The M&A Gold Rush: Frenzy of Retail Deals To Continue in 4th Qtr.

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Bankers and analysts expect the flurry of interest in retail to continue over the next six months, driven by many of the same strategic and financial players that have led the current wave.

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The M&A Gold Rush: Frenzy of Retail Deals To Continue in 4th Qtr.

The flurry of retail mergers and acquisitions is expected to continue in the next six months, driven by many of the firms that have led the current wave.

clock September 6, 2005Arthur Zaczkiewicz and Meredith Derby


Who’s In Play? Company With Revenue/Capital

A look at the potential players in the M&A field.

clock September 6, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

China Expected to Dominate Luxe Market

Chinese consumers are likely to account for almost a quarter of global luxury goods purchases by as early as 2014.

clock September 6, 2005Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

A look at the coming week’s events.

clock September 6, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Armani On The Move

A brief look at some of the day’s stories.

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Lindsay Owen-Jones

Beauty Features

L’Oreal Net Drops 5.8% in First Half

French beauty giant L’Oreal posted first-half net profits of 892 million euros, or $1.14 billion, down 5.8 percent year-on-year.

clock September 6, 2005Brid Costello and Jennifer Weil

Fashion Features

Ellen Tracy Taps New President

Howard Rosenberger has been named president of Ellen Tracy, succeeding Glenn McMahon, said to be joining Dolce & Gabbana as U.S. president.

clock September 6, 2005Julee Greenberg

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Fashion Features

Memo Pad: Cosmo’s Radio Days … Razor Cuts Its Losses

Elocution has never been among the skills considered necessary for a career as a magazine editor, but that could be changing.

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The giant "blobular" entryway.


New Danube

Breaking bread with Austrian chef Kurt Gutenbrunner, who is set to open his third New York restaurant, a place on the Lower East Side called Thor.

clock September 6, 2005Jenny Comita

The red-hued banquettes at the Chemist Club Grill.


Chemical Reaction

It’s hard to imagine now but the new Chemist Club Grill at the Dylan Hotel formerly had pink fixtures and purple walls and was owned by pop star Britney Spears.

clock September 6, 2005Melanie Kletter

Fashion Features

Congress Tackles Complex Agenda

Congress returns and aid to the Gulf Coast overshadows issues like Supreme Court nominees, China relations and the federal tax code.

clock September 6, 2005Kristi Ellis

Ruffled blouse, tweed jacket and pleated skirt.

Fashion Features

Dana Buchman Loosens Up

Dana Buchman was one of the first to build the bridge business, so she feels it’s appropriate that she help knock it down.

clock September 6, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Emma James' polyester and chiffon butterfly dress with matching shrunken jacket.

Fashion Features

Dressing Up Emma James and J.H. Collectibles

Kellwood Co.’s Halmode division and Liz Claiborne Inc. are working together to help set the trends in the dress department.

clock September 6, 2005Julee Greenberg


August Job Picture Bright, Outlook Dim

The unemployment rate fell to a four-year low of 4.9 percent in August, but optimism was darkened by the economic effects of Hurricane Katrina.

clock September 6, 2005Evan Clark

Robert S. Singer


A&F Exec to Get $13.5M in Deal

Robert S. Singer, who resigned last week as president and chief operating officer of Abercrombie & Fitch, inked a separation agreement that entitles him to $13.5 million.

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U.N. Agency Warns On Yuan Revaluation

A sharp revaluation of China’s yuan to help correct the huge U.S. external deficit could prove counterproductive and have a dampening effect on the world economy, a report by a United Nations agency warned.

clock September 6, 2005John Zarocostas

An image from Macy's fall fashion ad campaign.


Macy’s Aims to Be Household Name

Macy’s, which will grow next year to 730 units occupying almost every major U.S. market, is introducing its first national ad campaign.

clock September 6, 2005Sharon Edelson

Alice Roi

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: P.R. Shuffles … Rock Of Ages … Hitching A Ride …

It’s the season of public relations moves.

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Bernard Lacoste led retail expansion of the brand with the launch of boutiques such as this one above.


Bernard Lacoste Exiting as Chairman, CEO

Bernard Lacoste, who has long guided the global expansion of the Lacoste brand, is stepping down as chairman and ceo, citing health reasons.

clock September 6, 2005Robert Murphy

A hippie look from Joystick.

Fashion Features

Sixties-Inspired Styles Highlight Dallas

Buyers invested in eye-catching items like lace-trimmed tops as they shopped the multiseason market that ended Aug. 21 at FashionCenterDallas.

clock September 6, 2005Holly Haber

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: P&G Prestige Taps Bhasin as Lead of R&D

P&G Prestige Products Inc. has appointed Sumit Bhasin director of global research and development and innovation.

clock September 6, 2005Brid Costello and Jennifer Weil


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