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Lampert Standing by Sears With $300 Million Loan

Sales continued to decline at Sears and Kmart, and the parent company posted losses for the second quarter.

clock 22hVicki M. Young

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celebrity Fragrance Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 7hRachel Strugatz

Business

Emanuel Chirico on the Virtues of Raf Simons at Calvin Klein

PVH ceo Emanuel Chirico expects big things from Raf Simons’ take on Calvin Klein.

clock 17hEvan Clark

Talking Tommy: Hilfiger Shares Fall as Wal-Mart Eyes Brand

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Overview

Tommy Hilfiger shares took a see-saw ride after reports Wal-Mart may be plotting an acquisition of the designer brand. Both companies remained mum on the news that Wal-Mart was poised to being due diligence on Hilfiger.

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Financial

Global Trade Talks Reach Critical Juncture

The Hong Kong trade summit in December must reach concrete deals on key issues if a final global market-opening agreement is to be reached by the end of 2006 in the Doha liberalization talks, senior diplomats said.

clock September 27, 2005John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

Issues Remain as CAFTA Becomes a Reality

In the heart of Central America, the implementation of a freshly minted free-trade agreement with the U.S. has enormous political and economic implications.

clock September 27, 2005Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Stakes Are High in U.S.-China Talks

The U.S.-Sino dynamic has evolved in subtle and potentially important ways since the last round of negotiations ended Sept. 1 in Beijing.

clock September 27, 2005Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Hong Kong Players Deal With Adversity

There are two key factors to avoiding a safeguard quota-related migraine in the sourcing business here: Shuffle manufacturing sites and diversify business.

clock September 27, 2005Vicki Rothrock

Fashion Features

Congress Grapples With Cotton Subsidies

Under current law, U.S. mills must buy U.S. cotton unless the price reaches a certain threshold over a period of four consecutive weeks, at which point a quota limit is triggered and mills can import cotton.

clock September 27, 2005Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

U.S. Mills Rely on Time and History

U.S. textile manufacturers are focusing on quality, innovation and the advantage of proximity to market as the keys to surviving seemingly insurmountable competition from China.

clock September 27, 2005Ross Tucker and Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

Ports Take on Wider Scope on Security

The world’s port officials have devoted the bulk of their resources to implementing and updating security measures at their facilities since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

clock September 27, 2005Ross Tucker

Fashion Features

Italian Makers Adapt in Order to Survive

The Italian textile, leather and manufacturing industry is a rigorous patchwork of individual companies with a strong independent work ethic.

clock September 27, 2005Amanda Kaiser and Courtney Colavita

Fashion Features

Interstoff Asia Evolves With the Times

Interstoff Asia Autumn is getting a makeover after 18 years.

clock September 27, 2005Vicki Rothrock

Fashion Features

Intertextile Expands

Like many trade shows in China, Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics gets bigger every year.

clock September 27, 2005Lisa Movius

Financial

Talking Tommy: Hilfiger Shares Fall as Wal-Mart Eyes Brand

Shares of Tommy Hilfiger Corp. and Wal-Mart both fell on the news that Wal-Mart Corp. was interested in possibly acquiring the brand.

clock September 27, 2005Vicki M. Young

Financial

Texas Takes Stock After the Storm

Hurricane Rita’s impact on retailing in Houston and along the Gulf Coast will linger as storm-weary consumers review spending priorities, experts said.

clock September 27, 2005Rusty Williamson and Holly Haber

Financial

Conde Nast Publications Unit Formed

Conde Nast president and chief executive officer Charles H. Townsend on Monday detailed the formation of Conde Nast Publications, a move aimed at positioning its operations for future growth.

clock September 27, 2005Jeff Bercovici

Retail Features

Marc Jacobs to Open Marc Shop in S.F.

Marc Jacobs International is close to signing leases for a Marc by Marc Jacobs store in San Francisco and a London store for the signature line.

clock September 27, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Kate Spade Hires Bank for Possible Sale

Accessories firm Kate Spade has hired investment baking firm Peter J. Solomon Co. to handle a potential sale of the company.

clock September 27, 2005Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

In Brief: Oakley Board … Call To Cut Jewelry Tariffs

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

clock September 27, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Bulgari, Tod’s Bullish on Second Half

Bulgari’s first-half profits slumped as it spent more on advertising and promotions, while Tod’s posted double-digit profit growth for the period.

clock September 27, 2005Amanda Kaiser

Memo Pad: Fickle Fashion … Starving Artists … Vanity Fair …

If Tara Subkoff is so bitter about the fashion industry, why is she still working in it?

clock September 27, 2005WWD Staff

People

Music Men

The London fashion and design worlds collided at a host of parties and it seemed everyone wanted to spin the discs.

clock September 27, 2005WWD Staff

People

Chic of the Week

It’s one thing to look polished and groomed for a red-carpet appearance.

clock September 27, 2005WWD Staff

People

Food and Fashion In Milan

What’s cookin’ in Milan.

clock September 27, 2005WWD Staff

People

Sole Mate

New York is a city full of secrets — dark alleys lead to hot restaurants, the best hairdressers work out of their unlisted apartments and every club has its double super-secret VIP room.

clock September 27, 2005Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

Fashion Features

The Lightness of Being – Emporio Armani, Salvatore Ferragamo, D&G

Suave, sophisticated looks rendered with a light hand are undeniably charming — and so are innocent-looking frills.

clock September 27, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Changing Shoes? … When In Rome … Saying I Do …

After Karl Lagerfeld and Christian Lacroix, could another European fashion name end up under American ownership?

clock September 27, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Giorgio’s Girls … Model Citizen … Flashback …

Giorgio Armani is bringing fashion to the streets.

clock September 27, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

It’s All in the Mix – Just Cavalli, Mila Schon, Byblos, Debora Sinibaldi

There was a little of everything on the spring runways, from simple, clean-cut pants to Mexican-motif baby-doll tops to flirty bloomers inspired by Julie Christie.

clock September 27, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Bulgari’s Baubles

Bulgari is ready to show off its glitter.

clock September 27, 2005Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

Tod’s Puts Pebble to the Metal

Fashion season is always busy, but Diego Della Valle’s schedule for the next two weeks takes the rush to a whole new level.

clock September 27, 2005Alessandra Ilari

Retail Features

Hirshleifer’s High-Fashion Formula

Hirshleifer’s, the fashion emporium in the upscale Americana Manhasset shopping center here, has long attracted some of the world’s best designers, often introducing them to affluent shoppers on Long Island.

clock September 27, 2005David Moin

Retail Features

New Address, Time Frame Lifts Show

With a new location, exhibitors at the American International Designers show at the Swissotel were energized about retail response.

clock September 27, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Retail Features

Market Basket: Beene Rings Up $4 Million … Tahari Hires A VP

Sotheby’s two-day sale of the collection of Geoffrey Beene last week generated more than $4 million in sales, doubling its projection.

clock September 27, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Obituary: Bridal Designer Tomasina Keremes

Tomasina Keremes, 44, co-founder of the upscale Tomasina bridal label, died Sept. 9 at her Pittsburgh home.

clock September 27, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

PV: Fall ’06, a Time for Transition

There was a little of everything for buyers at last week’s Premiere Vision, which ended it’s four-day run on Friday.

clock September 27, 2005Daniela Gilbert

Fashion Features

On the Hunt

Yigal Azrouel has little time for retrospection.

clock September 27, 2005Daniela Gilbert

Fashion Features

A Novel Idea

After attending PV for more than 30 years, you’d think Barry Bricken has seen it all.

clock September 27, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Sears Essentials Taps Senior VP

Julie Younglove-Webb has been named senior vice president and general manager of Sears Essentials and Sears Grand, Sears Holdings Corp. said Friday.

clock September 27, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: For Bicentennial, Truefitt & Hill Sets Skin Care … Prescriptives’ Presidential Bid

Truefitt & Hill, the men’s grooming marketer founded in 1805, is catapulting itself into the modern age with the launch of its first men’s skin care line next month.

clock September 27, 2005WWD Staff

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