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Fashion Scoops

Jil Sander Preparing Book

The German designer plans to publish a tome of her work.

clock May 9, 2010WWD Staff

A masked protestor looks at a police cordon in front of the Greek Parliament in central Athens.

Business Features

Retail Stocks Ride High Monday

Stock exchanges worldwide soared on Monday.

clock May 10, 2010WWD Staff

A Dow XLA ad.


Dow Chemical to Exit Fiber Business

Dow said it will exit the “fiber solutions business” within six to 18 months, bringing an end to the Dow XLA stretch fiber brand.

clock May 11, 2010Ross Tucker

Duties on hiking boots have spiked as much as 37.5 percent.

Government and Trade

Tariffs Pressure Domestic Companies

Yarn spinners, textile firms, footwear brands and retailers have paid tens of thousands of dollars in duties since Jan. 1. due to expired legislation.

clock May 11, 2010Kristi Ellis

Rick Darling


At Sourcing Conference, Execs Talk Strategy and Price Increases

Rick Darling and George Feldenkreis spoke at the AAFA’s “Sourcing, Customs & Logistics Integration Conference.”

clock May 11, 2010Liza Casabona

Government and Trade

Firms Turn Sustainability Into Profitability

Corporate social responsibility has become part of common busines practice.

clock May 11, 2010Liza Casabona

A view of the guest room in the Soho House Berlin.


The Soho House Comes to Berlin

The private club franchise SoHo House takes over a building whose history includes stints in Nazi and Communist regimes.

clock May 11, 2010Melissa Drier

Designer and Luxury

Bulgari Trims First-Quarter Loss

Bulgari’s increase in sales and cost-containment strategy helped the firm post earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization of $23M.

clock May 11, 2010Luisa Zargani


Liberty to Launch Men’s Wear Line

Liberty of London has teamed with Italian manufacturer Slowear Group to launch a namesake men’s wear collection.

clock May 11, 2010Alessandra Ilari and Samantha Conti

Gwyneth Paltrow in Giorgio Armani.


Eye Trend: Shorts on the Party Circuit

Gwyneth Paltrow, Amanda Brooks and Jessica Stam trade miniskirts and cocktail dresses for comfortable shorts.

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Nanette Lepore’s wool and nylon vest over Rebecca Taylor’s silk blouse, wool shorts and boots with Me & Kashmiere’s cashmere scarf worn as a belt.

Fashion Trends

Fall 2010 Fashion Trend: Shorts Stock

Shorts, those warm weather essentials, are everywhere for fall.

clock May 11, 2010Antonia Sardone

Isabel and Ruben Toledo received honorary doctorate degrees from Otis College of Art and Design.

Fashion Scoops

That’s Dr. Toledo… Nigo Sells Vintage… Bergdorf Girl…

Isabel and Ruben Toledo received honorary doctorate degrees last weekend. “If you don’t feel well, you can come to see us,” Ruben said.

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A printed sheared jacket from Global Furs.

Ready To Wear

Fur Makers Upbeat at Montreal Expo

Lightweight everyday styles, especially sheared furs and reversible coats, have been fueling sales.

clock May 11, 2010Brian Dunn

Designer and Luxury

Market Basket: Designer Cheat Sheets… Pentagram Tweaks CFDA Logo…

New Garment Center business, 11:11 Design Studio, showcases vintage designs with embroidery, lace and other unusual embellishments that can be copied.

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A look from Michael Kors' fur collection.

Designer and Luxury

Michael Kors Winter Fur Collection

Michael Kors’ winter fur collection had terrific sporty élan and young-edged glamour.

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Warnaco Posts Net Gain, Ups Guidance

Revenues grow 9.4% despite small gain in the U.S.

clock May 11, 2010Vicki M. Young


Boots Inks Distribution Deal with P&G

Procter & Gamble will distribute the Boots Laboratories brand in Italy.

clock May 11, 2010Brid Costello


Memo Pad: Calvin Klein’s Mixed Message… New Hire at Details…

The Calvin Klein perfume, called Beauty, is aimed at a “woman in her 40s,” but editors from More and Redbook weren’t invited to a lavish dinner for the launch.

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Toni Braxton and German Fragrance Foundation president Klaus Sørensen at the Duftstars event


Marc Jacobs Lola and Tom Ford Grey Vetiver Win Duftstars Awards

Germany’s fragrance industry honored new and classic scents at the Duftstars awards gala.

clock May 11, 2010Susan Stone


Inter Parfums Posts Gains in First Quarter

Burberry, Lanvin and Van Cleef & Arpels fragrance businesses drive results for New York-based Inter Parfums.

clock May 11, 2010Matthew W. Evans

Government and Trade

New U.S. WTO Ambassador Discusses Doha

Punke says emerging nations need to step up.

clock May 11, 2010John Zarocostas


Armani Expands Travel Retail

Company opening six Emporio Armani stores and five Armani Jeans shop-in-shops.

clock May 11, 2010Luisa Zargani

Bags from Bottega Veneta.

Designer and Luxury

As You Like It: Bottega Veneta Touts Custom Items

“Bottega Veneta has always offered customization but not all our customers know about it,” said chief executive officer Marco Bizzari.

clock May 11, 2010Beth Wilson

Elisa Sednaoui and Karl Lagerfeld

Fashion Features

Karl Lagerfeld’s New Direction

Lagerfeld’s film screening in Saint-Tropez draws Georgia Jagger, Vanessa Paradis and Diane Kruger.

clock May 11, 2010Miles Socha

Inside Manhattan’s first Rack off-price store.


Nordstrom’s NY Search Continues

Nordstrom opens Rack in Union Square today, but there’s still a long way to go before securing a site for a full-line store in Manhattan.

clock May 11, 2010David Moin


Daily Stock Wrap: May 10, 2010

The day’s top gainers and losers.

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Today's Must Read

The Outdoor Voices brands in the "center stage" at the Nordstrom flagship in Manhattan.


Nordstrom Sees Sales and Earnings Decline

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Social Studies

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