Retail CEO’s Priorities: Online, More Exclusives

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Retailing’s chief executives are racing to catch up with the pace of technology. In a survey of ceo’s, respondents identified increased use of e-commerce as their single highest priority.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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An ABS by Allen Schwartz dress on the Bloomingdale's Web site.

Ready To Wear

A.B.S. Inks North American Deal

The company founded by Allen Schwartz has licensed Montreal-based Corwik Inc. to manufacture and market the brand in the U.S. and Canada.

clock November 10, 2011Arnold J. Karr


Strong Sales Lift Compagnie Financière Richemont Earnings

First-half profits jumped 10.1 percent on the back of strong sales gains worldwide, and in China in particular.

clock November 13, 2011Samantha Conti and Nina Jones


Dillard’s Profits Up 85 Percent

Retailer’s third-quarter comps advance 5 percent, while gross margins remain steady.

clock November 11, 2011Evan Clark

Jean-Paul Goude and Karen Park Goude


Paris Fetes Jean-Paul Goude Exhibition

Designers and muses turn out to celebrate the maverick image maker.

clock November 11, 2011Katya Foreman

Diego Della Valle

Business Features

Tod’s Profits Climb 23.5 Percent

The Italian luxury firm reports growth in all categories.

clock November 13, 2011Luisa Zargani


Christopher & Banks to Shutter 100 Doors

The Minneapolis-based women’s apparel retailer laid off 7 percent of headquarters staff last month.

clock November 11, 2011Evan Clark

The Lecture Theatre in Central St Martin's, Kings Cross Central.

Fashion Features

LVMH Announces Alliance With Central Saint Martins

Luxury goods group commits to sponsorship of a lecture theater, a scholarship program and to recruit interns from the arts and design school for its brands.

clock November 14, 2011WWD Staff

Jane Krakowski


Museum of Natural History Gala Draws a Very Funny Crowd

Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield and a host of “Saturday Night Live” alums dined under the blue whale on Thursday night.

clock November 11, 2011Alessandra Codinha

Christopher Kane


Christopher Kane Brightens Up for Dinner

Dree Hemingway, Hannah Bronfman, Waris Ahluwalia and Maggie Betts celebrated the designer’s neon collaboration with J Brand over dinner on Thursday.

clock November 11, 2011Matthew Lynch

Jordan Salcito


Jordan Salcito Makes Wine for Dummies (and a Cause)

The wine director of Crown looks to tone down vino’s “intimidation factor” with her new label, Bellus.

clock November 11, 2011Alexandra Steigrad


Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. Annual Meeting Upbeat

Challenges lie ahead in emerging markets, such as in China, where local competition down the road could have a bigger impact on sales.

clock November 13, 2011Vicki M. Young

Cheryl Burke in Ideology.


Macy’s Taps Cheryl Burke for Ideology Line

“Dancing With the Stars” veteran named face and brand ambassador of the activewear collection.

clock November 11, 2011David Lipke

Convertible, stackable rings by Skagen.


Skagen Denmark Readies for Expansion

Watch and accessories brand has been experiencing a business boom in the last few years.

clock November 11, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Wenzhou, China


Credit Crunch Wallops Wenzhou

The Chinese manufacturing hub’s complex network of private loans have collapsed, leaving bankrupt businesses and shuttered factories in its wake.

clock November 13, 2011Kathleen E. McLaughlin

A Whiting & Davis gold mesh bracelet.


Whiting & Davis Goes Back to Its Roots

The brand, which will celebrate its 135th anniversary next year, is reviving its fine jewelry category.

clock November 11, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Mika Ninagawa’s ferris wheel view.

Marketing and Promotion

Coach Bags Seen Through a Lens

On Tuesday, the brand will install a new gallery exhibition in Tokyo that features its vermilion-colored bag shot from the point of view of seven photographers.

clock November 13, 2011Amy Wicks

Charles Fagan, Ralph Lauren, Ricky Lauren and HMI executive director Thomas Krever.

Fashion Scoops

Lauren Family Turns Out for Hetrick-Martin Institute’s Emery Awards Gala

A contingent of Laurens — including Ralph, Ricky, David and Jerry — attended the event on Thursday.

clock November 14, 2011WWD Staff

Peter Sarsgaard, Giorgio Armani and Maggie Gyllenhaal

Fashion Scoops

Toasting Giorgio Armani’s Milan Hotel

The cocktail gathering held Thursday to fete the opening of the new hotel made for some surprising conversation.

clock November 14, 2011WWD Staff


New Hires in Louis Vuitton’s Communications Department

Luxury brand has beefed up its department following the exit of communications director Antoine Arnault.

clock November 14, 2011Miles Socha

Cornelia Guest


PETA Taps Cornelia Guest for New Ads

Socialite has bared all for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ upcoming “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” ad campaign.

clock November 14, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg


Chris Matthews Talks Presidental Politics

The host of MSNBC’s “Hardball” last week fielded questions about his new book, “Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero,” in San Francisco from Phil Bronstein.

clock November 14, 2011Joanna Ramey

Inside the Brooks Brothers Flatiron Shop.


Brooks Brothers Debuts New Flatiron Concept

Retailer’s new younger-skewed concept represents a major departure in terms of merchandising.

clock November 14, 2011Jean E. Palmieri


Retail CEO’s Priorities: Online, More Exclusives

PwC survey finds top executives searching for seamless multi-channel integration, more exclusivity.

clock November 14, 2011Arnold J. Karr

A Mark Cross handbag.


Mark Cross’ Second Act

Thanks to new owners, the 166-year-old leather brand will unveil its first collection since it shuttered its doors in 1997.

clock November 14, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Matthias Breschan


Q&A: Matthias Breschan, Rado CEO

On a recent trip to New York, the ceo of the Swatch-owned brand caught up with WWD to talk about the niche that is affordable luxury in the watch industry.

clock November 14, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Chrissie Morris python, suede, patent leather and nappa shoe; Eddie Borgo’s silver-plated brass, frosted glass and enamel bracelet, and Rauwolf’s plexiglass clutches.

Accessory Trends

Accessories Trend: All Deco-ed Out

The lauded design style is back for spring, with architectural lines, geometric shapes and pops of metallic making bold marks on accessories.

clock November 14, 2011Roxanne Robinson


Today's Must Read

Manish Chandra, Poshmark


Poshmark Slumps After Big IPO Increase

clock 14hEvan Clark

Social Studies

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