Emerging Market Retail Attracts Private Equity

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The competition to get a piece of promising young retailers and brands in emerging markets is heating up.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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KKR invested $30 million into the Chinese retailer Novo.

Mergers and Acquisitions

The Big Chase the Small: KKR Invests in Novo Holdco Ltd.

Others also looking to tap into smaller players in emerging markets.

clock August 21, 2012Evan Clark

An ad visual from True Religion's fall 2012 campaign.


Next Stop Brazil for True Religion’s International Expansion

Distribution deal follows similar arrangement in China.

clock August 22, 2012Arnold J. Karr

The author at Castilla de Dracula in Todos Santos, Mexico, January 2012.


Julia Chaplin: Gypsy Caravan

The author’s new book, “Gypset Travel,” is about traveling in the glamorous haute bohemian fashion explored in her original book, “Gypset.”

clock August 22, 2012Lorna Koski


Mark Shale Files Chapter 11 Petition

The fashion chain has filed for bankruptcy court protection three times since 1995.

clock August 21, 2012Vicki M. Young

Human Resources

The Jones Group Names Roy Chan

He will serve as president of international, a newly created role effective Sept. 10.

clock August 21, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Partygoers at New York's Dîner en Blanc.


Dîner en Blanc Returns to New York

The flash-mob picnic drew 3,000 all-white clad guests to Lincoln Center Plaza on Monday night.

clock August 21, 2012Kristi Garced

Government and Trade

U.S. Files Case Against Argentina at WTO

Claims country has unfair barriers to trade.

clock August 21, 2012Kristi Ellis

Lester Kronfeld

Human Resources

Lester Kronfeld, Brooklyn Retail Pioneer, Dead at 87

More than 1,000 people attended services on Sunday in Woodbury, Long Island, N.Y., including about 200 Lester’s employees, said his nephew, Barry Cohen.

clock August 21, 2012David Lipke

A variety of chic pants hitting the street.


Legwear Trend: On the Right Track

One of the most popular silhouettes of the season, graphic track pants paint the town chic.

clock August 22, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Celebrity Sightings at the Las Vegas Trade Shows

Avril Lavigne, Audrina Patridge and Whitney Port made appearances.

clock August 21, 2012Marcy Medina

The Scotch & Soda boutique window in Amsterdam.

Fashion Scoops

Scotch & Soda Plots Expansion

The Dutch brand will roll out eight new retail stores in the U.S. by year’s end, said sources.

clock August 21, 2012David Lipke

The interior of American Rag Cie’s World Denim Bar

Fashion Scoops

American Rag Scouts New York Flagship Location

Owner Mark Werts is looking for spaces in the Meatpacking District or Williamsburg.

clock August 21, 2012David Lipke

Fashion Features

ChinaFile: Mao’s Way or the Paris Runway?

There are two ways to brand in China for the country’s fashion labels.

clock August 22, 2012Huang Hung

The cover of Forbes.


Forbes Ranks the Most Powerful Women

Diane von Furstenberg is more powerful than Anna Wintour — at least according to the magazine.

clock August 22, 2012Erik Maza


Latina Media Ventures to Sell Cookware on QVC

Bon Appétit has some new and unexpected competition in the world of magazines selling cookware on basic cable.

clock August 22, 2012Amy Wicks


Wet Seal Posts Loss, Explores Options

Hal Kahn — the former Macy’s executive who is serving as the retailer’s very active chairman — is doing more than a little multitasking right now.

clock August 22, 2012Evan Clark

William Bissell


Armed With Funding, Fabindia Looks Outward

William Bissell, managing director of one of India’s leading ethnicwear retailers, is best known for his considered decision making.

clock August 22, 2012Mayu Saini

The exterior of a Karstadt store in Germany.


Karstadt Enhances Its Vendor Mix

The retailer has been ravenously courting vendors and making headway despite uncertainties on the home front.

clock August 22, 2012David Moin

Tommy Hilfiger

Fashion Scoops

Tommy Hilfiger Heads Downtown for NYFW

After hitting up the Park Avenue Armory last season, the designer is returning downtown for his two shows during New York Fashion Week.

clock August 22, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Louise Goldin RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Scoops

Louise Goldin Joins New York Fashion Week Schedule

The knitwear designer is among the new (yet familiar) faces on the calendar.

clock August 22, 2012Jessica Iredale

Fashion Scoops

Vince Goes Bigger at Saks

The “number-one” contemporary brand at the department store has been rewarded with a “hard shop” on the fifth floor of the Manhattan flagship.

clock August 22, 2012David Moin

Fashion Scoops

Garance Doré Fetes Collection With Kate Spade

The French style blogger and illustrator turned up at the brand’s boutique in London’s Covent Garden Thursday.

clock August 22, 2012Lorelei Marfil

Fashion Scoops

DFS Group Looking to Paris?

The luxury and duty-free retailer majority-owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is making moves to reenter the region, an industry source said.

clock August 22, 2012Kristiano Ang


Today's Must Read

“The Future Streets” installation in the Meatpacking District.


New York City Stores to Get More Outdoor Space to Welcome Shoppers

clock 2hRosemary Feitelberg

Social Studies

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