Retailers on Edge in Wake of Attack

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Retailers, shopping malls and other public places were on alert Monday in major cities throughout the U.S. and abroad following the bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Mergers and Acquisitions

L Capital Buys 49.9% of R.M. Williams

The private equity fund plans to develop the Australian heritage outfitter, known for its boots and equestrian goods.

clock April 14, 2013Kristiano Ang

Government and Trade

Cambodia Poses Fire Safety Hazards

The ILO’s Better Factories Cambodia program found low levels of adherence with fire safety regulations in the country.

clock April 15, 2013Kristiano Ang


H&M Sales Drop 12% in March

The Swedish retailer said the poor weather in Europe and North America has delayed sales of spring clothes.

clock April 15, 2013Joelle Diderich


J.C. Penney Taps Credit Facility

The struggling retailer unveiled plans Monday morning to “enhance” its financial flexibility and position.

clock April 15, 2013Alexandra Steigrad and Vicki M. Young

The Sephora flagship store in Shanghai.

Designer and Luxury

LVMH Q1 Sales Growth Slows

Revenues for the period rose 5.5 percent, a steep slowdown from the previous year and perhaps an indication of the slowdown in luxury in China.

clock April 15, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Government and Trade

Indonesia Urged to Halt Protectionist Measures

Country’s economic growth is cited in WTO report.

clock April 15, 2013John Zarocostas

Checking out the fabrics at Intertextile.


Intertextile Pushes Innovation

Global focus at trade fair balances with need to serve China’s growing demand.

clock April 15, 2013Kathleen E. McLaughlin

The Pucci mannequin shop.


Ralph Pucci on Display at Macy’s

The retailer has installed 50 of the designer’s mannequins in the windows of its State Street flagship in Chicago —?including some of his most creative.

clock April 15, 2013David Moin

Chopard's My Happy Sport program.


Chopard Rings in 20 Years of the Happy Sport Watch

The brand will unveil a new timepiece and a corresponding digital program to mark the occasion.

clock April 15, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson


Party Report: The Star Set Takes Coachella

The scene poolside from Indio.

clock April 15, 2013Fatima Rizwan

Stefani Greenfield

Human Resources

Stefani Greenfield Shifts Role at The Jones Group

She has resigned as chief creative officer but will stay on with the company as a global creative consultant through her consulting firm, My Next Act.

clock April 15, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Human Resources

Kevin Dyson Exits Barneys

The 22-year veteran has left the company and has been succeeded by Tony Mauro as executive vice president of store operations.

clock April 15, 2013David Moin

Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet's polyester, acrylic and nylon sweatshirt and skirt. Eddie Borgo earrings.

Fashion Trends

Fall 2013 Trend: Gilt Trip

Gold is taking a dark turn with soft and subdued shades, adding a quiet drama to the season.

clock April 16, 2013Kim Friday

A women's look from Thomas Pink.

Ready To Wear

Thomas Pink to Unveil New Women’s Line

The U.K.-based brand, best known for its men’s shirts, is introducing a new women’s wear concept today in New York.

clock April 16, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Michelle Gloeckler

Business Features

Wal-Mart Seeks Support for Made in USA

The world’s largest retailer is looking to recruit other retailers to share its commitment to sourcing in the country.

clock April 16, 2013Sharon Edelson

Police and emergency workers clear out Copley Square.

Government and Trade

Retailers on Edge in Wake of Attack in Boston

Stores, shopping malls and other public places in major cities were on alert Monday following the bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

clock April 15, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg and David Moin and Kristi Ellis and Vicki M. Young and Marc Karimzadeh and Arthur Friedman

On the grounds at Coachella.

Street Style

They Are Wearing: Coachella Music and Arts Festival

Weekend One brought in more than 85,000 visitors. That’s a whole lot of flower crowns, bra tops and short shorts.

clock April 16, 2013WWD Staff

Self magazine, May 2013


Self Magazine Teams Up With Deal Site Hukkster

The collaboration came about through an introduction from the Winklevoss brothers, the start-up investors and famous Facebook litigants.

clock April 16, 2013Erik Maza


Pulitzer Board Continues to Snub The Wall Street Journal’s Reporting

On Monday Pulitzer Prizes went to The New York Times and a handful of regional papers that excelled at covering local stories of national importance.

clock April 16, 2013Erik Maza


The RealReal Gets $14M in Funding

Leader in the online resale shopping space is looking to enhance its mobile and personalization experience for users.

clock April 16, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Fashion Scoops

Marco Zanini Heading to Schiaparelli?

According to sources, the designer might be on his way to the storied brand, although the exact nature of his role could not be determined.

clock April 16, 2013Luisa Zargani and Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Sinv SpA Takes Control of Piazza Sempione

The restructuring plan submitted by the Italian brand in February has been accepted by both the court and the creditors.

clock April 16, 2013Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Moda Operandi to Offer Punk-Inspired Capsule Collection

The main underwriter of the Costume Institute’s “Punk: Chaos to Couture” exhibition is doing its part to bring the punk look back.

clock April 16, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

An Evans Wadongo solar lamp.

Fashion Scoops

Reed Krakoff Solar Lamp Installation Debuting in New York

The installation of 1,000 solar lamps by Kenyan engineer Evans Wadongo will be on display Wednesday through Friday at Friedman Benda gallery in West Chelsea.

clock April 16, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Rag & Bone Men's RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Scoops

Rag & Bone to Show at London Collections: Men

The June runway show for their spring 2014 men’s collection will be in lieu of their usual show held during New York Fashion Week in September.

clock April 16, 2013Jessica Iredale

Fashion Scoops

Pitti Uomo, Pitti W Guest Designers Revealed

Japanese brand Kolor is heading to the men’s fair, while Damir Doma will be the guest at the women’s fair, both of which are in Florence in June.

clock April 16, 2013Cynthia Martens

Fashion Scoops

The Hunt Wraps Up Second Round of Seed Financing

Investors including Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary’s A-Grade Investments bring experience and credibility from the worlds of entertainment and social commerce.

clock April 16, 2013Rachel Brown


Today's Must Read

The scene at Mido 2019.


Eyewear Trade Show Mido Postpones Dates Due to Coronavirus

clock 24hMartino Carrera

Social Studies