European M&A Deals Seen Booming

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Overview

The last six months has been a lively period for European M&A activity, culminating in the blockbuster $6 billion-plus transaction by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton for Bulgari earlier this month.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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An American Apparel store in Toronto.

Financial

American Apparel Sees ’10 Loss

Firm delays release of its annual report.

clock March 20, 2011Evan Clark

FLOP: Carol Alt is more Christmas tree (ornaments and all) than clothes hanger in this body-hugging dress. FIX: Lanvin’s stunner is flowy, flattering and in the most chic shades of green.

Fashion Features

Fashion Rehab: Supermodels Go Super Flop

These fashion icons of yesteryear could benefit from a bit of contemporary sartorial advice.

clock March 21, 2011WWD Staff

Dede Reynolds

Lifestyle

Dede Reynolds, Jingle All the Way

A cat food commercial turned this stylish Brooklynite into a buzzed-about indie singer.

clock March 21, 2011Tara Bonet-Black

The Triangle factory before the fire.

Government and Trade

The Legacy of the Triangle Factory Fire

A century later, sweatshops haven’t gone away — they’ve just traveled overseas along with the bulk of apparel manufacturing.

clock March 21, 2011Kristi Ellis and Arthur Friedman

Heather Thomson

Activewear

Yummie Tummie Branches Out

Designer Heather Thomson is expanding her shapewear label into a lifestyle brand.

clock March 21, 2011Karyn Monget

Anne Fontaine store.

Retail

Anne Fontaine Goes Glam

For spring, retailer is introducing the Glam collection, an overtly sexy line of corsets, neck collars and transparent tops.

clock March 21, 2011Sharon Edelson

Footwear

L.K. Bennett to Open Chicago, Atlanta Units

As part of its ongoing international expansion, the British retailer plans to open 30 to 40 more locations during the next three to five years.

clock March 21, 2011Beth Wilson

Marimekko Helsinki store.

Retail

Marimekko to Expand in U.S., Online

The Finnish design house will open a Manhatttan flagship this fall.

clock March 21, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Takeover talk has surrounded Tiffany & Co.

Business Features

European M&A Activity Heats Up

Cross-border transactions are becoming the focus of acquirers.

clock March 21, 2011Vicki M. Young and Samantha Conti and Nina Jones

Elie Tahari Men's RTW Fall 2011

Designer and Luxury

Elie Tahari Men’s Fall ’11

The designer’s latest collection paid homage to vintage military blankets.

clock March 21, 2011WWD Staff

Financial

StellaService Raises $2M in Early Stage Funding

The ratings firm for online retailers relaunches its Web site today.

clock March 21, 2011Vicki M. Young

Kenneth Cole RTW Fall 2011

Designer and Luxury

Kenneth Cole: Urban Sprawl

The idea behind the designer’s fall collection is New York sophistication with a touch of Irish rural influence.

clock March 21, 2011WWD Staff

Judy Collinson

Retail

Judy Collinson Joins Anthropologie

The former top women’s merchant at Barneys New York has been named executive director of women’s apparel.

clock March 21, 2011David Moin

The Rebecca Taylor store in Harujuku.

Designer and Luxury

Rebecca Taylor Moves Forward With Tokyo Flagship

About 50 percent of the merchandise in the store is exclusive to Japan.

clock March 21, 2011Sharon Edelson

Gitanjali rings.

Jewelry

Gitanjali Shows Its Love for Jewelry

Indian conglomerate is planning a significant push into the U.S. with the launch of the Love Universe line.

clock March 21, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Magaschoni handbags for Fall 2011.

Handbags

Magaschoni Launches Handbags

Knitwear firm’s first bag collection features 18 silhouettes in exotic skins and microfiber in earth tones.

clock March 21, 2011Lauren Benet Stephenson

One of St Erasmus’ best-selling necklaces.

Markets

Natural Key at Premiere Classe

Mirroring the European runways, fur was everywhere at the accessories trade show.

clock March 21, 2011

A sports bra and matching bike shorts by Danskin at SaraMax.

Activewear

Danskin to Launch Sports Line

The collection will feature high-tech sports bras and contemporary daywear, loungewear and sleepwear.

clock March 21, 2011Karyn Monget

An image from the Swanson Frank show.

Fashion Scoops

Akris Photo Shop… Katy Perry on Plastic Dreams…

An exhibition of Claiborne Swanson Frank’s portraits of American women opened at Neiman Marcus in San Francisco.

clock March 21, 2011WWD Staff

Financial

Markets Manage Climb at Week’s End

Overall, the Nikkei 225 is down 10.2% for the week but the Japanese market rallied on Friday.

clock March 21, 2011WWD Staff

The New Yorker

Media

Memo Pad: New Yorker Style Issue Preview… Newhouse’s $1M Donation…

The New Yorker’s biannual style issue arrives on newsstands today.

clock March 21, 2011WWD Staff

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Philip Green

Business

Sir Philip Green: A Gambling Man

clock 13hSamantha Conti

Social Studies

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