A Momentary Message: Luxury Brands’ Pop-Up Shop Openings

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Overview

Europe’s luxury players are suddenly enamored with more modest, temporary stores.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Financial

Boots Profits, Sales Rise

Annual net profits rose to 101 million British pounds from 10 million pounds.

clock May 18, 2009Brid Costello

Salvatore Ferragamo store

Business Features

Ferragamo Net Slides 17 Percent

2008 earnings for luxury brand Ferragamo dropped due to marginal revenue growth and a raft of new store openings.

clock May 18, 2009Andrew Roberts

Woody Allen in New York on Monday.

Marketing and Promotion

American Apparel, Woody Allen Settle for $5M

Filmmaker claimed the retailer had used his image on two billboards in 2007 without his consent.

clock May 18, 2009Matthew Lynch and Alexandra Steigrad

Eva Cavalli, Eva Herzigova and Gregorio Marsiaj at the Chopard Lounge.

People

Cannes Goods: Debbie Harry to Quentin Tarantino

In Cannes, Debbie Harry performed at the Belvedere Vodka party over a tinny PA system, karaoke style.

clock May 18, 2009WWD Staff

Darren Aranofsky, Rachel Weisz, Mick Jagger and L'wren Scott

People

Charles Finch Hosts Hollywood Heavyweights in Cannes

An intimate group of Hollywood heavyweights gathered on the upper terrace of the Hôtel du Cap Eden Roc Saturday night to toast the good life.

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Financial

Retail Stocks Surge 4.5 Percent Monday

S&P Retail Index advanced 13.97 points on encouraging news from the troubled home improvement sector.

clock May 18, 2009Evan Clark

Michelle Obama at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Fashion Features

Michelle at the Met

Dressed in a vibrant purple pre-fall Isaac Mizrahi sheath and knee-skimming coat, the First Lady officiated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

clock May 18, 2009Sarah Haight

Calais’ new lace museum: La Cité Internationale de la Dentelle et de la Mode de Calais.

Textiles

French Mills Battle Recession

Experts predict the textile industry in France could stand to lose up to 15 percent of its skilled workforce.

clock May 19, 2009Katya Foreman

Retail

Dillard’s Stock Rises Monday as Activist Stakes Drop

Barington sells lion’s share of its holdings in department store group Dillard’s.

clock May 19, 2009Arnold J. Karr and Gwen Moritz

Designer and Luxury

Ittierre Names Suppancig Managing Director

Ittierre SpA takes another step toward recovery.

clock May 19, 2009Andrew Roberts

A look from Nonoo Lyons.

Fashion Features

New Fashion Designers to Watch: General Eclectic

Meet the latest crop of new designers and their eclectic pantheon of muses — and looks.

clock May 19, 2009WWD Staff

Retail

Execs at World Retail Congress Foresee Long Recovery

At the World Retail Congress, Marvin Traub called for high-end retailers and luxury brands to work together to evaluate pricing strategies.

clock May 19, 2009Andrew Roberts

Sales associates are reaching out to shoppers with phone calls, e-mails and special attention.

Retail

Salespeople Take on Customer Service Duties

More retailers are leaning on sales associates to ensure consumers leave happy.

clock May 19, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Louis Vuitton is one of the luxury brands that is opening more temporary stores. They opened one in Tokyo last year with Comme des Garcons.

Designer and Luxury

Luxe Brands Step Up Pop-Up Shop Openings

Hermès, Louis Vuitton and Chanel are among major brands plotting temporary stores.

clock May 19, 2009Miles Socha

The Bullseye Bodega on 57th Street and Sixth Avenue displays products in supermarket style.

Real Estate

Landlords in Love With Pop-Up Stores

As space stays vacant, realtors rush to temporary stores.

clock May 19, 2009Sharon Edelson

Designer and Luxury

Designers, City Meet on Garment Center

About 100 Garment Center tenants poured into Nanette Lepore’s showroom Monday morning to talk zoning with New York City officials.

clock May 19, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Norma Kamali

Designer and Luxury

Kamali’s New Web-Based Marketing Strategy

Over the past four decades, Norma Kamali has never been shy about thinking outside the proverbial box, coming up with ideas that seem well ahead of her time.

clock May 19, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

People

Eye: The Manners of Brooke Astor

Brooke Astor’s trial is providing insight into her famous manners.

clock May 19, 2009Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

Mikki Taylor, Sam Fine, Candace Corlett and Rosemarie Ingleton.

Color Cosmetics

Essence Panel Explores Beauty Purchasing

African-American women are vibrant shoppers of prestige beauty brands, but their biggest challenge is finding products that are effective.

clock May 19, 2009Stephanie D. Smith

Human Resources

Lancôme Taps Nabi as Managing Director

Youssef Nabi replaces Odile Roujol, who is to take on other yet-to-be-announced responsibilities within the group.

clock May 19, 2009WWD Staff

Media

Memo Pad: Hearst’s Latest Pitching Strategy

Hearst Magazines is trying to get personal to slow the advertising downturn.

clock May 19, 2009Amy Wicks

A look from Haspel’s tailored clothing collection.

Textiles

Haspel Adds Two Licenses

Old-school suit label Haspel has begun to expand its product universe with the addition of two licensed categories.

clock May 19, 2009Brenner Thomas

Retail

Arcandor, Metro Merger Denied

Speculation is again heating up that Germany’s two main department store chains, Karstadt and Kaufhof, are heading toward a merger.

clock May 19, 2009Melissa Drier

A look from the Belstaff Icon Collection.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Cannes Flash… Cocktails With Spade…

Rumors are already aflutter in Cannes as to what Angelina Jolie will don for the premiere of Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds.”

clock May 19, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Stephanie Cozzi Joins Brian Reyes as President

Brain Reyes Ltd. has named Stephanie Cozzi as its first president, hiring her away from Zac Posen.

clock May 19, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Shoes from Repetto’s fall collection.

Fashion Features

Dance Master: Repetto Aims for Wider Brand Awareness

The adage that every little girl would like to grow up to become either a princess or ballerina (or, ideally, both) may no longer hold true.

clock May 19, 2009Sarah Haight

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: May 18, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

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