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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 4hMiles Socha

Retail

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

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock 19hDavid 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 13hWWD Staff

Demands Grow to Up The Minimum Wage

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Overview

States are increasing wages, while Obama pushes federal action.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Financial

G-III’s Q3 Beats Street; Ups Outlook

The company revised prior outlook for fiscal year 2014.

clock December 4, 2013Vicki M. Young

Fashion Show Reviews

Belstaff Pre-Fall 2014

Texture and patterns were at the core of Martin Cooper’s Belstaff collection.

clock December 4, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Rena Lange Pre-Fall 2014

Creative director Annick Gorman focused her collection on traveling in style — be it from “desk to dinner” or “Vienna to Berlin.”

clock December 4, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Thakoon Addition Pre-Fall 2014

Men’s wear elements played a key role in the designer’s collection.

clock December 4, 2013WWD Staff

Parties

Stella McCartney Says Ho-Ho-Ho

The designer hosted a holiday-cum-book party in honor of Liv Tyler at her SoHo store.

clock December 4, 2013Taylor Harris and Lorelei Marfil

Fashion Show Reviews

Clover Canyon Pre-Fall 2014

The Greek Isles offered a wealth of inspiration for Clover Canyon’s Rozae Nichols.

clock December 4, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

3.1 Phillip Lim Pre-Fall 2014

Berlin’s evolving rave culture gave way to Phillip Lim’s collection.

clock December 4, 2013WWD Staff

Executive Changes

Estée Lauder, L’Oréal Name Leaders in Italy

After 35 years with Lauder, Orna Nofarber has decided to retire, effective Dec. 1, and she has been succeeded by Edoardo Bernardi.

clock December 5, 2013Cynthia Martens

Financial

Weak Showing for November Sales

Stores cite late Thanksgiving, uneven demand for disappointing results.

clock December 5, 2013Vicki M. Young and Arnold J. Karr

Financial

Jos. A. Bank Q3 Net Rises 2.3%

Sales and margins increase, reversing trends earlier in year.

clock December 5, 2013Jean E. Palmieri and Arnold J. Karr

Designer and Luxury

Giorgio Armani and ‘The Wolf’

Leonardo DiCaprio will wear Armani’s period style, circa 1993, in the upcoming film “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

clock December 5, 2013Luisa Zargani

Designer and Luxury

Chanel Acquires Lambskin Tannery

Bodin-Joyeux, located in central France, produces the supple leather Chanel uses for quilted handbags.

clock December 5, 2013Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Y-3 Moves Runway Show to Paris

The brand will show men’s and women’s clothes on the runway on Jan. 19.

clock December 5, 2013Joelle Diderich

Business

The Clarks Group Names Thomas O’Neill Chairman

He currently serves as a non-executive director on the firm’s board.

clock December 5, 2013Nina Jones

Fragrance

Critical Mass: Nigel Barker Makes Push Into Beauty With Scents

The photographer and reality TV host has teamed with Demeter Fragrance Library to create three fragrances inspired by New York City.

clock December 6, 2013Faye Brookman

Design

Helmut Lang Among Artists Tapped for Rug Design

The acclaimed New York-based Austrian is among a dozen prominent art world figures whose designs are to be realized by Henzel Studio.

clock December 6, 2013Miles Socha

Fashion Show Reviews

Zac Posen Pre-Fall 2014

The designer infused his red-carpet gowns with sculpted details.

clock December 5, 2013WWD Staff

Color Cosmetics

From ‘Law & Order: SVU’ to Makeup

Rouge New York opens in SoHo on Wednesday.

clock December 5, 2013Julie Naughton

Fashion Show Reviews

Calvin Klein Collection Pre-Fall 2014

Home comfort. Francisco Costa’s collection evoked that sentiment via beautiful clothes with a lounge-y vibe, yet luxe enough to work for any occasion.

clock December 5, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Rag & Bone Pre-Fall 2014

Marcus Wainwright and David Neville channeled early Nineties British streetwear as captured in Nigel Shafran’s “Teenage Precinct Shoppers” series.

clock December 5, 2013WWD Staff

Beauty Features

L’Oréal Paris Honors Female Changemakers

The brand has increased the exposure for a special award program saluting 10 women across the country.

clock December 5, 2013Belisa Silva

Parties

Art Basel Miami Beach Bebop

The fair had its vernissage on Wednesday, and that evening was a blur of pop-ups and dinners and celebrations for new artist collaborations.

clock December 5, 2013Erik Maza

Hair

Herbal Essences Elevates Offering

Procter & Gamble Co. is introducing the brand’s first premium line, the Naked Collection, in January.

clock December 5, 2013Belisa Silva

Government and Trade

Minimum Wage Issue Heating Up

States are increasing wages, while Obama pushes federal action.

clock December 5, 2013Kristi Ellis and Arthur Friedman

Retail/Business

Aéropostale Gets Behind Bethany Mota Launch

The brand is stepping up its fight to reverse its negative performance and win over teens.

clock December 6, 2013David Moin

Color Cosmetics

New Color Guard Marches Into Cosmetics

Creativity and entrepreneurship are alive and well in beauty, as evidenced by the influx of new brands this year.

clock December 6, 2013Molly Prior

Skin Care

La Prairie Taps Survivor Plants for New Line

The Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal skin-care line, is due out in February worldwide, except in China.

clock December 6, 2013Jennifer Weil

Financial

Edward S. Lampert Returning Funds to Investors

Institutional investors are pulling back their money after a five-year lockup period expired.

clock December 6, 2013Evan Clark

Financial

J.C. Penney’s Offering Being Eyed by SEC

The Securities and Exchange Commission is taking a close look at J.C. Penney Co. Inc.’s September stock offering.

clock December 6, 2013Evan Clark

Memo Pad

Condé Nast Venturing Into Global E-commerce

Franck Zayan, president of the new division, will report to a newly formed, trans-Atlantic board.

clock December 6, 2013Samantha Conti

Business Features

Younger Arnaults Gaining Greater Power at LVMH

On Thursday, the French luxury group said Antoine Arnault would become chairman of Loro Piana.

clock December 5, 2013Miles Socha and Erik Maza

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clock 20hArthur Zaczkiewicz

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