Major Changes at Saks: Metrick In, McKee Out

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Overview

  In a surprise shake-up at Saks Fifth Avenue, Marc Metrick on Thursday was named president, replacing Marigay McKee, who is leaving the company.   SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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A view of Belk's Dallas flagship.

Retail

Belk Retains Goldman Sachs

Belk says it’s considering options as it begins five-year strategic planning process.

clock April 2, 2015Arnold J. Karr and David Moin

Human Resources

Ralph Lauren Names Christopher H. Peterson President, Global Brands

Ralph Lauren Corp. has promoted Christopher H. Peterson to president, global brands.

clock April 2, 2015Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Ruffian’s Designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais to Launch New Line

Designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais will debut a new line in L.A. called Wolk Morais.

clock April 2, 2015Marcy Medina

Government and Trade

Federal Officials Seize Nearly 8K Counterfeits in 2014

Federal officials made 7,922 seizures of counterfeit apparel and accessories — making it the top commodity classification — valued at $113.6 million, in fiscal year 2014, a year-end report released Thursday showed.

clock April 2, 2015Kristi Ellis

Douglas

Retail

Advent Seeks Buyer for Douglas

The perfumery chain is being valued at more than 3 billion euros.

clock April 2, 2015Jennifer Weil

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez

Parties

Proenza Schouler Honored at Art Production Fund’s Annual Gala

The “Gangs of New York”-themed party celebrated designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez as well as the artist Haim Steinbach.

clock April 2, 2015Ally Betker

Rita Ora

Parties

Tommy Hilfiger Christens New Paris Flagship

Rita Ora, Behati Prinsloo and Ludivine Sagnier were among guests celebrating Tommy Hilfiger’s second Paris flagship store.

clock April 1, 2015Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Saut Hermès Equestrian Event Set for Grand Palais

Hermès is to host the sixth edition of its Saut Hermès event in Paris.

clock April 3, 2015Laure Guilbault

Media

Karen Harvey’s Fashion Tech Forum Readying Round Two

Karen Harvey’s Fashion Tech Forum is gearing up for its second conference on June 11 at Pier 36 in New York City.

clock April 3, 2015WWD Staff

Media

Allure Teams With Butter London for Nail Color

Allure has linked up with Butter London to develop a limited-edition nail color collaboration launching in August.

clock April 3, 2015Julie Naughton

Blaak denim featuring lapis lazuli.

Fashion Scoops

Blaak Launching Jeans With Lapis Lazuli

British fashion label Blaak is getting into the science of healing denim — launching jeans with crystals attached to the interior of the waistband.

clock April 3, 2015Laure Guilbault

Fashion Scoops

Slow Factory, World Wildlife Fund Team for Sustainable Scarves

Slow Factory and the World Wildlife Fund have joined together to release a limited-edition set of sustainably produced silk scarves.

clock April 3, 2015Arthur Friedman

Media

Salvatore Ferragamo Hires Michela Ratti for Communications

Michela Ratti will join Salvatore Ferragamo as director of communications on Tuesday, filling the role formerly held by Andrea Tremolada, who is now at Roberto Cavalli.

clock April 3, 2015Cynthia Martens

L’Oréal, Cosmoprof

Marketing and Promotion

At Cosmoprof, Beauty Blooms Once Again in Italy

Beauty industry players at the Cosmoprof trade show, as well as fragrance exhibitors at Milan’s Esxence and Unscent fine fragrance shows, discussed expanding, adding factories, investing in licenses and opening stores.

clock April 3, 2015Cynthia Martens and Pete Born

Products from Mad Et Len Spirituelle line.

Fragrance

The Niche Fragrance Roars: Esxence in Milan

Niche fragrances shined at Esxence, Milan’s annual artistic perfumery show.

clock April 3, 2015Cynthia Martens

Lilly Pulitzer, Target

Human Resources

Target, Lilly Pulitzer Collaboration Gets App

Target has created its first-ever app to promote its upcoming collaboration with Lilly Pulitzer.

clock April 3, 2015Jean E. Palmieri

Sandro's Beijing Sanlitun store.

Retail

Sandro Expands in China

Sandro is ramping up its retail presence in China, one of its fastest-growing markets.

clock April 3, 2015Payal Uttam

An image from Barneys New York's "Man's Best Fred" social media campaign.

Marketing and Promotion

Social Media Pets Front Ad Campaigns

Brands turn to pets for promotion.

clock April 3, 2015Rachel Strugatz

Kooples

Retail

The Kooples Said to Be Drawing Interest From Private Equity

Hot French fashion chain The Kooples is the latest “affordable luxury” property to get private equity players into a lather.

clock April 3, 2015Miles Socha

Isetan

Retail

Isetan Opens New Concept Shop

As it continues to shift its focus to include not only traditional department stores but also small- and medium-sized concept shops, Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings is opening a new multibrand boutique in Tokyo’s Roppongi district.

clock April 2, 2015Kelly Wetherille

Essentialist

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Business

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Social Studies