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Sweatshops Persist in U.S. Garment Industry

Despite decades of enforcement, labor investigators keep turning up violations in garment shops in California.

clock 6hKristi Ellis and Khanh T.L. Tran

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J. Crew's Credit Rating Downgraded

Credit watchdog Moody's downgraded the debt backing J. Crew to “Caa2” from “B3.”

clock December 2, 2016Evan Clark

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Italy's Prime Minister Resigns

Renzi acknowledged the result of the exit polls following the referendum on Sunday, which showed the “no front” ahead almost 60 percent.

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Stock Market Stars: Luxury, Retail Shares Outpace Peers

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Luxury and retail titans certainly had plenty to celebrate in 2005 thanks to their booming shares. Top public firms in the luxury and specialty sectors generally saw their shares far outperform other companies in terms of growth last year.

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Stock Market Stars: Luxury, Retail Shares Outpace Peers

Luxury and retail titans certainly had plenty to celebrate in 2005 thanks to their booming shares. Top public firms in the luxury and specialty sectors generally saw their shares far outperform other companies in terms of growth last year.

clock January 3, 2006Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Financial

Bonus Plan for Hilfiger Execs

Tommy Hilfiger Corp. has set up a retention bonus plan of up to $12 million for key employees, a maneuver to entice them to stay on with the company after its pending merger with Apax Partners, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange…

clock January 3, 2006Vicki M. Young

The interior of the new Elie Tahari store.

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Elie Tahari Shop Opens in Atlanta

Elie Tahari Ltd. has opened a freestanding store in Atlanta as the first step in its program to roll out a new retail concept.

clock January 3, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Coming this Week

A brief look at the coming week’s events.

clock January 3, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Sara Lee Taps Moss … VF Names Kuster

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

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Chloe's 2,000-square-foot store on Avenue Montaigne is its third in Paris.

Retail

Paris’ New Retail Crop

The Avenue Montaigne, home to luxury purveyors from Dior and Prada to Harry Winston and Celine, is welcoming a handful of new stores.

clock January 3, 2006Robert Murphy

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In the Company of Men

Gerard Depardieu may still be near the top of France’s cinematic heap at age 57, but a new wave of audacious young French heartthrobs is giving his likes a run for their money.

clock January 3, 2006Chantal Goupil

Sophie Simmons in a Dessous camisole.

Fashion Features

Ladies Who Launch

What do an environmentalist, a lingerie designer, two sisters and three Europeans have in common? They’re all determined to make their new collections the next big thing.

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Rep. Charles Rangel (D., N.Y.)

Fashion Features

CAFTA Not Quite Ready to Roll

Implementation of the Central American Free Trade Agreement by all seven signatory countries is up in the air, and the uncertainty has thrown a wrench into sourcing plans for apparel importers and retailers poised to take advantage of the newly minted…

clock January 3, 2006Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Swatches: Canton Connection

Apparel manufacturers from China’s Guangdong province want to boost their international profiles at a new trade show.

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China, India Top Exporter List

The removal of quotas on textiles and apparel has been a boon to China and India in 2005, according to data from the World Trade Organization.

clock January 3, 2006John Zarocostas

From left: David Rockwell, Karim Rashid, Vivienne Tam, Nobu Matsuhisa and Infiniti's Shiro Nakamura.

Fashion Features

Panel Defines the Ties That Bind

Daunting as it might sound, a handful of designers well-versed in fashion, architecture and industrial design tackled the elusive subject of what makes a design vibrant. Clearly, the subject is open to interpretation, but panelists agreed that as…

clock January 3, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Rodarte's Laura and Kate Mulleavy.

Fashion Features

Ecco Domani: And Then There Were Five

For the fifth time, wine company Ecco Domani is reaching out to emerging fashion designers by offering them a cash injection through its Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation.

clock January 3, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

Gail Elliott models one of her Gypsy Peasant dresses and one of her belt designs in her new boutique.

Retail

Gail Elliott’s Shop Around the Corner

The sign might read Little Joe by Gail Elliott New York, but there’s nothing Manhattan-esque about the melaleuca and grevillea trees outside the boutique’s front door.

clock January 3, 2006Patty Huntington

The second best-selling issue of Vanity Fair in the past six months.

Fashion Features

Memo Pad: Fair Gains … Rupert Goes Secular

And to think, a year ago some speculated whether Graydon Carter’s job could be in jeopardy. After a soft newsstand performance at the end of 2004 and a rough start to 2005, Vanity Fair’s newsstand average rose a staggering 34 percent in the second…

clock January 3, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Canadian Exports Slide As Currency Strengthens

Canadian apparel exports to the U.S. have shown a steady decrease in the last three years as the nation’s currency has strengthened against the U.S. dollar and competition from Europe has grown.

clock January 3, 2006Brian Dunn

The Exhale spa in Santa Monica.

Fashion Features

Exhale’s Expansion Strategy Continues

Exhale, the fast-growing day spa chain dedicated to mind and body fitness, has opened its seventh location, a 15,000-square-foot space downtown here.

clock January 3, 2006Marcy Medina

Financial

WWD Stock Index Finishes Down

The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Friday closed the year with a loss for the first time since 2002, pulling down the WWD Composite Stock Index.

clock January 3, 2006Vicki M. Young

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Minkoff to Offer Self-Checkout Option at SoHo Store

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