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Industry Execs Gather at WWD CEO Summit

Industry leaders gathered at The Pierre hotel in Manhattan for the WWD CEO Summit to discuss the consumer, the state of business and the challenges of the fashion calendar.

clock 14hJessica Iredale


Ralph Lauren Receives John B. Fairchild Honor

The designer thanked his team, his family and WWD for the honor and support.

clock 13hLisa Lockwood


Levi's Unveils New 501 Skinny Jean

The latest addition to the 501 family, set to reach stores and in December, is one offered for men and women.

clock 15hKristi Garced

The Old Is New Again: The ‘Supes’ Hold Sway In Europeans’ Fall Ads

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To paraphrase Douglas MacArthur, old supermodels never die, they just fade away for a while. And then they come back again.

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Jolie's interior.

Fashion Features

Miami Boutiques Add Heat to Contemporary Shopping

Contemporary retailers are finding new life here in once dingy strip malls and desolate side streets.

clock May 29, 2008Rebecca Kleinman



The Online Leaders

The top apparel, accessories and footwear e-tailers ranked by customer satisfaction.

clock May 29, 2008Cecily Hall

Interior view of Diesel Planet in Hong Kong.


Diesel Opens Hong Kong Flagship

Diesel chief executive officer Renzo Rosso celebrated the opening of the company’s latest Diesel Planet flagship on Wednesday in Hong Kong, the second of…

clock May 29, 2008Luisa Zargani

A pair of Collection 100 jeans.

Fashion Features

Lee Cooper Marks Birthday With Collection 100

British denim brand Lee Cooper is celebrating its centennial and focusing on the future.

clock May 29, 2008Ellen Groves

A look from William Rastýs fall collection.

Fashion Features

People’s Liberation Looks to Licensing

People’s Liberation Inc. is preparing to expand the reach of its brands.

clock May 29, 2008Julee Kaplan


In Brief: New Textiles Show… La Perla Taps Biszantz…

Dallas-based Market Center Management Co. Ltd. today plans to announce a new international textiles show in partnership with the Textile Association of Los Angeles.

clock May 29, 2008WWD Staff

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. saw a 44.3 percent decrease in first-quarter earnings to $43.9 million, or 21 cents a diluted share.


Specialty Retailer Results Surpass Modest Wall Street Expectations

Sometimes poor is better than expected.

clock May 29, 2008Jeanine Poggi and Evan Clark

A fall 2007 look from Burberry Prorsum.


Burberry Profits Surge As Sales Increase 17%

Burberry Group plc shrugged off worries of faltering consumer confidence Wednesday, noting demand for high-end accessories and strong sales in the U.S. pushed its profits up 22.6 percent to 135.2 million pounds, or $271.4 million, in the year ended…

clock May 29, 2008Nina Jones

Sarah Jessica Parker in Nina Ricci.


Carrie-ing On

If New York really is the fifth character in “Sex and the City,” it was only fitting that Gotham played a starring role at Carrie and coterie’s Stateside premiere on Tuesday.

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Brotherly Love

When writer Marie Brenner takes on a big assignment, she becomes a woman utterly obsessed. “It’s all I can think or talk about, which drives everyone around me crazy,” says the Vanity Fair editor at large, best known for her 1996 exposé of the…

clock May 29, 2008Catherine Hong

Fashion Features

Vital Statistics: San Diego

San Diego County population… San Diego city population…Median home price…

clock May 29, 2008WWD Staff

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Fashion Features

They Are Wearing: Good Vibrations

In the land of endless summer, San Diego style is simple and understated, with loose layers, big bags, light jewelry — and don’t forget the shades.

clock May 29, 2008WWD Staff

Cafe Chloe is a popular go-to neighborhood spot for East Village residents.

Fashion Features

Scene: The Tobi Touch… New Directions… Pamper Yourself…

Food and fashion are as second-nature as sunscreen to San Diego.

clock May 29, 2008Nola Sarkisian-Miller

Nature goes indoors with Maya Lin's wooden knoll at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.


Electric Arts

Idyllic may be a common adjective for San Diego, but it doesn’t apply to its arts scene. Instead, words like eclectic and unexpected fit that bill better.

clock May 29, 2008Khanh T.L. Tran

Claudia Schiffer in Chanel's fall campaign.

Marketing and Promotion

The Old Is New Again: The ‘Supes’ Hold Sway In Europeans’ Fall Ads

To paraphrase Douglas MacArthur, old supermodels never die, they just fade away for a while. And then they come back again.

clock May 29, 2008Miles Socha and Katya Foreman

Bottega Veneta - Here, a color-blocked jersey top and leather skirt.

Fashion Trends

Block Party

For Tomas Maier, Bottega Veneta’s resort collection is about a state of mind, and a bold one at that, as he sent out a lineup of effortlessly chic looks in…

clock May 29, 2008WWD Staff

Rinko Kikuchi and Stefano Pilati

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Purple Haze… More On The CFDA.. Denim Expansion…

Colette in Paris was seeing purple Tuesday night for the launch of Purple magazine’s first “Purple Anthology.”

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Pringle of Scotland's fall 2008 collection on the runway.

Designer and Luxury

Macaire Named Pringle CEO

Pringle of Scotland is about to welcome a new chief executive officer, WWD has learned.

clock May 29, 2008Miles Socha

The Hermes flagship on Madison Avenue.

Designer and Luxury

Hermes Adds Men’s-Only on Madison

The Hermès man and woman are going their separate ways.

clock May 29, 2008Sharon Edelson


Memo Pad: Wintour Watch… Revolving Doors… Do They Say Tomato Or Tomahato?…

Perhaps it was only a matter of time, so to speak.

clock May 29, 2008WWD Staff


PVH Exiting Beene Outlet Biz

Calvin Klein outlets will soon be replacing some Geoffrey Beene ones.

clock May 29, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Mitsuhiro Matsuda

Fashion Features

Designer Mitsuhiro Matsuda

Mitsuhiro Matsuda, a trailblazing Japanese designer known for his modern interpretations of sportswear and innovative fabrics, died of liver cancer on May…

clock May 29, 2008Akira Miura and Robert Murphy

E. Scott Beattie


Arden in Deal for Liz Scents…

Elizabeth Arden Inc. has acquired the global licensing rights for Liz Claiborne Inc.’s fragrance brand portfolio, which includes scents under the Juicy…

clock May 29, 2008WWD Staff

Inside Chanel on Robertson Boulevard.

Designer and Luxury

Chanel’s Youthful Look on Robertson

Trend-driven Robertson Boulevard will get its first designer megabrand when Chanel unveils a new store concept on Friday that is geared to the street’s…

clock May 29, 2008Anne Riley-Katz

Roger Farah


Polo Ralph Lauren 4Q Net Up 41.4%

Shares of Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. jumped 11.9 percent Wednesday after the luxury goods firm said fourth-quarter profits rose 41.4 percent, beating Wall…

clock May 29, 2008Vicki M. Young


Coach Takes Control of Asian Distribution

Coach Inc. on Wednesday acquired the Coach retail businesses in Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland China from its distributor, the ImagineX Group, which has…

clock May 29, 2008Caroline Tell

Downtown San Diego.

Fashion Features

From Boardwalk to Runway

As California's southern-most urban center, San Diego may be known worldwide for its beaches, pricy real estate and laid-back attitude, but the state's second-largest and the nation's seventh-largest city by population is aiming to make its mark on…

clock May 29, 2008Marcy Medina and Rachel Brown


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