Another Shining Rei: Vuitton Pushes Edge With Kawakubo Line

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When Rei Kawakubo goes out for the evening, she carries her essentials in what she describes as a "no-name black tote bag."SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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Coach in $1 Billion Share Buyback

Coach buyback plan to be completed by June 2010.

clock August 26, 2008Matthew Lynch



Economy Takes Continued Toll on Specialty Stores

Economy takes continued toll on specialty stores as two retailers report double-digit drops in second-quarter profits.

clock August 26, 2008Alexandra Steigrad

Andy Roddick’s U.S. Open outfit always sells out at Lacoste after he competes.

Ready To Wear

Tennis Apparel Sales Bounce Back

Sport gaining popularity and creating apparel market opportunity.

clock August 27, 2008Whitney Beckett and Dick Silverman

The top-ranked woman going into the U.S. Open, 20-year-old native Serbian Ana Ivanovic is the belle of Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Ready To Wear

Q&A With Ana Ivanovic

Top seeded women’s player chats with WWD.

clock August 27, 2008Whitney Beckett

Maria Sharapova’s would-have-been day outfit from Nike.

Ready To Wear

Sharapova Sits Out U.S. Open

But her specially designed Nike dresses will still go on sale.

clock August 27, 2008Whitney Beckett

Ana Ivanovic

Ready To Wear

Women to Watch

The four top-ranked females at the US Open.

clock August 27, 2008WWD Staff

On opening day of the U.S. Open, ladies kept casual cute with jersey separates and sporty chic accessories, such as oversize bags


They Are Wearing

On opening day of the U.S. Open, ladies kept casual cute with jersey separates and sporty chic accessories, such as oversize bags.

clock August 27, 2008Court Williams

Convention delegates will cast their ballots tonight.

Government and Trade

Democrats Aim for Balance on Trade

Industry groups split on Democratic platform.

clock August 27, 2008Kristi Ellis and Liza Casabona

Andrew Tobias.

Government and Trade

Denver Dish

Fashionably Political… Blogs Can Be Mean…

clock August 27, 2008WWD Staff

Isaac Mizrahi Couture.


Jeffrey Raises Funds for Charity

Isaac Mizrahi attends event.

clock August 27, 2008Georgia Lee

Tropical Storm Fay caused flooding and wind damage to Florida stores.


Tropical Storm Fay Causes Flooding and Wind Damage to Florida Stores

Stores call it more of a disruption than disaster.

clock August 27, 2008Georgia Lee and Elizabeth Thurman

The limited-edition YSL tote, with purposely upside-down logo.


Inquiring Minds… Extra Extra…

Enquirer’s Sales with Edwards… A Free YSL Bag…

clock August 27, 2008WWD Staff

A look from Premise.

Designer and Luxury

Theory Shutters Premise

After Just Two Years, Premise Exits the New Bridge Arena.

clock August 27, 2008Whitney Beckett


Consumer Confidence Up, but Still Lower Than a Year Ago

Consumers More Upbeat in August as Gas Prices Fall.

clock August 27, 2008Vicki M. Young


Court Approves Mervyns Financing… Swarovski-Shenkarr Connection…

DIP financing will be used to pay vendors…

clock August 27, 2008WWD Staff

Louis Vuitton bags in collaboration with Rei Kawakubo.

Fashion Features

Vuitton’s Deal With Rei Kawakubo

Brand unveils designer’s evening bags.

clock August 27, 2008Miles Socha

Cole Haan’s “Lucky You” taxi top.

Fashion Scoops

Sweater Weather… Prints Charming?… Armani Tour…

Sonia Rykiel’s Big Bash….Peter Dundas’ next gig?….Roberta Armani Hits the U.S….

clock August 27, 2008WWD Staff

Hilton Hollis' silk dress, with Dallin Chase's washed leather vest. Erickson Beamon necklace; Dinosaur Designs bangles.

Fashion Trends

The Long Road

The romantic wanderers are back.

clock August 27, 2008Antonia Sardone


Daily Stock Wrap

Consumer confidence is on the rise, according to the Conference Board?s monthly survey, but any boost that news might have given stock markets was muted.

clock August 27, 2008WWD Staff

Bakel skin care items.

Skin Care

Becca Cosmetics in Deal With Bakel

Australian makeup artist brand Becca Cosmetics has signed a distribution agreement with a new Italian skin care marketer named Bakel Technology.

clock August 27, 2008Stephanie Epiro


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