Chinese Firm YGM Buys Aquascutum

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YGM Trading, the owner of Guy Laroche, is poised to pocket another Western heritage brand.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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A view of the Nanette Lepore store in Tokyo.

Designer and Luxury

Nanette Lepore Eyes Growth in Asia

The designer recently opened her second flagship in Tokyo’s Ginza shopping district and plans to break into China.

clock May 2, 2012Amanda Kaiser and Kelly Wetherille

Intimates

Delta Galil Sets Purchase of Germany’s Schiesser

Acquisition to elevate brand share, European presence.

clock May 2, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Aquascutum RTW Fall 2012

Designer and Luxury

Chinese Firm YGM Buys Aquascutum

The company, which is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, already controls the brand outside Europe and the U.S.

clock May 2, 2012Samantha Conti and Miles Socha

Financial

American Eagle Outfitters Raises Guidance, Stock Spikes

The teen retailer sees better sales and fewer promotions.

clock May 2, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

A look from Peter Pilotto.

Designer and Luxury

Pitti W Taps Peter Pilotto for June Edition

Lapo Cianchi said the designers were invited because Pitti was “looking for a modern approach to feminine elegance.”

clock May 2, 2012Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Joëlle Ciocco Named L’Oréal Paris’ Global Facialist

She joins the brand’s team of beauty artistry experts including Jean Nollet and Stéphane Lancien.

clock May 2, 2012Jennifer Weil

Ed Burns

People

Ed Burns’ Indy Streak

The filmmaker talks about his new project, his idol and his complicated relationship with fashion.

clock May 2, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Donna Karan and Sheila C. Johnson

Parties

Parsons Honors Donna Karan, Sheila C. Johnson

The event at Pier Sixty raised more than $1.4 million to benefit Parsons The New School for Design.

clock May 2, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

A spring ‘13 look from Baracuta.

Sportswear

WP Lavori Readies Relaunch of Baracuta

The first product from WP Lavori will be shown at Pitti Uomo in June for the spring 2013 season.

clock May 2, 2012David Lipke

Men’s and women’s looks from Boast.

Human Resources

Andy Spade, Ryan Babenzien Join Boast Team

Sales quadrupled in 2011 — over a small base — and the tennis brand is on track to quadruple sales again this year.

clock May 2, 2012David Lipke

A view of Black Brown 1826 men’s wear collection designed by Joseph Abboud at Lord & Taylor at Westchester's Ridge Hill mall.

Textiles

Hudson’s Bay Co. Wholesales Private Label Brands

Strategy enables retailer to leverage supplier costs and widen margins by ordering in larger quantities.

clock May 2, 2012David Moin

James Franco in Gucci.

Parties

James Franco Suits Up

The actor paid a visit to Gucci’s men’s boutique in New York on Monday.

clock May 2, 2012Matthew Lynch

A look at the Tumi store.

Designer and Luxury

Tumi Opens Flatiron District Store

The 1,800-square-foot store will be the brand’s first to employ a new merchandising concept.

clock May 2, 2012Rachel Strugatz

The Joseph Abboud spring ad campaign.

Textiles

Tailored Clothing Market Sizzles for Spring

Less-rigid construction, technical fabrications and traditional patterns are driving the business for spring 2013.

clock May 2, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Retail

Bloomingdale’s 59th St. Workers OK Pact

Employees at the retailer’s Manhattan flagship will get a $3.05 per hour raise over five years and more flexibility in scheduling hours.

clock May 2, 2012Evan Clark

Legal

E-Commerce Site Owner Daniel Greenberg Indicted

The president and owner of discounted apparel site Classic Closeouts has been charged with wire fraud and access device fraud by a federal grand jury.

clock May 2, 2012Vicki M. Young

Leonard Lauder and Carolina Herrera

Designer and Luxury

Carolina Herrera Accepts Award on Nancy Reagan’s Behalf

The designer touted the sartorial style and personal integrity of the former first lady at an event benefiting the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation.

clock May 2, 2012Kristi Ellis

Gildo Zegna with one of Emil Lukas’ works.

Designer and Luxury

Gildo Zegna Shows His Passion for Silk

The Italian luxury brand commissioned American artist Emil Lukas to create five original thread paintings using Zegna silk yarn for an exhibition.

clock May 2, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

BCBG Max Azria’s silk trompe l’oeil jumpsuit and Scha hat.

Fashion Trends

Fall 2012 Trend: Jump Up!

The jumpsuit has had many a moment. Now it’s back again — for perhaps its biggest performance yet.

clock May 3, 2012WWD Staff

1932: Greta Garbo in “As You Desire Me.”

Fashion Features

The Jumpsuit: A Cinematic History

From Greta Garbo’s chicly dark look in “As You Desire Me” to Diana Ross’ glammed-out number in “Mahogany,” the jumpsuit has had many a moment.

clock May 3, 2012WWD Staff

Randi Zuckerberg

Media

Randi Zuckerberg on the Web’s Next Trends

The former marketing director at younger brother Mark Zuckerberg’s company, Facebook Inc., spoke at Lucky’s first Fashion and Beauty Blogger Conference.

clock May 3, 2012Rachel Brown

Media

Revenues Down at Time Inc.

During a call with investors, cfo John Martin said that the company will be placing continued focus on “cost controls” for the remainder of the year.

clock May 3, 2012Amy Wicks

The iconic facade.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Fred Segal’s New Deal

The legendary retailer that transformed cutting-edge style in Southern California is finally taking its show on the road.

clock May 3, 2012Lisa Lockwood

THREE PIECE SUIT: Hickey Freeman’s cotton blazer and wool vest and Marc Jacobs’ cotton shirt. Brunello Cucinelli pocket square.

Fashion Features

Men’s Wear Trend: Modern Man

Vertical retailers and designer brands are raising their fashion quotient, ensuring a sleeker spring 2013.

clock May 3, 2012Alex Badia

The new Johnston & Murphy Facebook campaign.

Marketing and Promotion

Marketers Ramp Up Video, M-commerce

A study released by digital marketing agency iProspect and analytics firm comScore details best practices in reaching affluent male consumers online.

clock May 3, 2012David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

Macy’s Inc. Fires Back at Martha Stewart

Lawyers for the retailer call MSLO’s request for Terry J. Lundgren to be deposed before May 18 both “unreasonable and untimely.”

clock May 3, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Mexx CEO Thomas Grote Resigns

No word on where he is headed, but the resignation was due to his decision to leave the company, sources said.

clock May 3, 2012Vicki M. Young

Edward Norton

Fashion Scoops

Edward Norton to Cohost Bodhi Tree Foundation Dinner

Guests at the New York event will get to listen in when the actor chats with National Geographic Adventure’s Costas Christ about traveling with meaning.

clock May 3, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Paz de la Huerta tunes into CNNCTD+100.

Fashion Scoops

CNNCTD+100 Debuts at New Museum

Narciso Rodriguez, Pharrell Williams and Paz de la Huerta were among the 100 influencers rounded up by Roman Grandinetti for his latest project.

clock May 3, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Tracy Feith

Fashion Scoops

Toms Shoes Taps Tracy Feith

After months of consulting for the brand’s founder Blake Mycoskie, the designer has officially joined the Los Angeles-based company full-time.

clock May 3, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Essentialist

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The Jeffrey Fashion Cares runway show at Phipps Plaza.

Business

Simon Property Boosts Outlook as Retail Rebounds

clock 15hDavid Moin

Social Studies

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