Whitney Beckett

Seventh Avenue has become a melting pot of nationalities.

Fashion Features

A Melting Pot of Nationalities on Seventh Avenue

Jason Wu, Doo-Ri Chung, Derek Lam, Thakoon Panichgul, Narcisco Rodriguez, and Tracy Reese represent a new diversity in the fashion industry in New York.

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A page from Lisa Perry’s new e-commerce site.

Ready To Wear

Lisa Perry and Lululemon Add E-Commerce

Lisa Perry and Lululemon are both extending their reach via e-commerce.

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A spring ad for the relaunched Calvin Klein white label.

Retail

Better Floors Lower Prices, Focus on Key Items

While department store better floors sputter because of the recession, companies hope a stream of launches and relaunches will help jump-start the sector.

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Tommy Hilfiger’s upgraded shop-in-shop in Macy’s.

Retail

Retailers Bank on Exclusive Lines

The search for a moderate-price bright spot has found a ray of light: exclusive brands appear to be withstanding the test of the economy.

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Retail

Jones Launches Anne Klein E-Commerce

Anne Klein jumped into e-commerce Thursday with a dedicated site after parent company Jones Apparel Group Inc. issued a tender offer for its debt.

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Cooper Martin pants are designed for people with limited mobility.

Ready To Wear

A Clothing Line for Those With Limited Mobility

Cooper Martin LLC’s start direct sales of pants for those with limited mobility in April.

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Fall sportswear from Sherry Cassin.

Ready To Wear

Sherry Cassin Launches Bridge Line

High-end fur outerwear and accessories label Cassin is launching a bridge sportswear line for fall called Sherry Cassin.

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The exterior of the 1,850-square-foot store.

Designer and Luxury

Tommy Hilfiger Opens First East Hampton Unit

Tommy Hilfiger opened its first store in East Hampton, N.Y., last week.

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Spring look from the Liz Claiborne collection, designed by Mizrahi.

Sportswear

Mad About Mizrahi: Macy’s Claiborne Show a Hit

Designer Mizrahi Hosts Fashion Show, Book Signing and Style Discussion for new Liz Claiborne line.

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Financial

Lululemon Profits Fall 25 Percent

Sales dip in quarter for Lululemon Athletica.

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Liz Claiborne Inc. employees volunteered through LizACTS for God’s Love We Deliver in November.

Business Features

Charities Pinched as Donations Drop

Charities that rely on corporate giving from the fashion and beauty industries have legitimate worries this year.

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A Jones Apparel Group Inc. employee volunteering for Jones New York in the Classroom.

Business Features

Apparel Firms’ Budget Cuts Affect Charities Too

As apparel makers scale back on corporate giving, one of the main question marks hangs over the May 4 Costume Institute gala.

clock March 25, 2009Marc Karimzadeh and Whitney Beckett and Miles Socha and Julee Kaplan

Ready To Wear

Ellen Tracy Owners Eye Sourcing Partners

Companies that own Ellen Tracy and Caribbean Joe are entertaining offers to source the apparel brands, WWD has learned.

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Reebok partnered with Cirque du Soleil to create the Jukari workout and two apparel lines launching this month.

Marketing and Promotion

Reebok’s New Positioning: ‘Fun and Fit’

Reebok International Ltd. hopes to stabilize its sales this year.

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Mexx’s sales dropped 29 percent in the fourth quarter.

Ready To Wear

Mexx Names Kolbe Chief Merchant

Liz Claiborne has tapped Chris Kolbe, president and global brand manager for Original Penguin, as chief merchant.

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The "Snow White" Saks holiday windows with dresses by  Alberta Ferretti and Naeem Khan.

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Breakfast at Saks, Disney-Style, in a ‘Snow White’ Holiday Campaign

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