Money Talks: Fashion’s M&A Game Heats Up for Fall

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A still from the film.

Fashion Scoops

Courtney Love Gets Animated

Courtney Love appears in a six-minute cartoon “The Dark Night of the Soul,” directed by filmmaker Michael Mouris.

clock September 29, 2010Rachel Strugatz

H&M's margins saw a slight decrease in the quarter.

Business Features

H&M Reports Increase in Third-Quarter Profits

Swedish retailer H&M’s shares fell 6.5 percent Wednesday as investors focused on a slight downturn in margins.

clock September 29, 2010Joelle Diderich and Arnold J. Karr


Kohl’s Opens 21 Stores

Department store chain Kohl’s Corp. said it unveiled 21 units in 15 states on Wednesday.

clock September 29, 2010Vicki M. Young


IMG Hires Tom Florio

Vogue’s former publisher Tom Florio named “senior adviser for fashion to the office of the chairman.”

clock September 29, 2010Matthew Lynch


Signet Picks Michael Barnes for CEO Role

Barnes, currently president and COO of watch and accessories marketer Fossil Inc., will join Signet Dec. 1.

clock September 29, 2010Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Pop Goes the Calvin Klein Store

Calvin Klein is popping up in downtown Chicago quite literally with its first-ever pop up shop.

clock September 29, 2010WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Beiersdorf Shares Up on P&G Rumors

Speculation arises after comment by P&G chief executive officer Robert McDonald in the Romanian press.

clock September 29, 2010Susan Stone

Julia Koch in Bottega Veneta with the 31-carat Wittelsbach-Graff diamond.


Wittlesbach-Graff Diamond on Display

Graff and Julia Koch hosted a party to unveil the 31.06-carat deep blue diamond which will be exhibited at the American Museum of Natural History.

clock September 29, 2010WWD Staff


Rodale Names Mary Murcko Group Publisher

Prevention publisher promoted to oversee entire stable of magazines.

clock September 29, 2010Matthew Lynch

Anjelica Huston and Wes Anderson


Angelica Huston and Alan Cumming Toast to Marrakech

As “honorary ambassadors,” the actors teamed up with the Moroccan National Tourist office for a dinner in the city’s honor last night.

clock September 29, 2010WWD Staff

Robert and Cortney Novogratz


Keeping Up With the Novogratzes

The design duo and reality TV stars discuss their latest projects.

clock September 30, 2010Tara Bonet-Black

Fashion Scoops

Snap Judgments at Rochas

Legendary photographer William Klein was spotted backstage in Paris on Wednesday, snapping away.

clock September 29, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Security Rules… Living Like the Hilfigers…

Add bomb threats to the list of headaches facing designers showing in Paris this season.

clock September 30, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Features

April 23, 1973: French Connection

Kenzo Takada, Karl Lagerfeld and Sonia Rykiel dish about fashion.

clock September 30, 2010Venessa Lau


Designer and Luxury

Milan Accessories Flash: A Colorful Reputation

Gray Milano skies are going to cheer up for spring, as the accessories of the season reflected the runways with bursts of lively color.

clock September 30, 2010Roxanne Robinson

Destination Maternity is said to be on the block.


Fashion’s M&A Game Heats Up

Private equity firms will play a starring role.

clock September 30, 2010Evan Clark

Government and Trade

House Passes China Currency Bill

Measure to crack down on China’s alleged undervalued yuan passes by a vote of 348 to 79.

clock September 30, 2010Kristi Ellis and John Zarocostas

Designer and Luxury

Isaia Sets China Expansion Plan

Italian luxury brand Isaia said it is planning to open 30 new monobrand stores in China over the next 10 years.

clock September 30, 2010Amanda Kaiser

Soft leather bags are bestsellers.


T. Anthony Re-opens on Park Avenue

Family-owned luxury luggage and accessories firm’s store is outfitted with elegant brass and walnut fixtures and marble floors.

clock September 30, 2010David Moin

Sean “Diddy” Combs

Ready To Wear

Sean John Plots European Launch

Sean “Diddy” Combs introduces the Sean John label he founded in 1998 to London, where he met with retailers and potential licensing partners.

clock September 30, 2010Nina Jones


Phyto Updates Hair Thinning Offer With Phytolium

The brand’s latest shampoo and scalp treatment features wild apple stem cells.

clock September 30, 2010Matthew W. Evans

The winning fabric designs.

Fashion Features

LIM College Trio Gets Cotton Inc. Scholarships

Student Deanna Rowe, a junior majoring in fashion merchandising, won for her stripe pattern.

clock September 30, 2010WWD Staff


Memo Pad: Bettencourt Redux

L’Oréal president Lindsay Owen-Jones discusses the Bettencourt affair in an interview with French magazine Le Point.

clock September 30, 2010Jennifer Weil

Stella Tennant and Amanda Brooks.

Designer and Luxury

Reed Krakoff Launches at Saks

Stella Tennant fetes the designer’s new space at Saks.

clock September 30, 2010Marc Karimzadeh

Giles Deacon prepping the Emanuel Ungaro collection.

Designer and Luxury

Giles Deacon Preps His First Ungaro Show

Bespectacled Brit designer Giles Deacon has translated the house’s reputation for prints in a range of sophisticated pastels.

clock September 30, 2010Miles Socha


Today's Must Read

Laura Dern presents the Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture award for ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ to winner Daniel Kaluuya .


Golden Globes Winner Daniel Kaluuya Reacts to Speech Technical Issue

clock 3hRyma Chikhoune

Social Studies

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