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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 8hRosemary Feitelberg


Kering Luxury Sales Jump 11.3% in Q3

The market-beating performance helped propel Kering’s revenues up 10 percent in the third quarter to 3.18 billion euros, or $3.54 billion.

clock 12hJoelle Diderich


Gigi Hadid Sticks With Hilfiger for Spring

They are inviting consumers to vote for their favorite designs, which will be included in the collection.

clock 6hLisa Lockwood

Federated Net Rises in Fourth Quarter, to Become Macy’s Group

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Goodbye, Federated, hello, Macy's Group. The department store giant said Tuesday that it will drop the 78 year-old Federated name and switch to the Macy's moniker as part of its drive to become a truly nationwide brand.

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Brittany Pham with her parents, Tom and Nuong Pham in 1986.

Fashion Features

East Meets West: Younger Vietnamese Exerting Fashion Influence

For 22 years, Nuong Pham has labored at a sewing machine stitching socks and garments in Southern California factories to help her five children have better lives.

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Junya Watanabe

Fashion Features

The Moody Views

Hausfrau and biker babe are about as disparate as fashion motifs get, but in the able, avant-garde hands of Junya Watanabe, they worked together without an ounce of disconnect.

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An O Oscar spring dress.


Better Departments Rejuvenate for Spring

Better departments are springing forward this season to offer more private, exclusive and upscale offerings.

clock February 28, 2007Whitney Beckett


General Growth Presents Seaport Study to Public

General Growth Properties doesn’t have specific plans for the South Street Seaport yet, but was greeted with anxiety and plenty of opinions from residents of Lower Manhattan just the same.

clock February 28, 2007Amy S. Choi

Looks around the Turkish trade fair

Fashion Features

Accord Aids Growth of Istanbul Show

There was unity in the Turkish fashion trade fair scene this year after two seasons of almost concurrent fairs held at two venues.

clock February 28, 2007Suna Erdem


Wal-Mart Acquisition Builds China Presence

Wal-Mart said Tuesday that it purchased a 35 percent stake in Taiwanese retailer Trust-Mart, which will more than double its retail footprint in China and allow the company to surpass global rival Carrefour by store count in the world’s most populous…

clock February 28, 2007Katherine Bowers


Dillard’s Net Surges In 4th Quarter, Year

Dillard’s Inc. on Tuesday said fourth-quarter earnings jumped 57.4 percent, boosted by a net income tax benefit of $64 million.

clock February 28, 2007Vicki M. Young


Licensing Decline Hampers Kenneth Cole

Kenneth Cole Productions Inc. posted a 6.7 percent profit gain in the fourth quarter as sales rose 1.5 percent.

clock February 28, 2007Liza Casabona

Target Store Front


Strong Revenues Lift Target Earnings

Target Corp. on Tuesday delivered fourth-quarter earnings that jumped 19.2 percent on a revenues gain of 16.3 percent – ahead of Wall Street estimates.

clock February 28, 2007Vicki M. Young

Nuxe's Tonific body line.

Fashion Features

Nuxe to Relaunch Tonific, Planning Global Growth

It is shaping up to be a busy year for Laboratoires Nuxe.

clock February 28, 2007Ellen Groves

Eveningwear is a big part of the business.


Rare Vintage: Curating the Uncommon

From its fifth floor perch at 24 West 57th Street here, Rare Vintage is removed from the hubbub and run-of-the-mill commerce on the street below.

clock February 28, 2007Sharon Edelson


Stock Market Sees Broad Sell-off Despite Consumer Confidence Rise

Retail shares fell sharply Tuesday as investors’ jitters over a cooling economy sent major indices deep into the red.

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Fashion Features

In Brief

Hugo Boss is opening a freestanding store at the Shops at Riverside in Hackensack, N.J., on March 8. The new boutique will sell women’s and men’s apparel, accessories and footwear from Boss’ Black and Orange labels.

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Kenzo's updated store style.


Kenzo Updating Shops

With clothing racks inspired by fish spines and stucco flowers blooming out of walls, Kenzo is out to apply the Antonio Marras touch to more of its sales points.

clock February 28, 2007Miles Socha


Arrow Aims to Use Ellis Island Images For Brand’s Fall Advertising Campaign

Arrow, the 156-year-old brand whose sales built to $32 million in the early 1900s as immigrants coursed through Ellis Island, is contributing $500,000 to the island’s restoration.

clock February 28, 2007Valerie Seckler


Even the Rich Buy Affordability

It’s an American band. A trio of America’s high-end fashion players scored most of the luxury fashion purchases made by the country’s wealthy denizens in 2006: Polo Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Coach, a new survey found.

clock February 28, 2007Valerie Seckler

Fashion Features

Harold Engel, 76

Harold Engel, a veteran of the fashion jewelry industry, died of lung cancer on Friday, said his wife, Rhea. He was 76.

clock February 28, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Ellen DeGeneres

Marketing and Promotion

Playing to Hollywood Crowd Wins Kudos From TV Critic

Her performance Sunday night brought mixed reviews, but at least one critic who watches television for a living found Ellen DeGeneres to be the consummate Oscars host.

clock February 28, 2007Valerie Seckler

Dove's Oscar turn was playful.

When Oscars’ Glow Rubs Off on Ads

It’s not about the 60 percent female viewership of the Oscars. Nor is it about exposure to the country’s second-largest television audience after the Super Bowl, approximately 40 million.

clock February 28, 2007Valerie Seckler

A women's look by Kris Van Assche.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: His and Hers… Out Of The Box… Paper Chase…

Belgian designer Kris Van Assche may have graduated from the Antwerp Academy, but don’t expect somber styles in his debut women’s collection. Featuring whimsical elements such as an embroidered duck print sketched by his six-year-old niece, the line…

clock February 28, 2007WWD Staff

Memo Pad: New Girl… Timely Exit… Digital Get Down…

Will Naomi Watts be the new face of Escada? The actress is said to be talking to the fashion house about appearing in its next ad campaign, although it’s unclear whether Escada’s recent publicity snafu will weigh into Watts’ final decision.

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Federated’s Evolution

Federated Department Stores is formed as a holding company by family-owned Abraham & Straus, F&R Lazarus and Filene’s.

clock February 28, 2007WWD Staff

Changing Field's to Macy's last September.


Federated Net Rises in Fourth Quarter, to Become Macy’s Group

The department store giant said Tuesday that it will drop the 78-year-old Federated name and switch to the Macy’s moniker as part of its drive to become a…

clock February 28, 2007David Moin


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