Macy’s Sees Profits Soar, But Retailers Still on Edge

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Macy’s Inc. teed up what looks to be a strong first-quarter earnings season — breezing past estimates with a fivefold increase in profits — but the retail outlook remains a cost-riddled question mark.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Hermès RTW Fall 2011

Designer and Luxury

Hermès Sales Spike 25.5 Percent in First Quarter

French luxury firm maintains guidance for 2011, citing uncertainties including crisis-hit Japan.

clock May 11, 2011Joelle Diderich

Macy’s shares rose 7.7 percent on the earnings news.

Business Features

Macy’s Sees Profits Soar, Remains Cautious

Kohl’s Corp. and Nordstrom Inc. will weigh in with first-quarter results today.

clock May 11, 2011Evan Clark


George Clooney Wins Court Case

Actor had sued firm for fraudulently using his name.

clock May 11, 2011Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Eau de Trump on the Way?

The Donald said to be working on another scent.

clock May 11, 2011WWD Staff

As the men’s wear business continues to gain strength, retailers are hoping to maintain the momentum with a return to a more traditional Father’s Day offering.

Fashion Features

Men’s Wear Trend: Scads for Dads

As the men’s wear business continues to gain strength, retailers are hoping to maintain the momentum with a return to a more traditional Father’s Day offering.

clock May 12, 2011Alex Badia

Hickey Freeman’s wool suit and Salvatore Ferragamo’s cotton shirt. Brunello Cucinelli tie; The Tie Bar tie bar.


Men’s Stores See Strong Father’s Day

Traditional apparel items expected to lead the way as business continues to strengthen.

clock May 12, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Wesley Pentz, aka Diplo


Boys’ Night Out With Diplo

Wesley Pentz, aka Diplo, the globe-trotting DJ-producer (and ex-boyfriend of M.I.A.), chats about Beyoncé and fashion at the Ace Hotel.

clock May 12, 2011Jessica Iredale


Man of the Week: Ian Somerhalder

The “Vampire Diaries” actor sported a Blues Brothers mixed with Dior Homme runway look at last weekend’s Kentucky Derby.

clock May 12, 2011WWD Staff

An ad from the new campaign.


Lara Stone to Appear in Calvin Ads

Dutch model will be the face for Naked Glamour, Calvin Klein Underwear’s new advertising campaign this fall.

clock May 12, 2011Karyn Monget

The cover of the Hussein Chalayan book.

Fashion Scoops

Hussein Chalayan’s Fashion Tome… Fred Hayman Back on Rodeo… Apfel’s Eye…

An upcoming retrospective in July at Paris’ Les Arts Décoratifs museum and now a book — Hussein Chalayan is having a bumper year.

clock May 12, 2011WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Industry Imports Fall in March

Combined apparel and textile shipments from the country’s top supplier, China, were down 13.3 percent.

clock May 12, 2011Kristi Ellis


Memo Pad: D&G Taps Massimo Braglia… A New Role at Havas Media…

Massimo Braglia has joined Dolce & Gabbana as global marketing and communications director.

clock May 12, 2011WWD Staff

Michael Kors and Valerie Steele at Doubles Club.

Designer and Luxury

Michael Kors Speaks at Couture Council Luncheon

The designer talked family, career and inspirations with Valerie Steele, director of The Museum at FIT.

clock May 12, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Rachel Bilson, Derek Lam and Rose Byrne.

Designer and Luxury

Derek Lam, eBay Celebrate Line

The designer’s first crowdsourced collection has launched.

clock May 12, 2011Sharon Edelson

St. John Knits has a new face (Kate Winslet), a new look (fewer suits) and a plan to conquer a new customer (she’s not as young as you think).

Designer and Luxury

St. John Knits’ New Woman

WWD went behind the scenes at the shoot for the fashion house’s fall 2011 ad campaign starring Kate Winslet.

clock May 12, 2011Jessica Iredale

Designer and Luxury

John Hooks Exiting Giorgio Armani

Executive was instrumental in expanding all of the designer’s brands globally.

clock May 12, 2011Luisa Zargani


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QVC on YouTube-TV.


On a Roll: Qurate Retail Posts Strong Results

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Social Studies

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