F-commerce Evolves Into Social Commerce

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Early adopters of Facebook commerce, or F-commerce, are dropping it like flies — but so what?SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Financial

TJX Posts 4th-Qtr. Sales, Net Gains

For the quarter ended Jan. 28, retailer posted a 42.1 percent jump in profits.

clock February 22, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Ballantyne RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Ballantyne RTW Fall 2012

“The contrast of outdoor and indoor” is how creative director Yossi Cohen described the collection for fall.

clock February 22, 2012WWD Staff

Brunello Cucinelli RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Brunello Cucinelli RTW Fall 2012

The designer took a trip back to several different decades for inspiration in a collection that highlighted his adept hand with luxe separates.

clock February 22, 2012WWD Staff

A look at the White House|Black Market store.

Retail

Chico’s in Expansion Mode

Retailer plans to expand the old-fashioned way, with store growth, and sees at least 120 new doors annually for the foreseeable future.

clock February 22, 2012Evan Clark

Gucci RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Gucci RTW Fall 2012

“Romanticism — literally speaking, of the 19th century.” That was Frida Giannini’s starting point for her fall collection.

clock February 22, 2012WWD Staff

Alek Wek

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Gucci

The brand’s show in Milan on Wednesday drew a slew of fashion multi-taskers.

clock February 22, 2012WWD Staff

No. 21 RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

No. 21 RTW Fall 2012

Alessandro Dell’Acqua cited Queen Elizabeth as the inspiration for his fall lineup.

clock February 22, 2012WWD Staff

Alberta Ferretti RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Alberta Ferretti RTW Fall 2012

The designer took a moodier, more aggressive approach to her fall collection, restricting herself to a dark monochromatic palette.

clock February 22, 2012WWD Staff

A look at the Clothes Horse Web site.

Media

New Fit Web Site Goes Live

Clothes Horse, a New York fashion technology firm that is launching a Web site today, uses algorithms to help consumers find the right fit.

clock February 23, 2012Vicki M. Young

Fay RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Fay RTW Fall 2012

In the span of three seasons, Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi have successfully fleshed out a point of view that is beyond puffer jackets and polo shirts.

clock February 22, 2012WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Retailers Against Obama Tax Plan

Under the administration’s tax reform proposal, the corporate tax rate would be reduced to 28 percent from 35 percent.

clock February 22, 2012Kristi Ellis

A fall look from Woolrich John Rich & Bros.

Ready To Wear

WP Lavori Plots U.S. Growth Course

The Bologna, Italy-based company has named Franco DiCarlo as chief executive officer of its North American operations.

clock February 22, 2012David Lipke

Christopher Shannon

Fashion Features

London Men’s Wear Takes an Arty, Elegant Turn

Figures as diverse as Richard Serra, David Lynch, photographer Edward Burtynsky and the late British decorator David Hicks were referenced for fall.

clock February 22, 2012Samantha Conti and Nina Jones

Human Resources

Gap Makes Two Key Appointments

Continuing its aggressive hunt for talent, the brand has boosted its ranks with two seasoned executives on the creative and product sides of the business.

clock February 22, 2012David Moin and Rachel Brown

A look inside the Valentino flagship store in Milan.

Designer and Luxury

Valentino Updates Its Look in Milan

Flagship is the brand’s first to reflect the design aesthetics of creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli.

clock February 22, 2012Luisa Zargani

Anne Rohosy

Denim

Levi’s Promotes Anne Rohosy, Aaron Boey

Heads of Dockers and Denizen brands take new multibrand roles.

clock February 22, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Jim and Ken Giddon

Retail

Rothmans Relocating After 25 Years

The store that got its start out of a pushcart on East Broadway in 1926 will next week move into an 11,000-square-foot location on Park Avenue South.

clock February 22, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Umberto Angeloni

Designer and Luxury

Caruso to Produce High-End Chinese Clothing

Italian manufacturer flips the script as the producer of new men’s brand SheJi-Sorgere, which launches next month.

clock February 23, 2012Luisa Zargani

A Judith Leiber clutch.

Handbags

Judith Leiber’s Red Carpet Moment

The handbag company has seen a 35 percent spike in the number of celebrities toting the signature structured evening bags this awards season.

clock February 23, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Whitney Houston on the cover of People magazine.

Media

The Whitney Houston Effect

The celebrity newsstand titles that featured the former pop star on their covers following her death pulled in larger-than-average sales, according to sources.

clock February 23, 2012Amy Wicks

Financial

Limited Brands Income Up 5.7 Percent

Sales topped $10 billion last year, while the net income rose 5.7 percent to $850.1 million from $804.8 million in 2010.

clock February 23, 2012David Moin

The Levi’s “Friends Store.”

Media

Online Landscape Evolves With S-Commerce

F-commerce is rapidly giving way to social commerce in general as brands look to maximize the Web’s potential.

clock February 23, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Financial

Sales Rise Modestly at Roberto Cavalli

The Just Cavalli license hurt the group’s revenues last year, although the Italian fashion company closed 2011 with sales up 1.1 percent.

clock February 23, 2012Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Costume Designers Guild Awards Lauds Achievements

Behind-the-scenes style-makers got their due at the annual event, held at the Beverly Hilton on Tuesday night.

clock February 23, 2012Sarah Jones

A look from Gucci RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Features

Milan Collections Fall 2012: Buongiorno, Milano

The Italian shows kicked off with dark colors, rich embellishments and a big play on fabrics.

clock February 23, 2012WWD Staff

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