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Retail

Lampert Standing by Sears With $300 Million Loan

Sales continued to decline at Sears and Kmart, and the parent company posted losses for the second quarter.

clock 19hVicki M. Young

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celebrity Fragrance Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 3hRachel Strugatz

Business

Emanuel Chirico on the Virtues of Raf Simons at Calvin Klein

PVH ceo Emanuel Chirico expects big things from Raf Simons’ take on Calvin Klein.

clock 14hEvan Clark

A Quicker Heartbeat: New Brands Liven Up Sleepy Bridge Market

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Overview

When Andrew Rosen said last year he was entering the bridge market with a new line called Premise, the industry raised a collective eyebrow: Why was Rosen entering a market everyone else was fleeing?

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Fashion Features

One-Stop Shopping

A Chicago retailer fills all her boutique needs at Fashion Coterie.

clock September 12, 2007Beth Wilson

Fashion Features

Cruise Control

Susan Lee shops Coterie for early deliveries of resort collections.

clock September 12, 2007Georgia Lee

Fashion Features

Two Step

A Massachusetts boutique finds lines for both younger and older customers at the show.

clock September 12, 2007Katherine Bowers

Fashion Features

Coterie By the Numbers

Total square footage occupied: 300,000

clock September 12, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Treasure Hunt

Designers prepare an array of spring trends to entice retailers.

clock September 12, 2007Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

KeepMe Duo Keeping It Casual and Chic

It seems only fitting that Ali Kay and Anne des Barres live and work steps from the beaches of Malibu, since their loungewear line, keepMe, is equally casual and chic.

clock September 12, 2007Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

Looking for Action: Hot Colors, Hipper Fashion at ASR

Junior clothing brands in the action sports industry replaced the “surf’s up” slogan with a more fashionable one for spring: “Think pink” — and teal, yellow, purple and any other bright color pulled from a Pop Art palette.

clock September 12, 2007Rachel Brown

Fashion Features

Agenda Spotlights Streetwear

Agenda’s eye was on the street rather than the beach, as evidenced by its presentation of 250 streetwear and edgy action sport brands at the San Diego Concourse on Friday and Saturday.

clock September 12, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashionably Late Jacobs Creates Stir

As always, Marc Jacobs divided opinion — not his fashion, but the two-hour wait for the show to start. There were those who accepted it with stoicism and those who thought the designer was obnoxious.

clock September 12, 2007WWD Staff

People

Upstairs, Downstairs

Chalk it up to Marc Jacobs’ late start, or a certain sense of fatigue with his semiannual party, but much of the fashion world found itself instead at The Bowery Hotel Monday night celebrating the publication of Mario Testino’s latest book, “Lima Peru.”

clock September 12, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Vivienne Tam’s SoHo Space

Vivienne Tam wasn’t taking any chances with her new 2,200-square-foot store in SoHo.

clock September 12, 2007Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Parisian Stores Launch Shift

One era is ending and another beginning this week as 25 Parisian stores in the Southeast formally change to Belk, which bought the luxury chain from Saks Inc. last year for $285 million.

clock September 12, 2007Georgia Lee

Fashion Features

ZooZoom Aiming to Shift Into Next Gear

Luxury fashion e-zine ZooZoom is looking to the world of print for help in turning a profit, which it has been unable to do in the eight years since its ill-timed founding during the dot-com bust at the turn of the 21st century.

clock September 12, 2007Valerie Seckler

Fashion Features

Who’s True? The Image-Makers Rate Authenticity

While authenticity may be in the eye of the beholder, longevity helps.

clock September 12, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Stalking the Real Thing

“Fast fashion is not real enough to warrant paying the price for the real thing,” observed James H. Gilmore, author of the upcoming book “Authenticity: What Consumers Really Want.”

clock September 12, 2007Valerie Seckler

Fashion Features

Galliano in Licensing Deal

John Galliano has inked a licensing agreement with Morellato SpA, one of Italy’s biggest watch and jewelry firms, with plans to unveil its first collection at the Basel trade fair in April.

clock September 12, 2007Miles Socha

Financial

John Luttrell Exits Wet Seal, Joins Old Navy

John Luttrell, former executive vice president and chief financial officer of The Wet Seal Inc., resigned to take the same post at Gap Inc.’s Old Navy division, according to a statement from Wet Seal after the market closed Tuesday.

clock September 12, 2007Liza Casabona

Financial

Anthropologie Sues Forever 21

Allegations of intellectual property violations continue to fuel litigation against Forever 21 Inc.

clock September 12, 2007Liza Casabona

Financial

In Brief: Rockport Head… YMA Partners with Gromwell… Faster Fashioin

YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund has partnered with Gromwell Fashion Recruiting, a division of Gromwell LLC.

clock September 12, 2007WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Swapping Seats… Staffing Up… Back Again…

Another staffer is leaving Joanne Lipman right before the latest Portfolio is ready to hit newsstands.

clock September 12, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Tommy’s Photo Op… Back Talk… Downtime, Downtown…

Tommy Hilfiger wraps up New York Fashion Week today and there should be lots of familiar faces in his front row — the celebrity kind, that is.

clock September 12, 2007WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Moss’ Latest Endeavor – Hair Care

Kate Moss has collaborated with her hairstylist friend James Brown on a hair care line dubbed James Brown London.

clock September 12, 2007Brid Costello

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Avon Expands Roles of Smith and Cramb… Inter Parfums SA Net Rises…

As part of Avon’s turnaround plan, the beauty firm continued to broaden the roles of its management team, naming Elizabeth Smith president of Avon Products Inc. and Charles Cramb vice chairman, chief finance and strategy officer.

clock September 12, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

A Quicker Heartbeat: New Brands Liven Up Sleepy Bridge Market

When Andrew Rosen said last year he was entering the bridge market with a new line called Premise, the industry raised a collective eyebrow:

clock September 12, 2007Whitney Beckett

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