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Industry Execs Gather at WWD CEO Summit

Industry leaders gathered at The Pierre hotel in Manhattan for the WWD CEO Summit to discuss the consumer, the state of business and the challenges of the fashion calendar.

clock 12hJessica Iredale


Ralph Lauren Receives John B. Fairchild Honor

The designer thanked his team, his family and WWD for the honor and support.

clock 11hLisa Lockwood


Levi's Unveils New 501 Skinny Jean

The latest addition to the 501 family, set to reach stores and in December, is one offered for men and women.

clock 14hKristi Garced

Saving the Yule Season: Holiday Targets in Sight After Uptick at Retail

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Retailers just had a mood swing. After a much-needed lift in sales last week, industry executives are no mildly optimistic about the outcome for holiday '06 overall and for spring selling after feeling depressed through most of December.

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Saving the Yule Season: Holiday Targets in Sight After Uptick at Retail

Stores across the country reported a much-needed lift in sales last week, bringing them on or near plan for the five-week holiday season.

clock January 3, 2007David Moin


Internet Spending Jumps 26%

Call it the holiday of the Web.

clock January 3, 2007Sharon Edelson


Pinault Said Mulling Utilities Bid

Billionaire Francois Pinault, who controls PPR and Gucci Group, hasn’t decided whether he will make a play for France’s Suez utilities business.

clock January 3, 2007Robert Murphy


Louis Vuitton Malletier Sells Le Tanneur Stake

Louis Vuitton Malletier, the fashion and leather goods brand owned by LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, has shed its stake in French leather goods business Le Tanneur.

clock January 3, 2007Robert Murphy


Eddie Bauer Deal Progressing

The antitrust waiting period for the sale of Eddie Bauer to a firm owned by Sun Capital Partners and Golden Gate Capital ended Tuesday.

clock January 3, 2007Liza Casabona

Fashion Features

In Brief: U.K. Committee To Quiz Burberry

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

clock January 3, 2007WWD Staff

Memo Pad: Start Spreading The News … Fair Treatment … The Honeymoon Is Over …

The British takeover of New York media is by now a fairly timeworn tale.

clock January 3, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Shiseido Closes Investment Unit … Testing Increases at Peritesco … Perfumery Award for Villoresi

Increased regulations and an emphasis on transparency in the cosmetics industry are spurring business at Laboratoires Peritesco.

clock January 3, 2007WWD Staff

A fall look from GarfieldMarks, which Rousse Apparel Group now manages.


Vendors Seek New Ways to Grow in ’07

Midsize vendors resolve to increase specialty store business, develop higher-end brands and increase speed to market.

clock January 3, 2007Whitney Beckett

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: No Marriage For Moss … Royal Rewards … New Crew …

While the British press may be giddily reporting that Kate Moss and Pete Doherty got hitched on a Thai beach on New Year’s Day, Moss’ spokesman insisted Tuesday that “no wedding, or any kind of ceremony” took place.

clock January 3, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

A Day in the Life at Zara

Like most avant-garde artists, Alicia Framis wants to change the world.

clock January 3, 2007Barbara Barker


Polo Names Kennedy As Dresses President

Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. named Barbara Kennedy president of dresses, a new post.

clock January 3, 2007WWD Staff


Credit Index Slumps in Dec.

Slow GDP growth, weakness in the labor sector and modest holiday sales contributed to a 0.5 percent drop in the Credit Manager’s Index.

clock January 3, 2007WWD Staff

Kate Hudson

Fashion Features

Going for Gold: Red-Carpet Rollout

The countdown is on for the 2007 awards season and the stakes are high for designers who will dress the elite walking the red carpet.

clock January 3, 2007Marcy Medina and Rachel Brown


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