Newsmaker of the Year: Terry J. Lundgren

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Macy’s Inc.'s ceo is the staunchest defender of the department store and one of retailing's most innovative players. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Gwen Stefani and Michael Glasser

Business Features

Fashion Moments of 2014

Looking back on the year.

clock December 19, 2014WWD Staff

Marketing and Promotion

Beauty’s Biggies No. 2: Korean Firms Grow in China

Brands are on the quick upward trajectory despite a western-dominated market.

clock December 19, 2014Anna Dysinger

The designer's final ready-to-wear bow.

Designer and Luxury

No. 12: Jean Paul Gaultier’s Bold Move

The designer has stepped away from ready-to-wear to focus on couture and fragrance. Are others likely to follow?

clock December 19, 2014Joelle Diderich

Security firm FireEye maps cyber attacks as they occur.


No. 6: Chipping Away at Security Breaches

Retailers are stepping up their aggressive battle against hackers.

clock December 19, 2014Arnold J. Karr


Gap Launches Flagship on

The retailer is selling more than 600 items for women, men and children on the Chinese e-commerce site.

clock December 18, 2014Casey Hall

Fashion Features

In Memoriam

The following people from the worlds of fashion, retail, beauty and media died this year.

clock December 19, 2014WWD Staff

Jonathan William Anderson in Paris.

Designer and Luxury

No. 7: Young Designers in the Spotlight

A plethora of prizes, investment and perhaps most critically, mentoring, reached more young designers than ever this year.

clock December 19, 2014Miles Socha and Rosemary Feitelberg

Jack Ma

Business Features

No. 1: Alibaba’s Magic Touch

The Chinese e-tail behemoth blasted into western conciousness this year with a record IPO and far-reaching ambitions.

clock December 19, 2014Evan Clark and Rachel Strugatz

Après Ramy Brook, an ath-leisure collection, was launched for spring.


No. 8: The Growth of Activewear

The category sprinted to the head of the fashion pack this year, with its new sister classificaiton: Ath-leisure.

clock December 19, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Models Kirsten Owen and Ajak Deng wearing Opening Ceremony and Intel's MICA bracelets with looks from the fall collection.


No. 3: The Rise of Wearable Technology

This is the year that wearable tech drew a seat at fashion’s table.

clock December 19, 2014Sharon Edelson

The tree at Galeries Lafayette's flagship store in Paris.


European Beauty Retailers Summon Some Yule Cheer

Retailers are trying to rustle up holiday cheer despite a less-than-jolly market.

clock December 18, 2014WWD Staff


Liquidations Expected After the Holidays

This wasn’t exactly a big year for high-profile, mega bankruptcies in the fashion sector — more likely, expect filings come January.

clock December 19, 2014Vicki M. Young

Color Cosmetics

Beauty’s Biggies No. 4: Coty to Buy Bourjois

In a move to strengthen its foothold in masstige color cosmetics, Coty Inc. agreed to acquire Bourjois Paris from Chanel.

clock December 19, 2014Crystal Martin


IPO Market: Tech Takes Off

The tech sector stole the IPO buzz from fashion companies in 2014.

clock December 19, 2014Vicki M. Young

Ralph Lauren

Fashion Features

They Said It: Best Quotes of 2014

The highly quotable, at it again.

clock December 19, 2014Dianne M. Pogoda


Marketing and Promotion

Beauty’s Biggies No. 3: Electric Companies

Over the past two years, a bevy of new indie brands have been sending shock waves across the beauty industry.

clock December 19, 2014Anna Dysinger

Marigay McKee with the Rockettes.


No. 4: The Marigay McKee Movement

The industry is fascinated with the innovative, mile-a-minute style of Saks Fifth Avenue’s president.

clock December 19, 2014David Moin

Edward S. Lampert

Business Features

No. 5: The Saga of Sears

A once great retail institution is morphing into a shrewd real-estate play.

clock December 19, 2014Vicki M. Young

Dov Charney

Human Resources

No. 9: The Flight of Dov Charney

The suspended ceo of American Apparel was fired for cause this month, setting up a potentially expensive legal battle.

clock December 19, 2014Evan Clark

Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce


No. 10: The Tax Man Cometh and Goeth

Italy’s internal revenue agency is on the hunt.

clock December 19, 2014Luisa Zargani

Kendall Jenner on the Givenchy runway.


No. 11: The Kardashians Have Arrived

This was the year the Kardashians defied all rational expectations by becoming even more famous than they already were.

clock December 19, 2014Jessica Iredale

Rihanna in Tom Ford at the amfAR Inspiration Gala.


Party Hardy: Parties of the Year

While 2014 didn’t see many big bashes, the good ones were good.

clock December 19, 2014WWD Staff


Nike Stock Hit by Futures Orders Slip

The activewear giant reported a dip in its closely watched futures orders, along with second-quarter profits and sales that sprinted past expectations.

clock December 18, 2014Arnold J. Karr


Saturday Could Reclaim Yule Supremacy

Black Friday might be knocked off its perch as the top sales day of the year.

clock December 19, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Scoops

New York Fashion Week Leaving Lincoln Center

IMG, organizers of fashion week, is making plans to move into several new locations.

clock December 19, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

The Clintons Pay a Visit to Marcum LLP

Shortly after noon, Hillary Clinton swanned into the lobby of 750 Third Avenue, warmly greeting what appeared to be a mini welcoming committee.

clock December 19, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Adolfo Comments on Turn in Cuban-American Relations

Many Americans and Cubans had a lot to say Thursday in the wake of President Obama’s unexpected announcement.

clock December 19, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Calvin Klein WWD 2014


Calvin Klein’s E-commerce Push

The two-year e-commerce project is the most ambitious to date for Steve Shiffman since he became ceo of the PVH Corp.-owned company in July.

clock December 19, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Terry Lundgren Newsmaker of the Year.

Business Features

Newsmaker of the Year: Terry J. Lundgren

Macy’s Inc.’s chief executive officer is the staunchest defender of the department store and one of retailing’s most innovative players.

clock December 19, 2014David Moin

Mergers and Acquisitions

The Major M&A Deals of 2014

While there were many mergers and acquisitions, a few managed to hit megadeal territory.

clock December 19, 2014Vicki M. Young


Beauty’s Biggies No. 1: Buy, Buy, Buy

Beauty powerhouses have been on a shopping spree, snapping up one tempting brand after another.

clock December 19, 2014Pete Born


American Apparel Said to Draw Bid

Dov Charney is working with private equity firm Irving Place Capital on a bid to acquire the retailer that he founded.

clock December 18, 2014Matt Townsend

Shoppers at Sephora's 750 Lexington Avenue location.


U.S. Retailers See Modest Lift in Beauty Sales

Merchants are readying for a final push during one of the busiest and most important selling periods of the year.

clock December 19, 2014WWD Staff


Tourists Driving Beauty Business in Japan

Masahiko Uotani, president and ceo of Shiseido, noted that the beauty firm is gearing up for a strong Chinese New Year.

clock December 19, 2014Amanda Kaiser and Kelly Wetherille

Oscar de la Renta

Designer and Luxury

No. 2: Oscar de la Renta, the Passing of an Icon

When the designer passed away on Oct. 20, de la Renta left a deep void, one that spanned continents and generations.

clock December 19, 2014Bridget Foley


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