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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 2hDavid Moin and Evan Clark


Brooks Brothers Buys Alexis Bittar Jewelry Business

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

clock 2hJean 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 8hSophia Chabbott

Zara Aims Big: New-Look Flagship Opens on 5th Ave.

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Zara describes the address of its new 32,000-square-foot flagship at 666 Fifth Avenue as “a couldn’t-be-better location.” And at a price of $324 million, it better be.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

The Colette Carnival in Paris.

Fashion Scoops

Colette Hosts Carnival in Paris

Anniversary event attracts some 20,000 people.

clock March 12, 2012Miles Socha


February Sales Lead Retail Index to All-time High

Department and specialty stores posted healthy gains, in line with retail sales in the overall economy, a U.S. Commerce Department report showed.

clock March 13, 2012Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis

Revenues at Roger Vivier climbed 67.9 percent.

Business Features

Tod’s Profits Rise 23.8 Percent for Year

Strong gains in Asia helped the Italian luxury goods firm report a 13.5 percent rise in sales.

clock March 13, 2012Luisa Zargani

Kel Markey

Fashion Features

Model Call: Kel Markey

The Gainesville, Fla., native had a wildly successful fall season, walking some 32 shows.

clock March 13, 2012Taylor Harris

A look from Kathy Hilton's evening wear collection.

Ready To Wear

Giving Back at Dallas Market Center

Charitable programs by retailers and vendors will take center stage at the fall show, March 22 to 25.

clock March 13, 2012Holly Haber

Forty Five Ten boutique in Dallas.


Mild Winter Boosts Dallas Sales, But Election Anxiety Looms

Some retailers have lower expectations for fall due to the presidential election and its history of dampening retail sales.

clock March 13, 2012Holly Haber

A bottle of Chivas Regal.


Chivas Regal Loses Trademark Battle in China

The case comes just weeks after a similar decision involving Hermès.

clock March 13, 2012Debra Bruno

A view of Kenny Schachter's "Friends & Family" show.

Designer and Luxury

Kenny Schachter Opens ‘Friends & Family’ Show

The art dealer has mounted a very family oriented exhibition in London.

clock March 13, 2012Samantha Conti

Kevin Mazur and Sheryl Crow


Kevin Mazur: Calling the Shots

The co-founder of WireImage premiered his directorial debut in a documentary called “$ellebrity” at the South by Southwest film festival.

clock March 13, 2012Alessandra Codinha

Dov Charney


American Apparel Taps Pricy New Financing

The financially strapped Los Angeles specialty retailer was thrown an $80 million lifeline by Boston-based Crystal Financial LLC and Salus Capital Partners LLC.

clock March 13, 2012David Lipke

Nick Brayton, John Ranelli and Josh Rich

Human Resources

Woolrich Family Takes Larger Role

Company has tapped two descendants of its founding family to help steer the heritage brand forward.

clock March 13, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Proenza Schouler RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Trends

Fall 2012 Trend: The Woven Ones

Designers riffed on weaving for fall, demonstrating the technique in an assortment of great ways.

clock March 14, 2012WWD Staff

First Ladies Samantha Cameron of Britain and Michelle Obama of the U.S. Cameron sported a bright Roksanda Ilicic top and Obama matched point in her L’Wren Scott sweater.

Fashion Scoops

First Ladies Team Up for Fitness

Samantha Cameron of Britain and Michelle Obama of the U.S. favored fitness over international affairs at an Olympic-themed public appearance in Washington.

clock March 14, 2012Samantha Conti and Kristi Ellis

Fashion Scoops

French Candidates Have T-Shirts Made Locally

Supporting domestic industry has become one of the key subjects of the presidential election.

clock March 14, 2012Alex Wynne

Fashion Scoops

Christian Lacroix in Spotlight at France’s National Costume Museum

The focus of the new exhibit will be the Swarovski Element-embroidered costumes he designed for the 2011 production of “La Source” in Paris.

clock March 14, 2012Angela Waters

Karl Lagerfeld hits a supermarket for French Elle.


French Elle to Feature Karl Lagerfeld

Next week’s issue, due on newsstands Friday, promises to show the designer like you’ve never seen him before.

clock March 14, 2012Miles Socha


InStyle to Launch Italian Edition

Sources in Milan say that Mondadori is about to launch the magazine and that a mock-up will be shown to fashion companies in April.

clock March 14, 2012Alessandra Turra


Glamour Fetes ‘Fashion Star’ Debut

There was no shortage of power players slapping backs and talking shop at the party at Miss Lily’s Favourite Cakes, a Jamaican style diner on Houston Street.

clock March 14, 2012Amy Wicks

Thom Browne

Designer and Luxury

Thom Browne to Show in Russia

He will become the first American designer to show during next month’s Aurora Fashion Week in Saint Petersburg.

clock March 14, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg and Rachel Strugatz

A look inside Zara's flagship store.


Zara Set to Launch Flagship Prototype in Manhattan

Formerly the NBA Store, the Spanish retailer’s new store is part of a 90,000-square-foot retail condo that includes Hollister and Uniqlo flagships.

clock March 14, 2012Sharon Edelson

Yan Lan with a four-year-old Marc Jacobs bag.

Fashion Features

ChinaFile: Please, Don’t Look Your Best

The Chinese Congress was just in session. Aside from political infighting, fashion statements by congressional delegates also made headlines across the country.

clock March 14, 2012Huang Hung

Koral: Gray skinny jeans with a 12-month lived-in length treatment from Koral Los Angeles


Peter Koral Makes Jean-etic Comeback

The former Seven for All Mankind partner is returning to the premium denim market with a new brand launched with his son David and a crew of Seven veterans.

clock March 13, 2012Khanh T.L. Tran


Today's Must Read

A look from Deveaux and F.S.Z., which will be offered on Continuum


Liberty Fairs Creates E-commerce Site With Farfetch

clock 11hJean E. Palmieri

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