Potential Buyers Eye Lucky Brand, Juicy

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Fifth & Pacific Cos. Inc. has been entertaining options to divest both its Lucky Brand and Juicy Couture businesses, according to sources, who described the process as informal but moving forward.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Chinese New Year's decorations at an Apm mall in Hong Kong


Retailers Upbeat on Chinese New Year

Optimism is tinged with a certain amount of caution as the luxury goods market shows clear signs of a slowdown.

clock February 5, 2013Ellen Sheng and Casey Hall

Fabrizio Freda


Affluent Shoppers Drive Estée Lauder’s Sales Up 6.9%

The company has managed to grow despite softening across certain southern European countries, such as France, Italy and Spain.

clock February 5, 2013Molly Prior

Tobey Maguire, Michael Douglas and Jennifer Meyer Maguire in Diane von Furstenberg.


Barneys, Diane von Furstenberg Toast Jennifer Meyer

The department store and DVF teamed to fete the emerging jewelry designer.

clock February 5, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Alan Ennis


Revlon Net Sales Up 8.8% in Fourth Quarter

The white-hot nail-care category added a glossy finish to the period.

clock February 5, 2013Molly Prior

Lauren Santo Domingo


Society of MSKCC Holds Associates Luncheon at Saks

The party drew the ladies who lunch to the department store’s Cafe SFA on Tuesday.

clock February 5, 2013Taylor Harris

Kenneth Cole and Kobi Halperin.

Designer and Luxury

Live From New York, It’s Kenneth Cole

The designer’s passions will converge this week as he accepts an amfAR award for 27 years of AIDS activism and returns to the runway after a seven-year hiatus.

clock February 6, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Mario Grauso

Designer and Luxury

Mario Grauso Steps Down as President of Vera Wang Group

He will continue working with the group as a consultant, focusing primarily on the brand’s advertising campaigns and retail expansion.

clock February 5, 2013Lisa Lockwood

At Oscar de la Renta, spring 2013.

Fashion Features

Ready for the Runway: Retailers Eye What Lies Ahead

On the eve of New York Fashion Week, retailers discuss the upside and downsides of the designer business.

clock February 6, 2013David Moin and Jessica Iredale and Marc Karimzadeh

Oscar de la Renta

Fashion Features

New York Stories: Fashion Week Buzz

From the Oscar de la Renta and John Galliano tie-up to which designers have gone digital, WWD has the latest word on developments at New York Fashion Week.

clock February 6, 2013WWD Staff

Marc Jacobs has a Diet Coke moment, as shot by Stéphane Sednaoui.

Marketing and Promotion

Marc Jacobs Named Diet Coke Creative Director

His turn at the brand’s creative helm in Europe will have him stripping in a photo booth and posing in playful, pin-up-style ads.

clock February 6, 2013Miles Socha

A fall look from Zac Zac Posen.


Zac Posen’s Project Contemporary

The designer is launching Zac Zac Posen, a new line that’s meant to compete with the likes of M Missoni, Red Valentino and Tory Burch.

clock February 6, 2013Jessica Iredale

"Winter break." - Araks Yeramyan, Araks

Fashion Features

Fall 2013 Designer Inspirations: New York Collections, Part Three

Femme fatales, glam girls, gypsies, tramps and thieves are just a few of the characters kicking off the fall season.

clock February 6, 2013Lauren McCarthy

Desiree Gruber


Desiree Gruber: Under the Radar, On Top of Her Game

The low-key ceo of the public relations, production and management agency Full Picture is the model for a multihyphenate career.

clock February 6, 2013Rachel Strugatz

The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund boutique at the Nordstrom-owned Treasure & Bond in SoHo.


Nordstrom Links With CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund

The retailer is rolling out boutiques for the 10 finalists at five flagships and Treasure & Bond, its concept store in SoHo.

clock February 6, 2013Sharon Edelson

William L. McComb


Fifth & Pacific Exploring Options

Firm has been entertaining options to divest both its Lucky Brand and Juicy Couture businesses, according to sources.

clock February 6, 2013Evan Clark

Human Resources

Jay Margolis Tapped as Caché Head

Thomas Reinckens, chairman and ceo of the ailing retailer known for its tight-fitting dresses, will step down.

clock February 6, 2013Sharon Edelson

Tracy Reese's Web site.


Tracy Reese Relaunches E-commerce

Site “will be our number-one door and flagship in the country in 12 to 18 months,” said Karen Castellano, ceo of T.R. Designs.

clock February 6, 2013Sharon Edelson

David Beckham and Guy Ritchie


David Beckham, Guy Ritchie Team for H&M

The spot, which launches online today, promotes the spring collection of David Beckham Bodywear for H&M.

clock February 6, 2013Marcy Medina

An image from the Missoni spring advertising campaign shot by Alasdair McLellan.


Missoni to Mark 60th Anniversary With Campaign

Shot by British photographer Alasdair McLellan, the spring ads celebrate the brand’s continuity with its past.

clock February 6, 2013Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Chloë Sevigny Casts Musicians for Opening Ceremony Presentation

A lineup of female musicians will perform while modeling looks.

clock February 6, 2013Jessica Iredale

Fashion Scoops

Target to Fete Prabal Gurung Collection in New York

The surprise musical performer at tonight’s event will be Ne-Yo, WWD has learned.

clock February 6, 2013David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

FIT Announces Gala Honorees

Ann Inc.’s president and ceo Kay Krill; W Magazine editor-in-chief Stefano Tonchi and New York real estate developer George Kaufman will be recognized.

clock February 6, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Carmen Marc Valvo, Christina Neault and David Wicks at NASDAQ Tuesday.

Fashion Scoops

NASDAQ Given a Fashionable Close

Joined by IMG’s Christina Neault, Carmen Marc Valvo rang the closing bell on Tuesday.

clock February 6, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Anthropologie’s BHLDN Taps Peter Som for Bridal

The designer drew some inspiration from his ready-to-wear for his debut in wedding gowns.

clock February 6, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

CFDA to Unveil Two New Online Initiatives

Upon Suzy Menkes’ suggestion and with KCD’s help, the organization is running international reviews on cfda.com during New York Fashion Week.

clock February 6, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Anna Piaggi Fashion Collection to Get Permanent Home

The late Vogue Italia fashion editor’s clothing and accessories collection will be featured in a permanent exhibition at Fabbrica Del Vapore in Milan.

clock February 6, 2013Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Hervé Léger by Max Azria Footwear to Debut for Fall

The shoe line will combine both architectural elements with hardware elements, and it will retail for between $700 and $1200.

clock February 6, 2013Alexandra Steigrad


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