Finding a Suitor for J. Jill: Urban Outfitters Is Seen As Candidate to Buy Firm

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Specialty retailer J. Jill is said to be for sale, and Urban Outfitters Inc. is among the potential suitors, sources said.

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Finding a Suitor for J. Jill: Urban Outfitters Is Seen As Candidate to Buy Firm

Specialty retailer J. Jill is said to be for sale, and Urban Outfitters Inc. is among the potential suitors, sources said.

clock August 24, 2005Vicki M. Young

A Resort look from David Meister.

Fashion Features

David Meister Plans Brand Expansion

The namesake designer behind the only bridge line in Kellwood Co.’s catalogue of brands appeared humbled by the recognition.

clock August 24, 2005Rose Apodaca

George Jones


Saks’ George Jones Resigns

George Jones, president and ceo of Saks Department Store Group, is resigning, suggesting that parent Saks Inc. may be close to selling that unit.

clock August 24, 2005David Moin

Fashion Features

In Brief: Sean John Dispute … Presidential Trade Meeting

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

clock August 24, 2005WWD Staff


DKI, Claiborne to Terminate License for City DKNY Line

Donna Karan International is not renewing its licensing agreement with Liz Claiborne for City DKNY and will discontinue the line.

clock August 24, 2005Julee Greenberg

Jona Bowen-Smith, Robert Duffy's godson, in Little Marc.

Fashion Features

A Little Marc Jacobs for the Kids

Marc Jacobs is launching a children’s wear line called Little Marc, inspired by many of his friends recently becoming parents.

clock August 24, 2005Marc Karimzadeh


Perry Ellis Narrows 2Q Loss

The company said in a statement that second-quarter financial performance usually results in a net loss because of the seasonal nature of its business.

clock August 24, 2005Meredith Derby

Charles C. Conaway


SEC Charges Ex-Kmart CEO With Fraud

Charles C. Conaway, former chairman of the now defunct Kmart Corp., was charged with financial fraud by the SEC.

clock August 24, 2005Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Phat Venue … Tennis Anyone? … Making Calvin

Kimora Lee Simmons is proving, yet again, that over-the-top is simply not in her vocabulary.

clock August 24, 2005WWD Staff


Lights, Cameron, Action

For model-turned-actress Cameron Richardson, when it rains, it pours.

clock August 24, 2005Marcy Medina


Wal-Mart Said Eyeing Sites in Brooklyn, Staten Island

Determined to get a toehold in one of the city’s five boroughs, Wal-Mart is considering three sites in Brooklyn, as well as two in Staten Island, people familiar with the situation said.

clock August 24, 2005Sharon Edelson

Items in the Tapemeasure line are made to mix and match.

Fashion Features

Claiborne Sizes Up Trends With Tapemeasure

Liz Claiborne Inc. has gotten out its Tapemeasure, relaunching the 30-year-old line for fall at 350 doors nationwide.

clock August 24, 2005Julee Greenberg

A look from the new Roni Rabl line.


Roni Rabl Launches New Sweater Line

Roni Rabl is getting back to her roots.

clock August 24, 2005Julee Greenberg


PETA Reaches Deal With AWGA, but Dispute Remains

Other major organizations, including Australian Wool Innovation and National Farmers’ Federation, said they would not endorse the agreement.

clock August 24, 2005Ross Tucker

Yahoo instant messenger users can virtually dress fashion avatars in "items" from French Connection — and then buy them at the brand's Web site.

Marketing and Promotion

Fashion’s Embrace of Mobile Chic

With electronics eating into consumer spending on apparel, U.K. fashion firms are turning to Internet and cell phone marketing.

clock August 24, 2005Nina Jones

Andy Murray

Marketing and Promotion

Persuading People, Where They Shop

Andy Murray, chief executive officer of Saatchi & Saatchi X, literally bet his house on the store as marketing environment.

clock August 24, 2005Valerie Seckler

Roger Federer, as seen in the new Men's Vogue.


Memo Pad: Beautiful Loser … Let Serve … Fashion Week Photos

The bad circulation virus continues to spread.

clock August 24, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Nguyen Strikes Out on His Own

Maybe it has something to do with being the youngest in a family of 15, but Te-The Nguyen is not about to get lost in the Fashion Week stampede with his Nguyen label.

clock August 24, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Terme di Fontecchio Umbria's Eye Serum, Day and Night Cream and Cream Spray.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Italian Derm Line Rolling Out in U.S.

The five-item treatment range is called Terme di Fontecchio Umbria.

clock August 24, 2005Matthew W. Evans

Dita Legends


Retail Designs on L.A.’s Melrose Avenue

The latest makeover of Melrose Avenue is picking up speed as some stores choose it over Robertson Boulevard and Sunset Plaza.

clock August 24, 2005WWD Staff


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