Jones Enlists Citi to Explore Options

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The Jones Group Inc. has hired investment bank Citi to explore its options — a move that could lead to the breakup of one of fashion’s largest brand portfolios.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Loewe's revamped Avenue Montaigne boutique

Designer and Luxury

Loewe Inaugurates Revamped Paris Store

The concept by Peter Marino is one of a series inspired by the brand’s Spanish roots.

clock July 4, 2013Joelle Diderich and Alex Wynne

At the 10th annual Shark Attack Sounds Party, Montauk Yacht Club Resort

Street Style

They Are Wearing: Shark Attack at the Montauk Yacht Club

With a guest list upwards of 3,000, the fashion at the annual party was decidedly upbeat.

clock July 7, 2013WWD Staff


Mode et Finance Takes Stake in Each x Other

The French venture capital firm has taken a minority stake in the Paris-based collective.

clock July 8, 2013Joelle Diderich

Joel Palix

Human Resources

Joël Palix to Exit Clarins

Sandrine Groslier will replace the executive as president of Clarins Fragrance Group.

clock July 8, 2013Jennifer Weil

Kanye West

Fashion Scoops

Kanye West Teams With A.P.C.

Hip-hop artist collaborated on a small capsule line due in stores on July 14.

clock July 8, 2013Miles Socha

Pier Luigi Loro Piana

Mergers and Acquisitions

LVMH Takes Majority Stake in Loro Piana

Brothers Sergio and Pier Luigi Loro Piana will continue to helm the firm and maintain 20 percent of shares.

clock July 8, 2013Luisa Zargani and Miles Socha

Thierry Andretta

Human Resources

Thierry Andretta to Buccellatti Confirmed

A veteran of the fashion industry, Andretta stepped down from Lanvin in April after a four-year stint as managing director.

clock July 8, 2013Miles Socha

Human Resources

Buhler Taps Marty Moran as CEO

His appointment follows the retirement of ceo Werner Bieri, who is exiting after 30 years with the company.

clock July 8, 2013Arthur Friedman

A view of the Kingpins show in New York.


Kingpins N.Y. Amps Up Its Cerebral Side

The show, which is by-invitation for exhibitors and attendees as well as media, is working to become a forum for breaking news events.

clock July 8, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Stuart Weitzman’s Soho store.

Business Features

Jones Enlists Citi to Explore Options

Move could lead to the breakup of one of fashion’s largest brand portfolios.

clock July 9, 2013Evan Clark and Lisa Lockwood

Government and Trade

Brazil’s Trade Policies Criticized at WTO

High tariff rates cited as barriers to entry.

clock July 8, 2013John Zarocostas

Government and Trade

U.S., EU Begin Free Trade Talks

The Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership has some hurdles but could be a on a fast track.

clock July 8, 2013Kristi Ellis

Andy Warhol's Edvard Munch-inspired work is on view at the Scandinavia House.


The New York Scene: Summer in the City

The season’s extra hours of daylight are a welcome excuse to experience Manhattan after the shows.

clock July 8, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Francisco Sanchez

Government and Trade

Trade Issues Weigh on Sourcing Decisions

From TPP talks to the U.S.-EU FTA, executives have much to mull over.

clock July 8, 2013Kristi Ellis


Nielsen Survey Dissects Shopping Behavior by Region

Impulse dominates in one part of the world, while price rules in another.

clock July 8, 2013Lisa Lockwood


Cotton Market Shift Seen Down the Road

Report predicts India will overtake China as top cotton supplier in 10 years.

clock July 8, 2013John Zarocostas

Checking out the fabrics at Texworld USA.


Textile Trade Shows to Arrive in New York

The shows come at an opportune time for planners, with economies in flux, trade issues in play and innovation in high demand.

clock July 8, 2013Arthur Friedman

Shari's Place boutique.


Long Island Boutique Shari’s Place Plots Expansion

Ensconced in Greenvale since March 2011, the retailer this summer unveiled a store in Southampton and is opening a unit at the Bal Harbour Shops in Florida.

clock July 8, 2013Sharon Edelson

Government and Trade

New Bangladesh Safety Compact Launched in Geneva

EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht said the compact commits the EU, Bangladesh and ILO to a number of time-bound actions.

clock July 8, 2013John Zarocostas and Kristi Ellis

A look from Fabletics.


Kate Hudson Partnering With JustFab

The new line of athletic apparel and accessories will launch in October.

clock July 8, 2013Rachel Brown

Aman Resorts’ 16th century Venetian palazzo.

Designer and Luxury

Aman Resorts Brings Splendor to Venice

The luxury hotel group has opened a new location on the Grand Canal in the charming San Polo neighborhood.

clock July 9, 2013Alessandra Turra

Louise J. Esterhazy

Fashion Features

The Countess Hits a New High

Louise J. Esterhazy has a uniquely American encounter one afternoon while visiting a park in New York City.

clock July 9, 2013Louise J. Esterhazy

A Disney look from Old Navy.


Old Navy Launches Disney Line

The retailer on Monday launched 30 items that feature images of Mickey and Minnie Mouse through the decades.

clock July 9, 2013Rachel Brown

An ad from Gucci's fall eyewear campaign featuring James Franco, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.


James Franco Fronts for Gucci Eyewear Campaign

The actor was photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott donning the brand’s new Black Bamboo sunglasses.

clock July 9, 2013Luisa Zargani

Willie Nelson in a John Varvatos ad.


Willie Nelson Goes Luxe for John Varvatos

The 80-year-old country music legend appears in the fall ads with his youngest sons, Lukas Nelson, 24, and Micah Nelson, 23.

clock July 9, 2013David Lipke


Diego Della Valle Makes Appeal for Freedom of the Press

The Tod’s chief and RCS Mediagroup investor made a public appeal Monday evening to Italian president Giorgio Napolitano.

clock July 9, 2013Cynthia Martens

Rosamund Pike for L.K Bennett.


L.K. Bennett, Rosamund Pike Link Up Again

The actress is featured in the brand’s latest campaign, and she also designed a handbag collection, which launches later this month.

clock July 9, 2013Samantha Conti

Scenes from "Dynamique des femmes juristes" by Hi-Sim Studios


Chime for Change Launches Online Platform

The campaign’s storytelling platform will feature a series of short films with written contributions from a team led by journalist Mariane Pearl.

clock July 9, 2013Cynthia Martens

Armani Privé Fall Couture 2013


Fall 2013 Couture Trend: Evening Blush

Shades of powdery pink and nude added a cosmetic touch to the collections.

clock July 9, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Banana Republic to Supply Formal Attire to Oracle Team USA

As part of the deal, the sailing crew will wear Banana Republic to the America’s Cup Ball on Sept. 5 and to other America’s Cup-related formal events.

clock July 9, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Dsquared Duo Planning Milan Restaurant

Dean and Dan Caten have been developing the blueprint and interior design for a new restaurant at the penthouse level of the headquarters of Dsquared2.

clock July 9, 2013Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Qatar Museums Authority, Fondazione Prada Unveil Curate Competition

The contest invites anyone who’s interested — not just aspiring or well-established curators — to dream up an exhibition and submit a proposal.

clock July 9, 2013Cynthia Martens


Today's Must Read

The Jeffrey Fashion Cares runway show at Phipps Plaza.


Simon Property Boosts Outlook as Retail Rebounds

clock 16hDavid Moin

Social Studies

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