New Billion-Dollar Baby: Dolce & Gabbana Sales Top Benchmark in 2006

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Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana referenced Napoleon Bonaparte in their fall collection in their fall collection, and their company's annual report provides even more evidence the duo is building a fashion empire — a nearly $1 billion one.

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Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce on the runway after their show.

Fashion Features

New Billion-Dollar Baby: Dolce & Gabbana Sales Top Benchmark in 2006

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana referenced Napoleon Bonaparte in their fall collection.

clock October 30, 2006Amanda Kaiser

Paul and Maurice Marciano at their headquarters last week.

Fashion Features

The Magic Behind the Hot Streak at Guess

Guess has gone from sliding to skyrocketing.

clock October 30, 2006Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Features

Villa Moda Plans Initial Public Offering

Villa Moda, a pioneering luxury retailer in the Middle East, is eyeing an initial public offering as early as December.

clock October 30, 2006Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

MONDAY: Los Angeles International Textile Show (through Wednesday).

clock October 30, 2006WWD Staff


In Brief: Neither Trick Nor Treat For Mal-Mart … Village People

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said on Saturday that October same-store sales for the four weeks ended Oct. 27 rose 0.5 percent.

clock October 30, 2006WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Avon Profits Plunge 47% in 3rd Quarter

As Avon Products Inc. posted a steep drop in third-quarter profits Friday.

clock October 30, 2006Molly Prior

Harvey Weinstein with Sienna Miller in Marchesa.


The Vision Thing

“The Night of Stars” was no misnomer as the Fashion Group International held its annual celebrity-packed awards Thursday night.

clock October 30, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Trade Shows Ante Up in Las Vegas

Get ready for a lingerie smack-down in Las Vegas.

clock October 30, 2006Karyn Monget

Michele Ateyeh and Abe Chehebar

Fashion Features

Accessory Network Pushes Prestige

Accessory Network Group is giving the luxury segment a more prominent role as it positions itself as a key player at both ends of the price spectrum.

clock October 30, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

Carnet's tourmaline peach brooch.

Fashion Features

Ong’s Jewels Featured in ‘Exquisite’ Exhibit

Michelle Ong’s world is filled with sensual delights.

clock October 30, 2006Samantha Conti

Cosabella's viscose and spandex cami with a built-in bra.

Fashion Features

Top Notch

Spring’s lingerie palette has a tropical bent with shades such as melon and parakeet green.

clock October 30, 2006WWD Staff

Cross' store in Harvard Square.

Fashion Features

Cross Writes Its Next Chapter

Although U.S. Presidents of the past and present have chosen to use Cross pens.

clock October 30, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Patricia Kennedy and Eric Lewis

Fashion Features

Rolex Takes Time to Honor Entertainers at Dance Event

Guests had their dancing shoes on and were ready to go last week at “One World, A Spectacular Global Celebration,” hosted by Rolex.

clock October 30, 2006Sophia Chabbott


China Fair Draws International Crowd

The China Sourcing Fair: Fashion Accessories staged its second show at the Asia World Expo with a 50 percent increase in exhibitors.

clock October 30, 2006Vicki Rothrock

Fashion Features

Findings: Club Monaco In The Shades

Club Monaco is adding eyewear to its accessories assortment.

clock October 30, 2006WWD Staff

The ACE award created by Leiber.

Fashion Features

Honoring 10 Years of Accessories Excellence

The Accessories Council wants its party tonight at Cipriani 42nd Street in Manhattan to be about paying homage to the winners of the organization’s annual Accessories Council Excellence awards.

clock October 30, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

Jennifer Lopez

Fashion Features

Ace Award: Jennifer Lopez

A consummate multitasker, Jennifer Lopez juggles the roles of actress, singer, producer and entrepreneur.

clock October 30, 2006Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

Designer of the Year: Michael Kors

Michael Kors proved this year that whether a woman has little excuse to not be well accessorized.

clock October 30, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

Silvia Fendi

Fashion Features

Brand of the Year: Silvia Fendi for Fendi

One of Karl Lagerfeld’s first designs for Fendi was a dress for Silvia Venturini Fendi.

clock October 30, 2006Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

Accessory Brand Launch: Tom Ford

Eyewear is often one of the last categories a designer building a brand launches, but not for Tom Ford.

clock October 30, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

A Coach Legacy handbag.

Fashion Features

Fashion Innovator: Coach

Coach spent its 65th year in business not only looking back, but moving forward.

clock October 30, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Fashion Icon: Rachel Zoe

Rachel Zoe, who started as a magazine editor, has evolved into the go-to style adviser for a myriad of celebrities.

clock October 30, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Magazine of the Year: O, The Oprah Magazine

Oprah Winfrey’s TV program can cause viewers to rush to buy the products she recommends, and her O, The Oprah Magazine can have similar influence when it comes to fashion.

clock October 30, 2006Amy Wicks

Fashion Features

Marylou Luther Journalism Award: Suzy Menkes

Suzy Menkes is grateful for one accessories trend this season.

clock October 30, 2006Irin Carmon

Bergdorf Goodman's main floor.

Fashion Features

Retailer of the Year: Bergdorf Goodman

Jim Gold and his team of merchants are working hard to retain Bergdorf Goodman’s legendary patrician elegance.

clock October 30, 2006Sophia Chabbott

The exterior of Solstice's West Coast flagship in the Westfield Century City mall.

Fashion Features

Specialty Store of the Year: Solstice Sunglass Boutique

Solstice Sunglass Boutique has forecast sunny skies ahead.

clock October 30, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

A sampling of the best and worst covers for the first half of '06.

Fashion Features

Memo Pad: Cover Stars… Who You Know

Good looks don’t always translate into good newsstand sales

clock October 30, 2006WWD Staff

Veronica Etro at Neiman Marcus.

Fashion Features

Etro Brings ‘Cosmic Nomads’ to Calif.

Next time Veronica Etro returns to Northern California, she hopes to see the scenery from a car pulling an iconic silver-bullet Airstream trailer with her husband and son inside.

clock October 30, 2006Joanna Ramey

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Great Scott… Would Tootsie Use Them?… The Sopranos

Lanky L’Wren Scott has something cooking tonight at hot spot Bette.

clock October 30, 2006WWD Staff

Marvin Traub and Gregory Rubin

Fashion Features

Marvin Traub Takes Role At SD Retail Consulting

Marvin Traub is broadening his universe of consulting.

clock October 30, 2006David Moin


Forrester: Technology Needs to Embrace Consumer

Oh, the inhumanity of the digital experience.

clock October 30, 2006Denise Power

Fashion Features

Gray Market Presents Legal Challenge for Brands

Gray-market goods can destroy a brand, ruin markets and weaken retail relationships.

clock October 30, 2006Liza Casabona and Meredith Derby


Analysts See Changes For Wal-Mart Stores

Is a new, smaller format in Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s future, or perhaps a breakup of the company?

clock October 30, 2006WWD Staff

Plenty Frock dresses for spring.

Fashion Features

In Time for Plenty

When Tracy Reese got word from retailers that many women wanted to buy Tracy Reese frocks but just couldn’t afford them, she whipped up Plenty Frock to remedy the situation.

clock October 30, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

A gown and pajama set from Knightwear.

Fashion Features

From Diva to Designer

In true diva form, singer Gladys Knight launched her new lingerie line, Knightwear, on the stage of the Apollo Theatre on Thursday.

clock October 30, 2006Lauren Benet Stephenson


U.S., China Clash on Subsidies

The U.S. locked horns with China last week.

clock October 30, 2006John Zarocostas

The women's floor of the new store.


Talking Turkey: Harvey Nichols Hits Istanbul

Harvey Nichols has launched its first store in increasingly fashion-hungry Turkey.

clock October 30, 2006Suna Erdem


Gift Cards Go Long Way at Retail

Gift cards not only take a lot of the stress out of holiday shopping for consumers, but they are also boosting store sales for retailers well beyond Christmas.

clock October 30, 2006Jeanine Poggi


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