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Avoiding the Bumps: No Slowdown Ahead For Booming Luxury

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Overview

The luxury engine just keeps purring and industry executives and analysts haven't been this upbeat about the upscale market since the Nineties.

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Philosophy

Fashion Features

Quiet Riot – Prada, Pucci, Alberta Ferretti/Philosophy

Fashion has clearly calmed down for spring.

clock September 28, 2005WWD Staff

Marni

Fashion Features

Plain and Fanciful – Marni, Blugirl, La Perla, Pollini, Borbonese, Maurizio Pecoraro

In a spring season in which less is more, some designers stayed faithful to their favorite romantic and bohemian themes, while others embraced the virtues of (relative) simplicity.

clock September 28, 2005WWD Staff

A crocodile Dior bag.

Fashion Features

Avoiding the Bumps: No Slowdown Ahead For Booming Luxury

The luxury engine just keeps purring and industry executives and analysts haven’t been this upbeat about the upscale market since the Nineties.

clock September 28, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Consumer Confidence Swoons in September

Consumer Confidence plunged 18.9 points for September, the lowest level since October 2003 and the largest point decline in 15 years.

clock September 28, 2005Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

U.S.-China Pursue Trade Negotiations

Negotiators from the U.S. and China held a second day of apparel and textile trade negotiations Tuesday and continued to talk into the evening, but it was unclear how close they were to a deal at press time.

clock September 28, 2005Evan Clark

Retail

Target Sets Growth Via Web

Gerald Storch painted a picture of a pragmatic company focused on offering customers an enjoyable experience that blends low price with luxury.

clock September 28, 2005Cate T. Corcoran

Fashion Features

In Brief: High On The Hog … Tansky To Be Honored … Logo’s Signal Spreads

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

clock September 28, 2005WWD Staff

The M400 Skycar prototype with developer Paul. S. Moller.

Fashion Features

Neiman’s Christmas Fantasies

Neiman Marcus Group unveiled its 2005 Christmas catalogue on Tuesday, reveling in dream gifts for the holiday season.

clock September 28, 2005Holly Haber

Fashion Features

Fairchild to Close Vitals

Vitals, a year-old fashion magazine that sought to reach both male and female readers with alternating editions and information-dense content, is closing.

clock September 28, 2005WWD Staff

Joaquin Phoenix on the first cover of Another Man.

Media

Memo Pad: Moss Does Dior … Love, ’80s Style … Rocky Rolls

Kate Moss is set to make her first editorial appearance since the cocaine abuse allegations that last week caused several brands to drop her from their ads.

clock September 28, 2005WWD Staff

People

Suzy

The Society of Friends of Versailles works to restore the French place to its grandeur … Going to market with Brad and Angelina … Jude stays home.

clock September 28, 2005Aileen Mehle

Raf Simons

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Room Service … Smells Like Clean Spirit … Simons Says …

In the show space itself, Giannini kept the mirrored back wall, but it will reflect a glossy rosewood runway and “sleek bronze benches.”

clock September 28, 2005WWD Staff

Christian Lacroix

Fashion Features

Lacroix’s Last Pucci

Christian Lacroix bid arrivederci to Emilio Pucci on Tuesday.

clock September 28, 2005WWD Staff

Piazza Sempione

Fashion Features

When In Rome

Great architecture and historic references were key factors for husband and wife Marisa Guerrizio and Roberto Monti, owners of Piazza Sempione, when selecting the location for their first-ever store, on Via del Babuino in Rome.

clock September 28, 2005Sofia Celeste

Angelica Cheung

Fashion Features

China Rising

Angelica Cheung, editor in chief of Chinese Vogue, is a nimble fashion diplomat.

clock September 28, 2005WWD Staff

A rendering of the Eddie Bauer down boutique opening on Oct. 20 in Rockefeller Center.

Retail

Eddie Bauer Heads Down to Rockefeller Center

Eddie Bauer, the casual apparel firm, is out from under the corporate wing of Spiegel Inc. and has big plans for the holidays.

clock September 28, 2005Julee Greenberg

A look from Gant's 2005 spring collection.

Retail

Gant USA Wholesales Women’s

Gant, the Swedish men’s wear firm, is getting serious about women’s wear.

clock September 28, 2005Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

Calvin Klein Suits Up

Calvin Klein Inc. has inked a licensing deal with G-III Apparel Group Ltd. for women’s better suits.

clock September 28, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Portero Seeks to Verify Luxe Authenticity Online

Portero is trying to take the guesswork out of bidding online for upscale products.

clock September 28, 2005Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Progress Made On Andean Trade

A 12th round of talks for the Andean Free Trade Agreement wrapped up in Colombia last week, with signs that a deal could be inked in November.

clock September 28, 2005Evan Clark

Daniel Rachmanis and Théo Spilka

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Firmenich Gets Hip-Hop Vibe

“I’ve never been to a book party in my life,” admitted Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter on Monday night, surveying the packed room assembled for the launch party for Kevin Liles’ book, “Make It Happen: The Hip-Hop Generation Guide to Success” (Atria Books,…

clock September 28, 2005Julie Naughton

Joan McNamara of Joan's on Third.

Retail

Third Street Buzz: Boutiques and Big Apple Vibe

Third Street, the shopping thoroughfare in Los Angeles sandwiched between Beverly Center and The Grove, is no longer a sleepy dead end.

clock September 28, 2005Michelle Tyree

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