Marc to Dior? Talks Get Serious

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Bernard Arnault might poach a star designer for Christian Dior after all — and one from his own constellation of luxury brands. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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A Christian Louboutin shoe.

Business Features

Louboutin/YSL Lawsuit on Hold Pending Appeal

Federal appellate court to decide appeal of the district court’s preliminary injunction ruling before it will address issue of canceling Louboutin’s trademark.

clock August 19, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Ann Taylor Holiday 2011


Ann Inc. Profits Surge, Firm Eyeing Canada

Kay Krill, president and ceo of Ann Inc., told WWD that consumers responded to the fashion at Ann Taylor and Loft.

clock August 19, 2011Sharon Edelson

William Ackman


J.C. Penney Allows William Ackman to Build Stake

Investor cuts deal to boost holdings in retailer to 26.1 percent, gives up some voting rights.

clock August 21, 2011Evan Clark

Bamboo Style’s hand-woven clutch.

Accessory Trends

Accessories: Trends Key in Offsetting Weak Economy

Instead of raising their prices, brands exhibiting at ENK’s Accessories Circuit and Accessories the Show placed their bets on innovation.

clock August 19, 2011Rachel Strugatz and Alexandra Steigrad

A vintage Lou Lingerie ad.


Lou-Paris Making U.S. Push

The 65-year-old French bra brand has opened an office in New York and all logistics will be managed by the Fruit of the Loom logistics facility.

clock August 19, 2011Karyn Monget

Disco-inspired pouchette and suede clutches.


Sam Edelman Launches Handbag Collection

A year after being bought by Brown Shoe Co., the brand will make its first foray outside footwear.

clock August 19, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

A rendering of Hilfiger’s Knightsbridge store.

Designer and Luxury

Tommy Hilfiger to Open Largest U.K. Store

The 8,288-square-foot space in Knightsbridge will be near Harrods, as well as branded stores such as Mulberry and Burberry.

clock August 21, 2011Nina Jones

With & Wessel’s merino wool scarf, turtleneck, shirt and pants.


With & Wessel Making Wool Four-Season Staple

Seven years after they first met, Stian Tolnæs and Cathrine Wessel are back in Manhattan and opening a flagship store in NoLIta.

clock August 19, 2011Venessa Lau

A display at Against All Odds.

Business Features

WWD Milestones: Southpole at 20

Two Korean brothers start an apparel company that emerges as one of the biggest players in urbanwear.

clock August 22, 2011David Lipke

A display at Against All Odds.


WWD Milestones: Against All Odds Living Up to Its Name

The timing of the economic downturn couldn’t have been worse for the urban streetwear retailer as it had just opened a string of stores on the West Coast.

clock August 22, 2011David Lipke

A Southpole licensed headwear product

Hats, Gloves and More

WWD Milestones: Southpole’s Licensing Machine

About 10 percent of the brand’s wholesale volume is generated through licenses in categories including headwear, eyewear and footwear.

clock August 22, 2011Vicki M. Young

The Southpole shop at J.C. Penney.


WWD Milestones: Southpole Stays True

Retailers point to a key-item focus and value pricing as critical to the brand’s success in stores.

clock August 22, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Sears picked up Southpole in 2002.

Ready To Wear

WWD Milestones: The Southpole Journey

The route to a $1 billion retail business.

clock August 22, 2011David Lipke

A frame from the current anti-bullying video campaign.

Marketing and Promotion

WWD Milestones: Southpole’s Bully Pulpit

Celebs like Ciara and Nick Cannon helped build the brand, but now Southpole is making an anti-bullying message the centerpiece of its marketing.

clock August 22, 2011David Lipke

Baggy looks from 2006 worn by R&B artists Marques Houston and Omarion.


WWD Milestones: Denim Key to Southpole Growth

The brand’s denim styles might be slimming down, but sales show no sign of diminishing.

clock August 22, 2011WWD Staff

Polyester twill bomber jacket with cotton and spandex denim jeans and leather sneakers.


WWD Milestones: The Southpole Girl

She works a wearable mix of comfortable favorites, such as the polo shirt and tracksuit with on-trend styles.

clock August 22, 2011Kim Friday

Vest, shirt and denim jeans, all in cotton. Nylon vest, polyester T-shirt 
and cotton denim jeans. Polyester sweater and shorts and cotton denim jeans. Cotton sweater and T-shirt and polyester shorts. Hats and belts by Southpole.

Fashion Features

WWD Milestones: The Southpole Male

With everything Nineties having a fashion comeback, the brand’s urban aesthetic looks perfectly on trend.

clock August 22, 2011Alex Badia

Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana von Furstenberg share a great deal, most recently, the film “Tanner Hall,” set for release next month.

Fashion Features

Bridget Foley’s Diary: Fast Friends of ‘Tanner Hall’

Tatiana von Furstenberg and Francesca Gregorini dish on their first full-length film, which they wrote and directed together.

clock August 22, 2011Bridget Foley

Fashion Scoops

Ralph Lauren to Stage Accessories Preview

New York Fashion Week event will be held in the women’s flagship on Madison Avenue.

clock August 22, 2011WWD Staff

Radar by Fashion GPS.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion GPS Unveils Radar Software

Geared for editors, buyers, designers and publicists, Radar will allow users to RSVP to all of their Fashion Week invites all once in one place.

clock August 22, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Preview: Audemars Piguet Ambassadors Cup

The tournament celebrates the launch of the luxury brand’s Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 44mm watch.

clock August 22, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

‘Fashion Feeds New York’ to Debut in September

DKNY and other fashion companies will host trunk shows and in-store promotions to raise funds for the charitable initiative.

clock August 22, 2011WWD Staff

Needleman’s first September issue delivers some good news.


Preview: WSJ Magazine’s September Issue

Clocking in at 124 total pages and 57 ad pages, the issue sets a new record for the three-year-old magazine.

clock August 22, 2011John Koblin

Dan Rather


Checking In With Dan Rather

The august newsman is polishing up “Summing Up,” a memoir due out in the spring.

clock August 22, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

A rendering of the Adam store opening in NoLIta


Expanding Adam Adds NoLita Unit

Designer Adam Lippes’ second downtown Manhattan store is expected to do $2 million in first-year sales.

clock August 22, 2011Sharon Edelson

Marc Jacobs taking his bow at his most recent Louis Vuitton women’s show.

Designer and Luxury

Marc Jacobs to Dior? Talks Get Serious

Bernard Arnault might poach a star designer for Christian Dior after all — and one from his own constellation of luxury brands.

clock August 22, 2011Miles Socha

Yala’s wrap and maxiskirt, T-shirt and scarf.

Ready To Wear

WWDMagic: Ones to Watch

Yala, Dittos and Colosseum are three brands making their debuts at the show this week.

clock August 22, 2011Marcy Medina

Retailers are looking for a variety of jeans silhouettes. Here, Vigoss’ jeans with BCBGeneration’s top and V Frass’ scarf.

Ready To Wear

WWDMagic: Buyers in Cautious Mood

Many retailers headed to Las Vegas for the trade show are behaving like their shoppers — and being careful about where they put their money.

clock August 22, 2011Rachel Brown

Sugar Factory American Brasserie


WWDMagic: Chillin’ in the Desert

A few ways to relax in Las Vegas after a day at the trade shows.

clock August 22, 2011WWD Staff

Josie by Natori’s nylon and spandex bra and Josie Natori’s rayon and nylon skirt.


Spring 2012 Innerwear Trend: What Lies Above

Lingerie designers are making a real fashion statement for spring with bras too special to simply be called “underwear.”

clock August 22, 2011Bobbi Queen

A bit of charm goes a long way at WWDMagic, Project and ENK, all of which begin today in Las Vegas and run through Wednesday. Feminine dresses, such as this polyester one by Max & Cleo, are one item on buyers’ wish lists.

Business Features

WWDMAGIC: Balancing Fashion and Price

Finding the sweet spot in pricing can be a challenge for the thousands of buyers, designers and manufacturers attending the show.

clock August 22, 2011Khanh T.L. Tran

Jessica Simpson Collection’s polyester jacket and cotton T-shirt; BB Dakota’s cotton and spandex shorts.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2012 Trend: Welcome to the Tropics

Sultry silks and exotic prints make for one steamy season.

clock August 22, 2011Kim Friday


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