Saks Cuts Outlook In Wake of Sandy

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Saks Inc., amid a retail climate getting increasingly precarious and discount driven, has lowered its sales forecast for the fourth quarter, citing the impact of Hurricane Sandy.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Hanneli Mustaparta and Lily Kwong

Fashion Scoops

Calvin Klein on Show in Beijing

The brand brought models, bloggers and the Chinese fashion elite together for a low-key evening to celebrate its spring collection.

clock November 13, 2012Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Peter Marino and Marisa Berenson


Peter Marino Decorated as Chevalier

The American architect was recognized for his passion for French art and culture.

clock November 13, 2012Miles Socha

Saks Fifth Avenue

Business Features

Saks Cuts Outlook in Wake of Sandy

Amid a retail climate getting increasingly precarious and discount driven, the department store has lowered its sales forecast for the fourth quarter.

clock November 13, 2012David Moin

Diego Della Valle

Business Features

Sales, Profits Increase at Tod’s

Led by the Tod’s and Roger Vivier brands, and lifted by gains in the U.S. and Asia, revenues rose 7.3 percent in the first nine months of the year.

clock November 13, 2012Luisa Zargani

The exterior of a Michael Kors store in London.

Designer and Luxury

Michael Kors Income Up as Sales Surge

The company said revenues were up 74.4 percent, and noted that gross margin for the quarter was 59 percent.

clock November 13, 2012Vicki M. Young

An exterior view of the Pucci flagship on Madison Avenue in New York.

Designer and Luxury

Pucci Opens Madison Ave. Palazzo

The new concept is set to be replicated along all international stores, which will include Shanghai, Moscow, Doha and Kuwait.

clock November 13, 2012Jessica Iredale



Carol Meyrowitz Touts TJX Growth Opportunities

The off-pricer reported solid third-quarter earnings, including a 7 percent comp sales gain.

clock November 13, 2012Evan Clark

Ispo in Munich.


German Fairs Set to Reap Economic Benefits

The country’s strong economy sets the stage for a solid first half.

clock November 14, 2012Melissa Drier

Chanel's Rue Cambon store in Paris.


Waiting Out the Euro Zone Woes

Europe’s ongoing economic problems weigh heavily on the fashion sector.

clock November 14, 2012Samantha Conti

On the runway at Toronto Fashion Week.


Canadian Exhibitions Eye Clearer Skies

Competition for U.S. dollars seen as top hurdle.

clock November 14, 2012Brian Dunn

Salvatore Ferragamo RTW Spring 2013

Business Features

Salvatore Ferragamo Profits Rise 8.1%

The brand was boosted by growth in all geographic markets and lifted by gains at the footwear and leather goods categories.

clock November 13, 2012Luisa Zargani

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia


Changes Afoot at Australia Shows

Organizers are shaking up their showcases in the face of some of the worst retail trading conditions in 30 years.

clock November 14, 2012Patty Huntington

Laurent Tourondel and Paul Goldstein


Feast for the Eye: Laurent Tourondel Brings Old School Back With Arlington Club

Inspired by old New York, the eatery infuses the chef’s take on modern American cuisine with Tao Group’s atmospheric design aesthetic.

clock November 13, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Italian fairs promote "Made in Italy" quality.


Italian Outlook: Clouds Starting to Clear

Trade fair organizers are eyeing improving conditions in the first half.

clock November 14, 2012Cynthia Martens

The Japan Creation show.


Asian Exhibitions Feeling Some Pain

As another year of trade shows and events kicks off, industry watchers are eyeing macroeconomic and logistical developments in the region.

clock November 14, 2012Kathleen E. McLaughlin and Kelly Wetherille

Bubble London


British Shows Look to Fresh Approach

U.K. fair organizers aim to grow with eye on economic conditions.

clock November 14, 2012Lorelei Marfil

The Texworld show.


Paris Salons Primed for Foreign Visitors

To ride out the storm, fairs are upping their fashion quotient in a bid to attract more value-added buyers and foreigners.

clock November 14, 2012Laure Guilbault

Jen Brill


The Arty Crowd Parties at Milk for RxArt

The annual fundraising auction drew cool kids from the art and fashion worlds on Monday.

clock November 13, 2012Taylor Harris

A view of the Bread & Butter show in Berlin.


International Trade Show Calendar 2013

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

clock November 14, 2012WWD Staff

A view of the Wrangler store in Leipzig, Germany.


VF Corp. Sees Strength in Jeanswear Business

Margins, profits improving despite difficulties in Europe.

clock November 13, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Selena Gomez


Glamour Gets Teary at Women of the Year Awards

The magazine held its 22nd annual event on Monday.

clock November 13, 2012Erik Maza

Dov Charney


American Apparel Sees Q3 Loss Grow

Sales increase erased by higher interest, warrant-related loss.

clock November 13, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Features

CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Crowns 2012 Winners

Greg Chait of The Elder Statesman took home the top prize, while the runners-up were Jennifer Meyer Maguire of Jennifer Meyer and Tabitha Simmons.

clock November 13, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

ChinaFile: China’s E-commerce Boom

Nov. 11, the newly anointed Single’s Day in China, saw sites across the country throw a Sale of the Year party for all the singles in front of their computers.

clock November 14, 2012Huang Hung

Target will open at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

Marketing and Promotion

Thanksgiving Shopping a Multisided Issue

As more retailers unveil plans to open Thanksgiving Day, it’s being dubbed Black Thursday and has the potential to fire up sales — and stir controversy.

clock November 14, 2012Sharon Edelson

Rochambeau's linen blazer, Alice Roi's silk top and Raquel Allegra's linen shorts. Electric Feathers scarf; Kangol hat.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2013 Trend: Natural Strokes

Artists inspire designers on a frequent basis. For spring, their techniques are the real draw.

clock November 14, 2012Kim Friday


Time Magazine Hosts Panel to Debate Person of the Year

Opinionated folk including Padma Lakshmi, Newt Gingrich and Matt Lauer gathered to hash out prospective nominations for the 85-year-old distinction.

clock November 14, 2012David Lipke


The Hollywood Reporter Puts Beauty in the Spotlight

Titled “Hollywood’s Top 25 Beauty Moments of 2012,” there will be different covers for the East Coast and the West Coast.

clock November 14, 2012Rachel Brown


Randy Kabat Joins Advanstar Fashion Group

As vice president of marketing, a new post, she will oversee creative services, digital strategies and communications.

clock November 14, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Cushman & Wakefield Ranks World’s Most Expensive Retail Destinations

After 11 years at the top, New York’s Fifth Avenue has lost its place to Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay.

clock November 14, 2012Joelle Diderich

Dannijo's Mochiyoto bib, exclusively created for the brand's pop-up shop.

Fashion Scoops

Dannijo Pops Up in New York for Holidays

Located at 27 Prince Street, the 600-square-foot space will be open through Dec. 30.

clock November 14, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Fashion Scoops

Aéropostale Acquires

Based in Ontario, Calif., the online fashion retailer was founded by Tony Pang and Kurt Kimura in 1998.

clock November 14, 2012Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Chanel to Mount Next Fashion Show in Scotland

The open-air spectacle will be set at the foot of the 15th-century Linlithgow Palace in West Lothian, just outside of Edinburgh.

clock November 14, 2012Miles Socha

A necklace by Damiani for Twilight.

Fashion Scoops

Damiani Designs Jewelry for ‘Twilight’

The Italian jewelry maker has created the Aro Necklace for the saga last episode, “Breaking Dawn: Part 2.”

clock November 14, 2012Alessandra Turra


Today's Must Read

Tanger Outlets Riverhead is among Tanger's most productive centers.


Tanger Posts Q1 Profit as Traffic Trends Improve

clock 10hDavid Moin

Social Studies

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