Buyers Stick to Budgets After Strong Paris Season

No cover image


Retailers arrived at the end of the marathon of international collections with their measured optimism intact — despite punishing heat in Paris and a stream of sour economic news. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue


Lane Crawford Adds E-Commerce

The retailer offers same-day delivery in Hong Kong and Beijing.

clock October 5, 2011WWD Staff

Gemma Arterton and Juno Temple

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Miu Miu

Gemma Arterton, Hailee Steinfeld and Juno Temple lined the front row at Miu Miu.

clock October 5, 2011WWD Staff

Kate Moss


Kate Moss Fetes Fred Jewelry Line in Paris

Only the Ritz will do for Kate Moss, who on Tuesday night threw a bash at the mythic hotel for the launch of her new jewelry line for Fred.

clock October 5, 2011WWD Staff

Abbie Cornish and Olivia Wilde

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Louis Vuitton Spring 2012

Uma Thurman, Nicole Richie, Joel Madden, Abbie Cornish and Olivia Wilde sat front row at the spring show.

clock October 5, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Laurent Claquin Named Head of PPR Americas

Company is setting up its springboard to expansion across the pond.

clock October 5, 2011WWD Staff

Stefan F. Heidenreich

Human Resources

Stefan F. Heidenreich to Head Beiersdorf

He will succeed Thomas-B. Quaas as ceo following the Hamburg-based company’s annual general meeting on April 26.

clock October 5, 2011Susan Stone

Government and Trade

Retailers Buck Spate of Job Cuts in September

Large reductions by the U.S. military and Bank of America lifted the level of planned job cuts last month to their highest in more than two years.

clock October 5, 2011Arnold J. Karr

A look at the new Avenue32 Web site.


Avenue32 Site Makes E-tailing Easier

The site, which goes live in late November, offers designers and brands a platform to create their own virtual shop.

clock October 5, 2011Samantha Conti

Innovative new bags by Paco Rabanne.


Paco Rabanne’s No Couture Bag

Function meets design in the designer’s innovative new bag range, which was produced entirely without seams.

clock October 5, 2011WWD Staff

The 150th anniversary logo.


Tipping a Hat to the Tuxedo

The little black jacket celebrates its 150th anniversary with an exhibition and gala dinner in Tuxedo Park, N.Y.

clock October 5, 2011Jean E. Palmieri


Gilt Groupe Promotes Andrew Page to President

Former cfo takes operational control of the Web firm’s businesses.

clock October 5, 2011Evan Clark

AG Adriano Goldschmied


Denim Brands Fight the Retail Blues

Trendy labels with the right product can buck the overall downward trend.

clock October 5, 2011David Lipke and Jean E. Palmieri


NRF Sees Lower Growth for 2011 Holiday Sales

Trade group projects 2.8 percent sales gain for November and December.

clock October 6, 2011David Moin


George Clooney Answers ’10 Questions’

It’s true that George Clooney has been to a party in Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s home, but it’s not what you think.

clock October 6, 2011Amy Wicks

Government and Trade

House Committee Approves Free Trade Pacts

Accords with South Korea, Panama and Colombia now move to a vote by the full House.

clock October 6, 2011Kristi Ellis

Dries Van Noten RTW Spring 2012

Fashion Features

Buyers Stick to Budgets After Strong Paris Season

Retailers arrived at the end of the marathon of international collections with their measured optimism intact.

clock October 6, 2011WWD Staff

In-store demonstrations and fashion shows, with a New York state of mind, fill Bloomingdale’s Dubai.


Bloomingdale’s Stages N.Y. Campaign in Dubai

“New York, New York” features fashion shows, designer appearances, beauty demonstrations, pop-up shops, New York-centric products, and more.

clock October 6, 2011David Moin

Band of Outsiders jacket, Gucci shirt and Ralph Lauren Black Label jeans. Western Spirit tie; Superdry belt. Jean Paul Gaultier’s jacket, Calvin Klein T-shirt and Gilded Age jeans. Superdry belt. Bottega Veneta jacket, Hanes T-shirt, Cheap Monday’s jeans.

Fashion Features

Men’s Wear Trend: Grease Is the Word

With the late Fifties aesthetic emerging as one of the leading trends in fashion, the “greaser” and “Teddy Boy” looks have become omnipresent.

clock October 6, 2011Alex Badia


Neema Clothing Closing Its Branded Operations

The company, which sold its private label assets to Haggar Clothing Co. in February, is now winding down its branded business.

clock October 6, 2011Vicki M. Young and Jean E. Palmieri

Marimekko is known for colorful, bold prints.


Marimekko’s NYC Flagship Packs a Colorful Punch

The Finnish brand unveils a 4,000-square-foot store across from Madison Square Park today.

clock October 6, 2011Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

Katy Perry Gearing Up to Launch Second Scent

Her next fragrance, which will be available exclusively at Nordstrom and on, is intended to be a companion piece to Purr.

clock October 6, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Rachel Bilson on Board for ShoeMint Launch

The actress is the latest celebrity “influencer” to join the BeachMint fold.

clock October 6, 2011WWD Staff

For his joyful Louis Vuitton show, Marc Jacobs employed a carousel of white horses, each one topped with a model wearing spectacular fashion.

Fashion Features

Paris Collections Spring 2012: Au Revoir, Paris

Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu and Elie Saab were in the spotlight as another show season drew to a close.

clock October 6, 2011WWD Staff


Today's Must Read

Talitha Getty by Jeanloup Sieff for Vogue Paris, February 1970.


Saint Laurent Acquires Major Private Collection of Vintage YSL Clothes

clock 9hJoelle Diderich

Social Studies