Shoes, Bags and More: Accessories Propel Ascent of Luxury

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From handbags to shoes to watches, accessories are generating the power that is driving luxury’s surge. It’s a global trend — from the U.S. to emerging markets such as China, Brazil and India.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Carine Roitfeld


Carine Roitfeld to Depart French Vogue

Editor will step down in a few weeks.

clock December 17, 2010Joelle Diderich and Samantha Conti and Jennifer Weil

Lorenzo Martone and Amanda Lepore


Chandelier Creative’s Sexy Holiday Bash

The agency’s Thursday night bash in its penthouse offices wasn’t your run-of-the-mill holiday endeavor.

clock December 17, 2010WWD Staff


Alberta Ferretti Taps Her Muses

Alberta Ferretti has gathered a gaggle of muses for her women’s runway show on January 11.

clock December 17, 2010Kerry Olsen


Komar Set to Buy St. Eve

The innerwear firm continues its acquisition spree.

clock December 20, 2010Karyn Monget

Xavier Veilhan with his work, “Mobile,” at Louis Vuitton.


Louis Vuitton Goes ‘Mobile’ on Fifth Avenue

The luxury brand rotated the art at its flagship this week and celebrated its new look over dinner and drinks on Thursday night.

clock December 20, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Marc Jacobs’ New Man… Armani Taps Elisa Sednaoui…

Serbian Australian model Andrej Pejic has emerged as a poster boy for fashion androgyny.

clock December 20, 2010WWD Staff

The new Gioia salon.


Gioia Jewelry: Third Time’s the Charm

When she opened her new jewelry salon earlier this month, Rafaela Amini did more than move it down 57th Street.

clock December 20, 2010Venessa Lau

Barbara Briones


Accessories Designers Get Back to Their Roots

Hailing from Chile, the Philippines and New York, three accessories designers tap their heritages for a trio of spring launches.

clock December 20, 2010Shoshanna Fischhoff


Online Firm Bonobos Gets Financing

Men’s online apparel firm said it has secured $18.5 million in a third round of venture capital financing.

clock December 20, 2010Vicki M. Young

A travel kit from EvolutionMan.

Human Resources

EvolutionMan Looks for Toe Hold in Men’s Personal Care

Celebrity hairstylist Marco Berardini anticipates reaching $100,000 in retail sales by yearend.

clock December 20, 2010Matthew W. Evans

A rendering of the Breitling boutique.


Breitling to Launch First Store

Swiss luxury watch brand stakes retail claim in Manhattan.

clock December 20, 2010Lauren Benet Stephenson

From left: Stella McCartney’s Court shoe; Proenza Schouler’s PS1 bag; Louis Vuitton’s Leo scarf; Gucci’s 1973 bag; Alexander Wang’s Rocco bag; Alexander McQueen’s Union Jack Skull clutch; Mulberry’s Alexa bag.

Business Features

Accessories Propel Luxury’s Rise

Handbags, shoes, bags and other items provide versatility, fashion.

clock December 20, 2010Marc Karimzadeh and Katya Foreman and Roxanne Robinson

Claire Danes and Humberto Leon


Opening Ceremony, Jean Paul Gaultier Throw Bashes

The holiday season got ribald Thursday night.

clock December 20, 2010WWD Staff

Norma Kamali


Norma Kamali Seeks Investors for New Line

She is looking for investors for a new venture selling an accessibly priced product line on her Web site.

clock December 20, 2010Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

November 25, 1924: The Hit Parade

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade wasn’t always named so.

clock December 20, 2010Venessa Lau


Today's Must Read

Hero Cosmetics Rescue Mission Holiday Kit


Holiday Shopping in Beauty Focuses on Discounts, D-to-c

clock 9hAllison Collins

Social Studies

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