Beauty

Liliane Bettencourt's Funeral Is Held

clock 1hJennifer Weil and Alex Wynne

Fashion

The House Dior Built

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Fashion

DwellStudio's Christiane Lemieux, Kirsten Green Team for Home Startup

clock 9hRachel Strugatz

A Pall Over the Malls: Vacancy Rates Climb, Western States Suffer

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Overview

Once booming, malls in California, Arizona and Nevada are suffering most.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

A Louis Vuitton Speedy bag in Idylle Monogram.

Business Features

LVMH Sales Rise on Rebound in Demand

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton reported an 11.3 percent increase in revenues in the first quarter.

clock April 13, 2010Miles Socha

Packaging from Puma’s new initiative.

Business Features

Puma Unveils Sustainability Plan

Puma aims to get serious about the future of the environment.

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Fall looks from Talbots.

Financial

Talbots Posts 4th-Qtr. Profit

Specialty retailer Talbots reports a profit of $4.1 million. Trudy Sullivan discloses new “segmentation” strategy.

clock April 13, 2010David Moin and Alexandra Steigrad

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Yves Saint Laurent

People

Met Opera Premieres ‘Armida’ With Renée Fleming

Chloe Sevigny and Maggie Gyllenhaal were among those at the Metropolitan Opera gala premiere on Monday.

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Keri Hilson

Color Cosmetics

Keri Hilson Tapped by Avon

Keri Hilson will be the face of Avon’s Imari fragrance brand

clock April 13, 2010Rachel Brown

Financial

Retail Shares Ride High Tuesday on Upswing

S&P Retail Index ended with an increase of 0.7 percent.

clock April 13, 2010Evan Clark

Accessories were key items at Stylemax.

Markets

Accessories, Moderate Apparel Key at Stylemax

Looking for recession-friendly finds, Midwest retailers sought eye-catching accessories and lower-priced fashions at the Stylemax show.

clock April 14, 2010Beth Wilson

Financial

Groupe DBA to Lay Off 142 Employees

Playtex staffers in France will be let go as part of a restructuring.

clock April 14, 2010Joelle Diderich

Designer and Luxury

Poll: Consistency Connects With Shoppers

Brand Keys Fashion Brand Index poll finds consumers define value based on a definitive point of view.

clock April 14, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

Financial

Liz Claiborne’s McComb Sees ’09 Pay Cut

McComb’s total earnings came to $3.5 million, 30.7 percent below the prior-year level.

clock April 14, 2010Arnold J. Karr

Government and Trade

Textile, Apparel Imports Post Strong Gains in Feb.

China and Vietnam lead the surge in textile and apparel imports.

clock April 14, 2010Liza Casabona

Otto is launching new brands for its U.S. business, like Field & Stream 1871.

Financial

Otto Group: A German Giant Tiptoes Back to the U.S.

The Otto Group has quietly set up shop Stateside with the goal of finally taming one of the largest fashion markets in the world.

clock April 14, 2010Brenner Thomas

An ad for the questionnaire.

Designer and Luxury

German Study Tries to Define Luxury

Students at Berlin’s Technical University, or TU, convinced 31 millionaires in Berlin and Cologne to participate in a study on the “aura” of luxury brands.

clock April 14, 2010Melissa Drier

Cole Haan’s jacket over Andrew Marc’s version and DKNY’s stretch wool pants. Weatherproof gloves.

Fashion Trends

Fall 2010 Outerwear Trend: Flight Club

When it comes to style, Amelia Earhart and Beryl Markham got it right.

clock April 14, 2010WWD Staff

The partly built Elk Grove Promenade is stalled.

Real Estate

Recession Fallout: Malls Struggle in Western U.S.

Once booming, malls in California, Arizona and Nevada are suffering most.

clock April 14, 2010Anne Riley-Katz

Financial

Avon Shares Fall Sharply Tuesday on Probe

Avon Products Inc.’s shares dropped almost 8 percent Tuesday, the biggest decline since May 4.

clock April 14, 2010Molly Prior

Government and Trade

Graham Vows to Push China Currency Legislation

Bill would punish China for not letting its currency appreciate.

clock April 14, 2010Kristi Ellis

Retail

Barneys Sets Trunk Show Extravaganza

Barneys New York is staging a “Trunk-a-Palooza” on April 21, featuring 10 fall trunk shows happening simultaneously.

clock April 14, 2010David Moin

A Givenchy dress.

Fashion Scoops

Hubert de Givenchy’s Curatorial Eye… Yankees’ Bling… Prabal Power…

Hubert de Givenchy is curating an upcoming fashion exhibit at the Château de Haroué.

clock April 14, 2010WWD Staff

Signature wallpaper and globe lights give the store a modern, feminine vibe.

Designer and Luxury

Rebecca Taylor Launching Hong Kong Store

Designer Rebecca Taylor opens a 2,000-square-foot flagship at Hong Kong’s Harbour City Mall.

clock April 14, 2010Sharon Edelson

Designer and Luxury

Valentino Taps Kambli

Rolf Kambli, formerly chief executive officer of Bally for Asia-Pacific and Australia, to become president of Valentino Japan.

clock April 14, 2010Alessandra Ilari

Designer and Luxury

Helmut Lang Taps New Men’s Designer

Link Theory Holdings Co. Ltd. has appointed former Issey Miyake designer Naoki Takizawa to design Helmut Lang’s men’s wear line.

clock April 14, 2010Kumi Matsushita

Denim

Levi’s Net Rises in First Quarter

Denim maker Levi’s first-quarter net was boosted by strong sales in the Americas and the benefits of currency exchange.

clock April 14, 2010Ross Tucker

Media

Memo Pad: Is Lynn Hirschberg Next?… Drama Queens…

Stefano Tonchi assumed his position as editor in chief of W on Monday — while not in the office, he’s still building his team from 6 hours and 4,000 miles away.

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Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: April 13, 2010

The day’s top gainers and losers.

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