HBC Sets Agenda For Saks and L&T

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  The long-awaited renovation of Saks Fifth Avenue flagship in Manhattan will commence this summer, WWD has learned. The overhaul is expected to take two to two-and-a-half years to complete, with the shoe floor on eight among the first projects to be undertaken.   SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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The Saks Fifth Avenue flagship


Hudson’s Bay Sets Agenda For Saks and Lord & Taylor

The Hudson’s Bay Company reported net earnings almost quadrupled in the fourth quarter ended Jan. 31 from a year earlier, to $111 million from $29 million in the year-ago period.

clock April 7, 2015David Moin

Valentino, Rome, Piazza di Spagna

Designer and Luxury

Valentino Opens New Rome Flagship

Valentino’s biggest flagship globally is on Piazza di Spagna in Rome.

clock April 8, 2015Luisa Zargani

Gucci Westman, Purple Mag

Human Resources

Gucci Westman Leaving Revlon

Revlon said Gucci Westman will leave her role as global artistic director on April 15.

clock April 7, 2015Molly Prior

Glenn Murphy


Glenn Murphy’s Pay Down 14.2% in Final Year at Gap

Gap Inc.’s former ceo Glenn Murphy saw his total pay drop 14.2 percent, to $16.1 million, and its cash component fall by more than half, to $2 million, in his final year with the company.

clock April 7, 2015Arnold J. Karr

Products from Flying Tiger Copenhagen.


Danish Brand Tiger Opens New York Location

Tiger is bringing its low prices and droll approach to product design to the U.S.

clock April 8, 2015David Moin


Weekly Sales Growth Decelerates

Retail Economist, Goldman Sachs report year-on-year increase of 2.5 percent.

clock April 7, 2015Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Scoops

Sequential Brands Reveals Details of Jessica Simpson Purchase

Sequential Brands Group Inc., which entered into an agreement last week to acquire a majority stake in the Jessica Simpson brand, revealed details of the deal.

clock April 8, 2015Lisa Lockwood

Human Resources

Donald Pliner to Leave Donald J Pliner Co.

Pliner, creative director of the Donald J Pliner Co., is leaving the company to pursue “new creative endeavors.”

clock April 7, 2015Vicki M. Young

An ad visual for Agent Provocateur.

Fashion Scoops

No Sale Planned for Agent Provocateur

Private equity investor 3i has decided to hang onto its investment in British lingerie brand Agent Provocateur, following a strategic review that began last August.

clock April 7, 2015Samantha Conti

Prada, “The Postman Dreams,” Autumn de Wilde, Galleria bag

Fashion Scoops

Prada Unveils Short Films for Galleria Bag

Prada is feting its signature Galleria bag with “The Postman Dreams,” a series of five short movies directed by Autumn de Wilde.

clock April 7, 2015Alessandra Turra

Travel + Leisure


Travel + Leisure Unveils New Look and Web Site

Travel + Leisure editor in chief Nathan Lump presented the new T+L, which hits newsstands today and launches in tandem with a souped-up Web site.

clock April 8, 2015Alexandra Steigrad

Jeffrey Kalinsky, Anna Wintour and Zachary Quinto.


Speaking Out at Jeffrey Fashion Cares

In recent weeks, a backlash has been growing around a pair of so-called “religious freedom” laws in Indiana and Arkansas that critics describe as homophobic. The fashion industry joined in the dissent on Monday night.

clock April 7, 2015Erik Maza

H&M, Conscious Commerce


H&M Set to Feature Sustainable Materials

H&M will unveil a pop-up shop to celebrate the launch of its Conscious Exclusive collection, with apparel offerings made from sustainable materials such as organic cotton, organic linen, Tencel and recycled polyester.

clock April 8, 2015Sharon Edelson

Frederic Cumenal


Tiffany to Sponsor Whitney Biennial Through 2021

Tiffany & Co. is giving the Whitney Museum of American Art one big housewarming present: The fine jewelry company has signed on to become the lead sponsor of the Whitney Biennial through 2021.

clock April 8, 2015Lauren McCarthy



Has Fur Finally Gone Mainstream?

There was no missing the proliferation of fur on the fall runways — from cocooning “polar bear” coats at Louis Vuitton to shaggy Mongolian chubbies at Matthew Williamson.

clock April 8, 2015Nina Jones and Paulina Szmydke

Anna Sui, tibi, John Patrick, Zero + Maria Cornejo, Edun

Fashion Trends

Fur Trend: Technicolor Dream Coats

A spectrum of bold jewel tones in inventive patterns has taken furs to a whole new place — an edgier, urban territory where luxurious warmth and street-inspired fun artfully coexist.

clock April 8, 2015Bobbi Queen

Maria Luisa Poumaillou

Human Resources

Maria Luisa Poumaillou, French Retailer, Dies

According to sources, Poumaillou had been battling cancer for years, and had recently been hospitalized after a relapse.

clock April 7, 2015Miles Socha and Laure Guilbault


Today's Must Read

Amazon car sales. File photo dated 25/11/15 of an Amazon sign, as the company is weighing up plans to pursue a corporate partnership that could see it begin selling cars to UK consumers on its website after whetting its appetite in European markets including France and Italy. Issue date: Thursday June 15, 2017. It would see the online retail giant team up with a vehicle manufacturer to offer promotions and receive orders for new cars from UK customers through Amazon's platform, the Press Association understands. See PA story CITY Amazon. Photo credit should read: Nick Ansell/PA Wire URN:31703724


Amazon’s Rough Week

clock 18hAdriana Lee

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