Ferragamo Said Heading for July Public Offering

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After Prada and Moncler, speculation is mounting here that Salvatore Ferragamo is the latest Italian brand to be looking at an initial public offering by July. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Financial

Specialty Store Sales Up in March

Department store sales mixed.

clock April 13, 2011Kristi Ellis

Human Resources

Sidney Harman’s Legacy

The 92-year-old Newsweek owner died on Tuesday night after being diagnosed with leukemia only a few weeks earlier.

clock April 13, 2011John Koblin

Salvatore Ferragamo RTW Fall 2011

Designer and Luxury

Ferragamo Said Aiming for July IPO

Firm’s initial public offering could value the company at around 1.5 billion euros, or $2.1 billion at current exchange.

clock April 13, 2011Luisa Zargani

Fran Lebowitz

Parties

Revel Yell: Paris Review Hosts the ‘Best Party in Town’

The Paris Review Revel was the best party in town on Tuesday night, just ask Bill Keller.

clock April 13, 2011Zeke Turner

Dita Von Teese signs global fashion deal.

Intimates

Dita Von Teese Signs Lingerie Deal

The queen of burlesque has inked a global licensing agreement with Australia’s Lime Door Brands.

clock April 13, 2011Karyn Monget

A look from Haggar's Life Khaki.

Financial

Haggar’s Two-Pronged Growth Plan

Venerable men’s pants manufacturer will launch two new labels — Life Khaki and Haggar Heritage —?for fall.

clock April 14, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Retail

Colombia’s Arturo Calle Plots Expansion

The men’s fashion chain will add five additional stores by 2012 as it strives to maintain its lead in the country’s fast-growing men’s wear market.

clock April 14, 2011Ivan Castano

The Atlanta flagship.

Human Resources

Willis & Walker Preps for Expansion

Big & Tall line founded by NBA star Kevin Willis is creating a full lifestyle collection for fall.

clock April 14, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Martha Stewart

Retail

Adapting to the New Retail Landscape

At the annual Global Retailing Conference in Tuscon, Martha Stewart clearly articulated traditional retailers’ modern dilemma.

clock April 14, 2011Rachel Brown

Financial

Deloitte Survey: Consumers Still Struggling

Red alert: Fears over inflation are mounting, potentially wiping out the momentum retailers have seen so far this year.

clock April 14, 2011David Moin

HRC’s limited edition Marc Jacobs-backed shirt.

Fashion Scoops

Marc Jacobs Backs HRC… Forever Nancy Reagan… Betsey Johnson’s Wild Derby…

Marc Jacobs has designed a limited edition T-shirt in collaboration with the Human Rights Campaign.

clock April 14, 2011WWD Staff

Financial

Aerin LLC, Estee Lauder Pen Licensing, Promotional Deal

Royalty rate is set at five percent for fragrance products.

clock April 14, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Betsy Olum

Human Resources

HSN Taps Betsy Olum for GMM Post

She will be responsible for developing and implementing merchandising strategies designed to maximize HSN’s beauty business.

clock April 14, 2011Julie Naughton

Fragrance

Jack Wiswall Joins Bond No.9

The former L’Oreal USA executive has come out of retirement to take the chief operating officer post.

clock April 14, 2011Pete Born

Clockwise from top left: Jeffrey Hornstein, Durc Savini, Kenneth Berliner and Jeffrey Derman.

Financial

Retail Restructuring Seen Ahead

Peter J. Solomon executives expect mergers and acquisitions activity to pick up over 18 months or more.

clock April 14, 2011David Moin and Vicki M. Young

Inside the new Burberry store.

Designer and Luxury

A Brit in London

On Friday, Burberry will unveil its first Burberry Brit store in the U.K.

clock April 14, 2011Nina Jones

Scott Campbell

People

Boys’ Night Out With Scott Campbell

The Brooklyn-based tattoo artist has the designer label of skin art — ask Kayne West, Marc Jacobs and Orlando Bloom.

clock April 14, 2011Jessica Iredale

Dunhill’s cotton shirt and Ermenegildo Zegna’s viscose and rayon pants. Armani Collezioni belt.

Textiles

Dress Shirt Market Sees Resurgence

Higher cotton costs will force manufacturers and retailers to hike prices this year.

clock April 14, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Gitman Bros.’ cotton shirt and Thom Browne’s wool suit. Gucci tie; The Tie Bar tie bar.

Fashion Features

Men’s Trend: Blue Blood

Shirt manufacturers are keeping up with the times by updating the traditional blue dress shirt.

clock April 14, 2011Alex Badia

A Mango store in Italy.

Financial

Mango Planning Large-Scale Global Expansion

Coming off a 10.9 percent sales increase in 2010, the Spanish retailer is adding another 550 stores to its portfolio this year.

clock April 14, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Denim

Mark Katz Named Sean John CFO

He was previously chief operating and chief financial officer at La Perla North America.

clock April 14, 2011David Lipke

An ad from the Eddie Bauer fall campaign.

Retail

Eddie Bauer Strategy Looks to Past

Retailer’s latest evolution of its stores, product lines and branding aims to recapture the company’s outdoor heritage.

clock April 14, 2011David Lipke and Vicki M. Young

People

Hugo Boss to Sponsor U.S. Pavilion at Venice Biennale

Among the featured artists will be Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, who were nominated for the Hugo Boss Prize in 2006.

clock April 14, 2011WWD Staff

Burberry Beijing event space.

Designer and Luxury

Burberry’s Beijing Blowout

The company’s high-tech fashion extravaganza is a sign of its digital boldness and how far the brand, and China, have come in the last 10 years.

clock April 14, 2011Lara Farrar

Gwyneth Paltrow

Media

Bon Appétit’s Star-Studded Launch Party

Gwyneth Paltrow was among the guests at Adam Rapoport’s Bon Appétit launch party at Minetta Tavern.

clock April 14, 2011Amy Wicks

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