Taking It Up A Notch: Gucci’s Jumbo Flagship Raises Bar on 5th Ave.

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Gucci's new 46,000-square-foot flagship at 720 Fifth Avenue takes Manhattan's designer retailing to a whole new scale, dwarfing many of its nearby competitors.

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The Coburg Bar


The Scene

London is revving up for fashion week frenzy. Here, a few spots to dash to between shows.

clock February 5, 2008Nina Jones and Brid Costello

A look from Giles Deacon

Designer and Luxury

Money Honies

London’s designers are increasingly business-minded.

clock February 5, 2008Samantha Conti and Lucie Greene

Meadham Kirchhoff

Designer and Luxury

Ones to Watch

A host of fresh ???and returning ??? names will dot the London fashion scene this season. Here’s some of the city’s buzziest talent.

clock February 5, 2008Nina Jones and Brid Costello

A Philip Treacy hat.


Accessories With a British Accent

Take a look at the accessories on the international runways today – from hats to shoes, jewelry to various fantastical embellishments – and they’ll often…

clock February 5, 2008Lucie Greene


Kelsey Bows For Mulberry

It’s a big moment for footwear designer Jonathan Kelsey, who’s spent most of his career working behind the scenes, most recently as an in-house designer for…

clock February 5, 2008Samantha Conti

Famous at Superdrug


A Beauty Bonanza

Apparel may be front and center during London Fashion Week, but a handful of beauty brands are causing a stir at retail all around the city, too. WWD asked…

clock February 5, 2008Brid Costello

Christian Louboutin and Diane von Furstenberg


Bowled Over

Anyone in fashion who cares at all about football knows there’s only one after party where you can both hobnob and watch the Super Bowl: Diane von…

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James Jean

Designer and Luxury

Enchanted Evening

With its moody, patterned fabrics and Schiele-worthy palette, Prada’s spring collection was a study in dark fairy-tale allure.

clock February 5, 2008Max Padilla

Block's drawing of the famous Mondrian dress from Yves Saint Laurent's Winter 1965-66 collection.


Life Drawing

E-mail has replaced the fine art of letter-writing. Texting stands in for actual human conversation. And photography is advancing at such dizzying speeds…

clock February 5, 2008Vanessa Lawrence

Lutz & Patmos


More From the Shows: Shipley & Halmos… Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent…

“Xoxo, Gossip Girl” might as well have been the sign-off for Shipley & Halmos’ first presentation, though the mostly Fifties-inspired garb had some grown-up…

clock February 5, 2008WWD Staff

A look from Heidi Klum for Jordache.


Heidi Klum Does Collection for Jordache

Heidi Klum and iconic denim label Jordache Jeans are taking their relationship to the next level.

clock February 5, 2008Ross Tucker

A style from Black Gold.


Diesel Expands Its Offering With Launch of Black Gold

With oil close to the $100 a barrel mark, it’s perhaps only appropriate for Diesel to launch a new label called Black Gold.

clock February 5, 2008Luisa Zargani


Pakistan Mills Coping With Uneasy Buyers

Pakistani mills, operating in a country in crisis, are trying to convey a sense of stability to foreign buyers.

clock February 5, 2008Mahlia S. Lone

Government and Trade

African Nations Stand Firm On Cotton Subsidies Issue

A group of 36 African cotton-producing nations warned Thursday that there will be no deal in the Doha trade talks without drastic reductions in…

clock February 5, 2008John Zarocostas

Real Estate

Polo Eyes Greenwich Flagship, Taps Roche for Japan Post

Polo Ralph Lauren Corp., whose style is synonymous with Greenwich, Conn., plans to build a two-level flagship at 263 Greenwich Avenue, taking over space…

clock February 5, 2008Lisa Lockwood and Whitney Beckett

Renderings depicting the Rebecca Moses Heart Soul Style collection.

Marketing and Promotion

Rebecca Moses to Design Home Line for Li & Fung

Rebecca Moses is back on the design scene with a home collection aimed at pushing people to change their cushions and dishes as easily as they switch shoes.

clock February 5, 2008Alessandra Ilari

Louis Vuitton's newest Boston store is its 15th global unit.

Real Estate

Louis Vuitton Opens Copley Place Doors

Almost a dozen Louis Vuitton staffers, flown in from New York and Paris last week, primped the renovated Copley Place store here for its close-up.

clock February 5, 2008Katherine Bowers

Mergers and Acquisitions

NRDC Said Eyeing Kleinfeld’s

NRDC Equity Partners has bridal on its brain.

clock February 5, 2008David Moin and Zara Wong


TJX Board Approves $1B Stock Buyback

Off-pricer TJX Cos. Inc. said on Monday that its board approved a new stock repurchase program of up to $1 billion of TJX common stock, or 7.5 percent of…

clock February 5, 2008Vicki M. Young


In Brief: Stocks Sink… Chanel’s Longer Deal

Wall Street anxiously anticipated dismal January same-store sales, which will be released later in the week, by sending retail shares into free fall on Monday.

clock February 5, 2008WWD Staff

The richest shearling coat around, painted gold, sprinkled with sequins and worn with a fur hat.

Designer and Luxury

The Gold Standard

Oscar de la Renta knows a thing or two about luxury, and he showed it with a terrific fall collection that featured many opulent pieces in brocade or…

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Barack Obama

Fashion Features

Industry’s Democratic Face-Off

The biggest show today won’t be at Bryant Park, but the one on TV when 22 states hold their primary elections for the 2008 presidential election in…

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A rendering of Carolina Herrera's new Dallas store by a + i Designs.

Real Estate

Carolina Herrera’s Boutique Set to Bow in Dallas

Carolina Herrera is heading to the Lone Star State and will open a freestanding store in Dallas next month.

clock February 5, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

The facade of the Gucci flagship.

Designer and Luxury

Taking It Up a Notch: Gucci’s Jumbo Flagship Raises Bar on 5th Ave.

Is Fifth Avenue the next Ginza? Gucci’s new 46,000-square-foot flagship at 725 Fifth Avenue in takes Manhattan’s designer retailing to a whole new level.

clock February 5, 2008Sharon Edelson and Marc Karimzadeh

One of the handbag designs exclusive to the Rome store.

Real Estate

Gucci in Rome: A Facelift at 70

Gucci’s Rome store is celebrating its 70th birthday with a brand new look and, just like the New York flagship, it reopens today.

clock February 5, 2008Alessandra Ilari


Memo Pad: Three’s Company

Though it may seem like fashion week is the only game in town, today marks the convergence in New York of more than one disparate world: New York’s primary…

clock February 5, 2008WWD Staff

Fergie in the Viva Glam campaign.


Sephora Goes Dutch… Fergie Joins MAC Viva Glam Campaign…

Sephora is entering the Netherlands. The LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned perfumery chain signed an agreement on Jan. 26 to open shops-in-shops in…

clock February 5, 2008Matthew W. Evans

Mergers and Acquisitions

Bluestar Adds Hot Kiss

Bluestar Alliance is pumping up its apparel portfolio with the acquisition of junior brand Hot Kiss.

clock February 5, 2008Whitney Beckett

Zaldy for Everlast's leather trenchcoat.

Designer and Luxury

Zaldy Goes Contemporary for Everlast

With the help of Everlast, Zaldy is getting deeper into contemporary. The designer, who has designed his own high-end namesake collection, is best known for…

clock February 5, 2008Julee Kaplan

The trend area at Moda In.


Unica Exhibitors Upbeat Despite Dollar Woes

Italian textile manufacturers are hopeful about the year ahead, despite a possible recession and a worsening euro-dollar exchange rate.

clock February 5, 2008Stephanie Epiro and Chiara Hughes

Government and Trade

Vietnam Attracting Investors

As one of Southeast Asia’s most dynamic apparel exporting nations, Vietnam looms large as a major destination for foreign investors.

clock February 5, 2008John Zarocostas

Italian Trade Commission president Umberto Vattani.


Italian Textiles Overcome Odds

Italian Trade Commission president Umberto Vattani said his country’s textile industry is facing the challenges of doing business with the U.S. by…

clock February 5, 2008Sophia Chabbott and Marc Karimzadeh

Harvey Weinstein and Liza Minnelli

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Blast From the Past… In Absentia… Time Is Everything…

Harvey Weinstein had a surprise up his sleeve for Halston’s relaunch on Monday.

clock February 5, 2008WWD Staff

Government and Trade

More Funding for Trade in Bush Budget Proposal

President Bush proposed more funding for international trade and import safety programs, as well as enforcement of trade remedy laws in the $3.1 trillion…

clock February 5, 2008Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis


Neiman’s Holding Special Sale

Neiman Marcus is still cleaning up from a tough first quarter.

clock February 5, 2008Holly Haber

Government and Trade

Coalition Battling Customs’ ‘First Sale Rule

A proposed rule change by the U.S. Customs & Border Protection agency could force apparel and footwear importers to pay millions of dollars in additional…

clock February 5, 2008Kristi Ellis

Pieces from the Hue by Tibi Collection.

Human Resources

Tibi to Do Capsule Collection for Hue

Hue has unveiled its second partner in its Guest Designer Program: Amy Smilovic’s whimsical, contemporary label, Tibi.

clock February 5, 2008Caroline Tell



Show Some Confidence

Pretty, polished and a little bit punky. That was a favorite runway recipe, resulting in a batch of self-assured looks for fall.

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Jewelry from Tom Binns.


Special Additions

A stop by two accessories presentations, Tom Binns and Jennifer Alfano, offered a respite from the runway. Binns showed the first installment of his…

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