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Industry Execs Gather at WWD CEO Summit

Industry leaders gathered at The Pierre hotel in Manhattan for the WWD CEO Summit to discuss the consumer, the state of business and the challenges of the fashion calendar.

clock 19hRosemary Feitelberg


Kering Luxury Sales Jump 11.3% in Q3

The market-beating performance helped propel Kering’s revenues up 10 percent in the third quarter to 3.18 billion euros, or $3.54 billion.

clock 23hJoelle Diderich


Gigi Hadid Sticks With Hilfiger for Spring

They are inviting consumers to vote for their favorite designs, which will be included in the collection.

clock 17hLisa Lockwood

The Makeover at Saks: Losses Cut in Quarter, But Outlook Hits Stock

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When it comes to making money, Saks Fifth Avenue lags the luxury industry. But the retailer is gaining ground and made that clear Tuesday by posting top- and bottom-line improvements for the second quarter ended August 4.

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A fall look from Linda Loudermilk.

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Green Machine: Loudermilk Launches Lines, Flagship

Linda Loudermilk, who helped pioneer the use of organic cotton and bamboo in the designer category with her “Luxury Eco” movement, envisions an even greener future.

clock August 22, 2007WWD Staff

Looks from sping-summer 2008.

Fashion Features

Christian Weber’s L.A. State of Mind

Although he’s Austrian by birth, produces most of his line in Italy and opened his first flagship in Seoul, ready-to-wear designer Christian Weber decided to make Los Angeles his home base because he views the city as a fashion capital.

clock August 22, 2007Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

West Watch: California Contemporary… Beauty And The Emmys…

The California Market Center, the 13-story fashion epicenter that houses more than 1,000 showrooms covering almost 3 million square feet in downtown Los Angeles, hopes to up the ante for the contemporary women’s market.

clock August 22, 2007Rachel Brown

Old Navy's prepaid plastic tells holders they can get cash refunds when their balance dips below $5.


The Real Deal With Gift Cards

Retailers beware. Holiday and back-to-school business could be pinched by a bout of gift-card fatigue setting in among customers.

clock August 22, 2007Valerie Seckler


Getting Carded

There was nothing difficult about finding or purchasing gift cards at stores in midtown Manhattan in the past few days.

clock August 22, 2007Valerie Seckler


Liz Hires Direct Brands Chief Operating Officer

Liz Claiborne Inc. has named Tom Fitzgerald, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corp., as COO.

clock August 22, 2007Whitney Beckett

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Fashion Features

Claiborne, Macy’s Partner for B-t-s Event

For the first time in three decades, Tim Gunn is not returning to the classroom this fall after summer break.

clock August 22, 2007Whitney Beckett

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Fashion Features

Caribbean Joe: Moderate and Proud

CJ Apparel Group Hopes To Prove That “Moderate Lifestyle Brand” Is Not An Oxymoron.

clock August 22, 2007Whitney Beckett


Memo Pad: Shining Star… No Longer Just New York… Minus And Plus…

Star has solidified its decision to lower its rate base to 1.25 million in January, after the company lowered its rate base to 1.35 million from 1.5 million as of July.

clock August 22, 2007WWD Staff

Stephen I. Sadove, Saks Inc.


The Makeover at Saks: Losses Cut in Quarter, But Outlook Hits Stock

When it comes to making money, Saks Fifth Avenue lags the luxury industry. But the retailer is gaining ground.

clock August 22, 2007David Moin

He Would from Dsquared.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Dsquared Enters Fragrance With Men’s Scent

The Dsquared fashion brand is celebrating its 15th birthday this year with the fall launch of a men’s scent called He Wood, the house’s first fragrance.

clock August 22, 2007Stephanie Epiro


Target Net Gains 12.6%

Target Corp. on Tuesday posted robust second-quarter and first-half results, which were boosted in part by better-than-average performance in apparel, as the retailer reaffirmed full-year earnings projections.

clock August 22, 2007Vicki M. Young


American Eagle Earnings Rise

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. posted a 13 percent jump in second-quarter earnings, driven by merchandise management and expense control.

clock August 22, 2007Jeanine Poggi


Nordstrom in $1.5B Stock Buyback

Nordstrom Inc. said after the market closed on Tuesday that its board authorized a share buyback plan worth $1.5 billion, which follows the completion of a prior buyback program in the recently finished second quarter.

clock August 22, 2007Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Fashion Features

In Brief: Fila Taps Sales Exec… Tecnica CEO Change… A New Citizen…

Fila USA Inc. has named Peter Holmberg, executive vice president of sales for Ashworth, as national sales manager of golf and corporate.

clock August 22, 2007WWD Staff

Charles Grossman

Human Resources

ICSC’s Charles Grossman, 63

Former International Council of Shopping Centers chairman Charles Grossman died of lung cancer Saturday at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in Manhattan.

clock August 22, 2007Erica Owen

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Carrefour Exits Switzerland

Carrefour Group said Tuesday it would retreat from the Swiss market by selling its 50 percent stake in the hypermarket operator Distributis AG.

clock August 22, 2007Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Letter to the Editor: Trump On Fifth

The reason diamond stores are moving to Madison instead of Fifth is very simple — the rent (and traffic) is much higher on Fifth and there is no space available.

clock August 22, 2007WWD Staff


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