A Pivotal Week Ahead: Retailers Are Confident They’ll Meet Dec. Plans

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Overview

Breathing a sigh of relief after a late pickup in holiday sales, retailers on Monday were focused on aggressive price promotions as they moved quickly to get full-priced spring goods on their selling floors.

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A sequined camisole and matching paillette shrug at Limited Too.

Financial

A Pivotal Week Ahead: Retailers Are Confident They’ll Meet Dec. Plans

The holiday mood just took a turn for the better. Retailers said they performed well last week and should repeat the performance this week due to big post Christmas sales.

clock December 27, 2005David Moin

Financial

Just Another Busy Day at the Mall

Nordstrom restrained from extreme markdowns, though a men’s semiannual sale was in progress.

clock December 27, 2005Sharon Edelson

Tommy Hilfiger

Fashion Features

Tommy, Apax Chart Course

Tommy Hilfiger got an early Christmas present to the tune of $80 million after his company agreed to be sold to Apax Partners for $1.6 billion.

clock December 27, 2005Lisa Lockwood

An interior view of the new Versace store in Rome.

Retail

Versace Celebrates Rome Store Opening

Valentino Garavani, Giancarlo Giammetti, Lavinia Biagiotti and the best of Rome’s aristocracy, from Alessandra Borghese to Marisella Federici, crowded the opening of Versace’s new store in Rome earlier this month.

clock December 27, 2005Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

In Brief: Kookai U.K. Future Unclear … Parting Ways

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

clock December 27, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

A brief look at the coming week’s events.

clock December 27, 2005WWD Staff

Derek Lam

Fashion Features

New Year, New Wish Lists for ’06

Seventh Avenue designers and executives hope the new year brings more product launches, freestanding stores and business opportunities.

clock December 27, 2005Marc Karimzadeh and Rosemary Feitelberg

Josie Natori

Fashion Features

Crafting a Better Year

It may have been a tough year at retail, but innerwear executives are bullish about business prospects in 2006 due to strong sell-throughs of fashion items and luxe merchandise.

clock December 27, 2005Karyn Monget

J. Berrye Worsham, Cotton Inc.

Fashion Features

Dealing With Complex Issues

It was a year of change and controversy in the sector, as global quotas were dropped, except for China, and Doha trade talks simmered.

clock December 27, 2005Ross Tucker

Frédéric de Narp

Financial

Building on the Luxury Boom

Indulgence became a year-round given in accessories, driven by the boom in luxury spending, and more is expected in 2006.

clock December 27, 2005Sophia Chabbott and Jennifer Hirshlag

The Body Shop's direct-selling concept is designed to bring the retail experience to customers' homes.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Body Shop to Expand Direct Selling … Shiseido Names VP of Sales

The Body Shop is bringing its stores right to consumers’ doorsteps.

clock December 27, 2005WWD Staff

Kelly Killoren Bensimon

Media

Memo Pad: Viva La Resolution

Magazine editors tend to be overachievers par excellence.

clock December 27, 2005WWD Staff

Inside the Mac/Val in Vitry Sur-Seine, France.

People

Mass Appeal

As she poses for her photo shoot, a mischievous smile lights up the face of Alexia Fabre, the dynamic 38-year-old curator of MAC/VAL.

clock December 27, 2005Emilie Marsh

Shug Avery's Easter outfit.

People

Stage Beauty

Talking with Paul Tazewell, whose costumes for the Broadway show “The Color Purple” focus on details such as delicate trim, piping and beading.

clock December 27, 2005Emily Holt

Inside Barbounia, a new restaurant on Park Avenue.

People

On A Grand Scale

Fans of the now-closed Patria restaurant and its dramatic decor need not worry about a lack of flair at the new eatery that has taken over its space.

clock December 27, 2005Melanie Kletter

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