Few Holiday Blues: European Stores See Strong Sales

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Karen Katz

Business Features

Neiman Marcus Profits Triple

Rebound in luxury spending helps retailer in quarter.

clock December 8, 2010David Moin


G-III Profits Gain in Qtr.

Producer raises guidance for the year.

clock December 8, 2010Vicki M. Young

Ryan Gosling


Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams Attend ‘Blue Valentine’ Screening

Derek Cianfrance’s new anti-romantic comedy played at the Museum of Modern Art on Tuesday night.

clock December 8, 2010WWD Staff

Stephen Dorff, Sofia Coppola and Elle Fanning


Sofia Coppola’s ‘Somewhere’ Premieres in L.A.

The extended Coppola clan joined Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning for the Hollywood premier of “Somewhere.”

clock December 8, 2010WWD Staff

Doo.Ri Pre-Fall 2011

Fashion Trends

Unlimited Contrast

Whether it be in prints and texture or eye-catching color combinations, pre-fall is anything but basic.

clock December 9, 2010WWD Staff

Donna Karan’s long haired shearling hooded vest, garment dyed stretch viscose parachute dress over a wool crepe gauze jersey t-shirt.

Designer and Luxury

Donna Karan Dresses Down

The designer is adding a new street-smart element to her collection and retailers say it’s just what their customers crave.

clock December 9, 2010Marc Karimzadeh

September 1, 1921: Breech Babes

Fashion Features

September 1, 1921: Breech Babes

There’s no shortage of shocking fashion garments, and back in 1921, knee-grazing knickers proved to be the controversy du jour.

clock December 9, 2010Venessa Lau

Natalie Portman

Fashion Scoops

Dior’s New Cherie… Pierre Hardy’s Hurrah… In Bed with Peter Som…

Making a dramatic entrance from behind a transparent screen with roses, Natalie Portman was presented as Dior’s new face.

clock December 9, 2010WWD Staff

Ruth Finley and Betsey Johnson


National Arts Club Honors Ruth Finley

The founder and publisher of the Fashion Calendar received the Club’s Medal of Honor for being an industry force for decades.

clock December 9, 2010David Moin

Lady Gaga for Viva Glam


Memo Pad: Still Gaga for Gaga… Handing Over… Gucci’s Playground…

MAC Cosmetics has signed Lady Gaga on for a second year as the spokeswoman for its Viva Glam campaign.

clock December 9, 2010WWD Staff

Le Bon Marché in Paris.


European Retailers See Strong Holiday

Neither bitter cold nor worries about a debt and currency crisis in the Eurozone seem to have put a chill on consumer spending.

clock December 9, 2010WWD Staff

Three Nancy Gonzalez Ipad Covers.

Leather Goods

Nancy Gonzalez Launching Travel Line

The collection will be sold exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman.

clock December 9, 2010Lauren Benet Stephenson

Government and Trade

Senate Passes Fur Labeling Act

Bill mandates labeling of fur trim on garments.

clock December 9, 2010Kristi Ellis

Government and Trade

Louis Vuitton Files ITC Complaint

The company has asked for an investigation on counterfeiting.

clock December 9, 2010Liza Casabona

Looks from the debut Ports 1961 men’s collection.

Designer and Luxury

Ports 1961 to Launch Men’s Wear

The designer label designed by Fiona Cibani will launch a men’s collection for fall 2011.

clock December 9, 2010David Lipke

Derek Jeter

Fashion Features

Derek Jeter: Not Short on Style

Those testy contract negotiations were history by the time WWD got a one-on-one interview with Yankees captain.

clock December 9, 2010Venessa Lau

Designer and Luxury

Panerai Eyes 100 Boutiques Worldwide

The watch brand has retail expansion on its timetable.

clock December 9, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

John Varvatos dress shirts are being offered by the Insignia division.


PVH to Enhance Designer Dress Shirt Offerings

The New York-based manufacturer has formed a new unit, the Insignia Dress Furnishings Division.

clock December 9, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

Sylvie Chantecaille store inside Bloomingdale's.

Beauty Features

Chantecaille Opens at Bloomingdale’s

The beauty brand has set up shop at the 59th Street flagship.

clock December 9, 2010Pete Born

Designer and Luxury

More Verbal Fire in Hermès-LVMH Feud

A new war of words has erupted as shareholder consultancy enters fray.

clock December 9, 2010Joelle Diderich

Designer and Luxury

Jillian Sinel Joins Zac Posen as President

The hiring is the latest in a series of changes at the designer firm.

clock December 9, 2010Lisa Lockwood


Slowear to Expand Retail Presence

The company is on a mission to become a household name.

clock December 9, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

Converse's Soho store.

Business Features

Converse’s New Game: Retailer

The Nike Inc. subsidiary on Nov. 15 opened its first unit on Newbury Street in Boston.

clock December 9, 2010Sharon Edelson


Today's Must Read

“The Future Streets” installation in the Meatpacking District.


New York City Stores to Get More Outdoor Space to Welcome Shoppers

clock 3hRosemary Feitelberg

Social Studies

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