Fashion

Lagerfeld: Meryl Streep Passed On Oscar Dress When Chanel Refused to Pay

"A genius actress, but cheapness also, no?”

clock February 23, 2017Bridget Foley

Business

Cock-a-Doodle-Doo: Year of the Rooster Sees China Luxury Rebound

Repatriation of luxury spending and improving consumer sentiment are seen to lift business.

clock February 24, 2017Luisa Zargani

Fashion

Prada Stages Fabulous Show at Milan Fashion Week

Miuccia Prada showed an alternative take on seductive dressing for fall 2017.

clock February 23, 2017Bridget Foley

Benefits of Marriage: Federated Net Up 59%, Boosted by May Deal

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Overview

The merger of Federated Department Stores and May Co. reaped hefty profits from robust sales in the fourth quarter, as well as the year.

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Terry Lundgren

Financial

Benefits of Marriage: Federated Net Up 59%, Boosted by May Deal

The merger of Federated Department Stores and May Co. reaped hefty profits from robust sales in the fourth quarter, as well as the year.

clock February 22, 2006Vicki M. Young

Financial

Macy’s Appoints Anne MacDonald Chief Marketer

Macy’s has named Anne MacDonald chief marketing officer, a role she held at Citibank, to help cast Macy’s as “America’s department store.”

clock February 22, 2006David Moin

Financial

Wal-Mart Beats Estimates, Guides Lower

Wal-Mart Stores posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter results, but its profit outlook for 2007 was lower than Wall Street estimates.

clock February 22, 2006Vicki M. Young

Financial

Bush Threatens to Veto Port Legislation

Despite expanding dissent, President Bush vowed to veto legislation that halts the sale of operations at six East Coast ports to Dubai Ports World.

clock February 22, 2006Kristi Ellis and Ross Tucker

Fashion Features

In Brief: Bon-Ton Debt Offering … Growing Bean

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

clock February 22, 2006WWD Staff

Prada

Fashion Features

Chic Savages – Prada

Some of the best looks on the Milan runways had a revitalized minimalist message, from austere coats to supple jackets to simple dresses.

clock February 22, 2006WWD Staff

Bottega Veneta

Fashion Features

Less Is More, Ancora – Bottega Veneta, Jil Sander, Marni, Pucci

Some of the best looks on the Milan runways reinforced a revitalized minimalist message, from austere coats to supple jackets to low-key dresses. But they weren’t the only game in town — feminine, bohemian looks were in play, too.

clock February 22, 2006WWD Staff

Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti

Fashion Features

Taster’s Choice – Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti, C’N’C Costume National, La Perla, Brioni

Regardless of what a retailer was looking for, he or she could find it in Milan.

clock February 22, 2006WWD Staff

Sienna Miller

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Miller Time … Fur Sure … Graphic Arts …

Politicians could take a few pointers from publicity hound extraordinaire Sienna Miller, who worked her way up and down the front rows of the Emilio Pucci show on Tuesday morning.

clock February 22, 2006WWD Staff

A page from the redesigned Maxim.

Media

Memo Pad: Ladding Go … Taking The High Road … Managing Expectations

There’s a fine line between sticking with a winning formula and becoming formulaic.

clock February 22, 2006WWD Staff

A look from Chelsea and Theodore.

Fashion Features

Chelsea and Theodore’s Effortless Fashion

The collection is Chelsea and Theodore, consisting of updated better-priced sportswear and set to launch at retail next month.

clock February 22, 2006Julee Greenberg

Michele Norsa

Financial

China Trains Eye on Italian Firms

A new player in Italy’s fashion industry is emerging, as Chinese firms step out from sourcing roles to become investors and brand developers.

clock February 22, 2006Luisa Zargani

Shoppers gathered at Harbour City, Hong Kong's largest mall, to watch a performance in honor of the Year of the Dog.

Marketing and Promotion

Hong Kongers Hike Apparel Budgets

Consumer demand for apparel here is on the rise, sparked by a desire among locals for new things to wear in the Asian Lunar New Year and a spike in winter holiday tourists.

clock February 22, 2006Vicki Rothrock

Financial

Marketing Intelligence: Plus CA Change … Beyond Brand Extensions

Though invested in a business predicated on changing styles, fashion executives often apply their savvy to maintaining the status quo.

clock February 22, 2006WWD Staff

The new Siam Paragon luxury retail center.

Financial

A Luxe Retail Boom in Bangkok

Developers of Bangkok’s new luxury retail center, Siam Paragon, think it will lure 100,000 visitors a day to about 250 branded shops.

clock February 22, 2006Joyce Barrett

A rendering of Bulgari's New York flagship.

Retail

Bulgari Redesigning New York Flagship

Bulgari is giving one of its crown jewels a polish, closing its flagship on Fifth Avenue in New York on March 4 for a redesign and expansion.

clock February 22, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Financial

Gap Upgraded by Deutsche Bank

An upgrade by Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. on shares of Gap Inc. to “buy” failed to buoy shares of the stock on Tuesday.

clock February 22, 2006Meredith Derby

Ann Watson

Financial

Starwood Appoints Ann Watson To Enhance Retail Operations

Watson joined Starwood as senior director of retail, a new position in which she will develop programs tied to Starwood’s upscale portfolio of 850 properties.

clock February 22, 2006David Moin

On the runway in Chicago, looks from City Unlimited by Liz Claiborne.

Fashion Features

Later Date Aids StyleMax Turnout

The first February edition of StyleMax at the Merchandise Mart here proved fruitful for Midwestern retailers who scooped up spring and fall fashions.

clock February 22, 2006Beth Wilson

Fashion Features

Texworld Show Headed to U.S.

Texworld, the Paris trade event that showcases textile mills and fabrics from China to India, is coming to the U.S.

clock February 22, 2006Emilie Marsh

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Givaudan Sales Increase 12.5% In 4th Quarter … Henkel Acquires Gillette Deodorants

The company’s fragrance sales grew 14.1 percent to 280 million Swiss francs, or $215 million, in the quarter, while its flavors business increased 11.4 percent to 412.1 million, or $316.4 million, against the year-ago period.

clock February 22, 2006WWD Staff

A look from Paul Frank for fall '06.

Fashion Features

Paul Frank Grows as Brands Evolve, Quirks and All

Paul Frank Industries, the youthful apparel and merchandise phenom founded on the grinning mug of a sock monkey, is growing up and out.

clock February 22, 2006Rose Apodaca

Fashion Features

The Many Moods of MAGIC Include Boho and Victorian

WWDMAGIC offered feminine and luxe looks inspired by bohemian moods and the Victorian era during Tuesday’s kickoff.

clock February 22, 2006Emili Vesilind

Essentialist

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Severine Merle

Business

EXCLUSIVE: Céline Finds Next CEO; Plots Online Sales

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Social Studies