Battle Grows in India Over New Retail Rules

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India's retail scene is in turmoil. The government's decision to open up multibrand retailing to 100 percent foreign ownership has set off a firestorm of protest. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Japan’s Pola Orbis to Acquire Jurlique

The deal will boost the company’s presence in Australia and Asia.

clock November 30, 2011Amanda Kaiser

Jennifer Saunders and Emma Bunton


Stella McCartney Goes ‘Ab Fab’ for Christmas Party

Actress Jennifer Saunders gets into character at designer’s annual celebration.

clock November 30, 2011Tina Baraga


Dow Leaps Above 12,000, Investors Applaud Bank Plan

Retail stocks positioned well as market breathes sigh of relief.

clock November 30, 2011Evan Clark and Samantha Conti and Kristi Ellis

Inside American Eagle's flagship store.


American Eagle Net Up, Aéropostale Down in 3rd Qtr.

Promotions, cost increases hurt margins at both teen chains.

clock November 30, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Laura Lang


Time Inc. Names Laura Lang CEO

Digitas executive to take reins.

clock November 30, 2011John Koblin


Jos. A. Bank Says November Sales Soft

Third-quarter earnings rise on 14.6 percent comp increase.

clock November 30, 2011Jean E. Palmieri and Arnold J. Karr

Human Resources

Beiersdorf Announces Restructuring, Job Cuts

The Hamburg-based maker of Nivea, Eucerin and La Prairie released the details Wednesday after meetings of the firm’s executive and supervisory boards.

clock November 30, 2011Susan Stone

Image from the Hybrid campaign


Neil Barrett to Unveil E-Commerce on Redesigned Web Site

After launch, customers will be able to make on-site purchases for the first time and receive their garments in freshly designed packaging.

clock November 30, 2011Cynthia Martens

GQ’s top picks for gifts will be available at the store.


GQ, Park & Bond Team for Pop-Up

The Condé Nast title is collaborating with the new full-price men’s site from Gilt Groupe on a pop-up shop in New York’s Meatpacking District for the holidays.

clock November 30, 2011Jean E. Palmieri and Jonathan Auerbach

Bracelets from Frédérique Constant’s “Double Heart” fine jewelry collection.


Frederique-Constant to Launch Jewelry Line

Beginning today, the 14-year-old brand’s Double Heart line will be available at Bloomingdale’s and William Bartham, as well as 10 independent boutiques.

clock November 30, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Harry Winston's diamond bracelet inspired by Qipao, the Chinese study of form.


Harry Winston Launches Its Largest Collection

Featuring 40 diamond and platinum necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings, Ultimate Adornments takes its cues from seven different dress embellishments.

clock November 30, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

K Town format is a new addition to the Karstadt Group.

Business Features

Andrew Jennings Out to Remake Karstadt

Company’s ceo is bringing the 130-year-old German department store chain into the 21st century and giving it some personality.

clock November 30, 2011David Moin


TSG Consumer Partners Closes on $1.3B Fund

The private equity firm, which specializes in branded consumer firms such as beauty care, is eyeing opportunities in the fashion space.

clock November 30, 2011Vicki M. Young

Designer and Luxury

Milan Makes Offer for 2013 Show Dates

While staying firm on the September 2012 dates, Italy’s Camera Nazionale della Moda has come up with its own plan for show dates after that.

clock November 30, 2011Luisa Zargani and Samantha Conti and Marc Karimzadeh and Miles Socha

A look from Ian Velardi.

Designer and Luxury

Ian Velardi Launches at Barneys, Park & Bond

Newcomer reimagines the men’s wear wardrobe in luxurious fabrics and updated fits.

clock November 30, 2011David Lipke

Government and Trade

Battle in India Grows Over New Retail Rules

The government’s decision to open up multibrand retailing to 100 percent foreign ownership has set off a firestorm of protest.

clock November 30, 2011Mayu Saini

A look from Red Jacket.


Updated Designs Spark Sales of NHL Products

Double-digit sales gains driven by fashion-oriented merchandise.

clock November 30, 2011Jean E. Palmieri


Jason Wagenheim Named Publisher of Teen Vogue

Two months after a bunch of changes on the publishing side, Condé Nast is back at it again.

clock December 1, 2011John Koblin


Giorgio Armani Sounds Off in Die Zeit

In an interview with the German weekly magazine, the designer talked about the future of his company, the state of Hollywood and Italian politics.

clock December 1, 2011Fabiana Repaci


Warren Buffett Buys Omaha World-Herald Co.

The deal will add seven daily newspapers and several weekly newspapers in Nebraska and Iowa to the stables of Berkshire Hathaway.

clock December 1, 2011Evan Clark

Fashion Scoops

Louis Vuitton’s Australian Star

On Friday, Cate Blanchett will open the company’s new 13,000 square foot Maison on the corner of Sydney’s King and George Streets.

clock December 1, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Emilio Pucci Expands in Dallas, Miami and Paris

It’s only fitting that a brand linked to the most glamorous jet-setters should continue to pop up around the globe.

clock December 1, 2011WWD Staff

The exterior and entrance of a Guess store.


Europe Cuts Into Guess Profits in 3rd Qtr.

Same-store sales declines in Italy and France outweighed strength in new markets and North American retail operations.

clock November 30, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Government and Trade

House Passes Bill on Union Elections

Legislation runs counter to National Labor Relations Board decisions on union voting and representation.

clock December 1, 2011Kristi Ellis

Rad by Rad Hourani’s viscose, polyester and lamb leather jacket offers a fresh take on the blazer with a long tail and cutout back; worn with Viking Wong’s wool and silk organza trousers. Pamela Love ring; Christian Louboutin shoes.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2012 Trend: Off Kilter Cool

Unusual hemlines, cutouts and varying fabrics make classic staples look far from basic.

clock December 1, 2011Kim Friday

Michael Phelps models the new Fastskin3 Racing System.


Speedo’s New Weapon: Fastskin3 Racing System

Unveiled Wednesday, the system consists a cap and goggle in addition to a suit for the first time.

clock December 1, 2011Jean E. Palmieri


Today's Must Read

Manish Chandra, Poshmark


Poshmark Slumps After Big IPO Increase

clock 14hEvan Clark

Social Studies

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