Kohl’s Cuts Vendors, Adds More Brands

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Overview

Kohl's Corp. thinks it can reverse its sales declines — and grow revenues by $2 billion by 2017. The retailer's ceo Kevin Mansell outlined a series of "bold moves" aimed at getting Kohl’s back on course. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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The Ralph Lauren store.

Business Features

Ralph Lauren Posts Better Than Expected Q2

The company easily beat EPS estimates, although it just missed revenue expectations.

clock October 29, 2014Vicki M. Young

A look from Nick Wooster's capsule collection with Lardini.

Designer and Luxury

Nick Wooster Gives Boost to Lardini

The Italian men’s wear company posted revenues of $90.84 million at the current exchange.

clock October 30, 2014Alessandra Turra

Outside the Tory Burch flagship store opening in Shanghai.

Designer and Luxury

Tory Burch Opens Largest Store in Shanghai

Burch along with Wendi Deng Murdoch, dancer Charles “Lil Buck” Riley and a bevvy of Chinese beauties, were on hand for the opening.

clock October 29, 2014Casey Hall

Fashion Scoops

Francois-Henri Pinault Talks Sustainability in London

Inaugural Kering talk takes place at London College of Fashion.

clock October 29, 2014Samantha Conti

Andrea Lim, Katie deGuzman, Michael Miller and Steven Kolb.

Designer and Luxury

K/ller Collection Wins Eco-Challenge Prize

This was the fifth edition of the competition, and the luncheon was attended by Coco Rocha, Amber Valletta, Bethann Hardison, and Monique Péan, among others.

clock October 29, 2014Marc Karimzadeh and Jessica Iredale

From left: Calvin Klein Collection’s buff bonded wool jacket, buff jersey tank, pvc tank and buff stretch tech cotton pants. Public School’s wool, polyester and elastane blazer, T-shirt and pants and Calvin Klein Collection’s pvc tank top.

Fashion Features

Men’s Wear Trend: American Sartorial

Heritage men’s wear patterns, novelty performance fabrics, rich textures and a darker palette were key spring trends.

clock October 30, 2014Alex Badia

Looks from Trumaker.

Textiles

Trumaker Rolls Out Rtw

The made-to-measure specialist will soon be about more than just made-to-measure.

clock October 30, 2014Rachel Brown

A look from Aztech.

Designer and Luxury

In the Spotlight: Aztech Mountain

Anthony Heifara Rutgers and his partner David Roth have a combined 20 years of experience in the apparel industry.

clock October 30, 2014WWD Staff

Boohoo.com's pop-up store on West Broadway.

Retail

Boohoo Opening First Physical Store

The e-tailer will unveil its first physical space on Saturday: a nearly 4,000-square-foot, bi-level pop-up in New York that will be open through Nov. 15.

clock October 30, 2014Rachel Strugatz

The cast of Diane von Furstenberg’s E show, “House of DVF.”

Media

‘House of DVF’ to Debut on E

The show, which premiers on Sunday at 10 p.m. EST, centers on a contest of sorts between eight young women who vie to become DVF’s brand ambassador.

clock October 30, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Ronda Rousey

People

UFC Champion Ronda Rousey Breaks Out

Even in a phone interview, the Ultimate Fighting Championship women’s bantamweight champion made it clear that she will not be stopped.

clock October 30, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Chris Benz

Designer and Luxury

Chris Benz Takes Creative Director Role at Bill Blass

Benz and Stuart M. Goldblatt, president and chief operating officer, spoke of their plans to reimagine the label.

clock October 30, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Retail

Kohl’s Aiming to Reverse Declines

The retailer’s chief executive officer Kevin Mansell and his deputies on Wednesday outlined a series of “bold moves” aimed at getting Kohl’s back on course.

clock October 30, 2014Sharon Edelson

Tom Ford and Lisa Eisner

Fashion Scoops

Tom Ford Toasts Lisa Eisner in Los Angeles

Ford threw a cocktail party at his Rodeo Drive flagship on Tuesday night to toast his longtime pal and her (sort of) new jewelry collection.

clock October 30, 2014Marcy Medina

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Fashion

Carly Cushnie Closes Her Designer Business

clock 8hLisa Lockwood

Social Studies

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