Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...


Frédéric Fekkai Unveils New Beauty Brand Called Bastide

The serial entrepreneur's new beauty brand is based around the lifestyle and artisans of Provence.

clock December 2, 2016Peter Born


Riccardo Tisci Delivers Givenchy Collection for Babies, Kids

The debut collection for fall 2017 retailing will be produced and distributed by CWF.

clock December 2, 2016Miles Socha


Italy's Fashion World Stands Behind Renzi Ahead of Referendum

Uncertainty looms as Italian citizens gear up for a referendum on Dec. 4 to vote on a change in the country’s constitution.

clock December 2, 2016Luisa Zargani

Wal-Mart’s New Frontier: Retailer May See Malls As an Avenue of Growth

No cover image


Opposition to the growth of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which today is expected to post a 15 percent earnings per share gain on an 11 percent sales increase for 2004, might be missing the mark.

From This Issue

Wal-Mart’s mall-based store outside of San Diego.


Wal-Mart’s New Frontier: Retailer May See Malls As an Avenue of Growth

Opposition to the growth of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which today is expected to post a 15 percent earnings per share gain on an 11 percent sales increase for 2004, might be missing the mark.

clock February 17, 2005Amy S. Choi and Meredith Derby

Fashion Features

In Brief: Reilly Joins Ecko … Gucci Green … Barnowske Moves Up …

REILLY JOINS ECKO: James P. Reilly has joined Marc Ecko Enterprises as chief financial officer. He succeeds Dick Thrush, who was promoted to executive vice president, strategic development, and to whom Reilly reports. Most recently,…

clock February 17, 2005WWD Staff

Peter Boneparth


Jones 4Q Profits Slide 18.4%

Higher holiday promotions and problems in better lines dragged down Jones Apparel Group’s fourth quarter net by 18 percent to $34.1 million.

clock February 17, 2005Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Amanda Brooks Departs Tuleh

Bryan Bradley’s longtime muse and creative director, Amanda Brooks, is leaving Tuleh, the trendy, downtown designer collection.

clock February 17, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Liz Taylor to Launch Jewelry

Her fragrances have been bestsellers since the Eighties, and now Elizabeth Taylor will produce a fine jewelry collection with Mirabelle Luxury Concepts.

clock February 17, 2005Emily Holt

Salma Hayek


Love, Italian Style

LOS ANGELES — “Oh my god, if I had to tell you who my favorite female star was, the others would be very disappointed, so I can’t. I cannot,” declared lady-loving Roberto Cavalli at the opening of his Rodeo…

clock February 17, 2005WWD Staff

Bodil Blain in Matthew Williamson.


Wild at Heart

Paris’ contemporary art world cut loose at Maxim’s after the opening of the provocative “Dionysiac” exhibit at the Pompidou Center.

clock February 17, 2005WWD Staff

Claire Bernard, Ivanka Trump, Moby and Olivia Chantecaille, with the ladies in Chloé.


Eye Scoop: Celestial Beings

CELESTIAL BEINGS: Claire Bernard, Olivia Chantecaille, Lauren Davis, Tinsley Mortimer, Eugenia Silva and Ivanka Trump will co-chair this…

clock February 17, 2005WWD Staff

Muriel Gonzalez


Ann Taylor Taps Bergdorf’s Gonzalez

NEW YORK — Muriel Gonzalez, a senior executive at Bergdorf Goodman responsible for all merchandise categories except women’s ready-to-wear and men’s wear, is joining Ann Taylor Stores Corp. as executive vice president and chief…

clock February 17, 2005David Moin


Forever 21 to Acquire Gadzooks

NEW YORK — Forever 21, which has been on an expansion spree, is buying bankrupt Gadzooks Inc. for $33 million.

The announcement is expected today. Terms of the deal are still being finalized, according to sources. Essentially, the $33…

clock February 17, 2005Vicki M. Young


Legal Briefs

NEW YORK — LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is keeping up the pressure against online counterfeiters and is upping the ante by going after an advertising company that provided software that enabled a counterfeiter to…

clock February 17, 2005Ross Tucker

Giles Deacon

Fashion Features

Fairy Tales and Fine Tailoring – Giles Deacon, Aquascutum, Clements Ribeiro, Eley Kishimoto, Camilla Staerk, FrostFrench, Ghost and Jessica Ogden

Fantasy girls from Rapunzel to Russian dolls, sharply tailored looks and Seventies glitter lit up London’s runways as the shows drew to a close. But watch out! Fashion here is moving in the direction of the macabre.

clock February 17, 2005WWD Staff

Camilla Staerk

Fashion Features

A Dark Spell

There was a sinister undercurrent in the London collections this season, with damsels in distress, dungeons, dragons and the odd skeleton creeping into many of the collections. “Fashion has been flirty, feminine and pretty for so long,…

clock February 17, 2005WWD Staff

WWD Image

Fashion Features

Get Into the Groove

They’re not exactly what you’d call fun furs, but Hockley’s new 20-piece collection designed by Clements Ribeiro is sure to put a smile on the faces of fur fans — and make a few new ones. The line, which made its showroom debut…

clock February 17, 2005WWD Staff

WWD Image


Opening the Gates to a Retail Rush

NEW YORK — When Barneys New York general manager Kevin Dyson stopped by the Madison Avenue flagship on Saturday, he had to do a double take. The level of activity suggested Christmas Eve, not an ordinary weekend in February.

Dyson credits…

clock February 17, 2005Sharon Edelson

“Bugs Bunny  and The Secret of Storm Island”, T-shirt by Trunk Ltd.

Fashion Features

A Looney Time for T-Shirts

Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Wonder Woman are among the cast of characters at Warner Bros. with a new starring role – fashion icons.

clock February 17, 2005Nola Sarkisian-Miller

Inside Décathlon, the fast-growing French retailer.


Decathlon’s Game Plan: New Youth Format, China Growth

“Sexy on the Slopes” was the main message at ISPO, where ski apparel and equipment focused as much on fashion as technology.

clock February 17, 2005Emilie Marsh

A colorful look from Bogner.

Fashion Features

Fashion and Function Fuse at ISPO

MUNICH — After “Sex in the City” comes “Sexy on the Slopes.”

That was the main fashion message at the International Trade Fair for Sports Equipment & Fashion, where ski apparel and equipment manufactures stole…

clock February 17, 2005Emilie Marsh


Fashion Features

Scene: Sephora’s Eye on Milan … Rockin’ Moroccan … Eating a la Gucci …

SEPHORA’S EYE ON MILAN: French perfumery chain Sephora has finally opened its black-and-white striped doors in Milan. Set in a piazza of a busy central shopping street, the store is a few steps from Zara and H&M. Lined to the…

clock February 17, 2005WWD Staff

Roberto Cavalli

Fashion Features

In Prep Mode

Stooping to fix a new fall look in her Milan showroom — a tank top under a leopard fur jacket over riding pants — Anna Molinari points to the ivory tulle top, adorned with 700 hand-appliquéd lace strips, previously soaked in tea for a…

clock February 17, 2005Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana: Fall Women’s Shows, Feb. 19-26, 2005

Schedule is accurate as of press time. Attendees are encouraged to confirm times and locations.


10:30 a.m.: Innerwear exhibition, Milano Moda Donna

11 a.m.:

clock February 17, 2005WWD Staff

WWD Image


Hot Off the Shelves: The Top 10 Fastest Growing Magazines by Circulation

The readership numbers are out for the second half of 2004, and they’re keeping up with trends in population growth. Hispanics are the fastest-growing segment of the population, and their magazines are reeling in readers. As of December, three…

clock February 17, 2005WWD Staff


U.S. Steps Up Campaign for CAFTA

U.S. trade officials, pushing aggressively to get CAFTA passed in Congress, said they are gaining some support from the U.S. textile industry.

clock February 17, 2005Kristi Ellis

WWD Image

Fashion Features

From Exotic to Preppy in Stormy Atlanta

ATLANTA — Exotic prints, metallic details and embroidery were among the key trends at the summer market at AmericasMart, which took place amid an ice storm that virtually shut down the city.

The weather during the last weekend in January…

clock February 17, 2005Georgia Lee

L.L. Bean is targeting female Baby Boomers who want to stay active.


L.L. Bean’s Latest Adventure

NEW YORK — L.L. Bean is stretching out with its first catalogue of yoga and fitness products.

Called “L.L. Bean: Everyday Adventures,” the women’s-only catalogue features a range of merchandise for yoga and outdoor…

clock February 17, 2005Melanie Kletter

Fashion Features

Cache’s Campaign Targets Gen X

NEW YORK — Cache is taking its advertising act back to Grand Central Terminal in March, but the fashion brand is playing it differently this time: An appeal to the attitude and lifestyle of a sexy, modern woman in her mid- to…

clock February 17, 2005Valerie Seckler

Ellen Carey and Edna

Fashion Features

Dolled Up and Ready for Oscar

NEW YORK — With four Oscar nominations, a fashion week escort and a newfound fan club, life is looking up for Edna Mode — even if she is a doll.

A replica of the diminutive, bespectacled Rei Kawakubo-inspired character in “The…

clock February 17, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Dita Von Teese

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Oscar Watch … It’s All in the Details … Cut-price Camilla …

OSCAR WATCH: The Los Angeles outpost of SoHo House is back for the second year in a row, taking over another well-known Hollywood “party house,” which will again be decked out by model-turned-interior designer…

clock February 17, 2005WWD Staff

Celine Fever pour Femme and pour Homme.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Celine Looks to Hit ‘Fever’ Pitch … Puig to Scale Back Rabanne, Ricci … Sephora Said Expanding in Spain

Celine Looks to Hit ‘Fever’ Pitch

PARIS — Celine has a fever and hopes that it will be contagious.

The LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned luxury label and its beauty licensee, Inter Parfums, will introduce…

clock February 17, 2005WWD Staff

The owners of Colin’s Jeans have bought Big Star.


Denim Dish: Guess Profits Surge … Unionbay Spreads Its Wings … Tarrant Warns of Loss …

Guess Profits Surge … Unionbay Spreads Its Wings … Tarrant Warns of Loss … Eruglo Buys Big Star … Indigo Palms Taps Awitan.

clock February 17, 2005WWD Staff


Today's Must Read

Calvin Klein Fall 2016 Global Ad Campaign


Calvin Klein Europe Has Potential for $1B in Volume Within 3 Years

clock December 1, 2016Vicki M. Young

Latest Galleries

Social Studies