Divergent Strategies: VF Focuses on Lifestyle As Buffett Grows Fruit

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VF Corp. is now all about lifestyle, while Warren Buffett is out to get more intimate with America's consumers.

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Divergent Strategies: VF Focuses on Lifestyle As Buffett Grows Fruit

VF Corp. is now all about lifestyle, while Warren Buffett is out to get more intimate with America’s consumers.

clock January 24, 2007Vicki M. Young and Karyn Monget

Fashion Features

WEF to Focus on China and India, Doha Trade Talks

The ongoing shift in economic power from Europe and North America to emerging giants such as China and India, and high-level ministerial talks aimed at jump-starting the suspended Doha global trade talks, are expected to loom large at the annual World…

clock January 24, 2007John Zarocostas

Bangles from Coach's jewelry collection.


Coach 2Q Net Up 30.6%, Raises Guidance for 2007

Coach Inc., which easily beat Wall Street’s second-quarter expectations, raised its full-year 2007 guidance Tuesday, and indicated that with a $7 billion playground, the company has plenty of opportunities to grow.

clock January 24, 2007Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

In Brief: Aeffe Taps GM … KC Gets Hype … De Grisogono Appointment …

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

clock January 24, 2007WWD Staff


Fashion Features

Revival Meeting – Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Lacroix

Fashion, you’ve got to love it.

clock January 24, 2007WWD Staff


Fashion Features

Theme Songs – Valentino, Elie Saab

As the spring couture collections continued, both Valentino and Elie Saab worked variations on highly specific themes: the color white and a blaze of sequins, respectively.

clock January 24, 2007WWD Staff

Anne Valerie Hash

Fashion Features

The Other Side of Paris – Anne Valerie Hash, Felipe Oliveira Baptista

This season creates an opportunity for some ready-to-wear designers, whose small shows are sandwiched between the couture presentations.

clock January 24, 2007WWD Staff

Victoria Beckham

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: In The Pink … New Arrivals … Velvet Rope …

“Wow, those are some boots!” said Kate Bosworth, gawking at a pair of glossed-up patent leather thigh-highs worn by Numero’s Babeth Djian at Chanel’s celebrity-packed couture show on Tuesday. Bosworth said she was happy to get started filming her new…

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Domenico De Sole


Gap CEO Search: A Narrow Field

Gap Inc. has just put in a tall order — finding a chief executive officer for the struggling group.

clock January 24, 2007David Moin and Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Fondazione Prada Outlines ’07 Exhibition Plan

After its first 10 years, Fondazione Prada is assessing its property — and it is literally sizable.

clock January 24, 2007Luisa Zargani


Revenues Rise At Richemont In 3rd Quarter

The weakening of the dollar and yen against the euro dented sales growth at Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA in the third quarter ended Dec. 31.

clock January 24, 2007Samantha Conti


Luxottica Sales Gain in Qtr., Year

A strong euro-to-dollar exchange rate bit into Luxottica SpA’s fourth-quarter sales, but the company still managed to post double-digit growth for full-year 2006.

clock January 24, 2007Amanda Kaiser

Fashion Features

Skinny Mannequins Next Target in Spain

First the models, now the mannequins.

clock January 24, 2007Barbara Barker

GarfieldMarks fall sketches.

Fashion Features

GarfieldMarks: Fourth Time’s A Charm?

The new owners of GarfieldMarks, which has changed hands for the fourth time in seven years, think they finally have a winning formula of private equity and…

clock January 24, 2007Whitney Beckett

Fashion Features

Carhartt Adds Women’s Line To Assortment

Carhartt Inc.’s workwear is now available for women.

clock January 24, 2007Whitney Beckett

Fashion Features

Heaven’s Brand Pushes Message of Unity

The new Heaven’s Luxury Brand is as much about peace and unity as fit and fabric.

clock January 24, 2007Whitney Beckett

MTV's Bill Roedy and The Body Shop's Anita Roddick.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: The Body Shop, MTV Do Scent to Raise Funds for AIDS … L’Oreal Upgrades Canadian Plant

The Body Shop has teamed up with MTV Networks International to launch an HIV and AIDS fund-raising and awareness campaign called Spray to Change Attitudes.

clock January 24, 2007Brid Costello

Fashion Features

Senators Push Law Banning Sale of ‘Sweatshop’ Imports

A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation Tuesday that would ban the sale in the U.S. of imported products deemed to be made in “sweatshops” overseas.

clock January 24, 2007Kristi Ellis


Adidas North America Appoints President

Patrik Nilsson, managing director of the Nordic region of Adidas Europe, has been named president of Adidas North America.

clock January 24, 2007Whitney Beckett


Nike Taps Chief Executive Officer for Exeter

Nike Inc. has named Clare Hamill president and chief executive officer of its wholly owned Exeter Brands Group.

clock January 24, 2007Whitney Beckett


NorthPark Center Brings Runway to Dallas

NorthPark Center’s five anchors, along with 11 specialty stores, are participating in Fashion at the Park, four days of runway shows, benefits and parties.

clock January 24, 2007Holly Haber

Fashion Features

Fashion Week Goes ‘Live’ in Key Markets

Seeking to give a glimpse of New York’s runway shows to the rest of the country, IMG Fashion announced plans Tuesday to bring FashionWeekLive to Chicago, Dallas, Houston and San Francisco in March.

clock January 24, 2007Beth Wilson


Memo Pad: More Shelter … Flipping Out … Wise Girls

It looks like another interior design magazine is coming soon, this time from Ty Pennington, best known as the host and design leader of the ABC series “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”

clock January 24, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Seeing Red

Giorgio Armani is zeroing in on Cate Blanchett. Olivier Theyskens has already landed Reese Witherspoon for Nina Ricci.

clock January 24, 2007Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

Publicity Roulette For Accessories

Accessories manufacturers want a share of the red-carpet spotlight, but for them it’s a bit of a gamble.

clock January 24, 2007Sophia Chabbott and Rachel Brown


Sundance Scoops: Wheeling And Dealing … Kennedy Charm … Worth Watching …

The Sundance Film Festival is, after all, about movies.

clock January 24, 2007WWD Staff


Today's Must Read

Emerald Fennell, Regina King, and Chloé Zhao


Get to Know the Female Directors Making History at the Golden Globes

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