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Sears Sees Cash Dwindle as Losses Grow

Sears Holdings, parent to Kmart and Sears, posted a wider third-quarter loss and said cash balance was lower than a year ago.

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Beauty

WWD Beauty Inc Honors the Industry’s Best for 2016

The 15th-annual awards ceremony recognized the accomplishments of a cross section of beauty executives.

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Business

Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

The decision could be a landmark ruling for Western brands in China.

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The Key to California? Wal-Mart Said Eyeing Gottschalks Store Chain

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Overview

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. may have found a way finally to enter the Northern California market: buy the Gottschalks chain of department stores.

From This Issue

Michael Kercheval, president of ICSC.

Financial

Globalization Takes Top Billing at ICSC

“TRANSNATIONALIZATION” is the watchword for Vegas.

clock May 7, 2007Amy S. Choi

Lance Armstromg

Financial

Armstrong to Keynote Convention

Bill Clinton headlined the International Council of Shopping Centers conference in Las Vegas last May, giving a far-reaching speech that touched on the economy and went far beyond.

clock May 7, 2007Sharon Edelson

Storm King Art Center

Fashion Features

Idyllic Growth

The Dia: Beacon and Storm King Art Center drive artists, tourists and development to the Hudson Valley.

clock May 7, 2007Amy S. Choi

Fashion Features

A Wager on Shopping

Can Las Vegas, a city devoted to excess, have too much luxury retail?

clock May 7, 2007Sharon Edelson

Taubman Asia partnered with Korean developers for the $25 billion New Songdo City project in South Korea.

Retail

Crossing Cultures

U.S. real estate companies find themselves developing new attitudes as well as properties.

clock May 7, 2007Amy S. Choi

Financial

Studying Nine Dimensions of Culture Across the Globe

Every U.S. company that goes global knows it needs to be wary of cultural barriers and sensitive to cultural demands, especially when it comes to managing local employees and building a cohesive business overseas.

clock May 7, 2007Amy S. Choi

The Gap's 34th Street unit is the highest-volume store in the chain.

Retail

Flexing Retail Muscle on 34th Street

J.C. Penney is coming to the neighborhood and more department stores could be on the way.

clock May 7, 2007Sharon Edelson

Financial

Ambitious Atlanta

High-end retail stores are a key component of a planned shopping, residential, office and entertainment district.

clock May 7, 2007Georgia Lee

Financial

The Appeal of Bricks and Mortar

Though its role is changing, real estate still plays a part in M&A activity.

clock May 7, 2007Vicki M. Young

Financial

Mall Owners Optimistic for ’07

Store growth with in 2007 and beyond should boost reit growth over the next several years.

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Villa Muse will bring an entertainment-focused living project to Austin, Tex.

Financial

Making Waves With Mixed Use

The next generation of retail projects includes casinos, botanical gardens and film studios.

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Tysons Corner Center

Retail

Projects in the Pipeline

U.S. developers intent on domestic growth are expanding megamalls and seeking to revitalize neglected downtown parcels and neighborhoods.

clock May 7, 2007David Moin

Sapporo

Retail

Scene

When you’ve had enough of the Convention Center, Sin City offers a host of new restaurants and distractions. Indulge.

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Valentino

Fashion Features

Fashion Invasion

They’ll take Manhattan – literally. There are so many foreign designers here this week that the studios of Europe must be as empty as the sample closets of every fashion public relations firm in town.

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Fashion Features

Designers At The Met

Tonight, major celebrities, socialites and designers are expected to ascend the grand staircase of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Gottschalks operates 60 stores.

Financial

The Key to California? Wal-Mart Said Eyeing Gottschalks Store Chain

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. may have found a way finally to enter the Northern California market.

clock May 7, 2007Vicki M. Young

Narciso Rodriguez

Financial

Liz Takes Stake in Narciso Rodriguez

Narciso Rodriguez has finally found himself a new partner, and it is none other than Liz Claiborne Inc.

clock May 7, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

In Brief: Invista Departure… Liberty’s New Life

Bill Ghitis, president of Invista’s apparel business, has left the company.

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Royston Langdon and Stella McCartney

Fashion Features

Stella Attraction

At just after 11 on Thursday morning, following a trunk-show run-through at Bergdorf Goodman, Stella McCartney sat perched on a banquette in The Carlyle hotel with sugar on her mind.

clock May 7, 2007Jessica Iredale

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: For The People… Busy Frida… Take Five…

Does Jim Gold shop at H&M? Fashion folk might balk at the idea, but that’s exactly what one unassuming but observant guest suggested at Bergdorf Goodman’s cocktail party for Stella McCartney Thursday night.

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Charles Townsend and the crew of T-Squared.

Media

Memo Pad: Model CFO… Zee At Work… Managment Shift…

Marcus Schenkenberg has nothing to worry about – at least, not yet. Charles Townsend, president and chief executive officer of Condé Nast Publications (owner of WWD), has made his modeling debut.

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Zachary Belil

Financial

Exec Outlines What Retail Customers Want

Although Zachary Belil enjoyed his work as divisional merchandise manager at Christopher & Banks for nearly five years, he decided last fall to leave the icy, brutal winters of Minnesota for New York.

clock May 7, 2007Vicki M. Young

Financial

Legal Briefs

Cartier International B.V. won an $18 million judgment against defendants in a major trademark infringement lawsuit, according to court documents.

clock May 7, 2007Liza Casabona

Hal Reiter

Financial

An Inside Look at Executive Recruitment

When a retailer, fashion house or apparel supplier decides to change direction after losing faith in its chief executive officer or another top-level executive, the board almost never gives the executive a second chance.

clock May 7, 2007Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Superdrug signed Mischa Barton for a sun safety campaign.

Financial

Beauty Beat: Arden Profits Soar on Higher Sales… Superdrug Taps Douglas, Barton… Lancome Launches Counter

Elizabeth Arden Inc. delivered sales growth of nearly 15 percent in the third quarter, fueled by strides in the mass retail channel and international markets, and new brands such as With Love Hilary Duff.

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Heath Slane, Marion Davidson and Landon Slane in the firm's Manhattan atelier.

Fashion Features

Silver and Gold Marks 10 Years for Slane & Slane

Inspired by their hometown of High Point, N.C., which is known for its furniture and decorative arts trades, sisters Heath and Landon Slane wanted to make silver jewelry that would be passed down from generation to generation.

clock May 7, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

CFDA Toasts Robert Lee Morris

In the Gramercy Park Hotel’s moodily lit Rose Bar Thursday night, the guest of honor, Robert Lee Morris, helped members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America envision Atlantis, of all things.

clock May 7, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Chloe  bags sell for about $2,800 on Net-a-porter.com

Fashion Features

Internet Accessories Sales Proving a Gem

Luxury baubles and bags are finding a strong domain in cyberspace.

clock May 7, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Cartier ring.

Fashion Features

Cartier, Van Cleef Embrace Bridal

Love is in the air, from Paris to New York – or so believe executives at Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels.

clock May 7, 2007Caroline Tell and Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

Findings

The NPD Group, the Port Washington, N.Y.-based consumer research firm, is adding accessories to its product list.

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Scarlett Johansson in Louis Vuitton.

People

Love Is in the Air

Mailmen must be developing hernias these days from delivering invitations. There are so many events on both coasts it’s surprising celebrities and socialites have time to do anything else but party.

Take late last week. Sarah Jessica…

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Financial

Job Growth Slows in March

Hampered by declines in department store payrolls, total U.S. job growth slowed to a more than two-year low last month.

clock May 7, 2007Evan Clark

Marvin Traub

Financial

Traub Joins Board Of NexCen Brands

Retail expert Marvin Traub has joined the board of NexCen Brands Inc.

clock May 7, 2007Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Hochman, Pulitzer in Deal

The Carole Hochman Design Group has signed a licensing agreement with Lilly Pulitzer to produce and distribute a collection of sleepwear and intimate apparel bearing the Lilly Pulitzer name.

clock May 7, 2007Karyn Monget

The Intimacy shop in Atlanta.

Retail

Specialty Stores Get Personal

By catering to customers’ needs and giving them the personal attention that intimate apparel allows, specialty stores can play to their strengths.

clock May 7, 2007Georgia Lee

A sultry display.

Fashion Features

Rendezvous at La Petite Coquette

La Petite Coquette has gained a loyal clientele since Rebecca Apsan created a 160-square-foot jewel-box shop for lingerie in 1979.

clock May 7, 2007Karyn Monget

La Mode features a contemporary setting.

Fashion Features

Brands, Boutiques Build Stronger Bonds

Vendors are rekindling ties with lingerie specialty stores as the department store segment of the innerwear market consolidates.

clock May 7, 2007Rusty Williamson

Rigby & Peller's traditional storefront

Fashion Features

London’s Two Faces of Lingerie

For many London lingerie aficionados, spring is another excuse to stock up on the season’s latest frilly offerings. Here’s an account of two shopping experiences at local boutiques.

clock May 7, 2007Lucie Greene

Essentialist

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