Arnault’s New Frontier: Keeping LVMH on Top Of China’s Luxury Boom

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When Louis Vuitton opened a store in the basement of the Palace Hotel here back in 1992, Bernard Arnault had trepidations, encountering a city where mostly bicycles rolled through the dusty streets.

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Phillip Lim and Nicole Miller

Fashion Features

Neiman Marcus Feted at DFAs

The 32nd annual Dallas Fashion Awards was another celebratory stop on the Neiman Marcus centennial tour. The hometown luxury retailer received the Fashion Excellence Award Sunday at a gala sponsored by and held in the Dallas Market Center.

clock October 24, 2007Holly Haber


Fashion Features

Luxury Knit Brands Expand Into Fashion Collections

Luxury knitwear houses want to be known for more than their sweaters, and for spring are offering full collections brimming with dresses and other novelty pieces.

clock October 24, 2007Whitney Beckett

An Umbro female soccer look.


Nike to Acquire Umbro In $582M Cash Deal

Umbro plc is poised to grow its global soccer business following Nike Inc.’s all-cash offer of $582 million, or $4 per share.

clock October 24, 2007Whitney Beckett

Henri Bendel's Web site.

Fashion Features

Bendel Hits the Web With New Site

Party pictures, fashion tips, event listings and a headline-laden home page are among the editorial-inspired features on Henri Bendel’s first Web site.

clock October 24, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

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Memo Pad: Will There Be Coat Thowing?… Loving the Movies for the Ad Pages…

“The Sex and the City” movie has so far outgunned “The Devil Wears Prada” in one big way…

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Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Inter Parfums Trims Forecast

Driven by sales of Roxy and Paul Smith Rose fragrances, Inter Parfums SA announced third-quarter sales were up 8.4 percent year-on-year at 65.1 million euros, or $89.5 million at constant exchange for the three-month period.

clock October 24, 2007Ellen Groves


Anti-Counterfeit Trade Deal Sought

Seeking to clamp down on counterfeiters by strengthening international cooperation and toughening laws, the U.S., European Union and six other trading partners presented plans Tuesday to negotiate an anticounterfeiting trade agreement.

clock October 24, 2007Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Aerie Expands Offering With f.i.t.

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. has added workout and fitness wear to its aerie collection. Aerie f.i.t., which stands for fun, inspirational and technical, targets the American Eagle female customer between ages 15 to 25.

clock October 24, 2007Jeanine Poggi


Industry Economic Toll Widens in Calif.

Wildfires in Southern California intensified Tuesday, forcing retailers and apparel manufacturers to close and raising fears about the economic impact of the disaster that has driven more than 500,000 people from their homes.

clock October 24, 2007Rachel Brown

Bernard Arnault at the Great Wall of China.


Arnault’s New Frontier: Keeping LVMH on Top Of China’s Luxury Boom

When Louis Vuitton opened a store in the basement of the Palace Hotel here back in 1992, Bernard Arnault had trepidations, encountering a city where mostly…

clock October 24, 2007Miles Socha

A view of Hermes' expanded store.


Hermes Doubles Up in Paris

Hermes has given its historic flagship here a new wing. The French luxury house on Tuesday unveiled a 4,000-square-foot extension to its store at 24 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore…

clock October 24, 2007Robert Murphy

A large patchwork duffel bag from Coach's Bleecker collection, its latest lifestyle offering.


Coach Shares Falter After Pared Forecast

Shares of Coach Inc. fell 11.8 percent in trading Tuesday after the company warned traffic at its U.S. retail stores was slowing. The warning came as the accessories firm posted a first-quarter profit that beat Wall Street analysts’ consensus…

clock October 24, 2007Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Music Makes the People Come Together… Middle Eastern Promise…

“We kindly request that all attendees be under 40,” said a tiny postscript on the invitation to “Intersextion: Rock & Roll Runway Retrospective.”

clock October 24, 2007WWD Staff

Wal-Mart is reducing U.S. expansion to focus on long-term overseas investments.


Wal-Mart Easing in U.S., Pushing Abroad

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said sales growth would slow during the next several years as it reduces U.S. expansion to make long-term investments abroad.

clock October 24, 2007Katherine Bowers


Costco Files Suit Against Yves Saint Laurent Entities

Costco Wholesale Corp. filed a lawsuit against Yves Saint Laurent Parfums SA, YSL Beaute Inc. and Quality King Distributors in federal court in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Wednesday asking for a declaratory judgment involving the sale of alleged counterfeit…

clock October 24, 2007Liza Casabona


In Brief: Izod Expands Product Offerings… Layering Up…

Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. has signed three new licenses for its Izod brand. M.Z. Berger & Co. will design and produce three collections of men’s, women’s and unisex watches under the Izod brand.

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Fashion Features

Soft Serve

Easy does it. Designers took a turn away from structured volume for spring and opted, instead, for a softer touch in languid, slouchy or deflated silhouettes. Here, a subtle look from Calvin Klein.

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