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Fashion

Chloé Captured the Effortless Simplicity of French Style

The seafaring life was the inspiration for Clare Waight Keller's lovely, breezy spring collection for Chloé.

clock 13hBridget Foley

Fashion

Claus Dietrich Lahrs Appointed Chief Executive of Bottega Veneta

He succeeds Carlo Alberto Beretta, who will take on the new role of chief client and marketing officer at Kering.

clock 12hLuisa Zargani and Joelle Diderich

Beauty

Acqua di Parma Goes Luxe, Plots Retail Expansion

Acqua di Parma is launching a higher-priced line, opening its first U.S. store and expanding its women's range.

clock 9hRachel Strugatz

Della Valle Boosts Stake In Retailer to 5.9 Percent

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Overview

Tod's SpA chairman and chief executive officer Diego Della Valle has doubled his investment in Saks Inc. in the past month and now owns 5.9 percent of the retailer's common shares.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss

People

Sloan-Kettering Spring Ball Draws Generous Crowd

Smack dab in the middle of an event cluttered week, The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s second annual Spring Ball.

clock May 14, 2009WWD Staff

The Richard Prince wrap of the Hong Kong Museum of Art.

People

Richard Prince Wraps Hong Kong Museum for Vuitton

Feat heralds LV’s much-anticipated art exhibition, which kicks off May 22.

clock May 14, 2009Constance Haisma-Kwok

Financial

Abercrombie Begins ‘Strategic Review’ of Ruehl

Company’s first-quarter losses hit $26.8 million.

clock May 15, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

Business

Penney’s Down, Dillard’s Up in Quarter

Dillard’s Inc. became the first major U.S. retailer to report higher first-quarter profits.

clock May 15, 2009Evan Clark and Holly Haber and Matthew Lynch

Financial

Apparel Prices Fall in April

Consumer Price Index up 0.9 percent from a year ago.

clock May 15, 2009Liza Casabona

Diego Della Valle

Business

Della Valle Boosts Stake in Saks to 5.9%

Tod’s Della Valle now holds 5.9 percent of retailer’s stock.

clock May 15, 2009Arnold J. Karr and Vicki M. Young

The Officina Slowear store in Paris.

Designer and Luxury

Slowear Taps Griariotto

Zegna veteran named ceo.

clock May 18, 2009Emilie Marsh

Financial

Report: Weak U.S. Demand Puts European Stores at Risk

HSBC says European stores could be hurt by Asian price opportunities.

clock May 18, 2009Evan Clark

Louis Vuitton’s Totally Monogram tote.

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Vuitton Tweets… In the Works…

Twitter received another thumbs-up as a major brand communication tool when Louis Vuitton on Friday launched an official page on the micro-blogging platform.

clock May 18, 2009WWD Staff

Macy's

Department Stores

Lundgren: No Deep Markdowns Ahead at Macy’s

Big Memorial Day clearances are coming, Terry J. Lundgren sees no need for the kind of desperate discounting that overwhelmed retailers last year.

clock May 18, 2009David Moin

Department Stores

Eddie Bauer Stock Falls 21.8 Friday

Eddie Bauer shares fall after reporting its first-quarter net loss grew to $44.5 million.

clock May 18, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

Michelle Obama in Sophie Theallet on April 28.

Fashion Features

The First Lady Effect

Michelle Obama’s been called a one-woman stimulus plan for the fashion industry.

clock May 18, 2009Sarah Haight

Mergers and Acquisitions

In Brief: Liquidator Acquired… Takeout Expanding…

Liquidation firm Great American Group will be acquired by publicly held Alternative Asset Management Acquisition Corp.

clock May 18, 2009WWD Staff

A vintage Maidenform bra.

Intimates and Activewear

Intimate Notes: Maidenform’s Story

More than 200 industry executives attended a media party Thursday hosted by Maidenform Inc. to celebrate the retail launch of the Total Solution bra at The Box.

clock May 18, 2009WWD Staff

A bag by Rafe.

Handbags

Rafe, Sag Harbor Sign Handbag Deals

Antichi Pellettieri Bags will produce, distribute and market Rafe handbags, while Westport plans to expand distribution for Sag Harbor bags.

clock May 18, 2009Caroline Tell

Myla’s sexy baby doll.

Intimates and Activewear

Innerwear Vendors See Few Blossoms at May Market

Execs say the main reason May market focused on a potpourri of merchandise for different seasons was because of the impact of the recession.

clock May 18, 2009Karyn Monget

Edition by Banana Republic.

Business

Edition by Banana Republic Opens

Westfield San Francisco Centre, which bowed Friday in San Francisco, features lower-priced and limited edition goods.

clock May 18, 2009Joanna Ramey

Gurhan’s Hidden Treasures necklace.

Jewelry

JCK/Couture Preview: Sparkle Notes

A look at some of the latest and most novel happenings in fine jewelry.

clock May 18, 2009WWD Staff

Retailing

C.O. Bigelow Closing Six Stores

A Limited Brands spokeswoman confirmed store closings for beauty retailer C.O. Bigelow began late last month.

clock May 18, 2009Andrea Nagel

Financial

Framesi USA in Buyout

In a management buyout deal, The Colomer Group has sold the Framesi USA business to its ex-chief executive officer Dennis Katawczik.

clock May 18, 2009Stephanie Epiro

Giorgio Armani’s boutique at Hong Kong International Airport.

Department Stores

Armani Opens Hong Kong Airport Unit

Giorgio Armani SpA has opened its first signature brand travel retail boutique at Hong Kong International Airport.

clock May 18, 2009Luisa Zargani

Le Vian bangles.

Jewelry

JCK/Couture Preview: Jewelers Riding Out the Economy

Firms including David Yurman and Kwiat prepare for the annual JCK and Couture fine jewelry fairs.

clock May 18, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Maria Baibakova

People

Baibakova Makes Her Mark in the Art World

The young Russian Maria Baibakova promotes contemporary art in Moscow.

clock May 18, 2009Samantha Conti

Falconiere handbag

Fashion Features

New Accessories Designers: The Big Picture

The newest shoes, bags and baubles are bold across the board.

clock May 18, 2009Shoshanna Fischhoff

Ne-Yo at Nikki Beach.

People

Eye: Cannes Film Festival, Rain or Shine

Everyone who’s anyone in Cannes is doing a film, including singer Ne-Yo, who performed a set at the Nikki Beach nightclub in the wee hours Friday morning.

clock May 18, 2009WWD Staff

Narciso Rodriquez

Fashion Scoops

Picture Perfect for El Museo Gala… Met Friends in Beverly Hills…

Carolina Herrera, Francisco Costa, Narciso Rodriguez, Isabel Toledo, Maria Cornejo and Angel Sanchez will be doing a double take at El Museo’s gala.

clock May 18, 2009WWD Staff

Markets

Firms Get Creative in Tough Times

Ceos from Nicole Miller and Hanky Panky discuss business strategies in the current economic downturn.

clock May 18, 2009Liza Casabona

Essentialist

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Inside the DFS  T Galleria Fondaco dei Tedeschi store in Venice.

Retail

DFS Group Opens First European Store in Venice

clock 7hLuisa Zargani

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