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The Top 10 Shows From the Men's Spring 2017 Runways

From Miuccia Prada’s activewear to Demna Gvasalia’s power suit at Balenciaga, here are the 10 most directional shows of the spring season.

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The Markets

Muslim Fashion Industry Reacts to France's Burkini Ban

Designers, including burkini creator Aheda Zanetti, are puzzled over the recent backlash.

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Earthquake Rattles Rome, Stirs Designers to Extend Support

Fashion personalities took to social media as the death toll reached 73 following the 6.2 magnitude quake.

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In Focus

Carol Lim and Humberto Leon Give Kenzo a Street Edge

Backstage at Kenzo Men's Spring 2017

Mitchells at 50

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Overview

The first family of specialty retailing celebrates a half-century of excellence.

From This Issue

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How Mitchells Became a Retail Legend

Mitchells is a family-owned company that grew from a single store into a small empire.

clock July 21, 2008Jean E. Palmieri

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The Maitre d’: “What Worked in 1958 Still Works”

Bill Mitchell aims to give customers “a sensational experience” when they walk in the door.

clock July 21, 2008Jean E. Palmieri

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The Author: Passing on the Principles

Jack Mitchell’s second career is a natural extension of his first.

clock July 21, 2008Jean E. Palmieri

People

The Family Counselor

Since 1970, consultant David Bork has guided retailers through the inevitable pitfalls of a family-owned business.

clock July 21, 2008Andrew Harmon

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Turning Point: Mitchells’ Women’s Business Elbows Past Men’s

The faster-turning category accounted for nearly $60 million in sales at Mitchells last year?for the first time, more than men?s wear.

clock July 21, 2008David Moin

Department Stores

Class Action at Hugging U

Mitchells’ new “university” gives employees the skills to improve their lives, both personal and professional.

clock July 21, 2008Brenda Lloyd

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Partners in Prime

Mitchells’ strategy involves luxury, loyalty, and lots of “hugging”.

clock July 21, 2008Brenner Thomas

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Family Ties

Natural collaborators, the founders of Mitchells and Vineyard Vines share similar backgrounds.

clock July 21, 2008Gillian Koenig

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The Mitchells Message

Through 50 years of growth, Mitchells’ marketing campaigns have remained faithful to the family name.

clock July 21, 2008Richard Bravo

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Where Sales Sparkle

By upgrading to the jewelry category, Mitchells has created a multimillion-dollar business at its three stores.

clock July 21, 2008Laura Klepacki

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Mitchells’ Extended Family

Many Mitchells employees have spent a lifetime with the company. Meet a few of the most powerful.

clock July 21, 2008Jean E. Palmieri

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The Mitchells Scorecard

A concise guide to which Mitchell does what.

clock July 21, 2008WWD Staff

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