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Presidential Election Seen Clouding the Spending Picture

Studies show that shoppers are both ready to spend for the holidays and holding off because of the election.

clock 9hDavid Moin and Evan Clark


Brooks Brothers Buys Alexis Bittar Jewelry Business

The retailer's Carolee division will operate the newly acquired label.

clock 9hJean E. Palmieri


Gigi Hadid Dishes On Her Family's Thanksgiving Traditions

There Will Be Pie, Lots of Pie

clock 15hSophia Chabbott

Wal-Mart’s Weak Sales Stir Market Shivers

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The holiday warning signs just keep flashing brighter. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Target Corp. and Sears Holdings Corp. on Thursday stirred further concern as they reported third-quarter numbers.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Masumi Natsusaka

Beauty Features

Kanebo Cosmetics Plots International Strategy

The Japanese beauty player wants to become a global player.

clock November 13, 2012Amanda Kaiser

The line in London.

Fashion Scoops

Smaller Crowds Turn Out for Margiela at H&M

Diehard fans of the brand lined up at dawn for a chance to snag a collector’s item.

clock November 15, 2012WWD Staff



Bon-Ton Trims Loss in Third Quarter

Retailer was aided by merchandising and marketing initiatives.

clock November 15, 2012David Moin


P&G Focuses on Costs, Developing Markets, Innovation

The consumer products giant plans to trim another 2 to 4 percent of non-manufacturing workforce.

clock November 15, 2012Evan Clark

Designer and Luxury Getting a Makeover

The redesigned site is scheduled to go live Saturday.

clock November 15, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Vente-Privée Taps Joe Zee

The platform has tapped Zee to serve as its resident “style curator.”

clock November 15, 2012Kristi Garced


Magazines Reshuffling Editors

With new editors in chief at several magazines, there’s been a predictable round of staff reshuffling.

clock November 15, 2012Erik Maza

Bridget Moynahan in Max Mara and Maria Giulia Maramotti.


Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Hosts Fall Party

The cancer charity and Max Mara teamed for the annual fall social benefit.

clock November 15, 2012Taylor Harris

Minnie Mouse in Lanvin.


Barneys and Disney Unveil Their Holiday Windows

The two companies showed off the animated fashion short in New York on Wednesday.

clock November 15, 2012Matthew Lynch

Designer and Luxury

Armani Moving N. American Headquarters

The move to the Meatpacking District is scheduled for October 2013.

clock November 15, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

L’Oréal's Advanced Haircare products.


L’Oréal Launching Advanced Haircare Line

Beauty brand is adding impetus to a growing momentum toward more sophisticated, technology-driven hair care.

clock November 15, 2012Belisa Silva

At the TFWA trade show.

Beauty Features

Travel Retail Rides the Wings of Change

Beauty’s travel-retail business — worth $14 billion globally — is going from strength to strength, thanks largely to passengers from emerging markets.

clock November 15, 2012Jennifer Weil

Petra Nemcova with new friends in Mexico.

Human Resources

Clinique, Petra Nemcova in Charitable Tie-up

The two will help build schools for needy children in hard pressed or devastated communities.

clock November 15, 2012Pete Born

The scene outside a Gap store.


Gap Inc. Net Climbs 60%

Third quarter comparable sales increased 6 percent.

clock November 15, 2012David Moin

A roped embroidery dress from Joe Fresh.


Joe Fresh Eyes Expansion

In the metro New York area, there are six Joe Fresh stores and more to come.

clock November 15, 2012David Moin

The cover of the book.


Tony Bennett Documentary, Book Celebrate the Entertainer

One of the major themes of “Life Is a Gift” is that performers should not become intoxicated by fame.

clock November 15, 2012Lorna Koski

Business Features

Tory Burch Talks Business With Alina Cho

WWD lists highlights from the question-and-answer event that took place Wednesday night at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

clock November 16, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

The interior of ENK NYC show at The Tunnel.

Business Features

Advanstar Global to Acquire ENK International

Deal concentrates the industry’s biggest apparel and footwear trade shows under one corporate roof.

clock November 15, 2012David Lipke

A photo from Karl Lagerfeld's bespoke exhibition for Rolls-Royce.

Designer and Luxury

Karl Lagerfeld Revs Up Rolls-Royce Photos

The designer is slated to unveil 14 large-scale photos of the luxury vehicles and give a talk at a bespoke event today at the company’s headquarters.

clock November 16, 2012Miles Socha



New York Stores Light Holiday Windows

Displays from the traditional to the avant-garde will be evident in stores this season.

clock November 16, 2012Sharon Edelson and Jean E. Palmieri

Karan with a bevy of models at Harvey Nichols.


Donna Karan Swings Through London

The designer made a flash visit to London this week to connect with customers, retail staff and local friends.

clock November 16, 2012Samantha Conti

Nick Louis Noonan and Amy Heidemann of Karmin.

Marketing and Promotion

Coach Taps Karmin for Holiday Campaign

The video will be released Wednesday on one of the band’s YouTube channels, which has one million subscribers, and on the company’s Web site.

clock November 16, 2012Marcy Medina

The ad for Nude by Rihanna.

Fashion Scoops

Rihanna to Launch Third Fragrance

Called Nude by Rihanna, the scent will bow at Macy’s on Black Friday.

clock November 16, 2012Belisa Silva

Fashion Scoops

Procter & Gamble Launching Vidal Sassoon Pro Series

The new line will be sold in more than 40,000 food, drug and mass retailers in the U.S.

clock November 16, 2012Julie Naughton

The Guangzhou opera house.

Fashion Scoops

Chanel Mounting Exhibit in Guangzhou, China

“Culture Chanel” is to open on Jan. 16 at the opera house designed by Zaha Hadid.

clock November 16, 2012Miles Socha


Carmen Borgonovo Leaving Harper’s for E-commerce

The senior style editor at British Harper’s Bazaar will succeed Luisa De Paula as buying director at in January.

clock November 16, 2012Julia Neel


Retailers Beating a Cautious Drum

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Target Corp. and Sears Holdings Corp. on Thursday stirred further concern about the holiday season as they reported third-quarter numbers.

clock November 16, 2012Evan Clark and Sharon Edelson


Today's Must Read

A look from Deveaux and F.S.Z., which will be offered on Continuum


Liberty Fairs Creates E-commerce Site With Farfetch

clock 19hJean E. Palmieri

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