Reading the Tea Leaves: Macy’s Reduces Loss, Sees Signs of a Pickup

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Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld


Vlad’s Art Party

Jean Paul Gaultier, Mary-Kate Olsen, Kelly Klein, Erin Wasson and Daphne Guinness were among those who came out for Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld’s celebration.

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Henkel Q3 Net Jumps 70.3%

Last year’s charges created a low comparable base for the German company.

clock November 11, 2009Susan Stone

Although Macy’s profits and revenues dropped in the quarter, the retailer’s results were better than expected.

Business Features

Macy’s Upbeat on Holiday Season

Macy’s, the nation’s biggest department store chain, cut its losses in the third quarter and now has a brighter outlook.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal


Louis Vuitton’s Winter Garden

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Serena Wiliams, Arlenis Sosa, Lisa Airan and Annie Churchhill mingled at the brand’s indoor garden party at Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Business Features

Tod’s Sales Gain 1.8% in Nine Months

The Italian luxury shoe and leather group Tod’s reiterated its bullish outlook for the year, forecasting “excellent results in 2009.”

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Debra Messing


Touch of Italy at Tod’s Party

Tod’s celebrated its new tome “Italian Touch” with Debra Messing, Brooke Davenport, Alexandra Kimball, Crystal Lourd, Jamie Tisch and Jeanne Yang.

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WWD List: Pulling Back

Highest retail rents worldwide in 2009.

clock November 12, 2009Suzanne Blecher

The new Betsey Johnson store in the Topanga Mall in Canoga Park, Calif.

Ready To Wear

Betsey Johnson Sets New Store Design

New design for Betsey Johnson stores features crisp white walls as an alternative to the brand’s traditional neon pink walls and checkerboard floor interior.

clock November 12, 2009Julee Kaplan

A look from School House.

Ready To Wear

An Expanding School House

Rachel Weeks has created a college t-shirt company that uses socially responsible manufacturing methods.

clock November 12, 2009Julee Kaplan

Apart operates 10 company-owned stores worldwide.

Ready To Wear

German Fashion Brand Apart to Roll Out in U.S.

The Otto Group plans to sell Apart to specialty retailers and then, department stores.

clock November 12, 2009Julee Kaplan

A Miss Sixty look from fall 2009.


Sixty SpA Repositions for Rebound

Sixty SpA company chairman Wichy Hassan remains positive about the future of the firm.

clock November 12, 2009Luisa Zargani


In Brief: Bobby Jones’ New Leader…

HMX Group has named John Kirwan president of luxury gold label Bobby Jones.

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Club style collars at Thomas Pink.


Dress Shirt Brands Evoke Americana Themes

Men’s designers look to old school styles, from elegant Gatsbys to dusty hobos, for inspiration.

clock November 12, 2009Brenner Thomas

Shantanu Goenka

Designer and Luxury

India Fashion Week Focuses on Tradition

At India Fashion Week, the strong Indian flavor of the shows this season suggested designers here are gaining confidence in homegrown styles.

clock November 12, 2009Mian Ridge

The Thom Browne presentation at Pitti Uomo in January.


Pitti Uomo to Get Facelift

Pitti Immagine Uomo will change its layout, and has hired Spanish architect Patricia Urquiola to design “a kind of urban fashion district” for the fair.

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The new Lacoste site allows users to create music videos.


Lacoste Launches Holiday Digital Campaign

Lacoste has launched an online initiative for the holiday season that allows users to create a kaleidoscopic music video using Lacoste product and logo imagery.

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Taboo wearing one of his designs.

Fashion Features

Black Eyed Peas Musician Taboo in Sneaker Deal

Taboo is getting into the fashion game as well with a collaboration with footwear maker Jump.

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Brioni’s Collaborates With Royal College of Art

Brioni has asked students at the Royal College of Art to re-create the camigiacca, or shirt jacket.

clock November 12, 2009Samantha Conti

James Caviezel


Jim Caviezel’s Winning Number

The film actor Jim Caviezel stars in AMC’s remake of the cult classic “The Prisoner.”

clock November 12, 2009Vanessa Lawrence

Marketing and Promotion

Study Sees Higher Holiday Apparel Spending

Consumers will spend more on apparel this year than last, according to a new forecast by Brand Keys.

clock November 12, 2009Valerie Seckler


Study: Retail Shrink Rising

Global retail losses up 5.9% to $114.8B for the year ended June 30, according to a survey by the Centre for Retail Research.

clock November 12, 2009Evan Clark


Safilo Tender Offer in Doubt

Eyewear firm Safilo loss widens to $71.6 million in third quarter.

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Real Estate

Travel Retail Expands at LAX

Officials last month approved a plan to double retail in the next four years in Bradley International Terminal.

clock November 12, 2009Rachel Brown

Ann Watson, Nikki Gannon, Sheri Wilson-Gray, Karin and Stephen I. Sadove.


Women in Need Auction Gets Under Way

The Women in Need charity auction of celebrity and designer papier-mâché houses began Monday night.

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Cover of InStyle magazine.


Memo Pad: InStyle’s Trippy Taylor Swift… Oprah Winfrey in Prabal Gurung…

Taylor Swift will appear in 3-D format in InStyle’s December issue.

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Steven Alan in Cod Hole.


WWD Postcard: Steven Alan in Australia

The designer Steven Alan tries out spear practice and snorkels in the Outer Great Barrier Reef.

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The exterior of Prism.


Art House: PC Valmorbida Opens Prism Gallery

Australian It Boy PC Valmorbida opens Prism tonight with a bash for his hip pals.

clock November 12, 2009Marcy Medina


Daily Stock Wrap: November 12, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

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Massimo Umeda’s “Ring.”

Fashion Scoops

Alaïa’s Italians… Heading to Blass?… Beth Ditto, Burning Bright…

The Memphis Group, the colorful Italian design and architecture movement from the Eighties, is on display at designer Azzedine Alaïa’s gallery in Paris.

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Jason Wu

Designer and Luxury

Jason Wu to Design Capsule Line for Tse

Jason Wu’s capsule assortment for Tse will be unveiled to press and buyers during New York Fashion Week in February.

clock November 12, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

The new Banana Republic SoHo store has a residential feel.


Banana Republic Opens SoHo Prototype

A new Banana Republic store offers a series of boutiques, each designed to appear “like idealized walk-in closets.”

clock November 12, 2009Jean E. Palmieri


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