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Fashion's Game of Musical Chairs Quickens in Paris

The spring shows feature debuts at four major brands, prompting reflection on the pace of designer change.

clock 7hMiles Socha

Retail

Tough Times for Neiman's as Firm Battles 'Challenges'

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock 22hDavid Moin

Retail

Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

clock 15hWWD Staff

New York’s Next Wave: South Street Seaport Seeks Upscale Overhaul

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Overview

The South Street Seaport is planning a sweeping redevelopment intended to transform the moderate-priced tourist mecca into a classier destination catering to the area's fast-growing upscale residential population.

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Fashion Features

Strike Could Put Big Hole in Red Carpet

Memorable red-carpet fashion moments like Reese Witherspoon gathering fashion accolades in canary Nina Ricci, Keira Knightley commanding attention in…

clock December 20, 2007WWD Staff

Lifestyle

Great Escapes

This holiday season, the fashion flock is packing trunks full of jewels and cashmere and heading to locales such as exotic Kenya and downtown Detroit.

clock December 20, 2007WWD Staff

People

Eye Scoop

Ann Getty orchestrated an ultraglamorous birthday party for her composer husband, Gordon, at their San Francisco manse Saturday night…

clock December 20, 2007WWD Staff

Real Estate

True Religion Set to Open Second Manhattan Store

True Religion Apparel is coming to Time Warner Center’s Shops at Columbus Circle.

clock December 20, 2007Sharon Edelson

Financial

Investors Ask Kellwood to Consider Sale

CtW Investment Group has urged Kellwood Co.’s board to name a special committee of independent directors to explore strategic alternatives, including…

clock December 20, 2007Whitney Beckett

Watches

Gucci Creates Line For Beijing Olympics

Gucci is commemorating next year’s Summer Olympic Games in China in its own luxurious way.

clock December 20, 2007Alessandra Ilari

Intimates and Activewear

Calvin Klein Delves Into Active Apparel

Calvin Klein Inc. is diving into active performance apparel for women.

clock December 20, 2007Whitney Beckett

Denim

Shorts Subject

Nothing says summer like a little pair of shorts, and this season, denim designers are ensuring that there will be a whole lotta leg going on.

clock December 20, 2007Kim Friday

Textiles

Seeking Balance Between Business and Environment

Satisfying consumer demand for low-cost trendy fashions while pushing to adopt more environmentally friendly practices topped concerns for designers…

clock December 20, 2007Khanh T.L. Tran

Retail Features

Replay Sets Sights on Asia, Product Expansion

Replay wants to spur growth in 2008 with the introduction of new licensed products and an expansion of its retail network in Asia.

clock December 20, 2007Luisa Zargani

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Contemporary’s Holiday Hits

From Alice + Olivia dresses and Autumn Cashmere sweaters to Phillip Lim coats and Primp hoodies, contemporary sportswear shoppers have plenty of choices…

clock December 20, 2007Julee Greenberg Kaplan

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Ferre Facelift For Youth… Lily’s Bargain Hunt…

IT Holding SpA, parent company of Gianfranco Ferre, is working on the relaunch and restyling of the brand’s younger line…

clock December 20, 2007WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: ASEAN Directive Set For Jan. 1 Start Date

The ASEAN Cosmetics Directive, a common regulatory scheme that is to impact 10 countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations zone, will come into…

clock December 20, 2007Ellen Groves

Marketing and Consumer Behavior

The Best of Bridge

Although shoppers in bridge boutiques and departments are planning their wardrobes for holiday festivities, others dream of their trips to sunnier locales…

clock December 20, 2007Marc Karimzadeh and Whitney Beckett

Financial

Wal-Mart Playing Value Card for Yule

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is retailing’s Goliath, but this holiday season the company is scrapping like a flyweight for every dollar.

clock December 20, 2007Katherine Bowers

Mass and Off-Price

Target Tones Down Presentation for Holiday

Target, famous for its design energy, is looking a little sleepy this holiday season, retail analysts said.

clock December 20, 2007Katherine Bowers

Real Estate

New York’s Next Wave: South Street Seaport Seeks Upscale Overhaul

The South Street Seaport is planning a sweeping redevelopment intended to transform the moderate-priced tourist mecca into a classier destination catering…

clock December 20, 2007David Moin

Government and Trade

Product Safety Bill Passed in Congress

Legislation is moving through Congress that would overhaul the embattled Consumer Product Safety Commission and crack down on tainted imported products.

clock December 20, 2007Kristi Ellis

Technology

Fit Session Goes Mini

Technology already makes the world feel smaller by removing time zone and geographic barriers. Now, some apparel companies are toying with technology to…

clock December 20, 2007Denise Power

Real Estate

Jeweler Delfina Fendi Opens Store in Rome

Jewelry designer Delfina Delettrez Fendi is on a roll.

clock December 20, 2007Alessandra Ilari

Financial

Target Still Evaluating Credit Business

Target Corp. said Wednesday that it is continuing to evaluate “alternative ownership structures” for the retailer’s $7 billion credit card portfolio…

clock December 20, 2007Zara Wong

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: More Diesel Fuel… Film Forum… Split Decision…

Diesel is in a spending mood, increasing its already substantial advertising budget from 5 percent of sales to 7 percent for 2008.

clock December 20, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Prada Targeting ’08 for IPO

After flirting with the stock market for the last seven years, Prada SpA said Wednesday that it is set to launch an initial public offering in 2008.

clock December 20, 2007Andrew Roberts

Financial

Overseas Growth Fuels Nike

Spurred by Europe and Asia, Nike Inc. said Wednesday that second-quarter earnings increased 10.4 percent.

clock December 20, 2007Liza Casabona

Legal

In Brief: Cushman & Wakefield Deal… U.S. Passes On China Move…

Cushman & Wakefield has reached an agreement to acquire Burnham Real Estate, a large commercial real estate services firm based in San Diego.

clock December 20, 2007WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Ruff Cut

A girl can never have enough cocktail dresses, and Carmen Marc Valvo is on the case. His pre-fall lineup of fanciful frocks – all inspired by decadent…

clock December 20, 2007WWD Staff

People

Teen Angels

The top female musicians ranked by teenagers’ familiarity and likability scores from Teenage Research Unlimited.

clock December 20, 2007Cecily Hall

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clock 22hArthur Zaczkiewicz

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