Jacob Blasts Back: Designer Tells Critics Shut Up or Stay Home

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Angry? Times Two. After reading industry comments about their show's late start in WWD on Wednesday, Marc Jacobs and Robert Duffy placed separate calls to this paper to respond.

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Alvin's cotton jacket and skirt for spring.

Fashion Features

Alvin Valley’s Relaxed Take on Contemporary

Alvin Valley is courting the contemporary girl.

clock September 13, 2007Julee Greenberg


Fashion Features

Online Spending Spree

The top 10 retailers for apparel and accessories ranked by online purchases in those categories during July.

clock September 13, 2007Cecily Hall

Fashion Features

N.Y. Remembering Princess Grace

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Princess Grace, and New York plans to pay tribute with a series of events next month.

clock September 13, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg


Benetton Profit Up 6.5%

A positive performance of the apparel division helped Benetton increase first-half profits by 6.5 percent to 69 million euros, or $91 million, compared with 65 million euros, or $79.3 million, in the same period last year.

clock September 13, 2007Luisa Zargani

Renato Semerari

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: LVMH Taps Semerari to Head Sephora Europe… Art & Fragrance IPO Set…

Changes are afoot at LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton here.

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Memo Pad: Who’s Bigger?… Luxury Battle… Triple Play…

Rachel Zoe has never been known for having a small ego, but who knew she considered herself the most important woman in fashion.

clock September 13, 2007WWD Staff


Wal-Mart Updates Ad Slogan

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s new ad campaign goes to the heart of what matters most to its customers — their wallets.

clock September 13, 2007Sharon Edelson


Legislation Introduced for Import Safety

Sens. Mark Pryor (D., Ark.) and Daniel Inouye (D., Hawaii) introduced legislation Wednesday to overhaul the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

clock September 13, 2007Kristi Ellis


Senate Passes $104.6B Highway Bill

The Senate passed a $104.6 billion spending bill Wednesday that provides funds to upgrade the nation’s highways, but abandons a Bush administration pilot program that would allow long-haul Mexican trucks to operate across the U.S.

clock September 13, 2007Kristi Ellis

Michael Kors

Fashion Features

Retailers Charmed by Color in N.Y.

A laundry list of salable trends on the New York runways for spring gave retailers’ visions of cash registers going ka-ching.

clock September 13, 2007Sharon Edelson

Marc Jacobs backstage at his show Monday night.

Fashion Features

Jacobs Blasts Back: Designer Tells Critics Shut Up or Stay Home

Angry? Times two.

clock September 13, 2007Bridget Foley and Marc Karimzadeh

Jennifer Lopez takes her bow at justsweet.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Baby Bump?… Home Sweet Home… Lunch Bunch…

Could Jennifer Lopez have been trying to hide a little bump on Tuesday night?

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Julianne Moore in Calvin Klein Collection with Francisco Costa.


Last Call

The fashion week party circuit came to a genteel and dignified close Tuesday night when Francisco Costa held a postshow dinner at Wakiya.

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Over the last few years, Michelle Monaghan, a leggy Iowa native, has amassed an impressive list of male co-stars on her roster, from Robert Downey Jr. and Matt Damon to Tom Cruise.

clock September 13, 2007Marcy Medina

Neiman Marcus footwear.

Fashion Features

Art Meets Commerce At New Neiman’s Unit

Neiman Marcus’ newest store, opening here on Saturday, is an unequivocal statement about the retailer’s aim for luxury’s stratosphere.

clock September 13, 2007Katherine Bowers


Tod’s Sees Profits Climb 18.5%

Tod’s SpA posted double-digit profit growth in the first half on a lower cost base and accelerating sales momentum for its handbags and shoes.

clock September 13, 2007Amanda Kaiser


Target Mulls Credit Biz Alternatives

Target Corp. said late Wednesday that it is launching a review of “potential ownership alternatives” for its $7 billion credit card business.

clock September 13, 2007Liza Casabona


Charles Jourdan Files for Bankruptcy

Charles Jourdan, the troubled French luxury footwear and accessories brand, has filed for the French equivalent of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to industry sources.

clock September 13, 2007Katya Foreman

Reed Krakoff


Coach’s Reed Krakoff in Stock Sale

Coach president and executive creative director Reed Krakoff exercised more than $5.2 million worth of stock options for use in home renovations, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Wednesday.

clock September 13, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: I’ll Take Manhattan… TAG Expands… Holt to Build in Calgary…

Trade show Moda Manhattan is for the first time offering a buyers’ wine and cheese reception on Monday, 6 to 7 p.m., at its two venues.

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