Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Retail

Aéropostale's Future Still Unclear; Liquidation Possible

The future of teen retailer Aeropostale is still unclear, as bidding at a court auction was continuing into the evening hours on Monday.

clock 11hVicki M. Young

Fashion

Carolina Herrera Hires Raffaele Ilardo as Vice President of Design

Raffaele Ilardo will head up creative development and design for the Carolina Herrera New York ready-to-wear and bridal collections.

clock 13hRosemary Feitelberg

Retail

Picking the Fashion Runway Winners With Big Data

An analysis of online patterns by big data firm Edited shows the runway styles most likely to resonate with shoppers.

clock 6hEvan Clark

Penney’s Private Side: Faster, Trendier ‘a.n.a’ Seen as New Megabrand

No cover image

Overview

J.C. Penney is heating up the private label game by taking a new approach. With unprecedented speed, and rather stealthily, the retailer last month launched the casual collection a.n.a in its more than 1,000 department stores.

From This Issue

Fashion Features

Penney’s Private Side: Faster, Trendier ‘a.n.a’ Seen as New Megabrand

J.C. Penney is heating up the private label game with speed and stealth, launching the casual line a.n.a chain wide and in all sizes last month.

clock February 14, 2006David Moin

Financial

Retail Takes Snow in Stride

Retailers in the Northeast were still digging out Monday as they assessed the sales lost from store closures forced by the record snowfall.

clock February 14, 2006Sharon Edelson and Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

In Brief: Lesportsac Deal Done … New At Sector

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

clock February 14, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Projected Winner

Unlike last season, where the designers displayed an out-there creative flair, these finalists played it safe.

clock February 14, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Agent Provocateur Celebrates With Store Opening, Film

Valentine’s Day was the target for saucy lingerie brand Agent Provocateur with the opening of a store here last week.

clock February 14, 2006Rose Apodaca and Diane Dorrans Saeks

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Curator Kate … Spring Fling

The Wonderful Life has always played prominently in Kate Spade’s world, so it’s no surprise she’s become the most enthusiastic champion of the lensman who captured that best, Slim Aarons.

clock February 14, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Uniforms Are Essential In Zittel’s ‘Critical Space’

Some visitors to the New Museum of Contemporary Art/Chelsea might mistake the artist Andrea Zittel’s uniforms for a still life fashion presentation.

clock February 14, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Missoni Gets Another Museum Treatment

Missoni’s zigzags and wavy patterns again have become artistic works to be displayed in a museum.

clock February 14, 2006Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

Speedo Looks Beyond the Water

Speedo is rapidly building its business outside the pool and is launching its first winter apparel performance suits at the Winter Olympics.

clock February 14, 2006Melanie Kletter

Fashion Features

China Restrained but Undaunted

Despite political threats and fresh quotas, China is poised to strengthen its lead as the top U.S. supplier of textiles and apparel.

clock February 14, 2006Evan Clark

Fashion Features

The China Alternative: Hong Kong, Macau OPAs

Outward processing arrangements have become an integral part of the garment manufacturing business in Asia.

clock February 14, 2006Vicki Rothrock

Fashion Features

Global Tariff Talks at High Noon

The Doha round of global trade liberalization talks are at a crossroads.

clock February 14, 2006John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

Cotton Conference Highlights Trade Challenges

As retailers and manufacturers look abroad to produce lower-cost clothing, apparel executives must navigate issues such as trade preferences, the pending implementation of the Central American Free Trade Agreement and on-time deliveries.

clock February 14, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

End of Presidential Trade Authority Looms Over Agenda

The U.S. is driving its domestic and global trade agenda this year with a single engine — the expiration of Trade Promotion Authority.

clock February 14, 2006Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

U.S. Pushes Ahead on Free Trade

Beneath the bigger issues of international cohesion, lower prices and lost jobs, free trade agreements are complex pacts filled with legal nuances and details that can translate into big opportunities or major threats.

clock February 14, 2006Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Lost at Sea: Gauging the Risks of Ocean Freight

There is no shortage of opportunity for goods to get lost or damaged in their journey from the factory floor to store shelves.

clock February 14, 2006Ross Tucker

Financial

Legal Briefs: Gap Sues Maersk … Tsumani Trouble

The Gap Inc. filed a $10.9 million breach of contract of carriage lawsuit against A.P. Moller KS, which does business as the freight carrier Maersk Sealand, for loss and damage to a shipment of clothing.

clock February 14, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Mills See European Rebound

European mills are successfully navigating stormy trade winds as they prepare for the Texworld and Premiere Vision shows.

clock February 14, 2006Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

Texworld Expands Before ’07 Move

Texworld will be moving to its roomier Porte de Versailles venue in March 2007.

clock February 14, 2006Katya Foreman

Memo Pad: Refrigerated Poetry … OK Downsizes … (No) Escape From New York

Even the most tempestuous winter storm has a predictable aftermath: school closings, transit delays, and, more often than not, the literary stylings of Robert D. McFadden.

clock February 14, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Warren, Tricomi in Reality TV Talks … Perricone Lends Hand at NewBeauty … YSL Beaute Exec Said Heading to Dior

The daily escapades of the duo behind Warren-Tricomi salons and products may soon out-lather the Seventies film “Shampoo.”

clock February 14, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Boneparth, Johnson to Headline AAFA Awards

The 28th Annual American Apparel & Footwear Association American Image Awards are set for May 15, honoring five of the industry’s best.

clock February 14, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

WTO Hits U.S. on Subsidies, Again

U.S. officials and some members of Congress charged that the EU revived the tax break dispute as retaliation after the U.S. filed a WTO dispute against EU subsidies to aircraft manufacturer Airbus.

clock February 14, 2006John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

China Sweater Snag Resolved

The disconnect appears to have been resolved, though not without some extra quota-related costs to importers as well as headaches.

clock February 14, 2006Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Obituary: California Mart’s Sidney L. Morse

Sidney L. Morse, who served as general manager of the California Mart for 30 years, died of complications from leukemia on Feb. 1

clock February 14, 2006Adam Tschorn

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Tommy Hilfiger: Tommy Hilfiger is making progress on its Sustainable Evolution strategy.

Business

PVH Sets Enhanced CR Strategy, Commits to U.N. Sustainability Goals

clock 17hArthur Friedman

Latest Galleries

Social Studies