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Long cautious about fashion given the perceived risks of seasonal collections and trends, investors are now eyeing potential deals.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

"Colette's France: Her Lives, Her Loves" by Jane Gilmour.


Book Tells Story of Colette’s France

Jane Gilmour talks to WWD about her new title, “Colette’s France: Her Lives, Her Loves.”

clock December 27, 2013Lorna Koski

The Bon Marché accessories department.


Le Bon Marché Revamps Accessories

The Paris department store has unveiled an updated accessories and watch departments on its ground floor.

clock December 9, 2013Joelle Diderich


Neiman Marcus Men’s Fashion Director Resigns

Matthew Singer, who had held the post overseeing the fashion direction for Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman division, resigned last week.

clock December 25, 2013Jean E. Palmieri


Capvis Acquires Swimwear Brand Arena

The value of the transaction was not disclosed.

clock December 26, 2013Alessandra Turra

Mass demonstrations kicked off in Cambodia after the government said the minimum wage in the garment sector will be raised to $95 a month, an amount that falls short of demands by workers.

Government and Trade

Nationwide Strikes Over Minimum Wage in Cambodia

The country’s garment industry could suffer losses of tens of millions of dollars during this week’s nationwide strike by more than 300,000 garment workers.

clock December 29, 2013Dene-Hern Chen

An image from the making of Louis Vuitton's short film, "L'invitation au voyage."


Film Forum: Fashion as Entertainment

Faced with a crowded media landscape, luxury brands like Louis Vuitton are increasingly relying on moving pictures to convey brand values and trigger emotion.

clock December 27, 2013Joelle Diderich

Eraldo Poletto


Furla Makes Lifestyle Push

The family-owned Italian company is moving beyond leather handbags and into accessories.

clock December 30, 2013Samantha Conti

According to Target PIN data is "safe and secure" despite the security breach.


PIN Numbers Stolen in Target Breach

The retailer confirmed that strongly encrypted PIN data was removed from its system during the security breach that took place between Black Friday and Dec. 15.

clock December 29, 2013Sharon Edelson and Arnold J. Karr

Festive bling for New Year's Eve.

Accessory Trends

Accessories Trend: Party Favors

As New Year’s Eve approaches, there’s no better time for baubles and bubbly.

clock December 30, 2013Roxanne Robinson

Seamstresses at Jeannette Inc. in South San Francisco.


Burgeoning Manufacturing Sector Grows in San Francisco

The city’s factories could be the beginning of a new breed of entrepreneurial manufacturer with a new business model: high-end pieces in smaller batches.

clock December 30, 2013Valerie Demicheva

Private equity players have been eyeing The Kooples.

Designer and Luxury

M&A World Chasing Fashion Brands

Apparel is suddenly all the rage in the mergers and acquisitions scene.

clock December 30, 2013Miles Socha and Joelle Diderich

The City Bag from V°73.

Fashion Scoops

Italian Brand V°73 to Open Store in Miami

Elisabetta Armellin, the designer behind the accessories brand, is such a big fan of the city that she chose the Design District for her foray into retail.

clock December 30, 2013Rebecca Kleinman

Fashion Scoops

Anne Fontaine Opens on Madison Ave.

The Paris and New York openings mark the expansion of the brand, with its complete collections of clothes and accessories.

clock December 30, 2013Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Obituary: Dolores J. Barrett, Ralph Lauren Exec.

According to her husband, Edward Klein, the former svp for Worldwide Public Relations at Polo Ralph Lauren died on Dec. 24 at her home in Manhattan.

clock December 30, 2013William Cotto

Charlie Siem


Charlie Siem Links With CBS’ Watch Magazine

The 27-year-old model, who is also a violinist, has written his very first composition for the magazine, Watch editor Jeremy Murphy told WWD.

clock December 30, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Everlane's Petra bag.


Everlane’s Take on Supply and Demand

The brand’s strategy of underordering to keep its costs manageable and avoiding merchandise markdowns has led to it constantly being sold out of items.

clock December 30, 2013Rachel Brown


Today's Must Read

Amazon car sales. File photo dated 25/11/15 of an Amazon sign, as the company is weighing up plans to pursue a corporate partnership that could see it begin selling cars to UK consumers on its website after whetting its appetite in European markets including France and Italy. Issue date: Thursday June 15, 2017. It would see the online retail giant team up with a vehicle manufacturer to offer promotions and receive orders for new cars from UK customers through Amazon's platform, the Press Association understands. See PA story CITY Amazon. Photo credit should read: Nick Ansell/PA Wire URN:31703724


Amazon’s Rough Week

clock 22hAdriana Lee

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