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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 15hMiles Socha

Retail

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

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock September 26, 2016David 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 23hWWD Staff

PPR Income Jumps 34.6 Percent in ’07

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Overview

Business may be cooling in America, but PPR chief executive officer Fran?ois-Henri Pinault on Wednesday said emerging markets like China should stoke luxury growth this year.

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1. QVC.COM

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Winning the Customer

The top retail Web sites featuring apparel ranked by The E-tailing Group’s overall merchant scores.

clock February 28, 2008Cecily Hall

From left: Jacyn Tremblay, Elle Wine, Lauren O'Keefe and April Forrest.

Fashion Features

Dressed-Up Divas

For the girl group Jada, fashion is a whole new world. Shortly after arriving at a recent photo shoot, the members of the band sifted through the wardrobe rack, calling out names of designers with a girlish excitement.

clock February 28, 2008Michelle Edgar

Billie Marcus with her daughter Wendy in 1939.

Retail Features

Legend Stanley Marcus’ Fervor for Photography

Retail icon Stanley Marcus was passionate about photography, but only now is that passion emerging publicly – with help from his family.

clock February 28, 2008Holly Haber

"Valley of the Vapors" at March gallery.

Fashion Features

If These Walls Could Talk

Tortured artists can come in all shapes and sizes. In Mara Sprafkin’s case, creative frustration struck at the tender age of five during a Brooklyn Museum art class.

clock February 28, 2008Vanessa Lawrence

Jean Paul Gaultier

Designer and Luxury

Multiple Choice

Jean Paul Gaultier went wild and woolly, while Christian Lacroix created some structured looks and Emanuel Ungaro’s Esteban Cortazar kept things calm.

clock February 28, 2008WWD Staff

One of Dries Van Noten's remarkable blends: a multicolored sweater with a fur piece at its neck, worn with long leather gloves and bangles strung into a necklace.

Designer and Luxury

Mix Master

In the beautiful fall collection he showed on Wednesday, Dries Van Noten displayed his considerable skill at combining patterns, textures and materials….

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Lou Doillon

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Top Cat… The Blues… To the Nines

Hussein Chalayan is expected to be named creative director of sportswear giant Puma.

clock February 28, 2008WWD Staff

Abi Ferrin's denim, ostrich, brocade and silk duster.

Fashion Features

DIFFA Duds for a Cause

The DIFFA Dallas Collection, the annual auction of refashioned denim that benefits AIDS service organizations, attracted more than 120 stylists and 500…

clock February 28, 2008Holly Haber

A look from Raw 7's women's denim.

Denim

Raw 7 Sings the Blues

Contemporary label Raw 7 is bringing its tattoo- and rock ‘n’ roll-inspired vision to denim.

clock February 28, 2008Ross Tucker

A style from Pepe Jeans.

Denim

Pepe Jeans Cleans Up Its Act

Pepe Jeans is ramping up efforts to present U.S. consumers with a more upscale look in the hopes of wooing young contemporary customers who have gravitated…

clock February 28, 2008Ross Tucker

Buyers at Lisa Kline are looking for designers with some lower price points.

The Markets Features

Retailers: Contemporary Brands Need Innovation

The report cards are in, and merchants say the contemporary market needs fresh styles and more price awareness for fall.

clock February 28, 2008Julee Kaplan and Anne Riley-Katz

Rings from the Tiffany Celebration collection will be offered at the company's new stores.

Real Estate

Tiffany Sets Site for Smaller Concept Launch

Tiffany & Co. is gearing up to open the first of its smaller concept stores.

clock February 28, 2008Sophia Chabbott

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Musical Chairs… Notably Absent

Jann Wenner lost Rolling Stone executive editor Joe Levy to Alpha Media Group’s Blender, where Kent Brownridge hired him as editor in chief (Brownridge also…

clock February 28, 2008Stephanie D. Smith

Akris

Designer and Luxury

That’s Solid

Black had a strong presence, along with some grays and neutrals, as designers favored simple palettes for jackets with a men’s wear flavor and dresses with…

clock February 28, 2008WWD Staff

Coco Rocha takes to the stage.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: The Late Show… Hey, Mr. DJ… Model Act…

Balenciaga drew its typical hard-partying crowd Tuesday night.

clock February 28, 2008WWD Staff

Roberto Verino with a model on the runway.

Designer and Luxury

Exhibit Showcases Spanish Designer’s Fashions

Spanish designer Roberto Verino is revving up to snatch a piece of the American pie with a 25-year retrospective running Monday through March 10 at New…

clock February 28, 2008Barbara Barker

Adolfo Dominguez's store in Florida.

Real Estate

Adolfo Dominguez Latest Brand to Make U.S. Mark

America has a new Iberian import- Adolfo Dominguez.

clock February 28, 2008Rebecca Kleinman

A shot from Wunderbloc's Fashionista section.

Retail Features

Web Site Aims for N.Y. Retail Network

A few years back, when Scott Lee, a New York University grad, was working in San Francisco as an investment banker, one of the things he missed about Manhattan was being able to drop into NoLIta boutiques.

clock February 28, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Francois-Henri Pinault, PPR

Designer and Luxury

PPR Income Jumps 34.6 Percent in ’07

Business may be cooling in America, but PPR chief executive officer Fran?ois-Henri Pinault on Wednesday said emerging markets like China should stoke luxury…

clock February 28, 2008Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

Nielsen Survey Finds Gucci Atop Luxe Heap

Gucci remains the world’s most coveted luxury brand, according to a recent market survey.

clock February 28, 2008Andrew Roberts

Norma Kamali

Fashion Features

Kamali to Design Line for Wal-Mart

Make no mistake, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is serious about fashion. Norma Kamali will create an exclusive collection for the world’s largest retailer in an agreement brokered by Cherokee Inc.

clock February 28, 2008Marc Karimzadeh and Julee Kaplan

Financial

Limited Brands’ Net Falls 11.6%

A hefty boost from consumers who failed to fully redeem their gift cards at Victoria’s Secret was not enough to lift Limited Brands Inc.’s fourth-quarter…

clock February 28, 2008Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Government and Trade

House Extends Andean Trade Pact

The House passed a 10-month extension of trade benefits for Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador on Wednesday, a move sought by apparel importers and textile…

clock February 28, 2008Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

CFDA Awards: New Format, Same Venue

Change seems to be a buzzword these days, and it’s now extending to the 2008 CFDA Fashion Awards.

clock February 28, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

William F. Buckley Jr. in 2002.

Conservative Icon William F. Buckley Jr.

William F. Buckley Jr. – the conservative pundit, TV host, author, staunch defender of erudition and the English language and unabashed bon vivant and society figure – died Wednesday morning, sitting at his desk in his Stamford, Conn., home. He was 82…

clock February 28, 2008Amy Wicks

Inside De Beers in Hong Kong.

Real Estate

De Beers Opens First Store in Hong Kong

After two years of searching for an ideal spot, De Beers has opened its first store here, a 2,200-square-foot unit located in the bustling Central district.

clock February 28, 2008Constance Haisma-Kwok

A view of the Palm Desert store.

Prestige

Beauty Beat: Beauty Chain Cos Bar Heads to Palm Desert

Cos Bar is taking to the desert. The high-end indie beauty chain, founded by Lily Garfield in Aspen, Colo., in 1976, has just opened a 900-square-foot store…

clock February 28, 2008Julie Naughton

Business Features

Westfield Group Sales, Net Slide

The weakening real estate market took a toll on Westfield Group, which saw revenues and profits fall last year, though the developer said it was planning a…

clock February 28, 2008Evan Clark

Marina Rust Connor in Alberta Ferretti.

Film and TV

Princess Diaries

Sixteenth-century England was rife with betrayal, power and adultery – really not unlike modern day Park Avenue when you think about it.

clock February 28, 2008WWD Staff

Sierra and Bianca Casady

Designer and Luxury

Band Of Outsiders

The inimitable style of CocoRosie, the oddball musical sister act, will be hitting the catwalk soon.

clock February 28, 2008Katya Foreman

Le Cirque's new wine bar.

Real Estate

Circus Act

Le Cirque is famous for serving up a bit of New York Past: Even in its newest location, in the Bloomberg building on East 58th Street…

clock February 28, 2008Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

Financial

In Brief: Zale Closures… Wet Seal Exit

Zale Corp. said Wednesday it will close 105 stores and cut 20 percent of its headquarters’ staff to streamline operations to generate $65 million in yearly…

clock February 28, 2008WWD Staff

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