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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.

clock 4hKristi Ellis and Khanh T.L. Tran

Business

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

Business

Italy's Prime Minister Resigns

Renzi acknowledged the result of the exit polls following the referendum on Sunday, which showed the “no front” ahead almost 60 percent.

clock 8hLuisa Zargani

Red Carpet Meets Mass: Sarah Jessica Rolls Dice With Steve & Barry’s Deal

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There's Target and Isaac. H&M and Madonna, Reebok and Scarlett — and now Steve & Barry and Sarah Jessica Parker.

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A look by Intoxica.

Fashion Features

Eco Intoxification

Belgian designer Kentroy Yearwood may have a denim head, but he also has an eco-friendly heart.

clock March 22, 2007Emilie Marsh

A fall look from Ed Hardy.

Fashion Features

Denim Lays Low in L.A.

Last March, premium denim labels such as Antik, Buffalo, Yanuk and Taverniti presented runway shows at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, Calif., under the banner of “Denim Day.”

clock March 22, 2007WWD Staff

Union launched its denim line two years ago.

Fashion Features

An Expanded Union

Union, the premium denim label from Seattle Pacific Industries, which manufactures the Unionbay label, is branching out.

clock March 22, 2007Ross Tucker

Chip and Pepper Foster

Fashion Features

Penney’s Gets Hip With C7P

Come fall, the J.C. Penney juniors and young men’s departments are aiming for an elevated cool factor.

clock March 22, 2007Julee Greenberg

The exterior of Olive & Bette's new location on Madison Avenue.

Financial

Bigger Is Better for Olive & Bette’s

Stacey Pecor, owner of the four Olive & Bette’s stores here, wants to concentrate on growing sales in the neighborhoods where the retailer already operates.

clock March 22, 2007Julee Greenberg

Financial

Inditex Net Leaps, Paced by Openings

Inditex, the Spanish fast-fashion conglomerate that runs the Zara chain, on Wednesday outpaced market expectations for the ninth consecutive quarter as it reported a 30 percent hike in fourth-quarter profit, driven by aggressive store openings in…

clock March 22, 2007Robert Murphy

Financial

Boss Bullish on ’07, Inks Deal With Swarovski

Hugo Boss is bullish about 2007, projecting rising sales and income, as well as signing a licensing agreement with a Swarovski Group subsidiary for men’s and women’s fashion jewelry under the Boss brand names.

clock March 22, 2007Melissa Drier

New Icons looks.

Fashion Features

Burberry Expanding Icons

Burberry is building on its Icons collection, expanding into performance sportswear, loungewear and clothing for evening.

clock March 22, 2007Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

In Brief: YMA Apoints Mainiero… Trading With Haiti… Hoop Wear

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has withdrawn its bid to start a bank after controversy over whether the retail giant should be given the authority to operate a limited-purpose bank.

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Fashion Features

Nordstrom “Simplifies” Customer Satisfaction

Nordstrom is embarking on a new way to satisfy customers. Shoppers who wanted to know the minute a coveted pair of jeans or other merchandise arrived in a store used to leave a request with a sales associate.

clock March 22, 2007Cate T. Corcoran

Hayden Panettiere

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Tabloid Times… Meister Licensees… My Left Eye…

The front row of the 2 B Free runway show at Los Angeles nightclub Boulevard3 Monday night looked like the pages of a tabloid come to life.

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Demi Moore in Zac Posen.

People

Boy Crazy

Renee Zellweger forsook one of Hollywood’s leading men for one of fashion’s leading men on Monday night, having just left behind George Clooney in South Carolina where she’s filming “Leatherheads” with the actor/director.

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Pablo Schreiber

Media

FAIR PLAY

Considering the fact that Pablo Schreiber plays not one, but two characters in the play “Dying City,” it’s a relief to find that having lunch with him is a simple affair.

clock March 22, 2007Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

Milwaukee

Fashion Features

Retail on the Rise

The top U.S. metro areas ranked by the highest retail business growth from 2003 to 2006.

clock March 22, 2007Cecily Hall

Sarah Jessica Parker said she was "bitten by the fashion bug."

Fashion Features

Red Carpet Meets Mass: Sarah Jessica Rolls Dice With Steve & Barry’s Deal

There’s Target and Isaac, H&M and Madonna, Reebok and Scarlett- and now Steve & Barry’s and Sarah Jessica Parker.

clock March 22, 2007Sharon Edelson and Amy Wicks

Financial

Charming Shoppes, Ross Stores See Robust Earnings Growth in 4th Quarter

Of the retailers posting fourth-quarter earnings Wednesday, profits were robust – driven by solid sales of full-priced merchandise during the holidays.

clock March 22, 2007Jeanine Poggi

The new scents.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Eau d’Italie to Offer Pair of New Scents… Lancome to Raise Funds for Fashion Museum

Niche fragrance line Eau d’Italie, which was conceived as a one-off project for the 50th anniversary celebration for one of Italy’s top hotels, has blossomed with the creation of two new scents.

clock March 22, 2007WWD Staff

Media

Memo Pad: Moving Parts… Healthy Living… First In…

Though she was just moved over in February to Gourmet from Architectural Digest, vice president and publisher Amy Churgin will be moving offices once again to become senior vice president for Conde Nast Media Group

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Minkoff to Offer Self-Checkout Option at SoHo Store

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