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Fashion's Game of Musical Chairs Quickens in Paris

The spring shows feature debuts at four major brands, prompting reflection on the pace of designer change.

clock 4hMiles Socha

Retail

Tough Times for Neiman's as Firm Battles 'Challenges'

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock 18hDavid Moin

Retail

Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

clock 12hWWD Staff

Supreme Court Nixes Class Action v. Wal-Mart

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Overview

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Monday, stopping what would have been one of the largest gender discrimination class action lawsuits in history from moving forward.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

PPR Coming to America… Richard Cohen in Milan for Saks…

Laurent Claquin, currently senior vice president of corporate and social responsibility, is moving to New York this fall to become head of PPR Americas.

clock June 19, 2011WWD Staff

Department Stores

J.C. Penney Clarifies Timing of Myron Ullman Exit

The ceo will stay on for a three-month transition period as Ron Johnson takes over as his successor.

clock June 20, 2011David Moin

Legal

Supreme Court Nixes Class Action v. Wal-Mart

In unanimous decision, high court ruled that gender case cannot advance as a class action.

clock June 20, 2011Kristi Ellis

Memo Pad

Condé Nast Fashion Titles See High-Level Departures

At Vogue, Filipa Fino, senior accessories editor, is out after 11 years at the magazine.

clock June 20, 2011Amy Wicks

Denim

Maurice Marciano Sets Retirement

Guess chairman and co-founder will retire at the conclusion of his current employment contract on Jan. 28, the end of the company’s current fiscal year.

clock June 20, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Denim

WWD Berlin Preview: Q&A With Karl-Heinz Müller

A decade after hip streetwear show Bread & Butter shook up the German trade-fair scene, its founder reflects and projects what’s next.

clock June 21, 2011Melissa Drier

Fashion Features

WWD Berlin Preview: On the Rise

These four labels hope to make some noise during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin.

clock June 21, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Features

WWD Berlin Preview: Show Calendar

Following are the runway and trade show schedules for Berlin Fashion Week.

clock June 21, 2011WWD Staff

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

WWD Berlin Preview: City Prepares for Rousing Show Season

The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin tent and studio space are booked to capacity, as are the Bread & Butter and Premium fairs.

clock June 21, 2011Melissa Drier

Lifestyle

WWD Berlin Preview: Eat, Drink, Look

Diversions in the city’s cultural and culinary scene.

clock June 21, 2011WWD Staff

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

ENK International, Italy’s M.Seventy Team for Shows

The name of the collaboration and the number of exhibitors is still to be determined, but a press conference in Milan today will announce the partnership.

clock June 21, 2011Luisa Zargani

Food

Pierre Jancou’s Latest Is… Vivant!

The French chef’s new restaurant is nested on a lively street in the 10th arrondissement and offers a different menu daily.

clock June 21, 2011Chantal Goupil

Designer and Luxury

Ex-Marc Jacobs Exec Strikes Back

A response to the counterclaim alleging financial manipulation is expected to be filed next month by lawyers for Patrice Lataillade.

clock June 21, 2011Vicki M. Young

Designer and Luxury

Belstaff Taps Martin Cooper as Creative Boss

He comes to the English outerwear brand from Burberry.

clock June 21, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Louis Vuitton’s Casa Degli Atellani Dinner… Caruso’s Shop Talk…

For a fashion event in Milan, it doesn’t get much more impressive than the Casa Degli Atellani, a residence that houses Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper.”

clock June 21, 2011WWD Staff

Jewelry

Sunglass Hut Takes Rachel Bilson Global

As the retailer’s global footprint is swelling, the actress is a growing presence.

clock June 21, 2011Rachel Brown

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Arena’s Invitation to Splash… ‘Page One’ at the Box Office…

French swimwear brand Arena has invited editors and others to don the suits and dive into a pool at the Racing, a private sports club in Paris.

clock June 21, 2011WWD Staff

Clothing/Furnishings

Men’s Spring 2012: Back to the Future

Italian accessories brands are rejuvenating iconic styles, such as the Oxford or the driving shoe.

clock June 21, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion

Men’s Spring 2012: Milan on Track

Italian designers showed a slew of checks, stripes and prints as the men’s shows kicked into high gear.

clock June 21, 2011WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Men’s Spring 2012: Tod’s Luxurious Take

The house upped the luxury ante with travel and mailman bags in supple crocodile hides.

clock June 21, 2011WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Cynthia Rowley’s Art Attack

On June 22, the designer will unveil resort with a look book-cum-art project on StyleCaster.com, done in collaboration with Brooklyn-based Reed + Rader.

clock June 21, 2011Venessa Lau

Government and Trade

China Planning to Reduce Taxes on Luxe Goods

A new tariff system for overseas products, including high-end items, will be in place by the beginning of October.

clock June 21, 2011Lara Farrar

Essentialist

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Milken Institute Global Conference

Retail

Lands’ End Stock Falls on CEO Marchionni’s Exit

clock 19hArthur Zaczkiewicz

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