Black Friday’s Ho-Hum Results Stir Concerns

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Overview

Retailers emerged from the four-day Thanksgiving stretch feeling OK, revenue-wise. Yet any gains seen weren’t enough to ease concerns about profit margins — nor how the season will play out come Dec. 25.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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MM6 Maison Martin Margiela Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

MM6 Maison Martin Margiela Pre-Fall 2015

The design team channeled a street vibe, working three themes: Shelter, The Great Outdoors and Indoor Clothing.

clock November 25, 2014WWD Staff

The façade at David Yurman's Soho store.

Designer and Luxury

David Yurman Lands in Lower Manhattan

The brand is opening a 2,000-square-foot space located in the SoHo Cast Iron district, in a late nineteenth-century loft building.

clock November 26, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Fashion Scoops

Roberto Cavalli Talks Christmas, New Year’s Plans

Designer hosts festive lunch in London with wife Eva.

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A look from Onia.

Activewear

Onia Dives Into Women’s Swimwear Market

The brand, which has built a men’s and boys’ swimwear business, is cruising into the women’s swimwear and resortwear market.

clock November 26, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Olivia Palermo

Financial

Chow Tai Fook Cites Improving Business Trends

The jewelry giant said the impact of Chinese austerity measures has peaked and sales in Hong Kong are starting recover as protests die down.



clock November 30, 2014Charlotte Middlehurst

Art from Mario Lombardo at the Ace & Tate pop-up in Berlin

Fashion Scoops

Ace & Tate Eyewear Pops Up in Berlin

The Dutch-based online eyewear firm is planning to expand physically in Germany.

clock November 27, 2014Susan Stone

The Black Friday shopping scene in London

Marketing and Promotion

Black Friday Takes Hold in U.K.

Britain’s biggest Black Friday yet has unleashed a storm of deep discounting, and while some deals are for VIP customers only, most are for anyone and everyone.

clock November 28, 2014Samantha Conti and Lorelei Marfil

Wal-Mart workers and Black Friday boycotters converged on Friday, protesting inside stores and outside across the U.S.

Retail

Protesters Target Stores in Cities Across U.S.

Some of the biggest protests were at Wal-Mart stores in North Bergen, N.J.; Pittsburgh; Washington, and Los Angeles.

clock November 30, 2014Sharon Edelson

Shoppers on Black Friday at Roosevelt Field mall in New York.

Marketing and Promotion

Retailers Grapple With Shifting Holiday Patterns

Gains seen from the four-day Thanksgiving stretch weren’t enough to ease concerns about profit margins — nor how the season will play out come Dec. 25.

clock November 30, 2014David Moin and Holly Haber and Sharon Edelson and Vicki M. Young and Jean E. Palmieri and Arnold J. Karr

Legal

Matteo Marzotto Tax Trial Under Way

After two delays earlier this year, the trial kicked off on Friday, laying the groundwork for the next hearing, scheduled on Jan. 14.

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Target said it had its biggest online sales day ever on Thursday.

Retail

Online Sales Set Black Friday Record

E-commerce sales surpassed the $2 billion mark for the first time on Friday — far outpacing growth seen on Cyber Monday the past few years

clock November 30, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Tory Burch Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Tory Burch Pre-Fall 2015

The designer tapped into the energy of Carnaby Street in the late Sixties — with its blend of hippie, Mod and what became classic rock ’n’ roll.

clock December 1, 2014Jessica Iredale

Michael Jon Radziewicz and Alan Gutierrez

Lifestyle

Basel Basics: The Real Miami Art Scene

Some places to check out slightly off the beaten path in Miami Beach.

clock December 1, 2014Rebecca Kleinman

Inside Mapic 2014

Real Estate

Retail’s Next Iteration in Focus at Mapic

Brick-and-mortar retail is ripe for reinvention, with the borders between countries, the digital realm and leisure pursuits continuing to blur.

clock December 1, 2014Paulina Szmydke

Fashion Scoops

Salvatore Ferragamo Set to Unveil ‘A Man’s Story’

The brand will reveal its initiative today at ferragamo.com and across all digital channels.

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Victoria Beckham's screen-printed T-shirt for World AIDS Day is on sale today.

Fashion Scoops

Victoria Beckham Creates T-shirt for World AIDS Day

All proceeds go to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.

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Essentialist

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Halima Aden

Fashion

Halima Aden Says She Lost Sight of Her Hijabi Identity While Modelling

clock 13hMimosa Spencer

Social Studies

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