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Retail

Retailers Keep Holiday Plans Conservative and Inventories Tight

Inventories are being kept tight in hope of increasing full-price selling and reducing markdowns.

clock 6hDavid Moin

Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Fenty Puma Show

The music star had launched the collection last February during New York Fashion Week.

clock 31mMiles Socha

Retail

Aéropostale Bankruptcy Jeopardizes 10k Jobs

Teen retailer Aéropostale is awaiting a decision from a bankruptcy judge that is likely to impact whether it can find a buyer.

clock 9hVicki M. Young

In Focus

Roger Federer on His Nike Collaboration and Coming Back Strong in 2017

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Despite $586M Loss, Penney’s Sees Progress

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Overview

While it was a disastrous second quarter at J.C. Penney Co. Inc. — the $586 million loss was wider than expected — there were some positives that bought the retailer more time, at least through holiday.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

Nicole Miller Attends Dress for Success Fundraiser in Houston

The designer doesn’t do a lot of public appearances, but when she does, they often lead her to Texas.

clock August 20, 2013Heather Stabile

Fashion Scoops

Alexander Wang Crowdsources Bag for Samsung

Retailing for $550, the drawstring lambskin backpack has leather corners and features a black and gray print on the leather.

clock August 20, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Tiffany & Co. to Unveil Updated Atlas Collection

With the help of Karen Elson and a group of fashion bloggers, the jeweler will debut the collection during New York Fashion Week.

clock August 20, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Department Stores

Despite $586M Loss, Penney’s Sees Progress

While it was a disastrous second quarter for the retailer, there were some positives that bought J.C. Penney more time, at least through holiday.

clock August 20, 2013Vicki M. Young

Executive Changes

N.A. Bangladesh Alliance Names Chair

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has elected former Rep. Ellen O’Kane Tauscher as its independent chair and signed three new members.

clock August 20, 2013Kristi Ellis

Memo Pad

Condé Nast, Amazon Ink Subscription Deal

Deal streamlines the sale of magazine subscriptions through the “1-click” shopping platform on the online retail behemoth.

clock August 20, 2013Erik Maza

Legal

Audemars Piguet Sues Tommy Hilfiger, Movado

Swiss watchmaker is accusing Hilfiger and its licensing partner of producing “imitations” of its Royal Oak watch.

clock August 20, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Denim

J Brand to Open First Stand-alone Stores

Fast Retailing’s acquisition of the denim brand is bearing fruit in a more detailed strategy to open locations in Los Angeles and New York in the coming year.

clock August 20, 2013Khanh T.L. Tran

Designer and Luxury

Palazzo Versace Headed to Macau

Gianni Versace SpA and Sociedade de Jogos de Macau SA, or SJM, have inked an agreement to open a hotel within the latter’s casino resort in Cotai.

clock August 20, 2013Luisa Zargani

Denim

Seven For All Mankind Unveils Innovations

Denim has entered the high-tech age, and the brand is tapping into the trend.

clock August 20, 2013Rachel Brown

Memo Pad

Hearst Hires Buzzfeed, Fashionista Editors

Early on Tuesday, it seemed as though a housecleaning was underway at the publisher.

clock August 20, 2013Erik Maza

Parties

Olivia Wilde Talks Booze at ‘Drinking Buddies’ Premiere

The actress attended a screening of her latest in Brooklyn on Monday.

clock August 20, 2013Matthew Lynch

Food

Feast for the Eye: Montauk Eatery Moby Dick’s Spot of the Summertime

Nick Hatsatouris and Lincoln Pilcher talk about their eatery.

clock August 20, 2013Taylor Harris

Trends

Spring 2014 Trend: Daily Grind

Unexpected pairings promise a vibrant spring for the skatewear and streetwear crowd.

clock August 21, 2013Kim Friday

Financial

TJX Cos. Profits Increase 13.9%

The off-price leader continued to grab share of the apparel market in the second quarter — and made money doing it.

clock August 20, 2013Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Bob Mackie, Cher to Partner Again for Singer’s ‘Farewell’ Concerts

The designer expects to make 20 outfits for the singer’s upcoming concert tour.

clock August 21, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Department Stores

HBC’s Saks Purchase: The Anatomy of a Deal

Before accepting Hudson’s Bay Co’s offer, Saks Inc. and its ceo Steve Sadove were hot on the trail to buy Neiman Marcus Inc.

clock August 21, 2013David Moin and Evan Clark

Department Stores

Saks Inc.’s Takeover Timeline

The six-month process that led to last month’s deal with Hudson’s Bay Co. is detailed in a proxy statement that was released Tuesday.

clock August 21, 2013WWD Staff

Business Features

Vendors Back Firm, Ullman in J.C. Penney Turnaround Effort

Unsettled as the retailer seems to be, several vendors indicated that its ceo has the expertise to turn the business around.

clock August 21, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg and Sharon Edelson

Forecasts and Analysis

Credit Order Approval Nonissue for J.C. Penney at This Time

The financial community has been keeping tabs on what was potentially a liquidity crisis at the retailer.

clock August 21, 2013Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Richard Chai Creates Tote for eBay Now

The tote features the same blue print that will be part of the designer’s upcoming spring show during New York Fashion Week.

clock August 21, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Fashion Scoops

Danny Seo Reentering Beauty With Reserve Global Fragrance

After shutting the doors on his organic beauty business, WholeEarth, in 2011, the green lifestyle guru will launch a new beauty brand on HSN today.

clock August 21, 2013Belisa Silva

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