Wexner Wary of Overseas, Sees Limited Sales of $20B

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Overview

“We are progressing in our domestic market. In about a five-year period, we have an opportunity to double the business,” said Leslie H. Wexner, chairman and chief executive officer of Limited Brands Inc.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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New York Yankee David Robinson with wife Erin, Ward Simmons, and
Lance Bass.

Parties

Broadway and Sports Stars Raise Funds for South Africa

Ward Simmons of Hugo Boss was event chairman for the gala, which benefited Keep a Child Alive.

clock October 19, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Heidi Browning

Technology

Pandora: How to Get Personal

At WWD’s Digital Forum, Heidi Browning stressed the importance of social, local and mobile approaches to reaching users.

clock October 19, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Joelle Musante

Media

Talking F-commerce With Payvment

At WWD’s Digital Forum, the social commerce provider shared how they can set up an application to sell via a Facebook site.

clock October 19, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Fashion Scoops

Chelsea Clinton Offers Remarks at Shakespeare Theatre Event

The theater’s tribute to artistic director Michael Kahn raised nearly $1 million to educate kids on the merits of theater.

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Financial

Retail Apparel Prices Fall in September

On an annual basis, apparel prices are still 3.5 percent higher than a year earlier.

clock October 19, 2011Kristi Ellis

Retail

Street, Skate Looks Draw Buyers at Cobb

Retailers attending the Atlanta show booked fall and holiday fill-ins and either bought or previewed spring.

clock October 19, 2011Brenda Lloyd

A view of the Todd Snyder pop-up shop at Adam et Rope Biotop.

Retail

Todd Snyder Pop-up Shop Opens in Tokyo

The 300-square-foot store carries the designer’s collection as well as an eclectic assortment of objects.

clock October 20, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Versace for H&M collection.

Designer and Luxury

H&M Lifts Lid on Versace Line

The designer collection, which includes home furnishings for the first time, will be available in some 300 stores worldwide and online in select countries.

clock October 20, 2011Joelle Diderich

A look from Dior’s fall-winter runway.

Financial

Revenues Up 17.6 Percent at Dior

Company said sales in its own boutiques fared even better, rising 27 percent at constant exchange rates in the nine months to Sept. 30.

clock October 19, 2011Miles Socha

Loft RTW Spring 2012

Fashion Features

Loft Spring 2012

Graphic stripes, colorblocking and snake prints, sometimes all together, were the message at the brand’s presentation.

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Madewell RTW Spring 2012

Fashion Features

Madewell Spring 2012

Kin Ying Lee took the brand’s laid-back core — jeans, gauzy shirts, Ts and cardigans — and gave them a graphic boost with geometric patterns.

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Anand Rajaraman

Retail

Wal-Mart’s Social Media Push

At WWD’s Digital Forum, Anand Rajaraman said @WalmartLabs wants to figure out how social media and mobile affect shopping.

clock October 20, 2011Sharon Edelson

A view of the eBay Inspiration Shop.

Retail

EBay Unveils Inspiration Shop, Posts Q3 Gain

The initiative involves a series of store windows in New York that are shoppable 24/7 and leverage eBay’s mobile technology.

clock October 19, 2011Sharon Edelson and Vicki M. Young

Retail

Study Shows Independents Gaining Share

American Express OPEN Independent Retail Index sees apparel and footwear merchants gaining since 2001.

clock October 19, 2011Arnold J. Karr

A Victoria Secret look.

Financial

Limited Brands CEO Sees Sales of $20B

Leslie H. Wexner said in about a five-year period, the company has an opportunity to double its domestic business.

clock October 19, 2011David Moin

Simon Spurr’s cotton coat, Burberry Prorsum’s cotton shirt and Valentino’s cotton pants.

Fashion Features

Men’s Wear Trend: True Blue

In a season full of vibrant hues and wild graphic prints, monochromatic blue emerges as the ultimate minimalistic dress code for spring.

clock October 20, 2011Alex Badia

Tote bags from the Hugo Guinness collaboration.

Textiles

Coach Partnering With Hugo Guinness

The Brooklyn artist created designs to be featured on iconic Coach products for spring.

clock October 20, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

A look of the new A/X Armani Exchange interactive video app.

Media

A|X Armani Exchange to Launch Interactive Video App

New app will allow its followers to create their own music video fashion shows.

clock October 20, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Wall Street Journal Magazine Cover

Media

WSJ. Magazine to Honor Innovators of the Year

At a ceremony at MoMa on Oct. 27, awards will be given out in a range of categories.

clock October 20, 2011John Koblin

Media

Media, Fashion Figures Make Fortune’s List

Ryan Seacrest and Zappos ceo Tony Hsieh are among those to make the magazine’s annual 40 Under 40 list.

clock October 20, 2011Amy Wicks

A look inside the Jack Spade Boston store.

Retail

Jack Spade Adds Tokyo Outpost, New Suit Line

First international store joins new U.S. retail units as apparel helps drive growth.

clock October 20, 2011David Lipke

Ralph Rucci

Designer and Luxury

Ralph Rucci, Donald Brooks Added to Walk of Fame

Harold Koda, Joan Kaner, Marylou Luther, Ruth Finley and Valerie Steele were some of the faces in the crowd.

clock October 20, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Night of Stars’ High-Voltage Presenters

Oscar de la Renta, Jessica Biel and David LaChapelle will present awards at the Fashion Group International gala.

clock October 20, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Patrizia Reggiani Opts to Stay in Italian Prison

Halfway through her sentence for arranging for ex-husband Maurizio Gucci’s murder, she shows no interest in “semi-freedom.”

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Inside Opening Ceremony.

Fashion Scoops

Opening Ceremony Expands Manhattan Shop

The retailer has taken over an apartment located on the second floor of their original space.

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Lucy Hale in Dior.

Parties

Dior Beauty Hosts a Garden Party

Lucy Hale, Nicole Richie and Giada De Laurentiis were among guests at the Chateau Marmont fete.

clock October 20, 2011WWD Staff

Marchesa Bridal Fall 2012

Designer and Luxury

Bridal Report: To Each Her Own

Kate Middleton certainly epitomized the princess bride, but her look isn’t for every woman headed down the aisle.

clock October 20, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Chris Barbour

Marketing and Promotion

Facebook Marketing: Maximizing Your Connections

At WWD’s Digital Forum, Chris Barbour shared insights into Facebook’s utility from a marketing perspective.

clock October 20, 2011Sharon Edelson

Billy May

Marketing and Promotion

Abercrombie & Fitch: Marketing in a Social World

Billy May and Kate Klemmer Terry, founder of Dash Group, offered insights into how to develop a social strategy for your business from a marketing perspective.

clock October 20, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Greg Rogers

Designer and Luxury

Ralph Lauren’s Digital Branding Strategy

The brand has moved from traditional advertising into new formats including video, photos on Facebook and stories on its Web site.

clock October 20, 2011Amy Wicks

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