Analysts Predict Tough Holiday Season

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Designer and Luxury

Coach, Luxottica Agree to Eyewear Deal

Fashion brand aiming to boost global profile.

clock October 5, 2010Lauren Benet Stephenson

Clémence Poésy and Keira Knightley

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Chanel

At the Chanel show, Keira Knightley and Lily Allen ogled the stunning black and white graveled courtyard set that evoked the gardens of Versailles.

clock October 5, 2010WWD Staff


Saks to Close Southampton Unit on Saturday

Southampton store shutters as part of the retailer’s intensified program to weed out weak units.

clock October 5, 2010David Moin

Business Features

Analysts Predict Tough Holiday Season

NRF, ICSC expect holiday increases of 2% and more.

clock October 6, 2010David Moin and Alexandra Steigrad and Evan Clark


Bidders Eye Italy’s Coin

The Carlyle Group and Clessidra SGR SpA both expressed interest in the midmarket retailer Gruppo Coin SpA.

clock October 6, 2010Luisa Zargani


Talbots Pares 3rd-Qtr. Sales View

Company Talbots outlines three-year plan, sets NYC kiosk.

clock October 6, 2010Vicki M. Young and Sharon Edelson

A Club Monaco Max blazer at ShopBop.

Designer and Luxury

Club Monaco Tests E-Commerce on Shopbop

Club Monaco is getting its feet wet in the world of e-commerce, with plans to dive in head first later this year.

clock October 6, 2010Rachel Strugatz

Beauty Features

The Body Shop Teams With London College of Fashion

Makeup range, called Brush With Fashion, will be unveiled on Nov. 17 during a catwalk show at the school.

clock October 6, 2010Samantha Conti

A Dale Chihuly-designed swimming pool floor.

Designer and Luxury

Neiman’s Offers Xmas Fantasies and Budget Items

The luxury retailer launches the 84th edition of Christmas Book.

clock October 6, 2010Holly Haber and Arnold J. Karr

Business Features

Kilian Hennessy Dies at 103

Kilian Hennessy, patriarch of the eponymous cognac house, died on Oct. 1.

clock October 6, 2010Chantal Goupil

H&M’s flagship on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées.


H&M Opens on the Champs-Elysées

The H&M store, designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, bows after protracted tussling with city authorities.

clock October 6, 2010Joelle Diderich

Fashion Features

Oct.5, 1976: All About Bette

When WWD interviewed Bette Davis at her Connecticut home, the actress brimmed with witticisms and bon mots.

clock October 6, 2010Venessa Lau

A view of The Museum of Fine Art’s new exhibit, “Scaasi: American Couturier.”


Boston Exhibit Celebrates Scaasi

Show displays pieces from the designer’s archives, including the peekaboo tulle pantsuit Barbra Streisand wore to the 1969 Oscars.

clock October 6, 2010Kate Bowers


Memo Pad: All About Oprah… Fielden Escapes Fire…

Editor Susan Casey interviewed Oprah Winfrey at the two-day American Magazine Conference, but Winfrey was in total control of the chat.

clock October 6, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Ralph Lauren Holds Charity Shopping Event… Prada’s Royal Flush…

A lunch for Ralph Lauren’s Pink Pony breast cancer charity draws Emily Oppenheimer, Lola Figueras and Annouchka Staveley in London.

clock October 6, 2010WWD Staff


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What’s Driving Growth at L’Oréal’s Consumer Products Division?

clock 6hJennifer Weil

Social Studies

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