The Future of Jones: Board Is Said Mulling Sale of Whole Group

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The board of Jones Apparel Group is said to be exploring several strategic options — including a possible sale of the entire $5 billion company, according to financial and industry sources.

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The Chanel flagship in Hong Kong

Fashion Features

Tilling the Luxury Landscape

Giorgio Armani travels to China later this month to commemorate the arrival of his Guggenheim retrospective in Shanghai.

clock March 21, 2006Amanda Kaiser


Hong Kong Benefits From Mainland Quotas

Local garment factories are getting a new lease on life, thanks to ongoing trade issues that give the “Made in Hong Kong” label a great advantage because it isn’t restricted.

clock March 21, 2006Vicki Rothrock

Shanghais CITIC Square retail area


In Retail Development, Supply Isn’t Always Meeting Demand

China has the location, but good retail space is still hard to find.

clock March 21, 2006Lisa Movius


Facing Economic Growing Pains

China’s economy has been growing by leaps and bounds, but faces serious structural and social issues that could stunt further expansion.

clock March 21, 2006Evan Clark

A Zara store in Hong Kong


Homegrown Brands Battle for Market Share

China has long been seen as the factory to the world, but more and more it’s being looked at as an immense, viable market to be tapped.

clock March 21, 2006Vicki Rothrock

Fashion Features

Ports Search for Ways to Stay on Top

China’s rising manufacturing prowess has ignited a frenzy of port development among the country’s coastal cities.

clock March 21, 2006Ross Tucker


Lingerie Firms Lured by New Technology

Many intimate apparel companies have invested heavily in joint sourcing and manufacturing partnerships in China over the past decade.

clock March 21, 2006Karyn Monget

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Fashion Features

WWD China In Depth

China is quickly becoming the center of attention for fashion brands attracted to the country’s 1.3 billion population.

clock March 21, 2006WWD Staff


The Future of Jones: Board Is Said Mulling Sale of Whole Group

The board of Jones Apparel Group is said to be exploring several strategic options — including a possible sale of the entire $5 billion company, according…

clock March 21, 2006Vicki M. Young


Memo Pad: Stuck In Park … In Their Wake … Blacklisted

The reality show about American Media is getting closer to being, well, a reality — that is, if legal and logistical considerations don’t put the kibosh on it, as several insiders believe they might.

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Diane von Furstenberg

Fashion Features

Von Furstenberg Opens Back Home in Belgium

Diane von Furstenberg has returned home.

clock March 21, 2006Marc Karimzadeh


Garrard Gets Another Owner

Asprey International, newly minted parent of the Asprey and Garrard brands, has sold 100 percent of Garrard to The Yucaipa Cos. LLC for an undisclosed price.

clock March 21, 2006Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

In Brief: Polo Names Schwartz … Nike Soccer Site … Emergency Diet

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

clock March 21, 2006WWD Staff

Looks from the Burberry Icons Collection

Fashion Features

Burberry’s New Icons

The brand’s creative director has delved into its history, pulled out a handful of its signature references and created the Burberry Icons Collection.

clock March 21, 2006Samantha Conti


Calvin Klein Helps PVH Record 32.5% Earnings Gain

Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. posted better than expected fourth-quarter earnings on Monday, saying its Calvin Klein branded apparel and licensing operations helped guide sales and earnings upward.

clock March 21, 2006Meredith Derby

Alber Elbaz with Kate Bosworth in a Derek Lam dress.


Sunset Strip

Alber Elbaz continued his whirlwind world tour on Sunday, jetting directly from an eight-day holiday on the beaches of Goa, India, to the hills of Hollywood.

clock March 21, 2006WWD Staff

Monet Mazur


Factory Girl

Most young, fashion-obsessed Hollywood actresses have to rely on casting calls and other means to nab a role.

clock March 21, 2006Vanessa Lawrence

Fashion Features

Thomas Criticizes Bush on Trade Case

Rep. Bill Thomas (R., Calif.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, has accused the Bush administration of overstepping its authority in a trade case that pitted U.S. yarn producers against Swift Galey, an Atlanta fabric maker.

clock March 21, 2006Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

China Questions U.S. Duty-Free Import Treatment

Flexing its muscles in the World Trade Organization, China is challenging U.S. programs that offer duty-free treatment to imports from certain African, Caribbean and Andean countries.

clock March 21, 2006Evan Clark and John Zarocostas

Sloane Square with Hugo Boss new digs


London’s Sloane Square Gets Hipper

Not too long ago, Sloane Square was a quaint hangout for the Sloane Rangers, those well-off residents of the neighborhood who dressed in Barbours, tweed skirts and pearls.

clock March 21, 2006Samantha Conti

Megan Steins winning design Pierre Cardin Stein and a representative from Air France


Pierre Cardin Helps Pick a Winner

Megan Stein is getting ready to pack for Paris.

clock March 21, 2006Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

Poland Slates EU Funds for Textile Industry Development

Poland intends to use some of the almost 60 billion euros, or $72 billion, in structural funds it is to receive from the European Union between 2007 and 2013 to enhance the performance of small and medium-size textile and apparel firms.

clock March 21, 2006John Zarocostas

Paul Goldberger and Michael Graves


Target Product Designer Talks Shop

To some extent, Michael Graves’ household products for Target reflect the dream of the Bauhaus movement realized.

clock March 21, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

A sophisticated backdrop for Couture Couture


Juicy Couture Aims for $1 Billion in Sales

With a new flagship prototype; 17 recently signed retail leases, including four here, and its first global advertising campaign in the works, Juicy Couture is gunning for the $1 billion mark.

clock March 21, 2006Sharon Edelson

The Z Zegna ad featuring the Ducati-designed bottle

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: New Z Zegna Bottle: Designed by Ducati … Marionnaud to Appeal Fine

YSL Beaute has taken its union with Italian motorcycle maker Ducati to a new level for a limited-edition version of Ermenegildo Zegna’s year-old Z Zegna fragrance.

clock March 21, 2006WWD Staff

A rendering of the new Paiva concept


Paiva Rollout Set for April

Paiva, the new upscale women’s athletic concept from The Finish Line, will be launched April 14 with the opening of its first store at the Barton Creek Mall in Austin, Tex.

clock March 21, 2006Melanie Kletter


Couric Charity Cites Valvo

Maybe it was the hostess’ occasionally high school humor or all the throwback music, but Katie Couric’s National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance benefit left some guests feeling lighter than their years.

clock March 21, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Richard Sokolov president of Simon Property Burt Tansky ceo Neiman Marcus


AJC Salutes David E. Simon

The worlds of retail and real estate converged at the Grand Hyatt last Wednesday to honor David E. Simon, chief executive officer of the Simon Property Group, the largest U.S. real estate company.

clock March 21, 2006David Moin

The Moda Show the newcomer to Istanbul

Fashion Features

Turkish Trade Fairs Square Off

One has the confidence of the old-timer, the other, the swagger of a challenger.

clock March 21, 2006Suna Erdem

Fashion Features

CPD Fair Comes Back to Life in Dusseldorf

After several consistently downbeat seasons, the momentum returned to the Dusseldorf showrooms and on the fairgrounds during the recent CPD trade show here.

clock March 21, 2006Melissa Drier

Fashion Features

Creative Director Appointed at FIG

The Fashion Industry Gallery has named director Gavin Smith to the new post of creative director and is searching for an administrator to manage and grow the business.

clock March 21, 2006Holly Haber

A sweater with leather detail by Berenice at Paris Sur Mode

Fashion Features

Paris Shows See Diverse Crowds

Footfall and spending budgets were higher versus last year at four boutique apparel shows that took place March 3-6 in tandem with the runway shows here.

clock March 21, 2006Tina Isaac and Ellen Groves

Richard Alan Winston

Fashion Features

Obituary: Harry Winston’s Richard Alan Winston, 78

Richard Alan Winston, sales executive vice president of Harry Winston Inc. and a nephew of the iconic jewelry store’s founder, died here on Wednesday. He was 78.

clock March 21, 2006Sophia Chabbott


Joe Fresh Line Hits Canada

Supermarket giant Loblaw Cos. has launched a line of designer fashions to challenge competition from Wal-Mart Canada.

clock March 21, 2006Brian Dunn


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