Gap the Standout in Tough Quarter

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The second quarter finally found its silver lining — Gap Inc., which topped sales estimates and projected a little pep in the back half.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Outside the Le Madeleine office and retail complex.

Real Estate

New Shopping District Blossoms in Paris

The area between the department store district on Avenue Haussmann and the luxury stores on Rue Saint-Honoré is seeing a flurry of activity.

clock August 9, 2013Joelle Diderich

Scott Campbell with Lake Bell in a Lyn Devon top and Vena Cava skirt.


Scott Campbell Fetes New Wine Brand in L.A.

Fashion’s favorite tattoo artist hosted a dinner party for Saved, his new line of wines.

clock August 21, 2013Lindzi Scharf


J.C. Penney Adopts Poison Pill

The company’s board put into place a shareholder rights plan.

clock August 22, 2013Vicki M. Young

Prada's Luna Rossa Extreme men's scent.

Designer and Luxury

Prada’s New Luna Rossa Scent Caters to the Extreme Man

The original Luna Rossa scent was introduced in fall 2012, taking its inspiration from the fashion brand’s sailboat of the same name.

clock August 22, 2013Jennifer Weil

Partygoers at Beverly Hills' Dîner en Blanc.


White Night: Dîner en Blanc Takes L.A.

The growing culinary pop-up phenom faced perhaps its biggest logistical challenge yet in the gridlocked city.

clock August 22, 2013Lindzi Scharf

Beauty Features

Innovation Touted at NACDS’ Total Store Expo

This is more important than ever since products, including nail art and BB creams, ignited sales spikes over the past year.

clock August 22, 2013Faye Brookman

Select items from the It Cosmetics range.

Color Cosmetics

It Cosmetics to Expand to Brick-and-Mortar

The home-shopping schedule has catapulted the business to north of $60 million in sales over the last 12 months.

clock August 22, 2013Molly Prior and Rachel Brown

Benefit's Glam Up and Away airport kiosk.


Benefit to Launch Airport Beauty Kiosks

The Glam Up and Away kiosks will contain the brand’s 30 best-selling stockkeeping units.

clock August 22, 2013Julie Naughton

The scene at Elements New York.

Beauty Features

Product Differentiation Key at Elements Showcase

The beauty-centered trade show, which recently made its debut in Dubai, expanded for the first time to categories such as edibles, jewelry and accessories.

clock August 22, 2013Belisa Silva

No7 Lift & Luminate Day Serum and No7 Lift & Luminate Night Serum

Skin Care

Boots Serums Target Mature Skin

The British beauty and pharmaceutical brand is looking to up its antiaging arsenal.

clock August 23, 2013Belisa Silva

Tory Burch capsule color cosmetics collection.

Human Resources

Tory Burch Unveils Vision for Beauty

The designer sat down with WWD for an exclusive interview in her Chelsea offices.

clock August 23, 2013Julie Naughton and Pete Born

A rendering of the David's Bridal store in London.


David’s Bridal Heading to London

The 10,000-square-foot store opening at Westfield Stratford City, in east London, will be the retail chain’s first outpost outside North America.

clock August 23, 2013Samantha Conti

Ed Burstell and Kate Brindley


London Department Store Liberty the Focus of Upcoming Documentary

The three-part television program will follow the retail team as they gear up for the store’s busiest time of year: the Christmas season.

clock August 23, 2013Julia Neel

Edita Vilkeviciute photographed by Stephen Lyon.


Harper’s Bazaar U.K. Mounting Online Exhibit of Self-Portraits

Edie Campbell, Natalia Vodianova, Doutzen Kroes, singer-songwriter Lykke Li, Edita Vilkeviciute and actress Sonja Kinski are among the those participating.

clock August 23, 2013Julia Neel

Bill Simon

Business Features

Wal-Mart, NRF Host Summit to Boost Made in USA

An audience of 1,500 suppliers, retailers, governors and business leaders attended the manufacturing summit in Orlando, Fla., on Thursday.

clock August 23, 2013Sharon Edelson

Maria Sharapova

Fashion Scoops

Maria Sharapova Adds to Sugarpova Brand

In continuing her relationship with Henri Bendel, the tennis champ has launched a collection of jewelry, hair accessories, bags and more with the retailer.

clock August 23, 2013Kristi Garced

A look from Lauren Moshi's capsule collection for Warner Bros.

Fashion Scoops

Warner Bros. Taps Lauren Moshi for Comic Book Capsule

The fashion designer and artist will bring the characters Tweety, Wonder Woman, Batman, Batgirl, Superman and Supergirl to clothing.

clock August 23, 2013Rachel Brown

Fashion Scoops

British Fashion Council Links With Oxford Street for Outdoor Campaign

The 17-day initiative will see the shopping thoroughfare festooned with 75 flags featuring catwalk images from the fall 2013 collections of five designers.

clock August 23, 2013Julia Neel

Glenn Murphy


Gap Stands Out Among Retailers in Tough Quarter

If sales don’t recover, retailers are going to have to contend with inventories that were planned when the outlook was, if not robust, significantly better.

clock August 23, 2013WWD Staff

The front and back of a Burton snowboard.

Fashion Scoops

Burton Opening Two Stores in San Francisco Bay Area

The snowboarding brand’s founder and ceo Jake Burton believes the area is understored.

clock August 23, 2013Sharon Edelson

Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa

Fashion Scoops

Warby Parker Fetes New Store at The Standard Hollywood

Among the guests who took in Thursday’s performances were Spike Jonze, Zoe Cassavetes, Cory Kennedy, Mischa Barton and Justin Kern.

clock August 23, 2013Tyler Everhart


Bon Appétit Postpones Event After Rapper 2 Chainz’ Arrest

The party at the test kitchen at 4 Times Square was part of a promotion the magazine has going as part of its Web site redesign featuring musicians.

clock August 23, 2013Erik Maza

Leandra Medine

Fashion Scoops

Superga, Blogger Leandra Medine Collaborate on Sneakers

The collection features the classic high- and low-top Supergas in suede; sparkly tweed, and velvet in black, blue, burgundy, green and winter white.

clock August 23, 2013Ariel Sayre


Today's Must Read

The Ralph Lauren Made-to-Order Polo program.


Ralph Lauren Launching Custom Polo Program

clock 16hJean E. Palmieri

Social Studies

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