Swatch V. Tiffany: Two Firms Countersue for Millions and Billions

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Swatch-Tiffany Legal Battle Intensifies

Swatch Group on Monday revealed the astronomical sums involved in its litigation with Tiffany & Co. over their now-terminated cooperation agreement.

clock March 12, 2012Joelle Diderich and Alex Wynne

Derek Lam

Designer and Luxury

Derek Lam Said Separating From Tod’s

Designer has served as creative director for the Italian leather goods house for six years.

clock March 12, 2012WWD Staff

The shopping scene in China.

Designer and Luxury

China Said Mulling Change in Luxe Tax

There remains widespread skepticism whether the tax cuts will be put in place.

clock March 12, 2012Lara Farrar

Alessandro Oteri footwear.

Designer and Luxury

Distributor Mada Luxe Launches This Week

Family-run company will offer swimwear and accessories from major European brands in the U.S.

clock March 12, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Vanessa Getty in Chanel with Billy Getty


Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco Hosts Mid-Winter Gala

A flood of West Coast socials turned out for the museum’s eighth annual gala on Saturday.

clock March 12, 2012Diane Dorrans Saeks

High gas prices hurt consumer spending.


Apparel Prices Caught in Complex Cycle

Inflation has a firm grip on the sector, as last year’s volatility in cotton has been replaced by soaring gas prices and polyester costs at peak levels.

clock March 12, 2012Arthur Friedman

Jun Takahashi

Ready To Wear

Q&A: Undercover’s Jun Takahashi

The designer spoke to WWD ahead of the launch of his family-oriented apparel line, called UU, for fast-fashion giant Uniqlo.

clock March 12, 2012Kelly Wetherille

Chiara Clemente


Chiara Clemente’s ‘Beginnings’ Returns to Sundance Channel

The second season of short documentaries focuses on the creative start of artists in Paris, including Charlotte Gainsbourg and Christian Louboutin.

clock March 12, 2012Sharon Edelson


Urban Outfitters Income Slips 47.8 Percent

Retailer’s fourth-quarter sales tick up 9.3 percent.

clock March 12, 2012Evan Clark

Government and Trade

L’Oréal Teams With EPA for Chemical Testing

Beauty giant commits $1.2 million to a research project aimed at creating alternatives to traditional animal-based toxicity tests.

clock March 13, 2012Kristi Ellis

The Boston store on Newberry Street features men’s wear.


Susan Davidson Outlines Strategy at Scoop

Since taking the post of ceo in September 2009, she has made significant strides in turning the contemporary retailer around.

clock March 12, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Human Resources

J.C. Penney Shuffles Executive Ranks

The Plano, Tex.-based retailer shifted a number of executives on Monday as it works to transform its business under new ceo Ron Johnson.

clock March 12, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

A view of the Diana Vreeland exhibit.


Venetian Finds: Diana Vreeland Exhibit Opens in Venice

A retrospective look at the late editor’s style went on display at the Palazzo Fortuny.

clock March 12, 2012Luisa Zargani

Oprah and Jaycee Dugard


Oprah Given Lifetime Leadership Award

The talk show queen was presented with the honor at the third annual DVF Awards at the United Nations on Friday night.

clock March 13, 2012Amy Wicks


Reed Krakoff Names VP of Marketing and Communications

Siddhartha Shukla joins the New York-based ready-to-wear and accessories house from Yves Saint Laurent in Paris.

clock March 13, 2012Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

First Ladies Michelle Obama and Samantha Cameron Team Up

They will promote the 2012 London Summer Olympics and a program to curb childhood obesity during an official visit by the British head of state and his wife.

clock March 13, 2012Kristi Ellis

Zoe Saldana and John Varvatos

Fashion Scoops

Celebs Support John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit

Zoe Saldana, Emmy Rossum, Steven Tyler, Cindy Crawford and David Schwimmer were among the guests to attend.

clock March 13, 2012Lexy Lebsack

Fashion Scoops

Breast Cancer Research Foundation Adds to Board

Foundation has appointed Tory Burch and Ed Brennan, chairman and ceo of duty free retailer DFS Group, to the board.

clock March 13, 2012Julie Naughton

Fashion Scoops

Kenneth Cole to Be Honored

The 2012 recipients of the Common Wealth Awards of Distinguished Service will receive a shared award of $300,000.

clock March 13, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Rima Al-Sabah, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban.

Fashion Scoops

Kuwait Embassy Hosts Dinner Party in D.C.

The eighth annual Kuwait-American Foundation Gala raised money to bring Women’s World Banking to Egypt, Tunisia and Lebanon.

clock March 13, 2012Susan Watters

Kelly Ripa and Anderson Cooper

Fashion Scoops

Weinstein Co. Screens ‘Bully’ at Crosby Street Hotel

Kelly Ripa co-hosted the screening with Anderson Cooper, along with The Cinema Society and Bing.

clock March 13, 2012David Lipke

Gloria Sachs

Fashion Features

Gloria Sachs, Fashion Designer, Dies at 85

Actively involved in the contemporary Chinese art scene, Sachs was planning to open the first Fashion Group chapter in Shanghai.

clock March 13, 2012Lisa Lockwood

From the Michael Kors collection.

Designer and Luxury

The Global M&A Scene: Steady Deal Flow Expected in 2012

Activity from Asia is expected to rise, particularly in China.

clock March 13, 2012Evan Clark and Vicki M. Young and Samantha Conti and Lara Farrar and Kelly Wetherille

Outside the Talbots store.

Mergers and Acquisitions

M&A Activity in Special Situations Still Getting Done

Financing for distressed-situation acquisitions can be hard to obtain.

clock March 13, 2012Vicki M. Young

Comme des Garçons RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Trends

Fall 2012 Trend: Large and In Charge

When it comes to coats, that’s the big message for fall.

clock March 13, 2012WWD Staff


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