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Retail

Rick Owens’ Concrete Castle in SoHo

His new New York store is on the corner of Howard Street and Crosby Street in SoHo.

clock 24hJessica Iredale

Fashion

French Court Rules Against Burkini Ban

The decision could set a precedent and topple other beach bans that have caused an international furor.

clock 18hMiles Socha

Beauty

Elf Cosmetics Files for IPO

The mass-market beauty company had $96.8 million in sales for the first half of 2016.

clock August 26, 2016Allison Collins

Penney’s Taps Goldman In Ackman Battle

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Overview

The retailer hired Goldman Sachs to help play defense against activist investor William Ackman, sources said. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Business

Versace Ups Sales Forecast

CEO of Versace SpA Gian Giacomo Ferraris also said 2010 revenues would exceed his target of 270 million euros.

clock October 12, 2010Luisa Zargani

Designer and Luxury

Matthew Williamson Designs Diffusion Line

Muse by Matthew Williamson — the collection’s working title — will be manufactured and distributed by MBFG.

clock October 12, 2010Samantha Conti

People

Moggridge: A Design-Happy Guy Leads the Cooper-Hewitt

The Cooper-Hewitt’s new director, Bill Moggridge, is very much of-the-people, for-the-people.

clock October 13, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

Eyewear

Luxottica Owner Outlines Succession Plan

Leonardo Del Vecchio will give the rights to his six children.

clock October 13, 2010Kerry Olsen

Specialty Stores

French Retailer L’Eclaireur Celebrates 30

Ask L’Eclairer’s Armand Hadida about the future, though, and he gets so excited he leaps out of his chair to expound on his vision of 21st-century retailing.

clock October 13, 2010Joelle Diderich

Trends

Spring 2011 Runway Trend: Denim Rules

There was an infinite variety of denim in the spring collections.

clock October 13, 2010WWD Staff

Specialty Stores

Fast Fashion Flocks to India

Forever 21 draws a long line of customers in New Delhi.

clock October 13, 2010Mayu Saini

Fashion Features

Dec. 27, 1972: Great Expectations

Of WWD’s many love affairs with fashion-centric films, none was greater than its obsession with 1974’s “The Great Gatsby.”

clock October 13, 2010Venessa Lau

Denim

Levi’s Net Falls in Third Quarter

Levi’s sales improved as the company increased spending on new stores and advertising for brands.

clock October 13, 2010David Lipke

Designer and Luxury

Model Elle Muliarchyk’s Fashion Film

The model’s movie commissioned by Phillip Lim and Lane Crawford debuted in Hong Kong this week

clock October 13, 2010Venessa Lau

Memo Pad

Wrangler Monitors Brett Favre… Heidi’s Back…

Wrangler would not comment on whether they would continue working with Brett Favre.

clock October 13, 2010WWD Staff

Financial

J.C. Penney Hires Goldman Sachs for Ackman Battle

J.C. Penney taps investment bank to aid in discussions with activist investor.

clock October 13, 2010David Moin and Evan Clark and Arnold J. Karr

Specialty Stores

Barneys Goes Foodie for Holiday

Christmas windows for Barneys will feature Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse and Mario Batali.

clock October 13, 2010Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

Alexander Wang Denies Nike Rumors… H&M Appoints Artistic Director…

Both Alexander Wang and Nike confirmed exclusively to WWD that no collaboration is in the works.

clock October 13, 2010WWD Staff

Department Stores

Kaufhof Chain Taps Wolfgang Joop

Wolfgang Joop has been named “creative partner” for the Galeria Kaufhof.

clock October 13, 2010Melissa Drier

Handbags

Coach Enters U.K.

Shop set to open in the Westfield White City mall in West London this spring.

clock October 13, 2010Samantha Conti

Beauty Features

Avon, L’Oréal Rumors Swirl

Avon shares rose more than 4 percent Tuesday on speculation.

clock October 13, 2010Molly Prior and Alex Wynne

Beauty Features

Industry Meets at InnoCosmetics

Senior executives from a host of cosmetics and consumer products companies gathered in the German capital last week for the two-day InnoCosmetics Europe event.

clock October 13, 2010Susan Stone

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