S&P Eyes Saks’ Credit with Takeover Looming

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With multiple bidders emerging for Saks Inc., the focus has shifted to how much the luxe department store might fetch and what toll a buyout could take on the company’s balance sheet.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Electric’s DW01 PU watch

Fashion Scoops

Electric Unveils Watch Line

The action sports accessories brand will launch the timepieces in October.

clock July 19, 2013Joelle Diderich

Nicole Farhi RTW Fall 2013


Hargreaves-Adams Acquires Nicole Farhi

British entrepreneur rescues label from administration.

clock July 22, 2013Samantha Conti


Time Inc. Taps Joseph A. Ripp as New CEO

The chief executive of OneSource Information Services will be the publishing division’s new ceo starting in September.

clock July 22, 2013Erik Maza

Steve Sadove


S&P Puts Saks on Credit Watch

Debt agency sees takeover of chain as likely and envisions the luxe retailer with a heavier debt load.

clock July 22, 2013Evan Clark and Vicki M. Young

Cashmere by Chiavazza


Italy’s Yarn Makers Turning the Corner

Orders are up for the Italian spinning mills that showed their fall-winter 2014-15 yarn collections at the Pitti Filati fair in Florence.

clock July 22, 2013Emily Backus

Government and Trade

EU Gets Mostly Lauded by Trading Partners at WTO Forum

China does complain about too many antidumping investigations.

clock July 22, 2013John Zarocostas


Hart Schaffner Sales to Be Handled by Peerless

W Diamond Group Corp. and Peerless Clothing International are expected to finalize a deal later this week.

clock July 22, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Geoffroy van Raemdonck

Human Resources

Bernd Beetz Hires New St. John CEO

In his first major hire as chairman of St. John Knits, Beetz has hired Geoffroy van Raemdonck to succeed Glenn McMahon.

clock July 22, 2013Marc Karimzadeh


Lucky Brand Sale Closer to a Resolution

The sale of Fifth & Pacific’s Juicy Couture brand is said to be slightly further behind in the process.

clock July 22, 2013Vicki M. Young

Fairchild Baldwin's exclusive collection for Calypso.


Calypso St. Barth Teams Up With Fairchild Baldwin

Fairchild Baldwin launched an exclusive collection of eight collapsible totes for the New York-based retailer.

clock July 22, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Francisco Costa


ACRIA Hits the Hamptons for Annual Fundraiser

Artist Malcolm Morley created a special-edition lithograph for the event, which was gifted to VIP ticket buyers including Calvin Klein and Ross Bleckner.

clock July 22, 2013David Lipke

Chus Burés

Designer and Luxury

Chus Burés’ Very Fine Silver

A growing number of museum boutiques are showcasing jewelry pieces designed by artists, such as those who work in collaboration with the Spanish jeweler.

clock July 23, 2013Joelle Diderich

C. Wonder's online Monogram Shop.


C. Wonder Relaunches Web Site

The update revamped back-end operations, in particular, and added the Monogram Shop, a section dedicated to the monogramming of nearly 60 products.

clock July 23, 2013Rachel Strugatz

École des Beaux-Arts

Designer and Luxury

Ralph Lauren to Restore École des Beaux-Arts, Stage Show in Paris

A runway show on Oct. 8 will kick off a two-year commitment to help restore and modernize the landmark fine arts school.

clock July 23, 2013Miles Socha and Lisa Lockwood

Christian Lacroix's regal pram.

Fashion Features

Royal Baby Booty: Designers Sketch Gifts Fit for a (Future) King

While the world was waiting on diaper pins and knitting needles for the birth, WWD asked designers what gift they would give the royal baby.

clock July 23, 2013Samantha Conti and Sharon Edelson and Julia Neel

Daniella Vitale (rear center) with YMA FSF interns.

Business Features

Barneys’ Daniella Vitale Talks to the Future

The retailer’s chief operating officer addressed a group of interns at the latest installment of the Breakfast With the Boss program.

clock July 23, 2013David Moin

Fashion Scoops

Peter Fonda Sues Dolce & Gabbana, Nordstrom Over ‘Easy Rider’ T-shirts

A complaint filed in Los Angeles on Friday alleges that the T-shirts with Fonda’s name and image are being made and sold without his permission.

clock July 23, 2013Rachel Brown

Fashion Scoops

Kering Adds Specialists to Sustainable Development Committee

The new technical advisory group includes John Elkington of Volans, conservationist Holly Dublin and environmental consultant Michael Wells.

clock July 23, 2013Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

FGI Reveals Full List of Night of Stars Honorees

Angela Missoni, Christopher Kane and Alexander Wang will be recognized this year for fashion.

clock July 23, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Sonia Rykiel's pop-up website, soniaby.com

Fashion Scoops

Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Unveils New Logo

As part of its ongoing repositioning, the contemporary line is introducing its new logo with a pop-up Web site.

clock July 23, 2013Joelle Diderich

TechnoMarine’s Night Vision II watch

Fashion Scoops

TechnoMarine CEO Buys Out Other Shareholders

Jacques-Philippe Auriol has signed a deal with Crédit Agricole (Suisse) SA and Belgian investment company Cobepa to take over all shares of the company.

clock July 23, 2013Joelle Diderich


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Fashion World Mourns Death of Azzedine Alaïa

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Social Studies