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The Nordstrom Way: Retailer Gets Aggressive About Expansion

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Nordstrom has generated solid results, thanks to major changes as it aggressively goes after real estate and merchandise categories.

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The Nordstrom Way: Retailer Gets Aggressive About Expansion

Nordstrom has generated solid results, thanks to major changes as it aggressively goes after real estate and merchandise categories.

clock May 22, 2006David Moin

Fashion Features

Expanding the Designer Business

Nordstrom’s women’s businesses are headed by two veterans of the store.

clock May 22, 2006David Moin

Financial

Eyeing $1 Billion in E-Commerce

Jamie Nordstrom, president in charge of the direct business, doesn’t doubt for a second that nordstrom.com can be a billion-dollar business.

clock May 22, 2006David Moin

Retail Features

Sticking With the Family Formula

Erik Nordstrom can’t resist sharing a letter from a customer.

clock May 22, 2006WWD Staff

Retail Features

Exclusivity Key to Federated Growth

As Federated heads to a key stage, the conversion of 400 May units to Macy’s Sept. 9, it pushes on with its exclusives program.

clock May 22, 2006David Moin

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

A look at the coming week’s events.

clock May 22, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Penney’s Board … Joining Palmer

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

clock May 22, 2006WWD Staff

People

Song And Dance

The teen Rising Stars Dance Academy troupe capped its ballroom performance with a reenactment of the final scene of “Dirty Dancing.”

clock May 22, 2006WWD Staff

People

Cannes Scoop

It was all stars at the Hotel Martinez in Cannes on Friday night, where Penelope Cruz was preparing for the premiere of her in-competition movie, “Volver,” at the International Film Festival.

clock May 22, 2006WWD Staff

Retail Features

Department Store Parley Focuses on Adaptation

Are department stores on their way to becoming “dinostores”?

clock May 22, 2006Melissa Drier

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Be My Guest … Going Once … Costume Sale …

He may not technically be a couturier, but Martin Margiela is the latest designer to add his name to the thinning Paris couture calendar.

clock May 22, 2006WWD Staff

Retail Features

Longchamp Goes Upscale Downtown

Longchamp’s SoHo store that opens Thursday at 132 Spring Street will help usher in a fresh direction for the handbag brand.

clock May 22, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Retail Features

Temple St. Clair’s Precious 20

Temple St. Clair has been growing fast, but thinks it can do even better.

clock May 22, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Soma’s Big Rollout of Stores, ‘Net

Chico’s executive Chuck Nesbit is spearheading growth at Soma stores with a new Web site and plans to open 36 units this year.

clock May 22, 2006Karyn Monget

Fashion Features

Invista: Inspiration Runs From Grunge to Glam

The semiannual Invista workshop for intimate apparel is featuring a variety of themes that range from bold and elegant to Hollywood glam and retro grunge.

clock May 22, 2006Karyn Monget

Financial

The Design of Success: People, Brand, Vision

Customer knowledge, clear brand identity and an uncompromising vision of store concept and location are critical factors in building a successful real estate portfolio.

clock May 22, 2006Amy S. Choi

Financial

Citigroup: Flexible Financing in a Changing World

More efficient supply chains and “cross-border” trading between companies in the apparel and accessories markets are creating a fundamental change in the way business is done from a financial perspective.

clock May 22, 2006Sana Javaid

Financial

The Tax Compliance Burden

Tax compliance is a hefty load to carry, according to a recent study by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

clock May 22, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Small Businesses Face Start-Up Woes

The conundrum for small start-up firms is how to balance a creative design focus and still keep an eye on operational details.

clock May 22, 2006Vicki M. Young

Financial

WWD Stock Index Shows Strength

After several consecutive days of intense sell-offs, stocks tried to bounce back on Friday as investors were lured by low valuations.

clock May 22, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Ullman Has Penney’s on Course

J.C. Penney is on course to be the preferred retailer of middle America and middle-aged shoppers, its chairman and ceo told shareholders.

clock May 22, 2006Rusty Williamson

Financial

AnnTaylor Stores’ 1Q Earnings Double

Spot-on fashion and well-managed inventories more than doubled AnnTaylor Stores Corp.’s first-quarter earnings on a 17 percent sales gain.

clock May 22, 2006Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Financial

Aeropostale Lists Flat Net On Sales Gain

As Aeropostale Inc. posted flat year-over-year earnings on a 16.4 percent sales gain for the first quarter, management said on a conference call the company is positioning itself to bolster its top line via new marketing and merchandising efforts.

clock May 22, 2006Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Fragrance Sales Lift Profits at Boots … L’Oreal ‘Shocked’ at Discrimination Charge … Malbin to Retire From CTFA

Boots Group plc said Thursday its aftertax profits increased by more than 19 percent for the year ended March 31.

clock May 22, 2006WWD Staff

Memo Pad: M.I.A. In The USSR … Bid Business … Show And Sell …

Where in the world is Glenda Bailey? That’s what people asked last week after the Harper’s Bazaar editor in chief failed to turn up at the Chanel and Dior shows, or any other fashion-circuit events, for that matter.

clock May 22, 2006WWD Staff

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