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Fashion's Game of Musical Chairs Quickens in Paris

The spring shows feature debuts at four major brands, prompting reflection on the pace of designer change.

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Retail

Tough Times for Neiman's as Firm Battles 'Challenges'

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

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Retail

Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

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Developers’ New View: Not Too Many Stores, Just Not the Right Ones

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Overview

Real estate investment trusts are looking within their portfolios for growth opportunities following a year of robust acquisition activity in the sector.

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The first Wal-Mart to be designed and built specifically for a mall opened in San Diego last fall.

Retail Features

Developers’ New View: Not Too Many Stores, Just Not the Right Ones

Real estate investment trusts are looking within their portfolios for growth opportunities following a year of robust acquisition activity in the sector.

clock January 12, 2005Amy S. Choi

Fashion Features

On the Global Front

NEW YORK — As acquisition opportunities in the U.S. dry up, real estate investment trusts are looking more closely at overseas and Latin American buys. General Growth Properties Inc., for example, closed late last year on malls in Brazil and…

clock January 12, 2005Amy S. Choi

Retail Features

The Shopping Habits of REITs

SIMON PROPERTY GROUP

President and chief operating officer: Richard Sokolov

Portfolio: In North America, Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group owns 299 properties totaling 203 million…

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Retail Features

Tom and Dom, Act Two

In a phone interview from his Los Angeles office, Tom Ford on Tuesday acknowledged that he is working on a design project unrelated to fashion, and that he’s doing so in collaboration with Domenico De Sole.

clock January 12, 2005Bridget Foley

Retail Features

U.S., EU Ponder Trade Breaks for South Asia

Sri Lanka formally asked the U.S. for tariff breaks on apparel, while the EC agreed to consider trade breaks for Asian countries hurt by the tsunami.

clock January 12, 2005Kristi Ellis and John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

In Brief: Perry Ellis Eyes … P.R. Appointment … New Recruit …

PERRY ELLIS EYES: Perry Ellis International has inked a licensing deal with Lantis Eyewear Corp. As part of the three-year arrangement, Lantis will manufacture and distribute sunglasses for the Perry Ellis, Perry Ellis Portfolio and…

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Cameron Diaz

People

Suzy

Athina Onassis Roussel is headed for Greece and great fortune … Cameron Diaz has a new best friend … Some royal engagements.

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A spring look from Two Star Dog.

Fashion Features

Trade Show Trio Sings Upbeat Tune

Vendors were upbeat about business conditions at three New York trade shows, but some buyers were showing restraint.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Romeo’s New Face … In The Hood … Super Jones …

ROMEO’S NEW FACE: Anna Ciummo will be the new women’s designer of the Romeo Gigli line, slated to bow for fall 2005 during Milan’s fashion week in February. Ciummo previously worked at Versace, Malo and…

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Financial

Foreign Investment in U.S. Up to $121B

GENEVA — Growing corporate profits and an improved global economic outlook helped the U.S. attract a surge of new foreign direct investment last year, at a time when investors were generally putting more of their money into the developing…

clock January 12, 2005John Zarocostas

A cash wrap with cachet, at the new Ms'tique.

Fashion Features

A Full Makeover With Ms’tique

NEW YORK — With a bit of vision and almost $1 million for reconstruction, the suburban Ms’tique fashion store was recast in a former supermarket space to be a distinctive, urban-like retail setting.

“We were busting out of the…

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Jack Hruska

Retail Features

Hruska in Broader Store Design Role

NEW YORK — Jack Hruska, who has been instrumental is setting the design and visual elements of Bloomingdale’s stores around the country, has been promoted to the chain’s parent, Federated Department Stores Inc., as divisional vice…

clock January 12, 2005David Moin

Warm metallics like copper and soft golds reflect luxury, as seen in a gold clutch and beauty packaging.

Fashion Features

Branding at the Color of Speed

NEW YORK — As the pace of life accelerates, marketers are starting to use colors to appeal to people who are either finding ways to move faster or to slow down.

With technologies from computers to digital photography speeding up the rate…

clock January 12, 2005Valerie Seckler

Fashion Features

The Case for Consistency

NEW YORK — People associate Levi’s with the color blue, Fila equally with red or white, Nike with white and L’Oréal with purple.

That’s according to a study called “Color: Global Market Bias-Part 1,”…

clock January 12, 2005Valerie Seckler

Albert Maysles and Antonio Ferrera in Central Park.

Fashion Features

Christo’s Chroniclers

NEW YORK — Most artists live for the ultimate validation of seeing their work hanging in a museum or an important collection. But Christo and Jeanne-Claude are temporal artists whose work exists only in the collective memories of those who…

clock January 12, 2005Sharon Edelson

An image shot by Patrick Demarchelier at the LVMH tower on 57th Street.

Retail Features

Tag Heuer Adds Celeb Muscle

Uma Thurman, Tiger Woods, Maria Sharapova and Jeff Gordon are the stars of Tag Heuer’s new ad campaign titled “What Are You Made Of.”

clock January 12, 2005Emily Holt

Flap-pocket jeans from Jak & Rae, with lace top over cotton cashmere blend tank.

Fashion Features

Hot Kiss Line to Compete in Contemporary

The race of junior brands into the contemporary market keeps heating up, with Hot Kiss the newest entrant.

clock January 12, 2005Nola Sarkisian-Miller

A cotton dress with butterfly star print from Soundgirl.

Fashion Features

Agenda Spotlights Alternative Brands

LOS ANGELES — The formula for the Agenda trade show is straightforward — assemble interesting fashion brands, charge them a fair market price and deliver on strong attendance.

The concept has proved to be a winner for co-founder…

clock January 12, 2005Nola Sarkisian-Miller

Fashion Features

West Watch: Warnaco Trumps Trump … Soul Stepper … Moore Help …

WARNACO TRUMPS TRUMP: Swim giant Warnaco will sponsor “The Design Apprentice’’ program at Los Angeles’ Otis School of Fashion Design, with Warnaco Swim Group executive vice president Kathy Van Ness in the role…

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Hilary Swank in YSL.

Fashion Features

Critics’ Choices

LOS ANGELES — You know awards season is in full swing when even a record rainfall can’t keep stars from dressing for the red carpet.

The heavens were unrelenting and the entrance to the Wiltern LG Theater was semiflooded for Monday…

clock January 12, 2005Marcy Medina

Retail Features

Tory Burch, Ted Baker To Open in Los Angeles

NEW YORK — Tory Burch and Ted Baker are set to join Kitsons and other fashion-forward retailers on Los Angeles’ Robertson Boulevard this year.

These are the designers’ first boutiques outside of New York. Both also sell in…

clock January 12, 2005Amy S. Choi

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Revlon Seeking $1M in Shipping Damage Suit … Beiersdorf Income, Sales Up

Revlon Seeking $1M in Shipping Damage Suit

NEW YORK — Revlon Inc. is seeking to collect more than $1 million from two foreign shipping companies that allegedly lost and/or damaged a load of cosmetics bound for New York…

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Technology

Bits & Bytes

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Wei-Chieh Tu, an industrial design graduate student at Pratt, was inspired to create a shoe with a transformable heel height while shopping with his wife, Chia Hung. She longed for a pair of the high heels she…

clock January 12, 2005Cate T. Corcoran

Technology

Welcome to WWDExecTech

Today marks the launch of WWDExecTech. This monthly special section will focus on information technology issues facing the retailing industry. By reaching chief executive officers, chief financial officers, merchandising executives and Wall Street…

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Technology

Free Shipping Is Reason to Buy

Free Shipping Is Reason to Buy: 88% of respondents said they seek out online retailers who offer free shipping and handling.

SOURCE: FORRESTER RESEARCH INC.

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Technology

Tech Talk: Disney’s Loss, NRF’s Gain …Transfer of Power … Hotka Hire …

DISNEY’S LOSS, NRF’S GAIN: Joseph LaRocca, who most recently served as loss prevention director for The Disney Store, is the new vice president of loss prevention for the National Retail Federation. In his new role,…

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Ron Ehlers

Technology

The CIO Hot Seat

In 2005, retail chief information officers will spend their days irked and amused, inspired and confused, held accountable for the unpredictable and measuring the intangible.

No win? No way.

Though technology simplifies tasks…

clock January 12, 2005Denise Power

Technology

CRM: HOT

Retail has not cooled on customer relationship management technology despite the failed and costly implementations endured by early movers.

Difficulties only amplified the message that CRM is as much about process as it is about technology. CRM…

clock January 12, 2005Denise Power

Technology

Top of Mind

What’s next? What’s new? What technology trends are taking shape in your world that others may not yet have keyed in on? When WWD put this open-ended question to six senior technology executives, their responses were, well, all over the…

clock January 12, 2005Denise Power

Technology

RFID Not (Yet)

Managing the hype surrounding the next big thing in technology is no small feat.

“This is probably a bigger issue now than it’s ever been,” said Phillip Maxwell, senior vice president and chief information officer at Neiman…

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Regal Entertainment has implemented new work stations and an operating system to speed customer service and business processes.

Technology

Theater as Retail

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Retailers aren’t the only ones lambasted for lack of merchandising prowess and creativity in making their stores exciting destinations for shoppers. Regal Entertainment has something of a similar challenge.

The…

clock January 12, 2005Marc Millstein

Technology

Regal Ways: $25 per Diem

J.E. Henry, senior vice president and chief information officer of Regal Entertainment Group, knows one thing: the role of the IT department is to serve the organization, clear and simple. He also knows that while doing so might come at a cost, it…

clock January 12, 2005Marc Millstein

Technology

Banking on Optimization

Retailers avoided a disaster this past holiday season. Despite generally weak sales in most sectors, executives and analysts say there was no major panic among retailers, in large part because of significantly improved management of inventory and…

clock January 12, 2005Marc Millstein

Technology

Demanding Action

Store optimization efforts are making headlines and providing some quick in-store paybacks for retailers. The supply chain side of the equation, though, is quite another matter.

The roadmap for the supply chain of the future — or demand…

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Mohsen Moazami

Retail Features

$325 Billion Opportunity

Enacting a consumer-driven replenishment system represents a $325 billion opportunity for the retailing industry, according to research conducted by Cisco Systems’ Internet Business Solutions Group.

The research, a draft copy of which was…

clock January 12, 2005Marc Millstein

Technology

Wal-Mart’s Mandate: The retailer’s RFID initiative generates mixed signals.

Wal-Mart is pushing ahead with its program to roll out radio frequency identification chips throughout its supply chain, while other major global retailers are taking a more focused and less controversial approach. At issue with the Wal-Mart project…

clock January 12, 2005Cate T. Corcoran

Ace's Chicago-to-St.Louis bike trek.

Retail Features

Giving Giants: WWDExecTech Fetes Retail’s Caring Side With a Tip of the Hat to 10 Patrons

It may be the foundations established by retail heavyweights that choreograph the year’s fund-raising activities, but the danseurs and danseuses in this gavotte are the employees.

They are the ones who shine when urgent needs, such as…

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