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J. Crew's Credit Rating Downgraded

Credit watchdog Moody's downgraded the debt backing J. Crew to “Caa2” from “B3.”

clock December 2, 2016Evan Clark

Business

Sweatshops Persist in U.S. Garment Industry

Despite decades of enforcement, labor investigators keep turning up violations in garment shops in California.

clock 20hKristi Ellis and Khanh T.L. Tran

Business

Italy's Prime Minister Resigns

Renzi acknowledged the result of the exit polls following the referendum on Sunday, which showed the “no front” ahead almost 60 percent.

clock December 4, 2016Luisa Zargani

Michael Kors IPO Values Firm at $3.6B

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Call Michael Kors the $111 million man. If all goes according to plan, that’s how much the designer could get as part of an initial public offering unveiled Friday.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Jewelry

Cartier Gets Preliminary Injunction Against Raymond Weil

According to legal documents, the Court of Cologne, Germany, ruled that Raymond Weil’s Jasmine watches are illegal imitations of Cartier’s Ballon Bleu model.

clock November 30, 2011Samantha Conti

Jennifer Lopez

Fashion Scoops

Jennifer Lopez Headlines Morocco Mall Opening

Star to help inaugurate shell-shaped shopping mall.

clock December 2, 2011WWD Staff

A Roger Vivier design for Princess Soraya

Fashion Scoops

Roger Vivier Shoe Fetches $26,385 at Auction

The luxury accessories brand snapped up the lion’s share of top lots at an auction of the shoemaker’s private collection.

clock December 1, 2011WWD Staff

Rachel Roy Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Rachel Roy Pre-Fall 2012

The designer celebrated empowered women such as artists Louise Joséphine Bourgeois and Tamara de Lempicka.

clock December 1, 2011WWD Staff

Christopher Bailey and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

Parties

Burberry Fetes New Paris Flagship

Christopher Bailey hosts a party at British ambassador’s residence.

clock December 2, 2011Miles Socha

Georgia May Jagger and Tommy Hilfiger

Parties

Tommy Hilfiger Celebrates New London Flagship

The designer played host at the Brompton Road store.

clock December 2, 2011Samantha Conti

Missoni Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Missoni Pre-Fall 2012

Angela Missoni focused on outerwear, showing wool tweed coats and cabans trimmed with knitted raschel in the house’s iconic patterns.

clock December 2, 2011WWD Staff

Michael Kors

Business Features

Michael Kors IPO Values Firm at $3.6B

Designer brand is looking to trade publicly on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “KORS.”

clock December 4, 2011Evan Clark and Marc Karimzadeh and Lisa Lockwood

Eyewear

Oakley Inks Deal With Trimera Group

The branded line will include lifestyle and performance swimwear as well as swim-related apparel, accessories, cover-ups, bags and hats.

clock December 2, 2011Karyn Monget

Anne Keating

Retail

Anne Keating Puts Bloomingdale’s Best Face Forward

Keeping the department store in the forefront of corporate philanthropy falls on the shoulders of its senior vice president of public relations.

clock December 5, 2011David Moin

Jason Wu Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Jason Wu Pre-Fall 2012

“Charley Harper meets the maharaja” is how the designer described his collection, which was inspired by the illustrator’s wildlife work.

clock December 5, 2011WWD Staff

The Fashion Rocks campaign.

Retail

Bloomingdale’s Keeps the Focus on Fun

Marketing chief Frank Berman discusses key recent campaigns, including “Fashion Rocks” and “Lights, Camera, Fashion.”

clock December 5, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Kevin Harter

Retail

Kevin Harter: Adding Character

From Popeye to the Beatles, the VP of fashion direction for men’s has added some interesting characters to Bloomingdale’s product mix over the years.

clock December 5, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

An accessories outpost at 59th Street.

Retail

Accessories: The Finishing Touches

The first category shoppers see when they enter Bloomingdale’s from Lexington Avenue, accessories is considered a crucial element in the chain’s retail mix.

clock December 5, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

The online wedding registry offers tips for brides-to-be.

Retail

Clicks and Bricks: Building Bloomingdale’s Online Business

When Bruce Berman talks synergy between bloomingdales.com and the brick-and-mortar units, it’s not just lip service.

clock December 5, 2011Sharon Edelson

The Aqua private label area.

Retail

Bloomingdale’s Evolving Retail Strategy

Frank Doroff, vice chairman and general merchandise manager of ready-to-wear and bloomingdales.com, recalls two decades of innovation and reinvention.

clock December 5, 2011Sharon Edelson

Francine Klein

Color Cosmetics

Head to Toe With Bloomingdale’s Francine Klein

The executive vice president and general merchandise manager of fashion accessories talks about hot categories and what’s driving them.

clock December 5, 2011Andrea Nagel

John Vitale

Retail

Bloomingdale’s Team Players

Senior executives round out the management squad.

clock December 5, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Joe Laneve

Retail

Bloomingdale’s Home Front

Joe Laneve, senior vice president and general merchandise manager of home furnishings, has been key in providing synergy between home and fashion.

clock December 5, 2011Sharon Edelson

Tony Spring

Retail

Tony Spring Climbs the Ranks at Bloomingdale’s

Though it’s no guarantee, the president and chief operating officer is widely considered the lead candidate to eventually succeed Michael Gould.

clock December 5, 2011David Moin

Terry Lundgren

Retail

Strategy Session With Terry Lundgren

The chairman, president and chief executive officer of Macy’s Inc. sees multiple opportunities for Bloomingdale’s.

clock December 5, 2011WWD Staff

Retail

Lush Sets Rapid Store Expansion

Beauty company is poised to erupt into 2012 with no less than three dozen store openings planned for the U.S.

clock December 2, 2011Belisa Silva

An outlet at Bergen Town Center in Paramus, N.J.

Retail

Bloomingdale’s Outlet Concept

Despite launching outlets only in 2010, the company is starting to capitalize on consumers’ quest for value.

clock December 5, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

MAC

Retail

Jack Hruska: Bringing Bloomingdale’s Vision to Life

The executive vice president of creative services has been instrumental in bringing more of the 59th Street character and sophistication to the branches.

clock December 5, 2011David Moin

Fashion Scoops

Shaun Kearney Exits Cynthia Steffe

The creative director and executive vice president has left the firm and his last collection will be spring 2012.

clock December 5, 2011WWD Staff

Louis Verdad and Arielle Kebbel

Fashion Scoops

Louis Verdad Returns to the Runway

The Los Angeles-based designer staged his first runway show for his namesake label in more than three years.

clock December 5, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Scoop, Hilldun Factors in Good Standing

The 15-unit contemporary retailer has a new friend in the New York-based factoring and finance firm.

clock December 5, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Yeohlee Teng and Valerie Steele Talk Shop

A loud voice in the ongoing Save the Garment Center campaign, the designer said most of her collection is made down the street.

clock December 5, 2011WWD Staff

A Look at the Badgley Mischka Fine Jewelry collection.

Jewelry

Badgley Mischka Launches Fine Jewelry

The debut collection draws on elements from the designers’ ready-to-wear collections over the past two years.

clock December 5, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Media

A Holiday Party Preview

Condé Nast kicked off the holiday party season with a pre-Thanksgiving luncheon at the Four Seasons.

clock December 5, 2011John Koblin

A limited edition Ferrari.

Designer and Luxury

Ferrari Offers Tailor-made Wheels

New program allows buyers to personalize interiors and cabin trims, while personally selecting accessories, treatments and livery color.

clock December 5, 2011Luisa Zargani

Jordan Alexander jewelry.

Jewelry

Jordan Alexander’s Pearls Get Sliced

After experimenting with diamond and quartz slices in her year-old fine jewelry collection, Theresa Bruno wanted to try the same with a pearl.

clock December 5, 2011Rachel Strugatz

A FairchildBaldwin handbag.

Handbags

Jill Fairchild Readies FairchildBaldwin Launch

The handbag collection will feature eight styles including the brand’s signature silhouette, a large “O” bag with a handcrafted, gunmetal ring handle.

clock December 5, 2011Rachel Strugatz

A Deesigns by Dee Ocleppo handbag.

Handbags

Deesigns by Dee Ocleppo to Launch on HSN

Tommy Hilfiger’s wife is set on making a name for herself in the accessories market.

clock December 5, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Lawrence Stroll and Silas Chou

Designer and Luxury

Lawrence Stroll and Silas Chou’s Next Move?

With the Michael Kors initial public offering on the table, the designer’s partners might be ready to move on to their next bet.

clock December 4, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Designer and Luxury

American Luxe Goods Market May Offer Untapped Potential

A Boston Consulting Group study contends America is still underdeveloped in terms of luxury goods purchases compared with Europe and Asia.

clock December 5, 2011Evan Clark

David Fisher

Retail

Men’s Wear Evolves at Bloomingdale’s

David Fisher, head of men’s and children’s wear, outlines the retailer’s strategy for the department.

clock December 5, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

A look at Moncler's one-off eyewear collection.

Eyewear

Moncler to Launch Sunglasses With Mykita

Brand has turned to German eyewear manufacturer for production of two unisex sunglass models bowing this month.

clock December 5, 2011Luisa Zargani

Stephanie Solomon

Retail

Bloomingdale’s Fashion Steward

Stephanie Solomon has a clear and singular goal: to further the retailer’s position as “a unique leader” of fashion’s global landscape.

clock December 5, 2011Bridget Foley

The New York flagship.

Business Features

The Michael Gould Way: Reflecting on 20 Years at Bloomingdale’s

The company’s chairman and ceo has been driving the chain with people, product and passion for two decades.

clock December 5, 2011David Moin

Retail

ShopWith.It App Launches

The new app allows consumers to share products and ask for shopping advice from their Facebook friends.

clock December 5, 2011Vicki M. Young

Bloomingdale's in Santa Monica.

Retail

Bloomingdale’s Timeline: The Game Changers

A short list of the peak moments and developments during the Michael Gould era.

clock December 5, 2011David Moin

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Minkoff to Offer Self-Checkout Option at SoHo Store

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