Retail’s Inventory Balancing Act

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From This Issue

Outside a Quiksilver store.

Human Resources

Quiksilver Names Paul McAdam

Former AllSaints exec to head retail.

clock December 15, 2011Rachel Brown

Huo Siyan

Designer and Luxury

Dior Marks Beijing Flagship

The house also opened a Lady Dior art exhibition.

clock December 16, 2011Debra Bruno


November Surprise: Retail Apparel Prices Rise

Biggest year-to-year increase since 1987.

clock December 18, 2011Kristi Ellis

Sienna and Suzana Lightman.

Fashion Features

Lanvin Petite Hits New York

The brand’s designer kids line for girls ages 2 to 8 made its third stop on an international debut tour in New York this week.

clock December 16, 2011Jessica Iredale

Catherine Malandrino Black Label Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Catherine Malandrino Black Label Pre-Fall 2012

The designer has revamped Black Label and brought down its price point, zeroing in on a “feminine woman who dares to show skin” for pre-fall.

clock December 16, 2011WWD Staff

Wichy Hassan


Obituary: Wichy Hassan, Miss Sixty Co-Founder, 56

Creative director and co-founder of Sixty SpA died after a battle with cancer.

clock December 18, 2011Luisa Zargani

Alice Dellal being photographed by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel’s Boy Chanel
handbag advertising campaign.

Marketing and Promotion

Chanel Confirms Alice Dellal Reports

The brand has tapped the London-based socialite-turned-model as the face of its Boy Chanel handbag collection.

clock December 16, 2011Katya Foreman

Foley + Corinna’s spring clutch.


Steve Russo: The Contemporary Handbag King

Through his company, Artisan House, Russo has amassed a mini conglomerate of contemporary handbag brands.

clock December 16, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

A visual from Hunter.


Hunter’s New Investor Bets on Expansion

Searchlight Capital Partners nabs a majority stake of the British boot company, and maps out brand’s growth.

clock December 16, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Adrienne Maloof

Human Resources

Adrienne Maloof Launches Shoe Line

The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star chatted with WWD at a personal appearance at Lord & Taylor.

clock December 16, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Stores crowded with shoppers.


Retail’s Inventory Balancing Act

Retailers contemplating consumers, guessing on stock levels and pushing off risk.

clock December 19, 2011Evan Clark

Ralph Rucci

Designer and Luxury

Ralph Rucci: Cutting His Own Way

The designer was inducted into the Fashion Walk of Fame in New York in October.

clock December 19, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Spring 1981

Designer and Luxury

Chado Ralph Rucci: Standing on Ceremony

The label draws its name from the ancient Japanese tea ceremony that is characterized by precise attention to detail, purity, tranquility and spare simplicity.

clock December 19, 2011WWD Staff

A Plukka ring.


Plukka Out to Carve Online Niche in Fine Jewelry

The e-tailer is Joanne Ooi and Jai Waney’s answer to the scant selection of e-commerce sites dedicated to fine jewelry.

clock December 19, 2011Rachel Strugatz


Net-a-Porter Builds Lagerfeld Buzz has begun to spread Karl Lagerfeld fever in anticipation of the launch of the designer’s Karl line next month.

clock December 19, 2011Samantha Conti


InStyle Takes Editorial to Retail

The line between fashion magazine editorial and advertising is getting blurrier by the day.

clock December 19, 2011Amy Wicks

An ad from Givenchy’s spring-summer 2012 campaign.

Marketing and Promotion

Givenchy’s New Ads Bring Gothic to the Beach

Riccardo Tisci headed to the beach for the house’s spring-summer campaign.

clock December 19, 2011Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Diesel Cuts Ties With Bruno Collin

Brand has revealed the end of its collaboration with its artistic director.

clock December 19, 2011Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Roger Vivier to Introduce Kids’ Line

It is inspired by the house’s just-launched collection of brightly colored patent leather ballerinas for adults, which carry the brand’s iconic buckle.

clock December 19, 2011Katya Foreman

The Young Versace boutique.

Fashion Scoops

Versace Opens First Kids’ Boutique

Line includes clothes and accessories for both girls and boys from infancy to age 12.

clock December 19, 2011Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Designers’ Charitable Bidding War

The tension was rising between Mary Katrantzou and Marios Schwab as their bidding escalated for artsy lots at the charity auction to support Art Against Knives.

clock December 19, 2011Samantha Conti

Ralph Lauren Collection’s python sandal and The Row’s calfskin and mother-of-pearl button bag.

Accessory Trends

Spring 2012 Accessories Trend: Bright & Pearly

Whether they’re the real deal or dipped in opalescent finishes, the latest looks take on a whimsically modern charm.

clock December 19, 2011Roxanne Robinson


Today's Must Read

Matthew Williams with looks from his Alyx Men’s Fall 2021 collection.


Matthew Williams Considers His Alyx Brand a 'Life Project'

clock 10hMiles Socha

Social Studies

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