Amazon Sets Launch of Flash-Sale Site

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Amazon.com, the $34 billion global Web giant, will today muscle its way into the flash-sale craze with the launch of a members-only Web site called Myhabit. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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An ad for Volcom jeans.

Business Features

PPR Acquires Volcom for $607.5M

California action-sport brand joins Puma in the French firm’s sport and lifestyle division.

clock May 2, 2011Joelle Diderich

Designer and Luxury

Alessandro Sartori Exiting Z Zegna

He will be succeeded by Paul Surridge, currently head designer of Jil Sander Menswear.

clock May 2, 2011Luisa Zargani and Miles Socha

Financial

Markets Unaffected by Bin Laden Death

Aside from a stepped-up police presence, it appeared to be business as usual for the retail and financial worlds.

clock May 2, 2011Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis and Vicki M. Young

Kate Bosworth in Preen.

Human Resources

Cotton Inc. Taps Kate Bosworth for New Ads

Actress will star in the third installment of “The Fabric of My Life” campaign.

clock May 3, 2011Kristi Ellis

The Port of Los Angeles

Government and Trade

Textile Task Force Targets Import Fraud

U.S. Customs & Border Protection is working closely with its counterparts in Mexico.

clock May 3, 2011Kristi Ellis

Cary Grant in 1955.

People

Cary Grant: Life With Father

The actor’s only child, Jennifer Grant, opens up about their relationship in a new autobiography, “Good Stuff: A Reminiscence of my Father, Cary Grant.”

clock May 3, 2011Lorna Koski

Oleg Cassini offered this gown with lace sleeves before Friday’s royal wedding.

Ready To Wear

The Middletons’ Halo Effect

Dress sales are expected to get a lift from the looks that Kate and Pippa Middleton wore to Friday’s royal wedding festivities.

clock May 3, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Francisco Costa and Claire Danes

Parties

AmfAR Hits Brazil

Architect Felipe Diniz hosted the organization’s first Latin American benefit at his São Paulo mansion.

clock May 3, 2011Simone Esmanhotto

Daphne Guinness in Alexander McQueen

Parties

A Savage Garden at the Met

The night belonged to Lee Alexander McQueen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala on Monday.

clock May 2, 2011WWD Staff

Daphne Guinness

Fashion Scoops

Daphne Guinness, Performance Artist… Dov Charney’s Paycheck…

Daphne Guinness, socialite and muse to the late Lee Alexander McQueen, can add another job description to her résumé: performance artist.

clock May 3, 2011WWD Staff

Business Features

Sears Issues Q1 Outlook

A net loss of between $145 million and $195 million, or between $1.35 and $1.81 per diluted share, is expected.

clock May 3, 2011David Moin

Amazon’s Myhabit flash-sale site.

Business Features

Amazon to Launch Flash-Sale Site

The global Web giant today debuts a members-only Web site called Myhabit.com.

clock May 3, 2011David Moin

The cover of Time magazine.

Media

Memo Pad: Covering Bin Laden… People Magazine’s Royal Gain…

Osama bin Laden is getting the giant red X treatment on the next cover of Time magazine.

clock May 3, 2011WWD Staff

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

José Neves, founder and chief executive officer of Farfetch.

Business

Farfetch Scores $397M Investment from JD.com

clock 9hEvan Clark

Social Studies