European Retailers Brace for Tough Holiday Season

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Fears about potential European debt defaults are translating into a very real dearth of shoppers browsing the aisles of the region's stores this fall.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Gemma Arterton


Dazed and Confused Marks Two Decades

Magazine hosts exhibition and party in London to mark milestone.

clock November 4, 2011Alannah Sparks


Apparel and Department Stores Add Jobs in October

Overall unemployment rate dips to 9 percent.

clock November 6, 2011Kristi Ellis

Linda Fargo


Bergdorf’s Reenters the Jazz Age With Coquette Atelier

The department store was a microcosm of the Roaring Twenties Thursday as Woody Harrelson, Uma Thurman and Kim Cattrall celebrated the new vintage collection.

clock November 4, 2011Kristi Garced

Government and Trade

Thai Garment Makers Under Water

Massive flooding has forced factory closures and shipping headaches.

clock November 6, 2011Joyce Barrett

Hermès Jypsière bag


Asia, Europe Drive Hermès Sales

Hermès International raised full-year guidance after third-quarter sales beat market expectations.

clock November 6, 2011Joelle Diderich

Tommy Bahama RTW Spring 2012

Ready To Wear

Tommy Bahama Puts Spotlight on Women’s

The $450 million brand aims to grow the women’s segment to 50 percent of the business.

clock November 6, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Jessica Alba and Hal Rubenstein

Fashion Scoops

Vera Wang’s Dress Up

For those who think that fashion and food don’t mix, Thursday night’s Vera Wang-hosted dinner for Hal Rubenstein’s “100 Unforgettable Dresses” proved contrary.

clock November 4, 2011WWD Staff

Karolina Kurkova


Festive Matters at Dia Art Foundation’s Fall Gala

Karolina Kurkova, Parker Posey, Giovanna Battaglia and Lorraine Bracco attended the Armani-sponsored event.

clock November 4, 2011Alessandra Codinha

The interior of the new Weatherproof 32 Degrees store has a residential feel.


Weatherproof Takes a Homey Retail Approach

The brand has opened a SoHo store, Apartment 32, that is designed to look like an urban home.

clock November 4, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg


Liberty Opens Manolo Blahnik Shop

In a first for the U.K. market, the designer has inked a distribution deal with the retailer to sell his collection.

clock November 4, 2011Samantha Conti

Alexi Ashe and Seth Meyers


All Carolina Herrera at Apollo Circle Benefit

Lily Kwong, Selita Ebanks, Lauren Santo Domingo and scads of others wore gowns from the designer, who sponsored the black-tie event.

clock November 4, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Accessories from Kenneth Cole.

Ready To Wear

Kenneth Cole Signs India Deal

Brand plans to open five stores over the next three years in the country’s major cities.

clock November 4, 2011Mayu Saini

Yves Saint Laurent and Loulou de la Falaise, circa 1978.

Designer and Luxury

Loulou de la Falaise, YSL Collaborator, Dies at 63

A close collaborator of the late couturier Yves Saint Laurent for three decades, fashion figure was prized for her inimitable offhand chic.

clock November 5, 2011Miles Socha

Marilyn Monroe in Dior, from “The Last Sitting.”


A New Look at Marilyn Monroe

A Dior-sponsored exhibition, including some never-before-seen photographs, opens Nov. 10 at New York’s Milk Gallery.

clock November 7, 2011Jessica Iredale

Nicole Miller, Harvey Keitel and Daphna Kastner.

Fashion Scoops

Marine Corps Ball Held Aboard the Intrepid

Nicole Miller made sure to dress the part when she joined Harvey Keitel at Thursday night’s event.

clock November 7, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Robert Hanson’s Haul

The Levi Strauss & Co. global president will be leaving the company with far more than an impressive résumé and happy memories.

clock November 7, 2011WWD Staff


Condé Nast Entertainment Division Expands to Hollywood

A Condé insider told WWD that Dawn Ostroff is planning to hire a handful of development people to plumb the publisher’s titles for script ideas.

clock November 7, 2011John Koblin

Ready To Wear

Converse Taps Andrew Buckler to Head Design

Designer is exiting day-to-day involvement in his own men’s wear label, Buckler, and will relocate to Boston to work on Converse full time.

clock November 7, 2011David Lipke

Discounts are everywhere in an attempt to attract reticent shoppers.


European Retailers Brace for Tough Holiday Season

Fears about potential European debt defaults are translating into a very real dearth of shoppers browsing the aisles of the region’s stores this fall.

clock November 7, 2011Joelle Diderich and Samantha Conti and Melissa Drier and Alessandra Turra

Bottega Veneta Madison Ave. store.

Designer and Luxury

Women’s-Only Bottega Veneta Store Unveiled on Madison Ave.

His and hers boutiques are the latest idea from the luxury brand.

clock November 7, 2011Sharon Edelson

Aquascutum RTW Spring 2012

Designer and Luxury

Ittierre to Produce Aquascutum RTW

The six-year licensing deal, which will be unveiled today, is for the continental European, Russian and Middle Eastern markets.

clock November 7, 2011Samantha Conti

Mindy Grossman


Coming Up ACEs: The Accessories Council Excellence Awards

The 15th annual event will be held in New York tonight, with honorees ranging from Tourneau and Haskell to Philip Treacy and Robert Marc.

clock November 7, 2011Rachel Strugatz and Alexandra Steigrad

Nicole Richie


ACE Influencer of the Year Award: Nicole Richie

This year, the mother of two introduced handbags to her growing lifestyle collection, House of Harlow 1960.

clock November 7, 2011Rachel Strugatz

James Seuss


ACE Specialty Retailer Award: Tourneau

The 111-year-old specialty timepiece retailer began an overhaul of its image after the appointment of James Seuss as ceo in 2010.

clock November 7, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Frank Fialkoff


ACE Business Visionary Award: Frank Fialkoff, Haskell Jewels CEO

Leading costume jewelry designer and manufacturer has licenses that include Kenneth Cole and Betsey Johnson.

clock November 7, 2011Rachel Strugatz

The opening ceremony for FNO.


Fashion’s Night Out Sweeps Tokyo

A slew of designers and all 17 editors of Vogue worldwide turned out for the Japanese capital’s debut FNO event.

clock November 7, 2011Amanda Kaiser and Kelly Wetherille

An inside look at the factory in India.


Clover Industries Expands With Victoria’s Secret in India

The Hong Kong-based bra specialist produces more than 3.5 million bras a month.

clock November 7, 2011Karyn Monget

Oscar de la Renta

Designer and Luxury

Couture Council to Honor Oscar de la Renta

Designer to receive the Artistry of Fashion award from the Couture Council of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

clock November 7, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg


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