Eyeing the Pot of Gold: Retailers Rush to China As Barriers Come Down

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Overview

China hasn't exactly developed an open-door policy, but entry into its vast consumer market is getting easier.

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Wal-Mart was among the first U.S. retailers to gain a foothold in China.

Retail

Eyeing the Pot of Gold: Retailers Rush to China As Barriers Come Down

China hasn’t exactly developed an open-door policy, but entry into its vast consumer market is getting easier.

clock October 3, 2006Evan Clark

Inside Joyce.

Retail

Joyce Looks to China

“I think China has huge potential. There is almost no downside to the future of retail there,” asserts Adrienne Ma, president of Joyce Boutique Holdings.

clock October 3, 2006Constance Haisma-Kwok

Fashion Features

Global Marketplace Expands Landscape of Counterfeiting

The Bush administration is wielding an array of weapons in its effort to crack down on fakes.

clock October 3, 2006Evan Clark

Frank Gehry and Bernard Arnault

Fashion Features

Vuitton’s Cloud for the Art Crowd

Stephen Sprouse graffiti on handbags was just a teaser.

clock October 3, 2006Miles Socha

Fashion Features

In Brief: Kellwood Starts Corporate Marketing … Belk Completes Parisian Buy … KPMG Rates Emerging Markets

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

clock October 3, 2006WWD Staff

Jim Gold and Burt Tansky with Ute Kriemler and Arthur Kriemler.

Retail

The Hills Are Alive – With U.S. Retailers

“We ride together, we eat together, we do everything together,” quipped Ron Frasch of Saks Fifth Avenue.

clock October 3, 2006Luisa Zargani

Media

Memo Pad: Bon Voyage … Gothic Wonderland … Stuffed With Style

What happens when “Sex and the City” meets Fodor’s?

clock October 3, 2006WWD Staff

Nigella Lawson

People

Feast & Fete

“This is my real weakness: cashmere,” Nigella Lawson says as she haphazardly pulls clothes out of her suitcase in a green room at the Food Network studios.

clock October 3, 2006Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

People

Wedding Belle

Amanda Peet refused to let the rain deter her parade when she wed her screenwriter beau, David Benioff.

clock October 3, 2006WWD Staff

People

Triple Play

James McAvoy may be garnering raves for his performance in “The Last King of Scotland,” but all he really wanted to be was an elf.

clock October 3, 2006Constance Droganes

Viktor & Rolf

Fashion Features

Fringe and Flags – Viktor & Rolf, Comme des Garcons

Two innovative Paris houses did spring shows with strong central motifs, one fringe, the other the Japanese banner.

clock October 3, 2006WWD Staff

Rufus Wainwright

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Rain Date … On The Strip .. Rhythm Station …

Rufus Wainwright is a true-blue fashion dude, having modeled for Marc Jacobs and partied with the likes of David LaChapelle.

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Strictly ballroom at Viktor & Rolf.

Fashion Features

Fancy Feet

When a pair of ballroom dancers tripped the light fantastic to open the Viktor & Rolf show Monday, the most dazzling feat was that Euvgenia Parakhina managed to be light on her feet wearing a pair of sky-high Swarovski crystal heels.

clock October 3, 2006WWD Staff

Junya Watanabe

Fashion Features

A Little Ceremony – Junya Watanabe, Rick Owens, Martin Margiela

There were several themes at work in the spring collections, among them boy-meets-girl looks, along with draped and gathered styles that at times took on the look of ceremonial robes.

clock October 3, 2006WWD Staff

Wunderkind

Fashion Features

More From The Shows

More coverage from the Spring 2007 shows.

clock October 3, 2006WWD Staff

Helena Christensen in her store, Butik.

Fashion Features

The Overachievers: Modeling Success

It used to be that landing an endorsement deal or a walk-on role in a B-level flick was the best that models could hope for once their runway days were over.

clock October 3, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Norma Kamali, spring 1982.

Fashion Features

Ready, Sweats, Go

Happy birthday to … the sweatshirt? That’s right, the leisure-time staple turns 80 this year.

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Euan Sutherland

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Marionnaud Enters Asia With Philippines Opening … Estee Lauder Makes Changes in Europe

Marionnaud Parfumeries parent A.S. Watson, the retail division of Hong Kong-based Hutchison Whampoa Ltd., opened a 9,688-square-foot Marionnaud flagship in the Philippines on Friday.

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Naoki Takizawa on the runway following the fall '06 Issey Miyake show.

Fashion Features

Takizawa Era Ending at Miyake

Naoki Takizawa reckons that an “experimental spirit and individuality” are the bedrock of the Issey Miyake fashion house.

clock October 3, 2006Robert Murphy

Financial

Ordan Replaces Siegel as Mills Corp. Chief

Laurence Siegel stepped down on Monday from his role as chief executive officer of the beleaguered Mills Corp.

clock October 3, 2006Amy S. Choi

Financial

Seth Johnson Out as PacSun CEO

After only 18 months, Seth Johnson has left as chief executive and a director of teen specialty retailer Pacific Sunwear of California Inc.

clock October 3, 2006WWD Staff

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