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Fashion's Game of Musical Chairs Quickens in Paris

The spring shows feature debuts at four major brands, prompting reflection on the pace of designer change.

clock 7hMiles Socha

Retail

Tough Times for Neiman's as Firm Battles 'Challenges'

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock 22hDavid Moin

Retail

Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

clock 15hWWD Staff

Versace Sees Profit, and Sets Expansion

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Overview

Now that it’s back in the black, Gianni Versace SpA wants to step things up.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

Leighton Meester, Vera Wang Team Up for Charity

The actress is teaming up with Katharina Harf, founder of DKMS Americas, and Vera Wang to raise awareness for bone marrow donations.

clock March 26, 2012Julie Naughton

Designer and Luxury

Versace Swings to Profit, Sets Expansion

Italian firm saw 2011 revenues rise 16.4 percent.

clock March 27, 2012Luisa Zargani

People

Dorino Della Valle Dies

The Tod’s patriarch was 87.

clock March 27, 2012Luisa Zargani

Parties

The Metropolitan Opera Opens With ‘Manon’

Yves Saint Laurent sponsored the opera house’s annual opening night gala.

clock March 27, 2012Alessandra Codinha

Advertising

Claudia Schiffer Helps Guess Mark Three Decades

The brand’s best-known “Guess girl” returns for anniversary ad campaign and as inspiration for capsule collection.

clock March 28, 2012Khanh T.L. Tran

Financial

Salvatore Ferragamo Parfums Revenue Rises 25.7% in 2011

An expanding distribution network, the success of its Attimo men’s line and the introduction of its new Signorina women’s fragrance led to growth.

clock March 27, 2012Cynthia Martens

Government and Trade

Debate Over Cosmetics Regulation in House

House lawmakers and industry officials aired competing views over the need to modernize the FDA and strengthen federal regulations.

clock March 27, 2012Kristi Ellis

Mass and Off-Price

Timeline: Wal-Mart at 50

In a half century, a humble five-and-dime grows to be the world’s biggest company.

clock March 28, 2012Dianne M. Pogoda

Government and Trade

Money Talks: Wal-Mart’s Lobbying Muscle

Retailer is a key player in shaping national policies, from trade and taxes to health care and labor rights.

clock March 28, 2012Kristi Ellis

Parties

Chloë Sevigny Chairs Jeffrey Fashion Cares Fund-raiser

The actress was a childhood friend of the evening’s honoree, Terrence Meck, founder and executive director of The Palette Fund.

clock March 27, 2012David Lipke

Fashion Features

Ivanka Trump Staging First Runway Show

Tonight’s Lord & Taylor event marks a milestone in her fast-growing fashion business.

clock March 27, 2012David Moin

Financial

Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein Again Lift PVH Profits

Designer brands help offset a more than 50 percent drop in Heritage Brands’ Q4 profitability.

clock March 27, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Human Resources

Dov Charney Signs Three-Year CEO Contract

Founder of debt-laden specialty retailer American Apparel will receive a minimum base salary of $800,000 a year.

clock March 27, 2012David Lipke

Trends

Fall 2012 Trend: Tokyo Go

A look at five of the top trends to emerge from the Japanese collections.

clock March 28, 2012WWD Staff

Financial

The Biggest Box: Wal-Mart By the Numbers

A graphic illustration of some of the retailer’s more impressive stats.

clock March 28, 2012Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Editor’s Letter: Never Can Say Goodbye

WWD’s Edward Nardoza reflects on the legendary career of Etta Froio, who is retiring after more than four decades with Women’s Wear Daily this week.

clock March 28, 2012Edward Nardoza

Fashion Features

ChinaFile: Right Now the Right Time for High Jewelry in China

Some of China’s 1 percent is now seeking to emigrate to other countries, and is trying to take its wealth with it.

clock March 28, 2012Huang Hung

Business Features

WWD Special Report: Big, Bigger, Wal-Mart

The largest company in the world got that way in just 50 years. Now the trick is keeping up the pace of growth.

clock March 28, 2012Sharon Edelson

Legal

Wal-Mart Class-Action Update

Attorneys representing the women said in February that more than 500 current and former female employees from five states had filed the charges with the EEOC.

clock March 28, 2012Kristi Ellis

Memo Pad

Checking In With Reality Weekly

According to a spokesman, with 13 issues under its belt, the American Media Inc. title is selling 100,000 copies a week and is already profitable.

clock March 28, 2012Amy Wicks

Memo Pad

Domenico Dolce, Stefano Gabbana Purchase Newsstand

A spokeswoman confirmed the designers have bought the newsstand outside their Corso Venezia store in Milan’s fashion district.

clock March 28, 2012Cynthia Martens

Memo Pad

‘NYC Next Idea’ Winners Include Fashion Start-up

Stylsize, a little-known firm in Ontario that creates fashion-minded apps, will receive $17,500 in cash prizes and six months of free office space.

clock March 28, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Industry Turns Out to Support DIFFA

For an interior design event, Monday night’s Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS gala at Pier 94 drew quite a few fashion types.

clock March 28, 2012David Moin and Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Wal-Mart Seeks Dismissal of Class-Action Suits

Retailer filed its annual report with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday.

clock March 28, 2012Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Swarovski Opens First Store for lola&grace

Targeting women aged 16 to 35, the brand’s designs feature Swarovski crystals and pearls mixed with other materials.

clock March 28, 2012Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Marc Jacobs Planning New Scent Launch

Sources noted that the women’s scent — said to be called Marc Jacobs Dot — is intended to be a new pillar in the designer’s lineup.

clock March 28, 2012Julie Naughton

Fashion Scoops

HSN, Universal Pictures Partner for ‘Snow White’ Line

The collection inspired by “Snow White and the Huntsman” will go on sale May 30, two days before the movie’s release.

clock March 28, 2012Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

Italy’s Fidenza Village Opens Matthew Williamson Pop-up

The boutique, made to resemble a white box decorated with a neon pink stripe running on both the floor and a wall, will be open through the end of July.

clock March 28, 2012Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Kathy Hilton Stops by Dallas Market Center

Her namesake evening line for Mon Cheri hit the retail trifecta its first season, and the good news is they’re getting reorders.

clock March 28, 2012Holly Haber

Fashion Scoops

Marie Antoinette Slippers Fetch Queenly Sum

Dated circa 1790, the size 36.5 slippers (about U.S. size 6.5), were crafted in white silk and embellished with tricolor ribbons.

clock March 28, 2012Alyssa Bailey

Fashion Scoops

Kinder Aggugini Designs for English National Ballet

The designer saw the costumes he created for “The Rite of Spring” make their debut in London last week.

clock March 28, 2012Nina Jones

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