Leonard Lauder Talks Retail, Careers, More

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“Boring.” That’s how Leonard Lauder describes the state of progress in U.S. retailing and beauty today.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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H&M, Zara Brand Values on Rise

While tech firms dominated the top 10 of Interbrand’s list of 100 Best Global Brands for 2014, a number of fashion firms also made the list.

clock October 9, 2014Nina Jones

Choupette, Karl Lagerfeld’s pet cat, appears in a calendar for carmaker Opel

Fashion Scoops

Carmaker Taps Karl Lagerfeld, Choupette

Designer photographs his pet cat for Opel’s 2015 calendar.

clock October 9, 2014Miles Socha

Zumiez easily beat comp estimates.


September Comps Better Than Expected

Two reports out on Thursday were projecting an uptick in consumer spending for holiday.

clock October 9, 2014Vicki M. Young

Butterfly headdress of hand-painted turkey feathers, Philip Treacy for Alexander McQueen S/S 2008

Fashion Features

Victoria & Albert Museum to Expand ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’ for London

The show will bow March 14 and will showcase more of the designer’s early work.

clock October 9, 2014Nina Jones

Chanel's pop-up shop at Bergdorf Goodman's 5F.


Chanel Gentrifies Bergdorf’s Fifth Floor

The pop-up shop on the floor for contemporary and advanced contemporary is part of the store’s plan to elevate the department.

clock October 9, 2014Jessica Iredale

Susan Sarandon


Susan Sarandon Screens ‘The Hunger’

More than 30 years after it opened, the actress screened the film again at the Museum of Modern Art’s Celeste Bartos Theatre.

clock October 9, 2014Kristi Garced


Amazon to Open Manhattan Pop-up Store

The online retail giant will open a 14,000-square-foot pop-up store in time for the holidays at 7 West 34th Street.

clock October 9, 2014Sharon Edelson and Rachel Strugatz

Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco


Queen Bees: Princess Grace Awards Presented, Donna Karan Feted in L.A.

Wednesday night the Princess Grace Awards were presented in Los Angeles and Donna Karan was feted by Demi Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow and Barbra Streisand.

clock October 10, 2014Marcy Medina and Lindzi Scharf


Intercos Cancels Plan for IPO

In a rapid turnaround, the board of the Italian cosmetics supplier opted to withdraw the entire offering.

clock October 9, 2014Cynthia Martens

Designer and Luxury

Italian Luxury Brands Upbeat About the Future

Some leading Made in Italy fashion brands on Thursday painted a positive picture of their business prospects for the current year.

clock October 9, 2014Gordon Sorlini

Philosophy's Renewed Hope in a Jar.

Skin Care

Philosophy Takes Scientific Positioning

Under Coty and Jill Scalamandre the brand is returning to Cristina Carlino’s original focus — skin care.

clock October 10, 2014Julie Naughton

Helmut Lang’s fragrance collection.


Helmut Lang to Relaunch Three Scents

The fragrances provide an opportunity to revisit a signature moment for the brand.

clock October 10, 2014Crystal Martin

Fashion Scoops

Dov Charney Speaks During American Apparel Conference Call

The controversial founder was invited to speak by Scott Brubaker, the Alvarez & Marsal turnaround expert who was named interim ceo last month.

clock October 10, 2014Evan Clark

Fashion Scoops

Bloomingdale’s Celebrates Reopening of Palo Alto Unit

The retailer hosted a gala benefiting the Bay Area Autism Consortium on Wednesday night.

clock October 10, 2014Rachel Brown

Fashion Scoops

Boys’ Club of New York Hosts Annual Gala at The Met

The night was sponsored by Oscar de la Renta.

clock October 10, 2014David Yi

G.H. Bass said Thursday it was hit by cyber thieves.


Cyber Attacks Spread: Bass & Co. Latest Hit

Rarely a week has gone by since last holiday season that one firm or another — from retailing to the financial world — hasn’t been hit by hackers.

clock October 10, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Leonard A Lauder

Beauty Features

Leonard Lauder Talks Retail, Careers and More

“Boring.” That’s how Leonard Lauder describes the state of progress in U.S. retailing and beauty today.

clock October 10, 2014Pete Born

Valentino RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Trends

Spring 2015 Trend: Bold Mood

Some bold patterns look great on the runway but don’t transition well to real life. Valentino seems to have found the sweet spot.

clock October 10, 2014WWD Staff

Leading off-price retailers in the U.S. are continuing to steal market share.


Moody’s Sees Off-Price Impact Building

Expects channel’s market share in apparel and footwear to approach 10% in three years.

clock October 10, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Brioni’s new scent.


Brioni Ventures Into Fragrance

The company worked closely with perfumer Raymond Matts.

clock October 10, 2014Cynthia Martens

David Remnick


Media People: The New Yorker’s David Remnick

Remnick, editor in chief of The New Yorker since 1998, chats with WWD about the magazine, native advertising — and why he likes “Girls.”

clock October 10, 2014Alexandra Steigrad


Today's Must Read

The Jeffrey Fashion Cares runway show at Phipps Plaza.


Simon Property Boosts Outlook as Retail Rebounds

clock 15hDavid Moin

Social Studies

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