The Foot Locker Race: Group Headed by KKR Said to Lead Bidding

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Although Foot Locker has kept mum on a potential sale of the company, WWD has learned that Kohlberg, Kravis Roberts & Co. is a lead contender to buy the footwear company, possibly in a bid with Apollo Management.

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The Foot Locker Race: Group Headed by KKR Said to Lead Bidding

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. is said to be a lead contender to buy the Foot Locker chain, possibly in a bid with Apollo Management.

clock July 10, 2006Vicki M. Young

A Badgley Mischka bridesmaid look.

Fashion Features

Badgley Mischka’s Bridal Push

Badgley Mischka is taking a double-barreled approach to bridal with two new licensing deals.

clock July 10, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Louis Vuitton


Louis Vuitton Gets Appeals Court Win

Louis Vuitton has won a round in its lawsuit against Dooney & Bourke.

clock July 10, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Samsonite in Design Deal With Alexander McQueen

Samsonite has a new designer on the case — Alexander McQueen.

clock July 10, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

A rendering of an Epicenter layout.


Federated Considering Epicenters

IPods are one thing. Now Federated Department Stores is considering “buy-pods.”

clock July 10, 2006David Moin

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

A look at the coming week’s events.

clock July 10, 2006WWD Staff


Dickson to Buy Hilfiger Asia-Pacific Operations

Dickson Concepts, an Asian luxury goods retailer, said on Friday that it plans to buy Tommy Hilfiger Asia-Pacific operations for $50.8 million.

clock July 10, 2006Jeanine Poggi

Fashion Features

In Brief: Limited Brand’s New Office … Ralph’s Bonus

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

clock July 10, 2006WWD Staff


Kate Loves Short Shorts

Trust Kate Moss, perpetual style icon and designer muse, to put her own spin on short shorts, as she has been all over London and Paris.

clock July 10, 2006WWD Staff

David Rockwell, Vittorio Assaf and Fabio Granato in front of Lollipop.


Sweet Thing

With the monopoly that downtown seems to hold on the city’s nightlife, one wonders: If a bar opens above 34th Street, does it make a sound?

clock July 10, 2006Emily Holt

Jean Paul Gaultier

Fashion Features

Going for Drama – Jean Paul Gaultier, Givenchy, Elie Saab

An elegant theatricality, a dark cross-cultural vision and opulence laced with bold flourishes are some of couturiers’ dramatic notions for fall.

clock July 10, 2006WWD Staff


Fashion Features

All That Glitters

Since couture is often about fantasy, designers gave models a generous sprinkling of fairy dust this season.

clock July 10, 2006Jennifer Weil


Fashion Features

A Touch of Flou – Lanvin, Rochas, Azzaro, Martin Margiela, Anne Valerie Hash

Breezy looks done with a deft touch and a bit of glamour lead the way for pre-spring and spring.

clock July 10, 2006WWD Staff

Louis Vuitton's Sphere ring.

Fashion Features

State of Nature

Couturiers aren’t the only ones who’ve been holed up in their Parisian ateliers during the last few months beavering away on their collections.

clock July 10, 2006Katya Foreman

Catherine Deneuve

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Shop Talk … Practical Magic … Inspired Spree …

Alber Elbaz’s makeover of Lanvin, which recently extended into men’s wear, is about to hit the retail floor, too.

clock July 10, 2006WWD Staff

Versace's V Medusa white gold and white and black diamond necklace.

Fashion Features

Italian Firms Find Gold in Gems

Lots of Italian fashion houses are turning to fine jewelry to add glitter to their store windows and sparkle to their bottom lines.

clock July 10, 2006Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

High Jewelry Cashes In at Couture

The couture may be suffering an identity crisis, with the number of houses plying the haute craft on a downward spiral, but the rarified baubles of high jewelry are booming as never before.

clock July 10, 2006Robert Murphy

Yves Saint Laurent's Downtown.

Fashion Features

Name Game Brings Retail Results

When it comes to designer brand names, it’s all in the bag.

clock July 10, 2006Katya Foreman

Vera Wang Lingerie at The Komar Co.

Fashion Features

Big Brands Overtaking Celebrity Lines

When it comes to lingerie, lifestyle is in, while celebrity brands are expected to increasingly lose their luster in coming seasons.

clock July 10, 2006Karyn Monget


WWD Stock Index Cools 2.7%

A surge in the price of oil, along with warnings by companies across several sectors that profits would be below expectations, chilled trading on Friday.

clock July 10, 2006WWD Staff


More Job Cuts Hit Retail, Textile Sectors

The retail sector lost 6,600 positions last month and U.S. textile and apparel producers shed a seasonally adjusted 2,700 jobs as overall employment grew by 121,000.

clock July 10, 2006Evan Clark

An inflated inventory led to a tighter cash position at Target.


Retailers’ Cash Flow Tightens as Inventories Swell

For the next two months, credit managers, analysts and factors will be keeping a close eye on retail inventory levels and other balance-sheet items at mass retailers as spending in the channel may be softening.

clock July 10, 2006Michael Rudnick


Class of ’06: Industry Seeks Top Talent

Help Wanted: College graduates with a passion for retail and fashion. Must be team players.

clock July 10, 2006David Moin and Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Hirst: Look for Image Over Function

Design guru Kenneth Hirst of Hirst Pacific has found that in today’s saturated fragrance market, design has become more important than ever.

clock July 10, 2006Michelle Edgar


Memo Pad: Leaky Phones … House Not Home For Zee … NYT, Just A “Small Operation”

Over the past few weeks, London’s tabloids have gone quiet on news surrounding Paul McCartney’s acrimonious split with wife Heather Mills.

clock July 10, 2006WWD Staff

J.C. Penney is gaining with its new formats and brands.


The Big Shift

Department stores are focused as they skim market share from discounters.

clock July 10, 2006Sharon Edelson

J.C. Penney scored high for denim. Here, its Arizona brand.


Denim Delivers

Consumers at all price levels have kept the jeans category hopping.

clock July 10, 2006Ross Tucker

Wal-Mart's Metro 7.

Fashion Features

The Easy Way

Stylish looks at affordable prices mark casualwear.

clock July 10, 2006Dianne M. Pogoda

A look from Kohl's apt. 9 line.

Fashion Features

Fancy That

Getting dressed up for work or social occasions is on the rise.

clock July 10, 2006Arthur Zaczkiewicz


Wooing the Fickle Consumer

In a study commissioned by WWD, NPD Beauty interviewed 2,067 women across the U.S. via the Internet about their beauty shopping habits.

clock July 10, 2006WWD Staff


Without Borders

Shopping patterns are shifting as beauty finds a home in more places.

clock July 10, 2006Molly Prior


The Simple Life

Warehouse clubs go beyond the basics.

clock July 10, 2006David Moin

The dining terrace at Westfield Century City offers table service and real china and silverware in lieu of plastic.


Food Court

The best way to shoppers’ wallets might be through their stomachs. Developers and retailers are increasingly trying to lure customers with interesting dining experiences.

clock July 10, 2006Amy S. Choi


Refusing to Play Favorites

Shoppers’ loyalty evaporates as their choices multiply.

clock July 10, 2006Michelle Edgar


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