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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.

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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

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J.C. Penney Pushes to 22.1% Net Gain, Boosts Annual Guidance

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J.C. Penney Co. Inc., riding strong private label, jewelry and men's division sales, rolled to a 22.1 percent increase in first-quarter earnings and raised full-year guidance Thursday.

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J.C. Penney Pushes to 22.1% Net Gain, Boosts Annual Guidance

J.C. Penney Co. Inc., riding strong private label, jewelry and men’s division sales, rolled to a 22.1 percent increase in first-quarter earnings and raised full-year guidance Thursday.

clock May 11, 2006Vicki M. Young

The Anthropologie store in Rockefeller Center.

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Urban Outfitters 1Q Net Drops 26%

Urban Outfitters Inc. on Thursday said first-quarter earnings fell 26 percent.

clock May 12, 2006Vicki M. Young

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Strong Sales Boost Guess Profits 88.6%

Guess outperformed its own estimates during the first quarter, as earnings soared 88.6 percent on strong sales.

clock May 12, 2006Ross Tucker

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Comps Hamper PacSun in Qtr.

Weighed down by sagging same-store sales, Pacific Sunwear reported a 32.4 percent decline in first-quarter profits.

clock May 12, 2006Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Bernard Arnault speaks to LVMH shareholders on Thursday in Paris.

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Arnault Lauds Brands at LVMH Annual

Among its galaxy of star brands, LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault told shareholders that Louis Vuitton has “the most potential for growth.”

clock May 12, 2006Miles Socha and Emilie Marsh

A look from Viktor & Rolf's fall collection.

Fashion Features

Viktor & Rolf to Design Line for H&M

H&M has chosen Victor & Rolf to design a one-time collection of women’s wear, men’s wear and accessories for November delivery.

clock May 12, 2006Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Quote of The Week

“Almost every national retailer is producing new concepts, and almost all of the new concepts that the retailers are introducing are being introduced at the mall.”

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In Brief: Leg Up

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

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Black Walnut and Slate, the new Banana Republic men's scents.

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Banana Republic to Add 5 Scents

Banana Republic hopes to appeal to its customers in early September with five new scents — three for women and two for men.

clock May 12, 2006Julie Naughton

The ad visual for the new scent.

Fashion Features

Kimora: Now a ‘Golden Goddess’

Kimora Lee Simmons’ second fragrance, Baby Phat Golden Goddess, was inspired by her love for canary yellow diamonds.

clock May 12, 2006Julie Naughton

Anti-Age PM Serum

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A New Wrinkle for Rodan + Fields

The doctors are back in for the night.

clock May 12, 2006Julie Naughton

Sonia Kashuk

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CEW Insiders Award Beauty’s Best

The Cosmetics Executive Women Beauty Insider’s Choice Awards last Friday at the Waldorf-Astoria here drew a crowd of 1,400 beauty executives.

clock May 12, 2006Julie Naughton

Fashion Features

The 2006 CEW Winners

Winners at the Cosmetics Executive Women Beauty Insider’s Choice awards.

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Rite Aid's Mary Sammons and husband Nick (center) with Jack Stahl of Revlon.

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NACDS Meeting: Companies Seek Time

“A race against time” emerged as this year’s theme at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ annual meeting.

clock May 12, 2006Molly Prior

Joe Campinell, Candace Matthews, Laurent Attal, Karen Fondu and Carol Hamilton of L'Oréal.

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Conference Guests Know How to Party

One of the big draws at NACDS Annual are the lavish parties beauty companies throw to lure retailers to their inner circle.

clock May 12, 2006Andrea Nagel

Cover Girl makeup artist BJ Gillian with Tina Bodine.

Fashion Features

NACDS Snippets: Help Wanted … Roads To Retail … Pretty, Pretty …

CVS has 1,400 to 1,700 beauty advisers and plans to add more.

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Fashion Features

L’Oreal, Keaton Look for ‘Perfect’ Match

Diane Keaton has signed on to be the face of L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Pro-Calcium skin care line, beginning in July.

clock May 12, 2006Matthew W. Evans

Monica Bellucci at Wednesday's event.

Fashion Features

Parfums Dior Signs Bellucci

Forget French kisses. Parfums Christian Dior has a new Italian pout to shout about.

clock May 12, 2006Ellen Groves

The merchandise assortment inside.

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Crewcuts Prototype Opens in Dallas

J. Crew christened its first Crewcuts children’s store, a 1,400-square-foot prototype at NorthPark Center here designed to look like a New England seaside cottage.

clock May 12, 2006Rusty Williamson

Financial

Bulgari Sees 19 Percent Profit Gain

Growth of the jewelry and watch categories across all geographical markets helped boost Bulgari’s first-quarter performance.

clock May 12, 2006Luisa Zargani

Financial

Kohl’s Beats Forecast For Sales and Income

Kohl’s Corp. was firing on all cylinders in the first quarter: Earnings, gross profits and sales came in better than the company expected.

clock May 12, 2006Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Media

Tim Russert, on Whether ‘Father Knows Best’

Tim Russert, who is about to release “Wisdom of Our Fathers,” chats with WWD about modern fatherhood and politics.

clock May 12, 2006Jacob Bernstein

Media

Memo Pad: No Takers … Happy B(-List) Day

American Express Publishing’s best-known magazines — Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine and Departures – are all about the good life.

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Financial

Brand Science Backs Off In Suit Against Schifter

Brand Science, an affiliate of Accessory Network that does business as LeSportsac, has withdrawn its request for a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit filed against Tim Schifter and Schifter & Partners over a nonsolicitation agreement.

clock May 12, 2006Liza Casabona

Despite delivery glitches for spring rtw, Hermès cited strong orders for the fall line, shown here.

Fashion Features

Hermes Sales Gain 11.3%

Hermes International said Thursday its first-quarter sales rose 11.3 percent to 361.5 million euros, or $435 million.

clock May 12, 2006Miles Socha

Financial

Valentino Fashion Group Net Climbs

Swifter sales of Valentino and Hugo Boss led to a 28.2 percent jump in first-quarter net profits at Valentino SpA.

clock May 12, 2006Amanda Kaiser

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Globe Trotter … Captain’s Log … Olsen Twins At Claire’s …

What made Christian Dior tick? Visitors to Granville, France, this weekend will find out when the fashion house unveils the latest exhibition at its museum there.

clock May 12, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Apparel, Accessories Sales Rise in April

Compared with a year earlier, sales at apparel and accessories stores were up 4.5 percent for the month and turnover at department stores slid 1.4 percent.

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