Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Retail

A&F Finds 'Growing Up' Tough Now that Sex No Longer Sells

Abercrombie is aging its models to show it is no longer a "teen" brand; company reported a Q2 loss.

clock 17hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

Through her Instagram account, Barbie “produces” sponsored content.

clock 13hMaghan McDowell

Fashion

Costume Institute's Next Subject Said to Be Rei Kawakubo

The exhibit next spring would be only the second the Met has devoted to a living designer.

clock 13hWWD Staff

Fashion’s Latest Battle: Coach Files Complaint Against LVMH in Japan

No cover image

Overview

Coach filed a complaint against LVMH with the Japanese Fair Trade Commission, charging the firm with engaging in anticompetitive practices.

From This Issue

Legal

Fashion’s Latest Battle: Coach Files Complaint Against LVMH in Japan

Coach filed a complaint against LVMH with the Japanese Fair Trade Commission, charging the firm with engaging in anticompetitive practices.

clock March 10, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

In Brief: Levi’s Hit … EBEL Ceo Out … Tarrant’s Rag …

LEVI’S HIT: Levi Strauss & Co. plans to appeal a $45 million judgment in favor of a former Mexico City contractor wrongly targeted in an anticounterfeiting raid. “We strongly disagree with the court’s…

clock March 10, 2005WWD Staff

Retail Features

Barneys Co-op Is California Dreamin’

Seeking to tap into the hot contemporary market, Barneys Co-op is opening its second mall-based store, at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif.

clock March 10, 2005Michelle Tyree

Fashion Features

Fetter to Exit St. John Knits

LOS ANGELES — St. John Knits International said chief operating officer Bruce Fetter has resigned after eight years with the Irvine, Calif.-based manufacturer of women’s apparel and accessories.

Fetter’s departure comes as the…

clock March 10, 2005Nola Sarkisian-Miller

Financial

Kmart Posts 14.4 Percent Gain in Income

Despite posting a hefty fourth-quarter profit, management at Kmart said more needs to be done on the operations and shopping experience fronts

clock March 10, 2005Vicki M. Young

People

Horse Play

Guests entering the “Enchanted Evening” gala were greeted by waiters wearing horses’ heads

clock March 10, 2005WWD Staff

People

Analyze This

“Dazed & Abused” for so long.

clock March 10, 2005Samantha Conti

People

Globe Trotters

Eye popped into three parties in three cities to see how the locals celebrate.

clock March 10, 2005Rose Apodaca

Financial

LVMH Profits Pass $1 Billion

Demonstrating accelerating profitability in 2004 despite a dismal currency situation, LVMH said net profits rocketed 40 percent to 1.01 billion euros.

clock March 10, 2005Miles Socha and Jennifer Weil

Fashion Features

Retailers Enjoying Spring in Business

The breadth of denim has evolved and now reaches the widest range of prices, rises and washes the market has ever seen

clock March 10, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Seaton Catches Apres-Surf Wave

Jill Roberts, who owns stores in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills, is launching Seaton, a line aimed at the surf sophisticate or seaside loller.

clock March 10, 2005Nola Sarkisian-Miller

Fashion Features

Walter Becomes a Man for All Seasons

NEW YORK — Spring has yet to have sprung, but Walter already is warming up to fall.

The contemporary apparel company founded in 2003 and known for its signature bouclé jackets will roll out a full outerwear collection for fall. The…

clock March 10, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Fashion Features

Jacques Moret: Making Moves at 30

Jacques Moret can be called one of activewear’s quiet giants, but as it celebrates its 30th year, the firm is making some noise.

clock March 10, 2005Melanie Kletter

Outerwear Gets Sporty at ASR

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — The jacket trend that has swept the contemporary market for a year has spread into surf-and-skate territory, as evidenced by the abundant vendor displays of blazers, fur-trimmed jackets and track jackets, along with…

clock March 10, 2005Valerie Seckler

Fashion Features

The Wild, Wild West

From the slopes of Colorado to the wilds of Alaska, the western U.S. has got more hot credit card spots than anywhere in America. MapInfo, a market research firm in Troy, N.Y., has provided 10 cities with the highest per capita propensity for credit…

clock March 10, 2005WWD Staff

Textiles

Textile Makers Push Bush For Action on China Imports

U.S. textile producers, poised to file China safeguard petitions based on actual market disruption, are pushing the government to self-initiate action.

clock March 10, 2005Kristi Ellis

Financial

Fed: Economy Strong in Feb.

WASHINGTON — The economy moved along at a healthy pace in February, as the employment picture improved, retail sales strengthened and consumer spending picked up, the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book report revealed…

clock March 10, 2005Kristi Ellis

Financial

Markdowns Weigh on Talbots

NEW YORK — Despite an 11.4 percent jump in sales, fourth-quarter profits at specialty retailer Talbots Inc. plummeted 27 percent due to higher markdowns during a semiannual, post-Christmas clearance event. Similar results were seen in the full…

clock March 10, 2005Meredith Derby

Financial

French Connection Profits Slide 15.5%

LONDON — A tough U.K. retail environment and a flawed fashion offering dragged down profits at French Connection in the fiscal year ended Jan. 31.

The firm said net profits fell 15.5 percent to $42.8 million, or 22.3 million pounds, from…

clock March 10, 2005Samantha Conti

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: L’Oreal Appoints de Lesquen, Honors Women in Science

PARIS — Guillaume de Lesquen has been named managing director of L’Oréal’s high-end skin care and makeup brand Biotherm.

De Lesquen, 41, succeeds Hervé Navellou, who has been named managing director for…

clock March 10, 2005Brid Costello and Jennifer Barton

Retail Features

Puma’s Meatpacking Store Sports Fashion

Puma has opened its first store devoted to its sport lifestyle products and collaborative fashion collections in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District.

clock March 10, 2005Melanie Kletter

Retail Features

Ports 1961 Sails Back to U.S. Shores

NEW YORK — Every luxury brand seems headed to China these days, but Ports 1961 has shifted into reverse.

The $200 million sportswear brand, which originated in Canada in 1961, was purchased by Chinese entrepreneur Alfred Chan in the early…

clock March 10, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Ylang-Ylang Jewelry Headed to Amazon

DALLAS — Amazon.com has boosted the fashion quotient of its jewelry inventory with a new storefront by the Ylang-Ylang boutique offering such trendy collections as Me & Ro and Ten Thousand Things.

The deal brings hip new styles to the…

clock March 10, 2005Holly Haber

Fashion Features

Obituary: Ben Clareman, Sales Executive

LOS ANGELES — Ben Clareman, a sales executive for textile supplier Springs Industries, died of cancer on Feb. 23 at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, Pa. He was 87.

Clareman also served as an adviser to his son’s company, Self…

clock March 10, 2005WWD Staff

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Topshop Unique

Fashion

Topshop Latest to Join Runway-to-Retail Move

clock 13hLorelei Marfil

Latest Galleries

Social Studies