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Retail

Future at Stake: Neiman's Battles the Luxury Drought

A deal to sell the Dallas-based luxury chain would be difficult to execute.

clock 1hDavid Moin

Fashion

Inside Giorgio Armani's Chic Spring Collection

Dubbing his collection ‘Charmani,’ Giorgio Armani’s spring line radiated a chic charm that felt fresh and alluring.

clock September 23, 2016Bridget Foley

Fashion

Versace Rethinks Ath-leisure for Spring 2017

Donatella Versace played an athletic hand for the win for spring.

clock September 24, 2016Jessica Iredale

Moving Up at Polo: Fagan and Paredes Given Bigger Roles

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Overview

Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. is bulking up its executive ranks.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Mergers and Acquisitions

Swatch, Bulgari Deny Takeover Speculation

Shares in Bulgari SpA rose more than 5 percent in early trading on the Milan Stock Exchange.

clock March 29, 2010Luisa Zargani and Joelle Diderich

Leather Goods

New SoHo Shop Badichi Offers Custom Belts

Badichi, a new boutique in SoHo that opened this month, is offering a unique service: customized belts.

clock March 30, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

Government and Trade

Haitian Industry Seeks Additional Trade Benefits

The Haitian apparel industry has asked the Obama administration to increase the volume of textiles and apparel that can be shipped here duty free.

clock March 30, 2010Liza Casabona and Kristi Ellis

Fashion

South African Fashion Week Gets Focused

SAFW, now in its 14th year, took place last weekend in downtown Johannesburg’s historic Turbine Hall, short on fanfare but strong on focus.

clock March 30, 2010Bambina Wise

Textiles

The Fiber Price Sheet: March 29, 2010

The last Tuesday of every month, WWD publishes the current, month-ago and year-ago fiber prices.

clock March 30, 2010WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Japan Fashion Week Receives Lukewarm Response

The four days of Japan Fashion Week drew a mixed response from buyers and observers on the originality and commercial viability of the clothes on offer.

clock March 30, 2010Amanda Kaiser and Kelly Wetherille

Marketing and Promotion

Survey: Consumers Prefer Cash

Cash rules. More than half the American public — 54 percent — is favoring cold, hard cash as the way they pay for their purchases.

clock March 30, 2010Valerie Seckler

Designer and Luxury

Hermès, Wally Dissolve Yacht Venture

Hermès International has ended its joint venture with Monaco-based yacht maker Wally to produce an extra-wide, environmentally sustainable yacht.

clock March 30, 2010Joelle Diderich

Government and Trade

Italy’s Textile, Apparel Sales Fall

Italy’s textile and apparel industry has overcome “the most dramatic phase of the current recession.”

clock March 30, 2010Luisa Zargani

Financial

Outlet Mall Operator Value Retail Reports Sales Climb

Value Retail plc reported a 21 percent increase in sales in 2009, reaching the 1 billion euro-mark, or $1.39 billion at average exchange rates.

clock March 30, 2010Luisa Zargani

Textiles

Filo Mills Pressured by Rising Costs

Manufacturers at Filo emphasized lower-priced blended yarns rather than fancy fibers during the Filo yarn fair.

clock March 30, 2010Kerry Olsen

Textiles

At L.A. Textile Fair, Buyers Seek Weathered and Natural Textures

Companies seek metallics, weathered textiles strong at Los Angeles International Textile Show.

clock March 30, 2010Khanh T.L. Tran

Clothing/Furnishings

Hugo Boss to Cut Dividend

The supervisory and executive boards of Hugo Boss AG have proposed a 30 percent cut in the firm’s dividend for 2009.

clock March 30, 2010Melissa Drier

Clothing/Furnishings

Swank Net Falls on Year-Ago Benefit

In the three months ended Dec. 31, Swank’s net income fell 50.9 percent to $1.3 million.

clock March 30, 2010Arnold J. Karr

Financial

Panel Doesn’t Expect Big Retail Bankruptcies in ’10

At webinar, Gregg M. Galardi, a corporate restructuring partner at the Skadden law firm, says companies reluctant to restructure through a Ch. 11 filing.

clock March 30, 2010Vicki M. Young

Financial

Talbots Leads Retail Pack Monday

Shares of The Talbots Inc. shot up 13.2 percent Monday.

clock March 30, 2010Evan Clark

People

The Price Is Right: Jacqui Getty’s Monthly Allowance Request

The Los Angeles social Jacqui Getty is asking for over $300,000 per month from her husband Peter Getty in order to cover her living expenses.

clock March 30, 2010WWD Staff

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Antonio Marras Signs Licensing Deals

Antonio Marras is expanding its product offer with three licensing agreements, which bow for pre-fall 2010.

clock March 30, 2010Luisa Zargani

Retail/Business

Geox Opens ‘Breathable’ Store

Geox has unveiled its first “breathing store,” a new concept that revolves around the brand’s technology and that will be extended globally.

clock March 30, 2010Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

Designers Lobby and Nudge for CFDA Awards

Just as the Oscars and the Tony Awards have their share of pre-show politics, so does the Council of Fashion Designers of America awards.

clock March 30, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Plucking Up Patou… Carla Bruni-Sarkozy’s French Lessons…

A weekend auction of the final Jean Patou collection designed by Christian Lacroix exceeded estimates.

clock March 30, 2010WWD Staff

Denim

Cynosure Plots Series of Launches

If Dream Out Loud by Selena Gomez creates a bang at retail this fall, then the fashion industry can expect to hear a lot more from Cynosure Holdings.

clock March 30, 2010Khanh T.L. Tran

Designer and Luxury

Polo Ralph Lauren Promotes Fagan, Paredes

Polo has promoted Charles Fagan to executive vice president and chief of staff to Ralph Lauren.

clock March 30, 2010Marc Karimzadeh

Business

Selena Gomez and Kmart Dream Out Loud

Now, it’s Kmart’s turn to rejuvenate its juniors department with Selena Gomez.

clock March 30, 2010Khanh T.L. Tran

Denim

Lee Cooper France Files for Bankruptcy

The denim brand has filed for the equivalent of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in France.

clock March 30, 2010Emilie Marsh

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Marion Cotillard’s Shanghai High… Lucky Louboutin…

Thanks to Christian Dior, Marion Cotillard keeps racking up those frequent-flier miles.

clock March 30, 2010WWD Staff

Financial

Oxford Industries Swings to Profitability

Fourth-quarter results swung into the black at Oxford Industries Inc., owner of the Tommy Bahama and Ben Sherman brands, while sales continued to decline.

clock March 30, 2010David Lipke and Vicki M. Young

Designer and Luxury

Safilo Reports Net Loss of $488.4M

Eyewear maker Safilo Group SpA on Monday appointed new chairman and reported a net loss of 351.4 million euros, or $488.4 million.

clock March 30, 2010Luisa Zargani

Financial

Shu Uemura to Exit U.S.

L’Oréal USA said Monday that it will close all U.S. operations of Shu Uemura Cosmetics.

clock March 30, 2010Julie Naughton

Business

Prada’s Profits Increase, Revenue Slips

Patrizio Bertelli, ceo of the Prada Group, said the performance confirms the group’s strategy and should allow it to continue to expand worldwide.

clock March 30, 2010Luisa Zargani

Retail/Business

Wolverine Names Head of Apparel Sales

Nick Schwartz has joined Wolverine World Wide as vice president of sales for apparel and accessories.

clock March 30, 2010WWD Staff

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: March 29, 2010

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock March 30, 2010WWD Staff

People

Catching Up With Emma Watson

Emma Watson and Vogue’s Sarah Mower, Meredith Melling Burke and Mark Holgate hosted a party at the hot eatery Pulino’s last Thursday.

clock March 30, 2010WWD Staff

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