Polo Express Rolls On: Eyes European Growth As Profits Leap 31.5%

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Overview

The news from Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. just keeps getting better. The fashion house reported a 31.5% gain in net income in the second quarter ended Sept. 30 to $137 million, or $1.28 diluted share, on a 13.6% increase in revenues to $1.17 billion.

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Fashion Features

Polo Express Rolls On: Eyes European Growth As Profits Leap 31.5%

The news from Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. just keeps getting better.

clock November 9, 2006Vicki M. Young

Technology

Wal-Mart on Web: Proving Ground for New Products

Wal-Mart might be tweaking its apparel assortment to add more fashion basics.

clock November 9, 2006Sharon Edelson

Francisco Costa, model Du Juan and Tom Murry.

Retail

The World of Calvin Klein Visits China

Calvin Klein last week took its show on the road to China.

clock November 9, 2006Lisa Movius

Fashion Features

In Brief: Conflict of Interest… Chanel’s New Digs… Finlay Grows…

Aeropostale said it has ended the employment of Christopher Finazzo.

clock November 9, 2006WWD Staff

Bond Street

Fashion Features

The WWD List: Streets of Royalty

London’s top retail streets ranked by rent per square foot.

clock November 9, 2006Cecily Hall and Jennifer Dome

Olafur Eliasson's "Eye See You" for Louis Vuitton.

Fashion Features

Vuitton’s Artistic Expression

Art and commerce don’t always go together like a horse and carriage, yet at Louis Vuitton, the two are in an ongoing romance.

clock November 9, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

Lars Nilsson

Fashion Features

Nilsson Said Headed to Scherrer

Jean-Louis Scherrer designer Stephane Rolland is starting his own line.

clock November 9, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

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Financial

Federated Posts 3Q Loss On Macy’s Growing Pains

The retailer’s bottom line clocked a loss for the third quarter.

clock November 9, 2006Vicki M. Young

Sharon Stone in Roberto Cavalli.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Nouveau Ricci… Go Patrick… Ricky’s Night…

Talk about a hot ticket.

clock November 9, 2006WWD Staff

Anzevino & Florence's cotton top and herringbone shorts.

Fashion Features

Los Angeles: How the West Is Done

Move over, New York.

clock November 9, 2006WWD Staff

A look from 5EP's new women's line.

Fashion Features

5 Easy Pieces for Women

For Christine Rucci, expanding her 5EP label into a women’s collection was personal as well as professional.

clock November 9, 2006Ross Tucker

Styles from the new Maurice Sasson.

Fashion Features

Jordache, Penney’s Team to Relaunch Maurice Sasson

Maurice Sasson began a new life this week as a moderate brand available exclusively on jcpenney.com.

clock November 9, 2006Ross Tucker

A Summer look by Toughjeansmith.

Fashion Features

Changing Minds on China

Chinese denim label Toughjeansmith is looking to change the way the West thinks about brands made in China.

clock November 9, 2006Emilie Marsh

Looks from Mademoiselle Parasuco.

Fashion Features

Parasuco Goes Cruising

Parasuco is moving ahead to expand its nondenim offerings with the introduction of a 15-piece exclusive line of cruisewear called Mademoiselle Parasuco.

clock November 9, 2006Brian Dunn

Fashion Features

Dash Enterprises Taps Tesler as Apparel President

Marianne Tesler has been named president of apparel and footwear at Dash Enterprises.

clock November 9, 2006Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

Industry Prepares for Political Power Shift

The Democrats’ victory in the House, and possibly the Senate, may have wide-ranging implications for trade, wage and tax policies.

clock November 9, 2006Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Analysts Give Thumbs-up To Claiborne’s Spade Buy

Industry analysts lauded the Liz Claiborne Inc. acquisition of Kate Spade LLC.

clock November 9, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Samsonite Black Label Alexander McQueen AI1 suitcase.

Fashion Features

McQueen’s Human Touch for Samsonite

Alexander McQueen wasn’t going to let the functional dictates of designing a luggage collection get in the way of his out-of-left-field approach to fashion.

clock November 9, 2006Nina Jones

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Bare Escentuals Sees Sales Rise 45 Percent

Bare Escentuals Inc. began life as a public company on sure footing.

clock November 9, 2006Molly Prior

Retail

Supercenters Set for Canada

After opening its first three Canadian megastores on Wednesday, Wal-Mart Canada announced plans to launch 17 supercenters by the end of next year.

clock November 9, 2006Brian Dunn

Fashion Features

The Out-of-Towners

Thanks to nationally circulated magazines and television, teens in Florida don’t look any different from teens in Rhode Island or Virginia today.

clock November 9, 2006Whitney Beckett

Fashion Features

Memo Pad: Britney For Free… Shooting Star… Bunny Hops…

This week, as news of Britney Spears filing for divorce jostled with national affairs coverage.

clock November 9, 2006WWD Staff

Johnny Earle at his store.

Fashion Features

Let Them Wear Cake

On Friday, Oct. 13, T-shirt designer Johnny Earle arrived at his Johnny Cupcakes store at dusk.

clock November 9, 2006Katherine Bowers

E Street Denim employees Noelle Fischer, Maggie DeYoung, Rachel Sufyanos and Chelsea Kane model the latest looks.

Retail

Blues Haunt

Trendy teens living in the affluent North Shore suburbs need not drive downtown for the latest looks in denim.

clock November 9, 2006Beth Wilson

Rebel offers an array of teen-friendly clothing.

Retail

Rebel Force

Andrea Singer-Love lives up to her Rebel boutique’s name.

clock November 9, 2006Rebecca Kleinman

Cherry Bomb keeps teens coming back for all the latest trends.

Retail

Explosive Style

For teens reluctant to hit up some of the city’s slicker – and more intimidating – retail haunts, Cherry Bomb offers an unpretentious alternative.

clock November 9, 2006Elizabeth Thurman

A rendering of the new Anchor Blue store concept.

Retail

Shipping Out

California’s Anchor Blue is setting sail for the Sunshine State.

clock November 9, 2006Emili Vesilind

Top: Stacy Lapidus. Bottom: Echo

Fashion Features

Gothic Romance

Teens like a mix of Goth and girly in their accessories.

clock November 9, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Sara Nicolia and Jill Berkowitz.

Fashion Features

Teen Talk

High schoolers speak out about their sophisticated tastes.

clock November 9, 2006Julee Greenberg

Essentialist

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