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One of Isetan's renovated fashion floors.


Harry Winston, Tiffany & Co. Plan Japan Price Increases

The news comes just a few weeks after Louis Vuitton Japan said it was lifting its retail prices by an average of 12 percent to compensate for a weakening yen.

clock March 10, 2013Amanda Kaiser and Kelly Wetherille

Garret Hedlund

Human Resources

Garrett Hedlund Talks Fragrance and Film

The actor donned a custom-made suit to front Yves Saint Laurent’s La Nuit de L’Homme fragrance.

clock March 7, 2013Jennifer Weil


RILA Tracks Sustainability Strides

New study reveals growing interest in environmental and worker issues.

clock March 7, 2013Arnold J. Karr

The exterior of the Illum store in Copenhagen.


La Rinascente Buys Danish Store Illum

The Italian department store chain plans to invest 50 million euros in restructuring the store.

clock March 11, 2013Samantha Conti and Luisa Zargani and Paulina Szmydke

Kate Hudson in an ad from the spring campaign for Ann Taylor.


Ann Inc. Bullish on Year Ahead

The specialty store posted a net income rose 18.5 percent for 2012.

clock March 8, 2013Vicki M. Young

Givenchy RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Trends

Fall 2013 Trend: Motorcycle Diaries

The classic biker jacket is a staple in every cool girl’s closet, but for fall, designers updated the look through deconstruction, fabrics and prints.

clock March 11, 2013WWD Staff

Human Resources

Time Names VP of Sales

The magazine finally got its own vice president, sales, Moritz Loew, a former Huffington Post ad sales chief.

clock March 8, 2013Erik Maza

Human Resources

Tandy Brands Seeks Capital, Appoints Restructuring Chief

Men’s accessories firm hires Deloitte as it seeks to restructure finances.

clock March 10, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Scoops

Herald Center to Undergo Renovation

JEMB Real Estate is planning to renovate the building and is looking for a fashion tenant to fill the primary space.

clock March 8, 2013Sharon Edelson

Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss


Rent the Runway Gets $24.4M in Funding

The third round of financing was led by Advance Publications Inc. and includes American Express and Novel TMT Ventures.

clock March 11, 2013Vicki M. Young

Ban Soon-Taek, Susan Sarandon, Alexandra Richards, Kelly Rutherford and Monique Coleman.

Government and Trade

U.N. March Draws Over 200

Christy Turlington Burns was among the women who joined U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s wife, Ban Soon-taek, in the first “March on March 8.”

clock March 11, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

A Rendering of Proenza Schouler's site at

Designer and Luxury

Proenza Schouler Revamps Site

Cofounders and designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez are priming the new site to serve as a digital global flagship for the company.

clock March 11, 2013Rachel Strugatz

"The Polaroid Book: Selections From the Polaroid Collections of Photography" edited by Steve Crist


Book Smart: A Look at the Latest Fashion Titles

March’s photo and fashion books cover a range of themes, including the color indigo, luggage labels and the greatest fine jewelry of the past century.

clock March 11, 2013Lorna Koski

Leather Goods

Lillian Cahn, Cofounder of Coach, Dies at 89

Lillian Cahn, who founded the Coach Leatherware Co. with her husband, died March 4 in Manhattan. She was 89.

clock March 10, 2013Lisa Lockwood

John Varvatos

Fashion Scoops

Designers Head to Austin for Fashion Event During SXSW

John Varvatos and Billy Reid are among fashion and media panelists for the Neighborhood at 2nd Street District, formerly SXSW’s fashion arm Style X.

clock March 11, 2013Rebecca Kleinman

Fashion Scoops

Pronovias Owner Unveils Plans for New Design Team

A team made up of roughly 60 professionals, called Atelier Pronovias, will act as the bridal company’s “collective creative director.”

clock March 11, 2013Barbara Barker

A sketch of an onstage costume for Rihanna by Riccardo Tisci.

Fashion Scoops

Rihanna to Wear Custom Givenchy Couture on Tour

Riccardo Tisci has become a go-to guy for haute stage costumes.

clock March 11, 2013Paulina Szmydke

Fashion Scoops

The Man Repeller on Tour for P.J.K. Collaboration

A long, thick queue of excited young fans and wannabe bloggers waited patiently to meet Leandra Medine on Wednesday evening at Neiman Marcus NorthPark Center.

clock March 11, 2013Holly Haber

Fashion Scoops Marks First Anniversary With Exclusive Design

Jerome Rousseau’s glittering open-toe pump was inspired by Disney’s 3-D movie “Oz the Great and Powerful.”

clock March 11, 2013Alessandra Turra

A piece from the Zion Rootswear line.

Fashion Scoops

Bravado Acquires Apparel Rights for Bob Marley

The company is expected to work closely with the Marley family to expand the global reach of Zion Rootswear.

clock March 11, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Ermenegildo Zegna Wool Awards Turns 50

Wool growers are bracing for an influx of 200 international media representatives, who are due to fly in.

clock March 11, 2013Patty Huntington

Alessandra Lanvin of Aperlai used a bone motif for graphic and colorful shoes.

Accessory Trends

Fall 2013 Accessories Roundup: Paris

Designers were inspired by everything from fairy tales to the Queen of the Nile, sending out shoes, bags and jewelry sure to spice up any wardrobe.

clock March 11, 2013WWD Staff


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Gucci's Alessandro Michele Discusses Brand Longevity Turning 100

clock April 15, 2021Luisa Zargani

Social Studies

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