Hooray for Weak Dollar: Flood of Tourists Boosts Retailers’ Holiday Traffic

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Foreigners could be the salvation of this year's holiday retail season. While the sluggish economy and high gas prices may be leaving Americans feeling a bit pinched this season, overseas tourists, especially in New York, are shopping till they're...

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Government and Trade

War, Immigration Replace Textiles as Top S.C. Issue

The erosion of the once mighty textile industry in South Carolina has been supplanted as the top issue among most voters in the state’s presidential…

clock December 4, 2007Joyce Barrett

Government and Trade

Election Seen Slowing Trade Deals

Congress is expected to consider a full slate of trade measures next year amid the heat of a presidential campaign.

clock December 4, 2007Kristi Ellis

Bunker fuel prices more than doubled this year.


Carriers Sound Alarm on Fuel

Ocean freight carriers are giving apparel importers advance warning about their intent to move aggressively in the next two years to recoup rapidly rising…

clock December 4, 2007Ross Tucker

These polyester and acrylic synthetic fibers are excellent candidates for nanotech treatments.


Good Chemistry

On Dec. 10, IntertechPira’s three-day “Smart and Intelligent Textiles” conference begins in Prague with an entire day dedicated to nanotextiles.

clock December 4, 2007Court Williams

Khoon Hooi's dress in silk and cotton with silk organza.

Designer and Luxury

It’s In the Air

The latest crop of new designers knows how to use a light touch, showing airy confections that incorporate everything from sculptural ruched silk to ostrich…

clock December 4, 2007WWD Staff

A Tiffany watch.

Marketing and Promotion

Tiffany and Swatch In 20-Year Alliance

Swatch Group is lending its muscle to Tiffany & Co. in the New York jeweler’s bid to grow its watch business worldwide.

clock December 4, 2007Robert Murphy

Emanuel Chirico

Designer and Luxury

Calvin Boosts PVH Net

Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. posted a 20 percent jump in third-quarter earnings, driven by strong sales in its Calvin Klein licensing business.

clock December 4, 2007Jeanine Poggi

Human Resources

Iconix Adds to Management

Iconix Brand Group Inc. has hired four executives to new positions in its senior management team.

clock December 4, 2007WWD Staff

Watches from De Beers.

Real Estate

Showtime for De Beers Watches

For De Beers, it’s about time. The diamond jewelry firm has launched its first watch collection in De Beers stores after two years in development.

clock December 4, 2007Sophia Chabbott

A look from Oscar de la Renta's pre-fall collection

Designer and Luxury

Best Buds

Nothing’s informal chez Oscar de la Renta. He staged a proper Park Avenue fashion show for his proper garden party of a pre-fall collection, which featured…

clock December 4, 2007WWD Staff

A crowd outside the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship.


Hooray for Weak Dollar: Flood of Tourists Boosts Retailers’ Holiday Traffic

Foreigners could be the salvation of this year’s holiday retail season. While the sluggish economy and high gas prices may be leaving Americans feeling a…

clock December 4, 2007Sharon Edelson and Katherine Bowers and Marcy Medina and Rachel Brown


Post-Black Friday Traffic Slow, but Normal

Compared with the din of Black Friday, this month’s retail traffic simmered down, but retailers still aren’t pushing the panic button.

clock December 4, 2007David Moin

Designer and Luxury

Italian Television Program Alleges Fashion Misconduct

The Italian fashion industry was abuzz Monday following the airing the night before of a major investigation into industry practices on the TV program “Report.”

clock December 4, 2007Luisa Zargani and Alessandra Ilari


In Brief: Warnaco Negotiates Sale of Lejaby… Galeries Lafayette Expanding

The Warnaco Group Inc., which earlier this fall said it planned to sell its Lejaby intimate apparel and swimwear brand, is negotiating exclusively…

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Side Show

Collectors, gallerists and a lot of hangers-on descend upon Miami this week for the sixth incarnation of Art Basel Miami Beach.

clock December 4, 2007Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

Francesca Versace


Material World

At the Cinema Society and Piaget screening of “Revolver” on Sunday, the film’s director, Guy Ritchie, and his wife Madonna were asked every imaginable…

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A best-selling look from

Marketing and Promotion

Retailers, Vendors Cheer On Chilly Weather

No one relishes a cold snap like outerwear makers and retailers, so it’s no surprise they welcomed the thermometer’s recent drop with glee.

clock December 4, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

A look by J.Mendel on the runway in Russia.


Coat Companies Widen Net for Store Openings

Three outerwear makers are opening stores at home and abroad, but not necessarily on familiar terrain.

clock December 4, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Serena Williams in Aneres.

Marketing and Promotion

Designers Doing Double-Time With Non-Fashion Ads

Having your designs featured in a non-fashion company’s advertising may sound like a dicey venture, but a few ready-to-wear designers see it as a new way of…

clock December 4, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

A Pascal Humbert uniform.

Designer and Luxury

Hotels Welcome Apparel Alliances

Giorgio Armani, Bulgari and Versace have gotten into the hotel business, but designers at other brands are collaborating with hotels on smaller scales.

clock December 4, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

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Marketing and Promotion

Maier Shines at St. Regis

Tomas Maier has just signed off on his second collaboration with the St. Regis Hotel.

clock December 4, 2007Alessandra Ilari

Bon Appetit's January 2008 issue cover.


Memo Pad: Last Words… Back to Basics

Did Evel Knievel underestimate his own resilience? Knievel, who died Friday at age 69, has been slipping away for years…

clock December 4, 2007Irin Carmon

Kathy and Rick Hilton

Mergers and Acquisitions

Hiltons Eyeing Jourdan

There soon could be another Hilton in the fashion business – this time, mom Kathy.

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Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Beauty Sales in Italy to Rise 2.5%… Estee Lauder Sued by Nefeli..

Unipro, the association for Italian cosmetics industries, has released preliminary sales results for 2007…

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Human Resources

Facchinetti Ending Deal With Moncler

In a predictable move, Alessandra Facchinetti is ending her Moncler Gamme Rouge partnership to focus on Valentino, where she will present her first…

clock December 4, 2007Alessandra Ilari

Harrods' revamped accessories department.


Selfridges, Harrods Go Deeper Into Accessories

Although “It” bags that sell for thousands of dollars may build buzz about accessories, two London department stores are spotlighting some often-overlooked…

clock December 4, 2007Nina Jones


Fortnum & Mason Gets a Facelift

Three hundred years ago, when America was a part of the British colonies and tea had yet to be shipped to Boston harbor, the legendary London food emporium…

clock December 4, 2007Samantha Conti and Brid Costello

Eva Mendes in Dolce & Gabbana.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: La Dolce Vita… The Mob on Film

As soon as Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce touched down in New York Friday night, the two began to “make the fun,” Gabbana said with a smile…

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