Black Friday Becoming Less of an Indicator

No cover image

Overview

Black Friday isn't what it used to be. Once considered the kickoff for holiday gift shopping and a bellwether for the season, retailers now see less volume potential on the day.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Media

Maurizio Gucci’s Widow Speaks With Italian Newspaper

After serving 17 years in jail for arranging her ex-husband’s murder, Patrizia Reggiani has scored another interview with Italy’s daily Il Giornale on Monday.

clock November 24, 2014

Fashion Scoops

John Galliano Said to Present at British Fashion Awards

According to industry sources, Galliano will be the man to hand Anna Wintour her Outstanding Achievement Award on Dec. 1.

clock November 25, 2014

Financial

Tiffany Shares Rise on Strong Q3 Sales

Investors looked past weakness in Japan and disruptions in Hong Kong to focus in on the Americas, where sales in the period were up 10 percent.

clock November 25, 2014

Designer and Luxury

LVMH Shareholders Approve Hermès Deal

The luxury conglomerate will redistribute its 23.2 percent Hermès stake to shareholders on Dec. 17.

clock November 25, 2014

Duncan Mac Naughton

Human Resources

Duncan MacNaughton Departs Wal-Mart

Chief merchandising officer has resigned just as the world’s largest retailer enters the crucial Black Friday through holiday period.

clock November 25, 2014

Abercrombie & Fitch has bought real estate on Twitter's "top trending topic."

Marketing and Promotion

Fixing the Angst Among Teen Retailers

Getting the attention of increasingly distracted young people gets harder each quarter.

clock November 26, 2014

Rebecca Minkoff enters her phone number in the Connected Fitting Room at her new store, opting in to link her session to her MyRM account so she can go back and look at what she tried on at a later date.

Media

Age of Omnichannel Arrives Across Retail

A series of tech advancements look to link the online and offline experiences in a real way — more than just arming sales associates with iPads.

clock November 26, 2014Rachel Strugatz

"I am thankful for Spotify because I have all my music with me whatever happens and anywhere." — Alberta Ferretti

People

Designers, Socials and Celebs Offer Up Frank Thanks

Among the small indulgences they’re really thankful for this year: B12 shots, “Big Brother” and Tinder.

clock November 26, 2014WWD Staff

Holographic Universe

Designer and Luxury

The New Guard: 8 Emerging Talents

WWD gets the scoop on these ones to watch.

clock November 26, 2014Kristi Garced and Jessica Iredale and Mayte Allende

The fine print: Macy’s windows call home “the best place to celebrate.”

Fashion Features

Bridget Foley’s Diary: Home for the Holiday? Not These Days

Many retail employees won’t be home for the Thanksgiving holiday. They’ll be at work.

clock November 26, 2014

Business Features

Ferguson Protesters: ‘Boycott Black Friday’

The Justice for Michael Brown Leadership Coalition has asked consumers to show their respect for Brown and abstain from shopping Thanksgiving weekend.

clock November 26, 2014

Markdowns have been more commonplace and heavier this year, while fluctuating weather patterns have also weighed on traffic.

Financial

Early Deals Taking Wind Out of Black Friday

Once considered the kickoff for holiday gift shopping and a bellwether for the season, Black Friday is now leaving retailers with less volume potential.

clock November 26, 2014

Charlie Siem in Hugo Boss' spring ad campaign.

Media

Charlie Siem: Concert Violinist, Occasional Model, New Face of Hugo Boss

While in New York to perform at Carnegie Hall, Siem chats with WWD about his latest gig.

clock November 26, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Gearing Up for Next Scent Launch

It will be Combs’ first fragrance since Jacavi Worldwide/Parlux obtained his fragrance license and the first men’s scent since 2009.

clock November 26, 2014

Fashion Scoops

Mariella Burani Inks Deal for RTW Line

Called Mariella Arduini, the designer’s new line uses her maiden name rather than her married name.

clock November 26, 2014

Fashion Scoops

W New York Taps Liberatum for Short Film on ‘Transformation’

The cameos, which include ones by Francisco Costa, Liberty Ross, Dita Von Teese and Gia Coppola, touch upon an array of life-defining moments.

clock November 26, 2014

Fashion Scoops

Marimekko’s New Creative Director Swings Through New York

Anna Teurnell most recently helped H&M launch its new brand & Other Stories, where she was head of design.

clock November 26, 2014

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Garnier Ultra Doux Solid Shampoo

Beauty

What’s Driving Growth at L’Oréal’s Consumer Products Division?

clock 7hJennifer Weil

Social Studies

WWD logo Global Stock Index

Business Page right arrow