Global Push for Lanvin: New Minority Investor To Help Fuel Expansion

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Nicole Kidman and Alber Elbaz

Fashion Features

Boldfacers Pack the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Gala

The designer crowd was out in force, including Carolina Herrera, Diane von Furstenberg, Vera Wang, Phillip Lim and Alexander Wang.

clock November 16, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Burberry store in Singapore.

Designer and Luxury

Burberry Profits Slide 24 Percent

Burberry says expenses tied to retail expansion and a cost-efficiency program unveiled earlier this year hurt profits in the six-month period.

clock November 17, 2009Samantha Conti


PPR Details CFAO Listing

PPR’s CFAO listing could raise up to 1 billion euros, or $1.5 billion at current exchange.

clock November 17, 2009Elena Berton

Government and Trade

U.S., China Commit to Economic Reform Efforts

President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao issue a joint policy statement; Obama prods China on currency issues.

clock November 17, 2009Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Saks shareholders approved two nonbinding proposals.


Saks and Dillard’s Report Profits

Retailers Saks and Dillard’s return to black in third quarter despite ongoing sales declines.

clock November 17, 2009David Moin and Arnold J. Karr


Memo Pad: BusinessWeek Appointment… Bonnie Fuller’s Return…

Bloomberg tapped yet another Time Inc. editor to run BusinessWeek: Josh Tyrangiel, the 37-year-old managing editor of

clock November 17, 2009WWD Staff


Target, TJX Third-Quarter Earnings Increase

Target and TJX’s value positioning helped them boost third-quarter profits and beat analysts’ estimates.

clock November 17, 2009Evan Clark

Designer and Luxury

Lacroix Sale Hits Bump in Paris Court

The Ajman sheikh who seemed poised to rescue couturier Christian Lacroix did not submit financing guarantees ahead of a crucial hearing.

clock November 17, 2009Miles Socha

Joan Weinstein

Fashion Features

Joan Weinstein, Influential Boutique Owner, Dies

Joan Weinstein, who brought high fashion to Chicago with her Oak Street boutique Ultimo, died in Miami last weekend, her family said.

clock November 17, 2009Beth Wilson

Sy Syms


Sy Syms, Retail Pioneer, Dies at 83

Pioneered off-price retailing and grew chain to 30 stores.

clock November 18, 2009Jean E. Palmieri and Brenner Thomas

Government and Trade

Congress Hears Arguments on U.S. Trade Preference Programs

Levi’s and Mount Vernon Hill execs outlined issues at a hearing in D.C. on U.S. trade agreements.

clock November 18, 2009Kristi Ellis

Human Resources

Orenstein Launches Consulting Business

Joel Clark Orenstein, who has held executive posts at companies such as Halston, Oscar de la Renta and Federated Department Stores, starts his own firm.

clock November 18, 2009WWD Staff

Government and Trade

U.S.-Made Apparel Prices Rise in October

Prices for all U.S. domestic-made goods also increase.

clock November 18, 2009Liza Casabona


Retail Stocks Slide 1.4 Percent Tuesday

Retail stocks slid 1.4 percent on Tuesday, as Target Corp. and The TJX Cos. Inc. took a cautious stance toward the holiday season.

clock November 18, 2009Evan Clark

Sophie Theallet RTW Spring 2010


Sophie Theallet Concentrates On the Future

For Sophie Theallet, this year’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award winner, fashion comes first.

clock November 18, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Runway looks from Lanvin’s spring show.

Designer and Luxury

Lanvin Finds Minority Investor

Lanvin has sold a minority stake to an investor in exchange for a capital injection estimated in the tens of millions of euros.

clock November 18, 2009Miles Socha

A rendering of the exterior on West 34th Street.

Real Estate

Aeropostale Opens on 34th Street

Aeropostale’s first street-front flagship here, on West 34th Street steps from Herald Square, drew a crowd Tuesday for its soft opening.

clock November 18, 2009Sharon Edelson

Hugo Boss’ first stand-alone Boss store in Canada.

Designer and Luxury

Boss to Unveil First Canadian Store

Hugo Boss AG will show off the latest vision for its global retail network with the opening of its first Canadian Boss flagship in Toronto this month.

clock November 18, 2009Brenner Thomas

Marketing and Promotion

Q&A: Allen Questrom

Allen Questrom, the turnaround specialist who led four of the biggest names in retailing, sees a long, difficult climb for merchants.

clock November 18, 2009Holly Haber


U.S. Polo Association Files Suit Over Polo Scent

Lawsuit reignites running dispute with Polo Ralph Lauren over trademarks.

clock November 17, 2009Matthew Lynch

A Spring look from the new Z Spoke collection.


Zac Posen’s New Venture

Zac Posen launches Z Spoke, a new lower-priced line launching exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue.

clock November 18, 2009Jessica Iredale

Michelle Trachtenberg

Fashion Scoops

Michelle Trachtenberg Inks Coach Deal… A Date With Bill Clinton…

Michelle Trachtenberg and Coach partner for jewelry collection.

clock November 18, 2009WWD Staff


Daily Stock Wrap: Novermber 17, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock November 18, 2009WWD Staff

The first Laura Mercier counter in Germany, at Berlin’s Galeries Lafayette.


Laura Mercier Enters Germany

The Laura Mercier brand made its German debut last week at Berlin’s Galeries Lafayette.

clock November 18, 2009Susan Stone


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