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Chloé Captured the Effortless Simplicity of French Style

The seafaring life was the inspiration for Clare Waight Keller's lovely, breezy spring collection for Chloé.

clock 15hBridget Foley

Fashion

Claus Dietrich Lahrs Appointed Chief Executive of Bottega Veneta

He succeeds Carlo Alberto Beretta, who will take on the new role of chief client and marketing officer at Kering.

clock 15hLuisa Zargani and Joelle Diderich

Beauty

Acqua di Parma Goes Luxe, Plots Retail Expansion

Acqua di Parma is launching a higher-priced line, opening its first U.S. store and expanding its women's range.

clock 11hRachel Strugatz

Makeover at Dillard’s: Store Moving Upscale, Adding More Fashion

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Overview

As activist investors raise the heat, Dillard's Inc. says its turnaround strategy is sound but concedes that reinventing a department store takes time.

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Memo Pad

Memo Pad: The Understated Journal Gets Emphatic About Punctuation…

Let the inevitable comparisons to The New York Times’ T begin: The Wall Street Journal’s new glossy magazine has officially jettisoned the name Pursuits in favor of…WSJ.

clock February 20, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Vionnet Brand Setting Stage For Expansion

The house of Vionnet, which parted ways with designer Marc Audibet last month after just one season, is trying to get back on track.

clock February 20, 2008Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

MaxMara’s Art History

The Collezione Maramotti, comprising more than 600 works by contemporary artists assembled by MaxMara’s Maramotti family, is priceless — literally.

clock February 20, 2008Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

Texas Retailer Grace Jones, 87

Grace Jones, a retailer who introduced central Texans to designer labels in the Sixties, died of pneumonia Saturday at her home in Gonzales, Tex., said a friend, Jane Sibley. She was 87.

clock February 20, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

A Cavalli Club rendering.

Fashion Features

Clubbing With Cavalli

Interior design is Roberto Cavalli’s latest siren call.

clock February 20, 2008Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

Wolfgang Ley Returns to Fashion

Wolfgang Ley, founder and ex-chief executive officer of Escada, is getting back into fashion action.

clock February 20, 2008Melissa Drier

BornReady.tv: A window into the Coney Island lifestyle of high school hoop star Lance Stephenson Jr.

Marketing and Promotion

SNY Dials Up Fashion Connections

Since its genesis in 2006, cable TV’s SportsNet New York has aimed to broadcast high school sports. So why would the regional sports channel look to a fashion, film and music marketing agency like Cornerstone Promotions to help get its first such…

clock February 20, 2008Valerie Seckler

The Victoria's Secret Web site.

Financial

For Apparel Brand Loyalists, the Fundamental Things Apply

In a time when value and convenience have lured growing numbers of shoppers, it’s the fundamental appeal of fashion goods themselves that is most likely to inspire repeat visits to particular stores, said the apparel consumers among the 26,000 adults…

clock February 20, 2008Valerie Seckler

A Soybu by Colorado Clothing sweater and Pura Vida floral- print dress.

Fashion Features

Slowing Economy Sets Tone for Buyers at MAGIC Shows

Economic reality took some of the luster from MAGIC Marketplace and the satellite trade shows here, as buyers factored in price first and vendors tweaked their strategies to appeal to cost-conscious consumers.

clock February 20, 2008Max Padilla

A wool vest and skinny jeans from Level 99.

Fashion Features

Price and Style Run in Tandem at Project

Despite its focus on cutting-edge trends in contemporary sportswear and premium denim, Project isn’t immune to the vagaries of the economy.

clock February 20, 2008WWD Staff

The interior of Stuart Weitzman in Beverly Hills.

Fashion Features

Renovated Stuart Weitzman Open for Business in Beverly

After updating boutiques in Europe and Asia, Stuart Weitzman brought his new store concept to the U.S. Monday when he unveiled his revamped Beverly Hills store.

clock February 20, 2008Caroline Tell

Fashion Features

Color Trumps Economy at StyleMax

Despite the troubled economy, business was brisk at StyleMax, Chicago’s largest women’s apparel market, where Midwest retailers reacted well to color-driven early fall merchandise.

clock February 20, 2008Beth Wilson

A fall look from Teri Jon.

Fashion Features

Teri Jon Unites Its Brands

Last July, marketing consultancy Brand Keys Inc. issued its annual list of people’s favorite brands to wear, and Teri Jon came in seventh, right after the likes of Giorgio Armani and Ralph Lauren.

clock February 20, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Ferragamo Names IPO Banks

Ferragamo SpA has named the banks for the company’s planned listing on the Milan Stock Exchange this year.

clock February 20, 2008Andrew Roberts

A look from Michael De Paulo.

Fashion Features

Price Concern a Focus At Rtw Trade Shows

The hotel ready-to-wear trade shows here felt more like watching “Wall Street Week” than “Project Runway.”

clock February 20, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg and Marc Karimzadeh

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Integration Costs Hit Givaudan Profits…

Givaudan posted full-year 2007 net profits of 94 million Swiss francs, or $78 million at average exchange, down 77 percent year-on-year.

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BCBG Max Azria in Dillard's Atlantic Station store in Atlanta.

Financial

Makeover at Dillard’s: Store Moving Upscale, Adding More Fashion

As activist investors raise the heat, Dillard’s Inc. says its turnaround strategy is sound but concedes that reinventing a department store takes time.

clock February 20, 2008Georgia Lee

Spring looks from American Living.

Financial

Polo, Penney’s Roll Out American Living

Now that American Living, the brainchild of Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.’s new Global Brand Concepts division, is rolling out to 600 J.C. Penney stores nationwide, the question is: What’s next?

clock February 20, 2008Marc Karimzadeh and Rusty Williamson

Financial

Tommy Inks Intimates Pact With Delta Galil

The Tommy Hilfiger Group has signed a three-year licensing agreement with Delta Galil Industries to produce, market and distribute a collection of bras, panties and daywear bearing the Tommy Hilfiger name.

clock February 20, 2008Karyn Monget

Financial

Sun Capital Finishes Deal For Kellwood

Sun Capital Securities Group LLC has completed its $762 million cash tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of Kellwood Co.

clock February 20, 2008Whitney Beckett

Inside Madewell on Broadway and Broome.

Denim

Showtime for Madewell on Broadway

Millard “Mickey” Drexler is pumped up and for good reason. He’s touring the Madewell flagship in New York’s SoHo, seeing it for the first time stocked with…

clock February 20, 2008David Moin

Salvatore Ferragamo

Fashion Features

Mixed Company

The Milan collections offered a little bit of everything: superbright colors, furry embellishments and even ironic military touches.

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Fashion Features

Looking East

Proving that his first season’s success at Bally wasn’t just beginner’s luck, Brian Atwood followed it up with a fall collection that again combined the brand’s signature luxury with a modern, relaxed elegance. Atwood struck a chord of bohemian cool…

clock February 20, 2008WWD Staff

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Fashion Features

Renaissance Man

“A festival of archives” is the phrase artistic director Gianluca Lera uses to describe Bulgari’s fall handbag collection. And, indeed, he drew inspiration from a variety of eras and metiers.

clock February 20, 2008WWD Staff

Bottega Veneta

Fashion Features

Simple and Real

There’s more than one way to create a confident, distinctive collection. Raf Simons did it for Jil Sander with beautifully austere looks, while Tomas Maier made an impact at Bottega Veneta with terrific grown-up clothes.

clock February 20, 2008WWD Staff

Anggun

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Family Affair… Nautica Closing Bell… Join The Club…

It was a meeting of the voices at Blumarine. The Indonesian singer Anggun and the Israeli Noa improvised a brief duet before the show, egged on by a journalist.

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Fashion Features

Miuccia Plays The Lace Card

Miuccia Prada moved in a new direction this season, creating a stunning Prada fall collection that was full of lace in strong, clean-lined shapes.

clock February 20, 2008WWD Staff

Tom Wyatt has been named acting president of Old Navy.

Financial

Robertson Out at Old Navy

Dawn Robertson, president of Gap Inc.’s struggling Old Navy brand, has left after 16 months on the job.

clock February 20, 2008David Moin

Financial

Wal-Mart Reports $4.1 Billion 4th-Qtr. Profit

Recession or not, penny-pinching plays to Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s strength as the retail giant posted a 4 percent profit gain on an 8.3 percent sales increase.

clock February 20, 2008Evan Clark

Business Features

In Brief: Versace Sales Up… Lejaby Sold… Hampshire Gets Credit…

Revenue at Gianni Versace SpA grew 7.7 percent in 2007 to 310.6 million euros, or $425.8 million at average rates of exchange, the company said Sunday.

clock February 20, 2008WWD Staff

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Inside the DFS  T Galleria Fondaco dei Tedeschi store in Venice.

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DFS Group Opens First European Store in Venice

clock 9hLuisa Zargani

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