Kellwood to Exit 3 Divisions in Overhaul, Cuts Earnings Outlook

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Kellwood Co. said it was closing several units, including intimate apparel, representing $335 million in sales, and lowered guidance for the year.

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Where the Women Are

Metro areas with the highest percentages of women from 18 to 44 years of age.

clock July 28, 2005Cecily Hall


Kellwood to Exit 3 Divisions in Overhaul, Cuts Earnings Outlook

Kellwood Co. said it was closing several units, including intimate apparel, representing $335 million in sales, and lowered guidance for the year.

clock July 28, 2005Vicki M. Young and Marc Karimzadeh

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Charron: ‘I’m Way Too Young to Retire’

Liz Claiborne Inc. posted 7.1 percent earnings and sales gains, as chairman and ceo Paul Charron said on a conference call he is too young to retire.

clock July 28, 2005Vicki M. Young


In Brief: Calvin Closure … Osborn Promoted … Zinc Launch

A brief look at some of the day’s stories.

clock July 28, 2005WWD Staff


Bush Takes CAFTA Push to Capitol

The arm-twisting and deal-making to get CAFTA passed reached a crescendo and brought President Bush to Capitol Hill for a final push.

clock July 28, 2005Kristi Ellis


House Passes China Bill, Could Bode Well for CAFTA

House Republicans overcame strong Democratic opposition and passed a bill addressing China’s unfair trading practices.

clock July 28, 2005Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Dolce & Gabbana, IT Holding Sever Ties As D&G Line to Be Produced In-House

Dolce & Gabbana said in a statement it decided not to renew the license, first signed in 1993, as part of its strategy to exert greater control over the brand.

clock July 28, 2005Courtney Colavita and Amanda Kaiser

Clare Waight Keller

Fashion Features

Pringle Taps Keller As Creative Head

Pringle of Scotland is getting a fresh injection of talent.

clock July 28, 2005Samantha Conti

A Bulgari watch.


Bulgari Sales Up 8.7% in Qtr.

Bulgari Group’s sales jumped 8.7 percent in the second quarter to 209.8 million euros, boosted by double-digit gains in accessories and fragrances.

clock July 28, 2005Amanda Kaiser

Spring & Clifton's hooded bamboo and cashmere knit dress.

Fashion Features

Going My Way

It’s all about customization and specialization these days, and four fresh new ventures are illustrating just that.

clock July 28, 2005WWD Staff

Wrangler's showroom at Bread & Butter.

Fashion Features

Old and New Score at German Shows

Exhibitors at the Berlin Bread & Butter and Premium shows said interest in denim is as strong as ever and dismissed talk of a downturn.

clock July 28, 2005Damien McGuinness

Wish List seeks to open doors in affluent neighborhoods. Here, the store in Greenwich.


Teens Granted Luxury Wish List

The average Wish List customer spends $1,500 at the beginning of a season and pops back into the store to spend $50 to $150 once a week.

clock July 28, 2005Amy S. Choi

Fashion Features

Hvana Pushes Limits

Italian clothing and accessories company Fornari, which produces the hip line Fornarina, will launch a brand, Hvana, for spring-summer 2006.

clock July 28, 2005Luisa Zargani

A page from White + Warren's fall look book.

Fashion Features

White + Warren Retouched

No. 11 collaborated with White + Warren to create a timeless, clean look that appealed to its core consumer.

clock July 28, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

The Adidas and Missy Elliott line is more sophisticated and feminine for fall.

Fashion Features

Adidas, Elliott: A Fresh Respect

After a slow start in the U.S., the Adidas and Missy Elliott joint line, Respect M.E., is undergoing a revamp for fall and holiday.

clock July 28, 2005Melanie Kletter

A look from Elizabeth Hurley's 2006 beach line.

Fashion Features

Sidelines: Hurley Girl … Kitty Coats

Sanrio, Hello Kitty’s parent, has signed a deal with 686 Clothing Co. for a line of cobranded women’s and girls’ snowboard apparel and accessories.

clock July 28, 2005WWD Staff

Nathalie Rykiel gets physical.

Fashion Features

Rykiel Explores Its Karma With Body & Soul

French fashion house Sonia Rykiel is hoping to help women loosen up with its newest collection.

clock July 28, 2005Katya Foreman

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Memo Pad: All In Vanity … Kate’s Day In Court … Insert “Godfather III” Quote Here

To judge from Bonnie Fuller’s boss-from-hell reputation, one might expect that anyone who escaped her orbit would never look back.

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A fall fashion look from Puma.


Puma Charts Aggressive Strategy

Puma AG unveiled its five-year plan, which includes adding products such as golf, expanding into regions such as India and Dubai and acquisitions.

clock July 28, 2005Emilie Marsh


Wal-Mart Files Suit Against Coughlin

An Arkansas grand jury is probing whether Coughlin misspent the money through a string of phony expense reports and stolen gift cards.

clock July 28, 2005Katherine Bowers

Diane von Furstenberg


Von Furstenberg Going Global

Diane von Furstenberg is on a global retail mission.

clock July 28, 2005Robert Murphy and Marc Karimzadeh

A Norell uniform for Sascha.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Black is Back … Barbie-Rella … Viva Italy …

Norman Norell died in 1972, but his legacy clearly lives on.

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Fed Says Consumers Spending

Apparently undaunted by higher gasoline prices, consumers continued to spend in June and early July and the economy is growing without inflation.

clock July 28, 2005Evan Clark


Vancouver Trucker Strike Strands $410M Worth of Merchandise

The truckers want higher rates to compensate for escalating fuel costs.

clock July 28, 2005Brian Dunn

Kanebo Cosmetics USA launched Sensai Premier, a $1,330 treatment regimen, in April.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Interest in Kanebo Acquisition Intensifies … Nu Skin Earnings Gain 12.3%

Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. reported robust second-quarter profits on a 9 percent revenue gain.

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Martine McCutcheon at Cartier.


Wet Ones

It rained so hard in London on Sunday that guests added the word “Water” to the Cartier International Polo.

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Eye Scoops: Valley of The Dogs … The Spanish Fleet

Nearly every Spanish royal turned up last weekend for the annual Breitling Regatta, held in the Mallorcan waters of Puerto Portals.

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An architectural rendering of The Core Club's bar area.


Hard Core

The Racquet Club can be too stuffy and Soho House too far downtown, so some people still need a place to escape the hoi polloi.

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