Gap Inc. Snaps Up Intermix for $130M

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Gap Inc. has acquired specialty retailer Intermix for $130 million in cash. WWD exclusively reported last month that the two companies were in talks. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Christopher Kane Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Christopher Kane Pre-Fall 2013

For his first pre-fall collection, the designer was in a dark, but still playful, mood.

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Fashion Scoops

Monoprix CEO Among French Honors Recipients

Jean-Charles Naouri, chairman and ceo of the French supermarket chain, was made an Officer of the Legion of Honor, France’s highest civilian decoration.

clock January 2, 2013Joelle Diderich

A view of the Tiffany's website featuring Elsa Peretti designs.

Financial

Tiffany & Co. Renews Elsa Peretti License

The jeweler and the designer ink a 20-year contract for $43.7 million, following rumors the duo would end its 39-year relationship.

clock January 2, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Graphic beige, sky-blue and black blouson made from a special technical cotton paired with trim khakis. Shoes sport sneaker construction with a slight platform crepe rubber molded sole.

Fashion Features

Pitti Uomo Preview: Kenzo Heads to Florence

Humberto Leon and Carol Lim’s fall 2013 collection for the Parisian house will be presented in a runway show on Jan. 10.

clock January 2, 2013David Lipke

Thecorner.com has teamed with Pitti Uomo to help men with their fashion decisions.

Lifestyle

Thecorner.com to Unveil Exhibition at Pitti Uomo

The luxury e-tailer under the Yoox Group umbrella is gearing up to unveil “Vestirsi da Uomo” (“Dress like a man”), on Jan. 8.

clock January 2, 2013Alessandra Turra

Financial

Goode Partners Invests in Sneaker Villa

New York–based private equity firm has a track record with smaller retailers, having previously taken stakes in Intermix and All Saints.

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Allegri

Ready To Wear

Ones to Watch at Pitti Uomo

New and noteworthy brands to check out at the upcoming men’s wear trade fair.

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Human Resources

Isaia Adds to Sales and Marketing Teams

The luxury men’s wear brand has hired Sarrah Candee in the new role of director of marketing and public relations.

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NAA-Studio

Lifestyle

Pitti Uomo Preview: The Scene

Where to enjoy downtime during the upcoming men’s exhibitions in Florence.

clock January 2, 2013Matteo Aceti

The Thomas Kay Collection will launch at retail next fall.

Ready To Wear

Pendleton Launching Heritage Collection

The men’s and women’s apparel, accessories and home line honors founder Thomas Kay’s vision and craftsmanship.

clock January 3, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

The Roberto Cavalli store in India.

Designer and Luxury

Roberto Cavalli Opens in New Delhi

The designer and his team flew in last month for the opening of his first store in India.

clock January 3, 2013Mayu Saini and Alessandra Turra

Christopher Raeburn

Designer and Luxury

Christopher Raeburn Named Artistic Director at Victorinox

In this new role, the London-based designer will provide ideas and inspiration for the entire range of the brand’s apparel.

clock January 2, 2013David Lipke

A look from the Zilli collection.

Designer and Luxury

Zilli to Open D.C.-area Store

The luxury French men’s wear label is opening a location in Tysons Galleria in McLean, Va., to appeal to the powerful men who call that area home.

clock January 2, 2013Laure Guilbault

Exterior of the Isabel Marant store on Melrose Place in West Hollywood.

Designer and Luxury

Isabel Marant Lands on Melrose Place

The 1,100-square-foot West Hollywood store is the French designer’s second in the U.S. and 11th worldwide.

clock January 2, 2013Rachel Brown

Textiles

Intradeco Apparel Acquires Knothe Sleepwear

Knothe, a family-run business based in New York, distributes its products under labels such as Izod, Chaps and State O Maine.

clock January 3, 2013Vicki M. Young

The Antonia Uomo store in Milan.

Designer and Luxury

Strong Men’s Sales Seen Continuing Through 2013

Designers and retailers cater to their customers’ increasing thirst for looks that blend fashion trends and sartorial quality.

clock January 3, 2013Luisa Zargani and Alessandra Turra and Cynthia Martens

Hartmann Nordenholz's cotton and silk jersey T-shirt dress and skirt.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2013 Trend: Go With the Flow

Designers are playing with tailoring and volume, working masculine shirting into long, flowy silhouettes.

clock January 3, 2013Laurent Folcher

The Nancy Gonzalez store in Hong Kong.

Handbags

Nancy Gonzalez Opens Hong Kong Unit

The stand-alone store at IFC shopping mall in Central is the luxury handbag maker’s first in Asia.

clock January 3, 2013Ellen Sheng

Media

Harvard Business Review Names Best-Performing CEOs

The title graded 3,143 ceo’s globally on three metrics: total shareholder return adjusted by country and by industry as well as change in market capitalization.

clock January 3, 2013Evan Clark

Business Features

WWD CEO Summit Starts Monday

The lineup of speakers includes Ron Johnson of J.C. Penney, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.

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Andy Mooney

Human Resources

Andy Mooney Named Quiksilver CEO

He succeeds the outdoor action sports company’s cofounder Bob McKnight, 59, who has been named executive chairman.

clock January 3, 2013Lisa Lockwood

With the purchase of Intermix, Gap stands to expand its presence in luxury retail.

Business Features

Gap Inc. Acquires Intermix for $130M

The deal expands the San Francisco-based retailer’s presence in the growing global luxury retail market.

clock January 3, 2013Vicki M. Young

A Gap store in New York City

Marketing and Promotion

Steep Markdowns Improve Retailers’ Holiday

Executives said they’ve seen a lift in shopping since the weekend before Christmas, which they attribute to markdowns across a broad spectrum of merchandise.

clock January 3, 2013David Moin and Arnold J. Karr and Rachel Brown

A look at the exclusive window installation from Gucci's collaboration with Japanese manga artist Hirohiko Araki.

Designer and Luxury

Gucci Goes Manga With Hirohiko Araki

Taking inspiration from the brand’s cruise collection, the Japanese artist has created a manga that will be shown in more than 70 of the company’s stores.

clock January 3, 2013Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Johnny Weir Auctioning Personal Wardrobe

The Olympic figure skater is selling selected items with luxury consignment firm shoplindasstuff.com beginning Monday.

clock January 3, 2013Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Stella McCartney Expands in Shanghai

The designer recently claimed some of the Reel Mall’s fourth-floor real estate with a kids shop-in-shop and a lingerie “corner” devoted to her intimate apparel.

clock January 3, 2013Jessica Iredale

A inaugural-inspired gown from White House Black Market.

Fashion Scoops

White House|Black Market Launches Inaugural-Inspired Dress Collection

The chain is also a sponsor of the Washingtonian Starry Night Inaugural Ball, which will be held Jan. 20 at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

clock January 3, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Meghan Collison in Mulberry’s spring ad.

Media

Mulberry Unveils Spring Campaign

The brand has taken a plunge into pastel seas for its spring ads, which were shot by Tim Walker and art directed by Ronnie Cooke Newhouse.

clock January 3, 2013Samantha Conti

Lanvin Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Lanvin Pre-Fall 2013

Alber Elbaz described his collection as “a mix of wildness and classics.”

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Essentialist

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The Estée Lauder beauty hub at Debenhams

Business

Debenhams Collapses Hours After Arcadia Files for Bankruptcy

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Social Studies

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