Drexler on Retail: ‘World Is Changing’

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At J. Crew Group Inc. on Thursday, the disappointment was clear after the company posted a steep third-quarter net loss due to impairment charges, margin declines and difficulty selling women’s fashions.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Financial

Sears Struggles on With $548M Loss

The company posted third-quarter results that were better than expected, but the loss for the period still widened from a year ago.

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Financial

November Comps Solid, Above Expectations

Gap Inc.’s Old Navy brand and Zumiez Inc. on Thursday wrapped up the month’s comparable-sales package with a cheery decorative bow.

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The campaign image for the MAC x Philip Treacy collaboration

Fashion Scoops

MAC Taps Philip Treacy for Makeup Collection

The milliner’s latest creation will hit counters in April.

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Financial

Deb Shops Files Ch. 11 and Could Liquidate

The retailer, which operates 295 stores, could name its stalking-horse bidder as early as Friday.

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A Lanvin evening ensemble from 1929.

Designer and Luxury

Lanvin Retrospective to Bow at Palais Galliera

Alber Elbaz will provide artistic direction, while the museum’s director, Olivier Saillard, is general curator.

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Marissa Webb Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Marissa Webb Pre-Fall 2015

“Our pre-fall is sort of a teaser into fall, with a little bit lighter fabrications,” Marissa Webb said of her lineup.

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Narciso Rodriguez Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Narciso Rodriguez Pre-Fall 2015

Rodriguez offered plenty to covet in a pre-fall lineup he hopes will mirror the success of his most recent resort offering.

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Cut25 by Yigal Azrouel Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Cut25 by Yigal Azrouël Pre-Fall 2015

The designer took a trip to the Sixties with a Mod theme seen in colorful geometric and animal prints as well as angular silhouettes.

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Josie Natori Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Josie Natori Pre-Fall 2015

The designer gave an emphatic nod to city chic for pre-fall.

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Carolina Herrera Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Carolina Herrera Pre-Fall 2015

“The only important thing is that it’s effortless,” Carolina Herrera said of her pre-fall collection.

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Temperley London Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Temperley Pre-Fall 2015

“I’m so into ease and comfort at the moment,” said Alice Temperley during a walk-through of her draped and layered pre-fall collection.

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Miley Cyrus

Parties

Art Basel Day 2: Miley Cyrus Takes Miami

For an evening, Miley Cyrus highjacked Art Basel at the Raleigh Hotel.

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Human Resources

Walgreens Taps Linda Filler

She will join the company at the beginning of the year as president of retail products and chief merchandising officer.

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Rebecca Taylor Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Rebecca Taylor Pre-Fall 2015

“What I’m really feeling at the moment is a sense of undone femininity,” said Rebecca Taylor of her pre-fall lineup.

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licia Glen, Bob Bland and Kyle Kimball.

Government and Trade

Hub Seen Boosting N.Y. Manufacturing

The Manufacturing Innovation Hub will provide research, design, development and manufacturing resources for emerging designers and apparel manufacturers.

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O, The Oprah Magazine and Cosmopolitan have both done advertising peel-backs on their covers.

Media

Ad-Edit Boundaries Blur as Publishers Go Native

Is The American Society of Magazine Editors about to bend the church/state rules on native advertising?

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Victoria Victoria Beckham polishes for Nails Inc.

Color Cosmetics

Victoria Beckham Partners With Nails Inc.

Designer is launching a limited-edition nail-polish collection for her Victoria Victoria Beckham line.

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Shoppers at Five Below in Princeton, N.J.

Retail

Critical Mass: Christmas Is No Gift for Retail Chains

Retailers surveyed by WWD during the last two weeks said beauty self-purchasing is outpacing gift buying at the nation’s mass-market stores.

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The beauty market has been inundated with a proliferation of boxes loaded with products that are sold on a monthly subscription basis. As new entries pile onto the market, the question is being asked: will the rising tower of competitors topple over?

Marketing and Promotion

Deciphering the Influx of Beauty Boxes

As new entries pile onto the market, the question is being asked: Will the rising tower of competitors topple over?

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Human Resources

IMG Cuts Fashion Division Staff

The group is in the midst of laying off 3 percent of its worldwide workforce.

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The Duchess of Cambridge in Diane von Furstenberg.

Fashion Scoops

What Will the Duchess of Cambridge Wear in New York?

When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hit New York next week, it’s likely that much of the buzz will be around what Kate chooses to wear over the trip.

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Mickey Drexler

Retail

Mickey Drexler on Retail: ‘World Is Changing’

The executive sat for an exclusive and candid interview on why women’s is such a challenging sector and how the company is coping.

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