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Designer and Luxury

Hugo Boss Forecasts Return to Growth in 2010

German fashion firm Hugo Boss plans to open at least 50 stores this year.

clock April 12, 2010Melissa Drier


Jos. A. Bank to Enter Outlets

Jos. A. Bank Clothiers said Monday itcould add 50 to 75 units around the U.S. in 2011 and beyond.

clock April 13, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

Jeffrey Sherman

Human Resources

Hudson’s Bay CEO Retiring After Short Stay

Jeffrey Sherman, chief executive officer of the Toronto-based Hudson’s Bay Co., is retiring next month, after just under two years on the job.

clock April 12, 2010David Moin

Tara Subkoff with Eva Mendes in Dolce & Gabbana.


MCM Flaunts Magazine Debut at Hollywood Fete

A little limo gridlock in the Hollywood Hills wasn’t enough to deter over 60 guests from the bash at Flaunt magazine founder Luis Baraja’s home Friday night.

clock April 12, 2010WWD Staff

Kellwood’s Linda Kinder.


Kellwood Cuts Costs

At Kellwood Co., doing the unexpected and bringing the tech department in-house saved it $3.6 million in only five months.

clock April 13, 2010Cate T. Corcoran

Uma Thurman


Eye Scoop: A New Addition to the Spring Social Calendar

Who’s behind Turnaround for Children’s inaugural dinner.

clock April 13, 2010WWD Staff

Nancy Parker and Michael Leva.


J Jill VP of Design Writes A Cookbook

Michael Leva, with the help of pal Nancy Parker, composed “Recipes for Parties,” in stores now.

clock April 13, 2010Emily Holt

Dana Wood


Dana Wood’s Take on Motherhood

The first-time author Dana Wood, senior fashion features editor at W, opens up in her book “Momover.”

clock April 13, 2010Venessa Lau


Asda’s Bond to Step Down

Andy Bond has stepped down as chief executive officer and president of the Wal-Mart-owned supermarket chain Asda.

clock April 13, 2010Nina Jones


Poletto Named Furla CEO

Furla SpA said Monday it tapped Eraldo Poletto, 49, as its new chief executive officer.

clock April 13, 2010Luisa Zargani

Protests against the government continued in Thailand on Monday, disrupting business.

Government and Trade

Bangkok Business District Remains Volatile

Antigovernment protests in Thailand still causing severe disruptions.

clock April 13, 2010Joyce Barrett

The locks of the Panama Canal are being expanded to accommodate ships twice the size of those currently able to pass through.

Government and Trade

Importers Could Benefit From Ocean Carrier Overcapacity

Ocean freight carriers will spend years trying to cope with a substantial overcapacity problem.

clock April 13, 2010Ross Tucker

Anthropologie's fourth store in Manhattan, at 75 Ninth Avenue.


Anthropologie Opens in Chelsea Market

Anthropologie will open its fourth store in Manhattan on Friday.

clock April 13, 2010Sharon Edelson

Frida Giannini in Singapore.

Designer and Luxury

Gucci’s Frida Giannini Visits Singapore

Gucci’s creative director, Frida Giannini, marked her first visit here Monday in a very special way — by having an orchid named after her.

clock April 13, 2010Soh Chin Ong

Michelle Pfeiffer in Valentino.


Star Power at White House Correspondents Dinner… On the Ball…

Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Alba, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw are on the guest list for the White House Correspondents Association dinner.

clock April 13, 2010WWD Staff

Items from Jeckerson.

Ready To Wear

Jeckerson Opens First Store

Urban chic sportswear brand Jeckerson is plotting its global expansion with its first flagship and online store.

clock April 13, 2010Luisa Zargani

A German stamp with fragrance.


German Stamps Get Scented

Germany has an unexpected new player in the fragrance market: the Deutsche Post, or national mail service.

clock April 13, 2010Melissa Drier

Blake Nordstrom

Business Features

Nordstrom, Tiffany Execs See Earnings Leap

Blake Nordstrom more than doubled his total compensation, to $4.3 million.

clock April 13, 2010Arnold J. Karr

Designer and Luxury

PPR Names New Directors to Board

Retail-to-luxury group PPR adds Laurence Boone, Yseulys Costes, and Caroline Puel as directors.

clock April 13, 2010Miles Socha

The Alice + Olivia collection for MAC Cosmetics.

Fashion Scoops

Alice + Olivia in Mac-Land… Princess Diana’s Dresses…

Alice + Olivia designer Stacey Bendet Eisner has teamed up with MAC Cosmetics to create a limited edition color cosmetics collection.

clock April 13, 2010WWD Staff


Givaudan Sales Up 9.2 Percent

Fragrance sales drive growth for Givaudan during the quarter.

clock April 13, 2010Jennifer Weil

Beauty Features

Toni Braxton to Perform at German Perfume Awards Show

The German Fragrance Foundation has booked Grammy winner Toni Braxton to perform at its Duftstars awards ceremony in Berlin on May 7.

clock April 13, 2010Susan Stone

A fall look from Lorena Sarbu.

Designer and Luxury

Lorena Sarbu Launches Collection

Eveningwear designer Lorena Sarbu first opened two signature boutiques and now is unveiling her signature collection.

clock April 13, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

Reed and Rader’s “Space Projections” story for Vnfold magazine.

Designer and Luxury

High-Tech May Help Brands Reimagine Presentation

Taking fashion to a new place — augmented reality.

clock April 13, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

Edun’s polyester, viscose and spandex vest and shorts worn with Fiona’s silk bra. Falconiere by Juniper Rose fringed epaulettes; Dean Davidson ring.

Fashion Trends

Fall 2010 Fashion Trend: In The Spotlight

For fall, designers have created jackets, dresses and vests with strong shapes — dramatic shoulders and severe lines — which draw attention even in the dark.

clock April 13, 2010Kim Friday

Ralph Lauren in the courtyard of the Paris flagship.

Designer and Luxury

A Grand Bonjour: Polo Ralph Lauren Goes Big in Paris

Ralph Lauren is opening 23,000-square-foot flagship in a 17th-century town house in Paris this week.

clock April 13, 2010Miles Socha


Retail Stocks Hit New High Monday

Dow closes above 11,000 for the first time since Sept. ’08.

clock April 13, 2010Evan Clark


Daily Stock Wrap: April 12, 2010

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock April 13, 2010WWD Staff


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China Fashion Insiders Explain Victoria’s Secret Chaos

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Social Studies