Retail Real Estate Sees Signs of Uptick

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Developers see a future in downtown revitalizations, retrofitting malls, building outlet centers and forming partnerships overseas.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Desiree Bollier

Retail

Value Retail’s China Move

The 600,000-square-foot Suzhou Village, which is slated for completion in 2013, is the first Chic Outlet Shopping village outside Europe.

clock May 1, 2012Kristiano Ang

A view of Jean Paul Gaultier's show in Beijing.

Fashion Features

Jean Paul Gaultier Hits Beijing

The designer made his first visit to the Chinese capital to stage a fashion show.

clock May 13, 2012Shannon Aitken

Financial

Markets Fret Over Greece

U.S. retailers slip 1.6 percent as Dow falls 125 points.

clock May 14, 2012Samantha Conti and Evan Clark

Financial

Avon Stock Gains

Shares of direct merchant up on word that it is considering talks with Coty.

clock May 14, 2012Evan Clark

Business Features

Salvatore Ferragamo Profits Rise 10.2%

Growth in all geographical markets and a spike in sales of footwear, handbags, leather accessories and fragrances helped drive gains.

clock May 14, 2012Luisa Zargani

Government and Trade

Colombia FTA Presents Export Opportunities

Pact replaces a U.S. preference program that gave unilateral benefits to Colombian apparel exporters with two-way duty-free market access.

clock May 14, 2012Kristi Ellis

Chanel Resort 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Chanel Resort 2013

Karl Lagerfeld brought a jolt of punk-tinged fashion to the Palace of Versailles, parading his cruise collection in its sprawling gardens.

clock May 14, 2012Miles Socha and Katya Foreman and Joelle Diderich

A view of the PureDKNY store at the Westfield Century City shopping center in Los Angeles.

Designer and Luxury

PureDKNY Opens First Store

The 2,500-square-foot unit at the Westfield Century City shopping center in Los Angeles is the first of what could be several locations for the DKNY offshoot.

clock May 14, 2012Rachel Brown

A rendering of the expansion at Bal Harbour Shops.

Real Estate

Bal Harbour’s Exclusive Focus

The demand for space is growing, as the highly-productive, 450,000-square-foot Bal Harbour Shops sets its sights on a 200,000-square-foot expansion.

clock May 15, 2012David Moin

A scene from “Once Upon a Time In America.”

People

Festival Frenzy: The Cannes Plan

WWD takes a look at the highlights of the 65th annual film festival, which opens Wednesday night with its usual onslaught of films, parties and fashion.

clock May 15, 2012Katya Foreman and Joelle Diderich

Financial

William McComb on the Offensive

The transformation from Liz Claiborne Inc. to Fifth & Pacific Cos. Inc. will be made official today when the firm’s stock starts trading under the ticker FNP.

clock May 15, 2012Evan Clark

Le Bon Marché escalators designed by Andrée Putman.

Retail

Le Bon Marché Sets Revamp

The Paris department store is having a year to remember: 2012 marks not only its 160th anniversary, but also the start of five years of renovations.

clock May 15, 2012Joelle Diderich

A rendering of Taubman's planned mall in Puerto Rico.

Real Estate

ICSC Preview: Retail Real Estate Sees Signs of Uptick

Developers see a future in downtown revitalizations, retrofitting malls, building outlet centers and forming partnerships overseas.

clock May 15, 2012WWD Staff

Business Features

Fairchild Fashion Media Acquires Blogger Network

Fashion Networks International is best known for NowManifest, a curated blog portal with 1.2 million unique visitors a month.

clock May 15, 2012Amy Wicks

The cover of Time.

Media

Newsweeklies Turning Up Volume on Covers

What’s less clear in this burgeoning cover arms race is what separates troll bait from daring art direction.

clock May 15, 2012Erik Maza

Media

Curalate Set for Launch

The new platform aims to provide a comprehensive overview of brand engagement on socially curated Web sites such as Pinterest.

clock May 15, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Fashion Scoops

Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Sees Pay Package Double

In 2011, Michael Jeffries earned a total of $48.1 million, more than twice the $23.2 million earned in 2010, although the cash portion fell 29.8 percent.

clock May 15, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Susan Sokol and Gilles Mendel

Fashion Scoops

City of Hope Honors J.Mendel President Susan Sokol

The executive, who is a breast-cancer survivor, delivered an incredibly frank speech after receiving the Spirit of Life Award.

clock May 15, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Fondazione Altagamma Proposes to Remodel Milan Landmark

The foundation on Monday unveiled details of its proposal for the 19th-century Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

clock May 15, 2012Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Mousse Partners Selling Ulta Salon Stock

The venture-capital firm founded by Chanel Inc. executive Charles Heilbronn is selling more than 8 million shares in a secondary offering.

clock May 15, 2012Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Friends and Family Fete Charlotte Olympia

The British shoe designer’s first New York store has recently opened at 22 East 65th Street and Madison Avenue.

clock May 15, 2012Roxanne Robinson

Fashion Scoops

Giorgio Armani Unveils Collection for Italian Olympic Team

Last year, the designer inked a sponsorship agreement with CONI, the Italian National Olympic Committee, to design the official uniforms.

clock May 15, 2012Alessandra Turra

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Demna Gvasalia

Fashion

Demna Gvasalia: Goodbye Underground, Hello Pragmatism

clock 16hWWD Staff

Social Studies