Saks Speculation Drives Shares Up

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Overview

This is Saks Inc.’s moment in the spotlight — and a reworking of the luxury sector just might be in the offing.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Looks from the Alenford collection.

Textiles

Industry Veteran Luigi Leonardi Launches Online Venture

Leonardi has branched out on his own, launching a new online-only company of high-end men’s shirts called Alenford.

clock May 15, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Target Store

Business Features

Target Cuts Outlook for Second Quarter

First quarter results reported Wednesday were even worse than the retailer projected.

clock May 22, 2013Sharon Edelson

Media

Suzy Menkes Takes on New Role

Menkes will become international fashion editor of the re-branded IHT.

clock May 22, 2013Samantha Conti

Human Resources

Kohl’s Hires Former Starbucks Executive Michelle Gass

She will serve as chief customer officer, a newly created position, and report to Kevin Mansell.

clock May 22, 2013Evan Clark

An American Eagle Outfitters store.

Financial

American Eagle Q1 Profits Fall

The teen retailer still managed to beat Wall Street’s consensus expectations by one cent.

clock May 22, 2013Vicki M. Young

Retail

Moods of Norway Adding to Store Count in U.S.

The quirky Norwegian brand will relocate its four-year-old unit on Robertson Boulevard in Los Angeles and open a store in the Mall of America.

clock May 22, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

DKNY Resort 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

DKNY Resort 2014

Looking dressed up in something as casual as a sweater may still seem unthinkable to some, but Donna Karan executed the idea with ease and urban chic.

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Karen Hung

Retail

E-commerce Evolves at Lands’ End

Chief marketing officer Karen Hung credits a multifaceted approach for its success.

clock May 23, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Bry Roskoz

Retail

Lands’ End Makes International Push

The company plans to bring online and catalogue operations to more countries and eventually launch stores of its own overseas.

clock May 23, 2013Sharon Edelson

Gary Comer

Retail

Lands’ End: The Wind Behind the Sales

A passion for sailing (and a typo) helped build the foundations of a $3 billion brand.

clock May 23, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Lands' End men's offering tends to be classic and traditional.

Retail

Man Talk at Lands’ End

Whether it’s the brand’s classic oxford dress shirts, a sport coat or a nylon Windbreaker, each piece is designed to play a number of roles.

clock May 23, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

A look from Lands’ End’s summer '13 line.

Sportswear

Lands’ End Summer 2013: Water Ways

Paying homage to their nautical heritage, stripes and rope accents add panache to the brand’s family favorites.

clock May 23, 2013Kim Friday

Stella McCartney

Designer and Luxury

Stella McCartney’s Asian Tour

The designer is on a mission to boost her brand’s profile in Japan and China, where it’s seeing double-digit sales growth, and get to know the region better.

clock May 23, 2013Amanda Kaiser and Casey Hall

Members of Lands' End's "Go Green Team.”

Markets

Lands’ End Maps Out Sustainability Goals

People, process and product are the “three buckets” of its commitment to sustainability.

clock May 23, 2013Arthur Friedman

Lands' End catalogue, 1984.

Retail

Land’s End Through the Years

Key moments in the retailer’s 50 year history.

clock May 23, 2013WWD Staff

Elie Tahari Resort 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Elie Tahari Resort 2014

Tahari was inspired by the architectural shapes and futuristic designs of Eero Saarinen’s landmark TWA terminal at JFK.

clock May 22, 2013WWD Staff

Patty Darrow-Smith

Retail

Lands’ End: It’s All About the Right Fit

Stylish. Relevant. Loyal. Not trendy. It’s how Sara Dennis, senior vice president of design, describes the Lands’ End woman.

clock May 23, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Edward S. Lampert

Business Features

Edward Lampert’s Expansion Strategy for Lands’ End

In an exclusive interview with WWD, the Sears chief outlined his plans to grow the brand.

clock May 23, 2013David Moin

Zales

Human Resources

Zale Taps Terry Burman as Chairman

The Dallas-based jeweler also said it swung to a third-quarter profit on improved product offerings and pricing.

clock May 22, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Textiles

Elie Tahari Enters Men’s Underwear

The multiyear agreement with Imperial comes as the label aims to further expand its men’s business, which started in 2006.

clock May 22, 2013David Lipke

Exterior of J.C. Penney store.

Financial

J.C. Penney Raises Additional $500M

The troubled retailer finalized a five-year $2.25 billion term loan, which was arranged by Goldman Sachs and is secured by its real estate.

clock May 22, 2013Evan Clark

A view of the Denim & Supply store in Boston.

Denim

Denim & Supply Opens First U.S. Stores

New York and Boston units bring store count for two-year-old brand to 14.

clock May 23, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Victoria's Secret 2012

Financial

L Brands’ Q1 Profit Up, Beats Projections

The operator of Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, La Senza and Henri Bendel expects continued earnings growth this year.

clock May 22, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Edgar Huber

Human Resources

Edgar Huber Sees Growth Across Categories at Lands’ End

At 50 years old, the $3 billion brand is pushing its boundaries with new strategies.

clock May 23, 2013David Moin

Government and Trade

State Department Delegation Sets Bangladesh Trip

Officials to continue talks on worker rights and factory safety.

clock May 22, 2013Kristi Ellis

Boss' cotton and cashmere blazer and cotton pants. Sunspel's cotton T-shirt. Burberry sunglasses and Boss pocket square.

Fashion Features

Men’s Wear Trend: Bright Lights

Explosive hues and modern silhouettes are some of the key trends that are infusing a youthful attitude into the tailored clothing market for spring 2014.

clock May 23, 2013Alex Badia

Joseph Abboud

Sportswear

Think Tank: When Skinny Suits Got Too Skinny

Today’s column is written by award-winning men’s wear designer Joseph Abboud, chief creative director for Men’s Wearhouse Inc.

clock May 23, 2013Joseph Abboud

From left: Lotusgrace dress, Dannijo necklace, Milly by Michelle Smith clutch, Stuart Weitzman shoes; Teri Jon dress, Dannijo bracelet, Rupert Sanderson shoes; David Meister Signature dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes

Fashion Trends

Holiday 2013 Trend: Frock On

Where’s the party? This season’s dresses run from girly to sexy — some with a little bit of both.

clock May 23, 2013Antonia Sardone

A look by Issa.

Designer and Luxury

Daniella Helayel to Exit Issa London

The company’s founder and creative director will be succeeded by the designer Blue Farrier when she leaves at the end of the year.

clock May 23, 2013Samantha Conti

Inside the H Project concept.

Retail

Holt Renfrew Launches H Project

Holt Renfrew is wearing its conscience on its well-appointed sleeve.

clock May 23, 2013Sharon Edelson

Business Features

Saks Speculation Drives Shares Up for Second Day

The spark of interest in the retailer has rekindled a long-talked-about scenario that has it merging with Neiman Marcus to form a kind of superluxury retailer.

clock May 23, 2013Evan Clark and Vicki M. Young and David Moin and Jean E. Palmieri

Amanda Seyfried and Dalianah Arekion in the Givenchy campaign.

Media

Riccardo Tisci and Carine Roitfeld Collaborate on Givenchy Campaign

She styled the label’s fall campaign — and also appears in it with her daughter, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, along with a cast of actors and models.

clock May 23, 2013Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Kitson Secures $15M Credit Facility

According to Christopher Lee, the specialty chain’s chief executive officer, the company is seeking prospective investors and strategic partners.

clock May 23, 2013Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

J. Crew Planning London Pop-Up Shop

For two days only, the brand will run a pop up at the Western Transit Shed in King’s Cross, selling looks from its spring collections.

clock May 23, 2013Julia Neel

Michelle Ochs, Carly Cushnie, Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis.

Fashion Scoops

CFDA Emerging Talent Nominees Create Objets d’Art

Claire Distenfeld’s Fivestory boutique in New York was extra glitterized Tuesday night.

clock May 23, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace Kick Off

The Duchess of Cambridge donned a yellow and white collarless coat dress by Emilia Wickstead for the first of the Queen’s annual parties.

clock May 23, 2013Lorelei Marfil

Maria Sharapova at Colette

Fashion Scoops

Maria Sharapova Promotes Sugarpova Candy Line at Colette

In Paris to defend her French Open title, the tennis star attended a meet-and-greet for her followers.

clock May 23, 2013Joelle Diderich

Marc Jacobs, Lorenzo Martone and Marjorie Gubelmann.

Fashion Scoops

Lorenzo Martone Fetes Launch of Martone Cycling Co.

The bash was held at the Paramount Hotel in New York, which is real estate mogul Aby Rosen’s latest trophy property.

clock May 23, 2013David Lipke

Essentialist

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Nick Kamen in Munich in 1987.

Eye

Industry Pays Tribute to Model Nick Kamen

clock May 6, 2021Tianwei Zhang

Social Studies

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