Fast Times in Phoenix: Mall Developers Flock As Area’s Growth Soars

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Retail competition is heating up in the desert. Development continues to boom in this city, the second fastest-growing in the U.S. among those with populations over 500,000.

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Cable & Gauge knits.

Fashion Features

Resort Blooms With Novelty Knits

Colors, prints, decorations. As the resort knit market begins this week, a host of trends are emerging to foreshadow a lively spring.

clock August 8, 2007Whitney Beckett

Antenna features product, product and almost nothing but the product.

Fashion Features

Antenna’s Got the Goods in Alphabet City

Why would anyone, specifically men, need another shopping magazine?

clock August 8, 2007Valerie Seckler

True grit: Aigner amid the boiler sections.

Fashion Features

Etienne Aigner Heads North – to the Bronx – for Industrial Flavor

The details of a Bronx, N.Y., boiler-making factory — its metal fixtures, oxidized colors and sense of space — prompted its selection as the unlikely setting for Etienne Aigner’s upcoming ads.

clock August 8, 2007Valerie Seckler

213 Industry dress at FAME.

Fashion Features

Moda, FAME Favor Holiday Frocks

Dresses are still the reigning queen.

clock August 8, 2007Whitney Beckett

Macy's on State Street will feature Chicago-area accessories and apparel designers.

Fashion Features

Macy’s Embraces Chicago With Designer Exclusives

Macy’s on State Street will purchase fall collections from 19 Chicago area apparel and accessories designers in efforts to connect with a customer base that once embraced it as Marshall Field’s and to support the city’s attempt to raise its fashion…

clock August 8, 2007Beth Wilson

Westcor's upscale Scottsdale Fashion Square mall may soon be competing for affluent customers with One Scottsdale and CityNorth.


Gold Rush for Retail in Phoenix

Retail competition is heating up in the desert. Development continues to boom in this city, the second fastest-growing in the U.S. among those with…

clock August 8, 2007Emili Vesilind

Shanghai Tang at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Miami.


Shanghai Tang Opens in Miami

Shanghai Tang, the Hong Kong-based retailer that has been selling its brand of contemporary Chinese style on Madison Avenue in New York since 1999, has opened its second U.S. store, in Miami.

clock August 8, 2007Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Steve Madden Net Drops 17.2% in 2nd Quarter

Steve Madden Ltd. on Tuesday reported second-quarter income that fell by 17.2 percent year-over-year and said it expects full-year sales to decline.

clock August 8, 2007Erica Owen


Maidenform Sees Slight Rise in Sales

Intimate apparel maker Maidenform Brands Inc. on Tuesday said second-quarter profits inched up a notch as sales gained 1.6 percent.

clock August 8, 2007Jeanine Poggi

A True Religion storefront.

Fashion Features

Costs Take Toll on True Religion

Double-digit increases in selling and administrative costs overshadowed rising sales for True Religion Apparel Inc. during the second quarter, causing the premium denim maker to miss Wall Street’s estimates by a wide margin.

clock August 8, 2007Ross Tucker

Mei Long Zhen Isetan

Fashion Features

Isetan Homes In on Its Customer

Isetan is on an expansion drive in China, with the goal of eventually operating 10 stores in the country.

clock August 8, 2007Akira Miura

Fashion Features

Gap Shares Hit Multiyear Low

Shares of Gap Inc. on Tuesday fell to their lowest intraday trading price in more than four years, despite an upgrade of the stock by CL King & Assoc. to “neutral” from “underperform,” based on valuation.

clock August 8, 2007Erica Owen

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: IFF Sees Earnings Leap 28.1 Percent

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. posted record earnings per share that soared 29.9 percent to 87 cents a diluted share in the second quarter, from 67 cents a year ago, despite higher interest expense and “disappointing” sales of functional…

clock August 8, 2007Matthew W. Evans

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Night at the Museum… Elbaz Tops the Rock…

Swiss fashion house Akris is giving a nod to American art this fall, and, in a partnership with the Whitney Museum of American Art, will sponsor the 2007 Whitney Gala and its Studio Party.

clock August 8, 2007WWD Staff

Joseph R. Gromek

Fashion Features

Klein Business Drives Warnaco

The Calvin Klein mojo keeps working its magic, with Warnaco Group Inc. the latest beneficiary.

clock August 8, 2007Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Additions Propel Iconix Net

Iconix Brand Group on Tuesday posted a 77 percent surge in second-quarter earnings, boosted in part by acquisitions.

clock August 8, 2007Jeanine Poggi

Fashion Features

In Brief: Presidio Promotion… Moving Up At Graff… Harley Board Addition…

Harlan Bratcher, president of Presidio Holdings Ltd., was also named chief executive officer.

clock August 8, 2007WWD Staff


Memo Pad: Lipman Strikes Back…

Before many Portfolio staffers were even at their desks Tuesday morning, deputy editor Jim Impoco had already left the building, having been dismissed by editor in chief Joanne Lipman. He left without clearing out his desk.

clock August 8, 2007WWD Staff


American Eagle Aims to Connect With Consumer

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. wants to do more than simply sell clothes, and has determined that one way to do so is by producing original entertainment content.

clock August 8, 2007Sharon Edelson


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