LVMH’s Banner Quarter: Bags and Watches Drive 10 Percent Gain in Sales

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LVMH reported a 9.8 percent rise in first-quarter sales and was upbeat about 2005, citing demand for designer handbags and luxury watches

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LVMH’s Banner Quarter: Bags and Watches Drive 10 Percent Gain in Sales

LVMH reported a 9.8 percent rise in first-quarter sales and was upbeat about 2005, citing demand for designer handbags and luxury watches

clock April 21, 2005Miles Socha


LVMH Notches Victory In Counterfeiting Case

NEW YORK — LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is finding success in its campaign to bring legal action against Chinatown landlords allowing counterfeit goods to be sold out of their properties.

Richard Carroll, the owner of seven Canal…

clock April 21, 2005Ross Tucker

Fashion Features

Congressional Group Pushes Bush on Trade Policy

Lawmakers turned up the pressure on the Bush administration in an effort to influence government trade policy.

clock April 21, 2005Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

In Brief: Women’s Wear Boosts Boss … Bush Signs Bankruptcy Bill … Tommy’s New Credit Line …

WOMEN’S WEAR BOOSTS BOSS: Hugo Boss AG is off to a strong start this year with net earnings rising 17 percent on a sales gain of 14 percent for the first quarter. In preliminary figures released Wednesday, the Metzingen,…

clock April 21, 2005WWD Staff

The anti-Wal-Mart ad in the New York Times.


Wal-Mart Foes Intensify Battle

BOSTON — The public relations war over Wal-Mart rages on.

Wal-Mart Watch, a new advocacy group campaigning against the world’s biggest retailer, took out a full-page ad in The New York Times on Wednesday alleging that taxpayers get…

clock April 21, 2005Katherine Bowers

Maureen Chiquet

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Chanel’s Chiquet Makes First Two Major Moves

Maureen Chiquet made two major appointments Wednesday, Christine Dagousset to oversee the marketing and sales of fragrance and beauty, and Rebekah Hirsch as head of a newly unified public relations effort.

clock April 21, 2005WWD Staff


Inflation Fears Mount as Consumer Prices Gain in March

Retail prices for women’s apparel jumped 1.8 percent in the month and 0.4 percent for the year, according to the March Consumer Price Index.

clock April 21, 2005Kristi Ellis and Scott Malone


Spice World

The celebrities were plentiful at Cheryl Howard Crew’s book party.

clock April 21, 2005Marcy Medina

John Legend gets fitted for a suit at the Valentino store.


I Am Legend

A Legend speaks out

clock April 21, 2005Marshall Heyman


Chic of the Week

Amanda Peet, chic of the week

clock April 21, 2005WWD Staff

Mikhail Baryshnikov and Chelsea Clinton


Eye Scoops: School Ties … Horse Play

And two scoops.

clock April 21, 2005WWD Staff

Chair by Versace.

Fashion Features

Designers Head Home

The latest Salone del Mobile proved that fashion designers are becoming even more serious about the home.

clock April 21, 2005Luisa Zargani

Peter Koral and Andreas Kurz, Seven For All Mankind.

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Seven Adding On … Meltin’ Pot on the Move

Meltin’ Pot moves to Manhattan’s Meatpacking District.

clock April 21, 2005WWD Staff

An image from Black Label’s new fall campaign.

Fashion Features

Seeking Sanctuary With Growth

Contemporary label Sanctuary is breaking out with the launch of S Label and its first magazine ad campaign for its original Black Label line.

clock April 21, 2005Nola Sarkisian-Miller

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Fashion Features

Belstaff Cruises Into States

NEW YORK — Most Americans saw Belstaff on the big screen before they were able to find it on the shelves of department stores. Now the Italian outerwear company, famous for its motorcycle jackets, will launch a full women’s collection for…

clock April 21, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Consumers are paying more for technologically driven products such as this Adidas 1 style.


Performance Items Driving Sport Chains

Athletic retailers are at the front of the retail field and the pace is expected to continue this year, analysts and industry executives said.

clock April 21, 2005Melanie Kletter

Swimmer Amanda Beard with Ralph Hughes of Marshall Field’s.


Axcelerate Speeds Into Retail

CHICAGO — Speedo launched its Axcelerate sportswear line with help from Olympic gold medalist Amanda Beard at the Marshall Field’s flagship here last week.

“We’re taking Speedo from the water to the land with this…

clock April 21, 2005Beth Wilson


Areas of Retail Expertise

As a retailer, trying to figure out where to strategically locate your stores is the crux of the job. “The most expensive thing a retailer can do is open a nonperforming store,” said Rich Hollander, president of the CustomerID division of…

clock April 21, 2005Cecily Hall


Penney’s Aims to Boost the Bottom Line

PLANO, Tex. — J.C. Penney Co. is setting ambitious goals for the bottom line and expansion.

Company executives told Wall Street analysts here on Wednesday that within five years they are aiming for operating profits to increase to 9.5…

clock April 21, 2005Rusty Williamson

Honoree Cathy Hardwick.

Fashion Features

Hardwick Among Pratt Legends Honorees

NEW YORK — The question is familiar in fashion circles: “What becomes a legend most?”

According to the Pratt Institute, it is people who are role models to their students. And so, at this year’s Pratt Legends awards, the…

clock April 21, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Delphine Krakoff’s "room vignette."

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Eye to Eye … Spring Cleaning … Interpreting Nicole

EYE TO EYE: Karl Lagerfeld, who just photographed Helena Christensen for a forthcoming Dom Perignon advertising campaign, has another collaboration cooking with the supermodel-turned-photographer. He said he plans to…

clock April 21, 2005WWD Staff

On the runway in Atlanta, looks from People for Peace.

Fashion Features

Buyers in Atlanta Seek Variety

ATLANTA — Retro looks and the bohemian chic trend drew mixed reviews at AmericasMart, with many buyers saying they were looking for more variety that works for a wider range of ages and sizes.

“If you’re 40, with a great sense…

clock April 21, 2005Georgia Lee


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