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Industry Execs Gather at WWD CEO Summit

Industry leaders gathered at The Pierre hotel in Manhattan for the WWD CEO Summit to discuss the consumer, the state of business and the challenges of the fashion calendar.

clock 11hRosemary Feitelberg


Kering Luxury Sales Jump 11.3% in Q3

The market-beating performance helped propel Kering’s revenues up 10 percent in the third quarter to 3.18 billion euros, or $3.54 billion.

clock 15hJoelle Diderich


Gigi Hadid Sticks With Hilfiger for Spring

They are inviting consumers to vote for their favorite designs, which will be included in the collection.

clock 9hLisa Lockwood

Hanesbrands’ Big Plan: Strethcing for Growth Via Marketing, Sampling

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Hanesbrands Inc. is flexing its muscle in the increasingly competitive world of innerwear.

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A look at the women's floor at the new Brooks Brothers.

Fashion Features

Brooks Bros. Unveils Updated Format in NYC

Brooks Brothers’ new format has arrived on Manhattan’s West Side in a 9,300-square-foot store overlooking Lincoln Center.

clock November 12, 2007David Moin

Andrew Buckler, Tim Gunn, Marjorie Hill, M.D., Andrew Lichtenthal of Bumble and bumble and John Bartlett.

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GMHC Turns to Fashion For Latest Fund-Raiser

Gay Men’s Health Crisis made a foray into the fashion world with Fashion Forward, a celebration of style in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

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Jane Friedman and Dana Tyler on the cafeteria line.

Fashion Features

Michael Gould Honored by Learning Leaders

Citing his work with volunteers tutoring students, Bloomingdale’s chairman and chief executive officer Michael Gould was honored by Learning Leaders at the organization’s 50th anniversary party at Stuyvesant High School in lower Manhattan.

clock November 12, 2007David Moin

Fashion Features

Joint Efforts Key to Tackling Counterfeits

To better fight counterfeit imports into the U.S., partnerships between government agencies and industry are essential, said experts during a tour of the Container Examination Station in Carson, Calif., last week.

clock November 12, 2007Liza Casabona


Finlay Gets Financing For Planned Purchase

Fine jewelry retailer Finlay Enterprises Inc. is receiving a $550 million credit facility from GE Commercial Finance Corporate Lending, which will be used for its previously announced acquisition of Bailey Banks & Biddle, a division of Zale Corp.

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Baugur Group Moves Closer to a Possible Bid for Saks

Baugur Group, the Icelandic retail conglomerate with stakes in London fashion labels including Matthew Williamson and PPQ, has retained NM Rothschild and Financo Inc., an investment banking firm in the U.S., to help advise on its proposed bid for…

clock November 12, 2007Samantha Conti and Vicki M. Young

Narciso Rodriguez and Eva Mendes

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Mr. Dress-Up… Narciso’s Night… A Long Day’s Night…

Karl Lagerfeld, who was in the south of France over Halloween shooting Claudia Schiffer for next spring’s Chanel campaign, did not get a chance to see designer Roberto Cavalli masquerading as him at a New York costume party.

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Apparel Imports Down in Sept.

September apparel imports fell 2 percent from a year earlier to 2.3 billion square meter equivalents, though China and Vietnam, each still with elements of a nonmarket economy, posted double-digit increases.

clock November 12, 2007Evan Clark


Cohen Named Chief Operating Officer at Lacroix

Christian Lacroix has promoted Terry Esther Cohen to chief operating officer.

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Memo Pad: In and Out… Europe, via Manhattan… U.K. House & Garden in Bloom…

Mary Berner made yet another high-level change at Reader’s Digest Association, poaching Peggy Northrop, editor in chief of More since 2004, to help revamp the aging flagship title.

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An interior view of the new Michael Kors lifestyle boutique in SoHo.

Fashion Features

Michael Kors Returns to SoHo

Michael Kors is back in SoHo with a lifestyle concept boutique.

clock November 12, 2007Marc Karimzadeh


Valentino Fashion Group Profits Up

Valentino Fashion Group SpA saw higher profits and sales in the third quarter, but growth rates slowed from the first half of the year.

clock November 12, 2007Amanda Kaiser

Children's wear on display at the Modern Tots store.

Fashion Features

Brooklyn’s Baby-Friendly Neighborhood

As the number of new families continues to rise, the DUMBO area gets serious about kids.

clock November 12, 2007Cecily Hall

Anya Hindmarch's Bond Street store.

Fashion Features

Anya Hindmarch: Bond Street and Beyond

Anya Hindmarch has finally made her mark on Bond Street, and now the British accessories designer wants to move the business into top gear with help from investor Kelso Place Asset Management.

clock November 12, 2007Samantha Conti

An image from the new No Nonsense ad campaign.


No Nonsense Means Business

No Nonsense is serious about recasting the company’s brand image and expanding its product array.

clock November 12, 2007Caroline Tell and Karyn Monget

A Vacheron Constantin Platinum Excellence watch.

Fashion Features

Findings: Going Platinum… Ain’t No Mountain High Enough… All That Jazz…

GOING PLATINUM: Vacheron Constantin will launch two limited edition platinum watches with mechanical complications on Tuesday night. The styles are part of a four-piece Platinum Excellence Collection at XChange in Manhattan. The…

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Fashion Features

Reliable Hosiery Adds Socks Unit

By the time most people turn 81, they are well into retirement, but Hermann Grunwald, owner of Reliable Hosiery here, just opened a new division to manufacture women’s socks.

clock November 12, 2007Brian Dunn

A Hanes ad with Jennifer Love Hewitt.


Hanesbrands’ Big Plan: Stretching for Growth Via Marketing, Sampling

Hanesbrands Inc. is flexing its muscle in the increasingly competitive world of innerwear.

clock November 12, 2007Karyn Monget

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Fashion Features

Party Favors

How about a little retro kitsch for prom? The latest accessories are fun and quirky, but still far from costumey.

clock November 12, 2007Court Williams

Elettra Wiedemann in Chloe at the store.


Once Upon A Time

In a flashback to days gone by, the well-preserved, well-dressed set turned out for the opening night of “Nancy Reagan — A First Lady’s Style” at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., Thursday night.

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Ingrid Michaelson

The Simple Life

Quirky, pretty girls with lovely voices are a dime a dozen on MySpace these days, but Ingrid Michaelson is living proof the Web can create a bona-fide hit single.

clock November 12, 2007Marcy Medina

David Beckham and Giorgio Armani

Fashion Features

Beckham Strikes Armani Deal

Giorgio Armani is launching his Emporio Armani underwear collection in the U.S. and he’s tapped an icon to wear it: David Beckham.

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Beauty Features

Leonard Lauder Reveals Succession Time Frame

The other shoe dropped in the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. management succession drama Friday morning, when Leonard A. Lauder declared that he plans to step down as chairman in two years and take on the role of chairman emeritus, clearing the way for…

clock November 12, 2007Molly Prior and Julie Naughton

Fashion Features

In Brief: Parlux Results…

Second-quarter profits at Parlux Fragrances Inc. fell 44.3 percent to $2 million, or 10 cents a diluted share, from $3.6 million, or 18 cents a share, in the prior year, which included earnings from discontinued operations related to the Perry Ellis…

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