At Saks: Sadove Steps Up, Wilson Out

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After months of turmoil at the department store retailer — ranging from chargeback investigations to speculation over the possible sale of Saks Fifth Avenue — the company said R. Brad Martin would step down as Saks Inc.'s ceo.

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At Saks: Sadove Steps Up, Wilson Out

Stephen I. Sadove, vice chairman and chief operating officer of Saks Inc., has been named ceo, succeeding R. Brad Martin.

clock January 10, 2006David Moin and Sharon Edelson


Martin’s Leadership Marked by Ups and Downs

R. Brad Martin surprised the retail and investment communities in 1998 when he orchestrated Proffitts’ acquisition of Saks Fifth Avenue.

clock January 10, 2006Sharon Edelson


Wilson Had Uneven Tenure at Saks Fifth Ave.

Friends said Wilson has spoken of retiring for some time and the wish to spend more time with his four children and one grandchild.

clock January 10, 2006Sharon Edelson


The Wall Street View

Dana Cohen, equity analyst at Bank of America Equity Research, said R. Brad Martin stepping aside was a surprise, but that there will not be any major changes in trajectory as a result.

clock January 10, 2006Arthur Zaczkiewicz and Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: L’Oreal Adds Cruz to Celebrity Portfolio

The TV spot featuring Cruz, whose hair has been treated with Natural Match shade 5W, will debut Jan. 16 during the Golden Globe awards telecast.

clock January 10, 2006Andrea Nagel

Fashion Features

In Brief: VF Sheds Earl … New Adviser … Paris Blues President

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

clock January 10, 2006WWD Staff

Vanessa Beecroft's installation at Espace Louis Vuitton.


The Female Form

Vanessa Beecroft will unveil her unusual way of spelling Louis Vuitton tonight, using a gaggle of naked women bent into the shape of letters.

clock January 10, 2006Miles Socha


Chic of The Week

Indie darling Chloe Sevigny is not the first name that comes to mind when one thinks of Caribbean resorts.

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Views of the Hedi Slimane exhibition.


Hedi Stuff

Encased in a Perspex box, the microphone of Pete Doherty is perched upside down on its crumpled mouthpiece, resembling an ice cream cone smashed by a naughty child.

clock January 10, 2006Miles Socha

Scott Quesenberry

Fashion Features

New Textile Negotiator Faces Tough Challenges

As special textile negotiator in the U.S. Trade Representative’s office, Scott Quesenberry is a man caught in the middle.

clock January 10, 2006Evan Clark

Fashion Features

China’s Textile Exports Soar 23.8%

Chinese experts and officials attributed the strong export performance to the global competitiveness of many of the enterprises in the sector.

clock January 10, 2006John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

Turkish Industry Battles Growing China Threat

Turkey’s textile and apparel industry is counting on creativity, innovation, quality and speed-to-market to help it survive challenges from China that have dislodged it from its spot as the country’s top export.

clock January 10, 2006Suna Erdem

Shoppers like the looks of Kenneth Cole outerwear.


Coats Clicking at Retail

Even with mild temperatures throughout much of the country, retailers report outerwear sales have been brisk so far this winter.

clock January 10, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Zadig & Voltaire's cotton floral shirt with wool tank, cotton jeans and leather bag.

Fashion Features

French Sportswear Brands Plant Flags in U.S.

Despite major hurdles, French sportswear and contemporary labels are making inroads in the U.S. via department stores and flagships.

clock January 10, 2006Emilie Marsh

Carmen Marc Valvo's sketch for a gown worn by Queen Latifah in "Last Holiday."

Fashion Features

Valvo Designs Fit for a Queen

Queen Latifah has tapped Carmen Marc Valvo to whip up a few gowns for her new flick, “Last Holiday.”

clock January 10, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Loewe Names President

Loewe, the Madrid-based fashion and leather house owned by French luxury conglomerate LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, has a new president.

clock January 10, 2006Robert Murphy

A Target gift card display.


For Wal-Mart, Target, Lessons From Holiday

For discount giants Wal-Mart and Target, new strengths and familiar weaknesses showed through the tinsel of the holiday shopping season.

clock January 10, 2006Katherine Bowers

Philip Treacy for Umbro footwear.

Fashion Features

Philip Treacy to Design Line for Umbro

The milliner has teamed up with British sports brand Umbro to produce a line called Philip Treacy for Umbro, featuring footwear and apparel for women and men.

clock January 10, 2006Lucie Greene

Fashion Features

FGI Selects Rising Star Award Nominees

The Fashion Group International, which will honor recipients with its annual Rising Star Award at a Jan. 26 luncheon, has completed the list of nominees.

clock January 10, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

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Memo Pad: Culinary Cutthroats … The Wonder Years

How many cooks is too many in a kitchen? Bravo is looking to find out.

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Erich Stamminger


Adidas, Reebok Tap Two For Executive Promotions

Adidas Salomon AG and Reebok International each promoted executives as they ready for their merger, expected to be approved later this month.

clock January 10, 2006Melanie Kletter and Robert Murphy

The port of Wilmington is located 26 miles from the Atlantic Ocean and is limited to 100 acres of land.


N.C. Eyes New Port by 2016

North Carolina’s economic vitality might hinge on 600 acres along the Cape Fear River.

clock January 10, 2006Ross Tucker

Sienna Miller

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Sienna’s New Jeans … Nemcova’s Return To The Spotlight

Pepe Jeans London is the first fashion brand to sign British actress Sienna Miller to front its advertising campaigns.

clock January 10, 2006WWD Staff

The family that owns Topp's will close the designer store in late spring.


Topp’s Set to Close in Spring

Tony Siena, who bought the business in 1978 with his wife, Mary, the granddaughter of founder Mattie Nelson Topp, said the decision was precipitated by his battle with cancer.

clock January 10, 2006Sharon Edelson


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