Last-Minute Rush Seen Ending an ‘OK’ Season

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Overview

The season is coming down to the wire and retail-ers are holding out hope. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Christmas Holiday 2014 stockings Andrew Gn

Designer and Luxury

Designer Christmas Stockings

In the spirit of the season we asked top designers to sketch a unique version of a Christmas stocking.

clock December 23, 2014WWD Staff

La vie est belle

Beauty Features

Verging on 80, Lancôme Takes Stock

Asia and makeup will be among growth drivers for the L’Oréal-owned brand.

clock December 22, 2014Jennifer Weil

Retail

Flipkart Investment Shows Surge in Indian Ecommerce

Flipkart, now valued at $11 billion, is racing past the valuation of many brick-and-mortar retailers and department store chains.

clock December 23, 2014Mayu Saini

Retail

Alibaba Spends $160.7 Million on Fight Against Fake Goods

The company said that as of September, it has cooperated with 1,137 brand owners and to identify and remove IP-infringing goods from its marketplaces.

clock December 23, 2014Amanda Kaiser

Retail

Boots, Walgreens Deal Vote Set for Dec. 31

The transaction is subject to a Walgreens shareholder vote on Dec. 29.

clock December 23, 2014Nina Jones and Faye Brookman

Inside the Denim by PV fair in Barcelona.

Textiles

Jeans’ Limits Stretched at Denim by PV

New fibers, comfort stretch and lightweight denim were key trends for spring/summer 2016.

clock December 23, 2014Laure Guilbault

Government and Trade

Customs Seizes Counterfeits at JFK Airport

U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized more than $450,000 worth of designer merchandise during “Operation Bad Gifts” earlier this month.

clock December 23, 2014Arthur Friedman

Frank Castagna, Jonathan Zrihen and Michael Gould.

Human Resources

AJC Honors Americana Manhasset’s Frank Castagna

Jonathan Zrihen, president and chief executive officer of Clarins Groupe Americas, also received AJC’s National Human Relations Award.

clock December 23, 2014David Moin

Government and Trade

Industry Calls on Obama in Port Dispute

On Tuesday, more than 160 national, state and local trade associations and organizations wrote to President Obama.

clock December 23, 2014Khanh T.L. Tran

Lacoste’s new French flagship.

Ready To Wear

Lacoste Sets New Image

Lacoste is making a stronger push toward fashion.

clock December 24, 2014Paulina Szmydke

Traffic in stores has been down this season.

Retail

Retailers Hope to Rally as Ho-Hum Season Nears End

The season is coming down to the wire and retailers are holding out hope.

clock December 24, 2014David Moin and Arnold J. Karr

A Spring 2015 Dunhill ad

Media

Dunhill’s Great Escape

Dunhill has tapped Annie Leibovitz to shoot its ad campaign for a second season.

clock December 24, 2014Nina Jones

Fashion Scoops

Urban Outfitters Announces First Female Outside Director

It took years of prodding, but Urban Outfitters Inc. now has its first female outside director.

clock December 24, 2014Arnold J. Karr

A look from Vivienne Westwood's Gold Label red carpet capsule collection.

Fashion Scoops

Vivienne Westwood Presenting Red Carpet Collection

With a slew of stars wearing her gowns, Vivienne Westwood is now presenting a collection dedicated to the red carpet.

clock December 24, 2014Nina Jones

Essentialist

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Fashion

Bottega Veneta’s Berlin Show, Party Receive Backlash on Social Media

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Social Studies

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