’Twas a Swell Noel

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Christmas was good to retailers this year. Even as concerns remain over the consumer mood in 2011, retailers have entered the last leg of the holiday season feeling good about the outcome so far.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Hilary Swank

Fashion Scoops

Hilary Swank Latest Celeb to do Fashion Line

The two-time Academy Award winner has been developing a concept for an apparel collection with an athletic bend.

clock December 23, 2010WWD Staff

Ice Skating in London.

Fashion Features

They Are Wearing: Blades of Glory

Pop-up outdoor ice skating rinks have become winter hot spots on both sides of the Atlantic.

clock December 27, 2010WWD Staff

Catherine Malandrino in Beijing.

Fashion Scoops

Catherine Malandrino’s Chinatown…Hot Topic Set to Collaborate…

Electrified by a recent six-day stay in China, Catherine Malandrino is eager to break into that luxury-minded market.

clock December 27, 2010WWD Staff

A sketch from Pendleton, The Portland Collection.


Pendleton to Launch New Line for the Bridge Market

The Portland Collection will have a designer feel, an urban sensibility and a versatility factor.

clock December 27, 2010David Moin

Parkhurst scarf at Lord & Taylor ($48); Worthington sweater at J.C. Penney ($30); Oscar de la Renta dress at Saks Fifth Avenue ($4,990); Chico’s bracelet ($48); Valentino purse at Saks Fifth Avenue ($325); and Marc by Marc Jacob shoes at Bergdorf Goodman ($195).


Back in the Holiday Spirit

Retailers have entered the last leg of the holiday season feeling good about the outcome so far.

clock December 27, 2010David Moin and Sharon Edelson and Cate T. Corcoran

Alejandro González Iñárritu


Plot Point: Alejandro González Iñárritu on His New Movie

“Biutiful,” the director’s first Spanish-speaking movie in a decade, opens Wednesday in limited release.

clock December 27, 2010Vanessa Lawrence

A screen grab from Ajaline.com


New Fine Jewelry Flash-Sale Site To Launch in February

Ajaline.com wants to adapt a model crafted by online retailers such as Gilt Groupe and Rue La La.

clock December 27, 2010Lauren Benet Stephenson

Human Resources

Dermalogica Taps Dan Ginsberg as CEO

The executive, who most recently led the stratospheric growth of Red Bull North America, takes the post on Jan. 1.

clock December 27, 2010Rachel Brown

Joe Gromek


Q&A: Joe Gromek

The Warnaco Group ceo shares his thoughts on the business outlook for 2011.

clock December 27, 2010Karyn Monget

Christophe Lemaire

Designer and Luxury

Christophe Lemaire Readies for the Big Time at Hermès

The designer presents his first collection for the venerable luxury house in March.

clock December 27, 2010Joelle Diderich

W Magazine November Issue


Memo Pad: The Kardashian Covers… Terry Richardson’s Equinox Campaign…

Kim Kardashian and her sisters have become the gift that keeps on giving for celebrity weeklies such as In Touch, Life & Style and Us Weekly.

clock December 27, 2010WWD Staff

Clinica Ivo Pitanguy's Specifics Ultimate Repair Cream.


Beauty by Clinica Ivo Pitanguy Launches Two-Product Line

Specifics is intended for women over 40 who want to put off cosmetic surgery or prolong its effects.

clock December 27, 2010Alex Wynne

Fashion Features

August 12, 1976: Social Network

The paper surveyed retailers and designers — “what do [they] think of the competition?” — as well as fellow socials on their thoughts.

clock December 27, 2010Venessa Lau

Business Features

Adidas Targets Outdoor Line’s Return to U.S.

The brand wants to build on the category’s strength in Europe.

clock December 27, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

Takko store.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Retail M&A Deals Gain Momentum

Private equity players are expected to start really flexing their muscles in 2011.

clock December 27, 2010Evan Clark


Today's Must Read

Brooks Brothers flagship.


All Change at Brooks Brothers: Flagship in Flux, New Designer Near

clock September 18, 2020Jean E. Palmieri

Social Studies