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Designer and Luxury

Elie Tahari Makes Three Key Hires

Company taps Stephen Budd, Debbie Elmore and Michael Celestino to boost its sales division.

clock July 16, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Burberry Body


Burberry Exiting Inter Parfums License

The buyout price is 181 million euros, or $222.6 million at current exchange, exclusive of receivables, inventories and other tangible assets.

clock July 17, 2012Jennifer Weil

Belts from Tommy Bahama.


Tommy Bahama: Accessories Are Necessities

Some elements, like jewelry and shoes, are produced in-house, while others, like eyewear and watches, are licensed — to Marchon and Geneva, respectively.

clock July 18, 2012Marcy Medina

Jack Terry, head rumologist.


Rum, the Tommy Bahama Way

Jack Terry, head rumologist, shares the company’s five most popular cocktails.

clock July 18, 2012Sarah Tooker

Tommy Bahama's Web site.


Tommy Bahama’s E-Commerce, a Global Portal to the Brand

In early July, the brand took a big leap forward in its global expansion strategy by launching e-commerce in 108 countries.

clock July 18, 2012David Lipke

Lucio Dalla Gasperina, Tony Margolis and Bob Emfield.


Tommy Bahama: A Brand Is Born

The founders’ vision of the beachcombing globe-trotter started to take shape more than two decades ago.

clock July 18, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Tommy Bahama’s indoor furniture.


Tommy Bahama: A Home in the Islands

The brand is intent on covering all aspects of lifestyle, including furnishing homes.

clock July 18, 2012Kira Cole

An electric bike.


Tommy Bahama: The Most Toys

Completing the lifestyle boils down to the trappings.

clock July 18, 2012Marcy Medina

Terry Pillow

Ready To Wear

Carrying Tommy Bahama’s Tune

The beachcombing brand is growing up but staying true to its island roots as it plots growth strategies.

clock July 18, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

A view of the pop-up relaxation lounge at The Grove.

Marketing and Promotion

Tommy Bahama: Keeping the Island in View

With a mantra like “Make life one long weekend,” the brand manages to make even its marketing programs seem relaxed and effortless.

clock July 18, 2012Marcy Medina

A view of the restaurant at Tommy Bahama in Wailea, Hawaii.


Feast for the Eye: Tommy Bahama — A Dude’s Gotta Eat

The company opened its first restaurant in Naples, Fla., 16 years ago, and has added a dozen more since.

clock July 18, 2012Marcy Medina

The Transpac yacht team.

Ready To Wear

Tommy Bahama: The Sporting Life

The lifestyle brand has been hitting home runs with its limited-edition sportswear collaborations and event sponsorships.

clock July 18, 2012Christina Silvestri

Thomas Chubb

Business Features

Tommy Bahama and Oxford Industries: Lessons in Good Parenting

The firm’s stewardship of the lifestyle brand is seen as model for buyer-seller relationships.

clock July 18, 2012Arnold J. Carr

Hudson Jeans’ new fall ad campaign starring Georgia May Jagger.


Hudson Sets Anniversary Campaign, Exclusives

The premium jeans firm is marking its first decade with a new ad campaign starring Georgia May Jagger.

clock July 17, 2012Khanh T.L. Tran

Government and Trade

House Enters Olympic Apparel Fray

A bipartisan group of 59 House members sent a letter to the Olympic Committee, imploring it to ensure that uniforms are made in the U.S. in the future.

clock July 17, 2012Kristi Ellis


Karstadt to Cut 2,000 Jobs

The streamlining at the German department store chain will occur over the next two years.

clock July 17, 2012David Moin

Attendees of 080 in Barcelona, Spain.

Street Style

They Are Wearing: The Short of It in Barcelona

The message at the city’s fashion festival 080 was clear: The briefer the better.

clock July 18, 2012Barbara Barker

Heidi Klum


Heidi Klum Talks Publicists, ‘Project Runway’

After some confusion last week at a book signing in New York, the model and hostess goes on the record with WWD.

clock July 17, 2012Taylor Harris

Looks from Tommy Bahama's pre-spring 2013 collection.

Fashion Features

Tommy Bahama Pre-Spring 2013: Hey, Sport

The classic American island brand’s look has evolved, yet remained true to its core cabana heritage. Here, looks from the upcoming collection.

clock July 18, 2012WWD Staff

A look from the Miss Wu collection.

Designer and Luxury

Jason Wu Courts a Younger Audience With Miss Wu

A look at the new contemporary line Jason Wu is launching in partnership with Nordstrom.

clock July 18, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Alex and Ani’s metal bangles with glass beads and clear crystal stones.

Fashion Features

Olympics Summer 2012 Preview: Keep Calm and Accessorize On

Designers are banking that consumers will want a piece of the action, however small it may be.

clock July 18, 2012Taylor Harris

Dion Lee and his winning design.

Designer and Luxury

Dion Lee Takes Home Woolmark Australia Prize

The 26-year-old Sydney designer will head to London Fashion Week in February with four other regional finalists for the grand final.

clock July 18, 2012Patty Huntington

Government and Trade

Port Contract Talks Draw Concern

Retailers and apparel brands are growing concerned about the threat of a potential East Coast port strike.

clock July 18, 2012Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

ChinaFile: The Problems With China Design

The Chinese fashion industry is still focused on manufacturing, so the challenges facing Chinese designers start not with education but execution.

clock July 18, 2012Huang Hung

Luxury shoppers in China.

Government and Trade

Corruption: China’s New Great Wall

For international companies, fears of corruption are creating a potentially formidable Great Wall to succeeding in China.

clock July 18, 2012Casey Hall

Real people model in Lanvin’s fall ads.


Alber Elbaz Keeps It Real for Lanvin Campaign

Rather than models of the moment, the designer cast real women and men, ranging in age from 18 to 80.

clock July 18, 2012Miles Socha

Kati Nescher in Alexander Wang’s fall campaign.


David Sims Shoots Alexander Wang Campaign

Both the photographer and model Kati Nescher are newcomers to the designer.

clock July 18, 2012Erik Maza

Michael Kors ads call up the Golden Era.


Michael Kors Channels Old Hollywood in Fall Ads

The two models in the campaign, Karmen Pedaru and Simon Nessman, have been tapped to play “a latter-day version” Carole Lombard and Clark Gable.

clock July 18, 2012Erik Maza

Edun’s avian turn.


Edun Ads Feature Models, Birds of Prey

Ryan McGinley has turned his lens once again on beasts and humans in his latest campaign for the clothing label.

clock July 18, 2012Samantha Conti

Human Resources

Frank Rescigna to Head Guess Global Licensing

The executive was most recently president of Viva International Group, which has held the worldwide rights to Guess eyewear for 21 years.

clock July 18, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Scoops

Ralph Lauren Corp. CFO Resigns

Tracey T. Travis is leaving effective July 30 to pursue other interests.

clock July 18, 2012Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Louis Vuitton Appeals Court’s Dismissal of Suit Against Warner Bros.

In its complaint, the luxury brand said that the movie studio knowingly used fake bags made by Diophy in a scene in “The Hangover Part II.”

clock July 18, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Marvin Traub Associates Launches Pin Down Bladder Cancer Campaign

The retail consulting firm will commemorate Bladder Cancer Awareness Month tonight at the Four Seasons Grill Room in New York.

clock July 18, 2012Jake Flanagin

Mayor Bloomberg and crew at the High Line.

Fashion Scoops

Tiffany & Co. Foundation Overlook Unveiled on the High Line

Mayor Michael Bloomberg was on hand to pay tribute to foundation’s support of the New York park with grants totaling $6.3 million.

clock July 18, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

An image from Paige Denim’s fall ad campaign.


TSG Consumer Partners Invests in Paige Denim

The denim brand is the private equity firm's third foray into the apparel and accessories market.

clock July 18, 2012Vicki M. Young


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Rick Owens sustainable capsule created in collaboration with Swampgod


Rick Owens Unveils Sustainable Capsule of Upcycled Pieces

clock 2hAlessandra Turra

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