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Presidential Election Seen Clouding the Spending Picture

Studies show that shoppers are both ready to spend for the holidays and holding off because of the election.

clock 3hDavid Moin and Evan Clark


Brooks Brothers Buys Alexis Bittar Jewelry Business

The retailer's Carolee division will operate the newly acquired label.

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Gigi Hadid on Bootie Collaboration With Stuart Weitzman

Gigi Hadid on her collaboration with Stuart Weitzman and the corresponding James Franco-directed film in which she boxes in heels.

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Holiday’s Golden Hue: Jewelry Stores Bullish About 2nd-Half Demand

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Fine jewelry retailers at JCK expect a strong second half driven by women buying for themselves.

From This Issue

DeGrisogono’s gold, amber, onyx and red agate ring.


Holiday’s Golden Hue: Jewelry Stores Bullish About 2nd-Half Demand

Fine jewelry retailers at JCK expect a strong second half driven by women buying for themselves.

clock June 20, 2005Sophia Chabbott and Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

Showbits: Pas de Deux … Coin Charm … Couture Extension …

PAS DE DEUX: Kathy Ireland launched her new jewelry collection in collaboration with Elizabeth Taylor called Kathy Ireland Jewelry exclusively for House of Taylor Jewelry at JCK in Las Vegas, as reported in WWD in…

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Peter Arnold


Peter Arnold Named Varvatos President

Peter Arnold, executive director of the CFDA, will leave to become president at John Varvatos Enterprises.

clock June 20, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

In Brief: Jones Leaves Goody’s … Doneger Gets Down … Closing Time On Regent Street

JONES LEAVES GOODY’S: Max Jones, executive vice president, merchandising at Goody’s Family Clothing, has resigned. Fred Mershad, president and chief merchandising officer, will take over direct responsibility for the…

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Fashion Features

Coming This Week

TUESDAY: Licensing 2005 International, New York (through Thursday).

WEDNESDAY: Hennes & Mauritz reports second-quarter sales and earnings.

THURSDAY: Finish Line and Rite Aid Corp….

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Natalia Vodianova


In the Buff

Regulars on the party circuit this week were either bidding on nude pictures or talking about their Skivvies … At sea with Maud Fontenoy

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Maud Fontenoy


Water Logged

NEW YORK — To anyone who’s seen the film “Open Water,” wherein two scuba divers are stranded in shark-infested waters after their tour boat leaves them behind, the idea of finding oneself alone in the middle of the ocean is…

clock June 20, 2005Emily Holt

The Samantha Chang Exclusives for Henri Bendel environment.


Bendel’s and Samantha Chang Team Up

NEW YORK — Henri Bendel has started its first lingerie co-branding effort with designer Samantha Chang.

The strategy behind the designer-retailer union, which is being marketed as Samantha Chang Exclusives for Henri Bendel, is to offer…

clock June 20, 2005Karyn Monget

Hand-crocheted items highlight the retro collection.

Fashion Features

Hanro Delves Into Fashion Archives For Retro Lingerie

NEW YORK — Hanro USA, the American unit of Hanro of Switzerland, will launch a luxe collection of vintage-inspired lingerie at the Jan. 23-26 edition of the Salon International de la Lingerie in Paris.

The compact collection, which was…

clock June 20, 2005Karyn Monget

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Miller’s High Life at Bloomingdale’s

NEW YORK — More than 200 customers packed the lingerie department of Bloomingdale’s flagship here at a cocktail party and fashion show for the new Nicole Miller Collection of luxe intimates.

Shoppers enjoyed…

clock June 20, 2005Karyn Monget


WWD Stock Index Jumps 2.3%

NEW YORK — Skyrocketing oil prices did little to quell the bulls on Wall Street last week as all the major indices rallied.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 44 points Friday as stocks climbed for a fifth straight…

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Bulgari ceo Francesco Trapani.


Luxe Sees Potential in Russia, Mideast

ROME — Burberry opening in Moscow and Saks Fifth Avenue entering the Middle East are just the beginning.

Despite the recent buzz surrounding China, the Asian giant isn’t the only emerging market out there. Executives at luxury goods…

clock June 20, 2005Amanda Kaiser

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Emilio Pucci Returns ‘Home’ to Capri

Pucci has opened a new boutique in Capri, where Emilio Pucci kicked off his career in 1951.

clock June 20, 2005Luisa Zargani and Dawn S. Kissi

Jean Madar

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Douglas to Acquire S.A. Lavigne … Laura Ashley vs. L’Oreal … Inter Parfums’ Madar Honored

 Douglas to Acquire S.A. Lavigne

BERLIN — Douglas Perfumeries is quadrupling its number of doors in France.

The German beauty retailer has agreed to acquire the French perfumery group S.A. Lavigne, effective…

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Geoffrey Beene’s Oyster Bay Cove home.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Beene There … Belgian Ties … Ladies Luck …

BEENE THERE: Geoffrey Beene’s three-bedroom Long Island house is on the block for $4.9 million. The fact that the famously private designer lived on the 15-acre Oyster Bay Cove hideaway has attracted “quite a few”…

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Fashion Features

Eagle Lands at John Hardy

Terri Eagle, former chief operating officer of David Yurman, is headed to John Hardy as president and ceo.

clock June 20, 2005Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Von Dutch Sues Former Designer Audigier

LOS ANGELES — Von Dutch Originals, the car culture-influenced apparel line that hit full throttle two years ago, is suing its former designer, Christian Audigier, his nephew and three sales representatives in an alleged scheme to extort millions…

clock June 20, 2005Nola Sarkisian-Miller


Fashion Features

Moda Adapts to Competition From China

MILAN — A strong euro and increasing competition from China and other low-cost countries spurred Italian manufacturers showing at Modaprima to find new ways to be competitive.

In addition, the interest of Japanese buyers visiting the…

clock June 20, 2005Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

Europe Watch: Alpine Slide … Shopping Habits

ALPINE SLIDE: Citing inventory write-downs, a slump in the general snowboard business and restructuring costs, French ski firm Rossignol SA last week reported a full-year net loss of 25 million euros, or $31.6 million, in the year…

clock June 20, 2005Emilie Marsh

Macy’s will soon be truly national.


Still Roaring

Department stores might be a shrinking breed, but not all are shrinking violets.

After years of bankruptcies, mergers and consolidations, the statistics show that those with real staying power — notably, Federated Department Stores Inc.,…

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How the Survey Was Done…

Where to buy clothes used to be a relatively simple matter. There was always the question of style and selection. The customer, however, had a limited number of retail options — local merchants, department stores, specialty stores and mail-order…

clock June 20, 2005Ira P. Schneiderman

Intermix, like many smaller boutiques, tries to help the consumer coordinate outfits and accessories.


No Time to Shop?

Consumers are trying to find ways to stretch their disposable time even more than their disposable dollars.

clock June 20, 2005Joanna Ramey


What Drives Consumers In?

With more than one-third of consumers indicating that price is the most important store attribute in WWD’s first Where America Shops survey, it’s clear that Americans are still having a love affair with the bargain.

For the right…

clock June 20, 2005Sharon Edelson

Wal-Mart is beginning to open stores at shopping malls.


Wal-Mart: $500 Billion by 2010

The world’s largest company continues to morph and, despite its challenges, shows no signs of slowing.

clock June 20, 2005Sharon Edelson

Brands such as Isaac Mizrahi’s sweater and T-shirt in Target and Gap (below) are among those positioned to capitalize on women’s growing penchant for well-priced apparel.


Spend Less, Buy More

Women are more likely to buy a greater number of items at cheaper prices to refresh their wardrobes.

clock June 20, 2005Valerie Seckler

J.C. Penney, which counts Arizona jeans among its private labels, scored high among teens shopping for denim.


Teens and Jeans

Kids love jeans, and will go anywhere and to all price points to find them.

clock June 20, 2005Rusty Williamson

Kohl’s scored best with high-end shoppers.


Take It Easy

Low prices and an efficient experience dominate when shopping for casual clothes.

clock June 20, 2005Michelle Tyree

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Dress Code

Consumers prefer department stores for dresses,

clock June 20, 2005Rusty Williamson


The Innerwear Powerhouse

Victoria’s Secret takes high honors.

clock June 20, 2005Karyn Monget


At Home With the Range

Variety is the key to accessories.

clock June 20, 2005Jennifer Hirshlag

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Minimalist Opportunity

The bare-bones approach at warehouse clubs appeals to bargain-hunting apparel shoppers.

clock June 20, 2005Kristin Finn

Like, specific dot-com sites attracted 32 percent of shoppers.


‘Net Profits

Shopping online is becoming easier and more secure, and consumers are taking full advantage.

clock June 20, 2005Georgia Lee


The ‘Wi’ Phenomenon

Connected and disconnected: Wireless technologies are making shopping easier any time, any place.

clock June 20, 2005Sharon Edelson

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Getting Hitched

How does the world’s biggest retailer cater to a small, highly specialized community? WWD went to Ohio to find out.

clock June 20, 2005Venessa Lau


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Liberty Fairs Creates E-commerce Site With Farfetch

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