Chanel to Get Third ‘C’? Stake in Coty Offered

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The Wertheimers of Chanel could have a new relationship with another low-profile billionaire family — the Reimanns of Germany.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Designer and Luxury

Nina Ricci Confirms Guillaume Henry

The French designer is moving over from Carven and starts on Jan. 5.

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Human Resources

Fast Retailing Names John C. Jay as Global Creative President

Former Widen + Kennedy executive will oversee creative for all Fast Retailing brands.

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Financial

Bain to Trim Burlington Holdings in Stock Offering

Firm to sell 7.95 million shares, cease to own majority.

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Financial

Chanel to Get Third ‘C’? Stake in Coty Offered

Coty Inc. on Tuesday said it planned to acquire the masstige makeup brand Bourjois from Chanel in an all-share deal worth about $239 million.

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Michael Burgess

Retail

HBC’s Michael Burgess Discusses the Digital Evolution of Department Stores

Retailers are working so hard to get their technology right, because they’re following shoppers as they go online.

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Jag Bath

Marketing and Promotion

RetailMeNot’s Jag Bath on Reaching the Millennial Shopper

The senior vice president of product offered a portrait of Lucy, a composite Millennial consumer, who is both very digital and on-the-go.

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WWD Digital Summit Jason Goldberg

Technology

Razorfish and Abercrombie & Fitch Execs on Reaching the Next Digital Generation

Brands must gear up to communicate with the impending Generation Z — that is, those born in 1995 or later — in a shorter and increasingly multimedia way.

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Government and Trade

Child Labor List Cites Some Progress

The use of child labor and forced labor remains widespread around the world according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s latest report.

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Andrea Marron

Marketing and Promotion

Nicole Miller Finds Success With Digital Gaming Approach

Andrea Marron, the company’s vice president of digital, discusses the brand’s success working with Covet Fashion, a mobile gaming app under the Crowdstar brand.

clock October 8, 2014Rachel Strugatz

LVMH executives, including Sebastian Suhl, Donna Karan and Pierre-Yves Roussel, with Dayle Haddon and the United Nations’ Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.

Designer and Luxury

LVMH Sets Female Exec Focus

The chief executive officers of its U.S. brands and divisions signed the United Nations’ Women’s Empowerment Principles at the Museum of Modern Art.

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WWD Digital Summit Jake McGraw

Retail

Refinery29’s Jake McGraw and Verizon’s Anthony Citrano on Mobile and Millenials

Most readers use mobile to get to the Refinery29 site, and many “never go to the desktop,” said Jake McGraw, director of technical operations.

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Anne-Marie Jung

Media

Amazon Touts Login and Pay Service

Anne-Marie Jung, director of external payments, Europe, discusses Amazon’s goal to improve cart abandonment rates and to turn browsers into buyers.

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Mark Friedman

Retail

Steven Madden’s Mark Friedman Reports on New Site’s Progress

The new Web platform, launched in March, had brought the brand closer to its objective of securing a seamlessly integrated omnichannel shopping experience.

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Jessica Drapiza

Marketing and Promotion

L’Oréal USA’s Jessica Drapiza on Digital Innovation

Drapiza detailed how the company’s strategic marketing team implements experiments designed to drive new business.

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A photo from "The Street Photographer's Manual."

Designer and Luxury

Elements of Style: Fall Book Roundup

Horst’s neoclassical photographs and the world’s most glamorous cat are the subjects of some of the latest design and photo books.

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Fashion Trends

Spring 2015 Trend: Fringe Worthy

Each of the fabulous fringed looks on the Paris runways offered an updated nod to the free-spirited style of the Seventies.

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The 2014 Neiman Marcus Christmas Book.

Retail

Neiman’s Christmas Book Ups the Ante

For those who missed out on the Aston Martin, this year’s automobile is a 100th anniversary limited edition of 100 Maserati Ghibli S Q4 sedans.

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Media

Nathan Lump Making Changes at Travel + Leisure

The new editor in chief is said to have dismissed five people on the edit side of the Time Inc.-owned glossy.

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Giles Decon Georgian Fashion Remix

Fashion Scoops

Giles Deacon to Show at London’s Kensington Palace

The show, called “Georgian Fashion Remix,” will feature a clutch of designs from his archive that draw on an 18th-century aesthetic.

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Jennifer Fleiss

Retail

Rent the Runway and Kate Spade Execs Talk Omnichannel Strategies

Rent the Runway cofounder Jennifer Fleiss and Kate Spade’s Amy McManus participated in a roundtable discussion moderated by WWD’s Evan Clark.

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Deena Varshavskaya

Media

Deena Varshavskaya Talks Social Shopping and Wanelo

The platform, which stands for “Want, Need, Love,” aims to be everyone’s personalized central network for the digital mall.

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Maureen Kelly

Marketing and Promotion

Tarte Founder Maureen Kelly on the New Class of Media Influencers

Since Kelly founded the “eco-chic” cosmetics company 15 years ago in her apartment, the rules of engagement have changed dramatically.

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Ryan Bonifacino

Media

Alex and Ani’s Ryan Bonifacino Talks Digital Strategy

The accessories brand is committed to a centralized digital strategy across three main areas: e-commerce and analytics, social media and digital marketing.

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Michael Dubin

Retail

Michael Dubin Discusses DollarShaveClub’s Strategy

DollarShaveClub.com started in 2012 and now owns 8.8 percent of the U.S. men’s cartridge market.

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WWD Digital Summit Andrea Wilson

Marketing and Promotion

IProspect’s Andrea Wilson Shares Proprietary Consumer Insights

Personal. Adaptive. Valuable. Those are the three principles driving the future of retail, according to the marketing agency’s new white paper.

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The cover of "Hair" by Guido Palau

Fashion Scoops

Guido Palau and Friends Celebrate Publication of ‘Hair’

The hairstylist took to London’s Arts Club Monday night to host a dinner to fete last month’s publication of his new book with Rizzoli.

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Fashion Scoops

Pucci Launching ‘Cities of the World’ Scarves

The first collection celebrates six cities: Florence, Rome, New York, Paris, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

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Fashion Scoops

Stefano Rosso to Lead Fashion Pitch Jury at Decoded Fashion

The winner of the competition will have the chance to do an induction session with executives from Diesel, which is part of OTB.

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A watch from Casio G-Shock and County of Milan.

Fashion Scoops

Italian Label County of Milan Opening Pop-up Shop

In addition to the brand’s collections and co-branding projects, the Milan store will contain a selection of magazines and CDs.

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Johanna Murphy

Marketing and Promotion

Ivanka Trump’s Johanna Murphy Talks New Business Model

A year into her job as chief marketing officer, Murphy is thinking hard about how to build up a brand that leans toward the future.

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