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Fashion's Game of Musical Chairs Quickens in Paris

The spring shows feature debuts at four major brands, prompting reflection on the pace of designer change.

clock 22hMiles Socha

Retail

Tough Times for Neiman's as Firm Battles 'Challenges'

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock September 26, 2016David Moin

Retail

Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

clock September 26, 2016WWD Staff

Stepping Up at Coach: Accessories Juggernaut Aims Higher With Legacy

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Overview

Look out Bernard Arnault: Coach has another act up its sleeve. The American brand is accelerating its Legacy collection of higher-priced handbags, footwear and accessories with plans to open two stores dedicated to the collection this fall.

From This Issue

Gucci Westman

Fashion Features

Tip Sheet

There are certain things you just can’t live without, whether it’s that emergency Power Bar or that Lanvin bag. These style setters spill the beans on what they need to get them through fashion week.

clock February 5, 2007WWD Staff

A Catherinr McNeil ad.

Fashion Features

The Freshmen

Meet the new faces of fall 2007. While they’re still novices, chances are these models will soon be jumping to the head of the class.

clock February 5, 2007Carter Love

Eric Hertz

Fashion Features

HR: FIT Program Hones Management Skills

Now in its third year, the FIT Advanced Management Program offers senior executives in the fashion and retail world the opportunity to hone the skill set needed to manage the complexities of today’s businesses.

clock February 5, 2007Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

FIT’s Core Offerings Grow With the Industry

While the Fashion Institute of Technology develops and expands its advanced management program aimed at executives in retail and fashion, the school’s undergraduate degree, graduate degree and certificate programs continue to evolve.

clock February 5, 2007Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Financial

Retail Experts Expect More Consumers to Tune In to Fashion Weeks

Once an exclusive soiree for models, designers and socialites, fashion week is becoming a must-see event for even the least fashion-conscious consumer.

clock February 5, 2007Jeanine Poggi

Financial

Tandy Brands Sees 63.7% 2nd-Qtr. Gain Despite Sales Decline

Tandy Brands Accessories Inc. posted a 67.3 percent jump in second-quarter earnings despite a 12.9 percent decline in sales due to the firm’s planned exit from several lower-margin categories.

clock February 5, 2007Vicki M. Young

Financial

Equity Office Board Backs Blackstone in REIT Deal

Will Equity Office Properties shareholders be wooed away from an all-cash deal with The Blackstone Group by $56 a share?

clock February 5, 2007Amy S. Choi

Olivia Palermo, Byrdie Bell and Fabiola Beracasa in Radar.

Men of Hollywood

Vanity Fair’s Hollywood issue hits New York newsstands on Wednesday with approximately 322 ad pages, up 25 percent from last year’s March issue.

clock February 5, 2007Amy Wicks

Olivia Palermo, Byrdie Bell and Fabiola Beracasa in Radar.

Unlike Us

Radar is joining the socialite craze and taking a shot at tabloids like Us Weekly with the feature “Socialites Are Just Like Us!” in its first issue of its third incarnation (but with new investors).

clock February 5, 2007Amy Wicks

Blog Away

Most teenagers can’t drop $2,000 on a dress from one of the designers presenting during fashion week, so a free blog of the shows will have to do the trick.

clock February 5, 2007Amy Wicks

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Clarins Sales Down In 4th Quarter, Year

Groupe Clarins reported Thursday that its fourth-quarter 2006 net sales fell 7.2 percent, to $358.4 million at average quarterly exchange rates.

clock February 5, 2007Jennifer Weil and Brid Costello

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Taxes Weigh on Shiseido Profits

Shiseido Group reported Friday net profits for the nine-month period ended Dec. 31 were down 16.6 percent to 20.27 billion yen, or $174 million at average exchange for the period.

clock February 5, 2007Koji Hirano

Julie Baker

Fashion Features

A Potpourri of Jewels Shine at JA

Hoop earrings, stacked bangles and jewelry with blue and green stones drove sales at the JA New York Winter Show.

clock February 5, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Rings from Me&Ro's Opal collection.

Retail Features

Me&Ro Revs Up Retail

Me&Ro is adding some retail jewels to its repertoire.

clock February 5, 2007Caroline Tell

Jil Sander footwear.

Fashion Features

Jil Sander Gives Accessories a Boost

In a world ruled by bags that scream status, Jil Sander’s new accessories collection by creative director Raf Simons whispers luxury.

clock February 5, 2007Alessandra Ilari

Roger Vivier's Chips wedge from pre-fall.

Fashion Features

Roger Vivier Grows Its Luxe Brand in U.S.

Executives at Roger Vivier have a clear vision of what constitutes luxury.

clock February 5, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Gem award recipients David Kwiat, Jill Newman and Jack Heuer.

Fashion Features

JIC Salutes Jewelry Industry

The jewelry industry’s major players honored their peers at the annual Jewelry Information Center’s Gem Awards.

clock February 5, 2007Lauren Benet Stephenson

Celine's four-leaf clover pendant.

Fashion Features

Findings: Love For Sale… Autore Expands

In the run-up to Valentine’s Day, a crop of luxury brands is out to prove that fashion has a heart.

clock February 5, 2007WWD Staff

CurveNV will take place at the Venetian Resort Hotel.

Fashion Features

CurveNV Sets the Stage for Vegas Launch

A lot of action is set to take place at the first CurveNV trade fair in Las Vegas scheduled for Feb. 13 to 15.

clock February 5, 2007Karyn Monget

Dirty Little Secret's molded-cup print-lined mesh bra and coordinating panties.

Fashion Features

Nicole Miller Forges Deal With Barenecessities.com

Nicole Miller has teamed with barenecessities.com to exclusively sell Nicole Miller Signature lingerie for spring.

clock February 5, 2007Karyn Monget

The Jungle Fever set.

Fashion Features

Wonderbra Reveals Premium Line

Wonderbra has tapped British designer Jenny Packham to inject some glamour into the brand.

clock February 5, 2007Lucie Greene

Badgley Mischka's luxe cashmere and fur-collared long robe.

Fashion Features

Vendors Prepare for Hectic Market

Innerwear executives are bracing for a frenetic market week that starts today.

clock February 5, 2007Karyn Monget

A rendering of Coach Legacy's Bleecker Street store.

Fashion Features

Coach Builds on Its Legacy

Look out Bernard Arnault: Coach has another act up its sleeve. The $2.4 billion American brand is accelerating its Legacy collection of higher-priced…

clock February 5, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Badgley Mischka's pebble wool and satin capelet jacket with stretch cavalry twill military pants.

Fashion Features

Badgley Mischka Seeks Broader Image

Badgley Mischka, a designer label that conjures up images of Hollywood actresses in sparkly evening gowns on the red carpet, wants guests at its Feb. 8 runway show to pan back and see the big picture.

clock February 5, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Balenciaga gowns at the Meadows Museum.

Fashion Features

The Glory of Balenciaga in Texas

Cristobal Balenciaga, whose vision has inspired generations of designers, is being celebrated at a new exhibit with a Texas twist at the Meadows Museum, the Spanish art gallery at Southern Methodist University here.

clock February 5, 2007Holly Haber

DKNY

Fashion Features

Urban Renewal

How do you celebrate a cool city girl? Designers did it by dressing her in everything from slouchy layers to flashy embellishments.

clock February 5, 2007WWD Staff

Geren Ford

Fashion Features

Gen Art: Savvy, Chic and Salable

Eschewing the runway for an installation-like presentation made for a welcome change to this year’s Gen Art show, now called The New Garde.

clock February 5, 2007WWD Staff

Dawn Mello

Financial

Richemont Backs Fashion Investment Fund

Fashion designers have two new fairy godmothers – and they’re backed by Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA.

clock February 5, 2007Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

U.S. Takes China Subsidy Issue to the WTO

The Bush administration’s decision to bring an illegal subsidies case against China in the World Trade Organization comes against the backdrop of a record trade deficit and increased pressure from Democrats in Congress pushing for a harder line…

clock February 5, 2007Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis

A look from Richard Chai.

Financial

With New Investor, Chai Turns Eye Toward Growth

Richard Chai is stepping on the accelerator with a little help from new friends.

clock February 5, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Banana Republic on West 34th Street.

Financial

Banana Republic Said to Mull Cost Cuts Mode

Banana Republic may be the Gap’s healthiest retail concept right now, but that doesn’t mean it’s immune to cost-cutting.

clock February 5, 2007Sharon Edelson

Retail Features

Department Stores Buck Industry Trend Of Job Cuts in Jan.

Department stores added a seasonally adjusted 2,100 jobs last month, compared with December, reversing recent declines, and bucking the trend of apparel and accessories stores, as well as textile and apparel producers, trimming payrolls.

clock February 5, 2007Evan Clark

Financial

Jimmy Choo Sold to Private Equity Firm

Jimmy Choo has been sold to TowerBrook Capital Partners LP, an international private equity firm.

clock February 5, 2007Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

In Brief: Wal-Mart Results… Rossignol Taps Garcia

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Saturday released its estimates for January, saying same-store sales at U.S. stores rose 2.2 percent as shoppers cashed in their holiday gift cards.

clock February 5, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

Events coming this week

clock February 5, 2007WWD Staff

Naum

Fashion Features

The Living Is Easy

Effortless sophistication – achieving it is no simple task. But just that was done on the runways when refined looks took on unexpected twists.

clock February 5, 2007WWD Staff

A Target sign outside Proenza Schouler's store.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Proenza Schouler On Target… With A Little Help From… Britney Gets Phat…

Proenza Schouler for Target’s private debut at Opening Ceremony on Friday was packed with fashion editors and other style-worthy folks invited either by the giant mass chain or the owners of downtown boutique.

clock February 5, 2007WWD Staff

Diane von Furstenberg

Fashion Features

Vive La Femme

One part savvy plus another part feminine polish – with just a dash of quirkiness – was a winning fashion recipe.

clock February 5, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Beauty Mark: Clarins’ Sales Slip, Estee Lauder Net Soars

Recent financial results at the top beauty firms reveal the challenges of doing business in a consolidating market.

clock February 5, 2007WWD Staff

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