Women’s Wear Daily
04.19.2014

Retail/Business

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Retail/Business

High School of Fashion Industries, Barneys New York, Tom Kalenderian, Daniella Vitale, Student Style Celebration

Daniella Vitale, Tom Kalenderian to Be Honored

The High School of Fashion Industries has selected the Barneys New York executives as the honorees for its annual Student Style Celebration.

Gant Taps Patrik Nilsson as CEO

Succeeding Nilsson at Adidas as president of the North American division is Mark King, who is due to take up his new post on June 1.

Gap Inc. Outlines Ambitious China Growth Plans

The company believes it can more than triple its business in the country to more than $1 billion in the next three years — and India could be its next target.

Rethinking the Luxe Consumer

Brands must adapt to recapture savvy, cautious postrecession buyers who have further become invulnerable through online information.

Acustom Apparel, Jamal Motlagh, 3d printing, 3-d printing, retail, retailer, soho, new york, nyc, bespoke men’s apparel brand

In the Spotlight: Acustom Apparel

The bespoke men's apparel brand uses 3-D technology to create everything from jeans and overcoats to suits and dress shirts.

Hazaribagh, Dhaka, Bangladesh, leather, toxic waste, Tanneries, Bangladesh Tanners Association, environmental law, workers, health risks, leather production, manufacturing,

Bangladesh's Toxic Tanneries

More than 50 years of weak regulation has led to severe environmental effects and has deteriorated workers’ health, according to an industry association.

Italy's Gruppo Coin Eyeing IPO

The company is “evaluating” the possibility of spinning off the group’s OVS and Upim chains for a public listing.

Burberry Sales Climb 16.3% in Second Half

Men — and their gadgets — led to the bounce in sales, which hit 1.3 billion pounds, or $2.13 billion.

Benetton Group, Biagio Chiarolanza, United Colors of Benetton, Milan, retail, flagship, retail concept, growth, outlook, Sisley, Playlife, Killer Loop

Benetton Flagship Sets Path for Future

Biagio Chiarolanza on Tuesday unveiled the new concept at the 16,200-square-foot United Colors of Benetton store in Milan’s Piazza Duomo.

Currency, fluctuation, European, luxury, high street, retail, revenues, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tod’s, Hermès, Hermes, Adidas, Wal-Mart, Walmart, L’Oréal, Loreal, Puig, Swatch, Burberry, British pound, U.S. dollars, euros, Swiss francs, ruble, luxury goods, Prada, Asos, H&M

Industry's New Millstone: Currency Fluctuation

The currency bogeyman is back, and has plans to wreak increasing havoc on European luxury — and high-street — companies’ global revenues.

Peter Millar to Open Madison Ave. Flagship

The unit will include offices and a showroom on the second level and 1,700 square feet of selling space on the street level.

house of fraser, earnings, department store, john king, sanpower, nanjing cenbest

House of Fraser Profits Climb for Fiscal Year

Online sales, excluding VAT, rose 41 percent in the period, and represented 12.2 percent of overall sales.

gap inc, gap, marissa webb, creative director, retail, jack calhoun, design, banana republic, Simon Kneen, Janie Bryant, Trina Turk, Milly, Issa, L’Wren Scott

Marissa Webb Named Banana Republic Creative Director

Retailer also plans to invest in designer's contemporary line.

Rolex Names Jean-Frédéric Dufour CEO

The Zenith honcho is to take over from Gian Riccardo Marini. His start date has not been set.

House of Fraser, Sanpower Group, Nanjing Cenbest, sale, acquisition, Yuan Yafei, China, retail, global, expansion,

House of Fraser Plots Future Under China's Sanpower

House of Fraser is this week set to reveal "record" sales for the year ended in January, according to a source familiar with the company.

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