Macy’s Lundgren Upbeat as Profits Climb 38.2%

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The retailer's ceo said his company is taking share from rival J.C. Penney and is well-positioned to square off with the encroaching Amazon.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Macy’s Terry Lundgren Upbeat as Profits Climb 38.2%

Retailer’s chairman and ceo said his company is taking share from rival J.C. Penney and is well-positioned to square off with the encroaching Amazon.

clock May 9, 2012Evan Clark

Human Resources

Billabong Names Launa Inman CEO

Prior to joining the firm, she was managing director of Target Australia for seven years.

clock May 9, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Bottega Veneta Resort 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Bottega Veneta Resort 2013

Tomas Maier said the collection was “about very painterly inspiration” that could be traced to artists Tiepolo and Veronese.

clock May 9, 2012WWD Staff

Michael Phelps with kids from the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, and Donna de Varona.


AAFA Hosts American Image Awards

While all the glitter and glam raged at the Costume Institute gala, at Cipriani 42nd Street, the mood was tame but filled with pride and warmth.

clock May 9, 2012David Moin

Hilton Graham


Hanes Embraces Slim Silhouette

The biggest player in the men’s underwear market has introduced for fall the Power Slim Fit Tee, close-fitting undershirts with stretch.

clock May 9, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Vidal Sassoon

Human Resources

Vidal Sassoon Dies at 84

The legendary London-born hairdresser revolutionized hairstyling by creating the geometric bob.

clock May 9, 2012Rachel Brown

2(X)ist’s premiere timepiece.


2(x)ist to Expand Into Timepieces

The underwear firm is on the fast track to becoming a multicategory men’s lifestyle brand, starting with the debut of timepieces later this month.

clock May 9, 2012Rachel Strugatz

1. Bottega Veneta’s gym bag, 2. Alexander Olch’s tie, 3. Organic Male OM4 Healing Herbal Antifungal Foot Treatment, 4. Dior’s watch, 5. Dries Van Noten’s sunglasses, 6. Dior Homme Sport Eau de Toilette, 
7. Coach’s portfolio, 8. Nautica’s belt


Retailers Bullish on Father’s Day

Buoyed by continued strength in their men’s wear businesses, stores are loading up on slim-fit ties and dress shirts, shorts, colorful sportswear and swimwear.

clock May 9, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

A still life of the six Fendi reedition bags.


Fendi’s Baguette Takes Center Stage

The shoulder jewel that helped ignite the luxury handbag craze is back in the spotlight with several limited editions.

clock May 10, 2012Miles Socha


Nordstrom Outlook Strong for 2012

The retailer’s annual meeting was marked by executives noting sustained investments in technology and its number-one competitive edge — customer service.

clock May 9, 2012David Moin

Tom Ford and Fern Mallis

Designer and Luxury

Tom Ford on Family, Fashion and Film

Describing his overextended days at Gucci Group or why he likes to bathe four or five times a day, the designer was unapologetic and entertaining at the 92Y.

clock May 9, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

A look from Target.


Target to Open Freestanding Champion Store

The 3,000-square-foot C9 Active Apparel store will open on Oct. 14 in San Francisco, adjacent to a 100,000-square-foot CityTarget.

clock May 9, 2012Sharon Edelson and David Lipke


Chanel Signs Brad Pitt as Face of No.5

The signing marks the first time a man has been tapped to represent the fragrance.

clock May 10, 2012Julie Naughton and Pete Born

The red cover of New York Design Hunting.


Design Hunting’s First Print Edition Ready for Debut

The popularity of the online newsletter on inspired its transition to print.

clock May 10, 2012Amy Wicks


Belstaff Taps Ewan McGregor for Fall Ads

The campaign begins shooting in the U.K. today at Goodwood, the estate in West Sussex famous for its annual Festival of Speed motor racing competition.

clock May 10, 2012Samantha Conti


Yoox Posts 25.6% Decline in Net Profits for Qtr.

Costs associated with investments in automation and technology, as well as a higher tax rate, hurt the Italian e-tailer’s bottom line.

clock May 10, 2012Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Gene Pressman’s Joke

The former Barneys ceo took a tongue-in-cheek poke at Bergdorf Goodman’s Linda Fargo Tuesday at a Woolmark Co. event co-hosted with WWD.

clock May 10, 2012Arthur Friedman

Sofia Vergara and Lorraine Schwartz

Fashion Scoops

Lorraine Schwartz Honored for Fund-raising Efforts

The jeweler to the stars received a bit of her own star treatment at a luncheon that drew hundreds of well-known New Yorkers.

clock May 10, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

H&M Expanding in Texas

A 19,400-square-foot unit at the Baybrook Mall in the Greater Houston area will bow May 31.

clock May 10, 2012Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

Finalists for Andam Fashion Award Announced

Valued at 230,000 euros, or about $300,000 at current exchange, the French prize will be awarded on July 5.

clock May 10, 2012Katya Foreman

Urbanears denim headphones.

Fashion Scoops

Stockholm’s Urbanears Debuts Denim Headphones

The novelty headphones were launched at Apple Stores and on in the U.S. earlier this month.

clock May 10, 2012Laure Guilbault

Fashion Scoops

France’s La Redoute Taps Maison Rabih Kayrouz

The fashion label is the latest to design a capsule collection for the French mail-order giant.

clock May 10, 2012Katya Foreman


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Facebook Launches ‘Live Shopping Fridays’ for Beauty, Fashion

clock 8hAdriana Lee

Social Studies

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