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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

Business

Sweatshops Persist in U.S. Garment Industry

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

clock 20hKristi Ellis and Khanh T.L. Tran

Business

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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The M&A Rush: Eddie Bauer Said Latest Retailer Being Eyed

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Overview

The red-hot merger and acquisition market of last year is continuing into 2006 and Eddie Bauer is the latest target in the sights of strategic and financial players.

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The M&A Rush: Eddie Bauer Said Latest Retailer Being Eyed

The red-hot merger and acquisition market is continuing into 2006 with Eddie Bauer the latest target in the sights of strategic and financial players.

clock January 24, 2006Vicki M. Young and Matthew W. Evans

Financial

Investor Group Acquires The Sports Authority for $1.3B

The Sports Authority said it agreed to be acquired by an investor group affiliated with Leonard Green & Partners for $1.3 billion, or $37.25 a share.

clock January 24, 2006Vicki M. Young

The Prada store facade after the fire.

Financial

Prada Assessing Damage in SoHo

The Prada flagship in SoHo is unlikely to reopen before the end of the week because of a five-alarm fire Saturday that tore through 575 Broadway.

clock January 24, 2006Sara James and Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

CFO Ernesto Greco Parts Ways With Bulgari

Roman jeweler Bulgari SpA said Monday that longtime chief financial officer Ernesto Greco will leave the company in June for “new professional opportunities.”

clock January 24, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: No To Tommy/Apax … Hall Of Fame Induction

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

clock January 24, 2006WWD Staff

Kirsten Dunst

Fashion Features

Dunst Plays a Role for Fetherston

Kirsten Dunst sits at a toy piano on top of a grassy mound, surrounded by the cobalt blue Balboa Lake.

clock January 24, 2006Rose Apodaca

Financial

Perez Out as Nike CEO, Parker Takes the Reins

Nike executives asserted that the resignation of William D. Perez as ceo was due to his inexperience with the company and the industry.

clock January 24, 2006Melanie Kletter

Christian Dior

Fashion Features

The State of Play

Is there a couture crisis? The answer might depend upon how you feel about that proverbial tree crashing in the forest.

clock January 24, 2006WWD Staff

Media

Memo Pad: All Business … All In The Florio … New Bunch

To convince someone like Jack Welch to write a column for you, it helps if you have some kind of preexisting relationship.

clock January 24, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Angelina’s Mommy Wear

Whether or not Angelina Jolie is pregnant with twins thanks to fertility treatments at the very least celebrity watchers will get a chance to speculate how far the Oscar winner really is in the motherly way.

clock January 24, 2006WWD Staff

Monica Cruz

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: French Connection … Present Tense … Designer Deals …

Could Paul Deneve, who exited as Nina Ricci’s president last October, be headed to Lanvin?

clock January 24, 2006WWD Staff

View of the new Bottega Veneta store.

Fashion Features

Bottega Veneta Bows in Time for Couture

Bottega Veneta is the latest luxury powerhouse to pitch its tent on Avenue Montaigne here.

clock January 24, 2006Robert Murphy

Anne-Valerie Hash

Fashion Features

Hash Revels in Taking Chances

Anne-Valerie Hash stands amid the construction mess choking her future Right Bank studio.

clock January 24, 2006Robert Murphy

People

Lucky Liu

For Sundance newbie Lucy Liu, the first time is a charm.

clock January 24, 2006Marcy Medina

People

Snow Bunnies

Some think the Sundance Film Festival is a chance to escape from the Hollywood rat race, but it only shifts to the Utah mountains for 10 days.

clock January 24, 2006Marcy Medina

People

Sundance Scoops

Swag is the name of the game at any Hollywood party, and Sundance is no different.

clock January 24, 2006WWD Staff

The resurgence of the American and Japanese markets has textile executives optimistic heading into this year's show.

Fashion Features

Italian Mills Eye Rebound in 2006

Italian yarn manufacturers gearing up for the upcoming Pitti Filati show are expecting to make a comeback in 2006 after weathering three years of steady declines.

clock January 24, 2006Stephanie Epiro

Blumarine's new store epitomizes Anna Molinari's feminine and romantic style.

Retail

Designers Open More Doors in Italy

Gianfranco Ferre and Blumarine recently opened stores in Florence, a sign of the city’s growing importance as a designer retail market.

clock January 24, 2006Luisa Zargani

Fall looks from Lusso Vero.

Fashion Features

Lusso Vero’s California Dreaming

Channeling the synergy and team effort of the “Golden Girls,” five California women with decades of combined experience in fashion, retailing and business development have joined forces to create Lusso Vero.

clock January 24, 2006WWD Staff

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Retail

Jimmy Choo Marches Into India, Japan

London’s Jimmy Choo Ltd. is setting out to conquer the East, inking a distribution agreement in India and forming a retail joint venture in Japan.

clock January 24, 2006Samantha Conti

Yeohlee's cable dress for spring 2006.

Fashion Features

Deconstructing Fashion

Two design worlds intersect in “The Fashion of Architecture: Constructing the Architecture of Fashion,” a new exhibit at the Center for Architecture, the home of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

clock January 24, 2006Courtney Kryston

Fashion Features

Horst in Focus at Gallery Exhibit

As curator of the Stellan Holm Gallery’s Horst P. Horst exhibition, which bows Thursday, Sante D’Orazio would like visitors to gain respect for the fashion photographer whose artistic influence endures.

clock January 24, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Julie Jurist

Retail

Michal Negrin Franchise Arrives in N.Y.

Forget about gilding the lily. Michal Negrin fairly drenches it.

clock January 24, 2006Sharon Edelson

Financial

EBay’s Whitman To Exit Gap Board

Meg Whitman, president and chief executive officer of eBay Inc., has decided not to stand for reelection to Gap Inc.’s board.

clock January 24, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Lee Jeans President to Retire

Gordon Harton, president of Lee Jeans and a 35-year veteran of VF Corp., announced his retirement, effective April 1.

clock January 24, 2006Ross Tucker

Financial

Retail Shares See No Rebound

Although stocks recovered slightly on Monday after last Friday’s heavy sell-off, the retail sector finished the day’s session down marginally.

clock January 24, 2006Meredith Derby

Financial

Alberto Repossi Acquires 2 Percent IT Holding Stake

Monaco-based jeweler Alberto Repossi said he has bought 2 percent of Italian fashion group IT Holding SpA and stated that he wants to form a partnership with the company to develop new product lines.

clock January 24, 2006Amanda Kaiser

Douglas Hair items.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Douglas Embarks on Expansion Plan

Douglas Perfumeries is on an expansion course this year.

clock January 24, 2006Melissa Drier

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Minkoff to Offer Self-Checkout Option at SoHo Store

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