Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Fashion

Fashion's Game of Musical Chairs Quickens in Paris

The spring shows feature debuts at four major brands, prompting reflection on the pace of designer change.

clock 24hMiles Socha

Retail

Tough Times for Neiman's as Firm Battles 'Challenges'

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock September 26, 2016David Moin

Retail

Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

clock September 26, 2016WWD Staff

Building a Better Bag: H Hilfiger Latest in Booming Sector

No cover image

Overview

Retail's better bonanza is starting to spill over into handbags. Tommy Hilfiger is the latest player vying for a piece of the better bag action with his new H Hilfiger line for spring.

From This Issue

WWD Image

Fashion Features

Classic Combo

A high-contrast palette of black and white provides a dose of drama to resort accessories.

clock August 9, 2004WWD Staff

Above: Tommy Hilfiger; Below: a selection of H Hilfiger handbags and shoes for spring.

Fashion Features

Building a Better Bag: H Hilfiger Latest in Booming Sector

The launch of H Hilfiger handbags adds another player to retailers’ increasingly desirable better-price arena.

clock August 9, 2004WWD Staff

The proposal, which doesn’t identify Wal-Mart by name, requires retailers to prove that so-called big-box stores of more than 100,000 square feet will not harm communities.

Retail Features

L.A. Vote Could Hinder Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart, seeking to expand in urban areas, may be headed for a setback in L.A. when the City Council votes Tuesday on an ordinance that would make it harder for the world’s biggest retailer to build a Supercenter there.

clock August 9, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Cheap and Chic … Kellwood Adds to Board

CHEAP AND CHIC: The list of New York Fashion Week’s alternative, cheaper venues with convenient locations is growing longer. Style Lounge, a collaboration between event producer LIVEstyle Entertainment and Elle and Elle Girl magazines,…

clock August 9, 2004WWD Staff

Financial

Coming This Week

Monday: Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. reports second-quarter sales and earnings.

Tuesday: Abercrombie & Fitch Co. and Fossil Inc. report second-quarter sales and earnings.

Wednesday: Ann Taylor Stores Corp….

clock August 9, 2004WWD Staff

A gown from Badgley Mischka’s new bridal collection.

Fashion Features

Badgley Mischka, Pronovias In Licensing Deal for Bridal

Badgley Mischka, which won’t be producing a rtw collection for spring, struck a deal with Pronovias USA to produce a bridal line.

clock August 9, 2004WWD Staff

Financial

Industry, Overall Job Figures Weak

WASHINGTON — The retail sector and the textile and apparel manufacturing sector lost jobs in July, contributing to overall weakness in employment and intensifying the debate over the U.S. economy.

The lackluster job-creation numbers…

clock August 9, 2004WWD Staff

Charles Nesbit

Retail Features

Nesbit Named Chico’s Growth Strategist

Chico’s named former Sara Lee executive Charles L. Nesbit Jr. senior vice president of strategic planning and business development.

clock August 9, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Barneys Oasis … A Beautiful Mind

BARNEYS OASIS: Barneys New York is preparing to provide beauty makeovers, of all things, at the Republican National Convention in New York starting later this month. The upscale retailer will set up a complimentary day spa at the media center…

clock August 9, 2004WWD Staff

Melissa Errico in her dressing room at the Belasco Theatre.

People

Vampire Chronicle

Reviving “Dracula” at the Belasco Theatre.

clock August 9, 2004WWD Staff

A glimpse at Bendel’s Face Forward space.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Arden Narrows 4Q Losses … Henri Bendel Moves ‘Forward’ With Skin Care

Arden Narrows 4Q Losses

NEW YORK — Higher sales and lower debt helped Elizabeth Arden Inc. narrow losses in its fiscal fourth quarter.

For the period ended June 30, the New York-based beauty and fragrance manufacturer…

clock August 9, 2004WWD Staff

Richard Chai

Fashion Features

Chai Brewing Own Label

NEW YORK — Richard Chai, who designed Tse’s runway collections for two years until his departure from the house last August, is launching his first signature collection for spring with a show on Sept. 11.

Chai’s debut for Tse…

clock August 9, 2004WWD Staff

Memo Pad: Sweating it out at G+J … Must Read … Giveaways

SWEATING IT OUT AT G+J: So much for Gruner + Jahr USA’s 696 full-time employees enjoying the rest of the summer. Two weeks after shutting the company’s magazine development unit, new chief executive officer Russell Denson

clock August 9, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Obituary: Julia Fédou, CCB Managing Director

PARIS — Julia Fédou, managing director of Le Club des Createurs de Beauté, died on July 29.

For the past two years Fédou headed the beauty catalogue business jointly owned by L’Oréal and Groupe 3 Suisses…

clock August 9, 2004WWD Staff

Socks are the first category to be launched in the Little Missmatched brand, and a scrapbook is in the works.

Fashion Features

A Pair of Odd Socks

NEW YORK — When people dream of quitting their day jobs for greener pastures, it can fairly safely be said the legwear industry is not usually the one to which they run. However, that’s exactly what four San Francisco-based entrepreneurs…

clock August 9, 2004WWD Staff

Chef Ichiro Kubota

People

Kyoto Kitchen

A better understanding of Japanese cuisine.

clock August 9, 2004WWD Staff

Wolford

Fashion Features

Spring Legwear Brightens Up

NEW YORK — Spring typically may not be legwear’s brightest time, but manufacturers hoping to sustain the momentum of the last two strong fall seasons offered a rainbow of colorful options during last week’s market here….

clock August 9, 2004WWD Staff

JLo is launching watches with E. Gluck.

Fashion Features

JLo by Jennifer Lopez Adds Footwear, Watches

Lopez’s Sweetface Fashion Company LLC is adding watches and footwear to its growing assortment.

clock August 9, 2004WWD Staff

Aaron Basha’s donkey...

Fashion Features

Findings: Charming Vote … Falchi Honor … Time to Rock …

CHARMING VOTE: There’s still no inkling of how the election will play out this November, but Aaron Basha has figured out a way to gauge voting trends.

The Madison Avenue jeweler, who is best known for his baby shoe, evil eye and…

clock August 9, 2004WWD Staff

R.J. Graziano and Lord & Taylor’s Lavelle Olexa at the Time Warner Center.

Fashion Features

Anniversaries and Openings Lighten Up Market Week

NEW YORK — All those long and busy market days warranted a stiff pick-me-up at night, and a handful of vendors, showrooms and other accessories affiliates were happy to comply.

From showroom openings at Y & S and Moo Roo to anniversary…

clock August 9, 2004WWD Staff

Despite strong results, Coach shares plunged 12.4 percent last week.

Financial

Major Indices Reach 2004 Lows

NEW YORK — The WWD Composite Stock Index fell to its lowest level in 2004, plunging 5 percent to 1,013.12 from 1,066.39 a week ago, as ominous economic reports and terrorist threats pushed the three major indices to new lows for the…

clock August 9, 2004WWD Staff

Financial

Gap’s Fishers Transfer Half of Stake to Sons

NEW YORK — Major Gap Inc. shareholders Donald Fisher and his wife, Doris, last week transferred half of their 19 percent stake in the company to their three sons.

According to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Friday, the…

clock August 9, 2004WWD Staff

Financial

Dillard’s Gets $1.25B for Credit Card Unit

NEW YORK — Dillard’s Inc. plans to sell its private label credit card subsidiary, Dillard National Bank, to GE Consumer Finance for about $1.25 billion.

Dillard’s, based in Little Rock, Ark., said in its announcement Sunday…

clock August 9, 2004WWD Staff

Financial

Europe Watch: Holiday Blues … Surf’s Up … Anything Elsa?

HOLIDAY BLUES: Italy’s long-desired pickup in tourism isn’t materializing this summer. July tourist flows are down 2.6 percent and August is heading for a similar slump, according to data from trade organizations Assoturismo and…

clock August 9, 2004WWD Staff

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Milken Institute Global Conference

Retail

Lands’ End Stock Falls on CEO Marchionni’s Exit

clock September 26, 2016Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Latest Galleries

Social Studies