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Future at Stake: Neiman's Battles the Luxury Drought

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

LVMH Nears Lacroix Sale

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Christian Lacroix confirmed Friday that Bernard Arnault, who launched the designer to stardom by setting up a couture house just for him in 1987, is in talks to off-load it to Falic Group, the Florida-based travel retail firm.

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LVMH Nears Lacroix Sale

Christian Lacroix confirmed that LVMH, which has backed Lacroix’s couture house since 1987, is in talks to sell it to travel retail firm Falic Group.

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Retail Features

Industry Loses 29,900 Jobs in 2004

Employment in the U.S. apparel and textile industries suffered big losses in 2004, while retailers also had declines in jobs, the Labor Department said.

clock January 10, 2005Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

In Brief: M&S Profit Warning … Wal-Mart Names Chief Operating Officer

M&S PROFIT WARNING: Troubled retailer Marks & Spencer plc warned that pretax profits for the fiscal year ending in March would fall short of analysts’ recent estimates, and instead be in the range of 600 million pounds…

clock January 10, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

Monday: Accessories and Intimate Apparel Market Week, New York.

Tuesday: Pulse show, Chicago (through Thursday).

Wednesday: International Fashion Fair Tokyo and Workshop Toyko (through…

clock January 10, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoop: Pop Shot

POP SHOT: In her latest single, “Rich Girl,” Gwen Stefani professes to wanting “all the money in the world.” If she was a rich girl, she sings, “my cash flow would never, ever end,”…

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Fashion Features

EXCLUSIVE: The First Family’s Fashion

Laura Bush came to town over the weekend with an agenda of her own: finalizing plans for her gown for the Inaugural Ball on Jan. 20.

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Fashion Features

Valentino’s Full-Court Press

Valentino SpA is moving full-steam ahead with plans such as opening a flagship in Tokyo, selling in China and launching a fragrance called V.

clock January 10, 2005Lisa Lockwood

People

Drive In

Volkswagen chose to unveil its 2005 model Jetta amid spotlights and glamour at The Lot soundstage…Dishing with Jessica Walter.

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People

Chic of the Week: Cate Blanchett

PARIS — Cate Blanchett brought a blast of spring chic — gypsy style — to Paris last week, wearing Jean Paul Gaultier to a screening of “The Aviator,” Martin Scorsese’s latest flick. Could Gaultier be a trial run for…

clock January 10, 2005Chantal Goupil

People

Class Act

LOS ANGELES — Anyone who knows Jessica Walter as Lucille Bluth, the self-centered family matriarch who’s usually dressed to “Dynasty”-like perfection on Fox’s Emmy-winning “Arrested Development,” would be…

clock January 10, 2005Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

Speedo Operates Undercover

NEW YORK — The Warnaco Group is launching Axcelerate Engineered by Speedo, a bold new brand and classification of underwear that melds fashion with high-tech performance.

The high-performance underwear for women and men is a spin-off of an…

clock January 10, 2005Karyn Monget

Retail Features

Chelsea Gets New Parent

NEW YORK — Komar Co. has acquired a majority share of Chelsea Design Group LLC from Gelmart Industries Inc., said David Komar, executive vice president of the 97-year-old innerwear firm.

Chelsea Design was created in June 2003 in a…

clock January 10, 2005Karyn Monget

Retail Features

Frederick’s Taps Schulman

NEW YORK — Frederick’s of Hollywood has appointed John Schulman to the new post of senior vice president and general merchandise manager.

Schulman, a 20-year retail veteran, most recently was general manager of retail and licensing…

clock January 10, 2005Karyn Monget

Fashion Features

Stan Herman Robes Go Upscale

Stan Herman will unveil his signature line of robes and at-homewear today, produced by new licensee Carole Hochman Designs.

clock January 10, 2005Karyn Monget

Fashion Features

Stacey’s Second Act

Stacey Lapidus, Vanity Fair contributing accessories editor, is launching a namesake collection tonight at Soho House in New York.

clock January 10, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Landau Inks Deal With Worldwide Dreams

NEW YORK — Adrienne Landau Designs is teaming up with Worldwide Dreams LLC for a licensed collection of printed silk and devoré velvet scarves. The collection, called Adrienne Landau Studio, will be launched during the May market for fall…

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Fashion Features

Teko Takes a Nature Walk

NEW YORK — Think twice before throwing that plastic water bottle into the trash — it could become a new pair of socks.

Ecopet, a trademarked recycled polyester fiber, is the primary material in a new legwear line introduced by Teko,…

clock January 10, 2005Emily Holt

Fashion Features

The Big Bag Wolf

DALLAS — With her creative charm, reedy voice and frazzled demeanor, Sherry Wolf is remarkably similar to Rosanna Arquette’s character in the 1985 classic “Desperately Seeking Susan.”

It’s not much of a…

clock January 10, 2005Holly Haber

Memo Pad: Traveling Up … Falling Into Place … Donna Spills It

TRAVELING UP: The first change under new Condé Nast editorial director Thomas J. Wallace has already taken place with the naming of Klara Glowczewska as Wallace’s replacement at Condé…

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Fashion Features

Bruno Magli Unit Exits Bankruptcy

NEW YORK — BM USA Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Bruno Magli SpA, emerged from bankruptcy on Thursday.

Aaron Schwartz, president of Bruno Magli North America, said in a telephone interview on Friday, “It’s such a nice way to end…

clock January 10, 2005Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Analysts Give Mixed ’05 Outlook, Consumer Spending in Question

Just one week into the new year and already there are mixed perceptions about the state of consumer spending among economists.

clock January 10, 2005Vicki M. Young

Financial

WWD Stock Index Declines

NEW YORK — Investors kept up their retreat from retail and apparel stocks last week despite a brighter jobs outlook —  hiring hit a five-year high, the government said Friday — and better-than-expected same-store sales for…

clock January 10, 2005Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: L’Artisan Parfumeur Spun Off From Cradle … Shiseido to Shutter Studios

L’Artisan Parfumeur Spun Off From Cradle

NEW YORK — L’Artisan Parfumeur has left the Cradle.

Cradle Holdings Inc., the parent company of Penhaligon’s, Erno Laszlo and — until Thursday —…

clock January 10, 2005Matthew W. Evans

Textiles

Avondale Remains Shut After Wreck

NEW YORK — An Avondale Mills Inc. official said Sunday the company doesn’t expect to reopen its Graniteville, S.C. facilities until Wednesday at the earliest.

The plant has been closed since a Thursday train crash released a cloud…

clock January 10, 2005Scott Malone

Retail Features

Industry Backs Tsunami Aid Effort

As relief workers rush aid to the victims of last month’s devastating tsunami in South Asia, fashion firms have mobilized behind the effort.

clock January 10, 2005Evan Clark

Retail Features

Bob Green Exits Vestimenta Post

NEW YORK — Bob Green has left as president and chief executive officer of Vestimenta Inc., the U.S. and Canadian distributor of Calvin Klein Collection women’s and men’s wear and Vestimenta men’s wear.

Vestimenta Inc. is…

clock January 10, 2005WWD Staff

Retail Features

Hilfiger’s Michalaros Resigns

Christa Michalaros, president of women’s sportswear at Tommy Hilfiger USA, has resigned, according to a source familiar with the situation.

clock January 10, 2005Evan Clark

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