Black Friday Challenge: Stores Test Strategies To Lure Wary Shoppers

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Fashion Scoops

Tavi Heads to Tokyo

Blogger Tavi Gevinson will be the guest of honor at Comme des Garcons’ holiday party.

clock November 20, 2009WWD Staff

Martin Scorsese and Cate Blanchett in Giorgio Armani Privé.


Welcome Wagon at Armani Dinner

Martin Scorsese, Matt Dillon and Emma Roberts were all drawn to Roberta Armani’s dinner for actress Cate Blanchett.

clock November 24, 2009WWD Staff

J. Crew at the Galleria Dallas.


J. Crew Profit More Than Doubles

J. Crew Group reported net income of $43.9 million for the third quarter ended Oct. 31.

clock November 24, 2009Arnold J. Karr

The DKNY Cozy iPhone app.

Fashion Scoops

Getting Cozy With DKNY… Bergé’s Book… Defending Lohan…

DKNY Cozy iPhone app features step-by-step visual directions on how to style a designer cozy.

clock November 25, 2009WWD Staff

Hélène David-Weill


Grand Dame: Helene David-Weill’s New Mission

The elegant and very private Helene David-Weill discusses fundraising for Les Arts Décoratifs museum.

clock November 25, 2009Vanessa Lawrence

John Portman

Human Resources

Down South, a Hometown Salute for John Portman

Atlanta honors John Portman who molded much of the city’s skyline and designed more than 150 international projects.

clock November 25, 2009Elizabeth Thurman

Designer and Luxury

Miller Leaves Vera Wang

Former head of licensing and marketing Laura Miller will advise Vera Wang as a private consultant instead.

clock November 25, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

An eco-friendly gown by Deborah Lindquist.


Something Old: NY Conference Spotlights Heirlooms

“Heirloom: Style, Materials and Sustainability,” is the theme of the 11th annual New York Fashion Conference.

clock November 25, 2009WWD Staff

China's luxury consumption, now centered in first-tier cities like Shanghai, is expected to expand into second- and third-tier cities.

Marketing and Promotion

China’s One-Child Generation Clamors for Luxury Goods

Affluent youth in China tend to be very individualistic and perceive luxe goods as a way to set themselves apart, according to strategic consultant Patti Pao.

clock November 25, 2009Valerie Seckler

Leyendecker’s silk denim cutout dress. Lia Sophia bangles.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2010 Trend: Cut It Out

Graphic cutouts and contrasting fabric insets give street-savvy looks a punch.

clock November 25, 2009Kim Friday

A handbag display at the flagship.

Designer and Luxury

Chanel’s Shanghai Boutique Opens

Peter Marino said the new flagship in Shanghai, long known as the “Paris of the East,” derives its inspiration from the Paris apartment of Coco Chanel.

clock November 25, 2009Lisa Movius

Renzo Rosso


Diesel’s Rosso Looks to Fresh Approaches

Diesel will be available at 50 Macy’s doors this spring, and plans for a new ceo and creative director are under way.

clock November 25, 2009Luisa Zargani

Designer and Luxury

Gucci Taps New Execs

After several resignations this month, Gucci has reshuffled its staff with a string of new hires and promotions.

clock November 25, 2009Alessandra Ilari


Citi Trends Delivers Unexpected Profit in 3rd Qtr.

Citi Trends surprised analysts with a third-quarter profit, but November comps fall as outerwear sales decline.

clock November 25, 2009Arnold J. Karr


Losses Grow at Zale, Shrink at Signet

Sales declines continue at jewelry chains Signet Jewelers Ltd. and Zale Corp. in most recent quarter.

clock November 25, 2009Matthew Lynch

Government and Trade

Schumer Calls Foul on Adidas

Sen. Charles Schumer asks firm to reverse decision on moving NBA gear production out of U.S.

clock November 25, 2009Kristi Ellis

Wallpaper’s Wallspace at La Rinascente.


UK Magazines Branch Into Retail

Wallpaper, the London-based design magazine, has built its reputation on the slick edit of hard-to-find design products and trends that it showcases each month.

clock November 25, 2009Nina Jones

Skaters on the vert ramp.


Quiksilver Celebrates 40th With Tony Hawk and Kelly Slater

Tony Hawk and Kelly Slater attend Quiksilver’s huge bash inside the Grand Palais in Paris.

clock November 25, 2009Natasha Montrose


Inter Parfums Reiterates Full-Year Guidance

Inter Parfums SA on Monday confirmed its guidance for 2009 and said it expects to close 2010 with sales of more than 265 million euros.

clock November 25, 2009Jennifer Weil


Watson Opens 500th China Unit

Watson’s two-year plan is to grow 1,000 stores in the country.

clock November 25, 2009Jennifer Weil

Elijah Wood and Shirley Manson for Oliver Peoples.


Elijah Wood for Oliver Peoples… InStyle Weddings Shuttered… Time Cuts…

Elijah Wood stars in Oliver Peoples film. ALSO: InStyle Weddings ceases publication and more cuts at Time.

clock November 25, 2009WWD Staff

Pre-Black Friday shoppers outside Macy’s at Herald Square.

Marketing and Promotion

Recession-era Black Friday Filled With Challenges

Black Friday finds Wal-Mart pushing discounts, and Lord & Taylor and Target opening doors at 5 a.m. for the first time.

clock November 25, 2009Sharon Edelson and Jean E. Palmieri and Evan Clark

Pre-Black Friday shopping in New York.


Will Pent-up Demand Drive Sales?

Sales growth expected to come in trickles, not waves.

clock November 25, 2009Evan Clark


Saks Renegotiates $500M Credit Agreement

Saks Inc. credit facility now expires in November 2013.

clock November 25, 2009Evan Clark and Andrew Roberts


Report Signs License With Peerless for Clothing

Report Collection is getting into the tailored clothing business thanks to a new deal with suit powerhouse Peerless Clothing International.

clock November 25, 2009WWD Staff


Daily Stock Wrap: November 24, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock November 25, 2009WWD Staff


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Inside Barneys at Saks: A First Look

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Social Studies

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