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Overview

Retail prices for women's apparel were up 0.5 percent in November and 1.4 percent from a year ago, according to the Consumer Price Index.

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Retail

Retail Prices Grow in Nov.

Retail prices for women’s apparel were up 0.5 percent in November and 1.4 percent from a year ago, according to the Consumer Price Index.

clock December 20, 2004Joanna Ramey

Financial

Wet Seal Names Waller CEO

Troubled Wet Seal is turning to Joel N. Waller, chairman of Wilsons Leather, to be its new chief executive officer, starting Feb. 1.

clock December 20, 2004Amy S. Choi

Fashion Features

In Brief: Frette Finale … Castillo to Rossi … For Sale

FRETTE FINALE: Financially troubled Fin.part has finalized its deal to rent out and possibly sell home linen business Frette, although it will be to a different private equity fund than the one it first announced. Fin.part said it…

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Delphine Arnault in Dior.

People

Final Fling

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson stuck out like a sore thumb among the celebrities at the Artist’s Ball at the Guggenheim Museum.

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Boots at the Marc by Marc Jacobs boutique.

Fashion Features

Cold Comfort

Practicality is often the enemy of fashion and nothing pushes the fashionable toward pragmatism as much as inclement elements.

clock December 20, 2004Meenal Mistry

DSquared’s naughty hat.

Fashion Features

Wintry Wit and Wisdom

“I’m onto my third shearling, and I have a coat with mink on the inside. I mean, I’m 27 — I’m not going to wear a mink on the outside! There are people who look really good, but freeze to death. I really can’t do…

clock December 20, 2004WWD Staff

Fine Rees of Miss Lala’s Boudoir.

Fashion Features

London Goes Lacy and Racy

When it comes to lingerie, London has no care for cotton, preferring silk and satin with lashings of lace and bow trimmings.

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Cox & Power

Retail

London Sparkles With New Gems

Small, independent jewelers are in bloom in London, opening stores to cater to a loyal clientele and attract new customers.

clock December 20, 2004Samantha Conti and Ellen Burney

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Financial

Saison Site Back to the Gold Standard

NEW YORK — Forget about cash, credit or checks for buying gold jewelry. Consumers now have the option to use their gold to buy gold.

Through a partnership with gold investment Web site GoldMoney.com, four-month-old jewelry e-tailer…

clock December 20, 2004Meredith Derby

Financial

WWD Stock Index Slides

NEW YORK — Fretting again over rising oil prices, investors pulled back on retail shares, sending the WWD Composite Stock Index down 0.6 percent on Friday to close at 1,142.87 from 1,150.02 the prior week.

Meanwhile, the…

clock December 20, 2004Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Financial

Judge Sides With Cartier in Watch Design Suit

NEW YORK — After a three-year battle, a Manhattan federal court judge ruled in favor of Cartier’s claims against a New York manufacturer selling watches that infringed upon four of Cartier’s most popular designs.

On Dec. 10,…

clock December 20, 2004Ross Tucker

Joan Kaner

Fashion Features

Fashion and Art Intersect at NYU

KANER’S CANON

Neiman’s Joan Kaner, who got her start working under Geraldine Stutz at Henri Bendel back in the days when the legendary store introduced the concept of in-store boutiques and helped put Stephen…

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Nicky Hilton

Fashion Features

Chick by Nicky Hilton Ready to Do Business

NEW YORK — Nicky Hilton launched her new showroom for Chick by Nicky Hilton last week, surrounded by clothes she designed, people who work for her and images of — well, herself.

The pristine, 7,400-square-foot office and showroom in…

clock December 20, 2004Amy S. Choi

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Retail

Pucci Increasing Japan Exposure

MILAN — Pucci’s first freestanding store in Tokyo’s tony Ginza district crowns the brand’s retail expansion in Japan.

In less than four months, the LVMH-owned Pucci also has opened a freestanding boutique in Osaka and…

clock December 20, 2004Alessandra Ilari

Retail

Cole Haan Adds Shecter to Ranks

NEW YORK — Cole Haan has tapped retail veteran Amy Shecter to head its consumer direct businesses, a post that includes working with the company’s retail team to expand its store portfolio and e-commerce.

Shecter was named senior…

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The Everlast women's line will now be produced by Jacques Moret.

Fashion Features

Moret to Produce Everlast Women’s

Everlast Worldwide Inc. is licensing its women’s apparel to Jacques Moret as part of a strategy to streamline operations and cut costs.

clock December 20, 2004Melanie Kletter

A visual for Jump, Joop's newest men's scent.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Joop Seeks Jump From Men’s Scent … Lauder Sings New Mellody … Takagi Named President of Zirh

PARIS — What’s meant to jump-start the next era of Joop’s fragrances for men? Jump, a scent that’s due in the spring.

The fragrance targets young-at-heart 25- to 39-year-olds.

“He’s the guy you can see…

clock December 20, 2004Brid Costello

Peter Saville

Fashion Features

Tempest in a Flowerpot

PARIS — A spat over some flowers has roiled Europe’s design community into an escalating debate on the age-old question of style versus substance.

It started in October when British inventor James Dyson, known for his high-tech…

clock December 20, 2004Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

Europe Watch: Spanish Steps … Shop Talk

SPANISH STEPS: Bread & Butter is going to Barcelona — and staying in Berlin. The trade show for streetwear, jeans, contemporary and urban fashions is launching a new European round-robin concept, starting in Barcelona July…

clock December 20, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Dallas Market Center Taps Marketing Exec

DALLAS — The Dallas Market Center Co. has named Jane Robertson senior vice president of marketing and has promoted others within her department.

Robertson succeeds Lori Edelman, who resigned to pursue other interests. Edelman joined the…

clock December 20, 2004Holly Haber

Two looks from Peachoo & Krejberg for spring 2005.

Fashion Features

Peachoo & Krejberg: Independent Agenda

PARIS — They behave like young designers — chain-smoking over their sketchbooks and relishing their creative independence — but Roy Krejberg and Peachoo Datwani have been around the block.

Between them, they have a couple of…

clock December 20, 2004Robert Murphy

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