USTR Latest To Blast Alibaba Over Fakes

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The U.S. Trade Representative’s office has joined the outcry against Alibaba and counterfeits. At an American Apparel & Footwear Association conference here Wednesday, the USTR took a firmer stance against Alibaba’s Taobao online marketplace — a week after the AAFA filed a complaint urging more government scrutiny of counterfeit sales on the Chinese Internet giant’s platforms.   SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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A screen shot of the Alibaba Taobao website.

Government and Trade

USTR Criticizes Alibaba Over Counterfeits

The U.S. Trade Representative’s office has joined the outcry against Alibaba and counterfeits.

clock April 15, 2015Kristi Ellis

Tracy Margolies

Retail

Saks Fifth Avenue Names Tracy Margolies Chief Merchant

Tracy Margolies, a senior executive at Bergdorf Goodman, is joining Saks Fifth Avenue as chief merchant on May 11, filling the slot vacated by Jennifer De Winter last February.

clock April 15, 2015David Moin

A view of the Burberry store.

Designer and Luxury

Burberry Feels Exchange Rate Squeeze

Burberry is the latest luxury brand to admit that volatile exchange rates are playing havoc with its global pricing structure.

clock April 15, 2015Nina Jones

Carine Roitfeld

Retail

Uniqlo Links With Carine Roitfeld for Collection

Carine Roitfeld — one of France’s most famous editors and fashion personalities — is making a leap into design with Japanese retail giant Uniqlo.

clock April 16, 2015Miles Socha

Spring

Media

Spring Gets $25M in New Funding

Mobile marketplace Spring is gaining traction with some big-name investors and just raised $25 million to help scale up its business.

clock April 16, 2015Rachel Strugatz

Media

ASME Softens Stance on Native Advertising

The boom in so-called “native advertising” in print and online has led to some creative solutions that are obliterating the lines between the editorial and business sides.

clock April 16, 2015Alexandra Steigrad

JD.com built an e-commerce platform to connect Chinese consumers and international brands.

Retail

JD.com Creates Cross-Border Platform

JD.com Inc. has created a cross-border platform called JD Worldwide.

clock April 15, 2015Vicki M. Young

Fendi

Mens Designer Luxury

Fendi Puts Focus on Men’s Wear

Fendi continues to rev up its men’s wear business, planting a diminutive, yet eye-catching boutique in the Marais, the French capital’s buzziest fashion neighborhood.

clock April 16, 2015Miles Socha

Legal

Georges Marciano Brings Second Suit Against Guess

Georges Marciano has filed his second lawsuit against Guess Inc. in as many months.

clock April 16, 2015Arnold J. Karr

Fred Segal, Tokyo, 2015

Retail

Fred Segal Opens Tokyo Store

The new complex features a food market, men’s and women’s boutiques covered in fragrant cedar beams and plenty of landscaped outdoor spaces for shoppers to relax. It is just the start of the California retailer’s push overseas.

clock April 15, 2015Amanda Kaiser

Champs-Elysées

Fashion Scoops

Kim Kardashian Makes Paris Appearance

The reality star was at Marionnaud’s Champs-Elysées flagship to unveil the Kardashian Beauty hair line.

clock April 15, 2015Jennifer Weil

Fashion Scoops

Versus Versace Heading to London

Donatella Versace and Anthony Vaccarello will both sweep into London May 14 to stage a small event for the Versus Versace Collection.

clock April 16, 2015Nina Jones

Media

Louis Vuitton Presents Objets Nomades Roundup in Milan

Objets Nomades will remain on display throughout the city’s design week, which wraps up on Sunday.

clock April 14, 2015Cynthia Martens

Media

InStyle Names Meggan Crum Accessories Director

Changes are afoot for InStyle magazine’s accessories department.

clock April 15, 2015Misty White Sidell

Mike Duke

Human Resources

Mike Duke Joins Carlyle Group

Mike Duke, who retired as chief executive officer of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., in January 2014, has joined The Carlyle Group as an operating executive in its Global Consumer & Retail Group.

clock April 16, 2015Vicki M. Young

Retail

H&M Plots U.S. Expansion

Daniel Kulle, president of H&M North America, revealed the Swedish retailer is planning to accelerate the U.S. growth of its denim-driven Cheap Monday brand.

clock April 16, 2015Sharon Edelson

Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, Theonne, Thomas Wylde, Janessa Leone, Luv Aj, Darner, Dolce Vita

Fashion Trends

Fall 2015 Trend: Moody Blooms

Moody floral prints mixed with grunge- inspired layers put a Nineties spin on West Coast style.

clock April 16, 2015WWD Staff

Fall, 2015, Men's Wear, Sunnei

Mens Designer Luxury

Simone Rizzo and Loris Messina Launch Sunnei

Simone Rizzo and Loris Messina are the creative minds behind Italian emerging men’s wear label Sunnei.

clock April 16, 2015Alessandra Turra

Kate Beckinsale

Fashion Scoops

Barneys New York Launches Victoria Beckham Collection in Beverly Hills

Dinner guests included Kate Beckinsale, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rose Byrne and Eva Longoria.

clock April 16, 2015Marcy Medina

Richard Lambertson and John Truex

Mens Sportswear

Richard Lambertson, John Truex Unveil Shinola Line

Richard Lambertson and John Truex are back and getting primed for their Shinola debut.

clock April 16, 2015Aria Hughes

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Emerald Fennell, Regina King, and Chloé Zhao

Eye

Get to Know the Female Directors Making History at the Golden Globes

clock 7hKristen Tauer

Social Studies

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