Can Amazon Be a Fashion Player?

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As Inc. continues its astronomical growth, some pundits predict that it could surpass Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s revenues one day — but wonder how much of its future revolves around fashion.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Social Shopping Network Opensky Adds Beauty Category

The site’s 1.5 million users are now able to connect with beauty-specific experts for recommendations, advice and beauty tips.

clock May 3, 2012Jayme Cyk

Anna Dello Russo with some of her accessories for H&M.


H&M Taps Anna Dello Russo

Swedish retailer has worked with the Italian fashion editor and style blog fixture on a range of accessories.

clock May 3, 2012Joelle Diderich

The Hermès store in Abu Dhabi.

Business Features

Hermès Revenues on the Rise

French luxury brand reports strong demand in both mature and emerging markets in the first quarter.

clock May 3, 2012Joelle Diderich

Victoria's Secret


Stores Struggle With April Sales

Calendar and weather cut into results for month.

clock May 3, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Andrea Jung

Human Resources

Avon’s Andrea Jung Passes the Baton

After a tumultuous four months, her 12-year run as chief executive officer of Avon Products Inc. ended with a sigh.

clock May 3, 2012Molly Prior

An ad visual for Kim Kardashian's fragrance, True Reflection.


Kim Kardashian to Launch First Prestige Scent

True Reflection is the reality star’s fourth fragrance since 2009.

clock May 3, 2012Rachel Brown

Mergers and Acquisitions

Gildan Activewear to Purchase Anvil Holdings for $88 Million

The deal brings together two basic cotton apparel manufacturers.

clock May 3, 2012Brian Dunn


April Comp Crux

The earliness of Easter, the lateness of Mother’s Day, the nastiness of the weather and the high price of gas all worked against same-store sales results.

clock May 3, 2012Arnold J. Karr

A rendering of the Flight Bar.


Sephora Revamping Four NYC Stores

The SoHo store is the first to get an overhaul, which was unveiled this week. Union Square will follow in June.

clock May 3, 2012Julie Naughton


Adidas on Track for Growth

Activewear giant says it expects “strong trends” in Greater China to continue.

clock May 3, 2012Katya Foreman

An ad image for the Yves Saint Laurent's Le Teint Touche Eclat foundation.

Color Cosmetics

Yves Saint Laurent Builds on Touche Eclat With Liquid Foundation

Twenty years after introducing its blockbuster product, the brand is introducing a related foundation.

clock May 3, 2012Jennifer Weil

Nicola Formichetti

Designer and Luxury

Nicola Formichetti Talks His Own Line

The designer is looking to inject high-tech, digital and solar power elements into the clothing.

clock May 3, 2012Joyce Man

Ranjana and Naeem Khan


Naeem Khan Hosts Dinner at Chateau Marmont

Event was just days after the designer dressed the First Lady for the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.

clock May 3, 2012Lindzi Scharf

Human Resources

Liz Earle Beauty Co. Announces Executive Changes

Julie Tatarczuck has been named president and general manager while Joellen Bradford has been named U.S. president and country manager.

clock May 3, 2012Nina Jones

A handbag from Iris Apfel’s collection.


Iris Apfel to Launch Handbag Line

The 90-year-old fashionista created a collection of exotic handbags, featuring Mongolian lamb, hair calf and snakeskin.

clock May 3, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Angela Ahrendts and Judith Glaser

Designer and Luxury

Burberry’s Angela Ahrendts Honored With Westphal Award

Drexel University tapped the British luxury brand’s ceo for the award for her leadership acumen and also for her humanitarian work.

clock May 3, 2012Marni Prichard Manko

Emily Mortimer


L.K. Bennett Fetes New York Flagship

The British brand toasted its new Manhattan outpost over dinner at Soho House.

clock May 3, 2012Matthew Lynch

Francesco Clark


Clark’s Botanicals to Enter QVC

Francesco Clark will be featured on an eight-minute segment which industry sources estimate could generate $150,000.

clock May 3, 2012Belisa Silva

Designer and Luxury

Setback for LVMH in eBay Case

A French court partially quashed previous judgments in case concerning transactions that took place between 2001 and 2006 involving counterfeit products.

clock May 3, 2012Miles Socha

Julia Koch at Central Park’s Frederick Law Olmsted Awards, aka the “hat luncheon.”

Fashion Features

They Are Wearing: Hat’s On

Who needs the Kentucky Derby when you’ve got the annual Frederick Law Olmsted Awards, aka the “hat luncheon”?

clock May 4, 2012WWD Staff


California Teachers’ Fund Sues Wal-Mart

The fallout of the Mexican bribery scandal continues to roll on — and the company’s executives and board members are in the legal cross hairs.

clock May 4, 2012Evan Clark

Helen McCluskey


Warnaco First-Quarter Income Slips

The New York-based firm was buffeted by weakness in South Korea and Europe and a double-digit decline in its Calvin Klein Jeans business for women.

clock May 4, 2012Arnold J. Karr


Amazon Makes High-Stakes Fashion Push

Can the online marketplace be as disruptive to the fashion world as it has been to the world of books, music, DVDs and other products?

clock May 4, 2012David Moin


ASME Announces Award Winners

Time was the surprise winner of the night’s most coveted award, Magazine of the Year, edging out Esquire, New York, The New Yorker and Popular Mechanics.

clock May 3, 2012Amy Wicks

Gildo Zegna and Eli Manning

Fashion Scoops

Ermenegildo Zegna Throws Silk-Themed Fete in New York

Eli Manning, Alec Baldwin, restaurateur Danny Meyer and architect Peter Marino were among the guests to attend.

clock May 4, 2012David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

DVF and Gwyneth Paltrow to Fete Amanda de Cadenet

Her talk show, “The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet,” recently launched on Lifetime.

clock May 4, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Nina Griscom and Carolyne Roehm Team Up for Sale

The social fixtures are jettisoning some of their wares of yore (read: Eighties and Nineties) in a private sale on Wednesday.

clock May 4, 2012Taylor Harris

Fashion Scoops

Thom Browne Wins Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Fashion

The fourth time was the charm for the designer, who was also a finalist in 2006, 2008 and 2009.

clock May 4, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops Launching Chinese Edition

Blog partners and Taiwan natives Kelly Cook and Tina Craig are preparing to debut a new edition of their handbag blog in June.

clock May 4, 2012Holly Haber


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Nicole and Sofia Richie


Nicole Richie and Sofia Richie Discuss First Fashion Collaboration

clock May 9, 2021Ryma Chikhoune

Social Studies

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