Net-a-porter is Said to Be on the Block

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Could Net-a-porter Group be on the block once again, a little more than three years after Compagnie Financière Richemont purchased it?SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Retail

COS to Open N.Y. Pop-up Shop at Opening Ceremony

The shop, to open on Oct. 11, will be in place for one month.

clock October 3, 2013Sharon Edelson

Edoardo Caovilla

Footwear

René Caovilla to Mark 80th Year

The brand is gearing up to celebrate with the third generation in place at the head of the company and plans to expand globally.

clock October 7, 2013Luisa Zargani

A look from the Rafaella Sport collection.

Activewear

Rafaella Takes a Sporty Turn

The activewear collection will be introduced at retail this spring, while the denim will hit stores in the fourth quarter of this year.

clock October 7, 2013Lisa Lockwood

The Rag & Bone pop-up store

Fashion Scoops

Rag & Bone Pops Up at Isetan

Open for just one week, the shop sells chocolate bars from Mast Brothers with prize-winning golden tickets.

clock October 9, 2013Kelly Wetherille

Human Resources

Stephen Sadove to Join J.C. Penney Board

Separately, board member Geraldine B. Laybourne is stepping down so she, as chairman of Kandu, can focus more time on the consumer tech startup.

clock October 9, 2013Vicki M. Young

Men's Wearhouse turned down Jos. A. Bank's $2.4 billion offer.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Men’s Wearhouse Rejects Jos. A. Bank’s $2.4B Offer

The men’s vertical retailer doesn’t plan on giving up on its quest to buy Men’s Wearhouse.

clock October 9, 2013Vicki M. Young

Media

Google’s View on Mobile

Macy’s, Target among retailers getting it right.

clock October 9, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Mark Parker

Financial

Nike Projects $10B in Apparel Sales by 2017

Athletic giant targets $36 billion in total annual sales in three years.

clock October 9, 2013Evan Clark

The Haggar and Dockers in-store shops at J.C. Penney.

Retail

Dockers, Haggar Come Together at J.C. Penney

The brands have joined forces to build lifestyle shops in 297 of the chain’s top doors with an eye on ramping up sales.

clock October 10, 2013Holly Haber

The men's department at Bergdorf Goodman in Manhattan.

Retail

Bergdorf Goodman Men Remodels

The retailer has unveiled the latest phase in its update of its three-floor men’s store on Fifth Avenue as it aims to up the luxury quotient.

clock October 9, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Designer and Luxury

Louis Vuitton in China Counterfeit Move

The company is teaming with Taobao.com, one of the country’s largest e-commerce platforms, to stamp out counterfeits online.

clock October 9, 2013Miles Socha

The interior of the Carven men’s store in Paris.

Designer and Luxury

Carven Opens First Men’s Store in Paris

The 860-square-foot boutique at 30 Rue de Sévigné in the Marais district was designed by Eric Chevallier.

clock October 9, 2013Joelle Diderich

Designer and Luxury

Versace Eyes Funding Options

Sources say turning to the banks may be an alternative to finance growth for the brand, as talks to secure a minority shareholder take longer than expected.

clock October 9, 2013Luisa Zargani

The remnants of the latest Bangladesh factory fire, which killed nine.

Markets

Blaze in Bangladesh Kills Nine

More than 46 were injured in the garment factory fire on the outskirts of Dhaka.

clock October 9, 2013Mayu Saini

Textiles

P&G Turns Up Its Fashion Focus

The company has partnered with Giles Deacon, Première Vision and the CFDA as it looks to redefine what fabric care and cleaning mean.

clock October 10, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Fendi Casa on Madison Avenue.

Designer and Luxury

Fendi Casa Opens on Madison Avenue

The offering covers products for the living room, dining room, kitchen and bedrooms, including tables, chandeliers, countertops and fur throws.

clock October 10, 2013David Moin

Richemont said Net-a-porter notched double-digit growth in the first five months of the current fiscal year.

Retail

Net-a-porter Group Said to Be on the Block

On Wednesday, Yoox.com denied it was in talks with Compagnie Financière Richemont about a merger with, or acquisition of, Net-a-porter.

clock October 10, 2013Samantha Conti and Luisa Zargani and Julia Neel

Andre Leon Talley

Media

André Leon Talley Holds Court at 92Y

His conversation with Fern Mallis was laced with laughs, thanks to his off-the-cuff commentary on a career working with Vreeland, Warhol, Fairchild and Wintour.

clock October 10, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Marc Ecko

Designer and Luxury

The Return of Marc Ecko

The cofounder of the Ecko brands, who sold his stake in them to Iconix Brand Group in 2009, is retaking the helm of Marc Ecko Cut & Sew.

clock October 10, 2013David Lipke

A look from Fingers Crossed.

Fashion Features

Men’s Wear: New School

A new generation of emerging designers is injecting a sporty, youthful energy into the American fashion arena.

clock October 10, 2013Alex Badia

A rendering of the Tory Burch Beverly Hills flagship.

Fashion Scoops

Tory Burch Beverly Hills Flagship Opening in November

The three-story, 4,700-square-foot store at 366 North Rodeo Drive will be the designer’s fourth in the Los Angeles area and 13th in California.

clock October 10, 2013Rachel Brown

Fashion Scoops

Hat Stolen From ‘Hat-Ology’ Exhibition in Milan

The extraordinary hat collection of the late fashion editor Anna Piaggi has been deprived of one of its most iconic gems.

clock October 10, 2013Alessandra Turra

Caroline Issa and Dorothee Schumacher

Fashion Scoops

Dorothee Schumacher Fetes New London Shop

With a wurst stand out front, a stand of apfelstrudel and Crémant d’Alsace flowing inside, the evening had a thoroughly Teutonic flavor.

clock October 10, 2013Julia Neel

Fashion Scoops

Brioni Launches Men’s Footwear Collection

The capsule includes three handmade calf styles — an oxford, a derby and a loafer — available in three color variations.

clock October 10, 2013Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

New York & Co. Unveiling New Store Design

Its unit on Lexington Avenue and 58th street will get the update.

clock October 10, 2013Sharon Edelson

Harley Viera-Newton, Alexa Chung and Leigh Lezark.

Media

Nylon Hosts Dinner for Alexa Chung in New York

Christian Siriano, Leigh Lezark, Harley Viera-Newton, Scott Lipps, Cory Kennedy and Dani Stahl were among the guests to attend.

clock October 10, 2013David Lipke

The Lane Crawford store in Shanghai.

Footwear

Lane Crawford Returns to Shanghai

The Hong Kong-based retailer’s new flagship weighs in at 150,000 square feet and is a major step in its plans for omnichannel success in China.

clock October 9, 2013Casey Hall

Essentialist

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