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French High Court Rejects Burkini Ban

Rights groups applaud the decision as a victory for individual and religious freedom.

clock 55mMiles Socha

Business

Prada Profits Slump 25% in H1

Revenues dropped 15 percent, despite the "first signs of improving trends in Mainland China.”

clock 2hGordon Sirlisi

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celeb Scent Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 11hRachel Strugatz

The Candie’s Plan: Exclusive to Kohl’s, to Launch Sportswear

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Overview

Candie's will develop a junior sportswear and accessories line exclusively for Kohl's Department Stores.

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Fashion Features

Scene: Major Mangia in Beverly Hills … Vegas Vamps It Up … Chicago’s Steak and Drake …

Major Mangia in Beverly Hills

Where does Tom Ford go for pasta and red wine when he’s in town? La Dolce Vita, the famed Beverly Hills Rat Pack hangout. The restaurant has hosted every sitting president since John F….

clock December 8, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Making It New in New York

New York show organizers do their best to stay fresh for repeat vendors and visitors.

clock December 8, 2004Lauren DeCarlo

Fashion Features

The Show Must Go On

Despite the proposed sale of two showroom buildings, organizers say market week will continue as planned.

clock December 8, 2004Nola Sarkisian-Miller

Fashion Features

ASR Has an Agenda

As one trade show regroups, another expands.

clock December 8, 2004Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

One-Stop Shopping

Overlapping shows at multiple Las Vegas venues have attendees and organizers calling for consolidation.

clock December 8, 2004Michelle Tyree

Fashion Features

Limbering Up

AmericasMart stretches beyond traditional boundaries to reach new vendors and buyers.

clock December 8, 2004Georgia Lee

Fashion Features

Building Traffic

A new apparel show opens outside AmericasMart.

clock December 8, 2004Georgia Lee

Fashion Features

Maximum Exposure

The Merchandise Mart appeals to buyers with additional markets and a renovated show floor.

clock December 8, 2004Beth Wilson

Fashion Features

Spreading the Word

FashionCenterDallas is hitting the road to attract buyers from outside its traditional borders.

clock December 8, 2004Holly Haber

Fashion Features

FIG Bears Fruit

Dallas’ boutique mart is set to expand.

clock December 8, 2004Rusty Williamson

Fashion Features

The Discovery Channel

Even in a challenging environment, textile trade shows remain the place to get a feel for the fabrics and the next big trend.

clock December 8, 2004Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Calendar

JANUARY

2, Brideworld Expo, Hyatt Regency Orange County, Anaheim, Calif. Tel.: 800-600-7080. Fax: 714-670-1026. E-mail: info@brideworld.com. Web:…

clock December 8, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

The Candie’s Plan: Exclusive to Kohl’s, to Launch Sportswear

Candie’s will develop a junior sportswear and accessories line exclusively for Kohl’s Department Stores.

clock December 8, 2004Evan Clark and Vicki M. Young

Technology

WWD Relaunches Web Site

NEW YORK — Women’s Wear Daily’s Web site has been given an upgrade.

WWD.com now features an improved appearance and is easier to use, following its first major redesign in two years.

“What we’ve done is…

clock December 8, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Weak Teen Sales … Speedo Sponsorship …

WEAK TEEN SALES: Teen retailer Charlotte Russe Holding Inc. cut its first-quarter earnings projections because of weaker-than-expected quarter-to-date sales. The company now sees a profit of 7 to 10 cents a diluted share in the…

clock December 8, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Corrections

The photo of a Chinese factory on Tuesday, was by EPA/QILAI SHEN/Landov. The credit was inadvertently omitted.

A Fashion Scoop on Dec. 2 incorrectly stated that the Missoni retrospective at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills was the first in the…

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People

Suzy

Prince Harry has found a new dame…Minnie Driver plays the role of a diva…A Buddhist in Bloom.

clock December 8, 2004Aileen Mehle

People

Animal House

NEW YORK — Nary a cheetah, leopard, tiger or snakeskin print was spared Monday night as dozens of women clad in slinky animal-print dresses topped with the requisite feathers and furs made their way into the Met’s celebrity-studded fete…

clock December 8, 2004Marshall Heyman and Anamaria Wilson

Fashion Features

What to Watch: Better Knit Arena Heats Up

The better knitwear market is poised for further growth in 2005, and big-name vendors continue their acquisitive ways.

clock December 8, 2004Evan Clark

Retail Features

What to Watch: ACVendors Continue to Acquire, Eye Retailers

NEW YORK — Facing tepid organic growth in their core businesses, big-name vendors such as Liz Claiborne Inc., Jones Apparel Group and Kellwood Co. can be expected to continue their acquisitive ways next year.

“Consolidation will…

clock December 8, 2004Evan Clark

Fashion Features

What to Watch: Branding Moderate

NEW YORK — Moderate brands, pressured by a consumer who doesn’t necessarily need new clothes and savvier offerings from discount stores, are beefing up branding to compete in 2005.

Kellwood Co., for instance, is launching its first…

clock December 8, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

What to Watch: Designers Retake Stage With New Funding

Next year will be one of rebuilding luxury conglomerates, while several designers will be facing their own second acts.

clock December 8, 2004Eric Wilson

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Old Friends … Ladies First … Treacy’s Place …

OLD FRIENDS: When it comes to fashion parties, small is the chicest way to go. On Friday night, Nicolas Ghesquière hosted an oh-so-intimate dinner for 14 at Manhattan’s Wallsé in honor of…

clock December 8, 2004WWD Staff

Financial

Tiffany Sells Stake in Aber

Tiffany & Co. said on Tuesday that it sold its eight million shares, or 13.9 percent stake, in Aber Diamond Corp.

clock December 8, 2004WWD Staff

Beauty Features

YSL to Pursue Trouble Legal Fight

NEW YORK — Executives for YSL Beauté vowed to continue fighting a preliminary injunction that has barred the sale of Boucheron’s Trouble fragrance in the U.S. since late November.

Parfums Boucheron, an arm of YSL Beauté…

clock December 8, 2004Ross Tucker

Retail Features

Big Brands Opening Bigger Tokyo Stores

Most major European luxury brands continue to open massive flagships in Japan, despite experiencing flat sales there.

clock December 8, 2004Miles Socha and Koji Hirano

Fashion Features

Tod’s Takes Beijing

Tod’s opened its second boutique in Mainland China Monday, with hopes to open 20 Tod’s stores in China within the next five years.

clock December 8, 2004Betsy Lowther

Retail Features

Gift Cards: A Mixed Blessing?

Prepaid gift cards threaten to dethrone apparel as the number-one gift choice this holiday season.

clock December 8, 2004Denise Power

Retail Features

E-mails Perk Up Online Sales

E-mail is now Frederick’s most successful marketing channel, aside from catalogue mailings.

clock December 8, 2004Cate T. Corcoran

Fashion Features

Tech Talk: Fighting Online Fraud … OshKosh Kabash … Warnaco’s Big Pick …

FIGHTING ONLINE FRAUD: Online merchants are reaching deeper into their arsenal of fraud-prevention tools to combat criminal activity they believe to be increasingly sophisticated, according to a survey of 292 online retailers…

clock December 8, 2004WWD Staff

Retail Features

D’Loren in the Driver’s Seat

Bob D’Loren is a busy man these days, offering alternative financing deals to several apparel companies.

clock December 8, 2004Eric Wilson

Fashion Features

Fighting Child Abuse

NEW YORK — Last Thursday, 350 people came to Cipriani Fifth Avenue to help break the cycle of child abuse. They raised $425,000 for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Manhattan, at its annual 100 Women Against Child Abuse benefit auction….

clock December 8, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

BCBG Thinking Big in Afterglow of Financing Deal

BCBG Max Azria Group’s completion of a $53 million bond offering last week gives the Los Angeles-based company some financial muscle to flex, helping it to execute an expansion plan that includes entering the men’s wear business in a…

clock December 8, 2004Vicki M. Young and Nola Sarkisian-Miller

Fashion Features

West Watch: Headed to Saint Tropez? … Action Man … Simply Divine …

HEADED TO SAINT TROPEZ?: Holly Dunlap knows the way, and she’s considering the French resort as the next home for a Hollywould shop — instead of Los Angeles. “I’m still looking here,” she insisted…

clock December 8, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

OC/DC Event Raises Money for Kids

Costa Mesa, Calif. — A suit made of wax paper and brushed with white painted stripes may not be perfect for the beach, and that’s fine with the designers at surf brand Rusty, who created the two-piece for the third annual Orange County…

clock December 8, 2004Melissa Magsaysay

Retail Features

Levi’s Restructures Dockers in Europe

PARIS — Levi Strauss & Co. said it would lay off 50 people at Dockers in Europe as it restructures the casual sportswear brand. Levi’s said it would close Dockers’ headquarters in Amsterdam and Dockers’ European president,…

clock December 8, 2004Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

Thomass Takes Victoria’s Secret

Chantal Thomass dropped by Victoria’s Secret Tuesday morning to personally show her spring-summer lingerie collection to the press.

clock December 8, 2004Melanie Kletter

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