Refining the Mass Formula: Target Speeds Growth Via the Mall

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Target Corp. might have found its sweet spot: the mall. As Federated Department Stores Inc. looks to shed 75 overlapping stores following its acquisition of May Department Stores Co., mall owners could turn to Target to fill the vacant spaces.

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clock September 1, 2005Cecily Hall

Outside Target in Denver.


Refining the Mass Formula: Target Speeds Growth Via the Mall

Target has shed Mervyn’s and Marshall Field’s, rethought its consumables strategy to focus on Super Targets and is fine-tuning its real estate plan.

clock September 1, 2005Amy S. Choi and Meredith Derby

Fashion Features

In Brief: Wal-Mart’s New Marketer … Richemont Move

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

clock September 1, 2005WWD Staff


Recovery From Katrina: Long and Slow

Retail operations in the path of Hurricane Katrina could remain down for weeks or even months, though major chains made some headway Wednesday in reopening units where there was less devastation.

clock September 1, 2005David Moin and Sharon Edelson


Ann Taylor Names American Eagle Exec Its New Chief Operating Officer

Furthering its management restructuring commenced last March, Ann Taylor Stores Corp. on Wednesday named Laura A. Weil as chief operating officer.

clock September 1, 2005David Moin

Paulo Coelho in the French Pyrenees, where he lives part of the year.


Writer of Riches

Paulo Coelho offers another chapter of his philosophical musings in his new novel “The Zahir.”

clock September 1, 2005Vanessa Lawrence

Marcel Rozier


Riding High

Royal horseplay in France.

clock September 1, 2005Emilie Marsh


Chic of the Week

The sultry Miami heat on Sunday meant nearly everyone at the VMAs was showing some skin.

clock September 1, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Hidden Talents

Sparked by demand from retailers hunting for the next big brand, ASR sought out lesser-known companies this year.

clock September 1, 2005WWD Staff

Wrangler's cool approach to upscale denim.

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Mudd Adds Executives For Billion-Dollar Push … Wrangler Scavenger Hunt as Cool as Ice … Fidelity Heads South for Fall

Mudd beefs up its executive ranks … Wanted: an exclusive Wrangler denim line served on ice … Vancouver’s Fidelity crosses the border.

clock September 1, 2005WWD Staff

Yomi Martin, with a model in Apple Bottoms jeans and top.

Fashion Features

Getting to the Core of Apple Bottoms

Apple Bottoms is known for the shapely fit of its jeans and now it hopes to be known for a host of other products that fall from its tree.

clock September 1, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

A one-of-a-kind silk dress by Joynoelle.

Fashion Features

Made in Minneapolis

Joy Teiken designed her first piece, a hat for her mother, almost out of necessity.

clock September 1, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Baby Phat's fall ad.

Fashion Features

Katrina Blindsides Kimora

It couldn’t have been scripted any better.

clock September 1, 2005Ellen Forman

The footwear presentation at the new Fila store on Madison Avenue.

Fashion Features

Fila Getting Back Its Stroke

Fila isn’t sponsoring the U.S. Open this year, but it’s making moves to regain its stature, including a new, innovative store on Madison Avenue.

clock September 1, 2005Melanie Kletter

Mark Mason with his daughters Dana, left, and Lindsey, right.

Fashion Features

The Holidays Come Early at Mason’s Tennis Market

The U.S. Open is like Christmas at the end of summer for Mark Mason, owner of Mason’s Tennis Market shop in Midtown here.

clock September 1, 2005Marianne Hayes


Memo Pad: Ray Of Sunshine … Tabloid TV

It looks like the magazine business may have another Rosie O’Donnell to contend with.

clock September 1, 2005WWD Staff

Colorful gemstone rings, with diamonds in platinum settings, all available at Tiffany & Co.


Tiffany Net Sparkles

Driven by strong sales of high-ticket items, Tiffany & Co. reported a 52.8 jump in second-quarter earnings on a double-digit sales gain.

clock September 1, 2005Vicki M. Young


Callanen Files Antitrust Suit

Callanen International Inc. filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Fossil Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California regarding Fossil’s potential deal with Guess Inc.

clock September 1, 2005Jennifer Hirshlag


Fossil in Deal to Produce Diesel Jewelry

Diesel said it has signed a licensing agreement with Fossil Inc. for the production and distribution of its new jewelry collection.

clock September 1, 2005Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

EU Quota Talks Get Heated

In a heated meeting with member states, EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson presented a proposal to release embargoed Chinese goods.

clock September 1, 2005John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

U.S. and China Agree To Extend Meetings

Talking for a second day in Beijing, U.S. and Chinese negotiators failed to produce an apparel and textile import agreement, but will meet again today.

clock September 1, 2005Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: A Prada Exit … Remembering Brooks … Worth The Weight …

Katherine Ross has resigned as senior vice president of public relations and communications at Prada USA Corp.

clock September 1, 2005WWD Staff

Shinzo Maeda, Shiseido

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Shiseido Delivers $9M Profit in Quarter

“Shiseido’s wake-up call has finally come,” the company’s president and chief executive officer Shinzo Maeda laughed during recent comments to analysts about Shiseido’s strong first quarter.

clock September 1, 2005Koji Hirano

A sketch from Tamsen's spring 2006 collection, for which Victor Alfaro consulted.

Fashion Features

Alfaro Lends Hand to Tamsen

Tamsen is turning to friends like Victor Alfaro for a little help.

clock September 1, 2005Marc Karimzadeh


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