Bluestar Acquires Malandrino Brand

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On Monday, Bluestar Alliance LLC said it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Catherine Malandrino brand and intellectual property assets from Tahari ASL LLC for an undisclosed sum.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Isabelle Harvie-Watt

Business Features

Examining the Challenges, Importance of Building Brand Loyalty

WWD chats with Havas Media Group’s Isabelle Harvie-Watt Clavarino on the heels of the 2013 Meaningful Brands Index.

clock August 2, 2013Luisa Zargani

Government and Trade

Mexican Apparel Industry Seeks Support

The country must invest at least $500 million by 2017 to bankroll emerging designers according to the president of top industry chamber Canaive.

clock August 2, 2013Ivan Castano

The Colomer Group product examples: Orofluido (hair care) CND (professional nail care), American Crew Pomade (hair care).


Revlon Acquires Colomer Group for $660 Million

The deal is an all-cash transaction.

clock August 5, 2013Vicki M. Young

Moving Repreve spools of yarn to pallets.


Unifi Inks Deal With Palmetto to Extend Repreve

Agreement moves the recycled polyester brand into stable fibers.

clock August 5, 2013Kristi Ellis

Eve Jobs


Gucci Hosts Giant Steps Charity Classic in Sonoma

A glamorous west coast crowd turned out for the equestrian event over the weekend.

clock August 5, 2013Diane Dorrans Saeks

A look from the Oscar de la Renta Resort 2014 runway show at Lake Tahoe.


Saks Hosts Save the Lake Benefit

The annual luncheon and glamorous runway show of Oscar de la Renta’s resort collection in Lake Tahoe drew a record 600 guests.

clock August 5, 2013Diane Dorrans Saeks


J.C. Penney Names New Marketing Chief

Debra Berman will focus on marketing geared to revitalize the Penney’s brand, build its brand architecture and communicate the brand promise.

clock August 5, 2013David Moin

Chinese tourists have become a favorite target of Paris' notorious pickpockets.

Designer and Luxury

Chinese Tourists Targeted by Paris Thieves

According to travel offices and security officials, Chinese tourists have become a favorite target of the city’s notorious pickpockets.

clock August 5, 2013Kathleen E. McLaughlin and Laure Guilbault

A SOGO department store.

Ready To Wear

Cherokee Makes Inroads in Indonesia

The Sogo and Seibu subsidiaries of PT Mitra Adiperkasa Tbk, or MAP, have been named the exclusive licensees for the brand.

clock August 5, 2013Arnold J. Karr

A view of Jeanologia’s laser finishing machine.


Jeanologia, Prosperity Plan Green Demo Center for China

Firms to unveil Ghangzhou facility this week as part of two-day jeans seminar program.

clock August 5, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Jeff Bezos' Amazon is charging ahead in fashion without

Mergers and Acquisitions

Amazon Founder Jeff P. Bezos Buys Washington Post

The Graham family, one of the last of the storied newspaper dynasties, has sold the flagship daily and its related community newspaper business.

clock August 5, 2013Erik Maza and Susan Watters


Gitman Brothers’ Sheldon Gitman Dead at 84

At its peak in the Eighties, the company was making 600,000 shirts a year for retailers including Saks Fifth Avenue and Paul Stuart.

clock August 5, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

The American Eagle store in the Santa Fe district of Mexico City.


AEO Shares Hit by Cut in Guidance

Second-quarter profit expectations halved based on weakness in women’s business.

clock August 5, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Animal patterns are a fashion classic, but for resort they were played up in bold new ways.

Fashion Trends

Resort 2014 Trend: Mighty Jungle

Animal patterns are a fashion classic, but for resort they were played up in bold new ways.

clock August 6, 2013Mayte Allende

Catherine Malandrino

Designer and Luxury

Bluestar Acquires Catherine Malandrino Brand

The new joint venture will be majority-owned by Bluestar, in partnership with Tahari ASL.

clock August 6, 2013Lisa Lockwood

A Kurt Geiger ad campaign.

Fashion Features

Kurt Geiger Donates Funds to London College of Fashion

The donation of 300,000 pounds, or $456,000, will be staggered over a three-year period, and will go toward scholarships, educational and mentoring programs.

clock August 6, 2013Samantha Conti


William Morris Endeavor Invests in AHALife

In addition, Ari Emanuel, co-chief executive officer of WME, has been named to the site’s board of advisers.

clock August 6, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Barneys' fall campaign featuring Lou Doillon and her life-size marionette twin.


Barneys New York Unveils Fall Campaign

The ads star French singer, actress, model and daughter of style icon Jane Birkin, Lou Doillon — plus a life-size marionette twin.

clock August 6, 2013Jessica Iredale

The Nasir Mazhar-designed Barbie dolls.

Fashion Scoops

Barbie Gets Dressed Up for Selfridges’ Toy Department Debut

Ever the fashion plate, Barbie has given a trio of emerging London labels her stamp of approval.

clock August 6, 2013Julia Neel

Jodie Foster wearing Giorgio Armani in Neill Blomkamp's "Elysium."

Fashion Scoops

Giorgio Armani Dresses Jodie Foster in ‘Elysium’

It’s the designer’s first effort with director and writer Neill Blomkamp and costume designer April Ferry.

clock August 6, 2013Cynthia Martens

Fashion Scoops

LVMH Adds to Luxury Hotel Portfolio

The luxury conglomerate has purchased the Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France on the island of Saint Barthélemy in the French West Indies.

clock August 6, 2013Joelle Diderich

The Mr Porter news boys.

Fashion Scoops

Mr Porter Hits the Hamptons With News Boy Brigade

A platoon of male models on bicycles distributed the e-commerce site’s lifestyle newspaper, The Mr Porter Post, along the main commercial drags.

clock August 6, 2013David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

Perrin Paris, Stylist B. Akerlund Collaborate on Clutches

The collection, which retails for between $1,600 and $6,000, makes use of a host of materials.

clock August 6, 2013Alexandra Steigrad


Today's Must Read


Meet the Host of Barneys' No-holds-barred Season Three Podcast

clock 21hSharon Edelson

Social Studies