Penney’s-Martha Deal Seen as Tired Formula

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Ron Johnson, the new chief executive officer of J.C. Penney Co. Inc., says he wants to reinvent the department store — but is Martha Stewart really the way to go?SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Sandro

Retail

Sandro, Maje Poised for Growth

Chief executive officer Frédéric Biousse is fast tracking the brands’ store growth in the U.S.

clock December 5, 2011Sharon Edelson

Jenni Kayne Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Jenni Kayne Pre-Fall 2012

It was all about luxe lounging for pre-fall.

clock December 6, 2011WWD Staff

Zero + Maria Cornejo Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Zero + Maria Cornejo Pre-Fall 2012

The designer turned a photo of the Brooklyn Promenade into a print, which served as the starting point of her toned-down colors and graphic take on camouflage.

clock December 6, 2011WWD Staff

Women shopping in New Delhi.

Financial

More Single Brand Retailing Seen in India

The decision to bring multibrand retailing into India took a battering and was postponed until further notice.

clock December 7, 2011Mayu Saini

Martha Stewart

Mergers and Acquisitions

Penney’s-Martha Deal Seen as Tired Formula

The agreement will replace a deal Stewart has with Macy’s Inc., which expires in January 2013.

clock December 7, 2011David Moin and Evan Clark

Donna Karan Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Donna Karan Pre-Fall 2012

“Wo-Man” is how the designer described her collection, playing up feminine touches against masculine ones.

clock December 7, 2011WWD Staff

A look from Karl Lagerfeld’s collection.

Designer and Luxury

Lagerfeld Gives a Glimpse of Karl

The designer has leaked the first image of his new collection, slated to debut exclusively on the e-tail site Net-a-porter on Jan. 25.

clock December 7, 2011Miles Socha and Lisa Lockwood

A rendering of the main floor at the Macy’s Men’s Store.

Retail

Macy’s S.F. Men’s Unit Getting Major Facelift

Retailer is spending $5.6 million to add another floor and 34,000 square feet of selling.

clock December 7, 2011Joanna Ramey

The exterior of an H&A store.

Retail

Savile Row Company Expanding in India

H&A will open 50 shops-in-shop for the London-based brand by mid-2012.

clock December 7, 2011Mayu Saini

Azzedine Alaïa

Fashion Features

Remembering François Lesage

A celebration of Lesage’s life and achievements, the service captured the embroiderer’s joie de vivre, generosity and majestic artistic legacy.

clock December 7, 2011Katya Foreman

View of a Ted Baker store.

Retail

Ted Baker Adding to U.S. Retail Presence

The U.K.-based contemporary brand has opened 11 in-store shops at Bloomingdale’s and will add another 12 this spring.

clock December 7, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Inside the Courmayeur store.

Retail

Italia Independent to Open Alps Store

The brand, founded by Fiat scion Lapo Elkann, is unveiling a boutique in chic Italian ski resort Courmayeur today.

clock December 7, 2011Alessandra Turra

Uma Thurman and Frédéric Malle

Human Resources

Frédéric Malle Hosts Barneys Book Signing

The fragrance entrepreneur held a signing party hosted by Uma Thurman and Arpad Busson.

clock December 7, 2011Belisa Silva

Oscar de la Renta is going after the children’s wear business.

Fashion Features

Oscar de la Renta to Launch Kids’ Line

For the first time in his 45-year career, the designer is developing an in-house children’s wear collection.

clock December 7, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Nicole Miller Artelier Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Nicole Miller Artelier Pre-Fall 2012

After looking at her separates in a new light, Nicole Miller has been inspired to single out her sportswear, giving it a separate label.

clock December 7, 2011WWD Staff

Textiles

LF USA Gets Geoffrey Beene Pant License

The range will include casual and dress pants, as well as shorts under the label for the U.S. and Canada beginning in fall 2012.

clock December 7, 2011WWD Staff

Theyskens' Theory Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Theyskens’ Theory Pre-Fall 2012

As Olivier Theyskens sees it, the ultimate modern wardrobe requires beautiful dresses and luxurious fur jackets.

clock December 7, 2011WWD Staff

(1) Gucci’s wool and cotton suit.

Fashion Features

Men’s Wear Trend: Fashion Power

For fall 2012, the traditional business suit has gone through a much-needed fashion makeover and been turned into a sleek, youthful and modern ensemble.

clock December 8, 2011Alex Badia

Bear Grylls

Media

Dockers Signs Bear Grylls for 2012 Campaign

Khaki pants might bring to mind cubicle drones, but the brand is out to change that image with its upcoming marketing push.

clock December 8, 2011David Lipke

Media

Macy’s Taps Max Irons for INC Men’s Collection

The English actor will appear in the brand’s spring 2012 men’s campaign.

clock December 8, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Media

A Chat With Angelina Jolie

Following the screening of “In the Land of Blood and Honey,” Joanna Coles, editor in chief of Marie Claire, held a question-and-answer session with the cast.

clock December 8, 2011Amy Wicks

Mario Lopez models modeling his collection.

Textiles

Mario Lopez Launches Underwear Collection

The actor and television host is stepping into the apparel business with the launch of RatedM, an underwear line.

clock December 8, 2011Marcy Medina

The Hugo look from Hugo Boss.

Retail

Suit-makers Target Young Consumers

Hugo Boss goes back to school for new customers, while Brooks Brothers bans most pleats.

clock December 8, 2011David Lipke

The Joseph Abboud collection.

Retail

Slimmer Styles Providing Boost for Suit Business

Younger customers are driving sales gains for tailored firms.

clock December 8, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Scoops

Prada Brings Spring Collection to Tokyo

Following the fashion show, a party was held in an industrial warehouse in the outskirts of the city.

clock December 8, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Liv Tyler to Sing for Givenchy

Brand stated it has worked with Sony Music Entertainment on “an electrifying meeting between the world of rock and the universe of perfume.”

clock December 8, 2011WWD Staff

3.1 Phillip Lim’s "31 Hour" bag.

Fashion Scoops

Phillip Lim to Launch 31 Hour Bag Line

Comprised of four styles, the collection is targeted to the wearer “who needs more than 24 hours in a day.”

clock December 8, 2011WWD Staff

Wendi Murdoch and Carolina Zapf

Fashion Scoops

Mayor Bloomberg Kicks Off Fete for ‘New York, New York’

The 320-page tome, by photographer Harry Benson and Hilary Geary Ross, is a collection of portraits of some of New York’s most renowned citizens.

clock December 8, 2011WWD Staff

Julianne Moore in Derek Lam.

Fashion Scoops

Tod’s Hosts Book Signing for Julianne Moore

“Freckleface Strawberry: Best Friends Forever” is the third book in the children’s series.

clock December 8, 2011WWD Staff

Human Resources

Giovanni Zoppas Named Marcolin CEO

Hailing from Benetton Group and Nordica, Zoppas, aged 53, was previously chief financial officer and ceo of Coin Group.

clock December 8, 2011Luisa Zargani

The PacSun store

Business Features

Pacific Sunwear Gets Golden Gate Lifeline

Retailer secures a key $60 million five-year term loan from Golden Gate Capital, plans to cut 20 percent of store base.

clock December 7, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Human Resources

Daniel Lalonde to Exit Moet & Chandon

He is to leave his role as president and chief executive officer of the Champagne producer at the end of the month.

clock December 7, 2011Miles Socha

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