Mapping Ron Johnson’s Challenges at Penney’s

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It may be worth it in the long run, but for now change is costing J.C. Penney Co. Inc. a lot of money. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Evelyn Lauder with some of her BCA products.

Human Resources

Remembering Evelyn Lauder

Almost 1,500 people attended the funeral service to recall the triumphs and warmth of the late philanthropist and businesswoman, who died Saturday at 75.

clock November 12, 2011Julie Naughton and Pete Born

A view outside the JC Penney store.


Mapping Ron Johnson’s Challenges at J.C. Penney

It may be worth it in the long run, but for now change is costing the retailer a lot of money.

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Business Features

Salvatore Ferragamo Profit Rises 85%

The Italian luxury brand was lifted by global growth and in particular a strong performance in the Asia Pacific region.

clock November 14, 2011Luisa Zargani

Gwen Stefani with Dasha Zhukova in Azzedine Alaia


Marina Abramovic Supplies Heady Dialogue at MOCA Gala

Charged with directing the museum’s fourth annual gala, the performance artist created living centerpieces.

clock November 14, 2011Marcy Medina

Government and Trade

Mexico, Canada Look to Join TPP Talks

The addition of the largest export markets for U.S. products to the talks could provide significant sourcing and exporting opportunities for U.S. firms.

clock November 14, 2011Kristi Ellis

Mark Lee

Ready To Wear

Mark Lee: Barneys New York Is ‘Reenergizing’

At WWD’s CEO Summit, Barneys ceo publicly discussed his vision for the retailer for the first time.

clock November 14, 2011David Moin


Leadership Shakeup at Newsweek

Tina Brown’s top two editors are leaving the magazine and its publisher has been let go.

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Tory Burch

Ready To Wear

Tory Burch: Social Media Pivotal in Brand’s Growth

The designer sits at the helm of one of the most digitally savvy brands in the fashion industry.

clock November 14, 2011Rachel Strugatz


Bud Bergren to Retire as Bon-Ton CEO

He has agreed to remain in his position until the company hires a successor and an “orderly transition” takes place.

clock November 14, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

The Fox Theater, built in 1928 and restored in 1988.

Designer and Luxury

Julia Reyes Taubman’s Motor City Memorial

Her new photography book, “Detroit: 138 Square Miles,” ardently documents the city she has grown to love.

clock November 14, 2011Karen Marta

Joshua Cooper Ramo

Ready To Wear

Joshua Cooper Ramo: The New Global Dynamic

The managing director at Kissinger Associates, an international strategic advisory firm, made the case for adopting a world view that embraces China.

clock November 14, 2011Vicki M. Young


New York Times Launches The Collection App

New iPad app will be a catchall for the paper’s fashion and style content.

clock November 15, 2011John Koblin

Terry Richardson and Audrey Gelman

Fashion Scoops

Terry Richardson Gallery Show Opens in L.E.S.

The opening reception at Half Gallery on Forsyth Street was followed by a celebratory dinner at Acme Bar & Grill.

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BLK DNM’s Perfume 11

Fashion Scoops

Johan Lindeberg Unveils Fragrance for BLK DNM

Called Perfume 11, the unisex scent was created by Robertet and will retail for $110.

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Fashion Scoops

Tinsley Mortimer Pens Debut Novel

The book, titled “Southern Charm,” is due out in May and is being billed as a summer read.

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Fashion Scoops

Giorgio Armani to Show Colombian Artist

Brand’s Madison Avenue boutique will turn part museo with the installation of a 140-piece exhibit titled “El Mercado” by Marta Luz Gutiérrez.

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Joseph Altuzarra

Fashion Features

Joseph Altuzarra Crowned CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Winner

Pamela Love of Pamela Love Jewelry and Creatures of the Wind’s Shane Gabier and Chris Peters were named its runners-up.

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Fashion Scoops

Graff Hosts Opening Fete for San Francisco Boutique

Drenching rain and thunderous black clouds did not deter the city’s stylish diamond connoisseurs from attending the opening on Friday night.

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Bon Appétit Unveils ‘BA Kitchen’

The redesigned culinary studio at 4 Times Square is intended for use by the magazine, but editors at other Condé Nast publications can put in a request.

clock November 15, 2011Amy Wicks

Robert Mcdonal

Ready To Wear

Robert McDonald: A Call to Action

Procter & Gamble’s ceo outlined the role that his $83 billion consumer products behemoth — and other companies — should play in the world.

clock November 15, 2011Pete Born


Urban Outfitters Earnings Drop

Retailer said profits declined 31 percent amid deteriorating margins in the third quarter.

clock November 15, 2011Sharon Edelson

Tamara Mellon

Business Features

Tamara Mellon Said Launching Own Brand

The founder and chief creative officer of Jimmy Choo is preparing to launch her own lifestyle brand in the mold of Tory Burch and Tom Ford.

clock November 15, 2011Samantha Conti

Robert Mcdonal

Ready To Wear

WWD CEO Summit: Cultural Evolution

From social responsibility to social media, this year’s WWD Apparel & Retail CEO Summit discusses the wide range of challenges facing brands today.

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