Penske Media to Buy WWD and Fairchild

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WWD will soon have a new owner. Penske Media Corp. is acquiring Fairchild Fashion Media from Condé Nast, in a deal that includes WWD, Footwear News, M Magazine and the Fairchild Summits and events business.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Margaret O'Leary

Designer and Luxury

Margaret O’Leary Opens Store

The San Francisco designer known for her cashmere knitwear will open her first New York store at 279 Mott Street.

clock August 14, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Jean Paul Gaultier for Lindex ad campaign


Jean Paul Gaultier Unveils Campaign for Lindex

Karen Elson stars in ads for one-off collaboration at Scandinavian fashion chain.

clock August 19, 2014Miles Socha

AF Vandevorst's first flagship.

Designer and Luxury

A.F. Vandevorst Sets First Store

Backed by new investors, the Belgian fashion brand has opened a unit in Antwerp’s city center.

clock August 19, 2014Paulina Szmydke


The TJX Cos. Profits Rise, Top Estimates in Q2

The off-pricer’s Marmaxx unit reported a return to positive comparable-store sales in the period following a flat performance in the first quarter.

clock August 19, 2014Arnold J. Karr


Men’s Wear Drives Up Apparel Prices in July

Meanwhile, prices for women’s apparel fell 1.3 percent, according to the Labor Department’s Consumer Price Index.

clock August 20, 2014Kristi Ellis


Ralph Lauren Wins Counterfeit Case in Italy

The Court of Milan’s intellectual property division has found Fratelli Martinelli Textile Srl guilty of creating and selling counterfeit merchandise.

clock August 19, 2014Cynthia Martens


Karstadt Interim CEO Steps Down

Speculation and uncertainty continue to mount on the heels of last week’s takeover of the struggling department store group by Austrian investor Signa.

clock August 19, 2014Melissa Drier

EYE Love is Strange John Lithgow Marisa Tomei


‘Love is Strange’ Screens in New York

Ira Sachs’ latest film stars John Lithgow and Alfred Molina.

clock August 19, 2014Kristen Tauer

Penske Media is buying the trade properties of Fairchild Fashion.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Penske Media Buying WWD and Fairchild From Condé Nast

The transaction includes business-to-business brands Women’s Wear Daily, Beauty Inc., Footwear News and Fairchild Summits as well as M magazine.

clock August 19, 2014Alexandra Steigrad


Dot-Luxury Latest Domain Addition

More than 1,100 domains with the new domain extension have been registered in just two months, including more than 600 luxury brands.

clock August 20, 2014Vicki M. Young

Richard Nicoll’s polyurethane-coated cotton jacket, cotton shirt and wrap shorts. Tibi shoes.

Fashion Trends

Resort 2015 Trend: Dye Another Day

Whether bold or subtle, tie-dye is a surprisingly versatile pattern — and a designer favorite for resort.

clock August 20, 2014Andrew Shang


Hearst Launching TrendingNY in New York Metro Area

The newspaper-magazine hybrid is a free weekly publication that will be distributed Sept. 8 through Sept. 30.

clock August 20, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Kate Upton in the Sam Edelman campaign.


Kate Upton Returns for Third Season With Sam Edelman

Photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott shot Upton in London on a private set, using minimal decor — a bed.

clock August 20, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Salma Hayek for her beauty brand Nuance.


Nuance Salma Hayek Beauty Brand Sets Ad Campaign

Salma Hayek Pinault is growing her namesake beauty brand, Nuance Salma Hayek, with its debut ad campaign in October.

clock August 20, 2014Jayme Cyk


Elle Canada Partners With Hudson’s Bay on E-commerce, Video Push

Readers can now shop via video through their mobile devices.

clock August 20, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Patrick Demarchelier's cover featuring Kiera Knightley.


Interview Magazine’s September Issue Bows With Six Covers

The magazine tapped six well-known photographers, who chose women whom they felt represented beauty.

clock August 20, 2014Alexandra Steigrad


U.S. Brands Named in Infringement Complaint at ITC

RevoLaze and TechnoLines filed the complaint against 17 well-known denim brands and retailers, alleging they have violated a section under U.S. trade law.

clock August 20, 2014Kristi Ellis

Sales of celebrity fragrances have fizzled. Here, Someday by Justin Bieber.


Wall Street Eyeing Elizabeth Arden Game Plan

Nearly 9 million shares changed hands Tuesday as issues, including a significantly widened fourth-quarter loss, had investors fleeing Arden stock.

clock August 20, 2014Vicki M. Young

Molten rings with faceted blue topaz and amethyst.


Michael Aram Adds Fine Jewelry

Widely known for his tableware, decorative home objects, metal work and sculpture, the designer has launched his first fine-jewelry collection.

clock August 20, 2014David Moin


Aéropostale Stock Boosted by Geiger Return

Investors drove shares up 19.4 percent on Tuesday, reacting strongly to Julian Geiger’s return as chief executive officer.

clock August 19, 2014David Moin and Evan Clark

Government and Trade

Bangladesh Govt. Files Case vs. Factory

The Bangladesh government’s Inspector General has filed a case against Newtech Apparels Ltd. for failing to comply with an evacuation order.

clock August 20, 2014Kristi Ellis


The Penske Media Corp. Breakdown

Based in Los Angeles, the global digital media, publishing, information services and events company was founded in 2003.

clock August 20, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Jonas Offenbach and Angelo Sosa


Feast for the Eye: Angelo Sosa Introduces Añejo Tribeca

Sosa, best known for his run on “Top Chef” in 2010, discusses his latest New York restaurant, which opens today.

clock August 20, 2014Taylor Harris

Brooks Thomas

Human Resources

Brooks Thomas, Men’s Wear Merchant, Dead at 45

A memorial service is being planned for the longtime merchant who died at his New York City home on Saturday.

clock August 20, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Scoops

Marc Jacobs Moving to Earlier Time Slot at NYFW

The designer, has been closing the week at 8 p.m., is moving his show to the 6 p.m. time slot on Sept. 11.

clock August 20, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Chanel has signed a long-term lease for Burlington Arcade.

Fashion Scoops

Chanel Coming to London’s Burlington Arcade

The covered parade of shops that runs between Piccadilly and Bond Street will soon play host to a string of Chanel-owned labels.

clock August 20, 2014Nina Jones

Fashion Scoops

Selfridges Robbers Sentenced in London

Six men found guilty of committing a smash-and-grab robbery in June 2013 were sentenced Monday to more than 50 years in prison collectively.

clock August 20, 2014Nina Jones


Today's Must Read

Designer Melody Ehsani poses for a portrait at her showroom in Compton, Califonia.


Melody Ehsani Appointed Foot Locker Women's First Creative Director

clock 5hBooth Moore

Social Studies

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