Gucci, Guess Square Off in Trademark Dispute

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After nearly three years of trading trademark barbs, Gucci and Guess Inc. finally squared off in a federal court here Wednesday.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Financial

Jos. A. Bank Hurt by Lack of Cold Weather

Despite setback, the specialty store chain reported a 3.3 percent rise in income for the fourth quarter and a strong showing for the year.

clock March 28, 2012Jean E. Palmieri and Vicki M. Young

A view of the men's wear floor at Barneys New York.

Retail

Barneys New York Tweaks Tailored Clothing Floor

The sportswear offering from Isaia, Brioni, Kiton and Andrea Campagna sportswear are now being showcased alongside the company’s suits and furnishings.

clock March 28, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Barbara Kahn, Professor of Marketing and director of the Jay H. Baker Retailing Center at the Wharton School, with John Idol.

Designer and Luxury

Michael Kors CEO John Idol Speaks at Penn Fashion Week

Three hundred students made it into the presentation at the Wharton School, dubbed “Fashion Startup to Global Luxury Brand.”

clock March 28, 2012Marni Prichard Manko

A view of the Kenneth Cole Collection.

Designer and Luxury

Kenneth Cole Goes High-Tech Presenting New Line

The company staged a highly creative presentation to introduce Kenneth Cole Collection, a higher-priced, more advanced women’s and men’s line.

clock March 28, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Terry Lundgren

Human Resources

Terry Lundgren Sees Compensation Rise 18.4%

The salary of Macy’s Inc.’s chairman, president and chief executive officer was disclosed in the retailer’s definitive proxy, filed Wednesday.

clock March 28, 2012Vicki M. Young

Financial

NPD: Apparel Sales Up 3.8% in 2011

Women’s wear lags as men’s and children’s excel.

clock March 28, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Business Features

Nike Files Suit Against Reebok Over NFL Merchandise

According to the lawsuit, only Nike is authorized and licensed to use the name of newly minted Jets quarterback Tim Tebow on football-related products.

clock March 28, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Stefano Pilati at FIAF.

Designer and Luxury

Stefano Pilati on the Past — and a Bit of the Future

The designer made his first public appearance since his final Yves Saint Laurent show earlier this month.

clock March 28, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

A look from the new men’s Ugg Collection.

Textiles

Ugg Goes Upscale With Men’s Collection Line

The footwear maker endorsed by Tom Brady is launching a high-end line of shoes, boots and gloves under the Ugg Collection moniker.

clock March 28, 2012David Lipke

Ronald B. Johnson

Human Resources

Filings Reveal Penney’s Exec Pay Packages

According to a proxy filed with the SEC, retailer’s ceo Ronald B. Johnson received $53.3 million in total compensation last year, mostly in stock awards.

clock March 28, 2012Vicki M. Young

A look from Belk Inc.’s new Islander private label for men’s.

Financial

Belk’s Investments Paying Dividends

The retailer has committed to upgrading systems, branding, remodeling stores, e-commerce and service — to the tune of $600 million over five years.

clock March 28, 2012David Moin

Jeffrey Dean Morgan at the Wine Room at Gemma at The Bowery Hotel.

People

Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Magic Man

The star of Starz channel’s new period piece, “Magic City,” talks Fifties cool and success after 40.

clock March 29, 2012Matthew Lynch

Media

Facebook Moves Closer to IPO

The social media site will halt trading of its shares on the secondary market at the end of this week.

clock March 29, 2012Vicki M. Young

Media

Domenico Dolce, Stefano Gabbana Spotted On Screen

According to a tweet sent Tuesday night from the company’s online magazine, the designers are in a scene in Woody Allen’s latest film “To Rome With Love.”

clock March 29, 2012Alessandra Turra

Brunello Cucinelli’s cotton jacket, Rag & Bone’s linen suit and Ermenegildo Zegna’s cotton shirt. Rag & Bone tie; To Boot New York shoes.

Fashion Features

On a Roll: Men’s Wear Maintains Momentum

Spurred on by key trends such as slimmer fits and vivid color, men’s apparel sales have been one of the brightest categories for many retailers.

clock March 29, 2012Jean E. Palmieri and David Lipke

Designer and Luxury

PVH Takes Cautious Approach for 2012

Company is tapping the brakes on its fast-growing Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein businesses, projecting both to grow at slower rates than they did in 2011.

clock March 29, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Zero + Maria Cornejo’s leather bolero and shorts and Autumn Cashmere’s cashmere sweater. Soxland socks; Alexander Wang boots.

Fashion Trends

Fall 2012 Trend: Cut Short

It’s quirky, a little bit tough and, yes, it’s a suit. With edge trumping tradition, the look is becoming ever bolder for fall.

clock March 29, 2012Jessica Iredale

Legal

Gucci, Guess Square Off in Trademark Dispute

At issue in the class-versus-mass trial is whether or not Guess infringed on Gucci’s rights by using a variety of design elements.

clock March 29, 2012Evan Clark and Alexandra Steigrad

A look from Juicy Couture’s fall 2012 collection.

Fashion Features

Juicy’s London Bridge

“L.A. loves London” was how LeAnn Nealz, Juicy Couture’s chief creative officer and co-president, described her fall collection during a preview of the lineup.

clock March 29, 2012WWD Staff

Ulysses’ journey as imagined by Karl Lagerfeld 
for the Hôtel Metropole.

Fashion Scoops

Karl Lagerfeld’s Latest Extracurricular Project

He has been called upon to redesign the outside premises — including the pool, terrace and gardens — of Belle Epoque jewel The Hotel Métropole Monte-Carlo.

clock March 29, 2012Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Roger Vivier Photography Exhibit Opens in Milan

The company commissioned the pictures to celebrate the launch of its new Prismick accessories collection.

clock March 29, 2012Alessandra Turra

Essentialist

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A folkloric figure, part of Charles Jeffrey Loverboy's new installation at Dover Street Market in London.

Fashion

Charles Jeffrey Brings Hope, and More, to Dover Street Market

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Social Studies

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