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Presidential Election Seen Clouding the Spending Picture

Studies show that shoppers are both ready to spend for the holidays and holding off because of the election.

clock 3hDavid Moin and Evan Clark


Brooks Brothers Buys Alexis Bittar Jewelry Business

The retailer's Carolee division will operate the newly acquired label.

clock 3hJean E. Palmieri


Gigi Hadid on Bootie Collaboration With Stuart Weitzman

Gigi Hadid on her collaboration with Stuart Weitzman and the corresponding James Franco-directed film in which she boxes in heels.

clock 9hSophia Chabbott

Sadove Sets Tone For Saks Growth Via Outlets, Web

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Saks Inc. came out of the economic crisis OK, back in the black and with its core strategies intact. But there’s a postrecession game plan with a definite list of priorities.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Puma Chairman and CEO Jochen Zeitz.

Business Features

Puma Forecasts $4B in 2011 Sales

The firm cited exceptional growth in the Americas, up 23.5 percent; sales in the Asia-Pacific region rose 16.3 percent.

clock April 26, 2011Katya Foreman

Coach Spring 2011

Business Features

Coach Profit Rises 18%

Strength in China offsets weakness in Japan as third-quarter sales and profits surge.

clock April 26, 2011Vicki M. Young

Looks from the fall Façonnable collection.


Façonnable Launch Targets Men

Brand plans to open several stores for new denim-based sportswear line by 2013.

clock April 27, 2011Natasha Montrose

Styles from AXX.

Ready To Wear

A|X Marks 20th With Line

Lifestyle brand has created a limited edition capsule collection, AXX, to commemorate the milestone.

clock April 27, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Franca Sozzani


Q&A: Franca Sozzani

Vogue Italia’s editor in chief doesn’t shy away from controversy. Some might argue she courts it.

clock April 27, 2011Luisa Zargani

Bruce Raynor

Business Features

Bruce Raynor Resigns From Workers United

One of the garment industry’s leading union advocates for 38 years is stepping down amid charges of misusing his expense account.

clock April 27, 2011Kristi Ellis and Arthur Friedman


New Share Incentives for Dov Charney

Following last week’s investment by a group of Canadian funds, American Apparel’s ceo no longer holds a majority stake in the company he founded.

clock April 27, 2011David Lipke

Olivier Rousteing

Designer and Luxury

Olivier Rousteing In at Balmain

A key deputy of Christophe Decarnin at the French fashion house, he has been appointed designer of its women’s and men’s ready-to-wear collections.

clock April 27, 2011Joelle Diderich


Designer and Luxury

Motor Cité: Ralph Lauren Peels Into Paris

The designer is displaying his prized car collection — one of the most valuable in the world — in a lavish exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs.

clock April 27, 2011WWD Staff

Sarah Jessica Parker

Designer and Luxury

Hilco Exploring Halston Options

The storied brand, which counts Sarah Jessica Parker as president and chief creative officer, is looking for some more cash or a new home.

clock April 27, 2011Evan Clark


Alex White, W Magazine Part Ways

Vogue’s contributing fashion editor, Edward Enninful, to take over post as fashion and style director.

clock April 27, 2011Zeke Turner

Heather Locklear and Tommy Lee tied the knot in — no surprise — 1986.

Fashion Features

The Bridal Path: Oops! The Eighties!

Pictorial gems from a time when more was, well, you fill in the blank.

clock April 27, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Bridget Foley’s Diary: Finding The Dress

Legions of brides want to feel like princesses for a day. So for what look did Kate Middleton, about to become a real princess, strive? Will she pull it off?

clock April 27, 2011Bridget Foley

A ring from CH + KH.

Fashion Scoops

Chrome Hearts + Kate Hudson… Royal Wedding Facials and Flowers…

Kate Hudson is collaborating on a line of jewelry for Chrome Hearts called CH + KH.

clock April 27, 2011WWD Staff

Jared Leto


P&G Taps Jared Leto for Hugo Fragrances

Actor will be the face of Hugo Just Different, which is launching this summer, and Hugo Man.

clock April 27, 2011Susan Stone

Earrings from Irene Neuwirth’s diamond collection


Irene Neuwirth Line Drops at Barneys New York

The Los Angeles-based jewelry designer expands her reach with a collection of diamonds launching today.

clock April 27, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Stephen I. Sadove

Business Features

Saks Unveils Aggressive Game Plan

Retailer’s priorities include growth through the Internet, Off 5th outlet openings and renovating full-line stores.

clock April 27, 2011David Moin

Tess Giberson

Fashion Features

Tess Giberson Gets Into Shop Culture

On May 5, the designer officially opens her first flagship in New York’s SoHo.

clock April 27, 2011Venessa Lau


Today's Must Read

A look from Deveaux and F.S.Z., which will be offered on Continuum


Liberty Fairs Creates E-commerce Site With Farfetch

clock 13hJean E. Palmieri

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