Moving Up at Polo: Fagan and Paredes Given Bigger Roles

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Bulgari Group

Mergers and Acquisitions

Swatch, Bulgari Deny Takeover Speculation

Shares in Bulgari SpA rose more than 5 percent in early trading on the Milan Stock Exchange.

clock March 29, 2010Luisa Zargani and Joelle Diderich

The Badichi store offers belts from $60 to $400.

Leather Goods

New SoHo Shop Badichi Offers Custom Belts

Badichi, a new boutique in SoHo that opened this month, is offering a unique service: customized belts.

clock March 30, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

Government and Trade

Haitian Industry Seeks Additional Trade Benefits

The Haitian apparel industry has asked the Obama administration to increase the volume of textiles and apparel that can be shipped here duty free.

clock March 30, 2010Liza Casabona and Kristi Ellis

Bianca Warren

Fashion Features

South African Fashion Week Gets Focused

SAFW, now in its 14th year, took place last weekend in downtown Johannesburg’s historic Turbine Hall, short on fanfare but strong on focus.

clock March 30, 2010Bambina Wise

Fur Fur RTW Fall 2010

Designer and Luxury

Japan Fashion Week Receives Lukewarm Response

The four days of Japan Fashion Week drew a mixed response from buyers and observers on the originality and commercial viability of the clothes on offer.

clock March 30, 2010Amanda Kaiser and Kelly Wetherille

Marketing and Promotion

Survey: Consumers Prefer Cash

Cash rules. More than half the American public — 54 percent — is favoring cold, hard cash as the way they pay for their purchases.

clock March 30, 2010Valerie Seckler

A rendering of the planned yacht.

Designer and Luxury

Hermès, Wally Dissolve Yacht Venture

Hermès International has ended its joint venture with Monaco-based yacht maker Wally to produce an extra-wide, environmentally sustainable yacht.

clock March 30, 2010Joelle Diderich

Government and Trade

Italy’s Textile, Apparel Sales Fall

Italy’s textile and apparel industry has overcome “the most dramatic phase of the current recession.”

clock March 30, 2010Luisa Zargani


Outlet Mall Operator Value Retail Reports Sales Climb

Value Retail plc reported a 21 percent increase in sales in 2009, reaching the 1 billion euro-mark, or $1.39 billion at average exchange rates.

clock March 30, 2010Luisa Zargani

Dark shades were prevalent at the Filo yarn fair.


Filo Mills Pressured by Rising Costs

Manufacturers at Filo emphasized lower-priced blended yarns rather than fancy fibers during the Filo yarn fair.

clock March 30, 2010Kerry Olsen

The Los Angeles International Textile Show was held March 15 to 17 at the California Market Center.


At L.A. Textile Fair, Buyers Seek Weathered and Natural Textures

Companies seek metallics, weathered textiles strong at Los Angeles International Textile Show.

clock March 30, 2010Khanh T.L. Tran


Hugo Boss to Cut Dividend

The supervisory and executive boards of Hugo Boss AG have proposed a 30 percent cut in the firm’s dividend for 2009.

clock March 30, 2010Melissa Drier


Swank Net Falls on Year-Ago Benefit

In the three months ended Dec. 31, Swank’s net income fell 50.9 percent to $1.3 million.

clock March 30, 2010Arnold J. Karr


Panel Doesn’t Expect Big Retail Bankruptcies in ’10

At webinar, Gregg M. Galardi, a corporate restructuring partner at the Skadden law firm, says companies reluctant to restructure through a Ch. 11 filing.

clock March 30, 2010Vicki M. Young


Talbots Leads Retail Pack Monday

Shares of The Talbots Inc. shot up 13.2 percent Monday.

clock March 30, 2010Evan Clark

Jacqui Getty


The Price Is Right: Jacqui Getty’s Monthly Allowance Request

The Los Angeles social Jacqui Getty is asking for over $300,000 per month from her husband Peter Getty in order to cover her living expenses.

clock March 30, 2010WWD Staff

Ready To Wear

Antonio Marras Signs Licensing Deals

Antonio Marras is expanding its product offer with three licensing agreements, which bow for pre-fall 2010.

clock March 30, 2010Luisa Zargani

The Geox store in Milan.


Geox Opens ‘Breathable’ Store

Geox has unveiled its first “breathing store,” a new concept that revolves around the brand’s technology and that will be extended globally.

clock March 30, 2010Luisa Zargani

Diane Kruger, Jason Wu, and Kerry Washington.

Fashion Features

Designers Lobby and Nudge for CFDA Awards

Just as the Oscars and the Tony Awards have their share of pre-show politics, so does the Council of Fashion Designers of America awards.

clock March 30, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

A Jean Patou dress designed by Christian Lacroix for the house’s spring 1987 collection.

Fashion Scoops

Plucking Up Patou… Carla Bruni-Sarkozy’s French Lessons…

A weekend auction of the final Jean Patou collection designed by Christian Lacroix exceeded estimates.

clock March 30, 2010WWD Staff


Cynosure Plots Series of Launches

If Dream Out Loud by Selena Gomez creates a bang at retail this fall, then the fashion industry can expect to hear a lot more from Cynosure Holdings.

clock March 30, 2010Khanh T.L. Tran

A rendering of the Saint-Germain store in Paris, slated to open in mid-April.

Designer and Luxury

Polo Ralph Lauren Promotes Fagan, Paredes

Polo has promoted Charles Fagan to executive vice president and chief of staff to Ralph Lauren.

clock March 30, 2010Marc Karimzadeh

Selena Gomez in her Dream Out Loud collection for Kmart. Here, she wears a ruched cotton cardigan with attached necklace over a cotton and polyester chiffon combination dress and boiled wool hat, all from her line.

Business Features

Selena Gomez and Kmart Dream Out Loud

Now, it’s Kmart’s turn to rejuvenate its juniors department with Selena Gomez.

clock March 30, 2010Khanh T.L. Tran


Lee Cooper France Files for Bankruptcy

The denim brand has filed for the equivalent of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in France.

clock March 30, 2010Emilie Marsh

Marion Cotillard in the Lady Dior campaign.


Memo Pad: Marion Cotillard’s Shanghai High… Lucky Louboutin…

Thanks to Christian Dior, Marion Cotillard keeps racking up those frequent-flier miles.

clock March 30, 2010WWD Staff


Oxford Industries Swings to Profitability

Fourth-quarter results swung into the black at Oxford Industries Inc., owner of the Tommy Bahama and Ben Sherman brands, while sales continued to decline.

clock March 30, 2010David Lipke and Vicki M. Young

Designer and Luxury

Safilo Reports Net Loss of $488.4M

Eyewear maker Safilo Group SpA on Monday appointed new chairman and reported a net loss of 351.4 million euros, or $488.4 million.

clock March 30, 2010Luisa Zargani

Shu Uemura inside Bloomingdale's.


Shu Uemura to Exit U.S.

L’Oréal USA said Monday that it will close all U.S. operations of Shu Uemura Cosmetics.

clock March 30, 2010Julie Naughton

Outside Prada in San Francisco.

Business Features

Prada’s Profits Increase, Revenue Slips

Patrizio Bertelli, ceo of the Prada Group, said the performance confirms the group’s strategy and should allow it to continue to expand worldwide.

clock March 30, 2010Luisa Zargani


Wolverine Names Head of Apparel Sales

Nick Schwartz has joined Wolverine World Wide as vice president of sales for apparel and accessories.

clock March 30, 2010WWD Staff


Daily Stock Wrap: March 29, 2010

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock March 30, 2010WWD Staff

Emma Watson


Catching Up With Emma Watson

Emma Watson and Vogue’s Sarah Mower, Meredith Melling Burke and Mark Holgate hosted a party at the hot eatery Pulino’s last Thursday.

clock March 30, 2010WWD Staff


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