Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Business

Starbucks' Schultz Sees Sweeping Retail Consolidation

As U.S. retailing consolidates, Starbucks sees adding 12,000 stores worldwide through 2021.

clock 17hDavid Moin and Evan Clark

Business

Jewelry Brand Kendra Scott Puts Stake on the Block

The Austin, Tex.-based jeweler could be valued at $1 billion or higher in the Jefferies-run process.

clock 13hEvan Clark

Business

Hear J. Crew's Mickey Drexler Getting Succession-Minded

J. Crew Group is working to improve its business and moving to create a succession plan.

clock 21hDavid Moin

The Apple of His Eye: Ryan Berman Tapped As U.S. CEO of Armani

No cover image

Overview

Giorgio Armani has his new American chief. WWD has learned that Giorgio Armani SpA has named Bridget Ryan Berman as ceo of its U.S. subsidiary, effective April 10.

From This Issue

Bridget Ryan Berman

Fashion Features

The Apple of His Eye: Ryan Berman Tapped As U.S. CEO of Armani

Giorgio Armani is expected to announce today that it has hired Apple Computer executive Bridget Ryan Berman as ceo of its U.S. subsidiary.

clock March 6, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

A spring lifestyle look from Nike’s Sport Culture division.

Financial

Nike Taps Bodecker to Help Build Sport Culture

Nike is pumping up its sport lifestyle business, and has appointed company veteran Sandy Bodecker to the new position of vice president of the Sport Culture division.

clock March 6, 2006Melanie Kletter

Financial

PVH to Pay Former CEO Weber $8M

Former Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. chief executive officer Mark Weber is floating down with a golden parachute worth at least $8 million.

clock March 6, 2006Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Financial

Dillard’s Net Falls 9.3% in 4th Quarter

Dillard’s fourth-quarter profits plunged 9.3 percent on a slight sales gain, but gross margins improved on a hurricane-related insurance gain.

clock March 6, 2006Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Financial

Moufarrige Takes Helm At Ungaro

Mounir Moufarrige, perhaps best remembered for recruiting Stella McCartney to succeed Karl Lagerfeld at Chloe, is the new president and chief executive officer at Emanuel Ungaro.

clock March 6, 2006Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

A look at the coming week’s events.

clock March 6, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Another Exit At Gap

A brief look at some the day’s stories.

clock March 6, 2006WWD Staff

Naomi Watts

People

Crowd Pleasers

The town was abuzz with parties and celeb-packed events in the run-up to Oscar night.

clock March 6, 2006WWD Staff

Zooey Deschanel in Missoni with Emily Deschanel.

People

Spirit of The Night

There were so many lunches, dinners and cocktails over the last six days celebrating the film industry that it’s surprising women were able to squeeze into their red-carpet gowns on Oscar night.

clock March 6, 2006WWD Staff

Every two weeks, 5F’s trend area will be remerchandised with items from different designers.

Retail

A Contemporary Glow in Bergdorf’s 5F

With a special two-tone shopping bag and an intriguing band of lavender light emanating from its windows, Bergdorf Goodman on Tuesday will begin trumpeting its latest renovation project.

clock March 6, 2006David Moin

Chanel

Fashion Features

Range Crew – Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Christian Lacroix

Soft and subtle? Oui. Wonderfully wacky? Oui. The fall Paris shows featured looks that ran from reserved to rebellious.

clock March 6, 2006WWD Staff

Valentino

Fashion Features

Chic’s All That – Valentino, Hermes, Miu Miu, John Galliano

Paris produced the perfect elixir for elegant luxury: rich materials, refined tailoring and a sophisticated tone.

clock March 6, 2006WWD Staff

Chloé

Fashion Features

At Play in the Fields – Chloe, Comme des Garcons, Nina Ricci, Junya Watanabe, Giambattista Valli

The Paris runways were full of frolic for fall with sweetly simple looks, masculine-feminine mixes and punked-out deconstruction.

clock March 6, 2006WWD Staff

Akris

Fashion Features

Finessing It – Akris, Sonia Rykiel, Martin Margiela, Haider Ackermann, Jasmine Di Milo

Some elaborated on their trademark looks quite effectively, while others — successfully or unsuccessfully — ranged further afield.

clock March 6, 2006WWD Staff

Trudie Styler and Sting

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Flower Power … Smoke Signals … Metal Works …

Chanel has added another stem to its bouquet of couture ateliers.

clock March 6, 2006WWD Staff

A look at Be Colored cosmetics.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Be Colored Paris Eyes Ethnic Market … Creed Distributor Appoints Two

The ethnic makeup market here is about to get an injection of color.

clock March 6, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Le Tigre Snatches La Fata

Le Tigre has wooed Jenny La Fata away from Sean by Sean Combs.

clock March 6, 2006Lauren DeCarlo

Fashion Features

Hilfiger Heads to Harvard

Tommy Hilfiger heads to Cambridge, Mass., on Tuesday to receive the Harvard Foundation’s 2006 Humanitarian Award.

clock March 6, 2006WWD Staff

Herbert Hainer, Adidas Group ceo.

Financial

Reebok Unit Poses Challenges for Adidas

Adidas, which paid $3.8 billion to acquire Reebok in January, may face some tough times with its new division.

clock March 6, 2006Melanie Kletter

Media

Memo Pad: Jay Dandy … Student Style

So much for the naysayers who didn’t think dapper fashion advice for men would play in Boise.

clock March 6, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Polo Taps Black For P.R. Position

Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. has hired Tenley Black as vice president of women’s public relations, effective March 13.

clock March 6, 2006WWD Staff

Femmy partygoers Dennis Zweig and Deborah Long.

Fashion Features

Intimate Notes: Queen For A Day … Femmy Night … April In Paris

Five women were selected from several hundred candidates around the country to be nominated for the first Confidence Awards.

clock March 6, 2006WWD Staff

Gossard’s lace LoLa bra and briefs.

Retail

Gossard Returns to U.S. With NAP

The 84-year-old Gossard brand will be distributed exclusively in the U.S. by NAP Inc., after completion of the sale of Sara Lee Branded Apparel’s European operation to an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners Inc.

clock March 6, 2006Karyn Monget

Montblanc’s limited-edition Lady Profile watch.

Fashion Features

Montblanc Cuts Star Diamond for 100th

One star will be shining brighter than others at Montblanc’s centennial anniversary celebration here on March 14.

clock March 6, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

Furla’s Madison Avenue store.

Retail

Furla Nearly Doubles U.S. Doors in New Format

The retail rollout comes on the heels of the company’s new advertising campaign, which bowed in consumer magazines in February and stars the women who work for Furla.

clock March 6, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Findings: World Visionary

Marchon Eyewear president and chief executive officer Al Berg has been busy doing more than outfitting the world in glamorous sunglasses under designer names like Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Renta, Coach and Sean John.

clock March 6, 2006WWD Staff

Chopard’s Haute Joaillerie earrings.

Fashion Features

Chopard’s New Chief Banks on Luxury

Design, quality and rarity are the foundation of luxury for Marc Hruschka, Chopard’s new president and chief executive officer in the U.S.

clock March 6, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

Financial

Legal Briefs

In February, The Bag Lady Inc., which sells handbags under the Kooba brand name, filed a trade dress infringement lawsuit against Accessory Network Group.

clock March 6, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Escada Posts 5.1% Uptick In 1Q Profits

German luxury label Escada delivered a 5.1 percent profit gain on sales that rose 4.1 percent for the first quarter.

clock March 6, 2006Damien McGuinness

Financial

The New Reality of Pensions

Corporate pension plans aren’t what they used to be.

clock March 6, 2006Sharon Edelson

Financial

WWD Stock Index Down 0.4%

The major indices closed last Friday mostly unchanged after plunging earlier in the week over worries about the impact of rising interest rates and energy costs on corporate profits, and of sagging consumer confidence.

clock March 6, 2006WWD Staff

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Raf Simons

Fashion

Calvin Klein’s Amy Mellen, Senior VP of Home, Is Leaving

clock 18hLisa Lockwood

Social Studies