Ginza Guy

No cover image

Overview

Luxury brands may be anxious over the health of the Japanese market, but Giorgio Armani has just placed a big bet on its continued growth.

From This Issue

A recycled polyester dress from Nau's spring collection.

Retail

Industry Navigates Organic Cotton Boom

With global retail sales of organic cotton topping $1 billion last year, companies in the supply chain are searching for the best way to maintain sales momentum and deal with climate change, high oil prices and savvy consumers.

clock November 6, 2007WWD Staff

Bernard Arnault

Financial

LVMH Acquires Les Echos

Luxury titan Bernard Arnault has triumphed in his quest to own French financial daily Les Echos.

clock November 6, 2007Miles Socha and Alessandra Ilari

Joe Gromek

Financial

Warnaco Third-Quarter Net Falls

The Warnaco Group Inc. on Monday posted third-quarter profits well below prior-year numbers, but that were in line with the company’s strategic rationalization of its swimwear portfolio.

clock November 6, 2007Vicki M. Young

Financial

LF USA Buys American Marketing Enterprises

LF USA, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Li & Fung Ltd., said on Monday that it acquired American Marketing Enterprises Inc. for $128 million.

clock November 6, 2007Vicki M. Young

Financial

In Brief: Bluefly Sponsors ‘Project Runway’… Nike Soccer Head… Sak’s Dividend

Online retailer Bluefly has teamed up with “Project Runway” as the reality show’s exclusive retail sponsor for its fourth season.

clock November 6, 2007WWD Staff

Neal's Yard's London flagship.

Beauty Features

Neal’s Yard Getting Bigger

Neal’s Yard Remedies is preparing to spread its roots. The natural treatment and health remedies brand plans to expand its U.K. door count, enlarge its flagship boutique here and ramp up its presence internationally.

clock November 6, 2007Brid Costello

A London Fog handbag.

Fashion Features

London Fog Enters Accessories With Handbags

Outerwear firm London Fog believes that inclement weather should never prevent a woman from being accessorized, so the Iconix-owned brand is introducing its first handbag line for fall 2008.

clock November 6, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Media

Memo Pad: Closing Up House… Heading to Polo… Back to Base…

Conde Nast said Monday it will shutter the 106-year-old House & Garden as of the December issue. The Web site, houseandgarden.com, also will shut down. The offices will officially close Friday.

clock November 6, 2007WWD Staff

Maira Kalman

Other

Drawn from Experience

Maira Kalman spent a year, starting in March 2006, posting her innermost thoughts, casual poetic observations and philosophical musings on The New York Times Web site. But whatever you do, don’t let the 57-year-old author…

clock November 6, 2007Jenny Comita and Catherine Hong

Zane Pais

Other

The Good Son

Much ado has been made of the brutal, minefield-esque sisterly relationship between Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Jason Leigh in Noah Baumbach’s “Margot at the Wedding,” out Nov. 16.

clock November 6, 2007Vanessa Lawrence

Lulu de Kwiatkowski's wedding gown by Alvin Valley.

Other

Eye Scoop

On Saturday, Lulu de Kwiatkowski will wed her longtime love Alfredo Gilardini at Saint Paul the Apostle Church on Lyford Cay.

clock November 6, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Wal-Mart, Ex-Exec Withdraw Lawsuits

After several rounds of accusations caused by the firing of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. marketing executive Julie Roehm, all sides agreed Monday that they would drop lawsuits against each other.

clock November 6, 2007Katherine Bowers

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Katie, The Ever-Ready Bunny… Pen Friends… Bear Essentials…

Despite a Sunday morning that began with a five-hour, 29-minute and 58-second run in the New York City Marathon, Katie Holmes truly tested the outer limits of endurance by attending a screening of “Lions for Lambs” at MoMA that evening.

clock November 6, 2007WWD Staff

Ginza Guy, Giorgio Armani

Fashion Features

Ginza Guy

Luxury brands may be anxious over the health of the Japanese market, but Giorgio Armani has just placed a big bet on its continued growth.

clock November 6, 2007Luisa Zargani

Armani Collezioni

Fashion Features

Jacket Club

Time for the early-bird special. The spring collections ended barely a month ago, but that didn’t stop Giorgio Armani from getting a jump start on pre-fall with Armani Collezioni…

clock November 6, 2007WWD Staff

Miss Tina by Tina Knowles launched during fashion week.

Financial

Repositioned HSN Entering New Phase

The Home Shopping Network is about more than cubic zirconium. HSN has a revamped lineup of merchandise and a new look under the leadership of former Nike executive Mindy Grossman.

clock November 6, 2007Sharon Edelson

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Eye

Asked and Answered: What Are Your Thanksgiving Plans?

clock 5hLeigh Nordstrom

Social Studies