PVH Corp. to Buy Warnaco in $2.9B Deal

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It’s the megadeal after the storm. On Wednesday morning, PVH Corp. said it would acquire Warnaco Group Inc. in a deal valued at $2.9 billion.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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President Obama and Mitt Romney


Politicians of the Week: Barack Obama & Mitt Romney

With less than one week to go, the presidential style stakes are now as close as the election.

clock October 31, 2012WWD Staff


Shiseido First-Half Profits Tumble

The company suffered on higher marketing expenses and slow sales in Japan.

clock October 31, 2012Kelly Wetherille

Fashion Scoops

Former Prada Japan Manager Loses Legal Case

A Tokyo court has rejected Rina Bovrisse’s discrimination lawsuit against the Japanese subsidiary of the Italian company.

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Helen McCluskey and Emanuel Chirico


PVH Corp. to Buy Warnaco in $2.9B Deal

Transaction will turn PVH into an $8 billion global lifestyle and fashion powerhouse and will reunite Calvin Klein with its two largest apparel categories.

clock October 31, 2012Evan Clark and Marc Karimzadeh

Having more than doubled in size over the last four years, Joe's Jeans' kids division now makes up 10 to 15 percent of total sales.


Denim Brands Under Youth Influence

Children’s divisions are growing as tween celebrities make their mark.

clock November 1, 2012Khanh T.L. Tran and Rachel Brown


Denim by the Numbers

Whether it be bright shades or premium prices, there are indeed hot pockets in the category.

clock November 1, 2012Arnold J. Karr

A look from Wrangler’s Denim Spa Therapy for Legs collection.

Color Cosmetics

Jeans Enter the Beauty Domain

After washes, sustainables and organics, cosmetics could be denim’s next frontier.

clock November 1, 2012Norma Quinto

ISKO's creative room.


Italy’s Struggling Denim Districts

As the euro zone crisis lingers, companies in the Marche and Veneto regions have been forced to adapt to foreign competition and meet changing customer demands.

clock November 1, 2012Alessandra Turra and Cynthia Martens

Uniqlo store in Tokyo


Cheap Jeans Rule in Japan

Lower-priced and Western lines are taking a larger share of the market.

clock November 1, 2012Kelly Wetherille

Francois Girbaud


Europe Plots Sustainable Denim Future

A flurry of initiatives are popping up, at all ends of the process, from fibers to finishing and dyes.

clock November 1, 2012Laure Guilbault

Government and Trade

U.S. Joins WTO Case Against China Subsidies

Mexico originally brought the charges on Oct. 15.

clock October 31, 2012Kristi Ellis

Levi's mannequins on 'The Street" at the Penney's mockup.


J.C. Penney Shares Fall on Report

Analyst Charles Grom sees the retailer “backtracking” on promotions, which might undermine the company’s two-tier pricing strategy.

clock October 31, 2012Evan Clark


Warnaco Group’s Storied Past

Steeped in fashion and financial lore, the firm has had a highly volatile past — and a lot of it revolves around Calvin Klein.

clock October 31, 2012Karyn Monget

Fashion Scoops

Guggenheim Museum Cancels Artists’ Dinner

The event, which was set for tonight, would have seen the awarding of the biennial Hugo Boss Prize for contemporary art.

clock November 1, 2012Matthew Lynch

Diane von Furstenberg's tie-in with Evian.

Fashion Scoops

Evian Taps Diane von Furstenberg

She will design the water brand’s 2013 limited-edition bottle.

clock November 1, 2012David Bazner

Fashion Scoops

Luxottica Group to Buy Alain Mikli?

A deal to purchase the French high-end eyewear maker could be unveiled by the end of the week.

clock November 1, 2012Luisa Zargani

Gael Garcia Bernal designed a T-shirt as part of a Levi's and Intel collaboration to benefit Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art.

Fashion Scoops

MOCA, Levi’s Tie Up for T-shirt Project

Intel and the denim brand pledged to contribute $100,000 from the sales of the tees to the museum’s educational programs.

clock November 1, 2012Khanh T.L. Tran

Fashion Scoops

Moda Operandi Pops Up in Brazil

The luxury e-tailer’s first brick-and-mortar pop-up store is planned for the upscale Cidade Jardim mall in São Paulo during the month of March.

clock November 1, 2012David Lipke


Gawker Media, Huffington Post Take to Tumblr During Sandy Outage

Within hours of Sandy’s shellacking of Manhattan, Datagram’s basement, home to all their servers, was “completely filled with water,” according to its site.

clock November 1, 2012Erik Maza


The Atlantic Launches Vertical Geared for Women

The new topic channel, dubbed The Sexes, was set to quietly launch Wednesday night.

clock November 1, 2012Erik Maza

Artwork by Marilyn Minter from Glamour's annual portfolio.


Glamour Releases Annual Women of the Year List

Always an eclectic mix, this year the magazine saw winning qualities in both Selena Gomez and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, among others.

clock November 1, 2012Erik Maza


Kate Spade Completes Japan Business Buy

The Fifth & Pacific Cos. Inc.- owned brand acquired the 51 percent interest held by KSJ Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Sanei International Co. Ltd.

clock November 1, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

On her, Williamsburg Garment Co.'s cotton jeans and ATM's cotton tank; on him, AG Adriano Goldschmied's cotton jeans.


Denim Trend: Girl Likes Boy

Denim is going back to basics with a renewed interest in simple cuts, fits and washes.

clock November 1, 2012Kim Friday

STRIPE IT: Almost Famous


What’s Next in Denim: The Trends

A return to more traditional style is in full swing but there’s still plenty of fun to be had with novelty prints like stripes and tie-dyes.

clock November 1, 2012WWD Staff

Hurricane Sandy left severe damage in its wake as cleanup got under way and business began the road back to normal.


Retail Sees Slow Revival in Sandy Aftermath

After being cooped up for two days and in many cases unable to go to work or school, New Yorkers took to the streets Wednesday, helping retailers rebound a bit.

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Randy Johnson


Randy Johnson Teams Up With Ulysse Nardin

The company created a special watch for the pitcher called “The Big Unit.”

clock October 31, 2012Jean E. Palmieri


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Sephora is acquiring Feelunique.


Sephora Acquiring Feelunique, the U.K. Online Prestige Beauty Seller

clock 16hJennifer Weil and Samantha Conti

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