Accessories, Beauty Focus of M&A World

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Accessories, footwear and beauty are where the money wants to be in the fashion world — literally.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Ebay Returns to China With

On Monday the partners officially unveiled their new fashion e-commerce Web site, eBay Style.

clock November 12, 2012Ellen Shening

Fashion Scoops

Michael Kors, CFDA Boost Sandy Relief Efforts

The designer has pledged $1 million, while the CFDA and Vogue have launched Fashion for Sandy Relief, an industry fund-raiser.

clock November 12, 2012Marc Karimzadeh and Lisa Lockwood

Brunello Cucinelli RTW Spring 2013


Brunello Cucinelli Profits Climb 25.3%

Growth in all markets around the world, except Italy, and gains at both its retail and wholesale channels helped the Italian luxury company.

clock November 12, 2012Luisa Zargani

A crowd waited for Michael Kors at the Bloor Street flagship.


Holt Renfrew Marks Anniversary With Exclusives

The department store celebrated its 175th with an array of products and events.

clock November 13, 2012David Moin

John H. Holt, circa 1900.


Holt Renfrew Timeline: Through the Years

A look back at the milestones in the retailer’s history.

clock November 13, 2012Sharon Edelson

Victoria Beckham's line is exclusive to Holt Renfrew in Canada.


Holt Renfrew’s Designer Game Plan

The department store chain is expanding and upgrading its apparel offering with more upscale designer brands.

clock November 13, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Mark Derbyshire

Business Features

Holt Renfrew Raises the Luxury Ante

The department store’s president Mark Derbyshire discusses turning the business around, connecting with consumers and tightening ties to vendors.

clock November 13, 2012David Moin

A rendering of the hr2 contemporary concept.


Hr2: Holt Renfrew’s Contemporary Bet

The department store aims at a younger demographic with a new concept.

clock November 13, 2012David Moin

Margherita Missoni meets her fans at the Bloor Street flagship.


Holt Renfrew Mixes Merchandise and Philanthropy

The department store is finding many ways to give back and create buzz.

clock November 13, 2012David Moin

Holt Renfrew's blog, Holts Muse.


Holt Renfrew: On a Youth Click

The retailer has spent the past year carefully building its social media presence, with a primary goal of reaching a younger demographic.

clock November 13, 2012Rachel Strugatz

George R. Renfrew with his granddaughter, Olga, in 1895.


Holt Renfrew’s History Book

WWD details the retailer’s trans-Canadian journey spanning 175 years.

clock November 13, 2012David Moin

A display by the Joshua Light Show at the museum's opening.


Parrish Museum Opens After a Stormy Delay

The East End institution unveiled its new building a week later than anticipated.

clock November 12, 2012Daniela Gilbert

J.C. Penney


Downgrades Send J.C. Penney Tumbling

Shares of the chain dropped 12.9 percent to $17.97 Monday — the worst close since March 2009.

clock November 12, 2012Evan Clark

The World Design Lab area for emerging talent.


Barbara Atkin’s Director’s Cut

For 25 years, Holt Renfrew’s vice president of fashion direction has spearheaded the department store’s fashion point of view.

clock November 13, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

A rendering of the next generation store design.


Holt Renfrew’s Yorkdale Outpost Gets Facelift

Toronto department store is undergoing a complete overhaul, doubling its size over the next year.

clock November 13, 2012David Moin


Cache Loss Increases as Margins Weigh

The women’s apparel retailer cited a hefty tax-related charge and “unfavorable” fashion to its financial results.

clock November 12, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

David Furnish and Kevin Spacey

Fashion Scoops

Grey Goose Winter Ball Bows in London

The evening, which raises money for the Elton John AIDS Foundation, is usually hosted by Elton John himself, but this year Kevin Spacey filled in.

clock November 12, 2012Lorelei Marfil

Harmony Art's organic cotton fabric.


Organic Cotton Dealing With Supply and Demand Issues

A new report from the Textile Exchange details the complexities of the product.

clock November 12, 2012Arthur Friedman

Tory Burch feed bags.


Designers Weigh In on Holt Renfrew

A stream of store appearances and events has forged a bond between makers and merchant.

clock November 13, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Brown Thomas in Ireland.

Business Features

Selfridges Keeps It All in the Family

Holt Renfrew’s parent is part of the vast holdings of the Weston family that include fashion, food and more.

clock November 13, 2012Julia Neel

Ready To Wear

Tommy Hilfiger in Brazil Joint Venture

Tommy Hilfiger do Brasil SA will hold the rights to operate, manage and distribute the designer’s branded products in the country.

clock November 13, 2012Lisa Lockwood

A look from Fleur du Mal.


Jennifer Zuccarini Launches Fleur du Mal

The designer previewed the new lingerie and lifestyle collection for WWD in her New York studio last week.

clock November 13, 2012Jessica Iredale

The U.S. edition of "American Lady" by Caroline de Margerie.


Susan Mary Alsop: The Second Lady of Camelot

A new biography paints a vivid picture of the backstage power broker who crossed paths with every significant figure of the second half of the 20th century.

clock November 13, 2012Joelle Diderich

Mergers and Acquisitions

PwC: M&A Deals Up 60% on Year

Many of the deals in the consumer space continue to be consumer packaged goods firms selling noncore operations.

clock November 13, 2012Vicki M. Young

Physicians Formula organic wear facial makeup remover towelettes.


Accessories, Beauty Focus of M&A World

For buyers looking for high-growth opportunities, it’s smaller, younger firms with a lifestyle approach that have presented the most intriguing possibilities.

clock November 13, 2012Vicki M. Young and Samantha Conti and Luisa Zargani

A view outside the Capital.

Government and Trade

Lame-Duck Congress Set to Take On Key Measures

Capitol Hill lawmakers are poised to confront the daunting challenge of finding a compromise to avoid a “fiscal cliff.”

clock November 13, 2012Kristi Ellis

Lisa Clyde


Q&A: Lisa Clyde, Investment Banking Expert

The head of Americas retail investment banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch talked with WWD recently about the latest in deal-making.

clock November 13, 2012Evan Clark

Mosley Tribes x Stussy metal aviators.


In the News: Accessories

Mosley Tribes, Kara Ross and Martin Katz are among the companies that are launching new collections.

clock November 13, 2012WWD Staff


Deborah Needleman Taps Stylist Joe McKenna

With her new hires, the team that Sally Singer had organized has mostly been displaced.

clock November 13, 2012Erik Maza


Cosmo’s Joanna Coles Hosts Luncheon at Michael’s

Some of New York’s most accomplished women — including Sarah Jessica Parker, Naomi Wolf, Diane von Furstenberg and Cathie Black — attended.

clock November 13, 2012Erik Maza

Danielle DiFernando and Drew Carey


Danielle Nicole Handbags to Be Featured on ‘The Price is Right’

The show was filmed in June and airs today on CBS.

clock November 13, 2012David Moin

Fashion Scoops

Santo Versace Milanese Mansion on the Market

Located on the posh Via Dei Giardini, the asking price is steep — more than $62 million.

clock November 13, 2012Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Gilt Launches Hurricane Relief Initiative

Customers who log on and donate to the cause will receive a voucher for up to 50 percent off at any of the participating Sandy Relief merchants.

clock November 13, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Scoops

Van Cleef & Arpels Throws Rodeo Drive Fete

The jeweler’s boutique has reopened after a seven-month renovation and expansion.

clock November 13, 2012Marcy Medina

Jennifer Lawrence with David O. Russell.

Fashion Scoops

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Premieres in New York

Jennifer Lawrence, dressed in a black Christian Dior couture suit and neck scarf, walked the red carpet.

clock November 13, 2012Kristi Garced

Fashion Scoops

Parsons The New School for Design Headed to Paris

Beginning in fall 2013, Parsons Paris will offer both bachelor’s and master’s degree programs taught in English.

clock November 13, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Derek Lam Heading to Shanghai

Next week, the designer will host a party with to introduce his 10 Crosby Derek Lam resort collection to Chinese clients.

clock November 13, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Gemvara Taps Annabel Tollman

Fine jewelry e-tailor has named the celebrity stylist its first brand ambassador.

clock November 13, 2012Rachel Strugatz

A look from Isaac Mizrahi New York Sportswear.


Isaac Mizrahi New York Sportswear Spring 2013

For the debut of his better-priced label, the designer dug into his ready-to-wear archives.

clock November 13, 2012WWD Staff


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