WWD CEO Summit: Firmly Focused

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From Calvin Klein to Victoria Beckham, speakers at the WWD Apparel & Retail CEO Summit in New York discussed how sticking to their brand values have enabled them to thrive in these turbulent times.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Céline Inks Deal With Safilo

New eyewear collections to debut at retail in January.

clock November 14, 2011Luisa Zargani


Benetton Sees Net Profit Tumble 33 Percent

Italian firm blames raw material costs and declining sales.

clock November 14, 2011Gordon Sorlini

Bar Refaeli


Bar Refaeli Details Innerwear Launch

Model’s new line will first be sold online in Europe.

clock November 14, 2011Katya Foreman

A screen grab of Galliano online


Galliano Venturing Into E-commerce

Gallianostore.com, which launched Tuesday, sells apparel and accessories for women and men and offering international shipping.

clock November 14, 2011Miles Socha

Mark Derbyshire

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Mark Derbyshire: Changing a Culture

Holt Renfrew & Co., Canada’s 174-year-old luxury chain, has a formula for profits — be the same and be different.

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Andrew Keith

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Andrew Keith: Success in China Takes Time

The president of Lane Crawford and Joyce made the point that in order to gain a foothold, companies need to create relationships.

clock November 15, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

A Burberry ad.


Burberry Banks on Flagship Markets

Company is bullish about growth, reporting sales to Sept. 30 gained 29.4 percent.

clock November 15, 2011Samantha Conti

Steve Sadove

Business Features

Full-Price Selling Aids Saks Inc. in Quarter

Total sales in the 2011 quarter rose 5.1 percent to $692.3 million from $658.8 million a year ago.

clock November 15, 2011David Moin

Mike Duke


Wal-Mart Profits Slip 2.9 Percent

Quarterly comp sales at core division rise.

clock November 15, 2011Sharon Edelson


Apparel Sales Slip in October

Overall, retail sales edged up 0.5 percent to $397.7 billion, beating economists’ expectations.

clock November 15, 2011Kristi Ellis


TJX Profits Up in Third Quarter

Profits gain 9.2 percent, while sales are up 4.8 percent to $5.79 billion.

clock November 15, 2011Evan Clark

Chloe Moretz in Suno with Amanda Seyfried in Prabal Gurung


Calvin Klein’s Star Shines at CFDA Gala

The iconic designer dished out advice to fellow designers in the room, including Tory Burch, Olivier Theyskens, Thakoon Panichgul, Alexander Wang and more.

clock November 15, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

International currencies

Business Features

European Firms Face Currency, Cost Issues

Brand owners and suppliers are suffering the ill effects of currency ups and downs and a trifecta of rising raw material, labor and transport costs.

clock November 16, 2011Samantha Conti

A look from the On Stage event.


Fairs in Europe Focus on Expansion

Trade show organizers look to enhance the experience for buyers, while others are planning to expand in the Far East.

clock November 16, 2011Katya Foreman and Cynthia Martens

Premium in Berlin.


Berlin Buzzing With Activity

A bevy of trade shows and events kick off the year.

clock November 16, 2011Melissa Drier

USTR Ron Kirk discusses the Trans-Pacific Partnership with trade ministers.

Government and Trade

Trade Pacts Hold Export Potential

A handful of new trade agreements have the potential to lower trade barriers and significantly expand global markets in the next few years.

clock November 16, 2011Kristi Ellis

Michael McNamara

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Michael McNamara on 2012’s Credit-Savings Balance Challenge

MasterCard executive hopes for pick-up in job market to stoke spending.

clock November 15, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Donatella Versace

Fashion Scoops

Versace Back on Couture Calendar

Fashion house to show in January.

clock November 15, 2011Miles Socha

Michael Dart

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Michael Dart on the New Rules of Retailing

Principal and head of private equity and strategy at Kurt Salmon Associates co-authored a book on the subject with Robin Lewis.

clock November 15, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Federico Marchetti

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Federico Marchetti on Yoox’s Global Path to Local Business

Online retailer develops Chinese business with native talent.

clock November 15, 2011Evan Clark

Denise Incandela, Harold Reiter and Susan Lyne

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Denise Incandela, Harold Reiter and Susan Lyne: Roundtable Talk

Monday’s roundtable, “Finding and Fostering the Next Generation of Retail Leaders,” could just as easily have been called, “What’s Up With Generation Y?”

clock November 15, 2011Sharon Edelson

On the runway at Interstoff.


Asian Fairs Battle Adversity

China and Japan exhibitions are on the come back trail.

clock November 16, 2011Kathleen E. McLaughlin and Kelly Wetherille

The Couromoda trade fair.


Brazil Economy Boosts Brands

Country is a bright spot amid global woes.

clock November 16, 2011Michael Kepp

Government and Trade

Apparel Inflation Eases in October

Overall PPI also declines on lower gas prices.

clock November 15, 2011Kristi Ellis

A piece from Dolce & Gabbana.

Designer and Luxury

Dolce & Gabbana Jewelry Hits Stores

The collection, which bows in the U.S. in December, retails from $975 to $24,500.

clock November 15, 2011Luisa Zargani

Premium will be held Jan. 18 to 20.


ITSC Calendar: January to June, 2012

Listings are accurate as of press time, but attendees are encouraged to confirm dates and locations.

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Howard Tubin

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Wall Street Perspective: Howard Tubin’s Critical Eye

RBC Capital Markets softlines analyst discusses characteristics he looks for before making a “buy” recommendation to investors.

clock November 15, 2011Vicki M. Young

An ADenim style from the headquarters roof.


Alberto Distressing Jeans With Nature’s Help

One-year rooftop weathering experiment provides wear and tear.

clock November 15, 2011Jennifer Wiebking

James Curleigh

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James Curleigh’s Keen Success

The Keen Footwear ceo talks innovation, creativity and looking outside the box.

clock November 15, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Robert Hanson

Human Resources

American Eagle Outfitters Appoints Robert Hanson

Former Levi’s executive to become retailer’s new ceo, effective Jan. 30.

clock November 15, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Victoria Beckham

Designer and Luxury

Victoria Beckham on Quality and Control

The designer’s vision of empowering women with flattering, sophisticated and luxuriously made clothes, has made her brand a success.

clock November 15, 2011Jessica Iredale

The firm’s Meatpacking District store.


Denim Habit Readies Third NYC Store

Philadelphia-area premium jean specialist is nearly set to launch an e-commerce site.

clock November 15, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Make Up For Ever and Benefit have a shop-in-shop in Sephora in Milan.


LVMH Brands Share Spot in Sephora

Make Up For Ever and Benefit, two brands owned by LVMH, became neighbors on the sprawling mezzanino floor of the Milan flagship.

clock November 15, 2011Courtney Smith

Haider Ackermann

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Haider Ackermann: Fashion Pure and Simple

During a Q&A with WWD’s executive editor Bridget Foley, the Colombian-born designer discussed his artistic approach to fashion.

clock November 16, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Carol Goll

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Carol Goll: International Creative Management’s Matchmaker

As head of global branded entertainment, her job is to find ways to marry worldwide brands, celebrity talent and content in mutually beneficial partnerships.

clock November 15, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Norma Kamali and Peter Guber

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Norma Kamali Keeps on Innovating

The designer and Peter Guber, ceo of Mandalay Entertainment Group, discussed the power of storytelling, digital retailing and the future of fashion.

clock November 15, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Richard Baker

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Richard Baker: Department Store Devotee

With his department stores on the upswing, the chairman of the Hudson’s Bay Co. continues to bet on the format.

clock November 15, 2011David Moin

Dirk Standen

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Dirk Standen: Style From the Street

Fashion editors have become the new celebrities of fashion week, thanks to the rise of street-style photography.

clock November 15, 2011Amy Wicks

Remo Ruffini

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Remo Ruffini: Taking Heritage Into the Future

With Moncler nearing its 60th anniversary next year, the brand’s chairman has a global growth plan that is forward-thinking yet respects its heritage.

clock November 15, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

An image from Raleigh Demin's look book.


Raleigh Denim: Handmade and Local

Using old machines and USA cotton, the brand is thriving in North Carolina — and has just opened a store in Raleigh, with eyes to add a unit in New York.

clock November 16, 2011Sharon Edelson

President Obama

Government and Trade

Presidential Pool Stirs Retail Tax Debate

Retailers and economists are warily evaluating the potential impact of several flat tax proposals.

clock November 16, 2011Kristi Ellis

Peter Williams

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Peter Williams Preaches British Prep

The founder and ceo of British lifestyle brand Jack Wills keeps a laser focus on his target customer: 18- to 21-year-old students.

clock November 16, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

The holographic fashion show.


Forever 21 Readies Hong Kong for Store

Retailer presented its holographic fashion show to media as a curtain raiser for its first store in the city, a 51,000-square-foot unit opening next year.

clock November 16, 2011Ellen Sheng

Sky Ferreira on the cover of Hunger.


Rankin Launches New Biannual Glossy, Hunger

The title’s launch issue, a 512-page issue that carries no advertising, is due to hit newsstands internationally on Thursday.

clock November 16, 2011Natasha Montrose


Shopkick, CW Network Team Up

Users will be able to turn on the app while watching any show on the CW network and get their “kicks” during commercial breaks.

clock November 16, 2011Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

The Dream Foundation to Honor Donna Karan

Barbra Streisand will present her long-time friend with the Founders Award on Friday at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, Calif.

clock November 16, 2011WWD Staff

Woody and Suzanne Johnson

Fashion Scoops

Suzanne Johnson Helps With NFL Women’s Apparel Revamp

The wife of New York Jets owner Woody Johnson hosted the first women’s wear pop-up event before the Jets and Patriots game Sunday night.

clock November 16, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Sunglass Hut Takes Floating Pop-up Store Down Under

Floating shop will be moored at Sydney’s Darling Harbour and Manly Wharf from Friday through Sunday.

clock November 16, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Restoration Hardware Fetes New Concept Store in Houston

The prerecession-style blowout wound through each of the Design Gallery’s four floors with bites and beverages served at each stop.

clock November 16, 2011WWD Staff

The RNKD Web site


Zappos Founder Launches New Site, RNKD.com

New online platform and mobile app is a loyalty program connecting consumers and brands by rewarding people for what’s in their closet.

clock November 16, 2011WWD Staff

Tom Murry

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Tom Murry on ‘Brand Everywhere’

The president of Calvin Klein Inc., which is owned by PVH Corp., directly addressed the theme of this year’s WWD CEO Summit.

clock November 16, 2011David Lipke

Marco Bizzarri

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Bottega Veneta’s Marco Bizzarri Talks Luxury

Italian luxury goods house embodies a discreet version of luxury with an inherent understanding of quality and appreciation for service.

clock November 16, 2011Marc Karimzadeh


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