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Goods to Go

Get ’em while they’re hot. WWD asked designers and retailers, from coasts East and West and everywhere in between, what was selling best, shown here today and on Thursday, in no particular order.

Photos by John Aquino and David Turner;...

Hardy Amies Plans January Offering

Hardy Amies, the Savile Row couture house, plans an initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange by the end of next month.

Valentino to Open Japan Flagship

TOKYO — Valentino is on the move in Japan.

The Milan-based designer house plans to open a flagship in Tokyo within the next 18 months, said a spokeswoman for Mitsui & Co., a stakeholder in Valentino Boutique Japan Ltd.

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Fashion Scoops: Versace Unplugged ... Soggy Sean John ... Nature Boy ...

VERSACE UNPLUGGED: Fashion powerhouse KCD, after 15 years as the public relations agency for Versace, is losing the account because of Versace’s global restructuring. But the companies are staying friends, at least. KCD will...

'Tis the Season for Novelty

NEW YORK — They might not pass for chic at an Upper East Side holiday soiree, but novelty tops emblazoned with snowmen or Santa Claus are still a popular way of showing off the spirit of the season.

“It’s a big business and...

Malls Seek Fountain of (Consumer) Youth

Seeking to tap into a young, affluent market, West Coast mall owners are trying to lure hip boutiques to their shopping centers.

More Best Sellers

What’s most likely under the Christmas tree? Embellished handbags, leather goods and anything with fur are the season's hot sellers.

Ho, Ho, Ho - Hum: Disappointed Retailers Banking on Late Surge

Although holiday traffic and sales have been shy of expectations, retailers aren't issuing autopsy reports on the season just yet.

Nike Taps Executive Quartet

NEW YORK — Nike Inc. has appointed four new vice presidents in its U.S. division.

Julia Law was named vice president of human resources for Nike USA, reporting to Gary DeStefano, president of the U.S. region.

Law had been senior...

Retail Prices Grow in Nov.

Retail prices for women's apparel were up 0.5 percent in November and 1.4 percent from a year ago, according to the Consumer Price Index.

Wet Seal Names Waller CEO

Troubled Wet Seal is turning to Joel N. Waller, chairman of Wilsons Leather, to be its new chief executive officer, starting Feb. 1.

London Goes Lacy and Racy

When it comes to lingerie, London has no care for cotton, preferring silk and satin with lashings of lace and bow trimmings.

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