Early Birds: Pre-Collection Business Booms in Accessories

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Fashion is becoming synonymous with fast and first in accessories, as pre-collections are outshining the major-season offerings.

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A resort look from Michael Kors.

Fashion Features

Early Birds: Pre-Collection Business Booms in Accessories

Fashion is becoming synonymous with fast and first in accessories, as pre-collections are outshining the major-season offerings.

clock August 15, 2005Jennifer Hirshlag

Imports from China soared in June.


China Imports Jump in June, Trade Negotiations on Deck

U.S. trade negotiators head to the negotiating table with China, armed with the latest import figures that illustrate Chinese dominance of the sector.

clock August 15, 2005Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

A brief look at the articles WWD will feature in the coming week.

clock August 15, 2005WWD Staff

A scene from a past Victoria’s Secret show.


Steamy TV: Victoria’s Secret Show Returns to CBS

After a year’s hiatus, Victoria’s Secret will air its steamy fashion show again on CBS, a Victoria’s Secret spokesman said Friday.

clock August 15, 2005Karyn Monget

Marie-Chantal of Greece in her new children's store.


The Princess and the Peacoat

Waxing with actress Amber Tamblyn, who is putting out her first book of poetry, “Free Stallion,” on Sept. 1.

clock August 15, 2005Emily Holt


Chics of the Week: Mischa Barton and Rachel Bilson

Tan lines are not an option on “The O.C.,” so its leading ladies, Mischa Barton and Rachel Bilson, opted to show off their evenly bronzed limbs Tuesday night in sweet, vintage-style strapless frocks by…

clock August 15, 2005WWD Staff

Amber Tamblyn reciting poetry.


Slam Dunk

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — “It’s scary when you hear an actress is going to put out a poetry book,” concedes Amber Tamblyn, an actress who is putting out her first book of poetry, “Free Stallion” (Simon & Schuster),…

clock August 15, 2005Rose Apodaca

Cinema Etoile’s embellished bridal peignoir.


Heavy Traffic Gives Spring a Jolt

The burgeoning number of brands, new products and upstart companies injected renewed vigor into last week’s spring-summer market.

clock August 15, 2005Karyn Monget

Neil Lane for De Beers earrings.

Fashion Features

Neil Lane for De Beers: A First Look

Four months before the public debut of De Beers’ collaboration with jeweler Neil Lane, Lane is already well down the road to completing the collection.

clock August 15, 2005Rose Apodaca

Juicy Couture’s Vista sandal adorned with dangling cherries.

Fashion Features

Juicy Couture Tries Shoes On for Size

Juicy Couture is stepping into spring with a new pair of shoes.

clock August 15, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

A Cecil Beaton photo of Queen Elizabeth in one of the white designs.


The Woman in White

Every royal has her major fashion moment, when her personal style crystallizes and fixes itself in the mind of the public.

clock August 15, 2005Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

Abboud to Give $250K for CFDA Scholarships

Joseph Abboud has committed to giving $250,000 to the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Scholarship Program over the next five years.

clock August 15, 2005Marc Karimzadeh


Safilo Sees Earnings Rise 26.2% in Second Quarter

Bolstered by strong sales in North America and Europe, eyewear supplier Safilo Group posted robust pretax earnings for the second quarter.

clock August 15, 2005Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Vanessa Getty and Behnaz Sarafpour

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Behnaz by the Bay … Class Reunion

Behnaz Sarafpour hadn’t been to San Francisco in a long time, but Saks Fifth Avenue and Vanessa Getty managed to lure her out West.

clock August 15, 2005WWD Staff

Emerge NYC is anchored by a large jewelry counter in the center of the store.

Fashion Features

Young Designers Get a New Showcase

Say hello to Emerge NYC, a new retail concept of 65 designers selling their wares in small rented stalls or display cases at one venue.

clock August 15, 2005Sharon Edelson

A visual for H2, the second Hummer fragrance.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: H2 Follows Hummer Fragrance

Hummer, the sport utility vehicle-inspired fragrance that was launched last summer, has been followed up by – what else? – H2, another men’s scent.

clock August 15, 2005Matthew W. Evans

Rupert Murdoch’s refrigerator.


Memo Pad: Murdoch Reveals All … Show Off

OK, so he’s not talking about why his son Lachlan left News Corp., but Rupert Murdoch does reveal his newly refurbished London penthouse in the September issue of Wallpaper.

clock August 15, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

People’s Revolution Offering Show Alternative

Fashion week has its tents and off-site presentations. Now, People’s Revolution wants to bring a new dimension to the mix.

clock August 15, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

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THE WWD BUSINESS REVIEW: Steering Clear of Wall Street

Why would a retailer, or any private firm, put itself through the hassle of becoming a publicly traded company? The easy answer is: money.

clock August 15, 2005Meredith Derby


Spending Woes

Economic worries such as rising fuel and oil prices could cool consumer spending during the holiday shopping season.

clock August 15, 2005Vicki M. Young


Hungry for Some Growth

Cannibalism isn’t something usually associated with suit-and-tie executives. But for developers running billion-dollar retail portfolios, sometimes eating up their own business is necessary.

clock August 15, 2005Amy S. Choi

François Dalle in Paris 20 years ago this month.

Beauty Features

Obituary: Francois Dalle

Francois Dalle, who was chief executive officer of L’Oreal from 1957 to 1984, died on Tuesday in Geneva. He was 87 years old.

clock August 15, 2005Medaya Ocher

Fashion Features

Legal Briefs: Cartier vs. Aaron Faber Gallery

A look at the latest in legal news.

clock August 15, 2005Liza Casabona


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