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Retail

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 24hVicki M. Young

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celebrity Fragrance Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 8hRachel 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 19hEvan Clark

New Rules for Models: Milan to Issue Licenses Verifying Age, Health

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Overview

Call it a license to runway. In the latest industry move to combat eating disorders and the influence of ultrathin body types, models in Milan will need a license to walk the runway next season, if Italy's Chamber of Fashion has anything to say about it.

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Retail Features

Retail Renaissance Builds in Savannah

This city of moss-covered oaks, distinctive architecture and independent spirit had the kind of karma that Marc Jacobs could embrace.

clock December 19, 2006Georgia Lee

Retail Features

Gap on the Move in Asia

The Gap is growing in Southeast Asia. The San Francisco-based retailer opened its Singapore flagship here this month, a 9,000-square-foot store in the Wisma Atria mall on the city’s shopping hub of Orchard Road.

clock December 19, 2006Betsy Lowther

Retail Features

Tod’s Group Taking Hogan Brand Global

Now that Tod’s Group has firmly established its namesake brand in Asia, the company is focused on expanding Hogan luxury sportswear here as well.

clock December 19, 2006Betsy Lowther

Retail Features

Gap Cool on Banana Republic in Europe Report

Gap Inc. International has dampened speculation in the U.K. that it plans to roll out Banana Republic stores in Europe.

clock December 19, 2006Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

Vietnam, Haiti Trade Package Leaves Loose Ends

The omnibus trade and tax bill passed by Congress last week is causing angst for apparel importers that are sourcing in Vietnam and Haiti and domestic textile manufacturers that feel threatened by expanded trade benefits for the developing countries.

clock December 19, 2006Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Slow Progress in South Korean Free Trade Talks

More than 10 months ago, top U.S. and South Korean trade officials, surrounded by reporters and cameras and backed up by lawmakers at the Capitol, launched talks for a free trade agreement.

clock December 19, 2006Evan Clark

Retail Features

Engagement Rings a Hit for the Holidays

December is more than Santa, mistletoe and holiday sales – it’s also engagement ring season.

clock December 19, 2006Lauren Benet Stephenson

Retail Features

High-End Items Spruce Up Europe’s Shopping Season

Christmas shopping kicked into high gear across Europe over the weekend as retailers reported a burst of strong sales after a ho-hum start to the holiday selling season.

clock December 19, 2006Robert Murphy

People

Rebel Yell

A music aficionado would not have found much to be thrilled about amidst the list of Grammy nominees this year.

clock December 19, 2006Jacob Bernstein

People

Well Done

Opening a new burger eatery is not exactly the stuff of culinary revolution.

clock December 19, 2006Vanessa Lawrence

Retail Features

Jaeger Sets Expansion Plan, Fragrance

Jaeger, the iconic British clothing label, has brightened its fashion, cleaned up its finances and is preparing to expand internationally.

clock December 19, 2006Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Drexler as Mentor… Beyond Project Runway’… Cashmere, Cocktails and Charity

Doo-Ri Chung has found her mentoring match. As winner of this year’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award, the designer will receive a year’s worth of mentoring from an industry executive.

clock December 19, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Physicians Formula Sales Surge

Physicians Formula Holdings Inc., reporting for the first time as a public company, posted quarterly sales growth and reiterated plans for new product categories and distribution channels.

clock December 19, 2006WWD Staff

Memo Pad: of Bums and Bankers… Dressing the Part… Teen Queens

Trace, the magazine of “transcultural styles and ideas,” has marked 10 years since its launch, “back when Snoop still had the ‘Doggy’ and Diddy was still ‘Puffy,'” as it notes in its anniversary issue.

clock December 19, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Steffe, Chaus Not Renewing Contract

Designer Cynthia Steffe and Bernard Chaus Inc. are parting ways, three years after Chaus bought the Cynthia Steffe firm from LF Brands.


clock December 19, 2006Whitney Beckett

Retail Features

Van Cleef & Arpels Unveils Renovated Flagship in Paris

Van Cleef & Arpels last week reopened its flagship on the Place Vendome here, culminating a year of centenary celebrations for the Richemont-owned brand.

clock December 19, 2006Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

In Brief: American Apparel in Play… November Sales

Speculation grew on Monday that Los Angeles apparel company American Apparel would be sold to Endeavor Acquisition Corp.

clock December 19, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

New Rules for Models: Milan to Issue Licenses Verifying Age, Health

Models in Milan will need a license to walk the runway next season, if Italy’s Chamber of Fashion has anything to say about it.

clock December 19, 2006Luisa Zargani

Retail Features

Retailers Look for Last-Minute Holiday Surge

Retailers are playing a waiting game just six days before Christmas, looking for serious last-minute customer traffic to make the season a success.


clock December 19, 2006David Moin

Fashion Features

Dec. Buys: Gifts, Galas and Getaways

With Christmas days away and Chanukah in full swing, shoppers are scrambling for gifts and also buying designer outfits.



clock December 19, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

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