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Stefano Pessina and Gregory Wasson


Walgreens, Alliance Boots to Merge

The two retailers are set to create the world’s first global pharmacy-led health and beauty group.

clock June 19, 2012Faye Brookman and Vicki M. Young and Samantha Conti


Zumiez in Deal to Acquire Blue Tomato

The Everett, Wash.-based action sports specialty chain is buying the Austrian action sports retailer for $75.3 million.

clock June 19, 2012Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Louis Vuitton Foundation Clears Hurdle

Paris court declares legality of construction permit on art museum.

clock June 19, 2012Miles Socha

The MRket show


Domestic Trade Show Calendar

Listings are accurate as of press time, but attendees are encouraged to confirm dates and locations.

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Ron Johnson


Ron Johnson to Rejig J.C. Penney’s Marketing

Retailer’s chairman and ceo addresses Michael Francis’ abrupt departure and defends the company’s reinvention strategy.

clock June 19, 2012David Moin

WWD MAGIC and FN Platform are set for Aug. 21 to 23 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.


Markets Primed for Second-Half Flurry

Domestic trade show organizers see better prospects on the horizon.

clock June 20, 2012WWD Staff

U.S. Consumer Confidence by Region: May 2011 – May 2012


Fabric Prices Stable, but Economy Unsteady

Buyers and vendors setting their itineraries for the second half of the year have positive and negative market indicators to consider.

clock June 20, 2012Kristi Ellis and Arthur Friedman

Fiona Apple


Fiona Apple on Top of the Standard

The singer performed old hits and new at the Standard Hotel in New York on Monday night.

clock June 19, 2012Alessandra Codinha

Diane von Furstenberg Resort 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Diane von Furstenberg Resort 2013

The designer and her creative director Yvan Mispelaere titled their resort collection Zoom “because the closer you get, the more you see.”

clock June 19, 2012WWD Staff

Louisa Rose Allen, who performs as Foxes.


Louisa Rose Allen Breaks Out

The blogosphere darling known as Foxes readies her debut album, “Warrior.”

clock June 19, 2012Tara Bonet-Black


Court Reduces Marc Fisher’s Payout to Gucci

Guess Inc.’s footwear licensee will pay nearly $1.5 million less than previously ordered.

clock June 19, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Features

ChinaFile: Serve the People No More

China’s service industries face challenges as a new generation, dubbed the “little emperors,” enters the workforce.

clock June 20, 2012Huang Hung

A rendering of Solstice’s 10th anniversary party area.


Solstice Celebrates 10 Years

To commemorate the retail chain’s anniversary, Safilo is launching a Carrera capsule collection and throwing a party.

clock June 20, 2012Alexandra Steigrad


Glenn Murphy Talks Gap Growth

Company continues to reduce the square footage of its Gap and Banana Republic specialty stores in North America but sees opportunity to roll out outlets.

clock June 20, 2012David Moin


Joe’s Jeans Signs French Distribution Pact

Advanced Retail will oversee operations in the country, including the Paris office.

clock June 20, 2012Arnold J. Karr

A look from Narciso Rodriguez’s line for Kohl’s.


Narciso Rodriguez Kicks Off Kohl’s Designer Program

Developed by LF USA, Design Nation will team designers with a city of their choice.

clock June 20, 2012Marc Karimzadeh and Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Features

Bridget Foley’s Diary: Resort Shows Great Clothes, but No Vacation

The good collections have ranged from appealing to exciting, but the season is far from where it needs to be.

clock June 20, 2012Bridget Foley

DRESSES OVER PANTS: Marc Jacobs Resort 2013

Fashion Trends

Resort 2013: The Trends

Five leading trends from the biggest resort season yet — and it’s still not over.

clock June 20, 2012Antonia Sardone


Life After Cat Marnell at

The business is about to grow, with the launch of, a new site for British women from Say Media.

clock June 20, 2012Amy Wicks


Mark Leibovich to Stay at the New York Times

The New Republic’s poaching spree is finally drawing a public response from the competition.

clock June 20, 2012Erik Maza

Stella Tennant in the fall Givenchy campaign.


Givenchy Unveils Fall Campaign

Riccardo Tisci, whose shows often feature bone-shuddering electronic music, has decided to portray the energy of a rave party in the ads.

clock June 20, 2012Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

J. Crew Expanding to London?

Millard “Mickey” Drexler was spotted in the city scoping potential locations for the brand’s first stores outside North America.

clock June 20, 2012Samantha Conti

Minnie Mortimer and Clare Vivier

Fashion Scoops

Clare Vivier Fetes Opening of Silver Lake Flagship

The Los Angeles “It” girl designer celebrated the launch of her new store with a cocktail party and private dinner hosted by Shiva Rose.

clock June 20, 2012Christina Silvestri

Sky Ferreira in the Vigoss USA campaign.


Vigoss USA Taps Sky Ferreira for Ads

In addition to her upcoming debut album “I’m Not Alright,” the singer is the main attraction in the label’s fall ad campaign.

clock June 20, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Michelle Phan

Fashion Scoops

Michelle Phan Branching Into Jewelry Design

The YouTube sensation is launching a line for Pascal Mouawad’s Glamhouse called Ever Eden.

clock June 20, 2012Kira Cole

Fashion Scoops

Isaac Mizrahi Kicks Off ‘New York in Film’

The designer will be the first to curate a flick for the new series at the W New York Downtown.

clock June 20, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg


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