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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 23hVicki M. Young

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celebrity Fragrance Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 7hRachel 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 18hEvan Clark

PVH Shocker: CEO Weber Out After 8 Months, Chirico Takes Reins

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Overview

The clothing and footwear giant surprised the industry and the markets with the news that its ceo would leave the company "by agreement with the board" after only eight months in the job. He will be replaced by Emanuel Chirico.

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Financial

PVH Shocker: CEO Weber Out After 8 Months, Chirico Takes Reins

PVH said Monday that Mark Weber had left the company “by agreement with the board.” He was succeeded by Emanuel Chirico.

clock February 28, 2006Vicki M. Young and Sharon Edelson

Financial

Ford, De Sole Confirm Zegna Deal

Tom Ford and Domenico De Sole confirmed their company has signed a licensing deal with Ermenegildo Zegna for a Tom Ford men’s collection.

clock February 28, 2006Courtney Colavita

Retail Features

American Eagle’s Strategy for ‘aerie’ Intimates

American Eagle Outfitter’s intimate apparel subbrand will launch this fall with a multi-pronged real estate strategy and an expanded collection.

clock February 28, 2006David Moin

Financial

Macy’s Workers Rally for Pact

Members of the Retail Wholesale & Department Store Union rallied in front of Macy’s Herald Square as the union readies for a possible strike.

clock February 28, 2006Liza Casabona

People

Irish Eyes

Seated by the window of her Hell’s Kitchen studio sublet, Kerry Condon is in a quandary over what to wear to the premiere of her latest play.

clock February 28, 2006Vanessa Lawrence

People

WWD Postcard: Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos

Nothing quite like a week in Anguilla in February. Sigh …

clock February 28, 2006WWD Staff

People

Master Builder

Chatting with Peter Marino, who has made a name designing residences and retail environments for some of the fashion industry’s top players.

clock February 28, 2006Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

People

Eye Scoops: Battle Of The House Parties

Oscar nominees such as Felicity Huffman began turning up at Soho House West in L.A.’s Olympus neighborhood on Sunday.

clock February 28, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Ladies and Gentlemen – Viktor & Rolf, Yohji Yamamoto, Rick Owens

A stunning incarnation of power-woman drama and masses of giant men’s wear looks were present and accounted for as the Paris collections got under way.

clock February 28, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Feminine Principles – Balmain, Isabel Marant

Designers homed in on the pretty and stylish with looks influenced by Fifties couture or the style of chic Parisiennes.

clock February 28, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Getting Polished – Azzaro

Taking inspiration from the strict lines of Catholic girls’ school uniforms she once wore as well as from Azzaro’s traditional slinkiness, Vanessa Seward turned out a fall collection that was tres sophistique.

clock February 28, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Short Takes – Alena Akhmadullina, Igor Chapurin, Bruno Pieters, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Sharon Wauchob

Russian designer Alena Akhmadullina sent a slew of Twenties and Thirties silver-screen heroines down the runway.

clock February 28, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: A Shop Of One’s Own … Simons Says … Beach Bum …

She may be French, but it’s taken New York-based Catherine Malandrino almost a decade in business to open her first Paris outpost.

clock February 28, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Balenciaga in the Black, Now Goes for Growth

Gucci Group-owned Balenciaga has reached its profitability target two years ahead of plan, with triple-digit sales gains across categories.

clock February 28, 2006Miles Socha

Financial

Sears Ending Essentials, Revamping Grand

Sears Holdings has decided to simplify its complicated retail portfolio by phasing out the year-old Sears Essentials name but retooling the off-the-mall format.

clock February 28, 2006David Moin

Financial

Limited Too Seeks International Expansion

Limited Too wants to be a big international player and sees the potential to open more than 500 stores abroad.

clock February 28, 2006David Moin

Memo Pad: Counting Change … Variety Show

The interminable wait for circulation data may soon be a thing of the past.

clock February 28, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Amazon Gets Fashion Forward, Buys Shopbop.com

Amazon.com is adding a fashion-forward dimension to its stable of Web sites and array of merchandise.

clock February 28, 2006David Moin

Fashion Features

PV’s Nature Walk

Natural looks were the main focus for spring 2007 at Premiere Vision, which some felt symbolized an upbeat business mood.

clock February 28, 2006Daniela Gilbert

Fashion Features

Indian Mills Take the Limelight at Texworld

India emerged as a hot spot for fabric sourcing at the Texworld fabric fair here last week.

clock February 28, 2006Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

Two Measures Introduced To Impede Port Takeover

A bipartisan group of senators introduced two separate bills Monday to block the takeover of operations at six U.S. ports by an Arab-owned firm because of national security implications.

clock February 28, 2006Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Lush Said Eyeing The Body Shop … Celebs Join Fight Against Cancer

It looks like L’Oreal isn’t the only company eyeing The Body Shop.

clock February 28, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

De Beers LV Shifts Jobs Focus

De Beers LV, the retail partnership between De Beers and LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, has cut 10 jobs in the supply chain division of its headquarters.

clock February 28, 2006Samantha Conti

Financial

Samsonite Near Deal on Madison Ave. Site

Samsonite is said to be close to leasing space at 838 Madison Avenue, between 69th and 70th streets, in the former Westbury Hotel, which houses the Chloe and Gucci boutiques, among others.

clock February 28, 2006Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Edgy and Commercial Mix in Brazil

While designer collections at last month’s Sao Paulo Fashion Week offered edgier, less-commercial styles in a bid to be more internationally relevant, Fashion Rio, in Rio de Janeiro, went the commercial route.

clock February 28, 2006Michael Kepp

Fashion Features

Susan Bristol Changes Hands

Susan Bristol, a better sportswear company, has new ownership after 35 years in business.

clock February 28, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

It’s All in the Mix at Dallas FIG

Accessories, feminine tops and denim led the action at Fashion Industry Gallery’s recent market, as retailers rounded out their spring buys.

clock February 28, 2006Holly Haber

Fashion Features

Atelier Buyers Eye the Unusual

At Atelier, some 75 vendors presented specialty pieces for fall, with an eye on versatility.

clock February 28, 2006Irina Ageyeva

Retail Features

New Retailer Shows Way to Harlem

Could the retailer N, set to open this month, be to Harlem what Jeffrey New York was to the Meatpacking District?

clock February 28, 2006Sharon Edelson

Financial

Warnaco Reports 4th-Qtr. Net Drop, But Full Year Up

Warnaco Group Inc. on Monday posted disappointing fourth-quarter results due to a modest decline in sales and an increase in general expenses.

clock February 28, 2006Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

U.S., Colombia Hammer Out Trade Deal

Negotiators from the U.S. and Colombia completed trade talks Monday on a pact that will ease commerce between the two nations.

clock February 28, 2006Evan Clark

Financial

NPD: National Brand Shoppers Outspend Private Label Fans

Shoppers who prefer national brands consume significantly more apparel than those who are partial to private labels, according to data released Monday by NPD Group.

clock February 28, 2006Valerie Seckler

Fashion Features

Trafik Takes Show on the Road

Miami’s climate, cosmopolitan edge and party atmosphere drew international vendors and national retailers, including Patricia Field, Fred Segal and Kitson.

clock February 28, 2006Rebecca Kleinman

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