Women’s Wear Daily
04.19.2014

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Industry Monitors Chinese Factory Strike

Tens of thousands of workers are protesting unpaid insurance and housing payments, and improper labor contracts.

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Zappos Head Talks Culture, Downtown Vegas

Tony Hsieh spoke to emerging consumer brands, bankers and investors at an event in New York.

Sycamore to Operate Nine West As Standalone Firm, Card to Exit

Kathy Nedorostek, footwear head at Jones, takes the reins of the new Nine West Group.

Retail Gains Boost Wall Street

Retail stock index breaks costly two-day losing streak with 0.8 percent gain.

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Bally's Rally: New Vision Takes Shape

The Swiss brand is undergoing an overhaul.

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Industry Addresses Minimum Wage Hikes

Retailers sound off on the business impact.

Stuart Weitzman, Kurt Geiger Now Independent Firms

The change follows the acquisition of Jones Group by Sycamore Partners.

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Retail Stocks Slip Along With March Sales

Retail sales last month fared worse than the shift in the timing of Easter could explain, touching off concerns about first-quarter inventories and margins.

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Antebi Footwear Responds to Paris Hilton Suit

The Brooklyn, N.Y.-based company refuted claims it owes more than $1 million in royalties.

March Sales Hit by Calendar Shift

Stores focused on combination of March and April results.

Belk's Net Income Down 15.9%

Big investments in technology and lower margins pushed the company's net income down from last year.

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Louis Vuitton Drives LVMH's Q1 Sales

The French luxury goods giant said sales edged up four percent in the first quarter ending March 31.

Sycamore Completes Acquisition of Jones

The private equity firm said late Tuesday it has closed the $2.2 billion transaction.

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PVH Buys Minority Stake in Karl Lagerfeld

The investment includes the right of first offer to license the brand for North America.

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VF Execs Sound Off on Promotions

The new leadership structure reflects momentum at the company.

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