Better Weather Gives Macy’s Business a Boost

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Overview

The retailer said warmer temperatures have led to a rebound in May and it has initiatives in place for continued success as the year progresses.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Puma's EvoPower Tricks boot.

Business Features

Puma Looks Ahead to Late Summer Push

The German activewear brand posted first-quarter declines in both net earnings and sales.

clock May 14, 2014Paulina Szmydke

Terry Lundgren

Business Features

Better Weather Gives Macy’s Business a Boost

The retailer said warmer temperatures have led to a rebound in May and it has initiatives in place for continued success as the year progresses.

clock May 14, 2014Jean E. Palmieri and Arnold J. Karr

Financial

Sears Shares Fall Despite Potential Asset Sale

A sale of part or all of Sears Canada would be the last cash-generating tactic by Edward Lampert to shore up the retailer’s weakening balance sheet.

clock May 14, 2014Sharon Edelson

Kate Spade RTW Fall 2014

Business Features

Kate Spade Courting New Customers

The company is eyeing technology as a way to increase customer acquisition efforts.

clock May 14, 2014Vicki M. Young

WWD Beauty Inc Awards Breakfast Michele Scannavini

Financial

Coty Links With Avon Brazil as Profits Rise

Two years after the firm’s failed bid for Avon Products Inc., the two companies have found a way to do business with each other.

clock May 14, 2014Molly Prior

Jill Herzig

Media

Jill Herzig Named Editor in Chief of Dr. Oz

She replaces Oz editor in chief Alison Brown, who was tapped to helm the magazine last summer.

clock May 14, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Julie de Libran

Designer and Luxury

Sonia Rykiel Taps Julie de Libran

Former Louis Vuitton designer is named artistic director at Parisian brand.

clock May 14, 2014Miles Socha

Jill Abramson

Media

Jill Abramson Out at The New York Times

Managing editor Dean Baquet to take the top job at the paper.

clock May 14, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

L’Etoile’s home page in Russia.

Human Resources

Russian Beauty Chain Hires John Galliano

The designer has been quietly working as a consultant on beauty projects with L’Etoile for the last few months.

clock May 15, 2014Pete Born and Jennifer Weil

Sportswear

Lenor Romano Joins Boston Traders

The veteran men’s sweater designer joins DDK International as vice president of design.

clock May 14, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Tod's RTW Fall 2014

Business Features

Wholesale Moves, Currency Hit Tod’s

In the quarter ended March 31, the company registered a 13.3 percent drop in operating profits.

clock May 14, 2014Luisa Zargani

Judy Person

Textiles

Randa Promotes Judy Person, Realigns Executives

Firm creates four product groups, each with a president.

clock May 15, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Ray-Ban's wayfarer style in denim.

Eyewear

Ray-Ban Reimagines Classic Styles in New Materials

The new materials collection will be showcased in an ad campaign titled “Never Hide What You’re Made Of.”

clock May 15, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Designer and Luxury

Florence to Take Center Stage at Pitti Uomo

The Italian government allocated 2 million euros, or $2.7 million, to support Firenze Hometown of Fashion in the Tuscan city.

clock May 15, 2014Alessandra Turra

Jeremy Scott

Designer and Luxury

Moschino to Show Men’s in London

This will also be the first men’s collection designed by creative director Jeremy Scott.

clock May 15, 2014Luisa Zargani

From left: Marc by Marc Jacobs' swim trunks. Super sunglasses; Luis Morais necklace; George Frost by Michael Bastian bracelet. Etro swim trunks. Caputo & Co. bracelet; Luis Morais bracelet. Stüssy swim trunks. Arizaga necklace.

Fashion Features

Men’s Wear Trend: Swim Practice

The shorter boardshort is the leading style of the resort season in a variety of heritage surfing prints, including florals, tie dyes and batik patterns.

clock May 15, 2014Alex Badia

Fashion Scoops

Tiffany & Co. Names Jean-Marc Bellaiche to New Role

Bellaiche has been appointed senior vice president of strategy and business development.

clock May 15, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Black Halo's cotton, nylon and spandex jacquard dress worn with Prism sunglasses and Katy Rodriguez Studio earrings.

Fashion Trends

Fall 2014 Trend: Beach Blossoms

Set against the blue sky and pale sand of Malibu, Calif., fall’s daytime dressing goes glamorous in lush florals and textured silks.

clock May 15, 2014Kim Friday

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

The Outdoor Voices brands in the "center stage" at the Nordstrom flagship in Manhattan.

Business

Nordstrom Sees Sales and Earnings Decline

clock 4hDavid Moin

Social Studies

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