Lanvin’s fast fashion couture, Coach conquers Europe, Footwear News power list, Uniqlo sales dip, WWD at 100

Fast Fashion Meets Couture in Paris (IHT)
H&M has a particular reason to welcome the [Lanvin] collection to Paris: a new 2,800-square meter… store on the Champs-Élysées, designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel — the first time a ‘fast fashion’ chain has followed the architectural route.”

Coach Gallops Into Europe (IHT)
“Mr. Frankfort, chairman and CEO of the American accessories company, was on a whirlwind tour of Europe recently, taking in both Coach’s first move into France at Printemps and a Spanish collaboration with the department store El Corte Inglés.”

2010 FN Power 100 (WWD)
“Leaders began to regroup, restrategize and [find] innovative ways to conquer the retail market. It’s no wonder footwear has been a leading category, rebounding much faster than apparel and, oftentimes, saving the bottom lines of department stores.”

Fast Retailing’s Uniqlo Posts Store-Sales Decline (Bloomberg)
Fast Retailing Co., Asia’s biggest clothing chain operator, posted the smallest sales decline in three months for its Uniqlo stores in Japan as cold weather in the final week of October spurred demand for winter apparel.”

100 Years of WWD (NY Times)
“Women’s Wear Daily, the quippy and quirky trade paper of the garment industry, marked its centennial with a commemorative magazine out Monday that traces the evolution of fashion and also of its own coverage of fashion.”