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Chloé Captured the Effortless Simplicity of French Style

The seafaring life was the inspiration for Clare Waight Keller's lovely, breezy spring collection for Chloé.

clock 16hBridget Foley


Claus Dietrich Lahrs Appointed Chief Executive of Bottega Veneta

He succeeds Carlo Alberto Beretta, who will take on the new role of chief client and marketing officer at Kering.

clock 15hLuisa Zargani and Joelle Diderich


Acqua di Parma Goes Luxe, Plots Retail Expansion

Acqua di Parma is launching a higher-priced line, opening its first U.S. store and expanding its women's range.

clock 11hRachel Strugatz

Pumping Up to $30B: Federated’s New Era Begins as May Fades

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Federated is already deep into planning the integration of May Co., even as shareholders approved the $17 billion merger of the retailers Wednesday.

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Pumping Up to $30B: Federated’s New Era Begins as May Fades

Federated is already deep into planning the integration of May Co., even as shareholders approved the $17 billion merger of the retailers Wednesday.

clock July 14, 2005David Moin and Vicki M. Young


In Brief: More Bad News … Fast Lane … Neiman’s Sets Date …

Troubled retailer Marks and Spencer plc said Wednesday its sales slid 3.1 percent in the 14 weeks to July 9, or the first quarter of the fiscal year.

clock July 14, 2005WWD Staff


China’s U.S. Imports Continue to Increase

China continued to dominate apparel and textile trade with the U.S. in May, boosting imports of those categories by 52.4 percent over a year ago.

clock July 14, 2005Evan Clark

Rusty Truck

Memo Pad: Get The Rush Out … Rocawear Catches The Vibe … Legal Brief

Moonlighting: just for frustrated desk jockeys and wage earners looking to make an extra buck? Not necessarily.

clock July 14, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

CFDA Resurrects 7th on Sale on eBay

After a 10-year hiatus, the CFDA is bringing back the 7th on Sale charity sale this fall, but this time it will take place as an auction on eBay.

clock July 14, 2005Marc Karimzadeh


If the Shoe Fits…

The social set seems to be doing a lot more credit card damage at Christian Louboutin than at Manolo Blahnik.

clock July 14, 2005Jacob Bernstein


Wedding Belle

It’s just hours before the New York premiere of “Wedding Crashers” and actress Isla Fisher is a nervous wreck.

clock July 14, 2005Elisa Lipsky-Karasz


Chic of the Week

Vanessa Paradis showed the girls in L.A. how the red carpet should be done at Sunday’s premiere of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”

clock July 14, 2005WWD Staff

A look from Blumarine's new Paolo Tarabini line.

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Bottoms Up … Joe’s Good Quarter Boosts Innovo Earnings … Analysts: Beware B-T-S …

The former president and co-owner of Apple Bottoms, a curve-flattering line of clothing by hip-hop artist Nelly, is using the same design approach to appeal to a market beyond the urban customer.

clock July 14, 2005WWD Staff

51 percent of attendees came from outside Spain.

Fashion Features

Bread & Butter Gets Spanish Flair

Vendors attending contemporary fair Bread & Butter Barcelona were rewarded with strong sales from a flood of international buyers.

clock July 14, 2005Barbara Barker

One of the 2004 sponsors, Tamagotchi, invited teens to craft a personalized friendship bracelet post-show.

Fashion Features

Pop Stars Take Dtour to Simon Malls

The name Ryan Cabrera may not mean much to anyone born before 1985, but Simon Property Group is counting on him to inspire fervor in the hearts of teenagers this fall.

clock July 14, 2005Amy S. Choi

Rocawear has added more fashion-forward pieces to its collection.

Fashion Features

On the Pulse of Urban Trends

The Pulse show in Chicago was a platform for contemporary firms to break into the urban market, which has become less logo-driven.

clock July 14, 2005Beth Wilson

Fashion Features

On the Sand With Misty May and Kerri Walsh

Beach volleyball players and tour organizers are out to prove that their sport is about more than just bikini-clad women.

clock July 14, 2005Melanie Kletter

Robert J. Ulrich


Big Bosses, Big Bonuses

The top 20 retail apparel executives of publicly held U.S. companies with the highest compensation packages from 2004 (includes salary and bonus).

clock July 14, 2005WWD Staff


The Topsy-Turvy World of Executive Pay

Twenty of retail’s hotshots raked in a combined $69 million in income last year, thanks to some stellar company performances.

clock July 14, 2005Cecily Hall and Liza Casabona

Halter one-piece with matching pareo from Michael Michael Kors.

Fashion Features

Kors, Valvo Dive Into Swim

The launch of Michael Kors and Carmen Marc Valvo swimwear will likely heat up an already crowded sector that has seen its share of entrants.

clock July 14, 2005Melanie Kletter

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Ferre At The V&A … Cavalli On The Rocks … Cliffhanger …

Roberto Cavalli sure knows how to cultivate his bon vivant image.

clock July 14, 2005WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Trussardi Signs Deal With Selective Beauty … Warner, Jimenez to Urban Decay, Hard Candy … Cox Arquette Hosts Sweet Charity Screening

Italian luxury goods house Trussardi has inked a long-term worldwide fragrance licensing agreement with French distributor and manufacturer Selective Beauty.

clock July 14, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Sotheby’s Signs Partnership Deal With Steinmetz

Sotheby’s is getting into the retail diamond business with Sotheby’s Diamonds, a joint partnership with Steinmetz Diamond Group.

clock July 14, 2005Sophia Chabbott


Burberry’s Sales Up 9.6% in Qtr.

A growing portfolio of standalone stores, solid demand in the U.S. and a booming fragrance business boosted Burberry’s sales by 9.6 percent.

clock July 14, 2005Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

Liz Claiborne Shakes Up Executive Staff

Liz Claiborne Inc. has swapped two executive-level positions, which will affect five of its department store apparel brands, including Liz Claiborne, Emma James, Intuitions, J.H. Collectibles and Tapemeasure.

clock July 14, 2005Julee Greenberg


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Inside the DFS  T Galleria Fondaco dei Tedeschi store in Venice.


DFS Group Opens First European Store in Venice

clock 10hLuisa Zargani

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