January 18, 2014
WWD highlights the 10 must-read stories of the week.
1. Paris Men's Fall 2014 Collections
The French runways took a youthful turn with sporty outerwear, bold prints and leather galore.
2. Victoria Beckham Makes Two Big Moves
The designer discusses her forthcoming New York office and first store, set to open in the fall in London.
3. Super Bowl XLVIII: Big Game, Big Crowd, Big Money
New York’s retailers, hotels, restaurants, bars, taxis, theaters and hundreds of other businesses of all size and scale are getting ready to cash in on Super Bowl XLVIII.
4. Jane Lauder to Take Helm at Clinique
Lauder, who has spent 17 years at the company founded by her family, has been named global brand president of Clinique, one of the beauty group’s top three businesses.
5. J.C. Penney to Close 33 Stores to Speed Turnaround
The shutdowns will result in the loss of 2,000 jobs and a gain of about $65 million in annual savings.
6. Jack Dorsey Looks to Simplify Commerce With Square
As chief executive officer of the forward-leaning payment firm Square, he wants to be at the nexus of the digital tipping point, rearranging the relationship between store and shopper while simplifying commerce.
7. Cyber-Security Breaches Put Retailers on Alert
Retailers are on high alert following the cyber-security attacks at Neiman Marcus and Target affecting more than 100 million consumers.
8. Lululemon Joins Fray With Cut to Forecast
Brought on by slow traffic and heavy promotions that have persisted into the new year, a flood of profit warnings that began in earnest last week continued Monday.
9. On the Red Carpet at the Golden Globes
At the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday in Los Angeles, most actresses turned up the volume on the red carpet with billowing skirts in lieu of the usual body-conscious red-carpet columns.
10. They Are Wearing: Paris Men's Fashion Week Fall 2014
Off the runways and onto the streets and sidewalks for some of the best looks.