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Presidential Election Seen Clouding the Spending Picture

Studies show that shoppers are both ready to spend for the holidays and holding off because of the election.

clock 7hDavid Moin and Evan Clark


Brooks Brothers Buys Alexis Bittar Jewelry Business

The retailer's Carolee division will operate the newly acquired label.

clock 7hJean E. Palmieri


Gigi Hadid on Bootie Collaboration With Stuart Weitzman

Gigi Hadid on her collaboration with Stuart Weitzman and the corresponding James Franco-directed film in which she boxes in heels.

clock 13hSophia Chabbott

Making the Days Count: Retailers Look for Surge In Difficult Yule Season

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With 11 days to go before Christmas and the biggest sales weekend of the year ahead of them, retailers are holding out hope of meeting holiday plans.

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Outside Macy's Herald Square.


Making the Days Count: Retailers Look for Surge In Difficult Yule Season

With 11 days to go before Christmas and the biggest sales weekend of the year ahead of them, retailers are holding out hope of meeting holiday plans.

clock December 14, 2004David Moin


Clothing Records Dip, Gain

Retail sales at clothing and accessories stores fell a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent in November, but gained 5 percent from a year earlier.

clock December 14, 2004Joanna Ramey

Fashion Features

Red-Carpet Race

LOS ANGELES — It’s that time again for shiny statuettes and Hollywood self-congratulation.

Nominations for the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced Monday, and designers are already eager to get their finest creations…

clock December 14, 2004Marcy Medina


In Brief: PPR Sells Rexel … Tiffany on Left Coast … ITG Heads North …

PPR SELLS REXEL: Pinault-Printemps-Redoute, the French retailer that owns Gucci Group, on Monday said it had completed the sale of Rexel, its electrical supplies business, to an investment pool headed by Clayton, Dubilier &…

clock December 14, 2004WWD Staff

Emma Pilkington Goergen in vintage Koos.


The Polar Express

New York’s finest trekked to the New York Botanical Garden for the Winter Wonderland gala.

clock December 14, 2004WWD Staff

Arielle Dombasle


Torch Singer

Sipping tea on the Left Bank with Arielle Dombasle

clock December 14, 2004Robert Murphy

Helena Christensen and Iman

Memo Pad: Interview’s Love-In … Mother, May I? …

INTERVIEW’S LOVE-IN: As much as the masses adore celebrities, it just may be that celebrities adore each other even more. Their feelings were on display at Stephan Weiss Studio on Greenwich Street Friday night, where eminent…

clock December 14, 2004Jeff Bercovici

A delectable assortment of ME Bath products.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: ME Bath Line Has ‘Em Screaming for Ice Cream … Marionnaud Delays Profit Report …

ME Bath Line Has ‘Em Screaming for Ice Cream

LOS ANGELES — Because few things are more coveted than ice cream and long, hot baths, Lisa and Benjamin Nissanoff decided to combine the two. And their beauty concept, a line…

clock December 14, 2004WWD Staff


Fiber’s Future Down on the Farm

The textile industry is looking beyond the oil fields to cornfields and chicken coops for the basic building blocks of synthetic fibers.

clock December 14, 2004Evan Clark


China to Impose Export Tariffs in Trade Reversal

China made a bold gambit in the high-stakes world of international trade, leaving the rest of the global players waiting to see its full hand.

clock December 14, 2004Kristi Ellis and Scott Malone

Zac Posen

Fashion Features

Zac Posen’s Designer Atelier Tour

NEW YORK — The newly minted members of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Couture Council who filed into Zac Posen’s TriBeCa studio here were as eager to see his seamstresses as they were to see him.


clock December 14, 2004Rosemary Feitelberg

Tommy Hilfiger and Karl Lagerfeld in New York on Monday.

Fashion Features

Tommy and Karl: Fashion’s New Couple

Bringing together two of the highest-profile names in fashion, Tommy Hilfiger confirmed it was buying the Karl Lagerfeld trademarks.

clock December 14, 2004Lisa Lockwood and Miles Socha

Patrick Demarchelier stays a few steps ahead of Maria Sharapova.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: The Two Faces of Sharapova … Bergdorf Bunch … Cheap Thrills …

THE TWO FACES OF SHARAPOVA: Tennis ace Maria Sharapova will take center court in two “What You’re Made Of” ads for Tag Heuer next March, one in a sportif mode, the other, portraying a sense of…

clock December 14, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Italian Museum Nearing Reality

MILAN — The $1.3 billion Cittá della Moda exhibition project, first envisioned by the late Nicola Trussardi in the Eighties, is finally taking shape after almost 20 years of squabbles and red tape issues.

With a museum and education…

clock December 14, 2004Luisa Zargani


U.S. to Approve Duty-Free Zones in Egypt

The U.S. is set to approve the creation of special export zones in Egypt that will allow duty-free access to the U.S. for apparel and textiles made there.

clock December 14, 2004Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

WTO to Begin Entry Talks With Iraq, Afghanistan

GENEVA — The World Trade Organization’s ruling General Council agreed Monday for entry talks to begin with war-ravaged Iraq and Afghanistan.

Mohammed Mustafa Al-Jibouri, Iraq’s minister of trade, told the agency’s…

clock December 14, 2004John Zarocostas


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A look from Deveaux and F.S.Z., which will be offered on Continuum


Liberty Fairs Creates E-commerce Site With Farfetch

clock 16hJean E. Palmieri

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