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Berluti Confirms Haider Ackermann as Creative Director

Prized for his colorful, globe-trotting style, the designer is to show his first collection for the French brand next January.

clock 32mMiles Socha

Retail

J. Crew Narrows Loss in Second Quarter

Madewell continues to show gains while comp sales at the J. Crew brand remained challenged.

clock 7hDavid Moin

Retail

China Powers a 19.2% First-Half Gain at SMCP Group

The French retail group operates the Sandro, Maje and Claudie Perlot chains.

clock 20hMiles Socha

Penney’s Fast Fashion: Retailer Sets Rollout Of MNG by Mango Line

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Intimates and Activewear

Under Armour to Open Pop-Up Shop in NY

Performance apparel and footwear brand Under Armour is setting up a temporary boutique, which will offer a preview of several of the winter Olympic uniforms.

clock December 2, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Designer and Luxury

Pieters Stepping Down at Hugo

New design team at German label to take over from fall collection.

clock December 1, 2009Melissa Drier

Financial

Bulgari Executive Sells Shares

Transaction to finance Nicola Bulgari’s “personal projects.”

clock December 1, 2009Alessandra Ilari

Designer and Luxury

Lacroix Shrinks to Licensing Operation

Fashion house Lacroix to become a licensing operation as potential suitors retreat.

clock December 1, 2009Miles Socha and Elena Berton

Department Stores

Penney’s Sets Rollout of Mango Line

J. C. Penney Co. Inc. said Tuesday that it has signed on as the exclusive U.S. department store retailer of European fast fashion firm Mango.

clock December 1, 2009Matthew Lynch

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Murdoch Says Pay Up… A Local Huffpo… Times Buyouts Uphill…

News Corp. ceo Rupert Murdoch intends to move to a pay model for all the company’s publications.

clock December 1, 2009WWD Staff

Marketing

Celebrity Sells: The New Match Game

Will Smith and Brad Pitt identified as effective brand endorsers.

clock December 2, 2009Valerie Seckler

Lifestyle

Tiger Woods’ Crash: Assessing the Damage

Tiger Woods, one of the world’s most famous and popular athletes, has seen his profile raised in a way that could soon reduce his power as a marketing force.

clock December 2, 2009Valerie Seckler

Financial

Selective Beauty Sues Claiborne

Selective Beauty, a onetime distributor of Juicy Couture and Usher fragrances in Europe, has sued Liz Claiborne Inc. for $20.2 million.

clock December 2, 2009Matthew Lynch

Financial

Marionnaud Confirms Layoffs

Marionnaud Group confirmed Monday it is trimming its French workforce by 582, of which 405 have opted for voluntary redundancies.

clock December 2, 2009Jennifer Weil

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Moncler to Close French Plant

Moncler, the Milan-based down jacket specialist, is to shutter its Pepper Grenoble French subsidiary and logistics site, based in Echirolles, near Grenoble.

clock December 2, 2009Katya Foreman

Financial

Retail Stocks Gain 1.8 Percent Tuesday

Retail stocks rose yesterday on e-commerce strength, economic data.

clock December 2, 2009Arnold J. Karr

Financial

Yoox Sets IPO Price

The price per share of Internet fashion retailer Yoox Group has been set at 4.30 euros.

clock December 2, 2009Luisa Zargani

Government and Trade

Cotton Exporters Lean on U.S. Over Subsidies

Trade ministers from poor West African nations said that a recent increase in subsidies threatened to bury their cotton industry.

clock December 2, 2009John Zarocostas

Human Resources

In Brief: LIM to Honor Grossman

Mindy Grossman, chief executive officer of HSN Inc., will deliver the main address at LIM College’s 71st annual commencement.

clock December 2, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Madison Ave. Initiative to Boost Italian Luxury Firms

Italian luxury firms are working to overcome the challenges of the economy and the unfavorable exchange rate.

clock December 2, 2009David Moin

Specialty Stores

Pop-Up Shops Ready for Art Basel

More than art and design booths will be popping up, come the Art Basel Miami Beach and Design Miami fairs that kick off today.

clock December 2, 2009WWD Staff

Specialty Stores

H&M’s Persson Talks Expansion

H&M ceo Karl-Johan Persson said the Swedish giant likely would open its first home stores soon.

clock December 2, 2009Miles Socha

Mass and Off-Price

Target Links With Liberty of London

Target is partnering with Liberty of London to launch one of the largest collections it’s ever undertaken with an outside brand.

clock December 2, 2009Samantha Conti and Sharon Edelson

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Cyber Monday Sales Get Boost

Amazon.com, Neiman Marcus Direct and Net-a-porter among those pleased by Cyber Monday sales.

clock December 2, 2009Cate T. Corcoran

Denim

New CEO Tapped for Lucky Brand Jeans

Liz Claiborne Inc. has named David DeMattei as the next chief executive officer of its Lucky Brand Jeans division.

clock December 2, 2009Ross Tucker

Fashion Scoops

Lanvin Stamp-Ede… Fashion Parties Galore at Art Basel… “Looped” In…

Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz has designed two stamps for the French postal service.

clock December 2, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Gucci to Sponsor European Equestrian Masters

Gucci is aiming to trumpet its equestrian heritage as the main sponsor of the European Equestrian Masters, the international horse-jumping show.

clock December 2, 2009Natasha Montrose

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Net-a-Porter Partners With Roland Mouret

Roland Mouret has teamed with Net-a-porter.com for another limited edition collection.

clock December 2, 2009Samantha Conti

Designer and Luxury

Louis Vuitton Heads to Macau

Louis Vuitton, wagering that Macau’s retail outlook is golden, has opened a new Maison here.

clock December 2, 2009Constance Haisma-Kwok

Mergers and Acquisitions

Poised to Grow, Kellwood Eyes Deals

Kellwood CEO Michael W. Kramer wants to acquire at least one brand, and discusses European plans for Vince and a new venue for Kimora Lee Simmons.

clock December 2, 2009Vicki M. Young and Julee Kaplan

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: December 01, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock December 2, 2009WWD Staff

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Tom Mora Named Cole Haan Creative Director, Women’s and Licensed Goods

clock 8hMisty White Sidell

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