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Designer and Luxury

Lulu Guinness Gets New Hong Kong Investor

British accessories brand to expand in Asia.

clock November 3, 2009Samantha Conti


Polo Second-Quarter Profits Rise 10 Percent

Earnings per share for Polo exceeded analysts’ estimates.

clock November 3, 2009Vicki M. Young

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff

Fashion Features

Lincoln Center Names Fashion Week Director

The new host of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week as of September 2010 has zeroed in on an executive to oversee the fashion activity from its end.

clock November 3, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Lady Gaga and Marc Jacobs


Waiting For a Lady at the ACE Awards

Between Lady Gaga, Betsey Johnson and Barbie, it was a battle of the blondes at Monday night’s Accessories Council Excellence Awards.

clock November 3, 2009Sophia Chabbott and Caroline Tell


Material World Textile Fair Shutters

Urban Expositions shuts down Material World & Technology Solutions trade fair.

clock November 4, 2009Ross Tucker


Textile Industry Posts Biggest Decline in U.S. Wages

Wages in the U.S. textile products mills industry have experienced the biggest declines in the U.S. economy.

clock November 4, 2009John Zarocostas

Stage Store Inc. operates under five different nameplates.


Stage Stores Finds Success With Small-Town Model

Stage Stores Inc. flies quietly under the radar of the country’s largest retailers, and that’s just the way Andrew Hall likes it.

clock November 4, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Business Features

Kenneth Cole Swings to 3rd-Qtr. Profit

Kenneth Cole’s sales for the quarter were below analysts’ estimates.

clock November 4, 2009Alexandra Steigrad


True Religion Ups Guidance on Strong Earnings

True Religion Apparel’s string of branded store openings helped take the sting out of a double-digit decline during the third quarter.

clock November 4, 2009Ross Tucker


Buffett Bets on U.S. Recovery

Retail stocks dip slightly Tuesday as Revlon advances again.

clock November 4, 2009Evan Clark

American Rag plans to launch seven new locations of World Denim Bar in California over the next two years.


Industry Sees Positive Signs in California

Retailers and manufacturers believe the worst might be over.

clock November 4, 2009Khanh T.L. Tran and Marcy Medina and Anne Riley-Katz

Macy’s holiday TV spot “The Trek,” featuring Queen Latifah, begins airing Friday.

Marketing and Promotion

Retailers Bet on Warm and Fuzzy Holiday Themes

The message may not be enough to raise consumer spending.

clock November 4, 2009Valerie Seckler

Rachel Roy


Book List

The literary and social sets, from Rachel Roy to Nora Ephron to Nancy Kissinger, tell WWD what they are reading now.

clock November 4, 2009WWD Staff

Pan Philippou


Ben Sherman Taps Philippou as CEO

London-based Ben Sherman Group Ltd. has named Pan Philippou chief executive officer, effective in January.

clock November 4, 2009Nina Jones and David Lipke

Designer and Luxury

Gucci Group Backs Rainforest Action Network

Gucci Group is joining forces with Rainforest Action Network, to eliminate paper made from Indonesian rainforests and other controversial suppliers.

clock November 4, 2009Miles Socha

PPR’s Corporate Foundation for Women’s Dignity new site.

Designer and Luxury

PPR Foundation Unveils Web Site

PPR’s Corporate Foundation for Women’s Dignity and Rights now has a voice and showcase in the online world.

clock November 4, 2009Miles Socha

Designer and Luxury

Zegna Acquires Silk Firm

The Ermenegildo Zegna empire just got a little bigger.

clock November 4, 2009Emilie Marsh

Human Resources

Christian Dior Taps Aymerich

Marie-Anne Aymerich has taken the job of brand general manager of Parfums Christian Dior.

clock November 4, 2009Jennifer Weil


Johnson & Johnson Announces Reorganization

Johnson & Johnson is looking to save about $800 million to $900 million in 2010 with a reorganization.

clock November 4, 2009Andrea Nagel


Sephora Opens Singapore Flagship

Beauty chain’s largest store in Southeast Asia debuts on the ground floor at Ion Orchard shopping center.

clock November 4, 2009Jennifer Weil

An image from Turbeville’s “Silent Film” show at Ralph Pucci International.


Deborah Turbeville Goes Big

Avant-garde photographer Deborah Turbeville typically exhibits in galleries where space is tight, and that’s just fine with her.

clock November 4, 2009David Moin

Michael Bastian and Brunello Cucinelli

Fashion Scoops

Cucinelli’s Fashion Feast… Piece by Piece… Hilfiger Taps Milla Jovovich…

If Brunello Cucinelli is hosting a party, you can count on having heartfelt speeches and hearty Italian food.

clock November 4, 2009WWD Staff


Kara Ross Names President

Mariah Chase has been tapped for the role of president of Kara Ross, the New York-based jewelry and accessories firm.

clock November 4, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Lee Eisenberg's: “Shoptimism: Why the American Consumer Will Keep on Buying No Matter What”.

Marketing and Promotion

‘Shoptimism’ Book Tracks the American Consumer

Lee Eisenberg is totally consumed — with consumer culture.

clock November 4, 2009Sharon Edelson

Natalie Portman on the cover of V magazine.


Memo Pad: Natalie Portman in V… Rosie O’Donnell Drops Eileen…

Natalie Portman has adopted a sexy androgynous look for the latest cover of V magazine.

clock November 4, 2009WWD Staff

Isaac Mizrahi with a model wearing his Gold paillette tank, price not available; silk pants, $140.

Fashion Features

Talking Shop With Isaac Mizrahi

Designer Isaac Mizrahi talks QVC, cheesecake, fashion and his greater aspirations for the Mizrahi brand.

clock November 4, 2009Bridget Foley

James Coviello’s Orchard Street store.

Designer and Luxury

James Coviello Opens First Store

James Coviello’s new 400-square-foot store at 70 Orchard Street reeks of authenticity.

clock November 4, 2009Sharon Edelson

Nygård’s future world headquarters.


Nygård Makes Move Up Broadway

Grand opening for Nygård’s New York flagship happening Friday.

clock November 4, 2009Sharon Edelson

Designer and Luxury

Tod’s, Valentino Bullish on Outlook

Tod’s SpA chief executive officer Diego Della Valle said Tuesday the Italian luxury shoe and leather group should beat full-year forecasts.

clock November 4, 2009Andrew Roberts

A rendering of American Eagle’s LED sign.


American Eagle’s Times Square Screening

American Eagle’s four-floor, 25,000-square-foot flagship opening Nov. 19 in Times Square is an entirely different animal for the retailer.

clock November 4, 2009Sharon Edelson

The runway show at the opening of the Fendi Asia Flagship store in Plaza 66, Shanghai, China.

Designer and Luxury

Fendi’s Big Shanghai Move

Luxury brand Fendi opens its largest store in the Asia-Pacific region.

clock November 4, 2009Lisa Movius


Wal-Mart Settlement OK’d By Nevada Judge

Federal judge in Nevada ends 39 of 63 class-action suits.

clock November 4, 2009Matthew Lynch


Daily Stock Wrap: November 03, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock November 4, 2009WWD Staff


Today's Must Read

Inside Tom Ford Beauty’s Guangzhou store.


In-Store Beauty Retail Will Increasingly Be Driven By Tech, Services

clock 12hJennifer Weil

Social Studies

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