Gap Inc.’s China Goal $1B in Sales by 2017

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Gap Inc. believes it can more than triple its business in China to more than $1 billion in the next three years — and India could be its next target.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Hilary Swank, Bérénice Bejo and Livia Firth.

Media

Cannes’ Palme d’Or Turns Green

For the first time, the film festival’s most coveted prize will be manufactured from fair-mined gold by Chopard.

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Designer and Luxury

Peter Millar to Open Madison Ave. Flagship

The unit will include offices and a showroom on the second level and 1,700 square feet of selling space on the street level.

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Retail

NPD: Women’s Apparel Sales Up 3.7% in 2013

Online purchases, outerwear and tailored merchandise pace sales gains.

clock April 16, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Financial

Burberry Sales Climb 16.3% in Second Half

Men — and their gadgets — led to the bounce in sales, which hit 1.3 billion pounds, or $2.13 billion.

clock April 16, 2014Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Kering Scoops Environmental Award

The luxury conglomerate won the FIR Prize for sustainable investment.

clock April 16, 2014Paulina Szmydke

Adriana Lima

Media

Desigual Taps Adriana Lima

Brazilian model is to front campaigns for two seasons.

clock April 16, 2014Miles Socha

Financial

Italy’s Gruppo Coin Eyeing IPO

The company is “evaluating” the possibility of spinning off the group’s OVS and Upim chains for a public listing.

clock April 16, 2014Luisa Zargani

Jennifer Mankins outside Bird Williamsburg.

Human Resources

The Bird’s Eye of Brooklyn

Brooklyn retailer Bird, which is marking 15 years in business, has influenced change in the borough through its fashion and retail point of view.

clock April 16, 2014Jessica Iredale

Human Resources

Richard Dickson to Advise Sycamore

The former Jones Group executive is quietly stepping down — but not entirely out.

clock April 16, 2014Evan Clark

The Buriganga River has been polluted from the leather goods industry’s daily release of toxic waste.

Retail

Bangladesh’s Toxic Tanneries

More than 50 years of weak regulation has led to severe environmental effects and has deteriorated workers’ health, according to an industry association.

clock April 17, 2014Dene-Hern Chen

From left: Sacai’s wool jacket, Christopher Kane’s sweatshirt and Mark McNairy New Amsterdam’s cotton pants. Tim Coppens for Common Projects sneakers; Jonathan Saunders’ nylon jacket and T-shirt and Public School’s wool pants. Andrea Pompilio shoes.

Fashion Features

Men’s Wear Trend: The Bomber Effect

Designers are shaking up the traditional bomber jacket by updating it with a mix of fabrics, colors and textures.

clock April 17, 2014Alex Badia

A wedding invitation from Oscar de la Renta's latest Paperless Post collection.

Media

Paperless Post Eyes Bigger Fashion Footprint

The destination for online invitations plans to immerse itself even further within the fashion world.

clock April 17, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Media

Google Revenues Rise 19% in Q1

The search giant on Wednesday said revenues increased to $15.4 billion — slightly short of analyst projections.

clock April 16, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Designer and Luxury

Rethinking the Luxe Consumer

Brands must adapt to recapture savvy, cautious postrecession buyers who have further become invulnerable through online information.

clock April 17, 2014Rebecca Kleinman

Retail

Gap Inc. Outlines Ambitious China Growth Plans

The company believes it can more than triple its business in the country to more than $1 billion in the next three years — and India could be its next target.

clock April 17, 2014Arnold J. Karr

An image from Dior Homme’s autumn catalogue.

Designer and Luxury

Dior’s Kris Van Assche Eschews Moniker Of Pre-Collection

The creative director of Dior Homme prefers “spring” and “autumn.”

clock April 17, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Acustom SoHo

Textiles

In the Spotlight: Acustom Apparel

The bespoke men’s apparel brand uses 3-D technology to create everything from jeans and overcoats to suits and dress shirts.

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Kristen Dunst on the cover of Coppola's guest edited W.

Media

Sofia Coppola Guest Edits for W Magazine

Featuring Kirsten Dunst on the cover, the section will accompany the magazine’s May issue, which will go on sale Monday.

clock April 17, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Domenico De Sole, Alexander Wang and Rodrigo Bazan

Fashion Scoops

SCADstyle Kicks Off With Alexander Wang in Conversation

Upwards of 1,100 people turned out Tuesday night for Domenico De Sole’s Q&A with the designer.

clock April 17, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

A sketch of the custom Monique Lhuillier gown worn by Ginnifer Goodwin.

Fashion Scoops

Ginnifer Goodwin’s Fairy-Tale Wedding

For her nuptials to “Once Upon a Time” costar Josh Dallas last Saturday in Los Angeles, the actress wore a custom Monique Lhuillier gown.

clock April 17, 2014Marcy Medina

Looks from Abercrombie & Fitch’s summer collection.

Fashion Scoops

Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister Hold First Press Day

As the company undergoes a strategy shift, it is making a bid for a friendlier relationship with the fashion press, if still in a rather nontraditional way.

clock April 17, 2014Jessica Iredale

Fashion Scoops

Mark McNairy to Produce Collection With 417 by Edifice

The designer has signed a multiyear agreement with Toyoshima & Co. to manufacture and produce the line, which will make its debut today.

clock April 17, 2014David Yi

Giambattista Valli RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Trends

Fall 2014 Trend: Coming Up Roses

The fall season is blooming with floral prints, especially roses of all varieties.

clock April 17, 2014WWD Staff

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