Penney’s New Star: Apple’s Johnson to Become CEO

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In a stirring development at J.C. Penney Co. Inc., Ron Johnson, the force behind Apple’s phenomenal retail rollout, will become the department store chain’s new chief executive officer on Nov. 1.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Stella McCartney and Bono

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Stella McCartney Resort 2012

Estelle, Naomi Watts and Bono mingled at the designer’s resort presentation and garden party on Monday afternoon.

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Mergers and Acquisitions

Hampshire Group to Acquire Rio Garment

Honduras-based apparel manufacturer develops and produces knit tops for specialty stores including Aeropostale.

clock June 14, 2011Jean E. Palmieri


Retail Stocks Rebound Following Sales Report

In its best outing since November, the S&P Retail Index gained 2.3 percent on Tuesday.

clock June 14, 2011Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis

Ron Johnson

Human Resources

Apple’s Ron Johnson Tapped for CEO Post at J.C. Penney

Wall Street reacted positively to the news of the top-level change and on Tuesday pushed the department store chain’s stock up $5.26, or 17.5 percent.

clock June 14, 2011David Moin and Evan Clark

The Hippodrome in Chantilly.


Using Their Heads at the Prix de Diane Longines

Guests at the prestigious horse race raided milliners, friend’s closets and even novelty stores for hats.

clock June 15, 2011Joelle Diderich

H&M All for Children collection

Fashion Scoops

H&M’s Line for UNICEF… Yves Saint Laurent Phasing Out Edition 24…

Swedish fast-fashion behemoth Hennes & Mauritz will launch a collection of children’s clothing to benefit its All for Children initiative with UNICEF.

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Jordan Nasser


WWD Digital Forum: How H&M Keeps It Fresh

Through channels including Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, the Swedish retailer keeps up an ongoing dialogue with its customers.

clock June 15, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Marc Speichert


WWD Digital Forum: L’Oréal and the Savvy Customer

Marc Speichert, U.S. chief marketing officer, discussed the new consumer decision cycle and identifying innovative digital initiatives.

clock June 15, 2011Belisa Silva

Martine Reardon


WWD Digital Forum: Macy’s Mobile Marketing

In September, the department store is launching a “significantly evolved” app with features including fashion reviews, quick response codes, coupons and more.

clock June 15, 2011David Moin

Diesel’s jog jeans.


Italian Denim Firms Focus on Innovation

Companies are hoping 2011 will see an upturn in profits as they adapt their styles and invest in research and technology.

clock June 15, 2011Luisa Zargani


Eres to Open at Barneys New York

The department store will be the exclusive retailer for the French luxury lingerie and swimwear brand in the city.

clock June 15, 2011Karyn Monget

Earrings by Carol Brodie.


Carol Brodie’s Rarities Breaks HSN Records

Collection is the top-selling jewelry line on the network and its online counterpart,

clock June 15, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Patrick Demarchelier shot Sigrid Agren for Carolina Herrera New York’s new fall ads.


Memo Pad: Carolina Herrera’s Flashback… Jean Paul Gaultier’s Paper Project…

After getting the nod for Carolina Herrera New York’s new ad campaign, Patrick Demarchelier looked no farther than the company’s namesake for inspiration.

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Karen Elson


Karen Elson Is Country Strong

The model-singer sang her brand of country music at the Junior Spring Benefit for Lincoln Center Institute.

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Charlie Chappell


WWD Digital Forum: Creating Emotional Ties at P&G

Beauty giant has found that to make an impact with the consumer, digital efforts do best when tied to a cause or a purpose.

clock June 15, 2011Molly Prior

Kate Ancketill


WWD Digital Forum: The Speed of Change

Viral marketing is accelerating and brands and retailers are racing ahead with digital strategies seeking to engage and sell consumers in new ways.

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Jill Braff


WWD Digital Forum: HSN’s Digital Transformation

Jill Braff, executive vice president of digital commerce, shared insights to the retailer’s multichannel development.

clock June 15, 2011Sharon Edelson

Susan Gregg Koger


WWD Digital Forum: Modcloth’s M.O.

Susan Gregg Koger, co-founder of the online retailer, eschewed the traditional retail model from the start.

clock June 15, 2011Sharon Edelson

Michael McNamara


WWD Digital Forum: Weekday Warriors on the Web

There’s a sharp shift in spending from online to brick and mortar that occurs from weekdays to weekends.

clock June 15, 2011David Moin

Andy Dunn, Daniella Yacobovsky, Katia Beauchamp and Dave Gilboa.


WWD Digital Forum: The Brand-Building Challenge

Digital space entrepreneurs are using different tools to build online brands that also facilitate e-commerce sales.

clock June 15, 2011Vicki M. Young


WWD Digital Forum: The Pictela Platform

The technology company provides brands such as Victoria’s Secret and Macy’s with premium advertising formats on the Web.

clock June 15, 2011Amy Wicks

Outside Aritzia.


Canada’s Aritzia Opens New York Flagship

The 10,000-square-foot unit, which bows in SoHo today, is the retailer’s biggest store in the world.

clock June 15, 2011Sharon Edelson

Sachin + Babi Resort 2012


Sachin + Babi to Launch Concept Shop at Stanley Korshak

Husband-and-wife team Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia also have plans for more in-store appearances this fall.

clock June 15, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

BooBox selections.

Beauty Features

Germany Gets Wired for Sampling

No fewer than five beauty sampling services have sprung up this spring, modeled on successful U.S. startup Birchbox.

clock June 15, 2011Susan Stone

Marc Speichert


WWD Digital Forum: Courting the Current Consumer

As the online world morphs by the minute, retailers and brands are adapting to the new worlds of mobile commerce, social networking, Twitter and more.

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