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Berluti Confirms Haider Ackermann

Prized for his colorful, globe-trotting style, the designer is to show his first collection for the French brand next January.

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Retail

J. Crew Narrows Loss in Second Quarter

Madewell continues to show gains while comp sales at the J. Crew brand remained challenged.

clock 7hDavid Moin

Retail

China Powers a 19.2% H1 Gain at SMCP

The French retail group operates the Sandro, Maje and Claudie Perlot chains.

clock 20hMiles Socha

China’s New Tariff Plan: Export Charges Cover 148 Product Categories

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China will impose tariffs on 148 apparel categories starting Saturday in an apparent response to international pressure to control its exports.

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Fashion Features

China’s New Tariff Plan: Export Charges Cover 148 Product Categories

China will impose tariffs on 148 apparel categories starting Saturday in an apparent response to international pressure to control its exports.

clock December 29, 2004Kristi Ellis

Financial

Consumer Confidence Surprise

Consumers are ending 2004 on a high note, breaking a four-month slide in the confidence index due to optimism about their income prospects.

clock December 29, 2004Vicki M. Young

Financial

Wet Seal Closing Units, Cutting Jobs

The Wet Seal Inc., the Foothill Ranch, Calif.-based specialty retailer, said it will close 150 underperforming stores and slash 2,000 jobs.

clock December 29, 2004Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

In Brief: Nike Board Shift … Chic Sheikhs

NIKE BOARD SHIFT: Thomas E. Clarke has resigned from Nike’s board after a decade, but will continue to serve as the company’s president of new business ventures. Nike’s new president and chief executive director,…

clock December 29, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Looking for Growth in All the Right Places

Mainstream firms are looking for growth in the new year, whether it’s in a hot color, fresh launches or the right acquisition.

clock December 29, 2004Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Designer Crowd Has Ambitions on All Points of the Compass

Designers want to build on their 2004 momentum by opening more stores in the U.S., while exploring Europe, Asia and other far-off places.

clock December 29, 2004Eric Wilson

Marketing and Promotion

A Whole New Show in Product Placement

Product placements are on the rise as an alternative to TV commercials, notably in apparel, autos, soft drinks and electronics.

clock December 29, 2004Nola Sarkisian-Miller

Marketing and Promotion

For Magazine Ads, Location Matters

NEW YORK — Assessing the effectiveness of ad positions in magazines is gravitating from art to science.

Marketing consultant Brand Keys has found a high correlation between its brand-to-media consonance measure — which it applied to…

clock December 29, 2004Valerie Seckler

Retail Features

Getting Down to Business at Margiela

Martin Margiela’s Renzo Rosso plans to double sales in three years by improving production and sales staffs, opening stores and adding lines.

clock December 29, 2004Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

For Russia’s Fashion Savvy, the British Are Coming – in Droves

Muscovites are thronging to shows by British designers such as Vivienne Westwood and Kim Jones, and buying Doc Martens and Pringle sweaters.

clock December 29, 2004Natasha Singer

Financial

Judge Awards Polo Subsidiary $1M

NEW YORK — Polo Ralph Lauren subsidiary PRL USA Holdings Inc. is finding success in its case against Broadway retailers selling counterfeit Polo shirts, with a federal judge awarding the company damages totaling $1 million.

U.S. District…

clock December 29, 2004Ross Tucker

Fashion Features

Lensman Bengoechea Missing in Asia

NEW YORK — Photographer Fernando Bengoechea is among the scores of people reported missing in the wake of the devastating tidal waves that killed thousands throughout South Asia on Sunday.

Bengoechea was traveling in Thailand, according…

clock December 29, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Lunada Bay’s Longevity Formula

Talking with Susan Crank, president and ceo of Southern California swimwear maker Lunada Bay, which will have its 25th anniversary in June.

clock December 29, 2004Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

West Watch: Teen Woes … Skechers Accord

TEEN WOES: Charlotte Russe Holding Inc., which operates 360 Charlotte Russe and Rampage juniors’ stores nationwide, is the target of a lawsuit seeking class action status for individuals who purchased shares of the company…

clock December 29, 2004WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Frederic Moreno Growing With Promotions … L’Oréal’s ‘Dream’ Beauty

Frederic Moreno Growing With Promotions

PARIS — Frederic Moreno, the French hair salon business known for slick marketing operations, is growing at a rapid clip.

“Constant promotions have been central to…

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People

On Her Own

Dishing with actress and director Sabdrine Dumas over Earl Grey tea and macaroons at La Duree tearoom

clock December 29, 2004Robert Murphy

People

Bopping Along

Chatting with the spirited Ditty Bops

clock December 29, 2004Lisa Kelly

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Tom Mora Named Cole Haan Creative Director, Women’s and Licensed Goods

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