Retail Caution Reigns After Holiday Kicks Off

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Midnight madness materialized just as retailers wished, but there wasn’t enough of the same old Black Friday magic in malls and along shopping avenues last week to juice up the mood for the holiday season.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Edie Sedgwick, Andy Warhol, and the Factory crowd.


Steve Schapiro Talks Photography Then and Now

On the eve of the U.S. publication of a new book, the veteran lensman takes stock of his career.

clock November 26, 2012Susan Stone

"Alexander McQueen: The Life and the Legacy" by Judith Watt.


Picture This: A Look at Publishers’ Recent Fashion World Offerings

From textiles to Hollywood’s Golden Age, a number of recent coffee table books cater to the fashion-minded.

clock November 26, 2012Lorna Koski

Diane Kruger


Jaeger-LeCoultre Fetes Paris Opening

Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert and Diane Kruger were among guests at the party.

clock November 21, 2012Joelle Diderich

Elisa Sednaoui

Fashion Scoops

Chanel Fetes ‘Little Black Jacket’ in Berlin

The show opens to the public on Friday and runs through Dec. 14, before moving on to Seoul, Brazil and China.

clock November 21, 2012Melissa Drier

A Bangladeshi soldier walks through rows of burnt sewing machines after a fire at the nine-story Tazreen Fashions factory.

Government and Trade

Bangladesh Factory Fire Stirs Action Calls

Working conditions in Asian apparel factories are in the news again after a deadly fire killed more than 115 people.

clock November 25, 2012Karyn Monget and Kristi Ellis and Sharon Edelson

Nicolas Ghesquière

Designer and Luxury

What’s Next for Nicolas Ghesquière?

Will the designer find a backer and strike out on his own with a signature label, or wait for the right fashion house to rev up?

clock November 26, 2012Miles Socha and Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Pratt Launches Made in NYC Holiday Shop

The online store aims to give local manufacturers a helping hand after Hurricane Sandy.

clock November 26, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg


WSJ., T Magazine Gearing Up for February Fashion Issues

There’s big pressure on both Kristina O’Neill and Deborah Needleman, and the new editors are looking to make bold statements.

clock November 26, 2012Erik Maza

Ruby Zolot and Joe Biden on Nantucket.

Fashion Scoops

Joe Biden’s Blue Friday

The Vice President was all smiles chatting with Centre Street shoppers Friday afternoon on Nantucket.

clock November 26, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg


Paul Solomons to Stay With British GQ

After accepting the offer to become Cosmopolitan’s new creative director, Solomons back-tracked last week, telling Joanna Coles he’d be staying put in London.

clock November 26, 2012Erik Maza

Stan Herman, Martina Arroyo and Rafael Sanchez.

Fashion Scoops

Stan Herman, Rafael Sanchez to Be Honored

Fashion will meet opera when two industry icons are honored by the Martina Arroyo Foundation on Tuesday.

clock November 26, 2012Karyn Monget

Fashion Scoops

2(x)ist Opening Pop-up for Sandy Relief

The company plans to donate 100 percent of its profits to the American Red Cross in Greater New York.

clock November 26, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Baccarat Sets Plans for New York Flagship

The French brand plans to open a 2,800-square-foot store at 635 Madison Avenue in May.

clock November 26, 2012Miles Socha

Designer and Luxury

YSL’s Paul Deneve: ‘Hedi vs. Raf’ Obscures Fashion Moment

The president and ceo of Saint Laurent Paris wrote a letter to the editor at WWD.

clock November 26, 2012Paul Deneve

Mick Jagger

Fashion Features

Mick Jagger and L’Wren Scott Talk Sartorial Satisfaction

Together as a couple for a decade, the two sat for exclusive interviews while WWD photographed a fitting — their first joint project ever — at Scott’s studio.

clock November 26, 2012Samantha Conti

The Roosevelt Field mall's nearly filled parking lot on Friday.


Retail Caution Reigns After Holiday Kicks Off

Midnight madness materialized just as retailers wished, but there wasn’t enough of the same old Black Friday magic to juice up the mood for the season.

clock November 26, 2012David Moin and Holly Haber and Sharon Edelson and Jean E. Palmieri and Arnold J. Karr and Rachel Brown and Rachel Strugatz

A cashmere look.


Early Holiday Hits: Black Friday Bestsellers

Electronics topped consumers’ shopping lists last week, when self-purchasing proved stronger than shopping for gifts.

clock November 26, 2012WWD Staff


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Sephora is acquiring Feelunique.


Sephora Acquiring Feelunique, the U.K. Online Prestige Beauty Seller

clock July 23, 2021Jennifer Weil and Samantha Conti

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