Fashion’s Digital Wave: Brands Seek Control In Social Media Boom

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Fashion and luxury brands still grappling with Facebook and Twitter should brace themselves: Foursquare and Google Wave are among new tools with potential for brand building and e-commerce.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Marvin Goodman, Apparel Ventures Founder, Dies at 76

Marvin Goodman made the Gardena, Calif.-based Apparel Ventures company a leader in the swimwear sector.

clock December 10, 2009Rachel Brown

Donna Karan


Donna’s Annual Dinner

The designer’s yearly event drew Bob Colacello, Francisco Costa and the Herreras.

clock December 10, 2009WWD Staff

Valentino’s limited edition T-Shirt Couture for Colette.

Fashion Scoops

Valentino Couture T-Shirt at Colette

Valentino creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli have conceived a limited edition jersey “T-Shirt Couture” design for Colette.

clock December 11, 2009WWD Staff


Retail Sales in November Reflect Hard Times

Retail sales results released by the Commerce Department Friday were a reminder that the road to recovery for apparel retailers will be slow.

clock December 11, 2009Liza Casabona


Chanel Cleared of Counterfeiting

Chanel was cleared Friday of counterfeiting charges lodged by knitwear supplier World Tricot, but World Tricot wins on contract termination question.

clock December 11, 2009Katya Foreman

Jane Elfers

Fashion Features

Retail Veteran Jane Elfers Named CEO of Children’s Place

Jane Elfers, the former president and ceo of Lord & Taylor, will take the reins Jan. 4 at Children’s Place.

clock December 11, 2009David Moin


Bettencourt Case Moves Forward

April proceedings are scheduled in the case pitting the granddaughter of L’Oréal’s founder against the photographer François-Marie Banier.

clock December 11, 2009Jennifer Weil

George Clooney, Jerry Weintraub and Matt Damon


Jerry’s Kids: Unicef Ball Honors Jerry Weintrab

Unicef Ball honors legendary music as well as movie producer Jerry Weintraub for his philanthropic work.

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Duty Free Paris’ Cult store in Aéroports de Paris’ new shopping mall.


Paris Airport Steps Up Retail

A new duty free shopping mall opens in Aéroports de Paris.

clock December 14, 2009Katya Foreman

The New Yorker


Fact, Not Fiction… Marissa Mayer in Paris… Changes at Martha Stewart…

The New Yorker will introduce a new “world changers” special issue this week on newsstands instead of a fiction issue.

clock December 14, 2009WWD Staff

Inside Ambrosi Abrianna’s store.

Designer and Luxury

Ambrosi Abrianna Opens on Madison

Ambrosi Abrianna decided to embrace nature for its first store.

clock December 14, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Nancy Gonzalez’s book.


Findings: Gonzalez in Print… Puech’ Push…

Nancy Gonzalez will describe her rise to becoming a leading exotic skin handbag in a new tome.

clock December 14, 2009WWD Staff

Vince Camuto handbag


Vince Camuto Launching Handbags

Vince Camuto is turning another corner in accessories and entering the handbag market.

clock December 14, 2009Caroline Tell

Bordelle’s best-selling feather-trim corset.


Corset Sales Get Boost From Rihanna and Lady Gaga

British women, influenced by Rihanna and Lady Gaga, are raiding intimates departments for corsets to wear to the disco.

clock December 14, 2009WWD Staff

Sheer bodysuit by Dirty Pretty Things.


A Model Business: Claire Merry Launches Dirty Pretty Things

Former model Claire Merry hopes to rival Elle Macpherson’s business acumen with the launch of her debut intimates label.

clock December 14, 2009WWD Staff

C.Z. Falconer’s sheer poncho.


Falconer Unveils Luxury Loungewear Line

Designer and frequent traveler C.Z. Falconer is launching a namesake resort collection of loungewear to wardrobe women from plane seats to poolside chaises.

clock December 14, 2009Rachel Brown

Burberry’s Artofthetrench website

Designer and Luxury

Fashion Brands Seek Control In Social Media Boom

Luxury brands still grappling with Twitter should brace themselves: Foursquare and Google Wave are new tools on the horizon with potential for brand building.

clock December 14, 2009Miles Socha and Samantha Conti and Alessandra Ilari and Natasha Montrose

CoutureLab in Mayfair.

Designer and Luxury

CoutureLab Goes Brick and Mortar, which sells one-off designs and handmade pieces, opens boutique between Claridge’s and Selfridges.

clock December 14, 2009Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

Galliano to Launch Men’s Line

Galliano is launching contemporary-priced men’s wear for fall, licensee Ittierre SpA confirmed.

clock December 14, 2009Jean Scheidnes

Ben Sherman

Real Estate

Boston’s Newbury Street Evolves

Quirky independent retailers proliferate on Newbury Street as chains shut units.

clock December 14, 2009Katherine Bowers

Women’s Calvin Klein Collection installation.

Designer and Luxury

Calvin Klein Shows Off in Seoul

Calvin Klein last week brought its road show to South Korea, the brand’s most important market in Asia.

clock December 14, 2009Brett Cole

An SNCF uniform by Christian Lacroix.

Fashion Scoops

Lacroix Designs Uniforms… Urban Delight… Carl Banks Shops at L&T…

While couture house Christian Lacroix has been reduced to a licensing operation, the designer continues to dress thousands.

clock December 14, 2009WWD Staff


Bill Blass Group Files Suit

Bill Blass Group filed a lawsuit last week in a Manhattan federal court against its former beauty licensee.

clock December 14, 2009Matthew Lynch

Human Resources

In Brief: CFO Shift at Chaus

David Stiffman to head finance, continue as chief operating officer.

clock December 14, 2009WWD Staff

Ready To Wear

In Brief: Kensie Signs Coat Deal

The contemporary label Kensie has signed a licensing deal with New York-based Fleet Street Ltd. to create women’s outerwear for the Kensie and Mac&Jac brands.

clock December 14, 2009WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Congress Pushes Trade Office Budget Boost

Congress sent a $447 billion spending bill to President Obama that would boost the budgets for the nation’s two top-trade agencies.

clock December 14, 2009Kristi Ellis

Government and Trade

New York State Joins Sweatfree Purchasing Consortium

New York State on Thursday pledged to purchase government goods from businesses that adhere to labor laws.

clock December 14, 2009Liza Casabona


Unilever Cuts Ties With Oil Supplier

Unilever has suspended future purchases of palm oil from one of its suppliers over Greenpeace allegations about the firm’s environmental practices.

clock December 14, 2009Brid Costello


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