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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 17hVicki M. Young

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celebrity Fragrance Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 41mRachel 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 12hEvan Clark

Chargebacks Survey: Vendors Claim Abuses Worse Than Ever in ’05

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Overview

After years of chargeback compliance, vendors threw down the gauntlet this year by taking several retailers to court and forming a coalition aimed at making the practice more fair.

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Retail Features

Chargebacks Survey: Vendors Claim Abuses Worse Than Ever in ’05

After years of chargeback compliance, vendors threw down the gauntlet this year by taking several retailers to court and forming a coalition aimed at making the practice more fair.

clock December 28, 2005Arthur Zaczkiewicz and Vicki M. Young

Financial

Retail Stocks OK on Poor Market Day

U.S. stocks ended Tuesday’s trading sessions lower over fears of a recession looming on the horizon, but retail shares essentially held their own.

clock December 28, 2005Vicki M. Young

Financial

Tiberg to Step Down at Delta Galil, Founder Dov Lautman Will Fill Role

Dov Lautman, founder and chairman of Delta Galil Industries, Israel, will succeed Arnon Tiberg as chief executive officer on Jan. 31.

clock December 28, 2005Karyn Monget

Fashion Features

In Brief: Goody’s Set to go Private … New Dish … Wal-Mart Appointments

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

clock December 28, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Gucci Ads Show Soft Side of Spring

Gucci’s new design era has trickled down to its spring ad campaign.

clock December 28, 2005Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

Furla’s Women Take Center Stage

Furla is charging up its female power.

clock December 28, 2005Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

Oscar de la Renta a Hit in Moscow

MOSCOW – Wives of Russian oligarchs are choosing Oscar de la Renta.

The Moscow store Aizel held a trunk show of the designer’s spring collection earlier this month, which was overseen by Boaz Mazor, executive at large at Oscar de la Renta….

clock December 28, 2005Olga Zaretskaya

Fashion Features

Overcoming the Challenges

For sportswear firms in the moderate, better and bridge zones, the past year has been one of mixed blessings and 2006 looks set to be just as complicated.

clock December 28, 2005Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

Women’s Wishes: Control, Security and Peace

What do women really want? As their lives are buffeted by an increasingly diverse array of demands in a world growing ever more fragmented, there’s evidence American women nonetheless agree about most things these days.

clock December 28, 2005Valerie Seckler

Fashion Features

Star Power Propels Cyber Site

It’s no secret that young consumers look to celebrities for their fashion inspiration – but the teen set isn’t the only one charting the stars.

clock December 28, 2005Nina Jones

Fashion Features

Belts Buckle Down for Spring Business

Women will be tightening their belts come spring, and it won’t be because of the economy. Belts are back as a key accessory in spring collections now hitting store floors.

clock December 28, 2005Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

Memo Pad: Less Goodstein at the News … Hotels to the Rescue

It’s been a bad couple of weeks for Mort Zuckerman. First he got cast as the heavy in Radar’s downfall, and now Les Goodstein, his longtime lieutenant in charge of the Daily News, is leaving to work for Rupert Murdoch, Zuckerman’s bitter rival in the…

clock December 28, 2005WWD Staff

Retail Features

Results From the WWD Survey

Chargebacks are fees charged to a vendor by a retailer, and relate to everything from customer returns and advertising fees to mislabeled products and incomplete orders. Over the past decade, chargebacks have become a contentious issue between…

clock December 28, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Australian Line to Paint the Earth Red … La Mer Hosts Picasso Party

Red Earth is looking to spread over the planet. The brand, which has been fully owned by Hong Kong-based Esprit Holdings Ltd. since 2001, has been in an international expansion mode since 2002. The brand bowed in India this month and will extend its…

clock December 28, 2005WWD Staff

Retail Features

Etoile’s New Mideast Pearl

Earlier this month, some 400 guests gathered to celebrate the opening of Etoile by Jacques Garcia, the newest addition to the Etoile Group’s universe. The opening of the approximately 800-square-foot space at the Mall of the Emirates here – at 4.3…

clock December 28, 2005Tina Isaac

Retail Features

‘Cute’ as a Retail Strategy

If there is an aesthetic that tethers the trio of stores on downtown’s Second Avenue called Fancy, Schmancy and Pants, it’s cuteness.

clock December 28, 2005Laura Cassidy

Fashion Features

Quen Grows by Staying Constant

In the wedding scene of the recently released movie “In the Mix,” R&B singer Usher’s co-star Emmanuelle Chriqui appears in a strapless, white silk gown with a full skirt – a flattering confection Bay Area fashion enthusiasts may recognize as one of…

clock December 28, 2005Joanna Ramey

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