Bertelli’s Bold Move: Prada’s Long-Awaited IPO Planned for Hong Kong

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Prada SpA is trying yet again. The Italian luxury goods house said that it will go ahead with an initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, although it did not specify a time frame.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Financial

H&M Profits Drop 10.8 Percent

Swedish retailer cites strong krona, rising purchasing costs.

clock January 27, 2011Joelle Diderich

Patrizio Bertelli

Business Features

Prada to Set IPO in Hong Kong

Analysts believe it could happen as early as this spring and value the company up to $9.5 billion.

clock January 27, 2011Luisa Zargani and Amanda Kaiser and Nina Jones

Robert McDonald

Financial

P&G Zeros In on Beauty Ritual

Company looks to expand existing categories and gain more traction in emerging markets.

clock January 27, 2011Molly Prior

Men’s apparel winner Loris Diran.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Group International Awards Rising Stars

The organization handed out trophies to emerging talent in eight different categories.

clock January 27, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Human Resources

Douglas Ewert to Succeed George Zimmer as Men’s Wearhouse CEO

Zimmer, the firm’s founder, will continue as executive chairman.

clock January 27, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Cellular Power Infusion

Products

La Prairie’s New Antiaging Treatment Product

Cellular Power Infusion is designed to “boost” skin repair and protect epidermal stem cells.

clock January 28, 2011Matthew W. Evans

Swarovski’s fragrance and makeup items.

Fragrance

Clarins Set to Launch First Swarovski Fragrance

Aura by Swarovski is due out this spring.

clock January 28, 2011Nina Jones and Jennifer Weil

Maison Martin Margiela Spring Couture 2011

Couture

Couture 2011 Trend: You’re So Transparent

Many of the looks at couture were translucent.

clock January 28, 2011WWD Staff

The Dr. LeWinn by Kinerase skin care range.

Skin Care

Kinerase’s Mass Market Offshoot

The skin care brand has created a lower-priced offering called Dr. LeWinn by Kinerase, slated to enter selected Wal-Mart and Walgreens stores in February.

clock January 28, 2011Rachel Brown

A sketch of the Madison Avenue interior.

Activewear

Agent Provocateur Sets Expansion

British lingerie brand is shifting into high gear in the U.S. and at home in a bid to double sales within the next three years.

clock January 28, 2011Samantha Conti

Michelle Obama wearing Kara Ross earrings and bangles at the State of the Union Address.

Jewelry

Michelle Obama Puts Kara Ross on World Stage

The niche jewelry designer hopes the First Lady’s fondness for her designs will lend her brand wider recognition.

clock January 28, 2011Lauren Benet Stephenson

Jean Paul Gaultier Backstage Spring Couture 2011

Couture

Wild at Heart

The inspiration behind the out-of-this-world hair and makeup looks seen on Paris runways this week.

clock January 28, 2011Jennifer Weil

Karen Grant

Marketing and Promotion

Outlook Brightens for Prestige Beauty

Fragrance, skin care and makeup all saw growth in 2010, The NPD Group reports.

clock January 28, 2011Matthew W. Evans

Sephora's Milan flagship.

Retail

Sephora’s Italy Push Hits Milan

A store inside the city’s central train station is slated to open in March.

clock January 28, 2011Kerry Olsen

Retail

A Shift to Upscale Offerings at Mass

Buoyed by the success of premium skin care, merchants plan to further increase upscale assortments while adding enhanced services.

clock January 28, 2011Faye Brookman

Kate Middleton in Issa.

Fashion Features

Battle Royale: Kate Middleton vs. Charlene Wittstock

Will these future princesses be setting the trends or simply following them?

clock January 28, 2011Samantha Conti and Chantal Goupil

Designer and Luxury

Staff International in Licensing Deal for Just Cavalli

Firm has signed a 10-year agreement for the global production and distribution of the line.

clock January 28, 2011Luisa Zargani

Inside the Tory Burch London store.

Designer and Luxury

Tory Burch Opens in London

Bond Street store is the designer’s second stand-alone boutique in Europe.

clock January 28, 2011Samantha Conti

Katy Perry on the cover of People StyleWatch

Media

Memo Pad: First Quarter Report Card… DVF Departure…

The all-important March fashion and lifestyle magazines are about to hit newsstands, which means the first quarter is ready to be revealed.

clock January 28, 2011WWD Staff

Boss’ Chuck Lucia, Sanchez, Saks’ Tom Ott and Brashear.

Fashion Scoops

Saks and Mark Sanchez… Naomi Campbell No-show…

Hugo Boss pulled out all the stops to entertain more than 60 top Saks Fifth Avenue executives at a dinner in a penthouse space in the Trump SoHo hotel.

clock January 28, 2011WWD Staff

Ready To Wear

Steve Shen Named CEO of Hilfiger China

Move follows group’s decision to assume direct control of its wholesale and retail distribution from licensee.

clock January 28, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Sasha Pivovarova

Designer and Luxury

Rag & Bone Takes Manhattan

The duo unveiled a new marketing platform by plastering more than 1,000 posters on walls below 14th Street.

clock January 28, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Hero Cosmetics Rescue Mission Holiday Kit

Beauty

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

clock 10hAllison Collins

Social Studies

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