Rachel Roy at Macy’s, Bulgari’s Q1 loss, Fashion sales rise, Prepping for Vionnet

Rachel Roy A/W 09, courtesy of Style.com

Rachel Roy A/W 09, courtesy of Style.com

Jones to sell exclusive Rachel Roy line at Macy’s (WSJ)
“Jones Apparel Group Inc., which has a 50 percent stake in designer Rachel Roy, said it’s launching a contemporary line called Rachel Rachel Roy to be sold exclusively at Macy’s Inc.”

Bulgari CEO Sees First Loss Since 1999, Then Rebound (Bloomberg)
“Bulgari SpA Chief Executive Officer Francesco Trapani said he expects the Italian luxury company to post a first-quarter loss, followed by a gradual recovery in demand for the label’s Assioma watches and Allegra jewelry.”

Fashion sales rise 10.5% for week to April 12 (Drapers)
“Fashion sales rose 10.5 percent for the week to April 12 compared to the same week last year, according to BDO Stoy Hayward’s High Street Sales Tracker.”

Prepping for a Vionnet Exhibit (WWD)
“A 72-year-old Madeleine Vionnet halterneck gown, a crumpled heap of brittle tulle and silk flowers, has been laid out for inspection in the restoration rooms of Les Arts.” (Subscription required)