Waiting for New Year: Baugur’s Bid for Saks Seen Heating Up in ’08

No cover image


As the holiday shopping season enters its final phase, the clock also is ticking on Icelandic firm Baugur Group's potential bid for Saks Inc.

From This Issue

A polyester net dress by Jean Paul Gaultier.

Designer and Luxury

Paisley Rhythm

The paisley print is a Jean Paul Gaultier signature– and very popular with retailers. For pre-fall, the designer has updated the motif by adding…

clock December 17, 2007WWD Staff

Georgina Chapman and Harvey Weinstein

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Wedded Bliss… Target Nabs Rogan… Beyonce Shines…

Harvey Weinstein’s wedding to Georgina Chapman Saturday night was capped off with fireworks…

clock December 17, 2007WWD Staff

Saks' Fifth Avenue flagship.


Waiting for New Year: Baugur’s Bid for Saks Seen Heating Up in ’08

As the holiday shopping season enters its final phase, the clock also is ticking on Icelandic firm Baugur Group’s potential bid for Saks Inc.

clock December 17, 2007Arthur Zaczkiewicz

The new Poleci flagship is all about light and how it reflects off of different surfaces.

Designer and Luxury

Poleci Sets a New Mood With N.Y. Flagship

When Janice Levin-Krok learned Poleci’s flagship on West 14th Street would have to relocate because the landlord wanted to redevelop the building, the…

clock December 17, 2007Sharon Edelson

Designer and Luxury

Roger Vivier Plans Italian Unit for Feb.

Roger Vivier plans to open its first Italian flagship in Milan in February in an 18th-century palazzo.

clock December 17, 2007Luisa Zargani

Sullivan has implemented a whirlwind of change at Talbots.

Marketing and Promotion

Sullivan Talks Strategy for Talbots

Talbots Inc. and its timeless classics are about to get a desperately needed product and marketing fix.

clock December 17, 2007David Moin

Government and Trade

In Brief: Stepping Inside… Free Trading With Peru… Sear’s Official Bid

Gianfranco Ferre SpA is taking footwear in-house and beefing up its design department under new creative director Lars Nilsson.

clock December 17, 2007WWD Staff

Natalia Vodianova in Diane von Furstenberg.


Mystery Man

The Guggenheim Museum’s Young Collectors Council Artist’s Ball rallied weary young social troops for one last pre-holiday bash Thursday night.

clock December 17, 2007WWD Staff

Leigh Silverman


True Calling

A glance at the current Broadway marquees makes a strong case for the predominance of compelling and challenging theater roles for women of various age and…

clock December 17, 2007Vanessa Lawrence

From La Perla's archives: A look at the Sixties...

Designer and Luxury

La Perla Being Spun Into Worldwide Brand

La Perla is expanding its global reach as a luxury brand.

clock December 17, 2007Karyn Monget

Mark Sandler and Colleen Cotter of O'Bryan Bros. with NAP's Victor Lee.


NAP Cuddles Up With O’Bryan Bros.

NAP Inc. has signed a licensing agreement with O’Bryan Bros. Inc. to produce, design and market a collection of sleepwear, robes and loungewear under the…

clock December 17, 2007Karyn Monget

Marketing and Promotion

Holiday Shoppers Battle Through Storms

Storms in the Midwest and Northeast Sunday made holiday shopping a challenge.

clock December 17, 2007WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Pilati Planning Special Event For YSL Men’s

Stefano Pilati will forgo the runway in January and unveil a new format for his next Yves Saint Laurent men’s wear collection.

clock December 17, 2007WWD Staff


Takada Forced To Close Brand

Kenzo Takada is closing his business.

clock December 17, 2007Emilie Marsh

A Christian Lacroix crystal bracelet.

Designer and Luxury

Putting on the Glitz

Accessories that glitter, sparkle and exude glamour are drawing customers to stores this holiday season. Here, retailers reveal what’s selling.

clock December 17, 2007Sophia Chabbott and Caroline Tell

Art Deco jewelry at Fred Leighton's exhibit, "Timeless Glamour."


Fred Leighton Exhibit Features ‘Timeless Glamour’

In a world of opulence, craftsmanship and ingenuity count most.

clock December 17, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Findings: WJA Awards… Help in a Handbag

Sybil Yurman, president and chief marketing officer of David Yurman, will receive the 2008 Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement honor at the Women’s Jewelry…

clock December 17, 2007WWD Staff


Discounts Down, Prices Up in Nov.

Although Black Friday was heavily promotional, retailers apparently shied away from steep discounts earlier in November, driving up women’s apparel a…

clock December 17, 2007Evan Clark


LVMH Trademark Cases Reach Settlements

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton concluded two separate settlement agreements for trademark infringement last week.

clock December 17, 2007Liza Casabona

Bluefly.com has opened a holiday store at Underground-NYC.


Bluefly.com Opens Holiday Shop

Bluefly.com, the off-price fashion e-tailer, has a new address – and it doesn’t start with www.

clock December 17, 2007Sharon Edelson


N.Y. Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Zimmerman

In a case stretching back to when Eliot Spitzer was attorney general for New York County, the New York State Court of Appeals has ruled in a 4-3 decision in…

clock December 17, 2007Jessica Best


Memo Pad: The Next ‘Next Top Model’… Dominique’s Domain…

Does the fashion world really need another modeling competition to rescue young women from the ranks of gangly teenage obscurity?

clock December 17, 2007Elisa Lipsky-Karasz and Irin Carmon and Amy Wicks

Accessories are emphasized at the Valentino store in Dallas' NorthPark Center.


Valentino Puts Accessories Up Front

Accessories, the fastest-growing business at Valentino, are spotlighted at the company’s newest store at NorthPark Center here.

clock December 17, 2007Holly Haber

Thierry Mugler's La Part des Anges.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Mugler Celebrates 15 Years With Angel-Inspired Scents

Thierry Mugler Parfums’ 15th anniversary year turned out to be stellar.

clock December 17, 2007Brid Costello and Jennifer Weil

Government and Trade

Antidumping Issue Latest Hurdle in Doha Talks

A new confrontation between the U.S. and other major trading powers over reform of global antidumping rules could throw another wrench into the troubled…

clock December 17, 2007John Zarocostas

Government and Trade

Report Fuels Scrutiny of Vietnam Apparel Imports

A new report is recommending closer Congressional scrutiny of a Bush administration monitoring program for Vietnamese apparel imports.

clock December 17, 2007Kristi Ellis


Retailers Look to Strengthen Share Buyback Plans

Loaded with cash, apparel retailers have begun adopting more aggressive share buyback plans to woo shareholders and boost earnings per share.

clock December 17, 2007Jeanine Poggi

Patrizio Di Marco

Designer and Luxury

Bottega Veneta Focusing on Luxe-Hungry Markets

Bottega Veneta is looking east for business and steadily expanding its retail network into new markets such as Turkey, Lithuania, Ukraine, Bahrain, Saudi…

clock December 17, 2007Luisa Zargani

A rendering of the new Rome boutique.


Footwear Designer Paciotti Launches Apparel Line

Footwear designer Cesare Paciotti is venturing into new territory, launching a full apparel collection under the younger Paciotti 4US label.

clock December 17, 2007Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

Miller, Silver Feted at Design Space Opening

The Garment Industry Development Corp. honored Nicole Miller and New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Tuesday and launched Showroom NY, a space…

clock December 17, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg


Obituary: P.R. Exec Robin Cavan, 48

Public relations executive Robin Cavan, who helped promote some of the industry’s top names, died of cancer Dec. 5 at her home in New York, her family said….

clock December 17, 2007WWD Staff


Today's Must Read

La Boutique L’Oréal Paris


L’Oréal Acquires Professional Hair Color Brand Pulp Riot

clock 8hSamantha Conti

Social Studies