M-commerce, Tablets Spur Surge in Online

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Increases in online spending during the holiday season have been fueled by factors including mobile commerce, tiered sale offerings and an upsurge in the use of social media platforms.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Ready To Wear

Las Vegas Venues Boost Their Profiles

Trade show officials expect increased traffic at the trade show bonanza led by MAGIC and WWDMAGIC that encompasses some 15 exhibitions.

clock December 7, 2011Rachel Brown

Burberry Prorsum Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Burberry Prorsum Pre-Fall 2012

In this age of austerity it’s no surprise Christopher Bailey looked to the sober colors and longer hemlines of the Thirties — with a luxurious eye, of course.

clock December 7, 2011WWD Staff

Narciso Rodriguez Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Narciso Rodriguez Pre-Fall 2012

“I like things that are functional,” said the designer. Of his lineup’s many versatile looks, three reversible coats featured detachable fox fur sleeves.

clock December 6, 2011WWD Staff

The Los Angeles International Textile Show.

Ready To Wear

SoCal Fairs Shuffle the Deck

New expos come to town, and established ones spruce up.

clock December 7, 2011Khanh T.L. Tran

A view of Fashion Coterie.

Markets

New York Fairs Broaden Their Horizons

Shows look to pump up foreign participation.

clock December 7, 2011Marc Karimzadeh and Arthur Friedman

Byron Lars on the runway in Dallas.

Markets

Regional Marts Take Digital Turn

Mobile apps and updated Web sites help inform buyers at shows in Atlanta, Chicago and Dallas.

clock December 7, 2011Holly Haber

BCBGeneration’s $98 dip-dyed Jasper skinny jeans with V-neck marled cardigan, button-down shirt and racer-back tank.

Denim

BCBGeneration Plots Jeans Renaissance

After a three-year hiatus, BCBG Max Azria is reviving the denim component of its casual grouping.

clock December 7, 2011Khanh T.L. Tran

Orta Anadol’s range of yarn dyed denim in washed out smoothie and milkshake shades.

Denim

Jeans Fight Back at Denim by Première Vision

Trade event showcases innovation to maintain denim’s creative edge.

clock December 6, 2011Katya Foreman and Natasha Montrose

The XLAnce logo

Mergers and Acquisitions

Italian Firms Buy Dow’s XLA Business

Aquafil and Carvico have entered into a new joint venture, 50-50 owned by each company, called XLAnce Fibre Italia.

clock December 6, 2011Arthur Friedman

Angelina Jolie

Parties

Angelina Jolie Premieres ‘In the Land of Blood and Honey’

The Hollywood star hit the red carpet to publicize her directorial debut, a film that takes place during the Bosnian War.

clock December 6, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

A view of the the MRket show.

Markets

Domestic Trade Show Calendar

What to expect in the upcoming shows in New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and throughout the U.S.

clock December 7, 2011WWD Staff

Chanel Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Chanel Pre-Fall 2012

Karl Lagerfeld laid out a sumptuous, Indian-flavored fashion spectacle so transporting that one could well imagine being in the faded palace of a maharaja.

clock December 6, 2011Miles Socha and Katya Foreman and Laurent Folcher

Talbots

Financial

Sycamore Partners Offers to Buy Talbots Shares

The offer, at $3 a share, if approved by the board and shareholders, would take the women’s specialty chain private.

clock December 6, 2011Vicki M. Young

Freida Pinto and Karl Lagerfeld

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Chanel Pre-Fall 2012

Sonam Kapoor, Cat Power, Freida Pinto and Astrid Berges-Frisbey were a few of the revelers at the Paris show.

clock December 6, 2011WWD Staff

Sportswear

CFDA Issues Response on Show Dates

The Council of Fashion Designers of America is said to have agreed to move its dates for September 2012 shows to Sept. 6 to 13 to avoid clashing with Milan.

clock December 6, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Adriana Lima

Parties

Donna Karan, Russell James and Hugh Jackman Go Nomad

The trio hosted an exhibit for “Nomad: Two Worlds” on Monday night.

clock December 6, 2011Alessandra Codinha

Barry Diller, Frank Doroff, Paula Sutter and Michael Gould.

Human Resources

Frank Doroff and Paula Sutter Receive AJC Awards

The American Jewish Committee’s benefit on Monday night raised $2.3 million for the human rights organization.

clock December 6, 2011David Moin

A rendering of 520 Fifth.

Real Estate

Real Estate Firms Express Optimism

The ICSC New York Conference and Deal Making at the New York Hilton and Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers underscored recent promising indicators.

clock December 6, 2011Sharon Edelson

Sorolla’s “Couple from Salamanca,” 1912.

Fashion Features

Bridget Foley’s Diary: Artful Oscar

Ever the fashion man-about-town, Oscar de la Renta is now a man about various official disciplines.

clock December 7, 2011Bridget Foley

Media

Facebook Fashion Index Ranks Brands by ‘Likes’

In November, Converse continued to hold the number-one spot, while Adidas came in second.

clock December 7, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Longchamp’s advertising for spring.

Media

Longchamp Gives Spring Ads ‘Creative Movement’

The French firm has its models chasing after frisky dogs, hopping over police barricades and literally dancing in the streets for its spring-summer spots.

clock December 7, 2011Miles Socha

The Duchess of Cornwall in Anna Valentine and the Duchess of Cambridge in a Zara dress and Ralph Lauren jacket, with the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge.

Fashion Scoops

Royal Night Out at Royal Albert Hall

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended their first joint engagement with Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall Tuesday night.

clock December 7, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Pantone, Sephora in Deal for Makeup Line

The limited edition color cosmetics collection is comprised chiefly of tangerine- and orange-shaded cosmetics and beauty accessories.

clock December 7, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Baby Buggy Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The Seinfelds and Consuelos-Ripas had a real parent-to-parent moment after bumping into each other on the red carpet at the gala at Avery Fisher Hall.

clock December 7, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Endless.com Hosts Tour of ‘The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor’

The Christie’s auction opens Dec. 13 with a black-tie gala auctioning the jewelry and continues through Dec. 16.

clock December 7, 2011WWD Staff

Clemence Poesy

Marketing and Promotion

Clémence Poésy Strikes a Pose for G-Star

The Harry Potter sorceress is to front the denim firm’s spring 2012 campaign.

clock December 7, 2011Khanh T.L. Tran

Oscar de la Renta's Web site.

Retail

Mobile, Tablets Lead Holiday Charge

Increases in online spending have been fueled by factors including m-commerce, tiered sale offerings and an upsurge in the use of social media platforms.

clock December 7, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Jeffry Aronsson

Designer and Luxury

Emanuel Ungaro CEO Jeffry Aronsson Said Out

U.S. turnaround expert departs after six months leading French design house.

clock December 7, 2011Evan Clark and Joelle Diderich

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

The scene outside the Manchester Arena after the blast

Business

U.K. Steps Up Security Following Manchester Arena Terror Attack

clock 7hNatalie Theodosi

Social Studies