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Men's

Berluti Confirms Haider Ackermann as New Creative Director

Prized for his colorful, globe-trotting style, the designer is to show his first collection for the French brand next January.

clock 18mMiles Socha

Retail

J. Crew Narrows Loss in Second Quarter

Madewell continues to show gains while comp sales at the J. Crew brand remained challenged.

clock 7hDavid Moin

Retail

China Powers a 19.2% First-Half Gain at SMCP Group

The French retail group operates the Sandro, Maje and Claudie Perlot chains.

clock 20hMiles Socha

Saks Boosts Women’s Private Label Lines

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Overview

Saks Inc. wants to bring a bit more of its private label magic to women’s with a new collection that looks to build on the success of its men’s offerings.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Watches

Swatch Group Acquires Energizer Site

Swiss watchmaker fortifies its domestic production capacity.

clock August 16, 2011Miles Socha

Business

Wal-Mart Net Up, U.S. Comps Down

Strong second-quarter performances at Sam’s Club and internationally couldn’t mitigate the mass retailer’s poor same-store sales domestically.

clock August 16, 2011Sharon Edelson

Clothing/Furnishings

Jonathan Adler Puts Spin on Lacoste

The designer has reimagined the iconic polo as part of the company’s Holiday Collector’s Series.

clock August 16, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Financial

TJX Sales, Profits Up in Quarter

Net sales for the second quarter increased 8 percent to $5.5 billion.

clock August 16, 2011Sharon Edelson

Clothing/Furnishings

Denham Joins the Fight for Water Conservation

Dutch firm has exclusive rights to Orta’s Alchemy One finish for spring 2012.

clock August 16, 2011Jennifer Wiebking

Denim

Avenue Raises Its Denim Ante

Plus-size chain seeks easier shopping experience, more versatile wardrobe options.

clock August 16, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Marketing and Consumer Behavior

Survey: Active Mobile Consumers Seek Best Deals

The AMCs are comprised of both Gen-Y users and Baby Boomers, and 39 percent make purchases on their smartphones at least once a month.

clock August 16, 2011Vicki M. Young

Textiles

Lenzing Nanjing Fibers Starts New Production Line

New line from firm’s subsidiary in China nearly doubled capacity to 140,000 tons annually.

clock August 16, 2011Arthur Friedman

Designer and Luxury

Zac Posen Discusses New Retail Venture

Z Spoke, which is opening in the Meatpacking District, will offer the breadth of his secondary label alongside other personal favorites.

clock August 16, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Designer and Luxury

Elie Tahari Relaunches Web Site

The new site marries commerce with content, with the designer serving as an editorial director of sorts.

clock August 16, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Advertising

Jordache Coming Back to TV

New commercial with “30 Rock” star Katrina Bowden chronicles the denim brand’s history.

clock August 16, 2011Khanh T.L. Tran

Real Estate

The Linq in Vegas Back on Track

Caesars Entertainment Corp. is moving forward with the $550 million, 326,000-square-foot outdoor entertainment, food and retail complex.

clock August 16, 2011Rachel Brown

Real Estate

H&M Kick-starts Growth in Texas

Fall openings of the Swedish fast-fashion chain are slated for Dallas and surrounding suburbs.

clock August 16, 2011Holly Haber

The Markets Features

Project Preview: The Las Vegas Scene

Key things to know about the show, plus the best places to cool off after hours.

clock August 17, 2011WWD Staff

Business Features

Project Preview: The Show at a Glance

Project Las Vegas is back for its semiannual show at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center Aug. 22-24.

clock August 17, 2011WWD Staff

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Spring 2012 Trend: Take a Break

The season is all about stylish comfort, whether it’s a drapy silk dress or an easy-does-it tank and shorts.

clock August 17, 2011Kim Friday

The Markets Features

Project Preview: Adjustment Bureau

The show is finessing its approach to meet retailers’ needs in a challenging economy.

clock August 17, 2011Khanh T.L. Tran

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Project Preview: New and Noteworthy

Aryn Glasser, Adam, Alexis Bittar and BOTB are showing for the first time.

clock August 17, 2011Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

A&F Pays ‘The Situation’ to Stay Away From Its Brand

Abercrombie & Fitch has offered compensation to Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino to stop wearing A&F products.

clock August 16, 2011WWD Staff

Department Stores

Saks Boosting Women’s Private Label

Luxe retailer hopes to build on the success of its namesake men’s collection.

clock August 17, 2011Evan Clark

Designer and Luxury

Rena Lange Teams Up With Celeb Stylist Jennifer Rade

The move is expected to help raise the eveningwear and red carpet profile of the German brand.

clock August 17, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Designer and Luxury

Ralph Lauren’s Spring Voyage

The designer’s world keeps getting bigger and more distinctive, a strategy that is positioning the company to continue its growth spiral.

clock August 17, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Memo Pad

INC Campaign Taps Anna Dello Russo

The stylist and editor is featured in a series of new ads for Macy’s private label brand.

clock August 17, 2011David Lipke and Alessandra Turra

Media Features

Editors Face Teen Angst

In the age of Twitter and Facebook, magazines are desperate to attract the younger reader — and not even the cover is off limits as a lure.

clock August 17, 2011Amy Wicks

Fashion Scoops

Kellan Lutz Is Out for Blood

The “Twilight” franchise actor has no qualms about revisiting his teen years working in retail to support his new clothing brand, Abbot + Main.

clock August 16, 2011WWD Staff

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Tom Mora Named Cole Haan Creative Director, Women’s and Licensed Goods

clock 8hMisty White Sidell

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