Saks Profits Climb 51%, Sets New Growth Plans

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As Saks Inc. rides the recovery in the economy and the financial markets, the luxury chain disclosed a round of new tactics to sustain the momentum. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Naomi Campbell

Fashion Features

Jane Fonda, Rosario Dawson Walk in Japan Benefit Show

Naomi Campbell taps famous friends for charity fashion event in Cannes.

clock May 17, 2011Katya Foreman

A view of the Saks Web site.

Business Features

Saks Profits Climb 51%, Sets New Growth Plans

The luxury chain disclosed a round of new tactics to sustain the momentum.

clock May 17, 2011David Moin

Human Resources

Anne Bassin Exits Michael Kors

Senior vice president, global image, to leave at end of May.

clock May 17, 2011Bridget Foley

Sky Ferreira

Fashion Scoops

Calvin Klein Collection Parties on the High Line

Cold air and a persistent drizzle didn’t stop the revelers, including Edward Norton, André Balazs and Cecilia Dean.

clock May 17, 2011WWD Staff

Julianne Moore

Human Resources

Kiehl’s Taps Celebrities for New Charity

Julianne Moore, Pharrell Williams and the Scissor Sisters named Global Ambassadors for the Kiehl’s Gives initiative.

clock May 18, 2011Julie Naughton

A look from 10 Crosby Derek Lam.

Fashion Features

Derek Lam Launches 10 Crosby

The designer’s first diffusion line is named after his company’s address in New York.

clock May 18, 2011Marc Karimzadeh


Glenn Murphy: Gap Needs Consistency

Firm’s ceo addressed the imbalance between mushrooming international and online businesses and floundering North American operations at annual meeting.

clock May 18, 2011David Moin


Wal-Mart, TJX Ready for Price Hikes

Dominant mass player and top off-pricer said they’re ready to compete as apparel prices rise — a fair warning to the rest of the apparel world.

clock May 18, 2011Evan Clark

Haute Couture event, given in the Comédie Française in 1957.


Chambre Syndicale Sets Couture Bash in Versailles

Black-tie party will inaugurate an exhibition charting the influence of 18th-century France on contemporary fashions.

clock May 18, 2011Miles Socha

Leslie Ziff and Christian Siriano


A Princely Coda to American Ballet Theatre’s Opener

The night’s program featured a sampler of the upcoming season.

clock May 18, 2011Matthew Lynch

Warren Buffett and Ed Asner


HBO’s ‘Too Big to Fail’ Screens at MoMA

Film’s stars, Wall Street counterparts attended the premiere in New York.

clock May 18, 2011Alessandra Codinha

Chopard and Giuseppe Zanotti’s Jewel-encrusted stiletto sandals.

Fashion Scoops

Chopard, Giuseppe Zanotti Team Up… Gilt Goes Gaga…

Gilt Groupe is teaming up with Lady Gaga on a slew of exclusive events to mark the release of her “Born This Way” album.

clock May 18, 2011WWD Staff

ENK expects 40 brands to participate in the 2012 edition of its new China show.

Government and Trade

ENK Trade Show Growing in China

Country’s apparel market is cruising toward $200 billion, and ENK is after a chunk of it.

clock May 18, 2011David Lipke

Adam Rapoport


Dude, Where’s My Magazine?

The editors of Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Bon Appétit and The New York Times Magazine embody a new breed of cool.

clock May 18, 2011John Koblin

Eric, Susan and Jessica Wiseman


Ronald McDonald House Dinner Raises $3.5M

VF Corp. ceo Eric Wiseman was the guest of honor at the annual fund-raiser Tuesday night at the Waldorf-Astoria.

clock May 18, 2011Jean E. Palmieri and David Lipke

Yohji Yamamoto

Designer and Luxury

Yohji Yamamoto as Himself

The designer candidly discusses his life and his work in a new 30-minute documentary.

clock May 18, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Francois Girbaud


Francois Girbaud: The New Crusade

Designer pushes new agenda of social responsibility in jean production.

clock May 18, 2011Khanh T.L. Tran

Stefano Rosso

Marketing and Promotion

Stefano Rosso: Keeping It Stupid and Simple

Diesel continues to use irony and irreverance to attract consumers.

clock May 18, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Jeff Rudes


Jeff Rudes: J Brand Stays Cool, Builds Buzz

Brand is planning a sportswear line for spring 2012.

clock May 18, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Andrew Olah


Andrew Olah: The American Classic Goes Global

Jeans production continues to shift as Asians pick up the jean habit.

clock May 18, 2011Rachel Brown

Maurizio Donadi


Maurizio Donadi: Levi’s Do-it-yourself Denim

A touch of the vintage for the product and stores in which it’s sold.

clock May 18, 2011David Lipke

Susan Kaufman


People StyleWatch: The Celebrity Link

Stars not only help sell jeans, but help sell new silhouettes and styles too.

clock May 18, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Christophe Loiron


Christophe Loiron: Another View of Denim

Vintage clothier shuns conspicuous consumption.

clock May 18, 2011Khanh T.L. Tran

Giovanni Petrin


Giovanni Petrin: Environmental and Social Concerns a Catalyst for Change

The Martelli Lavorazioni Tessili Group has been an innovator in dyeing and laundry in the denim sector for more than 50 years.

clock May 18, 2011David Lipke

Jason Denham


Jason Denham’s Denim Destiny

Amsterdam-based Briton is ready for his U.S. close-up.

clock May 18, 2011Rachel Brown


Bergdorf Goodman Adds Two Merchants

Department store has beefed up its merchandising team with appointments in both its men’s and women’s areas.

clock May 18, 2011John Koblin


Hotel Missoni Set to Open in Kuwait City

The hotel, which will be officially unveiled on May 25, is housed in a new building shaped as a treble clef and is part of the Symphony Center.

clock May 18, 2011Luisa Zargani

Paul Marciano


Paul Marciano: Brand Protection, at Any Cost

Reinvention has been key to Guess Inc.’s success.

clock May 18, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Adriano Goldschmied

Business Features

Adriano Goldschmied: Undoing the Damage

Denim veteran says industry must evolve in face of new technology, globalization.

clock May 18, 2011David Lipke

Ron Herman


Ron Herman: Retailer as Editor

With 35 years in the business, the quest for newness continues.

clock May 18, 2011Rachel Brown


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