Dior Plots Global Retail Push for Chiuri's First Collection

The initiative combines freestanding pop-ups, partnerships with key retailers and special in-store merchandising.

clock 9hJoelle Diderich and Sharon Edelson


Franca Sozzani's Mass Draws Designers, Executives in Milan

The Mass was held at the tail end of Milan Fashion Week to remember the late editor in chief of Vogue Italia, who died in December.

clock 19hLuisa Zargani and Alessandra Turra


Warren Buffett Baffled by Retail

The investor praised Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and said he can’t figure out retail.

clock 9hEvan Clark

Macy’s Profits Rise, But Holiday Outlook Drives Shares Down

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Macy's Inc. has jumped onto the rising heap of industry projections of flattish holiday sales.

From This Issue

Cotton jacket from Kostym by Cheap Monday, Obesity and Speed's cotton T-shirt and Dittos' cotton and Lycra spandex jeans. Noir necklace and ring.

Fashion Features

Solid Santogold

Bjork and M.I.A. are already fans, and now Santi “Santogold” White is ready to take her New Wave-in-a-blender sound – as well as her eclectic yet practical style – to the people. Her self-titled debut album is set for release in the new year.

clock November 15, 2007WWD Staff



Sports Fans

The top U.S. metro areas ranked by Buxton’s Active Sportswear Spending Index.

clock November 15, 2007Cecily Hall

Members Only will feature updated takes on its leather vest, knit top and classic jacket.


Members Only Makes a Comeback

NEW YORK — Fans of “The Sopranos” will have noted the presence of an ominous man sitting at the bar of the diner in the final scene, his Members Only jacket purportedly giving the clue to the show’s unexpected ending — at…

clock November 15, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Patricia Field

Fashion Features

Patricia Field’s Barbie World

Patricia Field turned her shop here into a Barbie dream house Tuesday night to showcase her new Barbie-inspired clothing and accessories line with Mattel Brands.

clock November 15, 2007Whitney Beckett

The store interior.


Baci & Abbracci Opens Flagship

Baci & Abbracci Collezioni, a trendy Italian sportswear brand that built its reputation on a stylized apple logo splattered on sweatshirts and T-shirts, is raising brand awareness with its first flagship here.

clock November 15, 2007Chiara Hughes

Josh Hamilton


Father Figure

There is perhaps no better indication of aging for an actor than the change in parts he is offered. Veteran theater presence Josh Hamilton had just such a realization…

clock November 15, 2007Vanessa Lawrence

Lynn Wyatt in Valentino with the designer.


On the Town

For someone who says he doesn’t like to go out much, Valentino is sure making the rounds while he’s in New York.

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A Maggy Rouff Sixties ballgown.


New Order

The contemporary art auctions are not the only game in town this week. Design junkies can get their fix at the Park Avenue Armory…

clock November 15, 2007Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

Lulu de Kwiatkowski in Alvin Valley.


Eye Scoop

Guests from London, Switzerland, Rome and Kentucky flew to Lyford Cay in the Bahamas last week for the wedding of Lulu de Kwiatkowski and Alfredo Gilardini.

clock November 15, 2007WWD Staff

Lululemon stores strive to promote wellness and social responsibility.


Lululemon’s Shareholders Shrug Off Labeling Report

Lululemon Athletica Inc.’s stock price fell by as much as 9 percent before recovering Wednesday in the aftermath of a New York Times report that the yogawear firm’s VitaSea line does not appear to contain the seaweed benefits its educational tags and…

clock November 15, 2007Whitney Beckett

Y-3's new store in Miami's Design District.


Y-3 Opens Miami Store To Mark 5th Anniversary

As part of its fifth anniversary celebration, Y-3 has opened a store in Miami, its fifth opening this year.

clock November 15, 2007Whitney Beckett


In Brief: Diane Does Vegas… Mall Court Case… Otis Scholarship Gift

Diane von Furstenberg is expanding her reach and opening her first DVF shop in Las Vegas this January – her fourth unit in the U.S., and 23rd worldwide.

clock November 15, 2007WWD Staff

Martha Stewart Collection has been a bright spot for Macy's.


Macy’s Profits Rise, But Holiday Outlook Drives Shares Down

Macy’s Inc. has jumped onto the rising heap of industry projections of flattish holiday sales.

clock November 15, 2007David Moin


Holiday Forecast Sees Traffic Down, Sales Up

Despite a decline in retail store traffic, ShopperTrak RCT predicts moderate gains in sales this holiday season.

clock November 15, 2007Jeanine Poggi


October Retail Sales Show Softness

October sales at apparel and accessories stores rose a seasonally adjusted 0.1% compared with September, as consumers faced the fallout in the housing market, high gas prices and turmoil on Wall Street.

clock November 15, 2007Evan Clark

Sharkah Chakra jeans.

Fashion Features

Simmonds’ Ethical Luxury

Sara Simmonds, founder of the London-based denim label Sharkah Chakra, believes the same production standards that make her jeans ethically sound also make the line more luxurious than a regular denim brand.

clock November 15, 2007Nina Jones

Seven For All Mankind is looking to capture a luxury vibe in its store design.


Retail First for Seven For All Mankind

Seven For All Mankind will make its entrance into the retail arena Friday with the opening of its first signature store here – and it’s meeting the competition head-on.

clock November 15, 2007Rachel Brown

A piece from the Parentesi collection.


Bulgari Net Up 19.6% in Qtr.

A slight recovery in Japan and strong jewelry sales boosted Bulgari SpA in the third quarter. Net profits for the three months ended Sept. 30 rose 19.6 percent to 40.8 million euros, or $55.9 million, the company said Wednesday.

clock November 15, 2007Amanda Kaiser


Revenue Gain, HQ Sale Lift Burberry

Profits at Burberry Group plc shot up 32 percent to 66.1 million pounds, or $132.4 million, from 49.9 million pounds, or $92.3 million, in the six months ended Sept. 30.

clock November 15, 2007Samantha Conti

A look at 7th on Sale's decor at the 69th Regiment Armory.

Fashion Features

7th on Sale Goes Rustic

When Jennifer Connelly, Kate Bosworth, Mary-Louise Parker, Valentino and Kate Moss, and practically every New York designer, step into the 69th Regiment Armory for 7th on Sale’s opening gala tonight…

clock November 15, 2007Marc Karimzadeh


Grand Plans for Gucci’s Manhattan Opening

Gucci will open its biggest store in the world on Fifth Avenue and 56th Street here in February, and to fete the occasion, the brand is promising its biggest event ever.

clock November 15, 2007Marc Karimzadeh


Prices on U.S.-Made Apparel Dip 0.1%

Wholesale prices on U.S.-made women’s and girls’ apparel fell a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent from September to October.

clock November 15, 2007Evan Clark


House OKs Highway Upgrade, Bars Funds for Truck Program

The House passed a $105.6 billion measure Wednesday, by a vote of 270 to 147, to provide money for the nation’s highways, but ban funding for a Bush administration pilot program allowing long-haul Mexican trucks to operate across the U.S.

clock November 15, 2007Kristi Ellis

Laboratoires Didier Rase's men's treatment line.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Brand Selling Skin Care Collection to Men Via Web…

Laboratoires Didier Rase plans to net users for its men’s treatment line on the Web. The Paris-based dermo-cosmetic brand introduced an 11-unit facial, body and shaving collection exclusively on its e-commerce site last month.

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Retail Deals Possible Before Yearend

While global mergers and acquisitions activity slowed down due to financing issues in the credit markets, there are at least three companies seen as targets in the fashion and retail sectors: Saks Inc., Steve Madden Ltd. and Kellwood Co.

clock November 15, 2007Vicki M. Young and Samantha Conti

Bluefly's take on Thanksgiving.


Memo Pad: They’re Lonely, But the Paychecks Help…

Though the intent of the Mediabistro dinner Tuesday was for women’s magazine editors to pick up tips from editors in chief, several panelists…

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Ellen Levine and Donna Hanover

Fashion Features

Wang, Levine Honored

Vera Wang and Hearst Magazines editorial director Ellen Levine were among those honored at Legal Momentum’s 29th annual Equal Opportunity Awards Dinner, held Wednesday evening at the Grand Hyatt.

clock November 15, 2007Amy Wicks

Joyce Ma

Fashion Features

Ma Family Departs Joyce Boutique Holdings

Joyce Ma, a pillar of the Asian fashion business and one of the industry’s most admired merchants, is retiring as chief executive officer from Joyce Boutique Holdings Ltd., effective Monday.

clock November 15, 2007Constance Haisma-Kwok

Kate Bosworth and Jennifer Hudson

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Marciano Spends Big On Bling… Sitting Still…

Forget contemporary art: Georges Marciano is sinking his money into cold, hard stones.

clock November 15, 2007WWD Staff


Execs Implore Congress to Withhold Vote on China Imports

The top executives of several retailers and apparel brands sent a letter Wednesday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi…

clock November 15, 2007Kristi Ellis


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Spring bags from Michael Kors featured in The Walk campaign.


Michael Kors Reprises ‘The Walk’ Street-Style Handbag Campaign

clock 9hLisa Lockwood

Social Studies