Avon’s Wheel of Fortune: Pays $650M for Jeweler In Hunt for Acquisitions

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Billabong in Deal to Acquire Rvca

Billabong International Ltd. said it has reached a “conditional agreement” to buy California-based skate and lifestyle brand Rvca.

clock July 11, 2010Patty Huntington

Business Features

Asics to Buy Outdoor Products Firm Haglöfs

Japanese company Asics said it wants to expand through M&A.

clock July 12, 2010Amanda Kaiser

A selection of jewelry from Silpada.


Avon Pays $650M for Jewelry Company

Avon stepped up its acquisition spree by purchasing jewelry company Silpada Designs Inc.

clock July 12, 2010Molly Prior and Lauren Benet Stephenson

Giorgio Armani RTW Fall 2010

Designer and Luxury

Armani ’09 Earnings Decline

Armani said it generated consolidated sales of 1.5 billion euros, or $2.09 billion.

clock July 12, 2010Luisa Zargani

Ross Bleckner and  Donna Karan


Southampton Parrish Museum Throws Midsummer Party

Partygoers including co-chairs Debbie Bancroft and Dorothy Lichtenstein, Donna Karan and Nicole Miller, pumped up the jams on the dance floor.

clock July 12, 2010Emily Holt

A Christian Dior fall couture dress hand-stained with ink.


Couture Creativity Flows From the Fabric

“To do a collection without the right fabrics is as absurd as a painter creating a canvas without any oils,” said John Galliano.

clock July 13, 2010Katya Foreman

Government and Trade

Global Yarn, Fabric Production Fall

Slower pace of Chinese manufacturing leads to worldwide decrease.

clock July 13, 2010John Zarocostas

Knits from Lineapiù.


Italian Yarn Firms Struggle to Rebound

Attendance increased 4 percent at the Pitti Filati trade fair in Florence.

clock July 13, 2010Cristina Ranieri

Beauty Features

Sarkozy Denies Bettencourt Allegations

French President Nicolas Sarkozy refuted corruption allegations on national television.

clock July 12, 2010Jennifer Weil


L’Oréal Sales Rise 12.4 Percent

L’Oréal’s second-quarter sales rose 12.4 percent to 4.95 billion euros, or $6.3 billion at average exchange rates.

clock July 12, 2010Jennifer Weil

An image from Tommy Hilfiger's new fall campaign, “Introducing the Hilfigers”, shot by Craig McDean.

Marketing and Promotion

Hilfiger Creates Unusual Family for Ad Campaign

A dysfunctional family is focus of print, online and outdoor effort.

clock July 13, 2010Lisa Lockwood

Mergers and Acquisitions

Concept One Acquires Men’s Brand Blue Marlin

Concept One Accessories has acquired the trademarks and Web site of Blue Marlin, the men’s sportswear and headwear brand, from New Blue Holdings.

clock July 13, 2010David Lipke

Roberto Cavalli limited edition watch.

Designer and Luxury

Roberto Cavalli Launches Anniversary Products

Limited edition pieces harken back to some of the brand’s iconic items, updated for today’s market.

clock July 13, 2010Luisa Zargani

A selection of bags from the Monoprix bag line by Atelier du Sartel.


Monoprix Picks Former LVMH Designer for Bags

Vincent Sartel joins French chain.

clock July 13, 2010Katya Foreman

Yona Shtern


Beyond the Rack Gets $12M Equity Input

Highland Capital Partners, BDC Venture Capital invest in membership site.

clock July 13, 2010Alexandra Steigrad


General Growth Properties Set to Exit Bankruptcy

REIT expects to emerge from Chapter 11 by October.

clock July 13, 2010Vicki M. Young

A rendering of Michael Kors’ unit on Bleecker Street.

Fashion Scoops

On Kors for Bleecker… Lacroix Named Artistic Advisor at Mint…

Michael Kors is opening a lifestyle store at 384 Bleecker Street, and the plan is to maintain the building’s original Twenties features.

clock July 13, 2010WWD Staff

American Jesus Hold


David LaChapelle’s New Roll

Photographer David LaChapelle’s controversial exhibit “American Jesus” opens today.

clock July 13, 2010Amanda FitzSimons

Hugh Hefner


Hugh Hefner Wants to Buy Playboy… Bongo Taps Audrina Patridge…

Hugh Hefner would like Playboy magazine back, but he may have to outbid Penthouse’s owners to get it.

clock July 13, 2010WWD Staff

One of Wal-Mart’s smaller-format Neighborhood Market stores.


Wal-Mart Charts New Course

Wal-Mart’s shakeup in U.S. leadership marks move back to basics.

clock July 13, 2010Sharon Edelson

Patrizio Bertelli

Designer and Luxury

Prada Gets $455M Loan

Prada SpA’s loan will be used to refinance a long-standing debt and to propel retail growth.

clock July 13, 2010Alessandra Ilari

Jean Paul Gaultier Fall Couture 2010

Fashion Trends

Fall 2010 Couture Trend: Going Green

Paris went green for fall, with shades ranging from eau de nil to kelly adding fresh notes to couture looks, especially for evening.

clock July 13, 2010WWD Staff


Daily Stock Wrap: July 12, 2010

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock July 13, 2010WWD Staff

Bouchra Jarrar Fall Couture 2010

Fashion Features

The Discreet Charm Of the Non-Bourgeoisie

Bouchra Jarrar notes that she’s not into dusty-musty, page-turning research, preferring to find inspiration in the hand of a fabric.

clock July 13, 2010Bridget Foley


Today's Must Read

Nick Kamen in Munich in 1987.


Industry Pays Tribute to Model Nick Kamen

clock May 6, 2021Tianwei Zhang

Social Studies

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