Evolving Limited Brands: Group Said Nearing Sale Of Two Apparel Chains

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Limited Brands Inc. is moving closet to a deal to shed its $2.1 billion apparel business.

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Poll: Global Warming to Impact Business

WWD.com readers split on whether fall collections were better this year than 2006.

clock April 24, 2007Rachel Strugatz

A Vera Wang voluminous  gown.

Fashion Features

Gowns Show Signs of the Times

Shorter bridal dress lengths as well as engagements, turnaround times for purchases and in some cases, patience with their mothers’ fashion advice, was the…

clock April 24, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Francisco Costa with Amanda Brooks in Calvin Klein Collection and Andre Balazs.


Arts & Crafts

A slew of the usual New York society suspects descended upon Cipriani 42nd Street in their Calvin Klein best on Sunday night for the New Museum’s 30th Anniversary celebration, including Rachel Feinstein, Amalia Dayan, Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, Renee…

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The Shoppings' David Lavaysse and Pascal Monfort at Le Baron.


Fashion Rocks

Nascent indie-rock act The Shoppings is out to prove retail therapy isn’t a ladies-only domain.

clock April 24, 2007Katya Foreman

A work by Heidi McFall.


Best Buds

The latest show to hang at Chelsea’s Danziger Projects may be titled “Wallflowers,” but there isn’t a shy daisy in the bunch. As an ode to spring, gallery owner James Danziger collected floral paintings, photographs and sculptures by artists including…

clock April 24, 2007Emily Holt

The L.A. textile show finished its three-day run on April 18.

Fashion Features

Textured Fabrics, Prints Drive Los Angeles Show

Designers and apparel manufacturers showed heightened interest in textured textiles, eco-friendly fabrics, unusual print combinations and shiny, metallic finishes at the Los Angeles International Textile Show.

clock April 24, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Lamy: Resumption of Trade Negotiations Critical

If countries don’t act soon to reenergize the Doha trade talks aimed at reducing tariffs and spurring development in poor countries, the world will be forced to “confront the unpleasant reality of failure,” Pascal Lamy, director general of the World…

clock April 24, 2007Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Survivor L.A.: Coping With Change

Cities such as Dallas, Atlanta, New York and Los Angeles once had vibrant textile industries and professional support organizations.

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Carrefour Deal Expands Presence in Brazil

Carrefour, the world’s second-largest retailer behind Wal-Mart, on Monday strengthened its position in Brazil by buying 34 discount hypermarkets.

clock April 24, 2007Robert Murphy


In Brief: Genesco Says No… Zara In California… Draddy To Polo

Genesco Inc. on Monday formally rejected Foot Locker’s $1.2 billion bid for all outstanding shares of the company, or $46 per share.

clock April 24, 2007WWD Staff

Coty signed actress Kim Basinger to be the face of a new Lancaster skin care line.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Coty Names U.S. Division President… KKR, Pessina Group Raise Stake in Boots

Coty Inc. made two big moves on Monday, appointing George Cleary president of its Coty Beauty U.S. division and naming Oscar-winning actress Kim Basinger to be the face of a new Lancaster skin care line.

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Jack and Betty Lindner, photographed five years ago.

Human Resources

Remembering Jack Lindner

It was a chance encounter on a tennis court at the Fountainebleau in Miami 30 years ago that gave the late Jack Lindner, at that time age 69, a second…

clock April 24, 2007David Moin

Inside Guess Store


Guess Unveils First Shanghai Flagship

Guess has its sights set on the East.

clock April 24, 2007Lisa Lockwood

A center-cut, hand-laced Impale Dragon tunic dress.


Ed Hardy to Open N.Y. Showcase

Ed Hardy is expanding its tattoo-inspired apparel and accessories in lower Manhattan.

clock April 24, 2007Sharon Edelson


Le Chateau Evaluating U.S. Store Operations

Canadian retailer Le Chateau is looking at opportunities to grow overseas despite losses at its five U.S. stores.

clock April 24, 2007Brian Dunn

Allen Questrom


Allen Questrom Nominated for Wal-Mart Board, Apparel on the Agenda

Retail’s Mr. Fix-It, Allen Questrom, appears headed to Wal-Mart’s board and he’s got some strong opinions about the world’s largest retailer.

clock April 24, 2007Sharon Edelson

There are 658 Express and 260 Limited stores in operation.


Evolving Limited Brands: Group Said Nearing Sale Of Two Apparel Chains

Limited Brands Inc. is moving closer to a deal to shed its $2.1 billion apparel business.

clock April 24, 2007Vicki M. Young


Memo Pad: Blurring The Lines?… Women Of Honor

Magazines and other traditional media have leapt upon Web video, in part to maximize advertising opportunities.

clock April 24, 2007WWD Staff

Looks inside Jil Sander.


Retail Rush on Avenue Montaigne

Retail openings are accelerating on Avenue Montaigne, the requisite luxury address here for houses from Christian Dior to Louis Vuitton.

clock April 24, 2007Robert Murphy

Sybil Goldfainer


Bait Banamal Brings Town Square to Tel Aviv Port

Nearly 20 years after Sybil Gold­fainer established her high-end casualwear chain comme il faut, she’s out to broaden her scope with Bait Banamal, or House in the Port.

clock April 24, 2007Jessica Steinberg

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: In The Cannes… Suite Time… YSL [Hearts] Paris

Karl Lagerfeld has been snapping up a storm, preparing for a major exhibition of photography in tandem with the Cannes film festival next month.

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