Business

Jerry Storch Exiting Hudson's Bay Co.

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Stitch Fix in the Spotlight

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Business

Suitsupply Launches Women's Division Called SuiStudio

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Amid Earnings Decline, May Co. Shifts Focus

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Overview

May Department Stores, hurt by its acquisition of Marshall Field's, saw a steep drop in third-quarter profits, despite a 17 percent rise in revenues.

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Fashion Features

DFAs Have Worldwide Flavor

DALLAS — An international crowd converged at the Dallas Fashion Awards held Oct. 23 to honor 15 vendors, as well as some fashion legends.

Winners in the women’s categories were Laundry by Shelli Segal for after five, Lilly Pulitzer…

clock November 10, 2004Rusty Williamson

Retail

Young, Colorful Looks Top Dallas

DALLAS — Youthful, embellished and colorful fashions captured buyers’ attention at the spring market at FashionCenterDallas.

Sales representatives reported mixed results, with major showrooms racking up strong business while others…

clock November 10, 2004Holly Haber

The Prada store in Beverly Hills.

Retail

Savvy Retail Sizzles in Southern California

LOS ANGELES — Retailing in Southern California is benefiting from powerful economic forces that are aligned to boost development.

In fact, if the business climate here was likened to a school prom — with a mix of desirable…

clock November 10, 2004Michelle Dalton Tyree

Tom Wolfe and Tom Brokaw.

Fashion Features

The Old College Try

NEW YORK — Lukewarm reviews of Tom Wolfe’s “I Am Charlotte Simmons” didn’t depress the turnout at the Neue Galerie on Monday night, where a party for Wolfe drew, among others, Tom Brokaw, Ahmet Ertegun, Don Hewitt, Tina…

clock November 10, 2004Sara James

Fashion Features

Young Picasso Paints Grandfather’s Portrait

clock November 10, 2004Rosemary Feitelberg

Images from Ralph Gibson’s book, “Light Strings: Impressions of the Guitar”.

Fashion Features

Impressions of a Passion, With Pics

LOS ANGELES — For celebrated photographer Ralph Gibson, the guitar wasn’t yet another theme for him to consider, but a very personal nod to his first creative affair.

“I studied guitar as boy, and in art school I got a job…

clock November 10, 2004Rose Apodaca Jones

Financial

Strong Sales in 3rd Quarter Don’t Help Shares of Fossil

NEW YORK — Despite delivering robust third-quarter sales and earnings, Wall Street punished shares of Fossil Inc. as the company posted a higher inventory level while also warning that domestic sales of Fossil-branded watches would be soft in the…

clock November 10, 2004Arthur Zaczkiewicz

The Ruehl concept at A&F headquarters.

Financial

A&F Cautious on Outlook, Bullish on Expansion

A&F reported a lower-than-expected third-quarter profit that was impacted by lawsuit settlements, and it was cautious on the fourth quarter.

clock November 10, 2004Meredith Derby

Exhibition curator Alessandro Guerriero sits in front of a statue of artist Toshiyuki Kita dressed in garments made from banana peels.

Technology

“Portraits” Mix Art, Tech

The meaning of clothing in contemporary culture is at the heart of “Dressing Ourselves,” an art exhibition curated by Italian architect and designer Alessandro Guerriero. Do clothes really represent our way of thinking and our lifestyle?…

clock November 10, 2004Luisa Zargani

Retail

Retailers Trip On “Coral”

The technology departments of retailers and manufacturers face common obstacles that can torpedo the bottom line.

A major problem chief information officers face is “coralized” agendas. “That’s ‘coral’ as in…

clock November 10, 2004Denise Power

The season’s key items are available in the right sizes, thanks to Gap’s merchandising software.

Retail

Gap’s Global Tech Strategy Is Slave To Fashion, Service

For anyone who’s ever tried on — and fallen in love with — the stretch jeans, the cropped jacket or printed bag but couldn’t bear to stand in a mile-long, Saturday afternoon line at the checkout, Gap has the answer.

The…

clock November 10, 2004Samantha Conti

Employees at VF’s shared services center in Greensboro, N.C., make sure the firm’s networks around the world are up and running.

Technology

VF’s Tech Agenda: Cut Costs, Streamline Ops, Unite Brands

At first blush, Boyd Rogers isn’t whom one might expect to find occupying the top technology executive position at a $5.21 billion company.

“I’m not a systems guy at all,” he said in a phone interview. “I…

clock November 10, 2004Scott Malone

Technology

How Star Retailers Turn Fast

Any woman who regularly shops specialty retailers like Gap, Abercrombie & Fitch, H&M or PacSun can tell you that clothes, just like first-run movies, don’t have the shelf life they used to. Partly inspired by the example of H&M and…

clock November 10, 2004Cate T. Corcoran

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Retail

Bits & Bytes: Thump This … To Each His Own … Paparazzi Scene …

THUMP THIS

Think the iPod is convenient? How about a pair of sunglasses that plays tunes? Oakley Inc.’s Thump incorporates a digital audio player and earphones, and the whole thing weighs less than 2 oz. The $395 version stores 60…

clock November 10, 2004WWD Staff

A knit top from One Girl Who...

Fashion Features

One Girl Who…Wears Sweaters

ATLANTA — The pink logo of a woman wearing a sweater might not be as recognizable as Ralph Lauren’s polo pony or the Nike Swoosh, but the strategy behind the One Girl Who… sweater line is the same.

The company hammers home a…

clock November 10, 2004Georgia Lee

AK Anne Klein’s cotton halter dress and rayon and nylon sweater.

Fashion Features

A Better Tomorrow

The better sportswear market is heating up for spring with full skirts, flirty tops, cropped jackets and romantic sundresses.

clock November 10, 2004Daniela Gilbert

Financial

Magli U.S. Arm Ok’ed for Revamp

The U.S. arm of Italian firm Bruno Magli received confirmation of its reorganization plan and is expected to emerge from Chapter 11 by Dec. 8.

clock November 10, 2004Vicki M. Young

Michael Kors and Ali McGraw at the 2002 CFDA awards.

Fashion Features

Ali MacGraw Asks Kors to Nix the Fur

NEW YORK — Ali MacGraw has appealed to her friend Michael Kors to stop using fur.

Traces of her signature style have been seen in the designer’s collections, and Kors even took the actress as his date to the CFDA awards two years…

clock November 10, 2004Rosemary Feitelberg

Julie Andrews

Fashion Features

Suzy

Celebrating with John Loring…You’ve gotta have Hart…The Morgan gets set for a romp…Gwen Stefani has a few doubts.

clock November 10, 2004Aileen Mehle

Ralph Lauren is the subject of a stamp issued in Jamaica this week.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Sweater Guy … Self Help … Beachcomber …

SWEATER GUY: London-based designer Roland Mouret, tipped as a contender to design Givenchy, demurred on that subject on Tuesday when he breezed into Paris to show off his spring collection. But he assured he’s moving full-steam…

clock November 10, 2004WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Guerlain Scent Selling Well … Sephora Opens First Toronto Unit …

Guerlain Scent Selling Well

NEW YORK — It’s barely out of the starting gate in the U.S., but Guerlain is feeling as if it might have a hit on its hands with its latest men’s scent. The “luminous woody”…

clock November 10, 2004Angela Kryhul

A look from Michel Klein.

Fashion Features

Michel Klein Hosts Trunk Show in U.S.

NEW YORK — Paris-based designer Michel Klein took it into his own hands to introduce Americans to his upscale signature label by hosting his first trunk show in the U.S. last week at Bergdorf Goodman here.

With a video monitor playing…

clock November 10, 2004Rosemary Feitelberg

Financial

In Brief: Byer Shuts Factory … Speedo Supports Phelps … Dan River Eyes Chapter 11 Exit …

BYER SHUTS FACTORY: In another display of cost-crunching in the California garment industry, longtime apparel maker Byer California plans to close its in-house sewing department in Los Angeles and lay off 169 workers by early January. The…

clock November 10, 2004WWD Staff

Retail

Wet Seal CEO Out as Firm Secures Funds

LOS ANGELES — The seas might get choppier before the calm for ailing teen retailer Wet Seal, which Tuesday announced the resignation of chairman and chief executive Peter Whitford. At the same time, the company confirmed it has solidified an…

clock November 10, 2004Michelle Tyree

Financial

M&S Net Plunges 40% in First Half

LONDON — Stuart Rose, chairman of Marks & Spencer plc, has shaken up the management and taken over the retailing, buying and merchandising operations at the troubled retailer, which on Tuesday reported a 40 percent drop in first-half profits…

clock November 10, 2004Samantha Conti

Financial

Amid Earnings Decline, May Co. Shifts Focus

May Department Stores, hurt by its acquisition of Marshall Field’s, saw a steep drop in third-quarter profits, despite a 17 percent rise in revenues.

clock November 10, 2004Meredith Derby

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