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Presidential Election Seen Clouding the Spending Picture

Studies show that shoppers are both ready to spend for the holidays and holding off because of the election.

clock 8hDavid Moin and Evan Clark


Brooks Brothers Buys Alexis Bittar Jewelry Business

The retailer's Carolee division will operate the newly acquired label.

clock 8hJean E. Palmieri


Gigi Hadid Dishes On Her Family's Thanksgiving Traditions

There Will Be Pie, Lots of Pie

clock 14hSophia Chabbott

New Chapter at L&T: Hoffman Replaces Elfers In Revamp of Exec Ranks

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On Friday, Lord & Taylor divulged that Jane Elfers, president and chief executive officer, is leaving and will be replaced by Brendan L. Hoffman, president and ceo of Neiman Marcus Direct. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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Investors Decry Dillard’s Share Plan

Execs asked to sell Class B stocks back to firm.

clock September 26, 2008Evan Clark

A Picasso painting worth up to 40 million euros, or $59 million.


Yves Saint Laurent Artworks Could Net $440 Million

Christie’s unveils details of February auction of 700 works owned by the late couturier and Pierre Berg&#233.

clock September 26, 2008Ellen Groves

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony.

Dolce’s Half-Century Hurrah

Domenico Dolce’s 50th birthday party Thursday night was never intended to be an subdued affair.

clock September 26, 2008WWD Staff

Stefano Gabbana, Jean Paul Gaultier and Domenico Dolce.


Suzy Menkes Fetes 20 Years at the International Herald Tribune

?I’m not Valentino and I’m not retiring,? Suzy Menkes told a who’s who of the fashion world.

clock September 28, 2008Katya Foreman and Ellen Groves and Natasha Montrose

Human Resources

Andrew Hall Named CEO of Stage

Andrew Hall is set to replace Jim Scarborough, who is retiring but will remain a chairman of Houston-based Stage Stores Inc.

clock September 29, 2008Arnold J. Karr

A look from the spring collection.

Fashion Features

Parents and Kids Cuckoo for Coco Bonbons

Coco Kyriopoulos worked in an investment banking firm before launching children’s wear line Coco Bonbons.

clock September 29, 2008Cecily Hall

Jacadi Store


Jacadi Opens a New York Flagship

Paris-based children?s wear firm Jacadi opened its 27th U.S. store, just in time for back-to-school shopping, on Madison Avenue.

clock September 29, 2008Julee Kaplan

The Betsey Johnson-designed T-shirt for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer.

Designer and Luxury

Plaza Partners With CFDA Program to Target Breast Cancer

Plaza Retail Collection and Fashion Targets Breast Cancer host shopping event.

clock September 29, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

The new Burberry children’s store in Hong Kong.

Designer and Luxury

Burberry to Open Children’s Stores in U.S.

Luxury retailer Burberry chooses The Weschester mall and the Stanford Shopping Center Palo Alto, Calif. as first two children’s sites.

clock September 29, 2008Julee Kaplan


Wall Street Crisis Book Deals, Already… A Jingle for Men’s Vogue…

The Wall Street crisis makes for good copy, both in newspapers and relatively soon, it appears, in hardback.

clock September 29, 2008WWD Staff

The collapse of Washington Mutual was the largest U.S. bank failure.


Tighter Credit Clamps Down on Fashion

Wall Street crisis affects financing, slows retail store openings and causes concern for the holiday season.

clock September 29, 2008Evan Clark and Vicki M. Young and Arnold J. Karr and Liza Casabona


Southeast Retailers Cope With Gas Shortages After Hurricane Ike

John Heavener, president of the Georgia Retail Association, predicted that sales at department and specialty stores could suffer steep drops.

clock September 29, 2008Georgia Lee and Elizabeth Thurman

Azzaro Couture


Azzaro Scent Conjures the Smell of Couture

Company tailors its latest fragrance, Azzaro Couture, to complement its fashion line.

clock September 29, 2008Brid Costello and Jennifer Weil


Symrise Acquires Two Fragrance Suppliers

Symrise acquires two U.S. fragrance suppliers.

clock September 29, 2008Rachel Tiplady

Brandon Grimm accepts the Lycra 2.0 award.

Fashion Features

Invista Reveals New Technology at Mode City Fair

Key features are banded hems, seams and bands with stretch and recovery.

clock September 29, 2008Karyn Monget

Jezebel’s flyaway, underwire mesh baby doll.


Jezebel Launches Sleepwear

Bra brand Jezebel expands into sleepwear sector.

clock September 29, 2008Karyn Monget

Brian Atwood’s dotty bow.


Scarpe Diem

Italians love their shoes and bags, and designers like Giuseppe Zanotti and Roberta Di Camerino showed highly appealing versions of both in Milan.

clock September 29, 2008Roxanne Robinson

Dolce & Gabbana RTW Spring 2009


Milan Season: Buyers Say Right for the Times

Italian designers spooned out the right fashion medicine for turbulent economic times: colorful and upbeat collections loaded with great accessories.

clock September 29, 2008WWD Staff

Milla Jovovich

Fashion Scoops

Jacket Jockeys… Sofia Coppola Goes Commercial… Julia Frakes’ Paris Pop-Up…

Filmmaker and writer Sofia Coppola confirmed she has directed the latest advert for Parfums Christian Dior?s Miss Dior Ch?rie fragrance.

clock September 29, 2008WWD Staff

Lord & Taylor


New Chapter at L&T: Hoffman Replaces Elfers in Revamp of Exec Ranks

A shake-up at Lord & Taylor has hit the top ranks and could spread further.

clock September 29, 2008David Moin

LL Cool J

Fashion Features

Fashion Playlist

The Milan shows broke the musical mold, bypassing the techno soundtracks and blasts of the hit-of-the-season that are typically played on many runways.

clock September 29, 2008WWD Staff


Arcandor Shares Fall Friday

Karstadt owner struggles with downturn.

clock September 29, 2008Melissa Drier


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A look from Deveaux and F.S.Z., which will be offered on Continuum


Liberty Fairs Creates E-commerce Site With Farfetch

clock 17hJean E. Palmieri

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