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Presidential Election Seen Clouding the Spending Picture

Studies show that shoppers are both ready to spend for the holidays and holding off because of the election.

clock 49mDavid Moin and Evan Clark


Brooks Brothers Buys Alexis Bittar Jewelry Business

The retailer's Carolee division will operate the newly acquired label.

clock 49mJean E. Palmieri


Gigi Hadid on Bootie Collaboration With Stuart Weitzman

Gigi Hadid on her collaboration with Stuart Weitzman and the corresponding James Franco-directed film in which she boxes in heels.

clock 7hSophia Chabbott

New Time for Tourneau: Private Equity-Led Firm Buys Chain for $300M

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The transaction is expected to be announced today and to be finalized in October. The New York-based watch retailer, one of the largest in the world, has entered into an agreement to be acquired for more than $300 million by an investor group.

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The exterior of the Tourneau flagship on 57th Street in New York.


New Time for Tourneau: Private Equity-Led Firm Buys Chain for $300M

The transaction is expected to be announced today and to be finalized in October.

clock September 6, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

Raf Simons


Sander Minority Shareholders OK Delisting Plan

Jil Sander AG is entering a new era as a private company.

clock September 6, 2006Amanda Kaiser

A new Macy's billboard.


Federated Unveils Macy’s Ad Campaign

Federated Department Stores unleashes its biggest ad campaign ever on Thursday in conjunction with 400 of its units adopting the Macy’s name.

clock September 6, 2006David Moin and Amy Wicks

Fashion Features

In Brief: Burberry Opens Madrid Store … Margiela And Barney’s … Nation Of Shopkeepers

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

clock September 6, 2006WWD Staff

Victoria Traina


School Ties

A Q&A with Victoria Traina, fashion muse and daughter of Danielle Steel, whose new gig is stylist of Alexander Wang’s debut fall collection.

clock September 6, 2006Vanessa Lawrence

Gela Nash-Taylor and Pam Skaist-Levy


Juicy Fruit

The Juicys, aka Pam Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor, sure know how to throw a good party.

clock September 6, 2006WWD Staff

Roland Mouret and Simon Fuller

Fashion Features

‘Idol’ Founder Links Up With Roland Mouret

“American Idol” founder Simon Fuller hopes he’s found his next big hit in Roland Mouret.

clock September 6, 2006Samantha Conti

Hidetoshi Nakata

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Ringing Biella? … Moss Musings … Tom Ford For Less …

Could Escada have its eye on one of Valentino’s key design deputies?

clock September 6, 2006WWD Staff

Store window in SoHo shop.


Sigrid Olsen Opens First NYC Store

After more than 20 years in business and 50 shops, Sigrid Olsen finally has a Manhattan store.

clock September 6, 2006Whitney Beckett

A Caribbean Joe ad and hangtag for the new better line.

Fashion Features

Apparel Holdings Group Launches Better Line, Diversifies Products

Apparel Holdings Group is launching a better line as part of its plan to diversify its moderate-dominant business with higher-end offerings.

clock September 6, 2006Whitney Beckett

Two Soho Compagnie looks.

Fashion Features

Soho Compagnie Sets Sights on Expansion

Soho Compagnie, a New York-based better casual sportswear company, is on the move.

clock September 6, 2006Rusty Williamson

Diesel's new building in New York.


Diesel Takes a Piece of Manhattan

Diesel’s Renzo Rosso grew up inspired by the “American dream,” so his purchase of a building in New York is a physical measure of success.

clock September 6, 2006Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

CITA’s Leonard To Resign Post

Jim Leonard, the Commerce Department official who oversaw imposition of safeguard quotas on China last year, plans to step down later this month after more than four years as chairman of the interagency Committee of the Implementation of Textile…

clock September 6, 2006Evan Clark

Ramesh Jolly

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Faces Going Public in London … Beiersdorf France Sale … Iverson Tips Off for Dap

Canadian cosmetics firm Faces Holdings Inc. is looking to fund international expansion by introducing its U.K. subsidiary, Faces Cosmetics plc, on the London Stock Exchange on Thursday.

clock September 6, 2006WWD Staff

Sharon Stone in Badgley Mischka's new fall campaign.

Fashion Features

Badgley Mischka Goes Old Hollywood Glam

Badgley Mischka is romancing the Stone for fall.

clock September 6, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

Kate Moss in a supplement for Vogue Hommes International.

Memo Pad: Common People … Pinup Girl … Fortune’s Men …

The battle of the celebrity weeklies used to be between People and Us Weekly as the top two contenders, but recently In Touch has muscled in.

clock September 6, 2006WWD Staff

Each sku has its own page in Fashionshare, and information about costing, the status of cutting orders, and planning is just a few clicks away.


PLM Grows Up With Updates From Lectra, Others

Only five years ago, product life cycle management software designed especially for the apparel industry was in its infancy.

clock September 6, 2006Cate T. Corcoran


Fashion Features

Bits & Bytes

You’ve heard of sites such as StyleHive and Kaboodle that let you share bookmarks about products.

clock September 6, 2006WWD Staff

Guess' Web site features an enhanced search function.


Guess Refines Site Search

Site search is returning results that have Guess executives grinning.

clock September 6, 2006Denise Power

Moods of Norway tailored blazer with matching micro shorts.

Fashion Features

Novel Trend Interpretations Lead Looks at Project

A slew of new women’s labels jumped into the premium denim and contemporary markets at Project Global Trade Show.

clock September 6, 2006WWD Staff

Los Angeles-based denim line January Jeans.

Fashion Features

Price, Value Overshadow Glitz at WWDMAGIC

The carpeted aisles overflowed and the famous faces abounded, but buyers and vendors at WWDMAGIC had value on their minds.

clock September 6, 2006Emili Vesilind and Rachel Brown


Today's Must Read

A look from Deveaux and F.S.Z., which will be offered on Continuum


Liberty Fairs Creates E-commerce Site With Farfetch

clock 10hJean E. Palmieri

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