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HBC Hires Ed Burstell to Accelerate Innovation

HBC sees Burstell engaged in bringing innovative concepts to all of its divisions.

clock 20hDavid Moin


Balenciaga Names Cédric Charbit as New CEO

A product and marketing executive at Yves Saint Laurent, he will take over Isabelle Guichot's role.

clock 20hMiles Socha


Tokyo Fashion Week: Watching for See-Now-Buy-Now

New sponsor Amazon didn't make vast changes to the format, while the local industry seemed open to the Instant Fashion experience.

clock 14hKelly Wetherille

Happy Holiday After All: Last Week’s Boom Has Stores Smiling

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Retailers across the price spectrum couldn't hold back raving about the post-Christmas week they said put them back on track for the month.

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Crowds could be seen throughout Manhattan on Monday.


Happy Holiday After All: Last Week’s Boom Has Stores Smiling

Retailers across the price spectrum couldn’t hold back raving about the post-Christmas week they said put them back on track for the month.

clock January 4, 2005David Moin

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Reebok Hit With $4M Lawsuit From Pharrell Williams’ Brand

BBC Ice Cream, entertainer Pharrell Williams’ fashion brand, has sued Reebok for breach of contract and is seeking damages in excess of $4 million.

clock January 4, 2005Ross Tucker

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Felony Charge Against Sears Dropped

A Texas judge has dropped a felony charge against Sears for the retailer’s $25,000 contribution to a PAC aimed at electing Republicans.

clock January 4, 2005Joanna Ramey

Fashion Features

In Brief: CITA Denial … Buying Rech … Relief Wave

CITA DENIAL: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, a multiagency U.S. government group, has denied a short-supply request for certain circular knit jersey fabrics filed by apparel and accessories firm Jaclyn Inc….

clock January 4, 2005WWD Staff

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Memorial services for Harry Martindale, former Pacific Coast director of Fairchild Publications Inc., will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2100 Mar Vista Drive in Newport Beach, Calif. Due to incorrect information…

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Fernanda Niven


Eye: The Getaway

A look at where the Ladies Who Lunch jetted for the holidays, what they ate and drank, where they shopped and what they read.

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Jeffrey Steingarten

Memo Pad: The Gastronomer’s Apprentice … Child’s Play … Not Bad for ‘Bad Girl’

THE GASTRONOMER’S APPRENTICE: When it comes to assisting Jeffrey Steingarten, there’s no such thing as being overqualified. WWD reported in July that the Vogue food critic was looking for a new…

clock January 4, 2005WWD Staff

Cacharel’s Noa Fleur.

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Beauty Beat: L’Oréal’s Cacharel to Launch Noa Fleur … Alberto-Culver Acquires CosmoProf

NEW YORK — Cacharel’s Noa fragrance is getting a floral fix. This month, the L’Oréal-owned brand will launch Noa Fleur, the newest introduction to the brand’s growing U.S. portfolio, which currently includes Anais Anais…

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Lost and Found: A blue, gray and white-striped cotton shirting featuring slub yarns.

Fashion Features

Cotton’s Balancing Act for 2006

NEW YORK — Cotton Incorporated is focusing on the simple life for spring 2006.

“The season places more emphasis on simple lifestyles,” said Kathryn Novakovic, director of fashion marketing at Cotton Inc. “Technology…

clock January 4, 2005Daniela Gilbert


Swimming Against Dollar’s Tide

Exhibitors at the Moda di Mare fabrics show were turning to new fabric technologies to drive U.S. sales in the face of a weak dollar.

clock January 4, 2005Stephanie Epiro


Dan River Nearing Ch. 11 Exit

NEW YORK — A Georgia bankruptcy court is set to rule today on fabric maker Dan River Inc.’s plan to emerge from Chapter 11 proceedings.

The company filed in Georgia’s northern district in March, citing the need to cut its $157…

clock January 4, 2005Scott Malone

Frederick J. Mershad


Goody’s Appoints Frederick J. Mershad; Inks Deal to Sell Hawaiian Tropic Apparel

NEW YORK — Goody’s Family Clothing Inc. said Monday Frederick J. Mershad was appointed president and chief merchandising officer, effective immediately.

Knoxville, Tenn.-based Goody’s said Mershad will report to Robert M….

clock January 4, 2005Meredith Derby

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Less Is Dior … Photo Sessions

LESS IS DIOR: We’re not sure if he’s cut it on the bias, but John Galliano has definitely trimmed the invitation list for the next Christian Dior couture show — by more than half. Dior said Galliano…

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Rossignol Stock Rises Amid Talk Of Quiksilver Bid

Shares in Rossignol spiked 5.7 percent to close at 16.28 euros on the Paris Bourse amid speculation that Quiksilver could take a controlling stake.

clock January 4, 2005WWD Staff


WWD Stock Index Ends ’04 on High Note

Retail stocks ran with the bulls in 2004, but the bears might stir out of hibernation as investors assess rising interest rates and tough comps.

clock January 4, 2005Arthur Zaczkiewicz and Meredith Derby

Faith Keane Reichert

Fashion Features

Keeping the Faith

NEW YORK — Faith Keane Reichert is a lively, energetic and opinionated woman who is a former copywriter, television host and New York University marketing professor. In her retirement, she has kept up with her many interests, which include the…

clock January 4, 2005Lorna Koski


WWD 2004 Top Stock Performers

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