Belk Sets Strategy to Expand Flagships

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Belk Inc. is fortifying its flagships as part of a plan to reach $6 billion in sales within five years. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Belk Inc. will convert up to 15 of its stores into flagships.


Belk Sets Strategy to Expand Flagships

Retailer will invest $140 million on up to 15 locations to convert them into bona fide flagships and is opening in Dallas and Huntsville, Ala., in 2014.

clock January 30, 2013David Moin

Fashion Scoops

Nordstrom Taps Opening Ceremony’s Olivia Kim

New director of creative projects was most recently vice president of creative at Opening Ceremony.

clock January 29, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Nicholas Kirkwood

Fashion Features

Nicholas Kirkwood Wins BFC/Vogue Prize

The shoe designer beat a short list of fellow designers to win the award, which will see him receive funding to grow his business.

clock January 29, 2013Julia Neel

Analeigh Tipton and Teresa Palmer


Q&A: ‘Warm Bodies’ Stars Teresa Palmer and Analeigh Tipton

A conversation with the stars of the upcoming zombie rom-com.

clock January 29, 2013Marcy Medina

GSUS Sindustries' glow-in-the-dark jeans.


Bread & Butter Reaps New-Format Benefits

Exhibitors and retailers like pared-down, more curated version of denim fair.

clock January 29, 2013Norma Quinto

Inside The General.


Feast for the Eye: The General Opens on Bowery

Eugene Remm and Mark Birnbaum’s latest restaurant moves the pair out of their Meatpacking District comfort zone.

clock January 29, 2013Taylor Harris

Government and Trade

More Makers Linked to Bangladesh Factory Fire

Labor and human rights groups have uncovered names of more labels and contractors related to Smart Export Garment Ltd.

clock January 29, 2013Kristi Ellis

Andrew Oshrin and Michelle Smith


Milly’s New Logo Reflects Brand’s Modern Identity

The new logo is now as modern and contemporary as its collection.

clock January 29, 2013Lisa Lockwood


Amazon Reports Loss, but Gains Market Share

The company’s total revenues jumped 27.1 percent to $61.09 billion last year as sales of products increased 23.2 percent to $51.73 billion.

clock January 29, 2013Evan Clark

A look from Halston Heritage

Designer and Luxury

Halston Heritage to Expand Retail Presence

In the next few years, the brand’s retail network could easily reach 50 to 100 units globally, according to ceo and chairman Ben Malka.

clock January 30, 2013Rachel Brown

Narcisco Rodriguez

Designer and Luxury

Narciso Rodriguez Named Woolmark Ambassador

The designer will include merino wool pieces in two upcoming collections and will champion the benefits of wool as a luxury fiber.

clock January 30, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Kors created two watches for the "Watch Hunger Stop" campaign.


Michael Kors Teams With U.N. Hunger Program

The designer plans to raise millions through a series of campaigns, events and special products, including two unisex watches launching this March.

clock January 30, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Looks by Celia Birtwell.


Uniqlo Joins With Celia Birtwell

The British textile designer has teamed with the fast fashion retailer for a capsule clothing collection that will launch in the U.K. in March.

clock January 30, 2013Samantha Conti

An image from Rebecca Minkoff's short film featuring Leandra Medine of the Man Repeller.


Data Emerging as Top Driver of Brands’ Success

As pressure to see a return on investment mounts, customer data will become a key differentiator between those that succeed and those that don’t.

clock January 30, 2013Rachel Strugatz

"The Pinecone: The Story of Sarah Losh, Forgotten Romantic Heroine -- Antiquarian, Architect and Visionary" by Jenny Uglow.


Goin’ to the Chapel: Historian Jenny Uglow Discusses Her Craft

She likes to find a relatively unknown — and fascinating — part of history, research it thoroughly, and turn it into a book.

clock January 30, 2013Lorna Koski

A.L.C.’s cotton and polyamide dress with a cotton mesh panel.

Fashion Trends

Pre-Fall 2013 Trend: Contemporary Mixed Media

More is more when it comes to fabrics for the season.

clock January 30, 2013Kim Friday


Condé Nast Recognizes Best-in-Class Execs

Since Monday, management brass and publishers have been ensconced at the Four Seasons Resort in Palm Beach, Fla., for their annual corporate retreat.

clock January 30, 2013Erik Maza

The February 4 issue of New York magazine photographed by Ruven Afanador.


New York Magazine Gives Christine Quinn Cover Treatment

New Yorkers are not used to seeing the City Council speaker and presumptive mayoral front-runner playing the glamour puss.

clock January 30, 2013Erik Maza

Fashion Scoops

Versace Chairman Responds to Report of Sale

On Tuesday, an Italian daily claimed that Korean fund E-Land, among others, was evaluating a deal to acquire Santo Versace’s 30 percent stake in the firm.

clock January 30, 2013Luisa Zargani

Helen Lee Schifter gets a curling lesson at The Standard.

Fashion Scoops

Revelers Turn Out for Curling Demo at The Standard NYC

Veuve Clicquot enlisted a team of ambassadors from the Norfolk Curling Club in Norfolk, Conn., to teach the proud, if oft-misunderstood, ice sport.

clock January 30, 2013Matthew Lynch

Fashion Scoops

Alexander Wang, Samsung Collaborate on Bag

Proceeds from the sale will be donated to ArtStart, a New York City charity that aims to nurture the creative talents of at-risk children and youths.

clock January 30, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

A French Connection handbag by PLV Studio.

Fashion Scoops

French Connection in North America Licensing Deal

PLV Studio will create its handbags for the American, Canadian and Mexican markets.

clock January 30, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Vanity License Plates Given a Fashion Twist

New York Fashion Week sponsor Mercedes-Benz has enlisted designers, models and front-row ubiquitors to create custom tags for an art installation.

clock January 30, 2013Taylor Harris

A still from Topshop’s Chinese New Year campaign.

Fashion Scoops

Topshop Launching Digital Campaign for Chinese New Year

The short film, called “Lanterns,” will make its debut Wednesday on the brand’s Chinese social networks and all of its platforms globally.

clock January 30, 2013Julia Neel

Thakoon Addition RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Thakoon Addition RTW Fall 2013

With “classics reimagined” as a reference point, Thakoon Panichgul melded men’s wear motifs with tailoring and texture for a delightful secondary collection.

clock January 30, 2013WWD Staff

A look from Minju Kim’s winning collection

Fashion Features

South Korean Designer Wins H&M Award

Minju Kim receives a cash prize of 50,000 euros, and the Swedish retailer will sell pieces from her collection.

clock January 29, 2013Joelle Diderich


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