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Inside Bottega Veneta's 50th Anniversary Show

Tomas Maier eschewed trends in favor of a design ethos of “private luxury” for a collection that was effortlessly sophisticated.

clock 15hBridget Foley


Ghesquière ‘Dives Deep’ Into Louis Vuitton

Designer and Michael Burke reflect on progress, next steps in creative retooling of luxury megabrand.

clock September 23, 2016Miles Socha


Five Left Dead in Shooting at Macy’s in Washington State

The shooter, thought to be a lone gunman, opened fire on Friday night.

clock 20hWWD Staff

Amid Earnings Decline, May Co. Shifts Focus

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May Department Stores, hurt by its acquisition of Marshall Field's, saw a steep drop in third-quarter profits, despite a 17 percent rise in revenues.

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Fashion Features

DFAs Have Worldwide Flavor

DALLAS — An international crowd converged at the Dallas Fashion Awards held Oct. 23 to honor 15 vendors, as well as some fashion legends.

Winners in the women’s categories were Laundry by Shelli Segal for after five, Lilly Pulitzer…

clock November 10, 2004Rusty Williamson

Retail Features

Young, Colorful Looks Top Dallas

DALLAS — Youthful, embellished and colorful fashions captured buyers’ attention at the spring market at FashionCenterDallas.

Sales representatives reported mixed results, with major showrooms racking up strong business while others…

clock November 10, 2004Holly Haber

Retail Features

Savvy Retail Sizzles in Southern California

LOS ANGELES — Retailing in Southern California is benefiting from powerful economic forces that are aligned to boost development.

In fact, if the business climate here was likened to a school prom — with a mix of desirable…

clock November 10, 2004Michelle Dalton Tyree

Fashion Features

The Old College Try

NEW YORK — Lukewarm reviews of Tom Wolfe’s “I Am Charlotte Simmons” didn’t depress the turnout at the Neue Galerie on Monday night, where a party for Wolfe drew, among others, Tom Brokaw, Ahmet Ertegun, Don Hewitt, Tina…

clock November 10, 2004Sara James

Fashion Features

Young Picasso Paints Grandfather’s Portrait

clock November 10, 2004Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Impressions of a Passion, With Pics

LOS ANGELES — For celebrated photographer Ralph Gibson, the guitar wasn’t yet another theme for him to consider, but a very personal nod to his first creative affair.

“I studied guitar as boy, and in art school I got a job…

clock November 10, 2004Rose Apodaca Jones


Strong Sales in 3rd Quarter Don’t Help Shares of Fossil

NEW YORK — Despite delivering robust third-quarter sales and earnings, Wall Street punished shares of Fossil Inc. as the company posted a higher inventory level while also warning that domestic sales of Fossil-branded watches would be soft in the…

clock November 10, 2004Arthur Zaczkiewicz


A&F Cautious on Outlook, Bullish on Expansion

A&F reported a lower-than-expected third-quarter profit that was impacted by lawsuit settlements, and it was cautious on the fourth quarter.

clock November 10, 2004Meredith Derby


“Portraits” Mix Art, Tech

The meaning of clothing in contemporary culture is at the heart of “Dressing Ourselves,” an art exhibition curated by Italian architect and designer Alessandro Guerriero. Do clothes really represent our way of thinking and our lifestyle?…

clock November 10, 2004Luisa Zargani

Retail Features

Retailers Trip On “Coral”

The technology departments of retailers and manufacturers face common obstacles that can torpedo the bottom line.

A major problem chief information officers face is “coralized” agendas. “That’s ‘coral’ as in…

clock November 10, 2004Denise Power

Retail Features

Gap’s Global Tech Strategy Is Slave To Fashion, Service

For anyone who’s ever tried on — and fallen in love with — the stretch jeans, the cropped jacket or printed bag but couldn’t bear to stand in a mile-long, Saturday afternoon line at the checkout, Gap has the answer.


clock November 10, 2004Samantha Conti


VF’s Tech Agenda: Cut Costs, Streamline Ops, Unite Brands

At first blush, Boyd Rogers isn’t whom one might expect to find occupying the top technology executive position at a $5.21 billion company.

“I’m not a systems guy at all,” he said in a phone interview. “I…

clock November 10, 2004Scott Malone


How Star Retailers Turn Fast

Any woman who regularly shops specialty retailers like Gap, Abercrombie & Fitch, H&M or PacSun can tell you that clothes, just like first-run movies, don’t have the shelf life they used to. Partly inspired by the example of H&M and…

clock November 10, 2004Cate T. Corcoran

Retail Features

Bits & Bytes: Thump This … To Each His Own … Paparazzi Scene …


Think the iPod is convenient? How about a pair of sunglasses that plays tunes? Oakley Inc.’s Thump incorporates a digital audio player and earphones, and the whole thing weighs less than 2 oz. The $395 version stores 60…

clock November 10, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

One Girl Who…Wears Sweaters

ATLANTA — The pink logo of a woman wearing a sweater might not be as recognizable as Ralph Lauren’s polo pony or the Nike Swoosh, but the strategy behind the One Girl Who… sweater line is the same.

The company hammers home a…

clock November 10, 2004Georgia Lee

Fashion Features

A Better Tomorrow

The better sportswear market is heating up for spring with full skirts, flirty tops, cropped jackets and romantic sundresses.

clock November 10, 2004Daniela Gilbert


Magli U.S. Arm Ok’ed for Revamp

The U.S. arm of Italian firm Bruno Magli received confirmation of its reorganization plan and is expected to emerge from Chapter 11 by Dec. 8.

clock November 10, 2004Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Ali MacGraw Asks Kors to Nix the Fur

NEW YORK — Ali MacGraw has appealed to her friend Michael Kors to stop using fur.

Traces of her signature style have been seen in the designer’s collections, and Kors even took the actress as his date to the CFDA awards two years…

clock November 10, 2004Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features


Celebrating with John Loring…You’ve gotta have Hart…The Morgan gets set for a romp…Gwen Stefani has a few doubts.

clock November 10, 2004Aileen Mehle

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Sweater Guy … Self Help … Beachcomber …

SWEATER GUY: London-based designer Roland Mouret, tipped as a contender to design Givenchy, demurred on that subject on Tuesday when he breezed into Paris to show off his spring collection. But he assured he’s moving full-steam…

clock November 10, 2004WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Guerlain Scent Selling Well … Sephora Opens First Toronto Unit …

Guerlain Scent Selling Well

NEW YORK — It’s barely out of the starting gate in the U.S., but Guerlain is feeling as if it might have a hit on its hands with its latest men’s scent. The “luminous woody”…

clock November 10, 2004Angela Kryhul

Fashion Features

Michel Klein Hosts Trunk Show in U.S.

NEW YORK — Paris-based designer Michel Klein took it into his own hands to introduce Americans to his upscale signature label by hosting his first trunk show in the U.S. last week at Bergdorf Goodman here.

With a video monitor playing…

clock November 10, 2004Rosemary Feitelberg


In Brief: Byer Shuts Factory … Speedo Supports Phelps … Dan River Eyes Chapter 11 Exit …

BYER SHUTS FACTORY: In another display of cost-crunching in the California garment industry, longtime apparel maker Byer California plans to close its in-house sewing department in Los Angeles and lay off 169 workers by early January. The…

clock November 10, 2004WWD Staff

Retail Features

Wet Seal CEO Out as Firm Secures Funds

LOS ANGELES — The seas might get choppier before the calm for ailing teen retailer Wet Seal, which Tuesday announced the resignation of chairman and chief executive Peter Whitford. At the same time, the company confirmed it has solidified an…

clock November 10, 2004Michelle Tyree


M&S Net Plunges 40% in First Half

LONDON — Stuart Rose, chairman of Marks & Spencer plc, has shaken up the management and taken over the retailing, buying and merchandising operations at the troubled retailer, which on Tuesday reported a 40 percent drop in first-half profits…

clock November 10, 2004Samantha Conti


Amid Earnings Decline, May Co. Shifts Focus

May Department Stores, hurt by its acquisition of Marshall Field’s, saw a steep drop in third-quarter profits, despite a 17 percent rise in revenues.

clock November 10, 2004Meredith Derby


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