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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 12hMiles Socha

Retail

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

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock September 26, 2016David 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 21hWWD Staff

M&A Players Ogling Contemporary Brands

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Overview

Long cautious about fashion given the perceived risks of seasonal collections and trends, investors are now eyeing potential deals.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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"Colette's France: Her Lives, Her Loves" by Jane Gilmour.

People

Book Tells Story of Colette’s France

Jane Gilmour talks to WWD about her new title, “Colette’s France: Her Lives, Her Loves.”

clock December 27, 2013Lorna Koski

The Bon Marché accessories department.

Department Stores

Le Bon Marché Revamps Accessories

The Paris department store has unveiled an updated accessories and watch departments on its ground floor.

clock December 9, 2013Joelle Diderich

Retail/Business

Neiman Marcus Men’s Fashion Director Resigns

Matthew Singer, who had held the post overseeing the fashion direction for Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman division, resigned last week.

clock December 25, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Intimates and Activewear

Capvis Acquires Swimwear Brand Arena

The value of the transaction was not disclosed.

clock December 26, 2013Alessandra Turra

Mass demonstrations kicked off in Cambodia after the government said the minimum wage in the garment sector will be raised to $95 a month, an amount that falls short of demands by workers.

Government and Trade

Nationwide Strikes Over Minimum Wage in Cambodia

The country’s garment industry could suffer losses of tens of millions of dollars during this week’s nationwide strike by more than 300,000 garment workers.

clock December 29, 2013Dene-Hern Chen

An image from the making of Louis Vuitton's short film, "L'invitation au voyage."

Lifestyle

Film Forum: Fashion as Entertainment

Faced with a crowded media landscape, luxury brands like Louis Vuitton are increasingly relying on moving pictures to convey brand values and trigger emotion.

clock December 27, 2013Joelle Diderich

Eraldo Poletto

Handbags

Furla Makes Lifestyle Push

The family-owned Italian company is moving beyond leather handbags and into accessories.

clock December 30, 2013Samantha Conti

According to Target PIN data is "safe and secure" despite the security breach.

Mass and Off-Price

PIN Numbers Stolen in Target Breach

The retailer confirmed that strongly encrypted PIN data was removed from its system during the security breach that took place between Black Friday and Dec. 15.

clock December 29, 2013Sharon Edelson and Arnold J. Karr

Festive bling for New Year's Eve.

Trends

Accessories Trend: Party Favors

As New Year’s Eve approaches, there’s no better time for baubles and bubbly.

clock December 30, 2013Roxanne Robinson

Seamstresses at Jeannette Inc. in South San Francisco.

The Markets Features

Burgeoning Manufacturing Sector Grows in San Francisco

The city’s factories could be the beginning of a new breed of entrepreneurial manufacturer with a new business model: high-end pieces in smaller batches.

clock December 30, 2013Valerie Demicheva

Private equity players have been eyeing The Kooples.

Designer and Luxury

M&A World Chasing Fashion Brands

Apparel is suddenly all the rage in the mergers and acquisitions scene.

clock December 30, 2013Miles Socha and Joelle Diderich

The City Bag from V°73.

Fashion Scoops

Italian Brand V°73 to Open Store in Miami

Elisabetta Armellin, the designer behind the accessories brand, is such a big fan of the city that she chose the Design District for her foray into retail.

clock December 30, 2013Rebecca Kleinman

Fashion Scoops

Anne Fontaine Opens on Madison Ave.

The Paris and New York openings mark the expansion of the brand, with its complete collections of clothes and accessories.

clock December 30, 2013Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Obituary: Dolores J. Barrett, Ralph Lauren Exec.

According to her husband, Edward Klein, the former svp for Worldwide Public Relations at Polo Ralph Lauren died on Dec. 24 at her home in Manhattan.

clock December 30, 2013William Cotto

Charlie Siem

Memo Pad

Charlie Siem Links With CBS’ Watch Magazine

The 27-year-old model, who is also a violinist, has written his very first composition for the magazine, Watch editor Jeremy Murphy told WWD.

clock December 30, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Everlane's Petra bag.

Handbags

Everlane’s Take on Supply and Demand

The brand’s strategy of underordering to keep its costs manageable and avoiding merchandise markdowns has led to it constantly being sold out of items.

clock December 30, 2013Rachel Brown

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Retail

Lands’ End Stock Falls on CEO Marchionni’s Exit

clock September 26, 2016Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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