Turning the Corner: LVMH, Analysts See Luxe Rebound Near

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While still faint, there is light at the end of what has been a long and dark tunnel for the luxury sector.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Li & Fung Acquires Kids Headquarters

American firm markets young men’s and children’s clothing under various brands.

clock October 19, 2009Constance Haisma-Kwok

Carl Icahn

Business Features

Carl Icahn Offers CIT $6 Billion Loan

American financier Carl Icahn said the loan would save the company $150 million in fees to prospective lenders.

clock October 19, 2009Vicki M. Young and Matthew Lynch

Tag Heuer’s Aquaracer 500.

Business Features

LVMH, Analysts See Luxe Rebound Near

LVMH trumpeted improving trends in all its businesses, while Bain & Co. predicted a full recovery of the market in the 2011 to 2012 period.

clock October 19, 2009Luisa Zargani and Miles Socha

Ambiance from Japan Fashion Week's special event aimed at finding new modeling talents in Asia.

Fashion Scoops

Japan’s Top Model

Japan Fashion Week kicked off on Sunday with a special event aimed at finding new modeling talents in Asia.

clock October 19, 2009WWD Staff


In Brief: Buxbaum Stalking Horse For S&K Trademarks…

The Buxbaum Group has been chosen as stalking-horse bidder for the intellectual property of the now-defunct S&K Menswear chain.

clock October 20, 2009WWD Staff


Rafaella Ekes Out Fourth-Quarter Profit

Rafaella cut inventories more than in half, but sales fall 42.7 percent in the quarter.

clock October 20, 2009Matthew Lynch

Ben Bernanke


Bernanke: Asia Leading Recovery

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke says Asian consumers will have to continue spending to maintain economic health.

clock October 20, 2009Evan Clark

Muted and blue tones were dominant trends.


Vendors Return to Classics Colors at Filo Yarn Fair

Manufacturers exhibiting at the Filo yarn fair here revisited classic colors and reintroduced old favorites such as chenille.

clock October 20, 2009Kerry Olsen

Bold prints were popular at GlobalTex.


Buyers Focus on Value-Added Fabrics at GlobalTex

Designers and manufacturers shopping the GlobalTex trade show last week sought high quality and sustainable fabrics to give their products an edge.

clock October 20, 2009Khanh T.L. Tran

Government and Trade

Global Textile Production Increases in Second Quarter

Industry survey sees major gains for global textiles after two years of continuous falls.

clock October 20, 2009John Zarocostas


Accessories Vendors Turn an Eye Toward China

Exhibitors at the APLF Fashion Access fair said they are setting their sights on expanding into the Chinese market.

clock October 20, 2009Jennifer Cardenas

Bar Refaeli in Marchesa and Chopard.

Fashion Features

Off to Istanbul: Fashion Weekend Draws Designer Brands

Bar Refaeli is joining Roberto Cavalli, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gianfranco Ferré, Missoni and Vivienne Westwood on a trip to Turkey.

clock October 20, 2009Rachel Mascetta

A spring look from Jean Paul Gaultier.

Designer and Luxury

Jean Paul Gaultier Set for Target Collaboration

Target confirmed on Monday that Jean Paul Gaultier will be the third in its series of Designer Collaborations.

clock October 20, 2009Sharon Edelson


Men’s Buyers Seek Value, Immediates at Cobb Show

Men’s retailers scoured the Cobb Show here for fresh product that didn’t skimp on design.

clock October 20, 2009Elizabeth Thurman


In Brief: Champagne Moves at LVMH

Jean-Marc Gallot has been named managing director of the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned Champagne house Ruinart

clock October 20, 2009WWD Staff


In Brief: TJX Raises Profit Guidance Again

Off-price giant The TJX Cos. Inc. on Monday raised its third-quarter profit guidance for the second time.

clock October 20, 2009WWD Staff

The old Art Imig’s.


Art Imig’s Celebrates 100 Years

Men’s store Art Imig’s Clothiers has found a winning formula — one that has lasted for 100 years.

clock October 20, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Cover of Glamour.


Memo Pad: Condé Nast Cuts Continue… Newsroom Buyout…

The layoffs at Condé Nast continue this week, with Glamour cutting about a dozen editorial staffers on Monday.

clock October 20, 2009WWD Staff


Contest Launching for Lash Allure Serum

Dallas-based Beauty Bio Sciences hopes to tweak public interest in its new Lash Allure MD eyelash growth serum by staging a contest with a $100,000 cash prize.

clock October 20, 2009Holly Haber


Chanel No.5 Biography Released

A new book billed to be an “authorized biography” on the mythic scent Chanel No.5 will be released in France, Belgium and Switzerland on Oct. 20.

clock October 20, 2009Laura Balsollier

Upscale stores such as Neiman Marcus are still a fixture on Michigan Avenue.


Michigan Avenue Gets Mall Flavor

Stores such as Forever 21, Best Buy and Victoria’s Secret head to Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.

clock October 20, 2009Beth Wilson

The Angelina Christmas log designed by Alexis Mabille.

Fashion Scoops

Alexis Mabille’s Tasty Dessert… Ali Wise Spying Case Continues…

Designer Alexis Mabille has joined forces with mythic Paris tearoom Angelina to create a limited edition Christmas log.

clock October 20, 2009WWD Staff

A look from Kate Spade for spring.

Fashion Features

Kate Spade Spring Collection: Back to the Boardwalk

The inspiration for Kate Spade’s spring collection was Coney Island.

clock October 20, 2009WWD Staff

Valentino RTW Spring 2010

Fashion Trends

Spring 2010 Runway Trend: Transparent Things

From diaphanous pajama pants to a sheer, floor-length dress over lingerie, see-through looks made their presence felt for spring.

clock October 20, 2009WWD Staff

David Yurman’s in-store boutique at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street.


David Yurman Opening In-Store Shop at Bloomie’s

New Yurman shop has a ceiling of elegant wooden planks, American black walnut-wood floors and backlit cases to display all the brand’s product categories.

clock October 20, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Designer and Luxury

French Propose Ways to Protect Industry

The French government is working to preserve and develop the country’s artisans.

clock October 20, 2009Katya Foreman

A look from L.K. Bennett

Ready To Wear

L.K. Bennett Gets a Luxury Makeover

Robert Bensoussan is aiming to transform L.K. Bennett into an international success — much like he did with Jimmy Choo.

clock October 20, 2009Samantha Conti

Jesus Adorno


Good Taste: Le Caprice Opens in New York

The beloved London restaurant Le Caprice opens its first foreign outpost at The Pierre hotel.

clock October 20, 2009Samantha Conti

Tilda Swinton wearing a Jil Sander coat and an Hermès bag in “Io sono l’amore.”


Tilda Swinton’s Fashion-Driven Film

In Tilda Swinton’s new film, “Io sono l’amore” (“I Am Love”), the actress only wears Jil Sander.

clock October 20, 2009WWD Staff

David Adjaye and Phoebe Philo


Good Times Roll at Frieze Art Fair

From gallery booths to glam parties, the focus at London’s Frieze Art fair, which wrapped up Sunday at Regent’s Park, was on serious collecting.

clock October 20, 2009WWD Staff

The selection at Ferrari includes gold bracelets adorned with charms in the shape of steering wheels, turbines and tires.


Damiani Signs Three Licenses

Ferrari, Maserati and Ducati have teamed upwith Damiani to launch three collections

clock October 20, 2009Alessandra Ilari


Daily Stock Wrap: October 19, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock October 20, 2009WWD Staff


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Gucci and Genies


Gucci Expands Relationship With Genies

clock 12hJean E. Palmieri

Social Studies

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