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Fashion's Game of Musical Chairs Quickens in Paris

The spring shows feature debuts at four major brands, prompting reflection on the pace of designer change.

clock 12hMiles Socha

Retail

Tough Times for Neiman's as Firm Battles 'Challenges'

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock September 26, 2016David Moin

Retail

Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

clock 20hWWD Staff

The Long, Hot Season: Buyers Applaud Spring But Gripe About Shows

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Overview

A brutal show schedule with many off-site venues; hot, humid weather, and snarled traffic as a result of the United Nations summit left retailers feeling cranky last week, but nonetheless bullish about spring.

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Karolina Kurkova in Givenchy.

People

Heat Stroke

Withstanding the heat at the Calvin Klein after party and other fashion week blasts.

clock September 19, 2005WWD Staff

People

Heaven Sent

Reese Witherspoon on being a dork.

clock September 19, 2005Marcy Medina

Margherita Missoni

People

Chic of the Show

Wearing a designer’s looks to his or her show as a sign of support is common practice these days.

clock September 19, 2005WWD Staff

A best-selling look from the Calvin Klein Perfectly Fit collection.

Fashion Features

Early Fall Shows Luxe Appetite

Despite a somewhat stagnant economy, there appears to be no sticker shock for luxury lingerie, according to retailers nationwide.

clock September 19, 2005Karyn Monget

Retail Features

U.K.’s Madame V to Open in Milan

Madame V, the high-end British lingerie company, is coming to the Continent to open its first freestanding store here in October.

clock September 19, 2005Alessandra Ilari

A high-waisted shaper by Spanx.

Fashion Features

Sara Blakely Plays Hide & Sleek in London

The founder and owner of Spanx swooped into town at the end of last month to launch her Hide & Sleek line of smoothing slips and underwear.

clock September 19, 2005Samantha Conti

Matthew Williamson

Fashion Features

Spring’s Spare Look

Visitors to fashion week here might have had to squint to pick out the accessories on the runways for spring 2006.

clock September 19, 2005Jennifer Hirshlag and Sophia Chabbott

Kate Spade

Fashion Features

All the Trimmings

Fashion week might be chockablock with shows featuring clothes, but there are plenty of accessories to go around, too.

clock September 19, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Origins of Factoring Come Full Circle

The basic premise of factoring, lending money against a company’s receivables, has been around for centuries.

clock September 19, 2005Liza Casabona

John La Lota

Financial

Sterling Factors in the Smaller Company

Ongoing consolidation in the industry is changing the retail landscape.

clock September 19, 2005Liza Casabona

Financial

Private Equity Eyes Retail, But Faces M&A Hurdles

With the mergers and acquisitions market brimming with more than $100 billion in private equity funds, this is one of the rare moments in business when perhaps having too much money can be a bad thing.

clock September 19, 2005Arthur Zaczkiewicz and Vicki M. Young

Financial

Analysts: Energy Prices to Soften Holiday Spending

Consumer spending during the holidays stands to be adversely affected by high energy prices and, to a certain degree, by Hurricane Katrina.

clock September 19, 2005Meredith Derby

Financial

Retailers Adapting Credit Card Compliance

Retailers are working to adapt to an industry-wide data security standard devised by major credit card companies such as Visa and Mastercard.

clock September 19, 2005Liza Casabona

The Happy bag.

Retail Features

Tod’s U.S. Flagship Gets Bigger and Better

The Tod’s U.S. flagship on Madison Avenue here has tripled in size in a New York minute.

clock September 19, 2005Sophia Chabbott

Cindy Martin, Gaetano Sallorenzo and Judith Oudt.

Retail Features

Giorgio Armani Unveils New Look in Houston

With the Giorgio Armani label in all its forms firmly planted in the psyche of the shopping elite, the luxury clothier is seeking to expand its empire to include new stores, accessories and furniture.

clock September 19, 2005Heather Staible

The In Touch story, now dated.

Memo Pad: Out Of Date … Mag Money Returned … Jowdy Duty …

The risk of pretending to know everything that goes on in celebrities’ lives is the risk of looking foolish when it becomes clear that you don’t.

clock September 19, 2005WWD Staff

Christian Courtin

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Clarins ’04 Net Up 13.3%

Groupe Clarins reported that its net profits for the first half of this year rose 13.3 percent to 34.8 million euros, or $42.5 million at current exchange rates, over 2004.

clock September 19, 2005Jennifer Weil and Ellen Groves

Financial

Kerson Looks to Extend Reach

To extend its global recruiting reach, Kerson Partners Ltd. executive search has hired Elaine L. Arozarena as vice president.

clock September 19, 2005David Moin

Financial

Sales Gain Helps Jil Sander Narrow Losses

Jil Sander Group narrowed its net loss in the first half of its fiscal year and increased its sales by slightly more than 3 percent.

clock September 19, 2005Amanda Kaiser

Roz Ames Warren in 1953.

Fashion Features

Obituary: Rosalind Ames Warren, 78, Model

Rosalind “Roz” Ames Warren, a fit model for designers in the Fifties and Sixties, died of cancer Friday at her Manhattan home.

clock September 19, 2005Julee Greenberg

A dramatic dress by Bryan Bradley for Tuleh.

Fashion Features

The Long, Hot Season: Buyers Applaud Spring But Gripe About Shows

A brutal show schedule with many off-site venues; hot, humid weather, and snarled traffic as a result of the United Nations summit left retailers feeling…

clock September 19, 2005David Moin and Sharon Edelson

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Financial

Saks Turns Down Bon-Ton

Saks Inc. has rejected a bid by The Bon-Ton Stores for its northern department store group, and will now try to sell the nameplates individually, financial and retail sources familiar with the negotiations said.

clock September 19, 2005Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

A look at the coming week’s events.

clock September 19, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Paris Branches Out

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

clock September 19, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Iconix Said Buying Rampage

The Iconix Brand Fashion Group is going on a rampage in more ways than one.

clock September 19, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Financial

Kate Spade on the Block: NMG Eyes Strategic Options

This confirms a report in WWD on July 25 that Neiman’s might look to sell the firm.

clock September 19, 2005Sophia Chabbott and Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Tweedy Named CEO At House of Dereon

Jeffrey Tweedy has moved into Beyonce and Tina Knowles’ House of Dereon.

clock September 19, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Ralph Lauren

Fashion Features

Point, Counterpoint – Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, L.A.M.B.

The runways were a study in contrasts for spring, from beachy chic to “Deadwood” rustic to MoMA refinement.

clock September 19, 2005WWD Staff

Zac Posen

Fashion Features

Showing Their Soft Side – Zac Posen, Chado Ralph Rucci, Derek Lam

Less is more. As old as the adage may be, it still rings true. Designers practiced restraint this season, sending out clothes that — while subtle and subdued — couldn’t be more chic.

clock September 19, 2005WWD Staff

Looks from Einar Holilokk.

Fashion Features

Channeling Beene

Like his mentor, Holilokk was inspired by couture fabrics, and this season’s “moody” colors such as black, along with beige and camel.

clock September 19, 2005WWD Staff

A Trisha Biggar costume for "Star Wars."

Fashion Features

Outer-Space Couture

Even when the movie screen backdrop showed static instead of “Star Wars” clips, Lucas was unfazed.

clock September 19, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Libertine

Fashion Features

Girls’ Night Out – Libertine, Michon Schur, Heatherette, VPL by Victoria Bartlett, Boudicca

All you girly girls, get ready. The spring runways were full of ultrafeminine looks — many were proper, while others were pouffed up and punked out.

clock September 19, 2005WWD Staff

Tinsley Mortimer at Heatherette.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Model Socialite … Wedding Belle … Cameras Roll …

Tinsley Mortimer, who is usually seen at black-tie events in frothy designer frocks and artfully coiffed platinum tresses, took an unconventional turn on Friday when she walked down Heatherette’s runway.

clock September 19, 2005WWD Staff

Naomi Campbell with Diddy.

Fashion Features

Reality Check

In a matter of days, Naomi Campbell rounded up an all-star lineup for Friday’s “Fashion for Relief,” a benefit runway show for Hurricane Katrina victims.

clock September 19, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg and Marc Karimzadeh

Pages from Ralph Lauren's "Diary of a Collection."

Fashion Features

Ralph’s Diary

Those interested in Ralph Lauren’s creative process can have an inside view in “Diary of a Collection.”

clock September 19, 2005WWD Staff

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