As Sears Shrinks, Its Future Gets Murky

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On Friday, Lampert had to once again shuffle the company's assets in order to bolster the ailing retailer’s balance sheet.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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The Christian Louboutin store in Tokyo's Aoyama district

Designer and Luxury

Christian Louboutin Opens in Tokyo

The designer has a new flagship in the Aoyama district, which reflects his appreciation for Japanese culture.

clock December 4, 2013Amanda Kaiser

The Kate Spade Saturday store on Spring Street in SoHo.


Kate Spade Saturday Opens in SoHo

The retailer’s first Manhattan store at 152 Spring Street stands out like a giant canary with its storefront painted the brand’s trademark bright yellow.

clock December 4, 2013Sharon Edelson


L’Oréal Stock Climbs on Nestlé-Givaudan News

Nestlé announced Friday that it will sell its 10 percent stake in the Swiss fragrance and flavors supplier.

clock December 6, 2013Jennifer Weil

The American Eagle Outfitters store in Tokyo


American Eagle Q3 Profits Drop 68.3%

The retailer said net revenues fell 5.8 percent in the period.

clock December 8, 2013Vicki M. Young

Michael Kowalski


Tiffany Plots China Growth Plan

Before a preview of the Tiffany Diamond exhibit, Michael Kowalski discussed the importance of China’s burgeoning diamond and luxury market.

clock December 9, 2013Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 2014

Evolving their spring silhouettes through a South American lens, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez provided a study in Gaucho cool.

clock December 6, 2013WWD Staff

Nicky Hilton and Harry Brant


Aby Rosen Holds Annual Art Basel Dinner

Megastars — like Steven Tyler, Alex Rodriguez — and major collectors: Eli and Edythe Broad, Peter Brant — turned out for the Miami fete.

clock December 6, 2013Erik Maza

Thakoon Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Thakoon Pre-Fall 2014

Thakoon Panichgul riffed on men’s shirts for pre-fall, but there was little that read mannish in the charming lineup.

clock December 6, 2013WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Global Trade Deal Reached at WTO Summit

After talks at in Bali, ministers from 159 countries agreed on a deal worth an estimated $1 trillion to the global economy.

clock December 7, 2013John Zarocostas

Edward Lampert

Business Features

As Sears Shrinks, Its Future Gets Murky

On Friday, Lampert had to once again shuffle the company’s assets in order to bolster the ailing retailer’s balance sheet.

clock December 9, 2013Vicki M. Young and David Moin

Shoppers in central Paris.


Europeans Expected to Boost Holiday Spending

Shoppers in 18 countries, mostly in Eastern and Western Europe, are ready to increase their budgets for the end-of-period for the first time since 2008.

clock December 9, 2013Samantha Conti and Melissa Drier and Joelle Diderich and Cynthia Martens and Julia Neel and WWD Staff

Daniel Lalonde

Designer and Luxury

Daniel Lalonde Exits Ralph Lauren Intl.

The company’s former president, who is mulling his next move, plans to stay in the global luxury arena.

clock December 9, 2013Vicki M. Young

Ralph Lauren's shirts for teams participating at the UAE Ladies Polo Tournament.

Fashion Scoops

Ralph Lauren Hosting First UAE Ladies Polo Tournament

Female polo players at the first such women-only event in Dubai will be outfitted in special mesh Ralph Lauren shirts.

clock December 9, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Moving Day for Students at Parsons The New School for Design

When students end their fall semester, a storied era will come to a close for the school’s main campus building at 560 Seventh Avenue.

clock December 9, 2013David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

Gabrielle Fialkoff Named to Bill de Blasio’s Inauguration Committee

The Haskell Jewels executive will lead the inauguration committee in planning and executing the New York City mayor’s official welcome.

clock December 9, 2013Lauren McCarthy

Fashion Scoops

Oliver Peoples Unveils Collaboration With Carole Sabas

The sunglasses are a special edition of its so-called Braverman style, which carry rainbow-mirrored lenses.

clock December 9, 2013Erik Maza

Fashion Scoops

Dior Taps Francesco Russo for Women’s Footwear

Christian Dior is said to have absorbed another creative talent into its sprawling product universe.

clock December 9, 2013Alessandra Turra

Ramping up Lands’ End’s digital operations is a priority for the company.


Lands’ End Heads to Market

Edward S. Lampert has decided to spin off the 50-year-old brand as a public company trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market under “LE.”

clock December 9, 2013David Moin and Evan Clark and Vicki M. Young

Business Features

Edward S. Lampert’s Epistles

Here, the chairman and chief executive officer of Sears Holdings Corp. in his own words.

clock December 9, 2013Evan Clark

Giambattista Valli

Designer and Luxury

Giambattista Valli to Open First Store in Italy

The Italian designer will officially unveil his first store in his home country in February during Milan Fashion Week.

clock December 9, 2013Luisa Zargani

Government and Trade

Employers Join Workers in Bangladesh Protests

Employers and executives, including many of the leaders of the garment employers organizations, came together Saturday to give political parties an ultimatum.

clock December 9, 2013Mayu Saini

Franca Sozzani and Michael Kors


Vogue Italia Fetes Michael Kors in Italy

Editor in chief Franca Sozzani on Wednesday hosted a dinner to honor the designer and celebrate the opening of his new boutique in Milan.

clock December 9, 2013Luisa Zargani

Miroslava Duma in Oscar de la Renta for the Outnet.


Oscar de la Renta and The Outnet: Take Two

The designer’s second collection will go on sale on Dec. 17 with Miroslava Duma appearing as online ambassador of the line.

clock December 9, 2013Rachel Strugatz


Marc Jacobs Gives Talk at London’s Tate Modern

Speaking as part of the museum’s John Edwards Lecture Series, the designer and Peter Marino discussed their love of fashion, architecture and the arts.

clock December 9, 2013Lorelei Marfil

Gucci Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Gucci Pre-Fall 2014

Creative director Frida Giannini went back to the basics and delivered a lineup of sleek daywear staples with considerable volume.

clock December 9, 2013WWD Staff


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