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Inside Loewe's Spring Collection

Jonathan Anderson elaborated on the long, languid silhouettes he introduced for fall, here more organic and unfinished, but just as alluring.

clock 2hMiles Socha

Fashion

Chloé is the Epitome of French Style

The seafaring life was the inspiration for Clare Waight Keller's lovely, breezy spring collection for Chloé.

clock 21hBridget Foley

Fashion

Bottega Veneta Names New CEO

He succeeds Carlo Alberto Beretta, who will take on the new role of chief client and marketing officer at Kering.

clock 21hLuisa Zargani and Joelle Diderich

Singing Holdiay Blues: European Retailers On Edge About Season

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Overview

Just like their U.S. counterparts, European retailers are waiting to see whether the holiday shopping pageant will be a comedy or a tragedy as the season heads to a denouement.

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A fall 2008 Vittadini look.

Department Stores

Adrienne Vittadini Gets Back in the Game

Adrienne Vittadini is relaunching for fall, hoping to fill gaps in the changing bridge floor.

clock December 12, 2007Whitney Beckett

Club Monaco

Marketing and Consumer Behavior

Knits: Not Just for Stockings This Holiday

From dresses to leggings and, of course, sweaters, knits are big sellers this holiday.

clock December 12, 2007Whitney Beckett

Ferragamo designer Massimiliano Giornetti in front of Marlene Dumas' "The Messengers" (1992).

Designer and Luxury

Ferragamo Helps Fete Boston Art Institute

With its sleek building and growing clout in the international arts scene, the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston has become a hot spot for the city’s PYTs.

clock December 12, 2007Katherine Bowers

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

New Site Storeadore’s Shopping Community

New online shopping service Storeadore.com invites women to shop and share insights about the best fashion, beauty, accessories and furniture boutiques in…

clock December 12, 2007Sarah Perpich

Joie owner and creative director Serge Azria with model wearing a spring look.

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Evolving Joie: Contemporary Label Expands Horizons

Serge Azria, owner and creative director of the contemporary label Joie, rolls a red-colored rock in his hands as a reminder of what he wants for his…

clock December 12, 2007Khanh T.L. Tran

Interior of Foley + Corinna's Melrose Avenue store.

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Foley + Corinna Finds Home on Melrose Ave.

The founders of Foley + Corinna know what they want when they see it.

clock December 12, 2007Anne Riley-Katz

An image from French Connection's spring campaign.

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Live on TV… Enough with Controversy… Blue Jeans…

“‘Tis the season to deck the halls, Blueprint-style,” intones the announcer in a Web video teaser for the “Martha Stewart Show” set to air today.

clock December 12, 2007WWD Staff

Merchandising

Industry Backs Book Touting Green Push

Members of the fashion industry have rallied behind a new book, “FutureFashion White Papers,” that champions sustainability.

clock December 12, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Department Stores

Rick Leto Exits Mervyns

Mervyns’ chief executive officer Rick Leto has resigned after three years on the job.

clock December 12, 2007WWD Staff

The holiday scene at Le Bon Marche in Paris.

Department Stores

Singing Holiday Blues: European Retailers On Edge About Season

Just like their U.S. counterparts, European retailers are waiting to see whether the holiday shopping pageant will be a comedy or a tragedy as the season…

clock December 12, 2007Robert Murphy and Nina Jones and Damien McGuinness and Francesca Vuotto

Financial

French to Debate Bill Allowing Sunday Selling, Discounts

Will French retailers finally get the green light to open every Sunday?

clock December 12, 2007Robert Murphy

Gift cards of Wal-Mart, Target, Kohl's, Nordstrom and Abercrombie & Fitch are among the 18 store gift cards recommended this year in one consumer protection group's new study.

Financial

Gift Cards Are Hot (So Are Fakes)

Consumers are expected to dish out $26 billion to $30 billion on gift cards this holiday season, but there’s a potential downside to their success:…

clock December 12, 2007Valerie Seckler

Here, Badgley Mischka Platinum's hand-painted silk dress.

Couture

Budding Beauty

Is everything coming up roses for Mark Badgley and James Mischka? That appears to be the case in their pre-fall collection, which the designers are showing…

clock December 12, 2007WWD Staff

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Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Warhol Does Denim… The Life Aquatic…Those in Glass Houses…

It’s no secret Andy Warhol got a lot longer than his 15 minutes of fame – or that he was all about commercialism.

clock December 12, 2007WWD Staff

Human Resources

Kellogg Named to Tahari Post

Susan Kellogg has been tapped as chief executive officer of the Elie Tahari Collection division of Eli Tahari Ltd.

clock December 12, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Damiani Going Grand in Ginza

Damiani is relocating its store on Namiki Street in the Ginza here in March to a 15,000-square-foot flagship that will be seven times larger than the…

clock December 12, 2007Akira Miura

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Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Beauty Beat: Ulta Profits Increase 16 Percent

Beauty retailer Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc., which reported financial results for the first time as a public company Tuesday, posted robust…

clock December 12, 2007Matthew W. Evans

A Jaeger London look for fall 2007.

Designer and Luxury

Jaeger Makes Moves To Reinforce Image

Jaeger is aiming to raise its profile and make inroads into international markets, including the U.S.

clock December 12, 2007Lucie Greene

Department Stores

Retail Shares Slide Following Fed Move

The Federal Reserve’s move to cut the primary interest rate on Tuesday by a quarter percent to 4.25 sent stocks plummeting in afternoon trading.

clock December 12, 2007Jeanine Poggi

Inside Gant's Fifth Avenue flagship.

Financial

Maus Freres Targets Gant With Hostile Bid

Maus Freres SA, the Swiss retail group that owns the Lacoste brand, has launched a 5.2 billion Swedish kronor, or $810.8 million, hostile bid for Gant, the…

clock December 12, 2007Robert Murphy

Advertising

In Brief: American Apparel Deal Set to Close… Fila Signs Szavay…

A year after announcing plans to acquire vertical manufacturer and retailer American Apparel, New York investment firm Endeavor Acquisition Corp. said its…

clock December 12, 2007WWD Staff

Essentialist

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Inside the DFS  T Galleria Fondaco dei Tedeschi store in Venice.

Retail

DFS Group Opens First European Store in Venice

clock 15hLuisa Zargani

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