M&A Landscape Seen as Seller’s Market

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Investment professionals expect 2014 will be an active mergers and acquisitions market for retail and apparel, compared with the levels of 2013.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Terry Lundgren

Marketing and Promotion

Terry J. Lundgren Set to Speak at Retail Forum

“Igniting the customer experience” is the theme of the next Global Retailing Conference to be held in Tucson, Ariz.

clock March 4, 2014David Moin


Ashley Stewart Files Chapter 11

The plus-size retail chain will restructure through the sale of the company.

clock March 10, 2014Vicki M. Young

Brunello Cucinelli RTW Fall 2014

Business Features

Brunello Cucinelli Profits Up 10.9% in 2013

The Italian luxury fashion brand was lifted by soaring sales in international markets and an expanded retail network.

clock March 10, 2014Luisa Zargani

Marketing and Promotion

Cole Haan Names Dree Hemingway Global Ambassador

The multiyear partnership will kick off later this year with the fall advertising campaign.

clock March 10, 2014Lauren McCarthy

68 Kmart stores are slated for closure.


Sears, Kmart, American Apparel Among Least Engaged Brands

In a new study, Brand Keys finds 10 retailers among 555 worst-ranked brands.

clock March 10, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Jessica Hart in Salvatore Ferragamo.


Salvatore Ferragamo Hosts Mid-Winter Gala for San Francisco Arts Museums

The 11th annual Gala was presented by the Junior Committee to benefit the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

clock March 10, 2014Diane Dorrans Saeks

Government and Trade

Accord Reveals Results of First Bangladesh Inspections

Early on, two factories have been partially closed and fixed.

clock March 10, 2014Kristi Ellis

Veronica Miele Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard


Veronica Beard Fetes Bergdorf Goodman Debut

Sisters-in-law Veronica Swanson Beard and Veronica Miele Beard celebrated their entry into the department store.

clock March 10, 2014Kristi Garced

Krysten Ritter and Kristen Bell pose in the SXSW photo booth.


All Around Austin at South by Southwest

Despite rainy weather throughout the weekend, Saturday saw two premieres for “Veronica Mars” and an after party at the Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline.

clock March 10, 2014Jenny Sundel

Cressida Bonas and Prince Harry

Fashion Scoops

Prince Harry, Cressida Bonas Make Public Appearance

On Monday the British press was fizzing with excitement over the prince’s two recent public outings — and public displays of affection.

clock March 11, 2014Samantha Conti

Sales at Urban Outfitters were down 4.2 percent to $398 million.


Flagship Division Still a Challenge for Urban Outfitters

CEO Richard Hayne said the company remains “very cautious” about its prospects for the first quarter as turnaround efforts kick in.

clock March 10, 2014Arnold J. Karr

For the first time since Sourcing at MAGIC was launched, the U.S. was designated a country of focus.


Sourcing Field Focuses Beyond Price

Since the debut of Sourcing at MAGIC nine years ago, the U.S. was this session designated as a country of focus for the first time.

clock March 11, 2014Khanh T.L. Tran

Designer and Luxury

Chanel Confirms Turkish Customs Probe

The French fashion house acknowledged Monday that it is the subject of an investigation by authorities, and that it is cooperating fully.

clock March 11, 2014Miles Socha


NPD Invests in Consumer Data Firm Stylitics

The supplier of consumer behavior and preference data to fashion retailers and brands is on its third round of financing.

clock March 11, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Looks from the Archive II collection by Carolina Herrera.

Designer and Luxury

Archive II: Carolina Herrera’s Latest Take on Prints

The view from Carolina Herrera’s office Friday afternoon was nothing but gray, but the designer was far from gloomy.

clock March 11, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Blackstone Group acquired a 20 percent stake in Versace.


Retail M&A Market Seen Favoring Sellers

Investment professionals expect 2014 will be an active mergers and acquisitions market for retail and apparel, compared with the levels of 2013.

clock March 11, 2014Vicki M. Young and Arnold J. Karr

A rendering of the new Rena Lange store on Madison Avenue.

Designer and Luxury

Rena Lange Boosts Global Expansion

Rena Lange is stepping up the tempo of its international retail expansion, with stores slated to open in Paris, New York and Moscow this year.

clock March 11, 2014Melissa Drier


The New York Times’ Jill Abramson Hits SXSW

The newspaper’s executive editor chats with WWD about the soon-to-be-launched NYT Now mobile platform and developments at the Styles section.

clock March 11, 2014Jenny Sundel


Wall Street Journal Making Push Into Native Advertising

Brocade, a technology data firm, has entered into a three-month advertising partnership with WSJ. Custom Studios.

clock March 11, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Yohji Yamamoto RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Trends

Fall 2014 Trend: Sweater Girls

Cozy up, down and all around. Sweater dressing warmed up the fall runways with top-and-pants combos that ranged from layered and roomy to snug and sexy.

clock March 11, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Rachel Roy Designer Business Closes

The Jones Group will continue to produce the Rachel Rachel Roy contemporary collection, which is sold exclusively to Macy’s.

clock March 11, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Fondazione Prada Mounting Exhibit in Venetian Palazzo

Curated by Germano Celant and titled “Art or Sound,” the exhibit will open to visitors at Ca’ Corner della Regina on June 7.

clock March 11, 2014Cynthia Martens

Fashion Scoops

Bruce Oldfield in Conversation at Parsons

The designer joined former protégé Jonathan Kyle Farmer, now associate professor of fashion design, for an intimate talk Thursday night.

clock March 11, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Fashion Scoops

Same Sky Jewelry Launching at Calypso St. Barth

A host of notable New York women will be on hand at Calypso St. Barth’s Upper East Side store to shop for a cause over a glass of Champagne.

clock March 11, 2014Lauren McCarthy


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clock 20hNatalie Theodosi

Social Studies

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