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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 December 6, 2016Miles Socha

Business

Job Cuts at Honest Co. Could Mean IPO Tabled

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

clock 22hAllison Collins and Evan Clark

Fashion

Are In-Store Customers at a Disadvantage When It Comes to Returns?

The online shopper has up to 30 days to decide if her purchase was genuine or a momentary infatuation, which is not always the case for in-store clients.

clock 10hBridget Foley

Bags Soar, Spirts Lag As LVMH Reports 6.8% Third-Qtr. Sales Rise

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Overview

Mini monogram handbags were popular items in the third quarter, but did not quite translate into big enough sales gains for LVMH Mo?t Hennessy Louis Vuitton.

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Financial

LVMH Reports 6.8% Third-Qtr. Sales Rise

Mini monogram handbags were popular items in the third quarter, but did not quite translate into big enough sales gains for LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.

clock October 18, 2006Miles Socha

Christian Bedat

Financial

Christian Bedat to Exit Gucci Post

Gucci Group will announce today that Christian Bedat is stepping down as creative director and chief executive officer of Bedat & Co., WWD has learned.

clock October 18, 2006Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Analysts See Upside in Wal-Mart China Bid

After folding its hand in Ger­many and South Korea, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. appears to be ready to raise the ante on China.

clock October 18, 2006Katherine Bowers

Financial

Richemont’s North American CEO to Retire

Callum Barton, president and chief executive officer of Richemont North America Inc., will retire from the company at the end of the month, but will remain as a consultant.

clock October 18, 2006Samantha Conti

Matthew Bauer; Louise Stern, co-founder of the Mount Sinai Breast Health Resource Program; Memorial Sloan-Kettering's Dr. Diana Lake; Evelyn Lauder; Marisa Acocella Marchetto, and Myra Biblowit, president of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Retail

From Madison to Bond, Retailers Aid Cancer Fight

For the first time in its seven-year history, the Madison Avenue Pink Ribbon Project, which raises money for several charities involved in fighting breast cancer, has teamed up with Bond Street in London, which shares a similar upscale sensibility and…

clock October 18, 2006Sharon Edelson

Financial

Tokidoki Sues Target Over Use of Logo

The third lawsuit in as many weeks alleging intellectual property infringement was filed against Target Corp. last week by Los Angeles-based sportswear company Tokidoki.

clock October 18, 2006Emili Vesilind

The boudoir-inspired room devoted to Paul Smith women's wear.

Retail

Paul Smith Goes Big in SoHo

As with most things, Sir Paul Smith decided to open his new SoHo flagship on a lark.

clock October 18, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

Lydia Fenet and Tinsley Mortimer at Christie's.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Order In The Court… Power Play… Rucci’s Honor…

An outdoor orange grove and a sprawling collection of 19th-century furniture and decorative arts lent the perfect backdrop for courtesans and fellow partygoers alike at Christie’s and Cartier’s Une Soiree a la Cour du Roi fete Tuesday night at the…

clock October 18, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Energy Drop Leads Wholesale Prices Lower

Wholesale prices of American-made women’s and girls’ apparel held steady in September, according to the Labor Department’s Producer Price Index released Tuesday.

clock October 18, 2006Evan Clark

Retail

Retailers Push Midnight Hour

Shoppers might be setting their alarms even earlier for Black Friday this year.

clock October 18, 2006Jeanine Poggi

Caribbean Soul cotton beach tote, licensed to Sun 'N' Sand Accessories (whose name will also change to Goin' Coastal).

Financial

Caribbean Soul Expands, Upgrades by Goin’ Coastal

Caribbean Soul is taking island escapism nationwide. By changing its name to Goin’ Coastal, bringing in higher-quality fabrics and continuing to target a younger customer, the company expects to boost sales.

clock October 18, 2006Elizabeth Thurman

A Geox jacket.

Fashion Features

Geox Launches Breathable Jackets, Applying Its Technology to Apparel

Geox Respira — the company that patented “the shoe that breathes” — is applying its heat-release philosophy to apparel.

clock October 18, 2006Whitney Beckett

A Lynn Ritchie rayon-spandex dress.

Fashion Features

Lynn Ritchie Adds Dresses

Ritchie Corp. is growing its Lynn Ritchie line with dresses and cotton pieces as part of a continued effort to gain more floor space and enhance brand presence.

clock October 18, 2006Whitney Beckett

A Valentino dress.

Fashion Features

The Met Readies for Kempner Show

Nan Kempner’s affection for haute couture is the stuff of Gotham legends.

clock October 18, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

Media

Memo Pad: Shelf Life… Fans All Over… Looking East

The hype surrounding the launch of Vogue Living may have been overblown.

clock October 18, 2006WWD Staff

A denim minidress from YMI.

Fashion Features

Widening the Mix at L.A. Junior Market

Apparel companies at Los Angeles’ spring junior market responded to the recent softening of denim by bolstering their mix of fabrications and offering a wider range of lengths in bottoms.

clock October 18, 2006Emili Vesilind

Inside Salvatore Ferragamo on Rodeo Drive.

Retail

Ferragamo Goes Bright, Looks Sleek on Rodeo

Salvatore Ferragamo opened a renovated Beverly Hills flagship this month to reveal a lighter, brighter side.

clock October 18, 2006Emili Vesilind

A Look from Katy Rodriguez.

Fashion Features

West Watch: Next Gen… Scottish Sass.

Gen Art presented its ninth annual Fresh Faces in Fashion Show Friday night at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., featuring the collections of 12 emerging Los Angeles designers.

clock October 18, 2006WWD Staff

A Helena Rubinstein bottle, circa 1940.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Museum Settles Into New L.A. Home… Selective Beauty’s U.S. Unit.

Three years after the original Annette Green Perfume Museum closed in New York, its collection of nearly 2,000 perfume bottles came out of hiding last week 3,000 miles away at a new home in the Fashion Institute of Design & Mer­chandising in…

clock October 18, 2006Rachel Brown

Fashion Features

In Brief: Sinkel Gets Promotion… Nine West Names Creative Chief… Oakley Appoints Apparel Director…

Hampshire Designers Inc., a division of Hampshire Group Ltd., has promoted Hank Sinkel to president of its women’s division, which markets knitwear brands Designer Originals, Mercer Street Studio and Hampshire Studio.

clock October 18, 2006WWD Staff

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