Kathryn Hopkins

An image from Calvin Klein’s Jeans campaign featuring Lulu Tenney.


G-III Confirms It’s Eyeing Calvin Klein Jeans License

Its chairman and ceo told WWD it’s in talks with PVH and hopeful a deal can be done soon.

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Jennifer Lopez Guess


Guess Earnings Fall Short of Expectations

The retailer’s latest set of results were unveiled by Carlos Alberini, who recently replaced Victor Herrero as ceo.

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The Halston house.

Celebrity Real Estate

Did Tom Ford Just Buy Halston’s Former Party House?

The Upper East Side town house was sold in January for $18 million to a mystery buyer.

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Michael Evans, president of Alibaba Group

Government and Trade

China Talk Dominates AAFA Conference

The trade war and what the Chinese consumer wants were the hot issues of the two-day event.

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Women @ Dior in 2018.

Human Resources

ON STAFF: Dior Launches Third Mentorship Initiative for Young Women

The fashion house’s Women @ Dior program is designed to empower female students.

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Chrry Creek Mall, discounts, Cherry Creek Mall. Discount placards stand in the window of a shoe store as last-minute shoppers finish up their Christmas gift lists at the Cherry Creek Mall, in Denver. Retailers were offering ample discounts plus even more price cuts to those shoppers who ventured out with the holiday loomingChristmas Shoppers, Denver, USA - 24 Dec 2018

Government and Trade

Holiday Spending Comes Up Worse Than Expected

Government data has been revised to show a bigger December drop.

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Retail hiring dropped in February, but the reason why is not clear cut.

Government and Trade

Retail Hiring Dipped Last Month

Department stores shed 9,000 jobs in the U.S. last month.

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Jeremy King, center, has been with Walmart for seven years.

Human Resources

On Staff: Walmart’s CTO Talks Behavioral Scientists, Robots and Poaching Silicon Valley’s Finest

Jeremy King explains how the retail giant’s new hires in tech — both humans and robots — are helping the company compete in the Amazon era.

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People walk by the advertising for a Gap store on New York's Fifth Avenue. Diversity in the advertising industry is becoming a higher priority for consumer product companies as they try to reach a new generation of customers with evolving sensibilities on ethnicity, age, gender and sexualityDiverse Advertising-Getting it Right, New York, USA - 23 Oct 2017


Store Closures Ramping Back Up

It might only be the beginning of March, but the sector has already seen a plethora of store closure announcements this year.

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Chico's store

Human Resources

Chico’s Is Hoping Nordstrom Veteran Can Help It Win Back Customers

The women’s specialty chain has hired Karen McKibbin as president of the Chico’s brand, replacing Diane Ellis, who departed in November.

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Shopping carts outside a Target department store in Woburn, Massachusetts, USA 25 October 2017. Target Corporation is the second largest discount retail store in the United States to Walmart, and is traded on the NYSE as TGT.Target department store in Woburn, USA - 25 Oct 2017


Target Had a Strong Holiday Season

Comparable digital sales surged by almost a third in the fourth quarter.

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Donald Trump, Xi Jinping. President Donald Trump, right, with China's President Xi Jinping, left, during their bilateral meeting at the G20 Summit, in Buenos Aires, ArgentinaTrump G20 Summit, Buenos Aires, Argentina - 01 Dec 2018

Government and Trade

The U.S.-China Trade War Could Soon Be Over

The U.S. and China are nearing a deal that would involve lifting tariffs, according to media reports, but this was not enough to boost retail stocks.

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JD.com headquarters, Beijing, China.

Business Features

JD.com, Alibaba Sharpen Their Luxury Claws

On Thursday, JD.com announced that Toplife would merge with Farfetch China.

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Old Navy comps were up in October.


Gap Inc. to Split Into Two Separate Companies, Shuttering 230 Gap Stores

One will be made up of Old Navy, while the other — a yet-to-be-named company — will consist of Gap, Banana Republic and others.

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old navy retail store customers street


Gap to Become Two Separate Companies

Old Navy will be spun off, while the rest of the company’s businesses will form a new entity.

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