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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 19hVicki M. Young

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celebrity Fragrance Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 3hRachel 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 14hEvan Clark

Buzz Meets Bottom Line: Procter & Gamble Closing Rochas Fashion House

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Despite wide critical acclaim for designs by Olivier Theyskens, the Rochas fashion house is to be shuttered, WWD has learned. Proctor & Gamble — owner of the business — met wtih some 30 workers here Tuesday to propose a shutdown plan.

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Fashion Features

Buzz Meets Bottom Line: Procter & Gamble Closing Rochas Fashion House

Despite wide critical acclaim for designs by Olivier Theyskens, the Rochas fashion house is to be shuttered, WWD has learned.

clock July 19, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

L Capital Buys Majority Stake in Piazza Sempione

L Capital, a private equity fund sponsored by LVMH, has acquired a majority stake in Piazza Sempione, a high-end Italian fashion manufacturer.

clock July 19, 2006Alessandra Ilari

Financial

Target Drags Retail Shares Lower

Retail stocks took a dive Tuesday after Target lowered its July sales forecast, raising concerns among jittery investors about the industry’s performance in the second half.

clock July 19, 2006David Moin and Amy S. Choi

Fashion Features

In Brief: Simpson And Skechers … Markwins President To Resign

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

clock July 19, 2006WWD Staff

Retail Features

Fashion Retail Thrives in S.F. Nabe

San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood has evolved from one of the city’s seediest districts into one of its chicest enclaves.

clock July 19, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Gant to Launch Women’s in Canada

Gant is extending its distribution deal with Toronto’s Jaytex Group to retail its women’s sportswear for spring 2007.

clock July 19, 2006Whitney Beckett

Fashion Features

Fashion’s Fast Track: Season of Change

Designer fashion is going through some major shifts, which could define how observers look back on the fashion decade.

clock July 19, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

Memo Pad: Color Me Bad … Adding To Portfolio … Masthead Moves

Somewhere between “Spider-Man” russet and Versailles platinum, Kirsten Dunst’s hair evidently has been left the worse for wear.

clock July 19, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: An Altruistic Spin On Home Scents … Nancy Feetham Promoted at Estee Lauder

With the fall launch of a home fragrance brand called Altru, Manuela Testolini Nelson, who is married to pop superstar Prince, will take her first steps into the beauty arena.

clock July 19, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Versace Names U.S. Executives

Versace has rounded out its U.S. team of wholesale division executives.

clock July 19, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

CFDA Adds 18 to Membership

The Council of Fashion Designers of America approved the addition of 18 designers to the organization.

clock July 19, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

USTR Hopeful As G8 Leaders Set Trade Talks

U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab said here Tuesday that the renewed commitment by G8 leaders on the stalled global trade talks could provide the needed impetus to reach an accord.

clock July 19, 2006John Zarocostas

Financial

Done Deals And In Development: Like Weather, Retail Deals Heat Up

The sweltering heat may be making shoppers sluggish, but retailers are continuing to ink deals and open new stores at a clip in New York City.

clock July 19, 2006Amy S. Choi

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