May Doors to Macy’s Federated to Ease Up On Pace of Changes

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So far it's been a challenging road for Federated since its takeover of May Department Stores Co. two years ago. "The rate of change may have been too fast." Lundgren admitted.

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Terry J. Lundgren


Federated to Ease Up On Pace of Changes

So far it’s been a challenging road for Federated since its takeover of May Department Stores Co. two years ago.

clock May 21, 2007David Moin


Immigration Deal Faces Key Hurdles

Business and labor groups reacted with caution to a new immigration deal brokered between the White House and senators last week amid deep divisions in Congress over whether an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants should be given temporary legal…

clock May 21, 2007Kristi Ellis

Beauty Features

Carlyle Said Out of Valentino Chase

Carlyle Group is no longer interested in buying Valentino Fashion Group SpA, a source close to the U.S. private equity company told WWD.

clock May 21, 2007Amanda Kaiser

Myron E. Ullman 3rd


Penney’s Shareholders Seek Severance Limits

J.C. Penney Co. Inc. shareholders approved a nonbinding resolution to clamp down on the severance agreements of executives and make them subject to shareholder approval.

clock May 21, 2007Rusty Williamson


In Brief: L & T Boosts P.R. Team

Lord & Taylor has formed a new regionally based public relations team to strengthen the brand’s relaunch this fall.

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Frederic de Narp

Fashion Features

Cartier Takes Second Chance on Love

Growling panther sculptures, a signature Cartier motif, decorate Frédéric de Narp’s office in the luxury jeweler’s Fifth Avenue mansion here. But deep down, he’s a softy.

clock May 21, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Parmigiani Diamond Kalpagraph watch.

Fashion Features

Findings: Winston West… Hands Of Time… A New Hue

Harry Winston will open a 1,500-square-foot boutique at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif., in the first quarter of next year, joining David Yurman, Cartier and Tiffany & Co. in the luxury shopping center.

clock May 21, 2007WWD Staff

David Chu

Fashion Features

Tumi Focuses on New Handbag Lines

Tumi, the 32-year-old accessories brand known for its first-class travel gear, is going girly.

clock May 21, 2007Caroline Tell

The Clementine Chepstow bag.

Fashion Features

Smythson Injects Fashion Into Bags

Smythson may be known for its fine stationery and leather goods, but the patrician ilk who shop the company will find something new in store come fall: fashion handbags.

clock May 21, 2007Sophia Chabbott

The beach scene at Armani.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Hey, Good Lookin’, Whatcha Got Cookin’?… Red The Said… Celebrating Man…

Sure, Tom Ford can build a megabrand. But can he cook? None other than Martha Stewart will be the judge of that on Tuesday morning, when the design guru joins the domestic diva live on “The Martha Stewart Show.”

clock May 21, 2007WWD Staff

Liz Hurley in Valentino with the designer.


Blue Heaven

Visions of blueberry pie whetted appetites for silver-screen action at the opening of the Cannes Film Festival here Wednesday night.

clock May 21, 2007Katya Foreman

Albane Cleret warming up for Cannes.


Cannes Do

It’s 10 a.m. on a weekday in mid-April and Parisian events guru Albane Cleret’s BlackBerry is vibrating with the fury of one seriously annoyed bee.

clock May 21, 2007Katya Foreman

The Leiber fragrance.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Leiber Stays Upscale With First Scent Launch… FIT Students Take On Loyalty

With its first fragrance, accessories house Leiber is taking the high-end road in conjunction with licensee Pulse Points, the joint venture between fragrance house Mane and distributor Gary Farn Ltd.

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Fashion Features

Herb Gallant, Manufacturer

Herbert Gallant, former president of Gallant International, a women’s coat and suit manufacturer, died May 11 at his home in Jupiter, Fla., after a long…

clock May 21, 2007WWD Staff


China Loosens Yuan Restrictions Ahead of U.S. Meeting

China’s decision to loosen some restrictions on its currency, permitting the yuan more daily fluctuation, came amid growing pressure from Congress to remedy the record U.S. trade deficit.

clock May 21, 2007WWD Staff

Looks inside the Shanghai boutique.


Hong Kong’s Joyce Sets Sights on the Mainland

Joyce’s first Mainland China boutique opened with much glitz and fanfare here last month.

clock May 21, 2007Lisa Movius

Felina's embroidered sheer baby doll.

Fashion Features

Fresh Product Blooms at May Market

The May intimate apparel market proved to be a small, yet potent, fashion cocktail of key lingerie items and exclusives.

clock May 21, 2007Karyn Monget

"Glam girls" playing pool.

Fashion Features

Intimate Notes

Gale Epstein and Lida Orzeck, founders of Hanky Panky, one of the best-selling brands of undies in the U.S.,

clock May 21, 2007WWD Staff

The designer's Los Angeles store.


Dominique Cohen’s Mantra: Jewelry Wardrobing

If customers are not sure how to wear Dominique Cohen’s jewelry, all they have to do is glance at her.

clock May 21, 2007Rachel Brown

Laura Freedman in Broken English.

Fashion Features

Broken English Speaks Jewelry’s New Language

Her senior thesis, called “Location, Location, Location,” explored retail success in the Los Angeles area. Brentwood scored remarkably high. And, four years after her graduation from the University of San Diego, that’s where Freedman decided to open…

clock May 21, 2007Rachel Brown

Part of Nautica's decorations for its gala in Abu Dhabi.


Nautica Hoists its Sail in the Middle East

Nautica is continuing its voyage abroad by way of the Middle East.

clock May 21, 2007Whitney Beckett


Memo Pad: Winners And Loosers… Going Home… Fool’s Gold…

The first half of this year looked positive overall for most fashion magazines, as some rebounded off of soft year-ago periods while others kept their momentum after strong performances.

clock May 21, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Skechers, Genesco Said to Be Private Equity Targets

Footwear brand Skechers USA Inc. and Genesco Inc., which has retail brands such as Lids and Journeys in its stable, as well as Dockers Footwear.

clock May 21, 2007Vicki M. Young

Beauty Features

Beauty Firms, Teen Retailers Alter M&A Game

The pace of mergers and acquisitions is not slowing down anytime soon, according to investment bankers and analysts.

clock May 21, 2007Vicki M. Young and Jeanine Poggi


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