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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 21hJessica Iredale


Ralph Lauren Receives John B. Fairchild Honor

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

clock 20hLisa 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 23hKristi Garced

Coach’s Pulling Power: Net Up 48.6% as Brand Eyes $2B in Sales in ’06

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Coach posted a 48.6 percent jump in fourth-quarter earnings on a 23.8 percent sales gain, with strength in same-store sales and new distribution.

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New for fall, a Pocket soft duffel with fur, $798.


Coach’s Pulling Power: Net Up 48.6% as Brand Eyes $2B in Sales in ’06

Coach posted a 48.6 percent jump in fourth-quarter earnings on a 23.8 percent sales gain, with strength in same-store sales and new distribution.

clock August 3, 2005Vicki M. Young

The custom-designed twin-fin surfboards.

Fashion Features

Beach Break

To the uninitiated, the punk quartet’s brand of acoustic aggression has but few similarities to the relaxed beach vibe stereotypical of the hang-10 sport.

clock August 3, 2005Venessa Lau

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Memo Pad: Chickens, Toast and Peanut Butter … Cross Country

Like Sauron in “The Lord of the Rings,” American Media chief David Pecker continues to gather his minions to him.

clock August 3, 2005Jeff Bercovici


Bush Signs CAFTA Pact

President Bush signed the Central American Free Trade Agreement into law after expending political capital to squeak out a victory in the House.

clock August 3, 2005Kristi Ellis


Adidas Said in Talks to Buy Reebok

News of a potential $3 billion deal was reported Tuesday by The Financial Times on its Web site.

clock August 3, 2005Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Features

In Brief: Foot Locker Stumble … Lawsuit Against Avon … Thai Fashion Spotlight

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

clock August 3, 2005WWD Staff

Brooks on the set of "The Bell Jar" in 1978.

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Obituary: Donald Brooks, a Creator of ‘America’s Look’

Donald Brooks, who helped create the “American Look” in fashion in the Fifties and Sixties, and then became a notable custom designer, has died.

clock August 3, 2005WWD Staff

The "Five Hammering Men" moving sculpture is located at the entrance of NorthPark's new Nordstrom store.


Luxury Upgrade at NorthPark Center

The first phase of the $170 million expansion and renovation of NorthPark Center in Dallas will bring in several high-end stores new to Texas.

clock August 3, 2005Holly Haber and Amy S. Choi

A look inside Kiehl's new store at the Festival Walk mall in Hong Kong.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Kiehl’s Adds New Touches With Hong Kong Store … Vapro Names President for First American

Vapro International has appointed Gini Steinberg president of its New York-based subsidiary, First American Brands.

clock August 3, 2005WWD Staff

JSong's cut-out and embroidered detail items booked well at Moda Manhattan.

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Boutique Shows Tap Into Hot Trends

Boutique owners found a buffet of trends at the FAME, Moda Manhattan and Designers & Agents trade shows in New York.

clock August 3, 2005Julee Greenberg

Mango will open stores in Canada and the U.S.


Mango’s New Mission: North America

Spanish specialty chain Mango has begun its assault on North America with the opening of three stores in Toronto.

clock August 3, 2005Brian Dunn

Katz's deli, a Lower East Side landmark.


Pushcart Echoes: Lower East Side Retail Rises

Like New York neighborhoods from SoHo to the Meatpacking District, the Lower East Side is reinventing itself thanks to a hot real estate market.

clock August 3, 2005Sharon Edelson


Sass & Bide Fete Opening Of First Freestanding Unit

On Friday night, the designers toasted their first freestanding boutique with a throng of stylish friends and fans.

clock August 3, 2005Patty Huntington

A cargo ship.


Dock Gridlock Is Target as Imports Rise

The stakes are high for the apparel industry at the dual ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which process $200 billion of cargo annually.

clock August 3, 2005Nola Sarkisian-Miller


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