Retail Headwinds Mount After Tough First Quarter

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The first quarter's cold winds might have passed, but they left many U.S. merchants with weaker bottom lines, heavier inventories and plenty of work to do to make their numbers for the year.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Pharrell Williams


A New Girl for Pharrell Williams

The multitalented musician discusses his new fragrance, Girl, created with Comme des Garçons.

clock May 23, 2014Samantha Conti


Time Inc. Moving to Brookfield Place

The publishing company has signed a long-term lease for 700,000 square feet at 225 Liberty St.

clock May 22, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Designer and Luxury

Christian Pellizzari to Show at Armani/Teatro

Giorgio Armani has been giving up-and-comers a boost by allowing them to use his show space.

clock May 22, 2014Cynthia Martens


Flipkart, Myntra Merge in India Fashion E-Tail Deal

Fashion and apparel e-tailer Myntra has been one of the fastest-growing e-commerce companies in India, focusing on apparel.

clock May 22, 2014Mayu Saini

John Galliano

Human Resources

John Galliano: L’Etoile’s Creative Director

The Russian perfumery chain made the announcement at an event on Thursday night.

clock May 22, 2014Jennifer Weil and Jennifer Barton

Frédéric Rozé

Beauty Features

L’Oréal’s Frédéric Rozé Talks ‘Metamorphosis’

The president and ceo of L’Oréal USA opened the WWD Beauty CEO Summit with a stirring call to action.

clock May 23, 2014Pete Born

Sheri McCoy

Human Resources

Sheri McCoy Talks Turnaround Attempt at Avon

It’s all hands on deck as the direct seller makes a run at a turnaround.

clock May 23, 2014Faye Brookman

Dave Lewis


Dave Lewis Talks Catalysts for Change at Unilever

The company always maintains its core DNA of building business based on “care” and “brands with a purpose.”

clock May 23, 2014Jennifer Weil

Deb Henretta

Beauty Features

P&G’s New Boss: The Consumer

Deb Henretta, the company’s group president of global beauty, outlined three key areas in which the consumer has changed.

clock May 23, 2014Jenny B. Fine

Amy Errett


Amy Errett Discusses Madison Reed’s Growth

The online hair-color company sells custom shades for $30.

clock May 23, 2014Molly Prior

Michael Dubin

Human Resources

Michael Dubin Discusses Dollar Shave Club’s Business Model

The e-commerce site has grabbed more than 5 percent of the U.S. men’s razor market.

clock May 23, 2014Jenny B. Fine

Shannon Curtin


Walgreens’ Shannon Curtin Talks Omnichannel Approach

The beauty shopper demands a total brand experience and Curtin predicted “average retailers will not survive.”

clock May 23, 2014Faye Brookman

Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne


Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne on Transformation at M&S

The executive director of marketing and business development for British retailer Marks and Spencer noted that beauty is at the core of that transformation.

clock May 23, 2014Julie Naughton

Zac Posen

Fashion Features

Zac Posen Talks Business and More With SCAD Atlanta Students

The designer spoke for about an hour to a packed room, and was honest, open and sometimes self-effacing.

clock May 22, 2014Brenda Lloyd

Human Resources

Anthony Mazzola, Magazine Editor, Dead at 90

The former Harper’s Bazaar and Town & Country editor was also the curator of Hearst Corp.’s fine art collection.

clock May 22, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Features

Daniella Vitale Delivers LIM Keynote Address

The Barneys executive said she considered the opportunity to be “a gift,” but she did have a few reservations.

clock May 23, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Retail Shows Strength in Trading Debut

Alibaba’s biggest competitor in China raised $1.78 billion Thursday in a public offering, more than the initial $1.5 billion it forecast.

clock May 22, 2014Vicki M. Young

Frida Giannini

Designer and Luxury

Frida Giannini on Milestones, Rumors and More

Warming up for her 10th anniversary as creative director of Gucci, Giannini has a busy 2014 ahead — including a round-the-world trip in seven months.

clock May 23, 2014Luisa Zargani


Street Not Moved by Latest Target Fashion Play

Wall Street wants more from Target Corp. than designer collaborations.

clock May 23, 2014Vicki M. Young

A look by Ali Rose VanOverbeke

Fashion Features

Jason Wu Honored at Parsons Event

Parsons The New School for Design staged a student fashion show in its new futuristic University Center, raising $1.2 million for scholarships in the process.

clock May 23, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg and Marc Karimzadeh

John Pomerantz and Bobbi Brown at FIT.

Designer and Luxury

FIT Honors Bobbi Brown, Christian Louboutin and John J. Pomerantz

“I might have to streak, to compare with David [Hamilton], who I think stole the show,” said Bobbi Brown, who gave the commencement speech at FIT.

clock May 23, 2014Lisa Lockwood and Lauren McCarthy

Sharon Stone in Roberto Cavalli and friends arriving at the amfAR gala.


Strike a Pose: Stars Flock to amfAR Gala in Cannes

The 21st edition of amfAR’s annual Cinema Against AIDS gala was held at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France, on Thursday night.

clock May 23, 2014Joelle Diderich and Paulina Szmydke

Exterior of an Aeropostale store.


Retail Headwinds Mount After Tough First Quarter

The period’s cold winds and uncertainties might have passed, but they left many U.S. merchants with weaker bottom lines.

clock May 23, 2014WWD Staff

An Iphis ad campaign image.


Liberty Launches Ad Campaign for Iphis Line

Designed by the creative team Colville-Walker and shot by Qui Yang, the campaign is heavy on London heritage.

clock May 23, 2014Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Baz Luhrmann and Gisele Bündchen Take Five

The director will call the shots for the upcoming Chanel No.5 ad campaign, which will feature the model.

clock May 23, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg and Jennifer Weil

A T-shirt from Ralph Lauren’s East Hampton Historical Collection.

Fashion Scoops

Ralph Lauren Launches East Hampton Historical Collection

The pieces will be available beginning Memorial Day at the Polo Ralph Lauren East Hampton store.

clock May 23, 2014Marc Karimzadeh


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Jil Sander Pre-Fall 2021


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clock 14hLuisa Zargani

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