Signs of Progress Seen in Penney’s Turnaround

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With sales trends improving, J.C. Penney Co. Inc. is gearing up for the all-important holiday selling season and expects December 2013 to be more in line with that in 2011.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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China Golden Week Retail Sales Grow

The weeklong public holiday saw national retail spending rise 13.6 percent on the year.

clock October 8, 2013Casey Hall

Myron E. “Mike” Ullman 3rd.


Signs of Progress Seen in J.C. Penney’s Turnaround

The retailer is gearing up for the all-important holiday selling season and expects December 2013 to be more in line with that in 2011.

clock October 8, 2013Vicki M. Young


Neiman Marcus Group Ltd. to Issue Notes

Luxe retailer goes to market with $1.56 billion in bonds to fund buyout.

clock October 8, 2013Evan Clark

A look from J Brand.


J Brand Readies Osaka Unit

Jeff Rudes, ceo, says fall retail performance of brand has been strong.

clock October 8, 2013Amanda Kaiser

Albert Capraro

Designer and Luxury

Designer Albert Capraro Dies at 70

The fashion designer’s rise to fame included designs worn by former First Lady Betty Ford.

clock October 8, 2013William Cotto

A.G. Lafley

Business Features

P&G’s A.G. Lafley Talks Growth, Improvement at Annual Meeting

Since his return to the company in May, the executive has been racing against the clock in a bid to fix P&G’s most glaring issues.

clock October 8, 2013Molly Prior

The 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante from the 2013 Neiman Marcus Christmas Book.


Neiman Marcus Unveils Christmas Book, Announces Arts Charity

A percentage of sales of eight marquee fantasy gifts will be apportioned to the company’s new namesake nonprofit that supports arts education for youth.

clock October 8, 2013Holly Haber

A look from the Ralph Lauren RTW Fall 2013 show.

Designer and Luxury

Ralph Lauren’s Evening in Paris

The designer hosted a black-tie event to kick off a two-year commitment to help restore and modernize the Beaux-Arts’ historic amphitheater.

clock October 8, 2013Miles Socha


Lana Cain Krauter to Retire at Sears

Sears said it expects to name a successor soon and credited the veteran merchant with driving positive apparel sales for the last two years.

clock October 8, 2013David Moin

Diana Taylor in Oscar de la Renta.


Avenue Magazine Celebrates Diana Taylor

Some of New York’s wealthiest turned out to toast the girlfriend of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday night.

clock October 8, 2013Erik Maza

President Obama

Government and Trade

Ministers Say TPP Talks On Track

President Obama called having to cancel his trip to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit and the TPP leaders’ meeting in Bali a “missed opportunity.”

clock October 8, 2013Kristi Ellis and Evan Clark and Arthur Friedman

Designer and Luxury

Paula Sutter Exits President Post at DVF

She will leave the company on Dec. 31.

clock October 8, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Rachel Tipograph

Marketing and Promotion

Gap Inc.’s Rachel Tipograph Talks Lo-Fi Customer Engagement

The global director, digital & social media at Gap Inc. digital media, told attendees to forget the “one size fits all” approach.

clock October 9, 2013Vicki M. Young

Jennifer Kasper

Marketing and Promotion

Jennifer Kasper Discusses Macy’s Online Focus

The retailer is looking to bring in the Millennial consumer — men and women in their teens and 20s who shop for themselves “in droves.”

clock October 9, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Julia Goldin

Marketing and Promotion

Revlon and the Importance of Digital Authencity

For Julia Goldin, global chief marketing officer at Revlon Inc., authenticity is the foundation for any marketing initiative — whether in-store or online.

clock October 9, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Amy Jain and Daniella Yacobovsky


BaubleBar: Reacting to What Consumers Want

Real-time data allows BaubleBar to utilize a reactive business model to give customers what they want.

clock October 9, 2013Vicki M. Young

Larry Promisel

Marketing and Promotion

Camuto Group Using Digital to Leverage Offline to Online

The company uses a variety of channels to digitally engage its customers.

clock October 9, 2013Vicki M. Young

Claudia Allwood

Marketing and Promotion

Claudia Allwood on the Benefits of Digital

Benefit Cosmetics has an irreverent streak and the brand’s U.S. director of digital marketing wants to take full advantage of it.

clock October 9, 2013Evan Clark

Patrick Collins


5th Finger’s Patrick Collins on the Value of Responsive Design

The “fluid layout” is here to stay and a fundamental shift in Web development is under way.

clock October 9, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Martin McNulty

Marketing and Promotion

Martin McNulty’s Data Driven Look at E-Commerce

When it comes to plotting your online approach, the data needs to be parsed very carefully, said the chief executive officer of digital agency Forward 3D.

clock October 9, 2013Evan Clark

Michael Williams


Michael Williams’ Continuous Lean

The founder and editor of the men’s wear style blog A Continuous Lean has an unconventional take on “the influencer economy.”

clock October 9, 2013Evan Clark

Andrea Wilson

Marketing and Promotion

iProspect’s Andrea Wilson Discusses Marketing to Affluent Influencers

The latest survey results from iProspect looks at the differences within each of the three generational groups: Millennials, Gen X and Baby Boomers.

clock October 9, 2013Vicki M. Young

Michael Kaplan


Fashion to Figure’s Michael Kaplan on Digital and Retail

The online retailer’s ceo warned brands that they shouldn’t “throw out the store” when embracing digital.

clock October 9, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Spring looks from Juicy Couture.

Ready To Wear

What Lies Ahead for Juicy Couture?

Juicy’s ceo Paul Blum discusses what’s next after the sale to Authentic Brand Group during a presentation of its spring collection Tuesday in New York.

clock October 9, 2013Lisa Lockwood and Kim Friday

Michael Kors’ “Watch Hunger Stop” T-Shirt and 100 Series watch.


Michael Kors Stepping Up Fight Against World Hunger

The designer is launching a multipronged campaign this month that is pegged to World Food Day on Oct. 16.

clock October 9, 2013Marc Karimzadeh


Wired Links With Mastercard’s ShopThis on Shopping Pilot

The Condé Nast title will be the first to offer MasterPass technology — allowing readers to purchase items featured in the magazine without leaving the page.

clock October 9, 2013Rachel Strugatz

A visual from the Happy Socks campaign.


David LaChapelle Lenses Happy Socks Campaign

A vivid portfolio of male and female dancers donning socks — and little else — high-kick and grand jeté on location in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.

clock October 9, 2013David Lipke

Halston's e-commerce site will feature the Halston Heritage line.

Fashion Scoops

Halston Set to Unveil E-Commerce

Launching Friday in 80 countries, the site will feature Halston Heritage ready-to-wear, dresses, evening gowns and handbags.

clock October 9, 2013Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

CFDA Planning First Jewelry Showcase

The event, slated for Oct. 16, aims to bolster the exposure of the organization’s growing contingent of jewelry designers.

clock October 9, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Gucci Inks Deal to Enter Bahrain Market Directly

“This is a further step in Gucci’s strategy to take direct control of our retail network and operations in the Middle East, “ said ceo Patrizio di Marco.

clock October 9, 2013Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

New York’s Annual Apollo Circle Benefit Sets Date

This year’s sponsor is just as suited to the gala theme: Maiyet, the luxury brand with a philanthropic backstory.

clock October 9, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Madison Avenue BID Recognized for Staging Watch Week

The organization received the Downtown Pinnacle Award from the International Downtown Association at its annual conference, which was held in New York.

clock October 9, 2013David Moin


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Poshmark Slumps After Big IPO Increase

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Social Studies

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