Eyeing India’s Riches: As Barriers Come Down, Luxury Brands Go Slow

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A change in government regulations now allows single brands to have majority ownership of their operations in the country. But the deal comes with a major hurdle: the have to wait for improvements to the country's shoddy infrastructure.

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Shoppers at a typical market on the outskirts of New Delhi, where luxury and low-end brands are clustered together on the same properties.


Eyeing India’s Riches: As Barriers Come Down, Luxury Brands Go Slow

India’s designer retail market is going to get a lot hotter, now that a change in government regulations allows single-brand store ownership.

clock March 13, 2006Amy S. Choi


Wal-Mart: From Bentonville to New Delhi

With its growing middle class, India is high on Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s to-do list for international expansion.

clock March 13, 2006Katherine Bowers and Amy S. Choi


Bombay Dispatch: Expanding Malls

Nowhere is the rise of India’s new consumer class more evident than in the sparkling new malls springing up around the country.

clock March 13, 2006Ritu Upadhyay

Dan Shamdasani and Tony Melillo


Tony Melillo Exits Generra

Tony Melillo, the creative director who helped revived the Eighties brand Generra, has left the company after three years.

clock March 13, 2006Lauren DeCarlo


PVH Appoints Sirkin President

Emanuel Chirico, Phillips-Van Heu­sen’s new chief executive officer, has begun shuffling his top management team.

clock March 13, 2006Julee Greenberg


Macy’s to Occupy Philadelphia L&T Site

Macy’s is moving into downtown Philadelphia.

clock March 13, 2006David Moin

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

A brief look at the coming week’s events.

clock March 13, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Royal Appointment … Analyst’s New Role

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

clock March 13, 2006WWD Staff

A Cacique storefront.

Fashion Features

Lane Bryant Plans New Lingerie Stores

Lane Bryant’s plan to completely outfit the plus-size consumer is going forward with its lingerie store concept, Cacique.

clock March 13, 2006Julee Greenberg

Jo Wood with her bath and body line.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Jo Wood Organics Plotting Face Care … Lancome, Harlow Deal Said in Works … Color Me Pucci: LVMH Brand to Unveil Makeup

Now that Jo Wood has got the body covered, she’s going for the face.

clock March 13, 2006WWD Staff

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Memo Pad: Seems Like Old Times … Ford Gets Slimaned

The cutting remark most often used to describe magazine publishers: They all want to be editors.

clock March 13, 2006WWD Staff

Natori's silk robe and coordinating Natori Home throw.

Fashion Features

Amid Change, Fashion Looms Large

Product innovation and the look of luxury were key statements of this month’s fall and transitional market.

clock March 13, 2006Karyn Monget

Charlott Vasberg's frame bag.

Fashion Features

Premiere Classe Buyers Go for Novelty

With their budgets as much as 20 percent higher, buyers were thinking big at the Premiere Classe accessories fair.

clock March 13, 2006Katya Foreman

Liz Claiborne

Fashion Features

Fall Forecast: Polished and Ladylike

There will be a new lady in town this fall, and when it comes to accessories, her act is becoming more refined.

clock March 13, 2006Sophia Chabbott

An image from Patek Philippe's new women's advertising campaign.

Fashion Features

Findings: Romancing The Watch … Celebrate Good Times … The Finishing Touch …

Patek Philippe, the 167-year-old Swiss watchmaker, is launching a new advertising campaign for its women’s lines.

clock March 13, 2006WWD Staff


WWD Stock Index Falls 0.2%

A rise in the unemployment rate Friday had investors thinking that the Federal Reserve might not raise interest rates too sharply or swiftly.

clock March 13, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Textile, Apparel Sector Cuts 3,300 Jobs

U.S. textile and apparel producers cut a seasonally adjusted 3,300 jobs from their payrolls in February as the industry continued to face stiff foreign competition, despite new restrictions on Chinese imports.

clock March 13, 2006Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis

Lauren duPont in Vera Wang.


Running On Empty

Martha Stewart takes notice of Carlo Ponti at the Russian National Orchestra bash and Edward Norton muses at the “After the Dust” opening.

clock March 13, 2006WWD Staff

Andrew Carmellini


Mouthing Off

There are lots of restaurants in this city based around gimmickry, from food to the decor to the size of the wine list.

clock March 13, 2006Vanessa Lawrence


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