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Lampert Standing by Sears With $300 Million Loan

Sales continued to decline at Sears and Kmart, and the parent company posted losses for the second quarter.

clock 19hVicki M. Young

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celebrity Fragrance Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 3hRachel Strugatz

Business

Emanuel Chirico on the Virtues of Raf Simons at Calvin Klein

PVH ceo Emanuel Chirico expects big things from Raf Simons’ take on Calvin Klein.

clock 14hEvan Clark

The Marc and Gisele Show: Vuitton Opening, Touring Hong Kong

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Overview

Choked with incense and a mystical atmosphere, Hong Kong's Man Mo Temple welcomed two unusual visiting deities last week: fashion superstar Marc Jacobs and supermodel Gisele B?ndchen last week.

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Fashion Features

The Marc and Gisele Show: Vuitton Opening, Touring Hong Kong

Choked with incense and a mystical atmosphere, Hong Kong’s Man Mo Temple welcomed Marc Jacobs and Gisele Bundchen last week.

clock December 12, 2005Miles Socha

Retail Features

Louis Vuitton’s Latest Maison

Louis Vuitton’s latest and biggest palace of luxury opened in Hong Kong — a flagship for the Asia-Pacific region and a beacon for Chinese customers.

clock December 12, 2005Miles Socha

Financial

Arnold Leaves John Varvatos

After just four months on the job, Peter Arnold resigned last week as president of John Varvatos Enterprises.

clock December 12, 2005Sandra Nygaard

Financial

Saks Sued on Chargebacks

Bankrupt Adamson Apparel Inc. has filed a federal lawsuit against Saks Inc. alleging breach of contract for various forms of improper chargebacks.

clock December 12, 2005Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

A look at the coming week’s events.

clock December 12, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Saks Team

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

clock December 12, 2005WWD Staff

People

Proud Mary

Mary J. Blige discusses R&B pop princesses like Beyonce and Ciara, whom she thinks are “talented” but doesn’t seem particularly to like.

clock December 12, 2005Jacob Bernstein

People

Parent Trap

From the outside, actress and writer Tara Summers’ childhood seems the height of fun and fabulousness.

clock December 12, 2005Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Calvin Klein Ads Express Euphoria … NPD Survey Says Skin Care Tops

Calvin Klein’s new women’s scent, Euphoria, is about to get a sexy boost in a new TV campaign living up to the fragrance’s name.

clock December 12, 2005WWD Staff

Memo Pad: Sulzberger, Keller, Miller Talk … And Justice For Small … Peach On Earth ….

Unconfirmed reports circulated over the weekend that CIA operative Valerie Plame left the agency Friday.

clock December 12, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Strong Sales Boost Mulberry Net in Quarter

In the previous half, sales growth had been 36 percent, the company said in a statement.

clock December 12, 2005Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

SIL: A Chance to Polish Brand Image

Developing brand identity and positioning lingerie as an integral part of fashionable women’s wardrobes will be the focus of Salon International de la Lingerie.

clock December 12, 2005Katya Foreman

Fashion Features

Sotheby’s Makes a Bid on Retail

Patti Wong, chairman of Sotheby’s China and Southeast Asia, is now also chairman of Sotheby’s Diamonds, a new retail venture.

clock December 12, 2005Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Past Meets Present at Cartier Flagship

Just as jewelry inspired by its heritage has catapulted Cartier’s sales to recent highs, the historical jeweler’s revamped Rue de la Paix flagship here delivers a message of pedigree tempered by contemporary creativity.

clock December 12, 2005Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

Findings: Signature Look … Be Jeweled … Trading Spaces …

“Memoirs of a Geisha” star and former Bond girl Michelle Yeoh is trying out a new role.

clock December 12, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

High Stakes at Hong Kong Summit

The success of a WTO summit that starts Tuesday in Hong Kong might hinge on generating enough of a positive feeling among member nations.

clock December 12, 2005Evan Clark

Financial

Report: Business Battles to Intensify in ’06

For U.S.-based consumer product companies, the business challenges of 2005 will return in 2006, but will be more intense, according to a report last week from Fitch Ratings.

clock December 12, 2005Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Fashion Features

De Beers Store Glitters on Rodeo Drive

The crystal-clear facade of the new De Beers LV door on Rodeo Drive stands out near where Harry Winston and Cartier also vie for shoppers.

clock December 12, 2005Rose Apodaca

Retail Features

Calypso to Open Flagship on Madison

The founder of Calypso in February will open the company’s largest store, an 11,000-square-foot flagship spread over five floors at 815 Madison Avenue in a space formerly occupied by Versace.

clock December 12, 2005Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Captain America … Just Right

As difficult as it may be for some myopic types in the fashion industry to believe, there is actually a bigger event in February than the fall collections: The Olympics.

clock December 12, 2005WWD Staff

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