Starwood Emerges With Bid for Saks

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Fashion Scoops

François Pinault to Display Art in Paris

The French billionaire will lend 50 works to an exhibition at the Conciergerie in Paris this fall.

clock July 19, 2013Joelle Diderich

Timberland store

Business Features

VF’s North Face Combats Warm-Weather Concerns

Second-quarter profits decline as revenues accelerate in second quarter.

clock July 21, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Matteo Marzotto


Matteo Marzotto Indicted for Tax Evasion

The former Valentino chairman, his sister Diamante and three others have been indicted for alleged omission of earnings declaration and tax evasion.

clock July 21, 2013Luisa Zargani and Alessandra Turra

Ludovic Le Gourrièrec

Human Resources

Façonnable Taps Men’s Wear Executive

Ludovic Le Gourrièrec, who previously headed the men’s wear division at Yves Saint Laurent in Paris, was named deputy managing director.

clock July 21, 2013Miles Socha

Jennifer Garner in?Max Mara.


Max Mara Fetes Jennifer Garner

Molly Sims, Jessica White, Casey Fremont and Atlanta de Cadenet descended on burger joint Bill’s to toast the Italian brand.

clock July 19, 2013Taylor Harris

Saks Fifth Avenue


Starwood Capital Emerges With Bid for Saks Inc.

The luxury chain’s stock spiked Friday on news of the offer, which followed an earlier bid from Hudson’s Bay Co.

clock July 21, 2013David Moin and Vicki M. Young and Arnold J. Karr

A sweatshirt from J. Crew's High Line limited edition capsule collection.

Fashion Features

J. Crew Designs Capsule Collection for the High Line

Retailer said it will donate all of the net proceeds to support the park on the West Side of New York City.

clock July 19, 2013David Moin

The Shinola store in Detroit.

Ready To Wear

Shinola Opens New York, Detroit Stores

Both locations carry a full range of lifestyle product, which apart from men’s and women’s watches includes bicycles, leather accessories and stationery.

clock July 21, 2013David Lipke

An image from an Athleta ad campaign.


Changes Afoot as Athleta Aims for Bigger Market Share

In the wake of Lululemon’s March recall, Nancy Green has grabbed the reins at a critical moment for the brand.

clock July 22, 2013Rachel Brown

The Kate Spade Saturday website


Kate Spade Saturday Plans Expansion

The brand could surpass the store count of Kate Spade New York, which boasts 80 units in the U.S. and 100 overseas.

clock July 22, 2013Sharon Edelson

John Casablancas with two Elite models in 1991.

Fashion Features

Elite Models’ John Casablancas Dead at 70

He died Saturday in Rio de Janeiro after a long battle with cancer.

clock July 20, 2013Sharon Edelson

Pierre Fabre

Human Resources

Pierre Fabre Dead at 87

The impact of the death of the founder and president of the Laboratoires Pierre Fabre reverberated across France over the weekend.

clock July 21, 2013Jennifer Weil and Miles Socha

Max Irons


Iron Ruler: Max Irons Discusses ‘The White Queen’

With the royal baby watch in full swing, the timing is perfect to launch a medieval miniseries about the heir to the British throne.

clock July 22, 2013Karyn Monget

The L'Agence store on Melrose Place in L.A.

Designer and Luxury

New L’Agence Boutique an Intimate Setting

In an unassuming, controlled fashion, the label is becoming the quiet West Coast counterpart to touted New York contemporary brands.

clock July 22, 2013Rachel Brown

Cameron Diaz

Designer and Luxury

Cameron Diaz Named Artistic Director at Pour La Victoire

The actress has nabbed a starring role at the accessories brand in a deal that includes an equity stake in PLV’s parent company, PLV Studio Inc.

clock July 22, 2013Alexandra Steigrad


RetailMeNot’s IPO Raises $191M

Priced at $21 a share, the Google-backed provider of online coupons closed at $27.70 in its first day of trading.

clock July 22, 2013Vicki M. Young

Louis Vuitton's YouTube channel.


Google Search Returns Attract Eye of Industry

For retailers and brands, Google’s product listing ads, or PLAs, are one of the biggest online sales-driving opportunities.

clock July 22, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Cover of Departures' 2013 Home & Design supplement.


Shelter Supplements Up Frequency

There was advertising appeal to bring back Amex’s Home & Design next year as a biannual, and Robb Report’s supplement is also chugging along just fine.

clock July 22, 2013Erik Maza

Christy Turlington Burns in the Calvin Klein Underwear ad campaign, shot by Mario Sorrenti.


Christy Turlington Burns Featured in Global Calvin Klein Underwear Campaign

The multimillion-dollar campaign will be comprised of a mix of print, digital and outdoor advertising timed to coincide with September magazine issues.

clock July 22, 2013Karyn Monget

Fashion Scoops

Karl Lagerfeld in Deal for Candle Range

The designer has signed a licensing agreement with Welton London to create, produce and distribute a range of signature candles.

clock July 22, 2013Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Publishing Entrepreneur Urbano Cairo Takes Stake in RCS MediaGroup

Urbano Cairo has acquired a 2.8 percent stake in the troubled RCS MediaGroup, the future of which has been the subject of heated debate here.

clock July 22, 2013Cynthia Martens

A visual from Moscot's fall '13 campaign.

Fashion Scoops

Moscot Launching Two Collections for Fall

The collections will launch simultaneously with one ad campaign — and the help of six sets of identical twins.

clock July 22, 2013Kristi Garced

Fashion Scoops

Top Earners at Publicly Traded Italian Firms Listed

Managers have seen their salaries increase over the past few years, according to Il Sole 24 Ore, Italy’s leading financial daily.

clock July 22, 2013Cynthia Martens

Fashion Scoops

Peter Millar Opening Pop-Up Store in New York

The high-end men’s wear label will take over the space at 36 East 57th Street currently occupied by Montblanc, another Richemont brand, in October.

clock July 22, 2013Jean E. Palmieri


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