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Industry Execs Gather at WWD CEO Summit

Industry leaders gathered at The Pierre hotel in Manhattan for the WWD CEO Summit to discuss the consumer, the state of business and the challenges of the fashion calendar.

clock 12hJessica Iredale


Ralph Lauren Receives John B. Fairchild Honor

The designer thanked his team, his family and WWD for the honor and support.

clock 11hLisa Lockwood


Levi's Unveils New 501 Skinny Jean

The latest addition to the 501 family, set to reach stores and in December, is one offered for men and women.

clock 13hKristi Garced

Claiborne’s Tough Choice: Company Faces Challenge Of Filling Charron’s Shoes

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Speculation is mounting over which way Liz Claiborne Inc. will go to replace chairman and ceo Paul Charron when his contract expires.

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Claiborne’s Tough Choice: Company Faces Challenge Of Filling Charron’s Shoes

Speculation is mounting over which way Liz Claiborne Inc. will go to replace chairman and ceo Paul Charron when his contract expires.

clock June 27, 2005Lisa Lockwood and Vicki M. Young


CAFTA Set for Debate in Congress

President Bush sent CAFTA to Congress, bringing the most controversial trade agreement in more than a decade to the make-or-break point.

clock June 27, 2005Evan Clark


Saks Ups Tender Offers on Debt

Saks Inc. said Friday that it increased its previously announced tender offers on $658 million worth of debt.

clock June 27, 2005Liza Casabona


Analyst Weighs In With Gap Concerns

After visiting Gap Inc. stores in several key markets, Wells Fargo Securities LLC analyst Mark Montagna cut his reduced profit estimates on the retailer.

clock June 27, 2005Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

A roundup of events scheduled for this week.

clock June 27, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Icahn Firm In Deal For Westpoint Stevens … Taxing Matters

ICAHN FIRM IN DEAL FOR WESTPOINT STEVENS: WestPoint Stevens, the maker of Martha Stewart sheets and towels, is about to get a new owner: billionaire investor Carl Icahn. American Real Estate Holding Ltd., a company controlled by…

clock June 27, 2005WWD Staff


All Katie All The Time

Watch out, Jessica, Paris and Lindsay: There’s a new object of the paparazzi’s dubious affection.

clock June 27, 2005WWD Staff


Kettle Culture

A Tea Palace rises in London.

clock June 27, 2005Samantha Conti

Amanda Scheer Demme


Starry Nights

The scene at the Roosevelt Hotel’s poolside Tropicana Bar.

clock June 27, 2005Rose Apodaca

David Lentz


The Cat’s Meow

Feline cuisine.

clock June 27, 2005Andrew Griffith

A look from Bra Straps.

Fashion Features

The ‘Evolution’ of the Push-up Bra

Considering push-up bras to be passe, Bra Straps, a Fort Lauderdale accessories firm, has created the Evolution by Margarita bra.

clock June 27, 2005Rebecca Kleinman

A poster for BustFree.

Fashion Features

BustFree Comes to America

A new backless and strapless bra from Australia is taking aim at the U.S. market.

clock June 27, 2005Rusty Williamson

A look from Booty Parlor.

Fashion Features

Booty Parlor Enters the Boudoir

The new lingerie label Booty Parlor is more interested in flirty, frisky pieces than control tops, support bras and thigh slimmers.

clock June 27, 2005Kavita Daswani

Bill Amberg's accessories on the ground floor of its new boutique.

Fashion Features

Amberg’s Mantra: Luck and Luxe

British luxury leather goods designer Bill Amberg is relocating and supersizing his London flagship, aimed at the good life.

clock June 27, 2005Ellen Burney


De Beers LV’s Star Attraction

The 6,000-square-foot space at 703 Fifth Avenue is the company’s first store in the U.S. and premiers its selection of diamond jewelry in the American market.

clock June 27, 2005Jennifer Hirshlag

Chanel's J12 Superleggera.

Fashion Features

Findings: Betsey’s New Baubles … Velocity Girl … Entrepreneurial Spirit …

BETSEY’S NEW BAUBLES: Miriam Haskell, a New York-based fashion jewelry company, has signed a licensing agreement to create Betsey Johnson jewelry.

The collection will be launched during November market and is expected to be…

clock June 27, 2005WWD Staff


WWD Stock Index Cools

Oil prices at record highs, near $60 a barrel, late last week had a chilling affect on the stocks of sectors driven by consumer spending.

clock June 27, 2005WWD Staff


Charming Shoppes CEO Touts ‘Solid’ Outlook

Last year was great for Charming Shoppes Inc., and this year may even be better.

clock June 27, 2005Sarah Ascione


Report: Ratings Continue to Slide

Credit ratings in the retail sector this year are being more affected by strategy and policy decisions than by the economy.

clock June 27, 2005Liza Casabona

Fashion Features

Candie’s Changing to Iconix

As part of its strategy to be taken more seriously as a brand management company, Candie’s Inc. will change its name to the Iconix Brand Group Inc.

clock June 27, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Tina and Beyonce Knowles.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Launch Mode … Bidding Frenzy … Karl Reflects …

LAUNCH MODE: P. Diddy never makes a secret of his admiration for Ralph Lauren and his desire to build another version of Polo. And as he gears up for the holiday launch of Sean by Sean Combs, his new…

clock June 27, 2005WWD Staff

Liv Tyler touts Givenchy's new scents.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Symrise, Collette Partner for Special Designer Scents … Tyler Talks Givenchy

Symrise, Collette Partner for Special Designer Scents
PARIS — What do you get when you mix three edgy fashion brands, an uberhip concept store and an essential oils house?

Some very unusual fragrances, including one…

clock June 27, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Ferre Name Strategy a Sign of Its Direction

Gianfranco Ferre has outlined a new labeling strategy to reach out to a wider customer base and boost its name recognition.

clock June 27, 2005Amanda Kaiser


A&F Taps Tashiro for Japan

Abercrombie & Fitch has tapped Gucci Japan’s former president, Toshiaki Tashiro, as director of its Japanese arm.

clock June 27, 2005Koji Hirano


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