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WWD Special Report: Spirit of Esprit

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Overview

If the next 10 years are anything like the last, Esprit is in for a dynamic and successful ride, give or take a few bumps. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Fashion Features

Timeline: History of Esprit

Esprit is founded as Susie and Doug Tompkins start selling clothes bearing the new brand out of the back of their station wagon in San Francisco.

clock September 18, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Esprit’s Youth Movement

If the next ten years are anything like the last, Esprit is in for a dynamic and successful ride, give or take a few bumps.

clock September 18, 2008Melissa Drier

Fashion Features

Two Decades of Esprit Fashion

Youthful, sporty, utterly international: Esprit forever altered the junior sportswear landscape.

clock September 18, 2008WWD Staff

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Esprit Pioneered High Concept Retail

Doug Tompkins was an early innovator for in-store shop space.

clock September 18, 2008Sarah Haight

Fashion Features

A Graphic Account for Esprit

Before Esprit became a symbol of California cool, its origins were in making minidresses with puffed sleeves under the label Plain Jane.

clock September 18, 2008Joanna Ramey

Fashion Features

Q & A with Tamotsu Yagi

The Big Idea: WWD interviews Yagi about his collaboration with Esprit.

clock September 18, 2008WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Lilly Pulitzer Rousseau’s Resort Spirit

“It’s always summer somewhere.”

clock December 2, 2008Sarah Haight

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