From Liz to Burberry: Ahrendts to Replace Bravo as Brand’s CEO

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Burberry has named Liz Claiborne executive Angela Ahrendts as ceo, succeeding Rose Marie Bravo, who will become vice chairman. Bravo will spend the first six months of next year working closely with Ahrendts.

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From Liz to Burberry: Ahrendts to Replace Bravo as Brand’s CEO

Burberry has named Liz Claiborne executive Angela Ahrendts as ceo, succeeding Rose Marie Bravo, who will become vice chairman.

clock October 12, 2005Samantha Conti


Aileen Mehle Takes On New Role at W

Fairchild Publications is pleased to announce that Aileen Mehle, WWD’s society columnist, has been named contributing social editor of W.

clock October 12, 2005WWD Staff


Ferragamo Sales Gain 7%

Salvatore Ferragamo had a 7 percent jump in first-half sales and forecast an upbeat second half, citing good prospects in the U.S., Japan and China.

clock October 12, 2005Amanda Kaiser


Gap Appoints New Designer

Charlotte Neuville is about to take over the design reins of the iconic $5.7 billion Gap brand.

clock October 12, 2005Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

In Brief: Crossing The Pond … Carr Joins Coach … Billion Dollar Buyback …

A brief look at some of the day’s stories.

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Phil Marineau


Levi’s Profits Drop, Sales Rise

Generating rising sales in a softening retail environment took the sting out of declining third-quarter earnings for Levi Strauss & Co.

clock October 12, 2005Ross Tucker


No Criminal Charges for Ex-Kmart Execs

Federal prosecutors here decided not to file criminal charges against former Kmart executives, including former chairman and chief executive officer Charles Conaway and former president Mark Schwartz.

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Memo Pad: Caruso Cruises

Jann Wenner already agreed to give one top editor a hefty raise this year. Apparently, he wasn’t going to do it again.

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Catherine Deneuve



Everyone was showing off their latest couture choices at the Marquise Zozo de Ravenel’s 80th birthday party … Au revoir.

clock October 12, 2005Aileen Mehle

The Body Shop At Home party.


Direct Sales Gain as Shoppers Seek Personal Touch

Direct and in-home selling has grown from the province of Tupperware parties and the Avon lady into a multibillion-dollar industry.

clock October 12, 2005Georgia Lee

Here, a Columbia Sportswear shop at a Gander Mountain store. Columbia devotes a small group of staff to staying on top of chargebacks and retailer compliance.


Chargebacks: A Software Solution

While the industry debates chargebacks, software firms are developing applications to track, manage, prevent and refute them.

clock October 12, 2005Cate T. Corcoran offers seven boot styles for online customization.


Timberland Kicks Up Customization

When Timberland expanded the selection of footwear that shoppers can customize online and upgraded technology to streamline the process two months ago, browser-to-buyer conversion rates doubled.

clock October 12, 2005Denise Power

Luke McCollum, director of information systems, Wal-Mart Stores.


Wal-Mart’s Global Push

Nimble technology is key for global retailers seeking to gain traction in new markets abroad.

clock October 12, 2005Koji Hirano


E-Tailers Test Sites, Boost Sales

Will online shoppers more readily click on a blue-colored “buy now” Web site button or is gold a more enticing hue?

clock October 12, 2005Denise Power

Banana Republic's revamped Web site supports upselling, with a pop-up box suggesting additional pieces that coordinate with an item placed into the online shopping bag.


Gap’s Web Remodel

Gap’s new look for its Banana Republic, Old Navy and Gap Web sites emphasizes the “easy.”

clock October 12, 2005Denise Power

Fashion Features

IMG Buys Australian Fashion Week

IMG has acquired the Australian fashion runway event Mercedes Australian Fashion Week and its parent company, Australian Fashion Innovators.

clock October 12, 2005Patty Huntington

Fashion Features

Byng Named Chief Executive at Smythson

British luxury stationers and leather goods company Smythson on Tuesday named Paddy Byng as its chief executive officer.

clock October 12, 2005Samantha Conti

Lesley Jane Seymour, Paul Charron, John Thain of the New York Stock Exchange and Trudy Sullivan of Liz Claiborne Inc.


Liz Claiborne, Marie Claire Battle Domestic Violence

Liz Claiborne Inc. and Marie Claire magazine want to wipe out domestic violence.

clock October 12, 2005Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: California Enacts Cosmetics Registry

Leading beauty companies have been handed a defeat by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

clock October 12, 2005Joanna Ramey

Fashion Features

Nicaragua Approves CAFTA

Nicaragua’s legislature approved CAFTA Monday night, leaving Costa Rica as the only signatory country that has not ratified the trade accord.

clock October 12, 2005Kristi Ellis

Hazel Brown

Fashion Features

Ready, Set, Go for Fashion Week

As Los Angeles gears up for its annual style frenzy, parties, previews and planning are going into overdrive.

clock October 12, 2005Rose Apodaca

Moshe Tsabag and wife Gabrielle.

Fashion Features

West Watch: Not Skipping A Beat … Twice As Nice … Tea For 10 …

A few designers got a jump on Los Angeles Fashion Week with events showcasing their favorite music as well as clothing.

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