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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 18hAllison 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.

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Sephora’s World Grows: Home Shopping Network Latest Channel for Chain

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Overview

Sephora's drive to extend its reach is being beamed across the television airwaves with the debut today of a series of one-hour shows on Home Shopping Network.

From This Issue

An assortment of products to be featured on HSN.

Fashion Features

Sephora’s World Grows: Home Shopping Network Latest Channel for Chain

Sephora’s drive to amass a wider audience is being beamed across the airwaves today with the debut of a series of one-hour shows on HSN.

clock December 13, 2006Pete Born

Media

Memo Pad: The Sassy Era … Absolute-ly Angry … Executive Rebound

It’s a rise-and-fall narrative of a departed magazine that tapped into the zeitgeist, a tale of a particular cultural moment, and of daring that has since become commonplace.

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Financial

Levi’s Appoints Head of Retailing

Mark Breitbard, senior vice president and general manager of the Ruehl division at Abercrombie & Fitch, is joining Levi Strauss & Co. to head up retailing, WWD has learned.

clock December 13, 2006David Moin

Retail

Paris Commission Blocks H&M Store

Never mind that there’s already Zara and Gap stores on the Champs-Elysees here.

clock December 13, 2006Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

In Brief: Ellis Takes Back License … Charlotte Russe CFO … Watson’s Wade Retires

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

clock December 13, 2006WWD Staff

Walgreens is aiming to become a greater fashion destination.

Retail

Walgreens Raising Its Fashion Quotient

Drugstore giant Walgreen Co. thinks it has the right prescription for moderate fashion shoppers: apparel, jewelry, accessories and more.

clock December 13, 2006Rusty Williamson and Matthew W. Evans

Hedi Slimane

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: DVF Joins The Fight … Snail Male … Royal Jewels …

Diane von Furstenberg is flexing her muscle as president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America to mobilize the American fashion community in the debate over underweight models.

clock December 13, 2006WWD Staff

Kerry Washington and Erika Christensen, both in Escada.

People

Far And Away

Getting the ladies to the outer boroughs isn’t easy, but the mild weather for the New York Botanical Garden Winter Wonderland Ball made it effortless.

clock December 13, 2006WWD Staff

Thandie Newton

People

Newton’s Law

With her sorrowful doe eyes, luminous skin and delicate bone structure, Thandie Newton could easily settle into any fragile-flower part tossed her way.

clock December 13, 2006Vanessa Lawrence

Fashion Features

More Than an Apple: Teacher Holiday Gifts

As students repay the gift of learning this season, teachers give an A to gift certificates and presents that are thoughtful.

clock December 13, 2006Whitney Beckett

Fashion Features

China Imports Bounce Back With 22.3% Rise in October

China’s apparel and textile imports rebounded from embargoes last year, jumping by 22.3 percent to 1.8 billion SME, worth $3 billion, in October.

clock December 13, 2006Evan Clark

Retailers such as Macy's are embracing online customer reviews.

Technology

Customers Turn Reviewers

Apparel and beauty retailers are embracing customer-written reviews, which help increase sales and provide vital feedback.

clock December 13, 2006Denise Power

Technology

Software Tracks Fashion Samples

DKNY, Zac Posen and fashion public relations firm KCD are using special software to track samples traveling among editors, celebrities, the sample room and factories.

clock December 13, 2006Cate T. Corcoran

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Technology

Bytes & Bytes

Inspired by soft, comforting fabrics such as flannel and cotton, Microsoft’s “iPod killer” layers colored, sueded plastic for a distinctive look.

clock December 13, 2006Cate T. Corcoran

Financial

Gap Brand Taps Hillman For Merchandising Post

Gap Inc. is going to the bench to help climb out of its merchandising hole.

clock December 13, 2006David Moin

Items from the Heritage line.

Fashion Features

Prada Calling Via Venture With LG

Handbags, shoes, ready-to-wear, beauty products — now Prada wants to reach out and touch its fans even more.

clock December 13, 2006Luisa Zargani and Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

Obituary: Aline Hermes of Hermes International

Details of her death and funeral arrangements could not be learned at press time.

clock December 13, 2006WWD Staff

Jill Roberts modeling a striped cashmere zip-up hoodie and gauze beach pants from her Seaton line.

Fashion Features

Brand Evolution: From Surfer Girl To Contemporary

Seaton and Aqua VI hope surfer girls will wear their pricy cashmere hoodies, cotton gauze dresses and burnout T-shirts.

clock December 13, 2006WWD Staff

The new Mulberry store.

Retail

Mulberry Launching on Melrose Pl.

British luxury leather brand Mulberry is opening a 1,400-square-foot boutique on Melrose Place in Los Angeles today, the company’s third store launch in the U.S. in the last month.

clock December 13, 2006Emili Vesilind

A zebra-print chiffon dress from the spring debut collection for Simone.

Fashion Features

Simone Mixes Casual, Dressy

When actress Katie Nehra couldn’t find a casual yet dressy frock that would take her from day to evening, she didn’t race to Fred Segal.

clock December 13, 2006WWD Staff

The Gucci store in Hong Kong.

Retail

Gucci’s Asian Expansion Rolls on With Hong Kong Unit

Gucci has officially opened its new flagship here, the company’s largest store in Asia outside of Japan.

clock December 13, 2006Constance Haisma-Kwok

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