Authentic Brand Buys Leiber, Rose, Vittadini

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The New York-based brand development and licensing company has acquired the brands from Schottenstein Luxury Group for an undisclosed sum. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Shopbop Adds New Designers, Brands

The online retailer’s extensive redesign last year has apparently caught the eye of many brands and designers.

clock January 28, 2013David Moin

Ralph Lauren Purple Label Tailored RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Ralph Lauren Men’s RTW Fall 2013

In a far-reaching presentation at his Madison Avenue offices, the designer showed an assortment of tweed fabrics in each of his three cornerstone collections.

clock January 29, 2013WWD Staff

A look from & Other Stories.


Investments Drag Down Net at H&M

The retailer is gearing up for the launch of its future brand, & Other Stories, scheduled for this spring.

clock January 30, 2013Joelle Diderich and Julia Neel

A look from Hellessy’s fall '13 collection.

Designer and Luxury

Designer Spotlight: Hellessy by Sylvie Millstein

Before launching her line, Millstein previously worked as a buyer and senior merchant at Givenchy, Harrods and then Chanel.

clock January 30, 2013Antonia Sardone

Brooks Brothers' India store.


Brooks Brothers Launches in India

The brand has opened the doors to its first store in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi.

clock January 30, 2013Mayu Saini

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Men’s Buyers in Paris See Uptick by Year’s End

Fair attendees said they were staying the course, and hoping for sales to pick up next winter.

clock January 30, 2013Devorah Lauter

Nick Woodhouse and James Salter

Business Features

Authentic Brands Buys Judith Leiber, Taryn Rose, Adrienne Vittadini

The company has ambitious growth plans for all three labels, with the Leiber brand seen as the one with the most potential.

clock January 30, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

DKNY is reissuing signature looks from the early Nineties with Opening Ceremony.


Opening Ceremony Teams With DKNY

The brand and retailer will reissue some of DKNY’s key looks from the early Nineties.

clock January 31, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

A rendering of the new Michael Kors flagship in SoHo.

Designer and Luxury

Michael Kors Sets Focus on Men’s With SoHo Flagship

The presentation will represent the first retail space dedicated to the full range of the brand’s men’s wear.

clock January 30, 2013David Lipke

Ralph Lauren Black Label

Designer and Luxury

Ralph Lauren Considering Staging Men’s Show

The company last showed its men’s wear on the runway in New York in 2007 and, before that, in Milan in 2002.

clock January 31, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Government and Trade

Bangladesh Factory Execs Detained for Questioning

Smart Export Garment Ltd. reportedly did not have fire safety procedures or certification in place, according to police officials.

clock January 30, 2013Mayu Saini


Hugo Boss to Sponsor British GQ’s Men of the Year

The annual awards ceremony, which takes place at the beginning of September, marks the start of the fall fashion season in London.

clock January 30, 2013Samantha Conti

Rag & Bone Men's RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Rag & Bone Men’s RTW Fall 2013

Their well-executed and edited collection drew its inspiration from traditional English heritage injected with a shot of American sportswear references.

clock January 30, 2013WWD Staff

GANT by Michael Bastian Men's RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Gant by Michael Bastian Men’s RTW Fall 2013

The designer’s straightforward, unaffected collection of pared-down sportswear for Gant was inspired this season by the works of Norman Rockwell.

clock January 30, 2013WWD Staff

A rendering of the Brickell CityCentre mixed-use project.

Real Estate

Bal Harbour Shops to Codevelop Mixed-Use Project in Miami

The South Florida luxury center has become an equity partner in the 500,000-square-foot retail component of Brickell CityCentre.

clock January 30, 2013David Moin


Hearing in Dolce, Gabbana Tax Case Takes Place

The morning session mainly revolved around the 2004 sale of the Dolce & Gabbana and D&G brands.

clock January 31, 2013Luisa Zargani


Barneys New York to Launch Off-price Site will allow consumers who don’t live near one of the retailer’s 13 outlet stores to shop for bargains.

clock January 31, 2013Sharon Edelson

Human Resources

Pierre Godé Adds Italy Chairman Post to LVMH Role

Bernard Arnault has asked his second-in-command to ramp up synergies in Italy.

clock January 31, 2013WWD Staff

Mergers and Acquisitions

M&A Market Showed Significant 2012 Gains

PwC report shows $91.2 billion consumer and retail deals last year.

clock January 31, 2013Evan Clark

An image from the spring Calvin Klein Concept campaign.


Calvin Klein Inc. to Make Super Bowl Debut

The brand’s 30-second ad, slated to run at the end of the first quarter, is the first Super Bowl commercial in its history.

clock January 30, 2013Lisa Lockwood


Time Inc. to Cut 6% of Workforce

Nearly 500 positions will be eliminated as part of another round of downsizing.

clock January 31, 2013Erik Maza

Fashion Scoops

Rachel Roy Opts for Digital Runway Show

On Feb. 8, the designer will kick off a tease campaign via several social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Vyou.

clock January 31, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

French Mail-order Retailer La Redoute Casting for Ambassadors

Through Feb. 11, people can enroll in the contest via the company’s five Facebook pages.

clock January 31, 2013Heidi Bishko

Fashion Scoops

Maxime Simoëns’ Spa View

Les Sources de Caudalie “vinotherapy” spa near Bordeaux, France, has tapped the designer to redecorate a suite.

clock January 31, 2013Jennifer Weil

Fashion Scoops

Five Below Inc. Ups Secondary Offering

The selling shareholders include members of the retailer’s existing management team and affiliates of certain board members.

clock January 31, 2013Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Sock Maker Richer Poorer Gets New Investor

Patrick Carney of the blues rock band The Black Keys first met founders Tim Morse and Iva Pawling through his father-in-law.

clock January 31, 2013David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

Montblanc Pays Homage to Lincoln

Coinciding with the French release of the film “Lincoln” and marking President’s Day, the company will launch a limited-edition pen on Feb. 18.

clock January 31, 2013Heidi Bishko

Fashion Scoops

Glenn O’Brien Pens Feature for J. Crew Style Guide

The first-ever editorial feature from an outside contributor is an ode to the monogram.

clock January 31, 2013David Lipke

A Smurfette-inspired fashion show is set for Feb. 13.

Fashion Scoops

Smurfette to Have a Fashion Show

Sony Pictures Animation and Junk Food Art House have teamed to stage “Le Look Smurfette” fashion show Feb. 13 in New York.

clock January 31, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Handbags by Elizabeth and James.


Elizabeth and James Launches First Bag Line, Eyes Retail Growth

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen talk about the business strategy behind their contemporary label.

clock January 30, 2013Alexandra Steigrad


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