The Indulgent Boomers: Generation to Propel Apparel Again in 2005

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While apparel and footwear spending in the U.S. appears to be decelerating, Baby Boomers aren't likely to slow their consumption in the new year.

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Stars of the Web: Most-searched apparel brand names on the Internet in November.

The standouts of the holiday season were clearly the Internet and gift cards, with online merchants exceeding sales growth projections by more than 20 percent in many cases. Here are the women’s wear and jeanswear brands with the greatest number…

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The Indulgent Boomers: Generation to Propel Apparel Again in 2005

While apparel and footwear spending in the U.S. appears to be decelerating, Baby Boomers aren’t likely to slow their consumption in the new year.

clock December 30, 2004Meredith Derby

Despite continued heavy rains, L.A. residents went shopping.


Rains Boost California Retailing

Disappointing holiday sales were helped somewhat by record rainfalls and flooding in California, as some sunshine came through cash-ins of gift cards.

clock December 30, 2004Michelle Dalton Tyree


Only a ‘B’ for New York Retail

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York retailers gave the 2004 holiday shopping season only a “B,” according to James R. Sherin, president and chief executive officer of the Retail Council of New York state.

Consumer electronics, high-end…

clock December 30, 2004Carol Breen


In Brief: Malt Deal Done … Lacoste Seizure

MALT DEAL DONE: French luxury group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has completed its deal to acquire Glenmorangie plc, one of Scotland’s most prestigious single-malt whisky makers. LVMH said in October it would bid for…

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Heinz Krogner

Fashion Features

Esprit Tweaks U.S. Return With Juniors

Esprit’s roller-coaster ride in the U.S. is taking more twists and turns, as the German brand remakes the selling floors of its recently opened stores.

clock December 30, 2004David Moin

A seating area in the Lauder store.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Estée Lauder Unveils Newest Location on Long Island

Estée Lauder unveiled a retail concept for its namesake brand in the Americana Manhasset mall and will use it as a blueprint for future stores.

clock December 30, 2004Sophia Chabbott

Art for life: tattooing an artist’s one-off design.


Second Skin

The artwork displayed on the walls of the Happy Sailor tattoo parlor in East London gets under the skin … Industrial designers go for the sporting life.

clock December 30, 2004Samantha Conti

Bicycle by Antoine Fritsch.


Starting Blocks

PARIS — Industrial designers are proving to be good sports. From Philippe Starck to Marc Newson, more are applying their ergonomic know-how to sports equipment and apparel that not only look good, but are designed to do a body good,…

clock December 30, 2004Emilie Marsh

A look from Mavi’s spring 2004 collection.

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: ’05 Goals: Denim Searches For Next Big Thing

Jeans executives are focusing on niche marketing to attract customers, as well as developing new washes and finishes.

clock December 30, 2004Lauren DeCarlo and Scott Malone

Le Tigre well exceeded its financial goals in 2004.

Fashion Features

’05 Goals: Keeping the Pace in ’05

Contemporary firms saw tremendous growth in 2004, but along with financial gain came pressure to keep up with the relentless demand.

clock December 30, 2004Lauren DeCarlo

Mahanuala was a new     introduction from Puma.

Fashion Features

’05 Goals: Staying Ahead of the Game

After a year led by the Olympics and a wave of mergers and acquisitions, activewear firms are plotting strategies to stay on their game.

clock December 30, 2004Melanie Kletter

Here and below: Looks from Schumacher's spring line.

Fashion Features

Schumacher Fashion Expands Playful Horizons

Schumacher has developed into a key opening price-point range for 550 designer-oriented stores in Europe, the U.S. and, as of this season, Asia.

clock December 30, 2004Melissa Drier

Fashion Features

WWD 2004 Quiz

Test your fashion and retail knowledge by taking this year’s WWD quiz.

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