Belk’s Dallas Flagship Part of Growth Push

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Belk Inc. officially launches a three-level, 185,000-square-foot flagship in the Dallas Galleria today, and it’s no garden variety Belk.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

A fall '14 look from Meden.

Fashion Features

New Designer Profile: Meden

Three of the collection’s partners hail from the professional sports world.

clock April 8, 2014Jessica Iredale

Tom Ford and Kinvara Balfour

Fashion Scoops

Tom Ford Talks Marriage, Movies and More in London

The designer took the stage at an event at the Apple Store on Monday night.

clock April 8, 2014Lorelei Marfil

Steve Rendle

Human Resources

VF Promotes Steve Rendle to New Key SVP Role

Revised reporting structure splits Outdoor & Action Sports management, streamlines direct-reports.

clock April 8, 2014Arnold J. Karr

House of Fraser will be sold to a Sanpower Group subsidiary.


House of Fraser Deal Confirmed

The deal between the U.K. department store chain and a subsidiary of China’s Sanpower Group is expected to be finalized later this week.

clock April 8, 2014Nina Jones

Masahiko Uotani

Beauty Features

Masahiko Uotani Aims to Fine-tune Shiseido Image

The company’s new president and ceo said Tuesday that he plans to revamp the beauty giant’s marketing strategy.

clock April 8, 2014Kelly Wetherille

Chip Bergh


U.S. Wholesale Woes Lower Levi’s Q1 Net

Dockers and women’s Levi’s business struggle as sales in the Americas fall.

clock April 8, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Government and Trade

Bangladesh Urged to Drop Tariffs on Safety Equipment

Trade associations say high duties are an impediment to reform.

clock April 8, 2014Arthur Friedman

The Lands' End homepage.


Lands’ End Shares Continue to Slide

The stock slipped 7.5 percent in trading Tuesday.

clock April 8, 2014Vicki M. Young

Karl Lagerfeld RTW Fall 2014

Business Features

PVH Buys Minority Stake in Karl Lagerfeld

The investment includes the right of first offer to license the brand for North America.

clock April 8, 2014Lisa Lockwood


L’Occitane to Pay $450K to FTC for False Claims

Settlement requires the beauty company to pay $450,000 for consumer redress.

clock April 8, 2014Arthur Friedman

Designer and Luxury

Todd T. Barrato to Exit Brioni Post

The ceo for the Italian luxury brand’s North American operations is leaving the company effective May 3.

clock April 8, 2014Luisa Zargani

The IZOD building wrap.

Fashion Scoops

Izod and Golf Digest Heading to Augusta

The PVH Corp. division will showcase its renewed commitment to the sport of golf at the Masters tournament this week.

clock April 8, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

DKNY’s wool and cashmere topcoat, wool blazer and pants; DKNY x I Still Love You NYC broach; Bijules earrings; Golden Thread necklace; Robert Clergerie shoes.

Fashion Trends

Fall 2014 Trend: Business Class

Modern suiting was all over the runways this season with designers delivering unique, often sexy, takes on the trend.

clock April 9, 2014Kim Friday

Albertus Swanepoel

Designer and Luxury

South Africa Hosts Dueling Fashion Weeks

Barely had the 15-year-old veteran South African Fashion Week ended in Johannesburg when Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg began.

clock April 9, 2014Bambina Wise

The Dallas Galleria store was formerly a Saks Fifth Avenue location.


Belk Going Big in Texas With Dallas Flagship

The retailer is determined to aggressively grow its volume and footprint in the state, which it believes represents a great growth opportunity.

clock April 9, 2014David Moin

Skylark Lounge NYC New York EYE 2014


Skylark Lounge: Midtown’s Hideaway

“Let’s meet in Midtown” has never been a mantra for the fashion crowd, but a new rooftop lounge in the Garment District aims to change all that.

clock April 9, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Raf Simons in a still from “Dior and I.”


Close-up on Raf Simons

The designer chats about “Dior and I,” a new documentary that premieres April 17 at the Tribeca Film Festival.

clock April 9, 2014Miles Socha

Elie Tahari

Designer and Luxury

Elie Tahari on His Success

The designer addressed a gathering of students at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York last week.

clock April 9, 2014David Yi


Time Inc. to Buy IPC Media in U.K.

The publishing company plans to raise $1.4 billion of debt via a term loan and an offering of unsecured senior notes to finance the acquisition.

clock April 9, 2014Alexandra Steigrad


ASME to Induct Graydon Carter Into Hall of Fame

Graydon Carter, Vanity Fair editor in chief, restaurateur and all-around man-about-town, will soon be able to add another title to his list of accomplishments.

clock April 9, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Sycamore Completes Acquisition of The Jones Group

As a result, Jones shares have been delisted from the New York Stock Exchange.

clock April 9, 2014WWD Staff

Joe Gromek

Fashion Scoops

Joseph Gromek Joins Guess Inc. Board

The company has increased the size of its board to seven from six, according to a regulatory filing with the SEC.

clock April 9, 2014Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Rachel Tipograph Exiting Digital Role at Gap

The company’s director of global digital and social media is leaving after nearly three years on the job.

clock April 9, 2014Rachel Brown

Atelier Swarovski Matthew Campbell Laurenza necklace Fashion Scoop 2014

Fashion Scoops

Atelier Swarovski Enters Fine Jewelry

Matthew Campbell Laurenza is collaborating with the brand on a collection that will be carried exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman beginning today.

clock April 9, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Fashion Scoops

Ladies Who Lunch for a Cure to Honor Nicole Miller

The designer will showcase her spring collection at the May 6 luncheon, which will benefit the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation.

clock April 9, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Marco de Vincenzo Links With

Available from today, the designer created an exclusive look for the Italian high-end e-tailer.

clock April 9, 2014Alessandra Turra

A Christian Lacroix sketch for costumes for “Le Palais de Cristal” ballet at the Paris National Opera.

Fashion Scoops

Christian Lacroix in New Collaboration With Paris National Opera

The designer has created the costumes for “Le Palais de Cristal,” a ballet by George Balanchine first created in 1947, which is being reprised in May.

clock April 9, 2014Laurent Folcher

Charlotte Casiraghi, Jan Tops, Guillaume Canet and Alain Ducasse.

Fashion Scoops

Gucci Equestrian Ambassadors Reunite in Paris

Charlotte Casiraghi will be back in the saddle for the Paris Eiffel Jumping, a new show-jumping competition that will run July 4 to 6.

clock April 9, 2014Laure Guilbault


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


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