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Presidential Election Seen Clouding the Spending Picture

Studies show that shoppers are both ready to spend for the holidays and holding off because of the election.

clock 6hDavid Moin and Evan Clark


Brooks Brothers Buys Alexis Bittar Jewelry Business

The retailer's Carolee division will operate the newly acquired label.

clock 6hJean E. Palmieri


Gigi Hadid on Bootie Collaboration With Stuart Weitzman

Gigi Hadid on her collaboration with Stuart Weitzman and the corresponding James Franco-directed film in which she boxes in heels.

clock 12hSophia Chabbott

The Future of Fendi: New Contract for Karl, Brand Eyes $1B in Sales

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Karl Lagerfeld has signed another long-term contract with Fendi, continuing an association that has endured for half of the house's 80-year history.

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Karl Lagerfeld and Bernard Arnault

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The Future of Fendi: New Contract for Karl, Brand Eyes $1B in Sales

Karl Lagerfeld has signed another long-term contract with Fendi, continuing an association that has endured for half of the house’s 80-year history.

clock May 19, 2005Miles Socha


Hot Topic Earnings Fall 5.3%

NEW YORK — Hot Topic Inc.’s first-quarter profits fell despite a 16.9 percent increase in first-quarter sales, due partly to continued weakness in its accessories and women’s apparel categories.

For the three months ended April 30, income…

clock May 19, 2005Meredith Derby


Jones Focuses on Future With Barneys

NEW YORK — In the 10-minute-long annual meeting held here at Bear, Stearns & Co.’s Madison Avenue offices, Peter Boneparth, Jones Apparel Group’s chief executive officer, recapped the company’s year of “much change” and unsatisfactory…

clock May 19, 2005Julee Greenberg

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In Brief: Poor Sport … Four-Star Dining … Changes At DeBeers

POOR SPORT: Costs related to the purchase of Galyan’s Trading Co. last July led to a $7.3 million first-quarter loss at Dick’s Sporting Goods. Excluding costs, earnings were $12.2 million. The chain earned $10.6 million in the same…

clock May 19, 2005WWD Staff


Target Eyeing 2,000 Stores by 2010

Target has the potential to double its store count in the U.S. in 10 years, chairman and ceo Robert Ulrich said at its annual shareholders meeting.

clock May 19, 2005Katherine Bowers

The new format expands to 7,000 to 9,000 square feet the company's average 3,600-square-foot unit.


PacSun Plans Larger Format

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Pacific Sunwear of California Inc., seeking to grow merchandise selections, said Wednesday that it plans to roll out a new store format that expands to 7,000 to 9,000 square feet the company’s average 3,600-square-foot…

clock May 19, 2005Michelle Tyree


Happy Days

A chat with Bryce Dallas Howard, who stars in Lars von Trier’s “Manderlay.”

clock May 19, 2005Marcy Medina

Theodora Richards in Zac Posen and Alexandra Richards in Marc Jacobs watch the burlesque.


Teacher’s Pets

May is graduation time for flocks of PYTs, and their numbers were well-represented at Tuesday night’s second annual Spring Fling to benefit TeachersCount, hosted by Zac Posen and sister Alexandra. Ally…

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Vito Schnabel in front of one of Gorchov's paintings.


Wheeler Dealer

NEW YORK — Plenty of artists show promise at an early age. The same can’t really be said of gallerists. But Vito Schnabel, the 18-year-old son of the artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel, is off to an auspicious start.

The young Schnabel…

clock May 19, 2005Marshall Heyman


More Staff Shuffling at Saks

NEW YORK — The changes keep coming at Saks Fifth Avenue.

On Wednesday, the SFA division of Saks Inc. announced a reorganization affecting much of its ready-to-wear team. The moves were triggered by last week’s dismissal of several…

clock May 19, 2005David Moin

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Fashion Scoops: Dream Weaver

DREAM WEAVER: Bottega Veneta is on a roll. In the last two months, the Italian luxury goods house designed by Tomas Meier raked in nearly $4.7 million over the course of eight trunk shows (four in Europe and four in…

clock May 19, 2005WWD Staff

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Good Sports

A slew of designers are adding their names and talent to sport lines, adding fashion to function from the slopes to the courts.

clock May 19, 2005Melanie Kletter

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Taking The Waters

With frescoed palazzi, 80 miles of ski slopes, acres of woodlands to walk in and restaurants with great traditional fare, Bormio, Italy, offers something for everyone. But the added boon is the thermal spa, which has been attracting…

clock May 19, 2005WWD Staff

Karen Stewart and Howard Brown with a model wearing their cashmere sweater and scarf, and organic cotton canvas skirt.

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Stewart + Brown: Eco-Friendly Duo

NEW YORK — Designers, naturally, want consumers to respond to their aesthetic, but Karen Stewart and Howard Brown had a further objective. They wanted to create a product that was eco-friendly — without sacrificing style, of course….

clock May 19, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

A look from Anrealage, winner in the Avant Garde category.

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And The Winner Is …

NEW YORK — Fashion was in the air at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Tuesday night for the Gen Art Styles ’05 Seventh Annual International Design Competition and fashion show.

Eight-hundred and fifty up-and-coming designers from 26 countries…

clock May 19, 2005Sophia Chabbott

Hysteric Glamour's take on Tinkerbell.

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Main Street Gets Edgy

An unlikely venture between Disney’s consumer products division and two edgy streetwear brands aims to yield some magic for all partners.

clock May 19, 2005Nola Sarkisian-Miller

Isaacs chairman and ceo Peter Rizzo.

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I.C. Isaacs Earnings Hit $2.5M

I.C. Isaacs, the U.S. licensee of Marithe & Francois Girbaud, saw earnings skyrocket 189.4 percent, to $2.5 million in the first quarter.

clock May 19, 2005Ross Tucker

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Diesel Files Suit Against Retailers

NEW YORK — Diesel USA is taking aim at three Midtown Manhattan firms for allegedly selling counterfeit jeans.

In a complaint filed in Manhattan federal court on May 3, Diesel accused Great Value Inc. and its president, Christine Yuen, of…

clock May 19, 2005Ross Tucker

Small-Screen Sensations

The top prime-time television actresses ranked by Q scores.

clock May 19, 2005Cecily Hall


U.S. Hits China Imports With 4 More Safeguards

The Bush Administration took another swing at China, saying it would impose fresh quotas on $690.4 million worth of Chinese goods.

clock May 19, 2005Evan Clark


Talbots Sees 3.2% Net Gain

NEW YORK — Talbots Inc., boosted by growth in its online shopping channel and demand for plus-size women’s apparel, reported a 3.2 percent increase in first-quarter earnings Wednesday on a sales gain of 8.3 percent.

For the three months…

clock May 19, 2005Meredith Derby

An ad for the At-the-Beach store.


J. Crew At-the-Beach Hits East Hampton

NEW YORK — J. Crew’s delivery business was so good in East Hampton last summer that the company has decided to set up semipermanent shop there.

A 1,500-square-foot J. Crew At-the-Beach store is to open on May 28 at 46 Main Street,…

clock May 19, 2005Sharon Edelson


Women’s Apparel Prices Decline

Women’s retail apparel prices slid 1.1 percent in April — compared with March and a year ago — the Labor Department reported Wednesday.

clock May 19, 2005Evan Clark

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AAFA Increases Roles Of Several Executives

WASHINGTON — The American Apparel & Footwear Association has expanded responsibilities of several key staffers.

Mary Howell, previously director of program development, has been promoted to vice president of industry relations and…

clock May 19, 2005WWD Staff

William Lauder, Vittorio Missoni, Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne and Angela Missoni.

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Beauty Beat: Lauder, Missoni in Fragrance Venture … L’Oreal to Buy SkinCeuticals

Lauder, Missoni in Fragrance Venture

MILAN — After a year of speculation that a licensing deal was in the works, Estee Lauder and Missoni unveiled a new fragrance partnership in Milan last week.

Calling the pact the…

clock May 19, 2005WWD Staff


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A look from Deveaux and F.S.Z., which will be offered on Continuum


Liberty Fairs Creates E-commerce Site With Farfetch

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