Despite Lots of Turmoil, Buyers Laud Paris Season

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In a week of intense drama off the catwalk, retailers found plenty to like about Fashion Week, cutting through the chatter about who will replace John Galliano as Christian Dior’s couturier.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Inter Parfums Profit Rises to $6.2M

The European launches of the Montblanc and Boucheron scents are expected to expand the firm’s prestige business.

clock March 9, 2011Arnold J. Karr and Matthew W. Evans and Jennifer Weil


American Eagle Outfitters Seeking New CEO

The company announced Wednesday that James O’Donnell would retire, a move welcomed by a number of analysts.

clock March 9, 2011Alexandra Steigrad and Evan Clark

Delphine Arnault and Natalia Vodianova

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Louis Vuitton

VIPs were greeted by liveried maids proffering vodka shots and potatoes with caviar.

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Memo Pad: David Carey’s Bragging Rights… Neiman Marcus Launches Blog…

Hearst magazine president David Carey brought what he called “show and tell” to his keynote interview with reporter Brett Pulley at the Bloomberg Media Summit.

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Fashion Scoops

Cremieux to Launch Collection for J. Press

After an exclusive 10-year relationship with Dillard’s, the brand is spreading its wings.

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Oak to Open Shop on Fire Island

Located in the affluent gay enclave of the Pines, the men’s store will carry clothing, accessories, gifts and home products.

clock March 10, 2011David Lipke

Shipley & Halmos shoes will retail from $325 to $495.

Business Features

Shipley & Halmos Launch Footwear, Formalwear

New York-based label is expanding its men’s business for fall.

clock March 10, 2011David Lipke

A look from Girbaud.


Passport Brands’ New Business Model

Former I.C. Issacs adding group of medium-size labels to augment Girbaud jeans business in the U.S.

clock March 10, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Hiroki Nakamura

Designer and Luxury

Visvim Draws Celebs to L.A. Trunk Show

Designer Hiroki Nakamura has reached his own sort of star status here by selectively distributing his label in the U.S.

clock March 10, 2011Rachel Brown

Inside the 3x1 retail store-cum-factory in Soho.


Scott Morrison, Eric Rothfeld Launch 3×1 Denim

The label’s 7,300-square-foot SoHo space will serve as both a production facility and high-end flagship.

clock March 10, 2011David Lipke


Men’s Wearhouse Retooling Women’s Offering at K&G

The initiative performed “poorly,” required low-margin liquidation.

clock March 10, 2011Jean E. Palmieri and Arnold J. Karr

A look from Blue Pearl.

Ready To Wear

Allen Schwartz Expands

The Los Angeles designer is launching two new contemporary lines and a string of licenses for men’s wear.

clock March 10, 2011Khanh T.L. Tran


Gap Outlines Strategies for Turnaround

On Wednesday, chairman and ceo Glenn Murphy spelled out key strategies aimed at getting the juggernaut back on track.

clock March 10, 2011David Moin

Left: Boss Black coat, Louis Vuitton shirt, Lanvin turtleneck and Ralph Lauren Purple Label pants. Cire gloves. Right: Armani Collezioni jacket with lapin lining, Hamilton shirt, Elie Tahari sweater and John Varvatos pants.

Fashion Features

Men’s Trend: Shearling Code

In a season full of textured fabrics, lush suedes and fur trims, the shearling coat becomes the key outerwear piece.

clock March 10, 2011Alex Badia

Baptiste Giabiconi


Boy’s Night Out: Ariel Wizman Spills His Secrets

WWD pays a visit to the Left Bank apartment of the witty social critic and ardent lover of French women.

clock March 10, 2011Jessica Iredale

Lounge space at The Trilby.


Feast for the Eye: The Trilby Doffs Its Cap

The Cooper Square Hotel’s new lounge and eatery is more cozy and bookish than trendy and pretentious.

clock March 10, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Features

Man of the Week: Bradley Cooper

The actor looked sharp in Tom Ford at the premiere of the movie, “Limitless.”

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Mila Kunis

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Miu Miu… Bernard Arnault Acquires Moynat…

Mila Kunis dishes on Paris and her next film project at the Miu Miu show.

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Haider Ackermann RTW Fall 2011

Fashion Features

Though Tumultuous, Paris Provides Winners

Here is what retailers had to say about Paris Fashion Week.

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Human Resources

Suzanne Dawson Promoted at Aveda

In her new role as vice president of global innovation she will oversee the Natural-Organic-Green division.

clock March 10, 2011Julie Naughton

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Kate Spade’s Web Site Amps Up Edit

The redesigned site adds greater editorial content to its previously e-commerce-focused site.

clock March 10, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Maria Sharapova’s current Nike Women's Training Campaign.


Maria Sharapova’s Digital Takeover

The tennis star is relaunching her Web site,, today.

clock March 10, 2011Rachel Strugatz


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