VF Buys Rock & Republic for $57M

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Boucheron's B fragrance.

Financial

Boucheron Signs Licensing Pact with Inter Parfums SA

The 15-year license starts on Jan. 1.

clock December 21, 2010Jennifer Weil

Mike Tindall and Zara Phillips

People

Royal Wedding, Part II

Queen Elizabeth’s colorful eldest granddaughter Zara Phillips is heading to the altar.

clock December 21, 2010Samantha Conti and Nina Jones

American Eagle Outfitters

Retail

American Eagle Taking Flight to Japan

The retailer to open first unit in 2012 through franchise arrangement with Sumikin.

clock December 21, 2010Alexandra Steigrad

Looks from Rock & Republic.

Business Features

VF Acquires Rock & Republic for $57M

Company plans to operate denim brand under licensing model.

clock December 21, 2010David Lipke

Bernard Arnault in Paris on Thursday.

Designer and Luxury

LVMH Boosts Hermès Stake to 20%

Another shot is fired in the battle of the luxury firms.

clock December 21, 2010Joelle Diderich and Evan Clark

A look from Lily Pulitzer.

Media

Oxford to Buy Lilly Pulitzer for $60 Million

Brands cite common goals in making deal.

clock December 21, 2010Jean E. Palmieri and Rosemary Feitelberg

Designer and Luxury

Prada Sets Fashion Show for Beijing

The brand is making a statement in the rapidly expanding Asia-Pacific market.

clock December 22, 2010Luisa Zargani and Amanda Kaiser

Designer and Luxury

Della Valle Shrinks Tod’s Stake

The family remains the largest shareholder in the luxury goods company.

clock December 22, 2010Luisa Zargani

People

Obit: Paris Bar Owner Gerald Nanty

He was a key figure in the city’s nightlife for almost 50 years.

clock December 22, 2010Chantal Goupil

Carolyne Roehm in 1995.

People

December 20, 1995: Suzy Says

WWD correspondent Aileen Mehle, under her “Suzy” column, wrote about holidays and royal weddings — indeed, two of the hottest topics today.

clock December 22, 2010Venessa Lau

Looks from Peek…Aren’t You Curious.

Retail

Nordstrom in Deal With Kids’ Retailer

Department store chain takes minority stake in Peek…Aren’t You Curious.

clock December 22, 2010Sharon Edelson

A North Face product.

Legal

Court Strengthens Options Against Cybersquatters

A federal judge has handed Polo and North Face a powerful new weapon for their online anticounterfeiting efforts.

clock December 22, 2010Alexandra Steigrad

Yves Saint Laurent’s spring-summer 2011 campaign

Media

Memo Pad: YSL’s Moroccan Passion… Barneys’ List…

Model Arizona Muse posed in the gardens of Bled Roknine for YSL’s spring 2011 campaign.

clock December 22, 2010WWD Staff

Financial

Nike Gets Boost From Apparel Sales

A better than 20 percent increase helped the company grow second-quarter profits beyond analysts’ expectations.

clock December 22, 2010Arnold J. Karr

Louis Vuitton in Naples.

Fashion Scoops

Vuitton Says Ciao, Naples… Polyvore’s New Data Feed…

Louis Vuitton inaugurated its newest boutique in a prestigious shopping area in Naples.

clock December 22, 2010WWD Staff

Human Resources

National Retail Federation Announces Honorees

The Container Store and Urban Outfitters ceos among the winners.

clock December 22, 2010Sharon Edelson

Dallin Chase’s cotton shirt and Pleasure Doing Business’ polyester, nylon and rubber skirt. Mawi earrings; Amanda Pearl necklace.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2011 Trend: Frilly Weather Ahead

Contemporary designers are loading their new collections with ruffles and tulle.

clock December 22, 2010Mayte Allende

Gucci Pre-Fall 2011

Fashion Trends

Pre-Fall 2011 Trend: Back and Forth

Both Gucci and Preen took a look back in time for their pre-fall collections.

clock December 22, 2010WWD Staff

Fragrance

Gucci to Launch New Men’s Scent

The fashion house’s fragrance licensee plans to launch a men’s version of Gucci Guilty.

clock December 22, 2010WWD Staff

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