Retail Foot Traffic Tiptoes Back

clock August 18, 2017Evan Clark


Heeling Power: Shoes Kicking at High, Low End

clock August 18, 2017Natalie Theodosi


Vegas Serves as Reminder of an Industry in Transition

clock August 17, 2017Kari Hamanaka and Marcy Medina

The Sears-Kmart Deal: Will Ed Lampert Drive Rollouts or Roll-ups?

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Edward Lampert, engineer of the Sears-Kmart merger, is more likely to build shareholder value by selling assets than building a viable retailer.

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The Sears-Kmart Deal: Will Ed Lampert Drive Rollouts or Roll-ups?

Edward Lampert, engineer of the Sears-Kmart merger, is more likely to build shareholder value by selling assets than building a viable retailer.

clock March 24, 2005Vicki M. Young


In Brief: Dunham Deal

DUNHAM DEAL: May Department Stores Co. might not be able to offer John Dunham long-term employment, but the firm, in the process of being acquired by Federated Department Stores, did give its acting chief executive officer the dual…

clock March 24, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Ciao, Jason … Karl Culture … French-Grown Carats

CIAO, JASON: Jason Weisenfeld is headed back to New York from Milan, but it won’t be as Versace’s worldwide communications and advertising director. He is stepping down from that job. Weisenfeld plans to…

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Vanessa Castagna

Fashion Features

Castagna Said Near Cerberus Post

NEW YORK — Vanessa Castagna, the former second-in-command at J.C. Penney Co., is close to accepting a top job at Cerberus Capital Management, people familiar with the situation said.

She was said to be negotiating for a position that would…

clock March 24, 2005David Moin

Helmut Lang

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Helmut Lang’s New York Office to Close

Helmut Lang’s New York office, the creative center of the designer brand for almost a decade, is set to close down.

clock March 24, 2005Courtney Colavita


Retail Women’s Apparel Prices Decline 0.4 Percent in February

WASHINGTON — Retail prices for women’s apparel appear in flux, falling a seasonally adjusted 0.4 percent last month after rising in January, according to U.S. Labor Department statistics released Wednesday. Economists predicted long-term…

clock March 24, 2005Kristi Ellis


Pacific Alliance Reported Donnkenny Auction Winner

NEW YORK — Pacific Alliance won an auction Wednesday for bankrupt Donnkenny Inc., people familiar with the situation said.

A federal bankruptcy judge will review the bidding results on Friday.

Donnkenny, which produces the licensed…

clock March 24, 2005Evan Clark

Marisa Noel Brown with her son, Ford.


Baby Fete

NEW YORK — While their mommies and daddies are out on the town, the children of socialites have to eat their brussels sprouts, take a bath and — what could be worse? — brush their teeth. So it’s only fair that they get a little…

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Mary Donald


Comic Relief

“I’ve got one-and-half hours until I have to get my breasts out again,” said Stella McCartney last week during the launch of her T-shirt collaboration with cult American cartoonist Robert Crumb at…

clock March 24, 2005WWD Staff


‘Office’ Space

Greg Daniels, co-creator of “King of the Hill” and a former writer for “The Simpsons” and “Saturday Night Live,” is bringing the smash BBC hit “The Office” to America. The show debuts tonight on NBC. WWD…

clock March 24, 2005Jacob Bernstein

From left: Alex Garfield, David Rosenzweig and Edward M. Jones 3rd.

Fashion Features

GM Design Makeover Leads to Expansion

NEW YORK — When Jones Texas Inc. acquired GM Design Group last August, chairman and chief executive officer Edward M. Jones 3rd saw an opportunity to build GM’s three existing brands: Garfield & Marks, Options and Womyn.


clock March 24, 2005Marc Karimzadeh


U.S., Canada, Mexico Band Together to Improve Security, Cut Trade Costs

President Bush and the leaders of Mexico and Canada announced initiatives for improving port and cargo security, and minimizing trade costs.

clock March 24, 2005Kristi Ellis

Christian Audigier signed a 10-year licensing deal for the Ed Hardy name in clothing.

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A Hardy Look for Hipster Jeans

Designer Christian Audigier, who left Von Dutch last summer, is back with a new apparel brand inspired by tattoo maven Don Ed Hardy.

clock March 24, 2005Nola Sarkisian-Miller

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Rag & Bone’s New Rags

NEW YORK — Rag & Bone is ready for its women’s push.

The men’s line was founded two years ago by Nathan Bogle and Marcus Wainwright, a pair of Englishmen transplanted to New York. The clothes started to attract the…

clock March 24, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Moch NY jeans feature gold-plated buttons.

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Moch’s Golden Age

DALLAS — As they’ve ridden the wave of demand for premium jeans during the last few years, denim designers have sought out new ways of justifying their ever-higher price points, primarily by choosing more expensive fabrics and developing…

clock March 24, 2005Rusty Williamson

Fashion Features

Kikit Campaign Kicks Off

NEW YORK — Kikit Jeans, a division of Jordache Apparel Group, is preparing to launch its biggest advertising push since the late Eighties.

Its first move will be a new billboard going up Monday at West 36th Street and Seventh Avenue in…

clock March 24, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Fashion Features

Diesel’s Little Door

NEW YORK — Diesel plans to open its first U.S. Diesel Kids store next month in New York’s SoHo district. The 1,600-square-foot unit, on West Broadway, will stock clothing for infants through age 16.

Overall, it will be the…

clock March 24, 2005Scott Malone

A look from Juicy Couture's fall collection.


Juicy Grows Up and Outward

NEW YORK — Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Taylor are toying with the game of free association.

When a consumer hears the word, “Juicy,” Skaist-Levy and Taylor, co-founders and co-designers of the brand, want more than a terry…

clock March 24, 2005Emily Holt and Lauren DeCarlo

PF Flyers meshes style with function.

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PF Flyers Sneaks Into Women’s Apparel

After its sneaker relaunch, PF Flyers will introduce women’s apparel for fall, designed by Savania Davies-Keiller, co-owner of DDC USA.

clock March 24, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

A look from Nike's new fitness dance line.

Fashion Features

Market Responds to Cardio Comeback

Yoga hasn’t become passé, but health clubs are offering more high-energy classes such as boxing, fitness dance and cardio kickboxing.

clock March 24, 2005Melanie Kletter

A look from the new Equinox Collection.

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Equinox Pumps Up Fashion

NEW YORK — Devotees of Equinox Fitness health clubs can now wear the Equinox name when they are pumping iron or going out on the town.

The company’s new line of Equinox Collection apparel will begin hitting its boutiques next week,…

clock March 24, 2005Melanie Kletter

Fashion Features

Sidelines: Suiting Up … Store Scene … Danskin Series

SUITING UP: Body Glove International is taking the plunge into lifestyle apparel.

The 52-year-old Redondo Beach, Calif.-based company, which makes wet suits and related items, plans to launch a men’s and juniors’…

clock March 24, 2005WWD Staff

Cypress Invigorating Body Emulsion.

Beauty Features

Blu Mediterraneo Betting Less Is More

NEW YORK — Acqua di Parma is feeling anything but a little blue.

The LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned brand has high hopes for a relaunch of its Blu Mediterraneo fragrance, bath and body care collection: It’s betting a…

clock March 24, 2005Matthew W. Evans

Claire McCardell Popover dress, 1948, by Irving Solero.

Beauty Features

Fabulous Forties Fashions Have Their Day

WASHINGTON — Even the most savvy political players in the capital have had disappointments when it comes to mixing public policy with high fashion.

Just listen to the buzz at the Kennedy Center lunch last week for the opening of…

clock March 24, 2005Susan Watters

Beauty Features

Windy City Boosts Designs of Hope

CHICAGO — The fashion community here helped offer hope to children affected and orphaned by HIV/AIDS at the second annual Designs of Hope gala Saturday at the InterContinental Hotel. More than 450 guests attended the dinner and fashion…

clock March 24, 2005Deb Pahl


Movado 4th-Qtr. Net Rises 16.4%

NEW YORK — With its Tommy Hilfiger and Coach businesses spurring sales, Movado Group Inc. reported double-digit earnings gains for the fourth quarter and year-end periods.

“We are sensing our brands’ awareness and position in…

clock March 24, 2005Ross Tucker


Candie’s Swings to Profit for Year

NEW YORK — Apparel and footwear licensing company Candie’s Inc. significantly narrowed its fourth-quarter loss, despite posting a 61.9 percent decrease in total revenues. Results in the full year swung to a net profit from a loss last…

clock March 24, 2005Meredith Derby

Looks from Nuno Baltazar.

Fashion Features

Lisbon Looks for Place on Fashion Map

LISBON — The 24th edition of ModaLisboa, showcasing the winter collections of 21 local designers, ended Sunday with the show still struggling to get on the global fashion radar.

The timing — at the end of a string of European shows…

clock March 24, 2005Alison Roberts

Dolce & Gabbana

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European Hits

Milan and Paris’ top 20 most-viewed fall collections on

clock March 24, 2005WWD Staff


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