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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 5hMiles Socha

Retail

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

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock 20hDavid 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 14hWWD Staff

Greek Crisis Threatens More Consumer Woes

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Overview

Fear of the impact of the country’s financial drama wreaked havoc with stock markets worldwide last week.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Financial

Prada Shares Inch Up on First Day of Trading

Market had been bracing for a drop.

clock June 26, 2011Ellen Sheng

Fashion Scoops

Zegna Fetes New Store in Paris

Ermenegildo Zegna pulled out all the stops to fete the opening of two new stores — one on Paris’ Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and the other in cyberspace.

clock June 24, 2011WWD Staff

Financial

Moda Operandi Gets Funding

Venture capital and growth equity firm New Enterprise Associates Inc. is the lead investor in the series B financing of $10 million.

clock June 24, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Department Stores

Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s Go Global Via Web

Both companies’ Web sites will start to accept online orders from 91 countries today.

clock June 26, 2011David Moin

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Kenzo

Carl Barât took the early Eurostar from London to take in Kenzo’s men’s wear show, but said he would soon be calling Paris home.

clock June 25, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Ann Demeulemeester

It’s been a month of new ventures for Patti Smith, who appeared front row at the designer’s men’s wear show.

clock June 25, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Dior Homme Spring 2012

Dior Homme’s eclectic front row on Saturday had Chinese film star Dou Xiao rubbing shoulders with rapper Usher and arty filmmaker Radu Mihaileanu.

clock June 25, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Stone Island’s Flagship in Paris

Neighbors include trendy concept store Colette and Goyard’s luxury accessories boutique.

clock June 26, 2011WWD Staff

Financial

Greek Crisis Threatens More Consumer Woes

Fear of the impact of the country’s financial drama wreaked havoc with stock markets worldwide last week.

clock June 27, 2011Samantha Conti

Legal

Deb Shops Files Chapter 11

The 325-unit juniors chain has a deal for its senior lenders to acquire substantially all of its assets and to continue operations.

clock June 27, 2011David Moin

Handbags

Furla Launches Bags With Saks Fifth Avenue

The 84-year-old company will enter the higher-end category for the first time with the six-piece satchel collection.

clock June 27, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Financial

Wal-Mart to Lease Zellers Units From Target

The companies’ Canadian units have inked a deal in which Wal-Mart will assume the leasehold interests of up to 39 sites.

clock June 27, 2011Vicki M. Young

Designer and Luxury

Council of Fashion Designers of America in Garment District Initiative

The Design Trust for Public Space and the CFDA have launched “Making Midtown: Sustaining Design and Production in an Evolving Garment Center.”

clock June 27, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Christophe Josse Launches Ready-to-Wear Collection

The collection comes just six months after he was awarded the official haute couture seal by the Chambre Syndicale, French fashion’s governing body.

clock June 27, 2011WWD Staff

Lifestyle

‘The House in France,’ a Memoir

In her new book, Gully Wells, a longtime editor and writer at Condé Nast Traveler, looks back at her mother’s life.

clock June 27, 2011Lorna Koski

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Givenchy’s Fall Ad Campaign… New Editor at Whole Living…

Riccardo Tisci’s fall collections for Givenchy — which featured snarling Rottweiler prints for him, panthers for her — inspired a campaign with equal ferocity.

clock June 27, 2011WWD Staff

Intimates and Activewear

Q&A: Rhonda Shear, Ahh Bra Creator

The hostess of the “Up All Night” TV series on the USA Network in the Nineties is expanding her lingerie label into a global brand.

clock June 27, 2011Karyn Monget

Jewelry

Heidi Klum Launches Costume Jewelry With QVC

The initial collection from Wildlife by Heidi Klum includes about 35 styles that will retail from $30 to $200.

clock June 27, 2011David Lipke

Intimates and Activewear

Mode City and Interfilière See Uplift

Show organizer Eurovet moved the event forward to July from September to coincide with collection launches.

clock June 27, 2011Devorah Lauter

Fashion

Men’s Spring 2012: Leisure Class

An upbeat, energetic mood defined the Paris season: brisk, sports-inspired outerwear; dynamic tailoring, and cheerful prints and colors.

clock June 27, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Lanvin

Pastries and flavored coffees awaited guests at Lanvin men’s show on Sunday, and chef Frédéric Anton gave his nod of approval.

clock June 26, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at agnès b.

Among the neophytes making their catwalk debut at the agnès b. men’s wear show in Paris was actor Henry Hopper, son of Dennis Hopper.

clock June 26, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Cerruti

Jessica Stroup took in the men’s wear show on Saturday, with no fussing about her second-row placement.

clock June 27, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Givenchy

Carine Roitfeld was spotted at the men’s show Friday in a panther-print pencil skirt.

clock June 27, 2011WWD Staff

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clock 21hArthur Zaczkiewicz

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