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Chanel Métiers d’Art Show at the Ritz Paris: Review

Karl Lagerfeld paraded a pre-fall collection for the 2016-17 Chanel Métiers d’Art collection as opulent as the setting — the Ritz Paris.

clock 18hMiles Socha

Business

Job Cuts at Honest Co. Could Mean IPO Tabled

The business is cutting about 80 positions in the first quarter.

clock 5hAllison Collins and Evan Clark

Business

Supreme Court Decision Seen as Blow to Fashion Designers

The court's ruling in favor of Samsung in its battle with Apple could weaken patent protection for fashion designs.

clock 5hKristi Ellis

Revlon Sees $40M Loss From Vital Radiance Line As Big Boxes Turn Cold

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Overview

Vital Radiance, Revlon's boldest product launch during Jack Stahl's four-year tenure, has taken a hit, as several major retailers cut distribution of the brand from a number of their doors.

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Jack Stahl

Fashion Features

Revlon Sees $40M Loss From Vital Radiance Line As Big Boxes Turn Cold

Several major retailers cut back Revlon’s newest beauty brand, Vital Radiance, from some of their doors.

clock July 11, 2006Molly Prior

Filene's flagship opposite Macy's at Downtown Crossing in Boston.

Financial

Federated Sells Filene’s Boston Flagship

Federated Department Stores completed a $100 million deal to sell the historic Filene’s flagship in downtown Boston to Vornado Realty Trust.

clock July 11, 2006David Moin

Fashion Features

In Brief: Foot Locker Shares Up … Cole Haan Names Johnson … Fine To iVillage …

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

clock July 11, 2006WWD Staff

People

Film Noir

Whether sporting a high-concept Balenciaga dress to a Hollywood event or performing unmentionable sexual acts on film (paging Vincent Gallo), Chloe Sevigny has always been a risk taker.

clock July 11, 2006WWD Staff

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People

Care Bear

Talking with Clifford Chase, whose fiction debut, “Winkie,” an allegorical story about a falsely accused teddy bear, is due out this month.

clock July 11, 2006Vanessa Lawrence

Kate and Andy Spade

Financial

Kate Spade Negotiations: Slow and Steady

The “For Sale” sign is still up at Kate Spade, and observers wonder whether the price is too high given the brand’s growth challenges.

clock July 11, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Looking north on Madison Ave.

Financial

Blast Rocks Madison Ave. Retail

The collapse of an East 62nd Street building closed parts of nearby Madison Avenue, disrupting business for at least a dozen retailers.

clock July 11, 2006Sharon Edelson

Retail

Carolina Herrera Moves Ahead With Targeted Expansion

CH Carolina Herrera is pushing forward with its growth in the U.S., with two stores expected to open over the next few months.

clock July 11, 2006Amy S. Choi

Silk printed blouse over a silk, nylon and spandex bodysuit.

Fashion Features

Berardi Sets Debut Line for Wolford

With a small pre-dinner show for 300 guests at the Austrian National Library in Vienna tonight, Antonio Berardi will unveil his first capsule collection for spring 2007 for Wolford AG.

clock July 11, 2006Alessandra Ilari

Financial

Safilo CEO Steps Down

Safilo Group SpA chief executive officer Roberto Vedovotto has resigned and will depart the Italian eyewear company at the end of July.

clock July 11, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

Fashion Features

Theory Creates Collection for Neiman’s Tour

Theory is spinning a new tune for Neiman Marcus.

clock July 11, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

European Preview has changed its name to Premiere Vision Preview.

Fashion Features

N.Y. Shows Aim for Robust Results

Organizers for textile trade shows here this week have reached capacity on their available exhibitor space and are anticipating an equally strong turnout from buyers.

clock July 11, 2006Ross Tucker

A look from Loomstate.

Fashion Features

Cotton’s Organic Debate

Apparel brands and stores are appealing to shoppers’ sense of environmental responsibility by using organic cotton in their products.

clock July 11, 2006Ross Tucker

Scenes from this year's Pitti Filati.

Fashion Features

Strong Pitti Filati Buoys Italian Mills

Italian yarn manufacturers are confident about growing their businesses in 2007 after a strong response from buyers at last week’s Pitti Filati trade show.

clock July 11, 2006Stephanie Epiro

Fashion Features

Cashwool Creation

Australian wool growers want to prove that wool isn’t so prickly.

clock July 11, 2006Stephanie Epiro

Fashion Features

U.N. Report: China Exports Reach $48.3 Billion in 2005

China emerged as the big winner in the first year since global quotas were lifted, accounting for nearly 80 percent of the increase in Asian textile and apparel exports to the U.S. and European Union, a United Nations report revealed.

clock July 11, 2006John Zarocostas

The facade of Harry Winston's store in Ginza.

Retail

Harry Winston Takes Global Path

In London, Harry Winston launched on Bond Street, competing with the biggest jewelry brands on London’s luxury row.

clock July 11, 2006Samantha Conti and Tsukasa Furukawa

Alex Kuczynski

Media

Memo Pad: Face Off … Village Choice … Summer Double Feature

New York Times style reporter Alex Kuczynski has never been known for being tight-lipped.

clock July 11, 2006WWD Staff

Retail

In Atlanta’s Buckhead, It Takes a Village

On a warm Saturday night, the most visible part of Atlanta’s exclusive Buckhead district was pockmarked by boarded-up bars, a shadow of its former self.

clock July 11, 2006Georgia Lee

Financial

In the Beginning

Buckhead’s origins trace back to a general store and tavern.

clock July 11, 2006Georgia Lee

Isabel Toledo.

Fashion Features

National Design Award Winners Revel in D.C.

For several of the Cooper-Hewitt’s 2005 and 2006 National Design Award winners, breakfast at the White House capped years, even decades, of working with little fanfare.

clock July 11, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

The AE promotional ticket.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Bow Ahead … Out of India … Justin Time …

He’s done fans, rings, gloves — and now bow ties seem to be the fashion statement du jour for the never-stand-still Karl Lagerfeld.

clock July 11, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Kimco Realty Set to Acquire Pan Pacific

Kimco Realty Corp., the country’s largest developer and owner of neighborhood and community shopping centers, said it agreed Monday to acquire San Diego-based Pan Pacific Retail Properties for $4 billion in cash and debt.

clock July 11, 2006Amy S. Choi

Sisters-in-law Molly and Susan Sansone at Femme in Maplewood, Mo.

Retail

Custom-Built: Firm Creates Stress-Free Shopping

Mary Anne Sansone’s idea was simple — a day of shopping with her two daughters and three daughters-in-law, without kids or husbands or interruptions.

clock July 11, 2006Amy Zimmerman

Retail

Traffic Plan Could Speed Up Supply Chain

Prompted by retailers, the U.S. Transportation Department has made combating congestion throughout the supply chain a key goal.

clock July 11, 2006Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Pakistan Sets Deepwater Port

Pakistan is preparing to make a significant investment to expand its largest port in an effort to establish itself as a regional transport hub for factories producing goods in central Asia and western China.

clock July 11, 2006John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

Ocean Freight Rates Seen Steady

Transportation experts believe a combination of new shipping capacity entering the market and orders for large container vessels already in the pipeline can reduce international shipping rates.

clock July 11, 2006John Zarocostas

Some of Mehmet Isik's winning designs.

Fashion Features

Young Designer Brings New ‘Movement’ to ITKIB

Mehmet Isik’s shimmering white layered “puppets” won the Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporters’ Association’s (ITKIB) Young Fashion Designer Competition.

clock July 11, 2006Suna Erdem

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