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Chloé Captured the Effortless Simplicity of French Style

The seafaring life was the inspiration for Clare Waight Keller's lovely, breezy spring collection for Chloé.

clock 19hBridget Foley

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Claus Dietrich Lahrs Appointed Chief Executive of Bottega Veneta

He succeeds Carlo Alberto Beretta, who will take on the new role of chief client and marketing officer at Kering.

clock 18hLuisa Zargani and Joelle Diderich

Beauty

Acqua di Parma Goes Luxe, Plots Retail Expansion

Acqua di Parma is launching a higher-priced line, opening its first U.S. store and expanding its women's range.

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Burberry Set to Expand Beauty Side as Segment Drives 8% Sales Growth

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The British luxury goods brand said Wednesday that the success of its Burberry Brit for men fragrance contributed to an 8 percent increase in sales in the first six months of the fiscal year.

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Trouser Time

Full-cut trousers turned up in a variety of renditions this season, from Jean Paul Gaultier’s haberdashery styles to Yohji Yamamoto’s pleated numbers.

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Burberry’s retail sales rose 4 percent in the half.

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Burberry Set to Expand Beauty Side as Segment Drives 8% Sales Growth

Burberry Group said the success of its Burberry Brit for men’s fragrance contributed to an 8 percent sales gain in the first half to $624.6 million.

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In Brief: Hirsch Gets Promotion … Fina to Brooklyn … Rafé Revs Up in Japan …

HIRSCH GETS PROMOTION: Rebekah Hirsch, former senior director of fashion communications for Polo Ralph Lauren, has been promoted to vice president of fashion communications, a new post. Hirsch will continue to oversee all Ralph Lauren fashion…

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Financial

Wet Seal: Shopping Arden B.?

Wet Seal Inc. is said to be in talks to sell its Arden B. division and could be set to divest its nonprofitable Wet Seal stores as well, sources said.

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The new Lancôme counter at Bloomingdale’s.

Beauty Features

Lancôme Looks Toward ‘Next Generation’

NEW YORK — Lancôme is trying a little counter intelligence.

The company unveiled its new counter design concept at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street flagship here Tuesday afternoon, showing off what is to be “the look of our…

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Grauso to Grow

PARIS — Mario Grauso, president of Carolina Herrera, is about to start collecting more frequent-flier miles.

WWD has learned that Grauso, who helped steer Herrera’s expansion over the past four years, soon will apply his expertise…

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Fashion Scoops: Trump Toasts Gen Art … Strategy … Post Script

TRUMP TOASTS GEN ART: Instead of Vogue or the CFDA, “The Apprentice” turned to Gen Art to provide some fresh faces for its fashion-oriented assignment, which airs tonight at 9 on NBC. Mary Gehlhar, fashion director of Gen…

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The Thin Man

Catching up with Christian Bale about his latest starring role in the thriller “The Machinist.”

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Doubting Thomas

NEW YORK — It’s quite an accomplishment that 18-year-old Thomas Sturridge holds his own opposite Jeremy Irons and Annette Bening in the film “Being Julia,” which opens Friday, considering it’s his first major supporting…

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Textiles

Textile Coalition Intensifies Safeguard Push

As promised, a coalition of industry groups pressuring the White House to curb imports from China filed four more safeguard petitions.

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Financial

Cambodia Becomes WTO Member

WASHINGTON — Cambodia became the World Trade Organization’s 148th member on Wednesday and the second “least-developed country” to join the global trade body.

As a new WTO member, Cambodia — the 12th largest apparel…

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Nautica Licensee Plans Aggressive Rollout

MILAN — Nautica’s Italian licensee, Ridenco SpA, said it plans to float a seven-year bond to support its aggressive rollout of Nautica stores throughout the Mediterranean.

A spokeswoman for Ridenco said the Athens-based company is…

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Hitchcock Meets Hip-Hop

BEAT: A look at the making of Ecko Unlimited’s secretive, celebrity-drenched spring advertising campaign, titled “Motel Paradise.”

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The deep scoop top in cotton jersey with frayed linen.

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Krisa’s Connections

LOS ANGELES — In any industry, a little networking may go a long way in landing a plum job. In the apparel world, friends in the right places can open retail doors for a rookie designer.

That’s the path 22-year-old Krisabelle Ann…

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Odyn Jeans styles are inspired by Danish culture, specifically the fairy tales of Hans Christian Anderson.

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Denim Dish: Odyn’s Tale … Innovo Posts A Profit … Ferreira Joins Miss Vigoss …

DISH: Innovo Group Posts a Profit…Emmy Lauridsen’s Ode to Odyn…Neema Lands Da’mage Line…Ferreira Joins Miss Vigoss.

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Under Armour is selling well at stores around the country.

Fashion Features

Yoga, Pilates Pump Up Sales

ACTIVE: Interest in activities such as yoga, Pilates and running are sparking activewear and outdoor apparel sales at sports stores and fitness centers.

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The firm showed off its looks at a packed fashion show in Manhattan.

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Burton Rides Into NYC

NEW YORK — Burton Snowboards hit Manhattan with a fashion show and giant bash at Avalon on Oct. 5, and a reception the following night at Milk Studios for the new Burton-sponsored exhibit “Rides of Passage.”

“The fashion…

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Financial

N.Y. Retail Rent Hikes: Percentage increase in average asking rents* for Manhattan retail corridors.

Retail rents in Manhattan continue to climb. Fueled by increasing demand for luxury goods, prices on Madison Avenue rose from an average of $701 in the spring to an estimated $760 this fall, according the the Real Estate Board of New York. New to the…

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A runway look from Marc by Marc Jacobs.

Fashion Features

The Great Waist Debate

In the “great waist debate,” the belly button is the hot-button issue and waistlines have replaced hemlines as the great divider of generations.

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Jones Promotes Five Executives

NEW YORK — A slew of executives at Jones Apparel Group are moving on up and the changes include the creation of two positions in the back end of the business.

Doug Means was named to the newly created position of executive vice president…

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Junior denim has been a weak spot for Jones Apparel Group.

Financial

Jones Shares Fall as Outlook Dims

Shares of Jones Apparel Group dropped 7.5 percent Wednesday after the company lowered earnings guidance for the third and fourth quarters.

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Inside the DFS  T Galleria Fondaco dei Tedeschi store in Venice.

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DFS Group Opens First European Store in Venice

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