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Industry Execs Gather at WWD CEO Summit

Industry leaders gathered at The Pierre hotel in Manhattan for the WWD CEO Summit to discuss the consumer, the state of business and the challenges of the fashion calendar.

clock 15hRosemary Feitelberg


Kering Luxury Sales Jump 11.3% in Q3

The market-beating performance helped propel Kering’s revenues up 10 percent in the third quarter to 3.18 billion euros, or $3.54 billion.

clock 19hJoelle Diderich


Gigi Hadid Sticks With Hilfiger for Spring

They are inviting consumers to vote for their favorite designs, which will be included in the collection.

clock 13hLisa Lockwood

Men’s Shows Can Preview What’s Ahead in Women’s

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Coco Rocha in Zac Posen with the designer.


Starlets and Socials Party at New Yorkers for Children Gala

Spring fever was in full effect at the Mandarin Oriental. Read highlights and view video from the event >>

clock April 16, 2009WWD Staff


Filene’s Basement for Sale

Retail Ventures puts unit on the block.

clock April 17, 2009Evan Clark


Beiersdorf Profit Drops 25.6% in First Quarter

German cosmetics giant Beiersdorf reported a 25.6 percent drop in overall operating profit for the first quarter of 2009.

clock April 17, 2009Susan Stone

Robert Skinner


Bob Skinner Named CEO of Smart Apparel

Former chairman and chief executive officer of Kellwood Co. Bob Skinner will helm the he U.S. subsidiary of Smart Apparel Group.

clock April 17, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Business Features

Obit: A. Barry Briskman, Fishman & Tobin President

A. Barry Briskman, president of children’s wear company Fishman & Tobin International, died of lymphoma on April 13 at 65.

clock April 20, 2009WWD Staff

Annie Clark


Saintly Pop: Catching Up With St. Vincent

The last thing you would expect from small-framed, sweet Annie Clark, is the way she handles a guitar.

clock April 20, 2009Priya Rao

Tom DiDonato, Mindy Grossman, Len Schlesinger, Pauline Brown and John Howard. Les Berglass and Gina Turner (seated).


Panel Discusses Retail Leadership

Experts say retail leaders must be consumer-centric, visionary brand builders who drive creativity and create a culture, an more.

clock April 20, 2009David Moin and Vicki M. Young


KarpReilly Drops Charlotte Russe Proxy

KarpReilly withdraws its slate of nominees to the Charlotte Russe board.

clock April 20, 2009Alexandra Steigrad


Memo Pad: The Sweetest Gift… Isabella Rossellini’s End Note…

This season, many retailers are hiding or otherwise giving away gift cards to pump up shopper traffic.

clock April 20, 2009WWD Staff


Six-Week Winning Streak for Retail Stocks

The S&P Retail Index rose 1.3 percent to 332.45 Friday, allowing it to end the week with a 1.1 percent gain.

clock April 20, 2009Evan Clark and Arnold J. Karr


L&T Hosts Private Meetings With Vendors

In two private meetings with vendors at Lord & Taylor’s flagship store top officials outlined the state of the business and some changes afoot.

clock April 20, 2009David Moin and Karyn Monget

Dolce & Gabbana RTW Fall 2009

Designer and Luxury

Fashion Shows Go His and Hers

Designers tip their hands with men’s shows that foreshadow women’s.

clock April 20, 2009Jean Scheidnes

Bruce Weber  “Cartier I Love You"


Centennial Sparkler: Bruce Weber Creates Cartier Book

“Cartier I Love You: 100 Years of Cartier in America” contains a compilation of new images Bruce Weber shot this year and images he collected.

clock April 20, 2009Sophia Chabbott and Luisa Zargani

Human Resources

Pitsch Named CEO at Sexy Hair

Luxe Beauty Holdings Inc. has promoted Karl-Heinz Pitsch to the post of president and ceo of the firm’s Sexy Hair hair care business.

clock April 20, 2009Matthew W. Evans


Intimate Notes: HUG Award for Victoria’s Secret

Victoria’s Secret will receive the 2009 HUG Award.

clock April 20, 2009WWD Staff

The Gc Watches store in London’s Westfield mall.

Designer and Luxury

Gc Watches Joins London’s Westfield Mall

Guess Collection watches are on growth path, landing in London’s newly minted Westfield mall as the location for its first European store.

clock April 20, 2009Nina Jones

Intimacy in San Diego.


Intimacy Plots West Coast Strategy

The Intimacy lingerie chain launched its San Diego store this month.

clock April 20, 2009Marcy Medina

A ring by Kenneth Jay Lane.

Designer and Luxury

Kenneth Jay Lane Fetes Plaza Store

Guests expected to attend the Kenneth Jay Lane store party at the Plaza include Henry and Nancy Kissinger, and Oscar de la Renta.

clock April 20, 2009Caroline Tell

Marisa Tomei


Happy Birthday, Merce Cunningham

Merce Cunningham’s company performed a world premiere Thursday night, the eve of the famed choreographer’s birthday.

clock April 20, 2009WWD Staff

A look at the Eres boutique in Milan.


Lingerie Firm Eres Opens in Milan

Eres boutique in Milan is 12th signature store for Chanel-owned brand.

clock April 20, 2009Karyn Monget

Natori’s padded bra and briefs in nylon and Lycra spandex, with earrings from Barbara Flood’s Closet.

Fashion Trends

Lingerie Trend 2009: Body Language

Lingerie, especially bras and bikinis, is swinging between downright festive and decidedly chic.

clock April 20, 2009Bobbi Queen


Barnes Named CEO of Neiman Marcus Direct

Neiman Marcus Inc. has promoted Gerald Barnes, a veteran of the luxury retailer, to president and chief executive officer of the Neiman Marcus Direct division.

clock April 20, 2009David Moin

Athleta is now a member of Gap Inc.’s group of stores online.


Gap Adds Athleta to Site

Athleta brand becomes fifth tab on Gap Inc’s online web site.

clock April 20, 2009Cate T. Corcoran

A platinum, mother-of-pearl and diamond watch by Van Cleef & Arpels.


NJI Opens ‘Time and the Jeweler’s Art’

This is going to be a week of firsts for New York’s National Jewelry Institute.

clock April 20, 2009Venessa Lau


Bidding for Hartmarx at Crucial Juncture

Bidding for the assets of bankrupt Hartmarx Corp. is at a critical stage.

clock April 20, 2009Vicki M. Young

The cover of “Ruffian: Inside Out.”

Fashion Scoops

Ruffian Chronicled… Bottega Bling… Kelly Bensimon, Dancing?…

“Ruffian: Inside Out,” published on May 1, chronicles the designers creating their spring and fall 2008 collections.

clock April 20, 2009WWD Staff


Valentino Fashion Group Sees Tough Year

Profits for Valentino Fashion Group slipped 7 percent in 2008.

clock April 20, 2009Andrew Roberts


Drexler’s Compensation Down in ’08

No bonus as company fails to meet performance goals.

clock April 20, 2009Alexandra Steigrad


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