Retailing’s Battlefield: Fight for Market Share

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To grow and keep ravenous investors happy, retailers need to do everything they can to push their competitors out of the consumer’s mind.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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The Taobao homepage.


Chinese Villages Focus on Taobao Online Shops

“Taobao villages” are popping up all over rural China in what might be a model for a new phase of low-impact, big-profit businesses in the region.

clock March 9, 2014Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Financial Sets Price for IPO

The British fashion online retailer expects to start trading on London’s AIM market on March 14.

clock March 7, 2014Nina Jones


CC Skye Signs License With Glamhouse

Designer CC Skye will remain creative director, while Pascal Mouawad will take over strategic planning, manufacturing, distribution and sales.

clock March 7, 2014Marcy Medina

L.G.R Felicite Stainless Steel Havana frames in gold

Business Features

Italian Eyewear Companies Brace for Potential Downturn

Italy’s Optical Goods Manufacturers Association ANFAO released a cautious outlook for 2014.

clock March 7, 2014Sofia Celeste

Swarovski: Creative director Nathalie Colin's Facets of Light collection for Swarovski featured intricate creations such as this jumbo necklace featuring mesh tubing, with floating crystals inside, for a chain.


Paris Accessories: Off the Runways

A look at some of the accessories that made showroom news during the Paris collections.

clock March 10, 2014Roxanne Robinson

Government and Trade

Fabric Imports Post Double-Digit Increases in January

The increases are a potential sign that a rebound in U.S. apparel manufacturing is taking hold.

clock March 9, 2014Kristi Ellis

David Simon

Human Resources

Laurence Leeds, David Simon Receive UJA Awards

The fashion division of the UJA-Federation of New York had a successful fund-raiser on Thursday, raising $1.7 million.

clock March 7, 2014Vicki M. Young

Media Debuts First Shoppable Video

The video will showcase product from Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta, La Perla, Kenzo, Maison Martin Margiela, Haider Ackermann and Rick Owens.

clock March 10, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Inside the Original Penguin flagship store in New York.


Original Penguin Opens N.Y. Flagship

Original Penguin has opened a flagship in a high-traffic location in the East Village here designed to appeal to the Millennial customer.

clock March 10, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

The Stone Set home page.


The Stone Set Debuts With Jewelry Editorial

The jewelry world is getting another online push with the new Web site, which officially launches today.

clock March 10, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Aerin Lauder, Michael Kors and Alina Cho.

Fashion Features

Michael Kors and Aerin Lauder Talk Style

The longtime friends sat down with Alina Cho Thursday night to talk about easy American style, Charles James and authentic brand building.

clock March 10, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

The current crop of photo, design and art books.


Talking Tomes: The High Life and the Low

The current crop of photo, design and art books covers topics ranging from emeralds to cashmere scarves and film noir.

clock March 10, 2014Lorna Koski

Pedestrians walk past Macy's flagship store in New York.

Business Features

Retailing’s Battlefield: Fight for Market Share

Retailers are coping with slow growth by battling to take market share from competitors.

clock March 10, 2014Evan Clark

Roberto Cavalli RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Trends

Fall 2014 Trend: All Fur One, One Fur All

From Alexander McQueen’s feral beauty to Tom Ford’s color-blocked stunner, the fall shows were full of fantastically different fur coats.

clock March 10, 2014WWD Staff

A still from the Joseph Abboud/Men's Wearhouse TV commercial.


Joseph Abboud Stars in Men’s Wearhouse T.V. Campaign

The spots featuring the retailer’s chief creative director will flood the airwaves more than 1,600 times during the next four weeks.

clock March 10, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Laura Bates, François-Henri Pinault, Frida Giannini, Mariane Pearl and Peter Soer.

Fashion Scoops

Chime for Change Unveils App, New Partner

The organization’s new app, which features the voice of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, was available starting Friday.

clock March 10, 2014Miles Socha and Laure Guilbault

Fashion Scoops

AAFA Names American Image Awards Honorees

William Sweedler, cofounder of Tengram Capital Partners and former ceo of Windsong Brands, will be honored as Man of the Year on April 29 in New York.

clock March 10, 2014WWD Staff

Jeanne Rohatyn, Tory Burch and Samantha Boardman

Fashion Scoops

Tory Burch Throws a Dinner for the Barnes Foundation

Jeff and Justine Koons, Richard and Marcia Mishaan, Marigay McKee, Vito Schnabel and Daniel Romualdez made a quick day trip to Philadelphia for the occasion.

clock March 10, 2014Marni Prichard Manko

Fashion Scoops

National Mother’s Day Committee Names Honorees

The 36th annual Outstanding Mother Awards takes place May 8 during a luncheon at The Pierre hotel in New York.

clock March 10, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Charlotte Olympia's Bogart bag.

Fashion Scoops

Charlotte Olympia Launching Two New Collections

The new lines have the professional woman in mind with a collection of leather day bags and sensible shoes fit for the corporate boardroom.

clock March 10, 2014Roxanne Robinson


Today's Must Read

Manish Chandra, Poshmark


Poshmark Slumps After Big IPO Increase

clock 8hEvan Clark

Social Studies

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