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Presidential Election Seen Clouding the Spending Picture

Studies show that shoppers are both ready to spend for the holidays and holding off because of the election.

clock 17hDavid Moin and Evan Clark


Brooks Brothers Buys Alexis Bittar Jewelry Business

The retailer's Carolee division will operate the newly acquired label.

clock 17hJean E. Palmieri


Gigi Hadid Dishes On Her Family's Thanksgiving Traditions

There Will Be Pie, Lots of Pie

clock 23hSophia Chabbott

Polet’s Report Card: Gucci CEO Tops Goals, Preaches New Luxury

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When frozen-foods honcho Robert Polet arrived at Gucci Group in 2004 and unveiled his three-year strategic plan, he faced skepticism galore.

From This Issue

Bill Blass

Designer and Luxury

Som Kind Of Blass

Looks like 2008 will be a busy year for Peter Som. While his namesake line continues to grow, the designer revealed his first collection for Bill Blass on…

clock December 13, 2007WWD Staff

Robert Polet, Gucci Group


Polet’s Report Card: Gucci CEO Tops Goals, Preaches New Luxury

When frozen-foods honcho Robert Polet arrived at Gucci Group in 2004 and unveiled his three-year strategic plan, he faced skepticism galore – about his lack…

clock December 13, 2007Miles Socha

Peter Som

Designer and Luxury

Easy Street

As far as Peter Som is concerned, his turn at Bill Blass is going to be all about ease.

clock December 13, 2007Jessica Iredale

Designer and Luxury

In Brief: New Rila Members… Williamson Defends African Designs

The Retail Industry Leaders Association, a lobby and trade group representing mass merchant’s interests in Washington, signed six new members during the…

clock December 13, 2007WWD Staff

A La Rinascente store in Italy.


European Department Stores Joining Forces

There’s more consolidation under way in the European department store sector – and it’s creating a Continent-wide player.

clock December 13, 2007Melissa Drier


Judith Ripka Taps Jayson for President Post

Jewelry firm Judith Ripka has named industry veteran Charles Jayson as its new president.

clock December 13, 2007Caroline Tell

Designer and Luxury

‘Green Monday’ Bolsters Online Seasonal Business

The second Monday of December has been the biggest shopping day for online retailers, and this year appears to have been no different.

clock December 13, 2007Sharon Edelson


Retailers Regaining Footing After Ice Storm

Retailers were trying to recover Wednesday from an ice storm that walloped states from Oklahoma to Wisconsin, cutting power to hundreds of thousands of…

clock December 13, 2007WWD Staff


Store Openings Lift Inditex Profits in Qtr.

Inditex, the Spanish retailer that runs the Zara chain, on Wednesday reported better-than-expected third-quarter profits, but disappointing sales as…

clock December 13, 2007Robert Murphy

Government and Trade

Eleven Indicted in $200M Counterfeit Case

The $200 million counterfeit bust last week resulted in 11 defendants getting indicted Wednesday in Manhattan federal court on charges of conspiracy,…

clock December 13, 2007Liza Casabona

Gregg Ribatt


Ribatt Tapped for Stride Rite Post

Gregg Ribatt has been named president and chief executive officer of Stride Rite Corp. Ribatt, 39, hails from Stuart Weitzman Holdings LLC, where he was…

clock December 13, 2007Sophia Chabbott


Global Brands IPO Generates $287.5M

Global Brands Acquisition Corp. said it completed its initial public offering, selling 28.8 million units at $10 each, generating $287.5 million, the…

clock December 13, 2007Jeanine Poggi


Beauty Beat: L’Oreal Enters Agreement With Light BioScience Firm

Beauty and technology keep on connecting.

clock December 13, 2007WWD Staff

Susanne Bartsch, Marc Jacobs and David Barton.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Red Alert… In the Bag… Close to the Heart

First Lady Laura Bush is expected to make her third run at New York Fashion Week by attending the Feb. 1 Red Dress Collection runway show.

clock December 13, 2007WWD Staff

Designer Frank Mechaly with a model wearing Blue Cult's signature Gwyneth.


Blue Cult Lowers Price for Return to U.S.

Blue Cult will reintroduce itself to the U.S. market for spring – as a moderate brand.

clock December 13, 2007Khanh T.L. Tran

Pepe invested $600,000 in the Milan store.


Pepe Jeans Goes Modern for First Italian Unit

Pepe Jeans’ first Italian store was launched here last month featuring an updated modern retail design concept.

clock December 13, 2007Chiara Hughes

Francois Berthoud for Notify.


Notify Taps Berthoud for Limited Edition Ts

Notify Jeans is showing its artistic flare. The label’s atelier-like flagship here, designed by architect Zaha Hadid, is slated to open next fall, and a…

clock December 13, 2007Emilie Marsh


Robert Haas to Retire Robert Haas to Retire

Robert Haas will retire as chairman of Levi Strauss & Co in February after an 18-year tenure in the position.

clock December 13, 2007Ross Tucker


Wiseman Shakes Up VF Corp. Management

Eric Wiseman is reorganizing the executive ranks at VF Corp. to coincide with his transition to chief executive officer on Jan. 1. Wiseman is currently…

clock December 13, 2007Ross Tucker

Citadium's green holiday promotion.

Fashion Features

French Streetwear Brands See Green

With everything from bamboo skateboards to bags made of recycled billboards, brands are increasingly taking eco messages to the streets.

clock December 13, 2007Ellen Groves

Spring looks from the new Sophomore collection.


Second Time Around for Sophomore

When Chrissie Miller started her contemporary T-shirt line, Sophomore, in 2003, she knew she had to think big.

clock December 13, 2007Julee Greenberg Kaplan

An image from the Gianfranco Ferre ad campaign.


Memo Pad: Cutting Back… No Deal Yet… Lar’s View…

BusinessWeek on Wednesday unveiled a reshuffling of its editorial team and layoffs of a dozen staffers on the business and editorial sides, cuts staffers…

clock December 13, 2007Alessandra Ilari and Irin Carmon and Stephanie D. Smith and Amy Wicks

Aerin Lauder in Gucci.


Uptown Girls

There are two ways to consider Tuesday night’s annual Neue Galerie benefit.

clock December 13, 2007WWD Staff

Andrew Scott Ross' set design.


Mizrahi Loves Company

“Are you sitting comfortably? Then I shall begin.” Comfortable or not, the kiddie fashion set may soon have trouble staying in their seats…

clock December 13, 2007Veronique Hyland

Government and Trade

Apparel Imports See 3% Rise in Oct.

Apparel imports rose 3 percent in October from a year earlier to 2.2 billion square meter equivalents, largely because of increased shipments from China,…

clock December 13, 2007Evan Clark


WTO Criticizes Turkey on Antidumping

Turkey came under fire in a World Trade Organization forum for its large-scale use of antidumping measures, many of which have targeted textiles and apparel…

clock December 13, 2007John Zarocostas


Paulson Urges China To Reform Currency

With rising inflation and a potentially overheated economy, China should quicken the rise of its currency to maintain economic stability, U.S. Treasury…

clock December 13, 2007Kathleen E. McLaughlin



The Golden Tickets

Top movies of the year ranked by total domestic box office revenues.

clock December 13, 2007Cecily Hall

The Jaffe clan, clockwise from left: Spencer, Helen, David, Alexandra, Russell and Laurel.


Food for Thought

Retailers partied it up this week for very different reasons.

clock December 13, 2007David Moin


Today's Must Read

A look from Deveaux and F.S.Z., which will be offered on Continuum


Liberty Fairs Creates E-commerce Site With Farfetch

clock October 27, 2016Jean E. Palmieri

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