Christmas in Hong Kong Brings Cheer to Retailers

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Overview

Retailers here are expecting a very merry Christmas, thanks in large part to Mainland Chinese shoppers.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Andy Gillet with Jonny Johansson.

Parties

Acne Fetes Second Paris Boutique

Hipsters flock to Swedish brand’s industrial outpost in Marais.

clock December 14, 2011Katya Foreman

Business Features

Jones Group Taps Joe McConnell

The veteran of Kellwood Co. and Biflex Intimates will help meld the company’s supply chain with its overall corporate strategy.

clock December 15, 2011Evan Clark

The Reqoop app in action.

Retail

Reqoop Aims to Drive Shoppers to Stores

Tech startup borrowing from magazines, games for new business model.

clock December 16, 2011Evan Clark

Fashion Scoops

Paul Smith Attends Paris Book Signing

British designer signed copies of the French-language book “Paul Smith, Notes” in Paris.

clock December 20, 2011Joelle Diderich

Christmas decorations at the IFC Mall

Retail

Hong Kong Retailers Bullish on Holiday Season

Some stores are planning to log double-digit sales growth.

clock December 21, 2011Ellen Sheng

The exterior of the new Dior Homme store in San Francisco.

Designer and Luxury

Dior Homme Store Bows in San Francisco

The brand has opened its third freestanding store in the U.S., at 216 Stockton Street in San Francisco’s Union Square.

clock December 21, 2011David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

DKNY Teams Up With the New York Rangers

As part of the arrangement, the hockey team will be wearing DKNY-branded practice jerseys for the rest of the 2011-2012 season.

clock December 21, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Government and Trade

USTR Sees Some Progress in ‘Notorious Markets’ Fight

Hong Kong officials’ action cited while challenges in China persist.

clock December 21, 2011Kristi Ellis

Diesel Black Gold Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Diesel Black Gold Pre-Fall 2012

According to Sophia Kokosalaki, pre-collections should include “transitional, basic pieces, which you can wear season after season.”

clock December 21, 2011WWD Staff

The Lanvin shop.

Retail

Bergdorf Unveils Initial Phase of Men’s Revamp

Lanvin shop is first of its kind in the U.S. and marks start of yearlong renovation.

clock December 21, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Stores crowded with shoppers.

Financial

Late Holiday Momentum Swings Offline

Brick-and-mortar stores see gains in visits, conversion, says NPD.

clock December 21, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Louis Vuitton’s cotton shirt and Burberry London’s wool pants. Prada tie; TheTieBar.com tie bar; Marc Jacobs belt.

Fashion Features

Work Hard, Play Hard With Matt Czuchry

WWD spends half a day in “The Good Wife” actor’s shoes.

clock December 21, 2011Jessica Iredale

Retail

American Eagle Stamps Passport

Specialty retailer opens in Morocco, Jordan and Egypt.

clock December 21, 2011Evan Clark

A look from 99MPH.

Fashion Features

Juniors Division 99MPH Works to Accommodate Retailers

Retailers want faster, frequent deliveries, products with details and novelty and meatier margins.

clock December 21, 2011David Moin

The judges of “Project Runway All Stars.”

Media

Isaac Mizrahi to Judge ‘Project Runway All Stars’

The new series will feature 13 contestants who previously appeared on “Project Runway” but failed to win the grand prize.

clock December 21, 2011Lisa Lockwood

A David Sims image from the Prada campaign.

Marketing and Promotion

Michael Pitt Featured in Upcoming Prada Campaign

The “Boardwalk Empire” actor will be shot by David Sims in a cinema-inspired spring men’s advertising campaign.

clock December 21, 2011Cynthia Martens

Derek Lam Ayami Sandals.

Business Features

Derek Lam Claims Ivanka Trump Copied His Designs

Lam sent Trump a cease-and-desist letter, claiming the socialite copied his Ayami wedge sandal.

clock December 21, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Financial

NRF, RILA in Suit Challenging NLRB Rule Change

Plaintiffs seek to block change based on violations of First and Fifth Amendment, National Labor Relations Act.

clock December 21, 2011Kristi Ellis

The ambiance on a runway during Fashion Week.

Fashion Features

Bridget Foley’s Diary: The Endless Dates Debate

After months of talks, there’s still no solution, specifically on the disputed terms of the “second-Thursday agreement.”

clock December 21, 2011Bridget Foley

Textiles

Mizrahi Inks Men’s License

Xcel Brands has signed a licensing agreement with Burma Bibas for a collection of dress shirts and neckwear launching in the fall.

clock December 22, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

The Duchess and Duke of Cambridge.

Fashion Scoops

Kate and William Step Out for Centrepoint Charity

After their high-octane awards ceremony appearance earlier this week, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge cut a more low-key profile Wednesday night.

clock December 22, 2011Nina Jones

Fashion Scoops

Carson Kressley to Host Femmy Awards

The industry’s gala for intimate apparel companies will take place at New York’s Cipriani on 42nd Street on Jan. 31.

clock December 22, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Jimmy Choo’s NY Boutique Gets Updated

The renovated store boasts an expanded selection of women’s shoes, handbags, small leather goods and accessories, such as belts, sunglasses and fragrance.

clock December 22, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Fashion Scoops

Prada Opens Palermo Boutique

Architect Roberto Baciocchi, a frequent Prada Group collaborator, devised the new boutique, which is about 2,070 square feet.

clock December 22, 2011Cynthia Martens

The Tracy Reese tote bag.

Fashion Scoops

Tracy Reese Teams Up with Fashion Fights Cancer

The designer will launch a limited edition collection of tote bags, where 100 percent of net proceeds will go to FFC.

clock December 21, 2011WWD Staff

Donatella Versace

Fashion Features

A Fashionably Festive Guide to Gifting, Getting, Going and Gorging, Part II

In honor of the holidays, WWD sought out some seasonal nostalgia from the style set, and asked about this year’s plans.

clock December 22, 2011WWD Staff

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

“The Future Streets” installation in the Meatpacking District.

Business

New York City Stores to Get More Outdoor Space to Welcome Shoppers

clock 2hRosemary Feitelberg

Social Studies

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