A&F’s Jeffries Exits, Hunt Begins for CEO

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Michael S. Jeffries’ long run at Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is over. The teen retailer, struggling like all of its peers, said that the ceo had stepped down.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Ready To Wear

Next Bread & Butter Edition Canceled

The next edition of the jeans and urbanwear fair was scheduled for Jan. 19 to 21.

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Neiman Marcus

Retail

Neiman Marcus Sees Luxe Strength

Retailer saw first-quarter profit of $196K on a comp sales gain 5.5 percent.

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Media

Yahoo Style Launches Shoppable Gift Guides

The first of which features picks selected by Joe Zee.

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BJI's FAME, Moda and AccessoriesTheShow will exhibit concurrently with ENK trade shows.

Markets

New York Trade Shows Coming Together

BJI Fashion Group and ENK International are joining forces to colocate for the fall-winter market.

clock December 10, 2014Marc Karimzadeh and Arthur Friedman

Stylemax in Chicago.

Markets

WWD Domestic Trade Show Calendar

A listing of shows.

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Heavy discounting has benefitted consumers.

Financial

U.S. Economy on Slow Upward Path

Consumer spending and retail sales are expected to grow at a modest pace over the next six months.

clock December 10, 2014Kristi Ellis

A denim display as Stylemax.

Markets

L.A. Turns to Satellite Venues

The Los Angeles market is betting on the lure of satellite shows to showcase its fashion wares.

clock December 10, 2014Nola Sarkisian-Miller and Holly Haber

Donna Karan Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Donna Karan Pre-Fall 2015

While working on her upcoming memoir, Donna Karan realized that she’s been talking about seven easy pieces since her Anne Klein days four decades ago.

clock December 9, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

WWDMAGIC will unveil sections for women's outerwear and DIY accessories.

Markets

Las Vegas Shows Going More Global

Organizers must contend with a schedule that conflicts with lunar New Year celebrations.

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Suzanne Silverstein

Human Resources

Suzanne Silverstein Named President of Parker

The brand, whose sales are currently approaching $50 million, was acquired by Kellwood in July.

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Elie Tahari Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Elie Tahari Pre-Fall 2015

The new Whitney Museum, scheduled to open by the High Line in May, set the overall tone for the designer’s pre-fall showing.

clock December 9, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Kate Spade Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Kate Spade Pre-Fall 2015

Africa, albeit loosely interpreted, was the starting point, but not the final destination for this refined collection.

clock December 9, 2014Roxanne Robinson

Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2015

There was a deep poignancy to seeing the final collection Oscar de la Renta worked on before his death in October.

clock December 9, 2014Jessica Iredale

Escada Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Escada Pre-Fall 2015

Daniel Wingate referenced the life of Isadora Duncan for the brand’s pre-fall collection.

clock December 10, 2014Kristi Garced

Baja East Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Baja East Pre-Fall 2015

Scott Studenberg and John Targon expanded on their concept of ambisex loose luxury.

clock December 9, 2014Jessica Iredale

A Saks Off 5th outlet.

Financial

Hudson’s Bay Shares Rise on Reduced Losses

The company’s shares rose 2.1 percent Tuesday.

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Milly Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Milly Pre-Fall 2015

“I was inspired by an urban warrior with a clean, no-fuss undercurrent,” said Michelle Smith about the collection.

clock December 10, 2014Mayte Allende

Dan Castle

Financial

Saban Brands Seeks Out Fashion and Lifestyle Labels

Brand management firms have a new competitor in town: Saban Brands Lifestyle Group.

clock December 10, 2014Vicki M. Young

Stuart Vevers at the Coach Fall 2014 Presentation

Designer and Luxury

Coach to Show Men’s at London Collections

Stuart Vevers will make his men’s wear debut for Coach in January.

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The new Android Wear watch designed by Rebecca Minkoff.

Watches

Google Ramps Up Watch-Face Designs

The company’s Android Wear operating system is moving into fashion with the help of Rebecca Minkoff.

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Michael S. Jeffries

Human Resources

Jeffries Out as A&F Readies to Move On

Michael S. Jeffries’ long run at Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is over.

clock December 10, 2014Vicki M. Young and David Moin and Arnold J. Karr

Pharell Williams and Gwen Stefani

Fashion Scoops

Looking Back on Pharrell Williams’ Big Year

When the year-end list for the fashion industry’s hardest-working person of 2014 is compiled, Williams’ name is bound to stand on top.

clock December 10, 2014Khanh T.L. Tran

Fashion Scoops

The New Cooper Hewitt

After an extended period of renovation, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum is back.

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Lizzy Jagger in MCM's spring ad campaign, titled "Game On, Diamond Land."

Media

MCM Taps Lizzy Jagger for Spring

Campaign comes on the heels of a gender-bending ad campaign featuring model Andrej Pejic.

clock December 10, 2014Paulina Szmydke

NYPD busted suspects in Queens, N.Y., who had kept piles of counterfeit goods in storage units.

Financial

NYPD Nabs $2.2M in Counterfeit Goods

Fifty NYPD and U.S. Homeland Security officials swept into a Queens storage facility to seize the counterfeit goods.

clock December 10, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Gucci Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Gucci Pre-Fall 2015

Balancing the boyish and the ladylike, Frida Giannini offered a glamorous take on the Seventies bourgeois look.

clock December 10, 2014Alessandra Turra

Piazza Sempione Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Piazza Sempione Pre-Fall 2015

No-nonsense men’s wear influences made for clean but interesting silhouettes in the collection.

clock December 10, 2014Alessandra Turra

The Duchess of Cambridge in Mulberry, visits The Door in New York.

People

Royal Rain: Duke and Duchess Power Through Nor’easter

Even the royals aren’t immune to New York City traffic and weather.

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A Jaunt camera used to make virtual reality videos.

Media

Elle Magazine’s Virtual Reality

The title has partnered with technology firm Jaunt to create a virtual reality experience of its photo shoot of singer Jacquie Lee.

clock December 10, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Essentialist

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Ralph Lauren's Olympic Closing Ceremony uniforms.

Fashion

Ralph Lauren Unveils Olympic Closing Ceremony Uniforms

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Social Studies

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