Oil-Rich Kazakhstan’s Growing Luxury World

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Central Asia's tallest building, the Esentai Tower, reflects both the ambitions of real estate developer Capital Partners and the country’s thriving market for luxury goods. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Irene Neuwirth WWD 2014 Los Angeles store

Jewelry

Irene Neuwirth Opens First Boutique

The store looks more like an upscale Paris apartment, complete with a gourmet kitchen built into the rear of retail space.

clock November 3, 2014Marcy Medina

Professor Raffaella Sadun, Tommy Hilfiger and Fred Gehring

Business Features

Tommy Hilfiger, Fred Gehring Address Harvard Business School Students

The Hilfiger brand is the subject of a new HBS case study, “Transforming Tommy Hilfiger,” published earlier this year.

clock November 5, 2014Kate Bowers

A exclusive look from Band of Outsiders for Le Bon Marché.

Retail

Le Bon Marché Revamps Men’s Offer

Three years after the start of its remodeling, Le Bon Marché has finally unveiled its new men’s floor.

clock November 5, 2014Paulina Szmydke

The Eddie Bauer store in New York.

Textiles

Eddie Bauer Reenters New York City Market

The Seattle-based retailer, which closed its last store in Manhattan seven years ago, will unveil today a 1,500-square-foot unit in the Flatiron District.

clock November 5, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Retail

Gap Inc. Pushing Asian Expansion

Old Navy is opening its first store in Shenzhen on Saturday, and its first one in Beijing in December.

clock November 5, 2014David Moin

Human Resources

Designer Robin Howe Grossman Dies at 52

The former vice president and chief designer of Jones New York, died of triple-negative breast cancer on Wednesday morning at her Sag Harbor, N.Y., home.

clock November 5, 2014Lisa Lockwood

The Hanro store in New York.

Activewear

Hanro Marks 130th Anniversary

To celebrate the milestone, Hanro of Switzerland will unveil a commemorative exhibition and capsule collection in its Meatpacking District store.

clock November 5, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Human Resources

Melisa Goldie Promoted to Chief Marketing Officer at Calvin Klein

She reports to Steve Shiffman, chief executive officer of CKI.

clock November 5, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Haim and Mac Dabah

Technology

Haim Dabah Gets Technical With HDS Capital

The pioneer in apparel manufacturing and brand building and his son Mac have formed HDS Capital to invest in tech startups.

clock November 6, 2014David Moin

The women’s department of the H&M store on Boulevard Saint-Germain.

Retail

H&M Unveils New Paris Flagship

The Swedish high-street retailer today opens a new store at 77 Boulevard Saint-Germain, a burgeoning district for fashion retailers.

clock November 6, 2014Joelle Diderich

ShopRunner has added 15 new brands for the holiday season.

Retail

ShopRunner Beefs Up Retail Partnerships

The members-only e-commerce service has added 15 new brands — Bergdorf Goodman, Tory Burch and The Limited among them — to its roster.

clock November 6, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Bao Bao Wan for MAC.

Color Cosmetics

Bao Bao Wan Collaborates With MAC

The Beijing native, who is a Dior ambassador in China, plans to unveil a limited-edition, jewelry-inspired color cosmetics collection in March.

clock November 6, 2014Samantha Conti

Hats, Gloves and More

Samsonite Readies Hartmann Relaunch

The 135-year-old American luggage brand is getting a boost its Hong Kong-based parent.

clock November 6, 2014Sharon Edelson

Martin Greenfield's book "Measure of a Man."

Designer and Luxury

Martin Greenfield: The Maestro of Made-to-Measure

The custom tailor has dressed presidents and luminaries by the dozens since escaping the Nazis as a child, and he relates his life story in a new memoir.

clock November 6, 2014Lorna Koski

Dina Satore-Bodo

Media

HollywoodLife.com Names Dina Sartore-Bodo Managing Editor

She has spent the past five years at PerezHilton.com, most recently as the site’s executive editor.

clock November 6, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Media

Louis Vuitton Tops Stylophane’s List of Most Engaged Fashion Brands

The French luxury brand registered 1.23 million “post likes” on Facebook last month.

clock November 6, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Media

Style.com Brought Under Vogue Umbrella

WWD has learned of a new reporting structure at the fashion Web site that has both its editor in chief and publisher reporting to Vogue’s higher-ups.

clock November 6, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

U.S. Authorities Seize $1.8M in Counterfeit Hermès Bags

The bust at the Port of Savannah, Ga., last month was the largest counterfeit seizure at the port this year.

clock November 6, 2014Kristi Ellis

A rendering of Van Cleef & Arpels' holiday windows.

Fashion Scoops

Van Cleef & Arpels Set to Unveil Holiday Windows on Fifth Ave.

The holiday windows will mark the U.S. debut of the Peau d’Âne high jewelry collection.

clock November 6, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Fashion Scoops

Obama Administration Taps Wal-Mart EMEA Chief Shelley Broader

Broader was one of 15 executives named Wednesday to the new President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa.

clock November 6, 2014Kristi Ellis

A Hellstern & Sons boot from the Twenties.

Fashion Scoops

Paris Exhibition to Showcase Rare and Antique Buttons

The exceptional cache, amassed by collector Loïc Allio, spans buttons crafted over more than two centuries by various artisans and jewelers.

clock November 6, 2014Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Russell Westbrook’s Eyewear Brand Links With JackThreads

The limited-edition line, called Westbrook Frames Silver Series for JackThreads, will come in four styles and three colorways.

clock November 6, 2014David Yi

Rebecca Taylor gives the ultimate no-nonsense outerwear piece a feminine turn in powder blue, highlighting the power 
of pretty. Her linen and cotton trench tops a cotton T-shirt and polyester skirt with a flirtatious pleated hem.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2015 Trend: Powder Coated

A good classic needn’t be typecast. The trenchcoat is everywhere for spring, but not always in “Casablanca” khaki.

clock November 6, 2014Mayte Allende

The interior of the Esentai Mall.

Designer and Luxury

Kazakhstan’s Thriving Luxury Market Continues to Gain Steam

Central Asia's tallest building, the Esentai Tower, reflects both the ambitions of real estate developer Capital Partners and the country’s demand for luxury.

clock November 6, 2014Joelle Diderich

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Business

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Social Studies

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