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Presidential Election Seen Clouding the Spending Picture

Studies show that shoppers are both ready to spend for the holidays and holding off because of the election.

clock 3hDavid Moin and Evan Clark


Brooks Brothers Buys Alexis Bittar Jewelry Business

The retailer's Carolee division will operate the newly acquired label.

clock 3hJean E. Palmieri


Gigi Hadid on Bootie Collaboration With Stuart Weitzman

Gigi Hadid on her collaboration with Stuart Weitzman and the corresponding James Franco-directed film in which she boxes in heels.

clock 9hSophia Chabbott

Designer’s Shares Leap on Wall Street Debut

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“I’m feeling great,” said an exuberant, and newly flush Michael Kors, after ringing the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday morning.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Human Resources

Hermès Holding Company Complete

French luxury brand groups more than 50 percent of shares into holding firm.

clock December 14, 2011Joelle Diderich

Meryl Streep


‘The Iron Lady’ Bows in New York

The Meryl Streep-starring Margaret Thatcher biopic showed at The Ziegfeld Theater on Tuesday.

clock December 14, 2011Matthew Lynch and Alessandra Codinha


H&M Revenues Fall 3% in Q4

Swedish high street retailer says same-store sales fell 1 percent in fiscal year.

clock December 15, 2011Joelle Diderich

Daniel Lalonde

Business Features

Ralph Lauren Taps Daniel Lalonde

He joins Ralph Lauren International as president.

clock December 15, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Ojon’s Super Sleek line.


Ojon Brings At-Home Hair Straightening to Consumers

The line will bow first in 450 Ulta doors in January before rolling out to the brand’s remaining distribution in the fall.

clock December 15, 2011Julie Naughton

A glittery shadow from Wet ‘n Wild

Color Cosmetics

Critical Mass: 2012 Beauty Trends

The buzz for spring includes rich colors and improved formulations to satisfy shoppers trading down from prestige.

clock December 15, 2011Faye Brookman

An Invati sku.


Aveda Launches Invati Hair Care Line

Said to be 97 percent natural, the four-stockkeeping-unit lineup is said to reduce hair loss by up to 33 percent.

clock December 15, 2011Julie Naughton

Michelle Williams in Chanel Couture.


Golden Globe Nominations Unveiled

Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, Charlize Theron, Tilda Swinton and Michelle Williams lead pack.

clock December 15, 2011Marcy Medina

Vanessa Traina in Balenciaga and Altuzarra with Laure Heriard-Dubreuil in Altuzarra.


Joseph Altuzarra Celebrates the Holidays With His Support System

The designer invited a small group of friends to Vinatta Project for a holiday party.

clock December 15, 2011Alessandra Codinha

Diane von Furstenberg Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Diane von Furstenberg Pre-Fall 2012

Naming her collection Macadam Diva, the designer is on a pre-fall mission to “conquer the city as an urban jungle.”

clock December 15, 2011WWD Staff

A tuxedo from Black by Vera Wang.

Designer and Luxury

Black by Vera Wang Set for Spring

The collection will have an opening price point of $219.99 for a complete rental outfit.

clock December 15, 2011Jean E. Palmieri


Avon Needs Operational Skills, Vision

Direct beauty merchant chooses its future as it searches for new ceo.

clock December 15, 2011Evan Clark


Janet Robinson to Exit New York Times Company

In a stunning announcement, the publisher’s ceo said late Thursday afternoon that she would resign at the end of the month.

clock December 15, 2011John Koblin

Jill Beraud

Human Resources

Living Proof Names Jill Beraud CEO

Most recently, she was president of Starbucks/Lipton Joint Ventures and global chief marketing officer of PepsiCo.

clock December 16, 2011Andrea Nagel


L’Oreal USA Closes Pacific Bioscience Sale

Carol Hamilton, president of the Luxe division of L’Oréal USA, has hinted at some ambitious expansion plans for the newly acquired business.

clock December 16, 2011Pete Born

Bloomingdale’s on Black Friday.


Beauty Heads for Yule Showdown

The prestige beauty business continues to move ahead as the holiday shopping season approaches its critical phase, beginning next week.

clock December 16, 2011Pete Born

Joseph Parsons, Lawrence Stroll, Michael Kors, Silas Chou, and John Idol ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange Thursday.

Business Features

Michael Kors: Wall Street’s Newest Player

The newly flush designer rang the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday morning.

clock December 16, 2011Lisa Lockwood and Evan Clark

Steven Meisel shot model Laura Kampman for Balenciaga’s spring campaign.


Balenciaga Taps Newcomers for Next Campaign

Slated to break in February, the brand’s spring-summer ads feature up-and-comers Laura Kampman, Juliane Grüner, Rosie Tapner and Kirstin Liljegren.

clock December 16, 2011Miles Socha

A still from Versace’s spring campaign.


Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott Shoot Versace Campaign

Shot in the Sonoran desert of Borrego Springs, Calif., the campaign features models Gisele Bündchen and Ryan Barrett.

clock December 16, 2011Cynthia Martens

Fashion Scoops

Proenza Schouler Scouts Sites for Retail Debut

Designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez are rumored to be eyeing a space on Madison Avenue.

clock December 16, 2011Jessica Iredale

Fashion Scoops

New Roles at Giorgio Armani in Asia

In Hong Kong, Fabrizio Dosi has left his position as chief executive officer of the group’s Asia-Pacific subsidiary.

clock December 16, 2011Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Vionnet Opens in Milan

The brand’s first directly owned store is located in the same expansive, historic building as its headquarters.

clock December 16, 2011Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Vanessa Seward Teams Up With A.P.C.

The designer has collaborated with the cult Parisian clothing brand on a capsule women’s collection.

clock December 16, 2011Katya Foreman

Fashion Scoops

Louis Vuitton to Unveil ‘Inspiration Song’

On Friday night, the luxury brand will host the Young People’s Chorus of New York City at its Fifth Avenue maison.

clock December 16, 2011Marc Karimzadeh


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clock 12hJean E. Palmieri

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