Building Aquascutum: Kim Winser Named CEO To Create Luxury Brand

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Aquascutum wants to play in luxury's big league. The 155-year-old brand that built a name on rain-repellent wool coats has name Kim Winser, who turned around Pringle of Scotland, to the new post of president and chief executive.

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Kim Winser with designs from Aquascutum.


Building Aquascutum: Kim Winser Named CEO To Create Luxury Brand

Aquascutum is expected today to name Kim Winser to the new post of president and chief executive.

clock April 19, 2006Samantha Conti


Beauty Beat: Eyeing Sale to Cameron, PureBeauty Files Chapter 11

PureBeauty Inc., the Southern California retail and salon chain, filed a voluntary Chapter 11 petition Tuesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.

clock April 19, 2006Julie Naughton

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On the Avenue: Art, Fashion Unite for Whitney Fund

The city’s art and fashion worlds are collaborating on an exhibit that stretches 29 blocks along Madison Avenue, and includes a fund-raising effort for the Whitney Museum’s Family Programs.

clock April 19, 2006Lauren Benet Stephenson

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Neiman’s Thinking Small for Growth

Burton Tansky, Neiman Marcus Group’s president and ceo, said the firm is looking to open stores in smaller markets with affluent customers.

clock April 19, 2006Sharon Edelson


Penney’s Launching New Line

J.C. Penney Inc. is readying a new women’s brand, E. 5th, which will bow in September.

clock April 19, 2006Rusty Williamson


Saks Confirms China Plan

Saks Fifth Avenue confirmed Tuesday that it will open a store in Shanghai through a licensing agreement with Roosevelt China Investments Corp., which will own and operate the store.

clock April 19, 2006David Moin

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Marla Sabo Said Exiting Christian Dior Post

LVMH is expected to announce today the departure of Marla Sabo, president and chief operating officer at Christian Dior Inc.

clock April 19, 2006Marc Karimzadeh and Miles Socha

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Memo Pad: Claire The Decks … Video On Demand … FHM Collections Closes

Like Moses, who glimpsed the Promised Land but was forbidden to enter it, Marie Claire editor in chief Lesley Jane Seymour won’t be joining her staff in Hearst’s gleaming new headquarters building.

clock April 19, 2006WWD Staff


Wal-Mart Focuses On Shopper Value

Wal-Mart executives said the company is upping its focus on selection, service and style, and not just low prices.

clock April 19, 2006Katherine Bowers

Boards created by Thakoon for the Nine West collaboration.

Fashion Features

A Designer Triple Threat From Nine West

Nine West is launching a program of fashion collaborations starting with Vivienne Westwood, Thakoon and Sophia Kokosalaki.

clock April 19, 2006Marc Karimzadeh


Apparel Prices Up Slightly

Wholesale prices on domestically produced women’s and girls’ cut-and-sewn apparel increased 0.4 percent and overall apparel prices inched up 0.1 percent in March.

clock April 19, 2006Evan Clark


H&M March Sales Soft

Poor weather conditions dampened sales for Hennes & Mauritz in March.

clock April 19, 2006Emilie Marsh


True Religion Details Pay For New Exec

Michael Buckley will be eligible for a compensation package in excess of $1.2 million after he assumes his position as president of True Religion Apparel next week.

clock April 19, 2006Ross Tucker

A look from DKNY baby.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Honor Roll … Snow Show … Chip on Her Shoulder …

François-Henri Pinault and Alber Elbaz are the latest fashion figures to be cited for merit by the French government.

clock April 19, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Dell’Acqua Still Sexy at 10

Today, just as 10 years ago, Alessandro Dell’Acqua wants his women to turn heads.

clock April 19, 2006Alessandra Ilari


Mossimo Evaluating Bid From Cherokee

Mossimo said its board would meet to evaluate an unsolicited takeover offer from Cherokee Inc. for the company’s outstanding shares.

clock April 19, 2006Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Schwab to Replace Portman as USTR

President Bush nominated Susan Schwab to be the new U.S. Trade Representative, replacing Rob Portman, tapped to be director of OMB.

clock April 19, 2006Evan Clark


Anne Marino Said Headed to Tommy Hilfiger

Anne Marino, who resigned as executive vice president of global licensing at Donna Karan International, is expected to take a position at Tommy Hilfiger Corp.

clock April 19, 2006WWD Staff

Sienna on Melrose Avenue.


Ruffles and Flourishes: L.A. Fashion Gets Dressier

Fashion winds are shifting in Southern California from the jeans-tops-and-heels look to a more feminine, formal and frilly style.

clock April 19, 2006Emili Vesilind


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