Growing Trade Tensions: Protests and Demands Kick Off Doha Round

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Lots of protests and digging in of heels. Those were the opening salvos of the World Trade Organization summit, when almost 5,000 protesters took to the streets and the world's less-developed nations stuck to their guns over greater market access.

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Growing Trade Tensions: Protests and Demands Kick Off Doha Round

The World Trade Organization summit kicked off Tuesday in Hong Kong with hopeful words and several protests.

clock December 14, 2005Vicki Rothrock


Burberry Parts Ways With Great Universal

Burberry’s de-merger from longtime parent Great Universal Stores plc took place Tuesday morning, the day after shareholders approved the move at an extraordinary meeting.

clock December 14, 2005Samantha Conti


J. Crew’s 3Q Earnings Soar

Propelled by sales and margin increases, the J. Crew Group Inc. on Tuesday reported healthy improvements in operating and net earnings for the third quarter.

clock December 14, 2005David Moin


Strong Sales Boost Inditex Net 26%

Inditex, the Spanish retailer that runs the Zara fashion chain, on Tuesday reported better-than-expected gains in third-quarter net income.

clock December 14, 2005Robert Murphy


Dept. Store Surprise: Nov. Sales Up 0.5%

Sales at apparel and accessories stores increased 0.2 percent during November, to $17.2 billion.

clock December 14, 2005Evan Clark

Fashion Features

In Brief: Lamer’s New Role … Ellen Tracy Eyes … PPR’s New Finance Chief

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

clock December 14, 2005WWD Staff

Rachel Weisz

Fashion Features

Golden Globes Kick Off Awards Season

Actresses nominated for the 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards Tuesday included legendary and fresh-faced beauties.

clock December 14, 2005Marcy Medina


Memo Pad: Time Outs … Sex And The Foodie … Family Pride

Time Inc. announced a corporate restructuring and a round of business and editorial layoffs Tuesday.

clock December 14, 2005WWD Staff

Peg Feodoroff, Claire Goodhue and Patty O'Brien of Spirited Sisters.

Fashion Features

Spirited Sisters Heal With Fashion

Peg Feodoroff is out to make cancer treatment a little easier for the patient.

clock December 14, 2005Julee Greenberg

Chris Fuentes, Vanessa Castagna and Paul Fitzpatrick.

Fashion Features

YMA’s Meeting of the Minds

When it comes to shopping, consumers are looking for two things — a quality product and a value price.

clock December 14, 2005Julee Greenberg

Parley's modern knit outerwear.

Fashion Features

Parley: Atlandia Corp.’s New Niche

The misses’ department is about to become a bit more contemporary.

clock December 14, 2005Julee Greenberg

Items from new fragrance brand Be.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: New Fragrance Firm Looks to ‘Be’ Niche Player … Hatcher Makes Clairol Appearance

The Ron Herman boutiques last Wednesday became the first to carry a new fragrance called Be, which aims to tickle the same fashion-savvy, and often celebrity, customers who frequent the stores.

clock December 14, 2005WWD Staff

The Flybook


Bits And Bytes

One of the most striking things about the Flybook is where it’s sold: Barneys New York.

clock December 14, 2005WWD Staff

Frog Design founder Hartmut Esslinger.


Frog Founder: Free To Be You and Me

Industrial design firm Frog Design Inc. continues to hop in new directions.

clock December 14, 2005Cate T. Corcoran


Fashion Tech Boosts Revenue, Doesn’t Cut Costs

Forget focusing on cost savings when it comes to information technology projects.

clock December 14, 2005Cate T. Corcoran

The Zales Jewelers location at NorthPark Center in Dallas.


Zale Dips Toe In New Pos

A new point-of-sale initiative is heating up in Zale Corp. stores at a time when most stores are putting technology projects on ice.

clock December 14, 2005Denise Power

Target is one of the few style-driven brands credited for being in-sync with Gen-X. Here, apparel at


Gen-X Pinches Apparel Purchasing

Apparel marketers are failing to retain Gen Xers’ attention, let alone boost their dollar take from this group of some 48 million people.

clock December 14, 2005Valerie Seckler

Part of the food court at Century City mall.


Nip and Tuck: Century City Gets Facelift

Century City mall is ready for the 21st century with a $150 million redevelopment and expansion.

clock December 14, 2005Michelle Dalton Tyree

Fashion Features

West Watch: Bangle Tigers … Cole Front In L.A. … Jersey Girl

The event at the Lindbrook Gallery in Westwood raised a total of about $225,000.

clock December 14, 2005WWD Staff

Francisco Costa with models at the spring trunk show last week.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Spring Break … Vegas Plot … Crew Team

Those winter chills seem to have caused an outbreak of spring fever with some New York socialites.

clock December 14, 2005WWD Staff

Sir Paul Smith with Rachel Zoe and Joy Bryant.

Fashion Features

Celebrating Sir Paul in L.A.

The occasion was his West Coast flagship’s grand opening last Thursday night, which drew friends and fans.

clock December 14, 2005Rose Apodaca


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What to Watch: Malls Grapple With Store Closures and Curtailed Leases

clock 3hSharon Edelson

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