Coach’s Growth Drive: Adding Two New Lines, And Second Fragrance

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Coach Inc. isn't about to rest on its laurels. In reporting earnings that soared 37.8% in the third quarter, Coach on Tuesday outlined plans for future growth via two new lifestyle collections, a second fragrance line and new stores in U.S. and overseas.

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Eric Wiseman


Outdoor, Jeanswear Segments Drive VF’s Record Quarter

VF Corp. posted another period of record sales and earnings during the first quarter, propelled by explosive growth across all brands in its outdoor segment and significant gains in jeanswear.

clock April 25, 2007Ross Tucker

Looks from Esprit's spring-summer collection.


Esprit Gives North American Retail a Push

Esprit Holdings Limited, which is based in Hong Kong and has grown rapidly outside the U.S., is making its way back to the North American retail scene.

clock April 25, 2007Julee Greenberg and Jeanine Poggi


Industry Takes Aim at Vietnam Initiatives

Airing their grievances to Commerce Depart­ment officials, executives from Liz Claiborne, J.C. Penney and others spoke out Tuesday against the Bush administration’s program to monitor imports from Vietnam and possibly self-initiate antidumping cases.

clock April 25, 2007Evan Clark


Labor Market, Gas Prices Hit Consumer Confidence

The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index plunged in April, amid a backdrop of less favorable labor market conditions and higher gasoline prices.

clock April 25, 2007Vicki M. Young


Richemont ’06 Sales Rise 12% to $5.25B

Sales at luxury goods group Compagnie Financière Richemont SA rose 12 percent last year to 4.83 billion euros, or $6.2 billion, from 4.31 billion euros, or $5.25 billion, on the back of strong demand in every geographic region except Japan.

clock April 25, 2007Samantha Conti

Charlie Palmer


South Coast Bloomingdale’s Gets Palmer Eatery

Bloomingdale’s is showing off its good taste by partnering with Charlie Palmer, the New York chef whose restaurants include Aureole and Metrazur in Manhattan and Charlie Palmer Steak in Las Vegas.

clock April 25, 2007Sharon Edelson

Donna Karan in her New York apartment.

Fashion Features

Donna’s “Urban Zen”: Her Vision for Well-being

Donna Karan, philanthropist. That’s how the designer would like to be remembered one day, so for the last three months, Karan has channeled much of her time and energy into realizing one of her longtime dreams – the creation of the Urban Zen initiative.

clock April 25, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Z-Brand's washable silk tuxedo shirt and black skinny jeans.

Fashion Features

Crossing Over: California Labels Push Tomboy Trend

The sexy tomboy look is gaining popularity as Southern California sportswear labels that originated in men’s adapt their strengths.

clock April 25, 2007WWD Staff

A halter dress by Few.

Fashion Features

Warner Bros. Goes for Girl Power

Warner Bros. is spinning one of its icons, the Supergirl S-shield, into a new collection of apparel and accessories geared toward girl power.

clock April 25, 2007Marcy Medina

An Ergo bag from the fall 2007 collection.

Fashion Features

Coach’s Growth Drive: Adding Two New Lines, And Second Fragrance

Coach Inc. isn’t about to rest on its laurels.

clock April 25, 2007Vicki M. Young


Smythson Plants Roots in L.A.

Smythson, the high-end British stationer, will open its first West Coast store this summer in Beverly Hills.

clock April 25, 2007Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Simply Changed… Stella Gets Her Blues Back… Calvin Compliments…

It looks like Vera Wang’s exclusive Kohl’s line has undergone a name transformation. While initially slated to be launched as Very Vera by Vera Wang, save-the-date calls for a launch event next month made late on Friday referred to the line as Simply…

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Thia Breen


Beauty Beat: $22.8B Boots Bid Fends Off Rival…

A potential winner has emerged in the battle for Alliance Boots.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Employee Data Stolen… Limited Shares Up

Neiman Marcus said Tuesday that personal information about some 160,000 current and former employees fell into the wrong hands April 5, when a computer was stolen from a third-party contractor working on the retailer’s pension plan.

clock April 25, 2007WWD Staff

A Gucci billboard.

Fashion Features

Vietnam’s Changing Retail Landscape

Bustling, tree-lined Dong Khoi Street, the central shopping hub of Vietnam’s economic capital, buzzes with sidewalk hawkers, busy tourist stores and the constant thrum of passing motorbikes.

clock April 25, 2007Betsy Lowther


Memo Pad: Must-Smell TV… Packing Light… Working The Network…

Fans of John Waters may remember that his Eighties film “Polyester,” starring Divine, was released in Odorama, offering viewers a sample of the scent of the late actor’s bodily emissions.

clock April 25, 2007WWD Staff


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