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Berluti Confirms Haider Ackermann

Prized for his colorful, globe-trotting style, the designer is to show his first collection for the French brand next January.

clock 3hMiles Socha

Retail

J. Crew Narrows Loss in Second Quarter

Madewell continues to show gains while comp sales at the J. Crew brand remained challenged.

clock 9hDavid Moin

Retail

China Powers a 19.2% H1 Gain at SMCP

The French retail group operates the Sandro, Maje and Claudie Perlot chains.

clock 22hMiles Socha

Louis Vuitton Arrives on Shanghai Express

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Overview

The luxury brand brought a major dose of Belle Epoque glamour to the city Thursday night, reprising its extravagant fall train-themed show from Paris down to the last detail.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Parties

‘The Queen of Versailles’ Screens in New York

Lauren Greenfield’s documentary won her a best documentary director award at the Sundance Film Festival.

clock July 18, 2012Alessandra Codinha

Financial

Hermès Sales Jump 21.9% in Q2

Luxury firm stands by its full-year revenue target despite an increase in economic headwinds.

clock July 19, 2012Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Duchess of Cambridge Views Olympic Photos

Royal dons a Stella McCartney dress to visit London’s National Portrait Gallery.

clock July 19, 2012Nina Jones

Business

VF Net Gains 20% in Second Quarter

Timberland’s $239 million in sales help lift revenues 16.4 percent.

clock July 19, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Skin Care

Dr. Dennis Gross Offers Sneak Peek at Newest Product

Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution will appear on QVC’s “Friday Night Beauty” show before its October move into brick-and-mortar distribution.

clock July 19, 2012Julie Naughton

Hair

Celebs to Launch Wigs and Extensions Company

Luxhair is poised to generate $200 million in its first year at retail, according to industry insiders.

clock July 19, 2012Belisa Silva

Mass

Critical Mass: Vanessa Williams to Launch Skin Care Line

Her celebrity status gave her access to some of the best doctors, dermatologists and aestheticians in the world.

clock July 19, 2012Faye Brookman

Designer and Luxury

Brunello Cucinelli Sales Rise

Gains in all geographic markets except for Italy, and a large jump in Greater China, helped the company post 16.1 percent growth in revenues in the first half.

clock July 19, 2012Luisa Zargani

Financial

Tepid Response to William Ackman’s P&G Investment

Shares of P&G closed up 0.15 percent to $64.92 on Thursday following the news.

clock July 19, 2012Molly Prior

Financial

Five Below Surges in Public Debut

The Philadelphia-based teen retailer raised $163.5 million, selling 9.6 million shares.

clock July 19, 2012Vicki M. Young

People

Marvin Traub Associates Launches Bladder Cancer Initiative

The memory of the late Marvin Traub hung thick in the lofty environs of the Four Seasons Grill Room in New York on Wednesday evening.

clock July 19, 2012David Lipke

Marketing and Trends

Multiethnic Beauty Consumers on the Rise

As the ethnic makeup of the U.S. consumer continues to become more multiracial, cosmetics companies are looking to address a more nuanced audience.

clock July 20, 2012Belisa Silva

Designer and Luxury

Tom Ford Launching Second Men’s Fragrance

Tom Ford Noir, the designer’s first signature men’s scent since 2009, hits counters in October.

clock July 20, 2012Julie Naughton and Pete Born and Nina Jones

Executive Changes

Jonathan Greller Exits HBC for The Doneger Group

The top women’s merchant at Hudson’s Bay Co. is leaving to take the post of chief operating officer, a new position at the consulting firm.

clock July 20, 2012David Moin

Parties

Opening Ceremony Fetes London Pop-Up Store

On Thursday, a rare warm evening brought out guests including Delfina Delettrez, Henry Holland, Peter Jensen and Perez Hilton to celebrate the temporary digs.

clock July 20, 2012Samantha Conti and Nina Jones

Fashion Features

Marc Jacobs’ Mainland China Debut

WWD caught up with the designer the night before the Louis Vuitton show in Shanghai.

clock July 20, 2012Amanda Kaiser

Designer and Luxury

Louis Vuitton Arrives on Shanghai Express

The French luxury brand brought a major dose of Belle Epoque glamour to the Mainland China city Thursday night.

clock July 20, 2012Amanda Kaiser

Memo Pad

Russian Spin on Olympic Apparel Fray

As Ralph Lauren licked its public relations wounds, American Apparel ceo Dov Charney managed to ride the jingoistic hubbub into some positive press.

clock July 20, 2012David Lipke and Catherine Blanchard

Memo Pad

Walter Kirn Brings Story to New Republic

The magazine is just now seeing the fruits of its initial hiring spree earlier this year.

clock July 20, 2012Erik Maza

Fashion Scoops

Peter Som Exits Consulting Role for Tommy Hilfiger

After five successful seasons working on the label’s women’s runway collection and accessories, the designer is giving up the gig.

clock July 20, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Keira Knightley Dons Chanel Joaillerie Baubles in ‘Anna Karenina’

In the film the actress got to parade a number of precious stunners by the house, including a pearl sautoir and a diamond necklace with a camellia motif.

clock July 20, 2012Katya Foreman

Fashion Scoops

Salvatore Ferragamo to Outfit San Marino Athletes for Olympics

The lineup, which covers everything from leisure time to gala events, mixes sporty functionality with the brand’s signature sartorial allure.

clock July 20, 2012Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

H&M Flagship Coming to Austin

A 24,000-square-foot flagship at The Domain, a mixed-use center with high-end retail and residences, is slated to open this fall.

clock July 20, 2012Sharon Edelson

Essentialist

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Tom Mora Named Cole Haan Creative Director, Women’s and Licensed Goods

clock 10hMisty White Sidell

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