Southeastern Asset Owns 17.8% of Saks

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Southeastern Asset Management Inc. filed paperwork with the SEC showing that the investment fund and its Longleaf Partners Small-Cap Fund affiliate own just under 27 million shares of Saks’ outstanding stock.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Mawi for Bruno Magli shoe

Fashion Scoops

Mawi Does Bruno Magli

The jewelry designer partnered with Bruno Magli on a capsule pre-fall collection of footwear and handbags.

clock December 7, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Mergers and Acquisitions

Rena Lange Sold to Austria Firm

Rudigier & Partner is a Salzburg based enterprise that holds majority stakes in premium lifestyle companies.

clock December 10, 2012Melissa Drier

Backstage at Marc by Marc Jacobs RTW Spring 2013

Intimates

Legwear Hits the Runway

Designers filled their 2012 runways with eye-catching tights, leggings and socks.

clock December 11, 2012WWD Staff

Wolford’s trompe l’oeil lace-ups for fall 2013.

Intimates

The Year in Legs: Fifty Shades of Racy

The best-selling erotic trilogy “Fifty Shades of Grey” is heating up the legwear industry.

clock December 11, 2012Laure Guilbault and Alessandra Turra

The Duchess of Cambridge in April, 2012.

Intimates

The Year in Legs: The Kate Middleton Effect

Given her positive image and sky-high fascination factor, it’s not surprising that she is elevating the nude legwear category to fashion-worthy status.

clock December 11, 2012Julia Neel and Karyn Monget

Zac Posen Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Zac Posen Pre-Fall 2013

“Maria Callas performing in Argentina,” peppered with a bit of Martha Graham, is how the designer described his pre-fall collection.

clock December 10, 2012WWD Staff

Maggie Cheung wearing Yi Yi collection by Qeelin.

Jewelry

PPR Eyes Expansion of Qeelin Brand

The company said it plans to open more boutiques in Hong Kong and China for its newly acquired jewelry brand.

clock December 10, 2012Miles Socha

Government and Trade

Apparel Manufacturing Gains in Third Quarter

Production in developing countries grew 5.7 percent, with China and India registering gains and Brazil and Egypt declines.

clock December 10, 2012John Zarocostas

Narciso Rodriguez Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Narciso Rodriguez Pre-Fall 2013

The same relaxed mood from spring was worked into these dresses, shells and tailored pants that followed a slim line without being strict.

clock December 10, 2012WWD Staff

On Reykjavik’s Laugavegur Street.

Intimates

They Are Wearing: Legwear

From Los Angeles to London, Kiev to Tokyo, legwear attracted attention on the streets in all manners of chic, punky, quirky and fun.

clock December 11, 2012WWD Staff

A visual from Gant's spring campaign by Baron + Baron.

Marketing and Promotion

Gant Returns to Its American Roots for Ads

Stockholm-based brand has tapped New York’s Baron & Baron as its new global advertising agency.

clock December 10, 2012David Lipke

Carolina Herrera Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Carolina Herrera Pre-Fall 2013

A compact decorated with a day design on one side and a starry night on the other served as a starting point for Herrera’s pre-fall collection.

clock December 10, 2012WWD Staff

A view of La Rinascente's holiday windows, featuring Little Sun solar-powered lamps with posters and videos showing the countries where people are using them.

Retail

A Little Sun at La Rinascente

The department store has decked out its Christmas windows with dozens of small, solar-powered lamps.

clock December 10, 2012Cynthia Martens

Jordache’s first print ad with Heidi Klum.

Marketing and Promotion

Ink, DMA Team to Form DMA United

The newly merged agency combines advertising and representation into one brand strategy firm focused on designers.

clock December 11, 2012Vicki M. Young

Boy by Band of Outsiders Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Boy by Band of Outsiders Pre-Fall 2013

Creative director Scott Sternberg is always good for a thought-provoking inspiration and pre-fall was no exception.

clock December 10, 2012WWD Staff

Julianna Margulies and Jon Bon Jovi

Parties

‘Stand Up Guys’ Premieres in New York

Al Pacino plays Val, a crotchety thief who, sentenced to die, reunites with his old gang, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin, for one last blow-out.

clock December 10, 2012Erik Maza

Uma Thurman

Parties

Art Basel’s Weekend Binge

On Friday and Saturday night, the fashion-fueled party circuit was on at full blast.

clock December 11, 2012Matthew Lynch

Rooney Mara

Intimates

Tights, Camera, Action

Whether on or off the red carpet, celebrities love their black tights.

clock December 11, 2012Lauren McCarthy

Isaac Mizrahi's fishnet tights in watercolor hues at United Hosiery Hosiery Co.

Activewear

Color My World: Legwear Sees Robust Growth

Manufacturers have answered the call for fashion by offering expanded assortments of colors and prints.

clock December 11, 2012Karyn Monget

Aqua bespectacled owl sweater at Bloomingdale's.

Retail

Bright Spots Seen in Lackluster Holiday Season

Gift shopping hasn’t materialized the way retailers had hoped, which for many stores is running flat to a couple of points ahead.

clock December 11, 2012David Moin

Exterior of the department store Saks Fifth Avenue

Business Features

Southeastern Asset Saks’ Biggest Shareholder

Recent investments give the Memphis-based company a 17.8 percent stake in the department store.

clock December 11, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Media

Magazine Publishers Scale Back on Holiday Parties

Adopting the “smaller is better” mantra, Time Inc. and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia will be celebrating in-house.

clock December 11, 2012Erik Maza

Fashion Scoops

Back to Business for Oscar de la Renta, Cathy Horyn

All appears to have been forgiven between the designer and the New York Times’ fashion critic.

clock December 11, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Goga Ashkenazi and Lapo Elkann Step Out as Couple

The new owner of the Vionnet brand and founder of the Italia Independent brand were captured in a few paparazzi shots in the fall.

clock December 11, 2012Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Halston Names Kristen Dykstra Chief Marketing Officer

Prior to joining the firm, she served as senior vice president of marketing for the Ann Taylor brand at Ann Inc.

clock December 11, 2012Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

Limited Brands Inc. Announces Special Dividend

Company will pay a $3-a-share dividend on Dec. 26 to stockholders of record Dec. 20.

clock December 11, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Scoops

Yoox Group Launching Initiative to Aid Emilia-Romagna Region

All proceeds from the sale of the limited edition artwork by Francesco Vezzoli will go to the Italian National Trust.

clock December 11, 2012Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Nike Inc. Launches Startup Accelerator Program

Nike+Accelerator will host 10 companies for a three-month program that is to be facilitated by TechStars.

clock December 11, 2012Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Yves Saint Laurent Signs Lease for Chicago Location

The new boutique will be part of a ground-floor retail condominium at the Waldorf Astoria, which opened earlier this year.

clock December 11, 2012Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

Tom Ford Adds to Beijing Flagship

The label opened its first women’s wear boutique in the city on Friday, a 1,400-square-foot space in the Peninsula Hotel.

clock December 11, 2012David Moin

Fashion Scoops

George Kotsiopoulos in Book Deal

The cohost of the E network’s “Fashion Police,” will publish his first book with Abrams Image, an imprint of Abrams, in January 2014.

clock December 11, 2012Marcy Medina

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