A $300M Payday: Della Valle’s Golden Touch

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Having already made a paper profit of more than $180 million on his investment in Saks Inc., Diego Della Valle has just received more than $300 million from the sale of 10 percent of Tod’s shares.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Tod’s Bal Harbour store.

Business Features

Della Valle Brothers Sell 10 Percent of Tod’s Shares

Executives pocket more than $300 million in operation with Mediobanca.

clock December 15, 2010Luisa Zargani and Arnold J. Karr


Loehmann’s in Creditors Deal

The retailer said it would exit Chapter 11 on or before February 18, 2011, after reaching an agreement with unsecured creditors.

clock December 15, 2010Alexandra Steigrad

David Lauren and Lauren Bush


FEED Bag Goes to Market

David Lauren, Lauren Bush and Donna Karan were among guests at the annual fundraiser in the West Village Tuesday night.

clock December 15, 2010WWD Staff

Heather Morris

Human Resources

Flirt Taps Heather Morris of ‘Glee’

The Estée Lauder brand has previously worked with Mila Kunis and Serena Williams.

clock December 16, 2010Julie Naughton

Government and Trade

Bangladesh Factory Set to Reopen Saturday

Cause of deadly blaze being investigated.

clock December 16, 2010Jahir U. Ahmed

North Face store.

Business Features

The North Face Eyes $3B in Sales

“Activity-driven” products, e-commerce figure in expansion formula.

clock December 16, 2010Alexandra Steigrad

A suit from Hart Schaffner Marx.


Men’s Tailored Clothing Industry in State of Flux

Ronny Wurtzburger, president of Peerless Clothing International, offers an outlook for next year.

clock December 16, 2010Jean E. Palmieri


Sidney Kimmel to Shift as Jones Chairman

Company founder will move to non-executive post.

clock December 16, 2010Arnold J. Karr

Government and Trade

House Passes Trade Bill

Legislation would extend two expiring trade preferences programs and continue funding levels for wool fabric and yarn spinners.

clock December 15, 2010Kristi Ellis

Tommy Hilfiger’s wool jacket, Boss Black’s wool pants and Brooks Brothers’ cotton shirt. Hackett tie, Robert Talbott tie bar and Tom Ford shoes.

Fashion Features

Fall 2011 Men’s Trend: True Brit

After seasons of sleek and late-Fifties-inspired suiting, a shift in aesthetics has tailored clothing manufacturers using fabrics with more body and pattern.

clock December 16, 2010Alex Badia

Luca Luca Pre-Fall 2011

Fashion Trends

Pre-Fall 2011 Trend:Cocktails, Anyone?

That’s the invitation from a trio of designers who for pre-fall each showed variations on the T-shirt cocktail dress.

clock December 16, 2010WWD Staff

The new Zara unit on Via del Corso in Rome.


Margin Worries Grow for H&M, Inditex

Fast-fashion retailers continued to thrive in the run-up to the holiday season, but rising input costs threaten to pressure their margins heading into 2011.

clock December 16, 2010Joelle Diderich

Igor Cassini

Fashion Features

July 12, 1972: Cassini Royale

Oleg Cassini wasn’t the only famous name in his family. His brother Igor was a major gossip columnist in the Fifties.

clock December 16, 2010Venessa Lau

Cynthia Rowley with her daughter Gigi in Mauritius.


WWD Postcard: Cynthia Rowley in Mauritius

On the map, Mauritius is a speck off the coast of Madagascar. In person, it’s like the Big Island of Hawaii, but where everyone speaks Creole.

clock December 16, 2010WWD Staff

Diane von Furstenberg and Bill Clinton


AmfAR to Honor Bill Clinton, DVF at 25th Anniversary

The charity will also honor Elizabeth Taylor at the gala.

clock December 16, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Sale of Gianfranco Ferré Hits Bump… Charlotte Ronson’s Star-Studded Dinner…

Source close to Gianfranco Ferré said Samsung is having “second thoughts at the altar.”

clock December 16, 2010WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Child, Forced Labor Still a Global Problem: Report

Despite stepped-up efforts by the U.S. Department of Labor, the problem remains.

clock December 16, 2010Kristi Ellis and Liza Casabona


David Shipley Exits New York Times for Bloomberg

The op-ed editor will oversee Bloomberg View.

clock December 16, 2010John Koblin

Jacqueline de Ribes in her own design, a brown velvet gown embellished with gold beadwork.

Fashion Features

February 16, 1983: Tales From De Ribes

Is Jacqueline de Ribes making a comeback?

clock December 17, 2010Venessa Lau


Today's Must Read

Marc Jacobs and Kim Jones on the runway at the Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 menswear show.


Exclusive: Kim Jones Is Leaving Louis Vuitton

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Social Studies