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Fashion

Chloé Captured the Effortless Simplicity of French Style

The seafaring life was the inspiration for Clare Waight Keller's lovely, breezy spring collection for Chloé.

clock 15hBridget Foley

Fashion

Claus Dietrich Lahrs Appointed Chief Executive of Bottega Veneta

He succeeds Carlo Alberto Beretta, who will take on the new role of chief client and marketing officer at Kering.

clock 15hLuisa Zargani and Joelle Diderich

Beauty

Acqua di Parma Goes Luxe, Plots Retail Expansion

Acqua di Parma is launching a higher-priced line, opening its first U.S. store and expanding its women's range.

clock 11hRachel Strugatz

Wal-Mart’s Goal: Turn Bronx Cheer Into Welcome Mat

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Overview

The retailer is adopting a new strategy armed with an arsenal of store formats, including some never-before-seen concepts and a rejigged SuperCenter.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Textiles

Guatemala Labor Practices Under Scrutiny

The country’s textiles and apparel industry has rejected U.S. and local trade union claims of significant labor law violations.

clock December 30, 2010Ivan Castano

Paul Wesley wears Z Zegna’s trench, Surface To Air’s T-shirt, Y-3’s cotton hoodie and Maison Martin Margiela’s denim jeans, all in cotton.

Fashion

On the Dark Side: Paul Wesley Talks Acting and ‘Vampire Diaries’

The actor has had recurring roles on shows including “Everwood” and “24” but the CW series marks his most in-depth experience to date.

clock December 30, 2010Vanessa Lawrence

Lori, Shelly, and Caryn Hirshleifer

Specialty Stores

Daughters of Hirshleifer’s Founder Think Big

The family-owned fashion retailer, which just celebrated its centennial, has a bright future.

clock December 30, 2010Sharon Edelson

A view of Worth Avenue in Palm Beach.

Specialty Stores

A Makeover for Palm Beach’s Old Guard

Worth Avenue, the city’s famed retail district, gets a tasteful 21st-century update.

clock December 30, 2010Rebecca Kleinman

Tom Ford is headed to Rodeo Drive.

Real Estate

L.A. Retail: A Sporadic Recovery

There’s been a flurry of leasing activity on Rodeo Drive but second- and third-tier shopping districts are struggling.

clock December 30, 2010Rachel Brown

Marketing and Trends

Parisian Beauty Line Keeps Natural Focus

Baume 27 got its name from the fact that its formula contains that number of active ingredients.

clock December 30, 2010Jennifer Weil

Shoppers tread lightly in Manhattan on Monday.

Financial

Storm’s Two-Day Toll Could Be $1B

ShopperTrak expects many of the lost dollars to be recouped.

clock December 30, 2010Arnold J. Karr

Marina Schiano, Loulou de la Falaise and Yves Saint Laurent.

Fashion Features

September 22, 1978: Fete Accompli

After a blowout bash, a special issue and daily flashbacks, WWD wraps up its 100th anniversary celebrations with a look back at one of fashion’s biggest fetes.

clock December 30, 2010Venessa Lau

A rendering of a smaller-format, urban Wal-Mart.

Mass and Off-Price

Wal-Mart Adopts New Strategy in Quest for NYC Store

The retailer is armed with an arsenal of store formats, including some never-before-seen concepts.

clock December 30, 2010Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

No Topshop Deal for Rihanna… Jeannie Lee and Louis Verdad Make a Dress…

Contrary to the speculation sparked by a Tweet, there is no deal in the works for Rihanna at Topshop, sources say.

clock December 30, 2010WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Giorgio Armani, Head Judge

The designer will head the jury panel that will choose the logo of Expo 2015 in Milan.

clock December 30, 2010Luisa Zargani

Government and Trade

Feds Seize $100K in Fakes in Pittsburgh

Counterfeit National Hockey League and National Football League merchandise was among the items confiscated.

clock December 30, 2010Liza Casabona

Sisleÿum will retail for $265.

Designer and Luxury

Sisley to Launch First Men’s Product

Sisleÿum, an all-in-one skin care product, will be available in more than 90 countries.

clock December 30, 2010David Lipke

The original SoHo store.

Retail/Business

Sean Cassidy Expands in Men’s Specialty Retail

The retailer will open new Sean stores and enter the wholesale business next year.

clock December 30, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

The first Toronto store is profitable in its first year.

Intimates and Activewear

Dunning Sportswear to Add Retail, Triathlon Line

Canadian brand plans to open stores in the athletic meccas of Boulder, Colo., and San Diego.

clock December 30, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

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Inside the DFS  T Galleria Fondaco dei Tedeschi store in Venice.

Retail

DFS Group Opens First European Store in Venice

clock 10hLuisa Zargani

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