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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 23hMiles Socha

Business

Job Cuts at Honest Co. Could Mean IPO Tabled

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

clock 11hAllison 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 11hKristi Ellis

Fashion’s Latest Tale: Tory Burch Said Looking To Sell Minority Stake

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Tory Burch is looking for an investor.The hot apparel and accessories firm is shopping around a 30 percent stake in the New York-based business, according to sources.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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Coach

Financial

Coach Profits Climb 32.9 Percent in Quarter

Economic worries aside, Americans still want their Coach bags?driving the accessories producer to higher 4th quarter earnings and sales.

clock July 30, 2008Vicki M. Young

Financial

Under Armour Earnings Fall

Second-quarter profits took a dive as sales shot up 30 percent.

clock July 29, 2008Evan Clark

Financial

Consumer Confidence Rises in July

In a sign that it might have reached its bottom, consumer confidence made a slight rebound in July, its first increase after six consecutive months of declines.

clock July 30, 2008Matthew Lynch

Government and Trade

Global Trade Negotiations Collapse

Efforts to reach a breakthrough in the Doha Round of trade liberalization talks fell apart.

clock July 29, 2008John Zarocostas

Bernard Arnault

Financial

LVMH Sees Strong Profits Growth

The economy hasn?t dulled LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton?s luxury luster.

clock July 29, 2008WWD Staff

Retail

Mervyns Files Chapter 11

Department store group seeks to restructure operations.

clock July 29, 2008Vicki M. Young

High waisted two-piece black and blue swimsuit by Eres.

Intimates

Swim Hot at Miami Show

Miami Beach has become a tale of two swim cities – all-business trade show by day and glitzy blowout by night.

clock July 30, 2008Georgia Lee and Rebecca Kleinman

Intimates

New for Cruise

Inspired by A.B.S. dresses and sportswear, in brightly colored solids, graphic and modern art prints, made by Blue Water Design Group.

clock July 30, 2008WWD Staff

A Giorgio Armani traditional pinstripe polyester version of the classic suit paired with a delicate silk eyelet blouse.

Fashion Features

Spring Fever

Ready or not, spring is here.

clock July 30, 2008WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Macy’s Alleged Sweatshop Goods Prove Counterfeit

The New York State Department of Labor might have been a bit hasty when it included Macy?s Inc. as one of the retailers alleged to be utilizing a sweatshop.

clock July 30, 2008Ross Tucker

Financial

Symrise Sales Gain 2.3 Percent

Flavors and fragrance maker Symrise reported Tuesday its sales for the first half of this year rose 2.3 percent.

clock July 30, 2008Jennifer Weil

Hair

Zotos Taps CEO

Hair care marketer Zotos International Inc. has named Ron Krassin president and chief executive officer.

clock July 30, 2008WWD Staff

Skin Care

Jurlique Marks Biodynamic Launch

Sunscreen was a popular Jurlique item at a balmy barbecue hosted by the Australian brand Saturday.

clock July 30, 2008Rachel Brown

Human Resources

Lavia Named Faconnable CEO

Faconnable, the French men’s and women’s apparel and accessories brand, filled its top executive post on Tuesday.

clock July 30, 2008Sharon Edelson

Retail

Wal-Mart to Revamp In-Store TV Network

The overhaul is intended to generate higher sales.

clock July 30, 2008Sharon Edelson

Personnel from the California Water Services work on a leaking water main in East Los Angeles, July 29, 2008, after a 5.4 magnitude earthquake hit the Los Angeles, California area at 11:42 a.m. local time.

Financial

California Quake Causes Minor Retail Disruptions

Merchants roll on after 5.4 magnitude trembler.

clock July 30, 2008Anne Riley-Katz and Marcy Medina and Rachel Brown

Government and Trade

West Coast Shippers, Union Agrees on Contract

The tentative accord averts a work stoppage at 29 ports.

clock July 30, 2008Rachel Brown

Martha Stewart

Media

Martha’s Surprise, Couldn’t He Just Mail It?…

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia on Tuesday reported that advertising revenue in publishing was up 6 percent.

clock July 30, 2008WWD Staff

Financial

Hanesbrands Q2 Profits Up 125.5% on Falling Sales

Lower restructuring charges and cost saving initiatives boost results.

clock July 30, 2008Evan Clark

Michael Smaldone, Talbots.

Retail

Talbots’ New Look

Retailer Previews Fall Collections.

clock July 30, 2008David Moin

Financial

Mothers Work Earnings Climb

Profits quadrupled in Q3, but fourth quarter loss expected.

clock July 30, 2008Alexandra Steigrad

Cayetano Rivera Ord??ez and Giorgio Armani

Fashion Scoops

Giorgio Ole!, The Homecoming, Emperor Val…

Giorgio Armani’s designs now span from the runway and the living room to the oldest bullfighting ring in Spain.

clock July 30, 2008WWD Staff

Tory Burch

Fashion Features

Tory Burch Seeks Investor

Designer said seeking to sell 30 percent stake.

clock July 30, 2008Whitney Beckett

Financial

In Brief

Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. tapped Frank Guzzetta as president of Ralph Lauren Home Collection, effective Aug. 11.

clock July 30, 2008WWD Staff

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Giorgio Armani

Business

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

clock 21hLuisa Zargani

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