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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 18hVicki M. Young

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celebrity Fragrance Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 2hRachel 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 13hEvan Clark

Arnault Grows Empire: Luxury Titan Investing n Real Estate, Internet

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Overview

It's hardly his spending spree of the late Nineties, but Bernard Arnault remains one of the industry's most active, savvy and unpredictable investors.

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Fashion Features

Helen Wang Aims Higher With HW Line

Helen Wang is growing up.

clock October 4, 2007Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

Sisters Explore Contemporary Side With Porter Grey

Kristen and Alexandra O’Neill just couldn’t find anything to wear.

clock October 4, 2007Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

One Woman’s Quest For the Perfect T

Kari Weiner has always been on the hunt for the perfect white T-shirt.

clock October 4, 2007Julee Greenberg

Financial

The Money Streets

The priciest retail streets in the U.S. ranked by rent per square foot.

clock October 4, 2007Cecily Hall

People

Catwalk to Carpet

These days, hardly a tick of the clock goes by between a designer’s show and a starlet grabbing one of the runway gowns for an appearance on the red carpet.

clock October 4, 2007WWD Staff

People

The Naked Truth

In this day and age, when actresses shield body parts from the camera with iron-clad contracts and hire doubles at any hint of an unflattering angle, it’s surprising to find one who is more than willing to strip down without any hesitation.

clock October 4, 2007Constance Droganes

Fashion Features

Claiborne, Gunn Take the Blue Tour

Liz Claiborne Apparel has a new marketing tool – denim.

clock October 4, 2007Beth Wilson

Fashion Features

Girbaud Hinges U.S. Hopes on Le Jean

Denim veterans Marithe and Francois Girbaud want to reclaim lost ground in the U.S. contemporary market with the spring launch of a premium denim brand called Le Jean de Marithe + Francois Girbaud.

clock October 4, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

A Family Affair

Savvy sportswear runs in the family for David, Gregory and Gary Pariente, founders of French contemporary fashion labels American Retro and Zoe Tee’s.

clock October 4, 2007Emilie Marsh

Financial

Megamall Opens in Hong Kong, Eyeing Chinese Tourists

Elements, a new 1 million-square-foot shopping mall, has opened in Kowloon West here as part of a $10 billion redevelopment of the area by the Mass Transit Railway Corp.

clock October 4, 2007Constance Haisma-Kwok

Financial

NRF Proposes Security Change

The National Retail Federation Wednesday called on credit card companies to change the way they process transactions so retailers will no longer be liable when customer data is stolen.

clock October 4, 2007Cate T. Corcoran

Financial

Wal-Mart Told to Pay $62M

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Wednesday was ordered to pay another $62.3 million to workers in Pennsylvania who said they weren’t allowed rest and meal breaks.

clock October 4, 2007Sharon Edelson

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Flipping Over… Style Bazaar…

Questions are being raised around the halls of 4 Times Square about Flip.com, Condé Nast’s new teen networking site.

clock October 4, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Weak Dollar Weighs on Italian Textile Show

Italian exhibitors unfurled new fabric trends at Milano Unica, while currency issues cast a shadow over the fair’s four-day run as the dollar fell to an all-time low against the euro, at around $1.40.

clock October 4, 2007Stephanie Epiro

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Le Labo Finds Place in London… Lil Mama’s Musical Tribute to L’Oreal…

Le Labo is putting London under the microscope.

clock October 4, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Arnault Grows Empire: Luxury Titan Investing n Real Estate, Internet

It’s hardly his spending spree of the late Nineties, but Bernard Arnault remains one of the industry’s most active, savvy and unpredictable investors.

clock October 4, 2007Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Casting Call… Beachy Keen… Book Mark…

His talks with Roland Mouret to become chief designer of Schiaparelli fell through, but Diego Della Valle isn’t giving up on his niche couture brand.

clock October 4, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Plaza Suite: An Eclectic Mix of High-End Retail

The Plaza may not be getting the power luxury retail brands it originally envisioned, but the project is amassing a mix of downtown labels, emerging European fashion talents and high-end gift and jewelry brands as tenants — as well as nearly…

clock October 4, 2007Sharon Edelson and David Moin

Fashion Features

Hermes Ups Fashion Quotient

If you thought clothing was an afterthought or just an image vehicle for leather goods powerhouse Hermes International, think again.

clock October 4, 2007Miles Socha

Fashion Features

In Brief: Value City Stores… Target is Targeted… Club 21 Goes Green…

Retail Ventures Inc. on Wednesday said its subsidiary Value City Department Stores has signed a definitive agreement to assign or sublease up to 24 locations to Burlington Coat Factory.

clock October 4, 2007WWD Staff

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