Sanpower Said Plotting Global House of Fraser

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Sanpower’s deal to buy House of Fraser for more than 450 million pounds, or $750 million, is still being finalized, but the conglomerate already has big dreams for its newest acquisition.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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John Varvatos

Designer and Luxury

John Varvatos Talks Ralph and Calvin at 92Y

The designer touched on a range of topics during a talk with Fern Mallis in New York last week.

clock March 31, 2014David Yi

Sanpower has agreed to buy House of Fraser for more than $750 million.


Sanpower Said Plotting Global House of Fraser

The Chinese group’s deal to buy the British department store chain is still being finalized, but it already has big dreams for its newest acquisition.

clock April 7, 2014Samantha Conti


Condé Nast Settles Intern Lawsuit

The suit, also known as Ballinger versus Advance Magazine Publishers Inc., was filed by former interns Lauren Ballinger and Matthew Leib.

clock April 4, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

An assortment from Ippolita's charm collection.


Ippolita Names CMO, Sets E-commerce Shift

Ashley Bryan’s appointment is part of the jewelry company’s marketing-focused push.

clock April 4, 2014Lauren McCarthy


Dolce, Gabbana Tax Trial Presses On

The designers’ lawyer Massimo Dinoia shined a spotlight on their profession and “the astronomical distance” between them and management.

clock April 6, 2014Luisa Zargani

The L.A.M.B. spring 2006 show.


Remembering Roseland Ballroom

New York’s legendary venue will close its doors tonight. Here, a look back at the many fashion shows and star-studded blowouts held inside its famed walls.

clock April 7, 2014Tara Bonet-Black

Designer and Luxury

Coach Readies New Retail Concept

The makeover marks the first retail overhaul with Stuart Vevers in place as creative director.

clock April 7, 2014Lauren McCarthy


FiveT Takes 11.5% Stake in American Apparel

Switzerland-based investor has history as activist shareholder.

clock April 4, 2014Arnold J. Karr

David Beckham

Ready To Wear

David Beckham Said Eyeing Casual Sportswear

The former soccer player has been talking to several companies about doing his own collection, but sources said no deal is imminent.

clock April 7, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Minkpink’s acrylic sweater; Erin by Erin Fetherston’s cotton crochet gown; In Cashmere’s cashmere scarf.

Fashion Trends

Fall 2014 Trend: Fun Times

Novelty knits are back with a roar this season.

clock April 7, 2014Andrew Shang

Government and Trade

Racial Profiling Talks Set to Continue

The meeting with Police Commissioner William Bratton was held in the wake of reports of stop-and-frisk incidents at Barneys New York and Macy’s last year.

clock April 7, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Kate Moss in one of the looks from her Kate Moss for Topshop collection.

Ready To Wear

Kate Moss Reconnects With Topshop

For her encore collection, Moss has whipped up designs that riff on her famed haute bohemian aesthetic.

clock April 7, 2014Samantha Conti and Nina Jones

Fendi’s Crazy Carats watch with a mink strap.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Fendi Buys Taramax, Focuses on Timepieces

Taking over the production of its timepieces will bring them into line with the brand’s flagship products like furs and handbags.

clock April 7, 2014Joelle Diderich

Van Cleef & Arpels’ Cosmos medium model clip pendant in white gold, onyx and diamonds.


Van Cleef & Arpels Launches Cosmos Line

Van Cleef & Arpels is expanding on the tradition of floral-themed collections with its new Cosmos line.

clock April 7, 2014Joelle Diderich

Dune London’s New York showroom.


Dune London Eyes U.S. Expansion

Since joining the company as president of U.S. wholesale, Richard Kelsey has overseen the brand’s entry into the U.S. market for spring 2014.

clock April 7, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Glen Senk

Business Features

Glen Senk Links With Berkshire Partners

Retail executive and private equity firm have formed Front Row Partners — which plans to build a portfolio of companies in the retail and consumer sectors.

clock April 7, 2014Evan Clark


Hearst Titles Go Head-to-Head With Miley Cyrus Covers

The difference between the May covers for Seventeen and Elle? One is approved, and the other isn’t.

clock April 7, 2014David Yi

The image for Thomas Pink’s #WSAY campaign.


Thomas Pink Launches Spring Ad Campaign

The U.K.-based brand today will unveil a microsite called “Which Shirt Are You” designed to illustrate the fit differences of its shirts.

clock April 7, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Scoops

Costume Institute Calls for White Tie Dress Code at Gala

Invitations stipulate a “White Tie and Decorations” dress code, as in full evening dress — a black tailcoat, waistcoat, a wing collar shirt and a white bow tie.

clock April 7, 2014WWD Staff

Norman Parkinson’s “Mozart dress, Spring–Summer 1950 Haute Couture collection, Verticale line” is part of the Dior exhibit.

Fashion Scoops

Christian Dior Museum to Showcase House’s Visual Heritage

Called “The Legendary Images: Great Photographers and Dior,” the exhibition is scheduled to run from May 3 through Sept. 21.

clock April 7, 2014Paulina Szmydke

A still from the Gucci's "Techno Color Sunglasses" video.

Fashion Scoops

James Franco Directs Video for Gucci

“Techno Color Sunglasses,” which promotes the house’s new eyewear collection, makes its debut this month.

clock April 7, 2014Alessandra Turra

Rosario Dawson

Fashion Scoops

Montblanc Fetes Meisterstück Fountain Pen in New York

Rosario Dawson, Anthony Mackie, Penn Badgley, Edward Norton and Olivia Palermo attended the dinner on Thursday night in New York.

clock April 7, 2014David Yi and Mercedes Psl Bass

Looks from Custo Barcelona

Fashion Scoops

Spanish Fashion Designers Host Exhibit in Paris

A group of 28 designers took over their country’s embassy with a one-night-only exhibition of their designs.

clock April 7, 2014Paulina Szmydke

The cover of “The School of Fashion: 30 Parsons Designers.”

Fashion Scoops

New Tome Spotlights Parsons’ Alumni

Authored by the school’s dean of fashion Simon Collins, the new book takes a look at 30 who went to the school.

clock April 7, 2014Marc Karimzadeh


Today's Must Read

David Mahoney and Halston attend a benefit event at Bloomingdale's in New York City on September 21, 1976.


Outside View: Halston and Norton Simon’s David Mahoney

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