VF’s Timberland Deal Creates $10B Group

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Eric Wiseman, chairman and ceo of VF Corp., said the $2 billion deal to acquire The Timberland Co. would transform his firm into a giant with $10 billion in annual revenues.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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A Timberland boot made with Bionic Yarn’s canvas material.


VF Corp. in $2 Billion Deal for Timberland

Acquisition will push the firm’s annual revenues past $10 billion.

clock June 13, 2011Evan Clark and David Moin and Alexandra Steigrad

Becca Cason Thrash in Roland Mouret.

Fashion Scoops

Toasting Becca Cason Thrash… Prada on the Road… Adieu Once More…

A party celebrating Becca Cason Thrash’s receipt of a French Legion of Honor was held at Meg Goodman’s magnificent Houston estate.

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The dining room was designed to resemble a signature Tiffany blue box, with the crown jewel being the shimmering and sparkling crystal chandelier.

Designer and Luxury

Living the Tiffany Lifestyle

The St. Regis New York has unveiled a one-of-a-kind Tiffany Suite on its 14th floor, where guests can stay overnight, beginning Thursday.

clock June 14, 2011Lisa Lockwood

David Jarre and Ara Starck of The Two.


Parisian Pop Duo The Two Ready for First U.S. Tour

Although they converse with each other in French, Ara Starck and her bandmate, David Jarre, sing in English on their self-titled debut.

clock June 14, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Harry Slatkin, Reinhard Mieck and Tommy Hilfiger.

Designer and Luxury

Tommy Hilfiger, Harry Slatkin Join Labelux in Belstaff Acquisition

American executives have linked with Swiss luxury group and its ceo, Reinhard Mieck, to grow the British brand.

clock June 14, 2011Marc Karimzadeh


John Koryl to Head Neiman Marcus Direct

Luxury retailer plans to accelerate its online business, take a more analytical approach and strengthen cyber connections with customers.

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Classic looks from Jimmy Choo.

Designer and Luxury

Jimmy Choo Unveils Icons Line

Brand is also launching a charitable foundation focused on women’s issues and a coffee-table book as part of its 15th anniversary.

clock June 14, 2011Samantha Conti

A Sergio Rossi handbag.


Sergio Rossi Buys Back China Shops

Italian luxury firm plans to double the number of stores in the country in three years.

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Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur


Memo Pad: The Mental Floss Case Study… WTForever21.com Fights Back…

Maxim founder Felix Dennis has installed a former Playboy editorial director, Jim Kaminsky, at Mental Floss. His mission: to elevate the title and add readers.

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Fashion Royalty Decline Slows in 2010

Total royalties paid to licensors were down 1.9 percent, the international Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association reports.

clock June 14, 2011Arnold J. Karr


Union Votes to Authorize Strike Against Macy’s

The Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union represents more than 4,000 workers at four of the retailer’s New York City area stores.

clock June 14, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Ho Chi Minh City

Government and Trade

Industry Heads to Vietnam for TPP Talks

Rule of origin on textiles expected to be a key issue in this round of Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations.

clock June 14, 2011Kristi Ellis


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Gucci's Alessandro Michele Discusses Brand Longevity Turning 100

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Social Studies

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