A &F Changes Strategy as Logos Lose Allure

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Logos are losing some of their consumer appeal — and nowhere is that more evident than at teen retailers like Abercrombie & Fitch Co.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Human Resources

Pandora Appoints New CEO

Tobacco executive Anders Colding Friis is to lead the Danish jewelry group.

clock August 28, 2014Paulina Szmydke


Coty Trims Fourth-Quarter Loss

The company’s results disappointed Wall Street as investors sent its shares down 3.4 percent.

clock August 28, 2014Vicki M. Young


Holt Renfrew to Upgrade Flagships

The company is throwing the focus on top doors in larger markets, entering e-commerce and closing two smaller locations.

clock August 28, 2014David Moin

Business Features

Salvatore Ferragamo Sales Rise 6%

Net profit in the first half of the year dropped 3 percent.

clock August 28, 2014Luisa Zargani

The artwork for Theophilus London's new single, "Tribe."

Fashion Scoops

Theophilus London Teams With Karl Lagerfeld

Lagerfeld photographed the cover for the hip hop artist’s upcoming album, “Vibes,” as well as the imagery for its first official single, “Tribe.”

clock August 28, 2014Kristi Garced

Andrea Illy


Andrea Illy Talks Luxury and Coffee

In July, Illy himself made a brief trip to New York City in preparation for the brand’s current endeavor: as official partner of Expo 2015.

clock August 28, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Human Resources

American Apparel to Add One Board Member

In a regulatory filing, Lion Capital said it had designated Robert Mintz to the American Apparel board on Tuesday.

clock August 28, 2014Vicki M. Young


Signet Boosts Savings Target for Zale Buy

Between $150 million and $175 million in three-year synergies are now expected.

clock August 28, 2014Arnold J. Karr


E-commerce Lifts Belk’s Q2

Firm says trends strengthened as quarter ended last month.

clock August 28, 2014Arnold J. Karr

A look from Rebecca Minkoff's wearable tech accessories.

Designer and Luxury

Rebecca Minkoff to Unveil Wearable Tech Accessories

Wearables that double as jewelry will launch at the designer’s spring runway show next week.

clock August 29, 2014Rachel Strugatz

A product page from Astley Clarke's U.S e-commerce site.


Astley Clarke Strengthens U.S. Focus

Online-first retailers are quickly moving into the offline world, and fine jewelry is no exception.

clock August 29, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Code + Theory co-founder Dan Gardner.


Media People: Code and Theory’s Brandon Ralph and Dan Gardner

Their digital creative agency designs products, content and campaigns across platforms. If the company doesn’t ring a bell, its work certainly will.

clock August 29, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Kourtney, Kim andy Khloe Kardashian


The Kardashian Machine Gears Up for Hair

Kim, Khloé, Kourtney and Farouk Systems founder Farouk Shami discuss the launch of Kardashian Beauty, a new line of hair tools and styling products.

clock August 29, 2014Rachel Brown

The Ulta brush collection.

Color Cosmetics

IT Cosmetics, Ulta Team for Brush Line

Housed in 12 feet of merchandising space, the new collection features 65 stockkeeping units.

clock August 29, 2014Pete Born

Shen Beauty in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.


Shen Beauty Adds Full-Service Spa

The 400-square-foot spa, situated at the back of the indie beauty boutique in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, opens Thursday.

clock August 29, 2014Jayme Cyk

Collagen cream from Za.

Color Cosmetics

Shiseido’s Za Cosmetics Enters India

The 11-piece line represents the Tokyo-based company’s first launch in the country.

clock August 29, 2014Mayu Saini

Smith & Cult nail lacquers.

Color Cosmetics

Hard Candy’s Dineh Mohajer’s New Nail Venture

The founder of the Nineties nail phenomenon is launching Smith & Cult, a 30-shade lacquer collection that includes a top and base coat.

clock August 29, 2014Jayme Cyk

Attendees at NACDS.

Beauty Features

Critical Mass: NACDS Goers Look for Indie Beauty Brands

Buoyed by an uptick in mass cosmetics sales, retailers scrambled to find fresh merchandise at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ Total Store Expo.

clock August 29, 2014Faye Brookman

Andy King, Michael Benedetto, Ruben Diaz Jr., Gerard Guichard 
and Randy Scalise.


Macy’s New Bronx Store: Localization in Action

The retailer this month opened a three-level, 160,000-square-foot store in the Mall at Bay Plaza in Baychester, at the foot of Co-op City.

clock August 29, 2014David Moin

The Cédric Charlier collection for Petit Bateau.

Fashion Features

Cédric Charlier Teams With Petit Bateau

The 10-piece capsule collection features clothes for women, men and girls.

clock August 29, 2014Joelle Diderich


A&F Changes Strategy as Logos Lose Allure

Abercrombie & Fitch revealed Thursday it is moving away from the logo business, and will eventually exit the category entirely in its North American stores.

clock August 29, 2014Vicki M. Young

The exterior of Papillion.


Catching Up With L.A. Gallerist Michelle Joan Papillion

Since she opened her first gallery four years ago, the 32-year-old has emerged as one to watch, thanks to her hit shows and prominent supporters.

clock August 29, 2014Lesley McKenzie

Ludo Lefebvre


Feast for the Eye: Meet the Trio of Chefs Behind Petit Trois

Chefs Ludo Lefebvre, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo are transplanting the flavors and spirit of the neighborhood Parisian bistro into a strip mall.

clock August 29, 2014Khanh T.L. Tran

Barneys New York's L.A. Stories campaign, shot by Bruce Weber.

Fashion Scoops

Barneys New York Tells Some ‘L.A. Stories’ in Fall Campaign

It’s all about Los Angeles for Barneys New York this fall. Naturally, this calls for a Bruce Weber extravaganza.

clock August 29, 2014Jessica Iredale

The JustFab website.


JustFab Raises $85 Million in Funding

Funds will enable the fashion and accessories e-commerce company’s expansion in Western Europe.

clock August 29, 2014Marcy Medina


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