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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 2hMiles Socha

Retail

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

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock 16hDavid 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 10hWWD Staff

Ralph Lauren Settles Corruption Probe

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Overview

Ralph Lauren Corp.’s mea culpa over foreign bribes will cost it about $1.6 million but likely save it far more in penalties, effort and time. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Obituaries

Murray Pearlstein, Retail Visionary

The legendary owner of Louis Boston died Sunday at his home in Santa Fe, N.M. He was 84.

clock April 22, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Designer and Luxury

Hermès Sales Up 10.3% in Q1

The French luxury brand maintained its target increase in revenues even as sales growth in the first quarter slipped to its slowest pace since 2008.

clock April 22, 2013Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Gerard Darel Fetes Its 24 Heures Bag

Elisa Sednaoui and a flurry of French actresses turned out to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the brand’s It bag.

clock April 22, 2013Laure Guilbault

Couture

Viktor & Rolf Returning to Couture

The Dutch design duo has been elected correspondent member of the Paris couture calendar.

clock April 22, 2013Joelle Diderich

Legal

Ralph Lauren Pays $1.6M to Settle Foreign Bribe Scandal

Company reaches non-prosecution agreement with Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission.

clock April 22, 2013Arnold J. Karr

People

Alessandro Benetton: By the Book

Fashion heir’s autobiography, titled “AB. A Playlife Story,” will hit stores in May. Proceeds from the sale will go to the Unhate Foundation.

clock April 23, 2013Luisa Zargani

Parties

‘In God We Trust’ Premieres in New York

The documentary, which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival, follows Eleanor Squillari as she assists the FBI in tracking down Bernie Madoff’s accomplices.

clock April 22, 2013Alison Maney

Parties

Urs Fischer Retrospective Bows at MOCA

The gala was befitting of its recent dramas and the artist’s flair for the surreal.

clock April 22, 2013Marcy Medina

People

Henry Segerstrom: The Cultivator

The vibrant 90-year-old behind South Coast Plaza discusses building the business, lessons learned, war-time experience and being a farmer.

clock April 23, 2013Marcy Medina

Government and Trade

Mills Bank on Wal-Mart’s Made-in-USA Push

Textile executives at the NCTO’s annual meeting in Washington last week see opportunity in retailer’s $50 billion pledge.

clock April 22, 2013Kristi Ellis

Retail Features

The Segerstroms’ Art Project

They have long been avid patrons and supporters of the arts.

clock April 23, 2013Marcy Medina

People

Anton Segerstrom’s South Coast Story

Henry Segerstrom’s youngest son carries on the family’s standard for quality and luxury at South Coast Plaza.

clock April 23, 2013Rachel Brown

Designer and Luxury

Ledbury Report Touts Panama, Ghana Among Luxe’s Next Markets

The countries could well be the luxury hubs of the future, according to a report to be published later this week by Ledbury Research.

clock April 22, 2013Samantha Conti

People

Timeline: South Coast Plaza

Chronicling the Segerstrom’s family business through the years.

clock April 23, 2013WWD Staff

People

Retailers Weigh In on Henry Segerstrom

Industry professionals share anecdotes about South Coast Plaza’s founder, and what they view as the secret behind the center’s success.

clock April 23, 2013WWD Staff

Human Resources

Mike Duke’s Pay Rises to $20.7M at Wal-Mart

Bill Simon gets $11.2 million to head U.S. discount unit.

clock April 22, 2013Evan Clark

Designer and Luxury

Michael Burke Talks the Louis Vuitton ‘Experience’

Taking its travel heritage to a new zenith, the luxury brand is opening two key European flagships that are practically tourist attractions in their own right.

clock April 23, 2013Miles Socha

Trends

Fall 2013 Trend: Latin Lovely

Romance takes center stage for fall with fanciful embellishments, allover lace and voluminous frills and frou.

clock April 23, 2013Bobbi Queen

Department Stores

Macy’s-Martha-Penney’s Trial Resumes

The lawyers are expected to have called all witnesses by week’s end.

clock April 23, 2013Vicki M. Young

Memo Pad

New York Women in Communications Fetes Matrix Award Winners

Mindy Grossman, Bonnie Hammer, Kara Swisher, Joanna Coles and Audra McDonald were among this year’s honorees.

clock April 23, 2013Erik Maza

Fashion Features

Graduate Collections Judged at Pratt Institute

Twenty-one seniors participated in the annual Juried Panel Review to pass the final stage and qualify to participate in the Pratt fashion show on April 25.

clock April 23, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Jeffrey Lubell Exits True Religion With Severance Package of $5.9M

The package for the brand’s former chairman, ceo and president, was disclosed in a filing with the SEC late Monday.

clock April 23, 2013Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Jeremy Irons, Pierre Casiraghi Front for Berluti Campaign

The cult cobbler is about to make a splash with its first new-look advertising since relaunching as a luxury lifestyle label for men in 2012.

clock April 23, 2013Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Stella McCartney New Patron of Designer for Tomorrow Competition

She succeeds Marc Jacobs, who served as DFT’s first “big-name” patron and jury member for the last two years.

clock April 23, 2013Melissa Drier

Fashion Scoops

British Retailer Matches Re-brands

From Wednesday, all platforms of the Matches business, including the 10 London stores, will go from being Matches to Matchesfashion.com.

clock April 23, 2013Julia Neel

Fashion Scoops

Alternative Apparel Names Orondava Mumford Design Director

He joins the Los Angeles-based maker of fashion basics from Levi’s, where he was men’s global design director.

clock April 23, 2013David Lipke

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Retail

Lands’ End Stock Falls on CEO Marchionni’s Exit

clock 17hArthur Zaczkiewicz

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