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Presidential Election Seen Clouding the Spending Picture

Studies show that shoppers are both ready to spend for the holidays and holding off because of the election.

clock 3hDavid Moin and Evan Clark


Brooks Brothers Buys Alexis Bittar Jewelry Business

The retailer's Carolee division will operate the newly acquired label.

clock 3hJean E. Palmieri


Gigi Hadid on Bootie Collaboration With Stuart Weitzman

Gigi Hadid on her collaboration with Stuart Weitzman and the corresponding James Franco-directed film in which she boxes in heels.

clock 9hSophia Chabbott

Standing Toe to Toe: More Female Desingers Take Control in Fashion

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Could fashion design, long dominated by men, be entering a golden age for women?

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Execs Sign Pledge Addressing

Domestic violence affects businesses through health care costs, absenteeism and turnover, and awareness of the problem needs to come from the executive suite.

clock September 26, 2007Whitney Beckett

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Fashion Features

August Silk Readies ‘as’ Ad Campaign

After correcting product issues and doubling its sales since 2003, August Silk is ready to promote its product again with its first ad campaign in almost five years.

clock September 26, 2007Whitney Beckett

The new Prana store will recommend yoga resources, as well as sell yoga gear.


Prana Goes Forward With Retail Plan

Although Liz Claiborne Inc. has put Prana up for sale, the activewear brand is still going forward with plans to open its first two stores this fall.

clock September 26, 2007Whitney Beckett

An Omala yoga look.

Fashion Features

Omala Marries Health, Femininity in Yoga Line

A yoga apparel line out of Brooklyn, New York, is trying to make healthy living attractive and feminine as well.

clock September 26, 2007Whitney Beckett

Looks from Modern Amusement's debut swimwear collection.

Fashion Features

Modern Amusement Swim Is Prelude to Sportswear

Men’s wear brand Modern Amusement for the first time is trying to build a women’s business with a swimwear collection that heralds the kickoff of women’s sportswear next year.

clock September 26, 2007Rachel Brown

The interior of Madison Gallery.

Fashion Features

Madison Gallery Pumps Up Luxe in Malibu

Madison, the chain of specialty contemporary boutiques in Los Angeles, Brentwood and Malibu, has an upscale sister, Madison Gallery.

clock September 26, 2007Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

WestWatch: Bulgari’s TV Close-Up… L.A. Fashion Fever…

Glamour and glitz — along with “Dynasty”-style drama — are back with ABC’s new show, “Dirty Sexy Money,” which premiered Sunday night at the Paramount Studios theater, with an after party hosted by Bulgari

clock September 26, 2007WWD Staff

The interior of Dsquared's Milan store.

Fashion Features

Dsquared Brings a Taste of Toronto to Milan

You can take the boys out of Canada, but you can’t take Canada out of the boys.

clock September 26, 2007Courtney Colavita


Democrats Keep Pressure On China Currency, Imports

Democrats in Congress are moving forward on legislation that would penalize Chinese imports if that nation does not let its currency appreciate, and could include product safety measures in the bill.

clock September 26, 2007Kristi Ellis

The home page.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Undergoes Revamp… Venustas Changes Name to Batallure is undergoing a facelift.

clock September 26, 2007Matthew W. Evans

The Words to Live By collection.

Fashion Features

Carolee, Celebs Team to Design Bracelets to Aid Breast Cancer Research

Costume jewelry brand Carolee marked its 35th anniversary Sept. 19, and commissioned seven prominent women to each design a bangle with a special message.

clock September 26, 2007Caroline Tell

Bumble and bumble's logo on the go - on duffels, travel kits and the underside of translucent Bumbrellas.

Marketing and Promotion

Bumble Bids for Buzz With ‘B’s

A one-off with legs?

clock September 26, 2007Valerie Seckler

New Balance got a thumbs-up for its American-made goods.

Fashion Features

Who’s Buying Into Americana?

A group of young adults chosen by trend forecaster Zandl Group to weigh in weekly on developments stood apart from groundswell in recent weeks in the desire to buy American.

clock September 26, 2007Valerie Seckler


Marketing Intelligence: Where the Bucks Are

Two of the three states in New York’s Tristate area had the country’s highest median household income in 2006 — but New York was not among them.

clock September 26, 2007WWD Staff

An Elsa Schiaparelli Harlequin coat from 1938.

Fashion Features

Blogging at the Met: Costume Institute Courts Instant Feedback

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute is reaching into the blogosphere with its next exhibit.

clock September 26, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

DKNY's virtual flagship in Stardoll.


Memo Pad: Off The Wall… Where’s My Couture?… New Look…

Michael Jackson, the man who moved to Dubai to dodge the paparazzi, is making up for lost time in front of the cameras.

clock September 26, 2007WWD Staff

Views of the Chanel exhibit at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Art.

Fashion Features

Chanel Exhibit Sets Up House in Russia

The much-anticipated “Chanel: According to the Laws of Art” exhibit opens here Thursday at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Art, bringing together an estimated 400 artworks, photographs, dresses and other memorabilia from across the globe.

clock September 26, 2007Peter Savodnik

Natalie Imbruglia

Fashion Features

Belgium in Fashion Show Tones It Down for Fall

In a city obsessed with billionaires, Bentleys and diamond-studded cell phones, the Belgium in Fashion show here seemed downright radical, jettisoning flash and frills for cooler, more reserved fall and winter lines.

clock September 26, 2007Peter Savodnik

Angela Missoni

Fashion Features

Standing Toe to Toe: More Female Designers Take Control in Fashion

Could fashion design, long dominated by men, be entering a golden age for women?

clock September 26, 2007Miles Socha and Alessandra Ilari

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Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Musical Chairs… All in the Family… Italian Job…

Dan and Dean Caten are amassing a flock of songbirds under their wings.

clock September 26, 2007WWD Staff

Lars Nilsson


Nilsson Named at Gianfranco Ferre

Swedish designer Lars Nilsson will succeed Gianfranco Ferre at the late designer’s house, the company confirmed Tuesday.

clock September 26, 2007WWD Staff


Retail Shares Struggle After Confidence Drop

Retail shares were among the losers on Wall Street Tuesday as investors became rattled by consumer confidence results that were the lowest in two years and declines in existing home prices representing the steepest drop in 16 years.

clock September 26, 2007Vicki M. Young

Aimee Troyen


Sage Opens N.Y. Office, Troyen Tapped

The Sage Group has finally opened a New York office after a year of planning, and will announce today that Aimée Troyen has been named managing director, with responsibilities for heading up and expanding the firm’s new East Coast presence.

clock September 26, 2007Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

In Brief: Dollar Dominance… Nike Boosts Native Americans…

Despite its weakness, the dollar remains the world’s dominant currency in global foreign exchange markets, followed far behind by the euro, yen and British pound, a survey by the Bank for International Settlements published Tuesday revealed.

clock September 26, 2007WWD Staff


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