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Retailers are trumpeting their omnichannel achievements in an increasing game of one-upmanship as they rush to prove their digital, social and brick-and-mortar expertise.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

Yannick Alléno Launches Massive Book

The 40-pound tome is priced at 1,500 euros, or $2,051 at current exchange.

clock October 22, 2013Laure Guilbault

Park’s tennis tote.

Hats, Gloves and More

It’s a Workout: Fitness Accessories

From ultraluxe gym bags to activity trackers and accessories that broadcast extreme brand love, the fitness world is enjoying a fashionable moment.

clock October 28, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

HeelBopps protect high heels.


HeelBopps Strives to Save the Stiletto

The colorful twist-on polyurethane heel guards can be worn with thin heels, offering a widened base that stabilizes walking and dancing.

clock October 28, 2013Susan Stone


Accessories Stats and Facts

A jaunt around the world of accessories by the numbers.

clock October 28, 2013WWD Staff

Takashi Yamamoto


Japanese Handbag Brands Eye Own Market

Domestic labels are attempting to capitalize on the shifting preferences of Japanese consumers.

clock October 28, 2013Kelly Wetherille

Randa’s modernized studio in Como, Italy.


Randa Expands Como Design Center

The men’s accessories firm has doubled the space and size of its Italian neckwear design center.

clock October 28, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Scoops

Alexander Wang Names Colleen Collins COO

The position is newly created and will report to Wang’s president Rodrigo Bazan, with whom Collins will work on operations and global business strategy.

clock October 24, 2013Jessica Iredale

Hayward bags.


Hayward’s Artistic Roots

Marin Hopper named her line of handbags for her maternal grandfather, producer, agent and aviator Leland Hayward.

clock October 28, 2013Marcy Medina

A Calvin Klein platinum label look.

Designer and Luxury

Calvin Klein Platinum Label Bows

The new label, which replaces the ck Calvin Klein business, staged a runway show at Hong Kong’s Shaw Studios, an iconic film-production complex.

clock October 25, 2013Joyce Man

Government and Trade

Swiss Regulator Accepts Swatch Agreement

World’s largest watchmaker allowed to gradually cut deliveries of components to rivals.

clock October 25, 2013Joelle Diderich

January Jones and Freida Pinto


H&M, Isabel Marant Whoop It Up

January Jones, Freida Pinto and Audrey Tautou were among the guests at a sprawling party in Paris.

clock October 25, 2013Joelle Diderich

Procter & Gamble Co.


P&G’s Beauty Sales Slip, Profits Rise

The segment managed to overcome a dip in sales and drove first-quarter net profits up 5 percent to $690 million.

clock October 25, 2013Evan Clark

Paula Patton, Robin Thicke and Debbie Harry.


GQ Gentlemen’s Ball Honors Service

Robin Thicke, Adam Braun and Romero Britto were among those recognized at the event on Wednesday night.

clock October 27, 2013David Lipke

Kanye West in Rick Owens and Kim Kardashian in Nina Ricci.


Franca Sozzani Honored in L.A.

The inaugural Dream for Future Africa Foundation gala drew an especially fashionable crowd to Spago.

clock October 25, 2013Marcy Medina

Business Features

Neiman Marcus Buyout Completed

Ares Management and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board close on $6 billion deal.

clock October 27, 2013David Moin

A COS store In Milan.


COS Builds Base for Expansion

The much-anticipated younger sibling of H&M is opening its first U.S. store, a 4,500-square-foot flagship in SoHo, in spring 2014.

clock October 27, 2013Sharon Edelson

Leonardo DiCaprio and Giorgio Armani


Armani Parties at the SuperPier

Guests including Dylan McDermott and Hilary Swank filed into the makeshift Privé nightclub.

clock October 25, 2013Marc Karimzadeh and Taylor Harris

Barneys New York Madison Ave store.

Fashion Scoops

Barneys Incidents Stir More Outcry

The Barneys New York racial profiling controversy continued to gather national attention over the weekend when Jay-Z issued a statement on his Web site.

clock October 27, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Lauren Moffatt x Lauren Merkin’s clutch; Sam Edelman’s sandals shown with Swarovski’s 14-karat gold PVD-coated necklace and 14-karat gold-plated earrings, both with Swarovski Elements; Nine West’s watch. By Malene Birger sweatshirt; Armani Exchange skirt.

Accessory Trends

Accessories Trend: Graphic City

Spring’s natural colors look anything but dull when worked in clean, bold designs.

clock October 28, 2013Roxanne Robinson

Tamara Mellon

Designer and Luxury

Tamara Mellon Taps Glenn McMahon

As president and chief executive officer, McMahon succeeds Fritz Winans, who has left the company.

clock October 28, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Priyanka Chopra


Q&A: Priyanka Chopra, the New Guess Girl

The Bollywood actress may not be a household name in the U.S. yet, but if the careers of past Guess girls are any indication, her star is on the rise.

clock October 28, 2013Marcy Medina

Brandon Sun’s leather dress and Karolyn Pho’s silk and spandex top with a plastic ruffle neckline. Alexander Wang tote; Robert Clergerie shoes.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2014 Trend: Minimal Procedure

Fashion isn’t science but spring’s clinical looks are a minimalist’s cure-all.

clock October 28, 2013Mayte Allende

Specialty stores continue to be a favorite among teens.


Scrutinizing Millenials’ Shopping Habits

Don’t treat them all the same — and don’t think they live just online. Those are two of the keys to studying the increasingly important Millennial consumers.

clock October 28, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Deborah Turbeville in 1986.

Fashion Features

Deborah Turbeville, Fashion Photographer, Dead at 81

The groundbreaking fashion photographer was one of the most influential photographers in the business.

clock October 28, 2013Jessica Iredale

Human Resources

Hudson’s Bay Co. Taps Michael Crotty and Russ Hardin

The company is continuing to rebuild its management, naming Crotty executive vice president and chief marketing officer, and Hardin chief creative officer.

clock October 28, 2013David Moin

Models on the runway at Shanghai Mode.


Lingerie Shows Come to Shanghai

Joint trade fairs Interfilière Shanghai and Shanghai Mode Lingerie hit China’s financial capital last week.

clock October 28, 2013Casey Hall

Coach shoppers can pay online and pickup in store that day.


Inching Toward an Omnichannel Future

Retailers are trumpeting their omnichannel achievements as they rush to prove their digital, social and brick-and-mortar expertise.

clock October 28, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Gail Monroe-Perry, Nick Cannon, Iman, Terry J. Lundgren, Tracey Lundgren and Alain LaFontant.

Human Resources

BRAG Event Honors Terry Lundgren, Iman

The Black Retail Action Group raised its profile by recognizing three industry success stories, and a record amount for student scholarships.

clock October 28, 2013David Moin

Leandra Medine wearing a mask by Warby Parker.


Vogue Marks Halloween With Digital Photography Project

Images of masks created by designers and brands will launch on and the magazine’s Instagram account today and run through Halloween on Thursday.

clock October 28, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Simon and Nikolai Haas Fete Capsule With Versace

The label’s SoHo store featured items from the collection, including iPhone cases, belts with honeycomb patterns, unisex T-shirts and platform ankle boots.

clock October 28, 2013Jessica Iredale

Steven Kolb and Scott Sternberg

Fashion Scoops

Trina Turk, Steven Kolb Host Cocktail in Los Angeles

The designer opened the doors of her midcentury home in Los Feliz for the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s West Coast members.

clock October 28, 2013Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

Chloé Celebrates Book Release During Frieze Art Fair

The guest list was an impressive roll call from the contemporary art world.

clock October 28, 2013Julia Neel

Fashion Scoops

Ross Stores Buying New York Building

The off-pricer has agreed to buy the building that houses its New York buying office for $222 million by Sept. 20 of next year.

clock October 28, 2013Arnold J. Karr


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