Penney’s Reinvention: The Vendor Approach

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In an unorthodox procedure, Penney’s is taking applications from vendors seeking to sell the store beginning in spring 2013. And the deadline is less than a month away.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Human Resources

Susan Rieland, Steven Sander Exit Jones Group

Both executives had worked closely with Susan Metzger, former ceo, women’s wholesale better sportswear, who left the company in January.

clock April 3, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Glenn Murphy

Human Resources

Glenn Murphy’s Pay Package at Gap Hits $9.7M

Retailer’s chairman and ceo received a 63.3 percent jump in total compensation in 2011 from the year before.

clock April 3, 2012Vicki M. Young

G-Star’s new store in Toronto.


G-Star Enters Toronto Market

Monobrand store its second in Canada, although the the Amsterdam-based company does business at over 200 points of sale throughout the country.

clock April 3, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Adelina Wong Ettelson in Badgley Mischka and de Grisogono earrings.


Adult Swim at the Save Venice Gala

The annual masked ball took place on the Upper East Side on Monday night.

clock April 3, 2012Alessandra Codinha

William McComb

Human Resources

William McComb’s Pay Slips to $5.4M

Liz Claiborne adjusts severance agreement for top execs to “clarify” change-in-control procedures.

clock April 3, 2012Evan Clark

Francisco Sanchez

Business Features

White House Pushes ‘Made in USA’

The Obama administration has placed the fashion industry squarely in the middle of its initiative to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S.

clock April 3, 2012Kristi Ellis and Khanh T.L. Tran

Bart Becht


Coty Chairman Outlines Vision for Deal With Avon Products

Bart Becht told WWD an acquisition of what he called Avon-Coty would provide new, innovative products that would enhance the company’s lineup.

clock April 3, 2012Molly Prior

A look from the new Russell Athletic apparel collection for women.


Russell Brands Launching Women’s Initiative

The goal is to make a major push into the women’s fitness market with the 18-piece branded collection.

clock April 3, 2012Karyn Monget

Claude Lanzmann


Claude Lanzmann’s Modern Life

The French filmmaker and longtime editor in chief of literary review Les Temps Modernes discusses life, death and his new memoir.

clock April 4, 2012Joelle Diderich

Business Features

Bernard Chaus Board Approves Vince Camuto Merger

Camuto will acquire the shares of Chaus not owned by members of the Chaus family for 21 cents a share in cash.

clock April 4, 2012Lisa Lockwood


British Vogue Sets Inaugural Vogue Festival

The two-day event is aimed at consumers and will feature speakers from all aspects of the business, including Christopher Bailey, Tom Ford and Stella McCartney.

clock April 4, 2012Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

ChinaFile: Chic Talk

The greatest differential between Mercedes-Benz China International Fashion Week, known as CHIC, and other fashion weeks is that there are no buyers.

clock April 4, 2012Huang Hung

The cover of Oprah Magazine.


ASME Nominees Include Some Surprises

Vice, the magazine that brought you fashion week on acid, just received its first nomination for a National Magazine Award.

clock April 4, 2012Amy Wicks

Cover and inside photos of French AD issue by Karl Lagerfeld


Karl Lagerfeld Guest Edits French Architectural Digest

The 220-page issue features the designer’s futuristic Quai Voltaire apartment on the cover and photographed by him inside.

clock April 4, 2012Miles Socha


American Apparel Ads Banned in U.K.

The retailer’s racy ad campaigns have again fallen afoul of the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority.

clock April 4, 2012Nina Jones

Fashion Scoops

Opening Ceremony Adds Handbags for Fall

Styles are structured and relatively simple, with messenger, tote and lunch-box styles done in shades of brown and red leather and suede.

clock April 4, 2012Jessica Iredale

Designs from Anna Sui’s new bedding line.

Fashion Scoops

Anna Sui Expands Into Home With Bedding

The designer was inspired by a trip to India with three of her nieces last summer.

clock April 4, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Natalie Portman Selects Charity for Rouge Dior Nude Shade

Proceeds from the sale of the line’s Grège lipstick will go to Free the Children foundation.

clock April 4, 2012Jennifer Weil

Singer-songwriter Marika Hackman in the Burberry summer eyewear campaign.

Fashion Scoops

Burberry Taps British Musicians for Eyewear Campaign

The four acts, selected by chief creative officer Christopher Bailey, are singer-songwriter Marika Hackman, One Night Only, Life in Film and The Daydream Club.

clock April 4, 2012Kristi Garced

Fashion Scoops

Ottavio Missoni on Display in Slovenia

A new exhibit at Vetrinjski Dvor Mansion-Theatre Hall in Maribor celebrates Missoni’s many accomplishments.

clock April 4, 2012Cynthia Martens

Fashion Scoops

Façonnable Sponsors Monte Carlo Rolex Masters Tennis Tournament

Façonnable has designed an exclusive Monte Carlo Country Club Collection, which features key separates, including the club’s prestigious blazon.

clock April 4, 2012Luisa Zargani


J.C. Penney’s Fresh Approach to Buying Product

New pricing strategy has enabled buyers to focus more on products and editing the assortment.

clock April 4, 2012David Moin and Lisa Lockwood

Penney’s will have “shops” on its selling floors, each at least 500 square feet.


J.C. Penney’s Reinvention: The Vendor Approach

The retailer is taking applications from vendors seeking to sell the store beginning in spring 2013, as part of its new strategy.

clock April 4, 2012David Moin

Players from each of the NFL’s 32 teams modeled Nike’s new uniforms.

Ready To Wear

Nike Unveils NFL Uniforms at Pep Rally

The sportswear giant called on some star power to show off the new team uniforms as its five-year pact with the league kicks off.

clock April 4, 2012David Lipke


Today's Must Read

Matthew Williams with looks from his Alyx Men’s Fall 2021 collection.


Matthew Williams Considers His Alyx Brand a 'Life Project'

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