One If by Land

clock 23hMayte Allende


Vuitton Answers Call of China’s Digital Market With Own Site

clock 8hJoelle Diderich


Beauty's Newest Foe: Blue Light

clock 23hRachel Strugatz and Allison Collins

Mango’s Risky Business: Spanish Chain Sees Iraq As Fertile Retail Ground

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A Mango store in Kuwait.


Mango’s Risky Business: Spanish Chain Sees Iraq As Fertile Retail Ground

Mango plans to bridge a cultural and psychological divide and open a store in Abril, a city of one million people in Iraq’s northern Kurdistan region.

clock July 9, 2008Sharon Edelson

AlpineStars designer Denise Focil with a model wearing a fake leather moto jacket and denim pencil skirt.


Alpinestars Revs Up Women’s Wear

Alpinestars is entering the U.S. women???s sportswear wholesale business for fall.

clock July 9, 2008Khanh T.L. Tran

Designer and Luxury

Kitson Sets Sights on Asian Expansion

Kitson plans to open a store in Tokyo in March and two more Japanese locations during the following 18 months.

clock July 9, 2008Anne Riley-Katz

Theodore's new Beverly Hills flagship.

Designer and Luxury

Theodore on the Move in Beverly Hills

Almost four decades after opening on Rodeo Drive, Theodore has moved to a new flagship location in Beverly Hills.

clock July 9, 2008Kavita Daswani


G-III Apparel in Deal to Acquire Wilsons The Leather Experts

G-III Apparel Group Ltd. jumped into the outlet business Tuesday, with the acquisition of the Wilsons The Leather Experts Inc. name and operations.

clock July 9, 2008Evan Clark

July Rolex ad.


Bringing Home Six Figures and Fewer Luxuries

About one in five affluent Americans is turning away from indulgence and toward less materialism.

clock July 9, 2008Valerie Seckler


Kester Returns to Cherokee

Cherokee Inc. welcomed back former president Jay Kester to lead marketing, and signed two new representation deals.

clock July 9, 2008Arnold J. Karr


Stage Sees Net in High End of Range, Comps Gain

Stage Stores Inc.’s positive comparable-store sales results and projected second-quarter earnings led to a share increase.

clock July 9, 2008Arnold J. Karr

Tuscan Soul, Ferragamo's latest scent.

Beauty Features

Ferragamo Looks to Scent for Spa Entry

MILAN ??? Ferragamo Parfums sees its newest fragrance, a September introduction called Tuscan Soul, as an avenue of entry into the spa business.

clock July 9, 2008Stephanie Epiro


Clarins Shares Resume Trading

Groupe Clarins stock resumed trading on the Paris Bourse Tuesday after it was suspended at the request of the Courtin-Clarins family.

clock July 9, 2008Jennifer Weil


Kao Adds to Sofina Franchise

Kao Corp. will unveil a new cosmetics brand, called Sofina Primavista, in September.

clock July 9, 2008Koji Hirano

Wolfgang Ley

Fashion Features

Wolfgang Ley Goes His Own Way

The name says it all: Collection Wolfgang Ley. The founder and former chief executive officer of Escada is back in the driver???s seat.

clock July 10, 2008Melissa Drier


Takeover Talk Boosts M&S Shares

Marks and Spencer Group plc shares spiked almost 7 percent on the London Stock Exchange Tuesday amid rumors of a potential takeover bid for the company.

clock July 9, 2008Nina Jones

Designer and Luxury

Cavalli No Longer Seeking Sale

Roberto Cavalli has called off the sale of his namesake fashion label because of market conditions.

clock July 9, 2008WWD Staff

Lagerfeld plants his flag in Dubai.

Designer and Luxury

Lagerfeld to Design Dubai Digs

Karl Lagerfeld, famous for his multitasking, is trying on the decorator’s hat.

clock July 9, 2008Robert Murphy

A look from Angelo Tarlazzi's resort collection

Mergers and Acquisitions

Xaap Finance Takes Majority Stake in Tarlazzi

The house of Angelo Tarlazzi is the latest fashion player to attract a private equity partner.

clock July 9, 2008WWD Staff


Celeb Champ

Former Helmut Newton muse, actress and model Jo Champa has been hired by Vogue Italia and L’Uomo Vogue.

clock July 9, 2008Vanessa Silva


Global Gossip

OK magazine is hoping the rest of the world’s fascination with celebrity news won’t get lost in translation…into Japanese, that is.

clock July 9, 2008Yukari Oe

An image featuring Erin Wasson from the Elie Tahari campaign.


Elie’s World

As Elie Tahari continues to expand its brand and extend its global reach, its advertising campaign is following suit.

clock July 9, 2008Amy Wicks


Moving Up

Diane Salvatore, editor in chief of Ladies’ Home Journal, will exit the company after six years in her position.

clock July 9, 2008Stephanie D. Smith

Jan-Hendrik Schlottmann and Derek Lam

Designer and Luxury

Derek Lam Sells Stake to Labelux

Five years after launching his namesake business, Derek Lam is moving ahead with the help of a new financial partner.

clock July 9, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Northern Trust's life balance ad.

Marketing and Promotion

Just Say Yes – Vice is Nice in Bad Times and Good

The Rx for wealthy consumers in difficult economic times? Go ahead and indulge.

clock July 9, 2008Valerie Seckler


Costs, Weaker Sales Hit Levi’s Earnings

Weak U.S. sales and skyrocketing costs sent earnings for Levi Strauss & Co. tumbling during the second quarter.

clock July 9, 2008Ross Tucker

Napapijri, owned by VF Corp., opened its first Gallery Store in Milan, which includes a show aimed at drawing attention to global warming.


Italian Retailers Look to Raise Profile

The economy may be sluggish and consumer spending spotty, but that isn’t stopping Italian fashion brands.

clock July 9, 2008Luisa Zargani


Sourcing Pressures Instigate Change

Several mainstream giants have made significant sourcing changes, reflecting a shift that may cause more companies to reconsider their supply chain models.

clock July 9, 2008Whitney Beckett


Economy Squeezes Mainstream Moms

Buffeted by the economic storm, the mainstream woman isn’t carrying on as usual.

clock July 9, 2008Whitney Beckett

John Galliano's first signature scent.

Fashion Scoops

Eau de Galliano

The designer transformed his headquarters into Paris’ remote 20th arrondissement Tuesday night to fete the launch of his first signature scent.

clock July 11, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Back at the Tents

Donna Karan is bringing her DKNY line back to Bryant Park.

clock July 11, 2008WWD Staff

Isaac Mizrahi is charged with relaunching the Liz Claiborne brands.

Marketing and Promotion

Claiborne Readies Lines for Spring Relaunch

Several Liz Claiborne Inc. lines that are deemed to be underperforming or in need of repositioning are slated for spring 2009 relaunches.

clock July 9, 2008Whitney Beckett

Tommy Hilfiger will become exclusive to Macy's for fall.


Better Floor Could See More Fallout

The better floor this year has already experienced several brand exits, and more could follow for fall.

clock July 9, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Edifice Complex

Tiffany & Co. has tapped Japanese architect Kengo Kuma to redesign its Tokyo flagship.

clock July 9, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Belted Out

Prada continues to implement its made-to-order service, this time by enabling clients to customize their belts.

clock July 9, 2008WWD Staff

Hilary Rhoda, Gwyneth Paltrow, Elizabeth Hurley and Carolyn Murphy.

Fashion Scoops

Sensual Types

Gwyneth Paltrow, Elizabeth Hurley, Carolyn Murphy and Hilary Rhoda promoted Estee Lauder’s new Sensuous fragrance at Bloomingdales’.

clock July 9, 2008WWD Staff

Richard Baker

Mergers and Acquisitions

NRDC Targeting Hudson’s Bay

NRDC Equity Partners, owner of Lord & Taylor and Fortunoff, is aggressively pursuing Hudson’s Bay Co. of Canada, sources said.

clock July 9, 2008David Moin


Puma Bodywear

Puma AG is to relaunch its bodywear collection under a new global licensing deal.

clock July 9, 2008WWD Staff


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clock 11hLisa Lockwood

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