A New Ball Game: Adidas-Reebok Deal to Create $11B Giant

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Adidas' blockbuster deal to buy Reebok International for $3.8 billion will alter the global athletic landscape and create a challenge for Nike.

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Sale Seekers

Expanded online edition of the 15 most popular retailers among women who only buy clothing on sale or at a discount.

clock August 4, 2005Cecily Hall

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A New Ball Game: Adidas-Reebok Deal to Create $11B Giant

Adidas’ blockbuster deal to buy Reebok International for $3.8 billion will alter the global athletic landscape and create a challenge for Nike.

clock August 4, 2005Melanie Kletter


Adidas 2Q Net Surges

As Adidas-Salomon AG was announcing its purchase of Reebok on Wednesday, it also reported strong second-quarter results.

clock August 4, 2005Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Fashion Features

In Brief: Nike’s Blue Ribbon … Gildan’s Profit Group

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

clock August 4, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

CFDA, Vogue Fund Names 10 Finalists

The Council of Fashion Designers of America and Vogue magazine have selected 10 finalists for the second annual awards from the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.

clock August 4, 2005Lisa Lockwood

Mizrahi's "semi-couture" double-faced denim jacket.

Fashion Features

Mizrahi Designs ‘Semi-couture’ for BG

For his next project the designer wanted to hit a spot somewhere in the middle, and so the idea of what he calls “semi-couture” was born.

clock August 4, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Douglas Earnings Dip … Mercier to Unveil Holiday Sets

In October, Laura Mercier will introduce six limited-edition bath and body holiday gift sets.

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Lauren Blitzer and Lauren Levin


Memo Pad: Shape Ships Out … Leaving To Come Out

A big book deal for a star magazine editor one expects, but for a lowly sales assistant on the business side?

clock August 4, 2005WWD Staff

Porsche Group's "new concept" store in Berlin.


Porsche Design Switches Retail Tactics

Porsche Design’s small leather goods, sunglasses, writing tools, timepieces and smoking accessories take their inspiration from Porsche automobiles.

clock August 4, 2005David Moin


Retail Brand Alliance Sells Casual Corner

Retail Brand Alliance is selling its Casual Corner Group Inc. business to Gordon Brothers Group.

clock August 4, 2005Vicki M. Young


KarstadtQuelle Sheds 75 Stores

KarstadtQuelle said it was selling 75 KarstadtKompact department stores, as well as the specialty store chains SinnLeffers and Runners Point.

clock August 4, 2005Melissa Drier

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: CFDA Update … Galanos Takes Aim … Rock The Casbah

Carolyn Powers went all out with the Middle Eastern-inspired Dennis Basso fashion show she hosted at her Aspen ranch last week.

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Nikka embraced a wide color palette at the show.

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Intermezzo Has Record Turnout

Contemporary vendors showing at the Intermezzo Collections trade show in Manhattan shared a common sentiment: So far, so good.

clock August 4, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Mycra Pac increased business by 25 percent at this show.


Nouveau Collective Gives Visitors What They Want

Nouveau Collective may not be the biggest show of the season, but organizers are aiming to make it the most hassle-free.

clock August 4, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Kaci Brown for Star Jeans.

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Bolen Bids for Boomers … Star Jeans Signs Rising Star … Chip & Pepper on Bump Watch …

Chip & Pepper gives birth to Hot Mama … City Girl by Nancy Bolen aims for Baby Boomers … Star Jeans launches its first ad campaign.

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Inside the new Sophea Parros store in Thousand Oaks, Calif.


Retail Vet Parros Thinks Big With New Store Concept

Retail veteran John Parros opened his second Sophea Parros store today in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and has several more locations in the works.

clock August 4, 2005Michelle Tyree


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