Protesting Over Jobs: French Stores Brace For Nationwide Strike

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Once again the French are taking to the streets in protest, and retailers here are worried that the movement against proposed reforms to the country's complicated labor laws could gain momentum, turn violent and keep shoppers home.

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Protesting Over Jobs: French Stores Brace For Nationwide Strike

French retailers are worried that protests against proposed labor-law reforms could gain momentum, turn violent and keep shoppers home.

clock March 28, 2006Robert Murphy

The finale of the Chanel show

Fashion Features

Karl Takes Chanel Show on the Road

Karl Lagerfeld believes his Chanel collection is ideally suited to the Asian consumer.

clock March 28, 2006Constance Haisma-Kwok

Fashion Features

CFDA Reveals Nominees

The nominees were announced Monday night at a cocktail party at the Rooftop Gardens on top of Rockefeller Center.

clock March 28, 2006Lisa Lockwood

Two rings from the Axis collection

Fashion Features

Gehry, Tiffany Fete Union on Rodeo Drive

Celebrating the premiere of his collaboration with Tiffany & Co., Frank Gehry transformed Rodeo Drive into one of his iconic environments.

clock March 28, 2006Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

In Brief: Paul Frank Ruling … Movie Time … Timex Taps Shevack

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

clock March 28, 2006WWD Staff


Party Flash: Fit For A Princess

This year’s Bal de la Rose in Monaco might have had a reggae theme, but Charlotte Casiraghi spun a more ethereal fashion web in a haute couture dress from Chanel, the royal family’s house favorite.

clock March 28, 2006WWD Staff

MercBar enters its 13th year in business


Mr. Goodbar

“Something that lasts this long is almost like a social bear trap; everyone comes through it,” says John McDonald, owner of SoHo mainstay MercBar.

clock March 28, 2006Emily Holt

Lisa Kron


Well Deserved

Few people have tried the approach of playwright-actress Lisa Kron and put those mother-daughter conflicts on stage, along with mom herself.

clock March 28, 2006Vanessa Lawrence

A down jacket with fur from Add Down

Fashion Features

Italian Brands Dress Up Down Jackets

A new and improved generation of down jackets is back on the fashion charts from a crop of Italian manufacturers and designers.

clock March 28, 2006Alessandra Ilari

Authier has more accessories now.

Fashion Features

Authier Gets a Major Makeover

Italian manufacturer Aeffe SpA is embarking on a plan to pump up ski brand Authier with more fashion and wider distribution.

clock March 28, 2006Luisa Zargani

The new Los Angeles showroom of Ralph Pucci International


The Pucci Universe Arrives in Los Angeles

Ralph Pucci International has headed West, opening a 9,000-square-foot showroom in the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles.

clock March 28, 2006David Moin

Fashion Features

Debate Builds on Vietnam WTO Bid

A trade battle over Vietnam’s 11-year effort to join the World Trade Organization is flying just below the radar in Washington.

clock March 28, 2006Evan Clark


Specialty Stores Make Their Move

Specialty stores are emerging as a serious force in retailing, in large part because of the recent department store megamergers and acquisitions.

clock March 28, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Michael Gould with Tim and Nina Zagat at the Zagat Survey awards ceremony


Bloomingdale’s Wins Popularity Contest

Michael Gould, Bloomingdale’s chairman and chief executive, is in the mood to gloat.

clock March 28, 2006David Moin

Intermixs newly renovated Fifth Avenue store before it was damaged by fire


Intermix N.Y. Unit Hit by Fire

A three-alarm fire erupted early Sunday morning in a five-story building of loft residences at 125 Fifth Avenue, which houses an Intermix boutique on the ground level.

clock March 28, 2006Sharon Edelson


Target Aims to Acquire Federated Sites

Target is eyeing locations put on the market by Federated Department Stores Inc.

clock March 28, 2006David Moin

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Memo Pad: Dumping Cargo

Cargo magazine left the world the way it entered it: with much scratching of heads.

clock March 28, 2006WWD Staff

Philippe Benacin

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Quiksilver, Inter Parfums Ink Beauty Licensing Pact … Minogue Mulling Scent

Inter Parfums SA and Quiksilver Inc. have teamed up for a worldwide beauty licensing deal, the companies said Monday.

clock March 28, 2006Jennifer Weil

Fashion Features

Retail Group Opposes China Tariff

Sens. Chuck Grassley and Max Baucus plan to introduce a bipartisan bill today addressing China’s “currency imbalances.”

clock March 28, 2006Kristi Ellis


KarstadtQuelle Sells Real Estate Assets

KarstadtQuelle AG sold its department store real estate portfolio to Whitehall Fund for 4.5 billion euros, or $5.4 billion.

clock March 28, 2006Melissa Drier


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