Macy’s Sets Tech Push to Propel Growth

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Ricky Lauren

People

Ricky Lauren’s Eastern Attitude

The author talks about her recently released book, “Ricky Lauren: The Hamptons Food, Family and History.”

clock May 17, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Donna Karan and Leonard Lauder

Financial

Facebook Drags Down Fashion, Retail Stocks

Rather than igniting a new market boom, the social media company’s much-touted initial public offering fizzled on Friday.

clock May 20, 2012Evan Clark

Financial

Ann Inc. Profits Gain 5.2%

Loft division continues to drive the retailer’s results.

clock May 18, 2012Evan Clark

Julianna Marguiles in Narciso Rodriguez with the designer.

Parties

El Museo del Barrio Holds Spring Gala

Some guests referred to the event as “the end of gala season.”

clock May 18, 2012Alessandra Codinha

Shailene Woodley, Jessica Chastain, Naomi Watts, Ludivine Sagnier and Diane Kruger, all in Calvin Klein Collection with Joana Vicente.

Parties

The Cannes Party Circuit

Both the great and the aspiring-to-be turned out Thursday night at the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival for the Women in Film party.

clock May 18, 2012Joelle Diderich

Fashion Features

American Eagle to Shutter 77kids Business

Children’s offshoot had loss of $24 million on sales of $40 million in fiscal 2011, company says.

clock May 18, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Rick Paterno

Human Resources

Rick Paterno Exits Jones Group

Head of footwear division has resigned.

clock May 18, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Retail

Ron Johnson Talks Challenges at J.C. Penney Meeting

Ceo acknowledges that the retailer is going to be “in the wilderness” for about a year as it reinvents its identity in a bid to capture market share.

clock May 21, 2012Holly Haber

A yellow gold ring with black diamonds from Phillips Frankel.

Couture

WWD Couture Jewelry Preview: Changing Times

Fine jewelry has a new reality — with brands, retailers and consumers adapting to elevated prices in the sector.

clock May 21, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Anita Ko’s 18-karat yellow gold bracelet with white diamonds.

Couture

Couture Jewelry Trend: Haute Flash

Not for the faint of heart, dramatic jewelry is strutting its stuff at Couture.

clock May 21, 2012WWD Staff

A pendant of yellow gold, diamond, spinel, chalcedony and black mother-of-pearl from Phillips Frankel.

Couture

WWD Couture Jewelry Preview: Ones to Watch

Here are five emerging brands taking a bow at the Couture jewelry show, May 31 to June 4 at the Wynn Las Vegas.

clock May 21, 2012Rachel Strugatz and Alexandra Steigrad

1. Wendy Yue cuff. 2. Irene Neuwirth earrings. 3. Jude Frances Jewelry ring. 4. Colette ring. 5. MCL by Matthew Campbell Laurenza bracelet. 6. Colette earrings. 7. Armenta ring. 8. Carla Amorim necklace.

Couture

Couture Jewelry Trend: Sea and Be Seen

Opals, emeralds and tsavorites are some of the stones making a big splash in fine jewelry at this year’s Couture show in Las Vegas.

clock May 21, 2012Roxanne Robinson

Financial

Analysts Weigh In on Wal-Mart Corruption Probe

Retailer might be dealing with a potential legal nightmare over bribery allegations, but observers seem to be giving it a pass.

clock May 21, 2012Sharon Edelson

Giuseppe Zanotti’s studded suede sneaker and Christian Louboutin’s crepe satin bootie in a circuit board print.

Footwear

Footwear Trend: Wacky Feet

Over-the-top, fanciful shoes are a market unto themselves — one that does not seem to be diminishing anytime soon.

clock May 21, 2012Jessica Iredale

A necklace from Temple St. Clair's Owl Collection.

Jewelry

Counting on Color at JCK

Jewelry brands straddling the fine and fashion categories are sticking to the classics, but adding a twist to update their signature pieces.

clock May 21, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

A rendering of the new M&S concept.

Retail

Marks & Spencer Unveiling Multibrand Beauty Offering

Your Beauty: The Best of Nature & Science will make its debut on Tuesday at the store on London’s Kensington High Street and on its Web site.

clock May 21, 2012Samantha Conti

Terry J. Lundgren

Retail

Macy’s Stepping Up Tech Spend

Chairman and ceo Terry Lundgren laid out the technology vision at the retailer’s annual meeting on Friday.

clock May 21, 2012David Moin

Retail

Catering to Today’s Consumer

The customer is king. That retail mantra has never been more true than in the age of the Internet.

clock May 21, 2012Katya Foreman and Joelle Diderich

Media

Sartorialist Founder Scott Schuman Airs Grievances in GQ

He discusses, among other things, his complicated relationship with Dolce & Gabbana.

clock May 21, 2012Amy Wicks

Media

Style Coalition Names Ted Nadeau President and COO

He joins the social media marketing platform from Elle Group Digital, where he was the group’s general manager.

clock May 21, 2012Vicki M. Young

Human Resources

Peter J. Solomon Taps David Shiffman

The former Goldman, Sachs & Co. executive will become managing director in the investment bank’s retail, e-commerce and distribution group.

clock May 21, 2012Evan Clark

Fashion Scoops

Royals Gather to Celebrate Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a pale pink Emilia Wickstead dress with pleated skirts, which she paired with blush-colored Prada court shoes.

clock May 21, 2012Catherine Tipple

Fashion Scoops

Paul Smith Makes Appearance for New Book, ‘A to Z’

The 200-page tome takes an alphabetical journey through the designer’s inspirations and offers a glimpse into his process.

clock May 21, 2012Catherine Tipple

A view of the Hugo Boss runway in Beijing.

Fashion Scoops

Hugo Boss Throws Fashion Fete in Beijing

The brand upped the ante for the fashion party season on Friday when it threw a bash for 1,500 after live-streaming its runway show across the world in 3-D.

clock May 21, 2012Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Fashion Scoops

Michael Kors Fetes New Store in Taiwan With Fashion Show

The specially built runway inside a skywalk bridge featured local models wearing selected looks from the fall collection.

clock May 21, 2012Mengly Taing

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

The Ralph Lauren Made-to-Order Polo program.

Fashion

Ralph Lauren Launching Custom Polo Program

clock 15hJean E. Palmieri

Social Studies

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