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Chloé Captured the Effortless Simplicity of French Style

The seafaring life was the inspiration for Clare Waight Keller's lovely, breezy spring collection for Chloé.

clock 20hBridget Foley

Fashion

Bottega Veneta Names New CEO

He succeeds Carlo Alberto Beretta, who will take on the new role of chief client and marketing officer at Kering.

clock 19hLuisa Zargani and Joelle Diderich

Beauty

Acqua di Parma Goes Luxe, Plots Retail Expansion

Acqua di Parma is launching a higher-priced line, opening its first U.S. store and expanding its women's range.

clock 16hRachel Strugatz

A Growing Taste for Beauty: Liberty Media Buys Stake in Borba

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Could John C. Malone, chairman of Liberty Media Corp., be beauty's next mogul? In a move signaling deeper involvement in the industry. Malone's media empire has swallowed a minority stake in drinkable and topical skin care brand Borba.

From This Issue

Taylor Momsen in Catherine Malandrino's cashmere cardigan and cotton jumper from Development by Erica Davies.

Fashion Features

The In Crowd

Lest anyone miss the provocative antics of those moneyed, anatomically perfect, preternaturally mature teens from “The O.C.,” which ended in April, there’s a whole new crew to fill that void come September.

clock August 15, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Wal-Mart Lowers Outlook, Stocks Continue Downtrend

Wall Street caught the Wal-Mart woes on Tuesday, plunging by more than 200 points after the world’s largest retailer expressed concerns its shoppers are under financial pressure.

clock August 15, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Wholesale Apparel Prices Flat in July

Wholesale prices on U.S.-made women’s and girls’ apparel remained flat last month compared with June and were up 1 percent from a year earlier.

clock August 15, 2007Evan Clark

Fashion Features

In Brief: Parlux Narrows Loss… Carolee’s San Juan Redux… Astor Services…

Parlux Fragrances Inc. cut its first-quarter loss to $97,628 from $14.1 million in the same period a year ago.

clock August 15, 2007WWD Staff

A sailing anorak and pants from Erin Snow.

Fashion Features

Erin Snow Expands Into Spring Sports

Erin Snow already targets the poshest winter sport enthusiasts with its high-end ski line, and now the niche brand is expanding into other luxury sports this spring with a bridge-priced sportswear collection inspired by tennis, golf and sailing.

clock August 15, 2007Whitney Beckett

A Dockers golf In the Clubhouse look.

Fashion Features

Dockers Extends Golf Apparel to Women’s

Dockers is teeing off in women’s golf.

clock August 15, 2007Whitney Beckett

A Le Coq Sportif Twenties tennis-inspired dress.

Fashion Features

Le Coq Sportif Taps Heritage With U.S. Relaunch

Le Coq Sportif is taking another crack at resuscitating its brand.

clock August 15, 2007Whitney Beckett

Financial

Swatch Net Leaps 39.4%

Swatch Group reported a 39.4 percent jump in earnings for the first half of the year, boosted by continued demand for watches and jewelry worldwide.

clock August 15, 2007Jeffrey Podolsky

Teri Hatcher in the new Badgley Mischka campaign.

Fashion Features

Hatcher’s Latest Role: Badgley Mischka Model

Teri Hatcher has a new gig — albeit a modeling one for Badgley Mischka’s fall advertising campaign.

clock August 15, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

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Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Back and Forth… Since You’ve Been Gone…

Who’s been tapping whose phones?

clock August 15, 2007WWD Staff

Textiles

China Import Growth Continues

Among the top 10 countries importing apparel to the U.S., only three managed increases in June as the overall trade deficit and clothing imports fell.

clock August 15, 2007Evan Clark

An item from Borba.

Beauty Features

A Growing Taste for Beauty: Liberty Media Buys Stake in Borba

Could John C. Malone, chairman of Liberty Media Corp., be beauty’s next mogul?

clock August 15, 2007Rachel Brown

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Retail Features

Analysts Call for Wal-Mart to Tap External Trend Data

Powerful technology, the industry’s most envied logistics and even last month’s executive shuffles can go only so far toward getting Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s fashion mix right.

clock August 15, 2007Denise Power

A look from Shay Todd's Spring show last month in Miami.

Fashion Features

Retail Suits Designer Shay Todd

The Manhattan Beach woman who pairs bikinis with Jimmy Choos has a new shopping mecca — Los Angeles swimwear designer Shay Todd officially opened a namesake store in the California seaside community last week.

clock August 15, 2007Rachel Brown

A look from the latest pants collection by Three Dots.

Fashion Features

Dresses Slim Down, Pants Go Wide in L.A.

From east to west, north to south, one trend is clear: dresses won’t be going away anytime soon.

clock August 15, 2007Emili Vesilind

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Inside the DFS  T Galleria Fondaco dei Tedeschi store in Venice.

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DFS Group Opens First European Store in Venice

clock 14hLuisa Zargani

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