Reconfiguring the Mall: Federated Takes Stake In ‘Epicenter’ Format

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Federated Department Stores has become a partner in a futuristic new format that's big enough to replace dormant anchors in malls, WWD has learned.

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Fashion Features

Rocky Relations Continue for U.S. and China

Times are tense in Sino-American trade relations, but a full-blown trade war is not on the near horizon.

clock May 15, 2007Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Fashion Features

Thailand Trade in Limbo

As the U.S. puts further free trade talks with Thailand on hold until a democratically elected government is installed, Thailand has turned its sights on free trade pacts with Japan and India in an attempt to expand exports.

clock May 15, 2007Joyce Barrett

Sen. Max Baucus and U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab

Fashion Features

Democrats Rewriting the Agenda

The new Democratic Congress is reshaping the trade agenda and placing a premium on the American worker’s competitiveness, which has been weakened by globalization.

clock May 15, 2007Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

U.S. Economy Remains “Most Competitive”

The U.S. has retained the top slot as the world’s most competitive economy in 2007, but trade tensions and a new protectionism is looming as emerging nations catch up, a new global survey showed.

clock May 15, 2007John Zarocostas

The FedEx sorting facility in Memphis handles 1.2 million packages a night.

Fashion Features

FedEx Brings Globalization to Heartland

As 150 cargo planes from points around the globe descend on FedEx’s Memphis hub each night, the 600-acre facility comes to life.

clock May 15, 2007Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Ports Struggle With Security Measures

The task of implementing new security initiatives and developing systems to rapidly respond to an attack or natural disaster is proving difficult and slow-going at the nation’s ports.

clock May 15, 2007Ross Tucker

Fashion Features

Crunch Time For Doha Talks

A flurry of high-level negotiations by the U.S., European Union, Brazil and India have revived hopes that a political breakthrough could be clinched this summer in the global trade talks on lowering tariffs and other barriers, including on textiles…

clock May 15, 2007John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

Caution Slows Global Trade Winds

The push to bring down trade barriers and further integrate the U.S. economy with the international marketplace has lost some of its oomph lately, possibly hindering importers and opening an opportunity for textile firms.

clock May 15, 2007Evan Clark

Bruce Rockowitz

Fashion Features

Hong Kong Firms Thriving With Diversity

Sourcing companies here keep tabs on trade issues in the U.S. and China that affect the region, but they don’t let politics get in the way of doing business.

clock May 15, 2007Vicki Rothrock

Fashion Features

WTO Report: U.S., EU Quotas Spurring Recovery for Macau

Curbs imposed by the U.S. and the European Union on Chinese textiles and apparel shipments have put the brakes on the slide in Macau’s industry by stimulating a return of production and a revival in exports, a report by a global trade watchdog group said.

clock May 15, 2007John Zarocostas

Heiner Sefranek

Fashion Features

European Firms Plan Quota-Free ’08

As European retailers and manufacturers anticipate the abolition of quota safeguards against China next year, they share one predominant preoccupation: limiting risk.

clock May 15, 2007Robert Murphy and Damien McGuinness

A Mongolian cashmere sweater from Stewart + Brown

Fashion Features

D&A Emphasizes Power of Green

Clothes may have come in all shapes and textures, but the general theme at the Designers and Agents show was undeniably green – both the color and the environmental awareness for which it stands.

clock May 15, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Balenciaga eyewear on the spring-summer 2007 runway.

Fashion Features

Safilo, Balenciaga Reach 5-Year Deal

The Safilo Group has signed a five-year license agreement with Balenciaga for worldwide production and distribution of its eyewear.

clock May 15, 2007Stephanie Epiro

Alberta Ferretti

Fashion Features

Warming Up to Gotham

Alberta Ferretti is having a real New York moment.

clock May 15, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

A black wool dress by Toupy.

Fashion Features

Novelty Styles Popular At Nouveau Collective

Designers were all about texture at the Nouveau Collective trade show.

clock May 15, 2007Rachel Strugatz

Jade Jagger and Dan Williams


Rainbow Room

The English summer social season is just around the corner, and with the need for all the millinery, floaty dresses and top hats and tails, it’s no wonder the Brits are focusing on the finer things.

clock May 15, 2007WWD Staff

Emmanuelle Seigner at the Hotel Plaza Athenee in Paris.


Siren Song

Few actresses end up being tapped, midmovie, to help with the soundtrack for the film they’re working on.

clock May 15, 2007Katya Foreman

"Laura" by Sydney Albertini.


Here’s to the Ladies Who Lunch

Late last summer, the artist Sydney Albertini found herself at a professional crossroads.

clock May 15, 2007Evelyn Crowley

Yves Saint Laurent in the exhibit he dedicated to one of his most faithful clients, Nan Kempner.

Fashion Features

YSL Exhibit Celebrates Kempner

Of all the legends related to the house of Yves Saint Laurent, none perhaps is more evocative of the atmosphere of its piquant times than the tale of Nan Kempner dropping her trousers at La Cote Basque in 1968.

clock May 15, 2007Robert Murphy

Views of the latest Dior exhibition at its museum in Granville.

Fashion Features

A Colorful Look at Dior

Blowing out another candle on its 60th anniversary cake, Christian Dior feted the opening of its latest exhibition, &”Dior: 60 Years High on Color,” at its museum here Friday.

clock May 15, 2007Katya Foreman

Shalom Seidler, chairman of the Israel Friends; Moshe Golos, vice chairman of the Board of Governors; Donna Karan, and Amotz Weinberg, president of Shenkar College of Engineering and Design.

Fashion Features

Karan Lends Cachet to Israel Design School

Donna Karan walked through the creative end-of-year projects of the third-year students at Israel’s Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, and liked what she saw.

clock May 15, 2007Jessica Steinberg

Renderings of Epicenter.


Reconfiguring the Mall: Federated Takes Stake In “Epicenter” Format

Federated Department Stores has become a partner in a futuristic new format that’s big enough to replace dormant anchors in malls, WWD has learned.

clock May 15, 2007David Moin

Henry  and Nancy Kissinger

Fashion Features

Pat Buckley Remembered

Dressed in a modest black suit, Caitlin Buckley may not think she has much in common with her famously over-the-top grandmother, the late Patricia Buckley.

clock May 15, 2007Emily Holt

Some fall styles from Uniqlo.

Fashion Features

Uniqlo Unveils Fall Looks

Uniqlo’s fall collection, as well as its newest installment of designer collaborations featuring cashmere knit pieces by designers Lutz & Patmos, Adam Jones and Keita Maruyama, launched last week at the XChange, a loft space here.

clock May 15, 2007Rachel Strugatz

CityNorth, when completed, will have 5.5 million square feet of offices, residences, hotels and retail.


CityNorth Luring Retailers With Food

The Related Companies is using restaurants to set the tone and attract high-end retailers to CityNorth, a 144-acre mixed-use development under construction in northeast Phoenix.

clock May 15, 2007Sharon Edelson


Tod’s Posts Net Gain of 7 Percent in First Quarter

Tod’s SpA posted quarterly gains fueled by store openings and strong sales across its stable of brands.

clock May 15, 2007Courtney Colavita

Cindy Crawford and Santo Versace


Versace Hotel and Resort Breaks Ground in Dubai

Versace marked the groundbreaking of its Palazzo Versace Hotel and Condominiums resort in Dubai on Friday with an event at the Mina A’Salam hotel on the shores of the Arabian Gulf.

clock May 15, 2007Luisa Zargani

Susan E. Arnold

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: P&G Revamps Global Units… L’Oreal in Court in France

Procter & Gamble has realigned its global business units, which encompasses its consumer product mix, and has promoted two executives into new positions at the company.

clock May 15, 2007WWD Staff

A rendering of Valentino's dress for Eva Herzigova.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Wedding Bells At Lauder… Blonde Ambition… Baby Talk…

John Demsey, a group president at the Estee Lauder Cos. Inc., has decided to take a break from plotting brand strategy and pursue some development of his own by tying the knot.

clock May 15, 2007WWD Staff


Two Said Bidding for Valentino

There seems to be an internal battle for control of Valentino Fashion Group.

clock May 15, 2007Amanda Kaiser


Benetton Lists 11.9% Earnings Increase

Driven by positive results across all product categories, Benetton reported double-digit profit growth in the first quarter of the year.

clock May 15, 2007Courtney Colavita

Fashion Features

In Brief: Babystyle Acquires Cadeau… Justice On IPR

Babystyle, a maternity, baby and children’s apparel and gear retailer, has acquired Cadeau Maternity and appointed Emilia Fabricant, Cadeau’s founder and chief executive officer, as president and chief merchandising officer.

clock May 15, 2007WWD Staff

Franýois-Henri Pinault


PPR Puts Growth Plan Into Action

PPR launched its friendly takeover offer for Puma AG on Monday, and voiced optimism for its 2007 prospects.

clock May 15, 2007Miles Socha


Memo Pad: Magazine Make Believe… For You, Anything…

Now that Candace Bushnell’s novel “Lipstick Jungle” has spawned a TV series — NBC revealed at its upfronts on Monday the soap would begin airing on Sunday nights.

clock May 15, 2007WWD Staff

Footwear and handbags on display at the new Jimmy Choo in Chicago.

Fashion Features

Jimmy Choo Arrives in Chicago

Jimmy Choo founder and president Tamara Mellon last week christened the brand’s first store here, which has Forties boudoir style decor that will serve as a prototype for the company’s ongoing expansion in the U.S. and abroad.

clock May 15, 2007Beth Wilson

Richard and Lisa Baker, beside a Flavia Da Rin photo.


Photography and Cocktails, Barn-Style at the Bakers’

Lisa Baker, wife of Richard Baker of NRDC Equity Partners, doesn’t make snap judgments when it comes to purchasing artwork or photographs.

clock May 15, 2007David Moin


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