Role Reversal: Men’s Wearhouse Turns the Tables With Jos. A. Bank Offer

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The hunter is now being pursued by the game. In a stunning turnabout, Men’s Wearhouse Tuesday offered to acquire its archrival Jos. A. Bank Clothiers for $55 a share in cash, or about $1.54 billion.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

Gucci Tallies Chime Efforts

Charity initiative has raised $4.4 million to support women and girls’ education, health services and justice.

clock November 25, 2013Alessandra Turra

Pol Chambost vases with a corolla shape that inspired Raf Simons’ fall 2009 collection for Jil Sander.

Fashion Scoops

Raf Simons to Sell Ceramics

Items are to go under the hammer during an auction in Paris on Dec. 17.

clock November 26, 2013Laure Guilbault


Tiffany Q3 Net Up Nearly 50%

Investors rewarded the New York-based jewelry retailer with a record-setting day on the New York Stock Exchange.

clock November 26, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Mergers and Acquisitions

Role Reversal: Men’s Wearhouse in Pursuit of Jos. A. Bank

Makes $1.54 billion offer for company that terminated offer to buy it earlier in month.

clock November 26, 2013Evan Clark and Arnold J. Karr

An ornament by Addison for the Save the Garment Center initiative.

Fashion Scoops

Designers Create Ornaments for Save the Garment Center

Their creations will be unveiled on the Carlton Hotel’s holiday tree Dec. 5 with a tree lighting ceremony with the cast from “Pippin.”

clock November 26, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Georgia May Jagger for Thomas Sabo.


Thomas Sabo Taps Ellen Von Unwerth

The photographer has lensed a new campaign featuring Georgia May Jagger.

clock November 26, 2013Julia Neel


Aéropostale Adopts Poison Pill

Board seeks to ensure it has time to consider options.

clock November 26, 2013Evan Clark


Moncler Sets Price Range for IPO

Tuesday’s approval from Consob allows brand to kick off its two-week road show.

clock November 26, 2013Alessandra Turra

Items from Papyrus.


Retailers Facing Hurdles as Holiday Kicks Off

With extended hours, sharper discounts and some late-fall momentum, retailers are expecting huge traffic through Thanksgiving. Then it’s back to reality.

clock November 27, 2013David Moin

The giant trunk on Red Square

Designer and Luxury

Louis Vuitton Exhibit in Moscow Stirs Controversy

Slated to be inaugurated on Friday, the exhibit was the subject of a political maelstrom as officials expressed outrage at the showcase.

clock November 27, 2013Miles Socha

A design from the Maxim’s de Paris couture collection.


Pierre Cardin Returns With Off-Calendar Show

On Tuesday night, the designer eschewed the official Paris couture week calendar to hold his first high-fashion runway show since 1996.

clock November 27, 2013Joelle Diderich

Karl Lagerfeld

Designer and Luxury

Karl Lagerfeld to Open London Flagship

The designer will open his biggest European store to date next year as part of the global retail expansion of his signature brand.

clock November 27, 2013Joelle Diderich

The PS Dept. app.


Shopping App PS Dept. Readies for Launch

The app, which is currently in beta mode, is looking to bring its own brand of personalized service to a broader audience.

clock November 27, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Zac Posen


Thanksgiving, Six Ways: Designers Dish on Recipes

WWD asked six designers for the recipes for their signature dishes.

clock November 27, 2013WWD Staff

Larry Mullen Jr., The Edge, Bono and Adam Clayton.

Fashion Scoops

‘Mandela’ Screens in New York

U2, cohosting with Anna Wintour and Burberry, screened “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” Monday evening at the Ziegfeld Theater in Manhattan.

clock November 27, 2013Belisa Silva

Fashion Scoops

Thom Browne to Design Costumes for ‘Queen of the Night’

The limited-run theater production will be held at the Diamond Horseshoe, the once-legendary nightclub space in the basement of New York’s Paramount Hotel.

clock November 27, 2013David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

Marcelo Burlon to Show at Pitti Uomo

Burlon, whose line is sold in about 400 stores around the world, will present his spring men’s wear collection with a special presentation.

clock November 27, 2013Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Paddle 8 Hosts Isabella Blow Auction

The online auction house hosted a sale to benefit the Isabella Blow Foundation.

clock November 27, 2013Nina Jones

Fashion Scoops

Jackie Kennedy Letters Sold by McInnis Auctions

Seven lots of letters penned by Jackie O, mostly from the early Sixties, were sold by McInnis Auctions last weekend for a tally of $24,700.

clock November 27, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Government and Trade

Bangladesh Reform Faces New Obstacles

Political upheaval has taken hold in advance of national elections.

clock November 27, 2013Mayu Saini


Sarah Miller Named at Travel + Leisure

The founding editor of Condé Nast Traveller UK has been tapped to be the publication’s European editor, a newly created role.

clock November 27, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

A view of Macy's holiday windows.


Holiday Window Wonderland

This second installment of Christmas window displays features retailers in New York, Paris and London.

clock November 27, 2013Sharon Edelson

DKNY's cotton jacket and skirt worn with G-Star Correct's cotton blouse. Lacoste cap; Jenni Kayne shoes.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2014 Trend: Game, Set, Chic

Tennis, anyone? Designers are dressing the part for spring with modern takes on the traditional uniform, working pleats and mesh to sophisticated effect.

clock November 27, 2013Kim Friday


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