‘No Regrets’ for Wexner: Chief of Limited Brands Glad to Be Out of Apparel

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How does Leslie H. Wexner feel about shedding the apparel businesses he founded and built into national retail powerhouses before they fell into a prolonged slump?

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Leslie H. Wexner


‘No Regrets’ for Wexner: Chief of Limited Brands Glad to Be Out of Apparel

How does Leslie H. Wexner feel about shedding the apparel businesses he founded and built into national retail powerhouses before they fell into a prolonged slump?

clock October 17, 2007David Moin

Kate Bosworth in Lanvin.


Girls on Film

“I truly feel like I am standing on the shoulders of giants tonight,” said Kate Bosworth at Monday night’s Elle Women in Hollywood dinner.

clock October 17, 2007WWD Staff

Catherine Bryan in Oscar de la Renta.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Star Sighting Over Lancome… Swinging Giorgio… Throwing a Curve…

Beauty giant L’Oreal is in talks with Anne Hathaway about the possibility of the actress becoming a spokeswoman for the Lancome brand, WWD has learned.

clock October 17, 2007WWD Staff

Franck Provost

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Beauty Beat: Regis to Sell Majority Stake in Franchises…

Regis Corp. plans to sell a majority stake in its franchise salon operations in Continental Europe to Franck Provost Salon Group, the companies announced Tuesday.

clock October 17, 2007WWD Staff

Sonia and Willy Bogner Jr., with a mannequin sporting one of the women's sportswear looks.


Bogner Eyes Global Expansion With Stores and Magalogue

Known for deluxe skiwear, Willy Bogner GmbH & Co. would like to acquaint more Americans with its luxury sportswear collections as well.

clock October 17, 2007Holly Haber

Eileen Fisher

Fashion Features

Eileen Fisher: A Pocket of Prosperity

As the bridge department has undergone major flux in the last decade, one element hasn’t changed: Eileen Fisher.

clock October 17, 2007Whitney Beckett

Condos under construction in Palm Beach, Fla.


Florida Retailers Take Housing, Hurricane Hits

The boom times have passed for many Florida retailers, who face daunting challenges — from hurricanes to a steep housing slump.

clock October 17, 2007Georgia Lee and Rebecca Kleinman

A skinny jean with button detailing by Tylerskye.


Economic Worries Shadow L.A. Market

Concerns about a slowing economy loomed over the Majors Market here last week, as clothing manufacturers unveiled an array of offerings, including contemporary-inspired lines for the junior shopper, higher-priced details such as laser cutting and…

clock October 17, 2007Rachel Brown

Helmut Lang in San Francisco.


Lang Launches First California Stores

Helmut Lang sees opportunity in the West. The cult brand owned by Link Theory Holdings Co. Ltd. last month opened its first U.S. retail stores in California…

clock October 17, 2007Marcy Medina

Angela Ahrendts


Burberry Revenue Rises to $899.5M

Burberry’s first-half revenues rose 14.5 percent to 449 million pounds, or $899.5 million, from 392 million pounds, or $725.5 million, with some of the fastest growth coming from nonapparel categories.

clock October 17, 2007Samantha Conti


Kellwood Names New O Oscar President

Kellwood Co. has named Sandra Campos as president of O Oscar, its better-priced licensed line. She succeeds Maria Viccaro, who resigned last week.

clock October 17, 2007Whitney Beckett


Carrefour 3rd-Qtr. Sales Up 5.8%

Carrefour on Tuesday said growth in South America, Eastern Europe and Asia offset tough business at home in France as it reported that third-quarter sales rose by 5.8 percent.

clock October 17, 2007Robert Murphy


In Brief: Stella In Singapore… Beckham In Britain

A second stand-alone Stella McCartney store bowed in Asia Tuesday, in the Takashimaya Shopping Center on Singapore’s Orchard Road.

clock October 17, 2007WWD Staff

Bethann Hardison, James Scully, Lori Goldstein and David Ralph.

Fashion Features

Panel Urges Runway, Fashion Ad Diversity

The dearth of African-American models on the runways is merely symptomatic of a greater problem — American fashion is in a rut.

clock October 17, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg


Senate Considers $56B Bill on Trade

The Senate was set to pass a $56 billion spending bill Tuesday that would significantly increase funding for the administration’s two trade-governing agencies and toughen enforcement of U.S. trade remedy laws.

clock October 17, 2007Kristi Ellis


Memo Pad: Celebrity Endorsement… Time for More… No Longer Part of the Portfolio

It looks like celebrities will continue to populate spring’s fashion ads. According to sources, Jennifer Connelly, who often wears Balenciaga, will be sporting Nicolas Ghesquière’s sculptural floral-printed designs in the house’s spring campaign.

clock October 17, 2007WWD Staff

Tom Murry, Naomi Watts and Francisco Costa.

Fashion Features

Calvin Klein Makes London Art Scene Fashion

The annual Frieze fair may have ended Sunday, but Calvin Klein kept the contemporary art flame burning for an extra 24 hours with an unusual take on a fashion presentation.

clock October 17, 2007Samantha Conti and Nina Jones


Baugur Group Said to Be Courting Saks

Icelandic firm Baugur Group is the leading contender to make an offer for Saks Inc. — but don’t expect one until at least after the holiday season.

clock October 17, 2007Vicki M. Young and Samantha Conti


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