Dior Plots Global Retail Push for Chiuri's First Collection

The initiative combines freestanding pop-ups, partnerships with key retailers and special in-store merchandising.

clock 3hJoelle Diderich and Sharon Edelson


Franca Sozzani's Mass Draws Designers, Executives in Milan

The Mass was held at the tail end of Milan Fashion Week to remember the late editor in chief of Vogue Italia, who died in December.

clock 13hLuisa Zargani and Alessandra Turra


Warren Buffett Baffled by Retail

The investor praised Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and said he can’t figure out retail.

clock 3hEvan Clark

Jones on the Block: Giant Eyes Vera Deal As Equity Firms Circle

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Jones Apparel Group may be in play, but that doesn't appear to be stopping the apparel giant from courting new deals. According to sources, Jones has been negotiating a deal with Vera Wang, possibly to produce a new line.

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Vera Wang

Fashion Features

Jones on the Block: Giant Eyes Vera Deal As Equity Firms Circle

Jones Apparel Group may be in play, but that doesn’t appear to be stopping the apparel giant from courting new deals.

clock June 15, 2006Vicki M. Young and Lisa Lockwood


Malverdi Said Joining John Galliano

John Galliano, gearing up to launch a second ready-to-wear line, will soon welcome a new top manager, WWD has learned.

clock June 15, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Phillip’s Foibles … Decorating Needs

In his many decades as Queen Elizabeth’s consort, Prince Philip has asked native Australians if they “still throw spears,” and he once warned British students they’d get “slitty eyes” if they remained too long in China.

clock June 15, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Levi’s Goes Organic … Guess Names CFO … Mervyns Appointment …

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

clock June 15, 2006WWD Staff

Terrence Howard

Fashion Features

Celebrating Costa: CFDA Award Alters Status

Much has changed for Francisco Costa being named the Womenswear Designer of the Year at last week’s 2006 CFDA Fashion Awards.

clock June 15, 2006Marc Karimzadeh


Sales in Asia, Spain Boost Inditex Net

Strong business in Asia and Spain drove up first-quarter profits 20 percent at Inditex, parent of the fast-growing chain Zara.

clock June 15, 2006Robert Murphy

Steve Florio, with daughter Kelly on her wedding day.


Memo Pad: Peon Homage … Daddy’s Girl

Often, it’s hard to understand what private public relations companies do to earn their retainers beyond setting up voice mail for event RSVPs and crisis management.

clock June 15, 2006WWD Staff

Candace Bushnell


Hawaii 5-0

Shorts are not the usual attire for a Manhattan social event, but the Hawaiian theme at the New York City Ballet’s annual Dance with the Dancers Monday night inspired all sorts of comstumery.

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Erica Kennedy and Aisha Salmon


Beach Bazaar

Novelist Erica Kennedy talks about her new business.

clock June 15, 2006Meenal Mistry

The Starcow skate shop in Paris.


Saint-Honore Mixes Street With Chic

Rue Saint-Honore is doing a 360 on style.

clock June 15, 2006Emilie Marsh

A look from Rocawear.

Fashion Features

Urban Brands Focused on Fit

Once a dumping ground for loose and baggy hand-me-down styles that sold well in the men’s lines, but were tweaked for the female body, the women’s urban apparel sector has evolved to feature better fits and more fashion.

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Third Avenue


The City of Retail Dreams

Top Manhattan retail corridors ranked by their changes in asking rents per square foot.

clock June 15, 2006Cecily Hall


Retail Prices Rise 0.4% in May

Retail prices on women’s apparel rose a seasonally adjusted 0.4 percent in May, a hike equaling the increase for all goods and services.

clock June 15, 2006Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Bush Acknowledges Need For Textiles’ Special Status

The Bush administration said textiles and apparel should receive “special consideration,” but stopped short of supporting a Turkish plan to hold separate negotiations for the sector in the World Trade Organization’s Doha trade liberalization talks.

clock June 15, 2006Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis


Obituary: Jerry Brandt, Founded Buying Service

Jerry Brandt, founder of the Brandt Off Price Buying Office, died Monday at his home in Pompano Beach, Fla. He was 90.

clock June 15, 2006William Cotto

S by Scherrer

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Shiseido to ‘Integrate’ Two New Brands Into Japanese Market … Scherrer to Launch Women’s Fragrance … Parlux CEO Makes Buyout Offer

Shiseido will launch two new brands in Japan for fall and the firm expects the businesses to generate sales of 30 billion yen, or $260 million at current exchange, by the close of the fiscal year next March.

clock June 15, 2006WWD Staff

Thomas Pink's women's offerings will take up 30 percent of the Pennsylvania store.


In the Pink: Chain to Open in King of Prussia

Thomas Pink plans to open its 16th boutique in August in the King of Prussia Mall in King of Prussia, Pa., as part of its strategy to extend its retail reach with freestanding stores.

clock June 15, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg


PPR Said Exploring Sale of Printemps

Will PPR, the French retail giant that owns Gucci Group, unload its Printemps department store chain?

clock June 15, 2006Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

Dior, Chanel Looks Highlight Nassau Museum Exhibition

Fashion is the focus of a new exhibition at the Nassau County Art Museum.

clock June 15, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg


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Spring bags from Michael Kors featured in The Walk campaign.


Michael Kors Reprises ‘The Walk’ Street-Style Handbag Campaign

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