Revamping Aquascutum: U.S. Return Seen Key to Brand Overhaul

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Aquascutum is ready for its comback. The British brand will return to the U.S. this fall with a limited edition collection of coats and trenches inspired by designs from the Thirties through the Fifties.

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Graeme Black

Fashion Features

Black Exits Ferragamo

Graeme Black, head women’s wear designer at Ferragamo, has left his post, WWD has learned.

clock August 13, 2007Samantha Conti


Immigration Move Puts Pressure on Employers

The Bush administration is taking matters into its own hands to curb illegal immigration without help from Congress.

clock August 13, 2007Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

In Brief: Gottschalks Change…

Jim Famalette, president and chief executive officer of the Fresno, Calif.-based Gottschalks, has assumed the additional role of chairman, succeeding Joseph Levy, who is retiring.

clock August 13, 2007WWD Staff

Inside Bulgari's South Coast Plaza store.

Fashion Features

Bulgari Expands in Costa Mesa With 2nd Dual-Concept Store

Bulgari SpA has more than tripled its South Coast Plaza retail footprint with a new dual-concept store opening today in one of the Costa Mesa, Calif., mall’s power alleys.

clock August 13, 2007Rachel Brown

Fashion Features

Ann Taylor CFO James Smith Resigns

AnnTaylor Stores Corp. said James M. Smith, executive vice president and chief financial officer, has resigned to “pursue other interests.”

clock August 13, 2007Molly Fergus

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Memo Pad: Smoke ‘Em If You’ve Got ‘Em… Second Coming…

Members of Congress asked certain women’s magazines to stop accepting “misleading advertising for deadly cigarettes.”

clock August 13, 2007WWD Staff

Macy's beauty department in the renovated South Beach store.


Macy’s Retro Facelift in South Beach

Macy’s is on a mission here. Macy’s Florida reopened its South Beach store at 1675 Meridian Avenue Saturday with great fanfare after a major seven-figure renovation and remerchandising in concurrence with its researched demographics.

clock August 13, 2007Rebecca Kleinman

Coldwater Creek's Third Avenue store.

Fashion Features

Coldwater Creek Brings Natural Vibe to Manhattan

Coldwater Creek has opened its first Manhattan store, a 15,000-square-foot flagship, on Third Avenue and 68th Street in the heart of some of the wealthiest zip codes in the city.

clock August 13, 2007Sharon Edelson

Chaz Dean

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Guthy-Renker Signs Two Celebrity Hairstylists… Saunders Teams With Boots… Fragrance Shop Appoints Webb…

Guthy-Renker is getting into hair care.

clock August 13, 2007Rachel Brown

VPL's nylon and Lycra top and bottom. Goorin Bros. hat; Carolina Amato gloves; Patricia Field shoes

Fashion Features

Going GaGa

While singer-songwriter Lady GaGa was in town here to play Lollapalooza, her itty-bitty black HotPants and high boots proved too much for one of Chicago’s finest.

clock August 13, 2007Beth Wilson

3rd Date's lace bralette.

Fashion Features

Nicole Miller Dresses for Her 3rd Date

Nicole Miller will be launching a line of lingerie for holiday called Nicole Miller 3rd Date Collection.

clock August 13, 2007Karyn Monget

The Josie design team: Mia Minji, Claire Wayman, Jocelyn Hazes, Lia Del Figueroa.

Fashion Features

Natori Fills the Room for Josie Foundations Launch

More than 250 retailers and industry executives turned out for the launch of Josie foundations at a cocktail party Tuesday at the Peter White Studio in Manhattan.

clock August 13, 2007Karyn Monget

Lorelei clutches.

Fashion Features

Sparkle Rules From Hands to Toes

Dust off that bedazzler — it’s going to be a shiny holiday.

clock August 13, 2007Caroline Tell

Kim Winser

Fashion Features

Revamping Aquascutum: U.S. Return Seen Key to Brand Overhaul

Aquascutum is returning to the U.S. this fall with a limited edition collection of coats and trenches inspired by designs from the Thirties through the Fifties.

clock August 13, 2007Samantha Conti


Small Businesses Learn to Live With Wal-Mart

Differentiation, defining a niche and increased customer service are helping small town business owners survive under the shadow of a Wal-Mart.

clock August 13, 2007Liza Casabona


Volatility Continues on Wall Street

Equity markets closed Friday in relative calm after another roller-coaster week, taking retail stocks along for the ride, as Wall Street digested the Federal Reserve’s decision to leave a key interest rate target unchanged and, instead, infuse the…

clock August 13, 2007Erica Owen

Mark Badgley and James Mischka

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: The Great Sell-Off… Horsing Around… Penny Royal…

Nosy types will be able to catch a glimpse of Louise MacBain’s fashion closet when she auctions her collection at Christie’s in London.

clock August 13, 2007WWD Staff

The Agent Provocateur in-store shop at Bloomingdale's.

Fashion Features

Agent Provocateur Opens 2nd Bloomingdale’s Shop

British lingerie brand Agent Provocateur has opened its second U.S. in-store shop, at Bloomingdale’s at South Coast Plaza here.

clock August 13, 2007Chloe Popescu

Fashion Features

Panel Examines Future of Accessories

The new dynamics of the accessories market, ranging from sustainability and technology to new methods of individuality, were the focus of a panel discussion called “Accessorizing the Future,” held Tuesday.

clock August 13, 2007Caroline Tell


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Talitha Getty by Jeanloup Sieff for Vogue Paris, February 1970.


Saint Laurent Acquires Major Private Collection of Vintage YSL Clothes

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