Betsey in a Cartwheel: Johnson Sells Majority To Castanea Equity Firm

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Despite turmoil in the credit and stock markets, private equity deals continue to flourish in the fashion world and the latest involves Betsey Johnson.

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Cupcake Lane Bakery's Lake Tahoe, Ghirardelli Square and Las Vegas Boulevard cupcakes.

Fashion Features

Original Sin: Getting Baked… Chill Out… Eastern Pleasures…

Las Vegas never fails to offer visitors something new.

clock August 23, 2007Chloe Popescu

Show decor will look much the same as it did in February, with chandeliers and neutral tones.

Fashion Features

An Ongoing Project

The trade show tweaks its winning formula with new sponsors and some internal shifts.

clock August 23, 2007Nola Sarkisian-Miller

Project is a key show for Pittsburgh Jeans Co.

Fashion Features

Looking to Buy

Whether they come to walk the aisles or write orders, retailers said Project brims with desirable brands.

clock August 23, 2007Kavita Daswani

Leather bag by 49 Sq. Mi.

Fashion Features

First on the Floor

A flock of contemporary newcomers stands ready to punch up a show formerly known only for denim.

clock August 23, 2007Laura Klepacki

A view of the new Miss Sixty-Energie store at The Forum Shops at Caesars.

Fashion Features

Sin City and Beyond for Sixty Group

Sixty Group, the Italian fashion company behind the Miss Sixty, Energie and Killah brands, is hitting the Las Vegas Strip next week to launch a store with a fresh retail concept.

clock August 23, 2007Ross Tucker

Tyte dresses are now being produced in-house.

Fashion Features

Tyte Embraces In-house Strategy

After 10 years in business, junior denim brand Tyte is restructuring.

clock August 23, 2007Julee Greenberg

6. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa


High Rollers

The top 10 casinos nationwide ranked by overall luxury customer experience.

clock August 23, 2007Cecily Hall

Fashion Features

In Brief: Tandy Widens Loss…

As Tandy Brands Accessories Inc. widened its fourth-quarter loss, the company said in its quarterly report that it hired investment banking firm Financo Inc.

clock August 23, 2007WWD Staff

Venus Williams after winning Wimbledon in July.


Williams Serves Up Apparel for Steve & Barry’s

Since bursting onto the tennis scene a decade ago, Venus Williams has been a style and athletic trailblazer.

clock August 23, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Mulberry Taps Grand

Katie Grand has been named as creative director of Mulberry, replacing Stuart Vevers, who is leaving to join Loewe.

clock August 23, 2007Samantha Conti

A look from Sigrid Olsen.

Fashion Features

Claiborne Shutters Sigrid Olsen Wholesale Apparel

Sigrid Olsen is exiting the wholesome apparel business.

clock August 23, 2007Whitney Beckett

"The Elephant Suite" by Paul Theroux


Now Voyager

We all know the type: travelers who head to India with exotic visions of yoga, meditation and nirvana dancing in their heads.

clock August 23, 2007Vanessa Lawrence

Annaliese Soros in her Central Park West apartment.


Kitchen Confidential

There are dinner party disasters and then there are dinner party disasters.

clock August 23, 2007Emily Holt

A wool vest, silk tank and leggings.

Fashion Features

Imitation Takes a Modern Turn

When retailers started asking Imitation of Christ’s Tara Subkoff to come up with a diffusion line, she knew she couldn’t do it on her own.

clock August 23, 2007Julee Greenberg

Dana Klein


A Walk on the Wild Side

When she opened Wild Child in 2005, Dana Klein lacked retail experience but had a clear philosophy about childhood.

clock August 23, 2007Katherine Bowers

Betsey Johnson

Fashion Features

Betsey in a Cartwheel: Johnson Sells Majority To Castanea Equity Firm

Despite turmoil in the credit and stock markets, private equity deals continue to flourish in the fashion world and the latest involves Betsey Johnson.

clock August 23, 2007Lisa Lockwood

Yeohlee Teng's designs in "Form Follows Emotion."

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Land of Misfits… Hot Shot… Alphabet Soup…

U.S. Open top-seed Justine Henin tends to play it safe with her tennis whites, but count on Maria Sharapova and the Williams sisters to spin some heads with their center court attire come next week.

clock August 23, 2007WWD Staff

Talbots' second-quarter loss widened.


Poor Showing From Specialty Retailers

Specialty apparel retailers such as Tween Brands, Talbots and Charming Shoppes reported dismal second-quarter earnings on Wednesday, hurt by decreased store traffic and weak demand for spring and summer merchandise.

clock August 23, 2007Jeanine Poggi

A look from Calvin Klein's cruisewear collection by Francisco Costa.

Fashion Features

Calvin Klein Brand Powers PVH in Quarter

Second-quarter income soared at Phillips-Van Heusen Corp., beating its own guidance through the strength of the Calvin Klein brand.

clock August 23, 2007Vicki M. Young

A look from the Danskin Heritage Collection.

Fashion Features

Danskin Creates Heritage Collection of Luxe Bestsellers

Commemorating Danskin’s 125th anniversary, Iconix Brand Group will unveil a collection next week of 10 limited edition styles, redone in luxurious fabrics.

clock August 23, 2007Whitney Beckett

Uli Becker


Reebok Fine-tunes Strategy and Focus

Reebok will focus on running and women as new parent company Adidas-Salomon AG seeks to establish a clear strategic vision for the sports brand.

clock August 23, 2007Katherine Bowers and Whitney Beckett

The Roja Dove scent trilogy.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Roja Dove’s Three-Pronged Offer… Anthony Sport Expands…

Roja Dove has let his olfactive imagination take flight.

clock August 23, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Madewell Opening Two-Level SoHo Unit

J. Crew’s Madewell has landed its first Manhattan location in SoHo.

clock August 23, 2007Sharon Edelson

The renovated Bottega Veneta boutique.

Fashion Features

Bottega’s Rodeo Update

Bottega Veneta unveiled its renovated and expanded boutique on North Rodeo Drive here this month, featuring a floor-to-ceiling redesign by the house’s creative director, Tomas Maier.

clock August 23, 2007Marcy Medina


Memo Pad: Paris Sans Wintour… Print to Web… Martha Space…

There will be an extra front-row seat at the Paris collections in October: Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour plans to skip the City of Light.

clock August 23, 2007WWD Staff


Limited Earnings Double

Limited Brands Inc. on Wednesday reported net income in the second quarter ended Aug. 4 more than doubled to $264.3 million on a 6.9 percent increase in sales to $2.62 billion.

clock August 23, 2007WWD Staff


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