Max’s Growing World: Azria Expands Empire With Karstadt

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Meet Max Azria, international retail mogul. There appears to be no end in sight for Azria’s appetite for acquisitions and atypical ways to expand his global empire, which stretches from BCBG to Hervé Léger.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Max Azria Expands Empire With Karstadt

Max Azria and private investor Nicolas Berggruen completed acquisition of insolvent department store Karstadt on Friday.

clock September 3, 2010Lisa Lockwood and Samantha Conti and Melissa Drier


Fashion Features

Marc Jacobs ‘Bookmarc’ Store Opens on Bleecker Street

The store marks the brand’s sixth location in the West Village.

clock September 3, 2010Jessica Iredale

Salvatore Ferragamo’s hand-made, vintage-derived Creations collection will appear in “Shoes,” a Sadler’s Wells musical production.

Fashion Scoops

Ferragamo Shoes Star in London Dance Production

Show features more than 250 pairs.

clock September 6, 2010WWD Staff

A fall look from Roberto Cavalli.

Designer and Luxury

Cavalli Swings to Profit in First Half

Italian firm cites growth in retail and wholesale.

clock September 6, 2010Luisa Zargani

Tati Cotliar

Fashion Features

Prep School: Insiders Ready for New York Fashion Week

A slew of industry insiders, from model Tati Cotilar to designer Gaia Repossi, share their tips for surviving collections.

clock September 7, 2010WWD Staff


Designer and Luxury

The Great Escapes: Top 10 Pantone Colors

Designers have set their sites on some far-off places for spring shades.

clock September 7, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

Ami Yoshida

Street Style

The Real Harajuku Girls

WWD plucked consumers from the bustling streets of Harajuku and asked them about their personal style and shopping habits.

clock September 7, 2010Amanda Kaiser and Kelly Wetherille


Designer and Luxury

The Great Escapes:Top 10 Men’s Pantone Colors

Designers have set their sites on some far-off places for spring shades.

clock September 7, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

Reed Krakoff's flagship store at 831 Madison Avenue.

Designer and Luxury

Reed Krakoff Lands in Manhattan

Krakoff opens his first U.S. boutique on Madison Avenue.

clock September 7, 2010Marc Karimzadeh

Heidi Klum


Heidi Klum, New Balance Launch Line on Amazon

“Project Runway” star Heidi Klum said she was inspired by the increasingly busy lives of women.

clock September 7, 2010Amy Wicks spin-off HollyBaby.


Bonnie Fuller’s Baby… Domino Part Deux…

Bonnie Fuller is launching hollybaby, a spin-off of her site

clock September 7, 2010WWD Staff

A look from Issey Miyake's 132 5. line.

Designer and Luxury

Miyake Designs Origami-Inspired Fashion Line

Issey Miyake’s 132 5. collection features recycled polyester and striking geometric shapes.

clock September 7, 2010Joelle Diderich

The “Building Fashion” space will host five temporary shops.

Fashion Scoops

Form Meets Function… Tom Ford Rumored to Show Women’s Over Cocktails…

Richard Chai and Simon Spurr to open temporary shops. Also: word has it Tom Ford will give a glimpse of his signature women’s designs on Sept. 12.

clock September 7, 2010WWD Staff


Forever 21 Prevails in Express Suit

Judge rules plaid patterns by Express designer did not qualify for copyright protection.

clock September 7, 2010Evan Clark


Clarins and Inter Parfums Join Forces In U.S.

Executive Stanislas Archambault assigned to head up new Inter Parfums unit.

clock September 7, 2010Pete Born

A Union Syndicale Solidaires flyer depicting Eric Woerth, Liliane Bettencourt and Nicolas Sarkozy.

Beauty Features

The Bettencourt Affair Heats Up

Trade unions plan demonstrations.

clock September 7, 2010Jennifer Weil


Today's Must Read

Talitha Getty by Jeanloup Sieff for Vogue Paris, February 1970.


Saint Laurent Acquires Major Private Collection of Vintage YSL Clothes

clock 8hJoelle Diderich

Social Studies