Fashion World Mulls Facebook IPO’s Impact

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What does Facebook mean for fashion? That’s the $104 billion question as the social-networking site’s initial public offering takes off today, priced at $38 a share and potentially raising $16.4 billion.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Mike Duke


Wal-Mart Surges Ahead in First Quarter

Retailer on Thursday reported its best quarterly U.S. comp-store sales performance in three years.

clock May 17, 2012Sharon Edelson and Kristi Ellis

A look at Barneys’ redesigned Web site.

Media Gets a New Look

Barneys New York is relaunching its e-commerce site with a complete redesign that has multiple new features.

clock May 17, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Wes Card

Business Features

The Jones Group Moves Ahead With Confidence

Chief executive officer Wesley Card is pleased with the company’s progress, after experiencing mixed economic trends and low consumer confidence last year.

clock May 17, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Ezra Miller


Cannes Report: Ezra Miller’s Crossing

In picking this year’s recipients of the Chopard Trophy, the Swiss company is highlighting a new generation of socially conscious stars.

clock May 17, 2012Joelle Diderich

Jane Lynch

Human Resources

Jane Lynch to Shed Tough Girl Act for the FiFi’s

The “Glee” star will serve as mistress of ceremonies at Monday night’s Fragrance Foundation Awards at Lincoln Center in New York City.

clock May 17, 2012Julie Naughton

Glenn Murphy


Gap Net Holds Steady, Comps Tick Ahead

Retailer’s sales for the three months ended April 28 rose 5.8 percent to $3.49 billion.

clock May 17, 2012Evan Clark

Shailene Woodley in a Marni cardigan.


Cannes Report: Shailene Woodley, Reluctant Star

In picking this year’s recipients of the Chopard Trophy, the Swiss company is highlighting a new generation of socially conscious stars.

clock May 17, 2012Joelle Diderich


Asset Sales Lift Sears Income

Retailer showed a profit as a result of disposals, while Bon-Ton turned in a loss.

clock May 17, 2012David Moin and Vicki M. Young

Perry Ellis Men's RTW Spring 2012


Perry Ellis Moves Golfwear to the Fore

Company anticipates business of $400 million to $500 million in five years.

clock May 17, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Marco Bizzarri and Tomas Maier

Designer and Luxury

Bottega Veneta Unveils Latest Shanghai Store

Arriving relatively late into the China market, the Italian luxury brand is certainly making up for lost time.

clock May 17, 2012Rebecca Kanthor

Designer and Luxury

Burberry Scores $100 Million Judgment

A Manhattan federal court awarded the British brand damages and a permanent injunction against Chinese Internet counterfeiters.

clock May 17, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Human Resources

Bloomingdale’s Barbara D’Arcy Dead at 84

The gifted interior designer worked for the retailer for more than four decades.

clock May 17, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Scoops

Glendon Group in Deal to Acquire

The merger agreement, expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2012, would take the online jewelry retailer private.

clock May 17, 2012Vicki M. Young

Aerin Lauder beauty products.

Human Resources

Aerin Lauder Goes Solo With Brand

The granddaughter of Estée Lauder is about to launch her much anticipated lifestyle brand, with beauty kicking it off.

clock May 18, 2012Julie Naughton

Visuals from PacSun's "Golden State of Mind" campaign.


PacSun Shows Sign of Turnaround Taking Hold

The California-based action sports retailer hasn’t quite turned the corner, but first-quarter performance shows it might be on the right track.

clock May 18, 2012Rachel Brown

Coach’s page on Facebook.


Fashion World Mulls Facebook IPO’s Impact

As the social-networking site’s initial public offering takes off today, all eyes are on the future, and Facebook’s long-term potential.

clock May 18, 2012Rachel Strugatz and Vicki M. Young and Erik Maza


GQ’s Alan Richman Gets Roasted

The knives were flying Wednesday night at Le Bernardin as fellow writers and top chefs took turns roasting the magazine food critic.

clock May 18, 2012Amy Wicks


Departures Names New Fashion Director

Amanda Ross previously worked as global fashion director of W Hotels and market editor of Harper’s Bazaar.

clock May 18, 2012Amy Wicks

The cover of the New York Times Magazine.


Ad Pages Slip Further at New York Times’ Magazines

Both the Times’ Sunday magazine and T The New York Times Magazine continue to shed advertisers.

clock May 18, 2012Erik Maza

Fashion Scoops

Swedish Shirtmaker Eton in Talks With Investor

The family-owned business is finalizing a deal that will bring an investor on board to help finance its growth plans.

clock May 18, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Scoops

Jimmy Choo Opens Store in San Francisco

The 1,700-square-foot unit on Geary Street will carry the brand’s women’s shoes, handbags and accessories, including the Choo 24:7 collection.

clock May 18, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Fashion Scoops

Cole Haan to Shutter Madison Ave. Store

Move opens up a small but prime location near Barneys New York, Hermès and Michael Kors among other top brands.

clock May 18, 2012David Moin

The J. Mendel for Hunter Boot.

Fashion Scoops

Hunter Boot Taps Gilles Mendel

Designer to create a limited-edition line of Wellington rubber boots for the brand for fall.

clock May 18, 2012Kristi Garced

Jeff Koons and Susan Sarandon

Fashion Scoops

Wall Street Journal Fetes ‘Donor of the Day’ Column

Jeff Koons hosted the evening at Manhattan’s Whitney Museum of American Art.

clock May 18, 2012David Lipke


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Inside Barneys at Saks: A First Look

clock 21hDavid Moin

Social Studies

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