Dior Said Closing In on Raf Simons Deal

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Fashion Scoops

Bing Releases Top Search Results

Gucci came in first place for the second year in a row as top searched fashion brand on bing.com, Microsoft’s search engine.

clock December 1, 2011Lisa Lockwood

A look from Sasson Kedem's show during Tel Aviv Fashion Week.

Designer and Luxury

Israeli Designers Spotlighted in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv Fashion Week was the first time in some 30 years that Israeli designers, models and journalists gathered together to view fashion on the runway.

clock December 5, 2011Jessica Steinberg

Hilary Weston

Designer and Luxury

The Art of the Westons

Hilary Weston and her husband, Galen, are ramping up their design-minded activities.

clock December 5, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg


Coach Launches Temporary Online Store in China

Brand has teamed up with e-commerce site Taobao Mall for a one-month project, which will be operative through Jan. 15.

clock December 12, 2011WWD Staff

Angelica Cheung (sixth from left), Fan Bingbing and Federico Marchetti with designers and models at the Vogue event.


Vogue China, Thecorner.com Fete Designers

Five Chinese designers, all part of the Vogue Talents Corner, are making their debut on the site, which is a part of the Yoox Group.

clock December 12, 2011Debra Bruno

Alina Cho in CD Greene with Chris Benz


New York Botanical Garden’s Winter Wonderland Ball

The 20th anniversary gala drew the social set.

clock December 12, 2011Matthew Lynch

Pietro Beccari

Human Resources

LVMH Shifts Roles for Michael Burke, Pietro Beccari

The French luxury giant is dispatching two of its star executives to pilot key brands in Rome: Bulgari and Fendi.

clock December 12, 2011Miles Socha

Vera Wang Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Vera Wang Pre-Fall 2012

“Print and color” with a touch of Sixties Jane Birkin and Yves Saint Laurent is how the designer described her pre-fall lineup.

clock December 12, 2011WWD Staff

J.Mendel Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

J.Mendel Pre-Fall 2012

“Unapologetic luxury” is how Gilles Mendel described his pre-fall lineup.

clock December 12, 2011WWD Staff

Temperley London Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Temperley London Pre-Fall 2012

Alice Temperley took an ornate, opulent turn, looking to the 19th-century aesthetic movement for inspiration.

clock December 12, 2011WWD Staff

Doo.Ri Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Doo.Ri Pre-Fall 2012

The work of Cecil Touchon inspired Doo-Ri Chung’s collection, specifically as graphic, confettilike prints that appeared on looks.

clock December 12, 2011WWD Staff

Steve Lawrence, Richard Kind and Myron E. “Mike” Ullman 3rd


K.I.D.S. Gala Raises Over $1 Million

J.C. Penney’s Steve Lawrence, Delta Children’s Products’ Joe Shamie and the Levi’s brand were honored at the event.

clock December 12, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

A shopper outside a Dior shop in Moscow.

Government and Trade

Russia’s Entry Into WTO Opens Doors

Retailers and manufacturers could benefit from less barriers.

clock December 12, 2011Kristi Ellis

Membership sign-up for the new flash site.


Bluefly Launches Flash Sales Site

The Belle & Clive site, which launches Tuesday, will host designer events around noon each day, and feature brands and styles not available on other sites.

clock December 12, 2011Vicki M. Young

Gareth Pugh and Jade Parfitt

Color Cosmetics

MAC Celebrates With Gareth Pugh, Eyes Global Growth

The Estée Lauder-owned brand also has collaborations with Daphne Guinness and Chinese photographer Chen Man in the works.

clock December 12, 2011Nina Jones

Zang Toi and Julie Macklowe in Rodarte


Multitasking With Julie Macklowe at The Box

The party celebrated her birthday, launched her product line vbeauté and benefited the VH1 Save the Music Foundation.

clock December 12, 2011Alessandra Codinha

Buccellati’s New York store on Madison Avenue.


Buccellati Opens New Space in NYC

The fine jewelry brand has moved from its East 57th Street location to a bi-level flagship at 810 Madison Avenue.

clock December 12, 2011Rachel Strugatz

A rendering of Jay Godfrey's first store.


Jay Godfrey Set to Open First Store

The store, a 1,500-square-foot unit at 810 Washington Street in the Meatpacking District, is just beneath the High Line.

clock December 12, 2011Sharon Edelson

After the Rain spa at the Hotel Saint James and Albany.


Paris Trade Show Preview: The Scene

Places to get pampered, get cultured, get comfy and get a bite.

clock December 13, 2011WWD Staff


American Media Unveils Cost-Cutting Moves at OK

The celebrity weekly category is buzzing about the magazine’s new printing schedule.

clock December 13, 2011Amy Wicks

An image from the Fabergé ad campaign.


Fabergé Taps Mario Testino for Spring Campaign

The jewelry brand unveiled its first ad campaign last month, and is preparing a second, edgier one for spring.

clock December 13, 2011Samantha Conti


Challenges Ahead for Ready-to-Wear

Organizers are hopeful that healthy international attendance at the Paris trade shows will keep the domestic blues at bay.

clock December 13, 2011Joelle Diderich

A view of Première Vision.


Paris Trade Show Preview: New Formats Highlight Expos

The big change for visitors headed to the Porte de Versailles in January is the new show format for WSN Developpement’s salons.

clock December 13, 2011Katya Foreman

Raf Simons

Designer and Luxury

Dior Said Closing In on Raf Simons Deal

According to industry sources, the French fashion house is close to a contract with the acclaimed Belgian designer to become its next couturier.

clock December 13, 2011Miles Socha


American Apparel Talks With Colbeck Hit Snag

Retailer is seeking other financing deals after negotiations with Ron Burkle’s private equity firm faltered.

clock December 13, 2011David Lipke

Jane Post’s nylon jacket. Hue tights, worn throughout; Marais USA shoes.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2012 Trend: Color Coated

Even the most classic and practical shapes take on a new look when awash in spring’s boldest brights.

clock December 13, 2011Bobbi Queen

Apparel was one of Nordstrom's strongest categories.


Retailers Make Last-Minute Holiday Appeals

With a little less than two weeks of holiday shopping left, stores are pulling out the stops, extending hours and offering even deeper discounts.

clock December 13, 2011Sharon Edelson


Urban Outfitters Sees Comp-Store Sales Improve

Retailer sees fourth-quarter reversal in same-store sales.

clock December 13, 2011Evan Clark

Fashion Scoops

Oscar de la Renta to Hold Runway Show at New Address

Provided ongoing construction keeps on track, the designer will hold his February show in the company’s new address at 11 West 42nd Street.

clock December 13, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Sephora Taps Prabal Gurung for Uniforms

The new additions will bow in late April in North America stores.

clock December 13, 2011Julie Naughton

Fashion Scoops

Filene’s Basement Creditors Seeing Return

Unsecured creditors in the bankruptcy from May 2009 have received 72.5 percent of their claims so far.

clock December 13, 2011Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Kendall and Kylie Jenner in Deal With Glamhouse

The youngest members of the Kardashian-Jenner clan are taking their first solo steps into the business.

clock December 13, 2011Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

WeatherOnSale.com Hosts Cold Sale

The site is offering a winter promotion on Weatherproof women’s coats if the weather in New York City falls below 39 degrees.

clock December 13, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Scoops

Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach Hosts Fashion Set

A flock of fashion insiders attended a weekend hosted by Eric Villency to launch his redesign of the property’s club lounge.

clock December 13, 2011Rebecca Kleinman

Fashion Scoops

Gloria Estefan Signs With Wilhelmina Intl.

The “Queen of Latin Pop” is looking to develop endorsement, editorial and licensing opportunities.

clock December 13, 2011Lisa Lockwood

The Rebecca Minkoff and Baby-G watch.

Fashion Scoops

Rebecca Minkoff, Baby-G Team Up

Collaborative watch is meant to exude a “downtown romantic aesthetic.”

clock December 13, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Massimo Vitali Exhibit Opens at agnès b.

The socio-landscape photographs were shot in Italy, Germany and Turkey, and will be displayed in New York until Jan. 22.

clock December 13, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Le Meurice Offers Golden New Year’s Treat

The Paris hotel will feature a Galette des Reines with a hidden trinket.

clock December 13, 2011WWD Staff

Bed and Philosophy


Paris Trade Show Preview: Ones to Watch

A dozen lines to look out for at trade shows across Paris.

clock December 13, 2011Laurent Folcher


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Poshmark Slumps After Big IPO Increase

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