Monday, May 25, 2015 at 5:11pm
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China will slash import tariffs on consumer goods including skincare products, Western-style clothes and diapers from June, potentially giving a fillip to global brands and bolstering domestic consumption amid faltering economic growth. The Ministry of... read more
Monday, May 25, 2015 at 3:34pm
MILAN — The day Permira offered to buy the Valentino brand, Matteo Marzotto was busy negotiating the exit of Valentino Garavani from the company he founded and mapping out the couturier’s 45th anniversary celebrations. The deal with the private equity fund was sealed the... read more
Monday, May 25, 2015 at 2:08pm
LAS VEGAS — The shopping center industry partied like it was 1999 at ReCon 2015. But unlike the post-Reagan era boom, the current upturn — if there really is one, and it holds — is tempered by analytics, past experience and a new group of retail entrepreneurs that views growth... read more
Monday, May 25, 2015 at 1:01pm
When it comes to how and where consumer dollars are spent, not all income levels are created equal. According to an analysis of expenditures in three income tiers, the average annual spending on key categories such as food, housing, transportation, cell service, health care and... read more
Monday, May 25, 2015 at 1:00pm
Venezuelan producer and DJ Arca (who soundtracked the Hood by Air FW15 runway show earlier this year) is back with his latest solo track “Washed Clean.” Overall an atmospheric, smooth and moody number, the song also includes a handful of classic Arca sounds including police... read more
Monday, May 25, 2015 at 11:00am
Following the unveiling of Rihanna’s photo campaign and one-minute short film for Dior, we can now share the full-length, extended cut of the “Secret Garden IV” campaign video. The four minute Steven Klein-directed short shows RiRi exploring Versailles in France to the sounds... read more
Monday, May 25, 2015 at 10:12am
  MILAN–Designer Aldo Maria Camillo is leaving his post as artistic director of Cerruti, according to Italian media reports. Representatives at the Cerruti offices in Paris did respond to calls on Monday evening, a bank holiday in France. Camillo joined Cerruti in 2012 from the... read more
Monday, May 25, 2015 at 9:00am
Chanel — among the conspicuous e-commerce holdouts in luxury — plans to begin testing online sales of eyewear later this year in the U.S. ahead of a broader launch of online selling in 2016, WWD has learned. That one of France’s most powerful and emblematic fashion houses is... read more
Monday, May 25, 2015 at 9:00am
We’ve teamed up with the esteemed END Clothing to bring you another amazing giveaway. This time one lucky reader will win all four fragment design x Nike Sock Dart sneakers that have released thus far. The Dark Loden, Obsidian, Photo Blue and Black colorways are on offer in... read more
Monday, May 25, 2015 at 7:30am
Following the feedback and success of our 30 Films to See Before You’re 30 feature, we continue our latest series, 5 Movies to Watch This Week. As the title suggests, five movies are featured each week regardless of release date along with where to watch them. Included with... read more