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Industry Execs Gather at WWD CEO Summit

Industry leaders gathered at The Pierre hotel in Manhattan for the WWD CEO Summit to discuss the consumer, the state of business and the challenges of the fashion calendar.

clock 17hJessica Iredale


Ralph Lauren Receives John B. Fairchild Honor

The designer thanked his team, his family and WWD for the honor and support.

clock 16hLisa Lockwood


Levi's Unveils New 501 Skinny Jean

The latest addition to the 501 family, set to reach stores and in December, is one offered for men and women.

clock 19hKristi Garced

Talbots Stock Soars on Chance of Buyout

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Shares of The Talbots Inc. jumped 17.6 percent on the possibility of a buyout after investors learned private equity firm Sycamore Partners holds a 9.9 percent stake in the struggling women’s chain.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

Nancy Murray Joins Louis Vuitton North America

She has been named senior vice president, communications, effective Monday.

clock August 1, 2011Joelle Diderich

Talbots shares closed at $4.07 on Monday.


Talbots Stock Soars on Chance of Buyout

Private equity firm Sycamore Partners has purchased a 9.9% stake in the struggling women’s specialty chain.

clock August 1, 2011Vicki M. Young

A Nine West Runway Relief ad.

Fashion Scoops

Nine West Runway Relief Launches

The shoe brand teamed up with stylist Leslie Fremar to create limited edition tank tops to benefit the CFDA’s Fashion Targets Breast Cancer.

clock August 1, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Business Features

Stocks Waver as Debt Deal Nears

Retail fared worse than other sectors throughout the day. The S&P Retail Index ended off 1 percent, or 5.22 points, at 533.94.

clock August 1, 2011Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis

Ralph Toledano

Human Resources

Ralph Toledano Named Chairman at St. John

The former ceo of Chloé International will succeed James Kelley at the ready-to-wear firm.

clock August 1, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Karlie Kloss


Celebs Support Super Saturday

The annual open-air charity shopping event brought out hoards of shoppers, all for a good cause.

clock August 1, 2011Alessandra Codinha

Edgar Huber

Human Resources

Edgar Huber Named CEO at Lands’ End

Former Liz Claiborne and L’Oreal executive also named president.

clock August 1, 2011David Moin

Marithé et François Girbaud’s Wattwash line.


New Focus on Next Gen Fabrics

From recycled goods to waterless treatments, production methods turn innovative.

clock August 1, 2011Arthur Friedman

Fabiola Beracasa


Watermill Center Summer Benefit Gala Gets Artsy

The event drew creative types including Robert Wilson, Cindy Sherman, Rufus Wainwright and Nancy Whang.

clock August 1, 2011Alessandra Codinha

Jerry Seinfeld, Jessica Seinfeld in Reed Krakoff, Reed Krakoff, Gayle King in Aiden Mattox and Delphine Krakoff in Reed Krakoff.


Krakoffs Host Baby Buggy Dinner in East Hampton

Gwyneth Paltrow, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, Rachel Zoe, Nacho Figueras and Blythe Danner attended the event to benefit Jessica Seinfeld’s charity.

clock August 1, 2011David Lipke

Business Features

Next Step Judge’s Call in Christian Louboutin, YSL Case

Lawyers for both brands sent out their last pleas to New York Southern District Judge Victor Marrero.

clock August 1, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Inside the Lacoste store.

Ready To Wear

Lacoste Fifth Avenue Flagship Reopens With New Design

The store adds another 1,000 square feet of space by annexing a former jewelry store that was adjacent to its location.

clock August 1, 2011David Lipke

Timo Weiland’s skorts and Anne Fontaine’s cotton top. Converse sneakers.

Fashion Trends

Resort 2012 Trend: In Shorts Supply

Chic is upstaging cheeky when it comes to the best shorts for resort.

clock August 2, 2011Bobbi Queen

Designer and Luxury

Warnaco Profit Up, Raises 2011 Guidance

The firm expects its retail operations to surpass 80 percent of operating income in the fourth quarter.

clock August 2, 2011Arnold J. Karr

A “Roomscapes of the Imagination” window at Barneys.


‘Roomscapes’ Transform Windows at Barneys New York

For his first window extravaganza, creative director Dennis Freedman tapped a cross-section of artists, architects and interior designers.

clock August 1, 2011Sharon Edelson

Vincent Gallo for G-Star.


G-Star Taps Vincent Gallo… Battle of the Apps Begins…

G-Star has tapped actor and director Vincent Gallo for its fall men’s campaign.

clock August 2, 2011WWD Staff

Andy Roddick

Fashion Scoops

Andy Roddick’s Lacoste Launch… Steven Klein Heading South…

Andy Roddick hosted a tennis clinic at the launch event for his signature collection of performance apparel with Lacoste.

clock August 2, 2011WWD Staff


Coach Expanding Into Brazil, Vietnam

The New York-based handbag and accessories firm has signed multiyear deals to enter both regions.

clock August 2, 2011Alexandra Steigrad


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Sephora France Launches Brands Exclusively Online

clock 20hJennifer Weil

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