Two on the Town

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Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are about to cap off their year with a $15 million present to themselves. The designers spent that amount to refurbish and expand their New York flagship at 825-827 Madison Avenue, which opens today.

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Designer and Luxury

Two on the Town

Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce in their newly expanded Manhattan flagship which combines men’s and women’s.

clock December 3, 2007Alessandra Ilari


Philip Shearer Exits Estee Lauder

In a surprise move, Philip Shearer resigned Friday as a group president at the Estee Lauder Cos. Inc. after six years with the company.

clock December 3, 2007Molly Prior and Pete Born

Human Resources

Ungaro Looks to Cortazar for Stability

Emanuel Ungaro said Friday that it has hired Esteban Cortazar as the house’s new women’s wear designer, confirming a WWD report the 23-year-old Colombian…

clock December 3, 2007Robert Murphy


In Brief: Puma Extends Licensing Deal… Pringle Bows in Hong Kong

Puma has extended its partnership with United Legwear Co. to make it the exclusive sock licensee for the brand in the U.S.

clock December 3, 2007WWD Staff

Ashley Olsen in Calvin Klein Collection.


Painting the Town

There were drag queens in the basement, New York Rangers in the stairwell, movie stars on the top floor and painters all around Wednesday night at the First…

clock December 3, 2007WWD Staff

Versace jewelry on display.

Real Estate

Versace Bows Jewelry Shop

Versace’s first store dedicated to jewelry and watches will open in Rome this week and marks the first step in the company’s medium- to long-term strategy…

clock December 3, 2007Luisa Zargani

Erica Davies and Vince Camuto

Mergers and Acquisitions

Camuto Unit Acquires Development Clothing

VCS Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Camuto Group, has acquired a majority stake in Development Clothing LLC, a contemporary apparel brand designed…

clock December 3, 2007Julee Greenberg Kaplan


Memo Pad: Steve Florio Hospitalized…

Former Conde Nast Publications Inc. chief executive officer Steve Florio has been hospitalized and is seriously ill following a recent heart attack.

clock December 3, 2007Irin Carmon and Stephanie D. Smith

Milo Ventimiglia and Sarah Lancaster at Martin + Osa.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Celebrity Arrival… Guess Rocks the Movies… Dover Street Santa…

Polo Ralph Lauren has found its new director of celebrity dressing in the magazine world.

clock December 3, 2007WWD Staff

A rendering of Oscar de la Renta's South Coast Plaza store.

Designer and Luxury

De la Renta Boutique to Open at South Coast Plaza

Oscar de la Renta Ltd. is seeing the sunny side of retail by opening a South Coast Plaza store in February.

clock December 3, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

In Bloom by Diane Semandi is produced by MGT.


Brands Hedge Their Bets on China

The Made in China label is starting to lose its luster for many innerwear firms.

clock December 3, 2007Karyn Monget

Best-selling high-end watches include Cartier...


Watch Sales Keep Ticking Despite Tough Times

Financial markets have been riding a roller coaster and analysts are predicting continued turbulence, but the economic turmoil isn’t affecting Switzerland’s…

clock December 3, 2007Robert Murphy

Severin and Michael Wunderman

Business Features

Michael Wunderman: New Face of Corum

Swiss watchmakers are known for deft work, dedication and upholding centuries-old traditions, but Geneva isn’t exactly bursting with youthful energy.

clock December 3, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Jimmy Choo's homage to Richard Phillips: The Magazine clutch...


Jimmy Choo Making Faces With Richard Phillips

Tamara Mellon is ready to offer handbag junkies and contemporary art lovers a fresh object of desire.

clock December 3, 2007Samantha Conti

Diamond jewelry by Solange Azagury-Partridge.


Platonic Takes Democratic Approach to Diamonds

For her latest diamond jewelry collection, Platonic, Solange Azagury-Partridge didn’t discriminate between the finest fancy colored diamonds, the industrial…

clock December 3, 2007Samantha Conti

Oliver People's diamond Harlot glasses.

Accessory Trends

Opulent Accessories Glitter for Holiday

A cornucopia of bejeweled accessories emerged in the run-up to the holiday season and price doesn’t seem to be an object.

clock December 3, 2007Katya Foreman and Lucie Greene

Jennifer Lopez wears sunglasses by Balenciaga.


Sunglasses Shine as Must-Have Item

Sunglasses have achieved high-visibility status as designers and companies jump into the category.

clock December 3, 2007Caroline Tell

Human Resources

For Fashion and Retail, Health Care Could Be Key Issue

Attracting quality individuals to a career in retail and fashion is hard to do when the industry is notorious for lackluster benefits and long hours, but…

clock December 3, 2007Vicki M. Young

Human Resources

Benefits Packages Impact Retention

Retailers are boosting their efforts to reduce turnover of store managers by cutting hours, increasing bonuses and providing extra compensation time.

clock December 3, 2007Jeanine Poggi

Spring look from Oscar de la Renta.

Designer and Luxury

Challenges Ahead for Luxury Market in ’08

The luxury market, once insulated from economic woes plaguing downstream segments, now faces softer sales and other challenges ahead.

clock December 3, 2007Rachel Strugatz


N.Y. Retailers Upbeat On Holiday ’07 Sales

More than three-quarters of New York retailers believe their sales during the upcoming holiday shopping season will be at least as good or better than last…

clock December 3, 2007Jessica Best


Legal Briefs

The TJX Cos. reached a settlement agreement last week with Visa USA Inc. and Visa Inc. in litigation that arose out of TJX’s previously reported…

clock December 3, 2007Liza Casabona

Marketing and Promotion

Poll: Super Rich Plan to Spend $46K on Fashion This Holiday

Yacht charters, automobiles and other vehicles; jewelry; charitable donations, and villa rentals are projected to command the highest levels of holiday…

clock December 3, 2007Valerie Seckler


Rising Sales Lift Tiffany

Jewelry retailer Tiffany & Co.’s earnings more than tripled in the third quarter, buoyed by the sale of its Tokyo flagship. The company also raised…

clock December 3, 2007Jeanine Poggi

Cadolle's silk and spandex satin and lace minidress. Emilio Cavallini tights; Christian Louboutin pumps.


Mood Swing

Some designers favor a dark, brooding approach to fall lingerie and loungewear, with black pieces in shapes that blend severity and sensuality.

clock December 3, 2007Laurent Folcher

A trend forum at SIL.


SIL Looks to Romance Visitors

Good old-fashioned romance will be the underlying theme at the upcoming Salon International de la Lingerie, to be held at the Porte de Versailles here Jan….

clock December 3, 2007Katya Foreman

An organic silk dressing sachet from Eco-Boudoir's fall 2008 range.


An Eclectic Menu of ‘Green’ Designers

A crop of emerging brands are paving the way for innerwear’s green future. Here are a few of the movement’s pioneers who will be showing in the Salon…

clock December 3, 2007Katya Foreman

A look from the Twenties.

Fashion Features

Paris Lingerie Preview: Causing A Flap… Round and About…

Fashions from the Roaring Twenties are alive and well at the Galliera fashion museum in Paris.

clock December 3, 2007Chantal Goupil and Allegra Farina and Christine Cheng and Meredith Batastini


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