Arnault Stresses Focus on Quality

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Louis Vuitton will accentuate quality, not quantity, to solidify its position in the marketplace, and to ensure future growth.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Exterior of Equipment store on Melrose Place in West Hollywood, Calif.


Equipment Opens on Melrose Place

The West Coast store gives the brand a retail presence on both coasts after the brand opened a unit in New York’s SoHo neighborhood last month.

clock January 23, 2013Rachel Brown

Christian Louboutin

Fashion Scoops

Paris College of Art Taps Christian Louboutin

Footwear designer is named president of class of 2013.

clock January 31, 2013Miles Socha

Tadashi Yanai

Human Resources

Tadashi Yanai’s Succession Quandry

The Fast Retailing exec said he still doesn’t have a suitable candidate to take over the business.

clock January 31, 2013Amanda Kaiser and Kelly Wetherille

Sales were up 8.8.% at Arden.


Elizabeth Arden Posts Net Gain, Trims Forecast

Net sales in the second quarter gained 8.8 percent to $467.9 million, compared to the year-ago period.

clock January 31, 2013Molly Prior

Kérastase Initialiste


Skin Care-Inspired Hair Launches on the Rise

Hair care companies will continue pushing the notion of antiaging from the crown down in the New Year.

clock February 1, 2013Belisa Silva

Ivanka Trump

Human Resources

Ivanka Trump in Deal for Home Collection

The real estate executive and budding fashion entrepreneur has taken the next step in building her lifestyle company.

clock January 31, 2013Lisa Lockwood

An ad for Kate Spade's fragrance Live Colorfully.


Kate Spade to Self-Launch New Fragrance

In the second example of a fashion house taking its fragrance business in-house, the brand will self-launch Live Colorfully in April.

clock February 1, 2013Julie Naughton

Government and Trade

Feds Announce Record-Breaking Bust of Counterfeit NFL Gear

Authorities arrested 23 people and seized 313 Web sites during a four-month nationwide investigation.

clock January 31, 2013Kristi Ellis

The Sephora flagship store in Shanghai.


Sephora Opens Largest Store in Asia

The company’s global ceo, Chris de Lapuente, sat down with WWD to discuss the multibrand retailer’s meteoric rise in China.

clock January 31, 2013Casey Hall

Inside Chanel's boutique at Bloomingdale's 59th Street.


Chanel Gets New Look at Bloomingdale’s

The new, larger boutique was celebrated last week with a cocktail party.

clock January 31, 2013David Moin and Matthew Lynch

Joe Mimran and Richard Phillips


The Aesthete Fetes Richard Phillips

Johan Lindeberg, Ann Dexter-Jones, Cynthia Rowley and Bill Powers attended a dinner at the New Museum on Wednesday night.

clock January 31, 2013Matthew Lynch

Kate Mara


‘House of Cards’ Premieres in New York

David Fincher and Joel Schumacher made for an unlikely couple as they powwowed in a corner of New York’s Alice Tully Hall Wednesday night.

clock January 31, 2013Erik Maza

A look from the capsule collection.


Nigo Collaborates With Coca-Cola on Capsule Collection

The line, which includes sport shirts, sweatshirts, T-shirts, jodhpur shorts, caps and jackets, will launch at Beams stores in Japan on Friday.

clock January 31, 2013Jean E. Palmieri


Lundgren Conference Attracts Industry’s Heavy Hitters

Some of the best and brightest from Bloomingdale’s, Costco, Wal-Mart, Facebook and other companies will participate.

clock January 31, 2013WWD Staff


Neiman’s Q2 Revenue Rises 6.5%

Women’s contemporary sportswear and shoes, designer handbags, designer jewelry and men’s wear paced the business at the luxury retailer’s stores.

clock January 31, 2013David Moin

Salvatore Ferragamo RTW Spring 2013


Salvatore Ferragamo Sales Rise 17% in 2012

Global retail and wholesale growth and gains in its footwear and leather goods categories contributed to the gain.

clock January 31, 2013Luisa Zargani

Bernard Arnault

Business Features

Bernard Arnault Stresses Focus on Quality at LVMH

In a wide-ranging address, the luxury titan disclosed a 12 percent bump in 2012 net profits — and voiced confidence about the prospects for 2013.

clock January 31, 2013Miles Socha and Joelle Diderich


Labor Groups, NLRB Reach Wal-Mart Accord

As part of a settlement, labor groups on Thursday said they’ll end most of their demonstrations and picketing.

clock January 31, 2013Sharon Edelson

Bibhu Mohapatra

Designer and Luxury

Bibhu Mohapatra Looks to Build on Momentum

The 40-year-old designer is making fast tracks with his four-year-old, $1.5 million signature label.

clock February 1, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

The Van Noten “portrait.”


Frédéric Malle to Launch Scent With Dries Van Noten

The fragrance will be launched in most markets on Feb. 15, and in April for the U.S.

clock January 31, 2013Pete Born

A rendering of the first MAC store in Nigeria.

Color Cosmetics

MAC Cosmetics Expands Presence in Africa

The brand will open its first freestanding store in Lagos, Nigeria, on Saturday, on the heels of launching other units in Zambia and Botswana.

clock February 1, 2013Julie Naughton

Adam Levine's campaign visual.


Adam Levine on Scents and Stardom

The Maroon 5 front man has an ambitious goal for his new fragrance masterbrand.

clock February 1, 2013Julie Naughton


Critical Mass: NACDS Readies Megashow

As the National Association of Chain Drug Store’s celebrates its 80th anniversary, industry executives are writing a new future for three of its trade shows.

clock February 1, 2013Faye Brookman

The Restorsea lineup.


Digital Direct-Sales Platform Unveiled

Beauty entrepreneur Patricia Pao aims to turn her skin care company, Restorsea, into a $10 million brand by the year’s end.

clock February 1, 2013Belisa Silva

Kim Kardashian

Human Resources

Kim Kardashian’s New Honey

The pregnant reality phenom sat down with WWD while in Paris to take in the couture happenings and shoot a campaign for Pure Honey, her sixth scent.

clock February 1, 2013Jennifer Weil

A view of the Dior store in Sydney.

Designer and Luxury

Christian Dior Fetes New Sydney Flagship

With a second Australian boutique also in his sights, Sidney Toledano said he is considering the possibility of doing a couture presentation in the country.

clock February 1, 2013Patty Huntington


W Magazine to Reduce Frequency

The move puts the Condé Nast title in lockstep with Harper’s Bazaar, owned by Hearst Corp., which went to 10 issues in September 2011.

clock February 1, 2013Erik Maza

An ad from Lanvin's spring campaign.


Alber Elbaz Skypes In to Lanvin’s Spring Campaign

The video, titled “I Wish I Was There,” is to break soon on the label’s Web site, Facebook page and YouTube channel.

clock February 1, 2013Miles Socha


Nina Ricci Launching Campaign for Nina L’Eau Scent

Lensed by Eugenio Recuenco, the spot features model Frida Gustavsson wandering in a snowy labyrinth before finding the apple-shaped scent bottle.

clock February 1, 2013Jennifer Weil

Fashion Scoops

Riccardo Tisci Extends Contract With Givenchy

The brand shifts into an expansion mode to capitalize on the buzz around the news.

clock February 1, 2013Miles Socha

An image from Barneys' Neo Modern video installation by Yuri Ancanari.

Fashion Scoops

Barneys New York Commissions Yuri Ancarani

The Italian video artist has created a series of surreal shorts for the retailer’s seasonal Madison Avenue window installation.

clock February 1, 2013Jessica Iredale and Taylor Harris

Fashion Scoops

Lancôme, Jason Wu Team Up

The resulting limited-edition color cosmetics offering will be on counters in September.

clock February 1, 2013Julie Naughton

Natalia Vodianova for Stella McCartney.


Stella McCartney Unveils Spring Campaign

The designer’s advertising dream team — Natalia Vodianova, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott — were back in action for her next campaign.

clock February 1, 2013Jessica Iredale

Fashion Scoops

Anjelica Huston Directs Video for Donna Karan

Starring Jack Davenport and Felicity Jones, the straight-to-YouTube video is based around the recently launched Donna Karan Hosiery Evolution Collection.

clock February 1, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Ojon Headed to New York Fashion Week

The brand will operate a pop-up salon for designers, models, editors and celebrities attending Made shows beginning Thursday through Feb. 13.

clock February 1, 2013Julie Naughton

Fashion Scoops

NYC Restaurant Cole’s Showcases Art for ACRIA

The walls of the buzzy fashion haunt are covered with works from artists who’ve donated works to raise funds for the organization.

clock February 1, 2013David Lipke

Jaime King

Fashion Scoops

Gettys Host Fete for Hoorsenbuhs’ Bridal Launch

The Hoorsenbuhs for Forevermark line was designed for a modern bride who wants the diamond, not the design, to take the spotlight.

clock February 1, 2013Ericka Franklin


Today's Must Read

Bill Wackermann


Wilhelmina, Major Models Receive Letter Banning Models From Pier 59

clock 4hLisa Lockwood

Social Studies