Aides Hit N.Y. to Talk Made in USA, Trade

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Reaching out to a vital industry in an election year, the Obama administration sent Commerce Department officials to the center of American fashion on Monday.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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The Duchess of Cambridge in Ipswich.

Fashion Scoops

Duchess of Cambridge Delivers First Speech

As royal patron of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, she launched the organization’s new facility in Ipswich.

clock March 19, 2012Samantha Conti


Label Tampering Alleged at Carrefour China Store

The French retailer received a temporary shutdown order from local authorities after state media reported the store was selling expired and mislabeled meat.

clock March 19, 2012Casey Hall

The Los Angeles International Textile Show at the California Market Center.


Vendors Weigh Price, Quality at L.A. Show

The international textile show will be a test for how fabric mills can balance low prices with the trends and customization that help them stand out.

clock March 19, 2012Khanh T.L. Tran


Los Angeles International Textile Show: Seminar Series

A schedule of seminars to be held at the California Market Center from March 26 to 28.

clock March 19, 2012WWD Staff

Diane Kruger, Nacho Figueras and Delfina Blaquier.


St. Regis Toasts New Bal Harbour Outpost

The company opened its latest hotel in Miami over the weekend with a sophisticated bash.

clock March 19, 2012Rachel Felder

A view inside the Sayers Club.


To Eat and Drink in L.A.: The Scene

For those coming to town to attend the Los Angeles International Textile Show, there is no shortage of places to quench one’s hunger and thirst.

clock March 19, 2012WWD Staff

The proposal is an attempt to change China’s regulations on animal testing.

Government and Trade

China Eyes End to Animal Testing

This is the first time the SFDA has seriously considered changing its regulations to allow non-animal testing alternatives for cosmetics.

clock March 19, 2012Alexandra Steigrad and Casey Hall

Human Resources

Miriam Lahage Exits eBay Post

The company’s top fashion executive most recently held the title of global head of fashion brand and industry engagement.

clock March 19, 2012David Moin


Li & Fung Ruling Upheld in Tax Case

Chinese company does not have to pay Hong Kong taxes on profits earned offshore.

clock March 19, 2012Vicki M. Young

The walnut slab and living wall at Atera.


Feast for the Eye: Chef Matthew Lightner Forages Against the Machine at Atera

The new Tribeca eatery helmed by the Portland transplant aims to keep things cozy and handcrafted.

clock March 19, 2012Alessandra Codinha


Italy’s Pianoforte Eyes IPO

Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo SpA has taken a 10 percent stake in the innerwear brand to fuel the firm’s expansion.

clock March 19, 2012Luisa Zargani

A rendering of a Caitlin Kelly swimsuit.


Caitlin Kelly to Unveil High-End Swimwear Line

The collection is slated to hit stores in 2013.

clock March 19, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Outside the J.crew store.


J. Crew Net Income More Than Triples

Revenues increased 13 percent to $530.9 million, with comparable-store sales increasing 6 percent.

clock March 19, 2012David Moin and Evan Clark

Designer and Luxury

Future of Simon Spurr Brand Up in the Air

Executives are being tight-lipped about the label’s future in the wake of the surprising and abrupt departure of its creative director.

clock March 19, 2012David Lipke


Michael Kors Ups Q4 and Full-Year Guidance

The company also said comps for the 11 weeks ended March 17 rose 35.8 percent.

clock March 19, 2012Vicki M. Young

Bérénice Bejo as Peppy Miller in "The Artist."

Designer and Luxury

Victoria and Albert Museum to Examine Costume Design

The London institution aims to bring the behind-the-scenes craft to life this fall with “Hollywood Costume,” which bows Oct. 20.

clock March 19, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Mergers and Acquisitions

Amazon Acquires Robotics Firm Kiva for $775M

Technology firm combines material handling with control software to automate many of the services needed at fulfillment centers that process e-commerce orders.

clock March 19, 2012Vicki M. Young

Kim Glas

Government and Trade

Commerce Officials Meet With Fashion Industry

The Obama administration sent aides to New York on Monday to discuss sourcing, trade and jobs.

clock March 19, 2012Arthur Friedman

Lanvin RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Trends

Fall 2012 Trend: Fur a Good Time

Fall’s best furs came in playful, often overt patchworks, mixed textures, graphic patterns and bold hues.

clock March 20, 2012WWD Staff

On the grounds of SXSW.

Fashion Features

They Are Wearing: SXSW Festival

Like a flock of really cool birds, hipsters flew south to Austin, Tex., for the music industry’s version of spring break.

clock March 20, 2012Stephanie Davila


Qatar Holding Ups Stake in Lagardère

The owner of Harrods in London has crossed the threshold of 10 percent in the voting rights of the French media group.

clock March 20, 2012Joelle Diderich


Carolina Herrera Taps Emilie Rubinfeld

She joins the company as vice president of global marketing and communications, a newly created title at the New York-based firm.

clock March 20, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

A look at the Rag and Bone store.


Rag & Bone Brings P.R. In-house

In an effort to support U.S. and international growth, the label has hired Tanja Ruhnke as head of communications.

clock March 20, 2012Jessica Iredale

A rendering of Target Chicago.


‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’ List Released

Fashion industry companies — including Gap Inc., Patagonia, Costco, Target Corp. and eBay — were among the 145 named on The Ethisphere Institute’s annual list.

clock March 20, 2012Arthur Friedman

A leather look from Loewe’s fall collection.

Designer and Luxury

Barcelona Store Marks Loewe’s Growth Progress

The new unit, its largest in the world, caps off a banner year for the LVMH-owned Spanish brand.

clock March 20, 2012Miles Socha

A view inside Space 530.

Real Estate

Sharing Services at 530 Seventh Ave.

The New York building is home to 30 individual showroom spaces with shared support staff, business and concierge services, conference rooms and lounges.

clock March 20, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Scoops

No Jennifer Lopez, After All?

A Vogue spokeswoman denied that the singer has been booked as the musical performance for the upcoming Costume Institute gala.

clock March 20, 2012David Lipke

Diane Von Furstenberg's custom design.

Fashion Scoops

CFDA, eBay Team Up on Second Collection of Totes

More than 75 CFDA designers have customized a bag for the “You Can’t Fake Fashion” campaign.

clock March 20, 2012Kristi Garced

Fashion Scoops

Nars Cosmetics to Create Andy Warhol Collection

The project, which will be launched in the U.S. in October and elsewhere in November, is said to be the brand’s largest strategic collaboration to date.

clock March 20, 2012Julie Naughton

Fashion Scoops

Zac Posen Inks Deal With Illesteva for Sunglasses

Beginning next month, the $300 frames will be available at Colette, Opening Ceremony and

clock March 20, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Fashion Scoops

Printemps Launches Search for Denim Experts

The French department store chain is seeking to staff the renovated fourth floor of its Paris flagship, which dedicated to contemporary fashion.

clock March 20, 2012Sofia Nebiolo

Fashion Scoops

New Fashion Exhibits Coming to Florence Museums

Both the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo and the Gucci Museo have exhibitions opening this month.

clock March 20, 2012Cynthia Martens

Fashion Scoops

Kathy Hilton Toasts Dress Line

A cocktail party at her Bel-Air home Wednesday night celebrated the third season of her dress line, designed and marketed in collaboration with Mon Cheri.

clock March 20, 2012Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

Isabel Marant to Open Los Angeles Store

The designer is setting up shop in a 2,500-square-foot space at 8454 Melrose Place in West Hollywood.

clock March 20, 2012Rachel Brown


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Brooks BrothersÕ Golden Fleece logos.


Brooks Brothers Celebrates 200 Years of Style

clock 13hJean E. Palmieri

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