The Road to Black: How E-commerce Companies Get From Buzzy to Profitable

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With the exception of a few, experts said fashion e-commerce companies are largely losing money and relying on funds from investors to build their brands.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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A bag from Coach’s fall collection, designed by Stuart Vevers.

Business Features

Wall Street Wary of Coach’s Q4 Results

Analysts are still concerned over consumer receptivity to the new product line.

clock August 5, 2014Vicki M. Young


Oriflame Faces Russian Tax Probe

The Swedish direct beauty seller’s stock dropped as much as 6.7 percent in trading Tuesday.

clock August 5, 2014Jennifer Weil


Target Expects $148M in Breach Costs

The retailer on Tuesday updated its second-quarter guidance to reflect adjusted earnings per share of about 78 cents.

clock August 5, 2014Vicki M. Young


Time Inc. Revenue Falls 1.6%

On its first earnings call since spinning off from parent firm Time Warner in early June, the publisher reported a $32 million loss.

clock August 5, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Former President Clinton

Government and Trade

Africa Summit Stresses Commercial Appeal

The time is ripe for investment in the African continent, and the White House assembled a U.S.-Africa business forum Tuesday to drive that point home.

clock August 5, 2014Kristi Ellis

Tamara Mellon's brand images for the fall collection.

Designer and Luxury

Tamara Mellon’s Timely Fashion

While many have voiced the need to address changing consumer patterns and shift the fashion cycle, Mellon has made it the core of her business model.

clock August 6, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

An ad for the Ryan Seacrest Distinction line at Macy's.


Ryan Seacrest, Macy’s Collaborate on Men’s Wear

The collection of tailored clothing and furnishings is spearheaded by Randa Accessories and includes product from Peerless Clothing and PVH.

clock August 6, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Government and Trade

Bangladesh Lost Wages Protests Intensify

After more than seven days of protests, workers of the Tuba Group took their anger to the streets on Tuesday.

clock August 5, 2014Mayu Saini

Textiles and inspiration photos from the 'Nordstrom Signature x Caroline Issa' collection.


Caroline Issa to Design Nordstrom Signature Line

The 25-piece collection will launch at 53 Nordstrom stores and on in February.

clock August 6, 2014Kristi Garced

The Road To Black: How E-commerce Companies Get From Buzzy to Profitable

Business Features

The Road to Black: How E-commerce Companies Get From Buzzy to Profitable

With the exception of a few, experts said fashion e-commerce companies are largely losing money and relying on funds from investors to build their brands.

clock August 6, 2014Rachel Strugatz and Evan Clark

A guest room at Soho House Chicago.


Soho House Chicago Ready for Debut

The six-story hotel and club on North Green Street in the West Loop will be the largest property Soho House has opened to date.

clock August 6, 2014Kristin Larson

"Calder and Abstraction" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Designer and Luxury

WWD Postcard: Eddie Borgo in Los Angeles

The designer and his team took a trip to see “Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic” at LACMA.

clock August 6, 2014Eddie Borgo

Fashion Scoops

Bloomingdale’s to Carry Prestat Chocolates for Holiday

The British chocolates, which are favored by the royal family, will be sold at 26 Bloomingdale’s stores from October to December.

clock August 6, 2014David Moin

Hermès' Tie Break mobile app.

Fashion Scoops

Hermès Launches Tie Break App

The mobile app is intended as a new way for shoppers to learn more about the brand’s ties.

clock August 6, 2014Rachel Strugatz

A sketch of a Dannijo shoe.

Fashion Scoops

Dannijo Inks Deal to Enter Footwear

Jewelry designers Danielle Snyder and Jodie Snyder Morel are adding shoes to the brand.

clock August 6, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Vanity Fair's Web site for the best dressed list.


Vanity Fair Unveils Web Site for Intl. Best Dressed List

Deputy editor Aimée Bell worked with digital director Michael Hogan and his team to bring the content online.

clock August 6, 2014Alexandra Steigrad


Town & Country Goes West

For the magazine’s September issue, editor in chief Jay Fielden tapped author and filmmaker Liz Goldwyn as the title’s first guest editor.

clock August 6, 2014Marcy Medina

Langley Fox for Rebecca Minkoff.


Rebecca Minkoff Taps Langley Fox Hemingway for Fall

The 24-year-old great-granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway and daughter of Mariel will appear in the designer’s next ad campaign.

clock August 6, 2014Lisa Lockwood


Channel 4 Film Crew to Follow Ed Burstell to NYFW

They are recording season two of the Liberty London documentary, which will track the run-up to the Christmas season.

clock August 6, 2014Samantha Conti


Today's Must Read

Lesley Frowick beside a photo of her uncle Halston.


Halston’s Niece Calls Netflix Series ‘Unauthorized’

clock May 11, 2021Rosemary Feitelberg

Social Studies

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