J.C. Penney Reports October Comps Rise

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J.C. Penney Co. Inc.’s 21-month-long top-line losing streak is over. The company said Thursday that in October, it experienced its first month of positive comparable-store sales since December 2011.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Nicolas Houzé, Léa Seydoux and André Dussollier.

Fashion Scoops

Lighting Up Galeries Lafayette

Léa Seydoux and André Dussollier unveiled the Paris department store’s holiday displays.

clock November 7, 2013Miles Socha


Coty Forecasts Second-Half Growth

In the first half, the company is feeling the pinch of an abrupt slowdown in nail color and fragrances, its two key categories.

clock November 7, 2013Molly Prior

Exterior of J.C. Penney store.


J.C. Penney Encouraged by Oct. Sales Gain

The company experienced its first month of positive comparable-store sales since December 2011, citing strength in home, men’s, women’s accessories and online.

clock November 7, 2013Arnold J. Karr


Fifth & Pacific Narrows Q3 Loss

The company might convert its Fifth Ave. Juicy store to Kate Spade.

clock November 7, 2013Arnold J. Karr and Vicki M. Young


Twitter Stock Debut a Blockbuster

Shares of the microblogging site shot up 81 percent on the first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

clock November 7, 2013Evan Clark


Activist Takes Stake in Men’s Wearhouse

Eminence Capital said to be agitating MW to consider takeover offers.

clock November 7, 2013Vicki M. Young

Looks from Calvin Klein Spring 2014.

Fashion Features

Calvin Klein Spring 2014

The brand’s spring presentation had an athletic-urban vibe.

clock November 7, 2013WWD Staff

Hermès Double Sens bag

Designer and Luxury

Hermès Sees Strong Growth in U.S., China

The French company’s men’s product universe headlines robust growth — and accounts for roughly half the total business.

clock November 7, 2013Miles Socha

Moncler Gamme Rouge RTW Spring 2014

Designer and Luxury

Moncler Revenues Gain 16.9%

The Italian fashion firm is heading for its initial public offering with a solid set of third-quarter numbers.

clock November 7, 2013Miles Socha

Products from Fekkai.


Frédéric Fekkai Creates One Collection for Mass and Class

Early next year, the Procter & Gamble Co.-owned brand plans to relaunch a revamped and edited collection to both mass and prestige retailers.

clock November 7, 2013Molly Prior

Ad campaign for Artisan Acqua.


John Varvatos Talks New Artisan Fragrance

Artisan Acqua is the fifth scent from the designer and the third in his Artisan pillar.

clock November 7, 2013Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Tory Burch and Leonard Lauder


Phoenix House Holds 2013 Fashion Award Dinner

More than 600 people turned out for the event, which honored Tory Burch, John Demsey and Frank Doroff.

clock November 7, 2013Belisa Silva

On the Shanghai runway.

Fashion Features

Swarovski Shines in Shanghai

The crystal producer held its first Runway Rocks exhibit and fashion show on Thursday.

clock November 7, 2013Lara Farrar

The Tax Free World Association conference.

Beauty Features

Beauty’s Travel-Retail Business Continues to Grow

The segment continues on its growth trajectory, thanks to passengers from emerging markets, notably China, and skin-care and makeup’s strong gains.

clock November 8, 2013Jennifer Weil

Designer and Luxury

Beckham for Belstaff Previews in Berlin

David Beckham, who is also the face of the British heritage brand’s 2014 global advertising campaign, was on hand to introduce his latest fashion collaboration.

clock November 8, 2013Melissa Drier

Karl Lagerfeld and Jessica Chastain

Fashion Features

Possible Conversations: Karl Lagerfeld and Jessica Chastain

The actress interviewed the designer in front of an auditorium full of people Wednesday night at Lincoln Center.

clock November 8, 2013Jessica Iredale

Designer and Luxury

Richemont Denies Sale, Spin-off of Brands

According to an internal company memo seen by WWD, there are no disposals or initial public offerings in the cards.

clock November 7, 2013Samantha Conti

Rite Aid’s store at 534 Hudson Street in Manhattan.


Critical Mass: Rite Aid Pushes Upward

The drugstore chain is adding a healthy dose of beauty to its Wellness format.

clock November 8, 2013Faye Brookman


David Lipman in Talks With Vanity Fair

The advertising guru may help with the covers for the magazine, WWD has learned.

clock November 8, 2013Vicki M. Young and Alexandra Steigrad

A still from Pamela Love’s campaign.


Pamela Love Launches Interactive E-commerce Campaign With Barneys

The campaign began as a submission to a contest run by the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.

clock November 8, 2013Alexandra Steigrad


G-III Drops Out of Jones Pursuit

The effort to sell The Jones Group Inc. has hit a stumbling block.

clock November 8, 2013Evan Clark

The Duchess of Cambridge in an L.K. Bennett coat.

Fashion Scoops

Royals Turn Out to Support London Poppy Day

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge rode on a Sixties Routemaster bus to High Street Kensington Station, where they greeted members of the military.

clock November 8, 2013Lorelei Marfil

Aerin Lauder

Fashion Scoops

Aerin Lauder Fetes Fragrance in London and New York

Lauder made a double debut on both sides of the Atlantic to celebrate the launch of her new fragrance collection.

clock November 8, 2013Julia Neel and Belisa Silva


High-Touch Concepts in Travel Retail

From personalized premium beauty treatments to exclusive fragrance collections, brands and operators are chockablock with creativity.

clock November 8, 2013Jennifer Weil


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