Prada IPO Values Firm at Up to $15.8 Billion

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During a fittingly East-meets-West afternoon tea, Prada outlined the financial details of its long-awaited initial public offering, which could raise up to $2.61 billion.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Donna Karan


Donna Karan Gets Zen With Bill Clinton

The former president was among the inaugural recipients of the Urban Zen Stephan Weiss Apple Awards at a dinner on Thursday.

clock June 10, 2011Matthew Lynch

Oscar Blandi Hair Care


TPR Holdings Buys Controlling Stake in Oscar Blandi Hair Care

The firm’s president Brian Robinson said he has had his eye on the brand since October 2007.

clock June 10, 2011Andrea Nagel

Tamara Mellon, Leighton Meester and Vera Wang

Fashion Scoops

Vera Wang Opens First Store in London

The designer has teamed with Browns to open 1,800-square-foot shop-in-shop, Vera Wang at Browns.

clock June 10, 2011WWD Staff

Patrizio Bertelli

Business Features

Prada IPO Values Firm at Up to $15.8 Billion

On Sunday the Italian luxury goods company outlined the financial details of its long-awaited initial public offering.

clock June 12, 2011Constance Haisma-Kwok and Samantha Conti

Patrick Roger


Patrick Roger: The Mad Chocolatier

The Rodin of chocolate recently collaborated with Karl Lagerfeld and Magnum to create a hotel suite entirely made of chocolate.

clock June 13, 2011Chantal Goupil

An image from W’s new campaign.


Memo Pad: W’s Brand Campaign… Bettencourt Affair Reignites…

Starting today, W is launching a new brand campaign, dubbing the Condé Nast monthly as “Fashion’s After Party.”

clock June 13, 2011WWD Staff

An image from Forevermark’s ad campaign launching in September.


Jewelers See a Bounce at Couture and JCK

Some brands saw retail orders improve by double digits at recent fine jewelry trade shows.

clock June 13, 2011Rachel Brown

The Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai will house Giorgio Armani’s first hotel.


UAE, Kuwait Among Top Retail Growth Markets

A.T. Kearney’s 2011 Retail Apparel Index puts China ahead of two Arab markets.

clock June 13, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Color Cosmetics

NPD Group: Lip Category Sales Up 7 Percent

Lip color was the biggest bright spot, increasing 11 percent to $92.1 million from January through April.

clock June 13, 2011Molly Prior


Sephora Ups Share of Ile de Beauté

Beauty retailer now holds 65 percent of the Russian selective perfumery chain’s share capital.

clock June 13, 2011Jennifer Weil

Fashion Scoops

Prep World Cottage Pops Up in L.A…. Albertus Swanepoel for Target…

Tommy Hilfiger busted out the lawn chairs and fruity cocktails to welcome its roving temporary store-cum-beach cottage showcasing the Prep World collection.

clock June 13, 2011WWD Staff

Angeline Jolie photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Louis Vuitton.

Marketing and Promotion

Angelina Jolie Poses for Louis Vuitton’s ‘Core Values’ Campaign

Actress was photographed by Annie Leibovitz in Cambodia’s Siem Reap province.

clock June 13, 2011Miles Socha

Sunglasses by Thom Browne with DITA Eyewear Inc.

Designer and Luxury

Thom Browne Signs Eyewear License

The 20-style eyewear collection with Dita Eyewear Inc. revolves around the same retro vibe as designer’s 2009 Pitti Uomo outing.

clock June 13, 2011Venessa Lau

Business Features

Salvatore Ferragamo Road Show Kicks Off

Luxury goods company to offer 90 percent of its shares to institutional investors in Italy and abroad and 10 percent to the Italian public.

clock June 13, 2011Luisa Zargani

Skecher's Tone-Ups


Li & Fung, Skechers Ink Deal for Fitness Apparel

LF USA president Rick Darling sees a new category in apparel: movement wear.

clock June 13, 2011Evan Clark


Today's Must Read

Marion Cotillard


Chanel Signs On Marion Cotillard for Chanel No.5

clock 11hJennifer Weil

Social Studies