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King Louis

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Overview

The world's largest Louis Vuitton store, christened here during the climax of Paris Fashion Week, doesn't feel that big at all. Which is the whole point, according to Vuitton chief executive officer Yves Carcelle.

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A circular salon for women's shoes.

Fashion Features

King Louis

The world’s largest Louis Vuitton store, christened here during the climax of Paris Fashion Week, doesn’t feel that big at all. Which is the whole point, according to Vuitton chief executive officer Yves Carcelle.

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Financial

NYC Retail Deals With Terror Threat

The terror threat against New York City’s subway system disrupted business in a few stores over the weekend but had little widespread impact.

clock October 10, 2005Sharon Edelson and Bryn Kenny

Financial

Klatsky to Partner in Private Equity Firm

Bruce Klatsky, former ceo of Phillips-Van Heusen, has become a partner in a new private equity firm.

clock October 10, 2005Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

A look at the coming week’s events.

clock October 10, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Dotti Bought … M&S Looks East

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

clock October 10, 2005WWD Staff

Louis Vuitton

Fashion Features

Sportif Style and Eighties’ Flavors – Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent

Sporty, masculine-feminine looks; bright, brash clothes reminiscent of the Greed Decade, and chic tailored pieces all played important roles in the spring shows.

clock October 10, 2005WWD Staff

Alexander McQueen

Fashion Features

Sweet And Sexy – Valentino, Lanvin, Alexander McQueen

Certain designers favored romantic, even rose-covered pieces, while others transmitted racier messages with stripped-down, Eighties-style looks or souped-up, sci-fi styles.

clock October 10, 2005WWD Staff

John Galliano

Fashion Features

Unexpected Twists – John Galliano, Hermes, Chloe, Christian Lacroix

Some designers surprised their audiences this season by doing everything from using a cast of Fellini-esque models to showing uncharacteristically subdued looks.

clock October 10, 2005WWD Staff

Marilyn Manson

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Making Scents … Where There’s Smoke … Back To The Future …

What would a perfume dreamed up by Marilyn Manson smell like? The world is about to find out.

clock October 10, 2005WWD Staff

Nina Ricci

Fashion Features

A Fresh Appeal – Nina Ricci, Akris, Giambattista Valli, Ann Demeulemeester

There were good-looking clothes to suit a variety of real-world needs on the spring runways, ranging from pretty Empire dresses to cool skinny knits.

clock October 10, 2005WWD Staff

David Yurman's engagement rings.

Fashion Features

Yurman Heads to the Altar

Jeweler David Yurman is launching a line of engagement rings, wedding bands for women and men, and pearl and diamond jewelry.

clock October 10, 2005Sophia Chabbott

Tarina Tarantino and Bijou Phillips

Fashion Features

Findings: Sterling Anniversary … In The Pink … Going Once

Tiffany & Co. feted one of its star designers, Paloma Picasso, on her 25 years with the company on Thursday night.

clock October 10, 2005WWD Staff

Brighton Treasures necklace.

Fashion Features

Brighton’s Treasure Trove

Brighton plans to take its jewelry division to a new level for holiday with the launch of a bridge-priced collection handcrafted in Bali of pure silver.

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On Gossamer focuses on signature mesh.

Fashion Features

Back to Basics for Spring

Fashion was the driving force over the past few seasons, but a back-to-basics movement is surfacing in the lingerie business.

clock October 10, 2005Karyn Monget

Bantivoglio's cocktail camisole.

Fashion Features

Intimate Notes: Leigh Does Bendel’s

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clock October 10, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

WWD Composite Stock Index vs. S&P 500

Inflationary woes along with concerns that consumers are not going to spend as much this holiday as they did in prior years, gave investors little reason to trade up retail stocks last week.

clock October 10, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Anthropologie Hits Wal-Mart With Infringement Lawsuit

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Bigelow Arrives in Boston … Boots to Sell Healthcare Division

The Limited Brand’s Bath & Body Works division assembled beauty’s version of a dream team to launch the C.O. Bigelow unit in Copley Place mall downtown here.

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Financial

Legal Briefs

New York city Comptroller William C. Thompson Jr. announced the creation of a Counterfeiting Task Force here.

clock October 10, 2005Liza Casabona

Fashion Features

Zara to Open South Beach Unit

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clock October 10, 2005David Moin

Financial

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clock October 10, 2005Evan Clark

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Media

Memo Pad: Office Politics … Fast Times

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clock October 10, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Doneger Group Buys Tobe

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clock October 10, 2005David Moin

Fashion Features

U.S. Feeling Heat on WTO Rule

As Brazil pressured the U.S. to comply with a WTO ruling against cotton subsidies, a Senate committee started the process to end a key program.

clock October 10, 2005Kristi Ellis and John Zarocostas

Oleg Cassini

Fashion Features

Cassini’s Golden Moment

For the man of the hour, it must have been overwhelming.

clock October 10, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

A rendering of an "aloft" room.

Fashion Features

Ross Klein to Steer Starwood’s ‘Aloft’

After sprucing up W Hotels to give it more of a fashion-minded finish, Ross Klein has been promoted to president of the chain by its parent company.

clock October 10, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Obituary: Lawrence E. Heller, Ex-Carleton Mills CEO

Lawrence E. Heller, the former president and chief executive officer of Carleton Woolen Mills, died Oct. 1 at a hospital near his home in Langhorne, Pa.

clock October 10, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Obituary: Gianni Radici, Founded Radici Group, 81

Gianni Radici, founder of the chemical and textile company Radici Group, died Oct. 5 at the age of 81 following a long illness.

clock October 10, 2005WWD Staff

Retail

Brooks Bros. to Open First Store in London

Leapfrogging ahead of its slated 2006 Paris arrival, Brooks Brothers is about to enter the U.K. market.

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People

Atomic Reaction

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Chic of the Week

Unlike many Hollywood actresses, risk-taker Jennifer Connelly isn’t afraid to use a red-carpet appearance as an opportunity to experiment with new designers and silhouettes.

clock October 10, 2005WWD Staff

Gabby La La inside FAO Schwarz.

People

La La Land

A tiny creature with a penchant for Hello Kitty and brightly colored wigs, she speaks in a soft, little-girl voice.

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