Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Business

Sweatshops Persist in U.S. Garment Industry

Despite decades of enforcement, labor investigators keep turning up violations in garment shops in California.

clock 4hKristi Ellis and Khanh T.L. Tran

Business

J. Crew's Credit Rating Downgraded

Credit watchdog Moody's downgraded the debt backing J. Crew to “Caa2” from “B3.”

clock December 2, 2016Evan Clark

Business

Italy's Prime Minister Resigns

Renzi acknowledged the result of the exit polls following the referendum on Sunday, which showed the “no front” ahead almost 60 percent.

clock 8hLuisa Zargani

Nervous Consumers: Confidence Declines And Outlook Erodes

No cover image

Overview

From This Issue

Fashion Features

Graphic Art

NEW YORK — Ribbons may be feminine and sweet, but they can be quite sexy, too. Charles Nolan proves that this spring in his Anne Klein collection with such looks as this striped cotton and nylon dress. Sheer insets, a plunging neckline and…

clock August 28, 2002WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Nervous Consumers: Confidence Declines And Outlook Erodes

NEW YORK — Are we headed for a tough fall? Prospects for a fourth-quarter retail recovery dimmed considerably Tuesday as consumer confidence fell for the third month in a row and Merrill Lynch downgraded several broadline…

clock August 28, 2002WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Nautica Taps Takahashi As Women’s Designer

NEW YORK — As it prepares to return to the women’s sportswear business, Nautica Enterprises Inc. is beefing up its management.

The company said Tuesday that Miyuki Takahashi will join the firm Sept. 3 as senior vice president and…

clock August 28, 2002WWD Staff

Partners Trina Turk and Lyn Lee remain loyal to a handful of contractors.

Fashion Features

The Buddy System: Vendors in L.A. Aid Their Contractors

LOS ANGELES — What’s a reliable domestic contractor worth these days? Manufacturers here are reassessing that question, after being caught short during a six-month local production crunch this spring.

Many brands had trouble…

clock August 28, 2002WWD Staff

Fashion Features

J.Lo’s Vision: Sunglasses

NEW YORK — Jennifer Lopez’s fans can already wear her namesake clothing brand and her fragrance. Now they can also don her sunglasses.

The singer herself has signed a deal with Denver-based Outlook Eyewear Co. for a line of…

clock August 28, 2002WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Correction

The styling credit was accidentally omitted from the “Gotta Dance” story, page 32, in the Aug. 26 issue of WWDIntimates. The feature was styled by Agnes Cammock; hair by Nathaniel Hawkins and makeup by Rebecca Restrepo, both at Contact; fashion…

clock August 28, 2002WWD Staff

WWD Image

Fashion Features

Balinger Revisits Its Roots

NEW YORK — Balinger Gold is aiming to go back to its roots.

The 12-year-old sportswear company, which in its heyday sold in upscale stores like Barneys New York and Neiman Marcus, now has its original team back. Designer MaryLu Lambert has…

clock August 28, 2002WWD Staff

The Carole Wren team: Norman Wolf, Martin Leff, Robert Mann and Jeffrey Leff.

Fashion Features

Carole Wren: Reinvented at 60

NEW YORK — Long before private label had a name, Carole Wren was making clothes for stores who then put their own label on the sportswear items.

“In those days, there were no labels on the garments, only content labels,” said Martin Leff,…

clock August 28, 2002WWD Staff

Fashion Features

IN THE MIDDLE

CLAIBORNE PROMOTION: Liz Claiborne Inc. on Friday appointed Julie Dimperio president of its First Issue and Russ brands. Dimperio reports to Helen McCluskey, president of the special markets group. Dimperio joined Liz Claiborne in August 2000 as vice…

clock August 28, 2002WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Thinking Smaller at Stein Mart

NEW YORK — Stein Mart Inc. will unveil a trimmer store concept this fall under the Collections of Stein Mart banner.

The Jacksonville, Fla.-based retailer disclosed plans as they reported that disappointing sales pushed earnings down 9…

clock August 28, 2002WWD Staff

Fashion Features

The New Face of Style.com

NEW YORK — Style.com, the online home of Vogue and W magazines, will unveil today a redesign aimed at attracting a broader audience.

“The old Style.com captured hard-line fashionistas passionate about shopping and runway, the kind of…

clock August 28, 2002WWD Staff

Fashion Features

CMG Hosts Designer Showcase

NEW YORK — Concept Management Group — a New York-based company that seeks to help young designers get noticed in the competitive fashion, design and art worlds — is holding its third Young Designers Showcase, which begins today and…

clock August 28, 2002WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Crowd Pleasers … Book of the Month … Fendi’s Soft Cell

CROWD PLEASERS: An array of newsmakers was on hand to check out Serena Williams’ abbreviated catsuit at Monday’s opening night match at the U.S. Open. Spike Lee, Caroline Rhea, Liev Schreiber, Vanessa Williams, her husband Rick Fox, Robin…

clock August 28, 2002WWD Staff

Financial

Gottschalks Trims Losses in 2nd Quarter

NEW YORK — Gottschalks Inc. Tuesday said it narrowed its second-quarter loss but expects a loss in the current third quarter.

For the three months ended Aug. 3, the loss was just $2.1 million, or 17 cents a share, compared with last…

clock August 28, 2002WWD Staff

Financial

ShopKo Set for Heady Expansion

NEW YORK — With strong second-quarter profits under its belt, ShopKo Stores Inc. is looking toward retail expansion in 2004.

Net income climbed 177.8 percent to $7.2 million, or 25 cents, during the quarter, from $2.6 million, or 9 cents,…

clock August 28, 2002WWD Staff

Financial

Claire’s Reverses Loss in Quarter

NEW YORK — Claire’s Stores Inc. moved back into the black in its second quarter.

For the three months ended Aug. 3, income was $16.9 million, or 35 cents a diluted share, against a loss of $6 million, or 12 cents, in the year-ago…

clock August 28, 2002WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Federated Promotes Clark

CINCINNATI — Federated Department Stores promoted David W. Clark to the new position of senior vice president of human resources.

Clark, 50, has been a Federated vice president since 1995. He is responsible for corporate executive and…

clock August 28, 2002WWD Staff

Fashion Features

L&T Taps Morand for VP Post

NEW YORK — Michael Morand, assistant to the president of Lord & Taylor, has been named senior vice president and general merchandise manager for men’s. He continues to report to Jane Elfers, president and ceo.

Morand is a 27-year…

clock August 28, 2002WWD Staff

Avril Lavigne sings like she means it...

People

Avril’s Arrival

NEW YORK — Avril Lavigne, Canada’s 17-year-old rocking pixie, has won over teenagers everywhere with her punk antics — publicly dissing Britney Spears, eating a cockroach on MTV — but after only three months in the game,…

clock August 28, 2002WWD Staff

Christina Aguilera and Trish Summerville at the Shabazz party.

People

Planet Hollywood

“The Earth is my studio!” photographer Jamel Shabazz announced Friday night at Les Deux Café in Hollywood. “The universe is my studio!” As Shabazz snapped away with a tiny camera, guests including Macy Gray, Tracee Ellis Ross and China Chow…

clock August 28, 2002WWD Staff

Princess Superstar shows some attitude.

People

For the Record

New York — Sometimes she’s called the female Eminem, sometimes the white Lil’ Kim. But Princess Superstar, the nasty-girl rapper, has recently picked up another handle: DJ. In Europe, her raunchy single “Bad Babysitter,” a campy,…

clock August 28, 2002WWD Staff

A rendering of Miele’s West 14th Street store.

Fashion Features

Miele Set to Make His Mark

NEW YORK — Carlos Miele is not a household name here, but the Brazilian designer is doing everything in his power to break through the clutter during Fashion Week. The efforts include staging his first runway show here, on Sept. 21 at noon, at…

clock August 28, 2002WWD Staff

The Supremes’ flashy outfits, many designed by Bob Mackie, helped fuel the group’s popularity.

Fashion Features

Girl Power

What is it about girl groups that fascinate so many music fans? Maybe they offer more bang for the buck or are just plain sexy — and talented, of course.

“What do men like best?” asked David Wild, a

contributing editor at Rolling…

clock August 28, 2002WWD Staff

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Joshua Scott/WWD

Business

Minkoff to Offer Self-Checkout Option at SoHo Store

clock 4hLisa Lockwood

Latest Galleries

Social Studies