Paying More in Japan: Luxury Prices Higher Even as Demand Ebbs

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Prada's Japan flagship.


Japanese Consumers Pay More for Luxury

Markups of imported luxury items in Japan can be as much as 50 or even 60 percent.

clock August 3, 2010Amanda Kaiser and Kelly Wetherille


Symrise Profits Up in Second Quarter

German flavor and fragrances producer cites global recovery.

clock August 10, 2010Melissa Drier

Yelapa, Mexico

Fashion Features

They Are Wearing: Wave Lengths

In Yelapa, Mexico, the bikini is standard, and it’s the assorted prints and individual tweaks that make the difference.

clock August 11, 2010Bobbi Queen

Tokyo, Japan

Fashion Features

They Are Wearing: Tokyo Pose

Today’s Japanese street-chic style works an urban bohemian vibe in which layering and prints are key.

clock August 10, 2010Amanda Kaiser

Ashley Greene and Kelly Osbourne

Fashion Scoops

Asos Fetes Ashley Greene… Michelle Obama Vacations With Pal Blanchard…

If Ashley Greene has her way, the wardrobe she’ll wear to portray her vampire character, Alice Cullen, will be more demure than vampish.

clock August 11, 2010WWD Staff


Karstadt Deadline Extended

The German district court in Essen has again extended the deadline for its ruling on the Karstadt insolvency plan to Sept. 3.

clock August 11, 2010Melissa Drier

Seven For All Mankind first store in Germany.


Seven For All Mankind Rolls Out in Berlin

Denim brand Seven For All Mankind opens first German freestanding unit.

clock August 11, 2010Jessica Saltz


Morrison Exits Evisu, New York Office to Close

Denim brand Evisu will move its headquarters back to Hong Kong.

clock August 11, 2010David Lipke

Claudia Lucas

Human Resources

Claudia Lucas Takes Top Beauty Job at QVC

Claudia Lucas, who was most recently SVP for beauty at Henri Bendel, succeeds Allen Burke at QVC.

clock August 11, 2010Pete Born and Matthew W. Evans

Adidas is considered a key vendor.


Modell’s Upgrades Times Square Flagship

Modell’s will unveil its newly renovated 42nd Street flagship tonight.

clock August 11, 2010Jean E. Palmieri


Zee’s Fashion Zoo… Desirée Rogers on Her Move to Johnson Publishing…

Joe Zee is amping his TV exposure. And Desirée Rogers has begun her post as CEO of Johnson Publishing.

clock August 11, 2010WWD Staff


Xanadu Mall Project Hits Wall

Lenders take over Meadowlands Xanadu, the costly $2 billion retail and entertainment complex in New Jersey.

clock August 11, 2010Sharon Edelson

Inside Arnotts.


Ireland’s Arnotts Gets New Financing, Chairman

Mark Schwartz leads team to restructure Arnotts, Dublin’s oldest department store.

clock August 11, 2010Vicki M. Young


American Apparel to Miss Filing Deadline

American Apparel says its new independent auditor needs more time to review operations.

clock August 11, 2010Arnold J. Karr

MNG by Mango jeans range from $49.90 to $79.


MNG by Mango Shops to Bow at Penney’s

Retailer J.C. Penney touts move as “the biggest rollout of a fast-fashion concept in the world.”

clock August 11, 2010David Moin


Daily Stock Wrap: August 10, 2010

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock August 11, 2010WWD Staff


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Stephane Rolland Couture Fall 2020


Stéphane Rolland to Launch Ready-to-Wear Fashion Line

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