Liquidation Ahead for Syms, Filene’s

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Overview

There’s no future for Syms Corp. The off-price retailer and owner of Filene’s Basement filed a voluntary Chapter 11 petition for bankruptcy court protection in Delaware, with the intention to liquidate.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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The unveiling of the Maserati GranCabrio Fendi

Fashion Features

Fendi Revs Up With Maserati

The Roman luxury brand feted the global launch of the Maserati GranCabrio Fendi.

clock October 28, 2011Sofia Celeste

The Diego duffel bag from the new Jérôme Dreyfuss men’s accessories line.

Textiles

Jerome Dreyfuss Launches Men’s Bags

Parisian designer created a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired accessories and handbag collection.

clock November 2, 2011Katya Foreman

Filene's Basement

Financial

Syms, Filene’s Basement to Liquidate

The company files Chapter 11 petitions in Delaware bankruptcy court with the intention to liquidate the business.

clock November 2, 2011Vicki M. Young

Looks from the Kenneth Cole.

Financial

Kenneth Cole’s Q3 Profits More Than Double

Total revenues rose in the quarter by 7.5%.

clock November 2, 2011Vicki M. Young

Prada’s Luna Rossa competing in the Louis Vuitton cup in 2010.

People

Prada’s Patrizio Bertelli Sails Again

The Prada-sponsored team’s Notice of Challenge for the 34th America’s Cup has been accepted by the Golden Gate Yacht Club.

clock November 2, 2011Luisa Zargani

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Copenhagen.

Fashion Scoops

The Duke and Duchess Visit Denmark

Kate Middleton and Prince William made an official visit to the UNICEF emergency supply center in Copenhagen.

clock November 2, 2011WWD Staff

Business Features

VF Assumes Control of Indian Operations

Transaction ends five-year association with Arvind.

clock November 2, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Vince Gill

People

Vince Gill Gets Personal

Musician releases new studio album, will perform tribute to Glen Campbell on CMA show next week.

clock November 2, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Oscar de la Renta’s Facebook page.

Media

Oscar de la Renta to Launch F-Commerce

It is the first luxury brand to launch a Facebook commerce, or F-commerce, initiative contained entirely on the social medium.

clock November 2, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Ready To Wear

G-III Signs Kensie Deal

The apparel group has entered licensing agreement to develop women’s sportswear, dresses, suits, activewear and sweaters under the brand.

clock November 2, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Marjorie Kuhn, William Wegman and Amy Cappellazzo

Parties

Pratt Honors Legends Winners

multimedia artist Laurie Anderson, photographer William Wegman and interior decorator Juan Montoya took home this year’s awards.

clock November 2, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

An image from the CH Carolina Herrera ad campaign.

Eyewear

Carolina Herrera Doubles Up for Eyewear

Designer will relaunch Carolina Herrera New York sunglasses and introduce CH Carolina Herrera optical and sun styles.

clock November 2, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Media

Paul Jowdy Named WWD Publisher

Until last week, he served as publisher of Every Day With Rachael Ray.

clock November 2, 2011Amy Wicks

Juicy Couture RTW Spring 2012

Fashion Features

The Juicy Couture Girl Grows Up

President and chief creative officer LeAnn Nealz will show the spring collection, marking her first full collection since she joined the firm almost a year ago.

clock November 2, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

A 611 shirt will be $178.

Retail

Saks Adds to Men’s Private Brands

Already the largest brand within the retailer’s men’s assortment, the company is launching two new sublabels — 212 and 611 — for the holiday season.

clock November 2, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Laurie Anderson

People

Q&A: Laurie Anderson, Artist

The multi-dimensional artist chatted about her many pursuits, a lifetime of art and how she hasn’t lost sight of her demonstrative younger self.

clock November 2, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Government and Trade

Russia Said Near WTO Entry

Green light to join is expected during the biannual meeting of trade ministers to be held in Geneva on Dec. 15 to 17.

clock November 2, 2011John Zarocostas

Tommy Hilfiger’s cotton trunks and Marc by Marc Jacobs cotton sweater. Emporio Armani watch.

Fashion Features

Men’s Wear Trend: Under Color

While there is a clear divide between oversize logo waistbands and clean ones, bright colored underwear is the main trend of the season.

clock November 3, 2011Alex Badia

A view at the Ben Sherman store.

Retail

Ben Sherman Enters Canada With Toronto Interactive Shop

Unit incorporates the design concept and interactive technology from the brand’s recently refurbished London flagship.

clock November 3, 2011David Lipke

A 2(x)ist look.

Textiles

Updated Looks Provide Boost to Men’s Underwear

Bold colors and patterns are giving a charge to sales.

clock November 3, 2011Karyn Monget

Financial

HanesBrands Thrives on Price Increases

Third-quarter profits rise 48 percent, top estimates.

clock November 3, 2011Evan Clark

Media

Time Inc. Reports Third Quarter Numbers

Rival publishers have been waiting to see if those dips in People’s newsstand sales had a material impact on revenues.

clock November 3, 2011Amy Wicks

A still from the behind-the-scenes making of video of the new Dom Pérignon campaign by David Lynch.

Media

David Lynch Creates Campaign for Dom Pérignon

Due for release in December, the ads carry a characteristically dark and dreamlike Lynchian atmosphere.

clock November 3, 2011Katya Foreman

Fashion Scoops

Kim Kardashian’s Australian Tour

The reality star flew into one of the biggest media scrums that Sydney International Airport has seen in a while on Wednesday morning.

clock November 3, 2011WWD Staff

A watch from J. Crew's collaboration with Tourneau

Fashion Scoops

J. Crew Teams Up With Tourneau

The watch company has reached into its archives to bring back its defunct French watch label Mougin & Piquard.

clock November 3, 2011WWD Staff

A view of the Joe Fresh store.

Retail

Joe Fresh Opens on Fifth Avenue

The Canadian brand’s first freestanding unit in the U.S. will be followed in the spring by a flagship at 510 Fifth Avenue and 43rd Street.

clock November 3, 2011Sharon Edelson

Tommy Hilfiger’s cotton rugby shirt and leather skirt. Sonia by Sonia Rykiel clutch; Stuart Weitzman shoes.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2012 Trend: Holding Court

Designers put their game faces on for spring, looking to the wild world of sports for inspiration.

clock November 3, 2011WWD Staff

Fragrance

Madonna to Launch Second Lifestyle Brand

The venture plans to launch a fragrance being developed by Coty and accessories lines in 2012.

clock November 3, 2011Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet

Fashion Scoops

Louis Vuitton Launches Arts Initiative

Luxury brand hosted a reception Tuesday night with the President’s Committee on the Arts & Humanities at the U.S. Institute for Peace.

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