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Fashion's Game of Musical Chairs Quickens in Paris

The spring shows feature debuts at four major brands, prompting reflection on the pace of designer change.

clock 7hMiles Socha

Retail

Tough Times for Neiman's as Firm Battles 'Challenges'

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock 21hDavid Moin

Retail

Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

clock 15hWWD Staff

Obama’s First Hundred Days

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Overview

Barack Obama secured a victory in one of the most hotly contested presidential elections in years — and with strong support from the fashionindustry.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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Designer and Luxury

Stella McCartney’s Blues Festival

Stella McCartney held a spring tea party-cum-trunk show, with proceeds going toward eco-friendly concerns.

clock November 3, 2008Venessa Lau

Department Stores

M&S Profits Dive Amid Declining Sentiment

British retailer cites “volatile” October and voices cautious outlook for balance of 2008.

clock November 4, 2008Samantha Conti

Financial

Boscov, Lakin Set to Buy Boscov’s

Creditors agree to sell to executives, void agreement with Versa.

clock November 4, 2008Vicki M. Young

Footwear

ACE Awards Honor Ghesquiere, McCartney

A bit of jovial roasting began almost immediately at the 12th annual Accessories Council Excellence Awards on Monday night at Cipriani here.

clock November 4, 2008Sophia Chabbott and Caroline Tell

Business Features

Jean Paul Gaultier Said to Tap New President

Hermès Veronique Gautier set to succeed Christophe Caillaud.

clock November 4, 2008Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

No Holiday: Marc Jacobs, Robert Duffy Nix Party

Marc Jacobs and Robert Duffy have decided to cancel their annual holiday party, which was themed “Rock and Roll Circus.”

clock November 4, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

McQueen Kicks Off Target Design Effort

McQ line for Target to be part of new Designer Collaborations initiative.

clock November 4, 2008Sharon Edelson

Retail Features

Kellwood’s Big Plans for Vince

Retail expansion and new categories are on tap.

clock November 5, 2008WWD Staff

Retail Features

YSL’s New Store Design Launches at South Coast Plaza

The Yves Saint Laurent boutique at South Coast Plaza here is the brand’s first in the U.S. to incorporate a new retail design concept.

clock November 5, 2008Anne Riley-Katz

Trends

Lab Notes

The fashion doctor is in for spring as utilitarian style takes a fresh turn with a lab coat.

clock November 5, 2008Mayte Allende

The Markets Features

Obituary: Charles J. Smith, Men’s Wear Veteran, Dies at 82

Charles J. Smith Jr. died of cancer Sunday at his home in Jupiter, Fla. He was 82.

clock November 5, 2008Lisa Lockwood

Merchandising

CVS Opens First Beauty 360 Unit

CVS Pharmacy took its first step upmarket on Monday, lifting the curtain on its high-end beauty store, called Beauty 360.

clock November 5, 2008Molly Prior

Financial

Retail Stocks Rise Ahead of Presidential Pick

Consumer spending seen weak regardless of election outcome.

clock November 5, 2008Evan Clark

Financial

Coldwater Shares Fall on Downward Revisions

Coldwater Creek Inc. reports preliminary Q3 results far below estimates and withdraws Q4 guidance.

clock November 5, 2008Alexandra Steigrad

Financial

Simon Net Falls on 2007 Asset Sales

Revenues rise 3.1% while occupancy rates decline for Simon Property Group Inc., the largest public real estate group in the U.S.

clock November 5, 2008Matthew Lynch

Financial

Kenneth Cole Logs Q3 Loss on Investment

Kenneth Cole management sets long-term goal of doubling revenues and profitability.

clock November 5, 2008Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Two Danish Fashion Labels Shuttered

Staerk and Lens Laugesen close.

clock November 5, 2008WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Schiffer in YSL Campaign… AMI Misses a Payment…

Stefano Pilati has tapped Claudia Schiffer as the face of Yves Saint Laurent for spring.

clock November 5, 2008WWD Staff

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap

Daily Stock Wrap

clock November 5, 2008WWD Staff

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Lands’ End Stock Falls on CEO Marchionni’s Exit

clock 22hArthur Zaczkiewicz

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