H&M Pushes Growth, Talks Sustainability

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H&M’s ambitious agenda — which includes opening more stores — may seem at odds with sustainability and human rights. But not to Karl-Johan Persson, managing director of Hennes & Mauritz AB.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Charlotte Gainsbourg

Parties

Performa Marks 10 Years With Marina Abramovic, Cindy Sherman

A crowd of art and design world heavy hitters attended the event Tuesday night at the Williamsburgh Savings Bank in Brooklyn.

clock November 5, 2014Kristen Tauer

Financial

Hermès Sales Gain 10.6% in Q3

The maker of Birkin bags and silk scarves bucked a broad slowdown in the luxury segment to post its best quarterly performance this year.

clock November 6, 2014Joelle Diderich

Business Features

Adidas Puts Renewed Focus on North America

The Germany-based sporting goods company is facing negative sales growth in the region and is struggling to stabilize its ailing golf business.

clock November 6, 2014Paulina Szmydke

Shoppers outside the H&M flagship store on Boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris

Fashion Features

Alexander Wang X H&M Collection Draws Fans Early

The designer’s holiday collaboration arrived in stores on Thursday and drew crowds throughout Europe and the U.S.

clock November 6, 2014WWD Staff

Kate Spade New York novelty birdcage handbag.

Business Features

Kate Spade Raises Sales Forecast

Although the company missed its estimates, Kate Spade managed to narrow its loss from a year ago and raise its full-year guidance.

clock November 6, 2014Vicki M. Young

Frankie Rayder, Helena Christensen, Topaz-Page Green and Liv Tyler.

People

Olivia Wilde, Liv Tyler Toast Lunchbox Fund Fall Benefit

The charity’s dinner was held at the Smythe Hotel on Wednesday night.

clock November 6, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Government and Trade

DOL Finds $3M in Unpaid Wages in L.A. Area

The Department’s Wage and Hour Division conducted 221 investigations of apparel employers in Southern California in fiscal year 2014.

clock November 6, 2014Kristi Ellis

Cindi Leive backstage at  Glamour's Women of the Year awards.

Media

Media People: Glamour Editor in Chief Cindi Leive

WWD caught up with Leive to talk about Glamour’s Women of the Year awards, her views on the changing landscape of women’s magazines and more.

clock November 7, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

For the past three years, brow bars have been prominent players in the beauty service revolution at retail. The art of shaping brows started as an after thought at home and has since evolved into a fashion essential.

Color Cosmetics

The Brow Boom

Micro-categories are big business in beauty — and brows are the latest mini market to explode over the past three years.

clock November 7, 2014Crystal Martin

Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss

Fashion Scoops

Cara Delevingne Talks Film

Fresh off a plane from New York, she was in the French capital to inaugurate the Burberry-themed holiday windows with Kate Moss at the Printemps flagship.

clock November 6, 2014Joelle Diderich

Financial

Fears Grow Over West Coast Ports as Comps Hit

Retailers already concerned about weak demand as they head into the critical holiday season have a new concern: limited supply.

clock November 7, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Karl-Johan Persson

Retail

H&M Pushes Growth, Talks Sustainability

The retailer’s ambitious agenda may seem at odds with sustainability and human rights. But not to Karl-Johan Persson, managing director of Hennes & Mauritz AB.

clock November 7, 2014Sharon Edelson

The Frédéric Malle boutique in New York.

Financial

Estée Lauder on a Spree, Buys Frédéric Malle

Deal marks the company’s third luxurious and somewhat idiosyncratic acquisition in less than a month.

clock November 7, 2014Julie Naughton

Tax Free World Association visitors before the start of the annual event.

Beauty Features

Cannes: Calling All Shoppers

As the worldwide beauty business gears down, converting the burgeoning number of travelers into consumers has never been as important — or complex.

clock November 7, 2014Pete Born and Jennifer Weil

Madonna

Media

WSJ Innovators Have Star Power

The Wall Street Journal’s fashion magazine drew some of the biggest stars in the city for its Wednesday night awards ceremony.

clock November 7, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Media

French Elle Taps Friquette Thévenet-Mondino

Thévenet-Mondino, a stylist and wife of photographer Jean-Baptiste Mondino, will oversee fashion, effective since Nov. 3.

clock November 7, 2014Laure Guilbault

Beyoncé in Topshop.

Parties

Beyoncé Steps Out for Topshop Bash in NYC

The retailer held a party at Grand Central’s Vanderbilt Hall to mark the opening of its Fifth Avenue flagship.

clock November 4, 2014Erik Maza

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Samuel Ross x Hublot

Fashion

British Fashion Council Honors 20 Change Makers at 2020 Digital Awards

clock 2hNatalie Theodosi

Social Studies

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