A Big Deal in the Bag: Lambertson Truex Finds Partner in Samsonite

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Lambertson Truex, one of the most sought-after independent luxury accessories firms, is entering the big time. The world's biggest luggage maker, Samsonite, has acquired a majority stake in the eight-year-old company after an almost six-month courtship.

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Clockwise: John Truex, Richard Lambertson and Marcello Bottoli.

Fashion Features

A Big Deal in the Bag: Lambertson Truex Finds Partner in Samsonite

Lambertson Truex, one of the most sought-after independent luxury accessories firms, is entering the big time.

clock July 17, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Findings: Mirror Image … Pomellato’s New Chief … The Legend Lives …

Cesare Paciotti has a new advertising campaign that is returning it to its provocative past.

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Diane Von Furstenburg

Fashion Features

Showdown Time at CFDA

Members from Ralph Lauren to Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang and Carolina Herrera will take their seats in one of the private dining rooms on the fourth floor for a lunch and a meeting to discuss the Council’s current issues.

clock July 17, 2006Marc Karimzadeh


Banca Intesa Said Closing In on Prada Stake

Prada is about to get a new shareholder.

clock July 17, 2006Amanda Kaiser

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

A look at the coming week’s events.

clock July 17, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Gap Exec Move

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

clock July 17, 2006WWD Staff

Amber Valletta in Prada at the Prada store.


Painted Ladies

The Hollywood social scene has been rather sleepy so far this summer, but on Thursday night, Prada shook things up.

clock July 17, 2006WWD Staff


Dolce & Gabbana’s Long-Term China Plan

Dolce & Gabbana, the latest designer brand to discover the possibilities of China, is being patient about expansion there.

clock July 17, 2006Lisa Movius


Memo Pad: Spotting The Fake … Grove’s Roots … Cargo Missing

The man who has been impersonating Jane fashion director Kusum Lynn and various other Conde Nast employees has been found!

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Fashion Features

Mode City Show Gets in the Mood

Well-being and the feel-good factor will be the theme of the next edition of Lyon Mode City, running Sept. 2-4.

clock July 17, 2006Katya Foreman

Fashion Features

Pushing the Feel-Good Factor

An all-encompassing handle for innerwear that is intended to make customers feel good is among the industry’s fastest-growing trends and categories.

clock July 17, 2006Katya Foreman


WWD Stock Index Dives 4.7%

A surge in oil prices and the growing conflict in the Middle East contributed to a chill in trading on Friday.

clock July 17, 2006Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Kilgore to Launch New Bath Line

After blissfully shaking up the spa industry with her irreverent sense of humor, Marcia Kilgore is about to unveil the funny side of the bath-and-body category with a new venture, Soap & Glory.

clock July 17, 2006Brid Costello

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Uma’s “Super” Looks … Mary And Max … Getting Her Kicks

The budget for her last comedy, “Prime,” was so small that Uma Thurman ended up wearing pieces from her own closet.

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Napapijri Showcases Italian Flair in First U.S. Store

Napapijri, the intricately detailed and colorful Italian casual sportswear brand, is to open its first U.S. store today in SoHo.

clock July 17, 2006David Moin

Fashion Features

Barcelona’s Bread & Butter: Beyond Denim

The Barcelona edition of Bread & Butter is not just about jeans.

clock July 17, 2006Barbara Barker

The Park Avenue line draws inspiration from Kors' rtw collection.


Kors Bedding Collection Set for Bloomingdale’s

Saying that he’s always had an interest in home, Michael Kors is launching his first collection of bedding.

clock July 17, 2006Rosamaria Mancini


Rising Interest Rates, Fuel Costs Hurt Retail Sales

Fashion retailers showed mixed sales results last month, as department stores lost ground and specialty stores gained, according to the monthly Commerce Department report.

clock July 17, 2006Evan Clark


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