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Prada's Transformer structure in Seoul, South Korea

Designer and Luxury

Prada Unveils Its Transformer Project in Seoul

Fashion house will fete the structure Thursday night.

clock April 22, 2009Brett Cole

Sandy Kennedy

Business Features

NRF, RILA to Merge

The trade groups National Retail Federation and Retail Industry Leaders Association will become one body.

clock April 22, 2009Kristi Ellis and Kristi Ellis

Chris Diamantopoulos and Debra Messing


Celebs Fete Tribeca Film Festival Premiere at VF Dinner

At Vanity Fair’s opening night dinner for the Tribeca Film Festival everyone in the house seemed eager to meet Bono.

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Vuitton’s Renzo bag in Damier graphite.

Business Features

LVMH Sales Inch Ahead

Star Louis Vuitton brand continues to show resilience and drives growth.

clock April 22, 2009Robert Murphy

Jolt’s first ad campaign launches for back-to-school.


Kellwood Looks to Expand Juniors

Kellwood Co. plans to grow its junior businesses: XOXO, Jolt, Rewind and My Michelle.

clock April 23, 2009Julee Kaplan

Pink Cookie’s assortment now extends from accessories to apparel.


Pink Cookie’s Recipe for Expansion

Denim, T-shirts and intimates for back-to-school, with a dose of fun.

clock April 23, 2009Julee Kaplan


Marketing and Promotion

WWD List: Top 10 Social Brands of 2008

Top retail and apparel brands ranked by how much buzz they are generating on social networking sites.

clock April 23, 2009Cecily Hall

The Dior magazine, proposed by students.

Business Features

Learning Luxury

Execs from top-tier brands challenge students at Columbia Business School and Parsons The New School for Design to come up with plans for the luxury sector.

clock April 23, 2009Jessica Iredale

The online Joe's Jeans competition ends July 15.


Joe’s Jeans Redesigns Web Site

Joe’s Jeans is looking to make its online strategy about more than generating sales.

clock April 23, 2009Ross Tucker

Jeanine Lobell

Marketing and Promotion

Stila Founder Lobell, Tractenberg Form Consultancy

Makeup artist Jeanine Lobell, who founded Stila, and publicist Jacquie Tractenberg have teamed up to form On Trac, a beauty consulting venture.

clock April 23, 2009Julie Naughton


Carrefour Taking on Discounters With Private Label

Carrefour Group is launching a new private label initiative in France and Belgium meant to rival hard discount brands.

clock April 23, 2009Jennifer Weil

Human Resources

Bertinelli Named Accademia del Profumo Chairman

Italy’s Accademia del Profumo has named Luciano Bertinelli as chairman.

clock April 23, 2009Stephanie Epiro

Government and Trade

Dillard’s Sues Landlord… Counterfeit Seizure in Chicago…

Dillard’s Inc. and a mall co-owned by Simon Property Group Inc. and General Growth Properties Inc. have traded lawsuits.

clock April 23, 2009WWD Staff


De la Renta Wins $1M in Case Against Licensee

Court awards Oscar de la Renta $1M in suit versus licensee Mulberry Thai Silks for breaching a licensing agreement.

clock April 23, 2009Matthew Lynch


Daily Stock Wrap: April 22, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock April 23, 2009WWD Staff

A look from Dirty English.


Juicy Couture Discontinues Dirty English

Juicy Couture is winding down its men’s business, Dirty English, and the last shipment will be for fall.

clock April 23, 2009Jean Scheidnes


Gellers Memorial Date Set for May 28

The memorial for Stan Gellers, former columnist and senior editor of DNR, will be held May 28 at The Rooftop Theater at Lord & Taylor.

clock April 23, 2009WWD Staff

A Loro Piana store.

Designer and Luxury

Loro Piana Posts 1.4 Percent Sales Rise

Despite a grueling market for luxury goods, luxury brand Loro Piana managed to post sales growth in 2008.

clock April 23, 2009Amanda Kaiser

Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa is said to be among the bidders.


Hartmarx Bidding Focuses on Three Firms

Mistral, Emerisque and Yucaipa said to be among firms interested in Hartmarx.

clock April 23, 2009Vicki M. Young

A wool Prada double-breasted top coat and matching suit worn with an Individualized Shirts cotton shirt.

Fashion Features

Fall ’09 Men’s Outerwear Trend: Coat of Arms

In seasons past, designers presented outerwear with a sportswear sensibility, with puffy coats paramount.

clock April 23, 2009Alex Badia


Wal-Mart to Restructure China Management

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is moving forward with plans to restructure its China management team by moving hundreds of managers to new stores.

clock April 23, 2009Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Government and Trade

Industry Waits on Obama Picks for Key Posts

Sources said Dawn O’Connell has emerged as a leading candidate for the special textile negotiator position at USTR.

clock April 23, 2009Liza Casabona

A look from Barbara Hulanicki's new line for Topshop.

Fashion Scoops

Hulanicki’s New Topshop Gig… DiCaprio Avec Mom… A Lotta Prada…

Barbara Hulanicki took to Miller’s Residence, an antique-filled hotel in London’s Notting Hill, to celebrate the launch of her new collection for Topshop .

clock April 23, 2009WWD Staff

Derek Lam


Socials Gather for Lam Luncheon

On Tuesday, a handful of socials visited Christie’s for a preview of the house’s spring jewelry and contemporary art sale and a luncheon in honor of Derek Lam.

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Dries Van Noten

Designer and Luxury

Couture Council Honoring Dries Van Noten

Belgian designer Dries Van Noten, a member of the Antwerp Six, will receive 2009 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion.

clock April 23, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Myron E. Ullman.


J.C. Penney Sees Uptick in Traffic, Ullman Says

J.C. Penney’s revised for the second time its first-quarter earnings per share guidance to flat or slightly positive.

clock April 23, 2009David Moin and Evan Clark and Jean E. Palmieri


Observer Editor Leaving… Hirschorn’s Predictions…

Peter Kaplan, the editor in chief of the New York Observer for the past 15 years, said Wednesday he will step down June 1.

clock April 23, 2009WWD Staff


Daily Stock Wrap: April 23, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock April 24, 2009WWD Staff

Matthew Williamson and Sienna Miller in London H&M store.


Peace, Love and Shopping: H&M Williamson Line Creates Buzz

Thursday’s launch of Matthew Williamson for H&M had the hallmarks of the retailer’s previous designer collaborations, albeit toned down a notch.

clock April 24, 2009WWD Staff


Today's Must Read

Bill Wackermann


Wilhelmina, Major Models Receive Letter Banning Models From Pier 59

clock 3hLisa Lockwood

Social Studies