TSG Buys Stake in Alexis Bittar

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For jewelry designer Alexis Bittar, 2012 will be a year new of beginnings: a new investment partner in the form of TSG Consumer Partners and a line that straddles bridge and fine jewelry.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Claire and Virginie Courtin-Clarins

Fashion Features

Up Close and Personal at Tod’s Party

The brand’s No_Code collection was launched last week.

clock January 24, 2012Devorah Lauter

Fashion Scoops

Toronto Fashion Week Gets New Sponsor, New Name

World MasterCard is taking over the title sponsorship from LG, beginning with the fall-winter 2012 collections.

clock January 26, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Jimmy Choo Moving to New London Headquarters

The Victoria Street location is currently being refurbished and is due for completion in June.

clock January 26, 2012Nina Jones

Grace Jones


Paris Gets Playful at Sidaction Gala

Designers, film stars and models crowd annual AIDS benefit.

clock January 27, 2012WWD Staff

A look from Lou Lingerie.


Traffic Brisk at Paris Lingerie Fair

Despite a dark economy, retailers were out in force at the Salon International de la Lingerie and Interfilière shows.

clock January 27, 2012Alex Wynne

Girard-Perregaux's 1966 Minute Repeater watch.


Watch Brands at SIHH See Buoyant 2012

Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie was dominated by talk of retail expansion and the booming Asian market.

clock January 27, 2012Joelle Diderich


J.C. Penney, Hearst to Shutter Clad E-commerce Site

The Plano, Tex.-based retailer will shut down Cladmen.com on April 27.

clock January 29, 2012David Lipke

Dreama Walker


Sunny-side Up: Fresh Faces From Sundance

See four emerging actresses whose films stirred buyer buzz in Park City.

clock January 30, 2012Marcy Medina

Timothy Geithner

Government and Trade

Timothy Geithner Blasts China Subsidies at Davos

U.S. Treasury Secretary draws both concern and support from trading partners over critical remarks.

clock January 29, 2012John Zarocostas

Joseph Brooks, photographed in 1978.

Human Resources

Joseph E. Brooks, Former Lord & Taylor Chairman, Dies at 84

He is widely remembered for establishing a tradition of playing “The Star Spangled Banner” every morning just at the time the doors swung open.

clock January 29, 2012David Moin

Leonardo Servadio

Human Resources

Leonardo Servadio, Founder of Ellesse, Dies at 87

Sportswear company was a major force in the Seventies and Eighties.

clock January 30, 2012Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Italian Fashion Entrepreneurs Honored

Alessandro Benetton and Federico Marchetti were acknowledged last week for helping to strengthen the value of things Made in Italy.

clock January 30, 2012Cynthia Martens

Fashion Scoops

Reed Krakoff Launches Pop-Up in Printemps

The New York-based designer is expanding his Paris footprint.

clock January 30, 2012Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Miguel Adrover’s Fashion Week Trifecta

The designer will be back on the New York Fashion Week scene, showing off three different ventures.

clock January 30, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

A Sophia Kokosalaki cuff.

Fashion Scoops

Sophia Kokosalaki Launching New Lines

The designer will next month unveil bridal and costume jewelry collections that will be sold exclusively through Net-a-porter.com.

clock January 30, 2012Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Australian Five Initiative Launches in New York

The project brought five of the country’s young designers to the city to showcase their wares.

clock January 30, 2012Christina Lynch


24th Letter Launches

For $950 a year, members of the exclusive new mobile site will be invited to monthly mixers on topics such as “hedonism in New York.”

clock January 30, 2012Amy Wicks


Interview’s German Edition Debuts

About 30 percent of the 270-page issue is shared or syndicated content — such as Scarlett Johansson interviewed by journalist Arianna Huffington.

clock January 30, 2012Melissa Drier

A view outside Costco.


Costco Keeps Formula as It Expands

As Craig Jelinek takes over as ceo, the warehouse club has major expansion in its sights.

clock January 30, 2012Sharon Edelson

Bouchra Jarrar Spring Couture 2012


Couture 2012 Trend: Day Shift

While extravagant eveningwear is often couture’s main attraction, some terrific day clothes caused a chic stir on this season’s runways.

clock January 30, 2012WWD Staff


Sperry Top-Sider Moves Beyond Footwear

Collective Brands is adding five licenses to the brand, jumping into accessories, hosiery and swimwear.

clock January 30, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Alexis Bittar


TSG Buys Stake in Alexis Bittar

In addition to a new investment partner, the jewelry designer is planning to launch a bridge line later this year.

clock January 30, 2012Vicki M. Young

Items from Olay Professional.


Procter & Gamble: Looking for Growth

Consumer giant struggles with lagging beauty sales.

clock January 30, 2012Evan Clark and Pete Born


Today's Must Read


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Social Studies