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Chanel Métiers d’Art Show at the Ritz Paris: Review

Karl Lagerfeld paraded a pre-fall collection for the 2016-17 Chanel Métiers d’Art collection as opulent as the setting — the Ritz Paris.

clock December 6, 2016Miles Socha

Business

Job Cuts at Honest Co. Could Mean IPO Tabled

The business is cutting about 80 positions in the first quarter.

clock 12hAllison Collins and Evan Clark

Business

Supreme Court Decision Seen as Blow to Fashion Designers

The court's ruling in favor of Samsung in its battle with Apple could weaken patent protection for fashion designs.

clock 12hKristi Ellis

NRDC Heading North: Buys Hudson’s Bay Co., Sees L&T in Canada

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NRDC Equity Partners closed Wednesday on a deal to buy Toronto-based Hudson's Bay.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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The Bay in certain locations might carve out space for Lord & Taylor and Fortunoff.

Mergers and Acquisitions

NRDC Heading North: Buys Hudson’s Bay Co., Sees L&T in Canada

The Hudson’s Bay Co. is about get an American-style makeover from its new owner, NRDC Equity Partners…

clock July 17, 2008David Moin

Legal

American Eagle Takes Round in Payless Footwear Case

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. won an early round in its legal match with Payless ShoeSource Inc.

clock July 17, 2008Matthew Lynch

Retail

Bronx Retail to Grow at Armory

The Kingsbridge Armory on Jerome Avenue is a Unique property that could alter the Bronx retail scene.

clock July 17, 2008Sharon Edelson

Foot Locker

Retail

It’s Academic

This week’s WWD List ranks apparel and footwear specialty retailers where consumers plan to shop for back-to-school.

clock July 17, 2008Cecily Hall

Rihanna

Fashion Scoops

Celebs at the Counter

Dsquared’s Milan store on Via Verri had a couple of celeb customers swing through its doors on Tuesday: Rihanna and Lenny Kravitz.

clock July 17, 2008WWD Staff

"Cloud Gate," a 110-ton sculpture in Chicago's Millennium Park that locals call "The Bean."

Real Estate

Chicago: Retailers Hold Their Own in a Taxing Situation

When it comes to the state of retail in Chicago, there?s some good news and some bad news.

clock July 17, 2008Beth Wilson

Fashion Scoops

Batter Up

Major League Baseball couldn’t resist a little extra eye candy beyond the B-2 stealth bomber fly-by.

clock July 17, 2008WWD Staff

Native Chicago designer Kate Coxworth.

Designer and Luxury

Chicago: Reverse Commute

Why would a twentysomething technical designer for Polo Ralph Lauren leave New York to launch a line of tailored women?s shirts in Chicago?

clock July 17, 2008Beth Wilson

Fashion Scoops

Model Material

Alek Wek will be the cover girl of Volume Three of The Black Book Photography for 2008. Ron Eshel shot the Sudanese model for the book, due out this fall.

clock July 17, 2008WWD Staff

Lifestyle

Chicago: Scene

Chicagoans love their city in the summer, and there are plenty of ways to enjoy the simmering heat on the street.

clock July 17, 2008Beth Wilson

Fashion Show Reviews

Chicago: StyleMax Show Schedule

Chicago’s StyleMax Show Schedule

clock July 17, 2008WWD Staff

Kimora Lee Simmons  flankes by her daughters Aoki Lee and Ming Lee.

Fashion Scoops

A Dose of Fabulosity

It wouldn’t be a Kimora Lee Simmons event if it started on time, and the launch of her Fabulosity line for J.C. Penney was no exception.

clock July 17, 2008WWD Staff

Media

Judging the Books by Their Covers

September issues can make or break the year for plenty of magazines, especially those in the fashion buy. So who banked whom for the big September 2008 issues?

clock July 17, 2008Stephanie D. Smith

Financial

Consumer Prices See Biggest Rise in 26 Years

Discounting kept women?s apparel prices flat from May and down 3.4 percent compared with a year ago.

clock July 17, 2008Liza Casabona

Fashion Scoops

Friends of Dorothy’s Shoes

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz” next year, designers created their versions of Dorothy’s iconic ruby slippers.

clock July 17, 2008WWD Staff

Financial

Retail Outshines Broader Index as Stocks Surge

As oil prices again fell, retail stocks gained Wednesday…

clock July 17, 2008Matthew Lynch

Financial

Licenses a Key Issue in Steve & Barry’s Bankruptcy

With the auction for an asset sale in the Steve & Barry?s bankruptcy less than two weeks away, a battle is possible for control of celebrity licenses…

clock July 17, 2008Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Chicago Chic

Daniel Lalonde, president and chief executive officer of Louis Vuitton North America, appears to be no stranger to snail mail.

clock July 17, 2008WWD Staff

Media

Summer Reading

Sunday’s New York Times will publish a sizable story on the business transition at Cond? Nast, including a succession strategy for top executives.

clock July 17, 2008Stephanie D. Smith

Koos van den Akker in his classroom in San Francisco.

Fashion Scoops

City by the Bay Getaway

New York designer Koos van den Akker has found his ideal vacation spot. His summer getaway? San Francisco.

clock July 17, 2008WWD Staff

A watch from Van Cleef & Arpels.

Financial

Richemont Sales Advance 13 Percent in First Quarter

First-quarter sales at Compagnie Financi?re Richemont SA gained 13 percent, boosted by robust growth at luxury jewelers Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels.

clock July 17, 2008Nina Jones

Ready To Wear

Ecco Domani Adds Sustainability to Fashion Foundation Program

Ecco Domani is adding “green” to its annual Fashion Foundation program.

clock July 17, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Media

News Front

The Wall Street Journal revealed on Wednesday that most of the editorial operations in South Brunswick, N.J., are closing.

clock July 17, 2008Amy Wicks

Human Resources

Reinhardt Exiting Hugo Boss

In another management change at Hugo Boss, CFO Joachim Reinhardt is leaving because of disagreements with the company?s blueprint for growth.

clock July 17, 2008WWD Staff

Mergers and Acquisitions

French Connection Buys Back Japan Biz

French Connection Group plc bought back the remaining 50 percent stake in its Japanese business, French Connection Japan Inc., from Renown Inc.

clock July 17, 2008Nina Jones

An illustrated Francis by Christian Francis Roth dress.

Designer and Luxury

New Gigs, Style Icons Steer Second Half

A fresh breeze will be running through a slew of venerable fashion houses that have new talent at the helm.

clock July 17, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Business Features

Dawahare’s Liquidating

Dawahare’s, a 101-year-old specialty retailer of men’s and women’s apparel based in Lexington, Ky., has begun liquidation sales.

clock July 17, 2008Vicki M. Young

Lucky co-founder Gene Montesano with, from left to right, Hannah Wood, Serena Reeder, Hilary Hulteen and Leilani Munter.

Denim

Lucky Picks a ‘Few’ Dreamers for Fall Campaign

Lucky Brand Jeans is ready for its first major marketing push since parent company Liz Claiborne Inc. designated Lucky last year as one of its “power brands.”

clock July 17, 2008Khanh T.L. Tran

McQ by Alexander McQueen's acetate and rayon suit. Kova & T's cotton T-shirt. Russell Jones earrings; VPL boots.

Fashion Trends

Strong Suit

A street-smart attitude is putting the “pow” back into power suits.

clock July 17, 2008Kim Friday

Rachel Bilson (left) in the ad for Edie Rose for DKNY Jeans.

Denim

Bilson Steps Out Front at Edie Rose

Rachel Bilson’s r?sum? keeps growing: actress, clothing designer and, now, model.

clock July 17, 2008Julee Kaplan

Valerie Chapoulaud

Designer and Luxury

Chapoulaud Tapped for Vuitton Taiwan

The apparel industry has snatched up another L?Or?al executive.

clock July 17, 2008Julie Naughton

Financial

Autogrill Forecasts Revenue Growth

Autogrill, which owns travel-retail businesses including World Duty Free, said Wednesday it expects its revenues to grow…

clock July 17, 2008Brid Costello

Media

The Tipping Points

When Kate Reardon launched her Web site, Toptipsforgirls.com, she found she’d tapped into a wealth of homespun knowledge that women had been dying to share.

clock July 17, 2008Nina Jones

Matteo Marzotto

Real Estate

Marzotto Starts Company To Develop Luxe Real Estate

Former Valentino chairman Matteo Marzotto and other investors have formed a luxury real estate group, Montecristo Holding…

clock July 17, 2008Luisa Zargani

Media

Jesse’s Girls

Admit it: You want to see “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.” No, it’s not hip. It’s certainly not cool. It even is a little bit childish.

clock July 17, 2008WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Bally Drops Luxury Prices in Japan

Bally is cutting the retail prices of its fall-winter collection in Japan by 25 to 30 percent…

clock July 17, 2008Akira Miura

Mergers and Acquisitions

Fashion M&A Activity Down, No Quick Turnaround Seen

MILAN — The consumer slowdown has company ? the investor slowdown.

clock July 17, 2008Andrew Roberts and Arnold J. Karr

People

YSL, Berge Art Collection To Be Auctioned at Christie’s

Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berg?’s extensive art collection will be sold in Paris by Christie’s

clock July 17, 2008Robert Murphy

Business Features

Hodge Moves to Knights Apparel

Licensed sports apparel manufacturer Knights Apparel Inc. has named Donnie Hodge as president and chief operating officer.

clock July 17, 2008WWD Staff

Legal

Ellsworth and Jordan Pass Retail Crime Bill

Reps. Brad Ellsworth and Jim Jordan introduced legislation to provide retailers and law enforcement authorities stronger tools to fight organized retail crime.

clock July 17, 2008WWD Staff

Essentialist

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Giorgio Armani

Business

Pambianco Study: Armani, Valentino, Zegna Top Three for Potential IPOs

clock 23hLuisa Zargani

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