All Change at Sander: Onward Holdings Co. Buys Fashion House

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Jil Sander has another new owner — this time an Asian one focused on fashion.Change Capital Partners said that it will sell Jil Sander to Onward Holdings Co. and Gibo Co. SpA for 167 million euros. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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Delia’s Shares Surge on Reduced Loss

Strong back-to-school results lift revenues.

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Gottschalks Trims Q2 Loss

Better bottom line comes despite reduction in revenues.

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Government and Trade

In Brief: Brazil Moves on Cotton

Brazil seeks hefty punitive trade sanctions over U.S. failure to amend cotton policies.

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David Neville and Marcus Wainwright at their new Christopher Street store.

Fashion Features

Rag & Bone to Open Flagship

Company enters retail arena with West Village boutique.

clock September 2, 2008Venessa Lau


Carrefour Profits Up

Best first half results in three years.

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Fatale Attraction… Oscar Online… Paris Prep…

Tara’s new film… Oscar online… Gourmet in Paris…UK Circulation…

clock September 2, 2008WWD Staff

A visual for the Max Factor ColorGenius Face Collection featuring Gisele Bündchen.

Color Cosmetics

Max Factor Signs Gisele

Supermodel will represent color cosmetics brand in multi-year deal.

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L’Oreal Expecting Annual Sales Growth of 6%

Despite a tough economic environment, L?Oreal executives maintain their guidance of 6 percent annual sales growth in like-for-like terms for 2008.

clock September 2, 2008Jennifer Weil

Christian Courtin-Clarins, president and ceo of Clarins.


Clarins Profits Fall 34.6%

Negative effects of currency exchange impact results.

clock September 2, 2008Jennifer Weil

Xcel Energy Center


Now the GOP’s Turn

Convention kicks off.

clock September 2, 2008Kristi Ellis

Gov. Sarah Palin

Government and Trade

Sarah Palin’s Style

Vice presidential candidate goes outdoor.

clock September 2, 2008WWD Staff

An Oscar de la Renta look.


De la Renta Relaunches E-Commerce

Web could become top store.

clock September 2, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

A renovated Tommy Hilfiger women's shop at Macy's.

Marketing and Promotion

Macy’s Preps Tommy Week

Retailer sets marketing for Hifiger lines.

clock September 2, 2008David Moin

Catherine Malandrino

Ready To Wear

Q&A: Catherine Malandrino

Catherine Malandrino came to New York from her native France 13 years ago and launched her own collection.

clock September 2, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Image of the new store concept of the New York unit.


Jil Sander Sold to Onward Holdings for $244 Million

Sander has a new owner.

clock September 2, 2008Alessandra Ilari

Lolë's nylon coat with Napapijri's turtleneck sweater and Jenny Jen Collection’s skirt.

Fashion Features

Winter Outerwear: The Quilted Age

More than just fluff, winter?s chunky outerwear is meant to be stylish-yet-cozy when the mercury drops.

clock September 2, 2008Court Williams

Mergers and Acquisitions

LVMH Buys Luxury Yachts Brand Feadship

Yacht firm Royal van Lent now under LVMH umbrella.

clock September 2, 2008Miles Socha


Gustav Hits the Gulf Coast

Retailers Prepared for Hurricane Gustav.

clock September 2, 2008Sharon Donovan and Georgia Lee and Matthew Lynch

Charlize Theron


Valentino in Venice

The designer screened the documentary “Valentino: The Last Emperor” for a star-studded crowd.

clock September 2, 2008WWD Staff

Heather Graham

Fashion Scoops

Halston Update… Mellon’s New Life… Miffed Marzotto…

Halston’s Team Plan…..Alan and Heather and G-Star….

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François-Henri Pinault


PPR, Hermes Profits Rise

Luxury firms report strong growth.

clock September 2, 2008Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Anastase in Production Deal

Designer signs with Italy’s Pier One.

clock September 2, 2008Nina Jones


Daily Stock Wrap

Declines in personal income and consumer spending pressured stocks lower on Friday, but retail shares felt a milder sting on the final trading day in August.

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