The Future of Neiman’s: Maintain Luxury While Expanding Chain

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The Neiman Marcus Group bidding entered its final chapter Sunday although the situation remained fluid.

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The Future of Neiman’s: Maintain Luxury While Expanding Chain

The Neiman Marcus Group bidding entered its final chapter Sunday although the situation remained fluid.

clock May 2, 2005Vicki M. Young

Natalie Chu at the Neiman's luncheon.


Ladies’ Lunch: Neiman’s, Rivals Lure Big Spenders

DALLAS — Natalie Chu invited 70 people to lunch at the Neiman Marcus flagship here, personally writing the invitations, planning the menu and helping to pick the fashions for a mini show.

Chu doesn’t work for Neiman’s and…

clock May 2, 2005Holly Haber

A Proffitt's in Tennessee, soon to be under the Belk umbrella of nameplates.


Saks Inc. Looks Beyond Belk Deal

Saks Inc. is selling its Proffitt’s and McRae’s department stores to Belk Inc., but is holding onto its Saks Fifth Avenue and Parisian stores.

clock May 2, 2005Vicki M. Young and David Moin

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

Monday: AccessoriesTheShow and Moda Manhattan, New York (through Wednesday).

Accessories and Intimate Apparel market weeks, New York (through Friday).

Avon Products reports first-quarter sales and…

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Xan Cassavetes


The Cable Girl

Talking with Xan Cassavetes about her documentary, “Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession”.

clock May 2, 2005Marcy Medina

Vanessa Traina


Fashion Buzz

LOS ANGELES — Don’t drink and dress goes the fashion circle adage, but a touch of wine before a runway show isn’t a bad thing, figured Proenza Schouler’s Lazaro Hernandez, who, along with partner Jack…

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Starlite Randall and Marisa Berenson


All About Their Mothers

Though Mother’s Day isn’t until Sunday, the Upper East Side set got a head start on it when a bevy of mother-daughter duos showed up at Berdgorf Goodman Wednesday to fete Jade Albert and Ki Hackney’s…

clock May 2, 2005WWD Staff

Jon Coles in the American Plume and Fancy Feather Co. New York offices.

Fashion Features

Temple of Plume

Birds of a feather flock together this season, as bird prints and patterns, as well as a mélange of feathers, are featured on the latest accessories.

clock May 2, 2005Venessa Lau

Simon Doonan of Barneys New York.

Fashion Features

Artistic Retailing

NEW YORK — DKNY on Thursday night was packed with bikers, chicks and art fans for the kickoff of “Madison Avenue: Where Art Meets Fashion.” But the bikers were a tame bunch, having ridden in on Vespas rather than Harley- Davidsons;…

clock May 2, 2005Sharon Edelson

A signature print bustier by Nicole Miller Collection.

Fashion Features

Delta Scores Nicole Miller

The Nicole Miller Collection of luxe lingerie, produced under license by Delta Galil, will be unveiled at Manhattan strip club Scores West.

clock May 2, 2005Karyn Monget

Josie Natori and Susan Lucci

Fashion Features

Dynamic Duo ‘WIN’ at Saks

NEW YORK — Talk about star power.

Fans of Josie Natori lingerie and actress Susan Lucci turned out for a cocktail party Thursday night at the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship here to kick off a national campaign to promote the nonprofit charity…

clock May 2, 2005Karyn Monget

A python bag.

Fashion Features

VBH’s Cinderella Story, So Far

FLORENCE — The saga of VBH sounds almost like a fairy tale, but instead of bad wolves and magic wands, the protagonist battles tough competition with python totes and alligator clutches.

A handsome American, who has been both a model and…

clock May 2, 2005Luisa Zargani

Kari Sigerson and Miranda Morrison

Fashion Features

Sigerson Morrison Comes of Age

NEW YORK — Before shoe-obsessed Carrie and Miranda from “Sex and the City,” there were New York’s own real-life Kari (Sigerson) and Miranda (Morrison), the two designers behind the cult shoe brand Sigerson Morrison.


clock May 2, 2005Emily Holt

Ed Teller in Phillips' catalogue.

Fashion Features

Findings: Scoop’s New Angel … Designer For a Day … Jewelry Gives Back …

SCOOP’S NEW ANGEL: Lee Angel’s eclectic beaded pieces for spring are sure to be a hit with big specialty stores, but boutique-chain Scoop wanted something a little different. As such, Roxanne Assoulin, creative director,…

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Giorgio Armani


Seeing Past Dollar Woes

As the euro continues to overpower the dollar, American and European luxury eyewear makers have found ways to cope.

clock May 2, 2005Sophia Chabbott

Tumi's SoHo Store.


Tumi Travels to SoHo

NEW YORK — Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood, a veritable outdoor mall filled with upscale shoppers, would seem to be a perfect retail location for luggage brand Tumi.

“SoHo has been the natural progression where we think our…

clock May 2, 2005Sophia Chabbott

A brooch from Estate by Monet.

Fashion Features

A New Vintage From Monet

NEW YORK — To celebrate its 75 years in the fashion jewelry business, Monet is turning to its archives and taking inspiration from the past with a new brand, Estate by Monet.

“We had a great idea to take a wonderfully…

clock May 2, 2005Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

U.S. Report Calls for Action On Intellectual Property Laws

The Bush Administration called for “tough action” against global piracy

clock May 2, 2005Evan Clark

Armando Branchini of Italy's Altagamma, Santo Versace, EU president Jose Barroso, Frederick Mostert, Walpole Group ceo Julia Carrick, Leonardo Ferragamo and Madeleine Vendeuil-Denise of LVMH.

Fashion Features

Luxe Brands Take Concerns Over Counterfeiting to EU Leadership

Representatives of Europe’s leading luxury brands took their concerns over the global counterfeit market to EU president Jose Manuel Barroso.

clock May 2, 2005Ross Tucker


Wal-Mart Promotes John Fleming

BOSTON — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has promoted John Fleming, president of and a former Target Corp. executive, to chief marketing officer.

Fleming spent 19 years at Target before joining Wal-Mart’s Brisbane, Calif.-based…

clock May 2, 2005Katherine Bowers


Europe Watch: Buying Swiss … Upping The Stake

BUYING SWISS: Mariella Burani Fashion Group has bought 100 percent of Swiss luxury retailer Bernie’s AG for 2.2 million euros, or $2.9 million at current exchange, in cash. Bernie’s has a network of 16 stores in shopping…

clock May 2, 2005Amanda Kaiser

Natura's Paris shop.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Paris Welcomes La Maison Natura … Maybelline Ad Features Troy Surratt

Paris Welcomes La Maison Natura
PARIS — Natura is blooming in Paris.

The Brazilian beauty brand opened its first boutique here in April. The store, located on the city’s Left Bank, serves as a test for Natura,…

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Luxe Panel: Special Treatment, Events Par for the Course

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — Luxury retailers need to be high-tech wizards, event planners, concierge service providers and personal troubleshooters to serve the world’s wealthiest and demanding consumers.

“The bar is raised, and…

clock May 2, 2005Georgia Lee


WWD Stock Index Slides 0.16%

NEW YORK — A late market rally on Friday spurred on by falling crude oil prices and speculation that rising supplies will meet summer gasoline demand helped keep retail stocks somewhat afloat.

As a result, the WWD Composite Stock…

clock May 2, 2005Dawn S. Kissi and Fahmida Y. Rashid

Fashion Features

Lamy Takes Lead To Be WTO Chief

Former EU trade commissioner Pascal Lamy emerged as the front-runner for WTO director general after the second round of polling Friday.

clock May 2, 2005John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

Portman Faces Challenges as USTR

WASHINGTON — The Senate approved Rep. Rob Portman (R., Ohio) as U.S. Trade Representative Friday after a round of deal-making, paving the way for the top trade chief to attend an international meeting this week in an effort to revive stalled…

clock May 2, 2005Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Apparel Ventures’ Koplin Steps Down as President

LOS ANGELES — Lynne Koplin has stepped down as president of Apparel Ventures Inc., one of California’s largest swim companies.

Marvin Goodman, chief executive officer, said he will likely name Howard Greller as president and Bill…

clock May 2, 2005Marcy Medina

Andy and Kate Spade

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Model Citizen … Falling in Glove … For Art’s Sake

MODEL CITIZEN: Marc Jacobs, who has populated quirky ad campaigns for his signature collection with artists and actresses, is planning to go back to a model for his upcoming fall effort. Mind you, it’s a…

clock May 2, 2005WWD Staff

Heidi Klum in David Yurman at Vanity Fair’s Academy Awards party, 2005.

Fashion Features

Through The Years

Oct. 12, 1942
David Yurman is born.

At 17, David sells his first piece, a sculpture of a hand, to a fellow student in the cafeteria at Great Neck High School in Great Neck,…

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Sybil and David Yurman in a tender moment.

Fashion Features

Married … With Jewelry

For some people, sustaining a healthy marriage for more than 25 years is challenge enough. Imagine sustaining that marriage while running a successful business and working together every day for all of that time.

That’s exactly what David…

clock May 2, 2005Emily Holt

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Fashion Features

The Crown Jewel of American Retail

David Yurman is arguably the cash cow of American jewelry retailing.

With solid brand recognition and a dedicated base of consumers who avidly collect the pieces, the American designer has helped create the language of jewelry…

clock May 2, 2005Sophia Chabbott

One of the first ads Peter Lindbergh shot for Yurman, spring 2001.


Romancing the Stones

There was a time when David Yurman jewelry conjured up ad images of cable bracelets sitting beside artichokes and autumn leaves. But today the brand relies on moody, black-and-white stills of top models wearing a variety of collection…

clock May 2, 2005Sara James

The Houston store.


A Manifest Destiny for Company Stores

Browsing in a David Yurman boutique at any given time, it isn’t difficult to find a man completing a suite for his wife, a diehard fan adding a silver helix cable bracelet to her collection or an aspirational consumer, romanced by the…

clock May 2, 2005Sophia Chabbott

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Fashion Features

Imitation: It’s Not Flattery, It’s Illegal

New jewelers often approach editors and buyers claiming they want to be “the next David Yurman.” They can’t be blamed — after all, the company is an estimated $500 million business.

But aspiring to reach Yurman’s…

clock May 2, 2005Emily Holt and Ross Tucker

Ashley Judd and David Yurman at the Youth AIDS press conference in 2004.

Fashion Features

Charitable Giving: A Diversified Effort

In Great Neck, N.Y., during the early Sixties, a well-intentioned high school track-and-field coach required his runners to engage in community service. As such, David Yurman found himself spending most Saturdays at an outreach center, working with…

clock May 2, 2005Ashley Baker

Sushi posing with Bijou Phillips in a shot by Peter Lindbergh.

Fashion Features

The Sushi Factor

NEW YORK — “Did you see Sushi at David Yurman?”

When someone poses the question at a trade show, don’t go running to the Yurman booth expecting to lunch on raw fish, ginger and wasabi. The Sushi in question refers to the…

clock May 2, 2005Marc Karimzadeh


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