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Smartphones, channel convergence, conscious capitalism, runaway discounting and government gridlock dominated the dialogue at this week’s National Retail Federation convention.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Aldo Maria Camillo

Designer and Luxury

Ones to Watch: Paris Men’s Wear

Cerruti 1881 Paris, Melinda Gloss and Julien David are among the newsworthy debuts during Paris Men’s Fashion Week.

clock January 15, 2013WWD Staff

Government and Trade

U.S. to Enter Services Agreement Talks

Will enter into negotiations with 20 countries on a new international services agreement, which could have implications for retailers.

clock January 15, 2013Kristi Ellis

Paule Ka's spring-summer advertising campaign.

Ready To Wear

Paule Ka to Open First Russian Units

The French fashion brand has signed a distribution deal with JamilCo Group as part of its ambitious overseas growth plans.

clock January 16, 2013Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

H&M Announces Design Award Finalists

Contestants are competing for a cash prize and the chance to show their collection at Mercedes-Benz Stockholm Fashion Week.

clock January 16, 2013Joelle Diderich

A look from Inhabit's men's collection.

Sportswear

Tom Scott Tapped to Design Inhabit Men’s

During the last six months, the company has been experiencing a quiet renovation.

clock January 16, 2013Jessica Iredale

Iris Van Herpen

Sportswear

Iris van Herpen Launches Ready-to-Wear

The Dutch designer, whose fans include Björk and Lady Gaga, is scheduled to present her debut women’s collection starting next month.

clock January 17, 2013Joelle Diderich

Government and Trade

Retail Apparel Prices Slightly Lower in December

They fell a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent in December after falling in November, as retailers instituted heavy discounts during the holiday season.

clock January 16, 2013Kristi Ellis

Sir Paul Smith holding a jersey he created for the 96th edition of the annual Giro d’Italia race.

Textiles

Paul Smith Creates Jerseys for Giro d’Italia Race

Each of the four cycling jerseys comes in a different color — pink, red, blue and white — and corresponds to a competition classification.

clock January 16, 2013Samantha Conti

Tod's

Textiles

Men’s Accessories Roundup: Milan

The men’s shows featured a slew of accessories presentations.

clock January 17, 2013WWD Staff

Retail

Men’s Specialty Stores Seek Something Different

Specialty retailers are posting good sales by focusing on brands, items and experiences that are not found at their larger, highly promotional, competitors.

clock January 16, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

The basement floor at Coincidence.

Retail

Men’s Stores Flocking to Marais

The buzz-worthy Parisian district draws crowds of arty types, fashionable weekend flâneurs and international hipsters.

clock January 16, 2013Paulina Szmydke

The co-branded designs feature a stenciled T. Snyder signature.

Textiles

Todd Snyder Teams With Champion

The 35-piece capsule line includes gym-inspired pieces like sweats, T-shirts and thermal crewnecks but also extends the brand into designer garments.

clock January 16, 2013David Lipke

Retail

M&S Teams With Avery Dennison to Expand RFID

The technology is being rolled out to all apparel and home departments.

clock January 16, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Human Resources

Marcolin Names Massimo Stefanello

Former corporate and financial manager of Lir will serve as chief financial officer and chief operating officer, effective Jan. 16.

clock January 16, 2013Luisa Zargani

Lucky magazine's December 2012 cover.

Media

Big Change at Lucky Magazine

Marcy Bloom, the publisher since September 2011, was replaced, effective immediately, by Gillian Gorman Round.

clock January 16, 2013Erik Maza

Financial

Retailers Talk Holiday, Discounting and Branding at ICR

Stores give the final post-mortem on the holiday and plan to brand their way out of discounting.

clock January 16, 2013Evan Clark and Vicki M. Young

That’s Ami's Alexandre Mattiussi in the corner.

Fashion Features

Paris Men’s Sneak Peek: Homme Stretch

The City of Light gets the last word on the international men’s collections, with the shows running through Sunday night.

clock January 17, 2013Laurent Folcher

Neil Barrett Men's Fall RTW 2013

Designer and Luxury

Overcoats Rule on the Runways at Milan Shows

Buyers gave the thumbs-up to Jil Sander along with Prada, Brioni and Gucci.

clock January 17, 2013WWD Staff

Terry Lundgren

Retail

Mood at NRF Reflects Uncertain Climate

Smartphones, runaway discounting and government gridlock dominated the dialogue at this week’s National Retail Federation convention.

clock January 17, 2013David Moin and Sharon Edelson and Marc Karimzadeh and Arnold J. Karr

Chanel

Fashion Features

The Inauguration: What Should Michelle Obama Wear?

WWD asked designers to sketch how they’d like to see the First Lady and her daughters, Malia and Sasha, dressed on the big night.

clock January 17, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg and Bobbi Queen

Barbara Tfank RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Features

The Rumor Mill: Designers in the Running

East Wing staffers reportedly requested samples from numerous designers for Michelle Obama’s Inauguration clothes.

clock January 17, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Gilt Groupe Taps ‘White Collar’ Star Matt Bomer

The actor will help design and curate a sale of men’s ties, bow ties and pocket squares by Alton Lane.

clock January 17, 2013David Lipke

Virginie, Jenna, Olivier and Prisca Courtin-Clarins.

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Mugler

Groupe Clarins, which owns the fashion label, was well represented as usual at the men’s wear show in Paris.

clock January 17, 2013Joelle Diderich

Joan Coles

Media

Cosmopolitan to Be Featured on ‘The Job’

In the episode of the CBS reality show, contestants, who were vetted by Hearst human resources, compete for a job as an editorial assistant.

clock January 17, 2013Erik Maza

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Gucci and Genies

Business

Gucci Expands Relationship With Genies

clock 9hJean E. Palmieri

Social Studies

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