Turning Praise to Profits: Lanvin Grows Via More Stores, Products

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Capitalizing on string of hit collections by its designer, Alber Elbaz, Lanvin is embarking on its next growth phase, headlined by a retail rollout and product expansion.

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Renderings from the Van Cleef & Arpels Ballet Precieux high jewelry collection.

Fashion Features

Van Cleef & Arpels Dons Its Ballet Slippers

Art often mirrors real life, but in the universe of Van Cleef & Arpels, art imitates jewelry. On Friday, the revival of George Balanchine’s ballet “Jewels” premiered at London’s Royal Opera House.

clock November 27, 2007Lucie Greene

Views of Mauboussin's new shop on Paris' Champs-Elysees.


Latest Mauboussin Unit Aims to Indulge Spirit, Body

Does sipping a cup of hot chocolate increase the likelihood of buying a 20,000 euro ring dripping with diamonds?

clock November 27, 2007Robert Murphy

A Karen Millen coat.

Fashion Features

Karen Millen Gearing Up for U.S. Expansion

Karen Millen is planning an extended stay on U.S. shores. The upmarket British retailer, which already has six freestanding U.S. stores, will open an American flagship in New York’s SoHo next month…

clock November 27, 2007Lucie Greene

An embroidered coat from Suneet Varma's made-to-order collection.

Fashion Features

Out of India: Varma Eyes Hollywood

It’s a week before Thanksgiving and Indian designer Suneet Varma, holding court at sculptor Michael Aram’s Greenwich Village apartment in Manhattan, is dishing about Goldie Hawn.

clock November 27, 2007Venessa Lau

A smock from Temperley.

Fashion Features

New British-Based Web Site Sets Its Sights on Moms-to-Be

Mama-la-mode.com, a London-based online retailer that launched this month, wants to dispel the idea that pregnancy means nine months of shapeless smocks.

clock November 27, 2007Nina Jones

A screen shot from Panjiva.com.


Panjiva Brings Ratings to Global Sourcing

Panjiva wants to make the sometimes grueling process of finding an overseas supplier as easy as picking a restaurant.

clock November 27, 2007Marc Karimzadeh


U.S. Keeps Top Economic Spot

The U.S. retained the top ranking as the world’s most competitive economy in 2007, partly because of innovative companies and its efficient markets, according to a World Economic Forum study.

clock November 27, 2007John Zarocostas

Jean Madar

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Inter Parfums, Brooks Bros. Close In on Fragrance Deal

Yet another major specialty retailer wants a generous slice of the lucrative fragrance business.

clock November 27, 2007Matthew W. Evans

MNG by Mango's exterior on Broadway.

Fashion Features

MNG by Mango Opens Manhattan Flagship

With a 97-foot-long catwalk filled with mannequins bisecting the center of the store, MNG by Mango asserted its style in the fast-fashion company’s first Manhattan unit, a 7,500-square-foot flagship that opened Wednesday in SoHo.

clock November 27, 2007Sharon Edelson

Tatiana Mountbatten in Christian Dior Couture.


Ladies in Waiting

Who needs Prince Charming these days? Not, it would seem, the 23 budding international beauties making their debut at the annual Crillon Ball here last Saturday.

clock November 27, 2007Emilie Marsh

Jennifer Venditti


The Outsider

There’s a moment in Jennifer Venditti’s documentary, “Billy the Kid,” when the film’s 15-year-old star, all dangling adolescent arms and legs, paces the pavement outside his school.

clock November 27, 2007Sarah Haight

Biba's silk chiffon dress. Hayluv necklace.

Fashion Features

Folk Lore

Meiko Sheppard is hoping to leave her days of waiting tables behind her. Since emerging on the music scene here in June with her self-released debut album, the folk-pop singer has been making waves on the Web, and there’s a possible record deal in the…

clock November 27, 2007Tara Bonet-Black

Bridalwear is arriving in stores in January.

Fashion Features

Turning Praise to Profits: Lanvin Grows Via More Stores, Products

Capitalizing on a string of hit collections by its designer, Alber Elbaz, Lanvin is embarking on its next growth phase, headlined by a retail rollout and…

clock November 27, 2007Miles Socha

A House of Holland T-shirt.


Gap Joins With (Product) Red Initiative

Gap has corralled a host of designers to create a collection of limited edition items from T-shirts to satin shoes for its (Product) Red line.

clock November 27, 2007Nina Jones

Over several days, eBay has seen a rise in sales across all categories.


Promotions Lure Cyber Monday Shoppers

Virtual bargain hunters flocked to the Web Monday to capitalize on a barrage of one-day discounts and free-shipping offers from online retailers across the price spectrum.

clock November 27, 2007David Moin and Sharon Edelson


In Brief: Macdonald’s Next Move… Genesco Subpoena… Sear’s Offer

Julien Macdonald has a new backer, British private investor Jamey Hargreaves. The new company will be called Julien Macdonald Ltd., and the designer will assume the role of creative director; Hargreaves will become chairman.

clock November 27, 2007WWD Staff

Views of Valentino's Hong Kong flagship.


Valentino Opens Hong Kong Flagship

Valentino has had a retail presence in Southeast Asia for some 30 years, but the opening of a flagship here marks a change in the company’s strategy in the region.

clock November 27, 2007Constance Haisma-Kwok

Clive Owen and Naomi Watts

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Ford Explorer… Moving Backward… Something Fishy…

Could Tom Ford have finally found the material for his film directorial debut?

clock November 27, 2007WWD Staff

Fashions at Steev West Fourth in Brooklyn.

Fashion Features

Luxe Life: A Steev Grows in Brooklyn

Fashion has a foothold deep in the heart of Brooklyn here.

clock November 27, 2007Sharon Edelson

One of the restaurants in the new terminal.


Trains Plus Plenty of Retail at New Eurostar Terminal

When the Eurostar switched its terminus here from Waterloo to St. Pancras International earlier this month, Mayfair inched a little closer to Avenue Montaigne.

clock November 27, 2007Brid Costello

Views of the London A|X Armani Exchange store.


A|X Armani Exchange Store Lands in London

The world’s largest A|X Armani Exchange store has arrived here, and it’s as loud, buzzy and jam-packed as its big, local competitors.

clock November 27, 2007Samantha Conti


Canadian Consumer Confidence at 3-Year High

Unburdened by the credit crunch or slow housing market in the U.S., Canadian consumer confidence is at a more than three-year peak, which bodes well for holiday shopping, a new survey said.

clock November 27, 2007Brian Dunn

Fashion Features

Louis Gioia, Former Fairchild Publications Illustrator, 86

Louis Gioia, a former fashion illustrator at Fairchild Publications, died Nov. 18 at his son’s home in Garden City, N.Y. He was 86.

clock November 27, 2007William Cotto

Visionaire Sound Magazine's 53rd issue


Memo Pad: Cover Boy… Noises Off

Talk about a hands-on guest editor: Karl Lagerfeld even photographed himself for the cover of the December issue of French art magazine Connaissance des Arts…

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