Business

Retailers Add Back 258,300 Jobs With Big Gains at Specialty Stores

clock August 7, 2020Evan Clark

Fashion

#BLM in Italy: Stella Jean Feels Lack of Support

clock August 7, 2020Alessandra Turra

Beauty

Beauty’s Creative Professionals During the Coronavirus Pandemic

clock August 7, 2020Jennifer Weil and Sandra Salibian and James Manso

Middle East Attraction: Rebound of Economy Spurs Luxe Expansion

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Overview

The retail pulse is back in the Middle East. Fashion brands point to positive trends in the region, including the return of tourists, particularly in Dubai.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Angela Ahrendts

Designer and Luxury

Burberry Plans Big China Push

Burberry purchases its retail operations in China for 70 million pounds, or $107.8 million at current exchange, in cash.

clock July 18, 2010Samantha Conti

Financial

Apparel Prices Climb in June

Overall consumer price index falls for the month.

clock July 16, 2010Liza Casabona

Fashion Scoops

CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalists Named

This year’s crop of CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists has been set, including Joseph Altuzarra, Christian Cota and Prabal Gurung.

clock July 16, 2010Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Retail Stocks Slide 1.2% for Week

The S&P Retail Index slipped back below 400.

clock July 16, 2010Evan Clark

Retail

Macy’s Kevin Morrissey Dies

The executive vice president and general merchandise manager of men’s wear for Macy’s, died of a massive heart attack at his Westchester home Saturday morning.

clock July 18, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

Eternamé’s 18-karat yellow gold, amethyst and diamond cuff.

Jewelry

Jewel Personalities: Eternamé Plots U.S. Debut

Jewelry designer Sarah Besnainou, the creative force behind Eternamé, has an eye for the ultraglamorous yet modern.

clock July 19, 2010Venessa Lau

Nicky Hilton’s sterling silver, cubic zirconia, enamel and stone rings.

Designer and Luxury

Jewel Personalities: Nicky Hilton Launching Costume Jewelry

Nicky Hilton costume jewelry line will bow in the fall.

clock July 19, 2010Jessica Iredale

Natasha Vargas-Cooper

People

Natasha Vargas-Cooper’s Mad Love

Writer Natasha Vargas-Cooper mines the TV series “Mad Men” for cultural and social allusions.

clock July 19, 2010Sarah Haight

Eva Mendes in 3.1 Phillip Lim with Rain Phoenix in Some Odd Rubies.

Parties

Eva Mendes Croons at LAND Party

Eva Mendes, Sharon Stone and Joaquin Phoenix attended parties hosted by the Los Angeles Nomadic Division.

clock July 19, 2010WWD Staff

William, Alfred and Robert Taubman.

Real Estate

Taubman Centers at 60

The shopping mall company Taubman Centers weathers a tough business climate.

clock July 19, 2010David Moin

Courtney Love

Media

Courtney Love Talks Blogging and Bedtime Attire… Deal or No Deal…

Courtney Love’s social media profile is rising.

clock July 19, 2010WWD Staff

R U Vain’s silver and copper cuffs.

Designer and Luxury

Jewel Personalities: Reuven Kassai Designs R U Vain

Jewelry line R U Vain is a play on the designer’s first name, Reuven.

clock July 19, 2010Venessa Lau

Marissa Alperin’s 18-karat gold and precious stone necklaces.

Designer and Luxury

Jewel Personalities: Marissa Alperin’s Colorful Take

As a child, Marissa Alperin designed jewelry which she sold at the annual Atlantic Antic street fair in her native Brooklyn, N.Y.

clock July 19, 2010Venessa Lau

Lyes’ bead and rhinestone cuff.

Designer and Luxury

Jewel Personalities: Lyes Collection Inspired by Travel

Lisidolly Estrella-Savaglia launched Lyes, her collection of bracelets inspired by her travels to sunny locales such as Bali, Saint-Tropez and Sicily.

clock July 19, 2010Christina Roperti

Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss of Rent the Runway.

Retail

Rent the Runway Site Expanding

Rent the Runway web site is stocking up, staffing up and has relocated to a 9,000-square-foot headquarters in New York’s TriBeCa.

clock July 19, 2010David Moin

Financial

Bedbugs Hit Victoria’s Secret

Victoria’s Secret store at Lexington Avenue and 58th Street was forced to shutter for several hours last Wednesday.

clock July 19, 2010WWD Staff

Human Resources

Obit: Andi Vernick, Former Lauder Executive

Funeral services were held in Union, N.J., Sunday for Andi Vernick, a 38-year veteran of the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.

clock July 19, 2010Matthew W. Evans

Sleepwear from Norma Kamali.

Intimates

Norma Kamali Designing Sleepwear for Wal-Mart

Norma Kamali will launch her first line of sleepwear on walmart.com Oct. 10.

clock July 19, 2010Karyn Monget

Financial

Supreme Court Grants Wal-Mart Appeal Extension

Case involves gender discrimination charges.

clock July 19, 2010Kristi Ellis

A two-story Louis Vuitton unit in Beirut.

Business Features

Middle East Retail Returns to Growth Track

Luxury brands Hermès, Oscar de la Renta and Van Cleef & Arpels see potential though overall spending hasn’t fully recovered.

clock July 19, 2010Katya Foreman

Nicolas Ghesquiere

Fashion Scoops

Nicolas Superstar… Véronique Gautier Eyeing the Door… With Honors…

The Fashion Group International is crowning Nicolas Ghesquière its newest Superstar.

clock July 19, 2010WWD Staff

George Clooney is the center of attention outside the courthouse in Milan.

Lifestyle

Courtroom Italiano: George Clooney Takes the Stand

George Clooney, tanned and charming, brought a bit of Hollywood to a small, packed courtroom in Milan on Friday.

clock July 19, 2010WWD Staff

Proenza Schouler’s perforated shoe and Givenchy’s wedge, both in leather; Nancy Gonzalez’s crocodile and straw clutch, and John Hardy’s sterling silver necklace.

Accessory Trends

Resort 2011 Accessories Trend: Wicker Park

Woven motifs have infiltrated resort accessories, turning up in materials including wicker, leather and metal.

clock July 19, 2010WWD Staff

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