Macy’s Speeds Up Innovation Agenda

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Overview

Risk-taking and retailing aren’t exactly kindred spirits. But for Macy’s Inc., the time is right to test new concepts and for “encouraging a higher level of risk-taking across all functions.”SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Rob Lowe

Parties

De Grisogono Hosts ‘Gypsy Glam’ Fete

Party in Antibes attracts Goldie Hawn, Leonardo DiCaprio.

clock May 18, 2011Joelle Diderich

Prada RTW Fall 2011

Financial

Prada IPO Gets Green Light in Hong Kong

Listing is expected June 23 or 24, sources said.

clock May 22, 2011Luisa Zargani

Kay Krill

Financial

Ann Inc. Sees Stable Pricing as Costs Rise

Comparable-store sales increased 8 percent for the quarter, anchored by a 15.3 percent jump at Ann Taylor.

clock May 20, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Kirsten Dunst and Clemence Poesy

Parties

AmfAR Gala Raises More than $10 Million at Cannes

Thanks to a little help from its A-list benefactors, the AIDS charity set a new record at its annual event.

clock May 20, 2011Joelle Diderich

Designer and Luxury

Nick Wooster Departs Neiman’s

Men’s fashion director left Thursday.

clock May 22, 2011Sharon Edelson

Nino Muñoz and Gisele Bündchen

Fashion Features

Model Subjects Star in New Exhibit

Peggy Moffitt, Gisele Bundchen and Alek Wek attended the opening of “Beauty Culture” at the Annenberg Center for Photography.

clock May 20, 2011Marcy Medina

A Jimmy Choo boutique in Singapore.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Labelux Group Acquires Jimmy Choo

The privately-owned parent of brands including Bally and Derek Lam beat competitors including TPG Capital and Jones Group.

clock May 22, 2011Samantha Conti

Retail

Brands Key to J.C. Penney’s Growth Strategy

Retailer looks to increase sales by focusing on accessories and jewelry in its “center core” and accelerating rollout of branded shop-in-shops.

clock May 23, 2011Holly Haber

Terry Lundgren

Business Features

Macy’s Speeds Up Innovation Agenda

Company’s ceo Terry Lundgren says time is right to test new concepts and for “encouraging a higher level of risk-taking across all functions.”

clock May 23, 2011David Moin

Retail

Rent the Runway Gets $15M in VC Funding

Latest round of fund-raising by the rental site has resulted in an aggregate of $31.7 million from investors.

clock May 23, 2011Vicki M. Young

Queen Latifah

Designer and Luxury

Queen Latifah Headed for HSN

Actress and singer’s new brand, the Queen, launches in August with apparel, handbags and hair extensions.

clock May 23, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Media

By the Numbers: Ad Page Sales Mixed

Among lifestyle magazines, Vanity Fair had the biggest increase, up 6.5 percent to 650 pages.

clock May 23, 2011Amy Wicks

Elle Macpherson Intimates bridal collection.

Activewear

Elle Macpherson Intimates Launches Bridal

The 14-piece collection comes in a subtle color palette of lemon, cream and white.

clock May 23, 2011Nina Jones

The La Perla store in Singapore.

Activewear

La Perla Expands Asian Presence

The upscale Italian lingerie and swimwear brand has 19 flagships slated to open by year’s end.

clock May 23, 2011Christine Lee

Earrings from Nak Armstrong.

Handbags

Nak Armstrong Is Back With New Line

Designer’s collection is inspired by mosaics and the fusing of Art Deco and Roman themes.

clock May 23, 2011Rachel Strugatz

A marketing image for Eurovet’s new show in London.

Activewear

French Fairs Branch Out

Eurovet is entering the U.K. market with its first show, called London Fast Fashion Tour, in November.

clock May 23, 2011Karyn Monget

A bracelet from Atelier Swarovski by Philip Crangi.

Fashion Scoops

Philip Crangi Teams Up With Swarovski… Gucci Launches Documentary Award…

To celebrate 10 years of underwriting the CFDA Fashion Awards, Swarovski has tapped Philip Crangi to create a special 10-piece collection.

clock May 23, 2011WWD Staff

A piece by Lyric Culture.

Handbags

Lyric Nation’s Wal-Mart Gig

Products including key rings and necklaces will incorporate words from country hits and faith music.

clock May 23, 2011Sharon Edelson

Media

Condé Nast Gets Digitally Active

Publishing company announces the creation of a new marketing services division, Condé Nast Ideactive.

clock May 22, 2011Amy Wicks

Elie Tahari Resort 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Elie Tahari Resort 2012

The designer took his girl to the exotic land of Marrakech for the season.

clock May 23, 2011WWD Staff

Essentialist

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Emerald Fennell, Regina King, and Chloé Zhao

Eye

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Social Studies

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