Calculating Katrina’s Cost: Stores Struggle to Assess Damage

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Major retailers said that most of their stores in the path of Hurricane Katrina remained inaccessible, making it difficult to determine the impact on business from one of the worst storms in history.

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Calculating Katrina’s Cost: Stores Struggle to Assess Damage

Major retailers said most of their stores in the path of Hurricane Katrina were inaccessible, making it difficult to determine the impact on business.

clock August 31, 2005David Moin and Sharon Edelson


Consumer Confidence Rises

Although consumer confidence rebounded in August, analysts and economists warned that higher fuel costs will eventually take their toll on shoppers’ sentiments as well as their spending habits.

clock August 31, 2005Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

U.S. Weighs Decision on China Imports

As the U.S. worked toward a broad apparel and textile trade deal with China, it prepared to rule on $975 million worth of safeguard petitions.

clock August 31, 2005Evan Clark

Fashion Features

EU Trade Chief Warns on Embargoes

European Union Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson warned Tuesday that failure to release Chinese apparel imports held in customs warehouses could inflict severe economic pain on retailers and consumers.

clock August 31, 2005John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

In Brief: Levi Strauss Upgraded … Gottschalks Net Up

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

clock August 31, 2005WWD Staff

Lance Ford


Memo Pad: Ford To Carry Cargo … Mr. Seventeen … “Maddox” Speaks …

The final link in a chain of publisher changes snapped into place Tuesday when Conde Nast named Lance Ford as the new vice president and publisher of Cargo.

clock August 31, 2005WWD Staff


Zale’s 4Q Net Drops 41.2%

Zale Corp. said fourth-quarter net income fell 41.2 percent to $4.1 million and said it plans to close 30 to 35 Bailey Banks & Biddle stores.

clock August 31, 2005Meredith Derby


Federated, May Co. Complete Merger

Federated Department Stores completed its $11.9 billion merger with May Co., and chairman and ceo Terry Lundgren said it was a “landmark day.”

clock August 31, 2005Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Tocca's Edoardo Mantelli and Samantha Sung.

Fashion Features

Sung Takes On Tocca

Tocca wants to project a more singular, consistent voice and has made some strategic moves to achieve that, as well as to expand.

clock August 31, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Gilles Dougoud and Liv Tyler, the face of Parfums Givenchy.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Gilles Dougoud Named GM At Parfums Christian Dior … MAC Cosmetics Sues MicroDental … L’Oréal Buys Delial From Sara Lee …

Gilles Dougoud, who has been with LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton since 1994, has been named general manager of its Parfums Christian Dior France unit, beginning Sept. 5.

clock August 31, 2005WWD Staff

An ad for Maidenform.


Maidenform Cuts Loss in 2nd Qtr.

Maidenform Brands Inc. on Tuesday narrowed its second-quarter loss on stronger sales, reflecting improvement in the company’s operations.

clock August 31, 2005Vicki M. Young


Delta Apparel Acquires Assets Of Liquid Blaino

Delta Apparel Inc. recently acquired substantially all of the assets of Liquid Blaino Designs Inc., which does business as Junkfood Clothing.

clock August 31, 2005Vicki M. Young

Khajak and Haro Keledjian

Fashion Features

Intermix Outfits SoHo

Intermix’s latest arrival is off to a strong start.

clock August 31, 2005Sharon Edelson

Jeffrey Kalinsky


Jeffrey Talk of Fashion Cares Event

As the newly appointed director of designer merchandise at Nordstrom, Jeffrey Kalinsky brought star power to the hometown audience at Fashion Cares.

clock August 31, 2005Georgia Lee

Cotton twill blazer, silk chiffon top and stretch denim jeans.

Fashion Features

Reaction Finds a Better Home

Kenneth Cole Productions and Bernard Chaus are banking on a big response to the spring launch of Kenneth Cole Reaction.

clock August 31, 2005Julee Greenberg

Amy Smilovic with one of her designs.

Fashion Features

Tibi Books More Than a Sea Island Suite

Tibi designer Amy Smilovic is getting more than a helping hand from Sea Island Resorts.

clock August 31, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Paz de la Huerta wearing Imperial Legs.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Leg Man … Holding Court … Dog Walk

Zac Posen had fashion followers in a tizzy when he sent models down the runway last February wearing Wolford knit tights with openwork Swarovski crystal appliques of his own design.

clock August 31, 2005WWD Staff


Wathne in Trademark Suit Against Polo Ralph Lauren

Wathne is seeking $900 million in compensation and punitive damages.

clock August 31, 2005Liza Casabona

Fashion Features

San Francisco Fashion Keeps It Local

San Francisco’s second annual fashion week redefined its lineup to focus on local talent and reposition itself as an emerging showcase.

clock August 31, 2005Joanna Ramey

Tina and Beyoncé Knowles launch The House of Deréon.

Fashion Features

Design’s Child

Hurricane Katrina couldn’t prevent the multitasking Beyonce Knowles from flying here from Miami on Monday to the Project Global Tradeshows.

clock August 31, 2005Marcy Medina

Sheila Solomon in 2003.

Fashion Features

Obituary: Sheila Solomon, Innerwear Industry Veteran

Sheila Solomon, a 45-year veteran of the innerwear industry, died Friday at the Castle Senior Living Center in Manhattan.

clock August 31, 2005Karyn Monget


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