Future Retail Leaders Need Different Skillset

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Estée Lauder Reports Profits Up, Increases Forecast

Estee Lauder posts a 35.8 percent rise in first-quarter profits.

clock October 29, 2010Evan Clark


Loehmann’s Exploring Reorganization

Loehmann’s, the off-price retail chain, has defaulted on its credit agreement and is running out of options.

clock October 29, 2010David Moin and Vicki M. Young

Jennifer Connelly and Nicolas Ghesquiere


FGI’s Night of Stars

Guests included Kate Bosworth and Jennifer Connelly.

clock October 29, 2010WWD Staff

Bloomingdale’s shopping bag.

Fashion Scoops

Marc Jacobs Designs Bloomie’s Shopping Bag… Flash Fashion…

Along with all the renovations, beauty installations and designer shops added in the past years, there’s another new look at Bloomingdale’s.

clock November 1, 2010WWD Staff


Fashion Sees New Wave of Social Networking Sites

Bizzy and StyleTrek aim to lure fans away from Facebook.

clock November 1, 2010Cate T. Corcoran

Patagonia’s Common Threads campaign.


Patagonia Launching Common Threads Initiative

Patagonia pitches a recycling campaign, and even encourages consumers to think twice before they buy something new.

clock November 1, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg


Rapoport Said New Bon Appétit Editor… A Luckier New Look…

All signs are pointing toward Adam Rapoport as the new editor in chief of Bon Appétit. Also, Brandon Holley has already begun putting her stamp on Lucky.

clock November 1, 2010WWD Staff

Alber Elbaz

Fashion Features

The Brilliantly Uncool Alber Elbaz

Alber Elbaz says, “I’m not an image-maker; I’m a dressmaker.”

clock November 1, 2010Venessa Lau

Colored diamonds are the rarest and most expensive rocks on the market.


New Fund Invests in Colored Diamonds

Sciens Colored Diamond Fund is a joint venture between Sciens Capital Management, and two high-end jewelry vets, Mahyar Makhzani and Philip Baldwin.

clock November 1, 2010Samantha Conti

WWD’s parody from 1942.

Fashion Features

Sept. 3, 1942: Workwear Don’ts, WW II-Style

WWD warned readers to watch out for “Sweater Sue” and “Glittering Gertie.”

clock November 1, 2010Venessa Lau

The Lanvin Dolls, from left, Erickatoure Aviance, Sophia Lamar and Koko Aviance.


Lanvin’s Halloween Bash

Alber Elbaz was a self-described “pussycat.”

clock November 1, 2010Vanessa Lawrence


Future Retail Leaders Need Different Skillset

Current retail executives interested in job candidates from outside the industry, according to Herbert Mines/WWD study.

clock November 1, 2010Arnold J. Karr

From left: Piazza Sempione necklace,  Strenesse Gabriele Strehle bag, Loeffler Randall sandal, Carlos Falchi bag, Juicy Couture’s scarf, Ralph Lauren flat, Nancy Gonzalez bag, Catherine Malandrino sandal and Rebecca Minkoff bag.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2011 Accessories Trend: Prairie Fire

Natural skins, artisanal details and, of course, a little gingham dance their way onto accessories for spring.

clock November 1, 2010Shoshanna Fischhoff

Alber Elbaz


Accessories Council Honors Industry Standouts

Alber Elbaz and Rachel Roy are just two of the creative powerhouses who will be celebrated at tonight’s ACE Awards.

clock November 1, 2010Lauren Benet Stephenson and Rachel Strugatz


Today's Must Read

Nicole and Sofia Richie


Nicole Richie and Sofia Richie Discuss First Fashion Collaboration

clock 16hRyma Chikhoune

Social Studies

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