Maximizing the Assets: Saks Flagship Charts Latest Set of Upgrades

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It's not the grandiose master plan once envisioned, but the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship has a fresh round of renovations in store and a new manager to orchestrate the changes.

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Fashion Features

Dallas Market Center Unveils Fashion Week

The Dallas Market Center, parent of FashionCenterDallas, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with plans to launch Dallas International Fashion Week Oct. 20 to 26.

clock March 28, 2007Rusty Williamson

Fashion Features

Spring Stays Strong at Fall Dallas Show

Fall was the advertised season for the four-day market that ended March 21 at FashionCenterDallas, but action in spring merchandise was almost as strong.

clock March 28, 2007Holly Haber

A look from contemporary label Sara Jane.

Fashion Features

Sara Campbell Seeks to Raise Brands’ Profiles

Designer Sara Campbell specializes in cheery frocks with flowers and polkadots, so it’s a good thing she hasn’t become cynical.

clock March 28, 2007Katherine Bowers

Fall Saltaire looks.

Fashion Features

Saltaire Enters Women’s

After launching a men’s line in spring 2005, the company is entering women’s for fall with a bridge-priced lifestyle collection that is notably without even one power suit associated with the bridge department of yore.

clock March 28, 2007Whitney Beckett

Spring Essentials

Marketing and Promotion

Bill Clinton Calls Boomers to Action

Baby Boomers ought to reimagine how they spend their time, advised the country’s first Boomer president, Bill Clinton, who, at age 60, is right on the generation’s leading edge.

clock March 28, 2007Valerie Seckler

Bloomingdale's SoHo: Smaller and more curated.

Marketing and Promotion

Twentysomethings Take the Local Route for Sense of Community

It’s comfortable, it’s idiosyncratic and it can make people feel important. These are the forces leading twentysomethings to frequent entertainment haunts.

clock March 28, 2007Valerie Seckler

Issey Miyake in San Diego.

Fashion Features

Miyake Honored With Kyoto Prize for Lifetime Achievement

Issey Miyake was in a reflective mood when he appeared in San Diego on March 16 as part of the celebration of the 2006 Kyoto Prize, Japan’s highest private award for lifetime achievement.

clock March 28, 2007Gabriella Carruba

Eva Mendes with Moschino's Muffin bag.

Fashion Features

Moschino Forges Ahead, Revisits Past

The late Franco Moschino may have added Couture! to his label to poke fun at fashion in his unconventional, tongue-in-cheek way, but there is a new twist to this expression when it returns with the house’s spring-summer 2008 collection.

clock March 28, 2007Luisa Zargani

Jane Elfers has a new partner at L&T.


L&T Appoints Chief Operating Officer

Mark Weikel will join Lord & Taylor on April 9 as chief operating officer, serving as second-in-command and reporting to Jane Elfers, president and chief executive officer.

clock March 28, 2007David Moin


Dior, Slimane Still at Contract Impasse

Speculation is building here that Christian Dior will part ways with its men’s wear star Hedi Slimane.

clock March 28, 2007Miles Socha

Fashion Features

In Brief: Fighting Workplace Cancer… Celebrity Drug Use

Eleven global labor unions, including the International Textile, Garment & Leather Workers Federation, have launched a “Zero Cancer” campaign to tackle the top occupational killer worldwide.

clock March 28, 2007WWD Staff

The Chanel display at Restir.


Restir Opens at Tokyo Midtown

Chanel will exhibit its haute couture collection and sell its handbags at Restir’s latest store opening this week in a newly developed commercial district, Tokyo Midtown.

clock March 28, 2007Koji Hirano


Consumer Confidence Slips

Less optimistic shoppers sent the Consumer Confidence Index to its lowest level since November, amid concerns over higher gasoline prices and a weakening expectation for the labor market.

clock March 28, 2007Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Shows Adjust for Valentino Celebration

Call it the Valentino effect. Organizers behind the Paris fall couture shows and the Milan and Paris men’s spring collections are moving up their respective fashion weeks to accommodate the designer’s 45th anniversary bash in July in Rome.

clock March 28, 2007Courtney Colavita and Luisa Zargani

Rep. Charles Rangel


Key Democrats Give President Trade Blueprint

Two key House Democrats proposed a framework of conditions for the Bush administration in order to gain their support for pending trade agreements, and a broader set of principles for renewing the president’s trade promotion authority.

clock March 28, 2007Kristi Ellis

Suzanne Johnson


Maximizing the Assets: Saks Flagship Charts Latest Set of Upgrades

It’s not the grandiose master plan once envisioned, but the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship has a fresh round of renovations in store and a new manager to…

clock March 28, 2007David Moin

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Cosmoprof Fetes 40 With Early Opening in Bologna… Remembering Jacques Courtin-Clarins

Cosmoprof will celebrate its 40th birthday with an early opening to the beauty fair’s key pavilions in Bologna on Thursday.

clock March 28, 2007Ellen Groves

Plastic Island's cotton-rayon trenchcoat as a dress.

Fashion Features

Sophistication, Luxury Mark L.A. Trade Shows

Retailers were enamored of sophisticated looks and luxe fabrics at the five-day contemporary market.

clock March 28, 2007WWD Staff

Presse in Los Angeles.

Fashion Features

Two Pals Share Designer Store Vision

Zoe Shaeffer and Renee Roman Klein, who were trained to foresee trends, relied on both research and instincts in deciding to launch a designer boutique.

clock March 28, 2007Emili Vesilind

A look from Diane von Furstenberg's Spring 2006 collection.


Diane von Furstenberg Sues Forever 21 Over Copyright

Diane von Furstenberg continues to take the protection of her intellectual property very seriously.

clock March 28, 2007Liza Casabona

A fall 2007 look from Calvin Klein.


Calvin Klein Paying Off for PVH

Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. took a gamble a few years back when it acquired the Calvin Klein brand for $700 million, and it looks like the risk is paying off handsomely.

clock March 28, 2007Vicki M. Young

Antoine Arnault

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Art Rush… Pressing Ahead… Weenie Roast…

First Francois Pinault, then Bernard Arnault, and now the Maramottis, who own MaxMara, are joining the fashion crowd opening their own museums.

clock March 28, 2007WWD Staff


Escada Begins Expansion in India

Escada is entering the Indian market this week with the opening of two flagships in Mumbai. A third shop in Delhi will open in a few months and, in total, seven shops are slated for India within the next two years.

clock March 28, 2007Melissa Drier

Tom Ford

Fashion Features

Memo Pad: Another One To Go… Cutting Back… Digital Push

Another day, another magazine folds. Following Time Inc.’s decision Monday to shutter Life, Meredith Corp. said Tuesday it would fold Child after the June/July issue.

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