Elena Berton

Shoppers lining up outside H&M in Paris for the Jimmy Choo collection.

Retail

Fast-Fashion Retailers Eye New Concepts

Despite coming up ahead in the economy, Inditex SA, H&M and Fast Retailing Co. Ltd. are sharpening product offerings and taking other measures to grow business.

clock December 29, 2009Elena Berton and Miles Socha and Barbara Barker and Kelly Wetherille

The Bullseye Bodega on 57th Street and Sixth Avenue displays products in supermarket style.

Designer and Luxury

Novelty Fading for Pop-Up Shops

Pop-up shop concept, the hottest trend in retailing this year, may be wearing thin.

clock December 21, 2009Sharon Edelson and Nina Jones and Alessandra Ilari and Katya Foreman and Elena Berton

Ready To Wear

Coalision Eyes European Expansion

Bernard Mariette, chief executive officer of Coalision Inc., the company that owns apparel and outerwear brands Orage and Lolë, has Europe in his sight.

clock December 9, 2009Elena Berton

Retail

PPR’s CFAO Offering Raises $1.21B

PPR SA has raised 806 million euros, or $1.21 billion at current exchange rate.

clock December 3, 2009Elena Berton

Nathalie Rykiel and daughter Salome.

Parties

H&M Throws Bash for Rykiel

Massive party at the Grand Palais spotlighted lingerie collaboration.

clock December 2, 2009Elena Berton and Katya Foreman and Natasha Montrose

Christian Lacroix taking a bow at his last couture show.

Designer and Luxury

Lacroix Shrinks to Licensing Operation

Fashion house Lacroix to become a licensing operation as potential suitors retreat.

clock December 1, 2009Miles Socha and Elena Berton

Financial

EBay Fined Over LVMH Fragrance Sales

EBay was fined by a court here for failing to prevent the trade of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA’s fragrances and cosmetics on its French Web site.

clock December 1, 2009Elena Berton

The La Mamounia Hotel in Marrakech.

Designer and Luxury

Luxe Brands Target Morocco

Cartier, Dior and Louis Vuitton are among those luxury firms heading to Morocco.

clock December 1, 2009Elena Berton and Miles Socha and Chantal Goupil

Financial

Ebay Fined Over LVMH Perfume Sales

French site found to have violated injunction and fined $2.55 million.

clock November 30, 2009Elena Berton

Designer and Luxury

PPR Reconfigures Part of Operations

PPR SA is reconfiguring its operations as it prepares to divest its retail businesses.

clock November 30, 2009Elena Berton

Sonia Rykiel for H&M

Sportswear

Sonia Rykiel Previews H&M Lingerie Line

Sonia Rykiel has given WWD a preview of the first looks from its lingerie collaboration with H&M, which bows Saturday worldwide.

clock November 30, 2009Elena Berton

Dior

Designer and Luxury

Demand for Luxury Watches Percolating

There are signs that demand for luxury timepieces is picking up, even as the impact of the global recession drags on.

clock November 30, 2009Elena Berton

Designer and Luxury

Comité Colbert Signs Chinese Agreement

France’s main luxury association, is teaming up with the Chinese government to help the development of creative industries in China.

clock November 26, 2009Elena Berton

Human Resources

Carrefour Names Chief Commercial Officer

José Carlos Gonzalez-Hurtado, will take the new post of Chief Commercial Officer.

clock November 26, 2009Elena Berton

Retail

PPR Reconfigures Retail Operations

PPR is taking over home-wares mail order company La Maison de Valérie from Redcats.

clock November 26, 2009Elena Berton

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