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Fashion's Game of Musical Chairs Quickens in Paris

The spring shows feature debuts at four major brands, prompting reflection on the pace of designer change.

clock 4hMiles Socha


Tough Times for Neiman's as Firm Battles 'Challenges'

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock 19hDavid Moin


Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

clock 12hWWD Staff

Changing China Forces Shifts in Strategies

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China’s luxury market is in reboot mode. Major players including PPR, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and Compagnie Financière Richemont have all signaled a rethinking of their strategies in Mainland China.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Designer and Luxury

Hugo Boss Gets Set to Mark 20th Anniversary

Hugo — the most progressive brand in the Hugo Boss Group — has continued to sharpen its fashion edge while steadily advancing on a double-digit growth path.

clock March 3, 2013Melissa Drier


Marissa Collections’ New Gem

The veteran designer emporium launched a jewelry gallery within 1,400 of its 10,000-square-foot, pale pink historic property on Third Street South.

clock March 20, 2013Rebecca Kleinman

Designer and Luxury

Slowdown in Tourist Traffic Dents Mulberry Outlook

Brand blamed the slowdown on weaker-than-anticipated sales following the Christmas season.

clock March 22, 2013Samantha Conti

Marketing and Promotion

PPR Changes Name to Kering

French group sets new moniker to reflect shift away from its retail roots.

clock March 24, 2013Miles Socha


A MAC Attack in Paris

The makeup brand threw a bash to celebrate its Champs-Elysées flagship store.

clock March 22, 2013Katya Foreman

Mergers and Acquisitions

Neo Capital Purchases Valextra Stake

Marco Franchini has been tapped as the Italian brand’s ceo.

clock March 24, 2013Luisa Zargani

Beauty Features

Sarkozy Investigated in Bettencourt Affair

The move by the Bordeaux court is considered surprising by French observers.

clock March 22, 2013Alex Wynne


Tiffany Earnings Flat in Q4

Jeweler managed to beat Wall Street’s fourth-quarter expectations and predicted better-than-expected earnings for the year.

clock March 22, 2013Alexandra Steigrad


Marc Jacobs Hosts Screening for ‘Disconnect’

The designer has a small part in the new social media-focused thriller.

clock March 22, 2013Taylor Harris


‘Mental’ Plays Mind Games

P.J. Hogan’s latest film is about life in a small Australian town filled with any number of people who could be diagnosed with the title affliction.

clock March 25, 2013Sharon Edelson

Designer and Luxury

Chanel Unveils Bal Harbour Revamp

The brand celebrated the redesign of its nearly 20-year-old location at Bal Harbour Shops on the first day of spring.

clock March 25, 2013Rebecca Kleinman

Department Stores

Claudie Pierlot to Bow in Bloomingdale’s

The brand will launch at the retailer’s SoHo and 59th Street locations a year ahead of schedule.

clock March 25, 2013Sharon Edelson


Swarovski Crystallized, Zoë Kravitz Toast Collaboration

Guests included Natasha Lyonne, Sarah Sophie Flicker, Arden Wohl and Zani Gugelmann.

clock March 22, 2013Lauren McCarthy

Fashion Scoops

Mark Badgley and James Mischka Tie the Knot

After 28 years as a couple, the designers made their union official on Friday at City Hall.

clock March 22, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Retailers Win Symbolic Online Tax Victory

Senate approved a nonbinding amendment that supports legislation that would enable states to collect sales taxes from out-of-state online and remote sellers.

clock March 23, 2013Kristi Ellis

Designer and Luxury

Gucci Parent Kering Acquires Tannery

Located in Normandy, France Croco is an elite producer of crocodile skins.

clock March 25, 2013Miles Socha

Intimates and Activewear

Maidenform to Add Comfort Devotion Full-Figure Bras

The $600.2 million bra specialist is making strategic changes to build brand equity while eliminating segments that are underperforming.

clock March 25, 2013Karyn Monget


Eyewear Goes Transparent

Eyewear is getting a clearer view — both creatively and in business terms.

clock March 25, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Business Features

Changing China Forces Shifts in Luxury Strategies

Major players are cutting back on store openings in far-flung locales in order to focus on improving their offerings within the cities they already serve.

clock March 25, 2013Casey Hall

Memo Pad

Brides Magazine Joining the Digital World

The title has signed on Michelle Phan, well-known for her how-to fashion and makeup videos, to beef up its video production.

clock March 25, 2013Erik Maza

Memo Pad

Timothy Noah Out at The New Republic

The senior editor, who was responsible for one of the magazine’s opening columns, TRB, tweeted Friday he’d been fired.

clock March 25, 2013Erik Maza

Fashion Scoops

Industry Turns Out for Stephen Burrows Exhibit

Diane von Furstenberg, Fran Liebowitz, Anna Sui, Catherine Malandrino and Jeffrey Banks were among the guests at Thursday night’s opening.

clock March 25, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Kardashian Beauty Licensee Boldface Files Appeal

The Khroma Beauty makeup brand’s legal drama is continuing.

clock March 25, 2013Rachel Brown

Fashion Scoops

Mulberry Hosts Dinner at Chateau Marmont

Guests expecting more of the company’s creative props and decor weren’t disappointed.

clock March 25, 2013Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

The High School of Fashion Industries to Honor Macy’s Nicole Fischelis

The department store’s group vice president, fashion director and global forecaster, has been been getting to know the students over the past few years.

clock March 25, 2013David Moin

Fashion Features

Fall 2013 Accessories: New York

Here, a roundup of looks from the New York collections. See for London looks on Tuesday, Milan on Wednesday and Paris on Thursday.

clock March 25, 2013Roxanne Robinson


Accessories Trend: On the Surface

Exclude “minimal” from the fall vernacular. Designers worked their shoes and bags in feathers, fur, beading and all sorts of fabulous textural interest.

clock March 25, 2013Roxanne Robinson


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clock 19hArthur Zaczkiewicz

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