Watch Market Booms, But Bumps Lie Ahead

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Watch firms just keep ticking along. Despite hurdles ranging from soaring gold prices to worries about European debt, the watch industry is heading for another record year.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

A Kara Ross Urbana bag.


Kara Ross Goes Bespoke

Known for her bold fine and costume jewelry and exotic handbags bedecked with jewels, the designer is entering the bespoke business.

clock March 5, 2012Roxanne Robinson

Haider Ackermann, Franca Sozzani and Karl Lagerfeld.


Franca Sozzani Receives Legion of Honor

A flood of major European designers flocked to the Italian embassy in Paris to toast the Italian Vogue editor in chief.

clock March 14, 2012Miles Socha

Karl Lagerfeld


Karl Lagerfeld Sets New Web Site

Look books, an e-shop and Paris tips are among the features on the site,

clock March 16, 2012Miles Socha

Mawi's Panther Choker.


Accessories Are Standouts at Premiere Classe

With a cost-conscious consumer in mind, retailers flocked to the Paris-based tradeshow to add versatile accessories to their stock.

clock March 16, 2012Devorah Lauter

A view of the Maiyet dinner at Fred’s


Barneys and Christina Ricci Fete Maiyet

The retailer and actress hosted an intimate dinner for the fashion label on a mission on Thursday night.

clock March 16, 2012Alessandra Codinha

Adrien Brody


Diesel and Ducati Toast Collaboration

The Italian brand and motorcycle maker showed off their new bike for a clutch of gear heads on Thursday.

clock March 16, 2012Matthew Lynch

Designer and Luxury

Burberry Gets Thumbs-up on Facebook

The brand jumped seven slots to lead all fashion brands in “post likes” for February.

clock March 16, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Leonard Lauder, William Lauder, Bill Dillard 3rd, and Bill Dillard 2nd


The Dillards and Lauders Join Forces at FIT Gala

The event honored William Dillard III, vice president of Dillard’s Inc., and William Lauder, executive chairman of the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.

clock March 16, 2012Julie Naughton and Pete Born


ESL, Fairholme Own Bulk of Sears Holdings

The retailer filed its proxy with the SEC on Friday, which also disclosed compensation for key executives.

clock March 16, 2012Vicki M. Young

Simon Spurr

Designer and Luxury

Simon Spurr Exits Namesake Label

He left the company he co-founded with partner Judd Nydes on Friday.

clock March 18, 2012David Lipke

Julie Anne Quay and Michael Gallagher


Gallagher’s Paper Collectibles Re-Opens in New York

The shop at 12 Mercer Street will offer a small sliver of Gallagher’s fashion archives, with the rest available by special order.

clock March 19, 2012David Lipke

The $5 million Hublot watch.


Watch Firms See Buoyant 2012

Despite hurdles ranging from soaring gold prices to worries about European debt, the industry is heading for another record year.

clock March 19, 2012Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Jennifer Lopez to Perform at Costume Institute Gala?

Entertainment in recent years has included Florence + the Machine, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Kanye West.

clock March 19, 2012David Lipke

Jonathan Adler

Fashion Scoops

Jonathan Adler Celebrates Launch of Handbag Line

The designer hosted the intimate affair at the Greenwich Village home he shares with his husband, Barneys creative ambassador Simon Doonan.

clock March 19, 2012David Lipke

Alex Panos of TSG Consumer Partners, Karine Ohana and Sarah Kugelman.

Fashion Scoops

Luncheon Honors International Women’s Day

Held at Mauboussin’s Madison Avenue store in New York, the event featured nine prominent philanthropists and the charities they support.

clock March 19, 2012Julie Naughton

Fashion Scoops

Kellwood Co. Selling Koret Assets

According to a spokeswoman, production for the brand has ceased.

clock March 19, 2012Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Yves Saint Laurent Names Worldwide Press Director

Creative director Hedi Slimane has tapped one of his longtime associates, Laurence Kleinknecht, for the post.

clock March 19, 2012Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Acne Opening Larger New York Store

The smaller store operated by Opening Ceremony at 10 Greene Street in SoHo will shutter.

clock March 19, 2012David Lipke


Alexander McQueen Revamps Web Site, E-commerce

The new site features runway videos and images, seasonal look books and pre-collections.

clock March 19, 2012Samantha Conti


Alison Adler Matz Heading to Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

She has been named senior vice president and publisher of the Everyday Food and Whole Living brands.

clock March 19, 2012Amy Wicks

The store in Ginza.

Business Features

Rebecca Minkoff Sells Minority Stake to TSG

The deal is the second investment the private equity firm has completed in the accessories space since the end of January.

clock March 19, 2012Vicki M. Young

A preview of the line, photographed in Coach’s showroom.


Coach’s New Legacy

The accessories maker is unveiling a dual-gender collection inspired by its heritage that will become the cornerstone of its business.

clock March 19, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

J. Mendel RTW Fall 2012

Designer and Luxury

J.Mendel Brand Keeps Up Expansion, Repositioning

In the past few years, the label has quietly entered new markets and introduced new categories.

clock March 19, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Venus Williams in a look from EleVen.


Venus Williams Relaunches EleVen

The tennis star said she always wanted to design ready-to-wear and sports apparel, and this line reflects her personality.

clock March 19, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Designer and Luxury

Daryl Kerrigan Closing Bond Street Shop

The designer of the edgy, yet feminine Daryl K. collection said she has a deal in the works but wouldn’t discuss it until it’s finalized.

clock March 19, 2012Sharon Edelson


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clock September 25, 2020David Moin

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