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Presidential Election Seen Clouding the Spending Picture

Studies show that shoppers are both ready to spend for the holidays and holding off because of the election.

clock 2hDavid Moin and Evan Clark


Brooks Brothers Buys Alexis Bittar Jewelry Business

The retailer's Carolee division will operate the newly acquired label.

clock 2hJean E. Palmieri


Gigi Hadid on Bootie Collaboration With Stuart Weitzman

Gigi Hadid on her collaboration with Stuart Weitzman and the corresponding James Franco-directed film in which she boxes in heels.

clock 8hSophia Chabbott

The Results of Milan: From Sexy to Romantic, Buyers Praise Season

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Whether fembot or uberfeminine, the collections on view during Milan Fashion Week hit the right note with buyers and had them looking forward to spring.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Australia’s Myer Aims for $2B IPO

Australia’s largest department store group, Myer, has released the details of its initial public offering.

clock September 28, 2009Patty Huntington

A Sonia Rykiel fall look.

Designer and Luxury

Style Undercover: Sonia Rykiel to Design Lingerie for H&M

Parisian fashion house Sonia Rykiel to design lingerie, knitwear.

clock September 28, 2009Elena Berton

Zani Gugelmann in Jason Wu with the designer and Julie Macklowe in a Bottega Veneta dress and Calvin Klein Collection jacket.


Jason Wu’s Supper Club

Olivia Chantecaille and Zani Gugelmann joined Wu and boyfriend Gustavo Rangel in Adour’s cognac room for rosé Champagne.

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Human Resources

Susan Kellogg Named to Top VF Post

Susan Kellogg joins VF as president of its contemporary brands coalition, succeeding Mike Egeck.

clock September 28, 2009Ross Tucker

Taylor Lautner


Young Blood at Teen Vogue Party

“Twilight”‘s Taylor Lautner joined a host of other tween idols like Selena Gomez, Jesse McCartney and Miranda Cosgrove.

clock September 28, 2009WWD Staff


In Brief: No Comment From Carrefour

Carrefour SA declined comment on reports the retail giant could be under pressure from its investors to sell operations in Chinese and Latin American markets.

clock September 29, 2009WWD Staff

Rock- and pop-inspired looks from EnveMe.


Enveme Goes Virtual for Fashion

A group of private label veterans are taking advantage of the Internet to create their own brand and sell it in an unusual online store.

clock September 29, 2009Cate T. Corcoran

Tom Scott in his new store.

Designer and Luxury

Scott Free: Knitwear Designer Opens Shop on LES

New York’s Lower East Side isn’t the most obvious retail location for a designer whose collection is sold primarily at Barneys New York, Ikram and Colette.

clock September 29, 2009Jessica Iredale

“Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat’s Jewel Box”

Beauty Features

Albright’s Legacy: ‘Read My Pins’

A fashion icon she is not. Nevertheless, Madeleine Albright’s accessories collection could prove to be one of the most influential in American history.

clock September 29, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Hoda Kotb and Andrea Jung

Human Resources

Dream Ball Raises $1.8 Million

The event raised money for the Look Good…Feel Better program that provides emotional support to women with cancer.

clock September 29, 2009Jenny B. Fine


Freeman Beauty Buys Brands From Woodridge

Freeman expects to expand these brands internationally.

clock September 29, 2009Andrea Nagel

Roberto Torretta

Fashion Features

Madrid Fashion Week Goes Eighties

Spanish designers at Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week clearly were thinking about commerce.

clock September 29, 2009Barbara Barker


Memo Pad: Time Shares Climb… Blog All About It…

Time Warner shares rose 2.62 percent to $29.37 on Monday, following speculation the company might eventually sell Time Inc.

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Material World will partner with the L.A. International Textile Show.


Material World to Bow on West Coast

The two shows have formed a partnership and will kick off a three-day run on Wednesday at the California Market Center.

clock September 29, 2009Khanh T.L. Tran

Government and Trade

Administrative Missive to Ban Fashion Industry Lobbyists

Influencing the government’s trade policy just became more difficult for the fashion industry’s cadre of lobbyists.

clock September 29, 2009Kristi Ellis

Versace RTW Spring 2010


From Sexy to Romantic, Buyers Praise Milan Fashion Week

Whether fembot or uberfeminine, the collections on view during Milan Fashion Week hit the right note with buyers and had them looking forward to spring.

clock September 29, 2009WWD Staff

René Caovilla


La Bella Vita: Milan Spring 2010 Accessories

Once again, accessories served as rich accompaniments to the Milan collections.

clock September 29, 2009WWD Staff

Lorna Luft and Ashanti

Fashion Scoops

Celebrating ‘The Wizard of Oz’… Maria Pinto’s Olympic Style…

There was no place like Tavern on the Green in New York to commemorate the 70th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz.”

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Inside the new Uniqlo flagship in Paris.


Uniqlo Flagship to Debut in Paris

Uniqlo’s Paris flagship is due to open Thursday, and the highlight will be the much-anticipated minimalist collection designed by Jil Sander.

clock September 29, 2009Elena Berton

Spring looks from Vionnet.

Fashion Features

Vionnet Dresses Up for Spring

Vionnet’s spring lineup will be unveiled on Friday at the Musée de l’Homme in Paris.

clock September 29, 2009Alessandra Ilari

Renzo Rosso and Kelly Rowland

Fashion Scoops

Shaded Lady: Front Row at Dsquared

Some celebrities take hiding behind their sunglasses seriously.

clock September 28, 2009WWD Staff


HMX Promotes Williams to CEO

Doug Williams has been named chief executive officer of HMX LLC, the successor of Hartmarx Corp.

clock September 29, 2009Brenner Thomas

Margherita Missoni and Donatella Versace


Party Lines: AmFAR Dinner in Milan

AmfAR’s first Milan event drew Janet Jackson, Rachel Bilson, Linda Evangelista and Donatella Versace.

clock September 29, 2009WWD Staff


Tyen: 30 Years of Creation

Bernard, Antoine and Delphine Arnault, John Galliano and Claude Montana feted the exhibition “Tyen: 30 Years of Creation,” at the Palais de Tokyo museum.

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Daily Stock Wrap: September 28, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock September 29, 2009WWD Staff


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A look from Deveaux and F.S.Z., which will be offered on Continuum


Liberty Fairs Creates E-commerce Site With Farfetch

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