Skittish Consumers Worry Retailers

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Industry heavyweights who gathered to update investors at the Barclays Retail and Consumer Discretionary Conference sounded several cautious notes about shoppers on the high and low end of the price spectrum.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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A still from “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.”

Fashion Scoops

LVMH Restores 1964 French Film

After being digitally revamped, “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” is to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival.

clock April 30, 2013Miles Socha

Avon ANEW Clinical Absolute Even Multi-Tone Skin Corrector


Avon’s Sheri McCoy Cites ‘Progress’

The direct seller is in stabilization mode.

clock April 30, 2013Molly Prior


Consumer Confidence Swings Ahead in April

After a roller coaster ride in the last few months, it’s still too early to tell if confidence has stabilized.

clock April 30, 2013Vicki M. Young


Macy’s Loses Appeal Ruling in Martha Stewart Case

The ruling allows the retailer to unload warehouses filled with Martha Stewart designed goods marked with the “double-house” or “JCP Everyday” logos.

clock April 30, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Mergers and Acquisitions

Luen Thai Acquires Ocean Sky Global

Purchase gives the company access to ASEAN market.

clock April 30, 2013Arthur Friedman

Government and Trade

Bangladesh Meeting Calls for Action

What is the solution? That was the question being asked at a meeting with the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association.

clock April 30, 2013Mayu Saini

Pat Cleveland in vintage Stephen Burrows.


Bergdorf Goodman Documentary Screens in New York

Director Matthew Miele talked “Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s” at a screening on Monday.

clock April 30, 2013Taylor Harris

Uniqlo presentation


Uniqlo’s U.S. Push

New chief operating officer Larry Meyer said Tuesday that the retailer will open 20 or more stores in 2014 alone.

clock April 30, 2013Sharon Edelson

Danielle Luquet de Saint Germain and Yves Saint Laurent at the fitting of the fall winter collection 1968-1969.

Fashion Features

Danielle Luquet de Saint Germain to Auction Couture Collection

The former model and YSL muse will put more than 300 pieces under the gavel this fall.

clock May 1, 2013Paulina Szmydke

Ready To Wear

Tommy Hilfiger Inks Wholesale Deal With Hudson’s Bay

The women’s line will be sold in all 90 of the retailer’s stores across Canada as well as on starting this month.

clock April 30, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Sharleen Ernster Lazear


Victoria’s Secret Vet Sharleen Ernster Lazear Moves to Guess

The former VS executive will serve as chief design officer, report to ceo Paul Marciano.

clock April 30, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Fausto Puglisi’s Neoprene and wool jersey dress worn with Casadei shoes

Fashion Trends

Fall 2013 Trend: Making Waves

Long a surfwear go-to, Neoprene is fast becoming a fashion favorite, getting reworked for fall in sleek shapes that range from ladylike to boyish.

clock May 1, 2013WWD Staff

The Lucky Brand store on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Los Angeles.


Lucky Brand Touts Growth as Bidding Begins

William L. McComb’s pitch for the brand includes an emphasis on outlets and big and tall — and an even bigger price tag.

clock May 1, 2013Evan Clark


Top Retail Executives Weigh In on the Customer

The consumer is starting to show signs of strain — and retailers are feeling it.

clock May 1, 2013Evan Clark and David Moin and Arnold J. Karr and Alexandra Steigrad

The future site of Acne's Los Angeles store.


Acne Set for Downtown L.A. Flagship

For its sophomore retail effort in the U.S., the Stockholm-based company is making a pioneering move for a global fashion brand by locating in Los Angeles.

clock May 1, 2013Rachel Brown


Moody’s Downgrades J.C. Penney Debt

The retailer’s long-term rating was cut to “Caa1” from “B3.”

clock May 1, 2013Evan Clark

Amanda Seyfried

Human Resources

Amanda Seyfried Talks Givenchy

The actress has just signed on as the face of Very Irresistible Givenchy, replacing Liv Tyler in the role.

clock May 1, 2013Julie Naughton

The cover of 032c magazine featuring Nicolas Ghesquière and Charlotte Gainsbourg.


Nicolas Ghesquière to Appear on 032c Cover

Although he exited Balenciaga last November, the designer continues to captivate the press — and secure megaeditorials.

clock May 1, 2013Miles Socha

Alexander Wang

Fashion Scoops

Mr Porter, Alexander Wang Mark Collaboration

Up next for Mr Porter is an exclusive 13-piece collection from Raf Simons.

clock May 1, 2013Julia Neel

Fashion Scoops

Social Network ‘A Small World’ to Relaunch

The invite-only social network of choice for the jet set is in the midst of pivoting toward a more service-centric business model.

clock May 1, 2013Matthew Lynch

Fashion Scoops

Patricia Field to Receive Ad Honor

The annual Clio Awards have included her as an honoree in their upcoming May 15 event.

clock May 1, 2013Erik Maza

Fashion Scoops

Literacy Partners Hosts Annual Gala

Liz Smith will be the mistress of ceremonies tonight when the organization honors Tatiana von Furstenberg and Patrica Cornwell.

clock May 1, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Sunglasses and eyewear case by Toms and Jonathan Adler.

Fashion Scoops

Toms, Jonathan Adler Team Up on Sunglasses

Holding to its standard One for One program, Toms will help to give sight to someone in need with every eyewear purchase.

clock May 1, 2013Kristi Garced

Li Bing Bing

Fashion Scoops

Baselworld Draws Celebrity Appearances

Chinese actress Li Bingbing inaugurated the renovated Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry booth and Swizz Beatz was on hand to unveil noise-cancelling headphones.

clock May 1, 2013Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Courrèges Designs to Hit La Redoute in June

It is the latest brand to create fashion pieces for the French mail-order giant.

clock May 1, 2013Gabrielle Hurwitz


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The Samaritaine's beauty floor.


Samaritaine’s Beauty Floor Is Continental Europe's Biggest

clock 20hJennifer Weil

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