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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 4hDavid Moin and Evan Clark


Brooks Brothers Buys Alexis Bittar Jewelry Business

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

clock 4hJean E. Palmieri


Gigi Hadid on Bootie Collaboration With Stuart Weitzman

Gigi Hadid on her collaboration with Stuart Weitzman and the corresponding James Franco-directed film in which she boxes in heels.

clock 10hSophia Chabbott

Designer Vs. Vendor: Battle Over Copyright Issue Hits Congress

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The two side of fashion industry squared off in Congress over the issue of whether fashion designs should be protected by copyright law.

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Business Features

IT Holding Foundation Honors Ferré

IT Holding said Thursday that it has established the Fondazione Gianfranco Ferre.

clock February 15, 2008Luisa Zargani

Mergers and Acquisitions

Dubai-Based Firm Buys Kilgour To Help Build Luxury Division

Kilgour, the venerable Savile Row tailor that has been reinvigorated by designer Carlo Brandelli, has changed hands.

clock February 15, 2008Robert Murphy


Memo Pad: Kenneth Cole 24/7… Shopping Guide… Isn’t Fashion A Soap Opera Already?…

Showgoers were thinking about more than just fall trends during New York Fashion Week, thanks to the always provocative Kenneth Cole.

clock February 15, 2008Whitney Beckett and Stephanie D. Smith and Amy Wicks

Ilaria Venturini Fendi and her designs.


Venturini Fendi Bags Set for First Milan Show

Ilaria Venturini Fendi, sporting a necklace that jangles with a row of her old house keys, is camped out in a dim corner of the L’Eclaireur restaurant in Paris.

clock February 15, 2008Katya Foreman


Aeffe Profits Fall in Qtr.

Italian fashion group Aeffe SpA on Thursday said fourth-quarter profits fell 17.3 percent, but eased concerns its business would slow further by reporting a…

clock February 15, 2008Andrew Roberts


U.S. Companies Reassess China Sourcing Strategies

China’s steamrolling of global apparel manufacturing finally may have hit a roadblock.

clock February 15, 2008Kristi Ellis

Human Resources

William D. Modell, 86, Chairman of Modell’s Sporting Goods

William D. “Bill” Modell, chairman of Modell’s Sporting Goods, who led the growth of his family-owned sporting goods chain from four stores to 136 full-line…

clock February 15, 2008Lisa Lockwood

Inside a Bluemercury store.

Real Estate

Bluemercury Heads to New York City

Bluemercury Inc. is in a New York state of mind.

clock February 15, 2008Molly Prior


Snippets: Prestige Beauty Grows… Procter In Poland… Puig Moves…

The prestige beauty market in the U.S. reached $8.9 billion last year, up 2 percent compared with 2006, The NPD Group reported this week.

clock February 15, 2008WWD Staff

Select items from Mark's skin care collection.

Skin Care

Mark Looks to Food for Better Skin

Avon’s Mark brand is breaking into skin care this spring, incorporating the foods that make up a balanced diet into its skin care regimen.

clock February 15, 2008Michelle Edgar


Cynthia Rowley Scents Latest Venture With Avon

With the first launch through her partnership with Avon, Cynthia Rowley is making sure there’s something for everyone this Mother’s Day with her Flower and…

clock February 15, 2008Michelle Edgar


Men’s Corner: Just For Men Brand Leaving a Little Gray

Just For Men, the best-selling U.S. hair color brand specifically targeting men, is aiming to appeal to aging Baby Boomers looking to fine-tune the shades…

clock February 15, 2008Matthew W. Evans

Hannah Montana shampoo, conditioner and shimmer spritz.


Critical Mass: Hannah Montana Enters Hair Care Segment

Lotta Luv is banking on a lotta girls loving Hannah Montana.

clock February 15, 2008Faye Brookman

Weave Care aims to address scalp, natural hair and weave hair issues.


Soft Sheen Names Guy GM, Reveals ’08 Portfolio

Soft Sheen-Carson has a portfolio of new products for 2008, with at least one innovative range carving out a new segment within the hair care category.

clock February 15, 2008Andrea Nagel

Select items from Samy's new istyle line.


Samy Aims to Sell Line To a Younger Audience

Mass hair care brand Samy is looking to give younger consumers a new sense of style with its new styling line, istyle.

clock February 15, 2008Michelle Edgar

Robert Amen


IFF Probes New Avenues of Growth

Despite a dip in fourth-quarter fragrance sales, the 174-year-old International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. is poised for what executives hope will be a…

clock February 15, 2008Pete Born and Matthew W. Evans

Items from Lilly Pulitzer's spring 2008 collection.


Lilly Pulitzer to Enter Fragrance Market

Lilly Pulitzer, known for colorful and bold prints, is hoping to find green in the scent market.

clock February 15, 2008Julie Naughton

Jean-Paul Agon

Beauty Features

Emerging Markets Key to L’Oreal’s Future

In the face of economic uncertainties in North America, French beauty giant L’Or??al is banking on fast-growing emerging markets to maintain its healthy…

clock February 15, 2008Jennifer Weil and Ellen Groves

E. Scott Beattie, Linda Marshall and Charles H. Townsend.


Townsend, Beattie Honored at Dinner

As part of its continuing efforts to build awareness about obsessive-compulsive disorder, the James E. Marshall OCD Foundation honored Charles H. Townsend…

clock February 15, 2008Matthew W. Evans

Giorgio Armani administers the finishing touches on his fall ready-to-wear collection.

Designer and Luxury

The Italian Battalion

Milan designers and the vast armies of their staff are girding themselves for the beginning of the city’s fall season.

clock February 15, 2008WWD Staff

Antoni & Alison

Fashion Trends

Dramatic Personas

Hitchcock heroines, Studio 54 girls and the Wicked Witch of the West were some of the women evoked by London collections as the fall season continued.

clock February 15, 2008WWD Staff

J Smith Esquire's mad hats.

Hats, Gloves and More

A Milliner’s Tale

Justin Smith showed off his latest men’s and women’s collections for J Smith Esquire with an artsy presentation at London’s Royal Academy.

clock February 15, 2008WWD Staff

Narciso Rodriguez and Steve Maiman

Designer and Luxury

Designer Vs. Vendor: Battle Over Copyright Issue Hits Congress

The two sides of the fashion industry squared off in Congress on Thursday over the issue of whether fashion designs should be protected by copyright law.

clock February 15, 2008Kristi Ellis


Surprise Guest at First Lady’s Red Dress Event

Designers may have been scarce at the reception Laura Bush hosted at the White House on Monday in honor of the Heart Truth’s Red Dress…

clock February 15, 2008Bridget Foley

Human Resources

Salzer to Depart Hugo Boss

In an unexpected move, Hugo Boss AG and its long-standing chief executive, Bruno S??lzer, are parting ways.

clock February 15, 2008Melissa Drier

Dining won't be an afterthought at Bloomingdale's at CityNorth.

Real Estate

Bloomingdale’s to Open at CityNorth in Phoenix

In the competitive Phoenix market, viability of a mixed-use project hinges on the ability to secure anchor tenants, and CityNorth has captured Bloomingdale’s.

clock February 15, 2008Sharon Edelson

Lindsay Lohan and Silvia Fendi

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Fendi’s “It” Bag… Spice Mill… Still Going…

Silvia Fendi was the busiest person at her own party Wednesday night celebrating the newly redesigned Fendi boutique on Rodeo Drive and the auction of 10…

clock February 15, 2008WWD Staff


Claiborne Stock Slips 18.4%

Liz Claiborne Inc.’s stock fell 18.4 percent, or $4.12, to close at $18.31 Thursday after the vendor warned that its fourth-quarter and year-end earnings…

clock February 15, 2008Whitney Beckett

A spring Ellen Tracy look.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Traub, Partners Buy Ellen Tracy for $42.3M

About five years after Marvin Traub helped sell Ellen Tracy to Liz Claiborne Inc., Traub and his new business partners are hoping to fulfill the vision…

clock February 15, 2008Whitney Beckett


In Brief: Slim Ups Saks Stake…Retail Falls…

Billionaire Carlos Slim Helu said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Wednesday that his stake in Saks Inc. was 9.4 percent, which compares with…

clock February 15, 2008WWD Staff


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Liberty Fairs Creates E-commerce Site With Farfetch

clock 13hJean E. Palmieri

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