PVH Places a Big Bet With $3B Hilfiger Deal, Sees Overseas Growth

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Government and Trade

U.S., China Spar Over Currency

On Monday, 130 House lawmakers urge Geithner to take action against China’s currency policy.

clock March 14, 2010Kristi Ellis and Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Emanuel Chirico, Tommy Hilfiger and Fred Gehring.

Business Features

PVH Buys Hilfiger for $3 Billion

PVH-Hilfiger megadeal seen as industry-transforming.

clock March 15, 2010Lisa Lockwood and Samantha Conti and Evan Clark and Vicki M. Young and David Lipke

Nicole Farhi RTW Fall 2010

Designer and Luxury

Nicole Farhi Sold to OpenGate

U.K. fashion retailer confirmed the sale of its Nicole Farhi business to Los Angeles-based private equity firm OpenGate Capital.

clock March 15, 2010Nina Jones

Diane von Furstenberg with the honorees and presenters.


DVF Awards Honor Four Women

For a night that honored women, the inaugural DVF Awards also praised a few good men.

clock March 15, 2010Marc Karimzadeh

GlobalTex attendees were drawn to textured textiles.


GlobalTex Marks First Anniversary As Buyers Seek Stretch

The latest edition of the GlobalTex textile fair marked the show’s first anniversary.

clock March 16, 2010Khanh T.L. Tran

Ron Kirk

Government and Trade

AAFA Execs Seek Clear Direction on Trade

USTR Kirk says Obama committed to working with the industry.

clock March 16, 2010Liza Casabona

Francisco Costa and Jackie Frank


Francisco Costa’s Trip Down Under

Francisco Costa got a warm Aussie welcome during his visit to Melbourne on Sunday.

clock March 16, 2010WWD Staff

Elisa Sednaoui


Seriously Elisa: Italian Model Debuts on French Screens

Model Elisa Sednaoui appears in the new film “Bus Palladium,” opening this week in France.

clock March 16, 2010Chantal Goupil

Rhys Ifans


Rhys Ifans Grows Up

The Welsh actor plays mature in Noah Baumbach’s latest film “Greenberg.”

clock March 16, 2010Vanessa Lawrence

Inside one of the Paris apparel fairs.

Ready To Wear

Rock and Military Styles Highlighted at Paris Trade Shows

As the Paris runway shows heralded a new minimalist silhouette, designers showing at the Paris apparel fairs stuck to trends they know work.

clock March 16, 2010Ellen Groves

Designer and Luxury

Bulgari Posts $65.4M Loss for ’09

Heavy destocking in its wholesale channel and global financial crisis weighed on Bulgari SpA’s bottom line.

clock March 16, 2010Luisa Zargani


Movado Expects Higher 4th-Qtr. Loss

Movado said fourth-quarter loss would be between $23.6 million and $24.6 million. Company also promotes Rick Cote to president.

clock March 16, 2010Arnold J. Karr


Wal-Mart Leads Monday Rally

Wal-Mart shares lift yesterday on upgrade by Citi analyst.

clock March 16, 2010Evan Clark

Yves Carcelle

Designer and Luxury

Vuitton’s Yves Carcelle on Asia

Yves Carcelle took some time to extol some of his characteristic optimism about the growing demand for luxury goods in markets both mature and developing.

clock March 16, 2010Amanda Kaiser

Bergdorf is the exclusive retailer for the CIPO 1960 line.


Bergdorf’s Spotlights New Kiton Line

CIPA 1960 collection offered at slightly lower prices.

clock March 16, 2010Jean E. Palmieri


Designer and Luxury

From Madonna to Amy Winehouse, Celebrity Tie-Ups Continue

Madonna and Amy Winehouse lead the new wave of celebrities breaking into the fashion game, undeterred by Lindsay Lohan’s Ungaro fiasco.

clock March 16, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg and Nina Jones

Neil J. Katz and Jonathan K. Pollack

Beauty Features

Beauty Ball Honors Katz and Pollack

At Beauty Ball, Neil J. Katz receives the Beautiful Apple Award, while Belk’s Jonathan K. Pollack is honored as retailer of the year.

clock March 16, 2010Pete Born

Tilda Swinton

Fashion Scoops

Tilda Swinton By the Books… Dining With Pierre Hardy and Alexander Wang…

Tilda Swinton was the guest of honor at a soiree Saturday held by Etat Libre d’Orange at Paris’ Musée des Arts Décoratifs’ bookstore.

clock March 16, 2010WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Avon Launches Environmental Initiative

Avon kickstarts environmentalism effort with $1 million donation to the Nature Conservancy.

clock March 16, 2010Molly Prior

Allegra Hicks’ new store in London.

Designer and Luxury

Allegra Hicks Stages a Comeback

After finding new, private backers for her eponymous business, Allegra Hicks has opened a store on Elizabeth Street.

clock March 16, 2010Samantha Conti

A ring from Mauboussin.


Mauboussin Opens in Bloomingdale’s

Mauboussin is on the move in the U.S., opening a boutique in Bloomie’s in Chestnut Hill.

clock March 16, 2010David Moin

@mrjoezee Thank God there's something for GaGa to wear now when she skis


Memo Pad: Twitter Show and Tell… Glam France… Watson’s Return…

The fashion set, from Coco Rocha to Joe Zee, is in the throes of a microblogging love affair.

clock March 16, 2010WWD Staff

Marc Jacobs RTW Fall 2010

Fashion Trends

Fall 2010 Runway Trend: Going for the Gold

Designers on both sides of the Atlantic were investing in gold this season.

clock March 16, 2010WWD Staff

Ready To Wear

Tommy Timeline

A look at Tommy Hilfiger across the decades.

clock March 16, 2010WWD Staff


Daily Stock Wrap: March 15, 2010

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock March 16, 2010WWD Staff


Today's Must Read

At the TFWA convention.


Travel Retail Flies High Again

clock 7hJennifer Weil and Jenny B. Fine

Social Studies