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While thousands flocked to their computer screens on Cyber Monday, the digital barrier between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is starting to erode.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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A view of the Victorinox store.


Victorinox Opens SoHo Flagship

The three-story building at 99 Wooster Street replaces a unit around the corner that closed in June of 2011.

clock November 27, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

The new Louis Vuitton Global Store in Vienna.

Designer and Luxury

Luxury Players Waltzing In to Vienna

Louis Vuitton and Emporio Armani are joining Europe’s newest shopping hub.

clock November 27, 2012Paulina Szmydke

A product from Urban Decay's Build Your Own Palette.


L’Oréal to Acquire Urban Decay

The cosmetics giant said it has signed an agreement with private equity firm Castanea Partners to buy the makeup brand.

clock November 26, 2012Pete Born and Joelle Diderich

Rei Kawakubo

Designer and Luxury

Rei Kawakubo Teams With Hermès for Scarves

The Comme des Garçons designer has created two limited-edition collections of the label’s mythical silk carré scarves.

clock November 26, 2012Alex Wynne

Hudson's Bay Company's signature bikini and sweater.

Business Features

Hudson’s Bay Co. Shares Begin Trading

The stock closed at 16.89 Canadian dollars, ending the first day of trading only slightly up on the opening price.

clock November 26, 2012Vicki M. Young

Christopher Bailey, Anna Wintour and Evgeny Lebedev.


Anna Wintour and Christopher Bailey Host London Evening Standard Theatre Awards

Colin Firth, Judi Dench, Cara Delevingne and Sarah Burton were among the guests who attended in support of British arts.

clock November 26, 2012Lorelei Marfil

Daniel Wingate

Human Resources

Escada Promotes Daniel Wingate

Current design director of the house’s main line collection has been named fashion director at the Munich fashion house.

clock November 26, 2012Melissa Drier

Déborah François and Romain Duris in character in "Populaire."

Designer and Luxury

Mad Hommes: Behind the Scenes of ‘Populaire’

With its Fifties wardrobe and potential crossover appeal, the French romantic comedy should prove to be one of the fashion films of the season.

clock November 27, 2012Laure Guilbault

While vacancy rates are rising at other malls, Plaza 66 in Shanghai has a waiting list of brands hoping to open there.

Real Estate

The Space Game at China Retail

Although retail vacancy rates are on the rise, more malls are being built, making it crucial for developers to figure out ways to attract tenants and shoppers.

clock November 27, 2012Lara Farrar

A view of Cardinal Place in London.

Real Estate

London’s New Victorians

A busy — and once neglected — neighborhood gets a major makeover.

clock November 27, 2012Samantha Conti

A rendering of the Azalea complex.


Taking Notice of the Hispanic Consumer

Cultivating the Hispanic customer base is paying off in Southern California.

clock November 27, 2012Rachel Brown

Government and Trade

U.S., Europe Team Up for Cyber Monday Sting

Authorities seized 132 counterfeit domain names.

clock November 26, 2012Kristi Ellis

William Shawcross' latest book “Counting One's Blessings: The Selected Letters of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother."


Royal Mail: William Shawcross Talks Correspondence and the Crown

In his latest book, “Counting One’s Blessings,” the British broadcaster and author edited select correspondence of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

clock November 27, 2012Lorna Koski

The Brickell CitiCentre is slated to open in 2015.

Real Estate

Making Over Miami’s Design District

The city’s retail landscape has begun a seismic shift.

clock November 27, 2012Rebecca Kleinman

DKNY Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

DKNY Pre-Fall 2013

Continuing a move into more cleaned-up silhouettes, eyelet was rendered with activewear touches.

clock November 27, 2012WWD Staff

Simon Properties is redeveloping Roosevelt Field shopping center.

Real Estate

Developers Upbeat Despite Headwinds

ICSC’s ceo spelled out the latest trends in development and new avenues for growth in an industry that’s largely perceived as overstored and overmalled.

clock November 27, 2012David Moin

Etro Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Etro Pre-Fall 2013

When it comes to pre-collections, creative director Veronica Etro is a pro at incorporating the house’s signature aesthetic into a functional wardrobe.

clock November 27, 2012WWD Staff

A rendering of Brookfield Place's new Vesey Street entrance.

Real Estate

New York’s Next Hub

With no fewer than four retail projects under way, Lower Manhattan is slowly but steadily on the way back.

clock November 27, 2012Sharon Edelson


Mexican Agency Rules in Wal-Mart Case

Retailer was virtually exonerated of any guilt involving alleged bribery payouts to help hasten its expansion.

clock November 26, 2012Ivan Castano

The factory fire in Bangladesh spotlighted industry problems.

Government and Trade

Manufacturing’s Lament: Factory Abuses Persist

While improvements have been made, workers still suffer from abuses and safety violations, a new report finds.

clock November 27, 2012Arthur Friedman and Mayu Saini

Heavy shopping began on Thursday on Rue La La.


Mobile, Early Birds Alter Cyber Monday Landscape

The digital barrier between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is starting to erode, with more online shopping than ever starting as early as Thanksgiving Day.

clock November 27, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Les Berglass


Brick-and-Mortar Stores Struggle to Close Tech Gap: Study

Retailers have lots of catching up to do on the digital frontier, and it goes beyond the basic need to claim market share.

clock November 27, 2012Arnold J. Karr


Bloomberg L.P. Names Ted Moncreiff Editor of Pursuits

Until this week, he had been at Condé Nast Ideactive, the ad agency-like outfit within the company’s corporate ad sales division.

clock November 27, 2012Erik Maza

Fran Lebowitz


Fran Lebowitz Featured in Watch Magazine

In addition to the interview, the January issue of the bimonthly celebrity magazine owned by CBS also includes a new column by Kate Betts.

clock November 27, 2012Erik Maza


P.R. Moves at Alexander Wang

Tanja Ruhnke is joining the fashion brand as vice president of global branding and communications.

clock November 27, 2012Marc Karimzadeh


Hugo Boss Taps Gerd von Podewils

He succeeds 12-year Boss veteran Philipp Wolff as senior vice president, global communications, effective Jan. 1.

clock November 27, 2012Melissa Drier

Fashion Scoops

Versa Acquires Eastern Mountain Sports

The 69-unit outdoor retail chain operates in 12 Eastern states in the U.S.

clock November 27, 2012Vicki M. Young

A 29.56-carat yellow brown diamond ring on an 18-karat rose gold mounting.

Fashion Scoops

Fine Jewelry Auction Set for Thursday at Fortuna

The sale will feature more than 400 antique, contemporary and estate jewelry pieces.

clock November 27, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Valentino USA Ties Up With New Yorkers for Children

The fashion firm will forgo its annual holiday celebration this year, instead donating the party funds to the nonprofit’s annual Wrap to Rap event.

clock November 27, 2012WWD Staff

The Global Rainbow installation at Whitley Bay, England.

Fashion Scoops

Art Production Fund Bringing ‘Global Rainbow’ to NYC

The installation that will light up the city sky for three nights is inspired by Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

clock November 27, 2012David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

Brunello Cucinelli’s Generous Workers’ Reward

Executive is rumored to have earmarked a total of 5 million euros, or $6.5 million at current exchange, destined to be a personal gift to about 780 employees.

clock November 27, 2012Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Cost-cutting in Milan Hits Budgets for Holiday Decor

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele will shine thanks to Prada, which will pay for the decorative lights in the 19th-century arcade.

clock November 27, 2012Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Zeitz Foundation Hosts Fund-raiser at ZSL London Zoo

Olympic gold medalist and Zeitz Foundation ambassador Usain Bolt played host to guests including Stella McCartney, Alasdhair Willis and Ron Arad.

clock November 27, 2012Samantha Conti


Today's Must Read

A look from Kenzo's capsule collection with Kansai Yamamoto.


EXCLUSIVE: Kenzo Partners With Kansai Yamamoto on Capsule Collection

clock 8hJoelle Diderich

Social Studies

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