Stores Wary for Spring After a Mixed Holiday

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Give it a B. That was the general view of the holiday shopping season, which proved a stressful roller-coaster ride for retailers — and was further evidence of a wary, fickle consumer.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Versace Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Versace Pre-Fall 2012

A men’s wear moment swept over Donatella Versace’s pre-fall collection, where traditional tailoring motifs were taken in a sexy direction.

clock December 27, 2011WWD Staff

The shop at Neiman’s Westchester.


Neiman Marcus Adds Boss Black to 17 Stores

After a hiatus of several years, the Dallas-based retailer has relaunched Hugo Boss’ Boss Black collection in 17 doors for the holiday season.

clock December 21, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Inside the Vionnet boutique

Designer and Luxury

Vionnet Boutique Pays Homage to Founder

The one-story, 2,484-square-foot Milan store was unveiled with a soft opening earlier this month.

clock December 22, 2011Luisa Zargani

Brunello Cucinelli RTW Spring 2012

Business Features

U.S. IPO Market Comes to Life Again

The pipeline of firms eyeing IPOs for listing in the U.S. and in overseas exchanges next year is growing.

clock December 26, 2011Vicki M. Young


Stylesight Teams With Panjiva to Create New Sourcing Service

Agreement leads to launch of Stylesight Sourcing in early 2012.

clock December 24, 2011Arthur Friedman

Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani

Designer and Luxury

Cipriani Brothers Launch Mr. C Hotel in L.A.

Since opening quietly over the summer, the hotel has become a destination for fellow high-flyers like Sir Richard Branson and the Missoni family.

clock December 23, 2011Marcy Medina


Louis Vuitton Sues Warner Bros.

The brand claims that the movie studio knowingly used counterfeit bags in “The Hangover Part II.”

clock December 24, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Report Finds Poor Customer Service in Australia

Forty-four percent of respondents to Synovate Retail Performance’s survey blamed either rude or pushy retail staff for undermining their shopping experience.

clock December 23, 2011Patty Huntington


Perfumania to Acquire Parlux for $170M

Deal links Rihanna, Jessica Simpson to discount beauty chain.

clock December 23, 2011Evan Clark and Pete Born



The Cover Story: The Best (and Worst) Sellers of 2011

A look back at who sold (and who didn’t) at the newsstand for monthly magazines, with all data taken from the Audit Bureau of Circulations.

clock December 23, 2011John Koblin

The Duchess of Cambridge.

Fashion Scoops

The Duchess of Cambridge’s Christmas

The duchess cut a stylish figure when she joined fellow members of the British royal family for a church service on Christmas Day.

clock December 27, 2011Nina Jones

Fashion Scoops

La Senza to Enter Administration

The British lingerie retailer last week filed a notion of intention to appoint administrators, which is the U.K. equivalent of bankruptcy protection.

clock December 27, 2011Nina Jones

Fashion Scoops

Scoop NYC, Intermix Plan for Calif. Expansion

New York’s multiline boutiques are marching west.

clock December 27, 2011Rachel Brown

A Louis Vuitton store in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Designer and Luxury

Latin America’s Luxury Market Seen Booming

Robust economic growth in Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Argentina and Mexico is bolstering consumers’ purchasing power.

clock December 27, 2011Ivan Castano

David and Sarah Segal at David’s Tea.


Fancy a Spot? David’s Tea Takes New York

The recent Canadian import aims to convert Americans into a nation of tea drinkers.

clock December 27, 2011Alessandra Codinha

Benetton’s gift to Tripoli.


Benetton Unveils Unhate Dove Sculpture in Tripoli

The dove’s plumage is composed of shell cases recovered by war zone residents, symbolizing newfound peace and hope at the end of the Arab Revolution.

clock December 27, 2011Cynthia Martens

An images from Dolce & Gabbana’s spring men’s campaign.


Dolce & Gabbana Taps Italian Actors for Spring Campaign

Shot in Portofino by Mariano Vivanco, the candid, sepia tone images seem to be frames of an Italian comedy.

clock December 27, 2011Alessandra Turra

Government and Trade

The Fiber Price Sheet

The last Tuesday of every month, WWD publishes the current, month-ago and year-ago fiber prices.

clock December 27, 2011WWD Staff

Marc Messura


Fiber Prices Stabilize After Wild Ride in 2011

Cotton’s ride to peak prices gave industry the jitters.

clock December 27, 2011Arthur Friedman

The holiday shopping scene at Macy’s Herald Square.


Retailers Cautious for Spring After Mixed Holiday

The holiday shopping season at this point is seen yielding about 3 percent sales gains on average.

clock December 27, 2011David Moin and Holly Haber and Marc Karimzadeh and Anne Riley-Katz

Business Features

Press Conference on Madonna Badger Fire Scheduled

Briefing will address the tragic blaze that occurred on Sunday morning at the fashion advertising executive’s Connecticut home.

clock December 27, 2011WWD Staff


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