Business

Jerry Storch Exiting Hudson's Bay Co.

clock 5hDavid Moin

Business

Stitch Fix in the Spotlight

clock 4hEvan Clark and Adriana Lee

Business

Suitsupply Launches Women's Division Called SuiStudio

clock 5hJean E. Palmieri

Tommy on the Block: Book Out on Hilfiger, Bidders Are Circling

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Overview

Tommy Hilfiger Corp. is on the auction block, and the asking price is big: The company could fetch as much as $1.82 billion.

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Tommy Hilfiger

Fashion Features

Tommy on the Block: Book Out on Hilfiger, Bidders Are Circling

Tommy Hilfiger Corp. is on the auction block, and the asking price is big: The company could fetch as much as $1.82 billion.

clock August 18, 2005Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Tommy Through The Years

A look at Tommy Hilifiger’s history.

clock August 18, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Talbots’ EPS Climbs on Sales Gain

Due to strong same-store sales, The Talbots Inc. on Wednesday posted second-quarter results that beat Wall Street’s EPS estimate by a penny.

clock August 18, 2005Vicki M. Young

Financial

Hot Topic 2Q Earnings Plunge

Despite an increase in sales, Hot Topic Inc.’s second-quarter earnings plunged 80.3 percent, coming in below Wall Street estimates.

clock August 18, 2005Meredith Derby

Financial

Specialty Retailers Post Strong Profits

Retail shares on Wednesday regained some of the ground lost earlier this week, as positive second-quarter earnings news from several specialty retailers helped pull up stock prices.

clock August 18, 2005Meredith Derby

Fashion Features

In Brief: Columbia’s Counterfeit Seizure … Urban Split … Moving Up

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

clock August 18, 2005WWD Staff

Mickey Drexler

Financial

J. Crew Files for $200M IPO

J.Crew Group filed a registration statement with the SEC Wednesday for an initial public offering of as much as $200 million in common stock.

clock August 18, 2005David Moin

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Financial

Dollar Signs Galore

The products women find give them the least bang for their buck.

clock August 18, 2005Cecily Hall

People

Red Hot Rachel

Talking with chameleon-like actress Rachel McAdams, seen next in “Red Eye.”

clock August 18, 2005Marcy Medina

The revamped stage at Avery Fisher Hall.

People

Sounds of Summer

Previewing the Mostly Mozart festival at Lincoln Center.

clock August 18, 2005Ashley Baker

People

Eye Scoops: Saratoga Social

The ladies will outnumber the men 118 to three on Friday when Evelyn Lauder, Libby Pataki and Marylou Whitney host the Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s annual luncheon in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

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Media

Memo Pad: Time’s Up … Getting Personal … Law Crawl …

Time Inc. shocked roughly zero people Wednesday with its announcement that Teen People’s Amy Barnett was stepping down to make way for a new managing editor.

clock August 18, 2005WWD Staff

Buffalo Jeans is expanding into ready-to-wear.

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Buffalo Jeans Spreads Its Wings for Spring … American Resurrection … Pepe Goes Plus …

David Bitton has ambitious expansion plans for his Montreal-based Buffalo Jeans company, which now offers a complete ready-to-wear line for women and men.

clock August 18, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Jeans Recenter Focus on Fashion

Consumers’ voracious appetite for denim is good news for fashion across the board, speakers at a Cotton Inc. conference said.

clock August 18, 2005Ross Tucker

Roberto Crivello and Savania Davies-Keiller, co-founders and co-designers of DDCLab and DDC USA.

Fashion Features

DDCLab Experiments With Growth

DDCLab brand will reenter wholesale distribution, open stores at a rate of two new stores per year and have a runway show for fall.

clock August 18, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

From 99 MPH, a mesh halter and Bermuda shorts.

Fashion Features

Lana Winer Accelerates Into Juniors

Lana Winer International is revving it up in the fast-paced junior market.

clock August 18, 2005David Moin

Spring women's looks from Patagonia.

Fashion Features

Outdoor Firms Widen Feminine Path

Looking to capture sales in the women’s outdoor apparel market, firms are taking streetwear cues and focusing on environmental aspects.

clock August 18, 2005WWD Staff

Body Glove is moving beyond the wetsuit.

Fashion Features

Body Glove Dives Into Sportswear

Body Glove International, known for its neoprene wet suits, now wants to make a splash with its first women’s sportswear collection in about a decade.

clock August 18, 2005WWD Staff

Oakley is heading upscale.

Fashion Features

Oakley Builds a New Icon

Oakley Inc. said it will offer jeans made of Japanese denim and fashion tops under a better-priced label called Oakley Icon.

clock August 18, 2005WWD Staff

Bobbi Brown's first counter in China at Parkson's department store in Beijing.

Retail

Beauty Beat: Bobbi Brown Enters China

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics has opened its first counter in China at the Parkson’s department store in Beijing, near Tiananmen Square.

clock August 18, 2005Bryn Kenny

Andrew Jennings

Financial

SFA Reveals Blueprint For Overhaul of Stores

Officially, the northern department store group, which includes Carson Pirie Scott, Bergner’s and The Boston Store, and the Club Libby Lu specialty chain, is for sale.

clock August 18, 2005Georgia Lee

Financial

Wholesale Apparel Prices Decline in July

Core prices, excluding volatile food and energy, were up 0.4 percent, the largest rise since January.

clock August 18, 2005Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: The Grand Unveiling … On Your Mark

Cartier is already sending out invitations to its Sept. 14 party in Manhattan to unveil its new fine jewelry collection, Caresse d’Orchidees par Cartier.

clock August 18, 2005WWD Staff

Textiles

U.S.-China Close In on Deal

A broad agreement regulating U.S. apparel imports from China appeared close, as the two countries worked to hammer out a deal in San Francisco.

clock August 18, 2005Evan Clark

Financial

Ex-Wal-Mart Executive Seeks Dismissal of Retirement Suit

Wal-Mart spokesman Marty Heires characterized such releases as “pretty common in corporate America.”

clock August 18, 2005Katherine Bowers

Financial

PVH, Calvin Klein File Suit Against Calvin Clothing

The lawsuit is the most recent dispute between the two companies.

clock August 18, 2005Liza Casabona

Essentialist

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Danielle Bernstein and Jen Atkin at a brunch Revolve hosted for Atkin in Paris last month.

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DIGITAL DOWNLOAD: Revolve Wins With Influencers, Launches #Revolveawards

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Social Studies