China’s E-commerce Upswing

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Overview

Brands will have no choice but to have an e-commerce presence in China or face being left out of what will soon become the largest online retail market in the world. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

British Label Jigsaw to Offload Diffusion Line

Robinson Webster Holdings, which owns the British women’s wear label, announced this week that it intends to sell or close its Kew.159 line.

clock April 5, 2012Nina Jones

Looks from the women’s and men’s U.S. Polo Association collection.

Ready To Wear

LF Asia, U.S. Polo Assn. Ink Deal

Under the licensing agreement, company will source U.S. Polo Assn.-branded apparel and accessories for the Chinese market.

clock April 10, 2012Lisa Lockwood

A look from Gieves & Hawkes.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Gieves & Hawkes Changes Hands in $95.3M Deal

Trinity Limited, the Hong Kong-based retailer of luxury men’s wear brands and part of the Li & Fung Group, is purchasing the British men’s tailoring label.

clock April 11, 2012Nina Jones

Bergdorf Goodman

Retail

Joshua Schulman Heading to Bergdorf Goodman

Becoming the retailer’s president after tackling top jobs at Jimmy Choo and the Gucci Group is not such a stretch.

clock April 11, 2012David Moin

Models wearing innerwear looks at the Mode City trade show in Paris.

Intimates

Eurovet’s CurvExpo Buy Heats Up M&A Activity

The CurveNY and CurveNV trade fairs in New York and Las Vegas specialize in intimate apparel, swimwear, legwear and men’s underwear.

clock April 11, 2012Karyn Monget

Textiles

Façonnable, Italia Independent Team Up for Sunglasses

The limited edition collection will debut this weekend in Monte Carlo during the city’s Rolex Masters tennis tournament.

clock April 11, 2012Luisa Zargani

Rei Kawakubo chose to display her “White Drama” collection in bubbles.

Fashion Features

Comme des Garçons, Balenciaga Star in Paris Exhibitions

The fashion labels will be side by side in a pair of exhibits at Les Docks — a new design and cultural center on the eastern fringes of the city.

clock April 11, 2012Miles Socha

Retail

China’s E-commerce Upswing

A new report projects China will become the largest online retail market globally around 2015, with nearly 10 percent of retail sales occurring online.

clock April 12, 2012Lara Farrar

Cartier's “Juste un clou” yellow gold bracelet.

Fashion Features

Cartier ‘Nails’ It With New Exhibit and Collection

The jeweler unveils the “Juste un clou” line inspired by iconic pieces from designer Aldo Cipullo.

clock April 11, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Government and Trade

Commerce Report Puts Focus on IP

Outlining the importance of intellectual property, the Obama administration released a report that emphasized ways to protect trademarks and other rights.

clock April 11, 2012Kristi Ellis

Financial

Mango Revenue Tops $1.8 Billion in 2011

The retailer opened 644 stores last year, eight of which were in Spain, its domestic market.

clock April 11, 2012Sharon Edelson

A view of the Hackett London store in Italy.

Designer and Luxury

Hackett Opens Store in Milan

Located on Via Manzoni, the two-story, 5,705-square-foot flagship is part of the British brand’s retail expansion strategy.

clock April 11, 2012Alessandra Turra

Joe Gromek and Helen McCluskey

Financial

Bonus Pool Less Deep at Warnaco

Retired ceo Joe Gromek only executive with increase in overall pay, according to proxy filed with the SEC on Wednesday.

clock April 11, 2012Arnold J. Karr

A look from Michael Kors.

Activewear

Men’s Underwear Market Moves Beyond Basics

A trifecta of color, fashion and performance is driving the men’s underwear business.

clock April 11, 2012Karyn Monget

Financial

Connaught Group Sold in Bankruptcy Auction for $22M

The winning bidder is Forty-Three Eighty Co., a joint venture between custom men’s suit firm Tom James & Co. and Hong Kong vendor Royal Spirit Group.

clock April 11, 2012Vicki M. Young

Inside the new store.

Retail

Rag & Bone to Open on Madison Ave.

The label’s uptown flagship —?and sixth store in Manhattan —?officially debuts on Saturday.

clock April 12, 2012Jessica Iredale

2(x)ist’s cotton and spandex boxer briefs and Hurley’s cotton hoodie. Miansai bracelet; Cheap Monday silver bracelet.

Fashion Features

Men’s Wear Trend: The Boxer

The boxer brief in performance cotton blends continues to be the leading underwear style of the season.

clock April 12, 2012Alex Badia

Media

Condé Nast Acquires ZipList

With ZipList, recipes can be gathered across different Web sites and placed in a universal recipe box to be exported into a shopping list.

clock April 12, 2012Amy Wicks

Media

Du Jour Names Co-Editors in Chief

The new multiplatform luxury play from Jason Binn has tapped Keith Pollock and Nicole Vecchiarelli for the joint post.

clock April 12, 2012Amy Wicks

Media

Condé Nast Entertainment Adds Staff

Dawn Ostroff has hired Jeremy Steckler from Imagine Entertainment and Michael Klein from the Sundance Channel.

clock April 12, 2012Amy Wicks

A visual from Joseph Abboud.

Retail

JA Apparel Sets Growth Initiatives

The owner of the Joseph Abboud and Joe by Joseph Abboud brands is expanding its reach through new licenses, marketing initiatives and technological advances.

clock April 12, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Retail

Report Highlights H&M’s Organic Bent

Fast-fashion retailer’s annual global sustainability report reveals that it is the biggest certified user of certified organic cotton in the world.

clock April 12, 2012Sharon Edelson

Footwear

Marc Fisher Testimony Wraps Up

The founder of Guess Inc.’s licensee for footwear spent three more hours rebutting allegations that his company infringed on Gucci’s trademarks.

clock April 12, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Karl Lagerfeld Sets Show at Château de Versailles

Other than the date, May 14, details are still under wraps.

clock April 12, 2012Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Jimmy Choo and Artist Rob Pruitt Team Up

The capsule collection will feature shoes, handbags and small leather goods.

clock April 12, 2012Samantha Conti

Kimberly Ovitz

Fashion Scoops

Kimberly Ovitz Adding Diffusion Line

The designer’s eco-friendly foray, O by Kimberly Ovitz, was feted Tuesday night at Curve on Mercer Street in New York.

clock April 12, 2012Taylor Harris

Fashion Scoops

Jed Root and Tracy Christian Form Boutique Talent Agency

The new firm, called TCA Jed Root, specializes in actors and producers.

clock April 12, 2012Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

Rob Thomas Tapped for Spring Ball Set

He will play at The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s fifth annual fundraiser, which has raised almost $7 million since 2008.

clock April 12, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

A|X Armani Exchange Returning to Coachella

Brand is using its third annual Neon Carnival event to launch its Color Pop watch collection.

clock April 12, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Malcolm McLaren Documentary in Development

Designer Keanan Duffty is co-producing the film, which is a tribute to the performer’s legacy in music, fashion and contemporary culture, with Dan Honan.

clock April 12, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Scoops

Roberto Cavalli to Unveil Rodeo Drive Remodel

The brand, which opened its location on the Beverly Hills street in 2005, has updated the 3,000-square-foot store to fit its global retail design concept.

clock April 12, 2012Rachel Brown

French actress Bérénice Marlohe, the face of Swarovski's fall 2012 campaign.

Fashion Scoops

Swarovski Taps Bérénice Marlohe for Ads

It’s the first time the company has chosen an actress to be the face of its campaign.

clock April 12, 2012Kristi Garced

Fashion Scoops

Celine Returning to Beverly Hills

The LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned brand has leased a 3,100-square-foot location at 319 N. Rodeo Drive next to Montblanc and Miu Miu.

clock April 12, 2012Rachel Brown

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Looks from the Rapha + Outdoor Voices collaboration.

Fashion

Outdoor Voices' Ashley Merrill Says Company Is Profitable

clock 18hJean E. Palmieri

Social Studies

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