Tiffany & Co Appoints Roger Farah as Chairman

clock 10hMisty White Sidell


Fendi Spring RTW 2018

clock 9hBridget Foley


Liliane Bettencourt Dies at 94

clock 14hJennifer Weil

Nordstrom’s Momentum: Profits Increase 26.3%, Chain Set for Expansion

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If you are in the upscale fashion business watch out: Nordstrom Inc. is coming at you. Merchandise upgrades and a push into the designer market at the Seattle-based chain are paying off. Margins are rising, and there's heady expansion in the works.

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Nordstrom’s Momentum: Profits Increase 26.3%, Chain Set for Expansion

If you are in the upscale fashion business watch out: Nordstrom Inc. is coming at you.

clock November 21, 2006David Moin

The newly renovated Chanel on Michigan Avenue.


Chanel Lights Up Chicago

Let the sun shine in. That’s what Chanel did to transform its Midwest flagship on Michigan Avenue in Chicago.

clock November 21, 2006Beth Wilson

Stephen and Karin Sadove, and Ron Frasch, Saks' chief merchant.


Saks Celebrates New Orleans Reopening

“It was not a question of if we would reopen, it was a question of when,” said Stephen Sadove, Saks’ chairman and chief executive officer, who was the host last week at the debut of the refurbished Saks Fifth Avenue.

clock November 21, 2006Sharon Donovan

A look from Calvin Klein's fall 2006 collection.


PVH 3Q Profits Gain 26%

Phillips-Van Heusen reported a 26 percent jump in third-quarter earnings, surpassing company and Wall Street’s expectations as the company’s Calvin Klein business bolstered results.

clock November 21, 2006Jeanine Poggi

Scoop NYC's first scents.

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Beauty Beat: Scoop Carves Beauty Niche… La Prairie Group Taps French G.M.

Hip fashion retailer Scoop NYC launched women’s and kids’ fragrances last week, the first step in what appears to be a full-fledged entry into the beauty fray.

clock November 21, 2006Matthew W. Evans

Fashion Features

In Brief: Tadashi Executive… Warnaco Taps Cunningham

Los Angeles-based special occasion dress maker Tadashi announced the appointment on Monday of its first chief operating officer, Lockie Andrews, a former executive at Liz Claiborne and Babystyle.

clock November 21, 2006WWD Staff

Donna Karan with Lindsay Lohan.

Fashion Features

Trunk Show

Brightly painted elephants, spangled camels, dancing girls, fire-breathers and sword-wielding soldiers greeted guests at City Palace in Jaipur, India, on Friday in a traditional procession last performed for Queen Elizabeth II when she visited the…

clock November 21, 2006WWD Staff

Dominic Cooper at The Regency Hotel.

Fashion Features

History Lesson

The British cast of the film “The History Boys,” which opens today, is full of charming young men who play bright students studying to get into university.

clock November 21, 2006Emily Holt

Fashion Features

Royal Style: Politically Correct Dress

Irrespective of her politics, French presidential candidate Segolene Royal is receiving some votes of approval from the fashion crowd for her simple, pared-down style.

clock November 21, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Shapping Up… Valley Girls… Zoe Checks In…

Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty’s new line for Manchester, England-based Gio-Goi has yet to hit stores, but The MisShapes are gearing up to give him some competition in the fashion business.

clock November 21, 2006WWD Staff

Sarah Ferguson for K&G Creations' earrings

Fashion Features

Sarah Ferguson Launches Jewelry

Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, has collaborated with K&G Creations in Boca Raton, Fla., in the debut of two jewelry lines.

clock November 21, 2006Marcy Medina

George ME


Price vs. Style: Wal-Mart, Target Face Off for Holiday

Holiday is shaping up as a classic Wal-Mart vs. Target duel, with the world’s largest retailer declaring war on prices and its chief rival garbing itself in cheap chic.

clock November 21, 2006Katherine Bowers

Michele Norsa

Fashion Features

Norsa Gets His Feet Wet at Ferragamo

Michele Norsa barely paused between leaving his old job at Valentino Fashion Group SpA and taking on his new duties at Salvatore Ferragamo Italia SpA.

clock November 21, 2006Amanda Kaiser

Meryl Streep

Fashion Features

Stars Make Their Holiday Wish Lists

Inevitably most holiday shoppers wind up making a few unexpected purchases for themselves.

clock November 21, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Robert Hormats

Fashion Features

Vietnam Status Casts Pall Over Importers Conference

Vietnam was fresh on the minds of importers and sourcing executives attending the 18th annual Textile & Apparel Importers Trade and Transportation Conference here last week.

clock November 21, 2006Ross Tucker

Seized counterfeit handbags and shoes.

Fashion Features

Supply Chain a Key in Counterfeit Battle

Speakers at last week’s “Knock It Off! Brands and the Counterfeiting Quandary” seminar urged companies to focus more attention on the vulnerabilities in their own supply chains in their fight against counterfeits.

clock November 21, 2006Liza Casabona


Memo Pad: Red Head… Genuine Authentic… George On Board…

Designers hiring new photographers for their ad campaigns seems to be the trend for spring.

clock November 21, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Bottega Veneta Wins Walpole Award

Bottega Veneta scooped the new award for international luxury brand at the annual Walpole Awards Night on Monday.

clock November 21, 2006Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

Russia, U.S. Make Key Trade Step

The decision by the U.S. and Russia to formally sign a bilateral trade deal is a major step in Moscow’s bid to join the World Trade Organization and open its markets to more foreign investment.

clock November 21, 2006Kristi Ellis

A.B.S. by Allen Schwartz printed chiffon trapeze dress for spring.

Fashion Features

Allen B. Schwartz Looking to Itemize Gains

Allen B. Schwartz, whose A.B.S. by Allen Schwartz business has always zigged and zagged with the trends, is on to the next big thing.

clock November 21, 2006Lisa Lockwood


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Michael Kors' new fragrance Sexy Ruby.


Michael Kors Trades Jet Set for Sexy Ruby

clock 10hRachel Strugatz

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