Business

Stitch Fix in the Spotlight

clock 25mEvan Clark and Adriana Lee

Business

Suitsupply Launches Women's Division Called SuiStudio

clock 1hJean E. Palmieri

Fashion

Revolve Wins With Influencers, Launches #Revolveawards

clock 18hRachel Strugatz

Red-Carpet Favorites: Reese, Charlize, Keira Top Designers’ Lists

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Overview

Forget the Winter Olympics in Turin. The race for the gold kicked off at dawn Tuesday in Hollywood and reverberated through New York, Paris and Milan as the Oscar nominees were announced.

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Felicity Huffman in Nicole Miller at the 2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

People

Red-Carpet Favorites: Reese, Charlize, Keira Top Designers’ Lists

With the Academy Award nominees announced on Tuesday, the race began to dress the stars on the red carpet for the March 5 event.

clock February 1, 2006Rose Apodaca and Marcy Medina

Diego Della Valle

Financial

Tod’s Sales Up 19.6% in ’05

Tod’s posted a 19.6 percent jump in 2005 sales as president and chief executive officer Diego Della Valle outlined a plan to focus on organic growth.

clock February 1, 2006Amanda Kaiser

Financial

Former Wal-Mart Exec Pleads Guilty

Former Wal-Mart vice chairman Thomas Coughlin pleaded guilty Tuesday to five counts of federal wire fraud and one count of tax evasion in the theft of as much as $500,000 in company funds.

clock February 1, 2006Katherine Bowers

Fashion Features

Gucci Confirms Giannini as Sole Designer

Gucci on Tuesday appointed Frida Giannini as designer of its men’s wear, making her the brand’s sole creative director.

clock February 1, 2006Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

In Brief: Deal Completed … Jones Wins … Lycra Enters The Tent

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

clock February 1, 2006WWD Staff

Ying Li's quilted silk jacket.

Fashion Features

Double Exposure

Many sportswear items have their roots in innerwear, while many lingerie designers come from a background in sportswear.

clock February 1, 2006Venessa Lau

Financial

Consumer Confidence at 30-Month High

The Consumer Confidence Index rose to 106.3, up from 103.8 last month, representing the highest level in more than 30 months.

clock February 1, 2006Vicki M. Young

Financial

Strong Sales Boost Luxottica 4Q Profits

As Luxottica Group posted a fourth-quarter profit gain of 31.3 percent on net sales that rose 8.1 percent, the company said it expects to deliver 10 percent sales growth this year.

clock February 1, 2006WWD Staff

Fran­cesco Trapani

Financial

Bulgari Sees Robust Growth Carrying Into 2006

A strong holiday season and growth across all product categories in every region helped Bulgari SpA post a 13.2 percent increase in sales for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31.

clock February 1, 2006Luisa Zargani

Retail

Valentino to Open First Store in Boston

Valentino is arriving here in a big way in April with its first Boston store, propelling the city’s strong growth in luxury retail.

clock February 1, 2006Katherine Bowers

Jo Malone

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Jo Malone Bows Out of Her Brand … P&G Taps Dayanara Torres

Even though Lauder had acquired the business, Malone had remained its creative director and driving force of product development and merchandising.

clock February 1, 2006WWD Staff

Paul Fireman

Financial

Reebok’s Fireman Exits As Adidas Deal Finalized

Adidas-Salomon closed its blockbuster takeover of Reebok International, and Reebok’s longtime ceo, Paul Fireman, is exiting the firm.

clock February 1, 2006Melanie Kletter

Arianna Huffington

Media

Memo Pad: Clerkson Checks Out … South Padre Squatters … Spin Deal Near?

Every lad has to grow up sometime. For Andy Clerkson of Dennis Publishing, that time will come at the end of March, when he steps down from his post as editorial director of the company he’s served for 15 years.

clock February 1, 2006WWD Staff

WWD created this handbag to determine the investment needed in protecting a brand.

Financial

Fighting Knockoffs by Protecting a Brand

Amid all the worries facing a company trying to launch a product or brand, protecting its intellectual property is often overlooked.

clock February 1, 2006Liza Casabona and Ross Tucker

WWD created this handbag to determine the investment needed in protecting a brand.

Financial

Fighting Knockoffs by Protecting a Brand

WWD created a fictitious handbag with several trademark designs so attorneys could put a price tag on protecting the intellectual property.

clock February 1, 2006Ross Tucker and Liza Casabona

Shanghai's Xiangyang Market.

Financial

China Targets Counterfeit Market

The Shanghai government said early last month that the Xiangyang Market would be shut down in a move to combat piracy and improve the city’s reputation.

clock February 1, 2006Lisa Movius

A look from London Fog for fall.

Fashion Features

London Fog Rolls In for Fall

London Fog executives took a bold step when they decided the outerwear brand needed a makeover.

clock February 1, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

A detail on a Pamella Roland gown for spring.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Mr. Smith Goes To Seventh Avenue … Rampling On … Mouret’s Low Profile …

James Todd Smith, aka LL Cool J, is joining Diddy, Eminem, Nelly, Jay-Z and 50 Cent in the hip-hopper-turned-designer category with a presentation of men’s and women’s wear scheduled for Feb. 9 during New York Fashion Week.

clock February 1, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Barrett Brings Women’s to N.Y.

Neil Barrett loves New York and he’s about to prove it when his first women’s runway show bows during fashion week on Tuesday.

clock February 1, 2006Sandra Nygaard

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