxury Vegan Footwear Label Pīferi Set for Harrods Debut

Pīferi is set to make its debut at Harrods in London, where it will be sold exclusively for the next month.

clock October 15, 2020Katie Abel

Sergio Rossi


Sergio Rossi Dies at 84

The footwear legend built one of Italy’s most storied luxury shoe brands and inspired generations of designers, including his son Gianvito.

clock April 3, 2020Katie Abel

Alfredo Piferi's sandal.


Former Jimmy Choo, Burberry Designer Launches Vegan Footwear Brand

After building his résumé at Jimmy Choo and Burberry, Alfredo Piferi is striking out on his own with the debut of vegan luxury brand.

clock March 2, 2020Katie Abel


Informa Partners With Micam Milano

The two are launching a U.S. event after Footwear News ended its collaboration with the footwear trade show.

clock February 5, 2020Katie Abel

The Furla presentation for spring 2020.

Accessory Trends

Accessories Highlights at Milan Fashion Week

Accessories brands were out in full force at Milan Fashion Week. Precious embellishments, a vibrant, joyful mood, as well as sustainable materials, stole the spotlight.

clock September 22, 2019Katie Abel


Accessory Trends

Accessories Scene: Milan Fashion Week Spring 2019

Eye-catching, yet functional and sophisticated at the same time, accessories in Milan popped with colors, embroideries, applications and fashion-forward designs.

clock September 24, 2018Katie Abel

Fashion Scoops

Claudia Schiffer Hits Paris for a Series of Launches

The evergreen supermodel packed in a book signing, makeup launch and footwear launch in one day, also taking in the Balmain show.

clock September 29, 2017Lily Templeton and Katya Foreman

Chiara Ferragni


The Blonde Salad’s Chiara Ferragni Sets Retail Expansion

Chiara Ferragni Collection inked a deal with Riqing Group to fast track growth in China and they plan to open 35 stores there in the next few years.

clock September 22, 2017Katie Abel

Uri and Rebecca Minkoff

Ready To Wear

Rebecca and Uri Minkoff Talk Digital Dominance

The company's tech focus has been a priority since the beginning.

clock August 16, 2015Katie Abel

A rendering of Brian Atwood’s Madison Avenue shop.


Brian Atwood Opening New Store

Designer will open a 1,500-square-foot space, strategically located across the street from Barneys New York, in September.

clock August 13, 2012Katie Abel

Kristen Bell in Walter jacket and ALC dress.


Top of the Heap: Celebrities Talk Lingerie

WWD Intimates asked a few from the Hollywood set one question: What’s your favorite item of lingerie?

clock July 23, 2012Katie Abel

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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 file photo, a woman walks past the logo for Google at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai. Google says it's making progress on plans to revamp Chrome user tracking technology aimed at improving privacy even as it faces challenges from regulators and officials.  The company gave an update Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 on its work to remove from its Chrome browser so-called third-party cookies, which are used by a website's advertisers or partners and can be used to track user browsing habits across the internet.  (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)


What Happens When The Web's Cookies Crumble

clock March 5, 2021Adriana Lee

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