As Holiday Gears Up, So Do Retail Worries

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Overview

Washington showdown comes during key holiday season.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

A view of the Burberry flagship in Chicago.

Designer and Luxury

Burberry Goes Big in Chicago

The brand more than doubled its presence on Michigan Avenue, opening a five-story flagship.

clock November 13, 2012Beth Wilson

President Obama

Business Features

As Holiday Gears Up, So Do Retail Worries

Washington showdown comes during key holiday season.

clock November 14, 2012Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis

The exterior of an Abercrombie & Fitch.

Financial

Abercrombie Stock Soars on Strong Quarter

Retailer beats third-quarter earnings estimates with 40.5 percent net rise.

clock November 14, 2012David Moin

The Brioni shop.

Retail

Polished and Expanded Wilkes Bashford Unveiled

After a yearlong, multimillion-dollar renovation, the seven-level town house on Sutter Street in San Francisco has been completely transformed.

clock November 15, 2012Rachel Brown and Edmund J. Lee

The Coach shop-in-shop at Harrods in London.

Designer and Luxury

Coach Maps European Expansion

The brand has been expanding on the continent via a 50-50 joint venture with the British men’s wear brand Hackett, which is owned by Pepe Jeans SL.

clock November 14, 2012Samantha Conti

A view of the Amelia Toro flagship on 10th Avenue in New York.

Designer and Luxury

Amelia Toro’s Second Act Begins in Chelsea

Early last month the designer quietly opened her New York flagship at 229 10th Avenue, just above 23rd Street.

clock November 14, 2012WWD Staff

Retail

Shopbop to Unveil Men’s Site

Slated for launch next year, the site is yet another sign that Amazon is determined to become a dominant player in fashion.

clock November 14, 2012David Moin

Looks from the fall 2013 collection.

Sportswear

Kent & Curwen Blows Off the Dust

Manufacturing powerhouse Li & Fung Ltd. and designer Tommy Hilfiger are backing the relaunch of the brand.

clock November 15, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

An item from the new in-season gift guide.

Designer and Luxury

Moda Operandi Launches In-Season E-commerce

The strategy is aimed at capturing new customers who won’t wait months for delivery of next season’s purchases.

clock November 15, 2012David Lipke

Miranda Kerr in Giulietta.

Parties

CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Parties at Center548

Attendees included Liv Tyler, Christina Ricci, Ashley Greene, Seth Meyers, Alexa Chung and Chelsea Clinton.

clock November 14, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Victoria's Secret 2012

Financial

Limited Brands Lifts Forecast for Year

Net sales in the third quarter declined 5.7 percent, while comparable-store sales rose 5 percent.

clock November 14, 2012Vicki M. Young

The interior of the Tommy Bahama store.

Retail

Tommy Bahama Throws Anchor on Fifth Avenue

The 13,000-square-foot store is the largest in the company’s retail fleet.

clock November 15, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

A crystal ink pot from Louis Vuitton's new writing collection.

Designer and Luxury

Louis Vuitton’s Pen and Paper Push

The brand will release an expanded range of writing instruments and paper products that have been in development for two years.

clock November 15, 2012Miles Socha

Lynne Greene

Human Resources

Thia Breen, Lynne Greene Named Group Presidents at Estée Lauder

Promotions will double the number of group presidents at the beauty company.

clock November 15, 2012Pete Born

Government and Trade

Survey Touts Made in USA Allure

The majority of American and Chinese consumers prefer “Made in USA” goods, and most are willing to pay a premium even when a “Made in China” option costs less.

clock November 15, 2012Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Feds Make Counterfeit Bust in New York

Customs and Border Officers at the Port of New York/New Jersey said Wednesday that they nabbed 537 cartons of designer knockoff handbags and other accessories.

clock November 15, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Wilhelmina Signs Chris Brown

The agency will seek fashion and beauty endorsements and licenses for the controversial singer.

clock November 15, 2012David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

Elie Tahari Honored by Worldwide Orphans Foundation

Those familiar with the designer’s personal story know that he grew up in a series of orphanages.

clock November 15, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Alec Soth's "Falls 02" from the "Acqua #2" exhibition.

Fashion Scoops

Paris Photo Taps David Lynch

The annual fair has asked director the director to pick his favorite images on display.

clock November 15, 2012Joelle Diderich

Khirma Eliazov's Herzog clutch in cobalt lizard with grey crocodile.

Fashion Scoops

Handbag Designer Khirma Eliazov Opens First Store

The 850-square-foot shop on Charles Street in New York City’s West Village will also serve as her office and showroom.

clock November 15, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Jeff Tweedy

Human Resources

Jeff Tweedy Named President of Sean John

He has largely overseen the company since the exit of Dawn Robertson from the president’s role in September 2010.

clock November 15, 2012David Lipke

A view of The New Yorker iPad App

Media

Condé Nast’s Digital Push

The publishing company said it’s raising the circulations of both Wired and The New Yorker by 25,000 each on the strength of their tablet businesses.

clock November 15, 2012Erik Maza

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Hero Cosmetics Rescue Mission Holiday Kit

Beauty

Holiday Shopping in Beauty Focuses on Discounts, D-to-c

clock 13hAllison Collins

Social Studies

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