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A rendering of the new Filson manufacturing and office building that opens in Seattle in May.


Tom Kartsotis Builds on Bedrock

The founder of watch giant Fossil Inc. retired as chairman in 2010 and has since dedicated himself to building up his private equity and brand management firm.

clock March 17, 2013David Lipke

Belk's web site


Belk: Upping the Digital Ante

The retailer is throwing substantial resources into building an omnichannel strategy.

clock March 18, 2013Sharon Edelson

John Thomas in Belk's private-brand facility.


Belk: Raising the Private Profile

The retailer’s $1 billion private-brand operation steps out with Cynthia Rowley and quarterback Cam Newton.

clock March 18, 2013David Moin

William Henry Belk


Belk Timeline: Family History

Key moments in the retailer’s 125 years.

clock March 18, 2013Dianne M. Pogoda

Kathryn Bufano


Kathryn Bufano on Belk’s Southern Accent

The president and chief merchandising officer drives home the retailer’s heritage of Southern style.

clock March 18, 2013David Moin

Belk's better business, with such brands as Vineyard Vines, has been a growth area.


Men’s Wear Pushes the Needle at Belk

Men’s wear sales have grown 25 percent, outpacing the store as a whole, David Zant revealed.

clock March 18, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Dresses are an important category throughout Belk, and Jacque Hall has brought an enhanced fashion quotient to the department.


Belk: Ready-to-Wear, Ready-to-Go

The corporate silhouette in women’s wear is decidedly slim at Belk.

clock March 18, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Tim Belk


Belk: Innovation Station

The retailer proves there are myriad ways to initiate change.

clock March 18, 2013David Moin

A Belk location in Charlotte N.C.


The Business of Belk

The company’s past as a group of partnerships shaped its destiny.

clock March 18, 2013Evan Clark

Arlene Goldstein spearheaded the Southern Designer Showcase at Belk.


Arlene Goldstein: Belk’s Tastemaker

The executive cultivates the style of the stores.

clock March 18, 2013Lisa Lockwood


Magistrate Appointed in Hermès Case

Luxury brand “encouraged” by probe into LVMH’s investment in its share capital.

clock March 15, 2013Miles Socha

MAC Cosmetics has led the charge in formulating foundation shades for women of color.


Belk: Covering All the Beauty Basics

The traditional business is strongest in beauty at the moment, but Belk is launching strategies to keep the category moving forward.

clock March 18, 2013Julie Naughton

Jon Pollack


Belk: Bowled Over

Sponsoring a college football bowl game has been a boon for exposure.

clock March 18, 2013David Moin

Belk donated 5,000 school uniforms to at-risk children in North Carolina and Mississippi in 2012.


Belk: The Heart of the Matter

The retailer’s philanthropy covers medical research, disease prevention and disaster relief, as well as building education programs.

clock March 18, 2013Sharon Edelson

The Biltmore private label collection at Belk is inspired by Biltmore House in Asheville, N.C.


Home Goods See Sales Growth at Belk

“For the past two years, home has had the biggest sales increase,” said David Zant, executive vice president and general merchandise manager of men’s and home.

clock March 18, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Calvin Klein provided exclusive product, marking Belk's 125th milestone.


Belk Marks 125 Years With Commemorative Items

The retailer did better than expected in its bid to get its vendors to create exclusive pieces.

clock March 18, 2013David Moin

Belk's shoe areas have expanded by 50 to 100 percent, and 167 stores have the new prototype department, with more on the way.


Accessories, Footwear Growth Areas for Belk

The categories are reaping the benefits of department makeovers.

clock March 18, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Sourcing in Bangladesh.

Business Features

Wal-Mart Said Considering Bangladesh Pullback

There is widespread talk in the industry that the world’s largest retailer has a strategy to gradually wind down its sourcing from the country.

clock March 18, 2013Karyn Monget and Mayu Saini

The Interior of a Kate Spade store.


Craig Leavitt Sees $4B Future for Kate Spade

Executive outlines ambitious long-term growth plan at an investor conference for the brand.

clock March 18, 2013Evan Clark

Karin Gregersen and Jill Granoff

Ready To Wear

Karin Gregersen Named President of Vince

She will oversee design, merchandising, product development, sales, marketing and all creative initiatives.

clock March 18, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Human Resources

Jones Group Taps Greg Clark

Longtime J.C. Penney executive joins the company as chief marketing officer.

clock March 18, 2013Marc Karimzadeh


China’s Second-Tier Cities: A Closer Look

Retailers are looking beyond Beijing and Shanghai at the country’s smaller markets.

clock March 18, 2013Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Jewelry from the Sak Brand Group's new collection.


The Sak Brand Group Seeks an Investor, Adds Jewelry

The operator of Sak, Sakroots and Elliott Lucca looks to grow in a significant way via further category expansion and potentially, a strategic partner.

clock March 18, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Human Resources

PVH Corp. to Trim Warnaco Jobs

Company said 900-1,000 jobs would be cut in wake of the acquisition.

clock March 18, 2013Evan Clark

From left: Raoul's wool and suede cape; Yigal Azrouël's wool and cashmere cape; Red Valentino's stretch wool jacquard and velvet cape; Mulberry's leather cape; Etienne Aigner's wool cape

Fashion Trends

Fall 2013 Trend: Cape Escape

Designers have rediscovered the cape for fall.

clock March 18, 2013Antonia Sardone

B. Scott and Sarah Scott RTW Fall 2013

Designer and Luxury

Fall 2013: Los Angeles Fashion Week

No longer restrained to a week, the collections began last week with a sprinkling of shows and continue into next week.

clock March 18, 2013WWD Staff

Louise J. Esterhazy

Fashion Features

The Countess and the Ploucs

Louise J. Esterhazy discovers that ploucs are all around.

clock March 18, 2013Louise J. Esterhazy

Fashion Scoops

Central Saint Martins Responds to Speculation About John Galliano Post

The designer is not taking up a teaching post at his alma mater, after all.

clock March 18, 2013Samantha Conti

Anderson Cooper and Madonna

Fashion Scoops

Madonna Takes the Stage at GLAAD Media Awards

The singer made her hotly anticipated appearance to present the Vito Russo Award to the recently out Anderson Cooper.

clock March 18, 2013David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

Qatar Investment Authority Eyes Marks & Spencer

The Gulf state’s sovereign wealth fund is talking to private equity companies and banks with an eye to forming a consortium to bid for the retailer.

clock March 18, 2013Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Gemfields Fetes Official Launch of Mila Kunis Campaign

The designers whose works were on display at the London art gallery Phillips on Thursday included Jordan Askill, Duffy, Bina Goenka, Hoorsenbuhs and Fabergé.

clock March 18, 2013Julia Neel

The Duchess of Cambridge

Fashion Scoops

Royals Head to the Races at Prestbury Park

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge made an impromptu appearance at the Cheltenham Gold Cup Day on Friday.

clock March 18, 2013Lorelei Marfil

Christina Hendricks and Emma Roberts

Fashion Scoops

Theodora & Callum, Coach Host a Sunset Cocktail Party

Ashlee Margolis’ pals felt comfortable enough to kick off their shoes — literally — and do some personal shopping.

clock March 18, 2013Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

Nicole Miller to Be Honored at Philadelphia University Fashion Show

The designer will receive the 2013 Spirit of Design Award on April 27th.

clock March 18, 2013Lisa Lockwood

The Gant Rugger store on Beak Street in London.

Fashion Scoops

First Gant Rugger Store Opens in London

The 1,162-square-foot location is the first in a global rollout for Gant’s younger brand planned for this year.

clock March 18, 2013Lorelei Marfil


Anna Wintour Addresses Condé Nast Editors

Her brief remarks — Wintour’s first since of the announcement of her new title — were boilerplate.

clock March 18, 2013Erik Maza

Karl Lagerfeld and Cara Delevingne on the cover of Plastic Dreams, the in-house magazine of Melissa.


Karl Lagerfeld Shoots Cara Delevingne for Melissa Magazine

The ninth issue of the Brazilian jelly-shoe giant’s in-house magazine Plastic Dreams trumpets its collaboration with the designer.

clock March 18, 2013Miles Socha


Ermenegildo Zegna Group Taps Alessio Vannetti

He will act as communication director of the group’s women’s wear brand, Agnona.

clock March 18, 2013Alessandra Turra

Tim Belk


Belk: The Master Plan

The retailer is embracing change and investing big to bolster its image of “Modern. Southern. Style.”

clock March 18, 2013David Moin

L'Wren Scott

Fashion Features

Dior, Harrods Mark Collaboration With Dinner

Antoine Arnault, Gillian Anderson, L’Wren Scott, Jade Jagger and Tallulah Harlech gathered at Harry’s Bar in Mayfair.

clock March 15, 2013Samantha Conti


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