Fall ’12 Runway Wonders

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Federico Marchetti

Financial

The Yoox Factor

E-commerce pioneer Federico Marchetti on the challenges of selling online in a global marketplace.

clock March 26, 2012Bridget Foley

Louis Vuitton

Accessory Trends

Fall 2012 Accessories: All Aboard

A trip through the fall runways yields a wealth of great accessories.

clock March 26, 2012Roxanne Robinson

A Cornelian Taurus handbag.

Handbags

Buzzy Bags in Japan

Several Japanese handbag designers are capitalizing on a consumer affinity for the finer things.

clock March 26, 2012Kelly Wetherille

Footwear

Sky-High Shoe Prices

When did desinger shoes get so outrageously expensive?

clock March 26, 2012Jessica Iredale

Prada’s necklace and earrings with crystal stones and patent leather roses.

Jewelry

Jewel Tones: Dolce & Gabbana, Ferragamo and Prada Forge Ahead

Three Italian fashion powerhouses forge ahead in jewelry.

clock March 26, 2012Luisa Zargani

Christian Louboutin

Retail

Department Stores Amp Up Shoe Departments

The battle for shoe-obsessed consumers continues.

clock March 26, 2012Michelle Tay

Dents’ leather and silk gloves.

Accessory Trends

British Brands Producing on Their Own Turf

Sarah Burton is one of many designers and high-end brands that choose to source and produce all or part of their collections in Britain.

clock March 26, 2012Samantha Conti

Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière’s orange acrylic cuff and clear bracelets, top left and top right. All other bracelets: Dior’s clear and blue resin, crystal and Plexiglas bangles. Balenciaga’s acetate sunglasses; Michael Kors’ Lucite ball necklace.

Fashion Features

In the Clear: Acrylic Takes to the Runway

Developed in the 1930s for industrial use, including aeronautics, acrylic is now a favorite on that other runway.

clock March 26, 2012Jessica Iredale and Roxanne Robinson

Alexander McQueen’s organza and suede sandal. Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière’s pewter and enamel earrings. Jimmy Choo’s python boot. Chanel’s oxidized lizard and pyrite stone flap bag.

Footwear

Drama Intent

Why wait until night fall to add a little pizzazz? These beguiling accessories are meant to be seen by day.

clock March 26, 2012Laurent Folcher

Christian Louboutin opened its first store in India in the DLF Emporio mall in New Delhi.

Footwear

Luxury Accessories Brands Look to India

The country is poised to be the next big high-end market.

clock March 26, 2012Jacquelyn Lewis

Nina Ricci’s lambskin glove. Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière’s goat suede and calfskin handbag. Louis Vuitton’s resin necklace.

Handbags

Accessory: Glorious Merch

Stores give a first look at fall’s most compelling offerings.

clock March 26, 2012WWD Staff

Rafael de Cárdenas

Handbags

If You Build It, They Will Shop

What makes the perfect shoe and bag boutique? Rafael de Cárdenas explains how he seduces the shopper.

clock March 26, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

From left: Giorgio Armani; Celine; Oscar de la Renta; Stella McCartney; Manolo Blahnik; Salvatore Ferragamo; Reed Krakoff; Jason Wu; Ralph Lauren; Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci

Footwear

Fashion’s Obsession With the Pre-season

The last round of pre-fall showings indicated just how important these collections have become in the accessories arena.

clock March 26, 2012Bridget Foley and Roxanne Robinson

Fendi's Zucca Roll bag

Handbags

How Goes the Logo?

They may have lost some cachet from their flashy Nineties heyday, but there’s still a market for logos, from toned-down to good old classic indiscreet.

clock March 26, 2012Miles Socha and Luisa Zargani

Harry Winston’s 122-carat diamond (D, E and F color) and platinum Iconic Winston Wreath necklace.

Jewelry

Harry Winston Unveils ‘Ultimate Adornments’

“If I could, I would attach the diamonds directly onto a woman’s skin.” Harry Winston’s famous quote is apropos as the house introduces its new collection.

clock March 26, 2012Marc Karimzadeh and Roxanne Robinson

Essentialist

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Chris de Lapuente

Business

LVMH Names Chris de Lapuente Chairman, CEO of Selective Retailing

clock 1hMiles Socha

Social Studies

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