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Speculation Grows About Baker's Chase for Neiman's

A deal to sell the Dallas-based luxury chain would be difficult to execute.

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Fashion

Inside Giorgio Armani's Chic Spring Collection

Dubbing his collection ‘Charmani,’ Giorgio Armani’s spring line radiated a chic charm that felt fresh and alluring.

clock September 23, 2016Bridget Foley

Fashion

Versace Rethinks Ath-leisure for Spring 2017

Donatella Versace played an athletic hand for the win for spring.

clock September 24, 2016Jessica Iredale

The Chase for Castagna: Ex-Penney’s Executive Said to Be in Kmart Talks

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Overview

Financier-turned-retailer Eddie Lampert is trying to lure Vanessa Castagna into his realm.

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In Brief: Adidas Uniform Flap … Bid For Charity … Musical Dates …

ADIDAS UNIFORM FLAP: Adidas may be forced to remove its trademark three-stripe design from Olympic team clothing. Nike, Puma and Reebok are among manufacturers that have written to the International Olympic Committee claiming that…

clock December 9, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Tag’s New Ace … Shooting to the Top … Another Fashion Week …

TAG’S NEW ACE: Tag Heuer has netted Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova as the new endorser in the luxury watch brand’s “What You’re Made Of” campaign, in ads to be photographed by…

clock December 9, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

What to Watch: Laundries Offer Ticket to Style

LOS ANGELES — In the competitive high-end denim field, brands from Bella Dahl to Paper Denim & Cloth rely on innovative washes and finishes to make their jeans stand out in a crowded field and inspire consumers to shell out three-figure sums….

clock December 9, 2004Nola Sarkisian-Miller

Financial

The Chase for Castagna: Ex-Penney’s Executive Said to Be in Kmart Talks

Financier-turned-retailer Eddie Lampert is trying to lure Vanessa Castagna into his realm.

clock December 9, 2004Vicki M. Young

Financial

Stock Downgrades: Chinks in Wal-Mart’s Armor

A Goldman Sachs analyst downgraded shares of Wal-Mart, citing its expansion plans and soft same-store sales, but some said he is off base.

clock December 9, 2004Katherine Bowers and Meredith Derby

Financial

The WWD List: European Paychecks

The 20 European executives of public fashion and apparel companies with the highest remuneration packages.

clock December 9, 2004WWD Staff

Financial

Beauty Beat: Trump Conquers Marshall Field’s …Avon Expansion Looks to Hit $10B by ’07

Donald Trump swept into the Windy City and presided over the most lucrative personal appearance ever for Marshall Field’s State Street store.

clock December 9, 2004WWD Staff

People

Married To the Mob

On the pungent set of “Carlito’s Way: The Beginning,” a prequel to the 1993 Al Pacino gangster flick to be released next fall.

clock December 9, 2004WWD Staff

People

A Model Existence

NEW YORK — While there’s no shortage of aspiring model/actor/filmmaker types in the city, few have had the breaks Matthew Gray Gubler has.

Not only has he walked the runways for Marc Jacobs, Burberry and Louis Vuitton, the…

clock December 9, 2004Anamaria Wilson

People

Undersea Music

Wes Anderson’s films have become known for their terrific tunes: a mix of Mark Mothersbaugh with forgotten Seventies melancholia like Nico’s “These Days” (off “The Royal Tenenbaums”) or Cat Stevens’ “The…

clock December 9, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

What to Watch: Older Shoppers Hungry for Jeans

Many denim lines are focusing on lines geared toward younger consumers, but some are carving a profitable niche with older women.

clock December 9, 2004Georgia Lee

Fashion Features

What to Watch: Persuading Shoppers to Trade Up

For most of the past decade, apparel executives have regarded deflation as being as certain as death and taxes.

In the jeans world, that’s starting to change.

Consumers have opted to spend more of their disposable income on…

clock December 9, 2004Scott Malone

Financial

Powerhouses VF, Levi Strauss Face Hurdles to Jeans Growth

The ups and downs of the jeans business may feel like a roller-coaster ride to smaller firms, but the category’s powerhouses face their own gravitational forces.

Levi Strauss & Co., seven years into a sales slump, has placed its focus…

clock December 9, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

What to Watch: Jeans Brands Ride Demand Wave

The cycle has swung in favor of jeans, and vendors don’t foresee any dip in the year ahead. Their main concern is how the addition of new names into the category will play out.

“All the retailers are jockeying to find what they…

clock December 9, 2004Lauren DeCarlo and Scott Malone

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Anoname Tops Itself … Heavy Denim … VF in Hog Heaven …

Anoname Tops Itself

Anoname Jeans is preparing to add tops to its assortment next year.

Its line will include a mix of basic T-shirts, woven shirts and some off-the-shoulder styles, which designer Melissa Hodgson…

clock December 9, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

What to Watch: Working in Tandem … Mass Attack … Trend Watch …

Sport companies from various fields are working with designers and celebrities on fashion lines to add zest to their brands.

clock December 9, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

What to Watch: Taking Center Stage

The celebrity as designer is alive and well in the contemporary and junior arena, but even the stars realize their roles must be serious.

clock December 9, 2004Lauren DeCarlo

Fashion Features

What to Watch: Rachel Roy’s On a Roll

Rachel Roy broke onto the scene with her label just over a month ago, and while her spring collection hasn’t even shipped yet, buyers are already anticipating her fall designs.

“I’m almost done with fall and holiday for 2005….

clock December 9, 2004Lauren DeCarlo

Fashion Features

What to Watch: Pool Party … Fishing for Brands …

It’s getting crowded in the swimwear pool, as many designers and fashion firms dive in for spring, mostly through licensing deals.

clock December 9, 2004WWD Staff

Financial

Apparel Importers Look to Beef Case Over Cotton Funding

Cotton apparel importers hope a case argued in the Supreme Court will end their mandatory participation in an advertising and research fund.

clock December 9, 2004Joanna Ramey

Financial

London Fog Charts a New Course

NEW YORK — London Fog Industries Inc. has a new direction.

The outerwear firm, which includes the London Fog and Pacific Trail brands, is folding the home-textile business of Homestead Fabrics into its operations. London Fog on Wednesday…

clock December 9, 2004Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

International Reps Flock to ModaPrima

MILAN — Hints of a possible economic upturn buoyed spirits at ModaPrima, the midpriced fashion and accessories show here late last month, though the dollar plunged to a record low against the euro on the day preceding the fair and continued to…

clock December 9, 2004Valerie Waterhouse

Fashion Features

Karen Harvey Growth Plans Start in London

NEW YORK — The ongoing globalization of fashion tastes has compelled talent acquisition and development firm Karen Harvey Consulting Group to open up shop in London.

The group chose London’s Covent Garden as its European base for…

clock December 9, 2004Valerie Seckler

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The candidates and their families wear George W. Bush-era fashions, conjuring adversarial, provocative styles that could emerge during either party’s administration: From left to right: Chelsea Clinton as Paris Hilton, Hillary Clinton in Juicy Couture, Bill Clinton as Blink-182’s Travis Barker, Melania Trump as Avril Lavigne, and Ivanka and Donald Trump as Britney Spears and Kevin Federline.

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Could the Election Be Good for Fashion?

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