The Power of Potential: China Lures U.S. Stores As Middle Class Grows

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Fashion Features

Tommy Hilfiger Stands Up for Global Poverty

As Milennium Promise’s first world leader, Tommy Hilfiger will give a speech at the United Nations on Friday.

clock June 23, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg and David Lipke

A spring 2002 Balenciaga campaign.


25 Years of Inez and Vinoodh

A retrospective of photographers Inez and Vinoodh’s work will be staged at the Foam Museum in Amsterdam.

clock June 24, 2010Jessica Iredale

Venus Williams in her own design.


What The Ladies of Wimbledon Are Wearing

Wimbledon’s top players, from Maria Sharapova to Venus Williams, are upping their fashion game.

clock June 24, 2010WWD Staff

Jamee Gregory's perfect stationery idea's.


Jamee Gregory’s Entertaining Tips

Jamee Gregory, author of “New York Parties: Private Views,” offers advice on where to shop for invitations.

clock June 24, 2010WWD Staff

David Meister

Designer and Luxury

New Bridal Lines Debut

Lilly Pulitzer, David Meister, Angel Sanchez and Carmen Marc Valvo brands participate in bridal runway show in New York.

clock June 24, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg and Mayte Allende


Pringle Downsizes, Victoria’s Secret Expands

Pringle plans to shutter its New Bond Street store here and move into smaller premises in Mayfair, WWD has learned.

clock June 24, 2010Samantha Conti

Nike apparel sales grew 13 percent.

Business Features

Nike Profits Up 52.9% in 4th Qtr.

Nike’s rapid growth in apparel and emerging markets help firm beat estimates.

clock June 24, 2010Arnold J. Karr


Daily Stock Wrap: June 23, 2010

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock June 24, 2010WWD Staff


Group Acquires Bankrupt David Webb

Fine jewelry firm bought by members of FOF Inventory Holding.

clock June 24, 2010Lauren Benet Stephenson


Retail Stocks Inch Up Wednesday

Markets looks past feds more dour outlook.

clock June 24, 2010Evan Clark

John Ermatinger, President, Asia Pacific Region for Gap Inc.


Gap Launching China Strategy

Gap Inc. considers its next move in China “the cornerstone” of the firm’s global strategy.

clock June 24, 2010David Moin

A Guess billboard in Beijing.

Business Features

U.S. Retailers Push in China

Gap Inc., American Eagle Outfitters Inc. and Bebe Stores Inc. are making their first forays into China.

clock June 24, 2010Rachel Brown and Anne Riley-Katz

Designer and Luxury

Silvia Venturini Fendi Sets AltaRoma Program

In her role as president of AltaRoma, the association that organizes couture shows in Milan, Silvia Venturini Fendi plans to support young designers.

clock June 24, 2010Luisa Zargani

Forever 21 in Time Square.


Forever 21 Opens Four-Level Store in Times Square

The flagship that Forever 21 will open in Times Square Friday represents the scope of the retailer’s $100 million-plus ambitions.

clock June 24, 2010Sharon Edelson

Men's looks from Levi’s Made & Crafted.


Levi’s Outlines New Premium Strategy

Exec Maurizio Donadi says aims is to “conquer a piece of the market that Levi’s has struggled to reach.”

clock June 24, 2010David Lipke

Inside Baxter Finley, Barber & Shop.


Baxter Opens First Barbershop

Men’s grooming brand Baxter has taken the plunge into retail and services.

clock June 24, 2010Matthew W. Evans

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and John Galliano

Designer and Luxury

Galliano Awarded Legion of Honor

John Galliano decorated with a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor by French President Sarkozy Wednesday night.

clock June 24, 2010Miles Socha

Louis Vuitton’s fall fashion campaign.


A Trio of Beauties in Vuitton’s Fall Ads… Donna Karan’s Silver Anniversary…

Fall Vuitton ads show models at work, that is preening, while Donna Karan’s fall Collection campaign features Karlie Kloss set against the New York skyline.

clock June 24, 2010WWD Staff

Louis Vuitton temporary store is in an 18th-century house.


Chanel, Vuitton Open in Saint-Tropez

French luxury brands Louis Vuitton and Chanel are in a Saint-Tropez state of mind.

clock June 24, 2010WWD Staff

Viktor Horsting, Elly Jackson and Rolf Snoeren

Fashion Scoops

La Roux Suits Up for Viktor & Rolf… Edun Hits Liberty…

Pop sensation Elly Jackson, aka La Roux, will be the surprise guest opening Paris men’s fashion week at Viktor & Rolf today.

clock June 24, 2010WWD Staff

Doug Williams


HMX Says No Plant Closings on Tap

Despite friction, owners maintain commitment to company, brands and strategy.

clock June 24, 2010Vicki M. Young

Dries Van Noten inspects a look from his spring lineup.

Designer and Luxury

Homme Run: Men’s Wear Designers Prep for Paris Shows

Men’s wear designers prepare to mount the starting blocks in the French capital.

clock June 24, 2010Katya Foreman and Laurent Folcher


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Model on the catwalk


Thom Browne Men’s Spring 2019

clock 11hSamantha Conti

Social Studies