True Religion Bidding Kicks Into Higher Gear

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The bidding for True Religion Apparel Inc. is heating up, and sources said private equity firm Sycamore Partners has the lead.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Kate Spade Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Kate Spade Pre-Fall 2013

Hollywood and Palm Springs, along with the seductive Chinese film “In the Mood for Love,” inspired the collection.

clock December 11, 2012WWD Staff

A Zara store in Beijing.

Financial

Inditex Net Up 21.7% in Quarter

The parent of brands including Zara and Massimo Dutti continues to expand, with capital expenditure in 2012-13 hitting one billion euros, or $1.3 billion.

clock December 12, 2012Samantha Conti and Julia Neel

Franz Koch

Business Features

Puma Seeks to Reboot With New CEO

Franz Koch to step down in March 2013.

clock December 12, 2012Miles Socha

Financial

Fed Puts Focus on Employment

The central bank on Wednesday also announced a new bond buying program.

clock December 12, 2012Evan Clark

Financial

Avon’s Initial Cost-Cutting Steps

In addition to a global head count reduction of 1,500 jobs, it will exit the South Korea and Vietnam markets.

clock December 12, 2012Vicki M. Young

Tommy Hilfiger loungewear.

Textiles

PVH Corp. Sees Underwear Growth in 2013

The company is planning several launches and product extensions for next year.

clock December 12, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

A view of the Ami store.

Designer and Luxury

Ami Chooses Marais for Paris Store

Known for his straightforward clothes with a classic-yet-hip vibe, Alexandre Mattiussi said he wanted his first store to be as inviting as an apartment.

clock December 12, 2012Miles Socha

Diane von Furstenberg Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Diane von Furstenberg Pre-Fall 2013

The designer summoned the spirit of Mick Jagger during his Marianne Faithfull years, and Oscar Wilde and the classic London dandies.

clock December 12, 2012WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Ingo Wilts to Join Tommy Hilfiger Europe

Days after leaving Elie Tahari, he is joining the brand as creative director of men’s wear.

clock December 12, 2012Melissa Drier

Ten Room's dining room.

Lifestyle

See and Be Scene: Things to Do During London Fashion Week

WWD highlights the best new hotels, restaurants and bars to check out in London.

clock December 12, 2012WWD Staff

Retail

Online Sales Growth Slows, but Remains in Double Digits

E-commerce sales gains for both Green Monday and season-to-date just miss teen levels, ComScore says.

clock December 12, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Trucks in  traffic jam on Karachi highways.

Government and Trade

Pakistan Trucker Strike Drags On

Goods are stuck on highways and at ports.

clock December 12, 2012Mahlia S. Lone

Mike Duke

Government and Trade

Wal-Mart CEO Weighs In on Bangladesh Fire

Mike Duke defended his company’s enforcement of fire-safety standards, while at the same time acknowledging that more work needs to be done.

clock December 12, 2012Kristi Ellis and Mayu Saini

Timothy Everest

Lifestyle

Bespoke Tailor Timothy Everest Branches Out

The London-based tailor chats with WWD about his many projects including an expanding Superdry collection and recent big screen collaborations.

clock December 13, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Hackett London Men's RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Features

U.K. Designers Fired Up for Fashion Week

The first men’s showcase in June was such a boon for business — and for London’s international profile — that fashion houses are itching for round two to begin.

clock December 13, 2012Samantha Conti

J.W. Anderson

Fashion Features

London Men’s Wear Designers Share Fall Musings

From Gunter Sachs and Redsand Sea Forts to the Shetland Isles and the Wee Free Church, designers offer a glimpse of their visions for fall.

clock December 13, 2012Lorelei Marfil

Carsten Hendrich

Media

Carsten Hendrich Joins Bogner

As head of brand management and communications, he now controls the development of the 80-year-old brand in terms of content and style.

clock December 13, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Media

Robert Graham Taps Yard for Branding Push

The agency developed a campaign that features an original Robert Graham man collage by British artist Peter Clark.

clock December 13, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Markets

ENK to Exit Men’s, Footwear Shows

Move comes as part of its acquisition by Advanstar Global, owner of the MAGIC and Project trade shows.

clock December 13, 2012David Lipke

"Brad" by Chuck Close.

Designer and Luxury

State of the Art: Stand Outs at Art Basel Miami

With the overloaded lineup of perennially packed late-night parties, many forget what the event is really about: art.

clock December 13, 2012WWD Staff

Hurricane Sandy took an especially big bite out of luxury sales in November.

Financial

Small Store Growth Rebounds in November

After a one-month hiatus, independents again do better than overall retail sales.

clock December 12, 2012Arnold J. Karr

True Religion

Denim

True Religion Bidding Heats Up

According to sources, private equity firm Sycamore Partners has the lead.

clock December 13, 2012Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Proenza Schouler Scouting SoHo Location

Nearly six months after opening its first store on Madison Avenue, the brand is looking downtown for its second New York store.

clock December 13, 2012Jessica Iredale

Fashion Scoops

World’s Largest Hanukkah Menorah to Be Lit at Plaza Hotel

Elie Tahari is scheduled to join Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Ron Prosor and city comptroller John Liu at the ceremony today.

clock December 13, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

J. Crew, Tumblr Hosting Blogger Event

Twenty-seven top Tumblr bloggers from the fashion and photography worlds were given a Secret Santa assignment.

clock December 13, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Waterproof items from Pirelli's fall PZero collection.

Fashion Scoops

Pirelli P Zero Launches High-tech Rain Sottosella Line

The capsule collection features men’s and women’s waterproof, foldable motorbike clothing.

clock December 13, 2012Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

DailyCandy Pops Up at The Standard

The online source for curated discoveries will open an in-store shop at hotels in New York, Los Angeles and Miami, starting today.

clock December 13, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Kevan Hall Presents Signature Collection in L.A.

Hollywood has a fashion cycle all its own, governed by the red-carpet season rather than the runway season.

clock December 13, 2012Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

Jewelry Brand Tacori Launches Online Film

The three-minute short features the company’s bridal and fashion collections with a nod to its print campaigns shot by Raymond Meier.

clock December 13, 2012Marcy Medina

Essentialist

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Sustainability

What Is Sustainability Amid New Rush of Digital Activism?

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