Coffee, Cakes, Clothes: Luxury Retailers Use Foor to Lure Shoppers

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Is the way to a luxury customer's wallet through her stomach?

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The Costume Institute Party of the Year.

Fashion Features

The Affairs to Remember

So many parties, so little time. The fashion world partied everywhere in 2006, but some of the biggest of the best can be found on the ranking below of the soirees and events that generated the most hits on

clock December 28, 2006Cecily Hall

A Look from the Pine IV collection.

Fashion Features

Christopher Blue Takes Low-Key Approach

Unlike most premium denim players, Mel Matsui doesn’t clamor after celebrity endorsements or media hype.

clock December 28, 2006Kavita Daswani

AG Adriano Goldschmied plans to open six stores in 2007.

Fashion Features

Goldschmied Eyes Retail Expansion in 2007

Premium denim brand AG Adriano Goldschmied is expanding its retail base in 2007, adding six locations to its portfolio of 13 full-price and outlet locations in the U.S. and South Korea.

clock December 28, 2006Emili Vesilind

Fashion Features

Lee Jeans Promotes

Liz Cahill has been promoted to vice president of marketing and communications at Lee Jeans.

clock December 28, 2006Ross Tucker

Every shopper at Azalea's Web site gets advice from a stylist.

Fashion Features

Small Boutiques Grow Online

Shopping online is now as routine as walking into a store, so it’s only natural the virtual world has begun to mirror the real one.

clock December 28, 2006Cate T. Corcoran

David Mignatti


Mignatti Envisions a Brave New ‘World’

After a helicopter tour of the future home of WorldStreet, a retail concept that will be part mall, part bow to the forces of globalization, a group of Venezuelan investors emptied their water bottles so they could take dirt home from the construction…

clock December 28, 2006Evan Clark

Jodie Whittaker


Venus Rising

Forget the screen time, the red carpet and the reviews. For young British actress Jodie Whittaker, simply being given a shot at making her film debut in “Venus” was satisfaction enough, given her co-star would be Peter O’Toole.

clock December 28, 2006Vanessa Lawrence

Emily Watson


Full Wattage

Emily Watson hasn’t made her name playing traditional roles, so it should come as no surprise she injects even a Victorian spinster with typical gumption.

clock December 28, 2006Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

Jennifer Creel

Fashion Features

Eye Scoop

Think Nan Kempner was a clotheshorse? Try learning a few things from the valise of Jennifer Creel, who clearly will never be at a loss for an ensemble, even in Cancun, Mexico, where she is spending this week with her family.

clock December 28, 2006WWD Staff

Michael and Daniel Casarella.

Fashion Features

Little Manhattan

These three New York designers are thinking outside the jewelry box.

clock December 28, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Alexandre Herchcovitch


Alexandre Herchcovitch to Open Tokyo Unit

Brazilian ready-to-wear designer Alexandre Herchcovitch is looking East.

clock December 28, 2006Michael Kepp

A Neil Bieff design for Silda Spitzer.

Fashion Features

Fashion for New York’s Next First Lady

New York State first lady-to-be Silda Spitzer went straight to the heart of Manhattan’s fashion industry for her inaugural wardrobe.

clock December 28, 2006Marc Karimzadeh


Retail Shares Rise With Surging Dow

As the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a record high, most retail stocks rebounded on Wednesday

clock December 28, 2006Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

In Brief: Hats Off

Concept One Accessories, a New York firm, has acquired Drew Pearson Marketing, an Addison, Tex., hat company, for $8 million in cash.

clock December 28, 2006WWD Staff

France's Laduree is expanding into fashion-driven department stores.


Coffee, Cakes, Clothes: Luxury Retailers Use Food to Lure Shoppers

A growing number of luxury flagships and multibrand retailers now offer food products and services as a value-added feature, revenue stream and an…

clock December 28, 2006Miles Socha

Geri's Hug Me ring.

Fashion Features

Geri Continues Family Tradition

Building on a strong family heritage, two grandchildren of the French jeweler Fred are spearheading their own single-name jewelry company, Geri.

clock December 28, 2006Rachel Brown

A Look from Jil Sander's spring show.

Fashion Features

Raf Simons Makes His Mark at Jil Sander

Raf Simons’ strong spring show for Jil Sander proved that the calm after the storm has settled in.

clock December 28, 2006Alessandra Ilari

Dai Fujiwara

Fashion Features

Fujiwara Sharpens Edge for Future Miyake Looks

Dai Fujiwara, the new creative director of Issey Miyake, likes to explain his intentions for the Japanese brand in metaphors.

clock December 28, 2006Robert Murphy

A bag from Devi Kroell's bespoke collection.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Stocking News… People Power… Bespoken For

WWD’s eBay auction of one-of-a-kind designer holiday stockings raised a total of $3,785.02 to benefit Citymeals-on-Wheels, which provides weekend and holiday meals to New York City’s homebound elderly.

clock December 28, 2006WWD Staff


Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Balmshell: Lip Gloss With a Smile

Identical twins Jennifer and Fiona Lees plan to shake up the beauty industry with Balmshell, their nascent line of quirky lip glosses.

clock December 28, 2006Brid Costello

Courteney Cox on the set of "Dirt."


Memo Pad: Fact and Fiction

At least someone still thinks there’s glamour in the Old Media – TV and the movies.

clock December 28, 2006Irin Carmon

Aslaug Magnusdottir

Fashion Features

Traub Hire Broadens Fashion Scope

Seeking to broaden its international consulting practice, Marvin Traub Associates has hired Aslaug Magnusdottir, a businesswoman and lawyer with a wide skill set and an eye for opportunities in the fashion world.

clock December 28, 2006David Moin


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