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Fashion's Game of Musical Chairs Quickens in Paris

The spring shows feature debuts at four major brands, prompting reflection on the pace of designer change.

clock 5hMiles Socha

Retail

Tough Times for Neiman's as Firm Battles 'Challenges'

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock 20hDavid Moin

Retail

Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

clock 13hWWD Staff

The China Syndrome: Senate Steps Up Push For Yuan Revaluation

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Overview

The U.S. government came another step closer Tuesday to taking punitive action against China unless the economic powerhouse reforms its currency, the yuan, and its trade policies.

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Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: L’Artisan Parfumeur Goes High-Tech With Home Scent… Inter Parfums Sales Up 9%…

L’Artisan Parfumeur plans to build upon its home fragrance business with the introduction this fall of Chez Moi, a device designed to scent a room with timed micro bursts of fragrance.

clock July 25, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

New Label and Stores on Tap for Aioli

Aioli Co., a $100 million South Korea apparel maker, is revving up its U.S. profile in a prelude to an initial public offering.

clock July 25, 2007Emili Vesilind

Fashion Features

Lily’s Golf Line Swings to Fresh Look, Logo

Lily’s of Beverly Hills, a 35-year-old golf clothing line, is launching a new look and logo for spring 2008.

clock July 25, 2007Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

St. John Clicking as It Turns 45

After a year of wooing back customers and reworking product, sales at St. John are rising and retailers appear encouraged.

clock July 25, 2007Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

Aeffe SpA Shares Decline 4.6 Percent in First Day of Trading

Aeffe SpA shares fizzled in their stock market debut Tuesday, losing 4.6 percent on their first day of trading.

clock July 25, 2007Amanda Kaiser

Fashion Features

Miami Swimshow Doubles as Beach Bash

Swimwear was a round-the-clock affair here this month with the Swimshow during the day, IMG Fashion shows running in three tents every night and enough after parties to test the endurance of the most enthusiastic South Beach reveler.

clock July 25, 2007Georgia Lee

Fashion Features

Being Domenico Vacca

It’s a week after the screening of Glenn Close’s new FX drama “Damages” and designer Domenico Vacca is still aflutter from watching the actress transform into ruthless lawyer Patty Hewes.

clock July 25, 2007Venessa Lau

Fashion Features

Fashion Fund Finalists Cover All Bases

Further proof there is no shortage of emerging American design talent, this year’s 10 finalists for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund are a diverse but well-rounded group, with women’s, men’s and accessories categories represented.

clock July 25, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Gianluca Brozzetti Quits Asprey

Gianluca Brozzetti, group chief executive of Asprey, has abruptly departed the company he’s run for the last six years.

clock July 25, 2007Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

In Brief: Burma Still Banned… Time for a Cure…

The Senate and House have approved a resolution to extend a ban on all imports from Burma, also known as Myanmar, for another year.

clock July 25, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Baugur Builds 8.1% Stake in Saks

Icelandic investment firm Baugur Group has accumulated an 8.1 percent stake in Saks Fifth Avenue, becoming the luxury chain’s second largest investor.

clock July 25, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Vuitton Turns Windows Over to Students

The kids are in control at Louis Vuitton – at least for the holiday windows.

clock July 25, 2007Miles Socha

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Discussions… Cover Girl… Bumping Up…

MySpace Town Hall discussions may feature unconventional hosts.

clock July 25, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Banana Republic Ads Go Refined, Contemporary for Fall

Urban style for the creative class sums up Banana Republic’s sensibility for fall, which will play out in a fashion offering designed to suggest refinement and in the contemporary art and graphic images portrayed in its advertising, stores and products.

clock July 25, 2007Valerie Seckler

Fashion Features

Snow Daze

Let it snow – early.

clock July 25, 2007Whitney Beckett

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: After Hours… Dolled Up… Crystal Ball…

Prada will be among those spicing up the post-show party scene during New York Fashion Week.

clock July 25, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

The Have-Mores Want More

Luxury isn’t what it used to be.

clock July 25, 2007Valerie Seckler

Financial

Word-of-Mom Is Spreading Among Affluent Generation Xers

Word of mouth, the oldest form of marketing, is by far the number-one source of information for a new generation of mothers.

clock July 25, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

The China Syndrome: Senate Steps Up Push For Yuan Revaluation

The U.S. government came another step closer Tuesday to taking punitive action against China unless the economic powerhouse reforms its currency, the yuan,…

clock July 25, 2007Kristi Ellis

Financial

Gov. Spitzer Vetoes Bill Extending Preferences for N.Y. Apparel Firms

Gov. Eliot Spitzer has vetoed legislation that would make permanent the portions of the New York State Apparel Workers Fair Labor Conditions and Procurement Act that created the special Sept. 11 Bidders Registry.

clock July 25, 2007Jessica Best

Textiles

U.S. Against Doha Cotton Subsidy Proposal

The U.S. gave a cold shoulder Tuesday to a draft proposal in the Doha Round global trade talks that calls for deeper cuts in cotton subsidies compared with other agriculture products.

clock July 25, 2007John Zarocostas

Financial

Mothers Work Income Slides

Mothers Work Inc. posted mixed third-quarter results due to an overall weak retail environment and forgiving fashions in women’s apparel that allow mothers-to-be to skip maternity stores.

clock July 25, 2007Erica Owen

Financial

Guez Resigns as CEO at Blue

Paul Guez stepped down as president and chief executive officer of Blue Holdings Inc. to make way for turnaround specialist Glenn Palmer as the jeans and sportswear company seeks to cut expenses and reevaluate brands such as Antik Denim and Taverniti…

clock July 25, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Hilfiger Buys European Footwear Licensee

The Tommy Hilfiger Group has acquired Tommy Hilfiger Footwear Europe GmbH, its European licensee based in Osnabruck, Germany.

clock July 25, 2007Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Features

Pendleton Mills Executive Clarence M. Bishop Jr., 82

Clarence M. “Mort” Bishop Jr., vice chairman of Pendleton Woolen Mills, died July 11 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Portland, Ore. He was 82.

clock July 25, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Dorinda Dixon Ryan

Dorinda Dixon “D.D.” Ryan, an arts and fashion insider, died Tuesday at Calvary Hospital Hospice in the Bronx after a brief bout with cancer. She was 79.

clock July 25, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

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