Kering Q1 Sales Rise 27.1% as Gucci Soars Again

clock 3hJoelle Diderich


Swiss Watch Sales Increase 4.8% in March

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Amazon Prime Members Can Now Forego Heavy Lifting

clock 3hElizabeth Doupnik and Sharon Edelson

Inflation vs. Deflation: As Economy Improves, Price Pressures Grow

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Condé Nast Moving W Operations Out of Fairchild

Announcement came from Charles H. Townsend, the company’s president and chief executive officer.

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The Kobe, Japan skyline.

Designer and Luxury

Vuitton and Barneys Heat Up Retail Scene in Kobe

Louis Vuitton and Barneys Japan have just opened stores in Kobe, Japan.

clock March 17, 2010Amanda Kaiser

Political protests in Bangkok, Thailand are growing.

Government and Trade

Protests Push Bangkok Malls to Step Up Security

In Bangkok, largely peaceful protesters block city streets, but retailers have hired hundred of extra security guards as a precaution.

clock March 17, 2010Joyce Barrett


Moody’s Upgrades Saks, Says Outlook Stable

Retail shares up 0.4% as Fed holds rates steady.

clock March 17, 2010Arnold J. Karr


Ready To Wear

New Lines at FashionCenterDallas in DMC

Dozens of new fashion resources will make their Dallas debut this month at FashionCenterDallas.

clock March 17, 2010Holly Haber

World Cup players on nine teams will wear Nike’s recycled polyester soccer jerseys in South Africa.


Nike Aims for World Cup Score

Nike is kick-starting its global soccer marketing for the FIFA World Cup.

clock March 17, 2010Valerie Seckler

Polo Ralph Lauren will stage the first-ever fashion show for the Lauren by Ralph Lauren brand on its website.

Designer and Luxury

Lauren by Ralph Lauren Show Set For the Web

The show will feature footage of real models on the runway in spring looks customers can order immediately.

clock March 17, 2010Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Center Dallas at the Dallas Market Center.


Contemporary Uptick at DMC

Fast fashion is on the rise at the Dallas Market Center.

clock March 17, 2010Holly Haber

Marketing and Promotion

Forum Assesses Direction of Online Advertising

Online advertisers need to empower consumers and get them to take the lead in deciding if they want their data to be made available to the brands.

clock March 17, 2010Nina Jones

Tt Collection

Ready To Wear

FIG Unveils Showroom Expansions, New Labels

Fashion Industry Gallery is getting ready to present three showroom expansions at next week’s market, as well as the debut of key labels such as Nanette Lepore.

clock March 17, 2010Holly Haber

The fashion industry could face an inflationary environment for the first time in many years.


Price Increases on Fashion’s Horizon

Deflation still a threat, for now, but higher prices loom.

clock March 17, 2010Evan Clark

Karl Lagerfeld RTW Fall 2010

Designer and Luxury

Lagerfeld Brand to Remain With Apax

Karl Lagerfeld SAS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tommy Hilfiger Group since 2005, is not part of PVH’s $3 billion acquisition of Hilfiger’s company.

clock March 17, 2010Lisa Lockwood

PepsiCo, a sponsor of One Young World delegates, ran a corporate responsibility ad in The New York Times last weekend, addressing health and nutrition, with Coca-Cola, the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group and the American Beverage Association.

Marketing and Promotion

At One World Summit, Companies Listen to Gen-Y

Nike, Burberry, Burt’s Bees, Pepsico, and Nokia among companies that invested $4.3 million to draw 950 young adults and teens to summit.

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Harley Viera-Newton

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: An Inspiring Affair…

Cole Haan planted down at haute New York eatery 10 Downing Monday night to fete its spring advertising campaign.

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A style from Magdalena.

Ready To Wear

Showgoers Working for a Turnaround

Inclement weather in the Northeast, the U.S.’ nearly double-digit percentage unemployment rate and job security are still deterring some shoppers.

clock March 17, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

Patrizio di Marco


Lundgren Talks Expansion for Macy’s

Macy’s is actively investigating opening stores in China.

clock March 17, 2010Kate Bowers


Class-Action Suit Against Polo Kicks Off

Firm’s attorney claims allegations are overblown.

clock March 17, 2010Joanna Ramey


Rue21 4th-Qtr. Profits Grow 67.9%

Recent IPO issue looks to double store count within five years.

clock March 17, 2010Alexandra Steigrad

BrandOrders’ goal is to make the buying process more efficient.


New Online Sites Aim to Connect Industry

There are a slew of new fashion industry-specific Web sites springing up that combine marketplaces with social media.

clock March 17, 2010Sharon Edelson

Looks from Talbots’ fall lineup.


Talbots Ups Fashion Ante

In its self-professed, ongoing evolution away from “your grandmother’s Talbots,” the retailer took its fall collection in a different direction.

clock March 17, 2010Jessica Iredale

Hermès RTW Fall 2010

Fashion Trends

Fall 2010 Runway Trend: Camel Lot

One of fall’s leading shades was the traditional color camel, and it turned up in imaginative pieces ranging from long blouson jackets to deconstructed capes.

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Michael Kors

Designer and Luxury

Michael Kors Expands to Japan

Michael Kors lifestyle concept boutique opens in Tokyo in September.

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GQ Style


Memo Pad: A Paul Smith Man… Anna Sui Shops in Syria… Wedding Bells…

Paul Smith is dressing up his windows to mark the spring-summer issue of GQ Style, the men’s fashion biannual published by British GQ.

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The fashion industry could face an inflationary environment for the first time in many years.


Inflation vs. Deflation: As Economy Improves, Price Pressures Grow

If the economic recovery stays on track, the fashion world just might have to adjust to something it hasn’t seen in almost two decades: inflation.

clock March 17, 2010Evan Clark

Dr. Joyce Brown of  F.I.T., Mayor Bloomberg, Terry and Tina Lundgren


Lundgren’s Lift for Higher Education

Lundgren spoke to the crowd at Monday night’s gala for the Fashion Institute of Technology about the importance of mentoring.

clock March 17, 2010David Moin


Richard Wightman, Former WWD Reporter

Richard Wightman chronicled the liberalization of apparel and textile trade from its early days and over five presidencies.

clock March 17, 2010WWD Staff

Usain Bolt will be the face of Puma’s upcoming fragrance line, Animagical.


Sprinter Usain Bolt to Be Face of Puma Scent

Usain Bolt will appear in ads for Puma Animagical fragrance line.

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