Luxe’s Boom Rolls On As LVMH Sales Up 15%

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Signaling the luxury sector’s robust health, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton said sales in the third quarter advanced 17.6 percent to 6.01 billion euros, or $8.51 billion.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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The Harvey Nichols flagship in Hong Kong


Harvey Nichols Opens HK Flagship

The retailer invested $19 million in the 83,000-square-foot store.

clock October 18, 2011Joyce Man

Bernard Arnault

Designer and Luxury

Luxe’s Boom Rolls On as LVMH Sales Up 15%

Stripping out the impact of currency and acquisitions, sales at all business divisions posted double-digit gains.

clock October 18, 2011Miles Socha


Ritz Paris to Undergo Extensive Renovations

Owner Mohamed Al Fayed plans to close the landmark hotel next summer for 27 months.

clock October 18, 2011Joelle Diderich

The Prix Emile Hermès first-prize winner.

Fashion Scoops

Hermès Hands Out Design Awards

The theme of this edition of the triennial prize was “Heat, me-heat, re-heat.”

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Ian Klassen


Zappos Learns the App World

The company is now focused on figuring out the best way to tell its story through the app by incorporating the brands it works with.

clock October 18, 2011Amy Wicks

Flared and wider-leg silhouettes are gaining traction.


Women’s Jeans Lift Denim Market

Driven by colored denim and trends like flared legs, category saw sales grow 1.5 percent to $8.55 billion in the 12 months to the end of August.

clock October 18, 2011Arnold J. Karr


Domestic Apparel Prices Up 0.7% in September

Overall, the U.S. Labor Department’s Producer Price Index was also up in the month.

clock October 18, 2011Kristi Ellis

Government and Trade

Counterfeits Seized in Washington

Officials take $3 million in fake branded goods.

clock October 18, 2011Kristi Ellis

Neiman Marcus Christmas Book 2011


Neiman Marcus Expands Christmas Book Web Options

Less high-tech than in recent years, the book’s fantasy gifts tip toward experiences and art, with nary a diamond in sight.

clock October 18, 2011Holly Haber

Padma Lakshmi in Vivienne Westwood


Sotheby’s Goes Nude For a Good Cause

The auction house hosted the annual Take Home a Nude benefit art auction on Monday night.

clock October 18, 2011Alessandra Codinha

Jennifer Pasiakos

Business Features

Jennifer Pasiakos: Women Key in Digital Realm

Lipman’s vice president, digital, believes that women are the next global emerging market in the digital ecosystem.

clock October 19, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Michelle Pfeiffer in Alexander McQueen.


Elle Toasts the Women of Hollywood

The magazine honored Barbra Streisand, Naomi Watts, Jennifer Aniston, Freida Pinto, Michelle Pfeiffer and more at a star-studded ceremony.

clock October 18, 2011Rachel Brown

Motonari Ono RTW Spring 2012

Designer and Luxury

Early Highlights From Japan Fashion Week

Noteworthy developments include a special runway appearance by Paul Smith and an eclectic range of collections.

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Tom Stockham

Marketing and Promotion

SwarmBuilder’s Tom Stockham Talks Expert Power

Citing a recent McKinsey report, Stockham said that 93 percent of people admit a recommendation is the most reliable source when making a purchase.

clock October 19, 2011Belisa Silva

Woozae Kim

Marketing and Promotion

MAC Cosmetics: A Digital Storyteller

At WWD’s Digital Forum, Woozae Kim shared some of the philosophies and strategies that have digitally driven the makeup brand.

clock October 19, 2011Belisa Silva

Dr. Parham Aarabi

Marketing and Promotion

ModiFace Advancing Try-On Technology

About 24 brands currently use visualization tools that are available to users on the iPad, Facebook and retailer Web sites, among other media.

clock October 19, 2011Rachel Strugatz


Retail Executives Foresee Lengthy Economic Slump

While many believe the financial crisis will extend into 2012 or beyond, they also see their own firm’s future sales will increase.

clock October 19, 2011Vicki M. Young

Fern Mallis and Calvin Klein


The House That Calvin Klein Built

The designer discussed his career, fashion and more during a rare public tête-à-tête with Fern Mallis at 92Y in New York.

clock October 19, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Business Features

Christian Louboutin Appealing Trademark Decision

Designer’s lawyers are looking for the court to reverse an earlier decision in favor of rival Yves Saint Laurent.

clock October 19, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

A Sketch from Doo Ri collection.


Doo-Ri Chung Next Up for Macy’s

The Doo-Ri for Impulse, Only at Macy’s collection launches in stores and online on Feb. 15.

clock October 19, 2011David Moin


NRF: Holiday Gift Budgets Trimmed

Consumers plan to spend just over $700 on holiday gifts and seasonal merchandise.

clock October 19, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Cover of Ok Magazine


Going Down: Celebrity Weeklies Battle Circ Slide

The sector needs more than a blockbuster event to stop its longtime slide in newsstand sales.

clock October 19, 2011Amy Wicks

Fashion Scoops

Uncertain Future for Koret?

According to sources, Kellwood may be close to shutting its Koret business and the New York office.

clock October 19, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Buccellati Sues Buccellati in Trademark Suit

Italian firm Buccellati Holding Italia SpA slapped handbag designer Laura Buccellati, the grandniece of company founder, with a lawsuit on Friday.

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Fashion Scoops

Nicole Miller Partners With Rwandan Artisans

Designer led a series of workshops on design, sewing techniques and business management at her studio.

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A sketch by Christian Lacroix for "La Source" at the Opéra de Paris.

Fashion Scoops

Swarovski, Christian Lacroix Team Up for Ballet

Costumes designed by Lacroix for “La Source” at the Opéra Nationale de Paris will feature more than two million crystals.

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Silk and linen romper from Raquel Allegra; Kork-Ease shoes.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2012 Trend: All For One

From tap pants to Bermudas, shorts in their many incarnations are hot for spring.

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