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Chloé Captured the Effortless Simplicity of French Style

The seafaring life was the inspiration for Clare Waight Keller's lovely, breezy spring collection for Chloé.

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Claus Dietrich Lahrs Appointed Chief Executive of Bottega Veneta

He succeeds Carlo Alberto Beretta, who will take on the new role of chief client and marketing officer at Kering.

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Acqua di Parma Goes Luxe, Plots Retail Expansion

Acqua di Parma is launching a higher-priced line, opening its first U.S. store and expanding its women's range.

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El Palacio de Hierro at 125

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Mexico’s premier department store chain marks a century and a quarter of game-changing moves and innovations.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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The first El Palacio de Hierro store in Mexico City.


El Palacio de Hierro Through the Years

Mexico’s leading luxury department store chain traces its roots to French-Mexican entrepreneurs.

clock September 30, 2013Ivan Castano

El Palacio in the Perisur mall opened in 1980 in Mexico City.


Key Dates in El Palacio de Hierro’s History

Highlights from El Palacio de Hierro’s 125 years.

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Héctor Esrawe, Nathalie Baaklini and Rodrigo Flores of the 125 Years event and marketing team.


El Palacio de Hierro Marks Anniversary With Exhibit

For its 125th anniversary celebration, the Mexican department store chain has a different spin on retailing — store as museum.

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El Palacio de Hierro Centro


El Palacio de Hierro Forges Ahead

The executive team isn’t afraid to take risks in an effort to expand its footprint and secure its status as Mexico’s premier upscale retailer.

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Don Alberto Baillères

Business Features

Q&A: Grupo Bal’s Don Alberto Baillères

In a rare interview, the very private owner of Grupo Bal, parent of El Palacio de Hierro, and one of Mexico’s richest entrepreneurs, illuminates his strategy.

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El Palacio de Hierro caused a stir when the octogenarian Carmen Dell’Orefice appeared in the ads.

Marketing and Promotion

Reaching the Chic of All Ages

The marketing and advertising teams at El Palacio de Hierro spread the word by casting a wide net.

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An exterior view of the Villahermosa store.


El Palacio de Hierro’s Design Challenge

Architects aim to create a new standard in the department store experience.

clock September 30, 2013Sharon Edelson

Javier Sordo Madaleno


Javier Sordo Madaleno on El Palacio de Hierro’s Facades

There’s nothing uniform or formulaic about his approach to retail exteriors other than always to expect the unexpected.

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The wide expanse of women's areas.


El Palacio de Hierro: The Women’s Touch

Apparel, jewelry and accessories with a wide assortment of international brands are a vibrant part of the mix.

clock September 30, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Pixie Hopkin


El Palacio de Hierro’s Pixie Hopkin Talks Trends

Today, she serves as commercial sub-director of special events, but she’s really regarded as the in-house fashion adviser.

clock September 30, 2013David Moin

The Chester & Peck private-label display.


Putting the Muscle in Men’s at El Palacio de Hierro

Tailored and contemporary clothing are strong elements of the men’s category at the Mexican department store chain.

clock September 30, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

A Wild & Alive area.


Lucky Seven: El Palacio de Hierro’s Private Brands

Growth will be accomplished organically, by nurturing the seven existing private brands, rather than adding new ones.

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El Palacio de Hierro's YouTube channel.


El Palacio de Hierro’s Online Blitz

With significant potential in the digital arena, the department store is launching a major e-commerce effort, with social media playing a big role.

clock September 30, 2013Rachel Strugatz

The beauty floor in the Perisur store.


El Palacio de Hierro’s Beauty Strategy

Amid increasing competition and sluggish sales in the beauty category, the department store is upping its strategic ante.

clock September 30, 2013Ivan Castano

A bedroom display at Casa Palacio.


Casa Palacio: Feathering the Nest

The freestanding stores offer high-end home furnishings and accessories, from practical to whimsical.

clock September 30, 2013David Moin


The In-store Home Front at El Palacio de Hierro

Home goods sold in the department stores target a different audience from the freestanding Casa Palacio units.

clock September 30, 2013Ivan Castano

Burberry Prorsum RTW Spring 2014


El Palacio de Hierro’s Vendors Speak

For many of the hundreds of international brands carried, the department store has been the gateway to Mexico and Latin America.

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Diane von Furstenberg in Los Angeles.


On the Divan With Diane von Furstenberg

WWD asked friends of of the designer about their impressions and what they like to talk about when they have some face time with her.

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