MW Outlines Strategy, Shares Decline 9.9%

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The Men’s Wearhouse Inc. has lofty ambitions — to become the largest seller of men’s apparel in the United States — but Wall Street has some doubts about the plan.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Kendra Scott


Norwest Venture Partners Takes Kendra Scott Stake

The fashion jewelry brand has linked with the Palo Alto, Calif.-based investment firm to bolster its growth in both the brick-and-mortar and online arenas.

clock July 25, 2014Marcy Medina

Styles from Cynthia Rowley's upcoming bag line.

Fashion Scoops

Cynthia Rowley Launching Handbags

The designer has entered a license agreement with Highline Untied for a collection of women’s handbags, due out for Spring 2015.

clock July 28, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Fashion Scoops

Miansai’s Michael Saiger Unveils New Watch Styles

Saiger said that the process to create watches that better match his aesthetic took months.

clock July 28, 2014David Yi

Puma’s apparel sales improved 12.8 percent in the second quarter.

Business Features

Puma Banking on Marketing Push as Q2 Earnings Slide

The German activewear firm, which reported a 5.8 percent drop in sales in the period, is eager to launch the largest global marketing campaign in its history.

clock July 29, 2014Paulina Szmydke


Kao Profits Up 73.3% in First Half

Operating income increased by 14.9 percent while sales advanced 6.6 percent.

clock July 29, 2014Kelly Wetherille

The Joseph Abboud brand is now in all of the company’s Canadian stores.


MW Aims to Be U.S.’ Top Men’s Wear Retailer

The company said it will work to grow tuxedo rentals, made in the USA suits, custom suits, preppy merchandise offerings and national brands.

clock July 29, 2014Jean E. Palmieri


Iconix Eyes International Growth

For the second quarter ended June 30, the group saw a slide in profits despite record revenue gains.

clock July 29, 2014Vicki M. Young


Chris Burch Talks BaubleBar Investment

The online jewelry retailer has raised $10 million in a Series B financing led by Burch Creative Capital.

clock July 29, 2014Lauren McCarthy


Wal-Mart on the Prowl to Boost Web Expertise

The retailer said Tuesday that it would buy social marketplace Luvocracy through its @WalmartLabs research and development arm.

clock July 29, 2014Rachel Strugatz


Uniqlo Opening First Chicago Store

The unit is set to open in fall 2015 in the heart of the city’s downtown and part of the Magnificent Mile.

clock July 29, 2014Sharon Edelson

Urban Base at the Bread & Butter Berlin fair.


New Paths for Denim Seen at Berlin Fairs

Buyers and sellers more upbeat as jeans stabilize, interpretations advance.

clock July 29, 2014Quynh Tran

Josephine Skriver for G-Shock S Series.

Fashion Scoops

G-Shock Launches Collection for Women

To appeal to a female customer, Casio has reduced the size of its classic G-Shock watch, and will offer new colors and prints.

clock July 30, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Government and Trade

USTR Calls for Expansion of AGOA

The Obama administration is in consultation with Congress over renewing and updating the African Growth & Opportunity Act.

clock July 29, 2014Kristi Ellis

Government and Trade

NLRB Rules for Bergdorf Goodman in Union Case

The decision indicated that the board is taking decisions about union bargaining units within stores on a case-by-case basis.

clock July 29, 2014Kristi Ellis

Ireland Baldwin for Rampage.


Rampage Taps Ireland Baldwin for Fall Campaign

This is the first solo campaign for the 18-year-old daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger; she is signed with IMG Models.

clock July 29, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Prince Rainier of Monaco with Princess Grace of Monaco in Dior in New York in 1956.

Fashion Features

Christian Dior Links With Princess Grace Foundation-USA

The French luxury firm will become the sole presenting sponsor for the foundation’s upcoming award galas in Los Angeles, Monaco and New York.

clock July 30, 2014Joelle Diderich

Outdoor Retailer activewear sports Body Glove


Outdoor Retailer Preview: Yoga, Ath-leisure Set the Pace

At the upcoming trade show, the unofficial slogan for exhibitors might be: Let’s get physical — and fashionable.

clock July 30, 2014Khanh T.L. Tran

Snoopy and Belle by Dsquared2.

Fashion Features

Snoopy and Belle: Back in the Fashion Spotlight

The beloved companion of Charlie Brown and his sister will once again be given a makeover with the reprisal of the “Snoopy in Fashion” project.

clock July 30, 2014Jessica Iredale

Gigi Hadid on the street during New York Fashion Week in February.


Model Call: Gigi Hadid

WWD recently caught up with the newly minted Sports Illustrated swimsuit-issue model in between takes on the annual Pirelli Calendar photo shoot.

clock July 30, 2014David Yi


Ad Sales Drive Twitter Revenues

Investors sent shares of Twitter Inc. up 29 percent in after-hours trading Tuesday.

clock July 29, 2014Evan Clark


Rue La La Seeking Investors

The flash-sale site is also expanding on multiple fronts as it continues to push ahead in its niche in the marketplace.

clock July 30, 2014Vicki M. Young


Good Housekeeping Amping Up Fashion Coverage

Editor in chief Jane Francisco has recruited Lori Bergamotto as style director and Kristen Mascia as features editor.

clock July 30, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Lisa Perry's "Pop It! Ice Cream Sundae in a Can."

Fashion Scoops

Lisa Perry and Dominique Ansel Planning Sweet Pop-up in East Hampton

This Saturday, the designer and the pastry chef of Cronut fame will host a mobile truck offering Pop It! Ice Cream Sundae in a Can in front of Perry’s boutique.

clock July 30, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Moncler Marks 60th Anniversary of K2 Climb

Sixty years after Italy’s first expedition to the Himalayan peak, the brand has again supplied the technical equipment to the team.

clock July 30, 2014Luisa Zargani

Lady Caron

Fashion Scoops

Caron Celebrates Anniversary With New Fragrance

Inspired by the Statue of Liberty, the Lady Caron scent is a tribute to the French company’s founder, perfumer Ernest Daltroff.

clock July 30, 2014Lorelei Marfil

Osman's cotton, nylon and elastane blazer and skirt and silk blouse. Alexis Bittar ring; Marni shoes.

Fashion Trends

Resort 2015 Trend: Sweet Talk

Pastels aren’t just for girly dresses. For resort, even suits got a dose of sweetener.

clock July 30, 2014Mayte Allende


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