Rethinking Apparel Again, Wal-Mart Shuts N.Y. Office

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Business Features

Jones Net Up 42.4% on Kurt Geiger Buy

U.K. footwear brand’s first freestanding store in the U.S. to open on Madison Avenue before the end of the second calendar quarter in 2012.

clock October 26, 2011Vicki M. Young

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli

Designer and Luxury

Valentino Duo to Headline Pitti Uomo

Roman fashion house will stage a runway show in Florence as a special guest of the international men’s wear exhibition.

clock October 26, 2011Luisa Zargani

Walmart

Financial

Rethinking Apparel Again, Wal-Mart Shuts N.Y. Office

Mass retailer’s move reflects a “back to basics” strategy aimed at turning around its long-struggling apparel business.

clock October 26, 2011David Moin

Prabal Gurung and Diane von Furstenberg

Parties

New CFDA Crop Feted at Donna Karan Party

Olivier Theyskens, Charlotte Ronson, Mara Hoffman and Prabal Gurung were among the new members to stop by the party at the designer’s apartment.

clock October 26, 2011WWD Staff

Marty Staff

Human Resources

Marty Staff Exits American Apparel

Chief business development officer departs after only seven months.

clock October 26, 2011David Lipke

Francois-Henri Pinault

Financial

PPR Sales Up 8 Percent in Third Quarter

Strong demand for luxury goods outpaces sluggish retail banners.

clock October 26, 2011Joelle Diderich

Banana Republic RTW Spring 2012

Fashion Features

Spring 2012: Banana Republic

The lineup steered clear of the casual fray, focusing instead on cleaned-up tailored looks.

clock October 26, 2011WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Firm Fined $1.8M for Black Coral Trading

Gem Mfg. pleaded guilty to seven counts of violations of both the Endangered Species Act and the Lacey Act.

clock October 26, 2011Kristi Ellis

Karl Lagerfeld

Watches

Karl Lagerfeld Inks Watch Pact

Designer’s Fossil collaboration is scheduled to launch in spring 2013.

clock October 26, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Andrea Mitchell and Leonard Lauder

Fashion Scoops

A Lauder Stand In

Breast Cancer Research Foundation handed out a total of $36.5 million in grants to 186 researchers.

clock October 26, 2011WWD Staff

Terry Lundgren and Sean “Diddy” Combs

Retail

Sean John Adds Macy’s Shops, More Outlets

Brand has inked a deal with former Crocs executive to grow freestanding retail business.

clock October 26, 2011David Lipke

The Jason Wu space at Bergdorf Goodman.

Retail

Jason Wu’s Corner of Bergdorf’s

The designer inaugurated his new, dedicated space on the specialty store’s third floor with a breakfast and trunk show.

clock October 26, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Burberry London’s cotton shirt and wool pants. Rag & Bone tie; Calvin  Klein belt; J. Crew tie bar.

People

A ‘Like Crazy’ Conversation With Anton Yelchin

The 22-year-old star of one of the year’s most critically lauded love stories talks about tummy troubles and the perils of fame.

clock October 26, 2011Alessandra Codinha

Peter Johnston

Retail

Saks Embraces Scottish Trend for Fall

The retailer, whose men’s mix is skewed heavily toward Italian resources, is shining a spotlight on Scotland within its Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Collection.

clock October 27, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Scoops

Calvin Klein to Speak at CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Gala

After years of shying away from fashion’s spotlight, the designer is set for his second high-profile appearance in as many months.

clock October 27, 2011WWD Staff

Madge and Martin Miller

Fashion Scoops

American Friends of the Israel Museum Throw an Art Party

The event, which raised nearly $2.4 million, highlighted contemporary art from the Jerusalem-based museum.

clock October 27, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Mayor Bloomberg Kicks Off Small Business Saturday

Second annual event encourages shopping at independent boutiques on Nov. 26, the day after Black Friday.

clock October 27, 2011WWD Staff

Media

Prada Taps Léa Seydoux

The French actress will appear in the luxury brand’s resort advertising campaign, which was shot by Steven Meisel in New York.

clock October 27, 2011Alessandra Turra

The cover of the book “The Super Adventures of Sophie and the City: All in a Day’s Work.”

Media

Condé Nast Through a Child’s Eyes

A modern-day Eloise-style children’s book by Kelly Florio Kasouf follows a little girl who sneaks into a publishing company to visit her father.

clock October 27, 2011Amy Wicks

Showing its versatile side for spring, neon has become a go-to hue for designers. Here, Araks silk and viscose dress. Nanette Lepore bag; Dannijo bracelet; Pour La Victoire shoes.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2012 Trend: On the Glow

Showing its versatile side for spring, neon has become a go-to hue for designers.

clock October 27, 2011Mayte Allende

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

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

Fashion

Saint Laurent Acquires Major Private Collection of Vintage YSL Clothes

clock 8hJoelle Diderich

Social Studies