Business

Jerry Storch Exiting Hudson's Bay Co.

clock October 20, 2017David Moin

Business

Stitch Fix in the Spotlight

clock October 20, 2017Evan Clark and Adriana Lee

Business

Suitsupply Launches Women's Division Called SuiStudio

clock October 20, 2017Jean E. Palmieri

Locking In the Team: Top Neiman’s Execs Get Golden Parachutes

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Overview

Neiman Marcus, in an SEC filing, said it reached severance deals with 11 top executives, including ceo Burt Tansky, in case the firm changes hands.

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Burt Tansky

Financial

Locking In the Team: Top Neiman’s Execs Get Golden Parachutes

Neiman Marcus, in an SEC filing, said it reached severance deals with 11 top executives, including ceo Burt Tansky, in case the firm changes hands.

clock April 4, 2005Vicki M. Young

Retail

Wal-Mart’s Media Pitch

In a major shift in corporate protocol, Wal-Mart is giving journalists limited access to the company and its leadership during a two-day conference.

clock April 4, 2005Katherine Bowers

Financial

Import Surge Takes Toll on Industry Jobs

Explosive growth in imports contributed to job losses in textile and apparel manufacturing, which eliminated a combined 7,600 jobs in March.

clock April 4, 2005Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

In Brief: Harrods Gets Personal … O’Connor Taps Leon

HARRODS GETS PERSONAL: On June 1, Harrods will launch a personal shopping service, the first time the Knightsbridge department store is offering such a program. The service, By Appointment, is free of charge and covers everything from…

clock April 4, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

Monday: Los Angeles International Textile Show (through Wednesday).

Wednesday: Ideacomo, Cernobbio, Italy (through Friday).

Asia Pacific Leather Fair, Hong Kong (through Friday).

Hennes &…

clock April 4, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Penney’s: No Easy Target

NEW YORK — J.C. Penney Co. has strong defenses in place that would make a leveraged buyout by financial investors difficult, largely because getting the consent of its board would be difficult — or, at the very least, time-consuming….

clock April 4, 2005Meredith Derby and Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Tom Teasers … Tory In The Heartland … Camelias For Carats …

TOM TEASERS: There seems to be a rumor a day swirling around Tom Ford and his plans for the future, ranging from he’s cast his first film to he’s designing a car to he’s signed an eyewear license….

clock April 4, 2005WWD Staff

Kristin Chenoweth in Rebecca Taylor at the Rebecca Taylor store on Mott Street.

People

Faithful Shopper

Kristin Chenoweth, back in town after shooting some films and “The West Wing,” breezes into Rebecca Taylor’s boutique on Mott Street.

clock April 4, 2005Marshall Heyman

Naum’s Julia Jentzsch and Waleed Khairzada.

Fashion Features

The Early Show: Naum

As Waleed Khairzada and Julia Jentzsch sipped cocktails together on the rooftop of Soho House early last summer, they experienced the fashion industry’s equivalent of love at first sight. Khairzada had been looking for a collaborator to launch…

clock April 4, 2005Meenal Mistry

Lewis Cho's wool jersey dress.

Fashion Features

The Early Show: Lewis Cho

If you pay close enough attention to Natalie Merchant’s “Break Your Heart” video, you’ll spot Annie Lewis — one half of the Lewis Cho design duo — in the background. Just look for the swing-dancing dame who…

clock April 4, 2005Venessa Lau

Ashleigh Verrier in her Upper East Side apartment.

Fashion Features

The Early Show: Ashleigh Verrier


Recent Parsons grad Ashleigh Verrier is not a jeans girl. Never has been, never will be. So when the lace-loving designer was assigned a denim project during her junior year, she suspected the faculty of attempting to expand her horizons. But…

clock April 4, 2005Meenal Mistry

Karoo's cashmere turtleneck.

Fashion Features

The Early Show: Karoo Mark Eisen

A recent rainy Wednesday was “a very, very special day” for Mark Eisen, who was in town from South Africa to show the first season of his Karoo Mark Eisen knit collection. “I swear, I have waited such a long time for this.”…

clock April 4, 2005Meenal Mistry

French Jenny's girly chiffon and microfiber sleep set at Richard Leeds.

Fashion Features

Ordering, Uncertainty Both Strong

NEW YORK — The ordering for fall was brisk at the Lingerie Americas trade show, but the tone of the March market was underscored by uncertainty over the pending merger of Federated Department Stores Inc. and May Department Stores Co.

The…

clock April 4, 2005Karyn Monget

Shawna Robinson, in uniform.

Fashion Features

Vassarette Goes Vroom

NEW YORK — NASCAR, the top spectator sport in the U.S. with a fan base of more than 75 million, may seem unlikely to be paired with Vassarette lingerie. But they have a common denominator in Shawna Robinson.

Robinson, 40, the race car…

clock April 4, 2005Arthur Friedman

Guy Leymarie

Fashion Features

De Beers LV’s American Dream

De Beers LV will make its U.S. debut in June, with a store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and a unit in Beverly Hills in October.

clock April 4, 2005Samantha Conti

Financial

China’s First-Qtr. Surge

The Commerce Department kept a pledge for a more timely textile-monitoring system, stoking the controversy over China’s surging imports.

clock April 4, 2005Kristi Ellis

Textiles

U.S. Stores Trawl ShanghaiMart Fair

SHANGHAI — The three-day 2005 ShanghaiMart for Spring Women’s Apparel Fair wrapped up last week with both excitement about the nonquota world…

clock April 4, 2005Lisa Movius

Financial

WWD Stock Index Slips 1.1%

NEW YORK — Record high gas prices and a whirlwind of speculation regarding the potential sales or acquisitions of some of the biggest nameplates in retail pushed industry stocks into their fourth week of declines.

The WWD Composite…

clock April 4, 2005Ross Tucker

Financial

Slow Sales Hit Retail Trade Index

NEW YORK — Market News International’s weekly retail trade index dropped to 56.8 on March 26 from a reading of 57.7 a week prior.

The index, which surveys apparel, home, electronics, general merchandise, specialized and automotive…

clock April 4, 2005Amy S. Choi

Financial

Mossimo Net Falls 9.2%

NEW YORK — Reductions in its business with Target and investments in its infrastructure translated into lower fourth-quarter and full-year profits at Mossimo Inc.

The Santa Monica, Calif.-based design and licensing company reported that,…

clock April 4, 2005Arnold J. Karr

Sear's headquarters.

Financial

250 Layoffs Expected at Sears

Sears filed a notice with the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity indicating plans for a “mass layoff” at its headquarters.

clock April 4, 2005Vicki M. Young

WWD Image

Financial

New Locale, Same Counterfeit Problem

BEIJING — It’s the first thing that greets customers as they stream into the new Silk Street market here: a selection of brightly colored North Face jackets, their signature logos prominently displayed, hanging in neat rows in one of the…

clock April 4, 2005Betsy Lowther

Financial

Belk Net Up 11.3% in Year

NEW YORK — Belk Inc., a regional chain in the South with a fresh eye for expansion, on Friday announced strong earnings and sales for 2004.

For the year ended Jan. 29, the company posted an 11.3 percent increase in net income to $124.1…

clock April 4, 2005David Moin

Nicky Hilton with one of her designs.

Retail

Samantha Thavasa Opening Stateside

NEW YORK — Like any well-connected socialite, Nicky Hilton knows how to make a proper introduction. She brought the Samantha Thavasa brand to the U.S. with her signature collection four years ago and now the successful Japanese company is…

clock April 4, 2005Sophia Chabbott

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Freeze Sue DermaFreeze … Sephora Exiting U.K.

NEW YORK — Freeze 24/7 International LLC — the makers of the antiwrinkle cream Freeze 24/7 — filed a complaint in New York federal court Thursday for trademark infringement against Woodridge Labs, which markets DermaFreeze365 in…

clock April 4, 2005WWD Staff

Retail

Lauder stars at CEW

While the Estée Lauder Cos. once again dominated this year’s Cosmetic Executive Women Beauty Awards by winning a total of 11 awards out of 26 categories on Friday, it was L’Oréal’s Lancôme brand that stood out to many,…

clock April 4, 2005Bryn Kenny

Financial

Luxury Looks Lead Stylemax Buying

CHICAGO — Consumers enamored with the luxe trend should be pleased come fall: buyers at Chicago’s Stylemax were snapping up all things beaded, embroidered or sequined.

“There’s a lot more detail in the fashions, and…

clock April 4, 2005Deb Pahl

Macy's faces Filene's at Downtown Crossing.

Retail

Boston Retailing Set for Merger Makeover

The downtown landscape is in flux in the wake of megadeals.

clock April 4, 2005Katherine Bowers

The six-month-old Barneys New York Co-op on Broadway.

Retail

10024 Trades Up

The Upper West Side zip code gets a dose of style.

clock April 4, 2005Sharon Edelson

The decor of the lobby of Hugo Boss’ offices and showrooms changes seasonally.

Retail

The Fashion Industry’s Manifest Destiny

Seeking space, light and edge, showrooms move west.

clock April 4, 2005Amy S. Choi

Lucrecia Lindemann of Fortune International and daughter Kayla at an Escada Kids at Jade Beach event.

Fashion Features

Attracting the Attractive in Miami

Owners use fashion to lure a high-end crowd.

clock April 4, 2005Rebecca Kleinman

Roderick Williams and Ayse Ikna are planning a second store.

Retail

New Haven Gets a Fashion Makeover

Pricy jeans and top labels bring a little bit of New York to this college town.

clock April 4, 2005Amy S. Choi

St. John's Town Center in Jacksonville, Fla.

Retail

Opportunity Knocks – At the Mall

REITs find high returns in redevelopment.

clock April 4, 2005Sharon Edelson

Checking out the local scene.

Retail

On a Shopping Safari

Malibu might be famous for the beach life, but shopping is becoming quite a sport, too.

clock April 4, 2005Michelle Tyree

Chicago's Merchandise Mart brought in 13 percent of Vornado's earnings last year.

Retail

Vornado’s Alternative Strategy

The realty trust gobbles retail properties — and lots of other projects.

clock April 4, 2005Amy S. Choi

Jimmy Choo

Retail

Phipps’ New Family of Retail

The Atlanta mall adds a bevy of upscale retailers and Nordstrom.

clock April 4, 2005Rebecca Kleinman

Steve Lieberman and Alan Shor

Retail

Connecting Retailers to the Right Space

Dallas firm offers a full menu of services to retailers.

clock April 4, 2005Rusty Williamson

Essentialist

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