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The Musée Galliera Unveils Model Exhibition

MODEL MOMENT: The Musée Galliera in Paris, currently under renovation, continues its string of off-site exhibitions with a show exploring the role of models over time. “Mannequin — le corps de la mode” (“Model — the body of fashion” in English) opens on Feb. 1, 2013 at Les Docks — a new design and cultural […]

Heelys, BBC Ink Licensing Partnership

NEW YORK — BBC International is on a roll. The Boca Raton, Fla.- based firm has added a new footwear brand to its stable. This week, it signed a worldwide licensing deal with Heelys…

Current, Elliott Exit Namesake Label

Emily Current and Meritt Elliott are exiting their namesake denim label Current/Elliott. In a joint statement issued Thursday, Current and Elliott provided no reason for their departure…

Retailers Struggle With Shopper Malaise

For retailers across the country this holiday season, there’s disappointment. Consumer confidence levels and the stock market have been holding up, yet people just aren’t inclined…

Mass-Market Beauty Retailers Ready for Last-Minute Push

NEW YORK — Mass retailers expect big things from shoppers who procrastinate. Drugstores and discount stores traditionally generate most of their holiday sales in the…

Wal-Mart Turns to Condé Nast for Beauty Magazine

Buried within Wal-Mart’s Web site, beneath the red sales banners and loud holiday graphics, is a magazine called BeautyScoop. Thousands of stores also carry it, and it was mailed to millions of the store’s customers. Most big retailers fill their stores with custom-published shoppers that double as cheaply made catalogues, highlighting product in stock and […]

Social Selling Finding Niche With Polyvore

Polyvore opened up its data files to prove the power of social commerce online. The fashion Web site helps users arrange looks with an editorial eye, share those styles with friends and…

Beauty Roundup: Industry Looks to Holiday Sales

WWD takes a look at the industry’s retail trends this season. European Beauty Industry…

Holiday Brings Rash of Shoplifting, Fraud

Along with the Santa photo ops, piped-in Christmas carols and glittery window displays, the holidays also bring more nefarious traditions — shoplifting and fraudulent returns. Cyclical…

What’s Selling: The Final Countdown

A look at what is selling at retail. • Coach Handbags • Graphic T-Shirts • Gift Cards • Uggs boots • Michael Kors Watches • Kindle Fire • iPad • Ralph Lauren tops • Lego sets Source: WWD reporting  

Executive Moves: Rocket Dog, Newton Running, DSW

Rocket Dog Names VP of SalesJim Kennedy has been appointed Rocket Dog’s new VP of domestic sales for JCPenney, Dillard’s and Kohl’s department stores. Scheduled to officially join the brand on Jan. 7, Kennedy’s responsibilities will include overseeing forecasting, planning, design and product development for key accounts. Prior to joining Rocket Dog, Kennedy was the […]

Carmelo Anthony’s Good Taste

Carmelo Anthony is bringing a touch of luxury to the basketball court. The NBA star, a forward for the New York Knicks, told Footwear News he drew inspiration from his own collection of high-end watches for the latest shoe in his signature Jordan Brand line: the Melo M9. “I love the movement inside tourbillon watches,” […]