Neiman’s Net Leaps, Sets Cusp Strategy

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Neiman Marcus Inc. posted another winning quarter on Tuesday, reporting a 35 percent profit gain and a 6.7 percent comparable-store sales increase for the period ended April 28.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Designer and Luxury

Ittierre Puts Focus on Retail Growth

The company has plans to open shops for Costume National, Karl Lagerfeld Paris, Pierre Balmain, Galliano and Aquascutum in the world’s major shopping capitals.

clock May 17, 2012Luisa Zargani

Moschino Cheap & Chic Resort 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Moschino Cheap & Chic Resort 2013

For her resort collection, creative director Rossella Jardini paid tribute to the eclectic culture of Great Britain.

clock May 24, 2012WWD Staff

Emporio Armani Resort 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Emporio Armani Resort 2013

Urban, functional clothes dominated the lineup.

clock May 29, 2012WWD Staff

Just Cavalli Resort 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Just Cavalli Resort 2013

Roberto Cavalli found his latest inspiration on a recent trip to India.

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Mario Testino, Michael Kors and Luis Medina.

Designer and Luxury

Michael Kors Fetes Madrid Flagship

American designer sets first freestanding unit in the Spanish capital.

clock May 25, 2012Barbara Barker

Zadig & Voltaire


Zadig & Voltaire Opens on Madison Avenue

After just two weeks in business, founder Thierry Giller pronounced the new 1,300-square-foot flagship “too small.”

clock May 25, 2012Sharon Edelson

Axel Dumas

Human Resources

Hermès Sets Management Transition

Family member and current chief operating officer Axel Dumas to succeed Patrick Thomas as ceo upon his retirement.

clock May 29, 2012Joelle Diderich

The new Cusp contemporary department inside Neiman Marcus

Business Features

Neiman Marcus Net Leaps, Sets Cusp Strategy

The retailer reported a 35 percent rise in profit for the quarter and announced growth initiatives including a rebranding of its contemporary departments.

clock May 29, 2012David Moin


Consumer Confidence Has Biggest Drop Since October 2011

The Consumer Confidence Index, which fell in May after falling in April, is now at 64.9.

clock May 29, 2012Vicki M. Young


Retailers, Factories Feel Effects of Italy Quakes

Tuesday’s tremors were noticeable in Milan, about 100 miles northwest, and numerous office buildings were evacuated as a precaution.

clock May 29, 2012Cynthia Martens


Qatar Mall Remains Closed After Fire Kills 19

Stores including L’Oréal-owned The Body Shop sustained damages after a blaze ripped through the daycare center and other areas.

clock May 29, 2012Jennifer Weil and Joelle Diderich

2046 Boy’s Wang Xiao Dong


Chinese Denim: Seek Status, Buy Bogus

With Chinese consumers willing to overlook authenticity when shopping for big names in jeans, the market is flooded with fashion of uncertain origin.

clock May 29, 2012Lara Farrar

James Curleigh


James Curleigh to Take Helm of Levi’s Brand

Executive joins the company from outdoor specialist Keen Footwear, where he reportedly lifted the privately held company’s volume to over $200 million.

clock May 29, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Charlize Theron as the Queen in "Snow White and the Huntsman."


Colleen Atwood Creates Mirror Magic With ‘Snow White’

WWD chats with the Oscar-winning costume designer about her work on “Snow White and the Huntsman.”

clock May 30, 2012Marcy Medina

MICHAEL Michael Kors studded polyester jacket and rayon dress with paillettes. Shoes by KORS Michael Kors.

Fashion Trends

Fall 2012 Trend: Sparkle!

It’s the holiday season for the bridge market, and designers are getting festive with all sorts of shine.

clock May 30, 2012WWD Staff

Wang Shu accepting the Pritzker Prize in Beijing.

Fashion Features

ChinaFile: Two Sides of China

The highlight of high society in Beijing last week was the awarding of the Pritzker Prize to Chinese architect Wang Shu.

clock May 30, 2012Huang Hung

Laurence Franklin


Q&A: Laurence Franklin, Frette CEO

The executive has an agenda: He wants to make Frette the go-to brand for luxury linens, home accessories and at-homewear in the global marketplace.

clock May 30, 2012Karyn Monget


William Ackman Talks Penney’s Strategy on CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box’

The founder and ceo of Pershing Square Capital Management stressed patience in terms of waiting for the strategy to gel.

clock May 30, 2012Vicki M. Young

Coco Rocha in an outfit that once belonged to Elizabeth Taylor.


Dennis Basso Taps Coco Rocha for Fall Ads

Summerlike as it was Tuesday, the model could be found in the designer’s furs and ready-to-wear in the antique cars of the Essex Steam Train in Essex, Conn.

clock May 30, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

A Fall Tommy Golf billboard.


Tommy Hilfiger to Sponsor the Golf Club at Chelsea Piers

The arrangement includes prime advertising placement for the spring 2012 golf campaign featuring Keegan Bradley.

clock May 30, 2012Lisa Lockwood


Woolmark Co. Sets Social Media Campaign

Wrapped in Merino, which runs on Facebook and as a microsite, aims to connect people as they collaboratively design a giant virtual scarf.

clock May 30, 2012Arthur Friedman

Fashion Scoops

Queen Elizabeth II Hosts Annual Summer Garden Party

Displaying her usual thriftiness, the Duchess of Cambridge recycled the blush pink Emilia Wickstead dress she first wore for a luncheon two weeks ago.

clock May 30, 2012Catherine Tipple

Fashion Scoops

Gucci Launches Eco-Friendly Shoe Line

The Sustainable Soles line includes two styles, one for men and one for women, both made with biodegradable plastic.

clock May 30, 2012Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Rockefellers, Girard-Perregaux Team Up for World Oceans Day

Susan Rockefeller will premiere her most recent documentary “Mission of Mermaids” Tuesday at New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

clock May 30, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Bella Matata

Fashion Scoops

GenArt Launches Global Division

Initiative aims to foster creative talent in emerging markets — starting with Kenya earlier this month.

clock May 30, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

New Yorkers Turn Out to Support Arts Education in Schools

Lily Rabe cohosted the third-annual Lincoln Center Institute Junior Spring Benefit at the Bowery Hotel in New York on Wednesday night.

clock May 30, 2012Kristi Garced

A custom-designed T-shirt by Rachel Roy.

Fashion Scoops

Designers, Celebs Join Antibully Bandwagon

Rachel Roy has designed two T-shirts that are being auctioned off to support “Bully,” The Weinstein Co. film playing in theaters.

clock May 30, 2012WWD Staff


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