All Change at the Top: Versace and Jil Sander Name Chief Executives

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The game of executive musical chairs at Versace SpA and Jil Sander AG has finally stopped.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Arcandor Files for Bankruptcy

Karstadt parent fails to find rescue.

clock June 9, 2009Melissa Drier


Movado Swings to Loss in Q1

Movado Group Inc. said Tuesday that it swung for a loss in its first quarter due in part to a decline in sales.

clock June 9, 2009Matthew Lynch

Alessandro Cremonesi


Jil Sander Taps New CEO

The game of musical chairs over the chief executive posts at Versace and Jil Sander Ag has stopped.

clock June 9, 2009Alessandra Ilari

A rendering of a courtyard with an entrance to Neiman Marcus and valet parking.

Designer and Luxury

Luxe Center to Launch in Pacific Northwest

The Shops at The Bravern set to debut Sept. 12.

clock June 10, 2009Joanna Ramey

The SocialSun station in a store.


Getting Social at Sunglass Hut

Shopping for shades is more interactive at Sunglass Hut, thanks to a new retail concept called SocialSun.

clock June 10, 2009Cate T. Corcoran


BrandAlley Expands Into U.K.

Sven Lung believes newspaper groups and online retailers make a potentially prosperous match.

clock June 10, 2009Samantha Conti

Marketing and Promotion

Free Beauty Samples: Social Media Platform for Beauty Marketing

A veteran beauty consultant and a youth marketing expert saw an opportunity in social media and teamed up to create Free Beauty Samples.

clock June 10, 2009Cate T. Corcoran

TomTom GPS navigation device



GPS Gem… Not Lost… Clear Ear…

clock June 10, 2009Cate T. Corcoran

What Americans Need: 2006-2009

Marketing and Promotion

Luxury and Necessity: Redefining Values

Study tries to see around the post-recession curve.

clock June 10, 2009Dick Silverman

Designer and Luxury

Luxe Recovery Unlikely Before 2011

Bain & Co. predicts continuing pullback, consolidation.

clock June 10, 2009Valerie Seckler

A New Look store in West London.


European Retailers Hope for Upturn

As European economies show signs the worst of the recession could be over, should fashion retailers look forward to improved sales?

clock June 10, 2009Elena Berton and Katya Foreman


Talbots Logs Loss, Plans HQ Staff Reduction

Cuts will lift annualized savings to $25 million.

clock June 10, 2009Vicki M. Young

Government and Trade

House Bill Boosts Trade Agency Spending

Spending measure adds funds for trade enforcement.

clock June 10, 2009Kristi Ellis


Oxfords Cuts Ben Sherman Footwear, Kids

First-quarter net drops 31.6%, better than estimates.

clock June 10, 2009Evan Clark

Dick Baker


Memorial Service Set for Dick Baker

A memorial service for Dick Baker, A former president of Ocean Pacific, will be held at 6 p.m. June 25 at The Times Center, 242 West 41st St. in Manhattan.

clock June 10, 2009WWD Staff

Bottega Veneta opened its seventh store in China.

Designer and Luxury

Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga Open in Shanghai

Gucci Group is busy in Shanghai these days.

clock June 10, 2009Luisa Zargani and Miles Socha

Island Company’s store in Palm Beach, Fla.

Real Estate

Island Company Grows Retail Footprint

Resort brand opening more stores.

clock June 10, 2009Elizabeth Thurman

Human Resources

Alliance Boots Appoints Hornby Group CEO

Andy Hornby has been named group chief executive of Alliance Boots, the health-and-beauty retailer and pharmaceuticals wholesaler.

clock June 10, 2009Brid Costello

Human Resources

Zrihen Promoted at Clarins Groupe

Jonathan Zrihen will take on the additional role of president of the Clarins subsidiary in Canada.

clock June 10, 2009WWD Staff

Items from Green & Spring.

Body Care

Green & Spring to Debut This Month

Jessica and Peter Frankopan believe birds of a feather should flock together — in the bathroom.

clock June 10, 2009Lynn Rhodes O'Rourke

Anna Sui receiving her award.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Honoring Sui…

The Council of Fashion Designers of America isn’t the only organization tipping its hat to Anna Sui this year.

clock June 10, 2009WWD Staff

Michael Simon’s cotton beaded shrug and Maggy London’s polyester and nylon dress. Stuart Weitzman shoes.

Fashion Trends

Shine On

Designers in the better market are offering plenty of beading and sequins to spark up holiday sales.

clock June 10, 2009WWD Staff

A display from Yves Saint Laurent’s New Vintage collection at Barneys New York.


Pilati Unveils YSL New Vintage at Barneys

Collection features fabrics from YSL archives.

clock June 10, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Angelina Jolie


Memo Pad: Much Ado…Fabien’s Return…Fewer Observers

Angelina Jolie takes yet another cover turn on a glossy magazine on the July newsstand-only issue of Harper’s Bazaar.

clock June 10, 2009WWD Staff


Crown, Syms Blast Filene’s Auction

File complaints about process that awarded retailer to Men’s Wearhouse.

clock June 10, 2009Vicki M. Young


Net-a-Porter Profits Rise

E-commerce site reported strong growth in 2008 and the first three months of this year.

clock June 10, 2009Cate T. Corcoran


Gap, Stella McCartney Sign Kids’ Deal

Stella McCartney’s world just got bigger — and smaller.

clock June 10, 2009WWD Staff


Daily Stock Wrap: June 09, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock June 10, 2009WWD Staff

January Jones in Tommy Hilfiger.

Fashion Scoops

Celebrating World’s Ocean Day

Environmental nonprofit Oceana celebrated World’s Ocean Day with three parties in as many days.

clock June 10, 2009WWD Staff


West Watch: Joyce Azria Returns…

Joyce Azria has been named creative director of BCBGeneration, a young contemporary brand launched in fall 2008.

clock June 10, 2009WWD Staff


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