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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 23mMiles Socha


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

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock 15hDavid Moin


Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

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

clock 9hWWD Staff

Retail’s Big Dreamer: Chris Burch Plots Slew of Ventures

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After spending years in the background at Tory Burch, he is now stepping firmly into the spotlight with a string of high-profile ventures that could establish him as a major force in retailing.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Michael Gross: House Proud

The author turned his focus to the history of some of the great mansions in L.A. in “Unreal Estate: Money, Ambition, and the Lust for Land in Los Angeles.”

clock October 18, 2011Lorna Koski


Different Time, Same Place at Studio 54

Open for “one night only,” the infamous club-turned-theater was besieged by friends and fans, such as Tony Hawk, Cameron Diaz and Naomi Campbell.

clock October 19, 2011Alessandra Codinha

Fashion Scoops

Ashley Greene Tapped for DKNY Ads

She’ll make her first appearance in the spring 2012 global ad campaign now being shot.

clock October 19, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Helsinki Spreads World Design Capital Status Across Globe

Design fanatics who won’t be making the trip to Helsinki can get a sampling of the event in a pop-up store at The Museum of Arts and Design Oct. 21-28.

clock October 19, 2011WWD Staff

Forecasts and Analysis

Activist Investor Group Seeks Change at Carrefour

Knight Vinke Asset Management founder cites “serious governance issues” in an open letter to the troubled French retailer.

clock October 20, 2011Joelle Diderich


Nicole Richie in Fragrance Deal

The designer and author has signed with TPR Holdings LLC.

clock October 20, 2011Andrea Nagel

Health and Beauty Aids

Critical Mass: Regional Drugstores Up Beauty Presence

Smaller players and even chic independents are boosting beauty prototypes to remain competitive.

clock October 20, 2011Faye Brookman

Color Cosmetics

Guerlain Enters Prestige Mascara Category

Launching in January, Noir G de Guerlain is packaged in a refillable compact with a pop-up mirror.

clock October 20, 2011Julie Naughton and Jennifer Weil

Memo Pad

The New York Times Keeps Growing — Slowly

Executives revealed Thursday that, through the third quarter, the newspaper had 324,000 total paid digital readers.

clock October 20, 2011John Koblin


God’s Love We Delivers Turns 25

The charity honored Carolina Herrera and its own volunteers on Wednesday night.

clock October 20, 2011Matthew Lynch

Fashion Features

The Latest From Japan Fashion Week

The shows are continuing to deliver an intriguing mix of fashion, featuring everything from scout uniforms to flowing chiffon dresses.

clock October 20, 2011WWD Staff

Department Stores

La Rinascente Plots the Future

The Italian department store group aims to boost its number of tourist customers while continuing to invest in upgrading its stores.

clock October 20, 2011Luisa Zargani

Beauty Features

CEW Honors Beauty Industry Achievers

Group also issued a Corporate Empowerment for Women Award to Procter & Gamble Beauty & Grooming.

clock October 20, 2011Andrea Nagel

Government and Trade

India Up, China Down in World Bank Export Study

Report rates ease of doing business in 183 countries.

clock October 20, 2011John Zarocostas

Real Estate

Sephora Enters Mexico, Eyes Expansion

The new store, located in Antara Fashion Hall in the Polanco section of Mexico City, occupies an underground space measuring 5,400 square feet.

clock October 20, 2011Pete Born

Designer and Luxury

Leonard Taps Maxime Simoens as Creative Director

Designer is to take over from Véronique Leroy, whose contract ends this month after eight years at the house.

clock October 21, 2011Katya Foreman

Fashion Features

Bridget Foley’s Diary: A Good Dress Times 100

Reflecting on Hal Rubenstein’s new book, “100 Unforgettable Dresses.”

clock October 21, 2011Bridget Foley

Designer and Luxury

Salvatore Ferragamo Takes Moscow

Italian brand held its first fashion show in Moscow on Thursday and also celebrated the launch of its new fragrance, Signorina.

clock October 21, 2011Kevin O’Flynn

Designer and Luxury

Prada Mulls America’s Cup

It looks like the company’s Luna Rossa yacht could be back in the game for the 2013 America’s Cup after all.

clock October 21, 2011WWD Staff


Christopher Burch Plots Slew of Ventures

Armed with a series of high-profile retail projects, Burch has stepped firmly into the spotlight.

clock October 21, 2011Sharon Edelson


Gant to Launch Men’s Scent

Namesake fragrance will be distributed in-house by the Swedish sportswear brand.

clock October 21, 2011David Lipke


A New Step for Nine West

Footwear and accessories brand is launching its first scent, Love Fury, along with a specially designed Love Fury pump.

clock October 21, 2011Julie Naughton

Memo Pad

Tom Delavan Hosts Fete for Gilt Home

The former Domino editor serves as editorial director of the relaunched site.

clock October 21, 2011Amy Wicks

Memo Pad

Tatijana Shoan Launches As If

The former model turned photographer was the guest of honor at a cocktail party to mark the launch of her artisanal, limited edition magazine.

clock October 21, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Karl Lagerfeld’s Bottle of Red

To help mark the 350th anniversary of the Château Rauzan-Ségla vineyard, Chanel’s couturier has designed the label for the 2009 vintage.

clock October 21, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Pringle of Scotland Unveils Capsule Collection

The line, geared for travelers, features 10 cashmere and merino wool separates.

clock October 21, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Grayson Perry Crafts With Louis Vuitton

Luxury brand is sponsoring the artist’s new exhibition at London’s British Museum, called “The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman.”

clock October 21, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Catching Up With David Emanuel

The British designer behind Princess Diana’s wedding gown has been busy making the rounds this week.

clock October 21, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Sixty Group Names General Director

Michel Lhoste formerly served as general manager of Clothing Company and as commercial director of Replay’s parent company, Fashion Box Industries SpA.

clock October 21, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Averyl Oates to Exit Harvey Nichols

The retailer’s buying director in London will leave her role at the end of this year, a spokeswoman confirmed.

clock October 21, 2011WWD Staff

Department Stores

Bankrupt Hart Stores to Close 32 Sites

The Quebec-based department store operator filed for bankruptcy in August.

clock October 21, 2011Vicki M. Young


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