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Fashion's Game of Musical Chairs Quickens in Paris

The spring shows feature debuts at four major brands, prompting reflection on the pace of designer change.

clock 4hMiles Socha

Retail

Tough Times for Neiman's as Firm Battles 'Challenges'

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock 19hDavid Moin

Retail

Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

clock 12hWWD Staff

Al Fayed Says Farewell: Qatar Holding Acquires Harrods for $2.2 Billion

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Overview

The colorful, controversial and at times comical 25-year reign of Mohamed Al Fayed at Harrods has come to a close — he’s sold the store.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Financial

Retail Industry Posts Job Growth

Retailers joined with the overall economy in adding jobs in April.

clock May 7, 2010Liza Casabona

Financial

Retail Stocks Fall 6.7% Last Week

Greece’s drawn-out debt struggle sparked broader concerns last week, sending stocks reeling.

clock May 7, 2010Evan Clark

People

Springsteen Guitar Brings in Bucks at Mick’s Haiti Fundraiser

Mick Jagger, L’Wren Scott, Naomi Watts and Rachel Weisz lent their celebrity to charity NYDG Haiti Rx.

clock May 7, 2010WWD Staff

People

David Yurman’s Townhouse Party

Tory Burch, Michelle Trachtenberg, Melissa George, Lauren Bush, Meredith Melling Burke and Kate Lanphear were among those at the celebration.

clock May 7, 2010WWD Staff

People

The Diller-Von Furstenberg Family Foundation Honored by the Whitney

Diane von Furstenberg, Barry Diller and Alexandre von Furstenberg were honored by the Whitney Museum.

clock May 7, 2010WWD Staff

Department Stores

Harrods Sold for $2.2 Billion

British department store Harrods sold to Qatar Holdings.

clock May 8, 2010Samantha Conti and David Moin and Nina Jones and Miles Socha

Jewelry

New Accessories Gallery Bows

The hip northern Marais design district here has sprouted a new hot spot for decorative arts: Galerie BSL, at 23 Rue Charlot.

clock May 10, 2010Katya Foreman

Fashion Features

Fall 2010 Minimalist Fashion Trend: Meditation Time

Minimalist doesn’t always mean sleek and sharp.

clock May 10, 2010Laurent Folcher

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

BCBG Opens in London

BCBG Max Azria is the latest U.S. label to target London’s retail scene.

clock May 10, 2010Nina Jones

Fashion Scoops

Piaget Goes Viral… A Farewell for Dumas… Doctor Kamali…

Piaget has jumped into social media with its new online campaign featuring Sienna Miller for the 20th anniversary of the company’s Possession collection.

clock May 10, 2010WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Tom Ford Increasing Presence in Asia

Tom Ford is preparing to open two new stores in Asia this summer, expanding the brand’s global presence.

clock May 10, 2010Amanda Kaiser

Beauty Features

Jo Malone’s ‘Dreams’ Appear on TV

Jo Malone meant business, and only a chirping cuckoo clock could have put the beauty industry veteran off her stride.

clock May 10, 2010Brid Costello

Financial

World Expo Attendance Disappoints

The much ballyhooed World Expo here is drawing far fewer visitors than the city promised.

clock May 10, 2010WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Anna’s Tome… Playboy Launching Work-Friendly Site…

Anna Sui, one of the most admired designers around but also one of the shiest, is doing a book.

clock May 10, 2010WWD Staff

People

Damien Hirst and Michael Joo’s Natural World

Damien Hirst and Michael Joo’s “Have You Ever Really Looked at the Sun” runs at the Haunch of Venison gallery in Berlin through August.

clock May 10, 2010Melissa Drier

Financial

Fragrance Sales Lift IFF Net

Earnings jump 35.2% on turnaround in fine fragrance business.

clock May 10, 2010Matthew W. Evans

Department Stores

Macy’s Tweaks Alfani Line for Women

In 1986, when Macy’s introduced the private label Alfani, an obvious play on the Armani name, it was hard to take it seriously.

clock May 10, 2010David Moin

Financial

Shiseido to Buy Out Former Joint Venture Partner in China

Shiseido and Hong Kong-based Dah Chong Hong sign deal.

clock May 10, 2010Amanda Kaiser

Clothing/Furnishings

Spanx Launches Control Tops

Shapewear company Spanx is keeping the momentum going with a new category launch today: control tops that can be worn as ready-to-wear.

clock May 10, 2010Marcy Medina

Clothing/Furnishings

Jockey Taps ‘Smart Fabric’ for New Line

Technology used in Jockey’s new product franchise was developed for NASA astronauts.

clock May 10, 2010Karyn Monget

Intimates and Activewear

Q&A: Ed Emma

Ed Emma, president and chief operating officer of Jockey International, wants to ensure the company remains a household name for decades to come.

clock May 10, 2010Karyn Monget

Fashion Features

Travel Luxe: Myriam Ullens’ First Collection

Myriam Ullens, a front-row regular at Dior and Chanel and wife of Belgian industrialist Guy Ullens, launches Mus, a high-end knitwear line.

clock May 10, 2010Miles Socha

Fashion

Bristol Palin and Whoopi Goldberg Speak at Candie’s Foundation Event

Bristol Palin, Whoopi Goldberg, and Crosby, Stills & Nash take part in benefit to increase awareness of the consequences of teen pregnancy.

clock May 10, 2010Lisa Lockwood

Mass and Off-Price

Nordstrom Rack to Open in Union Square

Nordstrom will open a Rack unit at One Union Square South, marking the Seattle-based retailer’s entry into New York City.

clock May 10, 2010David Moin

Financial

Mohamed Al Fayed: A Wild and Crazy Guy

Life at Harrods under Mohamed Al Fayed may not always have been rosy — but it was never dull.

clock May 10, 2010Samantha Conti and Nina Jones

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Lands’ End Stock Falls on CEO Marchionni’s Exit

clock 19hArthur Zaczkiewicz

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