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Presidential Election Seen Clouding the Spending Picture

Studies show that shoppers are both ready to spend for the holidays and holding off because of the election.

clock 5hDavid Moin and Evan Clark


Brooks Brothers Buys Alexis Bittar Jewelry Business

The retailer's Carolee division will operate the newly acquired label.

clock 5hJean E. Palmieri


Gigi Hadid on Bootie Collaboration With Stuart Weitzman

Gigi Hadid on her collaboration with Stuart Weitzman and the corresponding James Franco-directed film in which she boxes in heels.

clock 11hSophia Chabbott

Beetz Joins St. John, Takes Stake in Firm

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Bernd Beetz, one of the beauty industry’s top executives known for his razor-sharp focus and hard-charging ways, is back and he’s moving into fashion.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Bomber Skis


Robert Siegel Takes Majority Stake in Bomber Ski

The chief executive officer of Metropole Realty Advisors Inc. has combined his loves of luxury and skiing into a new venture.

clock July 17, 2013David Moin

A visual from Alexander Wang's fall 2013 campaign featuring Malgosia Bela.


Alexander Wang Taps Steven Klein, Malgosia Bela for Fall

The designer is reuniting with the team from his spring advertising campaign.

clock July 17, 2013Erik Maza

David Collins

Human Resources

David Collins, Celebrity Interior Decorator, Dies

The decorator, whose clients ranged from Madonna to Fortnum and Mason, died from cancer early this morning, according to his company.

clock July 17, 2013Samantha Conti

Looks from the Original Jams spring '14 collection.


Original Jams Rides Again

The iconic surf brand has been revived by new investors, who have given a fresh spin to the line famous for its vivid floral prints.

clock July 17, 2013David Lipke

Iuter bomber with tropical bird pattern.

Fashion Features

New and Noteworthy From New York

Brands to discover at Project New York, Liberty, MRket and Capsule.

clock July 18, 2013WWD Staff

A look from Christian Stroble's collection of men’s leather bags for spring '14.


Christian Stroble Launching Bag Line

The stylist-designer-creative consultant had a women’s ready-to-wear collection called Eventide from 2004 to 2008.

clock July 17, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

A suede tassel keychain, one of the first projects to launch in the inaugural installment of Project DIY.

Fashion Scoops

M&J Trimming to Launch Project DIY

The Garment District fixture will launch Project DIY, a new runway- and street-inspired do-it-yourself subscription box service.

clock July 17, 2013Kristi Garced

Roy Disney's team honing their skills at sea.


Tommy Bahama Outfits Disney Yacht Racers

The brand has decked out captain Roy P. Disney and his Pyewacket crew for this year’s Transpac Yacht Race.

clock July 17, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Lisa Sun and some of her Project Gravitas dresses.

Ready To Wear

Project Gravitas: Dresses for Success

Lisa Sun’s new brand offers she calls “the perfect dress.”

clock July 17, 2013Lisa Lockwood

A look from Kookaï's fall collection.


Debt Puts Pressure on Vivarte

The French retail group confirmed that it had breached leverage and interest covenants on its loans in May.

clock July 17, 2013Joelle Diderich

A look from Gieves & Hawkes.

Designer and Luxury

Jason Basmajian to Transform Gieves & Hawkes

Creative director plans to build on the venerable men’s wear label’s 240 years of history.

clock July 17, 2013Samantha Conti

Hot weather looks on the streets of NYC.

Street Style

They Are Wearing: Hot Town

Those who braved the concrete heat in New York did so in stylistic combinations that offered comfort and shade, but often showed some skin.

clock July 18, 2013WWD Staff

Bernd Beetz

Human Resources

Bernd Beetz Joins St. John, Takes Stake in Firm

One of the beauty industry’s top executives known for his razor-sharp focus and hard-charging ways is back, and he’s moving into fashion.

clock July 18, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Todd Snyder

Designer and Luxury

Todd Snyder to Open Tokyo Flagship

In addition to the 1,200-square-foot space the partners are searching for in Aoyama, the designer hopes to open two to three units over the next three years.

clock July 17, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

A Paul Stuart store.

Human Resources

Paul Stuart Bolsters Executive Ranks

The former family-owned business had a very loose operating structure in the past, according to a spokesman.

clock July 17, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

On New York City's Wall Street.

Fashion Features

They Are Wearing: Wall Street Heat

With temperatures soaring, Wall Street men are opting for lighter-colored suits, easy separates and a lot of jacket holding.

clock July 18, 2013Mercedes Psl Bass

The Haute Hippie store on Prince Street.

Designer and Luxury

The Many Facets of Haute Hippie

Trish Wescoat Pound’s brand is in expansion mode, adding retail to its wholesale business and looking into accessories.

clock July 18, 2013Evan Clark

Polyester dress by Xhilaration at Target. Fossil belt and Frye boots at Belk.


Battle for Back-to-School Market Share Intensifies

The season that’s seen as a pressure cooker for such chains as J.C. Penney, Kohl’s and Abercrombie & Fitch begins in less than two weeks.

clock July 18, 2013David Moin and Sharon Edelson

An ad from Valentino's fall 2013 campaign, photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.


Valentino Goes Dutch With Fall Campaign

Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin snapped a bevy of international beauties in scenes evocative of the golden age of Flemish portraiture.

clock July 18, 2013Cynthia Martens

Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana

Fashion Scoops

Fendi to Move Rome Headquarters in 2015

The fashion house will mark its 90th birthday by moving to one of the city’s most iconic and striking modern buildings — the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana.

clock July 18, 2013Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Gilt Launches Customer-Loyalty Program

Gilt Insider Program members are rewarded not only for spending but for interacting with the flash-sale site.

clock July 18, 2013Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

Guggenheim Adds to Restructuring and Investment Banking Team

The advisory services arm of Guggenheim Partners has added bench depth through the hiring of an eight-member group led by James D. Decker.

clock July 18, 2013Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

The Lundgrens Compete in the Aquaphor New York City Triathlon

Together with participants from Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, PVH, Kenneth Cole, Speedo and others, they raised $180,000 for Ronald McDonald House.

clock July 18, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Alyssa Miller

Fashion Scoops

Alyssa Miller Signs With IMG Models

The 24-year-old Los Angeles native’s book includes work with Stella McCartney, Blumarine, Peter Lindbergh and Terry Richardson, among others.

clock July 18, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Brooklyn Industries’ T-shirt for the Animation Block Party.

Fashion Scoops

Brooklyn Industries Designs Shirt for Animation Block Party

Brooklyn Industries got the nod to design a T-shirt for the 10th annual Animation Block Party, the East Coast’s leading animation festival.

clock July 18, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg


Today's Must Read

A look from Deveaux and F.S.Z., which will be offered on Continuum


Liberty Fairs Creates E-commerce Site With Farfetch

clock 15hJean E. Palmieri

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