Macy’s Shifts Execs Into New Key Roles

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Macy’s Inc. is shuffling its top team. Sparked by the retirement of chief stores officer Ron Klein, the $25 billion, 800-unit chain on Wednesday gave a slew of executives new responsibilities.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Eyewear

Balenciaga, Marcolin Near Eyewear Deal

The new pact, which the two firms expect to finalize before the end of March, is for five years, renewable for an additional 10 years.

clock February 1, 2012Miles Socha

A look from Avenue.

Financial

Bankrupt Avenue Seeks Store Closures

Versa Capital stalking horse in effort to shrink plus-size chain.

clock February 1, 2012Arnold J. Karr and Vicki M. Young

Michael Bastian in his new showroom.

Retail

Michael Bastian to Launch Suits, Shirts With Barneys

The designer’s new range of classification suits, blazers, dress shirts and neckwear is an exclusive at the New York retailer.

clock February 1, 2012David Lipke

Intimates

LVMH Supplier Bids to Save Lejaby Plant

Sofama, a French leather goods manufacturer, has offered to buy the ailing lingerie brand’s last manufacturing facility in France.

clock February 1, 2012Joelle Diderich

Yigal Azrouël Men's RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Features

Yigal Azrouël Men’s Fall 2012

The collection veers to a casual and relaxed feeling, while retaining the designer’s signature aesthetic.

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Jonathan Adler

Textiles

Jonathan Adler Inks Neckwear License With Randa

There will be six collections a year, with core styles continuing for multiple collections.

clock February 1, 2012David Lipke

Government and Trade

Execs Seek Lower Corporate Tax Rate

Corporate executives raised concerns on Capitol Hill, calling on the government to reduce the rate to enable them to become more competitive and create jobs.

clock February 1, 2012Kristi Ellis

Mitt Romney

Government and Trade

On the Campaign Trail: Talking Taxes, Trade and the Moon

The GOP candidates and President Obama continue to focus mostly on economic issues as the campaign moves forward.

clock February 1, 2012Kristi Ellis

Looks from the collection.

Sportswear

Cremieux Opens U.S. Showroom

The brand is ready to start showcasing the company’s Cremieux 38 premium-priced label to American retailers.

clock February 1, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Varsity jacket by Guns Germs $teal.

Textiles

MAGIC Moments: Ones to Watch

New and noteworthy additions to the upcoming Las Vegas show include Guns Germs $teal, Staple Design and Navali.

clock February 1, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

A United Colors of Benetton store.

Financial

Benetton Sets Offer to Go Private

The family confirmed that its Edizione Srl holding company will launch a tender offer and delist the Italian clothing and textile manufacturer.

clock February 1, 2012Luisa Zargani

Stacy Lastrina

Business Features

Stacy Lastrina Steps Down at Jones Group

She is leaving her post of chief marketing officer after 21 years with the company.

clock February 1, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Media

Facebook Expects Boost in Brand Advertising

The social media site on Wednesday disclosed plans for a $5 billion initial public offering in a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

clock February 1, 2012Vicki M. Young

RETURN OF THE POWER SUIT: Versace Men's RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Features

Men’s Wear Trend: Euro Stars

A roundup of key trends from the recent Milan and Paris runway shows, from quilted effects to the return of the power suit.

clock February 2, 2012Alex Badia

Want Les Essentiels de la Vie

Sportswear

Project Las Vegas: Brand Preview

A quintet of standout names at the tradeshow, which will run from Feb. 13 to 15.

clock February 2, 2012WWD Staff

Nüco’s shearling vest, Edun’s wool coat, Hyden Yoo’s cotton trenchcoat and VGB’s cotton shirt. Flud sunglasses; Original Penguin tie.

Fashion Features

Men’s Wear Trend: Vegas Army

A sophisticated, chic military sensibility is the overriding trend for the upcoming fall Las Vegas shows.

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Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter will front a new spring television campaign for Rocawear.

Ready To Wear

Rocawear Revamps, Jay-Z Ready to Hit the Airwaves

It’s been a rocky winter, but the urbanwear giant is adjusting to the new realities of retail.

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Richard Chai

Footwear

Filson Names Richard Chai Creative Director

The designer will showcase looks from his first capsule collection for the label during his New York Fashion Week runway show.

clock February 2, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Madonna

Fashion Scoops

Adidas Working Overtime for the Material Girl

Madonna is often photographed wearing the three-stripe brand and now it appears that her new favorite sidekick, Nicki Minaj, is getting in on the freebies, too.

clock February 2, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Ralph Rucci Cancels Lincoln Center Runway Show

The designer instead has decided to have private showroom appointments for his Chado Ralph Rucci collection.

clock February 2, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Alvin Valley Working to Revive Label

The designer, whose namesake label has been dormant for the past two years, is close to finalizing a deal to buy back his brand from The Moret Group.

clock February 2, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Baked by Melissa Creates Betsey Johnson Cupcake

The New York bakery known for its mini treats has whipped up a confection inspired by the designer that will be for sale during fashion week.

clock February 2, 2012Kim Friday

Fashion Scoops

Saks Fifth Avenue Launches Charitable Promotion

Through February, the retailer will donate 5 percent of all registered purchases made with a Saks Fifth Avenue credit card to charities across the country.

clock February 2, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Ron Klein

Business Features

Macy’s Shifts Execs Into New Key Roles

Sparked by the retirement of chief stores officer Ron Klein, the $25 billion, 800-unit chain on Wednesday gave a slew of executives new responsibilities.

clock February 2, 2012David Moin

Diane von Furstenberg’s mirrored model.

Media

DVF Lends Surrealist Touch to Spring Ads

The designer often says, “Be the woman that you want to be,” so it made sense that the model featured in the campaign is wearing a mirrored mask over her face.

clock February 2, 2012Amy Wicks

An image from Jason Wu’s first campaign.

Media

Jason Wu to Launch Guerrilla-Style Ad Campaign

The designer is starting to advertise, but instead of going with print, his will be wild postings on the streets of Manhattan.

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An image from Y-3’s new spring campaign.

Media

Y-3’s Moody New Spring Ads

The campaign, photographed by Collier Schorr, takes its cue from the experimental city of Brasília, the Brazilian capital.

clock February 2, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Sam & Lavi’s cotton shorts worn with Tibi’s silk blouse, Eairth’s silk corset and 213 Industry’s rayon and cotton cardigan. Bar III earrings; OndadeMar bag; Saivana scarf; Elizabeth and James sunglasses and sandals.

Fashion Trends

Summer 2012 Trend: Shorts Sighted

The contemporary market is locked and loaded for summer with a delightful lineup of printed shorts.

clock February 2, 2012Mayte Allende

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